The Roots Music Report's
Top Jazz Album Chart
for the Year of 2019

 
Album Title Band/Artist Name Label Sub Genre
1The Prophet SpeaksVan MorrisonExileJazz
2Sugar DropsDavina and The VagabondsRed HouseJazz
3Valve Bone Woe (with the Valve Bone Woe Ensemble)Chrissie HyndeBMGJazz
4Intuition: Songs from the Minds of WomenAlicia OlatujaResilienceJazz
5The Fine LineBob SheppardChallengeJazz
6Days Like TheseTroy RobertsToy Robot MusicJazz
7Come What MayJoshua Redman QuartetNonesuchJazz
8Alone TogetherCatherine RussellDot TimeJazz
9GOOD NEWS!Flying Horse Big BandSelf-ReleaseJazz
10Eight Track IIIDave StrykerStrikezoneJazz
11My WayWillie NelsonSonyJazz
12AudacityBuster WilliamsSmoke SessionsJazz
13Swing Out!Eyal Vilner Big BandSelf-ReleaseBig Band
14EmergenceLarry CorbanNabrocJazz
15Star People NationTheo CrokerSonyJazz
16Concentric CirclesThe Kenny Barron QuintetBlue NoteJazz
17Passion - Latin JazzRaquel CepedaSelf-ReleaseLatin Jazz
18QuatroDouyéRhombusJazz
19Ask for ChaosGilad HekselmanMotemaJazz
20SpeakeasyPaula HarrisGreaseland StudiosCrossover Jazz
21ArvolesAvishai Cohen TrioRazdazJazz
22On These Streets (A Baltimore Story)Todd MarcusStricker StreetJazz
23Down & DirtyRich WilleyWise CatJazz
24Free As the BirdsJay PhelpsRopeadope LLCJazz
25New Age Old WaysPeter LinSelf-ReleaseJazz
26SkeletonWayne AlpernHenri ElkanJazz
27Bijou Voyou CaillouFlorian Pellissier QuintetHeavenly SweetnessJazz
28Wareika Hill Rastamonk VibrationsMonty AlexanderMACDJazz
29HumanityHumanity QuartetCellar LiveJazz
30Love is a Song Anyone Can SingJack Kilby and the Front LineCrab Shack MusicJazz
31Falling FlowersErik DeutschLohiFusion
32Luziades (feat. Sébastien Barrier, Xavier Parlant & Clément Denis)Silvia Ribeiro FerreiraLaborie JazzJazz
33Never Stop IIThe Bad PlusLegbreakerJazz
34Bolden (Original Soundtrack)Wynton MarsalisJazz at Lincoln CenterJazz
35ConspiracyRich WilleyWise CatJazz
36EclipseJoey AlexanderMotemaJazz
37Come FallEllen DotyAlmaJazz
38Spangle-Lang LaneRyan PorterAlpha PupJazz
39All in My MindDr. Lonnie SmithBlue NoteJazz
40RubberbandMiles DavisRhinoJazz
41A Thing Called JoeGuilhem Flouzat TrioSunnysideJazz
42The Capitalist BluesLeyla McCallaJazz VillageJazz
43Eternal Life: Jeff Buckley Songs and SoundsNegative Press ProjectRidgewayJazz
44Five Play (Live from the Firehouse Stage)Five PlayFive PlayJazz
45Cinema Scenes (with Stefan Gfrerrer & Roman Werni)Klaus PaierACT MusicJazz
46Freedom Suite EnsuiteClovis NicolasSunnysideJazz
47Long HaulJessica LurieChantJazz
48MikiMiki YamanakaCellar LiveJazz
49ArtemisiaErik FriedlanderArconomX MusicJazz
50EnkiJavier Ortí GroupRizomaJazz
51Color TheoryJosh LawrencePosi-ToneJazz
52EpilogueFrank CunimondoMCG JazzJazz
53Before DawnOddgeir Berg TrioOzella MusicJazz
54New Monk TrioLaurent De WildeGazeboJazz
