Music Tracking 2022

These are 2022 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

  • Ab-Soul: Herbert (Top Dawg Entertainment) [12-16] - hip-hop
  • Adults: For Everything, Always (Fika)
  • Sophie Agnel/John Butcher: La Pierre Tachee (Ni Vu Ni Connu) [01-01] - jazz
  • Noel Akchote: Music for the Film Loving Highsmith (Ayler) [04-03] - jazz
  • Alla Boara: Le Tre Sorelle (Shifting Paraigm) - jazz
  • Zoh Amba: O Life, O Light Vol 1 (577) [05-20] - jazz
  • Archers of Loaf: Reason in Decline (Merge) [10-21]
  • Orlando Furioso [Vicente H Atria]: Orlando Furioso (Aguirre) [09-09] - jazz
  • Daniel Bachman: Almanac Behind (Three Lobed) [11-18] - free folk
  • Backxwash: His Happiness Shall Come First Even Though We Are Suffering (Ugly Hag) [10-31] - horrorcore
  • Mike Baggetta/Jim Keltner/Mike Watt: Everywhen We Go (Big Ego) [11/18] - jazz
  • Ballister: Chrysopoeia (Aerophonic/Not Two) - jazz
  • Zach Barocas New Freedom Sound: Eight Freedoms (self-released) [08-12] - jazz
  • Espen Berg: The Trondheim Concert (NXN) [10-28] - jazz
  • Bruno Berle: No Reino Dos Afetos (Far Out) [07-01] - Brazil
  • Tim Berne + Nasheet Waits: Tangled (Screwgun) - jazz
  • Big Bad Brotzmann Quintet: Bambule! (Euphorium) - jazz
  • David Binney: Tomorrow's Journey (Ghost Note) - jazz
  • Michael Bisio: Inimitable (Mung) - jazz
  • Michael Bisio/Matthew Shipp: The Flow of Everything (Fundacja Sluchaj) [01-21] - jazz
  • Black Star: No Fear of Time (self-released) [05-03] - hip-hop
  • Claus Boesser-Ferrari: The Wind Cries Mary (Acoustic Music) [07-23] - jazz
  • Amy K Bormet: Tell Me What It's Like (Strange Woman) [05-16] - jazz
  • Boston Modern Orchestra Project/Odyssey Opera: Anthony Davis: X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X (BMOP Sound) [09-27] - jazz
  • Anthony Braxton/James Fei: Duet (Other Minds) 2021 (Other Minds) [09-02] - jazz
  • Peter Brotzmann/Keiji Haino: The Intellect Given Birth to Here (Eternity) Is Too Young (Black Editions) [09-12] - jazz
  • Dai Burger: Back in Ya Mouf (self-released -21) [2021-12-10] - hip-hop
  • John Butcher/Thomas Lehn/Gino Robair: Shaped & Chased (Ni Vu Ni Connu) - jazz
  • Lisa Cameron/Damon Smith/Alex Cunningham: Time Without Hours (Storm Cellar) [10-11] - jazz
  • Daniel Carter/Ayumi Ishito/Eric Plaks/Zach Swanson/Jon Panikkar: Open Question Vol 1 (577) [01-22] - jazz
  • Catherine Marie Charlton: Simple Gifts: Solo Piano for the Holidays (self-released) - jazz
  • Evan Christopher: Blues in the Air: The Music of Sidney Bechet (Camille Productions) [07-31] - jazz
  • ChimyTina [Martina DaSilva & Dan Chmielinski]: Constellations (La Reserve) [06-17] - jazz
  • Cooper Moore & Stephen Gauci: Conversations Vol 2 (577) [02-04] - jazz
  • Cooper Moore/Stephen Gauci: Live at Roulette ( Gaucimusic) [08-12] - jazz
  • Eliane Correa & La Evolucion: Signo de Fuego (Somas Mas) [04-08] - jazz
  • Chris Cortez: Live at Blue Bamboo (Blue Bamboo) [09-01] - jazz
