Music Tracking 2024

These are 2024 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

  • 21 Savage: American Dream () [01-12]
  • Advancing on a Wild Pitch: Disasters Vol 2 (Hot Cup) [02-16] - jazz [A-]
  • Albare: Beyond Belief (AM) [02-12] - jazz [U]
  • Ben Allison/Steve Cardenas/Ted Nash: Tell the Birds I Said Hello: The Music of Herbie Nichols (Sonic Camera) [02-02] - jazz [***]
  • Bob Anderson: Live! (Jazz Hang) [03-29] - vocal jazz [U]
  • Bill Anschell: Improbable Solutions (Origin) [01-19] - jazz [U]
  • Lynne Arriale Trio: Being Human (Challenge) [03-01] - jazz [U]
  • Ballister: Smash and Grab (Aerophonic) [01-16] - jazz [A-]
  • Pat Bianchi: Three (21H) [02-09] - jazz
  • Blue Moods: Swing & Soul (Posi-Tone) [01-05] - jazz
  • Stix Bones/Bob Beamon: Olimpik Soul (BONE Entertainment) [01-12] - jazz [U]
  • Burial: Dreamfear/Boy Sent From Above (XL -EP) [02-09] - electronic [*]
  • Gerald Cannon: Live at Dizzy's Club: The Music of Elvin & McCoy (Woodneck) [01-19] - jazz
  • Ian Carey & Wood Metal Plastic: Strange Arts (Slow & Steady) [03-22] - jazz [U]
  • Frank Carlberg Large Ensemble;: Elegy for Thelonious (Sunnyside) [03-08] - jazz [**]
  • Willi Carlisle: Critterland (Signature Sounds) [01-26] - country [**]
  • Daniel Carter & Playfield: Magic Heart (577) [01-19] - jazz
  • Annie Chen: Guardians (JZ Music) [02-23] - jazz [B]
  • Mina Cho's Grace Beat Quartet: "Beat Mirage" (International Gugak Jazz Institute) [02-09] - jazz [**]
  • The Choir Invisible [Charlotte Greve/Vinnie Sperazza/Chris Tordini]: Town of Two Faces (Intakt) [02-16] - jazz
  • Chromeo: Adult Contemporary (BMG) [02-16]
  • Commodore Trio: Communal - EP (self-relesed - EP) [02-01] - jazz [U]
  • Gustavo Cortinas: Live in Chicago (Desafio Candente) [02-09] - jazz
  • Stephan Crump: Slow Water (Papillon Sounds) [05-03] - jazz [U]
  • Daggerboard: Escapement (Wide Hive) [03-08] - jazz [U]
  • The Rob Dixon/Steve Allee Quintet: Standards Deluxe (self-released) [02-01] - jazz [U]
  • Moppa Elliott's Advancing on a Wild Pitch: Disasters Vol 2 (Hot Cup) [02-16] - jazz
  • Emmeluth's Amoeba: Nonsense (Moserobie) [02-09] - jazz [U]
  • Peter Erskine and the Jam Music Lab All-Stars: Bernstein in Vienna (Origin) [01-19] - jazz [U]
  • Christian Fabian Trio: Hip to the Skip (Spicerack) [02-01] - jazz [U]
  • Alon Farber Hagiga With Dave Douglas: The Magician: Live in Jerusalem (Origin) [02-24] - jazz [U]
  • Lawrence Fields: To the Surface (Rhythm 'N' Flow) [02-02] - jazz
  • Chad Fowler/Shanyse Strickland/Sana Nagano/Melanie Dyer/Ken Filiano/Anders Griffen: Birdsong (Mahakala Music) [01-19] - jazz [**]
  • Friends & Neighbors: Circles (Clean Feed) [01-24] - jazz [***]
  • David Friesen: This Light Has No Darkness (Origin) [02-24] - jazz [U]
  • Satoko Fujii Tokyo Trio: Jet Black (Libra) [01-24] - jazz [U]
  • The Fully Celebrated Orchestra: Sob Story (Relative Pitch) [02-23] - jazz
  • Amanda Gardier: Auteur (Music Inspired by the Films of Wes Anderson) (self-released) [01-26] - jazz [A-]
  • John Glacier: Like a Ribbon (Young -EP) [02-24]
  • Glass Beach: Plastic Death (Run for Cover) [01-19] - prog rock [B-]
  • Glitterer: Rationale ()
  • Jose Gobbo Trio: Current (self-released) [02-05] - jazz [**]
  • Vanisha Gould & Chris McCarthy: Life's a Gig (Fresh Sound New Talent) [01-12] - jazz
  • Laura Jane Grace: Hole in My Head (Polyvinyl) [02-16]
  • Grandaddy: Blu Wav (Dangerbird) [02-16]
