Music Year 2019

Of course, it's too early for a year-end list. But as the proto-fascist organization of my youth insisted, one should always be prepared. For records in hand, * identifies an advance copy, ** something borrowed or streamed (**? means I wasn't able to hear all of it). Some albums released in previous years are included here, noted by a "-NN" (e.g., -18 for 2018) -- these are mostly imports or self-releases, often hard to figure out official dates, but they were unknown (to me, at least) before the current year.

I keep adding to the 2018 until the end of calendar 2019, especially where the record was known to exist in 2018 and I'm just getting around to it.

New Records

  1. Steve Lehman Trio/Craig Taborn: The People I Love (Pi)
  2. Heroes Are Gang Leaders: The Amiri Baraka Sessions (Flat Langston's Arkeyes)
  3. Dr. Mark Lomax, II: 400: An Afrikan Epic (CFG Multimedia -12CD) **
  4. Moppa Elliott: Jazz Band/Rock Band/Dance Band (Hot Cup, 2CD)
  5. Hayes Carll: What It Is (Dualtone) **
  6. James Brandon Lewis: An Unruly Manifesto (Relative Pitch)
  7. Carsie Blanton: Buck Up (So Ferocious) **
  8. Todd Snider: Cash Cabin Sessions, Vol. 3 (Aimless) [**]
  9. Dave Rempis/Brandon Lopez/Ryan Packard: The Early Bird Gets (Aerophonic)
  10. Rich Halley: Terra Incognita (Pine Eagle)
  11. Billy Eilish: When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (Darkroom/Interscope) **
  12. Yugen Blakrok: Anima Mysterium (IOT) **
  13. Quinsin Nachoff's Flux: Path of Totality (Whirlwind, 2CD)
  14. Per 'Texas' Johansson/Torbjörn Zetterberg/Konrad Agnas: Orakel (Moserobie)
  15. Liebman Rudolph & Drake: Chi (RareNoise) *
  16. Ill Considered: Ill Considered 6 (Ill Considered Music) **
  17. Jamila Woods: Legacy! Legacy! (Jagjaguwar) **
  18. Chance the Rapper: The Big Day (self-released) **
  19. Mdou Moctar: Blue Stage Sessions (Third Man) **
  20. Control Top: Covert Contracts (Get Better) **
  21. MexStep: Resistir (Third Root -18) **
  22. Crosscurrents Trio [Dave Holland/Zakir Hussain/Chris Potter]: Good Hope (Edition) **
  23. Jørgen Mathisen's Instant Light: Mayhall's Object (Clean Feed) **
  24. Mavis Staples: We Get By (Anti-) **
  25. Stephan Thelen: Fractal Guitar (Moonjune)
  26. Little Simz: Grey Area (Age 101) **
  27. Ran Blake/Clare Ritter: Eclipse Orange (Zoning)
  28. Matt Brewer: Ganymede (Criss Cross) **
  29. Walt Weiskopf European Quartet: Worldwide (Orenda)
  30. Dave Rempis/Joshua Abrams/Avreeayl Ra + Jim Baker: Apsis (Aerophonic)
  31. Evan Parker & Kinetics: Chiasm (Clean Feed) **
  32. Lizzo: Cuz I Love You (Nice Life/Atlantic) **
  33. Lana Del Rey: Norman Fucking Rockwell (Polydor/Interscope) **
  34. The Hold Steady: Thrashing Thru the Passion (Frenchkiss)
  35. Dave: Psychodrama (Neighbourhood) **
  36. Weldon Henson: Texas Made Honky Tonk (Hillbilly Renegade) **
  37. Robert Forster: Inferno (Tapete) **
  38. People Under the Stairs: Sincerely, the P (Piecelock 70) **
  39. Drumming Cellist [Kristijan Krajncan]: Abraxas (Sazas)
  40. George Coleman: The Quartet (Smoke Sessions) **
  41. Chris Knight: Almost Daylight (Drifters Church) **
  42. Raphael Saadiq: Jimmy Lee (Columbia) **
  43. CP Unit: Riding Photon Time (Eleatic) **
  44. Kelsey Waldon: White Noise/White Lines (Oh Boy) **
  45. Madonna: Madame X (Interscope) **
  46. Samantha Boshnack's Seismic Belt: Live in Santa Monica (Orenda)
  47. Tomeka Reid/Filippo Monico: The Mouser (Relative Pitch)
  48. Norbert Susemihl/Chloe Feoranzo/Harry Mayronne/Barnaby Gold: The New Orleans Dance Hall Quartet: Tricentennial Hall Dance 17, October (Sumi) **
  49. L'Orange & Jeremiah Jae: Complicate Your Life With Violence (Mello Music Group) **
  50. Gard Nilssen Acoustic Unity: To Whom Who Buys a Record (Odin) **
  51. Jason Ringenberg: Stand Tall (Courageous Chicken) **
  52. Benjamin Boone/Philip Levine: The Poetry of Jazz: Volume Two (Origin)
  53. Kuzu: Hiljaisuus (Astral Spirits/Aerophonic)
  54. Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom: Glitter Wolf (The Royal Potato Family) **
  55. Anthony Braxton: Quartet (New Haven) 2014 (Firehouse 12 -4CD) **
  56. Art "Turk" Burton: Ancestral Spirits (T N' T Music)
  57. Kel Assouf: Black Tenere (Glitterbeat) **
  58. The Coathangers: The Devil You Know (Suicide Squeeze) **
  59. Epic Beard Men: This Was Supposed to Be Fun (Strange Famous) **
  60. Leyla McCalla: Capitalist Blues (Jazz Village) **
  61. Willie Nelson: Ride Me Back Home (Legacy) **
  62. Nilüfer Yanya: Miss Universe (ATO) **
  63. Lee Scratch Perry: Rainford (On-U Sound) **
  64. Tyler Childers: Country Squire (Hickman Holler/RCA) **
  65. Charly Bliss: Young Enough (Barsuk) **
  66. Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba: Miri (OutHere) **
  67. Kim Gordon: No Home Record (Matador) **
  68. Big Thief: U.F.O.F. (4AD) **
  69. Pet Shop Boys: Inner Sanctum (X2) **
  70. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib: Bandana (Keep Cool/RCA) **
  71. Queen Key: Eat My Pussy (Again) (Machine Entertainment Group) **
  72. The Chemical Brothers: No Geography (Virgin EMI) **
  73. The Ogún Meji Duo: Spirits of the Egungun (CFG Multimedia) **
  74. The Invisible Party: Shumankind (Chant -18)
  75. William Parker/In Order to Survive: Live/Shapeshifter (AUM Fidelity, 2CD) **
  76. The David Berkman Sextet: Six of One (Palmetto)
  77. Scott Robinson: Tenormore (Arbors Jazz)
  78. Youssou N'Dour: History (Naïve/Believe) **
  79. Miranda Lambert: Wildcard (RCA Nashville) **
  80. Caterina Barbieri: Ecstatic Computation (Editions Mego) **
  81. Taylor Swift: Lover (Republic) **
  82. Dave Douglas: Engage (Greenleaf Music)
  83. Johnathan Blake: Trion (Giant Step Arts, 2CD) **
  84. Ezra Furman: Twelve Nudes (Bella Union) **
  85. Miguel Zenón: Sonero: The Music of Ismael Rivera (Miel Music)
  86. Kevin Sun: The Sustain of Memory (Endectomorph Music, 2CD)
  87. Binker Golding: Abstractions of Reality Past and Incredible Feathers (Gearbox)
  88. Javier Red's Imagery Converter: Ephemeral Certainties (Delmark) **
  89. Peter Brötzmann/Alexander von Schlippenbach/Han Bennink: Fifty Years After . . . Live at the Lila Eule 2018 (Trost) **
  90. Rachid Taha: Je Suis Africain (Naïve) **
  91. Made to Break: F4 Fake (Trost) **
  92. Jaimie Branch: Fly or Die II: Bird Dogs of Paradise (International Anthem) **
  93. The Campfire Flies: Sparks Like Litle Stars (OverPop Music)
  94. Noah Preminger Group: Zigsaw: Music of Steve Lampert (self-released)
  95. Roger Kellaway: The Many Open Minds of Roger Kellaway (IPO)
  96. Marta Sánchez Quintet: El Rayo De Luz (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  97. Caroline Spence: Mint Condition (Rounder) **
  98. Ani DiFranco: No Walls: Mixtape (Righteous Babe) **
  99. Alan Broadbent Trio: New York Notes (Savant) **
  100. Peter Perrett: Humanworld (Domino) **
  101. Samo Salamon & Freequestra: Free Sessions, Vol. 2: Freequestra (Sazas/Klopotec)
  102. Jeffrey Lewis & the Voltage: Bad Wiring (Don Giovanni) **
  103. Eri Yamamoto Trio & Choral Chameleon: Goshu Ondo Suite (AUM Fidelity)
  104. Federico Ughi: Transoceanico (577) **
  105. The Attic: Summer Bummer (NoBusiness)
  106. Torbjörn Zetterberg & the Great Question: Live (Corbett vs. Dempsey) **
  107. Bjørn Marius Hegge: Ideas (Particular) **
  108. Reut Regev R*Time: Keep Winning (Enja) **
  109. Oompa: Cleo (OompOutLoud) **
  110. JD Allen: Barracoon (Savant) **
  111. Mute: Mute (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  112. Jon Lundbom/Bryan Murray: Beats by Balto! Vol. 1 (Chant) **
  113. Nature Work: Nature Work (Sunnyside) **
  114. That Dog: Old LP (UMe) **
  115. Hal Galper Trio: The Zone: Live at the Yardbird Suite (Origin)
  116. Dana Saul: Ceiling (Endectomorph)
  117. Gebhard Ullmann/Hans Lüdemann/Oliver Potratz/Eric Schaefer: MikroPULS (Intuition)
  118. Matthew Shipp Trio: Signature (ESP-Disk) [**]
  119. Leonard Cohen: Thanks for the Dance (Columbia/Legacy) **
  120. Sonar With David Torn: Tranceportation (Volume 1) (RareNoise) *
  121. Rodrigo Amado/Chris Corsano: No Place to Fall (Astral Spirits)
  122. The Baba Andrew Lamb Trio: The Night of the 13th' Moon (LFDS) **
  123. Houston Person: I'm Just a Lucky So and So (HighNote)
  124. Billy Mohler: Focus! (Make)
  125. Kenny Barron & Mulgrew Miller: The Art of Piano Duo: Live (Sunnyside) **
  126. Stephan Crump/Ingrid Laubrock/Cory Smythe: Channels (Intakt)
  127. Our Native Daughters: Songs of Our Native Daughters (Smithsonian Folkways) **
  128. Iro Haarla, Ulf Krokfors & Barry Altschul: Around Again: The Music of Carla Bley (TUM)

Pending:

Records in hand, but which haven't yet been graded.

