2014 Jazz à la Mode Favorites

Happy Holidays! I hadn’t given much thought to a list of 2014 favorites until today when suddenly a few listeners looking for gift ideas wrote to ask if I was going to post a Top Ten. On short notice, here’s a list of the ten most-played releases of the year in Jazz a la Mode, and the five most-played albums featuring vocalists. Happy downloading and/or shopping retail for jazz.

Chris Byars The Music of Duke Jordan Steeplechase Records

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Chick Corea Trio Trilogy Concord/Stretch

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Steve Davis For Real Positone Records

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Wycliffe Gordon The Intimate Ellington Criss Cross Jazz 


Jimmy Greene Beautiful Life Mack Avenue


Peter Hand Big Band Out of Hand Savant Records

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Jason Moran All Rise: A Joyful Elegy for Fats Waller Blue Note 


Miro Sprague Blue Dreaming Light Magnet 


Dayna Stephens Peace Sunnyside 

dayna Peace

Helen Sung Anthem for a New Day Concord Jazz

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The vocal department includes the great singers Rene Marie and Gregory Porter, pianists Champian Fulton and Dr. John, and saxophonist-clarinetist Aurora Nealand.

Champian Fulton Change Partners Cellar Live 


Dr. John Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit of Satch Concord Jazz


Rene Marie I Wanna Be Evil Motema Records

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Aurora Nealand & The Royal Roses The Lookback Transmission http://auroranealand.com/store/

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Gregory Porter Liquid Spirit Blue Note 


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