Rhapsody Streamnotes: Year 2022 Index

May 30

  1. Poppy Ajudha: The Power in Us (2022, Virgin) B+(*)
  2. Deborah Allen: The Art of Dreaming (2022, BFD) B
  3. Oren Ambarchi/Johan Berthling/Andreas Werliin: Ghosted (2018 [2022], Drag City) A-
  4. Anitta: Versions of Me (2022, Warner) B+(***)
  5. Arcade Fire: We (2022, Columbia) B+(***)
  6. Aurora: The Gods We Can Touch (2022, Glassnote) B
  7. Jon Balke/Siwan: Hafla (2021 [2022], ECM) B
  8. Jonathan Barber & Vision Ahead: Poetic (2022, Vision Ahead) B+(*)
  9. Bastille: Give Me the Future (2022, Virgin/EMI) B
  10. Martin Bejerano: #Cubanamerican (2021 [2022], Figgland) B+(**)
  11. Belle and Sebastian: A Bit of Previous (2022, Matador) B+(**)
  12. Will Bernard: Pond Life (2022, Dreck to Disk) A-
  13. Steven Bernstein & the Hot 9: Manifesto of Henryisms (Community Music Vol. 3) (2020 [2022], Royal Potato Family) B+(***)
  14. The Black Keys: Dropout Boogie (2022, Nonesuch/Easy Eye Sound) B
  15. Bladee/Ecco2k: Crest (2022, Year0001) B+(*)
  16. Bonobo: Fragments (2022, Ninja Tune) B+(*)
  17. The Kevin Brady Electric Quartet: Plan B (2020 [2021], Ubuntu Music) B+(***)
  18. Bright Dog Red: Under the Porch (2022, Ropeadope) B+(*)
  19. Bruch: The Fool (2020, Cut Surface/Trost) B+(***)
  20. Chris Byars: Rhythm and Blues of the 20s (2022, SteepleChase) B+(**)
  21. Camila Cabello: Familia (2022, Epic) A-
  22. Ethel Cain: Preacher's Daughter (2022, Daughters of Cain) B+(*)
  23. Calexico: El Mirador (2022, Anti-) B+(*)
  24. Cat Power: Covers (2022, Domino) B
  25. Erich Cawalla: The Great American Songbook (2022, BluJazz) B
  26. Che Noir: Food for Thought (2022, TCF Music Group) B+(***)
  27. Rachel Chinouriri: Better Off Without (2022, Parlophone/Atlas, EP) B+(*)
  28. Gerald Clayton: Bells on Sand (2022, Blue Note) B
  29. Isaiah Collier & the Chosen Few: Lift Every Voice (2020 [2022], Division 81, EP) B+(*)
  30. Congotronics International: Where's the One (2022, Crammed Discs, 2CD) B+(**)
  31. Cool Sweetness Sextet: Shoehorn Shuffle (2022, Storyville) B+(*)
  32. Cool Sweetness Sextet: Shoehorn Shuffle (2022, Storyville) B+(*)
  33. Max Cooper: Unspoken Words (2022, Mesh) B+(***)
  34. George Cotsirilos Quartet: Refuge (2021 [2022], OA2) B+(*)
  35. Tomasz Dabrowski: Tomasz Dabrowski & the Individual Beings (2021 [2022], April) B+(***)
  36. Digga D: Noughty by Nature (2022, CGM/EGA) B+(*)
  37. Chris Dingman: Journeys Vol. 1 (2022, self-released) B+(*)
  38. DJ Maphorisa X Kabza De Small: Scorpion Kings (2019, Blaqboy) A-
  39. DJ Maphorisa/Kabza De Small: Scorpion Kings Live (2020, New Money Gang) B+(***)
  40. DJ Maphorisa X Kabza De Small: Scorpion Kings Live 2: Once Upon a Time in Lockdown (2020, Sound African) B+(**)
  41. Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters: Mercy Me (2022, Stony Plain) B+(***)
  42. Yelena Eckemoff: I Am a Stranger in This World (2016-20 [2022], L&H Production, 2CD) B+(*)
  43. Sture Ericson/Pat Thomas/Raymond Strid: Bagman Live at Cafe Oto (2019, 577) B+(**)
  44. Esthesis Quartet: Esthesis Quartet (2021 [2022], Orenda) B
  45. Father John Misty: Chloë and the Next 20th Century (2022, Sub Pop) B
  46. Bryan Ferry: Love Letters (2022, BMG, EP) B+(*)
  47. Craig Finn: A Legacy of Rentals (2022, Positive Jams) A-
  48. Nick Finzer: Out of Focus (2021, Outside In Music) B+(*)
  49. Florence + the Machine: Dance Fever (2022, Polydor) B
  50. Fontaines D.C.: Skinty Fia (2022, Partisan) B+(*)
  51. Bruce Forman With John Clayton and Jeff Hamilton: Reunion! (2021, B4Man Music) B+(**)
  52. Manel Fortiá: Despertar (2022, Segell Microscopi) A-
  53. Erik Friedlander: A Queen's Firefly (2021 [2022], Skipstone) B+(***)
  54. David Friend & Jerome Begin: Post- (2022, New Amsterdam) B+(*)
  55. Anthony Fung: What Does It Mean to Be Free? (2022, self-released) B+(***)
  56. Becky G: Esquemas (2022, Kemosabe/RCA) B+(***)
  57. Gang of Youths: Angel in Realtime (2022, Warner) B+(*)
  58. Girlpool: Forgiveness (2022, Anti-) B
  59. Larry Goldings/Peter Bernstein/Bill Stewart: Perpetual Pendulum (2021 [2022], Smoke Sessions) B+(**)
  60. Tee Grizzley: Half Tee Half Beast (2022, Grizzley Gang/300 Entertainment) B+(***)
  61. Russell Gunn & the Royal Krunk Jazz Orchestra: The Sirius Mystery Opus 4 No. 1 (2020 [2021], Ropeadope) B+(**)
  62. Keith Hall: Made in Kalamazoo: Trios and Duos (2019 [2022], Zoom Out) B+(***)
  63. Mary Halvorson: Amaryllis (2022, Nonesuch) B+(***)
  64. Mary Halvorson: Belladonna (2022, Nonesuch) B+(*)
  65. Tigran Hamasyan: Stand Art (2022, Nonesuch) B+(*)
  66. Stephen Philip Harvey Jazz Orchestra: Smash! (2021 [2022], Next Level) B
  67. Oscar Hernández & Alma Libre: Visión (2022, Ovation) B+(*)
  68. Heroes Are Gang Leaders: LeAutoRoiOgraphy (2019 [2022], 577) B+(***)
  69. Amanda Irarrázabal/Miriam van Boer Salmón: Fauces (2019 [2022], 577) B
  70. Bob James Trio: Feel Like Making Live! (2022, Evolution) B
  71. Japanese Television: Space Fruit Vineyard (2022, Tip Top) B-
  72. Willie Jones III: Fallen Heroes (2020 [2021], WJ3) B+(*)
  73. Kehlani: Blue Water Road (2022, Atlantic) B+(***)
  74. Milen Kirov: Spatium (2019 [2022], Independent Creative Sound and Music) B+(*)
  75. Koffee: Gifted (2022, RCA) B+(**)
  76. Anders Koppel: Mulberry Street Symphony (2021 [2022], Cowbell Music, 2CD) B+(***)
  77. Kendrick Lamar: Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers (2022, Top Dawg/Aftermath/Interscope, 2CD) B+(***)
  78. Miranda Lambert: Palomino (2022, Vanner, RCA Nashville) A-
  79. Jessy Lanza: DJ-Kicks (2021, !K7) B+(*)
  80. Ingrid Laubrock + Andy Milne: Fragile (2021 [2022], Intakt) B+(***)
  81. Brennen Leigh: Obsessed With the West (2022, Signature Sounds) B+(***)
  82. Leikeli47: Shape Up (2022, Hardcover/RCA) B+(**)
  83. MJ Lenderman: Boat Songs (2022, Dear Life) B+(**)
  84. Jinx Lennon: Pet Rent (2022, Septic Tiger) B+(***)
  85. Let's Eat Grandma: Two Ribbons (2022, Transgressive) B+(*)
  86. The Jeffrey Lewis & Peter Stampfel Band: Both Ways (2017 [2021], self-released) B+(**)
  87. Corb Lund: Songs My Friends Wrote (2022, New West) A-
  88. Lyrics Born: Lyrics Born Presents: Mobile Homies Season 1 (2022, Mobile Home) A-
  89. Taj Mahal & Ry Cooder: Get on Board: The Songs of Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee (2022, Nonesuch) B+(**)
  90. Johnny Marr: Fever Dreams Pts 1-4 (2021-22 [2022], BMG) B+(*)
  91. Leyla McCalla: Breaking the Thermometer (2022, Anti-) B+(***)
  92. Tate McRae: I Used to Think I Could Fly (2022, RCA) B+(***)
  93. Metronomy: Small World (2022, Because Music) B+(**)
  94. Anaïs Mitchell: Anaïs Mitchell (2022, BMG) B+(**)
  95. Charnett Moffett Trio: Live (2021, Motéma, EP) B+(**)
  96. Billy Mohler: Anatomy (2021 [2022], Contagious Music) A-
  97. Kevin Morby: This Is a Photograph (2022, Dead Oceans) B+(*)
  98. Van Morrison: What's It Gonna Take? (2022, Exile) B+(*)
  99. Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Adrian Younge: Jazz Is Dead 011 (2022, Jazz Is Dead) B+(*)
  100. Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Adrian Younge: Jazz Is Dead 012: Jean Carne (2022, Jazz Is Dead, EP) B+(*)
  101. David Murray/Brad Jones/Hamid Drake Brand New World Trio: Seriana Promethea (2021 [2022], Intakt) A-
  102. Mxmtoon: Rising (2022, AWAL) A-
  103. Randy Napoleon: Puppets: The Music of Gregg Hill (2022, OA2) B
  104. Willie Nelson: A Beautiful Time (2022, Legacy) A-
  105. Nikara: Nikara Presents Black Wall Street (2021, Railroad Hart) B+(*)
  106. Elsa Nilsson: Atlas of Sound: Coast Redwoods: 41°32'09.8"N 124°04'35.5"W (2022, Ears & Eyes) B
  107. Yu Nishiyama: A Lotus in the Mud (2020 [2022], Next Level) B+(*)
  108. Mark O'Connor: Markology II (2017-20 [2021], OMAC) B+(*)
  109. Miles Okazaki: Thisness (2021 [2022], Pi) B+(***)
  110. Old Crow Medicine Show: Paint This Town (2022, ATO) B
  111. Michael Orenstein: Aperture (2021 [2022], Origin) B+(**)
  112. Ulysses Owens Jr. Big Band: Soul Conversations (2021, Outside In Music) B+(*)
  113. Jason Palmer: Con Alma (2022, SteepleChase) B+(**)
  114. Orville Peck: Bronco (2022, Columbia) B+(*)
  115. Jeremy Pelt: Soundtrack (2021 [2022], HighNote) B+(**)
  116. Enrico Pieranunzi: Something Tomorrow (2022, Storyville) B+(**)
  117. Samora Pinderhughes: Grief (2022, Ropeadope) B
  118. Placebo: Never Let Me Go (2022, So/Elevator Lady) B+(*)
  119. Porridge Radio: Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder to the Sky (2022, Secretly Canadian) B+(*)
  120. Potsa Lotsa XL & Youjin Sung: Gaya (2021 [2022], Trouble in the East) B+(*)
  121. Quelle Chris: Deathframe (2022, Mello Music Group) B+(*)
  122. Bonnie Raitt: Just Like That . . . (2022, Redwing) B+(***)
  123. Redveil: Learn 2 Swim (2022, self-released) B
  124. Eli "Paperboy" Reed: Down Every Road (2022, Yep Roc) B-
  125. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever: Endless Rooms (2022, Sub Pop) B
  126. Daniel Rossen: You Belong There (2022, Warp) B-
  127. RZA Vs. Bobby Digital: Saturday Afternoon Kung Fu Theater (2022, MNRK, EP) B+(**)
  128. Oumou Sangaré: Timbuktu (2022, World Circuit) B+(***)
  129. Sasami: Squeeze (2022, Domino) B+(**)
  130. Scary Goldings: Scary Goldings IV (2021, Pockets) B+(*)
  131. J. Peter Schwalm & Stephan Thelen: Transneptunian Planets (2020-21 [2022], RareNoise) B+(**)
  132. John Scofield: John Scofield (2021 [2022], ECM) B+(*)
