Nat Birchall’s Top 10 albums for 2013

Hailed by Gilles Peterson as “one of the best musicians in the UK”, saxophonist Nat Birchall remains one of the UK’s hidden jazz treasures. Playing tenor and soprano saxophones, he is a band leader, composer and arranger ( and occasional DJ ) who has grabbed listeners attention with his soulful sound and inspirational spiritual music.

John Coltrane – John Coltrane: The Complete Sun Ship Session (3 LPs – Mosaic Records)

Clifford Jordan – The Complete Clifford Jordan Strata-East Sessions (6 CDs – Mosaic Records Limited Edition Box Set)

JD Allen – Grace (Savant)

David Boykin Trio – Live At Dorchester Projects (Sonic Healing Ministries)

Various Artists – Freedom Jazz France (Heavenly Sweetness)

Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre Quartet – Musical Blessing (CIMP)

Odean Pope Trio with Marshall Allen – In This Moment (CIMP)

Miles Davis Quintet with John Coltrane – The Unissued Cafe Bohemia Broadcasts (Domino Jazz)

Winston Edwards & The Natty Locks – Natty Locks Dub (VP/Greensleeves)

Yabby You & Bretheren – Deeper Roots (Pressure Sounds)