Fall Preview 2020 from WBGO

Source: WBGO.

The world ground to a halt, but the music kept coming. That’s an oversimplification, of course, and perhaps a bit misleading. But it’s also a reasonable response to the cornucopia of our 2020 Fall Preview, which assembles 88 new albums and events, by improvising artists across the broadest possible range of style. Some of these are newly unearthed discoveries made decades ago, with no intention of release. Others were created in recent weeks and months, as a conscious response to current conditions, or merely in spite of them. We couldn’t fit everything in this frame, so be sure to keep up with us for ongoing coverage, in Take Five and elsewhere. (And stay tuned for the WBGO Fall 2020 Jazz-A-Thon, which will help keep us going.)