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

  • Eivind Aarset 4tet: Phantasmagoria, or a Different Kind of Journey (Jazzland) [09-24] - jazz [***]
  • Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society: Mandatory Reality (Eremite) [01-01] - jazz
  • Joshua Abrams/Chad Taylor: Mind Maintenance (Drag City) [06-11] - jazz [***]
  • Abstract Orchestra: Madvillain Vol 1 (ATA) [03-12] - jazz
  • Ahmed: Nights on Saturn (Communication) (Astral Spirits) [03-26] - jazz [A-]
  • Air Craft: Divergent Path (Craftedair/Blujazz) [07-15] - jazz [B]
  • 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-]
  • Rodrigo Amado Motion Trio & Alexander von Schlippenbach: The Field (NoBusiness) [07-15] - 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 [*]
  • Miguel Angelo Quarteto: Danca Dos Desastrados (self-released) [05-30] - jazz [**]
  • Michael Attias/Simon Nabatov: Brooklyn Mischiefs (Leo) [04-02] - jazz [**]
  • Dmitry Baevsky: Soundtrack (Fresh Sound New Talent) [05-31] - 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
  • Nat Birchall: Ancient Africa (Ancient Archive of Sound) [08-27] - 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
  • Lena Bloch & Feathery: Rose of Lifta (Fresh Sound New Talent) [10-08] - 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 [B]
  • 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-]
  • Anthony Braxton: Quartet (Standards) 2020 (New Braxton House -13CD) [06-28] - 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]
  • Alan Broadbent/London Metropolitan Strings: Broadbent Plays Brubeck (Eden River) [08-24] - jazz [*]
  • Sarah Buechi Contradiction of Happiness & Jena Philharmonic: The Paintress (Intakt) [08-20] - jazz
  • Greg Burk/Ron Seguin/Michel Lambert: Sound Neighbors (Tonos -20) [2020-02-23] - jazz [***]
  • Greg Burk: Simple Joys (Tonos) [06-28] - jazz [*]
  • Burnt Sugar/The Arkestra Chamber: Angels Over Oakanda (Avantgroidd) - jazz [***]
  • 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 [**]
  • Butcher Brown: Encore (Concord Jazz -EP) [06-04] - jazz-funk [B]
  • George Cables: Too Close for Comfort (HighNote) [05-28] - 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 [***]
  • Daniel Carter: Playfield Vol 1: Sonar (Orbit577) [03-20] - jazz [*]
  • Daniel Carter: Playfield Vol 2: The Middle (Orbit577) [04-17] - jazz [**]
  • Daniel Carter: Playfield Vol 3: After Life (Orbit577) [05-15] - jazz [*]
  • Marc Cary: Life Lessons (Sessionheads United) [09-17] - jazz [***]
  • 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 [**]
  • Mike Cohen: Winter Sun (Blujazz) - jazz [**]
  • Tom Cohen: My Take (Versa Music) [08-20] - jazz [**]
  • Steve Cole: Smoke and Mirrors (Artistry/Mack Avenue) [06-18] - jazz
  • Xhosa Cole: Know Them, Know Us (Stoney Lane) [07-30] - 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 [B]
  • Jack Cooper/Jeff Tobias: Tributaries (Astral Spirits) [07-23] - jazz [B]
  • 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 [***]
  • Sylvie Courvoisier/Mary Halvorson: Searching for the Disappeared Hour (Pyroclastic) [10-29] - jazz [U]
  • 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 [***]
  • Lao Dan/Deng Boyu: TUTU Duo (NoBusiness) [07-15] - jazz [***]
  • Harold Danko: Spring Garden (SteepleChase) [03-15] - jazz [**]
  • Caroline Davis: Portals, Volume 1: Mourning (Sunnyside) [08-27] - jazz [**]
  • Angel Bat Dawid: Hush Harbor Mixtape Vol 1 Doxology () - jazz