  133. Sea Power: Everything Was Forever (2022, Golden Chariot) B
  134. Secret People: Secret People (2019 [2022], Out of Your Head) B+(**)
  135. Aaron Seeber: First Move (2021 [2022], Cellar) B+(**)
  136. SFJazz Collective: New Works Reflecting the Moment (2021 [2022], SFJazz) B+(*)
  137. Sigrid: How to Let Go (2022, Island) B+(*)
  138. Harry Skoler: Living in Sound: The Music of Charles Mingus (2021 [2022], Sunnyside) B+(**)
  139. The Smile: A Light for Attracting Attention (2022, XL) B+(*)
  140. Sofi Tukker: Wet Tennis (2022, Ultra Music) B+(**)
  141. Soul Glo: Diaspora Problems (2022, Epitaph) B+(*)
  142. Becca Stevens: Becca Stevens & the Secret Trio (2021, GroundUp Music) B
  143. Harry Styles: Harry's House (2022, Columbia) B
  144. Sunflower Bean: Headful of Sugar (2022, Mom + Pop) B+(**)
  145. Tierney Sutton: Paris Sessions 2 (2022, BFM Jazz) B
  146. Syd: Broken Hearts Club (2022, Columbia) B+(***)
  147. Tears for Fears: The Tipping Point (2022, Concord) B-
  148. Kae Tempest: The Line Is a Curve (2022, Republic) A-
  149. Tomberlin: I Don't Know Who Needs to Hear This . . . (2022, Saddle Creek) B+(*)
  150. Trombone Shorty: Lifted (2022, Blue Note) B
  151. Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway: Crooked Tree (2022, Nonesuch) B+(***)
  152. UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra: Last Dance: New Music for Jazz Orchestra by Ed Partyka (2020 [2022], Neuklang) B+(*)
  153. The United States Air Force Band Airmen of Note: The 2022 Jazz Heritage Series (2022, self-released) B-
  154. Sharon Van Etten: We've Been Going About This All Wrong (2022, Jagjaguwar) B+(*)
  155. Sachal Vasandani/Romain Collin: Midnight Shelter (2021, Edition) B-
  156. Kurt Vile: (Watch My Moves) (2022, Verve Forecast) B+(***)
  157. Daniel Villarreal: Panamá 77 (2022, International Anthem) B+(**)
  158. David Virelles: Nuna (2020 [2022], Pi) B+(**)
  159. Warpaint: Radiate Like This (2022, Virgin) B+(*)
  160. Cory Weeds: O Sole Mio! Music From the Motherland (2019 [2021], Cellar Music) B+(**)
  161. Cory Weeds With Strings: What Is There to Say? (2021, Cellar Music) B+(*)
  162. Cory Weeds Quartet: Just Coolin' (2021 [2022], Cellar Live) B+(**)
  163. Wilco: Cruel Country (2022, dBpm) B+(***)
  164. Lucy Yeghiazaryan/Vanisha Gould: In Her Words (2021, La Reserve)
  165. Áfrika Negra: Antologia Vol. 1 (1981-95 [2022], Bongo Joe) A-
  166. Chet Baker: Tune Up: Live in Paris (1980 [2022], Circle) B+(*)
  167. Jim Black: My Choice (2000-13 [2021], Winter & Winter) B+(**)
  168. Peter Brötzmann/Fred Van Hove/Han Bennink: Jazz in Der Kammer Nr. 71: Deutsches Theater/Berlin/GDR/04/11/1974 (1974 [2022], Trost) B+(***)
  169. Doug Carn: Adam's Apple (1974 [2021], Black Jazz/Real Gone Music) B+(*)
  170. Dexter Gordon: Soul Sister (1962-63 [2022], SteepleChase) B+(***)
  171. Pat Matshikiza/Kippie Moketsi: Tshona! (1975 [2022], As-Shams) A-
  172. Pat Matshikiza Featuring Kippie Moketsi: Sikiza Matshikiza (1976 [2022], As-Shams) B+(***)
  173. Koichi Matsukaze Trio Featuring Ryojiro Furusawa: At the Room 427 (1975 [2022], BBE) A-
  174. John McLaughlin: The Montreux Years (1978-2016 [2022], BMG) B+(**)
  175. Charles Mingus: The Lost Album: From Ronnie Scott's (1972 [2022], Resonance, 3CD) B+(***)
  176. Kippie Moeketsi/Hal Singer: Blue Stompin' (1977 [2021], As-Shams) B+(**)
  177. Ephat Mujuru & the Spirit of the People: Mbavaira (1983 [2021], Awesome Tapes From Africa, EP) B+(*)
  178. Papé Nziengui: Kadi Yombo (1989 [2022], Awesome Tapes From Africa) B+(***)
  179. Ann Peebles & the Hi Rhythm Section: Live in Memphis (1992 [2022], Memphis International) B+(**)
  180. Lionel Pillay: Shrimp Boats (1979-80 [2022], As-Shams) B+(**)
  181. The Rolling Stones: Live at the El Mocambo (1977 [2022], Polydor, 2CD) B+(***)
  182. George Russell: Ezz-thetics & The Stratus Seekers (1961-62 [2022], Ezz-Thetics) A-
  183. Cathy Segal-Garcia & Phillip Strange: Live in Japan (1992 [2022], Origin, 2CD) C+
  184. Sonic Youth: In/Out/In (2000-10 [2022], Three Lobed) B+(**)
  185. Spontaneous Music Ensemble: Question and Answer 1966 (1966 [2021], Rhythm & Blues, 2CD) B+(**)
  186. Mavis Staples & Levon Helm: Carry Me Home (2011 [2022], Anti-) B+(**)
  187. Norma Tanega: I'm the Sky: Studio and Demo Recordings 1964-1971 (1964-71 [2022], Anthology) B-
  188. They Shall Not Pass/No Pasaran! [Trost Live Series] (2007-22 [2022], Trost) B+(*)
  189. Irma Thomas: Full Time Woman: The Lost Cotillion Album (1972 [2022], Real Gone Music) B
  190. Irma Thomas: Live! New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 1976 (1976 [2022], Good Time) B+(***)
  191. Eberhard Weber: Once Upon a Time: Live in Avignon (1994 [2021], ECM) B+(***)
  192. Barney Wilen: La Note Bleue (1987 [2021], Elemental) B+(***)
  193. Neil Young: Royce Hall 1971 (1971 [2022], Reprise) B+(**)
  194. Neil Young: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion 1971 (1971 [2022], Reprise) B+(***)
  195. Neil Young: Citizen Kane Jr. Blues (1974 [2022], Reprise) B+(**)
  196. Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabackin Big Band: Tales of a Courtesan (Oirantan) (1976, RCA) B+(***)
  197. Amandla! A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony (1955-2001 [2003], ATO) B+(**)
  198. Louis Armstrong: 'Country & Western' (1970, Avco Embassy) B-
  199. Theresia Bothe/Peter Croton: I'll Sing a Song for You (2008, Zah Zah) B-
  200. Milton Brown and the Musical Brownies: The Complete Recordings of the Father of Western Swing 1932-1937 (1932-37 [1995], Texas Rose, 5CD) A-
  201. Chris Byars: Jasmine Flower (2013, SteepleChase) +(**)
  202. Chris Byars: The Music of Duke Jordan (2014, SteepleChase) B+(***)
  203. Chris Byars: A Hundred Years From Today (2017 [2019], SteepleChase) B+(***)
  204. John Clark: I Will (1996 [1997], Postcards) B+(**)
  205. Tony Conrad With Faust: Outside the Dream Syndicate [30th Anniversary Edition] (1972 [2002], Table of the Elements, 2CD) A-
  206. Bing Crosby: Bing Crosby and Some Jazz Friends (1934-51 [1991], GRP/Decca) A-
  207. Bing Crosby: A Centennial Anthology of His Decca Recordings (1931-57 [2003], MCA/Decca, 2CD) A-
  208. Dopplereffekt: Gesamtkunstwerk (1995-97 [1999], International Deejay Gigolo) B+(**)
  209. Ricky Ford: Looking Ahead (1987, Muse) B+(**)
  210. Ricky Ford: Saxotic Stomp (1988, Muse) B+(**)
  211. Jars of Clay: The Essential Jars of Clay (1995-2006 [2007], Essential/Legacy, 2CD) C+
  212. Jit -- The Movie (1991, Earthworks) A-
  213. Miranda Lambert: Kerosene (2005, Epic Nashville) B+(**)
  214. Brennen Leigh: Too Thin to Plow (2004, Down Time) B+(**)
  215. Brennen Leigh: The Box (2010, self-released) B+(**)
  216. Brennen Leigh: Brennen Leigh Sings Lefty Frizell (2015, self-released) B+(***)
  217. Brennen Leigh: Prairie Love Letter (2020, self-released) B+(**)
  218. Jens Lekman: Oh You're So Silent Jens (2002-03 [2005], Secretly Canadian) B+(**)
  219. Jens Lekman: The Cherry Trees Are Still in Blossom (2002-03 [2022], Secretly Canadian) B+(**)
  220. The Mercenaries: Locks, Looks and Hooks (2006, Melted Vinyl) B+(*)
  221. Charles Mingus: Mingus (1960 [1961], Candid) A-
  222. Charles Mingus: Charles Mingus and Friends in Concert (1972 [1996], Columbia/Legacy, 2CD) B+(**)
  223. Charles Mingus: Three or Four Shades of Blues (1977, Atlantic) B+(*)
  224. Charles Mingus: Thirteen Pictures: The Charles Mingus Anthology (1952-77 [1993], Rhino, 2CD) A-
  225. Mxmtoon: The Masquerade (2019, House Arrest) B+(*)
  226. Mxmtoon: Dawn & Dusk (2020, AWAL) B+(**)
  227. Ann Peebles: This Is Ann Peebles (1969, Hi) B+(***)
  228. Ann Peebles: Greatest Hits (1966-78 [2015], Hi/Fat Possum) A-
  229. Placebo: Meds (2006, Virgin) B+(***)
  230. Guillermo Portabales: El Creador De La Guajira De Salon 1937-1943: Al Vaivén de Mi Carreta (1937-43 [1996], Tumbao) A-
  231. Guillermo Portabales: El Carretero (1962-70 [1996], World Circuit) B+(**)
  232. Vi Redd: Bird Call (1962, United Artists) B+(***)
  233. Vi Redd: Lady Soul (1963, Atco) B+(**)
  234. András Schiff: Ludwig von Beethoven: The Piano Sonatas: Volume III: Sonatas opp. 14, 22 and 49 (2006, ECM New Series) B+(*)
  235. Sufis at the Cinema: 50 Years of Bollywood Qawwali and Sufi Song 1958-2007 ((1958-2007 [2011], Times Square, 2CD) B+(**)
  236. Luis Villegas: Guitarras De Navidad (2007, Tenure) B
  237. Rock 'n' Roll Fever! The Wildest From Specialty (1956-59 [1993], Specialty) B+(**)
  238. Specialty Legends of Boogie Woogie (1947-51 [1992], Specialty) B+(***)
  239. The Specialty Story (1944-64 [1994], Specialty, 5CD) A-
  240. Specialty Records Greatest Hits (1946-58 [2001], Specialty) A
  241. Rip It Up: The Best of Specialty Records (1946-58 [2021], Craft) A-

April 25

  1. Teno Afrika: Where You Are (2022, Awesome Tapes From Africa) B+(***)
  2. Mike Allemana: Vonology (2018-21 [2022], Ears & Eyes) B+(*)
  3. Horace Andy: Midnight Rocker (2022, On-U Sound) B+(*)
  4. Nia Archives: Forbidden Feelingz (2022, Hijinxx, EP) B+(**)
  5. Lynne Arriale Trio: The Lights Are Always On (2021 [2022], Challenge) B+(**)
  6. Aaron Bazzell: Aesthetic (2022, self-released) B+(**)
  7. David Binney Quartet: A Glimpse of the Eternal (2021 [2022], Criss Cross) B+(*)
  8. Priscilla Block: Welcome to the Block Party (2022, InDent/Mercury Nashville) B+(*)
  9. Bouvier: Blachant (2022, Renewell) B+(***)
  10. Dan Bruce's :Beta Collective: Time to Mind the Mystics (2022, Shifting Paradigm) B+(**)
