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
  • Roxana Amed: Ontology (Sony Music Latin) - vocal jazz
  • Belmondo Quintet: Brotherhood (B Flat) - jazz
  • Steven Bernstein: Tinctures in Time (Community Music Vol 1) (Royal Potato Family) [09-03] - jazz
  • Theo Bleckmann and the Westerlies: This Land (Westerlies Music) - jazz
  • Gabriel Borden: Borden on Borden: Gabriel Borden Plays David Borden (Cuneiform) [03-19] - jazz
  • Sarah Buechi Contradiction of Happiness & Jena Philharmonic: The Paintress (Intakt) [08-20] - jazz
  • Cande y Paulo: Cande y Paulo (Decca) [06-04] - vocal jazz
  • Steve Cole: Smoke and Mirrors (Artistry/Mack Avenue) [06-18] - jazz
  • Configa & DJ Views: The Year After () - jazz
  • Larry Coryell: Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic XI: The Last Call (ACT Music) [03-19] - jazz
  • Graham Costello's Strata: Second Lives (Gearbox) - jazz
  • Elisabeth Coudoux: Emiszatett: Earis (Impakt) [05-14] - 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
  • Angel Bat Dawid: Hush Harbor Mixtape Vol 1 Doxology () - jazz
  • Christopher Dell/Christian Lillinger/Jonas Westergaard: Beats (Plaist) [01-29] - jazz
  • Bertrand Denzler/Phil Durrant/Mark Wastell: What Do You See When You Are Sleeping? (Conront) [01-31] - jazz
  • EABS: Discipline of Sun Ra (Astigmatic) [02-05] - jazz
  • Mats Eilertsen: Solitude Central (Hemli) [02-05] - jazz
  • Richard Elliot: Authentic Life (Shanachie) - pop jazz
  • Mark Feldman: Sounding Point (Intakt) [03-05] - jazz
  • Ingebrigt Haker Flaten: (Exit) Knarr (Tektite) [09-24] - jazz
  • Ingebrigt Haker Flaten/Rolf-Erik Nystrom: El Sistema (Sonic Transmissions) [09-23] - jazz
  • Linda Fredriksson: Juniper (We Jazz) [10-29] - jazz
  • Fred Frith/Ikue Mori: A Mountain Doesn't Know It's Tall (Intakt) [02-12] - jazz
  • Rob Frye: Chihuahuan Desert/Birdscapes (Astral Spirits) [04-30] - jazz
  • Frode Gjerstad/Isach Skeidsvoll: Twenty Fingers (Relative Pitch) - jazz
  • The Emma Goldman Bust-Out Brigade: The Emma Goldman Bust-Out Brigade (Nomad Eel) [03-05] - jazz
  • Gordon Grdina/Jim Black: Martian Kitties (Astral Spirits) [08-20] - jazz
  • Pasquale Grosso: Solo Balads (Sony Masterworks) [04-09] - jazz
  • Milford Graves/Jason Moran: Live at Big Ears (Yes) [04-02] - jazz
  • Mats Gustafsson/Joachim Nordwall: Shadows of Tomorrow/The Brain Produces Electric Waves (Astral Spirits -EP) [05-14] - jazz
  • Mary Halvorson Quartet: John Zorn's Bagatelles Vol 1 (Tzadik) - jazz
  • Bruce Harris: Soundview (Cellar Music Group) [06-04] - jazz
  • Joel Harrison: Guitar Talk (AGS) - jazz
  • Alexander Hawkins: Togetherness Music: For Sixteen Musicians (Intakt) [01-15] - 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
  • Kang Tae Hwan/Kang Hae Jin: Circle Point (Dancing Butterfly) [02-02] - 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
  • IPA: Bashing Mushrooms (Cuneiform) [09-07] - jazz
  • Jose James: New York 2020 (Rainbow Blonde) [02-19] - jazz
  • Jazzrausch Bigband: Techne (ACT Music) [04-30] - jazz
  • Norah Jones: 'Til We Meet Again (Live) (Blue Note) [04-16] - vocal jazz
  • Sinikka Langeland: Wolf Rune (ECM) [04-09] - Norwegian folk/jazz
  • Jihye Lee Orchestra: Daring Mind (Motema Music) - jazz
  • Stefano Leonardi/Antonio Bertoni: Viandes (Astral Spirits) [05-07] - jazz
  • Michael Mayo: Bones (Mack Avenue) [06-04] - vocal jazz
  • Matt Mitchell & Kate Gentile: Snark Horse (Pi -6CD) [07-30] - jazz
  • Angelika Niescier/Alexander Hawkins: Soul in Plain Sight (Intakt) [08-20] - 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
  • Zeena Parkins/Mette Rasmussen/Ryan Sawyer: Triangle (Relative Pitch) [02-26] - jazz
  • Gretchen Parlato: Flor (Edition) [04-09] - vocal jazz
  • Chris Pattishall: Zodiac Suite (self-released) - 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
  • Punkt.Vrt.Plastik: Somit (Intakt) [03-19] - 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
  • Les Sabler: Tranquililty (New Vista) [01-29] - pop jazz
  • Henry Threadgill Zooid: Beneath the Bottom (Pi) [09-24] - jazz
  • Throttle Elevator Music: Final Floor (Wide Hive) [03-12] - jazz
  • Paul Towndrow: Deepening the River (Keywork) - jazz
  • Dara Tucker: Dreams of Waking: Music for a Better World (Green Hill Music) - vocal jazz
  • Ken Vandermark/Istan Grencso/Robert Benko: Burning River Melting Sea (Systems vs Artifacts/Audiographic) - jazz
  • Alex Ward: Gated (Discus Music) [07-13] - jazz
  • Anna Webber: Idiom (Pi -2CD) [05-28] - jazz
  • The Dave Weckl Band: Live in St Louis Chesterfield Festival 2019 (Autumn Hill) [04-09] - jazz
  • Chris Ryan Williams: Of Yours (self-released) [05-02] - jazz
  • Dan Wilson: Vessels of Wood and Earth (Brother Mister/Mack Avenue) [04-23] - jazz
  • Michael Wollny/Emile Parisien/Tim Lefebvre/Christian Lillinger: XXXX (ACT Music) [04-30] - jazz
  • Nate Wooley: Mutual Aid Music (Pleasure of the Text -2CD) [04-16] - jazz
  • 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.

