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Sunday, June 30, 2013

The Best Of 2013 - Thus Far!

Critics are narcissists by nature. Year end polls are a chance to inflict their own personal taste on what may or may not be the best for the year. At the half way point I decided to take the burden off my shoulders with the primary focus on reader input. Don't like the list? Don't blame me...So in NO particular order the best of 2013 thus far...Brent Black / @CriticalJazz ****There will be more additions however the artists listed here are FINALISTS and will not be removed.

Antonio Adolfo - Finus Mixtures
http://www.criticaljazz.com/2013/03/antonio-adolfo-finus-mixtures-finas.html

Antonio Sanchez - New Life
http://www.criticaljazz.com/2013/01/antonio-sanchez-new-life-cam-2013.html

Utopian Dreams Band - From Dreams To You
http://www.criticaljazz.com/2013/06/utopian-dreams-from-dreams-to-you-2013.html

Rotem Sivan - Enchanted Sun
http://www.criticaljazz.com/2013/09/rotem-sivan-enchanted-sun-steeplechase.html

On Impulse - Ten Minutes In Paris
http://www.criticaljazz.com/2013/06/on-impulse-ten-minutes-in-paris-2013.html

Michael Gallant Trio - Completely
http://www.criticaljazz.com/2013/01/michael-gallant-trio-completely-gallant.html

Tony Adamo Miles of Blu
http://www.criticaljazz.com/2013/05/tony-adamo-miles-of-blu-random-act-2013.html

Perry Beekman - So In Love
http://www.criticaljazz.com/2013/04/perry-beekman-so-in-lovesings-and-plays.html

Marc Cary For The Love Of Abbey
http://www.criticaljazz.com/2013/04/marc-cary-for-love-of-abbey-motema-2013.html

The SoHo Rentals
http://www.criticaljazz.com/2013/05/the-soho-rentals-tsr33.html

Noah Haidu - Momentum
http://www.criticaljazz.com/2013/04/noah-haidu-momentum-posi-tone-2013.html

Nilson Matta - Black Orpheus
http://www.criticaljazz.com/2013/02/nilson-mattas-black-orpheus-motema-2013.html

Francesco Cataldo - Spaces
http://www.criticaljazz.com/2013/02/vito-cataldo-spaces-alfa-music-2013.html

Fareed Haque - Out Of Nowhere
http://www.criticaljazz.com/2013/10/fareed-haque-out-of-nowhere-charleston.html

Project Them -
http://www.criticaljazz.com/2013/10/project-them-miles-high-2013.html

Adam Rongo - Tell Your Story
http://www.criticaljazz.com/2013/09/adam-rongo-tell-your-story-d-clef.html

Ahmad Jamal - Saturday Morning
http://www.criticaljazz.com/2013/09/ahmad-jamal-saturday-morning-jazz.html


This is the cream of the crop as picked by the readers and with a couple of personal faves I really dig cause after all - it's my site! More to come in just 5 months! Ho! Ho! Ho!