The Jazz Countdown Begins on Dec. 29th
3:53 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

Your Favorite Music of the Year: The Top 100 Jazz Releases of 2013

Join us as we take a walk through the wonderful new jazz releases of the year. The Top 100 of 2013 will kick off at 8 pm on Sunday, December 29th with Jeff Duperon, and will run until midnight. J. Michael Harrison will continue the Countdown on Monday and Tuesday night from 9 pm to midnight.

We'll ring in the New Year with your top favorite new jazz releases of the year. So make sure you spend New Year’s Eve with WRTI, and find out this year's top pick!

Rank - Artist - Song

100. Tim Warfield - Ramona's Heart
099. Trombone Shorty - Vieux Carre
098. Bill O'Connell + Latin Jazz All-Stars - Zocalo
097. Edward Simon - Giant Steps
096. Janis Mann & Kenny Werner - Wild Is the Wind
095. Mack Avenue Super Band - Breakthrough
094. Ian Torres Big Band - January
093. Kevin Mahogany - Serenade In Blue
092. Carol Morgan  - Tea for Two
091. Kenny Garrett - Lincoln Center

090. Marc Cary Focus Trio - Waltz Betty Waltz
089. Stephan Crump's Rosetta Trio - Reclamation Zone
088. Joey DeFrancesco - Canadian Sunset
087. Pharez Whitted - If They Could Only See
086. Lee Smith - Sittin' On A Secret
085. Preservation Hall Jazz Band - Sugar Plum
084. Poncho Sanchez - Mambo Inn/On Green Dolphin Street
083. Paquito D'Rivera - Song for Maura
082.  Mr. Ho's Orchestrotics Quartet - Would You Like Bongos With That Fugue?
081. Hashem Assadullahi - Dark Tower

080. Scott Healy Ensemble - Central Trolley
079. The Clayton Brothers - Blues Gathering
078. Steve Turre - Slide's Ride
077. Earl Klugh w/ Jake Shimabukuro - Hotel California
076. Conrad Herwig - The Sun Within
075. Planet D Nonet - Mr. Gentle, Mr. Cool
074. Oliver Jones - Lights of Burgundy
073. Bill Cunliffe - Blue Notes
072. South Florida Jazz Orchestra - Dahoud
071. Fareed Haque - Flood In Franklin Square

070. Christian McBride Trio - My Favorite Things
069. Vince Ector - In A Sentimental Mood
068. Terence Blanchard - Magnetic
067. Denise King & Olivier Hutman - I Only Have Eyes for You
066. Chrissie Loftus - April In Paris 
065. Ghost Train Orchestra - Her Old Man Was (At Times) Suspicious
064. Freddy Cole - Everybody's Talkin'
063. West Point Band w/ Alexis Cole - Joy Spring
062. Giacomo Gates - All Blues
061. Rene Marie - I'd Rather Be Burned As A Witch

060. Bobby McFerrin w/ Esperanza Spalding - Swing Low
059. Jeremy Pelt - Pieces Of A Dream
058. Dave Slonaker Big Band - Point of Departure
057. Mark Winkler & Cheryl Bentyne - Route 66/Alright, OK, You Win/Straighten Up & Fly Right
056. The Dann Zinn 4 - Corazon
055. Wynton Marsalis - Processional
054. Kenny Burrell - Killer Joe
053. Kurt Rosenwinkel - déjà vu
052. Frank Wess - The Very Thought of You
051. Champian Fulton - It's Alright With Me

050. Lionel Loueke - Ife
049. Gilad Edelman - Sweet Honey Bee
048. Roger Kellaway & Eddie Daniels - Perdido
047. Michael Treni Big Band - BQE Blues
046. Eli Yamin & Evan Christopher - What's Your Story Morning Glory
045. Eric Alexander - Central Park West
044. Hope Morgan - Well, You Needn't
043. Rez Abassi Trio - Off Minor
042. Metropolitian Jazz Orchestra - Bridge Over Troubled Water
041. The New Gary Burton Quartet - Helena

040. Next Collective - No Church In The Wild
039. Harvey S & Kenny Barron - Deep Night
038. Terry Klinefelter - Tunnel
037. Joe Lovano Us Five - Cross Culture
036. Michael Blanco - Smithlike
035. Terri Lyne Carrington - Wig Wise
034. Ahmad Jamal - Saturday Morning
033. Albert Heath - The Charleston
032. Joe Locke - Ain't No Sunshine
031. Aaron Diehl - Generation Y

030. Bill Mays Inventions Trio - Main Theme
029. Christian Howes & Richard Galliano - Heavy Tango
028. Kenny Barron - Ja Era
027. Wallace Roney - Is That So?
026. Takuya Kuroda Sextet - Jafro
025. Melton Mustafa - The Traveling Man
024. DePaul University Jazz Ensemble w/ Jeff Hamilton - Woodchopper's Ball
023. Scottish National Jazz Ochestra - Kinda Dukish & Rockin' In Rhythm
022. North American Jazz Alliance - Just One of Those Things
021. Jimmy Amadie - This Can't Be Love

020. Keith Jarrett/Gary Peacock/Jack DeJohnette - Tonight
019. Joshua Redman - The Folks Who Live on the Hill
018. Matt Savage - Some Beach Somewhere
017. Warren Wolf - Wolfgang
016. Joe Clark Big Band - Samba de Martelo
015. Scott Hamilton - Trubbel
014. Paul Carr - Dream Dancing
013. Jackie Ryan - Throw It Away
012. Louis Fouche - Perceptive Delusion
011. Chicago Jazz Orchestra - Them There Eyes

010. Gregory Porter - The In Crowd
009. Christian McBride & Inside Straight - Listen to the Heroes Cry
008. Blake Meister - Market East
007. Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet - Blues For The 29%ers
006. Christian McBride Trio - Ham Hocks and Cabbage
005. Jaleel Shaw - Song For Sid
004. Kim Richmond Concert Jazz Orchestra - Willow Weep for Me
003. Etienne Charles - Turn Your Lights Down Low
002. Larry McKenna w/ Joanna Pascale - One Falling Tree
001. Cecile McLorin Salvant - I Didn't Know What Time It Was