Rhapsody Streamnotes: Year 2010 Index

March

  1. Albare: Albare Plays Jobim Vol. 2 (2020 [2021], Alfi) B+(*)
  2. Franco Ambrosetti Band: Lost Within You (2020 [2021], Unit) B+(**)
  3. Baker's Brew: New Works (2020 [2021], Psychosomatic, 2CD) B+(*)
  4. Nik Bärtsch: Entendre (2019 [2021], ECM) B+(**)
  5. Dan Blake: Da Fé (2019 [2021], Sunnyside) B+(**)
  6. Jakob Bro/Arve Henriksen/Jorge Rossy: Uma Elmo (2020 [2021], ECM) B
  7. Joe Chambers: Samba De Marcatu (2020 [2021], Blue Note) B
  8. Ian Charleton Big Band: A Fresh Perspective (2020 [2021], none) B+(***)
  9. Emmet Cohen: Future Stride (2021, Mack Avenue) B+(**)
  10. Cowboys & Frenchmen: Our Highway (2020 [2021], Outside In Music) B+(*)
  11. Charley Crockett: 10 for Slim: Charley Crockett Sings James Hand (2021, Son of Davy) B+(**)
  12. Lana Del Rey: Chemtrails Over the Country Club (2021, Polydor/Interscope) B+(**)
  13. The Dynamic Les DeMerle Band Featuring Bonnie Eisele: Hot Night in Venice: Live at the Venice Jazz Club (2020 [2021], Origin) B+(*)
  14. Pat Donaher: Occasionally (2020 [2021], none) B+(**)
  15. Rebecca Dumaine and the Dave Miller Trio: Someday, Someday (2020 [2021], Summit) B+(*)
  16. Yelena Eckemoff: Adventures of the Wildflower (2019 [2021], L&H Production, 2CD) B+(**)
  17. Elephant9: Arrival of the New Elders (2020 [2021], Rune Grammofon) B+(**)
  18. Yoav Eshed/Lex Korten/Massimo Biolcati/Jongkuk Kim: A Way Out (2019 [2021], Sounderscore) B+(*)
  19. Floating Points/Pharoah Sanders & the London Symphony Orchestra: Promises (2021, Luaka Bop) B+(**)
  20. Michael and Peter Formanek: Dyads (2019 [2021], Out of Your Head) A-
  21. Amit Friedman: Unconditional Love (2018 [2021], Origin) B
  22. Satoko Fujii: Hazuki: Piano Solo (2020 [2021], Libra) B+(***)
  23. Futari: Beyond (2019 [2021], Libra) B+(*)
  24. Ghetts: Conflict of Interest (2021, Warner) B+(*)
  25. Frank Gratkowski/Achim Kaufmann/Wilbert de Joode/Tony Buck: Flatbosc & Cautery (2018 [2020], NoBusiness) A-
  26. Barry Guy: Irvin's Comet (2019 [2020], NoBusiness) B+(*)
  27. George Haslam/João Madeira/Padro Catello Lopes/Mario Rua: Ajuda (2019 [2020], Slam) B+(***)
  28. The Hold Steady: Open Door Policy (2021, Positive Jams) B+(**)
  29. Chris Hopkins: Meets the Jazz Kangaroos: Live! Vol. 1 (2020, Echoes of Swing) B+(**)
  30. In Layers: Pliable (2018 [2020], FMR) B+(***)
  31. Ethan Iverson/Umbria Jazz Orchestra: Bud Powell in the 21st Century (2018 [2021], Sunnyside) B+(**)
  32. Jazz Worms: Squirmin' (2017 [2021], Capri) B+(*)
  33. Marcus Joseph: Beyond the Dome (2021, Jazz Re:freshed) B
  34. Jonathan Kane and Dave Soldier: February Meets Soldier String Quartet (2020 [2021], EEG) B+(**)
  35. Achim Kaufmann/Ignaz Schick: Altered Alchemy (2016 [2021], Zarek, 2CD) B+(**)
  36. Reza Khan: Imaginary Road (2020 [2021], Painted Music) B-
  37. Andy LaVerne: Rhapsody (2021, SteepleChase) B+(**)
  38. Mark Lewis Quartet: Naked Animals (2019-20 [2021], Audio Daddio) B+(*)
  39. Lukas Ligeti: That Which Has Remained . . . That Which Will Emerge . . . (2015 [2021], Col Legno) B+(**)
  40. Johan Lindström Septett: On the Asylum (2020 [2021], Moserobie) B+(*)
  41. Loretta Lynn: Still Woman Enough (2007-20 [2021], Legacy) A-
  42. Doug MacDonald Duo: Toluca Lake Jazz (2020 [2021], Doug MacDonald Music) B+(**)
  43. João Madeira/Hernâni Faustino: dB Duet (2020 [2021], FMR) B+(***)
  44. Shai Maestro: Human (2020 [2021], ECM) B+(*)
  45. Magnet Animals: Fake Dudes (2020 [2021], RareNoise) A-
  46. Roberto Magris & Eric Hochberg: Shuffling Ivories (2019 [2021], JMood) B+(**)
  47. Mai-Liis: Mai-Liis on Life (2019-20 [2021], OA2) B+(**)
  48. Wu Man/Kojiro Umezaki: How (2019 [2021], In a Circle) B+(*)
  49. Meridian Odyssey: Second Wave (2020 [2021], Origin) B+(*)
  50. Hafez Modirzadeh: Facets (2018-19 [2021], Pi) B+(***)
  51. Ben Monder/Tony Malaby/Tom Rainey: Live at the 55 Bar (2020 [2021], Sunnyside) B+(***)
  52. Sana Nagano: Smashing Humans (2020 [2021], 577) B+(***)
  53. Gary Negbaur: You've Got to Be Carefully Taught (2020 [2021], BluJazz) B+(*)
  54. Willie Nelson: That's Life (2021, Legacy) B
  55. Larry Newcomb Quartet: Love, Dad (2020 [2021], Essential Messenger) B+(*)
  56. Ben Patterson: Push the Limits (2020 [2021], Origin) B+(*)
  57. Charlie Porter: Hindsight (2020 [2021], OA2) B
  58. Reggie Quinerly: New York Nowhere (2020 [2021], Redefinition) B+(*)
  59. Logan Richardson: Afrofuturism (2020, WAX Industry) B
