Was coming here to mention the new Battle Trance record. Loved Palace of Wind but hadn't realised they had a new one out until I saw it on the Norman Records AOTY list. Calling it jazz might be pushing it a touch, but there's some overwhelmingly beautiful moments off the back of 4 tenors playing completely in harmony with each other.
Love the Shabaka & the Ancestors record. He's up there with the best sax players I've ever seen in the flesh, I think. Was incredible to see him absolutely going for it when I played with the Comet is Coming earlier this year.
Anyone mentioned the Szun Waves record? Luke Abbott with the drummer from PVT and the sax player from Portico Quartet doing a cosmic free jazz trio thing, recorded by James Holden. Another of my favs from this year, drumming is excellent: https://lukeabbottmusic.bandcamp.com/album/at-sacred-walls