Music Tracking 2021

These are 2021 releases that I've taken note of, listed alphabetically by artist, with VA comps at the bottom. My grades, where available, are in brackets at the end of the line (stars in B+ range). Lines in blue indicate that I have a physical copy (albeit sometimes just a promo CDR); in green are records that I graded based on a Rhapsody stream or other such source. Most records have release dates and a brief generic note.

Unheard records are prioritized 0-3 (graded records are 4-5). The priotization is based subjectively on personal interests, reviews I've noticed, reviewers I particularly respect, what I know about the artists, etc. Roughly speaking: 0 is something I have no reason to consider (default page omits 0); 1 has been noted as having some cred somewhere; 2 is something I have some specific reason to search out; 3 is something I'll listen to ASAP.

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New Releases

  • Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society: Mandatory Reality (Eremite) [01-01] - jazz
  • Abstract Orchestra: Madvillain Vol 1 (ATA) [03-12] - jazz
  • Ahmed: Nights on Saturn (Communication) (Astral Spirits) [03-26] - jazz [A-]
  • Albare: Albare Plays Jobim Vol 2 (Alfi) [01-08] - jazz [*]
  • Alchemy Sound Project: Afrika Love (ARC) [05-14] - jazz [**]
  • Susan Alcorn/Leila Bordreuil/Ingrid Laubrock: Bird Meets Wire (Relative Pitch) [05-14] - jazz [*]
  • Alder Ego: III (We Jazz) [04-09] - jazz [**]
  • Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet: Social Distancing (Saponegro) [01-29] - jazz [**]
  • Lina Allemano Four: Vegetables (Lumo) [04-11] - jazz [**]
  • Harry Allen/Mike Karn: Milo's Illinois (GAC) [02-19] - jazz [**]
  • Tony Allen: There Is No End (Blue Note) [05-07] - jazz/rap [**]
  • Barry Altschul's 3Dom Factor: Long Tall Sunshine (Not Two) [03-01] - jazz [A-]
  • Rodrigo Amado This Is Our Language Quartet: Let the Free Be Men (Trost) [05-21] - jazz [A-]
  • Franco Ambrosetti Band: Lost Within You (Unit) [01-29] - jazz [**]
  • Roxana Amed: Ontology (Sony Music Latin) - vocal jazz
  • Rebecca Angel: Love Life Choices (Timeless Grooves) [06-11] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Michael Attias/Simon Nabatov: Brooklyn Mischiefs (Leo) [04-02] - jazz [**]
  • Baker's Brew: New Works (Psychosomatic, 2CD) [02-12] - jazz [*]
  • Rossano Baldini: Humanbeing (RareNoise) [05-28] - jazz [**]
  • Yaala Ballin: Sings Irving Berlin (SteepleChase LookOut) [01-15] - vocal jazz [***]
  • Rahsaan Barber: Mosaic (Jazz Music City, 2CD) [04-09] - jazz [**]
  • Mandy Barnett: Every Star Above (BMG) [05-07] - standards [B]
  • Nik Bartsch: Entendre (ECM) [03-19] - jazz [**]
  • Keshav Batish: Binaries in Cycle (Woven Strands) [07-10] - jazz [**]
  • Belmondo Quintet: Brotherhood (B Flat) - jazz
  • Steven Bernstein: Community Music (Royal Potato Family -EP) [05-07] - jazz [***]
  • Steven Bernstein: Tinctures in Time (Community Music Vol 1) (Royal Potato Family) [09-03] - jazz
  • Michael Bisio/Kirk Knuffke/Fred Lonberg-Holm: The Art Spirit (ESP-Disk) [06-25] - jazz [***]
  • Dan Blake: Da Fe (Sunnyside) [03-12] - jazz [**]
  • Theo Bleckmann and the Westerlies: This Land (Westerlies Music) - jazz
  • Body Meta: The Work Is Slow (Hausu Mountain) [05-28] - ambient fusion [A-]
  • Dr Mike Bogle: Let There Be Light (MBP/Groove) [07-01] - jazz [U]
  • Gabriel Borden: Borden on Borden: Gabriel Borden Plays David Borden (Cuneiform) [03-19] - jazz
  • Jaimie Branch: Fly or Die Live (International Anthem) [05-21] - jazz [A-]
  • Olie Brice/Binker Golding/Henry Kaiser/NO Moore/Eddie Prevost: The Secret Handshake With Danger (Vol One) (577) [03-12] - jazz [*]
  • Jakob Bro/Arve Henriksen/Jorge Rossy: Uma Elmo (ECM) [02-12] - jazz [B]
  • Abraham Burton/Lucian Ban: Black Salt: Live at the Baroque Hall (Sunnyside) [04-09] - jazz [**]
  • John Butcher/Veryan Weston/Øyvind Stonesund/Dag Erik Kriedal Andersen: Mapless Quiet (Motvind -20) [2020-12-22] - jazz [**]
  • Jonas Cambien Trio: Nature Hath Painted the Body (Clean Feed) [04-19] - jazz [**]
  • Cande y Paulo: Cande y Paulo (Decca) [06-04] - vocal jazz
  • Pedro Carneiro & Pedro Melo Alves: Bad Company (Clean Feed) [06-18] - jazz [*]
  • Enzo Carniel/Filippo Vignato Silent Room: Aria (Menace) - jazz [***]
  • Marc Cary: Life Lessons (Sessionheads United) [09-17] - jazz [U]
  • Joe Chambers: Samba De Marcatu (Blue Note) [02-26] - jazz [B]
  • Brian Charette: Power From the Air (SteepleChase) [03-15] - jazz [*]
  • Ian Charleton Big Band: A Fresh Perspective (none) [03-16] - jazz [***]