  60. Jason Ringenberg: Rhinestoned (2021, Courageous Chicken) B+(**)
  61. Schapiro 17: Human Qualities (2020 [2021], Summit) B+(**)
  62. Ignaz Schick/Oliver Steidle: Ilog2 (2020 [2021], Zarek) A-
  63. Zoe Scott: Shades of Love (2020, Zoe Scott Music) B+(*)
  64. Charlie Sepúlveda: Charlie Sepülveda & the Turnaround (2020 [2021], HighNote) B+(**)
  65. Archie Shepp & Jason Moran: Let My People Go (2017-18 [2021], Archieball) B+(***)
  66. Idit Shner: Live at the Jazz Station (2019 [2021], OA2) B+(**)
  67. Grete Skarpeid: Beyond Other Stories (2018 [2021], Origin) B+(**)
  68. Slowthai: Tyron (2021, Method) B+(*)
  69. Jim Snidero: Live at the Deer Head Inn (2020 [2021], Savant) B+(**)
  70. Peter Stampfel: Peter Stampfel's 20th Century in 100 Songs (2021, Louisiana Red Hot) B+(**)
  71. John Stowell/Dan Dean: Rain Painting (2018-20 [2021], Origin) B
  72. Steve Swell: The Center Will Hold (2019 [2020], Not Two) B+(***)
  73. Yuma Uesaka/Cat Toren/Colin Hinton: Ocelot (2019 [2021], 577) B+(***)
  74. Theo Walentiny: Looking Glass (2020 [2021], self-released) B+(*)
  75. Amber Weekes: My Romance: A Special Valentine (2020 [2021], Amber Inn Productions, EP) C
  76. Ruth Weiss: We Are Sparks in the Universe to Our Own Fire (2018 [2021], Edgetone) A-
  77. Rodney Whitaker With the Christ Church Cranbrook Choir: Cranbrook Christmas Jazz (2020 [2021], Origin) B
  78. Chris White/Lara Driscoll: Firm Roots (2020 [2021], Firm Roots) B+(**)
  79. Greg Yasinitsky Yazz Band: New Normal (2019-20 [2021], Origin) B
  80. Derek Bailey/Mototeru Takagi: Live at FarOut, Atsugi 1987 (1987 [2020], NoBusiness) B+(**)
  81. Don Cherry: Cherry Jam (1965 [2021], Gearbox, EP) B+(*)
  82. Edo Funk Explosion Vol. 1 (1980-85 [2021], Analog Africa) B+(**)
  83. Hal Galper Quintet: Live at the Berlin Philharmonic 1977 (1977 [2021], Origin, 2CD) B+(***)
  84. Allen Ginsberg's The Fall of America: A 50th Anniversary Musical Tribute (2021, Ginsberg) B+(**)
  85. Emmylou Harris and the Hot Band: Hot Night in Roslyn: 1976 Radio Broadcast Recording (1976 [2021], Hobo) B+(***)
  86. Juju: Live at 131 Prince Street (1973 [2021], Strut) A-
  87. Byard Lancaster: My Pure Joy (1992 [2021], Strut) B+(***)
  88. Charles Lloyd Quartet: Montreux Jazz Festival 1967 [Swiss Radio Days Volume 46] (1967 [2019], TCB, 2CD) B+(**)
  89. Irene Mawela: The Best of the SABC Years (1982-88 [2019], Umsakazo) B+(***)
  90. Juozas Milasius/Tomas Kulavicius/Dalius Naujokaitis/Lithuanian Young Composers Orchestra: Live at Willisau, 1993 (1993 [2020], NoBusiness) C+
  91. Now That's What I Call Music! Outlaw Country (1968-2015 [2021], NOW) B+(***)
  92. Joe Strummer: Assembly (1986-2002 [2021], Dark Horse) B+(**)
  93. Masauyki JoJo Takayanagi/Nobuyoshi Ino/Masabumi PUU Kikuchi: Live at Jazz Inn Lovely 1990 (1990 [2020], NoBusiness) B+(**)
  94. Neil Young With Crazy Horse: Way Down in the Rust Bucket (1990 [2021], Reprise, 2CD) B+(**)
  95. Bob Andy: Bob Andy's Songbook (1966-68 [1970], Studio One) A-
  96. Big Youth: Dreadlocks Dread (1975, Klik) B+(***)
  97. Big Youth: Natty Cultural Dread (1976, Trojan) B
  98. Big Youth: Hit the Road Jack (1976, Trojan) B+(*)
  99. Big Youth: Isaiah First Prophet of Old (1978, Negusa Nagast) B+(**)
  100. Big Youth: Progress (1979, Negusa Negast) A-
  101. Big Youth: A Reggae Collection (1973-80 [1992], Essex Entertainment) A-
  102. Big Youth: The Chanting Dread Inna Fine Style (1973-82 [1982], Heartbeat) B+(***)
  103. Big Youth: Live at Reggae Sunsplash (1982 [1984], Sunsplash) B+(**)
  104. Big Youth: A Luta Continua (1984 [1985], Heartbeat) B+(**)
  105. Big Youth: Manifestation (1988, Heartbeat) B+(*)
  106. Big Youth: Higher Grounds (1995, VP) B+(*)
  107. Ken Boothe: Mr. Rock Steady (1968, Studio One) B+(**)
  108. Sid Catlett: The Chronological Sid Catlett 1944-1946 (1944-46 [1997], Classics) A-
  109. Joe Chambers: The Almoravid (1971-73 [1974], Muse) B
  110. Joe Chambers: Phantom of the City (1991 [1992], Candid) B+(*)
  111. Joe Chambers: Mirrors (1998 [1999], Blue Note) B+(*)
  112. Johnny Clarke: A Ruffer Version: Johnny Clarke at King Tubby's 1974-78 (1974-78 [2002], Trojan) B+(**)
  113. Johnny Clarke: Dreader Dread (1976-1978) (1976-78 [1998], Blood & Fire) B+(***)
  114. Dillinger: CB 200 (1976, Mango) A-
  115. Phyllis Dillon: One Life to Live (1972, Trojan) B-
  116. Baby Dodds: Baby Dodds (1944-45 [1993], American Music) B+(*)
  117. Baby Dodds: Jazz A' La Creole (1946-47 [2000], GHB) B+(***)
