1. In the liner notes to his 2012 trio album Accelerando, the pianist and composer Vijay Iyer (pictured) wrote: “[T]his album is in the lineage of American creative music based on dance rhythms.” Dancing in rhythm and exemplifying creativity, here are 10 records which belong to that great lineage.
Top 10 Jazz Albums of 2012

    In the liner notes to his 2012 trio album Accelerando, the pianist and composer Vijay Iyer (pictured) wrote: “[T]his album is in the lineage of American creative music based on dance rhythms.” Dancing in rhythm and exemplifying creativity, here are 10 records which belong to that great lineage.

    Top 10 Jazz Albums of 2012