2020 Music

My Picks For Best Music of 2020

This was a fantastic year to stay home, to stay safe and to listen to fantastic music.

My list of fifteen favourites, new recordings, in no particular order.

1. Rudresh Mahanthappa. Hero Trio

2. Kurt Elling. Secrets Are The Best Stories

3. Gary Bartz & Maisha. Nightdreamer

4. Wynton Marsalis & Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra. The Ever Fonky Lowdown

5. Callum Au & Claire Martin. Songs and Stories

6.   Jeff Parker & The New Breed. Suite For Max Brown

7. John Scofield. Swallow Tales

8. Ruthie Foster Big Band. Live at the Paramount

9. Fiona Apple. Fetch The Bolt Cutters

10. Kamasi Washington, Robert Glasper, Terrace Martin and 9th Wonder. Dinner Party 

11. Robert Cray Band. That’s What I Heard

12. Dion. Blues with Friends

13. Sean Shibe. Bach – Lute Suites

14. Daniil Trifonov.  Silver Age

15. Quatour Arod String Quartet. Death and the Maiden