  • Nicholas Craven/Boldy James: Fair Exchange No Robbery (Nicholas Craven Productions) [09-30] - hip-hop
  • Cruel Liars: Mightmare (Kill Rock Stars) - country
  • Emily D'Angelo: Enargeia (Deutsche Grammophon)
  • The James Dean Joint: Cabinbuzz (Spacehawk) [07-11]
  • Dave Douglas Quintet: Songs of Ascent: Book 2 -- Steps (Greenleaf Music) [10-07] - jazz
  • Dreamstruck [Marilyn Crispell/Joe Fonda/Harvey Sorgen]: With Grace in Mind (Fundacja Sluchaj) [08-26] - jazz
  • Dropkick Murphys: This Machine Still Kills Fascists (Dummy Luck Music) [09-30] - folk rock
  • Nick Dunston: Spider Season (Out of Your Head) [07-15] - jazz
  • Kurt Elling: SuperBlue: The London Sessions (Edition) [06-15] - vocal jazz
  • Joe Ely: Flatland Lullaby (Rack 'Em) [10-21]
  • Christoph Erb/Magda Mayas/Gerry Hemingway: Bathing Music (Veto) - jazz
  • Eucalyptus: Moves (Telephone Explosion) [05-13] - jazz
  • Kari Faux: Lowkey Superstar (Don Giovanni) [09-24] - hip-hop
  • Femuline Gaymeova: Todrick Hall ()
  • Fievel Is Glauque: Flaming Swords (La Loi) [11-25]
  • Ken Field & Alieno de Bootes (Alessandro Pizzin): Alien Field (Cuneiform) [08-12] - jazz
  • Catrin Finch/Seckou Keita: Echo (Bendigedig) [05-27] - jazz
  • Fire!: Requies (Rune Grammofon) - jazz
  • Gabby Fluke-Mogul: Love Songs (Relative Pitch) [06-10] - jazz
  • The Flying Luttenbachers: Terror Iridescence (ugExplode) [04-08] - jazz
  • Michael Formanek Quartet: Other Zones (Circular File) [09-02] - jazz
  • The Front Bottoms: Theresa (Fueled by Ramen -EP) [09-02] - alt/indie
  • Joel Futterman: Intervals II (Fundacja Sluchaj) [08-19] - jazz
  • Joel Futterman/Chad Fowler/Steve Hirsh: Ebb & Flow (Mahakala Music -2CD) [03-25] - jazz
  • Fuubutsushi: Yamawarau (Cached Media) [05-07] - jazz
  • Stephen Gauci/Joe Hertenstein Featuring Alexander von Schlippenbach & Jan Roder: Soundlift Berlin-New York (GauciMusic) - jazz
  • Stephen Gauci/Matthew Shipp/William Parker/Francisco Mela: Live at Scholes Street Studio (Gaucimusic) [11-04] - jazz
  • Sam Gendel: Cicada Lite: Live in Texas (Unseen Worlds) [07-29] - jazz
  • Tee Grizzley: Chapters of the Trenches (Grizzley Gang/300 Entertainment) [10-14] - hip-hop
  • Kevin Hays/Bill Stewart: American Ballad (RGT) [06-27] - jazz
  • Hegge: Beyond Your Wildest Streams (Particular) [02-18] - jazz
  • Lisa Hilton: Paradise Cave (Ruby Slippers) - jazz
  • Robin Holcomb: One Way or Another, Vol 1 (Songlines) [10-14] - jazz
  • Jesca Hoop: Order of Romance (Memphis Industries) [09-16] - singer-songwriter
  • Hyper.Object: Inter.Independence (Phonogram Unit) [04-01] - jazz
  • Joan Jett & the Blackhearts: Changeup (Legacy) [03-25]
  • Park Jiha: The Gleam (Tak:til) [02-25] - post-minimalism
  • Gisle Roen Johansen: Enargeia (Deutsche Grammophon)
  • Joyfultalk: Familiar Science (Constellation) [05-06] - jazz
  • Kosmos Trio: Brev Til En Ven (April) [10-14] - jazz
  • Takuya Kuroda: Midnight Crisp (First Word) [10-22] - jazz
