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Year in Review: The Top 40 Jazz Albums of 2022

Our critics pick their favorite new releases of the year

We calculated our top 40 new releases of 2022 based on year-end lists by our writers. They were asked to choose the 10 best new releases and five best historical titles—i.e., albums and box sets consisting primarily of music recorded 10 or more years ago. Each voter’s individual ballot, featuring both new and historical releases, can be seen here. Albums and box sets released between November 12, 2021 and November 11, 2022 were eligible. Some discs may have slipped through the cracks, however, as official release dates shifted or weren’t available.

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