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
6PassionRafael AragonWorld DiscLatin Jazz
7Days Like TheseTroy RobertsToy Robot MusicJazz
8Come What MayJoshua Redman QuartetNonesuchJazz
9Alone TogetherCatherine RussellDot TimeJazz
10GOOD NEWS!Flying Horse Big BandSelf-ReleaseJazz
11Eight Track IIIDave StrykerStrikezoneJazz
12My WayWillie NelsonSonyJazz
13AudacityBuster WilliamsSmoke SessionsJazz
14Swing Out!Eyal Vilner Big BandSelf-ReleaseBig Band
15EmergenceLarry CorbanNabrocJazz
16Star People NationTheo CrokerSonyJazz
17Concentric CirclesThe Kenny Barron QuintetBlue NoteJazz
18Warm FrontBilly Joe Walker, Jr.CapitolJazz
19Passion - Latin JazzRaquel CepedaSelf-ReleaseLatin Jazz
20QuatroDouyéRhombusJazz
21Ask for ChaosGilad HekselmanMotemaJazz
22SpeakeasyPaula HarrisGreaseland StudiosCrossover Jazz
23ArvolesAvishai Cohen TrioRazdazJazz
24On These Streets (A Baltimore Story)Todd MarcusStricker StreetJazz
25Down & DirtyRich WilleyWise CatJazz
26Free As the BirdsJay PhelpsRopeadope LLCJazz
27New Age Old WaysPeter LinSelf-ReleaseJazz
28SkeletonWayne AlpernHenri ElkanJazz
29Bijou Voyou CaillouFlorian Pellissier QuintetHeavenly SweetnessJazz
30Wareika Hill Rastamonk VibrationsMonty AlexanderMACDJazz
31HumanityHumanity QuartetCellar LiveJazz
32Love is a Song Anyone Can SingJack Kilby and the Front LineCrab Shack MusicJazz
33Falling FlowersErik DeutschLohiFusion
34Luziades (feat. Sébastien Barrier, Xavier Parlant & Clément Denis)Silvia Ribeiro FerreiraLaborie JazzJazz
35Never Stop IIThe Bad PlusLegbreakerJazz
36Talk to Your DaughterRobben FordWarner BrosJazz
37Bolden (Original Soundtrack)Wynton MarsalisJazz at Lincoln CenterJazz
38If You're Going to the City: a Tribute to Mose AllisonFat PossumFat PossumJazz
39ConspiracyRich WilleyWise CatJazz
40EclipseJoey AlexanderMotemaJazz
41Come FallEllen DotyAlmaJazz
42Spangle-Lang LaneRyan PorterAlpha PupJazz
43All in My MindDr. Lonnie SmithBlue NoteJazz
44RubberbandMiles DavisRhinoJazz
45A Thing Called JoeGuilhem Flouzat TrioSunnysideJazz
46The Capitalist BluesLeyla McCallaJazz VillageJazz
47Eternal Life: Jeff Buckley Songs and SoundsNegative Press ProjectRidgewayJazz
48Five Play (Live from the Firehouse Stage)Five PlayFive PlayJazz
49Cinema Scenes (with Stefan Gfrerrer & Roman Werni)Klaus PaierACT MusicJazz
50Freedom Suite EnsuiteClovis NicolasSunnysideJazz
51Long HaulJessica LurieChantJazz
52MikiMiki YamanakaCellar LiveJazz
53ArtemisiaErik FriedlanderArconomX MusicJazz
54EnkiJavier Ortí GroupRizomaJazz
55Color TheoryJosh LawrencePosi-ToneJazz
56EpilogueFrank CunimondoMCG JazzJazz
57Before DawnOddgeir Berg TrioOzella MusicJazz
58New Monk TrioLaurent De WildeGazeboJazz
59Rhythm RisingTomas Martin LopezBongotomsJazz
60Shadow WorkMammal HandsGondwanaSmooth Jazz
61DiscoveryMarton JuhaszSelf-ReleaseJazz
62PatchworkSteve KhanShrapnelLatin Jazz
63For 2 AkisShinya Fukumori TrioECMJazz
64Beyond SundayJorge Rossy Vibes Quintetjazz&peopleJazz
65The Upstate Project (feat. Larry Grenadier & Jeff Ballard)Rebecca MartinSunnysideJazz
66Modern Flows, Vol. 2Marquis HillBlack UnlimitedJazz