  118. Dr. Alimantado: Best Dressed Chicken in Town (1973-76 [1978], Greensleeves) B+(***)
  119. Mikey Dread: World War III (1980, Dread at the Controls) B+(***)
  120. Mikey Dread: Pave the Way (1982, Heartbeat) B+(**)
  121. Don Drummond: Jazz Ska Attack 1964 (1964 [1999], Jet Set) B+(**)
  122. Drums Parade: From New Orleans to Swing 1937/1945 (1937-45 [1997], Jazz Archives) B+(***)
  123. Clancy Eccles: Freedom: The Anthology (1967-73 [2005], Trojan, 2CD) B+(*)
  124. Eek-a-Mouse: Wa-Do-Dem (1981 [1982], Greensleeves) B+(***)
  125. Alton Ellis: The Best of Alton Ellis (1968-69 [1969], Studio One) B+(**)
  126. Joe Gibbs & the Professionals: African Dub All-Mighty (1975, Joe Gibbs Record Globe) B+(***)
  127. Joe Gibbs & the Professionals: African Dub All-Mighty Chapter 2 (1976, Joe Gibbs Record Globe) B+(***)
  128. Joe Gibbs & the Professionals: African Dub All-Mighty Chapter 3 (1978, Joe Gibbs Record Globe) A-
  129. Joe Gibbs & the Professionals: African Dub Chapter 4 (1979, Joe Gibbs Music) B+(**)
  130. Joe Gibbs & the Professionals: African Dub Chapter Five (1984, Joe Gibbs Music) B+(**)
  131. Allen Ginsberg: Songs of Innocence and Experience (1970, MGM/Verve Forecast) B+(***)
  132. Allen Ginsberg: The Complete Songs of Innocence and Experience (1970 [2017], Omnivore, 2CD) B+(**)
  133. Marcia Griffiths: Naturally (1978, Shanachie) B+(**)
  134. The Heptones: Cool Rasta (1976, Trojan) B+(*)
  135. Keith Hudson: Pick a Dub (1974 [1994], Blood & Fire) B+(**)
  136. Keith Hudson: Rasta Communication (1978, Greensleeves)
  137. George Lewis: George Lewis and His New Orleans Stompers: Vol. 1 (1943 [1994], American Music) B+(***)
  138. George Lewis: George Lewis and His New Orleans Stompers: Vol. 2 (1943 [1994], American Music) B+(***)
  139. George Lewis: At Manny's Tavern 1949 (1949 [1994], American Music) B+(***)
  140. George Lewis: Hello Central . . . Give Me Doctor Jazz (1953 [2001], Delmark) B+(**)
  141. George Lewis: The Beverly Caverns Sessions, Vol. 2 (1953 [1996], Good Time Jazz) A-
  142. George Lewis With George Guesnon's New Orleans Band: Endless the Trek, Endless the Search (1962 [1997], American Music) A-
  143. George Lewis: At Castle Farm 1964 (1964 [2001], American Music) B+(**)
  144. A Love Electric: Son of a Hero (2014, Ropeadope) B
  145. A Love Electric: A Permanent Immigrant (2020, Imagination Demand) B+(*)
  146. The Maytals: Never Grow Old: Presenting the Maytals (1962-63 [1997], Heartbeat) B+(***)
  147. Jackie Mittoo: Now (1970, Studio One) B+(**)
  148. Prince Buster: Fabulous Greatest Hits (1964-68 [1968], Melodisc) A-
  149. Scientist: Scientist Meets the Space Invaders (1981, Greensleeves) B+(***)
  150. Scientist: Scientist Rids the World of the Evil Curse of Vampires (1981, Greensleeves) A-
  151. Scientist: Scientist Encounters Pac-Man (1982, Greensleeves) B+(**)
  152. Scientist: Scientist Wins the World Cup (1982 [2002], Greensleeves) B+(**)
  153. Scientist/Hempress Sativa: Scientist Meets Hempress Sativa in Dub (2018, Conquering Lion) B+(***)
  154. Garnet Silk: It's Growing (1992, VP) B+(**)
  155. Sizzla: Bobo Ashanti (2000, Greensleeves) B+(**)
  156. Skatalites: Ska Authentic, Vol. 1 (1967, Studio One) B+(**)
  157. Skatalites: Ska Authentic, Volume 2 (1970, Studio One) B+(***)
  158. The Upsetters: Return of Django (1969, Trojan) B+(***)
  159. The Upsetters: The Good, the Bad and the Upsetters (1970, Trojan) B+(***)
  160. U-Roy: 30 Massive Shots From Treasure Isle (1970-74 [2009], Attack) B+(**)
  161. U-Roy: Version of Wisdom (1971-74 [1990], Front Line/Virgin) A-
  162. U-Roy: The Lost Album: Right Time Rockers (1976 [1998], Sound System) A-
  163. U-Roy: Love Is Not a Gamble (1980, TR International) B+(***)
  164. U-Roy: Serious Matter (1999, Tabout 1) B+(*)
  165. Bunny Wailer: Protest (1978, Island) B
  166. Bunny Wailer: Struggle (1979, Solomonic) A-
  167. Bunny Wailer: Rock 'n' Groove (1981, Solomonic) B+(***)
  168. Bunny Wailer: Tribute (1981, Solomonic) B+(**)
  169. Bunny Wailer: Time Will Tell: A Tribute to Bob Marley (1981 [1990], Shanachie) B+(***)
  170. Bunny Wailer: Marketplace (1985, Shanachie) B+(*)
  171. Bunny Wailer: Liberation (1989, Shanachie) B+(**)
  172. Bunny Wailer: Crucial! Roots Classics (1979-82 [1994], Shanachie) A+

February 22

  1. 2nd Grade: Hit to Hit (2020, Double Double Whammy) B+(**)
  2. Jhené Aiko: Chilombo (2020, Def Jam) B+(*)
  3. Thana Alexa: Ona (2020, self-released) B+(**)