  • Rebecca Angel: Santa Baby (Timeless Grooves, EP)
  • Elena Gilliam/Michael Le Van: Then Another Turns (Blujazz)
  • Danny Lerman: Ice Cat (Blujazz)
  • Isabelle Olivier/Rez Abbasi: OASIS (Enja/Yellowbird) [12-06]
  • Rozina Pátkai: Taladim (Tom-Tom)
  • Dave Stryker: Eight Track Christmas (Strikezone) [11-01]
  • Steve Swell/Robert Boston/Michael Vatcher: Brain in a Dish (NoBusiness)
  • Juan Vinuesa Jazz Quartet: Blue Shots From Chicago (NoBusiness)

Also Noted:

Records in hand, graded B+ or below, in alphabetical order within grade slots:

  • 75 Dollar Bill: I Was Real (Thin Wrist) **
  • Greg Abate with the Tim Ray Trio: Gratitude: Stage Door Live @ The Z (Whaling City Sound)
  • Aesop Rock & Tobacco: Malibu Ken (Rhymesayers) **
  • Mats Åleklint/Per-Åke Holmlander/Paal Nilssen-Love: Fish & Steel (PNL) **
  • Franco Ambrosetti Quintet: Long Waves (Unit) [08-30]
  • Laurie Anderson/Tenzin Choegyal/Jesse Paris Smith: Songs From the Bardo (Smithsonian Folkways) **
  • Anderson .Paak: Ventura (Aftermath/12 Tone Music) **
  • Angles 9: Beyond Us (Clean Feed) **
  • Teodross Avery: After the Rain: A Night for Coltrane (Tompkins Square) **
  • Awatair: Awatair Plays Coltrane (Fundacja Sluchaj) **
  • Iggy Azalea: In My Defense (Bad Dreams/Empire) **
  • John Bacon/Michael McNeill/Danny Ziemann: Refractions (Jazz Dimensions)
  • Brad Barrett/Joe Morris/Tyshawn Sorey: Cowboy Transfiguration (Fundacja Sluchaj) **
  • Albert Beger Quartet: The Gate (NoBusiness) *
  • Seamus Blake: Guardians of the Heart Machine (Whirlwind) **
  • Danny Brown: Uknowhatimsayin¿ (Warp) **
  • François Carrier/Alexander Hawkins/John Edwards/Michel Lambert: Nirguna (Fundacja Sluchaj, 2CD) **
  • Daniel Carter/Tobias Wilner/Djibril Toure/Federico Ughi: New York United (577) **
  • Daniel Carter/Patrick Holmes/Matthew Putman/Hilliard Greene/Federico Ughi: Electric Telepathy, Vol. 1 (577 Records) **
  • James Carter Organ Trio: Live From Newport Jazz (Blue Note) **
  • Cat in a Bag: Cat in a Bag (Clean Feed) **
  • Chord Four: California Avant Garde (self-released)
  • Cigarettes After Sex: Cry (Partisan) **
  • Clairo: Immunity (Fader) **
  • Chuck Cleaver: Send Aid (Shake It) **
  • Club D'Elf: Night Sparkles (Live) (Face Pelt) **
  • Avishai Cohen: Arvoles (Razdaz/Sunnyside)
  • Cooper Moore/Stephen Gauci: Studio Sessions Vol. 1 (Gaucimusic) **
  • Rodney Crowell: Texas (RC1) **
  • Ronnie Cuber: Straight Street (SteepleChase) **
  • DaBaby: Kirk (Interscope) **
  • Harold Danko/Kirk Knuffke: Play Date (SteepleChase) **
  • Kris Davis: Diatom Ribbons (Pyroclastic) **
  • The Raymond De Felitta Trio: Pre-War Charm (Blujazz)
  • The Delines: The Imperial (El Cortez) **
  • Whit Dickey/Kirk Knuffke: Drone Dream (NoBusiness) *
  • Whit Dickey Tao Quartets: Peace Planet/Box of Light (AUM Fidelity, 2CD) **
  • Jordon Dixon: On! (self-released)
  • Stella Donnelly: Beware of the Dogs (Secretly Canadian) **
  • Steve Earle & the Dukes: Guy (New West) **
  • Yelena Eckemoff/Manu Katché: Colors (L&H Production)
  • Ellery Eskelin/Christian Weber/Michael Griener: The Pearls (Intakt) **
  • Ethnic Heritage Ensemble: Be Known: Ancient/Future/Music (Spiritmuse) **
  • The Exbats: E Is 4 Exbats (Burger) **
  • Maria Faust/Tim Dahl/Weasel Walter: Farm Fresh (Gotta Let It Out) **
  • Avram Fefer Quartet: Testament (Clean Feed)
  • Michael Formanek Very Practical Trio/Tim Berne/Mary Halvorson: Even Better (Intakt) **
  • Alex Fournier: Triio (Furniture Music) **
  • Joe Fiedler: Open Sesame (Multiphonics Music)
  • Craig Finn: I Need a New War (Partisan) **
  • Fontaines D.C.: Dogrel (Partisan) **
  • Fidel Fourneyron: ¿Que Vola? (No Format) **
  • Martin Frawley: Undone at 31 (Merge) **
  • David Friesen Circle 3 Trio: Interaction (Origin, 2CD)
  • Fred Frith: All Is Always Now: Live at the Stone (Intakt, 3CD) **
  • From Wolves to Whales: Strandwal (Aerophonic, 2CD)
  • Satoko Fujii/Ramon Lopez: Confluence (Libra)
  • Satoko Fujii/Joe Fonda: Four (Long Song)
  • Larry Fuller: Overjoyed (Capri)
  • Gauche: A People's History of Gauche (Merge) **
  • Ghostface Killah: Ghostface Killahs (Now Generation) **
  • Rhiannon Giddens: There Is No Other (Nonesuch) **
  • Lafayette Gilchrist: Dark Matter (self-released)
  • GoldLink: Diaspora (Squaaash Club/RCA) **
  • Gordon Grdina Quartet: Cooper's Park (Songlines) **
  • Kevin Hays/Mark Turner/Marc Miralta: Where Are You (Fresh Sound New Talent) **
  • Florian Hoefner Trio: First Spring (ALMA)
  • Mike Holober/The Gotham Jazz Orchestra: Hiding Out (Zoho)
  • Homeboy Sandman: Dusty (Mello Music Group) **
  • Eric Hofbauer's Five Agents: Book of Water (Creative Nation Music) **
  • Jazzmeia Horn: Love and Liberation (Concord) **
  • Abdullah Ibrahim: The Balance (Gearbox) **
  • Ill Considered: Ill Considered 8 (Ill Considered Music) **
  • Injury Reserve: Injury Reserve (Senaca Village) **
  • Anne Mette Iversen's Ternion Quartet: Invincible Nimbus (BJU) **
  • Jerome Jennings: Solidarity (Iola)
  • Carly Rae Jepsen: Dedicated (604/School Boy/Interscope) **
  • Per Texas Johansson: Stråk På Himlen Och Stora Hus (Moserobie)
  • Ras Kass: Soul on Ice 2 (Mello Music Group) **
  • Salif Keita: Un Autre Blanc (Naive) **
  • Khalid: Free Spirit (RCA) **
  • David Kikoski: Phoenix Rising (HighNote) **
  • Guillermo Klein: Los Guachos Cristal (Sunnyside) **
  • Kodian Trio: III (Trost) **
  • Lee Konitz Nonet: Old Songs New (Sunnyside) **
  • L7: Scatter the Rats (Blackheart) **
  • Julian Lage: Love Hurts (Mack Avenue) **
  • Fredrik Ljungkvist Trio: Atlantis (Moserobie)
  • Mark Lomax II: The First Ankhcestor (CFG Multimedia) **
  • Russ Lossing: Changes (SteepleChase) **
  • Jon Lundbom Big Five Chord: Harder on the Outside (Hot Cup)
  • Roberto Magris Sextet: Sun Stone (JMood)
  • Jan Maksimovic/Dimitrij Golovanov: Thousand Seconds of Our Life (NoBusiness)
  • Branford Marsalis Quartet: The Secret Between the Shadow and the Soul (Okeh) **
  • Wynton Marsalis: Bolden: Music From the Original Soundtrack (Blue Engine)
  • Dan McCarthy: Epoch (Origin)
  • Joe McPhee/John Butcher: At the Hill of James Magee (Trost) **
  • Dave Meder: Passage (Outside In Music)
  • Megan Thee Stallion: Fever (300 Entertainment) **
  • Mekons: Deserted (Bloodshot) **
  • Dom Minasi: Remembering Cecil (Unseen Rain) **
  • Yoko Miwa Trio: Keep Talkin' (Ocean Blue Tear Music)
  • Mdou Moctar: Ilana: The Creator (Sahel Sounds) **
  • Van Morrison: Three Chords & the Truth (Exile/Caroline) **
  • Angelika Niescier/Christopher Tordini/Gerald Cleaver: New York Trio Feat. Jonathan Finlayson (Intakt) **
  • Jorge Nila: Tenor Time (Tribute to the Tenor Masters) (Ninjazz)
  • Ian Noe: Between the Country (National Treasury) **
  • Octo Octa: Resonant Body (T4T LUV NRG) **
  • OGJB Quartet [Oliver Lake/Graham Haynes/Joe Fonda/Barry Altschul]: Bamako (TUM)
  • Miles Okazaki: The Sky Below (Pi)
  • Jason Palmer: Rhyme and Reason (Giant Step Arts, 2CD) **
  • The Paranoid Style: A Goddamn Impossible Way of Life (Bar/None) **
  • Evan Parker/Barry Guy/Paul Lytton: Concert in Vilnius (NoBusiness)
  • Mario Pavone Dialect Trio: Philosophy (Clean Feed) **
  • Pearring Sound: Nothing but Time (self-released)
  • Ivo Perelman/Mat Maneri/Nate Wooley/Matthew Shipp: Strings 4 (Leo)
  • Ivo Perelman/Matthew Shipp: Efflorescence: Volume 1 (Leo, 4CD)
  • Ivo Perelman/Matthew Shipp/William Parker/Bobby Kapp: Ineffable Joy (ESP-Disk) **
  • Jim Piela: Out of Orbit (Orenda)
  • Pink: Hurts 2B Human (RCA) **
  • Priests: The Seduction of Kansas (Sister Polygon) **
  • Quelle Chris: Guns (Mello Music Group) **
  • Tom Rainey Trio With Mary Halvorson and Ingrid Laubrock: Combobulated (Intakt)
  • Rapsody: Eve (Roc Nation) **
  • Joshua Redman Quartet: Come What May (Nonesuch) **
  • Tomeka Reid Quartet: Old New (Cuneiform) **
  • Steph Richards: Take the Neon Lights (Birdwatcher) **
  • Matana Roberts: Coin Coin Chapter Four: Memphis (Constellation) **
  • Alfredo Rodriguez/Pedrito Martinez: Duologue (Mack Avenue) **
  • Rent Romus' Life's Blood Ensemble: Side Three: New Work (Edgetone)
  • Wallace Roney: Blue Dawn-Blue Nights (HighNote) **
  • Marlene Rosenberg: MLK Convergence (Origin)
  • Michele Rosewoman's New Yor-Uba: Hallowed (Advance Dance Disques) **
  • David Sanchez: Carib (Ropeadope) **
  • Hama Sankare: Niafunke (Clermont Music) **
  • Scheen Jazzorkester & Thomas Johansson: «As We See It . . . » (Clean Feed)
  • Jenny Scheinman/Allison Miller: Jenny Scheinman & Allison Miller's Parlour Game (Royal Potato Family) **
  • Sir Babygirl: Crush on Me (Father/Daughter, EP) **
  • Bria Skonberg: Nothing Never Happens (self-released) **
  • Slowthai: Nothing Great About Britain (Method) **
  • Elza Soares: Planeta Fome (Deck) **
  • Jim Snidero: Waves of Calm (Savant) **
  • Matthew Snow: Iridescence (self-released)
  • Chris Speed Trio: Respect for Your Toughness (Intakt) **