  • Pierre Kwenders: Jose Louis and the Paradox of Love (Arts & Crafts) [04-29]
  • Meschiya Lake & the New Movement: Looking the World Over (Sungroove) [05-06] - jazz
  • Mary LaRose: Out There [Music of Eric Dolphy] (Little (i) Music) [10-08] - jazz
  • Lass: Bumaye (Chapter Two) [06-17] - Afrian
  • Jake Leckie: The Guide (Ropeadope) [04-08] - jazz
  • Noah Lemish: Twelve (TPR) [10-21] - jazz
  • Jose Lencastre: Common Ground (Phonogram Unit) [04-01] - jazz
  • Leroy: Dariacore 3 . . . At Least I Think That's What It's Called? (self-released) [05-23] - alt/indie
  • Steven Lugerner/Garret Lang/Albert Tootie Heath: It Takes One to Know One (Slow & Steady) [04-15] - jazz
  • Carmen Lundy: Fade to Black (Afrasia Productions) [09-30] - jazz
  • Rene Lussier: Au Diable Vert (ReR Megacorp/Circum-Disc) [09-30] - jazz
  • Doug MacLeod: A Soul to Claim (Reference) - jazz
  • Peter Madsen's CIA Trio: 88 Butterfly (Playscape) - jazz
  • Tony Malaby/Angelica Sanchez/Tom Rainey: Huapango (Rogue Art) [03-07] - jazz
  • Mama's Broke: Narrow Line (Free Dirt) [05-13] - folk
  • Martha: Please Don't Take Me Back (Dirtnap) [10-28]
  • Matters Unknown: We Aren't Just (New Soil) [10-28] - jazz
  • Jamie McDell: Jamie McDell (self-released) [02-25] - country
  • Joe McPhee/Jen Clare Paulson/Brian Labycz: The Mystery J (Corbett vs Dempsey -21) - jazz
  • Joe McPhee/Michael Bisio/Fred Lonberg-Holm/Juma Sultan: The Sweet Spot (RogueArt) - jazz
  • Joe McPhee/John Edwards/Klaus Kugel: Existential Moments (Not Two) - jazz
  • Francisco Mela and Zoh Amba: Causa Y Efecto Vol 1 (577) [09-30] - jazz
  • Metro Boomin: Heroes & Villains (Boominati/Republic) [12-02] - trap
  • Metrolight: Copyright Strike (Tee Pee -EP) [02-11] - electropop
  • Nicole Mitchell & Fabio Paolozzi: Medusae (Don Giovanni) [09-05] - jazz
  • Ben Monder/Tony Malaby/Tom Rainey: Live in Lisbon (Robalo Music) - jazz
  • Tommaso Moretti: Inside Out (Bace) [05-06] - jazz
  • Mud Morganfield: Mud (Delmark) - blues
  • MuniMuni's: MuniMuni's 33 (MuniMuni's) [03-25] - jazz
  • Night Is Alive: Old New Borrowed & Blue (Night Is Alive) [01-05] - jazz
  • Nadje Noordhuis: Full Circle (Newvelle) [12-16] - jazz
  • Thandi Ntuli: Bik Elijah & the Children of Meroe (Next Music) [07-08] - jazz
  • The Nu Band: Renual (Not Two) - jazz
  • Arturo O'Farrill & the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra: Fandango at the Wall in New York (Tiger Turn) [09-29] - jazz
  • Emeka Ogboh: 6°30'33.372"N 3°22'0.66"E () [07-29] - ambient dub
  • Kresten Osgood: Plays the Organ for You (April) [06-03] - jazz
  • Abiodun Oyewole: Gratitude (AFAR) [01-28] - African
  • Jeff Parker/Eric Revis/Nasheet Waits: Eastside Romp (RogueArt) - jazz
  • Aaron Parks/Matt Brewer/Eric Harland: Volume One (self-released) [03-03] - jazz
  • Aaron Parks/Matt Brewer/Eric Harland: Volume Two (self-released) [06-06] - jazz
  • Ivo Perelman Quartet: Magic Dust (Mahakala Music) [02-18] - jazz
