Music Year 2013 [Frozen]

This is my year-end list for records released in 2013, frozen as of Jan. 9, 2013. The actual Music Year 2013 will continue to be updated to Dec. 31, 2014, after which updating becomes impractical.

For records in hand, * identifies an advance copy, ** something borrowed. Some albums released in previous years are included here, noted by a "-NN" (e.g., -12 for 2012) -- these are mostly imports or self-releases, often hard to figure out official dates, but they were unknown (to me, at least) before the current year.

New Records

  1. Billy Martin's Wicked Knee: Heels Over Head (Amulet)
  2. MIA: Matangi (Interscope)
  3. Mostly Other People Do the Killing: Slippery Rock! (Hot Cup)
  4. Barbara Morrison: A Sunday Kind of Love (Savant)
  5. Roswell Rudd: Trombone for Lovers (Sunnyside)
  6. The Uncluded: Hokey Fright (Rhymesayers Entertainment) [**]
  7. Rachid Taha: Zoom (Wrasse) **
  8. William Parker: Wood Flute Songs: Anthology/Live 2006-2012 (AUM Fidelity, 8CD)
  9. The White Mandingos: The Ghetto Is Tryna Kill Me (Fat Beats) **
  10. Parquet Courts: Light Up Gold (What's Your Rupture?) [**]
  11. Deltron 3030: Event 2 (Bulk) **
  12. Wayne Hancock: Ride (Bloodshot) **
  13. Revolutionary Ensemble: Counterparts (2005, Mutable Music) **
  14. Deerhunter: Monomania (4AD) [**]
  15. Vampire Weekend: Modern Vampires of the City (XL)
  16. The Julie Ruin: Run Fast (Dischord) **
  17. Steve Earle & the Dukes (& Duchesses): The Low Highway (New West) [**]
  18. Peter Evans: Zebulon (More Is More)
  19. Steve Coleman and Five Elements: Functional Arrhythmias (Pi)
  20. Janelle Monáe: The Electric Lady (Bad Boy) **
  21. Ashley Monroe: Like a Rose (Warner Brothers) [**]
  22. Roscoe Mitchell: Duets With Tyshawn Sorey and Special Guest Hugh Ragin (Wide Hive) **
  23. Ivo Perelman/Matthew Shipp/Whit Dickey/Gerald Cleaver: Enigma (Leo)
  24. Dave Bennett: Don't Be That Way (Mack Avenue)
  25. Trio 3 + Jason Moran: Refraction: Breakin' Glass (Intakt) **
  26. Barry Altschul: The 3Dom Factor (TUM)
  27. Rich Halley 4: Crossing the Passes (Pine Eagle)
  28. Chance the Rapper: Acid Rap (self-released) **
  29. Arcade Fire: Reflektor (Merge, 2CD)
  30. Pusha T: My Name Is My Name (Def Jam) **
  31. Primal Scream: More Light (First International) **
  32. Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom: No Morphine No Lillies (Foxhaven/Royal Potato Family) [**]
  33. Rodrigo Amado Motion Trio + Jeb Bishop: The Flame Alphabet (Not Two)
  34. Charles Lloyd/Jason Moran: Hagar's Song (ECM)
  35. Ivo Perelman: Serendipity (Leo)
  36. Luis Lopes/Humanization 4tet: Live in Madison (Ayler)
  37. Ceramic Dog: Your Turn (Northern Spy) [**]
  38. Waxahatchee: Cerulean Salt (Don Giovanni) **
  39. Kacey Musgraves: Same Trailer Different Park (Mercury Nashville) [**]
  40. William Parker/In Order to Survive: Kalaparusha on the Edge of the Horizon (AUM Fidelity) **
  41. The Pozniaks: Pozniak Street (Jamrag) **
  42. Ross Hammond Quartet: Cathedrals (Prescott)
  43. Dave Douglas Quintet: Time Travel (Greenleaf Music) *
  44. Scott Neumann Neu3 Trio: Blessed (Origin)