67Electric PsychologyAcute InflectionsSelf-ReleaseJazz
68KingMakerJoel RossBlue NoteJazz
69Love & Peace (with Eric Schaefer & Chris Jennings)Joachim KühnACTJazz
70European HitsYves TheilerBauer StudiosJazz
71SymmetricityShawn PurcellArmoredJazz
72On a Smiling Gust of WindFlorian Favre TrioTraumtonJazz
73Groove On!Euge GrooveShanachie Ent. Corp.Jazz
74Perpetual Optimism Herlin RileyMack AvenueJazz
75AsrarPhilippe El HageSelf-ReleaseJazz
76Far from overVijay Iyer SextetECMJazz
77AmourT.K. BlueDot TimeJazz
78The Django Experiment IIIStephane WrembelSelf-ReleaseJazz
79But BeautifulCharlotte IllingerDouble MoonJazz
80AguasOmar SosaOTAJazz
81GlobetrotterLuca Di LuzioSelf-ReleaseFusion
82United We Swing: Best of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Galas (feat. Wynton Marsalis)Wynton Marsalis SeptetBlue EngineJazz
83TwioWalter Smith IIISelf-ReleaseJazz
84Plays Dom SalvadorDuduka Da Fonseca TrioSunnysideJazz
85Point of ViewAbisko LightsFine musicJazz
86I'm All SmilesGeorge CablesHighNoteJazz
87True Love: a Celebration of Cole PorterHarry Connick, Jr.VerveJazz
88A Humdrum StarGoGo PenguinDeccaJazz
89SwirlMichael WolffSunnysideJazz
90BalladesAhmad JamalJazz VillageJazz
91One WorldJesse CookCoach HouseJazz
92The Last Taxi: New Destinations (feat. Chiara Liuzzi & Giorgia Santoro)Pat BattstoneLeoAvant-Garde Jazz
93DepartureKenny CarrZoozazzJazz
94Trane's DelightPoncho SanchezConcord PicanteJazz
95Before the WindClaudio FilippiniCam JazzJazz
96Classical GasTommy EmmanuelSonyJazz
97Moments PreservedSullivan FortnerUniversal MusicJazz
98Omnisphere (feat. Alarm Will Sound)Medeski Scofield Martin & WoodIndirectoJazz
99IshMad LoveGladitudeJazz
100Love and LiberationJazzmeia HornConcordJazz
101GravitySimon Sammut & Omar VázquezSelf-ReleaseJazz
102SoulophoneChicago Soul Jazz CollectiveSelf-ReleaseJazz
103Sharing (feat. Thomas Fonnesbæk, Justin Kauflin & Billy Williams)Thomas Fonnesbæk TrioStoryvilleJazz
104Anatomy of Angels: Live at the Village VanguardJon BatisteVerveJazz
105In the Key of the UniverseJoey DeFrancescoMack AvenueJazz
106EssenceMichel CamiloResilience MusicContemporary Jazz
107Pickin'Tommy EmmanuelAcoustic DiscJazz
108Stronger Than EverHazel Mitchell-BellSelf-ReleaseJazz
109Everybody Gets the BluesEric ReedSmoke SessionsJazz
110NadiFazerSquamaJazz
111Blue DreamJamie Saft QuartetRare NoiseJazz
112Parallel UniverseBehn GillecePosi-ToneJazz
113Blue WorldJohn ColtraneImpulse!Jazz
114A Wall Becomes a BridgeKendrick Scott OracleBlue NoteContemporary Jazz
115Ben There, Done That (Live Around the World)Ben SidranUnlimited MediaJazz
116Keep Talkin'Yoko Miwa TrioOcean Blue Tear MusicJazz
117A Love RequitedMyele ManzanzaFirst WordFusion
118Wind off the HudsonBill O'ConnellSavantJazz
119Right on TimeKen FowserPosi-ToneJazz
120Someday My Prince Will ComeAlexis ColeVenusJazz
121Let's Groove: the Music of Earth Wind & FireCory WeedsCellar LiveJazz
122Bassically JazzDavid FinckBurton Avenue MusicJazz
123The Island of FormEthan ArdelliSelf-ReleaseJazz
124Standards and Sweet ThingsFleur SeuleSelf-ReleaseJazz