  11. Sergio Carolino: Below 0 (2021 [2022], Clean Feed) B+(*)
  12. Hugo Carvalhais: Ascetica (2021 [2022], Clean Feed) B+(**)
  13. Pastor Champion: I Just Want to Be a Good Man (2018 [2022], Luaka Bop) A-
  14. Charming Hostess: The Ginzburg Geography (2021 [2022], Tzadik) B+(**)
  15. Chicago Farmer & the Fieldnotes: Fore!!!! (2022, Chicago Farmer, EP) B+(*)
  16. Chief Keef: 4Nem (2021, Glo Gang/RBC) B
  17. Jeremiah Chiu & Marta Sofia Honer: Recordings From the Åland Islands (2022, International Anthem) A-
  18. Rob Clearfield & Quin Kirchner: Concentric Orbits (2019 [2022], Astral Spirits) B+(***)
  19. Club D'Elf: You Never Know (2022, Face Pelt) B+(**)
  20. Avishai Cohen: Naked Truth (2021 [2022], ECM) B+(**)
  21. Confidence Man: Tilt (2022, Heavenly) B+(***)
  22. Natalie Cressman & Ian Faquini: Auburn Whisper (2022, Cressman Music) B+(***)
  23. Charley Crockett: Lil G.L. Presents: Jukebox Charley (2022, Son of Davy) B+(**)
  24. Denzel Curry: Melt My Eyez, See Your Future (2022, PH/Loma Vista) B+(**)
  25. Dedicated Men of Zion: The Devil Don't Like It (2022, Bible & Tire) B+(***)
  26. Alabaster DePlume: Gold: Go Forward in the Courage of Your Love (2022, International Anthem) B+(**)
  27. Kady Diarra: Burkina Hakili (2021, Lamastrock) A-
  28. Whit Dickey Quartet: Astral Long Form/Staircase in Space (2021 [2022], Tao Forms) A-
  29. Armen Donelian: Fresh Start (2020-21 [2022], Sunnyside) B+(**)
  30. Dopplereffekt: Neurotelepathy (2022, Leisure System) B+(***)
  31. Stro Elliot: Black & Loud: James Brown Reimagined by Stro Elliot (2022, Republic) A-
  32. Ensemble 0: Music Nuvolosa (2022, Sub Rosa) B+(**)
  33. Ilhan Ersahin/Dave Harrington/Kenny Wollesen: Invite Your Eye (2022, Nublu) B+(*)
  34. Mané Fernandes: Enter the Squigg (2021 [2022], Clean Feed) B+(**)
  35. Jean Fineberg: Jean Fineberg & JAZZphoria (2022, Pivotal) B+(**)
  36. Fly Anakin: Frank (2022, Lex) B+(**)
  37. Ricky Ford: The Wailing Sounds of Ricky Ford: Paul's Scene (2022, Whaling City Sound) B+(***)
  38. Chad Fowler/Matthew Shipp: Old Stories (2021 [2022], Mahakala Music, 2CD) B+(***)
  39. Chad Fowler/Christopher Parker: Park Hill Saudade (2021 [2022], Mahakala Music) B+(**)
  40. Freakons: Freakons (2022, Fluff & Gravy) A-
  41. Asher Gamedze With Xristian Espinoza and Alan Bishop: Out Side Work: Two Duets (2019-20 [2022], Astral Spirits) B+(**)
  42. Jacob Garchik: Assembly (2021 [2022], Yestereve) B+(***)
  43. Giacomo Gates: You (2022, Savant) B+(***)
  44. Arun Ghosh: Seclused in Light (2022, Camoci, 2CD) B+(*)
  45. Aldous Harding: Warm Chris (2022, 4AD) B+(**)
  46. Clay Harper: They'll Never Miss a Five (2022, Clay Harper Music) B+(*)
  47. Walker Hayes: Country Stuff: The Album (2022, Monument) B
  48. Marquis Hill: New Gospel Revisited (2019 [2022], Edition) B+(**)
  49. Lisa Hilton: Life Is Beautiful (2022, Ruby Slippers) B+(*)
  50. Mike Holober & Balancing Act: Don't Let Go (2022, Sunnyside, 2CD) B+(**)
  51. Ibibio Sound Machine: Electricity (2022, Merge) B+(**)
  52. Josean Jacobo Trio: Herencia Criolla (2022, self-released) B+(**)
  53. Benji Kaplan: Something Here Inside (2021 [2022], Wise Cat) B+(*)
  54. Kind Folk: Head Towards the Center (2021 [2022], Fresh Sound New Talent) B+(**)
  55. Terry Klein: Good Luck Take Care (2022, self-released) A-
  56. Toshinori Kondo x DJ Motive: Zen (2018 [2022], Mohawks) B+(*)
  57. Mike Kuhl/Dave Ballou/John Dierker/Luke Stewart: Kraft (2021 [2022], Out of Your Head) B+(***)
  58. Kyle: It's Not So Bad (2022, self) B+(*)
  59. Lavender Country: Blackberry Rose and Other Songs & Sorrows From Lavender Country (2019 [2022], Don Giovanni) B+(**)
  60. Lights: PEP (2022, Fueled by Ramen) B+(***)
  61. The Linda Lindas: Growing Up (2022, Epitaph) B+(***)
  62. Loop: Sonancy (2022, Cooking Vinyl) B+(***)
  63. Yuko Mabuchi: Caribbean Canvas (2022, Vista) B+(**)
  64. Ben Markley Big Band With Ari Hoenig: Ari's Fun House (2021 [2022], OA2) B
  65. Mazam: Pilgrimage (2020 [2022], Clean Feed) B+(**)
  66. Brad Mehldau: Jacob's Ladder (2022, Nonesuch) B
  67. Paul Messina: Blue Fire (2021, GVAP Music) B-
  68. Gurf Morlix: The Tightening of the Screws (2021, Rootball) B+(*)
  69. Maren Morris: Humble Quest (2022, Columbia Nashville) B+(***)
  70. The Muslims: Fuck These Fuckin Fascists (2021, Epitaph) B+(***)
  71. Josh Nelson/Bob Bowman Collective: Tomorrow Is Not Promised (2021 [2022], Steel Bird Music) B+(**)
  72. The Nu Band: In Memory of Mark Whitecage: The Nu Band Live at the Bop Shop (2018 [2022], Not Two) B+(***)
  73. Keith Oxman: This One's for Joey (2021 [2022], Capri) B+(***)
  74. Rich Pellegrin: Passage: Solo Improvisations II (2019 [2022], OA2) B+(*)
  75. Ivo Perelman/Tim Berne/Tony Malaby/James Carter: (D)IVO (2022, Mahakala Music) B+(**)
  76. Danilo Peréz: Crisálida (2022, Mack Avenue) B
  77. Marek Pospieszalski: Polish Composers of the 20th Century (2021 [2022], Clean Feed, 2CD) B+(*)
  78. Pusha T: It's Almost Dry (2022, G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam) A-
  79. Raw Poetic & Damu the Fudgemunk: Laminated Skies (2022, Def Pressé) B+(**)
  80. Dave Rempis/Elisabeth Harnik/Michael Zerang: Astragaloi (2020 [2022], Aerophonic) A-
  81. Diego Rivera: Mestizo (2021 [2022], Posi-Tone) B+(***)
  82. Kalí Rodríguez-Peña: Mélange (2019 [2022], Truth Revolution) A-
  83. Joel Ross: The Parable of the Poet (2022, Blue Note) B+(**)
  84. Catherine Russell: Send for Me (2022, Dot Time) B+(***)
  85. Huerco S.: Plonk (2022, Incienso) B+(*)
  86. Sault: Air (2022, Forever Living Originals) B
  87. Seabrook Trio: In the Swarm (2021 [2022], Astral Spirits) B+(***)
  88. Selo I Ludy Performance Band: Bunch One (2019, self-released) B+(**)
  89. Shenseea: Alpha (2022, Rich Immigrants/Interscope) B+(***)
  90. André B. Silva: Mt. Meru (2021 [2022], Clean Feed) B+(*)
  91. Ches Smith: Interpret It Well (2020 [2022], Pyroclastic) B+(**)
  92. Somi: Zenzile: The Reimagination of Miriam Makeba (2022, Salon Africana) B(*)
  93. Jon Spencer & the HITmakers: Spencer Gets It Lit (2022, In the Red) B-
  94. Spiritualized: Everything Was Beautiful (2022, Double Six/Fat Possum) B+(*)
  95. Vince Staples: Ramona Park Broke My Heart (2022, Blacksmith/Motown) B+(**)
  96. Luke Stewart's Silt Trio: The Bottom (2021 [2022], Cuneiform) A-
  97. Luke Stewart: Works for Upright Bass and Amplifier Vol. 1 (2021, Astral Spirits) B+(*)
  98. Luke Stewart: Works for Upright Bass and Amplifier Vol. 2 (2022, Astral Spirits) B+(*)
  99. Survival Unit III: The Art of Flight: For Alvin Fielder (2018 [2022], Astral Spirits) B+(*)
  100. Swedish House Mafia: Paradise Again (2022, Republic) B+(**)
  101. Vasco Trilla/Liba Villavecchia: Asebeia (2020 [2021], FMR) B+(*)
  102. Mark Turner: Return From the Stars (2019 [2022], ECM) B+(***)
  103. Jordan VanHemert: Nomad (2021 [2022], Origin) B+(*)
  104. Liba Villavecchia Trio: Zaidan (2021 [2022], Clean Feed) B+(***)
  105. Bob Vylan: We Live Here (Deluxe) (2019 [2021], Venn, EP) A-
  106. Bob Vylan: Bob Vylan Presents the Price of Life (2022, Ghost Theatre) A-
  107. The Weather Station: How Is It That I Should Look at the Stars (2022, Fat Possum) B+(*)
  108. Wet Leg: Wet Leg (2022, Domino) B+(***)
  109. Jack White: Fear of the Dawn (2022, Third Man) B-
  110. Fabian Willmann Trio: Balance (2021 [2022], CYH) B+(***)
  111. Billy Woods: Aethiopes (2022, Backwoodz Studioz) B+(***)
  112. Years & Years: Night Call (2022, Polydor) B+(**)
  113. Pepper Adams With the Tommy Banks Trio: Live at Room at the Top (1972 [2022], Reel to Real, 2CD) B+(***)
  114. Blue Notes: Blue Notes in Concert (1977 [2022], Ogun) B+(***)
  115. Dave Brubeck Trio: Live From Vienna 1967 (1967 [2022], Brubeck Editions) A-
  116. John Coltrane Quartet: Song of Praise: New York 1965 Revisited (1965 [2022], Ezz-Thetics) B+(***)
  117. Son House: Forever on My Mind (1964 [2022], Easy Eye Sound) A-
  118. Lenny Kaye Presents Lightning Striking (1934-2013 [2022], Ace, 2CD) B+(***)
  119. Lèspri Ka: New Directions in Gwoka Music From Guadeloupe 1981-2010 (1981-2010 [2022], Séance Centre) B+(**)
  120. Sal Mosca: For Lennie Tristano: Solo Piano 1970 & 1997 (1970-97 [2022], Fresh Sound) B+(**)
  121. Tony Oxley: Unreleased 1974-2016 (1974-2016 [2022], Discus Music) B+(*)
  122. Bernardo Sassetti Trio: Culturgest 2007 (2007 [2022], Clean Feed) B+(***)
  123. Soft Machine: Facelift: France & Holland (1970 [2022], Cuneiform, 2CD) B
  124. Summer of Soul ( . . . Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised: A Questlove Jam [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] (1969 [2022], Legacy) A-
  125. Sun Ra Arkestra: Nothing Is . . . Completed & Revisited (1966 [2022], Ezz-Thetics) B+(***)
  126. Amyl and the Sniffers: Amyl and the Sniffers (2019, ATO) A-
  127. Horace Andy: Skylarking (1972, Studio One) B+(**)
  128. Horace Andy: In the Light (1977, Hungry Town) B+(***)
  129. Mark Charig With Keith Tippett/Ann Winter: Pipedream (1977 [2010], Ogun) B-
  130. Chic: C'Est Chic (1978, Atlantic) B+(**)
  131. Elton Dean Quintet: Welcomet: Live in Brazil, 1986 (1986 [2017], Ogun) B+(***)
  132. The Dedication Orchestra: Spirits Rejoice (1992, Ogun) B+(***)
  133. The Dedication Orchestra: Ixesha (Time) (1994, Ogun, 2CD) B+(***)
  134. Stro Elliot: Stro Elliot (2016, Street Corner Music) B+(*)
  135. Ricky Ford: Manhattan Plaza (1979, Muse) B+(*)