  • Michael Dease: Give It All You Got (Posi-Tone) [02-26] - jazz [*]
  • Graham Dechter: Major Influence (Capri) [09-17] - 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]
  • Whit Dickey/William Parker/Matthew Shipp: Village Mothership (Tao Forms) [10-15] - jazz [A-]
  • John Dikeman/Hamid Drake: Live in Chicago (Doek Raw -20) [2020-02-14] - jazz [*]
  • Sasha Dobson: Girl Talk (self-released) [09-10] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Dominican Jazz Project: Desde Lejos (Summit) [07-16] - jazz [**]
  • Pat Donaher: Occasionally (self-released) [04-09] - jazz [**]
  • Dopolarians: The Bond (Mahakala Music) [04-02] - jazz [***]
  • Chet Doxas: You Can't Take It With You (Whirlwind) [09-24] - 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 [***]
  • Paul Dunmall & Mark Sanders: Unity (577) [05-14] - 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-]
  • Gerry Eastman Trio: Trust Me (self-released) [10-01] - jazz [*]
  • 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
  • Elephant9: Arrival of the New Elders (Rune Grammofon) [02-19] - jazz [**]
  • Richard Elliot: Authentic Life (Shanachie) - pop jazz
  • Amir ElSaffar/Rivers of Sound: The Other Shore (Outnote) [09-10] - 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 [**]
  • Orrin Evans: The Magic of Now (Smoke Sessions) [07-23] - jazz [***]
  • Fail Better!: The Fall (JACC) [02-18] - jazz [***]
  • Family Plan: Family Plan (Endectomorph Music) [09-24] - jazz [***]
  • Alon Farber: Hagiga: Reflecting on Freedom (Origin) [09-17] - jazz [B]
  • Hernani Faustino: Twelve Bass Tunes (Phonogram Unit) [08-12] - jazz [***]
  • Lorraine Feather: My Own Particular Life (Relarion) - vocal jazz [*]
  • Mark Feldman: Sounding Point (Intakt) [03-05] - jazz
  • Andre Ferreri Quintetto: Numero Uno (Laser) [05-31] - jazz [**]
  • Joe Fiedler's "Open Sesame": Fuzzy and Blue (Multiphonics) [11-12] - 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 [A-]
  • Ingebrigt Haker Flaten: (Exit) Knarr (Tektite) [09-24] - jazz
  • Ingebrigt Haker Flaten/Rolf-Erik Nystrom: El Sistema (Sonic Transmissions) [09-23] - 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 [*]
  • Adam Forkelid: 1st Movement (Prophone) [10-09] - jazz [U]
  • 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-]
  • Linda Fredriksson: Juniper (We Jazz) [10-29] - jazz
  • 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 [***]
  • Fred Frith/Ikue Mori: A Mountain Doesn't Know It's Tall (Intakt) [02-12] - jazz
  • Rob Frye: Exoplanet (Astral Spirits) [04-23] - jazz [***]
  • Rob Frye: Chihuahuan Desert/Birdscapes (Astral Spirits) [04-30] - jazz
  • Satoko Fujii: Hazuki: Piano Solo (Libra) [03-19] - jazz [***]
  • Satoko Fujii Tokyo Trio: Moon on the Lake (Libra) [05-07] - jazz [***]
  • Satoko Fujii: Piano Music (Libra) [09-17] - 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 [*]
  • Kenny Garrett: Sounds From the Ancestors (Mack Avenue) [08-27] - jazz [**]
  • Kazemde George: I Insist (Greenleaf Music) [10-22] - 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 Trio + 1: Forgotten City (PNL -20) [2020-05-05] - jazz [*]
  • 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
  • Jon Gordon: Stranger Than Fiction (ArtistShare) [09-17] - jazz [**]
  • Bob Gorry/Pete Brunelli/Peter Riccio: GoBruCcio (NHIC) [09-01] - jazz [**]
  • Maria Grand: Reciprocity (Biophilia) [05-14] - jazz [***]
