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Jazzwise Albums of the Year 2012

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Jazzwise announced the results of its annual writers poll with Courtney Pine winning the prestigious No.1 spot, for his album House of Legends, in a strong Top 20 albums list.

Top 20 New Releases  

Courtney Pine   — House Of Legends — Destin—
EST — 301 — ACT
John Surman — Saltash Bells — ECM
Christine Tobin — Sailing To Byzantium   — Trail Belle Records
John McLaughlin & 4th Dimension   — Now Here This — Abstract Logix
Gregory Porter — Be Good — Motéma  
Jeremy Pelt — Soul — Highnote
Robert Glasper — Black Radio — Blue Note
Branford Marsalis   — 4 Mf’s Playing Tunes   — Marsalis Music
Django Bates Belovèd — Confirmation — Lost Marble  
Béla Fleck/Marcus Roberts Trio — Across The Imaginary Divide — Rounde
Christian Scott — Christian Atunde Adjuah — Concord
Esperanda Spalding — Radio Music Society — Decca
Phronesis — Walking Dark — Edition
Kurt Elling     — On Broadway — Concord  
Ahmad Jamal   —   Blue Moon — Jazz Village
Roller Trio — Roller Trio — F—ire
Simcock/Garland/Sirkis — Lighthouse — ACT
Colin Towns Blue Touch Paper — Stand Well Back — Provocateur  
Billy Hart — All Of Our Reasons — ECM