  136. Alexander Hawkins & Louis Moholo-Moholo: Keep Your Heart Straight (2011 [2012], Ogun) B+(**)
  137. Freddie Hubbard: Keep Your Soul Together (1973, CTI) B+(**)
  138. Imagination: Body Talk (1981, MCA) B+(**)
  139. Imagination: In the Heat of the Night (1982, MCA) B+(***)
  140. Terry Klein: Great Northern (2017, self-released) B+(***)
  141. Terry Klein: Tex (2019, self-released) B+(*)
  142. Lavender Country: Lavender Country (1973 [2014], Paradise of Bachelors) B+(**)
  143. Radu Malfatti/Harry Miller: Bracknell Breakdown (1977 [1978], Ogun) B+(*)
  144. Cecil McBee: Mutima (1974, Strata East) B
  145. Cecil McBee: Alternate Spaces (1979, India Navigation) B+(**)
  146. Cecil McBee Sextet: Music From the Source (1977 [1979], Inner City) B+(***)
  147. Cecil McBee Sextet With Chico Freeman: Compassion (1977 [1979], Inner City) B+(***)
  148. Cecil McBee: Flying Out (1982, India Navigation) B+(**)
  149. The Chris McGregor Group: Very Urgent (1968 [2008], Fledg'ling) B+(**)
  150. Chris McGregor Septet: Up to Earth (1969 [2008], Fledg'ling) A-
  151. The Chris McGregor Trio: Our Prayer (1969 [2008], Fledg'ling) B+(***)
  152. Chris McGregor: Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath (1970, RCA) A-
  153. Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath: Brotherhood (1972, RCA) B+(***)
  154. Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath: Live at Willisau (1973 [1994], Ogun) A-
  155. Chris McGregor: In His Good Time (1977 [2012], Ogun) B+(**)
  156. Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath: Procession: Live at Toulouse (1978 [2013], Ogun) A-
  157. Chris McGregor: Sea Breezes: Solo Piano - Live in Durban 1987 (1987 [2012], Fledg'ling) B+(**)
  158. Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath/Archie Shepp: En Concert A Banlieues Bleues (1989, 52e Rue Est) B+(***)
  159. Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath: The Memorial Concert (1994, ITM) B+(**)
  160. Harry Miller: Children at Play (1974, Ogun) B+(*)
  161. Harry Miller: Different Times, Different Places (1973-76 [2013], Ogun) A-
  162. Harry Miller's Isipingo: Family Affair (1977, Ogun) B+(***)
  163. Harry Miller: In Conference (1978, Ogun) B+(**)
  164. Harry Miller: Different Times, Different Places: Volume Two (1977-82 [2016], Ogun) B+(***)
  165. Louis Moholo/Evan Parker/Pule Pheto/Gibo Pheto/Barry Guy Quintet: Bush Fire (1995 [1997], Ogun) B+(**)
  166. Louis Moholo-Moholo Meets Mervyn Africa/Pule Pheto/Keith Tippett: Mpumi (1995 [2002], Ogun) B+(*)
  167. Louis Moholo-Moholo Septet/Octet: Bra Louis - Bra Tebs/Spirits Rejoice! (1978-95 [2006], Ogun, 2CD) B+(***)
  168. Louis Moholo-Moholo Unit: An Open Letter to My Wife Mpumi (2008 [2009], Ogun) B+(*)
  169. Louis Moholo-Moholo Unit: For the Blue Notes (2012 [2014], Ogun) B+(*)
  170. Louis Moholo-Moholo's Five Blokes: Uplift the People (2017 [2018], Ogun) B+(*)
  171. Nina Simone: Remixed & Reimagined (2006, RCA/Legacy) B
  172. Soft Head [Hugh Hopper/Elton Dean/Alan Gowen/Dave Sheen]: Rogue Element (1978, Ogun) A-
  173. The Soft Machine: Volume Two (1969, Probe) B
  174. Soft Machine: 5 (1972, Columbia) B+(*)
  175. Soft Machine: Six (1973, Columbia) B
  176. Soft Machine: Seven (1973, Columbia) B+(*)
  177. Keith Tippett's Ark: Frames: Music for an Imaginary Film (1978, Ogun, 2CD) B+(*)
  178. Keith Tippett Septet: "A Loose Kite in a Gentle Wind Floating With Only My Will for an Anchor" (1984 [2009], Ogun) B+(***)
  179. Keith Tippett Octet: From Granite to Wind (2011, Ogun) B+(*)
  180. Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath: Country Cooking (1988, Venture) ++

March 28

  1. 75 Dollar Bill: Live Ateliers Claus (2016-19 [2021], self-released) B+(**)
  2. Charlotte Adigéry & Bolis Pupul: Topical Dancer (2022, Deewee/Because Music) A-
  3. Melissa Aldana: 12 Stars (2021 [2022], Blue Note) B+(***)
  4. Brandon Allen: The Stanley Turrentine Project (2022, Ubuntu Music) B+(**)
  5. Alt-J: The Dream (2022, Infectious Music) B
  6. Animal Collective: Time Skiffs (2022, Sub Pop) B
  7. Beach House: Once Twice Melody (2022, Sub Pop) B+(**)
  8. Andy Bell: Flicker (2022, Sonic Cathedral) B+(***)
  9. Benji.: Smile, You're Alive! (2021, SinceThe80s) B+(**)
  10. Tim Berne/Gregg Belisle-Chi: Mars (2021 [2022], Intakt) B+(**)
  11. Steven Bernstein's MTO: Good Time Music (Community Music Vol. 2) (2022, Royal Potato Family) B+(***)
  12. Big K.R.I.T.: Digital Roses Don't Die (2022, BMG) B+(**)
  13. Big Thief: Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You (2022, 4AD) A-
  14. Binker & Moses: Feeding the Machine (2021 [2022], Gearbox) B+(**)
  15. Michael Bisio Quartet: MBefore (2020 [2022], Tao Forms) B+(***)
  16. Black Country, New Road: Ants From Up There (2022, Ninja Tune) B+(*)
  17. Black Flower: Magma (2022, Sdban Ultra) B+(***)
  18. Black Lives: From Generation to Generation (2021 [2022], Jammin' Colors, 2CD) B+(**)
  19. Mary J. Blige: Good Morning Gorgeous (2022, 300/Mary Jane Productions) A-
  20. Sarah Borges: Together Alone (2022, Blue Corn Music) B+(*)
  21. Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine (2021, Oh Boy) A-
  22. James Brown: Song Within the Story (2021 [2022[, NGP) B+(**)
  23. Caroline: Caroline (2022, Rough Trade) B
  24. George Cartwright/Dave King/Josh Granowski: Stick Insect (2021, Mahakala Music) B+(**)
  25. Central Cee: 23 (2022, self-released) B+(***)
  26. Charli XCX: Crash (2022, Asylum) A-
  27. CMAT: If My Wife New I'd Be Dead (2022, AWAL) B+(***)
  28. Conway the Machine: God Don't Make Mistakes (2022, Griselda/Interscope) B+(***)
  29. Elvis Costello & the Imposters: The Boy Named If (2022, Capitol) B+(*)
  30. Stephan Crump: Rocket Love (2020-21 [2022], Papillon Sounds) B+(**)
  31. Curren$y & the Alchemist: Continuance (2022, Jet Life) B+(*)
  32. DJ 809: EightOh! (2022, self-released, EP) B+(*)
  33. DJ 809: Unexpected (2022, self-released, EP) B
  34. Dave Douglas: Secular Psalms (2020-21 [2022], Greenleaf Music) B+(*)
  35. Kit Downes/Petter Eldh/James Maddren: Vermillion (2021 [2022], ECM) B+(*)
  36. EarthGang: Ghetto Gods (2022, Dreamville/Interscope) B+(**)
  37. Bill Easley: Diversitonic (2022, Sunnyside) B+(**)
  38. Kelly Eisenhour: I Just Found Out About Love (2022, BluJazz) B+(**)
  39. Equiknoxx: Basic Tools (2021, Equiknoxx Music) B+(**)
  40. Erin Rae: Lighten Up (2022, Good Memory) B+(*)
  41. Etran de L'Aïr: Agadez (2022, Sahel Sounds) A-
  42. Eubanks Evans Experience: EEE (2022, Imani) B+(*)
  43. Julieta Eugenio: Jump (2021 [2022], Greenleaf Music) A-
  44. Fanfare Ciocarlia: It Wasn't Hard to Love You (2021, Asphalt Tango) A-
  45. Wolfgang Flür: Magazine 1 (2002, Cherry Red) B+(***)
  46. Keeley Forsyth: Limbs (2022, The Leaf Label) B
  47. The Grace Fox Big Band: Eleven O Seven (2022, Next Level/Blue Collar) B+(**)
  48. Foxes: The Kick (2022, PIAS) B+(*)
  49. Satoko Fujii & Joe Fonda: Thread of Light (2021 [2022], FSR) B+(***)
  50. Tomas Fujiwara's Triple Double: March (2019 [2022], Firehouse 12) A-
  51. Fulu Miziki: Ngbaka EP (2022, Moshi Moshi, EP) A-
  52. Joel Futterman/Chad Fowler: Timeless Moments (2022, Mahakala Music) B+(**)
  53. James Gaiters Soul Revival: Understanding Reimagined (2021 [2022], self-released) B+(***)
  54. Dave Gisler Trio With Jaimie Branch and David Murray: See You Out There (2021 [2022], Intakt) B+(**)
  55. Robert Glasper: Black Radio III (2022, Loma Vista) B+(*)
  56. Gonora Sounds: Hard Times Never Kill (2022, The Vital Record) A
  57. Gordon Grdina's Haram With Marc Ribot: Night's Quietest Hour (2022, Attaboygirl) B+(***)
  58. Gordon Grdina: The Music of Tim Berne: Oddly Enough (2022, Attaboygirl) B+(***)
  59. Joy Guidry: Radical Acceptance (2022, Whited Sepulchre) B+(**)
  60. Matt Hall: I Hope to My Never (2022, Summit) B+(*)
  61. Alexander Hawkins/Mirror Canon: Break a Vase (2021 [2022], Intakt) B+(**)
  62. Hippo Campus: LP3 (2022, Grand Jury) B+(**)
  63. Homeboy Sandman: There in Spirit (2022, Mello Music Group, EP) B+(**)
  64. Ray Wylie Hubbard: Co-Starring Too (2022, Big Machine) A-
  65. Hurray for the Riff Raff: Life on Earth (2022, Nonesuch) B+(***)
  66. Jenny Hval: Classic Objects (2022, 4AD) B+(**)
  67. Imarhan: Aboogi (2022, City Slang) B+(**)
  68. Calvin Johnson Jr.: Notes of a Native Son (2022, self-released) B+(*)
  69. Eugenie Jones: Players (2021 [2022], Open Mic, 2CD) B+(**)
  70. Junglepussy: JP5000 (2022, No Label, EP) B+(*)
  71. Tony Karapetyan Trio: Point of View (2020 [2022], Jazzist) B+(*)
  72. Ryan Keberle Collectiv Do Brasil: Sonhos Da Esquina (2021 [2022], Alternate Side) B+(**)
  73. Rokia Koné & Jacknife Lee: Bamanan (2022, Real World) B+(***)
  74. Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio: Cold as Weiss (2022, Colemine) B+(*)
  75. Cate Le Bon: Pompeii (2022, Mexican Summer) B+(*)
  76. Michael Leonhart Orchestra: The Normyn Suites (2019-21 [2022], Sunnyside) B+(***)
  77. Mark Lomax, II: Prismatic Reflections No. 1 (2021 [2022], CFG Multimedia) B+(***)
  78. Brandon Lopez/Ingrid Laubrock/Tom Rainey: No Es La Playa (2021 [2022], Intakt) B+(***)
  79. Los Bitchos: Let the Festivities Begin! (2022, City Slang) B+(***)
  80. Lump: Animal (2021, Chrysalis) B+(**)
  81. Rudresh Mahanthappa: Animal Crossing EP (2022, Whirlwind, EP) B+(**)
  82. Maisha: Open the Gates (2019 [2020], Brownswood) B+(***)
