Midyear Jazz Report From Burning Ambulance

Via Burning Ambulance:

2015 is half over, and so far it’s been a pretty impressive year for jazz. Here are 20 titles released between January and June that are worth listeners’ attention. Most of them venture closer to classic hard bop and post-bop sounds than to the fringes of the avant-garde (two of them, Terell Stafford‘s Brotherlee Love and Tim Warfield‘s Spherical, are explicit tributes to figures from jazz’s past, albeit ones that avoid the usual pitfalls of the “[Young(ish) Guy] Plays The Music Of [Dead Guy]” album), but nothing here is boring or rote. And of course, there are lots of other worthwhile releases out there right now. This is just the tip of the iceberg. Jazz ain’t goin’ nowhere.