  • Avishai Cohen: Two Roses (Naive) [04-16] - jazz [B]
  • Emmet Cohen: Future Stride (Mack Avenue) [01-29] - jazz [**]
  • Tom Cohen: My Take (Versa Music) [08-20] - jazz [U]
  • Steve Cole: Smoke and Mirrors (Artistry/Mack Avenue) [06-18] - jazz
  • Alex Collins/Ryan Berg/Karl Latham: Together (Dropzonejazz) [06-12] - jazz [**]
  • Configa & DJ Views: The Year After () - jazz
  • Wayne Coniglio & Scott Whitfield: Faster Friends (Summit) [06-11] - jazz [U]
  • Jack Cooper/Jeff Tobias: Tributaries (Astral Spirits) [07-23] - jazz
  • Chris Corsano & Bill Orcutt: Made Out of Sound (Palilalia) [03-26] - jazz [**]
  • Larry Coryell: Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic XI: The Last Call (ACT Music) [03-19] - jazz
  • Simao Costa: Beat With Out Byte (Cipsela) [05-20] - jazz [**]
  • Graham Costello's Strata: Second Lives (Gearbox) - jazz
  • Elisabeth Coudoux: Emiszatett: Earis (Impakt) [05-14] - jazz
  • Sylvie Courvoisier/Ned Rothenberg/Julian Sartorius: Lockdown (Clean Feed) [04-19] - jazz [***]
  • Cowboys & Frenchmen: Our Highway (Outside In Music) [02-26] - jazz [*]
  • Neil Cowley: Hall of Mirrors (Mote) [03-05] - jazz
  • Marilyn Crispell/Eddie Prevost/Harrison Smith: ConcertOTO (Matchless) - jazz
  • Jeremiah Cymerman/Charlie Looker: A Horizon Made of Canvas (Astral Spirits) [02-05] - jazz
  • Damata: What's Damata (Dugnad) [04-16] - jazz [***]
  • Harold Danko: Spring Garden (SteepleChase) [03-15] - jazz [**]
  • Angel Bat Dawid: Hush Harbor Mixtape Vol 1 Doxology () - jazz
  • Michael Dease: Give It All You Got (Posi-Tone) [02-26] - jazz [*]
  • Benoit Delbecq: The Weight of Light (Pyroclastic) [02-12] - jazz [**]
  • Christopher Dell/Christian Lillinger/Jonas Westergaard: Beats (Plaist) [01-29] - jazz
  • The Dynamic Les DeMerle Band Featuring Bonnie Eisele: Hot Night in Venice: Live at the Venice Jazz Club (Origin) [01-15] - jazz [*]
  • Bertrand Denzler/Phil Durrant/Mark Wastell: What Do You See When You Are Sleeping? (Conront) [01-31] - jazz
  • Desertion Trio: Numbers Maker (Cuneiform) [04-23] - jazz [***]
  • Randal Despommier: Dio C'e (Outside In Music) [02-06] - jazz [B]
  • John Dikeman/Hamid Drake: Live in Chicago (Doek Raw -20) [2020-02-14] - jazz [*]
  • Dominican Jazz Project: Desde Lejos (Summit) [07-16] - jazz [U]
  • Pat Donaher: Occasionally (self-released) [04-09] - jazz [**]
  • Dopolarians: The Bond (Mahakala Music) [04-02] - jazz [***]
  • Scott DuBois: Summer Water (Sunnyside) [04-02] - jazz [**]
  • Rebecca Dumaine and the Dave Miller Trio: Someday, Someday (Summit) [03-12] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Paul Dunmall/Percy Pursglove/Olie Brice/Jeff Williams: Palindromes (West Hill) [02-12] - jazz [***]
  • EABS: Discipline of Sun Ra (Astigmatic) [02-05] - jazz
  • East Axis [Matthew Shipp/Allen Lowe/Gerald Cleaver/Kevin Ray]: Cool With That (ESP-Disk) [06-25] - jazz [A-]
  • Silke Eberhard Trio: Being the Up and Down (Intakt) [05-21] - jazz [A-]
  • Yelena Eckemoff: Adventures of the Wildflower (L&H Production -2CD) [03-19] - jazz [**]
  • Mats Eilertsen: Solitude Central (Hemli) [02-05] - jazz
  • Petter Eldh and Koma Saxo: Live (We Jazz) [04-30] - jazz
  • Elephant9: Arrival of the New Elders (Rune Grammofon) [02-19] - jazz [**]
  • Richard Elliot: Authentic Life (Shanachie) - pop jazz
  • Signe Emmeluth: Hi Hello I'm Signe (Relative Pitch) [01-29] - jazz [B]
  • Yoav Eshed/Lex Korten/Massimo Biolcati/Jongkuk Kim: A Way Out (Sounderscore) [02-19] - jazz [*]
  • Falkner Evans: Invisible Words (CAP) [08-13] - jazz [U]
  • Fail Better!: The Fall (JACC) [02-18] - jazz [***]
  • Mark Feldman: Sounding Point (Intakt) [03-05] - jazz
  • Andre Ferreri Quintetto: Numero Uno (Laser) [05-31] - jazz [**]
  • Alvin Fielder/David Drove/Jason Jackson/Damon Smith: The Very Cup of Trembling (Astral Spirits) [08-13] - jazz
  • Fire!: Defeat (Rune Grammofon) [02-26] - jazz
  • Floating Points/Pharoah Sanders & the London Symphony Orchestra: Promises (Luaka Bop) [03-23] - jazz [**]
  • Flow Trio With Joe McPhee: Winter Garden (ESP-Disk) [03-26] - jazz [A-]
  • Focusyear Band 2021: Bosque (Neuklang) [04-29] - jazz [*]
  • Michael and Peter Formanek: Dyads (Out of Your Head) [01-29] - jazz [A-]
  • Michael Formanek: Imperfect Measures (Intakt) [03-19] - jazz [**]
  • Michael Foster/Ben Bennett: Contractions (Astral Spirits) [05-07] - jazz
  • Joel Frahm: The Bright Side (Anzic) [05-13] - jazz [**]
  • James Francies: Purest Form (Blue Note) [05-21] - jazz [B-]
  • Nnenna Freelon: Time Traveler (Origin) [05-21] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Amit Friedman: Unconditional Love (Origin) [03-19] - jazz [B]