  • Gordon Grdina/Jim Black: Martian Kitties (Astral Spirits) [08-20] - jazz
  • Devin Gray/Ralph Alessi/Angelica Sanchez: Melt All the Guns (Rataplan -EP) [06-04] - 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 [**]
  • Jared Hall: Seen on the Scene (Origin) [08-20] - 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
  • Graham Haynes vs Submerged: Echolocation (Burning Ambulance) [07-23] - jazz/electronics [A-]
  • 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 [***]
  • Richard Hill Jr Quintet: The Lost Files () [07-26] - 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
  • Susie Ibarra: Walking on Water (Innova) [04-23] - 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 [***]
  • Inawhirl: Streugebilde (Trost) [07-26] - 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-]
  • IPA: Bashing Mushrooms (Cuneiform) [09-07] - jazz
  • Ethan Iverson/Umbria Jazz Orchestra: Bud Powell in the 21st Century (Sunnyside) [01-29] - jazz [**]
  • Vijay Iyer: Uneasy (ECM) [04-09] - jazz [***]
  • Jake Breaks: Breaksy (Wide Hive) [05-11] - jazz [**]
  • Irene Jalenti: Dawn (Antidote Sounds) [10-29] - vocal jazz [U]
  • Jose James: New York 2020 (Rainbow Blonde) [02-19] - jazz
  • Jazz Daddies: Moontower Nights (self-released) [09-06] - jazz [U]
  • 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 [***]
  • Eunhye Jeong: Nolda (ESP-Disk) [09-24] - jazz [**]
  • Marc Johnson: Overpass (ECM) [08-27] - jazz [**]
  • Norah Jones: 'Til We Meet Again (Live) (Blue Note) [04-16] - vocal jazz
  • Rodney Jordan & Christian Fabian: Conversations (Spicerack) [08-01] - 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]
  • Ju: III (RareNoise) [09-24] - jazz [*]
  • 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-]
  • Koma Saxo: Live (We Jazz) [04-30] - jazz [***]
  • Alexey Kruglov/Carolyn Hume/Paul May/Oleg Yudanov: Last Train From Narvskaya (Leo) [01-00] - jazz [*]
  • Joachim Kuhn: Touch the Light (ACT Music) [03-19] - jazz [***]
  • Kuzu: The Glass Delusion (Astral Spirits) [03-05] - jazz [**]
  • Kuzu: All Your Ghosts in One Corner (Aerophonic) [10-05] - jazz [***]
  • LA Cowboy: The Big Pitch (Reconcile) [08-15] - jazz [B]
  • 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
  • Timo Lassy: Trio (We Jazz) [08-27] - jazz [***]
  • Andy LaVerne: Rhapsody (SteepleChase) [03-12] - jazz [**]
  • Remy Le Boeuf's Assembly of Shadows: Architecture of Storms (SoundSpore) [11-05] - jazz [U]
  • Marthe Lea Band: Asura (Motvind) [06-04] - jazz [*]
  • Lean Left: Medemer (PNL -20) [2020-05-05] - jazz [A-]
  • Jeff Lederer: Sunwatcher (Little(i)Music) [09-03] - jazz [**]
  • Jihye Lee Orchestra: Daring Mind (Motema Music) - jazz
  • Jose Lencastre Nau Quartet + Pedro Carneiro: Thoughts Are Things (Phonogram Unit) [07-23] - jazz [A-]
  • David Leon: Aire De Agua (Out of Your Head) [08-27] - jazz [U]
  • 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) [07-16] - jazz [**]
  • Karen Marguth: Until (OA2) [10-15] - vocal jazz [U]
  • 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]
  • Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane: Ihubo Labomdabu (Unlocked Keys) [01-15] - jazz [*]
  • 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
  • Lyle Mays: Eberhard (self-released) [08-27] - jazz [B]
  • Brad Mehldau and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra: Variations on a Melancholy Theme (Nonesuch) [06-11] - jazz [B]
