WRTI Spotlight
2:00 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

Top 100 Jazz Tunes of 2012: The List!

We counted down your 100 favorite new jazz releases of 2012 during the last week of December. The order of the songs reflects the number of votes received in the weekly Jazz Hot 11.

Here it is...

1. Gregory Porter - Be Good (Lion's Song) - BE GOOD
2. Arturo Sandoval - Birks Works (Ala Mancini) - DEAR DIZ
3. Lee Smith - Front & Center - SITTIN' ON A SECRET
4. Kate McGarry - Girl Talk - GIRL TALK
5. Bria Skonberg - So Is the Day - SO IS THE DAY
6. The Cookers - Quest - BELIEVE
7. The Cyrus Chestnut Quartet - Indigo Blue - THE CYRUS CHESTNUT QUARTET
8. Donald Vega - River - SPIRITUAL NATURE
9. Eyal Vilner Big Band - Night Flight - INTRODUCING THE EYAL VILNER BIG BAND
10. Ahmad Jamal - Morning Mist - BLUE MOON

11. Jim Ketch - Sail Away - A DISTANT VIEW
12. Tia Fuller w/ Dianne Reeves - Body & Soul - ANGELIC WARRIOR
13. Branford Marsalis - The Mighty Sword - FOUR MF's PLAYING TUNES
14. Graham Dechter - Road Song - TAKIN' IT THERE
15. David Budway - Love You Tonight - A NEW KISS
16. Cinque - Still Crazy After All These Years - CATCH A CORNER
17. Jeremy Pelt w/ Joanna Pascale - Moondrift - SOUL
18. South Florida Jazz Orchestra - Daahound - TRUMPET SUMMIT
19. Jens Wendelboe Big Band - Joy Spring - FRESH HEAT
20. Carmen Intorre, Jr. - Cannonball - FOR THE SOUL

21. George Cables - The Way We Were - MY MUSES
22. Jack DeJohnette - Sonny Light - SOUND TRAVELS
23. David Liebman & Nancy Reed - You Must Believe In Spring - NEIGHBOR
24. Mike Wofford / Holly Hofmann Quintet - Soul Street - TURN SIGNAL
25. Michael Gibbs & NDR Bigband - 'Round Midnight - BACK IN THE DAYS
26. Gary Smulyan - Blues For DP - SMUL'S PARADISE
27. Bobby Hutcherson - Little B's Poem - COMPONENTS
28. James Carter - Walking The Dog - AT THE CROSSROADS
29. Chick Corea - Another Tango - FURTHER EXPLORATIONS
30. Eddie Daniels & Roger Kellaway - Somewhere: Somewhere - LIVE AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

31. Charlie Haden & Hank Jones - Going Home - COME SUNDAY
32. Clipper Anderson - Poinciana - THE ROAD HOME
33. Cheryl Bentyne - What Is This Thing Called Love - LET'S MISBEHAVE: COLE PORTER SONGBOOK
34. Randy Crawford & Joe Sample - Everyday I Have the Blues - LIVE
35. Michael Pedicin - Midnight Voyage - LIVE AT THE LOFT
36. Ralph Peterson - Impervious Gems - THE DUALITY PERSPECTIVE
37. Steve Tyrell - That's All - I'LL TAKE ROMANCE
38. Yoron Israel - You Are the Sunshine of My Life - VISIONS: THE MUSIC OF STEVIE WONDER
39. Bruce Barth - My Man's Gone Now - THREE THINGS OF BEAUTY
40. Hendrik Meurkens - Estate - LIVE AT THE BIRD'S EYE

41. Poncho Sanchez - Mambo Inn/On Green Dolphin Street - LIVE IN HOLLYWOOD
42. Jae Sinnett - Love for Sale - STILL STANDING
43. Tom Harrell - No. 5 - NUMBER 5
44. Pat Martino - Lean Years - UNDENIABLE
45. Jonathan Blake - Rio's Dream - THE ELEVENTH HOUR
46. Carmen Lundy - Willow Weep For Me - NIGHT AND DAY
47. Michael Treni Big Band - Here's That Rainy Day - BOY'S NIGHT OUT
48. Steve Turre - Brother Bob - WOODY'S DELIGHT
49. Frank Walton Sextert - Old Folks - BACK STEP
50. Luciana Souza - The Thrill Is Gone - BOOK OF CHET