  • David Friesen & Bob Ravenscroft: Passage (Origin) [04-16] - jazz [**]
  • Frisque Concordance: Distinct Machinery (Random Acoustics -2CD) [02-19] - jazz [***]
  • Rob Frye: Exoplanet (Astral Spirits) [04-23] - jazz [***]
  • Satoko Fujii: Hazuki: Piano Solo (Libra) [03-19] - jazz [***]
  • Satoko Fujii Tokyo Trio: Moon on the Lake (Libra) [05-07] - jazz [***]
  • Futari: Beyond (Libra) [01-21] - jazz [*]
  • Danilo Gallo Dark Dry Tears: A View Through a Slot (Clean Feed) [06-18] - jazz [**]
  • Garage A Trois: Calm Down Cologne (Royal Potato Family) [04-16] - jazz [*]
  • Aaron Germain: Bell Projections (Aaron Germain Music) [05-14] - jazz [*]
  • Greg Germann: Tales of Time (Origin) [05-21] - jazz [**]
  • Justin Gerstin: Music for the Exploration of Elusive Phenomena (Zabap Music) [07-01] - jazz [***]
  • Sean Michael Giddings: Red Willow (Origin) [06-18] - jazz [*]
  • Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet: Impulso Tanguero (Tiger Turn) [05-28] - tango [B]
  • Frode Gjerstad/Isach Skeidsvoll: Twenty Fingers (Relative Pitch) - jazz
  • Ben Goldberg: Everything Happens to Me (BAG Productions) [06-18] - jazz [***]
  • Binker Golding/John Edwards/Steve Noble: Moon Day (Byrd Out) [04-09] - jazz [***]
  • The Emma Goldman Bust-Out Brigade: The Emma Goldman Bust-Out Brigade (Nomad Eel) [03-05] - jazz
  • Bob Gorry/Pete Brunelli/Peter Riccio: GoBruCcio (NHIC) [09-01] - jazz [U]
  • Maria Grand: Reciprocity (Biophilia) [05-14] - jazz [***]
  • Gordon Grdina/Jim Black: Martian Kitties (Astral Spirits) [08-20] - jazz
  • Pasquale Grosso: Solo Balads (Sony Masterworks) [04-09] - jazz
  • The Grasso-Ravita Jazz Ensemble: Jagged Spaces (Grassvita Music) [01-15] - jazz [*]
  • Frank Gratkowski/Achim Kaufmann/Wilbert de Joode/Tony Buck: Flatbosc & Cautery (NoBusiness -20) [2020-11-15] - jazz [A-]
  • Milford Graves/Jason Moran: Live at Big Ears (Yes) [04-02] - jazz
  • Grofo: Grofo (Clean Feed) [06-18] - jazz [**]
  • Mats Gustafsson/Joachim Nordwall: Shadows of Tomorrow/The Brain Produces Electric Waves (Astral Spirits -EP) [05-14] - jazz
  • Barry Guy: Irvin's Comet (NoBusiness -20) [2020-11-15] - jazz [*]
  • Noah Haidu/Buster Williams/Billy Hart: Slowly: Song for Keith Jarrett (An Die Musik) [05-08] - jazz [**]
  • Frode Haltli: Avant Folk II (Hubro) [03-19] - jazz [**]
  • Mary Halvorson Quartet: John Zorn's Bagatelles Vol 1 (Tzadik) - jazz
  • Roderick Harper: Evolving (R.H.M. Entertainment) [01-04] - jazz [*]
  • Bruce Harris: Soundview (Cellar Music Group) [06-04] - jazz
  • Joel Harrison: Guitar Talk (AGS) - jazz
  • John Hart: Checkmate (SteepleChase) [04-15] - jazz [**]
  • George Haslam/Joao Madeira/Padro Catello Lopes/Mario Rua: Ajuda (Slam -20) [2020-04-20] - jazz [***]
  • Alexander Hawkins: Togetherness Music: For Sixteen Musicians (Intakt) [01-15] - jazz
  • Kevin Hays/Ben Street/Billy Hart: All Things Are (Smoke Sessions) [06-04] - jazz [*]
  • Hearth: Melt (Clean Feed) [04-19] - jazz [*]
  • Thomas Heberer/Joe Fonda/Joe Hertenstein: Remedy (Fundacja Sluchaj) [04-02] - jazz [***]
  • David Helbock: The New Cool (ACT Music) [03-26] - jazz [*]
  • Hennessy Six/Colorado Springs Youth Symphony: The Road Less Traveled (Summit) [01-22] - jazz [*]
  • Vincent Herring: Preaching to the Choir (Smoke Sessions) [04-30] - jazz [***]
  • Art Hirahara: Open Sky (Posi-Tone) - jazz
  • Christopher Hoffman: Asp Nimbus (Out of Your Head) [03-26] - jazz
  • Dave Holland: Another Land (Edition) [05-28] - jazz [**]
  • Joseph Howell Quartet: Live in Japan (Summit) [02-05] - jazz [**]
  • Kang Tae Hwan/Kang Hae Jin: Circle Point (Dancing Butterfly) [02-02] - jazz
  • Rocco John Iacovone/Tom Cabrera: Out of the Maelstrom (Unseen Rain) [02-19] - jazz [**]
  • Rocco John Iacovone/Phil Sirois/Tom Cabrera: Synchronics (Unseen Rain) [05-14] - jazz [**]
  • Susie Ibarra: Talking Gong (New Focus) [01-22] - jazz
  • ICP Septet + Joris Roelofs + Terrie Ex: Komen & Gaan (ICP) - jazz
  • Kari Ikonen: Impressions, Improvisations and Compositions (Ozella) [01-08] - jazz [***]
  • In Layers: Pliable (FMR -20) [2020-10-11] - jazz [***]
  • Mikko Innanen/Stefan Pasborg/Cedric Piromalli: This Is It (Clean Feed) [04-19] - jazz [A-]
  • Instant Composers Pool & Nieuw Amsterdams Peil: De Hondemepper (ICP -20) [2020-04-30] - jazz [A-]
  • Ethan Iverson/Umbria Jazz Orchestra: Bud Powell in the 21st Century (Sunnyside) [01-29] - jazz [**]
  • Vijay Iyer: Uneasy (ECM) [04-09] - jazz [***]
  • Jose James: New York 2020 (Rainbow Blonde) [02-19] - jazz
  • Jazz Worms: Squirmin' (Capri) - jazz [*]
