UK Vibe ‘Best of 2020’ – Imran Mirza

20 for 20: Favourite jazz albums for 2020 by Imran Mirza

Michael Olatuja ‘Lagos Pepper Soup’ (Whirlwind Recordings)
Sanja Markovic ‘Ascension’ (A.MA)
Natalie Greffel ‘Para Todos’ (Agogo)
Vibration Black Finger ‘Can You See What I’m Trying to Say’ (Jazzman)
Uyama Hiroto ‘Freeform Jazz’ (Roph Recordings)
Otis Sandsjö ‘Y-OTIS 2’ (We Jazz)
Ramakhandra ‘Ramakhandra’ (Self-released)
Oscar Jerome ‘Breathe Deep’ (Caroline International)
Greg Spero / Spirit Fingers ‘Peace’ (Ropeadope)
Azymuth / Ali Shaheed Muhammad / Adrian Younge – ‘Azymuth JID004’ (Jazz is Dead)
Rymden ‘Space Sailors’ (Jazzland Recordings)
Kahil El’Zabar ‘America The Beautiful’ (Spiritmuse Recordings)
Rob Mazurek & Exploding Star Orchestra ‘Dimensional Stardust’ (International Anthem)
Bright Dog Red ‘Somethin’ Comes Along’ (Ropeadope)
Roy Ayers / Adrian Younge / Ali Shaheed Muhammad ‘Roy Ayers JID002’ (Jazz is Dead)
Dougie Stu ‘Familiar Future’ (Ropeadope)
Aquiles Navarro & Tcheser Holmes ‘Heritage of the Invisible II’ (International Anthem)
Pippo D’Ambrosio ‘A Peaceful Place’ (A.MA)
Uncivilized ‘Garden’ (Self-released)
Various ‘Blue Note Re:Imagined’ (Blue Note)