  83. Myra Melford's Fire and Water Quintet: For the Love of Fire and Water (2021 [2022], RogueArt) B+(***)
  84. Vic Mensa: Vino Valentino (2022, Roc Nation, EP) B+(*)
  85. Xose Miguélez: Contradictio (2021 [2022], Origin) B+(***)
  86. Tyler Mitchell Featuring Marshall Allen: Dancing Shadows (2022, Mahakala Music) B+(***)
  87. Mitski: Laurel Hell (2022, Dead Oceans) B+(*)
  88. Tony Monaco: Four Brothers (2022, Chicken Coup/Summit) B+(***)
  89. Mostly Other People Do the Killing: Disasters Vol. 1 (2020 [2022], Hot Cup) A-
  90. Sean Nelson's New London Big Band: Social Hour! (2022, MAMA) B
  91. Nova Twins: Who Are the Girls (2020, 333 Wreckords Crew) A-
  92. Ocean Child: Songs of Yoko Ono (2022, Canvasback) B+(*)
  93. Dolly Parton: Run, Rose, Run (2022, Butterfly) B+(**)
  94. Eric Person Featuring Houston Person: Blue Vision (2018 [2022], Distinction) B+(**)
  95. Noah Preminger/Max Light: Songs We Love (2022, SteepleChase) B+(*)
  96. Punkt. Vrt. Plastik: Zurich Concert (2021 [2022], Intakt) B+(***)
  97. Kojey Radical: Reason to Smile (2022, Atlantic) B+(***)
  98. Rosalía: Motomami (2022, Columbia) A-
  99. RXK Nephew: Slitherman Activated (2021, Towhead) B+(**)
  100. Saba: Few Good Things (2022, Saba Pivot) A-
  101. Cécile McLorin Salvant: Ghost Song (2022, Nonesuch) B+(**)
  102. Marta Sanchez: SAAM (Spanish American Art Museum) (2021 [2022], Whirlwind) A-
  103. Sevdaliza: Raving Dahlia (2022, Twisted Elegance, EP) B+(*)
  104. Dave Sewelson: Smooth Free Jazz (2021, Mahakala Music) A-
  105. Kenny Shanker: Vortex (2019 [2022], Wise Cat) B+(**)
  106. Idit Shner & Mhondoro: Heat Wave (2021 [2022], OA2) B+(***)
  107. Sarah Shook & the Disarmers: Nightroamer (2022, Abeyance) B+(**)
  108. Slum of Legs: Slum of Legs (2020, Spurge) A-
  109. Walter Smith III/Matthew Stevens/Kris Davis/Dave Holland/Terri Lyne Carrington: In Common III (2021 [2022], Whirlwind) B+(**)
  110. Spoon: Lucifer on the Sofa (2022, Matador) B+(***)
  111. John Stowell/Dave Glenn & the Hawcaptak Quartet: Violin Memory (2018-20 [2022], Origin) B+(*)
  112. Stromae: Multitude (2022, Mosaert) B+(**)
  113. Superchunk: Wild Loneliness (2022, Merge) A-
  114. Charlie Sutton: Trout Takes (2022, Chuckwagon, EP) B+(*)
  115. Tanya Tagaq: Tongues (2022, Six Shooter) B+(**)
  116. Lisa Ullén/Elsa Bergman/Anna Lund: Space (2021 [2022], Relative Pitch) B+(***)
  117. The Weeknd: Dawn FM (2022, XO/Republic) B+(***)
  118. Hailey Whitters: Raised (2022, Big Loud/Pigasus) A-
  119. Babes Wodumo: Crown (2021, West Ink) B+(***)
  120. Lady Wray: Piece of Me (2022, Big Crown) A-
  121. Nilüfer Yanya: Painless (2022, ATO) A-
  122. Yung Kayo: DFTK (2022, Sevensevenseven/YSL) B+(**)
  123. Omri Ziegele Where's Africa: That Hat (2021 [2022], Intakt) A-
  124. Rabih Abou-Khalil: The Flood and the Fate of the Fish (2017-18 [2019], Enja) B+(**)
  125. Peter Brötzmann/Milford Graves/William Parker: Historic Music Past Tense Future (2002 [2022], Black Editions) B+(***)
  126. Miles Davis Quintets: Stockholm Live 1967 & 1969 Revisited (1967-69 [2022], Ezz-Thetics) A-
  127. The Detroit Escalator Co.: Soundtrack [313] + 6 (1996, Mental Groove/Musique Pour La Danse) B+(***)
  128. Hal Galper Trio: Invitation to Openness: Live at Big Twio (2008 [2022], Origin) B+(**)
  129. Pere Ubu: The Lost Band: Live at Metro Cabaret, Chicago (1993 [2022], Ubu Projex) A-
  130. Owiny Sigoma Band: The Lost Tapes (2015-19 [2021], Brownswood) B+(**)
  131. Cecil Taylor: The Complete, Legendary, Live Return Concert: The Town Hall, NYC November 4, 1973 (1973 [2022], Oblivion) A-
  132. Vis-a-Vis: The Best of Vis-a-Vis in Congo Style (1976 [2021], We Are Busy Bodies) B+(***)
  133. Brandon Allen: The Gene Ammons Project (2016, RT Jazz) B+(**)
  134. Jim Black Alasnoaxis: Splay (2001 [2002], Winter & Winter) B+(**)
  135. The Blue Notes: Legacy: Live in South Afrika 1964 (1964 [1995], Ogun) B+(***)
  136. Blue Notes: Blue Notes for Mongezi (1975 [1976], Ogun) B+(***)
  137. Blue Notes: Blue Notes for Johnny (1987, Ogun) A-
  138. Boston Camerta/Joel Cohen: Nueva España: Close Encounters in the New World 1590-1690 (1993, Erato) B
  139. Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine (2010, Oh Boy) B+(**)
  140. Lol Coxhill: Coxhill on Ogun (1977-78 [1998], Ogun) B+(***)
  141. Betty Davis: Nasty Gal (1975, Island) B+(**)
  142. Betty Davis: The Columbia Years 1968-1969 (1968-69 [2016], Columbia/Legacy) B+(*)
  143. EDQ [Elton Dean Quartet]: They All Be on This Old Road (1977, Ogun) A-
  144. Elton Dean's Ninesense: Happy Daze + Oh! For the Edge (1976-77 [2009], Ogun) B+(***)
  145. Elton Dean: Elton Dean's Unlimited Saxophone Company (1989 [1990], Ogun) B+(***)
  146. Carlos Franzetti/Allison Brewster Franzetti: Alborada (2011, Amapola) B
  147. Dusan Goykovich: Swinging Macedonia (1966 [1983], Enja) B+(**)
  148. Waylon Jennings: A Man Called Hoss (1987, MCA) B+(*)
  149. Lump: Lump (2018, Dead Oceans) B+(*)
  150. Jacob Merlin: Alchemy of Soul (2009, Backline) B-
  151. Louis Moholo Octet: Spirits Rejoice! (1978, Ogun) B+(***)
  152. Louis Moholo-Moholo/Dudu Pukwana/Johnny Dyani with Rev. Frank Wright: Spiritual Knowledge and Grace (1979 [2004], Ogun) B+(**)
  153. Louis Moholo's Viva-La-Black: Exile (1990-91 [1991], Ogun) B+(**)
  154. Louis Moholo's Viva-La-Black: Freedom Tour: Live in South Afrika 1993 (1993 [1994], Ogun) B+(***)
  155. Louis Moholo-Moholo Quartet: 4 Blokes (2013 [2014], Ogun) B+(***)
  156. Mike Osborne Trio: All Night Long: The Willisau Concert (1975 [2012], Ogun) A-
  157. Mike Osborne Trio/Quintet: Border Crossing/Marcel's Muse (1974-77 [2004], Ogun) A-
  158. Alan Skidmore/Mike Osborne/John Surman: S.O.S. (1975, Ogun) B+(**)
  159. John Stevens/Evan Parker: Corner to Corner + The Longest Night (1977-93 [2007], Ogun, 2CD) B+(**)
  160. Angela Strehli: Deja Blue (1998, House of Blues) B+(**)
  161. Aki Takase: St. Louis Blues (2001 [2020], Enja) B+(**)
  162. Okay Temiz: Drummer of Two Worlds (1980, Finnadar) B+(***)
  163. Keith Tippett/Julie Tippetts/Harry Miller/Frank Perry: Ovary Lodge (1975 [1976], Ogun) B
  164. Tronzo Trio: Roots (1994, Knitting Factory Works) B+(**)
  165. Papa Wemba/Modogo Gian Franco Ferre Et L'Orchestra Viva La Musica: Le Jour J: Nouvelle Generation a Paris (1988, Sonodisc) B+(**)
  166. Putte Wickman & Red Mitchell: The Very Thought of You (1987-88 [1988], Dragon) B+(**)
  167. Putte Wickman: Putte Wickman in Trombones (1992, Phontastic) B+(**)
  168. Putte Wickman & Ernie Wilkins Almost Big Band: Kinda Dukish (2004 [2005], Gazell) B+(**)
  169. Christine Wodrascka/Ramon Lopez: Aux Portes Du Matin: Live at Instants Chavirés (2000 [2001], Leo) B+(**)

February 28

  1. 42 Dugg: Free Dem Boyz (2021, 4PF/CMG) B+(*)
  2. 75 Dollar Bill Featuring Barry Weisblat: Social Music at Troost Vol. 1 (2017 [2021], self-released) B+(***)
  3. 75 Dollar Bill Featuring David Watson: Social Music at Troost Vol. 2 (2027 [2021], self-released) B+(*)
  4. Adeem the Artist: Cast Iron Pansexual (2021, self-released) A-
  5. Adia Victoria: A Southern Gothic (2021, Atlantic) B+(**)
  6. The Allergies: Promised Land (2021, Jalapeno) B+(***)
  7. Wayne Alpern: Secular Rituals (2022, Henri Elkan) B+(**)
  8. Aminé: TwoPointFive (2021, Republic/CLBN) B+(***)
  9. Arca: Kick II (2021, XL) B+(*)
  10. Arca: Kick III (2021, XL) B
  11. Arca: Kick IIII (2021, XL) B
  12. Arca: Kick IIIII (2021, XL) B
  13. Angela Autumn: Frontiers Woman (2021, self-released, EP) B+(*)
  14. AZ: Doe or Die II (2021, Quiet Money) B+(**)
  15. Baby Keem: The Melodic Blue (2021, PgLang/Columbia) B+(*)
  16. Beady Beast [Christy Doran/Franz Hellmüller]: On the Go (2021, Between the Lines) B+(**)
  17. Beans on Toast: Survival of the Friendliest (2021, Beans on Toast Music) B+(**)
  18. Beauty Pill: Instant Night (2021, Northern Spy, EP) B+(*)
  19. Dahveed Behroozi: Echos (2021, Sunnyside) B+(*)
  20. Pat Bianchi: Something to Say: The Music of Stevie Wonder (2021, Savant) B
  21. Selwyn Birchwood: Living in a Burning House (2021, Alligator) B+(*)
  22. James Blake: Friends That Break Your Heart (2021, Republic) B
  23. Leah Blevins: First Time Feeling (2021, Crabtree) B+(*)
  24. John Blum/Jackson Krall: Duplexity (2018 [2020], Relative Pitch) B+(***)
  25. Nathan Borton: Each Step (2021 [2022], OA2) B+(**)
  26. Andrew Boudreau: Neon (2021 [2022], Fresh Sound New Talent) B+(***)
  27. Big Chief Monk Boudreux: Bloodstains & Teardrops (2021, Whiskey Bayou) B+(*)
  28. Pi'erre Bourne: The Life of Pi'erre 5 (2021, SossHouse/Interscope) B+(***)
  29. Fimber Bravo: Lunar Tredd (2021, Moshi Moshi) A-
  30. Leon Bridges: Gold-Diggers Sound (2021, Columbia) B+(*)
  31. Bruiser Wolf: Dope Game Stupid (2021, Bruiser Brigade) B+(*)
  32. Burial: Antidawn EP (2022, Hyperdub) B-
  33. Burial + Blackdown: Shock Power of Love EP (2021, Keysound, EP) B+(**)
  34. Bo Burnham: Inside (The Songs) (2021, Imperial Distribution) B-
  35. Tré Burt: You, Yeah, You (2021, Oh Boy) B+(**)
  36. The Buttshakers: Arcadia (2021, Underdog) B+(**)
  37. Daniel Carter/Avi Granite: Together Song: The Improvisations of Daniel Carter and Avi Granite Vol. 1 (2018 [2021], Pet Mantis) B+(*)
  38. Curly Castro: Little Robert Hutton (2021, Backwoodz Studioz) B+(***)
  39. Chapel Hart: The Girls Are Back in Town (2021, self-released) B+(*)
  40. Circuit Des Yeux: Io (2021, Matador) C+
  41. Glenn Close/Ted Nash: Transformation (2021, Tiger Turn) B+(***)