  • Jazzrausch Bigband: Techne (ACT Music) [04-30] - jazz
  • Brent Jensen: More Sounds of a Dry Martini (Origin) [05-21] - jazz [***]
  • Norah Jones: 'Til We Meet Again (Live) (Blue Note) [04-16] - vocal jazz
  • Anthony Joseph: The Rich Are Only Defeated When Running for Their Lives (Heavenly Sweetness) [05-07] - spoken word [A]
  • Marcus Joseph: Beyond the Dome (Jazz Re:freshed) [02-21] - jazz [B]
  • Jonathan Kane and Dave Soldier: February Meets Soldier String Quartet (EEG) [02-01] - jazz [**]
  • Jonathan Karrant/Joshua White: Shadows Fall (self-released) [05-21] - jvocal jazz [*]
  • Katarsis 4: Live at the Underground Water Reservoir (NoBusiness -20) [2020-12-25] - jazz [*]
  • Achim Kaufmann/Ignaz Schick: Altered Alchemy (Zarek) [02-13] - jazz [**]
  • Reza Khan: Imaginary Road (Painted Music) [03-26] - jazz [B-]
  • Joachim Kuhn: Touch the Light (ACT Music) [03-19] - jazz
  • Kuzu: The Glass Delusion (Astral Spirits) [03-05] - jazz [**]
  • Julian Lage: Squint (Blue Note) [06-11] - jazz [**]
  • Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio: I Told You So (Colemine) [01-29] - soul jazz [*]
  • Sinikka Langeland: Wolf Rune (ECM) [04-09] - Norwegian folk/jazz
  • Andy LaVerne: Rhapsody (SteepleChase) [03-12] - jazz [**]
  • Jeff Lederer: Sunwatcher (Little(i)Music) [09-03] - jazz [U]
  • Jihye Lee Orchestra: Daring Mind (Motema Music) - jazz
  • Stefano Leonardi/Antonio Bertoni: Viandes (Astral Spirits) [05-07] - jazz
  • Gabor Lesko: Earthway (Creativity's Paradise Music) [05-14] - jazz [B]
  • Gianni Lenoci: A Few Steps Beyond (Amirani) [01-00] - jazz
  • James Brandon Lewis Red Lily Quintet: Jesup Wagon (Tao Forms) [05-07] - jazz [A-]
  • Mark Lewis Quartet: Naked Animals (Audio Daddio) [04-02] - jazz [*]
  • Lukas Ligeti: That Which Has Remaind . . . That Which Will Emerge . . . (Col Legno) [03-26] - jazz [**]
  • Johan Lindstrom Septett: On the Asylum (Moserobie) - jazz [*]
  • Charles Lloyd & the Marvels: Tone Poem (Blue Note) [03-12] - jazz [***]
  • Damon Locks/Black Monument Ensemble: Now (International Anthem) [04-09] - jazz [**]
  • Luis Lopes/Lisbon Berlin Quartet: Sinister Hypnotization (Clean Feed) [06-18] - jazz [***]
  • Rocio Gimenez Lopez/Luciana Bass/Fermin Suarez/Rosina Scampino: Reunion En La Granja (Discos ICM) [03-26] - jazz [***]
  • Joe Lovano: Trio Tapestry: Garden of Expression (ECM) [01-29] - jazz [B]
  • Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas: Soundprints: Other Worlds (Greenleaf Music) [05-07] - jazz [*]
  • A Love Electric: Permanent Immigrant (Imagination Demand -20) [2020-10-02] - jazz [*]
  • Joao Madeira/Hernani Faustino: dB Duet (FMR) [01-29] - jazz [***]
  • Doug MacDonald Duo: Toluca Lake Jazz (Doug MacDonald Music) [02-05] - jazz [**]
  • Doug MacDonald: Live in Hawaii (DMAC Music) [05-04] - jazz [*]
  • Madre Vaca: The Elements (Madre Vaca) [06-12] - jazz [*]
  • Shai Maestro: Human (ECM) [01-29] - jazz [*]
  • Magnet Animals: Fake Dudes (RareNoise) [03-26] - jazz [A-]
  • Roberto Magris & Eric Hochberg: Shuffling Ivories (JMood) [03-01] - jazz [**]
  • Mai-Liis: Mai-Liis on Life (OA2) [03-26] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Wu Man/Kojiro Umezaki: How (In a Circle) [02-19] - jazz [*]
  • Michael Mantler: Coda: Orchestra Suites (ECM) - jazz
  • Lorraina Marro: Love Is for All Time (self-released) [07-15] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Branford Marsalis: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom [Original Soundtrack] (Milan -20) [2020-12-03] - jazz [B]
  • Mast: Battle Hymns of the Republic (World Galaxy) [01-29] - jazz [**]
  • The Mark Masters Ensemble: Masters & Baron Meet Blanton & Webster (Capri) [06-18] - jazz [***]
  • Shawn Maxwell: Expectation & Experience (Jazzline) [05-21] - jazz [**]
  • Michael Mayo: Bones (Mack Avenue) [06-04] - vocal jazz
  • Donny McCaslin: Beyond Now (Motema) [01-01] - jazz
  • Brad Mehldau and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra: Variations on a Melancholy Theme (Nonesuch) [06-11] - jazz
  • Tobias Meinhart: The Painter (Sunnyside) [04-30] - jazz [**]
  • Francisco Mela: MPT Trio: Volume 1 (577) [01-15] - jazz
  • Meridian Odyssey: Second Wave (Origin) [01-15] - jazz [*]
  • Pat Metheny: Road to the Sun (BMG Modern) [03-05] - jazz [B]
  • Dave Miller Trio: The Mask-erade Is Over (Summit) [07-16] - jazz [U]
  • Bob Mintzer & WDR Big Band Cologne: Soundscapes (MCG Jazz) [06-18] - jazz [**]
  • Roscoe Mitchell/Mike Reed: The Ritual and the Dance (Astral Spirits) [02-19] - jazz [***]
  • Aakash Mittal: Nocturne (self-released) [09-10] - jazz [U]
