Here are 10 of David R. Adler’s favorite album releases of 2021 along with his review commentary. Albums are not ranked in any particular order and are embedded into the article as a reference for listening.
“Rather play earlier standards from the Great American Songbook, Arcamone mostly plays jazz tunes from the 1960s including numbers from Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson, and McCoy Tyner, along with a later song apiece by Pat Metheny and Allan Holdsworth.” — Jazz Artistry Now
Tate Berry is currently a student enrolled at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He’s a Jazz Studies major in the conservatory of music and a Business major in the Bloch School there. Tate plays woodwinds, primarily saxophones, and also composes music.
This stimulating and often-stormy set of exciting post-bop jazz does an excellent job of displaying the musical talents of Jeff “Siege” Siegel’s quartet.