  42. Combo Lulo: Neotropic Dream (2021, Names You Can Trust) B+(***)
  43. Common: A Beautiful Revolution Pt. 2 (2021, Loma Vista) B+(**)
  44. Conway the Machine: La Maquina (2021, De Rap Winkel) B+(**)
  45. Crazy Doberman: "Everyone Is Rolling Down a Hill" or "The Journey to the Center of Some Arcane Mystery and the Entanglements of the Vines and Veins of the Cosmic and Unwieldy Millieu Encountered in the Midst of That Endeavor" (2020 [2021], Astral Spirits) B
  46. Steve Cropper: Fire It Up (2021, Provogue) B+(**)
  47. Cryptic One & Jestoneart: Pirata (2021, Centrifugal Phorce) B+(***)
  48. Daggerboard: Daggerboard & the Skipper (2020-21 [2022], Wide Hive) B+(*)
  49. Damu the Fudgemunk: Conversation Peace (2021, Def Pressé) A-
  50. Richard Dawson & Circle: Henki (2021, Weird World) B
  51. Deafheaven: Infinite Granite (2021, Sargent House) B+(*)
  52. The Delines: The Sea Drift (2022, Jealous Butcher) B+(**)
  53. Dialect: Under~Between (2021, RVNG Intl) B+(*)
  54. Dijon: Absolutely (2021, R&R Digital/Warner) B
  55. Dinosaur Jr.: Sweep It Into Space (2021, Jagjaguwar) B+(*)
  56. Doss: 4 New Hit Songs (2021, LuckyMe, EP) B+(***)
  57. Drake: Certified Lover Boy (2021, OVO/Republic, 2CD) B
  58. Jon Durant & Stephan Thelen: Crossings (2020 [2021], Alchemy) B+(**)
  59. Kahil El'Zabar Quartet: A Time for Healing (2021 [2022], Spiritmuse) B+(**)
  60. EST Gee: Bigger Than Life or Death (2021, CMG/Warlike/Interscope) B+(**)
  61. Rory Feek: Gentle Man (2021, Gaither Music Group) B+(***)
  62. Fiddlehead: Between the Richness (2021, Run for Cover) B+(*)
  63. Gabby Fluke-Mogul: Threshold (2020 [2021], Relative Pitch) B+(*)
  64. Flying Lotus: Yasuke (2021, Warp) B+(**)
  65. Sue Foley: Pinky's Blues (2021, Stony Plain) A-
  66. Four Tet: Parallel (2020, Text) B+(***)
  67. Fred Again: Actual Life (April 14-December 17 2020) (2021, Atlantic) B+(**)
  68. Fred Again: Actual Life (February 2-October 15 2021) (2021, Atlantic) B+(**)
  69. Mark Fredson: Nothing but Night (2021, self-released) B+(*)
  70. Dori Freeman: Ten Thousand Roses (2021, Blue Hens Music) B+(*)
  71. GA-20: GA-20 Does Hound Dog Taylor: Try It . . . You Might Like It! (2021, Karma Chief/Alligator) B+(**)
  72. Amos Gillespie: Unstructured Time for Jazz Septet (2021 [2022], self-released) B+(*)
  73. Micah Graves: Pawns (2021 [2022], self-released) B-
  74. Colleen Green: Cool (2021, Hardly Art) B+(**)
  75. Guedra Guedra: Vexillology (2021, On the Corner) B+(**)
  76. Curtis Harding: If Words Were Flowers (2021, Anti-) B+(***)
  77. Corey Harris: Insurrection Blues (2021, M.C.) B+(**)
  78. Shay Hazan Quintet: Nuff Headlines (2019 [2021], Chant) B+(**)
  79. H.E.R.: Back of My Mind (2021, RCA) B+(**)
  80. Heritage Orchestra/Jules Buckley/Ghost-Note: The Breaks (2021, Decca) B+(**)
  81. Daniel Herskedal: Harbour (2021, Edition) B
  82. Hinda Hoffman Meets Soul Message: People (2021 [2022], Know You Know) B+(*)
  83. Iamdoechii: Oh the Places You'll Go (2020, Doechii, EP) A-
  84. Iamdoechii: Bra-Less (2021, Doechi, EP) B+(***)
  85. Ifé: 0000+0000 (2021, Discos Ifá) B+(**)
  86. IKOQWE: The Beginning, the Medium, the End and the Infinite (2021, Crammed Discs) B+(***)
  87. Ethan Iverson: Every Note Is True (2022, Blue Note) B+(**)
  88. Javon Jackson: The Gospel According to Nikki Giovanni (2021 [2022], Solid Jackson) B+(***)
  89. Jaguar: Madremonte (2021, El Palmas Music) B+(*)
  90. Jazz Spastiks: Camera of Sound (2021, Jazz Plastic) A-
  91. Darren Johnston: Life in Time (2021 [2022], Origin) A-
  92. Durand Jones & the Indications: Private Space (2021, Dead Oceans) A-
  93. Topaz Jones: Don't Go Tellin' Your Momma (2021, New Funk Academy/Black Canopy) B+(**)
  94. Kalabrese: Let Love Rumpel: Part 1 (2021, Rumpelmusig) B+(**)
  95. Karkhana: Al Azraqayn (2021, Karlrecords) A-
  96. Kojaque: Town's Dead (2021, PIAS) B+(*)
  97. Kondi Band: We Famous (2021, Strut) B+(**)
  98. Femi Kuti & Made Kuti: Legacy + (2021, Partisan, 2CD) B+(***)
  99. The Adam Larson Trio: With Love, From Chicago (2021 [2022], Outside In Music) B+(***)
  100. Howie Lee: Birdy Island (2021, Mais Um Discos) B+(*)
  101. SG Lewis: Times (2021, PMR) B+(**)
  102. LNS & DJ Sotofett: Sputters (2017-20 [2021], Tresor) A-
  103. L'Orange: The World Is Still Chaos, but I Feel Better (2021, Mello Music Group) B+(**)
  104. Doug MacDonald and the L.A. All-Star Octet: Overtones (2021 [2022], DMAC Music) B+(***)
  105. Rick Margitza: Sacred Hearts (2021, Le Coq) B+(**)
  106. Amber Mark: Three Dimensions Deep (2022, PMR) B+(***)
  107. Stephen Martin: High Plains (2021 [2022], OA2) B+(*)
  108. Mas Aya: Mascaras (2021, Telephone Explosion) B+(**)
  109. Maxo Kream: Weight of the World (2021, Big Persona/RCA) B+(**)
  110. Otis McDonald: Beats Vol. 3 (2021, Track Tribe) B+(*)
  111. Peter McEachern: Code 2 (2021, SteepleChase LookOut) B+(***)
  112. Menahan Street Band: The Exciting Sounds of Menahan Street Band (2021, Daptone) B-
  113. Ava Mendoza: New Spells (2021, Relative Pitch/Astral Spirits) B
  114. Meridian Brothers/Conjunto Media Luna: Paz En La Tierra (2021, Bongo Joe) B+(**)
  115. Mesh: Mesh (2020 [2021], Born Yesterday, EP) B+(*)
  116. Mike.: The Highs. (2021, 4TheHomies) B+(**)
  117. Mimz & Dunn: Infinite Lawn (2021, self-released) B
  118. Mathias Modica: Sonic Rohstoff (2021, Kryptox) B+(*)
  119. Mother Nature and BoatHouse: SZNZ (2021, Closed Sessions) B+(***)
  120. Kim Nalley Band With Houston Person: I Want a Little Boy (2022, Kim Nalley Productions) B+(***)
  121. Nas: Magic (2021, Mass Appeal, EP) B+(**)
  122. New Age Doom: Lee "Scratch" Perry's Guide to the Universe (2021, We Are Busy Bodies) B+(**)
  123. Sebastian Noelle/Matt Mitchell/Chris Tordini/Dan Weiss: System One (2021, Fresh Sound New Talent) B+(**)
  124. The Notwist: Vertigo Days (2021, Morr Music) B+(**)
  125. Gary Numan: The Intruder (2021, BMG) B+(**)
  126. Bill O'Connell: A Change Is Gonna Come (2021 [2022], Savant) B+(**)
  127. Okuté: Okuté (2021, Chulo) B+(***)
  128. Joy Oladokun: In Defense of My Own Happiness (2021, Amigo/Verve Forecast/Republic) A-
  129. Sergio Pereira: Finesse (2022, Sedajazz) B+(*)
  130. Mathis Picard: Live at the Museum (2019 [2021], Outside In Music) B+(**)
  131. Matt Piet: (Pentimento) (2020 [2021], Amalgam) B+(**)
  132. Queen Esther: Gild the Black Lily (2021, EL) A-
  133. R2Bees: Back 2 Basics (2021, Ziiki Media) B+(*)
  134. Raxon: Sound of Mind (2021, Kompakt) B+(***)
  135. Dave Rempis/Avreeayl Ra Duo: Bennu (2021 [2022], Aerophonic) A-
  136. Rev. Peyton's Big Damn Band: Dance Songs for Hard Times (2021, Family Owned) A-
  137. Zilla Rocca: Vegas Vic (2021, Three Dollar Pistol Music) B+(***)
  138. Adam Rudolph Go: Organic Guitar Orchestra: Resonant Bodies (2015 [2021], Meta) B+(*)
  139. Rüfüs Du Sol: Surrender (2021, Rose Avenue/Reprise) B+(**)
  140. Jacob Sacks/David Ambrosio/Vinnie Sperrazza: Trio Trio Meets Sheila Jordan (2021 [2022], SteepleChase) A-
  141. Samo Salamon: Dolphyology: Complete Eric Dolphy for Solo Guitar (2021 [2022], Samo, 2CD) B+(***)
  142. Scotch Rolex: Tewari (2021, Hakuna Kulala) B
  143. Shanique Marie: Gigi's House (2021, Equinoxx Musiq) B+(*)
  144. Jared Sims: Against All Odds (2021 [2022], Origin) B+(**)
  145. Steve Slagle: Ballads: Into the Heart of It (2021 [2022], Panorama) B+(*)
  146. The Smudges: Song and Call (2021 [2022], Cryptogramophone) B+(*)
  147. Martial Solal: Coming Yesterday: Live at Salle Gaveau 2019 (2019 [2021], Challenge) B+(***)
  148. Omar Sosa/Seckou Keita: Suba (2021, Bendigedig) B+(**)
  149. Ståhls Trio: Källtorp Sessions Volume Two (2017-18 [2021], Moserobie) B+(***)
  150. Sv1: Health (2021, Curiosity Shop, EP) B+(**)
  151. Earl Sweatshirt: Sick! (2022, Tan Cressida/Warner, EP) B+(*)
  152. Natsuki Tamura: Summer Tree (2021 [2022], Libra) B+(*)
  153. C. Tangana: El Madrileño (2021, Sony Music) B+(*)
  154. Stephan Thelen: Fractal Guitar 2 (2019-20 [2021], Moonjune) A-
  155. Ben Thomas Tango Project: Eternal Aporia (2021 [2022], Origin) B+(*)
  156. Don Toliver: Life of a Don (2021, Cactus Jack/Atlantic) B+(**)
  157. Torres: Thirstier (2021, Merge) B
  158. The Underflow: Instant Opaque Evening (2020 [2021], Blue Chopsticks) B
  159. Caetano Veloso: Meu Coco (2021, Sony Music Brasil) B+(***)
  160. Immanuel Wilkins: The 7th Hand (2022, Blue Note) B+(*)
  161. Hayley Williams: Flowers for Vases/Descansos (2021, Atlantic) B+(***)
  162. Mars Williams: Mars Williams Presents an Ayler Xmas Vol. 5 (2020-21 [2021], Astral Spirits) B+(**)
  163. Yasmin Williams: Urban Driftwood (2021, Spinster) B+(**)
  164. Martin Wind/New York Bass Quartet: Air (2021 [2022], Laika) B+(*)
  165. Deanna Witkowski: Force of Nature (2021 [2022], MCG Jazz) B+(***)
  166. Carolyn Wonderland: Tempting Fate (2021, Alligator) B+(**)
  167. W.R.D. [Robert Walter/Eddie Roberts/Adam Deitch]: The Hit (2021, Color Red) B+(*)
  168. Yard Act: The Overload (2022, Island) A-
  169. Yard Act: Dark Days (2021, ZEN FC, EP) B+(***)
  170. Yeule: Glitch Princess (2022, Bayonet) B+(**)
  171. Denny Zeitlin/George Marsh: Telepathy (2019 [2021], Sunnyside) B+(**)
  172. Emmanuel Abdul-Rahim: Harlem (1988 [2021], Acid Jazz) B+(**)
  173. Bush Tetras: Rhythm and Paranoia: The Best of Bush Tetras (1980-2019 [2021], Wharf Cat, 2CD) B+(**)
  174. Doug Carn: Infant Eyes (1971 [2021], Black Jazz/Real Gone Music) B+(**)