125Wander WonderAllison Au QuartetSelf-ReleaseJazz
126Shades of Shirley HornConiece WashingtonSelf-ReleaseJazz
127Keep on RunningRobben FordConcordJazz
128DuologueAlfredo RodríguezMack AvenueLatin Jazz
129You're Gonna Hear from MeJames SuggsARBORSJazz
130The Lion, Camel & ChildJohnny Griffith QuintetGBJazz
131True LoveJohn DokesSelf-ReleaseJazz
132MigrationsJacques Kuba SeguinOdd SoundJazz
133Moving MistsLuke GillespiePatoisJazz
134Standards: What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?Alexander ClaffySMK JazzJazz
135AwakeningGary Dean SmithSelf-ReleaseFusion
136A Man and His DogInternational OrangeSelf-ReleaseJazz
137Samba Jazz AlleyAntonio AdolfoSelf-ReleaseJazz
138We've Only Just BegunAshley PezzottiSelf-ReleaseJazz
139CannonballRichie ColeMark PernaJazz
140Inspirations & DedicationsAl FosterSmoke SessionsJazz
141Love's TangoJune Bisantz & Alex NakhimovskyEH2ULatin Jazz
142Elbow GreaseAlan RosenthalStreet of StarsJazz
143Echo Painting Peggy LeeSonglinesJazz
144TossShugo TokumaruPolyvinylJazz
145If You Could See Me NowJoe MagnarelliCellar LiveJazz
146The Music Never StopsBetty CarterBlue EngineJazz
147Say It (feat. Melissa Manchester)John ProulxArtistShareJazz
148Baritone MadnessBaritone MadnessChronographJazz
149You Get What You GiveMark WalkerFliposphereJazz
150AlmeríaJessica LaurenFreestyleJazz
151Yazz BandGreg YasinitskySelf-ReleaseJazz
152Flipped IIJesse FischerSelf-ReleaseJazz
153Abiah Sings NinaAbiahMadoh Music GroupJazz
154Igbo Alakorin (The Singer's Grove) Vol. I & IIDavid VirellesEl Tivoli MusicJazz
155Live in EuropeLouis ArmstrongDot Time RecordsJazz
156InfinityTom HarrellHighNoteContemporary Jazz
157Love & Blues in the CityJeff CascaroHerzogJazz
158Frank Wagner's Floating HolidayFrank WagnerMEII EnterprisesContemporary Jazz
159High and LowSam KirmayerCellar Live!Jazz
160Maximum EnjoymentSomething BluePosi-ToneJazz
161Ley LinesEmma-Jean ThackrayThe Vinyl FactoryJazz
162Worlds ApartAndrea SupersteinSelf-ReleaseJazz
163FruitCharles TrudelCharles TrudelJazz
164Dream Logic ProjectScott Marshall and the Jazztice LeagueSelf-ReleaseJazz
165On the Steps of St-Paul'sHuu BacQuachJazz
166Hats offSteve LipmanSelf-ReleaseJazz
167Temporary KingsMark Turner & Ethan IversonECMJazz
168Erik Jekabson QuintetErik JekabsonWide HiveJazz
169The Vampires Meet Lionel LouekeThe VampiresEarshift MusicJazz
170Dream NotesGiorgia Santoro & Pat BattstoneLeoAvant-Garde Jazz
171Les Rêves ErrantsTrio Jonathan TurgeonSelf-ReleaseJazz
172Songs of FreedomUlysses Owens Jr.ResilienceJazz
173The Keys of CoolRichie ColeSelf-ReleaseJazz
174DiceAdam RogersAdrajJazz
175PardesAmos Hoffman & Noam LemishSelf-ReleaseJazz
176Just a Bit FurtherTrinom3Cellar LiveJazz
177Love LettersLyambikoSonyJazz
178Our StoryChristian ArtmannSunnysideJazz
179Live at Frankie's Jazz ClubCory WeedsCellar LiveJazz
180Because I LovedDeanne MatleySelf-ReleaseJazz
181ABUCRoberto Fonsecaimpulse!Jazz
182EvolveSharel Cassity & ElektraRelsha MusicJazz
183UbiquitéMartin LizotteDuprinceJazz
184The Secret Between the Shadow and the SoulBranford Marsalis QuartetOkehJazz
