As Music Director for KUVO Jazz, I’m fortunate to hear the newest arrivals first which is why I host New Music Monday beginning at Noon every Monday. Here are my favorite 22 recordings of 2022 placed in alphabetical order, I chose not to rank them. These are not necessarily the best 22 albums of the year—that’s a different list, but they are the ones I enjoyed the most. Thank you! Arturo Gómez

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Arturo Gómez’s Favorite 22 of 2022:

Bruce Barth — Dedication

Baylor Project — The Evening: Live at Apparatus

Annie Booth Sextet — Alpenglow

Donald Byrd — Live: Cookin’ at Montreux, 1973

Emmet Cohen — Uptown in Orbit

Generation Gap Jazz Orchestra — Steven Feifke & Bijon Watson

Carlos Henriquez — The South Bronx Story

Conrad Herwig — The Latin Side of Charles Mingus

Eugenie Jones — Players

Joy Lapps — Girl in the Yard

Jason Marshall — New Beginnings

T.S. Monk — Two Continents One Groove

Houston Person — Reminiscing at Rudy’s (Van Gelder)

Alvin Queen Trio — Night Train to Copenhagen

Diego Rivera — Mestizo

Catherine Russell — Send for Me

Sonido Solar — Sonido Solar

Grant Stewart with Bruce Harris — The Lighting of the Lamps

Steve Turre — Generations

Chucho Valdés-Paquito D’Rivera — I Missed You Too!

Rodney Whitaker — Oasis: The Music of Gregg Hill

Miguel Zenón — Música de las Américas

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