The Roots Music Report's
Top Contemporary Jazz Album Chart
for the Year of 2020

 
Album Title Band/Artist Name Label
1Pick Me Up off the FloorNorah JonesBlue Note
2Human RevolutionZen ZadravecMarmite
3The Story Behind the StoryDavid BoswellMy Quiet Moon
4Stuff I HeardTroy RobertsSelf-Release
5More Than a SongCeCe GableSelf-Release
6Look for the LightJeff ReedSelf-Release
7UnlayeredEnrique HaneineElegant Walk
8HindsightElsa NilssonBumblebee Collective
9Incontre (feat. Dayna Stephens, Sam Yahel & Jongkuk Kim)Massimo BiolcatiSounderscore
10Fierce HeartDavid BachIntegrity Music
11Hit ItBK TrioSelf-Release
12Fool's JourneyMatt DeMerrittSelf-Release
13Electric FantasticThe Moore-McColl Jazz SocietySelf-Release
14A Wall Becomes a BridgeKendrick Scott OracleBlue Note
15Set Your Heart FreeDonna SingerEmerald Baby
16The CrossingFrank KohlSelf-Release
17Activate InfinityThe Bad PlusEdition
18My Left Hand Man: a Tribute to Mulgrew MillerRichie GoodsRichman Music
19SourceNubya GarciaConcord
20You're Not Going to Like ThisRob EmanuelSelf-Release
21SolidBoney JamesConcord
22Tinted SkyBlueyShanachie
23Pursuance : the ColtranesLakecia BenjaminRopeadope
24WatershedJohn SteinWhaling City Sound
25What's the HurryKenny WashingtonLower 9th
26EssenceMichel CamiloResilience Music
27T-ManJason TiemannSelf-Release
28Moment of Your TimeButch & Rhonda ColemanJeremee
29The Humble WarriorWayne EscofferySmoke Sessions
30The ScrapperJohn SneiderCellar Live
31FocusChris "Big Dog" DavisShanachie
326Oli SilkTrippin N Rhythm
33Hardcastle 9Paul HardcastleTrippin N Rhythm
34Caught in the GrooveNilsBaja
35ResonateLettuceRound Hill
36ShakedownKim WatersShanachie
37Tangerine RhapsodySnorre KirkStunt
38MoodGerald BeckettPear Orchard
39KindThanya IyerTop Shelf
40Secrets Are the Best Stories (feat. Danilo Perez)Kurt EllingEdition
41Les Paradis ArtificielsCinephonicMarlow
42Finger PaintingNick ColionneTrippin N Rhythm
43Are You Ready?Jihee heoOA2
44The LowdownIan Hendrickson-SmithCellar Live
45Soul RealMark Allen FeltonSelf-Release
46Gruv KidJustin Lee SchultzShanachie
47Soul ExpeditionKeith AndrewvInnervision
48Songs from the DeepEric EssixEssential
49I Told You SoDelvon Lamarr Organ TrioColemine
50Ain't Misbehavin'Yamit and The Vinyl BlvdBlue Tiger
51Frozen in TimeNicholas BrustFresh Sound
52We've Just BegunSinne EegBFM Jazz
53InfinityTom HarrellHighNote
54Mood WalkFred RandolphCreative Spirit
55YukoThe Yuko Mabuchi TrioVista
56Ones Upon a TimePaul BrownWoodward Avenue
 

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