The top 10 jazz albums of 2014, plus 10 that are worth mentioning

December 24, 2014 1:06 PM

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At the end of a year seemingly marked by more tragedy and loss than usual, here are 10 jazz albums from 2014 to raise spirits.

The Steve Lehman Octet, "Mise en Ab�me" (Pi Recordings): Saxophonist Steve Lehman calls the sound explored here "spectral harmony," an ephemeral-sounding concept that involves overtones and microtones but better translates as an intricate and adventurous whole. Inside a latticework of horns from s...

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