  • Yoko Miwa Trio: Songs of Joy (Ubuntu Music) [02-12] - jazz [**]
  • Liudas Mockunas/Arfvydad Kaziauskas: Purvs (Jersika) [03-19] - jazz [**]
  • The Modern Jazz Trio With Jerry Bergonzi: Straight Gonz (AMM) [06-17] - jazz [**]
  • Hafez Modirzadeh: Facets (Pi) [03-05] - jazz [***]
  • Hedvig Mollestad Trio: Ding Dong. You're Dead. (Rune Grammofon) [03-19] - jazz
  • Ben Monder/Tony Malaby/Tom Rainey: Live at the 55 Bar (Sunnyside) [02-26] - jazz [***]
  • Simon Moullier Trio: Countdown (Fresh Sound New Talent) [[06-11]] - jazz [**]
  • Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Adrian Younge: Jazz Is Dead 6: Gary Bartz (Jazz Is Dead) [04-01] - jazz [***]
  • Sana Nagano: Smashing Humans (577) [03-19] - jazz [***]
  • Natural Information Society/Evan Parker: Descension (Out of Our Constrictions) (Aguirre/Eremite) [04-16] - jazz [***]
  • Jason Nazary: Spring Collection (We Jazz) [06-25] - jazz [**]
  • Mankwe Ndosi and Body MemOri: Felt/Not Said (ESP-Disk) [08-13] - vocal jazz [U]
  • Gary Negbaur: You've Got to Be Carefully Taught (BluJazz) - jazz [*]
  • Marius Neset: A New Dawn (ACT Music) [97-05] - jazz [*]
  • Larry Newcomb Quartet: Love, Dad (Essential Messenger) [02-05] - jazz [*]
  • Matt Niess & the Capitol Bones: The Beat Goes On (Summit) [04-00] - jazz [B]
  • Nortonk: Quartet Nortonk (Biophilia) [03-19] - jazz [**]
  • Aaron Novik: Grounded (Astral Spirits) [05-21] - jazz [**]
  • Nubiyan Twist: Freedom Fables (Strut) [03-12] - jazz [B]
  • Larry Ochs-Donald Robinson Duo: A Civil Right (ESP-Disk) [06-25] - jazz [***]
  • Jeannine Otis: Into My Heart (Adrielle Music/Monpolyhouse) [03-05] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Keith Oxman/Frank Morelli: The Ox-Mo Incident (Capri) [05-21] - jazz [**]
  • Evan Parker Quartet: All Knavery and Collusion (Cadillac) [04-16] - jazz [*]
  • Evan Parker Electro-Acoustic Ensemble: Warszawa 2019 (Funcadja Sluchaj) [04-02] - jazz [***]
  • Jeff Parker/Rob Mazurek: Some Jellyfish Live Forever (RogueArt) [04-00] - jazz
  • William Parker: Migration of Silence Into and Out of the Tone World (Centering/AUM Fidelity -10CD) [01-29] - jazz
  • William Parker: Trencadis: A Selection From Migration Into and Out of the Tone World (Centering) [01-29] - jazz [**]
  • William Parker: Painter's Winter (AUM Fidelity) [07-23] - jazz [A-]
  • William Parker: Mayan Space Station (AUM Fidelity) [07-23] - jazz [***]
  • Zeena Parkins/Mette Rasmussen/Ryan Sawyer: Triangle (Relative Pitch) [02-26] - jazz
  • Gretchen Parlato: Flor (Edition) [04-09] - vocal jazz
  • Nicki Parrott: If You Could Read My Mind (Arbors) [04-09] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Ben Patterson: Push the Limits (Origin) [03-19] - jazz [*]
  • Chris Pattishall: Zodiac Suite (self-released) - jazz
  • Mario Pavone/The Tampa Quartet: Isabella (Clean Feed) [06-18] - jazz [***]
  • Mario Pavone/Dialect Trio + 1: Blue Vertical (Out of Your Head) [06-18] - jazz [***]
  • Pearring Sound: Socially Distanced Duos (self-released) [08-13] - jazz [U]
  • Rich Pellegrin: Solitude: Solo Improvisations (OA2) [04-16] - jazz [**]
  • Jeremy Pelt: Griot: This Is Important! (HighNote) [02-12] - jazz [*]
  • Ivo Perelman Trio: Garden of Jewels (Tao Forms) [01-22] - jazz [A-]
  • Ivo Perelman/Gordon Grdina/Hamin Honari: The Purity of Desire (Not Two) [01-00] - jazz
  • Ivo Perelman/Nate Wooley: Polarity (Burning Ambulance Music) [02-12] - jazz [*]
  • Ralph Peterson: Raise Up Off Me (Onyx Music) [05-21] - jazz [**]
  • Enrico Pieranunzi & Bert Joris: Afterglow (Challenge) [01-22] - jazz
  • Barre Phillips/John Butcher/Stale Liavik Solberg: We Met - And Then (Relative Pitch) - jazz
  • Diego Pinera: Odd Wisdom (ACT Music) [03-05] - jazz
  • Pluto Juice: Pluto Juice (Contagious Music) [07-16] - jazz [*]
  • Charlie Porter: Hindsight (OA2) [02-19] - jazz [B]
  • Portico Quartet: Art in the Age of Automation (Gondwana) [02-26] - jazz
  • Chris Potter Circuits Trio: Sunrise Reprise (Edition) [05-14] - jazz [B]
  • Powers/Rollin Duo: Strange Fortune (Astral Spirits) [06-25] - jazz [*]
  • Punkt.Vrt.Plastik: Somit (Intakt) [03-19] - jazz
  • Reggie Quinerly: New York Nowhere (Redefinition) [03-12] - jazz [*]
  • R+R=Now: Live (Blue Note) [02-12] - jazz [B]
  • Tom Rainey Obbligato: Untucked in Hannover (Intakt) [04-16] - jazz [**]
  • RED Trio & Celebration Band: Suite 10 Years Anniversary (NoBusiness -2CD -20) [2020-11-15] - jazz [***]
  • Freddie Redd: Reminiscing (Bleebop) [02-02] - jazz
  • Ruben Reinaldo & Kely Garcia: Acuarel (Free Code) - jazz [***]
