British jazz had a good showing with Zara McFarlane, Jamie Cullum and Dylan Howe included but top spot belongs to New Orleans.
The Sunday Times listed it’s top ten jazz albums for 2014. The list was compiled by freelance journalist Clive Davis and British jazz had a good showing with MOBO Award winning Zara McFarlane’s 2nd album ‘If You Knew Her’, Jamie Cullum’s ‘Interlude’ and drummer Dylan Howe’s re-interpretation of the music of David Bowie ‘Subterranean’ are included. French singer Cyrille Aimée’s ‘It’s A Good Day’ was in the top 5 and in the top spot was New Orleans legend Henry Butler’s collaboration with Lounge Lizard Steven Bernstein called ‘Viper’s Drag’.
The Top Ten:
1. Henry Butler / Steven Bernstein - Viper’s Drag
2. Dylan Howe - Subterranean: New Designs On Bowie’s Berlin
3. Helen Sung - Anthem For A New Day
4. Cyrille Aimee - It’s A Good Day
5. Zara Mcfarlan - If You Knew Her
6. Bill Frisell - Guitar In The Space Age!
7. Django A La Creole - Live!
8. Jamie Cullum - Interlude
9. Chris Ingham Quartet - Hoagy
10. Various - Round Nina: A Tribute To Nina Simone