  4. Gyedu-Blay Ambolley: 11th Street, Sekondi (2019, Agogo) B+(**)
  5. Tim Berne/Matt Mitchell: Spiders (2020, Out of Your Head) A-
  6. Jake Blount: Spider Tales (2020, Free Dirt) B+(***)
  7. Busta Rhymes: Extinction Level Event 2: The Wrath of God (2020, Conglomerate/Empire) B+(*)
  8. Chika: Industry Games (2020, Warner, EP) B+(**)
  9. Common: A Beautiful Revolution [Part 1] (2020, Loma Vista) B+(***)
  10. Chris Crack: White People Love Algorithms (2020, New Deal Collectives) B+(**)
  11. Benoît Delbecq: The Weight of Light (2020 [2021], Pyroclastic) B+(**)
  12. Randal Despommier: Dio C'è (2019 [2021], Outside In Music) B
  13. Ani DiFranco: Revolutionary Love (2021, Righteous Babe) B+(**)
  14. Kevin Dixon: The Summer We All Bought Guns (2020, Covid Charlie's Demo-lution) B
  15. Che Ecru: Til Death (2020, F Plus) B+(**)
  16. Wendy Eisenberg: Auto (2020, Ba Da Bing) B+(*)
  17. Signe Emmeluth: Hi Hello I'm Signe (2020 [2021], Relative Pitch) B
  18. En Attendant Ana: Juillet (2020, Trouble in Mind) B+(**)
  19. See'J Foster: HiSonGreWings (2020, self-released) B+(**)
  20. Gabriel Garzón-Montano: Agüita (2020, Jagjaguwar) B+(*)
  21. Dana Gavanski: Yesterday Is Gone (2020, Ba Da Bing) B+(*)
  22. Dana Gavanski: Wind Songs (2020, Ba Da Bing, EP) B
  23. Beverly Glenn-Copeland: Live at Le Guess Who? 2018 (2018 [2020], Transgressive) B+(***)
  24. Goodie Mob: Survival Kit (2020, Organized Noize/Goodie Mob Worldwide) A-
  25. Conan Gray: Kid Krow (2020, Republic) B+(*)
  26. Gunna: Wunna (2020, YSL/300) B+(*)
  27. Juniper: Juniper (2020, self-released) A-
  28. Katarsis 4: Live at the Underground Water Reservoir (2019 [2020], NoBusiness) B+(*)
  29. KMRU: Peel (2020, Editions Mego) B+(*)
  30. LCSM [Likwid Continual Space Motion]: Earthbound (2020, Super-Sonic Jazz) B+(***)
  31. Joe Lovano: Trio Tapestry: Garden of Expression (2019 [2021], ECM) B
  32. Madlib: Sound Ancestors (2021, Madlib Invazion) B+(*)
  33. Maluma: Papi Juancho (2020, Sony Music Latin) B+(**)
  34. Mast: Battle Hymns of the Republic (2020 [2021], World Galaxy) B+(**)
  35. Shawn Mendes: Wonder (2020, Island) B+(*)
  36. Yoko Miwa Trio: Songs of Joy (2020 [2021], Ubuntu Music) B+(**)
  37. Moor Mother & Billy Woods: Brass (2020, Backwoodz Studioz) B+(**)
  38. Nihiloxica: Kaloli (2020, Crammed Discs) B+(**)
  39. Kassa Overall: Shades of Flu: Healthy Remixes for an Ill Moment (2020, Flu Note) B+(*)
  40. Palberta: Palberta 5000 (2021, Wharf Cat) B+(*)
  41. Tayla Parx: Coping Mechanisms (2020, Taylamade) B+(*)
  42. Penya Na Msafiri Zawose: Penya Safari E.P. (2020, On the Corner) B+(*)
  43. Real Estate: The Main Thing (2020, Domino) B+(*)
  44. RED Trio & Celebration Band: Suite 10 Years Anniversary (2018 [2020], NoBusiness, 2CD) B+(***)
  45. Roddy Ricch: Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial (2019, Atlantic) B
  46. Roshin: Unrequited (2020, self-released) B+(*)
  47. Lingo Seini Et Son Groupe: Musique Hauka (2020, Sahel Sounds) B+(**)
  48. Shamir: Shamir (2020, self-released) B
  49. Skyzoo & Dumbo Station: The Bluest Note (2020, Tuff Kong, EP) A-
  50. Skyzoo: Milestones (2020, Mello Music Group, EP) A-
  51. Stove God Cooks: Reasonable Drought (2020, The Conglomeration Entertainment) B+(**)
  52. Thick: 5 Years Behind (2020, Epitaph) B+(**)
  53. Sabu Toyozumi/Mats Gustafsson: Hokusai (2018 [2020], NoBusiness) B+(*)
  54. Ty Dolla $ign: Featuring Ty Dolla $ign (2020, Atlantic) B
  55. Westside Gunn: Who Made the Sunshine (2020, Griselda/Shady/Interscope) B+(*)
  56. Nate Wooley/Liudas Mockunas/Barry Guy/Arkadijus Gotesmanas: NOX (2019 [2020], NoBusiness) B+(*)
  57. Matthew Wright: Locked Hybrids (2020, Relative Pitch) B
  58. YoungBoy Never Broke Again: Top (2020, Never Broke Again/Atlantic) B-
  59. Birds of Prey: The Album ([2020], Atlantic) B+(***)
  60. Billy Brooks: Windows of the World (1974 [2002], WeWantSounds) B-
  61. Beverly Glenn-Copeland: Transmissions: The Music of Beverly Glenn-Copeland (1970-2019 [2020], Transgressive) A-
  62. Honey Radar: Sing the Snow Away: The Chunklet Years (2015-18 [2020], Chunklet Industries) B+(**)
  63. Portals: A Kosmische Journey Through Outer Worlds and Inner Space ([2020], Behind the Sky) B+(***)
  64. Sam Rivers Quartet: Braids [Sam Rivers Archive Project, Volume 4] (1979 [2020], NoBusiness) A-
  65. Nancy Sinatra: Start Walkin' 1965-1976 (1965-76 [2021], Light in the Attic) B+(**)
  66. Southeast of Saturn: Michigan Shoegaze/Dream Pop/Space Rock (1990s [2020], Third Man) B+(*)
