KCCK Top 88 for 2012

1) Chick Corea/Eddie Gomez/Paul Motian Further Explorations (Purchase) Concord
2) Dirty Dozen Brass Band Twenty Dozen (Purchase) Savoy
3) Esperanza Spalding Radio Music Society (Purchase) Heads Up
4) Jack DeJohnette Sound Travels (Purchase) eOne
5) Lynne Arriale Solo (Purchase) Motema
6) Pat Metheny Unity Band (Purchase) Nonesuch
7) Joe Locke/Geoffrey Keezer Group Signing (Purchase) Motema
8) Marcus Miller Renaissance (Purchase) Heads Up
9) Mike Stern All Over the Place (Purchase) Nonesuch
10) Johnathan Blake The Eleventh Hour (Purchase) Sunnyside
11) Chris Botti Impressions (Purchase) Columbia
12) Enrico Rava Tribe (Purchase) ECM
13) John Moulder The Eleventh Hour: Live At The Green Mill (Purchase) Origin
14) Grant Geissman Bop! Bang! Boom! (Purchase) Futurism
15) Aaron Goldberg/Ali Jackson/Omer Avital Yes! (Purchase) Sunnyside
16) Fred Hersch Trio Alive at the Vanguard (Purchase) Palmetto
17) Jeff Lorber Fusion Galaxy (Purchase) Heads Up
18) The Jazz Underground Internal Dialogue (Purchase) DMCP
19) Ramsey Lewis Taking Another Look (Purchase) Mapenzi
20) Christian McBride Conversations with Christian (Purchase) Mack Avenue
21) Mads Tolling Quartet Celebrating Jean-Luc Ponty (Purchase) City Hall
22) Arturo Sandoval Dear Diz (Purchase) Concord
23) Jeff Coffin & the Mu'tet Into the Air (Purchase) Ear Up
24) Bela Fleck & the Marcus Roberts Trio Across the Imaginary Divide (Purchase) Rounder
25) Hugh Masekela Jabulani (Purchase) Razor & Tie
26) Greg Reitan Daybreak (Purchase) Sunnyside
27) Jazz Soul Seven Impressions of Curtis Mayfield (Purchase) BFM
28) Pat Smith and Richard Wagor Iowa Duets (Purchase) Smith/Wagor
29) Manuel Valera New Cuban Express (Purchase) Mavo
30) Alfredo Rodriguez Sounds of Space (Purchase) Mack Avenue
31) Jimmy Owens The Monk Project (Purchase) IPO
32) Tia Fuller Angelic Warrior (Purchase) Mack Avenue
33) Brian Bromberg Compared to That (Purchase) Artistry
34) Hendrik Meurkens & Gabriel Espinosa Celebrando (Purchase) Zoho
35) Chick Corea and Gary Burton Hot House (Purchase) Concord
36) Jared Gold Golden Child (Purchase) Posi-Tone
37) Towner Galaher Uptown! (Purchase) Rhythm Royale
38) Daniel Ori Emuna (Purchase) BluJazz
39) Mark Masters Ensemble Ellington Saxophone Encounters (Purchase) Capri
40) Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood In Case the World Changes Its Mind (Purchase) Indirecto
41) Lionel Loueke Heritage (Purchase) Blue Note
42) Equilateral Loud and Dark (Purchase) Realtown
43) John Abercrombie Within a Song (Purchase) ECM
44) Jovino Santos Neto Current (Purchase) Adventure Music
45) Steve Smith & Vital Information Live! One Great Night (Purchase) BFM
46) Curtis Fuller Down Home (Purchase) Capri
47) Elio Villafranca & Arturo Stable Dos Y Mas (Purchase) Motema
48) Amit Friedman Sunrise (Purchase) Origin
49) Akiko Tsuruga Sakura (Purchase) American Showplace
50) Pearl Django Eleven (Purchase) Modern Hot
51) Hans Glawischnig Jahira (Purchase) Sunnyside
52) Tony Monaco Celebration: Life & Love & Music (Purchase) Chicken Coup
53) Lee Ritenour Rhythm Sessions (Purchase) Concord
54) Amina Figarova Twelve (Purchase) In + Out
55) George Benson Guitar Man (Purchase) Motema
56) Ahmad Jamal Blue Moon (Purchase) ACM
57) Citizen Rhythm Of the People, By the People, For the People (Purchase) Strong Brew
58) Duke Robillard Jazz Trio Wobble Walkin' (Purchase) Blue Duchess
59) Gary Smulyan Smul's Paradise (Purchase) Capri
60) Spyro Gyra A Foreign Affair (Purchase) Amherst
61) Matt Wilson's Arts & Crafts An Attitude for Gratitude (Purchase) Palmetto
62) Steve Kuhn Trio Wisteria (Purchase) ECM
63) Ernie Watts Quartet Oasis (Purchase) Flying Dolphin
64) Wayne Escoffery The Only Son of One (Purchase) Sunnyside
65) Connie Evingson Sweet Happy Life (Purchase) Minnehaha
66) Virginia Mayhew Mary Lou Williams - The Next 100 Years (Purchase) Renma
67) Hendrik Meurkens Live at Bird’s Eye (Purchase) Zoho
68) Christian Scott Christian Atunde Adjuah (Purchase) Concord
69) Afro Bop Alliance Una Mas (Purchase) OA2
70) Bruce Babad A Tribute to Paul Desmond (Purchase) Primrose Lane
71) Cloning Americana For Which It Stands (Purchase) Sunnyside
72) Kenny Garrett Seeds From the Underground (Purchase) Mack Avenue
73) Vijay Iyer Accelerando (Purchase) ACT
74) Stacey Kent Dreamer in Concert (Purchase) Blue Note
75) Jay Lawrence Quartet Sweet Lime (Purchase) Jazz Hang
76) Michael Pedicin Live @ the Loft (Purchase) The Jazz Hut
77) Brad Mehldau Trio Ode (Purchase) Nonesuch
78) Pilc Moutin Hoenig Threedom (Purchase) Motema
79) Eric Reed The Baddest Monk (Purchase) Savant
80) Yosvany Terry Today's Opinion (Purchase) Criss Cross
81) Budman/Levy Orchestra From There to Here (Purchase) OA2
82) Kurt Elling 1619 Broadway: the Brill Building Project (Purchase) Concord
83) Ted Nash The Creep (Purchase) Plastic Sax
84) Bruce Barth Three Things of Beauty (Purchase) Savant
85) Joey DeFrancesco Wonderful! Wonderful! (Purchase) High Note
86) Ravi Coltrane Spirit Fiction (Purchase) Blue Note
87) Orrin Evans Flip the Script (Purchase) Posi-Tone
88) Koplant No Distants (Purchase) Mize

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