Best jazz music albums of 2012
The best jazz recordings of 2012 spanned a vast stylistic range, from ultra-sophisticated music by Miguel Zenon and Laurent Coq to easily accessible but still substantive work from Esperanza Spalding: -- Howard Reich
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Miguel Zenon and Laurent Coq: 'Rayuela' (Sunnyside Records)
Puerto Rican saxophonist Zenon and French pianist Coq drew inspiration for "Rayuela" from Argentine writer Julio Cortazar's book of the same name, but this sublimely expressive recording achieves a poetry of its own.