Through the week of the 20th, the AllMusic Blog will be publishing our editors' favorite albums of 2009. We'll be covering well over a dozen genres and styles, from rap to reggae, R&B to electronic, country to Latin, blues to metal, folk to soundtracks, and several points in-between. Right now, on the AllMusic Blog, we take a look at our favorite jazz albums of 2009. Be sure to check our overall feature of new albums and classical releases, AllMusic Loves 2009, and our other 2009 in Review posts.

Rashied Ali Quintet - Live in Europe
Fred Anderson - Staying in the Game
Cyro Baptista & Banquet of the Senses - Infinito
Ran Blake - Driftwoods
Gerald Cleaver/William Parker/Craig Taborn - Farmers by Nature
Nels Cline - Coward
Ethnic Heritage Ensemble - Mama's House Live
Jan Garbarek Group - Dresden: In Concert
Tom Harrell - Prana Dance
Stefon Harris/Blackout - Urbanus
Freddie Hubbard - Without a Song: Live in Europe 1969
Ben Perowsky Quartet - Esopus Opus
Roswell Rudd - Trombone Tribe
Kermit Ruffins - Livin' a Treme Life
Jamie Saft - Black Shabbis
Dr. Lonnie Smith - Rise Up!
Wadada Leo Smith & Jack DeJohnette - America
Henry Threadgill Zooid - This Brings Us To, Vol. 1
Charles Tolliver - Emperor March: Live at the Blue Note
Allen Toussaint - The Bright Mississippi
David S. Ware - Shakti
John Zorn - O'o