  • Ivo Perelman: Reed Rapture in Brooklyn (Mahakala Music) [10-26] - jazz
  • The Philadelphia Experiment [Uri Caine/Christian McBride/Ahmir Thompson/DJ Logic]: Live at Newport Jazz 2017 (Newport Jazz) [11-01] - jazz
  • Max Pope: Counting Sheep (Virgin) [07-01]
  • Gene Pritsker's Sound Liberation: Let's Save the World Suite (Composers Concordance) [09-02] - jazz
  • Protoje: Third Time's the Charm () [09-23] - dancehall
  • PUBLIQuartet: What Is American (Bright Shiny Things) [06-17] - jazz
  • Putochinomaricon: Jaja Equisde (Distopia Aburrida) (Elefant)
  • Tomeka Reid/Kyoko Kitamura/Taylor Ho Bynum/Joe Morris: Geometry of Trees (Relative Pitch) [05-20] - jazz
  • The Relay: The Relay (Same Island Music) - jazz
  • Dawn Richard & Spencer Zahn: Pigments (Merge) [10-21]
  • Rival Consoles: Now Is (Erased Tapes) - ambient
  • Perry Robinson/Mark Whitecage/Ken Filiano/Lou Grassi: Live@VisionFest20 (Not Two) - jazz
  • Ernesto Rodrigues/Jose Lencastre/Miguel Mira/Hernani Faustino/Joao Lencastre: Affinity Suite (Creative Sources) [06-03] - jazz
  • Andreas Roysum/Christian Meaas Svendsen/Kresten Osgood: Music Improvised on September 23rd 2021 (Astral Spirits) - jazz
  • Rusty: The Resurrection of Rust (Capitol -EP) [07-01] - pub rock
  • Molly Ryan: Sweepin' the Blues Away (Turtle Bay) [11-11] - jazz
  • Timucin Sahin's Flow State: Funk Poems for 'Bird' (Panoramic) [11-04] - jazz
  • Selene Saint-Aime: Potomitan (Komos) [03-25] - jazz
  • Akira Sakata/Takeo Moriyama: Mitochrondria (Trost) - jazz
  • Samon Salamon & New Freequestra: Free Distance Vol 2: Poems Are Opening (Fundacja Sluchaj) [03-15] - jazz
  • Sarah Ruth and Monte Espina: Cuatro Estaciones (Full Spectrum) [10-07] - ambient
  • Gina Schwarz & Multiphonics 8: Way to Blue (Cracked Anegg) [09-09] - jazz
  • Slavo Rican Assembly: Intercosmic (Riverboat) [10-21] - jazz
  • Wadada Leo Smith/Henry Kaiser/Alex Varty: Pacifica Koral Reef (577) [01-07] - jazz
  • Kristina Socanski: Philip Glass: Solo Piano (Oclassica) - minimalism
  • Bruce Springsteen: Only the Strong Survive (Columbia) [11-11]
  • Steamboat Switzerland: Terrifying Sunset (Trost) [01-28] - jazz
  • Carl Stone: We Jazz Reworks Vol 2 (We Jazz) [10-21] - jazz
  • Studio Dan/Anthony Coleman: . . . Im Gebirg (ROS) - jazz
  • Cassiopeia Sturm & Patrick Shiroishi: The Invention of the Saxophone (Surface World) [07-08] - jazz
  • Neil Swainson: Fire in the West (Cellar) [08-19] - jazz
  • Swiss Jazz Orchestra & Christoph Irniger: The Music of Pilgrim (Stadt Zurich Kultur/nWog) [10-21] - jazz
  • Tasche de la Rocha: Tasche de la Rocha & the Psychedelic Roses (Sinking City) [10-21]
  • Joanne Shaw Taylor: Nobody's Fool (Keeping the Blues Alive) [10-28] - blues
  • Claude Tchamitchian Quintet: Ways Out (Emouvance) [06-27] - jazz
  • Anna Tivel: Outsiders (Mama Bird) [08-19]
  • Joona Toivanen Trio: Both Only (We Jazz) [02-25] - jazz
  • Dylan Triplett: Who Is He? (VizzTone) [07-15]
