New York City Jazz Record, January 2022

Best of 2021 selections:

BEST TRIBUTES OF THE YEAR / BEST CONCERTS OF THE YEAR
Dave Liebman Expansions: Selflessness (Dot Time)

BEST REISSUES OF THE YEAR
Louis Armstrong: The Complete Louis Armstrong Columbia and RCA Victor Studio Sessions 1946-1966 (Mosaic)

BEST DEBUTS OF THE YEAR
Samara Joy: Samara Joy (Whirlwind Recordings)

BEST VOCAL RELEASES OF THE YEAR
Champian Fulton: Live from Lockdown (s/r)
Helen Gillet/Jeff Coffin: Let It Shine (Ear Up)
Lucy Yeghiazaryan/Vanisha Gould: In Her Words (La Reserve)

BEST LATIN JAZZ RELEASES OF THE YEAR
Carlos Henriquez: The South Bronx Story (Tiger Turn)

HONORABLE MENTION – BEST NEW RELEASES
Gonzalo Rubalcaba: Skyline (5Passion)

BEST BOXED SETS OF THE YEAR
Lennie Tristano: Personal Recordings, 1946-1970 (Mosaic, Dot Time)

 

Reviews by Dan Bilawsky, Ken Dryden, Marco Cangiano

Michael Stephenson/Alexander Claffy: Michael Stephenson Meets The Alexander Claffy Trio (Cellar Music Group)

Miki Yamanaka: Stairway to the Stars (Outside In Music)

Ralph Peterson: Raise Up Off Me (Onyx Productions)

Brandon Goldberg: In Good Time (s/r)

 

Concert Reviews by Russ Musto

Ulysses Owens Jr. Big Band

Papo Vázquez Mighty Pirates Troubadours

 

Vox News article by Suzanne Lorge

The Baylor Project: Generations (Be A Light)

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