  • Dave Rempis/Tomeka Reid/Joshua Abrams/Tim Daisy/Tyler Damon: The Covid Tapes: Solos, Duos, & Trios (Aerophonic -2CD) [06-15] - jazz [A-]
  • The Rempis Percussion Quartet: Sud Des Alpes (Aerophonic) [04-13] - jazz
  • Anais Reno: Lovesome Thing: Anais Reno Sings Ellington & Strayhorn (Harbinger) - vocal jazz
  • Marc Ribot: Plays Solo Guitar Works of Frantz Casseus (Knockwurst) [06-25] - jazz
  • Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog: Hope (Northern Spy) [06-25] - jazz [***]
  • Dan Rose/Claudine Francois: New Leaves (Ride Symbol) [03-05] - jazz [**]
  • The Justin Rothberg Group: Hurricane Mouse (self-released) [01-01] - jazz [*]
  • Les Sabler: Tranquililty (New Vista) [01-29] - pop jazz
  • Samo Salamon/Hasse Poulsen: String Dancers (Sazas) [09-01] - jazz [**]
  • Schapiro 17: Human Qualities (Summit) [03-12] - jazz [**]
  • Ignaz Schick/Oliver Steidle: Ilog2 (Zarek) [02-13] - jazz [A-]
  • J Peter Schwalm: Aufbruch (RareNoise) [07-16] - jazz [*]
  • Jacques Schwarz-Bart: Sone Ka-La 2: Odyssey (Enja) [05-21] - jazz [*]
  • Chris Schlarb/Chad Taylor: Time No Changes (Astral Spirits/Big Ego) [05-05] - jazz [*]
  • Irene Schweizer/Hamid Drake: Celebration (Intakt) [04-16] - jazz [A-]
  • Zoe Scott: Shades of Love (Zoe Scott Music) [10-02] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Charlie Sepulveda: Charlie Sepulveda & the Turnaround (HighNote) [03-26] - jazz [**]
  • Almog Sharvit: Get Up or Cry (Unit) [05-28] - jazz [*]
  • Archie Shepp & Jason Moran: Let My People Go (Archieball) [02-05] - jazz [***]
  • Matthew Shipp/Whit Dickey: Reels (Burning Ambulance) [07-23] - jazz
  • Idit Shner: Live at the Jazz Station (OA2) [02-18] - jazz [**]
  • Jen Shyu & Jade Tongue: Zero Grasses: Ritual for the Losses (Pi) [04-23] - jazz [C+]
  • Paul Silbergleit: The Hidden Standard (BluJazz) [05-23] - jazz [B-]
  • Alex Sipiagin: Upstream (Posi-Tone) [05-07] - jazz [*]
  • Greg Skaff: Polaris (Smoke Sessions) [03-19] - jazz [B]
  • Skarbo Skulekorps: Dugnad (Hubro) [03-26] - jazz [**]
  • Grete Skarpeid: Beyond Other Stories (Origin) [01-15] - jazz [**]
  • Slide Attack: Road Trip (SACD) [06-04] - jazz [*]
  • Ches Smith/We All Break: Path of Seven Colors (Pyroclastic) [06-11] - jazz [A-]
  • Dr Lonnie Smith: Breathe (Blue Note) [03-26] - jazz [**]
  • Wadada Leo Smith/Douglas R Ewart/Mike Reed: Sun Beans of Shimmering Light (Astral Spirits) [04-16] - jazz [***]
  • Wadada Leo Smith: Trumpet (Tum -3CD) [05-21] - jazz [***]
  • Wadada Leo Smith: Sacred Ceremonies (Tum -3CD) [05-21] - jazz [A-]
  • Gary Smulyan/Ronnie Cuber: Tough Baritones (SteepleChase) [02-19] - jazz
  • Jim Snidero: Live at the Deer Head Inn (Savant) [03-26] - jazz [**]
  • Sons of Kemet: Black to the Future (Impulse!) [05-14] - jazz [A]
  • Space Quartet: Directions (Clean Feed) [04-19] - jazz [**]
  • Chris Speed: Light Line (Intakt) [06-18] - jazz [**]
  • Will St Peter/Steven Heffner/Steve Barnes: Honestly (Origin) [06-18] - jazz [*]
  • John Stowell/Dan Dean: Rain Painting (Origin) [02-19] - jazz [B]
  • Thomas Stronen/Ayumi Tanaka/Marthe Lea: Bayou (ECM) [05-28] - jazz [*]
  • Veronica Swift: This Bitter Earth (Mack Avenue) [03-19] - vocal jazz [***]
  • Aki Takase/Christian Weber/Michael Griener: Auge (Intakt) [01-15] - jazz [A-]
  • Natsuki Tamura/Satoko Fujii: Keshin (Libra) [04-09] - jazz [**]
  • Natsuki Tamura: Koki Solo (Libra) [07-09] - jazz [**]
  • Alexa Tarantino: Firefly (Posi-Tone) [04-16] - jazz [**]
  • Emma-Jean Thackray: Yellow (Movementt/Warp) [07-23] - fusion [B]
  • Pat Thomas and the Locals: Play the Music of Anthony Braxton (Discus) [03-05] - jazz
  • Butch Thompson & Southside Aces With Charlie Devore: How Long Blues (Southside Aces -20) [2020-10-24] - jazz [*]
  • Thumbscrew: Never Is Enough (Cuneiform) [02-26] - jazz [***]
  • Three-Layer Cake: Stove Top (RareNoise) [05-28] - jazz [***]
  • Throttle Elevator Music: Final Floor (Wide Hive) [03-12] - jazz
  • Tony Tixier: I Am Human (Whirlwind -EP) [02-05] - jazz [*]
  • Paul Towndrow: Deepening the River (Keywork) - jazz
  • Sabu Toyozumi/Mats Gustafsson: Hokusai (NoBusiness -20) [2020-11-15] - jazz [*]
  • Vasco Trilla: Unmoved Mover (Fundacja Sluchaj) [03-03] - jazz [B]
  • Dara Tucker: Dreams of Waking: Music for a Better World (Green Hill Music) - vocal jazz
  • Uassyn: Zacharya (JazzThing) [03-26] - jazz [***]
  • Yuma Uesaka/Cat Toren/Colin Hinton: Ocelot (577) [03-26] - jazz [***]
  • The United States Air Force Band Airmen of Note: The 2021 Jazz Heritage Series (self-released) - jazz [C+]
  • Joao Valinho/Luis Vicente/Marcelo dos Reis/Salvoandrea Lucifora: Light Machina (Multikulti Project) [04-02] - jazz [***]