185Rites of AscensionNick Maclean QuartetBrowntasaurasJazz
186Egg ToothEphemeralsJalapeno LtdJazz
187Jazz MusesAl Hood & the H2 JazztetAquarian RecordsJazz
188Blued DharmaAdrean Farrugia And Joel FrahmGBJazz
189SpiralGene SegalSteepleChase LookOutJazz
190Pictures at an African ExhibitionDarryl Yokley's Sound ReformationSelf-ReleaseJazz
191The RememberingLuca Mannutza QuintetSchema RearwardJazz
192Toy TunesLarry GoldingsPirouetJazz
193Heart TonicCaroline DavisSunnysideJazz
194JerseyMark Guiliana Jazz QuartetMotemaJazz
195Hidden BeautyTriosenceSonyJazz
196Secret LanguageSergej AvanesovN.C.MusicJazz
197Body and ShadowBrian Blade & The Fellowship BandBlue NoteJazz
198Turn Up the QuietDiana KrallVerveJazz
199Partners in TimeMike LeDonneSavantJazz
200Beloved of the SkyRenee RosnesSmoke SessionsJazz
201Amethyst (feat. Scott Kinsey, Jimmy Haslip, Gary Novak & Arto Tuncboyaciyan)MelbreezeMMCJazz
202CorrelationsSteve DavisSmoke SessionsJazz
203Harmony of DifferenceKamasi WashingtonYoung TurksJazz
204No CodesBenjamin Deschamps QuartetBenjamin DeschampsJazz
205AntidoteRotem Sivan TrioAimaJazz
206CirklarTingvall TrioSkipJazz
207Finding GabrielBrad MehldauNonesuchJazz
208OverjoyedLarry FullerCapriJazz
209Debussy ImpressionsCordâmeCordâmeJazz
210From New York to ParisNicki ParrottArborsJazz
211Green Moss Black SandSigurdur Flosason & Lars Jansson TrioStoryvilleJazz
212BrasilScott WilkieBeachMusic StudiosLatin Jazz
213Get Right!Markus HowellPosi-ToneJazz
214Love Will Find a WayPhilip BaileyVerveJazz
215James Carter Organ Trio: Live from Newport JazzThe James Carter Organ TrioBlue NoteJazz
216Old SoulRobi BotosA440 EntertainmentJazz
217Never More HereMichael DeasePosi-ToneJazz
218Fever of Unknown OriginKristy KrugerState FairJazz
219The GapRubim De ToledoDeath Defying RecordsJazz
220UndertonesAl MuirheadChronograph/Fontana NorthJazz
221ConnectionsDiego RiveraPosi-ToneJazz
222Laila BialiLaila BialiSelf-ReleaseJazz
223The OptimistRyan PorterWorld Galaxy / Alpha Pup RecordsJazz
224MuralsSolon McDadeSelf-ReleaseJazz
225ExplosionCory WeedsCellar LiveJazz
226The ShakedownTenderlonious22aJazz
227LibérationFrançois RichardEffendiJazz
228Sonic CreedStefon Harris & BlackoutMotéma Music LLCJazz
229Ella: Accentuate the PositiveRegina CarterOkehJazz
230MarseilleAhmad JamalJazz VillageJazz
231PrometheanTheo HillPosi-ToneJazz
232Diving for Pearls – Jazz Interpretations of the Pearlfishers SongbookColin Steele QuartetMarinaJazz
233Love's in Need of Love TodayElizabeth TomboulianQuantum StarsongJazz
234Intimate AdversaryJack Mouse GroupSelf-ReleaseContemporary Jazz
235Within a DreamEmil Brandqvist TrioSkip Records GmbHJazz
236ScandalJoe LovanoGreenleaf MusicJazz
237The Rhythm of InventionWayne Wallace Latin Jazz QuintetPatoisJazz
238Just ImagineDave Miller TrioSummitJazz
239Seymour Reads the Constitution!Brad Mehldau TrioNonesuchJazz
240Hollywood AfricansJon BatisteVerveJazz
241Down by the RiverDennis CoffeyDetroit Music FactoryJazz
242IndivisibleBennett PasterBennett PasterJazz
243Reminiscing in TempoNew York VoicesFive CentJazz