  • 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]
  • Szilard Mezei Tubass Quintet: Rested Turquoise (NoBusiness) [07-15] - jazz [***]
  • Lady Millea: I Don't Mind Missing You (Reconcile) [08-15] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Dave Miller Trio: The Mask-erade Is Over (Summit) [07-16] - jazz [*]
  • Steve Million: What I Meant to Say (Origin) [08-20] - jazz [*]
  • Bob Mintzer & WDR Big Band Cologne: Soundscapes (MCG Jazz) [06-18] - jazz [**]
  • Matt Mitchell & Kate Gentile: Snark Horse (Pi -6CD) [07-30] - jazz
  • Roscoe Mitchell: Dots: Pieces for Percussion and Woodwinds (Wide Hive) [05-11] - jazz [**]
  • Roscoe Mitchell/Mike Reed: The Ritual and the Dance (Astral Spirits) [02-19] - jazz [***]
  • Aakash Mittal: Nocturne (self-released) [09-10] - jazz [***]
  • Yoko Miwa Trio: Songs of Joy (Ubuntu Music) [02-12] - jazz [**]
  • Cameron Mizell & Charlie Rauh: Local Folklore (Destiny) [10-29] - jazz [U]
  • Liudas Mockunas/Arfvydad Kaziauskas: Purvs (Jersika) [03-19] - jazz [**]
  • Liudas Mockunas/Christian Windfeld: Pacemaker (NoBusiness) [08-30] - 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 [***]
  • Nils Petter Molvaer: Stitches (Modern) [08-27] - jazz [***]
  • Ben Monder/Tony Malaby/Tom Rainey: Live at the 55 Bar (Sunnyside) [02-26] - jazz [***]
  • John Moulder: Metamorphosis (Origin) [10-15] - jazz [U]
  • 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 [***]
  • Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Adrian Younge: Jazz Is Dead 8: Brian Jackson (Jazz Is Dead) [08-05] - jazz [*]
  • Bryan Murray & Jon Lundbom: Beats by Balto! Vol. 2 (Chant) [11-07] - jazz [***]
  • Mushroom: Songs of Dissent: Live at the Make Out Room 8/9/19 (Alchemikal Artz) [09-10] - jazz [**]
  • Jo Berger Myhre: Unheimlich Manoeuvre (RareNoise) [09-24] - jazz [**]
  • Sana Nagano: Smashing Humans (577) [03-19] - jazz [***]
  • Randy Napoleon: Rust Belt Roots: Randy Napoleon Plays Wes Montgomery, Grand Green & Kenny Burrell (OA2) [10-15] - jazz [U]
  • 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 (Auspice NOW) [08-13] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Gary Negbaur: You've Got to Be Carefully Taught (BluJazz) - jazz [*]
  • Marius Neset: A New Dawn (ACT Music) [97-05] - jazz [*]
  • Calle Neumann/Ketil Gutvik/Ingebrigt Haker Flaten/Paal Nilssen-Love: New Dance (PNL) [02-21] - jazz [***]
  • Larry Newcomb Quartet: Love, Dad (Essential Messenger) [02-05] - jazz [*]
  • Angelika Niescier/Alexander Hawkins: Soul in Plain Sight (Intakt) [08-20] - jazz
  • Matt Niess & the Capitol Bones: The Beat Goes On (Summit) [04-00] - jazz [B]
  • Adam Nolan Trio: Prim and Primal (self-released) [08-19] - jazz [***]
  • 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 [**]
  • Kassa Overall: Shades of Flu 2: In These Odd Times (Flu Note) [04-02] - jazz [B]
  • Chuck Owen and the Jazz Surge: Within Us: Celebrating 25 Years of the Jazz Surge (MAMA/Summit) [09-17] - 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 (Fundacja 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 [**]
  • Alexis Parsons: Alexis (New Artists) [10-01] - 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 [***]
  • 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 [*]
  • Houston Person: Live in Paris (HighNote) [09-24] - 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: Terrain (Gondwana) [05-28] - 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
