Notable jazz releases in a year that seemed to have stopped for a few months

The Nels Cline Singers, Share the Wealth (Blue Note)
Lafayette Gilchrist, Now (Lafayette Gilchrist Music)
Maria Schneider Orchestra, Data Lords (ArtistShare)
Rudresh Mahanthappa, Hero Trio (Whirlwind)
Fred Hersch, Songs From Home (Palmetto)
Jeff Parker, Suite for Max Brown (International Anthem)
Chicago Underground Quartet, Good Days (Astral Spirits)
Ron Miles, Rainbow Sign (Blue Note)
Lakecia Benjamin, Pursuance: The Coltranes (Ropeadope)
Thelonious Monk, Palo Alto (1968, Impulse)
Thana Alexa, ONA (self-released)
Nubya Garcia, Source (Concord)
Ambrose Akinmusire, On the Tender Spot of Every Calloused Moment (Blue Note)
Lisa Mezzacappa Six, Cosmicomics (Queen Bee)
Jeremy Pelt, The Art of Intimacy, Vol. 1 (HighNote)
Nina Simone, Fodder on My Wings (1982, Verve)
Dayna Stephens Trio, Liberty (Contagious Music)
Dayna Stephens, Right Now! Live at the Village Vanguard (Contagious Music)
Sara Serpa, Recognition (Biophilia)
Matana Roberts & Pat Thomas, The Truth (Otoroku)
Charles Lloyd, 8: Kindred Spirits (Live From the Lobero) (Blue Note)
Mary Halvorson’s Code Girl, Artlessly Falling (Firehouse 12)
Charles Mingus, @ Bremen 1964 & 1975 (Sunnyside)
Keith Jarrett, Budapest Concert (ECM)
Artemis, Artemis (Blue Note)
Joshua Redman-Brad Mehldau-Christian McBride-Brian Blade, Round Again (Nonesuch)
Matthew Shipp Trio, The Unidentifiable (ESP-Disk)
Norah Jones, Pick Me Up Off the Floor (Blue Note)
Connie Han, Iron Starlet (Mack Avenue)
The John Santos Sextet, Art of the Descarga (Smithsonian Folkways)
James Carney Sextet, Pure Heart (Sunnyside)
Bill Frisell, Valentine (Blue Note)
Tyshawn Sorey, Unfiltered (self-released)
Jennifer Curtis & Tyshawn Sorey, Invisible Ritual (New Focus)
Heroes Are Gang Leaders, Artificial Happiness Button (Ropeadope)
Jeff Cosgrove-John Medeski-Jeff Lederer, History Gets Ahead of the Story (Grizzley Music)
Dezron Douglas & Brandee Younger, Force Majeure (International Anthem)
Pat Metheny, From This Place (Nonesuch)
Sonny Rollins, Rollins in Holland (1967, Resonance)
Sun Ra Arkestra, Swirling (Strut)
The Claire Daly Band, Rah! Rah! (2008, Ride Symbol)
Gregory Tardy, If Time Could Stand Still (WJ3)
Kurt Elling, Secrets Are the Best Stories (Edition)
Jeremy Pelt, The Art of Intimacy, Vol. 1 (HighNote)
Dafnis Prieto Sextet, Transparency (Dafnison Music)
Matt Wilson Quartet, Hug! (Palmetto)
Liberty Ellman, Last Desert (Pi)
Dave Douglas, Dizzy Atmosphere: Dizzy Gillespie at Zero Gravity (Greenleaf Music)
Webber/Morris Big Band, Both Are True (Greenleaf Music)
Anne Mette Iversen Quartet + 1, Racing a Butterfly (BJU)
Christian McBride, The Movement Revisited: A Musical Portrait of Four Icons (Mack Avenue)
Nicole Mitchell & Lisa E. Harris, EarthSeed (FPE)
Fay Victor’s SoundNoiseFunk, We’ve Had Enough! (ESP-Disk)
Larry Ochs-Aram Shelton Quartet, Continental Drift (Clean Feed)
Jon Irabagon, I Don’t Hear Nothin’ but the Blues: Volume 3: Anatomical Snuffbox (Irabbagast)
Brad Mehldau, Suite: April 2020 (Nonesuch)
Thundercat, It Is What It Is (Brainfeeder)
Thumbscrew, The Anthony Braxton Project (Cuneiform)
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Axiom (Ropeadope)
Sam Gendel, Satin Doll (Nonesuch)
Dan Weiss Starebaby, Natural Selection (Pi)
Joel Harrison + 18, America at War (Sunnyside)
Dave Rempis-Jeff Parker-Ingebrigt Håker Flaten-Jeremy Cunningham, Stringers and Struts (Aerophonic)
Dave Douglas, Marching Music (Greenleaf Music)
Wayne Escoffery, The Humble Warrior (Smoke Sessions)
Edward Simon, 25 Years (1995-2018, Ridgeway)
Allegra Levy, Lose My Number (SteepleChase)
Anna Webber, Untamed . . . Rectangles (Out of Your Head)
Camila Meza & the Nectar Orchestra, Ambar (Sony Masterworks)
Chris Potter, There Is a Tide (Edition)
Aaron Parks, Little Big II: Dreams of a Mechanical Man (Ropeadope)
Luciana Souza, Storytellers (Sunnyside)
Jacob Garchik, Clear Line (Yestereve)
Jon Jang, The Pledge of Black Asian Allegiance (Asian Improv)
Aubrey Johnson, Unraveled (Outside In)

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Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player, and blogger; he also sang in local choir, fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32 Reads 'Howl' and owns a couple musical instruments he cannot play
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