  67. Voz Di Sanicolau: Fundo De Marê Palinha (1976 [2020], Analog Africa, EP) B+(**)
  68. Mike Westbrook: Love and Understanding: Citadel/Room 315 Sweden '74 (1974 [2020], My Only Desire) A-
  69. Beverly Glenn-Copeland: Keyboard Fantasies (1986, Atlast) B+(**)
  70. SK Kakraba: Songs of Paapieye (2015, Awesome Tapes From Africa) B+(**)
  71. Playboy Tre and DJ Swatts: Goodbye America: Da Story of a Drunk Loner (2008, Last Call Entertainment) A-
  72. Playboy Tre: Liquor Store Mascot (2009, Playboy Music) A-
  73. U-Roy: Foundation Skank: 1971-1975 Rare Sides by the DJ Originator (1971-75 [2009], Sound System) B+(***)
  74. U-Roy: Dread in a Babylon (1975, Virgin) B+(**)

January 31

  1. 3unshine: We Are 3unshine (2019 [2020], Real Show) B+(**)
  2. AC/DC: Power Up (2020, Columbia) B
  3. Adulkt Life: Book of Curses (2020, What's Your Rupture?) B+(***)
  4. André Akinyele: Uniglo Boy (2020, Orange River) B+(**)
  5. Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet: Social Distancing (2020 [2021], Saponegro) B+(**)
  6. Karrin Allyson Sextet: Shoulder to Shoulder: Centennial Tribute to Women's Suffrage (2019, EOne Music) B+(***)
  7. Alma: Have U Seen Her? (2020, PME) B+(**)
  8. Roo Arcus: Tumbleweed (2020, Social Family) B+(*)
  9. Callum Au/Claire Martin: Songs and Stories (2020, Stunt) B+(**)
  10. Daniel Avery: Love + Light (2020, Phantasy Sound) B+(**)
  11. Baba Zula: Hayvan Gibi (2020, Night Dreamer/Gulbara) A-
  12. Juan Pablo Balcazar: Suite Resbalosa (2018 [2020], Fresh Sound New Talent) B+(***)
  13. BbyMutha: Muthaland (2020, The Muthaboard) A-
  14. BC Camplight: Shortly After Takeoff (2020, Bella Union) B
  15. Bdrmm: Bedroom (2020, Sonic Cathedral) B+(**)
  16. Beach Bunny: Honeymoon (2020, Mom + Pop) B+(*)
  17. Beans on Toast: Knee Deep in Nostalgia (2020, Beans on Toast Music) B+(***)
  18. Beans on Toast: The Unforseeable Future (2020, Beans on Toast Music) B+(***)
  19. Belle and Sebastian: What to Look for in Summer (2019 [2020], Matador, 2CD) B+(**)
  20. Peter Bernstein: What Comes Next (2020, Smoke Sessions) B+(*)
  21. The Big Moon: Walking Like We Do (2020, Fiction) B
  22. Big Sean: Detroit 2 (2020, GOOD Music/Def Jam) B+(**)
  23. Binker and Moses: Escape the Flames (2017 [2020], Gearbox) A-
  24. Nat Birchall Meets Al Breadwinner: Tradition Disc in Dub (2020, Tradition Disc) B+(***)
  25. BlackPink: The Album (2020, YG Entertainment/Interscope) B+(**)
  26. Susie Blue and the Lonesome Fellas: Bye Bye Blues (2020, Seraphic) B+(**)
  27. The Bombpops: Death in Venice Beach (2020, Fat Wreck Chords) B+(**)
  28. James Dean Bradfield: Even in Exile (2020, Montyray) B+(*)
  29. Brandy: B7 (2020, Brand Nu/Entertainment One) B+(*)
  30. Brothers Osborne: Skeletons (2020, EMI Nashville) B+(*)
  31. Nicholas Brust: Frozen in Time (2018 [2020], Fresh Sound New Talent) B+(**)
  32. Aaron Burnett & the Big Machine: Jupiter Conjunct (2019 [2020], Fresh Sound New Talent) B
  33. Cable Ties: Far Enough (2020, Merge) B+(***)
  34. Cam: The Otherside (2020, RCA) B+(***)
  35. Peter Campbell: Old Flames Never Die (2020, self-released) B+(*)
  36. Playboi Carti: Whole Lotta Red (2020, AWGE/Interscope) B+(**)
  37. Brian Charette: Beyond Borderline (2019, SteepleChase) B+(*)
  38. Brian Charette: Like the Sun (2020, Dim Mak) B
  39. Luca Collivasone/Gianni Mimmo: Rumpus Room (2019 [2020], Amirani) B+(*)
  40. Collocutor: Continuation (2018-19 [2020], On the Corner) B+(*)
  41. Marco Colonna & Alexander Hawkins: Dolphy Underlined (2020, Fundacja Sluchaj) B+(***)
  42. A.G. Cook: Apple (2020, PC Music) B
  43. Coriky: Coriky (2020, Dischord) B+(*)
  44. Elvis Costello: Hey Clockface (2020, Concord) B-
  45. Crack Cloud: Pain Olympics (2020, Meat Machine) B+(*)
  46. John Craigie: Asterisk the Universe (2020, Zabriskie Point) A-
  47. Cut Worms: Nobody Lives Here Anymore (2020, Jagjaguwar) B+(*)
  48. Dan Ex Machina: Pity Party Animal (2020, self-released) B+(***)
  49. Dan Ex Machina: My Wife (2020, self-released) B+(**)
  50. Dan Ex Machina: Bail Shag EP (2017 [2021], self-released) B+(*)
  51. Ward Davis: Black Cats and Crows (2020, Ward Davis Music) B+(*)
  52. Dean & Britta: Quarantine Tapes (2020, Double Feature) B+(**)
  53. Deerhoof: Future Teenage Cave Artists (2020, Joyful Noise) B+(*)
  54. Deerhoof & Wadada Leo Smith: To Be Surrounded by Beautiful, Curious, Breathing, Laughing Flesh Is Enough (2020, Joyful Noise) B+(**)