51. Mary Louise Knutson - Bluesette - IN THE BUBBLE
52. Esperanza Spalding - Hold On Me - RADIO MUSIC SOCIETY
53. Bobby Broom - Upper West Side Story - UPPER WEST SIDE STORY
54. The Clayton Brothers - Blues Gathering - THE GATHERING
55. Chrissie Loftus - April In Paris - YOUNG HEARTS
56. Harold Mabern - Soft Shoe Trainin' With Sammy - MR. LUCKY
57. Lisa Hilton - Echoes of Harlem - AMERICAN IMPRESSIONS
58. Reggie Quinerly - Fenster - MUSIC INSPIRED BY FREEDMAN TOWN
59. Mary Stallings - Love Me Or Leave Me - DON'T LOOK BACK
60. Tom Wetmore - The Desired Effect - THE DESIRED EFFECT

61. Royce Campbell - Little Bossa - ALL BALLADS AND A BOSSA
62. Orrin Evans - Clean House - FLIP THE SCRIPT
63. Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra - Bridge Over Troubled Water - SHARKS AND MANATEES
64. Duke Ellington Legacy - In A Mellow Tone - SINGLE PETAL OF A ROSE
65. Pharez Whitted - If They Could Only See - FOR THE PEOPLE
66. Joey DeFrancesco - Five Spot after Dark - WONDERFUL WONDERFUL
67. Blake Meister - Market East - SEPTAGON
68. Kurt Rosenwinkle - Deja Vu - STAR OF JUPITER
69. Gregoire Maret w/ Cassandra Wilson - The Man I Love - GREGOIRE MARET
70. Budman/Levy Orchestra - Idle Time - FROM THERE TO HERE

71. Wayne Escoffery - Perilous Desires - THE ONLY SON OF ONE
72. Dion Parson - D's Blues - LIVE AT DIZZY'S CLUB COCA COLA VOL 2
73. Alfredo Rodriguez - Silence - SOUNDS OF SPACE
74. Igor Butman Orchestra - Sheherazade. Mov. 4 - SHEHERAZADE'S TALES
75. LaVerne Butler - That's All - LOVE LOST AND FOUND AGAIN
76. Brad Mehldau Trio - Dream Sketch - ODE
77. Jacqui Naylor - Moon River - LUCKY GIRL
78. Wallace Roney - Dawn - HOME
79. John Brown - A Lullaby Of Itsugo Village - QUIET TIME
80.Kenny Garrett - Haynes Here - SEEDS FROM THE UNDERGROUND

81. Jeff Hamilton Trio - Ain't That A Peach - RED SPARKLE
82. Hot Club of Detroit - Junction - JUNCTION
83. Lee Ritenour - Lay It Down - 6 STRING THEORY
84. Michael Bates - Fugitive Pieces - ACROBAT
85. Chano Dominguez - Freddie Freeloader - FLAMENCO SKETCHES
86. Grace Kelly - Wade In The Water/Bemsha Swing - GRACE
87. Eric Reed - Evidence - THE BADDEST MONK
88. Elmer Gibson - Generation Dance - GENERATION DANCE
89. Fred Hersch Trio - Havana - ALIVE AT THE VANGUARD
90. Javon Jackson - Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing - LUCKY 13

91. Curtis Fuller - C Hip's Blues - DOWN HOME
92. Dmitry Baevsky - Self Portrait (of the Bean) - THE COMPOSERS
93. Takuya Kuroda Sextet - Jafro - SIX ACES
94. James Leary - Legacy - TOGETHER
95. Christian McBride with Dr. Billy Taylor - Spiritual - CONVERSATIONS WITH CHRISTIAN
96. Kevin Mahogany and the Dave Stryker Organ Trio - Teach Me Tonight - NEXT TIME YOU SEE ME
97. John Scofield - Throw It Away - A MOMENT'S PEACE
98. Karrin Allyson - Goodbye - ROUND MIDNIGHT
99. The Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band - San Francisco P.M. - RITMO
100. Lew Soloff - Solea - SKETCHES OF SPAIN