55Rhythm RisingTomas Martin LopezBongotomsJazz
56Shadow WorkMammal HandsGondwanaSmooth Jazz
57DiscoveryMarton JuhaszSelf-ReleaseJazz
58PatchworkSteve KhanShrapnelLatin Jazz
59For 2 AkisShinya Fukumori TrioECMJazz
60Beyond SundayJorge Rossy Vibes Quintetjazz&peopleJazz
61The Upstate Project (feat. Larry Grenadier & Jeff Ballard)Rebecca MartinSunnysideJazz
62Modern Flows, Vol. 2Marquis HillBlack UnlimitedJazz
63Electric PsychologyAcute InflectionsSelf-ReleaseJazz
64KingMakerJoel RossBlue NoteJazz
65Love & Peace (with Eric Schaefer & Chris Jennings)Joachim KühnACTJazz
66European HitsYves TheilerBauer StudiosJazz
67SymmetricityShawn PurcellArmoredJazz
68On a Smiling Gust of WindFlorian Favre TrioTraumtonJazz
69Groove On!Euge GrooveShanachie Ent. Corp.Jazz
70Perpetual Optimism Herlin RileyMack AvenueJazz
71AsrarPhilippe El HageSelf-ReleaseJazz
72Far from overVijay Iyer SextetECMJazz
73Sharing (feat. Thomas Fonnesbæk, Justin Kauflin & Billy Williams)Thomas Fonnesbæk TrioStoryvilleJazz
74AmourT.K. BlueDot TimeJazz
75The Django Experiment IIIStephane WrembelSelf-ReleaseJazz
76But BeautifulCharlotte IllingerDouble MoonJazz
77AguasOmar SosaOTAJazz
78GlobetrotterLuca Di LuzioSelf-ReleaseFusion
79United We Swing: Best of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Galas (feat. Wynton Marsalis)Wynton Marsalis SeptetBlue EngineJazz
80TwioWalter Smith IIISelf-ReleaseJazz
81Plays Dom SalvadorDuduka Da Fonseca TrioSunnysideJazz
82Point of ViewAbisko LightsFine musicJazz
83True Love: a Celebration of Cole PorterHarry Connick, Jr.VerveJazz
84I'm All SmilesGeorge CablesHighNoteJazz
85A Humdrum StarGoGo PenguinDeccaJazz
86SwirlMichael WolffSunnysideJazz
87BalladesAhmad JamalJazz VillageJazz
88One WorldJesse CookCoach HouseJazz
89The Last Taxi: New Destinations (feat. Chiara Liuzzi & Giorgia Santoro)Pat BattstoneLeoAvant-Garde Jazz
90DepartureKenny CarrZoozazzJazz
91Trane's DelightPoncho SanchezConcord PicanteJazz
92Before the WindClaudio FilippiniCam JazzJazz
93Moments PreservedSullivan FortnerUniversal MusicJazz
94Omnisphere (feat. Alarm Will Sound)Medeski Scofield Martin & WoodIndirectoJazz
95IshMad LoveGladitudeJazz
96Love and LiberationJazzmeia HornConcordJazz
97GravitySimon Sammut & Omar VázquezSelf-ReleaseJazz
98SoulophoneChicago Soul Jazz CollectiveSelf-ReleaseJazz
99Anatomy of Angels: Live at the Village VanguardJon BatisteVerveJazz
100In the Key of the UniverseJoey DeFrancescoMack AvenueJazz
101EssenceMichel CamiloResilience MusicContemporary Jazz
102Pickin'Tommy EmmanuelAcoustic DiscJazz
103Stronger Than EverHazel Mitchell-BellSelf-ReleaseJazz
104Everybody Gets the BluesEric ReedSmoke SessionsJazz
105NadiFazerSquamaJazz
106Blue DreamJamie Saft QuartetRare NoiseJazz
107Parallel UniverseBehn GillecePosi-ToneJazz
108Blue WorldJohn ColtraneImpulse!Jazz