  55. Deerhoof: Love-Lore (2020, Joyful Noise) B+(*)
  56. Dehd: Flower of Devotion (2020, Fire Talk) B+(*)
  57. Helena Deland: Someone New (2020, Luminelle) B+(*)
  58. Diabla Diezco: Memento Mori (2020, Mord) B+(***)
  59. Dogleg: Melee (2020, Triple Crown) B
  60. Dave Douglas: Overcome (2020, Greenleaf Music) B+(**)
  61. Drunken Kong: Where We Start (2020, Tronic) B+(***)
  62. Dueling Experts: Dueling Experts (2020, Mello Music Group) B+(***)
  63. Nick Dunston: Atlantic Extraction: Live at Threes (2020, Out of Your Head Untamed) B+(**)
  64. Dvsn: A Muse in Her Feelings (2020, OVO Sound/Warner Bros.)
  65. Steve Earle: J.T. (2021, New West) A-
  66. Empress Of: I'm Your Empress Of (2020, Terrible) B+(**)
  67. Hazel English: Wake UP! (2020, Polyvinyl) B+(*)
  68. Erasure: The Neon (2020, Mute) B
  69. Brandon Evans: The Grove (2020, Human Plastic, EP) B+(**)
  70. Eyelids: The Accidental Falls (2020, Decor) B+(*)
  71. Fantastic Negrito: Have You Lose Your ind Yet? (2020, Cooking Vinyl/Blackball Universe) B+(***)
  72. Justin Farren: Pretty Free (2020, Bad Service Badger) A-
  73. Bill Fay: Countless Branches (2020, Dead Oceans) B+(**)
  74. Laura Fell: Safe From Me (2020, Balloon Machine) B+(*)
  75. R.A.P. Ferreira: Purple Moonlight Pages (2020, Ruby Yacht) A-
  76. R.A.P. Ferreira: Bob's Son: R.A.P. Ferreira in the Garden Level Cafe of the Scallops Hotel (2021, Ruby Yacht) B+(***)
  77. Fireboy DML: Apollo (YBNL Nation/Empire) B+(*)
  78. Michael Formanek: Pre-Apocalyptic (2014 [2020], Out of Your Head) B+(***)
  79. Keeley Forsyth: Debris (2020, The Leaf Label) B
  80. The Full Salon: The Full Salon (2018 [2020], self-released) B
  81. Future Islands: As Long as You Are (2020, 4AD) B+(*)
  82. Angelica Garcia: Cha Cha Palace (2020, Spacebomb) B
  83. Melody Gardot: Sunset in the Blue (2020, Decca) B
  84. Ghetto Kumbé: Ghetto Kumbé (2020, ZZK) B+(**)
  85. A Girl Called Eddy: Been Around (2020, Elefant) B+(*)
  86. Selena Gomez: Rare (2020, Interscope) B+(**)
  87. Jerry Granelli: The Jerry Granelli Trio Plays Vince Guaraldi & Mose Allison (2020, RareNoise) B+(*)
  88. The Grasso-Ravita Jazz Ensemble: Jagged Spaces (2020 [2021], Grassvita Music) B+(*)
  89. Groupe RTD: The Dancing Devils of Djibouti (2020, Ostinato) B+(***)
  90. Guiss Guiss Bou Bess: Set Sela (2019, Helico) A-
  91. The Happy Fits: What Could Be Better (2020, The Happy Fits) B+(**)
  92. Roderick Harper: Evolving (2020 [2021], R.H.M. Entertainment) B+(*)
  93. The Henrys: Paydirt (2020, HR-2019) B+(*)
  94. HHY & the Kampala Unit: Lithium Blast (2020, Nyege Nyege Tapes) B+(*)
  95. Marquis Hill: Soul Sign (2020, Black Unlimited Music Group) B
  96. Rui Ho: Lov3 & L1ght (2020, Planet Mu) B+(**)
  97. Siul Hughes: Hueman (2020, Fake Four) B+(***)
  98. Siul Hughes: Stoopkid (2018 [2019], Fake Four) B+(**)
  99. Sierra Hull: 25 Trips (2020, Rounder) B+(**)
  100. Hum: Inlet (2020, Earth Analog) B
  101. Kelley Hurt/Chad Fowler/Christopher Parker/Bernard Santacruz/Anders Griffen: Nothing but Love: The Music of Frank Lowe (2019 [2020], Mahakala Music) B+(***)
  102. Kang Tae Hwan/Hang Hae Jin: Circle Point (2019 [2020], Dancing Butterfly) B+(**)
  103. Hwyl Nofio: Isolate (2020, Hwyl) B+(*)
  104. Illuminati Hotties: Free I.H.: This Is Not the One You've Been Waiting For (2020, self-released) B+(*)
  105. Jasmine Infiniti: Bxtch Släp (2020, New World Dysorder) B+(**)
  106. International Teachers of Pop: Pop Gossip (2020, Desolate Spools) B+(**)
  107. Ital Tek: Outland (2020, Planet Mu) B+(**)
  108. Sunny Jain: Wild Wild East (2020, Smithsonian Folkways) B+(*)
  109. Sarah Jarosz: World on the Ground (2020, Rounder) B+(***)
  110. Hermione Johnson: Tremble (2019 [2020], Relative Pitch) B+(**)
  111. Juice WRLD: Legends Never Die (2020, Grade A/Interscope) B
  112. Juniore: Un Deux Trois (2020, Le Phonographe) B+(**)
  113. Maria Kannegaard Trio: Sand I En Vik (2020, Jazzland) B+(***)
  114. The Killers: Imploding the Mirage (2020, Island) B
  115. Kiwi Jr.: Football Money (2020, Persona Non Grata) B+(**)
  116. Stephanie Lambring: Autonomy (2020, self-released) B+(**)
  117. Sonny Landreth: Blacktop Run (2020, Provogue) B+(*)
  118. Last Dream of the Morning [John Butcher/John Edwards/Mark Sanders]: Crucial Anatomy (2018 [2020], Trost) B+(**)
  119. Pak Yan Lau & Darin Gray: Trudge Lightly (2016-18 [2020], By the Bluest of Seas) B+(**)
  120. Adrianne Lenker: Instrumentals (2020, 4AD) B
  121. Dave Liebman/Randy Brecker/Marc Copland/Drew Gress/Joey Baron: Quint5t (2020, Inner Voice Jazz) B+(**)
  122. Lithics: Tower of Age (2020, Trouble in Mind) A-
  123. Lomelda: Hannah (2020, Double Double Whammy) B+(*)
  124. Lydia Loveless: Daughter (2020, Honey, You're Gonna Be Late) B+(*)
  125. Luca T. Mai: Heavenly Guide (2018 [2020], Trost) B
  126. Roc Marciano: Mt. Marci (2020, Marci) B+(*)
  127. Roc Marciano: Marcielago (2019 [2020], Marci Enterprises) B+(**)
  128. Gia Margaret: Mia Gargaret (2020, Orindal) B+(*)
  129. Branford Marsalis: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom [Original Soundtrack] (2020, Milan) B
  130. Sabir Mateen/Christopher Dell/Christian Ramond/Klaus Kugel: Creation (2012 [2020], 577) B+(***)
  131. McCarthy Trenching: Perfect Game (2020, self-released) B+(***)
  132. Melenas: Dias Raros (2020, Trouble in Mind) B+(**)