  • Gordon Grdina/Christian Lillinger: Duo Work (Attaboygirl) [02-16] - jazz [U]
  • Gordon Grdina's the Marrow: With Fathieh Honari (Attaboygirl) [02-16] - jazz [U]
  • Green Day: Saviors () [01-19]
  • Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guèbro: Souvenirs (Mississippi) [02-23] - African
  • Marika Hackman: Big Sigh () [01-12]
  • Keyon Harrold: Foreverland (Concord) [01-19] - jazz
  • Mary Halvorson: Cloudward (Nonesuch) [01-19] - jazz [**]
  • Heems & Lapgan: Lafandar (Veena Sounds) [02-16] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Enrique Heredia Trio: Plays Herbie Nichols (Fresh Sound) [01-25] - jazz [***]
  • Brittany Howard: What Now ()
  • Nailah Hunter: Lovegaze () [01-12]
  • Hurray for the Riff Raff: The Past Is Still Alive (Nonesuch) [02-24]
  • Abdullah Ibrahim: 3 (Gearbox) [01-12] - jazz [*]
  • Idles: Rationale ()
  • Ihsahn: Ihsahn ()
  • Jon Irabagon's Outright!: Recharge the Blade (Irabbagast) [01-23] - jazz [***]
  • Jon Irabagon: Survivalism (Irabbagast) [01-23] - jazz [*]
  • Ethan Iverson: Technically Acceptable (Blue Note) [01-19] - jazz [*]
  • Kaze: Unwritten (Circum/Libra) [02-09] - jazz [U]
  • Walter Kemp 3: Black Whole Live (self-released) [01-26] - jazz
  • Kid Cudi: Insano () [01-12] - hip-hop
  • Katy Kirby: Blue Raspberry (Anti-) [01-26] - indie folk [**]
  • Anni Kiviniemi Trio: Eir (We Jazz) [01-12] - jazz [***]
  • Remy Le Boeuf's Assembly of Shadows: Heartland Radio (SoundSpore) [03-16] - jazz [U]
  • Mike LeDonne: Wonderful! (Cellar Music Group) [02-16] - jazz
  • David Leon: Bird's Eye (Pyroclastic) [03-08] - jazz [U]
  • Les Amazones d'Afrique: Musow Danse () [02-16] - African
  • James Brandon Lewis Quartet: Transfiguration (Intakt) [02-16] - jazz
  • Molly Lewis: On the Lips (Jagjaguwar) [02-16]
  • Liquid Mike: Paul Bunyan's Slingshot (self-released) [02-02] - alt/indie [**]
  • Little Simz: Drop 7 ()
  • Jennifer Lopez: This Is Me . . . Now () [02-16]
  • Doug MacDonald: Sextet Session (DMAC Music) [03-01] - jazz [U]
  • Orlando Madrid: From This Moment Forward (OM) [01-12] - jazz
  • Eliza McLamb: Going Through It (Royal Mountain) [01-19] - singer-songwriter [***]
  • MGMT: Loss of Life (Mom+Pop) [02-24]
  • Riley Mulherkar: Riley (Westerlies) [02-16] - jazz [U]
  • Richard Nelson/Makrokosmos Orchestra: Dissolve (Adhyâropa) [02-02] - jazz [**]
  • Lothar Ohlmeier/Tobias Klein: Left Side Right (Trytone) [02-16] - jazz [**]
  • Ulysses Owens Jr and Generation Y: A New Beat (Cellar Music) [01-19] - jazz [**]
  • The Paranoid Style: The Interrogator (Bar/None) [02-02] - rock [A-]
  • Ivo Perelman: Embracing the Unknown (Mahakala Music) [03-29] - jazz
  • Kim Petras: Slut Pop Miami () [02-16]
  • Dave Pietro: The Talisman (SteepleChase) [01-19] - jazz [**]
  • Pissed Jeans: Half Divorced ()
  • Pouty: Forget About Me ()
  • Pylon Reenactment Society: Magnet Factory ()
  • Queen Esther: Things Are Looking Up (EL) [04-09] - blues [U]
  • Reggie Quinerly: The Thousandth Scholar (Redefinition) [01-19] - jazz [**]
  • Real Estate: Daniel (Domino) [02-24]
  • Rodrigo Recabarren/Yago Yazquez/Pablo Menares: Familia (Greenleaf Music) [02-23] - jazz
  • Dave Rempis/Pandelis Karayorgis/Jakob Heinemann/Bill Harris: Truss (Aerophonic/Drift) [04-23] - jazz [U]
  • Reverso: Shooting Star [Etoile Filante] (self-released) [01-19] - jazz
  • Zach Rich: Solidarity (OA2) [02-23] - jazz [U]
  • Ron Rieder: Latin Jazz Sessions (self-released) [03-04] - jazz [U]
