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The 20 Best Jazz Albums of 2020

Here are six of the key jazz trends of the last 20 years, defined by 20 of the best 2020 recordings that made us see, again, why this music is in midst of such a thrilling patch of creativity.

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Kurt Elling: 1619 Broadway, The Brill Building Project

Our most impressive jazz singer gets at a wide variety of songs from the '50s through the '70s, with massively mixed results.

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The Best Jazz of 2011

Jazz is ready to go just about anywhere these days, and our list this year travels a good distance from free playing to fusion, controlled singing to daring solo piano.

John Garratt and Will Layman

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