  133. Melkbelly: PITH (2020, Wax Nine/Carpark) B
  134. Metz: Atlas Vending (2020, Sub Pop) B
  135. Buddy & Julie Miller: Lockdown Songs (2020, self-released) B+(***)
  136. Blake Mills: Mutable Set (2020, New Deal/Verve) B
  137. Gianni Mimmo/Alison Blunt: Busy Butterflies (2020, Amirani) B+(**)
  138. Moby: All Visible Objects (2020, Mute) B+(*)
  139. MoE With Mette Rasmussen and Ikuro Takahasi: Painted (2019 [2020], Relative Pitch) B
  140. Kevin Morby: Sundowner (2020, Dead Oceans) B+(*)
  141. Bob Mould: Blue Hearts (2020, Merge) B+(*)
  142. Mukdad Rothenberg Lankow: In the Wake of Memories (2020, Clermont Music) A-
  143. Munson-Hicks Party Supplies: Munson-Hicks Party Supplies (2020, Soft Launch) B+(**)
  144. Keir Neuringer/Ensemble Klang: Elegies & Litanies (2019 [2020], Ensemble Klang) A-
  145. Kyle Nix: Lightning on the Mountain & Other Short Stories (2020, self-released) B+(*)
  146. Jim Noir: A.M Jazz (2019, Dook) B+(**)
  147. NZCA Lines: Pure Luxury (2020, Memphis Industries) B+(*)
  148. Okan: Espiral (2020, Lulaworld) B+(***)
  149. J.S. Ondara: Folk N' Roll, Vol. 1: Tales of Isolation (2020, Verve Forecast) B
  150. The Orielles: Disco Volador (2020, Heavenly) B+(*)
  151. Jason Palmer: The Concert: 12 Musings for Isabella (2019 [2020], Giant Step Arts, 2CD) A-
  152. Christopher Parker & Kelly Hurt: No Tears Suite (2020, Mahakala Music) B+(**)
  153. Esmé Patterson: There Will Come Soft Rains (2020, BMG) B+(**)
  154. Ivo Perelman/Matthew Shipp/Joe Morris: Shamanism (2020, Mahakala Music) A-
  155. Ivo Perelman Trio: Garden of Jewels (2020 [2021], Tao Forms) A-
  156. Chris Pitsiokos: Speak in Tongues and Hope for the Gift of Interpretation (2020, Relative Pitch) B+(*)
  157. Popcaan: Fixtape (2020, OVO Sound/Warner) B+(**)
  158. Poppy: I Disagree (2020, Sumerian) B+(*)
  159. Pottery: Welcome to Bobby's Motel (2020, PTKF) B+(*)
  160. Ratboys: Printer's Devil (2020, Topshelf) B+(*)
  161. Enrico Rava/Matthew Herbert/Giovanni Guidi: For Mario (Live) (2020, Accidental) B+(*)
  162. Raw Poetic & Damu the Fudgemunk: Moment of Change (2020, Redefinition) B+(**)
  163. Tim Ray: Excursions and Adventures (2019 [2020], Whaling City Sound) B+(*)
  164. Reciprocal Uncles [Gianni Lenoci/Gianni Mimmo]: The Whole Thing (2019 [2020], Amirani) B+(**)
  165. Soho Rezanejad: Honesty Without Compassion Is Brutality (Volume 1) (2019, Silicone) B+(*)
  166. Soho Rezanejad: Honesty Without Compassion Is Brutality (Volume 2) (2020, Silicone) B+(*)
  167. Romare: Home (2020, Ninja Tune) B+(**)
  168. Mara Rosenbloom Trio: Respiration (2020, Fresh Sound New Talent) B+(**)
  169. The Justin Rothberg Group: Hurricane Mouse (2020 [2021], self-released) B+(*)
  170. David Rothenberg: Nightingales in Berlin (2019, Terra Nova) B+(*)
  171. Ana Roxanne: Because of a Flower (2020, Kranky) B+(*)
  172. Royce Da 5'9": The Allegory (2020, EOne) B+(**)
  173. Gonzalo Rubalcaba & Aymée Nuviola: Viento Y Tiempo: Live at the Blue Note Tokyo (2019 [2020], Top Stop Music) A-
  174. Jeff Rupert/George Garzone: The Ripple (2017 [2020], Rupe Media) B+(*)
  175. Samo Salamon & Friends: Almost Alone Vol. 1 (2020, Samo) B+(***)
  176. Jeannie Seely: An American Classic (2020, Curb) B
  177. Sleaford Mods: Spare Ribs (2021, Rough Trade) B+(***)
  178. James Solace: Mind Music (2020, Hot Creations, EP) B+(**)
  179. James Solace: Setting Sun/The Light (2020, Four Thirty Two, EP) B+(**)
  180. Spanish Love Songs: Brave Faces Everyone (2020, Pure Noise) B-
  181. Special Interest: The Passion Of (2020, Thrilling Living) B+(***)
  182. Sports Team: Deep Down Happy (2020, Island) B+(***)
  183. Macie Stewart & Kia Kohl: Recipe for a Boiled Egg (2020, Astral Spirits) B+(*)
  184. Dave Stryker: Baker's Circle (2019 [2021], Strikezone) B+(***)
  185. Dougie Stu: Familiar Future (2020, Ropeadope) B
  186. Sweeping Promises: Hunger for a Way Out (2020, Feel It) A-
  187. Aki Takase/Rudi Mahall: Fifty Fifty (2018 [2019], Trouble in the East) B+(**)
  188. Teyana Taylor: The Album (2020, GOOD Music/Def Jam) B+(***)
  189. Tchami: Year Zero (2020, Conession) B+(**)
  190. Teenage Halloween: Teenage Halloween (2020, Don Giovanni) B+(*)
  191. TOC: Indoor (2019 [2020], Circum-Disc) B+(***)
  192. TOC & Dave Rempis: Closed for Safety Reasons (2019 [2020], Circum-Disc) A-
  193. Touché Amoré: Lament (2020, Epitaph) B+(**)
  194. Two Weeks Notice: A Calm, Measured Response (2020, Fake Four, EP) B+(**)
  195. Ugly Beauty: Ugly Beauty (2019 [2020], self-released) B+(*)
  196. Cristina Vane: Old Played New (2020, Blue Tip) B+(***)
  197. Cristina Vane: The Magnolia Sessions (2020, Anti-Corp) B+(**)
  198. Luke Vibert: Luke Vibert Presents Amen Andrews (2020, Hypercolour) B+(**)
  199. Luke Vibert: Luke Vibert Presents Modern Rave (2020, Hypercolour) B+(***)
  200. Luke Vibert: Luke Vibert Presents Rave Hop (2020, Hypercolour) B+(**)
  201. Rufus Wainwright: Unfollow the Rules (2020, BMG) B-
  202. Anna Webber: Rectangles (2019 [2020], Out of Your Head) B+(**)
  203. Ndabo Zulu & Umgidi Ensemble: Queen Nandi: The African Suite (2020, Mageba Music, 2CD) B+(*)
  204. BBQ With Fred Frith: Free Postmodernism/USA 1982 (1982 [2020], SÅJ) B+(**)
  205. Damily: Early Years: Madagascar Cassette Archives (1995-2002 [2020], Bongo Joe) B+(***)
  206. The Disciples: For Those Who Understand (1991-95 [2020], Partial) B+(**)