  • Q'd Up: Going Places (Tantara) [10-08] - jazz [B]
  • 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 [**]
  • Rebellum: The Darknuss (Avantgroidd) [04-30] - jazz-funk [***]
  • 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 [***]
  • Trineice Robinson: All or Nothing (4RM Music Productions) [08-06] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Mauricio J Rodriguez: Luz (self-released) [07-09] - Latin jazz [B]
  • Aksel Ronning Trio: ART (Ora Fonogram) [05-07] - jazz [***]
  • Adonis Rose and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra: Petite Fleur (Storyville) [09-24] - jazz [***]
  • Dan Rose/Claudine Francois: New Leaves (Ride Symbol) [03-05] - jazz [**]
  • Renee Rosnes: Kinds of Love (Smoke Sessions) [09-03] - 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 [**]
  • The Scenic Route Trio: Flight of Life (self-released) [07-22] - 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 [*]
  • Jaleel Shaw: Echoes (self-relesed) [07-07] - jazz [**]
  • Archie Shepp & Jason Moran: Let My People Go (Archieball) [02-05] - jazz [***]
  • Matthew Shipp/Whit Dickey: Reels (Burning Ambulance) [07-23] - jazz [***]
  • Matthew Shipp: Codebreaker (Tao Forms) [11-05] - jazz [U]
  • Idit Shner: Live at the Jazz Station (OA2) [02-18] - jazz [**]
  • Jacob Schulman: Connectedness (Endectomorph Music) [11-14] - jazz [U]
  • Jen Shyu & Jade Tongue: Zero Grasses: Ritual for the Losses (Pi) [04-23] - jazz [C+]
  • Sidemen: Sidemen< (Summit) [06-15] - jazz [B]
  • 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 [*]
  • Matthew Stevens: Pittsburgh (Whirlwind) [10-01] - jazz [B]
  • John Stowell/Dan Dean: Rain Painting (Origin) [02-19] - jazz [B]
  • Thomas Stronen/Ayumi Tanaka/Marthe Lea: Bayou (ECM) [05-28] - jazz [*]
  • Kevin Sun: <3 Bird (Endectomorph) [08-29] - jazz [A-]
  • Tine Surel Lange: Works for Listening 1-10 (Sofa Music) [03-19] - 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: The Locals Play the Music of Anthony Braxton (2006, Discus Music) [03-05] - jazz [A-]
  • Butch Thompson & Southside Aces With Charlie Devore: How Long Blues (Southside Aces -20) [2020-10-24] - jazz [*]
  • Henry Threadgill Zooid: Beneath the Bottom (Pi) [09-24] - 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 [*]
  • Arne Torvik Trio: Northwestern Songs (Losen) [01-08] - 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]
  • Trondheim Jazz Orchestra & The MaXx: Live (MNJ -20) [2020-12-04] - jazz [**]
  • Trondheim Jazz Orchestra & Ole Morten Vagan: Plastic Wave (Odin -2CD) [08-13] - jazz [A-]
  • 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 [***]
  • Yuma Uesaka and Marilyn Crispell: Streams (Not Two) [10-15] - 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 [*]
  • Alex Ward: Gated (Discus Music) [07-13] - 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 [**]
  • Mareike Wiening: Future Memories (Greenleaf Music) [11-12] - jazz [U]
  • 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
  • Jim Yanda: A Silent Way (Corner Store Jazz -2CD) [08-20] - jazz [***]
  • Greg Yasinitsky Yazz Band: New Normal (Origin) [01-15] - jazz [B]
  • Young Pilgrims: We're Young Pilgrims (Stoney Lane) [06-18] - 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
  • Albert Ayler Quintet: 1966: Berlin, Lorrach, Paris & Stockholm Revisited (Ezz-Thetics -2CD) [04-23] - jazz [***]
