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Midnight Passages: Our Favorite Music of 2021

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Doug Anders' Favorite Jazz Recordings of 2021 (in no particular order of preference.)

  1. Anaïs Reno - Lovesome Thing: Anaïs Reno Sings Ellington & Strayhorn 
  2. Marbin - Fernweh
  3. Bill Cunliffe, John Patitucci and Vinnie Colaiuta - Trio
  4. Todd Cochrane’s TC3 - Then and Again, Here and Now
  5. Perry Smith - Peace
  6. Sons of Kemet - Black to the Future
  7. Out to Dinner - Play On
  8. Idit Shner - Live at the Jazz Station 
  9. Andrew Cyrille - The News
  10. John Moulder - Metamorphosis

Other Jazz albums released in 2021 I really liked:

Jennifer Wharton’s Bonegasm - Not a Novelty, Steve Coleman - Live at the Village Vanguard, vol 2, Adrian Younge - The American Negro, Cameron Graves - Seven, Dan McCarthy - A Place Where We Once Lived, Emmet Cohen - Future Stride, Yaniv Tabenhouse - Moments in Trio, Vol. 3, Mike Clark & Mike Zilber - Mike Drop

Midnight Passages can be heard Tuesday nights from 8:00-10:00 on KLCC.

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Doug Anders is the host of KLCC's newest jazz program Midnight Passages.
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