109Seymour Reads the Constitution!Brad MehldauNonesuchJazz
110Keep Talkin'Yoko Miwa TrioOcean Blue Tear MusicJazz
111A Wall Becomes a BridgeKendrick Scott OracleBlue NoteContemporary Jazz
112Ben There, Done That (Live Around the World)Ben SidranUnlimited MediaJazz
113A Love RequitedMyele ManzanzaFirst WordFusion
114Wind off the HudsonBill O'ConnellSavantJazz
115Right on TimeKen FowserPosi-ToneJazz
116Someday My Prince Will ComeAlexis ColeVenusJazz
117Let's Groove: the Music of Earth Wind & FireCory WeedsCellar LiveJazz
118Bassically JazzDavid FinckBurton Avenue MusicJazz
119DuologueAlfredo RodríguezMack AvenueLatin Jazz
120The Island of FormEthan ArdelliSelf-ReleaseJazz
121Standards and Sweet ThingsFleur SeuleSelf-ReleaseJazz
122Wander WonderAllison Au QuartetSelf-ReleaseJazz
123Shades of Shirley HornConiece WashingtonSelf-ReleaseJazz
124Keep on RunningRobben FordConcordJazz
125You're Gonna Hear from MeJames SuggsARBORSJazz
126The Lion, Camel & ChildJohnny Griffith QuintetGBJazz
127True LoveJohn DokesSelf-ReleaseJazz
128MigrationsJacques Kuba SeguinOdd SoundJazz
129Moving MistsLuke GillespiePatoisJazz
130AwakeningGary Dean SmithSelf-ReleaseFusion
131Standards: What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?Alexander ClaffySMK JazzJazz
132A Man and His DogInternational OrangeSelf-ReleaseJazz
133Samba Jazz AlleyAntonio AdolfoSelf-ReleaseJazz
134We've Only Just BegunAshley PezzottiSelf-ReleaseJazz
135CannonballRichie ColeMark PernaJazz
136Inspirations & DedicationsAl FosterSmoke SessionsJazz
137Love's TangoJune Bisantz & Alex NakhimovskyEH2ULatin Jazz
138Elbow GreaseAlan RosenthalStreet of StarsJazz
139Echo Painting Peggy LeeSonglinesJazz
140TossShugo TokumaruPolyvinylJazz
141If You Could See Me NowJoe MagnarelliCellar LiveJazz
142The Music Never StopsBetty CarterBlue EngineJazz
143DiceAdam RogersAdrajJazz
144Say It (feat. Melissa Manchester)John ProulxArtistShareJazz
145Baritone MadnessBaritone MadnessChronographJazz
146You Get What You GiveMark WalkerFliposphereJazz
147AlmeríaJessica LaurenFreestyleJazz
148Yazz BandGreg YasinitskySelf-ReleaseJazz
149Flipped IIJesse FischerSelf-ReleaseJazz
150Abiah Sings NinaAbiahMadoh Music GroupJazz
151Igbo Alakorin (The Singer's Grove) Vol. I & IIDavid VirellesEl Tivoli MusicJazz
152Live in EuropeLouis ArmstrongDot Time RecordsJazz
153InfinityTom HarrellHighNoteContemporary Jazz
154Love & Blues in the CityJeff CascaroHerzogJazz
155Frank Wagner's Floating HolidayFrank WagnerMEII EnterprisesContemporary Jazz
156High and LowSam KirmayerCellar Live!Jazz
157Maximum EnjoymentSomething BluePosi-ToneJazz
158Ley LinesEmma-Jean ThackrayThe Vinyl FactoryJazz
159Worlds ApartAndrea SupersteinSelf-ReleaseJazz
160FruitCharles TrudelCharles TrudelJazz
161Dream Logic ProjectScott Marshall and the Jazztice LeagueSelf-ReleaseJazz