244The Definition of Insanity (feat. Derek Dicenzo & Tony McClung)Tony MonacoChicken CoupJazz
245Adventures in Time - EPBorgoreBorgoreJazz
246Serenade for HoraceLouis HayesBlue NoteJazz
247Mad SkilletJohn MedeskiIndirectoJazz
248In the MomentPat BianchiSavantJazz
249Different FlavorsOut To DinnerPosi-ToneJazz
250On My Way to YouGeoffrey KeezerUnknownJazz
251ApatrideAndré ManoukianMadChamanJazz
252The Stranger in the MirrorJake Mason TrioSoul Messin'Jazz
253This I Dig of YouJimmy CobbSmoke SessionsJazz
254CasaTiago Frúgoli EnsembleFresh SelectsJazz
255Love is Here to StayTony BennettSonyJazz
256Our Point of ViewBlue Note All-StarsBlue NoteJazz
257Wait a Minute!Russ Spiegel Organ GroupRuzztoneJazz
258OasisPaul RossySunset Hill MusicJazz
259OP: a Tribute to Oscar PetersonAlvin Queen TrioStuntJazz
260This Bird Still FliesMimi FoxOriginJazz
261With RespectPeter LinSelf-ReleaseJazz
262Close but No CigarDelvon Lamarr Organ TrioColemineJazz
263StorylineThom RotellaSelf-ReleaseJazz
264Dream a Little...Champian FultonCellar LiveJazz
265WVR BVBYWVR BVBYPlug Seven RecordsJazz
266Thirsty GhostSara GazarekSelf-ReleaseJazz
267NEVER DIE!\\livingfossil//\\livingfossil//Jazz
268Simply MiraculousKristen Bromley TrioSelf-ReleaseJazz
269On the Corner Live! the Music of Miles DavisDavid LiebmanEar UpJazz
270Soul FingersBobby BroomClean SweepJazz
271Just ThisLars Jansson TrioStoryville RecordsJazz
272Love the MomentOscar Hernández & Alma LibreOriginJazz
273Detroit TenorsDetroit TenorsDetroit Music FactoryJazz
274Somewhere There's MusicVoctaveJamey Ray MusicJazz
275A Tuba to CubaPreservation Hall Jazz BandSub PopJazz
276Dirty in Detroit (Live) [feat. Russell Hall & Kyle Poole]Emmet CohenSelf-ReleaseJazz
277Songs of the FirebirdBarrett Martin GroupSunyata RecordsJazz
278TrialogueAndrew LawrenceSelf-ReleaseJazz
279Live at Van Gelder'sBen PatersonCellar LiveJazz
280KroniclesFredrik KronkvistConnective RecordsJazz
281What is That Isn't?Native SoulCellar LiveJazz
282At the Edge of the WorldAaron GoldbergSunnysideJazz
283People of the SunMarcus Strickland's Twi-LifeBlue Note RecordsJazz
284Screen PlayTierney SuttonBFM JazzJazz
285And What's MorePeter DrewSelf-ReleaseJazz
286Hidden Treasures, Volume One: Monday NightsThe Gil Evans OrchestraDekoJazz
287Midnight Bloom (feat. Tamir Hendelman)Miki PurnellSelf-ReleaseJazz
288130th & LenoxTomas JanzonSelf-ReleaseJazz
289On the EdgeJaelem BhateJaelem BhateJazz
290Kings of Kansas City Swing: Bennie Moten & Count BasiePlanet D NonetEastlawnJazz
291Seymour Reads the Constitution!Brad MehldauNonesuchJazz
292Inside Stanley KubrickFestenLaborie Jazz / GiantSteps / FestenJazz
293WorkRay BlueJazzheadsJazz
294Christian McBride's New JawnChristian McBrideMack AvenueJazz
295QantarOmer AvitalZamzama RecordsJazz
296Liberetto IIILars Danielsson, Grégory Privat, John Parricelli & Magnus ÖströmACT Music + Vision GmbH & Ko KGJazz
297Blues & HuesClifford LambWeberWorksJazz
298Got a Light?Jeremy Ledbetter TrioAlmaJazz
299DiaporamaMario AllardMario AllardJazz
300The MageGreg FoatAthens Of The NorthJazz
 

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