At the end of the year we usually provide our readers with Polish-Jazz Blog Top Ten of Best Albums in a given year (check our 2012 Top Ten list). However first half o this year 2013 was so abundant in exceptionally good albums that we decided to provide you with Mid-Year Report containing Top Five of Best Albums released in this period picked up by our regular staff. How good these six months have been for Polish jazz can be proved by significant number of equally good albums that did not find their place on these three lists. We hope they will surface on our Top Ten list which we will publish for you in December.
Obara International - "Komeda"
Wacław Zimpel Quartet - "Stone Fog"
Mikrokolektyw - "Absent Minded"
Nor Cold - "Nor Cold"
Shofar - "Ha-Huncvot"
RGG - "Szymanowski"
Irek Wojtczak - "The Bees' Knees"
Kuba Stankiewicz - "Kilar"
Marek Jakubowski Trio - "My Own"
Lichtański Sound Lab - "Live"