Top 10 Albums of 2023 – Rodger Hara’s Picks

2023 continued the energy and productivity that the isolation of the pandemic generated among singers, songwriters, composers and arrangers. The music that was released reflects the ways in which tradition and roots are honored as foundations for building new sounds for today. Fun year!

Artist Album Label
1 Samara Joy Linger Awhile Longer Verve
2 Pat Metheny Dream Box Modern Records
3 Ahmad Jamal Emerald City Nights Jazz Detective
4 Lankum False Lankum Rough Trade
5 Grian Chatten Chaos for the Fly Partisan
6 Daimh Sula
Goat Island Music
7 Cecile McLorin Salvant Melusine Nonesuch
8 Sullivan Fortner Solo Game Artwork Records
9 Carrie Newcomer A Great Wild Mercy
Available Light Records
10 Original Cast Kimberly Akimbo
Ghostlight Records
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