  • Uruk: Ame: Live at Artacts (Trost) [04-08] - jazz
  • Suzan Veneman Sextet: Migration of the Mind (Zennez) [04-01] - jazz
  • Eric Wagner: In the Lonely Light of Mourning (Cruz del Sur Music) [03-04]
  • Jeff "Tain" Watts: Misterioso (GSI) [10-07] - jazz
  • Allison Wheeler: Winterspring (Ubuntu) - jazz
  • Amanda Whiting: Lost in Abstraction (Jazzman) [05-27] - jazz
  • Why Bonnie: 90 in November (Keeled Scales) [08-19]
  • Mark Winkler: Late Bloomin' Jazzman (Cafe Pacific) - vocal jazz
  • Christian Winther: Urfuglen (Fysisk Format) - jazz
  • Jeremy Wong: Hey There (Cellar Live) [09-02] - jazz
  • Griffin Woodard Group: Completion (Praise Message Music) [10-14] - jazz
  • Kate Wyatt: Artifact (self-released) [07-01] - jazz
  • Yoko Yates: Mystic Life (SteepleChase) [04-15] - jazz
  • Felipe Zenicola/Jose Lencastre/Joao Valinho: Magma (FMR) [06-20] - jazz
  • John Zorn: Incerto (Tzadik) [09-15] - jazz
  • John Zorn: Meditations on the Tarot (Tzadik) [10-01] - jazz
  • John Zorn: New Masada Quartet (Tzadik) [10-29] - jazz
  • Fragility of Sounds (Ventil) [06-15]

Reissues, Etc.

  • Pablo Ablanedo: Christreza (Newvelle) [07-15] - jazz
  • Chris Barber: Just One More for All Time: A History of Chris Barber's Bands 1949-2008 (Lake) [06-24] - jazz
  • Danny Barker: Save the Bones (1988, Tipitina's Record Club) [02-01] - jazz
  • Salome Bey: Salome Bey (1970, Pickwick) - vocal jazz
  • Alan Braufman: Live in New York City: February 8, 1975 (Valley of Search) [04-01] - jazz
  • Peter Brotzmann/Han Bennink: Schwarzwaldfahrt (1977, Trost) [11-01] - jazz
  • Peter Brotzmann Chicago Tentet: Ultraman vs Alien Metron (Corbett vs Dempsey) - jazz
  • Ornette Coleman: Genesis of Genius: The Contemporary Albums (1958-59, Craft) - jazz
  • Andrew Cyrille/Elliot Sharp/Richard Teitelbaum: Evocation (2011, Infrequent Seams) [09-30] - jazz
  • Stoney Edwards: Mississippi You're on My Mind (Capitol) - country
  • Don Ellis: The Hindustani Jazz Sextet Live at UCLA (1966, Sleepy Night) [06-23] - jazz
  • Freestyle Fellowship: To Whom It May Concern . . . (1991, The Key System) [10-08] - hip-hop
  • Nikki Giovanni: The Way I Feel (1975, Modern Harmonic -21) [2021-10-29] - jazz
  • Georg Graewe/Frank Gratkowski/Fred Lonberg-Holm: Trilinear Polarity (2004, Fundacja Sluchaj) [08-26] - jazz
  • Grand Union Orchestra: Made by Human Hands (Redgold) - jazz
  • The Heartbreakers: LAMF: The '77 Found Mixes (Jungle) - punk
  • Lightnin' Hopkins: Lightnin' in New York (1960, Candid) [04-15] - blues
  • Freddie Hubbard: Music Is Here: Live at Studio 104 Maison De La Radio (ORTF) Paris 1973 (Wewantsounds) [06-18] - jazz
  • Loney Hutchins: Buried Loot: Demos From the House of Cash and Outlaw Era, '73-'78 (Appalachia -21) [2021-12-10] - country
  • Khan Jamal's Creative Arts Ensemble: Drum Dance to the Motherland (1973, Aguirre) [10-28] - jazz
  • Daunik Lazro/Carlos Zingaro/Sakis Papadimitriou/Jean Bolcato: Periφeria (1993, Fou) [08-28] - jazz