  • Albert Ayler: New York Eye and Ear Control Revisited (1964, Ezz-Thetics) [09-13] - 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
  • Roy Brooks: Understanding (1970, Reel-to-Real -2CD) [07-22] - jazz [***]
  • Peter Brotzmann: Love Comes Like Sour to Milk (1993, Trost -EP) [05-07] - jazz [B]
  • Marion Brown: Capricorn Moon to Juba Lee Revisited (1965-66, Ezz-Thetics -19) [10-14] - jazz [A-]
  • 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: Chasin' the Trane Revisited (1961, Ezz-Thetics) [09-22] - jazz [A-]
  • John Coltrane Quartet: Newport, New York, Alabama 1963 Revisited (Ezz-Thetics) [07-13] - jazz [***]
  • John Coltrane: Another Side of John Coltrane (Craft) [08-20] - 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
  • Paul Dunmall/Keith Tippett/Philip Gibbs/Pete Fairclough: Onosante (2000, 577) [04-16] - jazz [A-]
  • 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
  • Joel Futterman: Creation Series (2008, NoBusiness -5CD) [07-15] - jazz [A-]
  • Hal Galper Quintet: Live at the Berlin Philharmonic 1977 (1977, Origin -2CD) [01-15] - jazz [***]
  • Frode Gjerstad/Kent Carter/John Stevens: Detail-90 (1990, NoBusiness) [08-30] - jazz [***]
  • Georg Graewe & Sonic Fiction Orchestra: Fortschritt Und Vergnugen (Random Acoustics -20) [2020-10-22] - jazz [**]
  • Georg Graewe/Kjell Nordeson/Jon Raskin Trio: Live at NIR Studios (2009, self-released) - jazz
  • Guillermo Gregorio/Damon Smith/Jerome Bryerton: Room of the Present (Fundacja Sluchaj) [03-03] - 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 [***]
  • Sheila Jordan: Comes Love: Lost Session 1960 (Capri) [09-27] - vocal 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 [***]
  • Bill Laswell/Jack DeJohnette/Graham Haynes/Elliott Sharp: Saalfelden (1998, self-released) [02-06] - jazz
  • Lionel Loueke: Close Your Eyes (2018, Sounderscore) [10-22] - jazz [U]
  • 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
  • Carl Magnus Neumann/Christian Reim Quartet: Molde International Jazz Festival 1976 (1976, Jazzaggression) [01-15] - 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 [**]
  • Itaru Oki Quartet: Live at Jazz Spot Combo 1975 (NoBusiness) [07-15] - 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 [**]
  • Christian Reim Sextet: Mona Lisa (1973, Jazzaggression) [02-00] - jazz [A-]
  • Sam Rivers Quartet: Braids [Sam Rivers Archive Project, Volume 4] (1979, NoBusiness -20) [2020-11-15] - jazz [A-]
  • Sam Rivers Quartet: Undulation [Sam Rivers Archive Project, Volume 5] (1981, NoBusiness) [07-15] - 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
  • Jim Snidero: Strings (2001, Savant) [09-10] - jazz [A-]
  • 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
  • Mototeru Takagi/Susumu Kongo/Nao Takeuchi/Shola Koyama: Live at Little John, Yokohama 1999 (NoBusiness) [07-15] - jazz [A-]
  • 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 (1965-68, 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 [***]
  • Total Music Association: Walpurgisnacht (1971, NoBusiness) [07-15] - jazz [A-]
  • 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
  • Directions in Music: 1969 to 1973: Miles Davis, His Musicians and the Birth of a New Age of Jazz (BGP) [03-26] - 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 (1918-30, World Music Network) [04-30] - jazz [***]

Priority Counts

  • Priority 1: 23
  • Priority 2: 92
  • Priority 3: 3
  • Priority 4: 232
  • Priority 5: 239

Total: 589