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2012 was a great year for new jazz releases. This show is only part 1 of some of the memorable jazz albums released this year. We lead off with Robert Glasper and Black Radio. A crossover album that hit the charts in both Jazz and R&B. Other notable releases were from Kenny Garrett, Branford Marsalis, Miguel Zenon, Billy Hart, Kris Allen, Greg Abate and more. One of my favorite CD's and concerts of the year was from Pat Metheny's Unity Band that I had the pleasure of seeing three times! Lot's more great albums were released, and I will play more in next week's podcast.

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Four MFs Playin' Tunes - Branford Marsalis Quartet on iTunes

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Afro Blue ~ Robert Glasper Experiment ~ Black Radio Black Radio - Robert Glasper
Welcome Earth Song ~ Kenny Garrett ~ Seeds From the Underground Seeds from the Underground - Kenny Garrett
Teo Branford Marsalis ~ Branford Marsalis ~ Four MF's Playin' Tunes Four MFs Playin' Tunes - Branford Marsalis Quartet
Foti and Liminitz ~ Kris Allen ~ Circle House Circle House - Kris Allen
Talita ~ Miguel Zenon and Laurent Coq ~ Rayuela Rayuela (with Laurent Coq) - Miguel Zenón
Tolli's Dance ~ Billy Hart ~ All Our Reasons All Our Reasons - Billy Hart, Ethan Iverson, Mark Turner & Ben Street
Realization ~ Greg Abate ~ Greg Abate Quintet featuring Phil Woods
Heavenly Hours ~ Gary Smulyan ~ Smul's Paradise Smul's Paradise - Gary Smulyan
Come and See ~ Pat Metheny ~ Unity Band Unity Band - Pat Metheny
A Shifting Design ~ Kurt Rosenwinkel ~ Star of Jupiter Star of Jupiter - Kurt Rosenwinkel

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