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Top 10 Jazz Albums of the 2000s: Readers’ Picks

The fourth of five decades' worth of Top 10 lists voted on by our readers in celebration of JazzTimes' 50th anniversary

Top 10 Jazz Albums of the 2000s

Earlier in 2020, to celebrate our golden anniversary, we conducted five separate readers’ polls asking you to tell us your top 10 jazz albums for each of the five decades of JazzTimes‘ existence. Nearly 50,000 votes later, we have the results of all those polls, ranked by the number of votes cast per album, and we’re revealing them this week—one day for each decade (starting Monday, November 9). After that, it’s time for our critics’ Top 50 albums list for the past 50 years, which we’ll be rolling out, also by decade, next week (starting Monday, November 16). Add those lists together and you’ve got a lot of great music for a 50th birthday party.

Here are your choices for the top 10 jazz albums of the 2000s. For the 1970s, go here; for the 1980s, go here; for the 1990s, go here; and for the 2010s, go here.

1. Kurt Rosenwinkel: <i>The Next Step</i>

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Released 2001 on Verve Records. Kurt Rosenwinkel: guitar and piano; Mark Turner: tenor saxophone; Ben Street: bass; Jeff Ballard: drums. Produced by Kurt Rosenwinkel and Jason Olaine.


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