  • 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
  • Black Unity Trio: Al-Fatihah (1968, Gotta Groove/Salaam) [02-26] - jazz
  • Paul Bley: Touching & Blood Revisited (1965, Ezz-thetics) - jazz
  • 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
  • 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
  • Free Fall: Alchemia 2006 (2006, OMX -2CD) [01-12] - jazz
  • Georg Graewe/Kjell Nordeson/Jon Raskin Trio: Live at NIR Studios (2009, self-released) - jazz
  • 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
  • Bill Laswell/Jack DeJohnette/Graham Haynes/Elliott Sharp: Saalfelden (1998, self-released) [02-06] - jazz
  • Wes Montgomery: The NDR Hamburg Studio Recordings (1965, Jazzline) [03-19] - 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
  • Evan Parker ElectroAcoustic Ensemble With Sainkho Namtchylak: Fixing the Fluctuating Idea (1996, Victo) [03-19] - jazz
  • Ray Russell Sextet: Forget to Remember (1970, Jazz in Britain) - jazz
  • Pharoah Sanders/Charles Lloyd: Billy Higgins Tribute (2001, OMX) [01-08] - jazz
  • 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
  • Cecil Taylor: Mmixed to Unit Structures Revisited (Ezz-thetics) - jazz
  • Ken Vandermark/Free Music Ensemble: Warszawa 2006 (OMX) [01-19] - 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

Priority Counts

  • Priority 1: 23
  • Priority 2: 92
  • Priority 3: 3

Total: 118