  • Alister Spence and Satoko Fujii Orchestra Kobe: Imagine Meeting You Here (Alister Spence Music)
  • Ståhls Trio: Källtorp Sessions: Volume One (Moserobie)
  • Tierney Sutton Band: ScreenPlay (BFM Jazz) **
  • Aki Takase Japanic: Thema Prima (BMC) **
  • Pat Thomas/Dominic Lash/Tony Orrell: Bley School (577 Records) **
  • Threnody [Johan Berthling/Martin Küchen/Steve Noble]: A Paradigm of Suspicion (Trost) **
  • Tiger Hatchery: Breathing in the Walls (ESP-Disk -18)
  • Toh-Kichi: Baikamo (Libra)
  • David Torn/Tim Berne/Ches Smith: Sun of Goldfinger (ECM) **
  • Trapper Keaper: Meets Tim Berne & Aurora Nealand (Ears & Eyes/Caligola)
  • Turning Jewels Into Water: Map of Absences (FPE) **
  • Jeremy Udden: Three in Paris (Sunnyside) **
  • Gebhard Ullmann Basement Research: Impromptus and Other Short Works (WhyPlayJazz) **
  • Warren Vaché: Songs Our Fathers Taught Us (Arbors) **
  • Kiki Valera: Vivencias En Clave Cubana (Origin)
  • Andrés Vial/Dezron Douglas/Eric McPherson: Gang of Three (Chromatic Audio)
  • Devin Brahja Waldman: Brahja (RR Gems) *
  • Anna Webber: Clockwise (Pi)
  • Rodney Whitaker: All Too Soon: The Music of Duke Ellington (Origin)
  • The Dave Wilson Quartet: One Night at Chris' (self-released)
  • Billy Woods & Kenny Segal: Hiding Places (Blackwoodz Studioz) **
  • Yong Yandsen/Christian Meaas Svendsen/Paal Nilssen-Love: Hungry Ghosts (Nakama) **
  • Neil Young & Crazy Horse: Colorado (Reprise) **
  • Young Thug: So Much Fun (300/Atlantic/YSL) **
  • Paul Zauner's Blue Brass feat. David Murray: Roots n' Wings (PAO/Blujazz)
  • Dann Zinn: Day of Reckoning (Origin)
  • 2 Chainz: Rap or Go to the League (Gamebread/Def Jam) **
  • Kevin Abstract: Arizona Baby (Question Everything/RCA) **
  • Charlotte Adigery: Zandoli (Deewee, EP) **
  • Yazz Ahmed: Polyhymnia (Ropeadope) **
  • Juan Álamo & Marimjazzia: Ruta Panoramica (Summit)
  • Melissa Aldana: Visions (Motéma) **
  • Don Aliquo/Michael Jefry Stevens: Live at Hinton Hall: The Innocence of Spring (self-released) **
  • Rodrigo Amado/Dirk Serries: Jazzblazzt (Raw Tonk) **
  • Jay Anderson: Deepscape (SteepleChase) **
  • Gretje Angell: In Any Key (Grevlinto)
  • Brittany Anjou: Enamigo Reciprokataj (Origin)
  • Laurie Antonioli: The Constant Passage of Time (Origin)
  • AP6C [Alberto Pinton Sestetto Contemporaneo]: Layers (Clear Now) [08-30]
  • Arashi [Akira Sakata/Johan Berthling/Paal Nilssen-Love]: Jikan (PNL) **
  • Art Ensemble of Chicago: We Are on the Edge: A 50th Anniversary Celebration (Pi, 2CD)
  • Byron Asher: Byron Asher's Skrontch Music (Sinking City) **
  • Ehud Asherie Trio: Wild Man Blues (Capri)
  • Atomic: Pet Variations (Odin)
  • Michaël Attias: Ëchos La Nuit (Out of Your Head)
  • Allison Au Quartet: Wander Wonder (self-released) **
  • The Bad Plus: Activate Infinity (Edition) **
  • Bali Baby: Bubbles Bali (Billmania Media) **
  • J. Balvin & Bad Bunny: Oasis (Universal Music Latino) **
  • The Kenyatta Beasley Septet: The Frank Foster Songbook (Art Vs Transit, 2CD) **
  • Ilia Belorukov/Gabriel Ferrandini: Disquiet (Clean Feed) **
  • Big Thief: Two Hands (4AD) **
  • The Big Yes: The Big Yes (Nakama) **
  • The Nat Birchall Quartet: The Storyteller: A Musical Tribute to Yusef Lateef (Jazzman) **
  • Bonnie Bishop: The Walk (Thirty Tigers) **
  • Black Midi: Schlagenheim (Rough Trade) **
  • Blood Orange: Angel's Pulse (Domino) **
  • Blu & Oh No: A Long Red Hot Los Angeles Summer Night (Native Sounds) **
  • Ray Blue: Work (Jazzheads)
  • Bones [Ziv Taubenfeld/Shay Hazan/Nir Sabag]: Reptiles (NoBusiness)
  • Itamar Borochov: Blue Nights (Laborie Jazz)
  • Randy Brecker/Ada Rovatti: Brecker Plays Rovatti: Sacred Bond (Piloo)
  • Taylor Ho Bynum 9-tette: The Ambiguity Manifesto (Firehouse 12) **
  • George Cables: I'm All Smiles (HighNote) **
  • Car Seat Headrest: Commit Yourself Completely (Matador) **
  • Terri Lyne Carrington + Social Science: Waiting Game (Motéma, 2CD) **
  • Matt Carson: No Regrets (Bunba)**
  • Daniel Carter/Stelios Milhas/Irma Nejando/Federico Ughi: Radical Invisibility (577) **
  • Layale Chaker & Sarafand: Inner Rhyme (In a Circle)
  • Etienne Charles: Carnival: The Sound of a People Vol. 1 (Culture Shock Music) **
  • Cheekface: Therapy Island (New Professor Music) **
  • Stef Chura: Midnight (Saddle Creek) **
  • The Cinematic Orchestra: To Believe (Domino) **
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  • Trish Clowes: Ninety Degrees Gravity (Basho) **
  • Jimmy Cobb: This I Dig of You (Smoke Sessions) **
  • Cochemea: All My Relations (Daptone) **
  • Anat Cohen Tentet: Triple Helix (Anzic) **
  • Anthony Coleman: Catenary Oath (NoBusiness) *
  • Romain Collin: Tiny Lights: Genesis (XM)
  • The Comet Is Coming: Trust in the Lifeforce of the Deep Mystery (Impulse!) **
  • Chick Corea/Christian McBride/Brian Blade: Trilogy 2 (Concord, 2CD) **
  • Frankie Cosmos: Close It Quietly (Sub Pop) **
  • Croy & the Boys: Howdy High-Rise (Spaceflight) **
  • Stephan Crump's Rosetta Trio: Outliers (Papillon)
  • Denzel Curry: Zuu (Loma Vista) **
  • Czarface/Ghostface Killah: Czarface Meets Ghostface (Silver Age) **
  • DaBaby: Baby on Baby (South Coast Music Group) **
  • Chuck Deardorf: Perception (Origin)
  • Michael Dease: Never More Here (Posi-Tone) **
  • Default Genders: Main Pop Girl 2019 (self-released) **
  • Joey DeFrancesco: In the Key of the Universe (Mack Avenue) **
  • José Dias: After Silence, Vol. 1 (Clean Feed) **
  • DJ Shadow: Our Pathetic Age (Mass Appeal, 2CD) **
  • Doja Cat: Hot Pink (Kemosabe/RCA) **
  • Dreezy: Big Dreez (Interscope) **
  • Mark Dresser Seven: Ain't Nothing but a Cyber Coup & You (Clean Feed)
  • Rebecca DuMaine and the Dave Miller Combo: Chez Nous (Summit)
  • Nick Dunston: Atlantic Extraction (Out of Your Head)
  • Sharman Duran: Questioning Reality (self-released)
  • Marc Edwards/Guillaume Gargaud: Black Hole Universe (Atypeek Music) **
  • Mats Eilertsen: And Then Comes the Night (ECM) **
  • Harris Eisenstadt: Canada Day Quartet Live (Clean Feed) **
  • Petter Eldh: Koma Saxo (We Jazz) **
  • Elephant9 With Reine Fiske: Psychedelic Backfire II (Rune Grammofon) **
  • Ex Hex: It's Real (Merge) **
  • Lorenzo Feliciati/Michele Rabbia: Antikythera (RareNoise) *
  • Gabriel Ferrandini: Volúpias (Clean Feed) **
  • The Fictive Five: Anything Is Possible (Clean Feed) **
  • Filthy Friends: Emerald Valley (Kill Rock Stars) **
  • Fleurine: Brazilian Dream (Pure Imagination -18)
  • Floating Points: Crush (Ninja Tune) **
  • Rosie Flores: Simple Case of the Blues (The Last Music Company) **
  • Flying Lotus: Flamagra (Warp) **
  • Anat Fort Trio: Colour (Sunnyside) **
  • Al Foster: Inspirations & Dedications (Smoke Sessions) **
  • George Freeman: George the Bomb! (Blujazz/Southport)
  • Paolo Fresu/Richard Galliano/Jan Lundgren: Mare Nostrum III (ACT) **
  • Satoko Fujii: Solo Piano: Stone (Libra)
  • Andy Fusco: Vortex (SteepleChase) **
  • Future: Future Hndrxx Presents: The Wizrd (Epic/Freebandz) **
  • Laszlo Gardony: La Marseillaise (Sunnyside)
  • The Garifuna Collective: Aban (Stonetree Music) **
  • Charles Gayle/Giovanni Barcella/Manolo Cabras: The Alto Sessions (El Negocito) **
  • Girls on Grass: Dirty Power (self-released) **
  • Georg Graewe/Ernst Reijseger/Gerry Hemingway: Concertgebouw Brugge 2014 (Fundacja Sluchaj) **
  • Ariana Grande: Thank U, Next (Republic) **
  • Guillermo Gregorio & Brandon Lopez: 12 Episodes (Relative Pitch)
  • Francesco Guerri: Su Mimmi Non Si Spara! (RareNoise) *
  • Augie Haas: Dream a Little Dream (Playtime Music)
  • Mary Halvorson & John Dieterich: A Tangle of Stars (New Amsterdam) **
  • Harbinger: Extended (OA2)
  • Alex Harding/Lucian Ban: Dark Blue (Sunnyside) **
  • Tom Harrell: Infinity (HighNote) **
  • Joel Harrison: Still Point: Turning World (Whirlwind) **
  • John Hart: Crop Circles (SteepleChase) **
  • Alexander Hawkins: Iron Into Wind: Piano Solo (Intakt)
  • Miho Hazama: Dancer in Nowhere (Sunnyside)
  • Olli Hirvonen: Displace (Ropeadope)
  • Eric Hofbauer & Dylan Jack: Remains of Echoes (Creative Nation Music) **
  • Randy Houser: Magnolia (Stoney Creek) **
  • Abdullah Ibrahim: Dream Time (Enja) **
  • Christoph Irniger Pilgrim: Crosswinds (Intakt)
  • Vijay Iyer/Craig Taborn: The Transitory Poems (ECM) **
  • Michael Gregory Jackson Clarity Quartet: Whenufindituwillknow (Golden) **
  • Georgette Jones: Skin (self-released) **
  • Jpegmafia: All My Heroes Are Cornballs (EQT) **
  • Ahmed Ag Kaedy: Akaline Kidal (Sahel Sounds) **
  • Katarsis 4: Katarsis 4 (NoBusiness)
  • Ryan Keberle & Catharsis: The Hope I Hold (Greenleaf Music)
  • Kehlani: While We Wait (Atlantic/TSNMI) **
  • Izumi Kimura/Barry Guy/Gerry Hemingway: Illuminated Silence (Fundacja Sluchaj) **
  • Petros Klampanis: Irrationalities (Enja)
  • Kokoko!: Fongola (Transgressive) **
  • Konstrukt + Ken Vandermark: Kozmik Bazaar (Karlrecords) **
