Vijay Iyer, Allen Toussaint, Joe Lovano and the rest of 2009's most notable jazz releases
Like the rest of the recording industry, jazz clearly has its issues going into 2010. But rumors of its death remain greatly exaggerated. In the last 12 months, a variety of performers released remarkable, forward-looking music that in some cases showed little regard for barriers between genre or culture.
Photo, top left: Joe Lovano. Credit: Jimmy Katz / EMI
Photo, top center: Vijay Iyer. Credit: Lynne Harty / ACT Music
Photo, top right:Allen Toussaint. Credit: Michael Wilson