  • Peggy Lee: Peggy Lee on the Ed Sullivan Show 1963-1969 (SOFA-AV) [05-13] - vocal jazz
  • Jens Lekman: The Linden Trees Are Still in Blossom (Secretly Canadian) [05-04] - indie pop
  • Madonna: Finally Enough Love: 50 Number Ones (Warner -2CD) [08-19] - pop
  • Bobby Marchan: Still My Baby: The Ace and Fire Sessions (Sunset Boulevard)
  • Mishagas: 1996-1997 (Astral Spirits) [11-04] - jazz
  • No Safety: Spill (1991-92, Cuneiform -21) [2021-07-23] - jazz
  • No Safety: Live in Italy 1994 (Cuneiform -21) [2021-07-23] - jazz
  • Charles K Noyes: Devil Trap (1978, Zoar) [09-02] - jazz
  • Alhaji Waziri Oshomah: Waziri: Vol 1-5 (1978-1984) (Luaka Bop) [11-04] - African
  • Hermeto Pascoal: Hermeto (1970, Far Out) - Brazil
  • Pavement: Terror Twilight: Farewell Horizontal (Matador) [04-08]
  • Oscar Peterson Trio: On a Clear Day: Live in Zurich 1971 (Mack Avenue) [11-25] - jazz
  • Terry Riley: Keyboard Studies (Another Timbre) - minimalism
  • Alexander von Schlippenbach: Globe Unity (1966, Corbett vs Dempsey) - jazz
  • Slickaphonics: Live (1987, Radio Legs) [04-01] - jazz
  • Dusty Springfield: Dusty Sings Soul (Ace)
  • John Stein: Lifeline (1989-2021, Whaling City Sound, 2CD) [06-17] - jazz
  • Pat Thomas: Remembering: New Jazz Jungle (1997, Feedback Moves) [10-07] - jazz
  • Tinariwen: Kel Tinariwen (Wedge) [11-04] - Saharan
  • Steve Tintweiss Spacelight Band: Live at NYU: 1980 (Inky Dot Media) [10-22] - jazz
  • McCoy Tyner/Freddie Hubbard Quintet: Live at Fabrik (1986, NDR Kultur) [04-08] - jazz
  • David Wertman: Sun Ensemble (1983, BBE) [03-18] - jazz
  • Mike Westbrook: London Brige: Live in Zurich 1990 (Westbrook) - jazz
  • Barney Wilen: Zodiac (1966, We Are Busy Bodies) [06-10] - jazz
  • Tony Williams: Play or Die (1980, MIG) [05-27] - jazz
  • Denny Zeitlin: The Name of This Terrain (1969, Now-Again Reserve) - jazz
  • The D-Vine Spirituals: Sacred Soul (Bible & Tire) - gospel
  • Folk and Great Tunes From Siberia and Far East (CPI Music) - Siberian
  • From Lion Mountain: Traditional Music of Yeha, Ethiopia (Dust-to-Digital) - African
  • Get It Right: Afro, Dub, Funk & Punk of Recreational Records, 81-82 () [09-01]
  • Girls With Guitars Gonna Shake! (Ace) [07-28] - rock
  • Got to Get a Good Thing Goin': Black Music in Britain in the Sixties (Strawberry -4CD) [09-15] - soul
  • David Hepworth's Deep 70s: Underrated Cuts From a Misunderstood Decade (Edsel -4CD) [02-09] - rock
  • Heroes & Villains: The Sound of Los Angeles 1965-1968 (Grapefruit) [03-15] - rock
  • Hidden Waters: Strange and Sublime Sounds From Rio de Janiero (Sounds and Colours) - Brazil
  • Lovers Rock: The Soulful Sound of Romantic Reggae (Trojan) - reggae
  • New York City Blues (Ace) [04-01] - blues
  • Oz Days Live '72-'73 Kichijoji: The 50th Anniversary Collection (Temporal Drift) [09-23]

Priority Counts

  • Priority 2: 234
  • Priority 3: 0

Total: 234