  • Brian Krock: Liddle (Outside In Music)
  • La La Lars: La La Lars II (Headspin)
  • Alex Lahey: The Best of Luck Club (Dead Oceans) **
  • Landline: Landline (Loyal Label)
  • Pablo Lanouguere Quintet: Eclectico (self-released)
  • The Last Poets: Transcending Toxic Times (Ropeadope, 2CD) **
  • Ingrid Laubrock + Aki Takase: Kasumi (Intakt) **
  • Matt Lavelle Quartet: Hope (Unseen Rain) **
  • Mike LeDonne: Partners in Time (Savant) **
  • João Lencastre's Communion 3: Song(s) of Hope (Clean Feed) **
  • David Liebman/Jeff Coffin/Victor Wooten/Chester Thompson/Chris Walters/James DaSilva: On the Corner Live! The Music of Miles Davis (Ear Up) **
  • Liquid Quintet [Agustí Fernández/Artur Majewski/Albert Cirera/Rafal Mazur/Ramon Prats]: Flux (Fundacja Sluchaj) **
  • Little Brother: May the Lord Watch (Imagine Nation Music/For Members Only/Empire) **
  • Russ Lossing: Motian Music (Sunnyside) **
  • Joe Lovano: Trio Tapestry (ECM) **
  • Rosie Lowe: Yu (Wolf Tone) **
  • Kelsey Lu: Blood (Columbia) **
  • Doug MacDonald Quartet: Organisms (self-released)
  • Maluma: 11:11 (Sony Music Latin) **
  • Mannequin Pussy: Patience (Epitaph) **
  • Todd Marcus: Trio+ (Stricker Street)
  • Charlie Marie: Charlie Marie (self-released, EP) **
  • Ben Markley Quartet Featuring Joel Frahm: Slow Play (OA2)
  • Martha: Love Keeps Kicking (Dirtnap) **
  • The Mauskovic Dance Band: The Mauskovic Dance Band (Soundway) **
  • Maxo Kream: Brandon Banks (Big Persona/RCA) **
  • Marilyn Mazur: Marilyn Mazur's Shamania (RareNoise) *
  • MC Frontalot: Net Split, or the Fathomless Heartbreak of Online Itself (Level Up) **
  • Tom McDermott: Meets Scott Joplin (Arbors) **
  • Joe McPhee/Paal Nilssen-Love: Song for the Big Chief (PNL) **
  • Metropolitan Jazz Octet Featuring Dee Alexander: It's Too Hot for Words: Celebrating Billie Holiday (Delmark) **
  • Xose Miguélez: Ontology (Origin)
  • Mika: My Name Is Michael Holbrook (Republic/Virgin EMI) **
  • Levon Mikaelian Trio: Untainted (self-released)
  • MIKE: Tears of Joy (10k) **
  • Buddy & Julie Miller: Breakdown on 20th Ave. South (New West) **
  • Dave Miller Trio: Just Imagine (Summit)
  • Matt Mitchell: Phalanx Ambassadors (Pi)
  • Derel Monteith: Connemara: Solo Piano Improvisations (self-released)
  • Joe Morris & Evan Parker: The Village (Fundacja Sluchaj) **
  • The Mountain Goats: In League With Dragons (Merge) **
  • Muna: Saves the World (RCA) **
  • Greg Murphy Trio: Bright Idea (Whaling City Sound)
  • Rachel Musson/Pat Thomas/Mark Sanders: Shifa: Live at Cafe Oto (577) **
  • Simon Nabatov Quintet: Last Minute Theory (Clean Feed) **
  • Ted Nash/Steve Cardenas/Ben Allison: Somewhere Else: West Side Story Songs (Plastic Sax) **
  • Rico Nasty/Kenny Beats: Anger Management (Sugar Trap, EP) **
  • The National: I Am Easy to Find (4AD) **
  • New Orleans Jazz Orchestra: Songs: The Music of Allen Toussaint (Storyville)
  • Paal Nilssen-Love: New Brazilian Funk (PNL) **
  • Paal Nilssen-Love/Ken Vandermark: Screen Off (PNL) **
  • Nobject [Martin Küchen/Rafal Mazur/Vasco Trilla]: X-Rayed (Fundacja Sluchaj) **
  • Northern Ranger: Eastern Stranger (self-released, EP)
  • Nots: 3 (Goner) **
  • Karen O & Danger Mouse: Lux Prima (BMG) **
  • Larry Ochs/Nels Cline/Gerald Cleaver: What Is to Be Done (Clean Feed) **
  • Bill O'Connell and the Afro Caribbean Ensemble: Wind Off the Hudson (Savant)
  • Linda May Han Oh: Aventurine (Biophilia) **
  • May Okita: Art of Life (Origin)
  • Old Man Saxon: Goldman Sax (Saxon Kincy, EP) **
  • Matt Olson: 789 Miles (OA2)
  • Sam Ospovat: Ride Angles (Skirl)
  • Kassa Overall: Go Get Ice Cream and Listen to Jazz (self-released) **
  • Evan Parker/Paul G. Smyth: Calenture and Light Leaks (Weekertoft) **
  • Nicki Parrott: From New York to Paris (Arbors) **
  • Jai Paul: Leak 04-13 (Bait Ones) (XL) **
  • Jessica Pavone: In the Action (Relative Pitch)
  • Nicholas Payton: Relaxin' With Nick (Smoke Sessions, 2CD) **
  • Pere Ubu: The Long Goodbye (Cherry Red) **
  • Pet Shop Boys: Agenda (X2, EP) **
  • Peterson Kohler Collective: Winter Colors (Origin)
  • Roberta Piket: Domestic Harmony: Piket Plays Mintz (Thirteenth Note)
  • The John Pizzarelli Trio: For Centennial Reasons: 100 Year Salute to Nat King Cole (Ghostlight) **
  • Polo G: Die a Legend (Columbia) **
  • Powder: Powder in Space (DJ Mix) (Beats in Space) **
  • Noah Preminger: After Life (Criss Cross) **
  • Purple Mountains: Purple Mountains (Drag City) **
  • Mette Rasmussen/Julien Desprez: The Hatch (Dark Tree)
  • Red Kite: Red Kite (RareNoise)
  • Joshua Redman & Brooklyn Rider: Sun on Sand (Nonesuch) **
  • Eric Reed: Everybody Gets the Blues (Smoke Sessions) **
  • Cene Resnik Trio 'Watch for Dogs': Shades of Colors (Not Two) **
  • Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis: Beautiful Lie (Next Waltz) **
  • Christophe Rocher/Joe Fonda/Harvey Sorgen: New Origin (Not Two) **
  • Maggie Rogers: Heard It in a Past Life (Capitol) **
  • RPM: Just Like Falling (Unseen Rain) **
  • Catherine Russell: Alone Together (Dot Time) **
  • Markus Rutz: Blueprints Figure One: Frameworks (OA2)
  • The Jamie Saft Quartet: Hidden Corners (RareNoise) *
  • Samo Salamon/Szilárd Mezei/Jaka Berger: Swirling Blind Unstilled (Klopotec)
  • Dua Saleh: Nur (Against Giants -EP) **
  • Nick Sanders Trio: Playtime 2050 (Sunnyside)
  • Rob Scheps: Comencio (SteepleChase) **
  • Fabrizio Sciacca Quartet: Gettin' It There (self-released)
  • The Selva: Canicula Rosa (Clean Feed) **
  • Sheer Mag: A Distant Call (Wilsuns) **
  • Bob Sheppard: The Fine Line/b> (Challenge) **
  • Sigrid: Sucker Punch (Island) **
  • Paul Silbergleit: January (Blujazz)
  • Sirkis/Bialas IQ: Our New Earth (Moonjune, 2CD)
  • Skepta: Ignorance Is Bliss (Boy Better Know) **
  • SLD Trio: El Contorno Del Espacio (Fundacja Sluchaj) **
  • Sleaford Mods: Eton Alive (Extreme Eating) **
  • SOL Development: The SOL of Black Folk (self-released) **
  • Tyshawn Sorey and Marilyn Crispell: The Adornment of Time (Pi)
  • Spellling: Mazy Fly (Sacred Bones) **
  • Matthias Spillmann Trio: Live at the Bird's Eye Jazz Club (Clean Feed) **
  • Emily A. Sprague: Mount Vision (self-released) **
  • Lyn Stanley: London With a Twist: Live at Bernie's (A.T. Music)
  • Mavis Staples: Live in London (Anti-) **
  • Chip Stephens/Stenn Wilson: Sadness & Soul (Capri)
  • STL GLD: The New Normal (AR Classic) **
  • Carol Sudhalter Quartet: Live at Saint Peter's Church (Alfa Projects)
  • Sunflower Bean: King of the Dudes (Mom + Pop, EP) **
  • Tanya Tagaq: Toothsayer (Six Shooter, EP) **
  • Aki Takase: Hokusai: Piano Solo (Intakt) **
  • Alexa Tarantino: Winds of Change (Posi-Tone) **
  • Tegan and Sara: Hey, I'm Just Like You (Warner Brothers) **
  • Yves Theiler Trio: We (Intakt) **
  • Pat Thomas and Kwashibu Area Band: Obiaa!/b> (Strut) **
  • Tinariwen: Amadjar (Anti-) **
  • AJ Tracey: AJ Tracey (self-released) **
  • Gianluigi Trovesi/Gianni Coscia: La Misteriosa Musica Della Regina Loana (ECM) **
  • Tanya Tucker: While I'm Livin' (Fantasy) **
  • Molly Tuttle: When You're Ready (Compass) **
  • Tyler, the Creator: Igor (Columbia) **
  • Typical Sisters: Hungry Ghost (Outside In Music)
  • Vampire Weekend: Father of the Bride (Columbia) **
  • Ben Van Gelder/Tony Tixier/Tom Berkmann/Mathias Ruppnig: Scopes (Whirlwind) **
  • Ken Vandermark/Mats Gustafsson: Verses (Corbett vs. Dempsey) **
  • Fay Victor: Barn Songs (Northern Spy) **
  • Ezra Weiss Big Band: We Limit Not the Truth of God (OA2)
  • Barrence Whitfield Soul Savage Arkestra: Songs From the Sun Ra Cosmos (Modern Harmonic) **
  • Betty Who: Betty (self-released) **
  • Wschód: Wschód (Clean Feed) **
  • Charli XCX: Charli (Asylum) **
  • John Yao's Triceratops: How We Do (See Tao)
  • The Yawpers: Human Question (Bloodshot) **
  • Rez Abbasi: A Throw of Dice by the Silent Ensemble (Whirlwind)
  • Stefan Aeby: Piano Solo (Intakt) **
  • Akiko Hamilton Dechter: Equal Time (Capri)
  • Ralph Alessi: Imaginary Friends (ECM) **
  • Lolly Allen: Coming Home (OA2)
  • Fabian Almazan Trio: This Land Abounds With Life (Biophilia) **
  • Angel-Ho: Death Becomes Her (Hyperdub) **
  • Michaela Anne: Desert Dove (Yep Roc) **
  • Charlie Apicella & Iron City: Groove Machine (OA2)
  • Jon Batiste: Anatomy of Angels: Live at the Village Vanguard (Verve) **
  • Jon Batiste: Chronology of a Dream: Live at the Village Vanguard (Verve) **
  • Jerry Bergonzi: The Seven Rays (Savant) **
  • Better Oblivion Community Center: Better Oblivion Community Center (Dead Oceans) **
  • Beyoncé: Homecoming: The Live Album (Columbia, 2CD) **
  • Carlos Bica/Daniel Erdmann/DJ Illvibe: I Am the Escaped One (Clean Feed) **
  • Michael Bisio/Kirk Knuffke/Fred Lonberg-Holm: Requiem for a New York Slice (Iluso) **
  • B.J. the Chicago Kid: 1123 (Motown) **
  • Blind Lemon Jazz: After Hours: New Pages in the American Songbook (Ofeh)