  207. Erotique New Beat (1989 [2020], Mental Groove) B+(***)
  208. Dexter Gordon: Montmartre 1964 (1964 [2020], Storyville) B+(***)
  209. Dexter Gordon: The Squirrel: Live at Montmartre Copenhagen '67 (1967 [2020], Parlophone) B+(**)
  210. Bonnie Hayes With the Wild Combo: Good Clean Fun (1982 [2020], Blixa Sounds) B+(**)
  211. Kakai Kilonzo & Les Kilimambogo Brothers: Buffalo Mountain (1975-85 [2020], No Wahala Sounds) A-
  212. Pedro Lima: Maguidala (1985 [2020], Bongo Joe) A-
  213. London Is the Place for Me 7: Calypso, Palm-Wine, Mento, Joropo, Steel & Stringband ([2019], Honest Jon's) B+(**)
  214. London Is the Place for Me 8: Lord Kitchener in England, 1948-1962 (1948-62 [2019], Honest Jon's) B+(***)
  215. Man Jumping: Jumpcut (1984 [2020], Emotional Rescue) B+(**)
  216. The Mighty Three's: Africa Shall Stretch Forth Her Hand (1978 [2020], Jah Fingers) B+(**)
  217. Jay Migliori and Dick Twardzik: Jazz Workshop Quintet: A Harvard WHRB Session (1954 [2020], Fresh Sound) B+(**)
  218. Mirah: You Think It's Like This but Really It's Like This (2000 [2020], K) B+(***)
  219. Lon Moshe & the Southern Freedom Arkestra: Love Is Where the Spirit Lies (1976-77 [2020], Strut) B+(**)
  220. New Orleans Mambo: Cuba to NOLA (1974-2019 [2020], Putumayo World Music) B+(***)
  221. Tony Oxley: February Papers (1977 [2020], Discus Music) B
  222. Sun Ra Arkestra: Egypt 1971 (1971 [2020], Strut/Art Yard, 4CD) B+(*)
  223. Sun Ra: On Jupiter (1979 [2021], Enterplanetary Koncepts) B+(***)
  224. Buddy Rich: Just in Time: The Final Recording (1986 [2019], Gearbox) B+(*)
  225. Riley: Grandma's Roadhouse (1970 [2010], Delmore Recording Society) B
  226. Max Romeo: Revelation Time (1975 [2020], 17 North Parade) B+(*)
  227. Schlippenbach & Johansson: Onkel Pös Carnegie Hall Hamburg 1978 (1978 [2021], SÅJ) A-
  228. Scorcha! Skins, Suedes and Style From the Streets 1967-1973 (1967-73 [2020], Trojan) B+(*)
  229. Phil Seymour: If You Don't Want My Love (1980-85 [2020], Sunset Blvd) B+(**)
  230. The Ibrahim Khalil Shihab Quintet: Spring (1968 [2020], Matsuli Music) A-
  231. Silkworm: In the West (1994 [2020], Comedy Minus One) B+(***)
  232. Soul Love Now: The Black Fire Records Story 1975-1993 (1975-93 [2020], Strut) B+(***)
  233. Sugar Billy: Super Duper Love (1975 [2020], Mainstream) B+(***)
  234. The Tabansi Studio Band: Vol. 3: Wakar Alhazai Kano/Mus'en Sofoa (1970s [2020], BBE) A-
  235. Keith Tippett: The Monk Watches the Eagle (2004 [2020], Discus Music) B-
  236. Turn Me Loose White Man (1900-60 [2020], Constant Sorrow, 30CD) A-
  237. Uzelli Elektro Saz (1976-1984) (1976-84 [2020], Uzelli) B+(**)
  238. Jack Wright/Michael Taylor: Kryptischgasse (2001 [2020], Right Brain, EP) B+(*)
  239. Don & Dewey: Jungle Hop (1957-64 [1991], Specialty) B+(**)
  240. Ensemble Klang: Tom Johnson: Cows, Chords & Combinations (2009 [2010], Ensemble Klang) B+(***)
  241. Group Doueh & Cheveu: Dakhla Sahara Session (2017, Born Bad) A-
  242. Bonnie Hayes With the Wild Combo: Good Clean Fun (1982, Slash) B+(***)
  243. Stan Hope: Stan Hope (1971, Mainstream) B+(**)
  244. Charles McPherson: Charles McPherson (1971, Mainstream) B+(**)
  245. Solitaire Miles: The Solitaire Miles Jazztets With Willie Perkins (2008-10 [2018], Seraphic, EP) B+(*)
  246. Solitaire Miles: Susie Blue and the Lonesome Fellas (2015, Seraphic) B+(**)
  247. Charles Mingus: Jazz in Detroit/Strata Concert Gallery/46 Selden (1973 [2018], BBE, 5CD) B+(***)
  248. Reggie Moore: Furioso (1972, Mainstream) B+(**)
  249. Prince Alla: The Best of Prince Alla (1976-79 [1981], Redemption Sounds) B+(**)
  250. Jeannie Seely: The Seely Style (1966, Monument) B
  251. Jeannie Seely: Thanks Hank! (1967, Monument) B+(*)
  252. Clark Terry & Bob Brookmeyer: The Power of Positive Swinging (1965, Mainstream) B+(***)
  253. Clark Terry/Bob Brookmeyer Quintet: Gingerbread Men (1966, Mainstream) B+(**)
  254. Clark Terry: Mumbles (1966, Mainstream) B+(**)
  255. Cristina Vane: Troubled Sleep (2017, self-released, EP) B+(**)
  256. Viktor Vaughn: Vaudeville Villain (2003, Sound-Ink) A-
  257. Ernie Wilkins and His Orchestra: Hard Mother Blues (1970, Mainstream) B+(*)
  258. Pete Yellin: Dance of Allegra (1972, Mainstream) B+(**)
  259. Tim Berne/Matt Mitchell: Spiders (2020, Out of Your Head Untamed) +
  260. Mark Helias/Tim Berne: Blood From a Stone (2020, Radiolegs) +
  261. Steve Lehman: Xenakis and the Valedictorian (2020, Pi, EP) -
  262. Roscoe Mitchell: Splatter (2017 [2020], I Dischi Di Angelica) -
  263. Neek/Blazer Sound System: NMX004: Sanctuary Mixtape (2020, Noods Radio) +
  264. Luke Norris: Northernsong (2020, Ears & Eyes) +
  265. Evan Parker/Matthew Wright/Trance Map+ [Adam Linson/John Coxon/Ashley Wales]: Crepuscle in Nickelsdorf (2017 [2019], Intakt) +
  266. David Ramirez: My Love Is a Hurricane (2020, Sweetworld) --
  267. Manuel Valera New Cuban Express Big Band: José Martí En Nueva York (2019 [2020], Greenleaf Music) +
  268. Bob Vylan: We Live Here (2020, Venn, EP) ++
  269. Dan Weiss Starebaby: Natural Selection (2020, Pi) -
  270. Hayes Carll: Alone Together Sessions (2020, Dualtone) A-
  271. Open Mike Eagle: Anime Trauma and Divorce (2020, Auto Reverse) A-
  272. Ashley McBryde: Never Will (2020, Warner Nashville) A-
  273. Young M.A: Herstory in the Making (2019, M.A Music) B+(***)