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Jane Ira Bloom's 'Sixteen Sunsets' makes 'Jazz After Hours 'Best of 2013' list

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  ..."Top Ten" seems a rather arbitrary number, so here are my favorites out of about a thousand CDs which came my way last year. The selection is a personal choice based  on musical merit and not necessarily popular appeal, sales, or airplay elsewhere. This is  not a ranking, CDs are listed more or less in order received. Grammy nominees are indicated with * except in the reissue/ historical section. The Grammy eligibility year is October through August, thus some of this year's nominees appeared on our list last year, and some on this list may be nominated next year. 'Jazz After Hours' is a Syndicated Radio Show through PRI.  host and producer -  Jim Wilke.  Here's the list


Joe Lovano UsFive – Crossculture- Blue Note 
Charles Lloyd & Jason Moran – Hagar's Song – ECM 
Tomasz Stanko – Wislawa – ECM 
Dave Douglas Quintet – Time Travel – Greenleaf 
Ryan Keberle & Catharsis – Music is Emotion – Alternate Side 
Michael Dease – Coming Home – D Clef 
Joe Locke – Lay Down My Heart – Motema
Frank Wess – Magic 101 – IPO 
Eddie Daniels & Roger Kellaway – Duke at The Roadhouse – IPO 
Miami Saxophone Quartet – Four of a Kind – Fourtitude 
Etienne Charles – Creole Soul – Culture Shock
Ryan Cohen – The River – Motema 
Gary Burton – Guided Tour – Mack Avenue 
Jim Hall Quartet – Live at Birdland – Artistshare 
Kenny Burrell – Special Requests – High Note 
Kenny Wheeler – Six for Six – CAM Jazz 
Steve Turre – The Bones of Art – Highnote 
Joe Fielder's Big Sackbut – Dackbut Stomp – Multiphonic Music 
3 Cohens – Tightrope – Anzic 
Brian Lynch – Unsung Heroes, Vol 2 – Holistic Musicworks