  • Patrick Brennan/Abdul Moimême: Terraphonia (Creative Sources) **
  • Terrence Brewer & Pamela Rose: Don't Worry 'Bout Me (Strong Brew Music, EP)
  • Bill Callahan: Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest (Drag City) **
  • Lewis Capaldi: Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent (Capitol) **
  • Daniel Carter/Julian Priester/Adam Lane/Reggie Sylvester/David Haney: Live Constructions Volume 2 (Slam) **
  • Cashmere Cat: Princess Catgirl (Mad Love/Interscope) **
  • Chai: Punk (Burger) **
  • Corey Christiansen: La Proxima (Origin)
  • Zack Clarke Trio: Vertical Shores (Clean Feed) **
  • Clipping.: There Existed an Addiction to Blood (Sub Pop) **
  • Jimmy Cobb: Remembering U (Jimmy Cobb World) **
  • Avishai Cohen/Yonathan Avishai: Playing the Room (ECM) **
  • The Comet Is Coming: The Afterlife (Impulse!) **
  • Harry Connick Jr.: True Love: A Celebration of Cole Porter (Verve) **
  • Sylvie Courvoisier/Mark Feldman: Time Gone Out (Intakt) **
  • Theon Cross: Fyah (Gearbox) **
  • Caroline Davis: Alula (New Amsterdam) **
  • Steve Davis: Correlations (Smoke Sessions) **
  • Angel Bat Dawid: The Oracle (International Anthem) **
  • Mark De Clive-Lowe: Heritage (Ropeadope) **
  • Nina De Heney/Karin Johansson/Henrik Wartel: Quagmire (Creative Sources) **
  • Jeff Denson/Romain Pilon/Brian Blade: Between Two Worlds (Ridgeway)
  • Sam Dillon: Force Field (Posi-Tone) **
  • The DIVA Jazz Orchestra: DIVA + the Boys (MCG Jazz)
  • Dave Douglas/Uri Caine/Andrew Cyrille: Devotion (Greenleaf Music) **
  • Mark Doyle: Watching the Detectives: Guitar Noir III (Free Will)
  • DSC [Leon Lee Dorsey/Greg Skaff/Mike Clark]: Monktime (Jazz Avenue 1)
  • Dump Him: Dykes to Watch Out For (Musical Fanzine/Get Better) **
  • Open Mike Eagle: The New Negroes: Season 1 Soundtrack (Comedy Central, EP) **
  • Elephant9: Psychedelic Backfire I (Rune Grammofon) **
  • Eliane Elias: Love Stories (Concord) **
  • Empath: Active Listening: Night on Earth (Get Better) **
  • Erin Enderlin: Faulkner County (Black Crow Productions) **
  • David Finck: Bassically Jazz (Burton Avenue Music) **
  • Mimi Fox: This Bird Still Flies (Origin)
  • Bill Frisell/Thomas Morgan: Epistrophy (ECM) **
  • Bill Frisell: Harmony (Blue Note) **
  • Haruna Fukazawa: Departure (Summit)
  • Jayda G: Significant Changes (Ninja Tune) **
  • Vyacheslav Ganelin/Deniss Pashkevich/Arkady Gotesman: Variations (Jersika) **
  • Stephen Gauci/Sandy Ewan/Adam Lane/Kevin Shea: Live at the Bushwick Series (Gaucimusic) **
  • Luke Gillespie: Moving Mists (Patois)
  • Girl Band: The Talkies (Rough Trade) **
  • Robert Glasper: Fuck Yo Feelings (Loma Vista) **
  • Charles Wesley Godwin: Seneca (self-released) **
  • Binker Golding & Elliot Galvin: Ex Nihilo (Byrd Out) **
  • Hilliard Greene: Spirituals (Unseen Rain) **
  • Larry Grenadier: The Gleaners (ECM) **
  • Nick Grinder: Farallon (self-released)
  • Mats Gustafsson/Jason Adasiewicz: Timeless (Corbett vs. Dempsey) **
  • Keiji Haino/Merzbow/Balasz Pandi: Become the Discovered, Not the Discoverer (RareNoise) *
  • Hama: Houmeissa (Sahel Sounds) **
  • Fred Hersch & the WDR Big Band: Begin Again (Palmetto)
  • William Hooker: Cycle of Restoration (FPE) **
  • Jesca Hoop: Stonechild (Memphis Industries) **
  • Human Feel [Chris Speed/Andrew D'Angelo/Kurt Rosenwinkel/Jim Black]: Gold (Intakt)
  • Indoor Pets: Be Content (Wichita) **
  • Ethan Iverson Quartet With Tom Harrell: Common Practice (ECM) **
  • Keith Jarrett: Munich 2016 (ECM -2CD) **
  • Gethen Jenkins: Western Gold (5 Music) **
  • Peter Jensen & DR Big Band: Stand on Your Feet and Fight: Voices of the Danish West Indies (ILK -18)
  • Kano: Hoodies All Summer (Parlophone) **
  • Zlatko Kaucic Quintet: Morning Patches (Fundacja Sluchaj) **
  • Mark Kavuma: The Banger Factory (Ubuntu Music) **
  • Angelique Kidjo: Celia (Verve) **
  • Michael Kiwanuka: Kiwanuka (Polydor) **
  • Kneebody: Chapters (Edition) **
  • Michael Kocour: East of the Sun (OA2)
  • Kokoroko: Kokoroko (Brownswood, EP) **
  • Joachim Kühn: Melodic Ornette Coleman: Piano Works XIII (ACT) **
  • Steve Lacy: Apollo XXI (3Qtr) **
  • Lady Lykez: Muhammad Ali EP (Hyperdub, EP) **
  • Lakou Mizik: HaitiaNola (Cumbancha) **
  • Lapis Trio: The Travelers (Shifting Paradigm)
  • Jenny Lewis: On the Line (Warner Bros.) **
  • Lil Nas X: 7 (Columbia, EP) **
  • Lil Tjay: True 2 Myself (Columbia) **
  • Damon Locks/Black Monument Ensemble: Where Future Unfolds (International Anthem) **
  • Nils Lofgren: Blue With Lou (Castle Track Road) **
  • Aubrey Logan: Your Mom's Favorite Songs (Resonance, EP) **
  • Maurice Louca: Elephantine (Northern Spy) **
  • Lage Lund: Terrible Animals (Criss Cross) **
  • Doug MacDonald: Califournia Quartet (Dmacmusic)
  • Doug MacDonald & the Tarmac Ensemble: Jazz Marathon 4: Live at Hangar 18 (DMAC, 2CD)
  • Mat Maneri Quartet: Dust (Sunnyside) **
  • Lisa Maxwell's Jazz Orchestra: Shiny! (Uncle Marvin Music)
  • MC Yallah X Debmaster: Kubali (Hakuna Kulala) **
  • Reba McEntire: Stronger Than the Truth (Big Machine) **
  • Nellie McKay: Bagatelles (Palmetto, EP) **
  • Jenna McLean: Brighter Day (Moddl)
  • Mike & the Moonpies: Cheap Silver & Solid Country Gold (Prairie Rose) **
  • Gabriele Mitelli/Rob Mazurek: Star Splitter (Clean Feed) **
  • Derel Monteith Trio: Quantity of Life (self-released)
  • Thurston Moore/Frank Rosaly: Marshmallow Moon Decorum (Corbett vs. Dempsey) **
  • Jack Mouse Group: Intimate Adversary (Tall Grass)
  • Guillaume Muller: Sketches of Sound (self-released)
  • Simon Nabatov: Readings: Red Cavalry (Leo) **
  • Simon Nabatov: Readings: Gileya Revisited (Leo) **
  • Aurora Nealand/Steve Marquette/Anton Hatwich/Paul Thibodeaux: Kobra Quartet (Astral Spirits) **
  • Helado Negro: This Is How You Smile (RVNG Intl) **
  • Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real: Turn Off the News (Build a Garden) (Fantasy) **
  • Nérija: Blume (Domino) **
  • Paal Nilssen-Love: New Japanese Noise (PNL) **
  • Nivhek: After Its Own Death/Walking in a Spiral Towards the House (Yellow Electric) **
  • Angel Olsen: All Mirrors (Jagjaguwar) **
  • One O'Clock Lab Band: Lab 2019 (North Texas Jazz)
  • Ulysses Owens Jr.: Songs of Freedom (Resilience Music) **
  • Mike Pachelli: High Standards (Fullblast)
  • Evan Parker/Lotte Anker/Torben Snekkestad: Inferences (Fundacja Sluchaj) **
  • Bennett Paster: Indivisible (self-released)
  • Junius Paul: Ism (International Anthem) **
  • Pedro the Lion: Phoenix (Polyvinyl) **
  • Jeremy Pelt: Jeremy Pelt the Artist (HighNote) **
  • Ken Peplowski/Diego Figueiredo: Amizade (Arbors) **
  • Ivo Perelman/Mat Maneri/Nate Wooley: Strings 3 (Leo)
  • Miles Perkin Quartet: The Point in Question (Clean Feed) **
  • Phicus + Martin Küchen: Sumpflegende (Fundacja Sluchaj) **
  • Alberto Pibiri & the Al Peppers: The Nacho Blues (Alberto Pibiri Music)
  • Pom Poko: Birthday (Bella Union) **
  • Charlie Porter: Immigration Nation (OA2)
  • Preservation Hall Jazz Band: A Tuba to Cuba (Sub Pop) **
  • Kojey Radical: Cashmere Tears (Asylum/Atlantic) **
  • Enrico Rava/Joe Lovano: Roma (ECM) **
  • Bob Ravenscroft & Inner Journeys: Phantasmagoria (OA2)
  • Herlin Riley: Perpetual Optimism (Mack Avenue) **
  • Joel Ross: KingMaker (Blue Note) **
  • Rotten Girlz: Punk You (Sazas)
  • Royal Trux: White Stuff (Fat Possum) **
  • Dave Rudolph Quintet: Resonance (self-released)
  • Carmen Sandim: Play Doh (Ropeadope)
  • Sasami: Sasami (Domino) **
  • Louis Sclavis: Characters on a Wall (ECM) **
  • Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah: Ancestral Recall (Ropeadope) **
  • Kendrick Scott Oracle: A Wall Becomes a Bridge (Blue Note) **
  • Dave Scott: In Search of Hipness (SteepleChase) **
  • SEED Ensemble: Driftglass (Jazz Re:freshed) **
  • Marcus Shelby Orchestra: Transitions (MSO)
  • Leo Sherman: Tonewheel (Outside In Music)
  • ShitKid: [Detention] (PNKSLM) **
  • Kalie Shorr: Open Book (self-released) **
  • The Richard Shulman Trio: Waltzing out of Town (RichHeart Music)
  • Silk Road Assassins: State of Ruin (Planet Mu) **
  • Erik Skov: Liminality (OA2)
  • Wadada Leo Smith: Rosa Parks: Pure Love: An Oratorio of Seven Songs (TUM)
  • Sneaks: Highway Hypnosis (Merge) **
  • Solange: When I Get Home (Saint/Columbia) **
  • Something Blue [Alexa Tarantino/Nick Finzer/Sam Dillon/Art Hirahara/Boris Kozlov/Rudy Royston]: Maximum Enjoyment (Posi-Tone) **
  • Sote: Parallel Persia (Diagonal) **
  • The Souljazz Orchestra: Chaos Theories (Strut) **
  • The Specials: Encore (Island) **
  • Mary Stallings: Songs Were Made to Sing (Smoke Sessions) **
  • Peter Stampfel and the Atomic Meta Pagans: The Ordovician Era (Don Giovanni) **
  • Lyn Stanley: London Calling: A Toast to Julie London (A.T. Music)
  • Ben Stapp/Joe Morris: Mind Creature Sound Dasein (Fundacja Sluchaj) **
  • Dexter Story: Bahir (Soundway) **
