Wow, this is hard. The sheer scope of releases this year indicates that jazz is still alive and well, and vibrant, in the crazy competitive music scene. But picking the best jazz albums of 2015 is no walk in the park.
None of those nominees made this top 10 list. This list is special, just as deserving of recognition as the recently Grammy-nominated Joey Alexander, Christian McBride, and Joshua Redman. See for yourself.