162On the Steps of St-Paul'sHuu BacQuachJazz
163Hats offSteve LipmanSelf-ReleaseJazz
164Temporary KingsMark Turner & Ethan IversonECMJazz
165Erik Jekabson QuintetErik JekabsonWide HiveJazz
166The Vampires Meet Lionel LouekeThe VampiresEarshift MusicJazz
167Dream NotesGiorgia Santoro & Pat BattstoneLeoAvant-Garde Jazz
168Les Rêves ErrantsTrio Jonathan TurgeonSelf-ReleaseJazz
169Songs of FreedomUlysses Owens Jr.ResilienceJazz
170The Keys of CoolRichie ColeSelf-ReleaseJazz
171PardesAmos Hoffman & Noam LemishSelf-ReleaseJazz
172Just a Bit FurtherTrinom3Cellar LiveJazz
173Love LettersLyambikoSonyJazz
174Our StoryChristian ArtmannSunnysideJazz
175Live at Frankie's Jazz ClubCory WeedsCellar LiveJazz
176Because I LovedDeanne MatleySelf-ReleaseJazz
177ABUCRoberto Fonsecaimpulse!Jazz
178EvolveSharel Cassity & ElektraRelsha MusicJazz
179UbiquitéMartin LizotteDuprinceJazz
180The Secret Between the Shadow and the SoulBranford Marsalis QuartetOkehJazz
181Rites of AscensionNick Maclean QuartetBrowntasaurasJazz
182Egg ToothEphemeralsJalapeno LtdJazz
183Jazz MusesAl Hood & the H2 JazztetAquarian RecordsJazz
184Blued DharmaAdrean Farrugia And Joel FrahmGBJazz
185SpiralGene SegalSteepleChase LookOutJazz
186Pictures at an African ExhibitionDarryl Yokley's Sound ReformationSelf-ReleaseJazz
187The RememberingLuca Mannutza QuintetSchema RearwardJazz
188Toy TunesLarry GoldingsPirouetJazz
189Heart TonicCaroline DavisSunnysideJazz
190JerseyMark Guiliana Jazz QuartetMotemaJazz
191Hidden BeautyTriosenceSonyJazz
192Secret LanguageSergej AvanesovN.C.MusicJazz
193Body and ShadowBrian Blade & The Fellowship BandBlue NoteJazz
194Turn Up the QuietDiana KrallVerveJazz
195Partners in TimeMike LeDonneSavantJazz
196Beloved of the SkyRenee RosnesSmoke SessionsJazz
197Amethyst (feat. Scott Kinsey, Jimmy Haslip, Gary Novak & Arto Tuncboyaciyan)MelbreezeMMCJazz
198CorrelationsSteve DavisSmoke SessionsJazz
199Harmony of DifferenceKamasi WashingtonYoung TurksJazz
200AntidoteRotem Sivan TrioAimaJazz
201CirklarTingvall TrioSkipJazz
202Finding GabrielBrad MehldauNonesuchJazz
203OverjoyedLarry FullerCapriJazz
204From New York to ParisNicki ParrottArborsJazz
205Green Moss Black SandSigurdur Flosason & Lars Jansson TrioStoryvilleJazz
206BrasilScott WilkieBeachMusic StudiosLatin Jazz
207Get Right!Markus HowellPosi-ToneJazz
208Love Will Find a WayPhilip BaileyVerveJazz
209James Carter Organ Trio: Live from Newport JazzThe James Carter Organ TrioBlue NoteJazz
210Old SoulRobi BotosA440 EntertainmentJazz
211Never More HereMichael DeasePosi-ToneJazz
212Fever of Unknown OriginKristy KrugerState FairJazz
213ConnectionsDiego RiveraPosi-ToneJazz
214Laila BialiLaila BialiSelf-ReleaseJazz
215MuralsSolon McDadeSelf-ReleaseJazz
216ExplosionCory WeedsCellar LiveJazz