  • Ken Vandermark/Istan Grencso/Robert Benko: Burning River Melting Sea (Systems vs Artifacts/Audiographic) - jazz
  • Carlos Vega: Art of the Messenger (Origin) [05-21] - jazz [**]
  • Luis Vicente Trio: Chanting in the Name Of (Clean Feed) [06-18] - jazz [**]
  • Michael Waldrop: Time Frames (Origin) [04-16] - jazz [***]
  • Theo Walentiny: Looking Glass (self-released) [04-02] - jazz [*]
  • Marta Warelis/Carlos "Zingaro"/Helena Espvall/Marcelo dos Reis: Turqoise Dream (JACC) [03-14] - jazz [**]
  • Marta Warelis/Frank Rosaly/Aaron Lumley/John Dikeman: Sunday at De Ruimte (Doek RAW) [05-07] - jazz [***]
  • Anna Webber: Idiom (Pi) - jazz
  • The Dave Weckl Band: Live in St Louis Chesterfield Festival 2019 (Autumn Hill) [04-09] - jazz
  • Amber Weekes: My Romance: A Special Valentin (Amber Inn Productions -EP) [02-14] - vocal jazz [C]
  • Amber Weekes: 'Round Midnight Re-Imagined (Amber Inn Productions) [05-01] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Ruth Weiss: We Are Sparks in the Universe to Our Own Fire (Edgetone) [01-26] - jazz poetry [A-]
  • Jennifer Wharton's Bonegasm: Not a Novelty (Sunnyside) [04-23] - jazz [**]
  • Rodney Whitaker With the Christ Church Cranbrook Choir: Cranbrook Christmas Jazz (Origin) [01-15] - jazz [B]
  • Rodney Whitaker: OutroSpection: The Music of Gregg Hill (Origin) [04-16] - jazz [*]
  • Chris White/Lara Driscoll: Firm Roots (self-released) [01-21] - jazz [**]
  • Chris Ryan Williams: Of Yours (self-released) [05-02] - jazz
  • Chris Williams/Patrick Shiroishi: Sans Soleil (Astral Spirits) [05-07] - jazz [*]
  • Dan Wilson: Vessels of Wood and Earth (Brother Mister/Mack Avenue) [04-23] - jazz
  • Sarah Wilson: Kaleidoscope (Brass Tonic) [07-16] - jazz [**]
  • Michael Wollny/Emile Parisien/Tim Lefebvre/Christian Lillinger: XXXX (ACT Music) [04-30] - jazz
  • Nate Wooley/Liudas Mockunas/Barry Guy/Arkadijus Gotesmanas: NOX (NoBusiness -20) [2020-11-15] - jazz [*]
  • Nate Wooley: Mutual Aid Music (Pleasure of the Text -2CD) [04-16] - jazz
  • Greg Yasinitsky Yazz Band: New Normal (Origin) [01-15] - jazz [B]
  • Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad: Jazz Is Dead 7: Joao Donato (Jazz Is Dead -EP) [06-04] - jazz [**]
  • Miguel Zenon & Luis Perdomo: El Arte Del Bolero (Miel Music) [01-07] - jazz [***]
  • Miguel Zenon/Ariel Bringuez/Demian Cabaud/Jordi Rossy: Law Years: The Music of Ornette Coleman (Miel Music) [03-12] - jazz [A-]
  • John Zorn: Teresa Da Avila (Tzadik) [03-19] - jazz
  • John Zorn: Chaos Magic (Tzadik) [04-16] - jazz
  • John Zorn: Heaven and Earth Magick (Tzadik) - jazz

Reissues, Etc.

  • Hasaan Ibn Ali: Metaphysics: The Lost Atlantic Album (1965, Omnivore) [04-23] - jazz [A-]
  • The Art Ensemble of Chicago: Manewry Jazzowe '82 (1982, OMX) [02-05] - jazz
  • The Art Ensemble of Chicago: Jazz Jamboree '91 (1991, OMX) [02-02] - jazz
  • Derek Baiey/Mototeru Takagi: Live at FarOut, Atsugi 1987 (NoBusiness -20) [2020-11-15] - jazz [**]
  • Duck Baker: Confabulations (1994-2017, ESP-Disk) [06-25] - jazz [A-]
  • Billy Bang: Lucky Man (2008, BBE) [05-14] - jazz [**]
  • Gary Bartz NTU Troop: Live in Bremen 1975 (Moosicus) [05-07] - jazz [***]
  • Tim Berne/Chris Speed/Reid Anderson/Dave King: Broken Shadows (2018, Intakt) [05-21] - jazz [***]
  • Black Unity Trio: Al-Fatihah (1968, Gotta Groove/Salaam) [02-26] - jazz
  • Paul Bley: Touching & Blood Revisited (1965, Ezz-thetics) - jazz
  • Hamiet Bluiett: Bearer of the Holy Flame (1983, Strut) [03-12] - jazz [A-]
  • Arthur Blythe: Katowice 2003 (OMX -2CD) [01-29] - jazz
  • The Dave Brubeck Quartet: Live in Indiana 1958 (American Jazz Classics) [04-21] - jazz
  • The Dave Brubeck Trio: Live at the Wiener Konzerthaus 1967 (Derry Music) [02-13] - jazz
  • Doug Carn: Revelation (1973, Black Jazz/Real Gone Music) [05-28] - jazz
  • Don Cherry: Cherry Jam (1965, Gearbox) [02-26] - jazz [*]
  • Don Cherry: The Summer House Sessions (1968, Blank Forms Editions) [06-18] - jazz [*]
  • Don Cherry's New Researches: Organic Music Theatre: Festival De Jazz De Chateauvallon 1972 (Blank Forms Editions) [06-18] - jazz [*]
  • Alice Coltrane: Kirtan: Turiya Sings (1982, Impulse!) [07-16] - jazz [***]
  • John Coltrane Quartet: Newport, New York, Alabama 1963 Revisited () - jazz
  • Miles Davis: Merci, Miles! Live at Vienne (1991, Rhino) [06-25] - jazz [*]
  • Diane Delin: Chicago Standard Time (1991, BluJazz) [05-24] - jazz [*]
  • Arne Domnerus Quartet: Dompan at the Savoy (1990, Phontastic) [07-01] - jazz [**]
  • Dave Douglas/Misha Mengelberg: Buenos Aires 2000 (OMX) [01-26] - jazz