  175. Cuba: Music and Revolution: Culture Clash in Havana Cuba: Experiments in Latin Music 1975-85 Vol. 1 (1975-85 [2021], Soul Jazz, 2CD) B+(***)
  176. Cuba: Music and Revolution: Culture Clash in Havana Cuba: Experiments in Latin Music 1973-85 Vol. 2 (1973-85 [2021], Soul Jazz, 2CD) A-
  177. J Dilla: Welcome 2 Detroit [The 20th Anniversary Edition] (2001 [2021], BBE, 2CD) B+(***)
  178. Willie Dunn: Creation Never Sleeps, Creation Never Dies: The Willie Dunn Anthology (1968-84 [2021], Light in the Attic) B+(***)
  179. Ron Everett: The Glitter of the City (1977 [2021], Jazzman) B
  180. Arv Garrison: Wizard of the Six String: Classic and Rare Recordings 1945-1948 (1945-48 [2021], Fresh Sound, 3CD) B+(**)
  181. Jimmy Gourley: The Cool Guitar of Jimmy Gourley: Quartet & Trio Sessions 1953-1961 (1953-61 [2021], Fresh Sound) B+(**)
  182. It's a Good, Good Thing: The Latin Soul of Fania Records: The Singles (1967-75 [2021], Craft, 4CD) B+(**)
  183. Michael Gregory Jackson: Frequency Equilibrium Koan (1977 [2021], self-released) B+(***)
  184. Rudolph Johnson: Spring Rain (1971 [2021], Black Jazz/Real Gone Music) B+(*)
  185. Noertker's Moxie: Walking on Blue Eggshells in Billville (2001-20 [2021], Edgetone) B+(**)
  186. Noertker's Moxie: More Fun in Billville (2001-20 [2021], Edgetone) B+(**)
  187. Noertker's Moxie: Pantomime in Billville (2001-20 [2921], Edgetone) B+(*)
  188. The Notwist: The Notwist (1991 [2021], Subway) B+(*)
  189. Roots: Roots (1975 [2021], Frederiksberg) B+(***)
  190. Bunny Scott: To Love Somebody (1975 [2021], Freestile) B+(*)
  191. Spitboy: Body of Work (1990-1995 ( All the Songs) 1990-95 [2021], Don Giovanni
  192. Peter Stampfel & the Dysfunctionells: Not in Our Wildest Dreams (1994-96 [2020], Don Giovanni) B+(*)
  193. Sun Ra: Lanquidity [Definitive Edition] (1978 [2021], Strut, 2CD) B+(***)
  194. Anthony Williams: Life Time & Spring Revisited (1964-65 [2022], Ezz-Thetics) A-
  195. Neil Young: Carnegie Hall 1970 (1970 [2021], Reprise) B+(**)
  196. Bush Tetras: Boom in the Night: Original Studio Recordings 1980-1983 (1980-83 [1995], ROIR) B+(***)
  197. The Al Cohn-Zoot Sims Quintet: You 'N Me (1960 [2002], Verve) B+(*)
  198. Al Cohn: Rifftide (1987 [1988], Timeless) B+(***)
  199. George Crumb: Voice of the Whale/Night of the Four Moons (1974, Columbia Masterworks) B+(***)
  200. Cleveland Eaton: Plenty Good Eaton (1974 [2020], Black Jazz/Real Gone Music) B+(*)
  201. Dennis Gonzalez/Yusef Komunyakaa: Herido: Live at St. James Cathedral, Chicago (1999 [2001], 8th Harmonic Breakdown) B+(***)
  202. Joey + Rory: The Singer and the Song: The Best of Joey + Rory (2008-16 [2018], Gaither Music Group) B
  203. Sheila Jordan & Arild Andersen: Sheila (1977 [1978], SteepleChase) B+(***)
  204. Sheila Jordan & E.S.P. Trio: Sheila's Back in Town (1998 [1999], Splasc(H)) B+(**)
  205. Charles Mingus: Mingus Plays Piano: Spontaneous Compositions and Improvisations (1963 [1997], Impulse) B+(*)
  206. Charles Mingus: Mingus at the Bohemia (1955 [1990], Debut/OJC) B+(***)
  207. Roy Rogers: Roll On Texas Moon (1945-52 [1986], Bear Family) A-
  208. The Rough Guide to Blues Women: Reborn and Remastered (1920-35 [2016], World Music Network) A-
  209. Al Dexter: Pistol Packin' Mama (1942-49 [1999], ASV) A-
  210. Doja Cat: Planet Her (2021, Kemosabe/RCA) A-
  211. Silk Sonic [Bruno Mars/Anderson .Paak]: An Evening With Silk Sonic (2021, Aftermath/Atlantic) B+(**)
  212. Spillage Village: Spilligion (2020, Dreamville/SinceThe 80s/Inerscope) B+(***)
  213. Morgan Wade: Reckless (2021, Ladylike) A-
  214. Wild Up: Julius Eastman Vol. 1: Femenine (2021, New Amsterdam) A-

January

  1. Aeon Station: Observatory (2021, Sub Pop) B+(**)
  2. Alfa Mist: Bring Backs (2021, Anti-) B+(*)
  3. Alice Phoebe Lou: Glow (2021, self-released) B+(*)
  4. Alice Phoebe Lou: Child's Play (2021, self-released) B+(*)
  5. Alostmen: Kologo (2020 [2021], Strut) A-
  6. Riddy Arman: Riddy Arman (2021, La Honda) B+(***)
  7. Charlie Ballantine: Reflections/Introspection: The Music of Thelonious Monk (2021, Green Mind) B+(***)
  8. Gregg Belisle-Chi: Koi: Performing the Music of Tim Berne (2020 [2021], Relative Pitch) B+(*)
  9. Bitchin Bajas: Switched on Ra (2021, Drag City) B+(***)
  10. Black Pistol Fire: Look Alive (2021, Black Hill) B+(*)
  11. Blackberry Smoke: You Hear Georgia (2021, 3 Legged) B+(*)
  12. Solemn Brigham: South Sinner Street (2021, Mello Music Group) B+(*)
  13. Chris Brokaw: Puritan (2021, 12XU) B+(**)
  14. The Brother Moves On: Tolika Mtoliki (2021, Matsuli Music) B+(**)
  15. Lindsey Buckingham: Lindsey Buckingham (2021, Buckingham) B+(*)
  16. Scott Burns/John Wojciechowski/Geof Bradfield: Tenor Time (2021 [2022], Afar Music) B+(*)
  17. Garrett T. Capps: I Love San Antone (2021, Vinyl Ranch) B+(***)
  18. Melissa Carper: Daddy's Country Gold (2021, self-released) B+(***)
  19. Sharel Cassity/Rajiv Halim/Greg Ward: Altoizm (2021, Afar Music) B+(***)
  20. Chris Castino & Chicken Wire Empire: Fresh Pickles (2022, self-released) B+(***)
  21. Cheekface: Emphatically No (2021, New Professor Music) B+(***)
  22. Anansy Cissé: Anoura (2021, Riverboat) B+(***)
  23. Chris Conde: Engulfed in the Marvelous Decay (2021, Fake Four) B+(*)
  24. Kiely Connell: Camulet Queen (2021, self-released) B+(**)
  25. The Coral: Coral Island (2021, Run On, 2CD) B
  26. Andrew Cyrille/William Parker/Enrico Rava: 2 Blues for Cecil (2021 [2022], TUM) A-
  27. Danger Dan: Das Ist Alles Von Der Kunstfreiheit Gedeckt (2021, Altilopen Geldwäsche) B+(*)
  28. Jesse Daniel: Beyond These Walls (2021, Die True) B+(***)
  29. Jamael Dean: Primordial Waters (2021, Stones Throw) B+(*)
  30. Dessa: Ides (2021, Doomtree, EP) B+(***)
  31. Dltzk: Frailty (2021, Deadair) B
  32. Bobby Dove: Hopeless Romantic (2021, self-released) A-
  33. Eris Drew: Quivering in Time (2021, T4T LUV NRG) B+(**)
  34. Ducks Ltd.: Modern Fiction (2021, Carpark, EP) B+(**)
  35. Hope Dunbar: Sweetheartland (2021, self-released) B+(***)
  36. Hope Dunbar: You Let the Light In (2021, self-released) B+(**)
  37. Kurt Elling: Superblue (2021, Edition) B
  38. Vincent Neil Emerson: Vincent Neil Emerson (2021, La Honda) A-
  39. John Escreet/Pera Krstajic/Anthony Fung: Cresta (2022, self-released) B+(*)
  40. Kari Faux: Lowkey Superstar (2020 [2021], Don Giovanni) B+(*)
  41. FKA Twigs: Caprisongs (2022, Young/Atlantic) B+(**)
  42. Flatland Cavalry: Welcome to Countryland (2021, self-released) B+(*)
  43. Béla Fleck: My Bluegrass Heart (2021, Renew, 2CD) B+(*)
  44. Linda Fredriksson: Juniper (2021, We Jazz) B+(**)
  45. Ezra Furman: Sex Education: Songs From Season 3 (2021, Bella Union, EP) B+(**)
  46. Ezra Furman: Sex Education Original Soundtrack (2020, Bella Union) B+(**)
  47. Slava Ganelin/Alexey Kruglov/Oleg Yudanov: Access Point (2017 [2021], Losen) B+(***)
  48. Derrick Gardner and the Big Dig! Band: Still I Rise (2020, Impact Jazz) B+(**)
  49. Myriam Gendron: Ma Délire: Songs of Love, Lost & Found (2021, Feeding Tube) B+(**)
  50. Ghost of Vroom: 1 (2021, Mod Y Vi) A-
  51. John Glacier: Shiloh: Lost for Words (2021, PLZ Make It Ruins) B+(**)
  52. Charles Wesley Godwin: How the Mighty Fall (2021, self-released) B+(*)
  53. Pasquale Grasso: Pasquale Plays Duke (2021, Sony Masterworks) B+(*)
  54. Charlotte Greve: Sediments We Move (2021, New Amsterdam) B+(**)
  55. John Hébert: Sounds of Love (2013 [2022], Sunnyside) B+(***)
  56. Lande Hekt: Going to Hell (2021, Get Better) B+(***)
  57. Lande Hekt: Gigantic Disappointment (2019, self-released, EP) B+(*)
  58. Fred Hersch: Breath by Breath (2021 [2022], Palmetto) A-
  59. Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Septet With Wynton Marsalis: The Democracy! Suite (2020 [2021], Blue Engine) B+(***)
  60. Sven-Åke Johansson/Niklas Fite/Joel Grip: Swinging at Topsi's (2020 [2021], Astral Spirits) B+(***)
  61. Tom Jones: Surrounded by Time (2021, S-Curve) B+(*)
  62. Kaytranada: Intimidated (2021, RCA, EP) B+(*)
  63. Kiefer: When There's Love Around (2021, Stones Throw) B
  64. The Killers: Pressure Machine (2021, Island) B+(*)
  65. Lily Konigsberg: Lily We Need to Talk Now (2021, Wharf Cat) B+(**)
  66. Koreless: Agor (2021, Young) B
  67. Boris Kozlov: First Things First (2020 [2022], Posi-Tone) B+(**)
  68. Christof Kurzmann/Sofia Jernberg/Joe Williamson/Mats Brandlmayr: Disquiet (2018 [2021], Trost) B+(*)
  69. Joëlle Léandre/Pauline Oliveros/George Lewis: Play as You Go (2014 [2021], Trost) B+(**)
  70. Alessandra Leão: Acesa (2021, self-released) B+(***)
  71. Mac Leaphart: Music City Joke (2021, self-released) A-
  72. Rob Leines: Blood Sweat and Beers (2021, self-released) B+(**)
  73. João Lencastre's Communion: Unlimited Dreams (2021, Clean Feed) B+(**)
  74. Carol Liebowitz/Adam Lane/Andrew Drury: Blue Shift (2019 [2022], Line Art) B+(**)
  75. L.U.M.E. [Lisbon Underground Music Ensemble]: Las Californias (2021, Clean Feed) B+(***)
  76. Roberto Magris: Match Point (2018 [2021], JMood) B+(**)
  77. Tony Malaby's Sabino: The Cave of Winds (2021 [2022], Pyroclastic) B+(***)
  78. Pete Malinverni: On the Town: Pete Malinverni Plays Leonard Bernstein (2021 [2022], Planet Arts) B+(***)
  79. Man on Man: Man on Man (2021, Polyvinyl) B+(**)
  80. Aimee Mann: Queens of the Summer Hotel (2021, SuperEgo) B+(*)
  81. Juçara Marçal: Delta Estácio Blues (2021, QTV Selo/Mais Um) A-