  • Colin Stranahan/Glenn Zaleski/Rick Rosato: Live at Jazz Standard (Capri)
  • Zhenya Strigalev/Federico Dannemann: The Change (Rainy Days) **
  • Dave Stryker: Eight Track III (Strikezone)
  • Supa Bwe: Just Say Thank You (Freddy Got Magic/Empire, EP) **
  • Christian Meaas Svendsen + Nakama + Rinzai Zen Center Oslo: New Rituals (Nakama, 3CD) **
  • Emi Takada: Why Did I Choose You? (self-released)
  • Kate Tempest: The Book of Traps and Lessons (Republic) **
  • Terraza Big Band: One Day Wonder (Outside In Music)
  • Jonah Tolchin: Fires for the Cold (Yep Roc) **
  • Paul Tynan: Quartet (Origin)
  • Sharon Van Etten: Remind Me Tomorrow (Jagjaguwar) **
  • Vestbo Trio: Gentlemen . . . (Dog Hound) **
  • Rebekah Victoria: Songs of the Decades (Patois)
  • Claudia Villela: Encantada Live (Taina Music)
  • Trevor Watts/Stephen Grew: Let It Be: Live in Liverpool (Fundacja Sluchaj) **
  • Alice Wallace: Into the Blue (Rebelle Road)
  • Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet: The Rhythm of Invention (Patois)
  • Cory Weeds Quintet: Live at Frankie's Jazz Club (Cellar Live) **
  • G. Calvin Weston/The Phoenix Orchestra: Dust and Ash (577) **
  • Jennifer Wharton's Bonegasm: Bonegasm (Sunnyside) **
  • Rodney Whitaker: Common Ground: The Music of Gregg Hill (Origin)
  • Carrie Wicks: Reverie (OA2)
  • Mareike Wiening: Metropolist Paradise (Greenleaf Music)
  • Saul Williams: Encrypted & Vulnerable (Pirates Blend) **
  • Wilma Vritra: Burd (Bad Taste) **
  • Wing Walker Orchestra: Hazel (Ears & Eyes)
  • Bobby Watson/Vincent Herring/Gary Bartz: Bird at 100 (Smoke Sessions) **
  • Nate Wooley: Columbia Icefield (Northern Spy) **
  • Wreckless Eric: Transience (Southern Domestic) **
  • Jason Yeager: New Songs of Resistance (Outside In Music)
  • Young M.A: Herstory in the Making (M.A Music/3D) **
  • Michael Zilber: East West: Music for Big Bands (Origin, 2CD)
  • Dave Zinno Unisphere: Stories Told (Whaling City Sound)
  • The 14 Jazz Orchestra: The Future Ain't What It Used to Be (Dabon Music)
  • 100 Gecs: 1000 Gecs (Dog Show) **
  • Areni Agbabian: Bloom (ECM) **
  • Cyrille Aimée: Move On: A Sondheim Adventure (Mack Avenue) **
  • Karl Berger/Jason Kao Hwang: Conjure (True Sound)
  • Blue Standard: A Good Thing (Big Time)
  • Bon Iver: I,I (Jagjaguwar) **
  • Randy Brecker & NDR Bigband: Rocks (Piloo)
  • Brooks & Dunn: Reboot (Arista Nashville) **
  • Katerina Brown: Mirror (Mellowtone Music)
  • Jane Bunnett & Maqueque: On Firm Ground/Tierra Firme (Linus Entertainment) **
  • Burial: Clausto/State Forest (Hyperdub, EP) **
  • The Carter Family: Across Generations (Reviver Legacy) **
  • Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds: Ghosteen (Ghosteen/Bad Seeds) **
  • Chat Noir: Hyperuranion (RareNoise) *
  • Cherry Glazerr: Stuffed & Ready (Secretly Canadian) **
  • Chromatics: Closer to Grey (Italians Do It Better) **
  • Mark De Clive-Lowe: Heritage II (Ropeadope) **
  • Deerhunter: Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared? (4AD) **
  • Rosana Eckert: Sailing Home (OA2)
  • Elder Ones: From Untruth (Northern Spy) **
  • Robert Ellis: Texas Piano Man (New West) **
  • Moy Eng/Wayne Wallace: The Blue Hour (Patois)
  • Ezra Collective: You Can't Steal My Joy (Enter the Jungle) **
  • Fennesz: Agora (Touch) **
  • Fire! Orchestra: Arrival (Rune Grammofon) **
  • Carolyun Fitzhugh: Living in Peace (Iyouwe)
  • FKA Twigs: Magdalene (Young Turks) **
  • Calabria Foti: Prelude to a Kiss (Moco)
  • Four: There You Go Thinking Again (Jazz Hang)
  • Ben Lamar Gay: Confetti in the Sky Like Fireworks [This Is Bate Bola OST] (International Anthem) **
  • Polly Gibbons: All I Can Do (Resonance)
  • Girlpool: What Chaos Is Imaginary (Anti-) **
  • Frode Gjerstad/Fred Lonberg-Holm/Matthew Shipp: Season of Sadness (Iluso) **
  • Ben Goldberg: Good Day for Cloud Fishing (Pyroclastic) **
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  • Mark Guiliana: Beat Music! Beat Music! Beat Music! (Motéma) **
  • Aldous Harding: Designer (4AD) **
  • Tim Hecker: Anoyo (Kranky) **
  • The Highwomen: The Highwomen (Elektra) **
  • Hot 8 Brass Band: Take Cover (2019, Tru Thoughts, EP) **
  • Chrissie Hynde With the Valve Bone Woe Ensemble: Valve Bone Woe (BMG) **
  • Julia Jacklin: Crushing (Polyvinyl) **
  • Norah Jones: Begin Again (Blue Note, EP) **
  • Laura Jurd: Stepping Back, Jumping In (Edition) **
  • Larry Koonse: New Jazz Standards Vol. 4 (Summit)
  • Krokofant: Q (Rune Grammofon) **
  • Kronos Quartet: Terry Riley: Sun Rings (Nonesuch) **
  • Travis Laplante: Human (New Amsterdam) **
  • Remy Le Boeuf: Light as a Word (Outside In Music)
  • Cate Le Bon: Reward (Mexican Summer) **
  • Xavier Lecouturier: Carrier (Origin)
  • Remy Le Boeuf: Assembly of Shadows (SoundSpore) [11-01]
  • Led Bib: It's Morning (RareNoise) *
  • Urs Leimgruber/Jacques Demierre/Barre Phillips/Thomas Lehn: Willisau (Jazzwerkstatt) **
  • Chris Lightcap: SuperBigmouth (Pyroclastic) **
  • Kedr Livanskiy: Your Need (2MR) **
  • Quiana Lynell: A Little Love (Concord Jazz) **
  • Greta Matassa: Portrait (Origin)
  • Dan McCarthy: City Abstract (Origin)
  • The Pete McGuinness Jazz Orchestra: Along for the Ride (Summit)
  • Mercury Rev: Bobbie Gentry's the Delta Sweete Revisited (Partisan) **
  • Camila Meza & the Nectar Orchestra: Ámbar (Sony Masterworks) **
  • Monopiece/Jaap Blonk: Monopiece + Jaap Blonk (Shhpuma) **
  • Maren Morris: Girl (Columbia Nashville) **
  • New York Voices: Reminiscing in Tempo (Origin)
  • The Niro Featuring Gary Lucas: The Complete Jeff Buckley and Gary Lucas Songbook (Esordisco)
  • Sean Noonan: Tan Man's Hat (RareNoise) *
  • Ola Onabulé: Point Less (Rugged Ram)
  • Rich Pellegrin: Down (OA2)
  • PUP: Morbid Stuff (Rise/BMG) **
  • Michele Rabbia/Gianluca Petrella/Eivind Aarset: Lost River (ECM) **
  • Resavoir: Resavoir (International Anthem) **
  • Ellynne Rey: The Birdsong Project (self-released)
  • Rocket 808: Rocket 808 (12XU) **
  • Chanda Rule: Sapphire Dreams (PAO)
  • Ruby Rushton: Ironside (22a) **
  • Jamie Saft/Steve Swallow/Bobby Previte: You Don't Know the Life (RareNoise) *
  • Poncho Sanchez: Trane's Delight (Concord Picante)
  • Santana: Africa Speaks (Concord) **
  • Marcos Silva: Brasil: From Head to Toe (Green Egg)
  • Gwilym Simcock: Near and Now (ACT) **
  • Sleater-Kinney: The Center Won't Hold (Mom + Pop) **
  • Spring Roll: Episodes (Clean Feed) **
  • Michael Jefry Stevens & the Mountain Chamber Jazz Ensemble: The Poet Is in the House (ARC) **
  • George Strait: Honky Tonk Time Machine (MCA Nashville) **
  • Fumi Tomita: The Elephant Vanishes (OA2)
  • Trigger: Pull (Shhpuma) **
  • Tucker Brothers: Two Parts (self-released)
  • The Twilight Sad: It Won/t Be Like This All the Time (Rock Action) **
  • Urbanity: Urbanity (Alfi) **
  • Faye Webster: Atlanta Millionaires Club (Secretly Canadian) **
  • Mark Wingfield & Gary Husband: Tor & Vale (Moonjune)
  • 4WD [Nils Landgren/Michael Wollny/Lars Danielsson/Wolfgang Haffner]: 4 Wheel Drive (ACT) **
  • Reid Anderson/Dave King/Craig Taborn: Golden Valley Is Now (Intakt) **
  • Simone Baron & Arco Belo: The Space Between Disguises (GenreFluid)
  • Ilia Belorukov & Vasco Trilla: Laniakea (Astral Spirits) **
  • James Blake: Assume Form (Polydor) **
  • Blarf: Cease & Desist (Stones Throw) **
  • Chick Corea/The Spanish Heart Band: Antidote (Concord) **
  • Pablo Embon: Reminiscent Mood (self-released)
  • I Jahbar and Friends: Inna Duppy SKRS Soundclash (Bokeh Versions) **
  • Jelena Jovovic: Heartbeat (self-released)
  • Juice Wrld: Death Race for Love (Interscope) **
  • LSD: Labrinth/Sia/Diplo Present . . . LSD (Columbia) **
  • Moutin Factory Quintet: Mythical River (Laborie Jazz)
  • Nubiyan Twist: Jungle Run (Strut)
  • Tish Oney With the John Chlodini Trio: The Best Part (Blujazz)
  • Orville Peck: Pony (Sub Pop) **
  • Anne Phillips: Live at the Jazz Bakery (Conawago)
  • Chris Potter: Circuits (Edition) **
  • Jessica Pratt: Quiet Signs (Mexican Summer) **
  • Bruce Springsteen: Western Stars (Columbia) **
  • Oli Steidle & the Killing Popes: Ego Pills (Shhpuma) **
  • Swindle: No More Normal (Brownswood) **
  • Greg Ward Presents Rogue Parade: Stomping Off From Greenwood (Greenleaf Music) **
  • Weyes Blood: Titanic Rising (Sub Pop) **
  • Thom Yorke: Anima (XL) **
  • Judy and the Jerks: Music for Donuts EP (Thrilling Living, EP) **
  • Bernie Mora & Tangent: No Agenda (Rhombus)
  • Laura Noejovich: Laura Has New Standards (Enchanted Meadow)
  • Mike Stern-Jeff Lorber Fusion: Eleven (Concord) **
  • Ustad Saami: God Is Not a Terrorist (Glitterbeat) **
  • The United States Air Force Band Airmen of Note: Global Reach (self-released)
  • Peter Eldridge/Kenny Werner: Somewhere (Rosebud Music)
  • The United States Air Force Band: The Jazz Heritage Series: 2019 Radio Broadcasts (self-released, 4CD)

