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

1
Pick Me Up off the Floor
by: Norah Jones

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Label: Blue Note
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Human Revolution
by: Zen Zadravec

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Label: Marmite
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The Story Behind the Story
by: David Boswell

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Label: My Quiet Moon
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Stuff I Heard
by: Troy Roberts

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Label: Self-Release
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More Than a Song
by: CeCe Gable

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Label: Self-Release
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Look for the Light
by: Jeff Reed

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Unlayered
by: Enrique Haneine

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Label: Elegant Walk
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Hindsight
by: Elsa Nilsson

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Label: Bumblebee Collective
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Incontre (feat. Dayna Stephens, Sam Yahel & Jongkuk Kim)
by: Massimo Biolcati

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Label: Sounderscore
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Fierce Heart
by: David Bach

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Label: Integrity Music
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Hit It
by: BK Trio

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Fool's Journey
by: Matt DeMerritt

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Label: Self-Release
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Electric Fantastic
by: The Moore-McColl Jazz Society

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Label: Self-Release
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14
A Wall Becomes a Bridge
by: Kendrick Scott Oracle

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Label: Blue Note
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Set Your Heart Free
by: Donna Singer

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Label: Emerald Baby
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The Crossing
by: Frank Kohl

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Label: Self-Release
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Activate Infinity
by: The Bad Plus

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Label: Edition
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Frank Wagner's Floating Holiday
by: Frank Wagner

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Label: MEII Enterprises
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My Left Hand Man: a Tribute to Mulgrew Miller
by: Richie Goods

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Label: Richman Music
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Source
by: Nubya Garcia

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Label: Concord
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You're Not Going to Like This
by: Rob Emanuel

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Label: Self-Release
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Solid
by: Boney James

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Label: Concord
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Tinted Sky
by: Bluey

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Label: Shanachie
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Pursuance : the Coltranes
by: Lakecia Benjamin

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Label: Ropeadope
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Watershed
by: John Stein

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Label: Whaling City Sound
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What's the Hurry
by: Kenny Washington

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Label: Lower 9th
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Essence
by: Michel Camilo

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Label: Resilience Music
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T-Man
by: Jason Tiemann

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Label: Self-Release
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Spirit Fingers
by: Spirit Fingers

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Label: Shanachie
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Moment of Your Time
by: Butch & Rhonda Coleman

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Label: Jeremee
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The Humble Warrior
by: Wayne Escoffery

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Label: Smoke Sessions
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The Scrapper
by: John Sneider

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Label: Cellar Live
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33
Parking Lot Symphony
by: Trombone Shorty

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Label: Blue Note
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Focus
by: Chris "Big Dog" Davis

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Label: Shanachie
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6
by: Oli Silk

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Label: Trippin N Rhythm
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Hardcastle 9
by: Paul Hardcastle

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Label: Trippin N Rhythm
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37
Caught in the Groove
by: Nils

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Label: Baja
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38
Shakedown
by: Kim Waters

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Label: Shanachie
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39
Tangerine Rhapsody
by: Snorre Kirk

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Label: Stunt
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40
Resonate
by: Lettuce

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Label: Round Hill
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41
Mood
by: Gerald Beckett

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Label: Pear Orchard
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42
Redemption
by: Sam Rucker

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43
Kind
by: Thanya Iyer

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Label: Top Shelf
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44
Secrets Are the Best Stories (feat. Danilo Perez)
by: Kurt Elling

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Label: Edition
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45
Les Paradis Artificiels
by: Cinephonic

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Label: Marlow
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46
Finger Painting
by: Nick Colionne

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Label: Trippin N Rhythm
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47
Are You Ready?
by: Jihee heo

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Label: OA2
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48
The Lowdown
by: Ian Hendrickson-Smith

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Label: Cellar Live
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49
Soul Real
by: Mark Allen Felton

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Label: Self-Release
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50
Gruv Kid
by: Justin Lee Schultz

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Label: Shanachie
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51
Soul Expedition
by: Keith Andrewv

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Label: Innervision
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52
Songs from the Deep
by: Eric Essix

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Label: Essential
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53
Manhattan Lullaby
by: Chris Ziemba

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Label: Outside In Music
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54
I Told You So
by: Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio

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Label: Colemine
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In Due Time
by: Walter Gorra

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Frozen in Time
by: Nicholas Brust

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Label: Fresh Sound
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57
We've Just Begun
by: Sinne Eeg

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Label: BFM Jazz
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58
Infinity
by: Tom Harrell

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Label: HighNote
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59
Rising Son
by: Takuya Kuroda

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Label: Blue Note
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60
Guitar in the Space Age
by: Bill Frisell

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Label: Songtone
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61
Intimate Adversary
by: Jack Mouse Group

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62
Mood Walk
by: Fred Randolph

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Label: Creative Spirit
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63
Yuko
by: The Yuko Mabuchi Trio

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Label: Vista
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Ones Upon a Time
by: Paul Brown

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Label: Woodward Avenue
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