217Ella: Accentuate the PositiveRegina CarterOkehJazz
218MarseilleAhmad JamalJazz VillageJazz
219PrometheanTheo HillPosi-ToneJazz
220Diving for Pearls – Jazz Interpretations of the Pearlfishers SongbookColin Steele QuartetMarinaJazz
221Love's in Need of Love TodayElizabeth TomboulianQuantum StarsongJazz
222Intimate AdversaryJack Mouse GroupSelf-ReleaseContemporary Jazz
223The Rhythm of InventionWayne Wallace Latin Jazz QuintetPatoisJazz
224Just ImagineDave Miller TrioSummitJazz
225Hollywood AfricansJon BatisteVerveJazz
226Down by the RiverDennis CoffeyDetroit Music FactoryJazz
227IndivisibleBennett PasterBennett PasterJazz
228Reminiscing in TempoNew York VoicesFive CentJazz
229The Definition of Insanity (feat. Derek Dicenzo & Tony McClung)Tony MonacoChicken CoupJazz
230Serenade for HoraceLouis HayesBlue NoteJazz
231Mad SkilletJohn MedeskiIndirectoJazz
232In the MomentPat BianchiSavantJazz
233Different FlavorsOut To DinnerPosi-ToneJazz
234ApatrideAndré ManoukianMadChamanJazz
235This I Dig of YouJimmy CobbSmoke SessionsJazz
236Love is Here to StayTony BennettSonyJazz
237Our Point of ViewBlue Note All-StarsBlue NoteJazz
238Wait a Minute!Russ Spiegel Organ GroupRuzztoneJazz
239OP: a Tribute to Oscar PetersonAlvin Queen TrioStuntJazz
240This Bird Still FliesMimi FoxOriginJazz
241With RespectPeter LinSelf-ReleaseJazz
242Close but No CigarDelvon Lamarr Organ TrioColemineJazz
243StorylineThom RotellaSelf-ReleaseJazz
244Dream a Little...Champian FultonCellar LiveJazz
245Thirsty GhostSara GazarekSelf-ReleaseJazz
246Simply MiraculousKristen Bromley TrioSelf-ReleaseJazz
247Soul FingersBobby BroomClean SweepJazz
248Love the MomentOscar Hernández & Alma LibreOriginJazz
249Detroit TenorsDetroit TenorsDetroit Music FactoryJazz
250Somewhere There's MusicVoctaveJamey Ray MusicJazz
251A Tuba to CubaPreservation Hall Jazz BandSub PopJazz
252Dirty in Detroit (Live) [feat. Russell Hall & Kyle Poole]Emmet CohenSelf-ReleaseJazz
253Songs of the FirebirdBarrett Martin GroupSunyata RecordsJazz
254TrialogueAndrew LawrenceSelf-ReleaseJazz
255What is That Isn't?Native SoulCellar LiveJazz
256At the Edge of the WorldAaron GoldbergSunnysideJazz
257Screen PlayTierney SuttonBFM JazzJazz
258And What's MorePeter DrewSelf-ReleaseJazz
259Hidden Treasures, Volume One: Monday NightsThe Gil Evans OrchestraDekoJazz
260Midnight Bloom (feat. Tamir Hendelman)Miki PurnellSelf-ReleaseJazz
261130th & LenoxTomas JanzonSelf-ReleaseJazz
262Kings of Kansas City Swing: Bennie Moten & Count BasiePlanet D NonetEastlawnJazz
263WorkRay BlueJazzheadsJazz
264Christian McBride's New JawnChristian McBrideMack AvenueJazz
265Blues & HuesClifford LambWeberWorksJazz
266Got a Light?Jeremy Ledbetter TrioAlmaJazz
267BeatSnorre KirkStuntJazz
 

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