Reissues/Compilations/Vault Music:

In previous years I tried to separate reissues from compilations, including newly released vault items in the latter. This made sense when I was reviewing a lot of Recycled Goods material, but led to other problems with year-end lists, so as of 2013 anything containing any previously released material is collected here, and anything that is wholly previously unreleased is treated as new, above.

  1. L7: Pretend We're Dead: Best of L7 (1992-97, Warner Music Group) **
  2. The Daisy Age (1989-94, Ace) **
  3. Chance the Rapper: 10 Day (2011, self-released) **
  4. Eric Dolphy: Musical Prophet: The Expanded 1963 New York Studio Sessions (Resonance, 3CD)
  5. Ran Blake/Jeanne Lee: The Newest Sound You Never Heard (1966-67, A-Side, 2CD)
  6. Stan Getz: Getz at the Gate: The Stan Getz Quartet Live at the Village Gate Nov. 26 1961 (Verve, 2CD) **
  7. Alex Chilton: From Memphis to New Orleans (1985-89, Bar/None) **
  8. Agustí Fernández With William Parker & Susie Ibarra: One Night at the Joan Miró Foundation: July 16th 1998 (Fundacja Sluchaj) **
  9. Clifford Jordan Quartet: Glass Bead Games (1973, Pure Pleasure) **
  10. Nigeria 70: No Wahala: Highlife, Afro-Funk & Juju 1973-1987 (Strut) **
  11. Bill Evans: Smile With Your Heart: The Best of Bill Evans on Resonance (1968-69, Resonance)
  12. David S. Ware New Quartet: Théâtre Garonne, 2008 (AUM Fidelity) **
  13. James Brown: Live at Home With His Bad Self (1969, Polydor) **
  14. Makoto Terashita Meets Harold Land: Topology (1983, BBE) **
  15. Betty Carter: The Music Never Stops (1992, Blue Engine)
  16. Wes Montgomery: Wes's Best: The Best of Wes Montgomery on Resonance (1956-66, Resonance)
  17. Phil Ranelin: Collected 2003-2019 (Wide Hive, 2CD) **
  18. Abdallah Ag Oumbadougou: Anou Malane (1994, Sahel Sounds) **
  19. John Coltrane: Blue World (1964, Impulse!) **
  20. Sir Shina Peters & His International Stars: Sewele (1986, Strut) **
  21. Infinite Spirit Music: Live Without Fear (1979, Jazzman) **
  22. Kankyo Ongaku: Japanese Ambient, Environental and New Age Music 1980-1990 (Light in the Attic) **
  23. Woody Shaw Quintet: Basel 1980 (1980-81, Elemental Music, 2CD) **
  24. Art Pepper: Promise Kept: The Complete Artists House Recordings (1979, Omnivore, 5CD) **
  25. Sam Rivers Trio: Emanation (1971, NoBusiness)
  26. Sonic Youth: Battery Park, NYC, July 4th 2008 (Matador) **
  27. Johnny Griffin & Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis: Ow! Live at the Penthouse (1962, Reel to Reel)
  28. Sam Rivers: Zenith [Sam Rivers Achive Project, Volume 2] (1977, NoBusiness)
  29. Esbjörn Svensson Trio: E.S.T. Live in Gothenburg (2001, ACT, 2CD)
  30. Horace Tapscott With the Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra and the Great Voice of UGMAA: Why Don't You Listen? Live at LACMA 1998 (Dark Tree)