  • Diego Rivera: With Just a Word (Posi-Tone) [02-02] - jazz
  • Jeremy Rose & the Earshift Orchestra: Discordia (Earshift Music) [03-01] - jazz [U]
  • Jim Rotondi: Finesse (Cellar Music Group) [02-09] - jazz
  • Ada Rovatti: The Hidden World of Piloo (Piloo) [01-19] - jazz
  • Bill Ryder-Jones: Iechyd Da () [01-12]
  • Laetitia Sadier: Rooting for Love (Drag City) [02-24]
  • Samo Salamon/Vasil Hadzimanov/Ra-Kalam Bob Moses: Dances of Freedom (Samo) [01-15] - jazz [A-]
  • Adam Schroeder/Mark Masters: CT! Adam Schroeder & Mark Masters Celebrate Clark Terry (Capri) [01-19] - jazz [***]
  • Serpentwithfeet: Grip (Secretly Canadian) [02-16]
  • Matthew Shipp/Steve Swell: Space Cube Jazz (RogueArt) [01-15] - jazz [***]
  • Jacob Shulman: High Firmament/Ferment Below (Endectomorph -2CD) [03-01] - jazz [U]
  • Shygirl: Club Shy ()
  • Yotam Silberstein: Standards (Jojo) [02-23] - jazz
  • Marlon Simon and the Nagual Spirits: On Different Paths (Truth Revolution) [01-26] - jazz
  • Josh Sinton: Couloir & Book of Practitioners Vol 2: Book W (Form Is Possibility -2CD) [01-12] - jazz [***]
  • Håkon Skogstad: 8 Concepts of Tango (Øra Fonogram) [03-15] - jazz [U]
  • Sleater-Kinney: Little Rope (Loma Vista) [01-19] - alt/indie [B]
  • Ches Smith: Laugh Ash (Pyroclastic) [02-02] - jazz [U]
  • Jim Snidero: For All We Know (Savant) [02-16] - jazz [U]
  • Sprints: Letter to Self () [01-05]
  • Peter Stampfel/Eli Smith/Walker Shepard: Wildernauts (Don Giovanni) [01-18] - folk [**]
  • The Dave Stryker Trio With Bob Mintzer: Groove Street (Strikezone) [01-24] - jazz [**]
  • Sunny Five [Tim Berne/David Torn/Ches Smith/Devin Hoff/Marc Ducret]: Candid (Intakt) [01-19] - jazz [***]
  • Mary Timony: Untame the Tiger (Merge) [02-24]
  • Rafael Toral: Spectral Evolution (Moikai) [02-24]
  • Akiko Tsugura: Beyond Nostalgia (SteepleChase) [01-19] - jazz
  • Tucker Brothers: Live at Chatterbox (Midwest Crush Music) [02-01] - jazz [U]
  • Kali Uchis: Orquídeas (Geffen) [01-12] - Latin [A-]
  • The Vaccines: Pick-Up Full of Pink Carnations () [01-12]
  • Julia Vari Feat Negroni's Trio: Somos (Alternative Representa) [02-16] - vocal jazz [U]
  • Benjamin Vergara & Amanda Irrarrazabal: Ultimo Sosiego (577) [01-04] - jazz
  • Fay Victor/Herbie Nichols SUNG: Life Is Funny That Way (Tao Forms -2CD) [04-05] - jazz [U]
  • Mamiko Watanabe: Being Guided by the Light (Jojo) [02-23] - jazz
  • Jack Wood: The Gal That Got Away: The Best of Jack Wood, Featuring Guest Niehaud Fitzgibbon (Jazz Hang) [03-29] - jazz [U]

Reissues, Etc.

  • George Cartwright's GloryLand PonyCat: Black Ants Crawling (Mahakala Music) [02-11] - jazz [**]
  • Franco & OK Jazz: Franco Luambo Makiadi Presents Les Editions Populaires (1968-1970) (Planet Ilunga) [02-29] - African
  • Ghetto Brothers: Power-Fuerza (1972, Vampisoul) [01-16] - Latin funk [*]
  • Grupo Irakere: Grupo Irakere (Mr Bongo) [01-26] - Cuban
  • Roberto Magris: Love Is Passing Thru: Solo/Duo/Trio/Quartet (2005, JMood) [03-01] - jazz [A-]
  • Lou Reed: Hudson River Wind Meditations (2007, Light in the Attic) [01-12] - ambient [**]
  • Pharoah Sanders: Festival de Jazz de Nice, Nice, France, July 18, 1971 (1971, Kipepeo Publishing) [02-04] - jazz [***]
  • Mal Waldron/Terumasa Hino: Reminscent Suite (1973, BBE) [01-24] - jazz [A-]

Priority Counts

  • Priority 1: 45
  • Priority 2: 16
  • Priority 3: 0
  • Priority 4: 30
  • Priority 5: 51

Total: 142