By Jim Hynes, Glide Magazine
2020 marked the most jazz reviews ever for Glide. Among the challenges from the pandemic, the inspiration from the Black Lives Matter movement, and an Election year, artists made many powerful statements. We also continue to get the unearthing of lost albums from iconic figures, stellar efforts from emerging young players, and strong contributions from reliable veterans, both vocally and instrumentally. This list includes nine NEA Jazz Masters, two artists still in their twenties, only three repeats from last year’s list, and nine recently announced Grammy nominations. Read more here.