  82. Michael Mayo: Bones (2021, Artistry Music/Mack Avenue) B+(*)
  83. Kate McGarry + Keith Ganz Ensemble: What to Wear in the Dark (2021, Resilience) B+(**)
  84. John McLaughlin: Liberation Time (2021, Abstract Logix) B+(*)
  85. Joe McPhee: Route 84 Quarantine Blues (2020 [2021], Corbett vs. Dempsey) B+(**)
  86. Mike and the Moonpies: One to Grow On (2021, Prairie Rose) B+(*)
  87. Charnett Moffett: New Love (2019 [2021], Motéma) B
  88. Nation of Language: A Way Forward (2021, PIAS) B+(**)
  89. Youssou N'Dour Et Le Super Étoile De Dakar: Mbalax (2021, Universal Music Africa) A-
  90. Helado Negro: Far In (2021, 4AD) B+(*)
  91. Oz Noy/Ugonna Okegwo/Ray Marchica: Riverside (2020 [2022], Outside In Music) B+(***)
  92. NTsKI: Orca (2021, Orange Milk/EM) B+(**)
  93. The OGJB Quartet: Ode to O (2019 [2022], TUM) B+(***)
  94. Matt Olson: Open Spaces (2021 [2022], OA2) B+(**)
  95. Orquestra Afro-Brasileira: 80 Anos (2021, Day Dreamer) B+(***)
  96. Emile Parisien: Louise (2021 [2022], ACT) B+(**)
  97. Perila: How Much Time It Is Between You and Me? (2021, Smalltown Soupersound) B
  98. John Pizzarelli: Better Days Ahead: Solo Guitar Takes on Pat Metheny (2021, Ghostlight) B
  99. Pony: TV Baby (2021, Take This to Heart) B
  100. Poppy: Flux (2021, Sumerian) B+(***)
  101. Mike Pride: I Hate Work (2021, RareNoise) B+(*)
  102. Masha Qrella: Woanders (2021, Staatsakt) B+(***)
  103. Rainbow Girls: Rolling Dumpster Fire (2021, self-released, EP) B+(*)
  104. Isaiah Rashad: The House Is Burning (2021, Top Dawg Entertainment/Warner) B+(*)
  105. Raw Poetic Featuring Damu the Fudgemunk: Big Tiny Planet (2021, Redefinition, EP) B+(*)
  106. The Reds, Pinks & Purples: Uncommon Weather (2021, Tough Love) B+(*)
  107. Alex Riel/Bo Stief/Carsten Dahl: Our Songs (2021, Storyville) B+(**)
  108. The Rite of Trio: Free Development of Delirium (2021, Clean Feed) B+(*)
  109. Ritual Habitual: Pagan Chant (2021, Clean Feed) B+(***)
  110. Diego Rivera: Indigenous (2019 [2021], Posi-Tone) B+(**)
  111. Hank Roberts Sextet: Science of Love (2021, Sunnyside) B+(**)
  112. Rostam: Changeophobia (2021, Matsor Projects) B+(*)
  113. Charles Rumback: Seven Bridges (2021, Astral Spirits) B+(*)
  114. Samo Salamon/Cene Resnik/Jaka Berger: Takt Ars Sessions: Vol. 1 (2021, Samo) B+(***)
  115. Samo Salamon/Cene Resnik/Jaka Berger: Takt Ars Sessions: Vol. 2 (2021, Samo) B+(**)
  116. Anna B Savage: A Commmon Turn (2021, City Slang) B
  117. Doug Scarborough: The Color of Angels (2021 [2022], Origin) B+(**)
  118. Maria Sena: De Primeira (2021, Alá Comunicação E Cultura) B+(***)
  119. Elvie Shane: Backslider (2021, Wheelhouse) B+(*)
  120. Ayanda Sikade: Umakhulu (2021, Afrosynth) A-
  121. Connie Smith: The Cry of the Heart (2021, Fat Possum) B+(**)
  122. The Steel Woods: All of Your Stones (2021, Thirty Tigers) B
  123. Sufjan Stevens & Angelo De Augustine: A Beginner's Mind (2021, Asthmatic Kitty) B+(***)
  124. Billy Strings: Renewal (2021, Rounder) B+(**)
  125. Dave Stryker: As We Are (2021 [2022], Strikezone) B+(*)
  126. Aaron Lee Tasjan: Tasjan! Tasjan! Tasjan! (2021, New West) B
  127. The Tiptons Sax Quartet & Drums: Wabi Sabi (2021, Sowie Sound) B+(**)
  128. Ken Vandermark: The Field Within a Line (2020 [2021], Corbett vs. Dempsey) B+(***)
  129. Vario 34-3: Free Improvised Music (2018 [2021], Corbett Vs. Dempsey) B+(*)
  130. Piet Verbist: Secret Exit to Another Dimension (2020 [2022], Origin) B+(*)
  131. Viagra Boys: Welfare Jazz (2021, Year0001) B+(***)
  132. Villagers: Fever Dreams (2021, Domino) B
  133. Ghalia Volt: One Woman Band (2021, Ruf) B+(**)
  134. Kanye West: Donda (2021, GOOD Music/Def Jam, 2CD) C+
  135. Joyce Wrice: Overgrown (2021, Joyce Wrice Music) B+(**)
  136. Carlos "Zingaro"/Pedro Carneiro: Elogio Das Sombras (2012 [2021], Clean Feed) B+(**)
  137. Albert Ayler: La Cave Live Cleveland 1966 Revisited (1966 [2022], Ezz-Thetics, 2CD) B+(***)
  138. The Beaters: Harari (1975 [2021], Matsuli Music) B+(**)
  139. Chuck Berry: Live From Blueberry Hill (2005-06 [2021], Dualtone) A-
  140. Chuck Berry: Toronto Rock 'N' Roll Revival 1969 (1969 [2021], Sunset Blvd.) B+(***)
  141. Black Unity Trio: Al-Fatihah (1968 [2021], Salaam/Gotta Groove) B+(**)
  142. Paul Bley Trios: Touching & Blood Revisited (1965-66 [2021], Ezz-Thetics) B+(**)
  143. Marion Brown: Why Not? Porto Novo! Revisited (1966-67 [2021], Ezz-thetics) A-
  144. Cameroon Garage Funk (1970s [2021], Analog Africa) B+(***)
  145. Don Cherry: Complete Communion & Symphony for Improvisers Revisited (1965-66 [2021], Ezz-Thetics) B+(***)
  146. Ornette Coleman: New York Is Now & Love Call Revisited (1968 [2021], Ezz-Thetics) A-
  147. Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Berlin 1959 (1959 [2021], Storyville, 2CD) B+(***)
  148. Essiebons Special 1973-1984: Ghana Music Power House (1973-84 [2021], Analog Africa) A-
  149. Harari: Rufaro/Happiness (1976 [2021], Matsuli Music) B+(**)
  150. I'll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute to the Velvet Underground & Nico (2021, Verve) B+(***)
  151. Instant Composers Pool: Incipient ICP (1966-71 [2021], Corbett Vs. Dempsey) A-
  152. J Jazz: Deep Modern Jazz From Japan: Volume 3 (1970-85 [2021], BBE, 2CD) B+(***)
  153. Khan Jamal: Infinity (1982-84 [2021], Jazz Room) B+(***)
  154. Lily Konigsberg: The Best of Lily Konigsberg Right Now (2017-21 [2021], Wharf Cat) B+(*)
  155. Joe McPhee: Black Is the Color: Live in Poughkeepsie and New Windsor, 1969-70 (1969-70 [2021], Corbett Vs. Depsey, 2CD) B+(***)
  156. Modern Love (2021, BBE) B+(**)
  157. The New York Contemporary Five: Copenhagen 1963 Revisited (1963 [2021], Ezz-Thetics) A-
  158. New York Contemporary Five: Consequences Revisited (1963-64 [2020], Ezz-Thetics) B+(***)
  159. Leo Nocentelli: Another Side (1971 [2021], Light in the Attic) B+(*)
  160. George Otsuka Quintet: Loving You George (1975 [2021], Wewantsounds) B+(**)
  161. Pink Floyd: Live at Knebworth 1990 (1990 [2021], Pink Floyd) B+(***)
  162. Tom Prehn Kvartet: Centrifuga (1964 [2021], Centrifuga) B+(***)
  163. Ritmo Fantasía: Balearic Spanish Synth-Pop, Boogie & House (1982-1992) (1982-92 [2021], Soundway) B+(**)
  164. Akira Sakata/Takeo Moriyama: Mitochondria (1986 [2022], Trost) B+(***)
  165. Shintaro Quintet: Evolution (1984 [2021], BBE) B+(**)
  166. Star Lovers: Boafo Ne Nyame (1987 [2021], Hot Casa) B+(***)
  167. The Thing [Mats Gustafsson/Joe McPhee/Ingebrigt Håker Flaten/Paal Nilseen-Love]: She Knows . . . (2001 [2021], Ezz-Thetics) B+(***)
  168. The Velvet Underground: A Documentary Film by Todd Haynes (1954-70 [2021], Polydor, 2CD) B+(***)
  169. The Allman Brothers Band: One Way Out: Live at the Beacon Theatre (2003 [2004], Sanctuary/Peach, 2CD) B+(***)
  170. David Bowie: ChangesOneBowie (1969-76 [1976], RCA) A
  171. David Bowie: ChangesNowBowie (1996 [2020], Parlophone) B
  172. Charles Brackeen Quartet: Attainment (1987 [1988], Silkheart) B+(**)
  173. Precious Bryant: Feel Me Good (2002, Terminus) B+(**)
  174. Precious Bryant: The Truth (2004, Terminus) A-
  175. Precious Bryant: My Name Is Precious (2005, Music Maker Relief Foundation) B+(***)
  176. Chicago Farmer: Quarter Past Tonight (2018, Chicago Farmer, 2CD) A-
  177. Anansy Cissé: Mali Overdrive (2014, Riverboat) B+(**)
  178. The Robert Cray Band: Shame + a Sin (1993, Mercury) B
  179. The Robert Cray Band: Heavy Picks: The Robert Cray Collection (1980-97 [1999], Mercury) B
  180. Hope Dunbar: Three Black Crows (2017, self-released) B+(***)
  181. Vincent Neil Emerson: Fried Chicken & Evil Women (2019, La Honda) A-
  182. Booker Ervin: Structurally Sound (1966 [2001], Blue Note) A-
  183. Booker Ervin: The In Between (1968, Blue Note) B+(***)
  184. Shannon Jackson & the Decoding Society: Nasty (1981, Moers Music) A-
  185. Jaojoby: Malagasy (2004, Discorama) B+(***)
  186. Ladysmith Black Mambazo: Inala (1985 [1986], Shanachie) B+(***)
  187. Lifter Puller [LFTR PLLR]: Soft Rock (1996-2000 [2002], The Self Starter Foundation, 2CD) A-
  188. Los Guanches: The Corpse Went Dancing Rumba (1996, Corason) A-
  189. Orchestra Baobab: La Belle Époque: Volume 2 (1973-76 [2011], Syllart, 2CD) B+(***)
  190. Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou Dahomey: The 1st Album (1973 [2011], Analog Africa) A-
  191. Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou: The Vodoun Effect: Funk & Sato From Benin's Obscure Labels 1972-1975 (1972-75 [2008], Analog Africa) B+(**)
  192. Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou: Volume Two: Echos Hypnotiques: From the Vaults of Albarika Store 1969-1979 (1969-79 [2009], Analog Africa) B+(***)
  193. Orchetre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou: The Skeletal Essences of Afro Funk 1969-1980 (1969-80 [2013], Analog Africa) B+(***)
  194. The Platters: Enchanted: The Best of the Planters (1956-67 [1998], Rhino) A-
  195. Frederic Rzewski: Coming Together/Attica/Les Moutins de Panurge (1973 [1974], Opus One) A-
  196. Frederic Rzewski: The People United Will Never Be Defeated! (1986 [1990], Hat Art) B+(***)
  197. Frederic Rzewski: North American Ballads & Squares (1991, Hat Art) B+(***)
  198. Frederic Rzewski: De Profundis (1993 [1994], Hat Art) B+(**)
  199. Darius Jones: Raw Demoon Alchemy (A Lone Operation) (2019 [2021], Northern Spy) -
  200. The Jeffrey Lewis & Peter Stampfel Band: Both Ways (2017 [2021], self-released) ++