There was a lot of very good-to-excellent music to listen to and write about this year; so much so, that I'll play catch-up through January 2021. Here's the rest of the recordings (in no particular order) I believe made this year so much better.
John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie. Joining him are Dave Adewumi (trumpet), Matthew Stevens (guitar), Fabian Almazan (piano), Carmen Rothwell (bass), and Joey Baron (drums). While only two of the nine pieces are Gillespie compositions, one can hear the Master's influence throughout the album. To find out more and to purchase the recording, go to