  • Bill Evans Trio: On a Friday Evening (1975, Concord) [06-25] - jazz
  • Bill Evans: Everybody Still Digs (1956-80, Concord -5CD) [06-25] - jazz
  • Bill Evans: Behind the Dikes: The 1969 Netherands Recordings (Resonance -2CD) [06-18] - jazz [A-]
  • Henry Franklin: The Skipper (1972, Black Jazz/Real Gone Music) [02-26] - jazz [***]
  • Free Fall: Alchemia 2006 (2006, OMX -2CD) [01-12] - jazz
  • Hal Galper Quintet: Live at the Berlin Philharmonic 1977 (1977, Origin -2CD) [01-15] - jazz [***]
  • Georg Graewe/Kjell Nordeson/Jon Raskin Trio: Live at NIR Studios (2009, self-released) - jazz
  • Roy Hargrove/Mulgrew Miller: In Harmony (2006-07, Resonance -2CD) [07-17] - jazz [A-]
  • Julius Hemphill: The Boye Multi-National Crusade for Harmony (1977-2007, New World -7CD) [01-29] - jazz [A-]
  • ICP Orchestra: Plays Herbie Nichols in Nijmegen 7 May 1984 (ICP -20) [2020-12-14] - jazz [***]
  • Juju: Live at 131 Prince Street (1973, Strut) [03-05] - jazz [A-]
  • Calvin Keys: Shawn-Neeq (1971, Black Jazz/Real Gone Music) - jazz
  • Hans Koch & Paul Lovens: Nephlokokkygia 1992 (Ezz-thetics) [04-00] - jazz
  • Eero Koivistoinen: The Original Sin (Svart) [03-12] - jazz
  • Byard Lancaster: My Pure Joy (1992, Strut) [02-26] - jazz [***]
  • Juozas Milasius/Tomas Kulavicius/Dalius Naujokaitis/Lithuanian Young Composers Orchestra: Live at Willisau, 1993 (NoBusiness -20) [2020-11-15] - jazz [C+]
  • Charles Mingus: Mingus at Carnegie Hall [Deluxe Edition] (Atlantic -2CD) [06-11] - jazz [A]
  • Roberto Miranda's Home Music Ensemble: Live at Bing Theatre: Los Angeles, 1985 (Dark Tree) [03-05] - jazz [***]
  • Wes Montgomery: The NDR Hamburg Studio Recordings (1965, Jazzline) [03-19] - jazz
  • Joe Newman: Joe Newman at the Atlantic (1977, Phontastic) [06-24] - jazz [***]
  • No Safety: Spill (1991-92, Cuneiform) [07-23] - jazz
  • No Safety: Live at the Knitting Factory (1993, Cuneiform) [07-23] - jazz
  • No Safety: Live in Italy 1994 (1994, Cuneiform) [07-23] - jazz
  • Ojoyo: Plays Safrojazz (1996, Sunnyside) [05-28] - jazz [**]
  • Evan Parker ElectroAcoustic Ensemble With Sainkho Namtchylak: Fixing the Fluctuating Idea (1996, Victo) [03-19] - jazz
  • Sun Ra: On Jupiter (1979, Enterplanetary Koncepts) [01-01] - jazz [***]
  • Scott Reeves Quintet: The Alchemist (2005, Origin) [07-16] - jazz [**]
  • Sam Rivers Quartet: Braids [Sam Rivers Archive Project, Volume 4] (1979, NoBusiness -20) [2020-11-15] - jazz [A-]
  • Ray Russell Sextet: Forget to Remember (1970, Jazz in Britain) - jazz
  • Pharoah Sanders/Charles Lloyd: Billy Higgins Tribute (2001, OMX) [01-08] - jazz
  • Schlippenbach & Johansson: Onkel Pos Carnegie Hall Hamburg 1978 (SAJ) [01-03] - jazz [A-]
  • Archie Shepp: Blase and Yasmina Revisited (1969, Ezz-thetics) - jazz
  • Spontaneous Music Ensemble: Question and Answer 1966 (Rhythm and Blues) [04-02] - jazz
  • Sun Ra and His Outer Space Arkestra: A Fireside Chat With Lucifer (Modern Harmonic) [02-05] - jazz
  • Masauyki JoJo Takayanagi/Nobuyoshi Ino/Masabumi PUU Kikuchi: Live at Jazz Inn Lovely 1990 (NoBusiness -20) [2020-11-15] - jazz [**]
  • Cecil Taylor Ensemble: Gottingen (1990, Fundacja Sluchaj -2CD) [06-08] - jazz [***]
  • Cecil Taylor Quintet: Lifting the Bandstand (1998, Fundacja Sluchaj) [01-20] - jazz [A-]
  • Cecil Taylor: Mmixed to Unit Structures Revisited (Ezz-thetics) - jazz
  • Mike Taylor: Trio, Quartet & Composer Revisited (1968, Ezz-thetics) [04-00] - jazz
  • Chester Thompson: Powerhouse (1971, Black Jazz/Real Gone Music) [04-30] - jazz [*]
  • Steve Tintweiss and the Purple Why: Markstown (1968, Inky Dot Media) [04-01] - jazz [***]
  • Ken Vandermark/Free Music Ensemble: Warszawa 2006 (OMX) [01-19] - jazz
  • Vernacular: The Little Bird (2003, Astral Spirits) [05-07] - jazz [***]
  • Barney Wilen Quartet and Tete Montoliu: Barney and Tete (1988, Elemental -20) [2020-12-04] - jazz [**]
  • Barney Wilen & Alain Jean-Marie: Montreal Duets (1993, Elemental) [02-12] - jazz
  • Leo Wright: Blues Shout + Suddenly the Blules (Essential Jazz Classics) [04-09] - jazz
  • Lester Young Quartet: Collates (1949-51, Essential Jazz Classics) [04-09] - jazz
  • Cuba: Music and Revolution (Culture Clash in Havana Cuba: Experiments in Latin Music 1975-85 Vol 1) (Soul Jazz -2CD) [01-22] - Cuban jazz
  • J Jazz Volume 3: Deep Modern Jazz From Japan (BBE) [02-26] - jazz
  • The Rough Guide to Avant-Garde Japan (World Music Network) [01-29] - jazz
  • The Rough Guide to the Roots of Jazz (World Music Network) [04-30] - jazz

Priority Counts

  • Priority 1: 24
  • Priority 2: 96
  • Priority 3: 6
  • Priority 4: 155
  • Priority 5: 167

Total: 448