Pending:

  • Bobby Bradford/Frode Gjerstad/Kent Carter/John Stevens: Blue Cat (NoBusiness)
  • Masahiko Satoh/Sabu Toyozumi: The Aiki (1997, NoBusiness)

Also Noted:

  • Cannonball Adderley: Swingin' in Seattle: Live at the Penthouse 1966-1967 (Real to Reel) **
  • Alefa Madagascar (1970s-80s, Strut) **
  • Burnt Sugar/The Arkestra Chamber: Twentieth Anniversary Mixtapes: Groiddest Schnizzits: Volume Two (2001-17, Trugroid/Avantgroidd) **
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival: Live at Woodstock (1969, Craft) **
  • Nâ Hawa Doumbia: La Grande Cantatrice Malienne Vol. 1: Decouverte 81 a Dakar (Awesome Tapes From Africa) **
  • Fania Goes Psychedelic (1967-71, Craft Latino) **
  • Future: Monster (2014, Freebandz) **
  • Georg Graewe/Ernest Reijseger/Gerry Hemingway: Kammern I-V (2009, Auricle)
  • Kang Tae Hwan/Midori Takada: An Eternal Moment (1995, NoBusiness)
  • Jambú E Os Míticos Sons Da Amazônia (1974-86, Analog Africa) **
  • George Jones: United Artists Rarities (1962-64, EMI Nashville) **
  • Allen Lowe: Jews & Roots/Radical Jewish Acculturation: An Avant Garde of Our Own: Disconnected Works 1980-2018 (Constant Sorrow/ESP-Disk, 8CD) **
  • The Rough Guide to the Roots of Country Music: Reborn and Remastered (1926-33, World Music Network) **
  • Star Band De Dakar: Psicodelia Afro-Cubana De Senegal (Ostinato) **
  • Tribe: Hometown: Detroit Sessions 1990-2014 (Art Yard/Strut) **
  • Mark Turner/Gary Foster: Mark Turner Meets Gary Foster (2003, Capri, 2CD)
  • David Wertman Sun Ensemble: Earthly Delights (1978, BBE) **
  • Barney Wilen: Live in Tokyo '91 (Elemental Music, 2CD) **
  • World Spirituality Classics 2: The Time for Peace Is Now (1970s, Luaka Bop) **
  • Afro-Blue Persuasion: Live at Haight Levels: Volume One (1967, Tramp) **
  • Afro-Blue Persuasion: Live at Haight Levels: Volume Two (1967, Tramp) **
  • Louis Armstrong: Live in Europe (1948-52, Dot Time) **
  • Big Star: Live on WLIR (1974, Omnivore) **
  • Big Stick: Some of the Best of Big Stick (Drag Racing Underground, EP) **
  • Paul Bley/Gary Peacock/Paul Motian: When Will the Blues Leave (1999, ECM) **
  • James Booker: Vol. 1: At Onkel Po's Carnegie Hall, Hamburg 1976 (Jazzline) **
  • Bulawayo Blue Yodel (1950s, Olvido) **
  • Gerald Cleaver & Violet Hour: Live at Firehouse 12 (2006, Sunnyside) **
  • Joseph Daley: The Seven Deadly Virtues/The Seven Deadly Sins (2010-13, JoDaMusic) **
  • Detail: Day Two (1982, NoBusiness)
  • Elecktrokids: Elektroworld (1995, Clone Classic Cuts) **
  • Marvin Gaye: You're the Man (1972, Motown) **
  • Dexter Gordon: At the Subway Club 1973 (Elemental Music, 2CD) **
  • The Tubby Hayes Quartet: Grits, Beans and Greens: The Lost Fontana Studio Session 1969 (Decca) **
  • ICP Orchestra: ICP Orchestra in Albuquerque: The Outpost Performance Space, March 17th, 2003 (ICP) **
  • Sourakata Koité: En Hollande (1984, Awesome Tapes From Africa) **
  • Dadisi Komolafe: Hassan's Walk (1983, Nimbus West) **
  • Yusef A. Lateef: Hikima: Creativity (1983, The Key System) **
  • Lloyd McNeill: Treasures (1970, Soul Jazz) **
  • Lee Moses: How Much Longer Must I Wait? Singles & Rarities 1965-1972 (Light in the Attic) **
  • Sunny Murray/Bob Dickie/Robert Andreano: Homework (1994, NoBusiness)
  • Dudu Pukwana/Han Bennink/Misha Mengelberg: Yi Yole (1978, Corbett vs. Dempsey) **
  • Johnny Shines: The Blues Came Falling Down: Live 1973 (Omnivore) **
  • Sun Ra: Crystal Spears (1973, Modern Harmonic) **
  • Cecil Taylor: Mysteries: Untitled (1961-76, Black Sun) **
  • Alex Chilton: Songs From Robin Hood Lane (1991-94, Bar/None) **
  • Dusko Goykovich: Sketches of Yugoslavia (1973-74, Enja) **
  • Jazz Piano Panorama: The Best of Piano Jazz on Resonance (1968-2011, Resonance)
  • Kid Creole & the Coconuts: Live in Paris 1985 (Rainman) **
  • Live at Raul's (1979, Steady Boy) **
  • Harry Mosco: Peace & Harmony (1979, Isle of Jura) **
  • Kinloch Nelson: Partly on Time: Recordings 1968-1970 (Tompkins Square) **
  • Sun Ra and His Spirit of Jazz Cosmos Arkestra: WUHY Radio Philadelphia 1978 (Enterplanetary Koncepts)
  • Sounds of Liberation: Unreleased (Columbia University 1973) (Dogtown -18) **
  • Team Dresch: Personal Best (1994, Jealous Butcher, EP) **
  • Team Dresch: Choices, Chances, Changes: Singles & Comptracks 1994-2000 (Jealous Butcher) **
  • Saadet Türköz/Elliott Sharp: Kumuska (2007, Intakt) **
  • Townes Van Zandt: Sky Blue (1973, Fat Possum) **
  • Weaponize Your Sound (Optimo Music) **
  • Mary Lou Williams: Mary Lou Williams (1962-63, Smithsonian Folkways) **
  • Ernest Hood: Neighborhoods: Memories of Times Past (1975, Freedom to Spend) **
  • Ra-Kalam Bob Moses: When Elephants Dream of Music (1982, Ra-Kalam) **
  • The Vaughn Nark Quintet: Back in the Day (1982-83, Summit)
  • Sing a Song of Jazz: The Best of Vocal Jazz on Resonance (1956-2018, Resonance)
  • Masayuki Takayanagi New Directions Unit: April Is the Cruellest Month (1975, Black Forms Editions) **
  • Prince: Originals (1981-91, Rhino/Warner Bros.) **
  • Neil Young + Stray Gators: Tuscaloosa (Reprise) **

DVDs

I don't review DVDs. I don't watch DVDs. I don't record them in my database -- well, almost never, anyhow. Part of this is that I don't have the time, the eyes, or at the moment even the equipment. I never request DVDs. Still, some publicists insist on sending them anyway. Here's a list. They're all pending, and will probably remain that way until hell freezes over.

Songs

I always come up empty for song lists at year-end poll time. So I thought I'd start here.