  45. Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba: Jama Ko (Out Here)
  46. Congo Natty: Jungle Revolution (Big Dada) **
  47. Lady Gaga: Artpop (Interscope/Streamline) **
  48. Roger Knox and the Pine Valley Cosmonauts: Stranger in My Land (Bloodshot) **
  49. Bomba Estéreo: Elegancia Tropical (Soundway) **
  50. Ehud Asherie with Harry Allen: Lower East Side (Posi-Tone)
  51. Adam Lane Trio: Absolute Horizon (NoBusiness)
  52. Claudia Quintet: September (Cuneiform)
  53. John O'Gallagher: The Anton Webern Project (Whirlwind)
  54. Jonathan Finlayson & Sicilian Defense: Moment & the Message (Pi)
  55. Tricky: False Idols (!K7) **
  56. Harris Eisenstadt September Trio: The Destructive Element (Clean Feed)
  57. Lucian Ban: Elevation/Mystery (Sunnyside)
  58. Marty Ehrlich Large Ensemble: A Trumpet in the Morning (New World) **
  59. Melodic Art-Tet (1974, No Business)
  60. Keith Jarrett/Gary Peacock/Jack DeJohnette: Somewhere (ECM)
  61. Guy Clark: My Favorite Picture of You (Dualtone) [**]
  62. Mostly Other People Do the Killing: Red Hot (Hot Cup)
  63. Rudresh Mahanthappa: Gamak (ACT)
  64. Jonathan Moritz Trio: Secret Tempo (Hot Cup)
  65. King DJ: Let Me See You Feel (Bear Funk) **
  66. Saâda Bonaire (1982-85, Captured Tracks) **
  67. Omar Souleyman: Wenu Wenu (Ribbon Music) **
  68. Hookworms: Pearl Mystic (Weird World) **
  69. Ezra Furman: Day of the Dog (Bar/None) **
  70. Sam Baker: Say Grace (self-released) **
  71. Maxmillion Dunbar: House of Woo (RVNG Intl.) **
  72. Latyrx: The Second Album (Latyramid) **
  73. Oblivians: Desperation (In the Red) **
  74. Matt Parker: Worlds Put Together (Bynk)
  75. Ken Vandermark/The Resonance Ensemble: Head Above Water/Feet Out of the Fire (Not Two, 2CD) **
  76. Joe Lovano Us Five: Cross Culture (Blue Note) [**]
  77. DJ Koze: Amygdala (Pampa) **
  78. Kaze: Tornado (Libra)
  79. Samo Salamon Quartets: Stretching Out (Sazas, 2CD)
  80. Rilo Kiley: Rkives (2004-07, Little Record Company)
  81. Pistol Annies: Annie Up (RCA) **
  82. The Knife: Shaking the Habitual (Mute) [**]
  83. François Carrier/Michel Lambert/John Edwards/Steve Beresford: Overground to the Vortex (Not Two)
  84. Billy Bang: Da Bang! (TUM)
  85. Ivo Perelman/Joe Morris/Balazs Pandi: One (Rare Noise) *
  86. Angel Haze: Dirty Gold (Republic) **
  87. Adult: The Way Things Fall (Ghostly International) **
  88. The Fall: Re-Mit (Cherry Red) **
  89. Radical Dads: Rapid Reality (Uninhabitable Mansions) **
  90. Aceyalone: Leanin' on Slick (Decon) **
  91. Haynes & Smoker: It Might Be Spring (Alvas)
  92. Nick Fraser: Towns and Villages (Barnyard)
  93. The Rempis Percussion Quartet: Phalanx (Aerophonic, 2CD)
  94. Chris Morrissey: North Hero (Sunnyside)
  95. Ivo Perelman/Matthew Shipp: The Art of the Duet, Volume One (Leo)
  96. Brandy Clark: 12 Stories (Smith Music Group) **
  97. Randy Brecker: Night in Calisia (Summit)
  98. Jon Hopkins: Immunity (Domino) **
  99. Peter Stampfel & the Ether Frolic Mob: The Sound of America (Frederick Productions/Red Newt) **
  100. Jimmy Amadie Trio: Live! At the Philadelphia Museum of Art (TP)
  101. The Paul Smoker Notet: Landings (Alvas)
  102. Daniel Wohl: Corps Exquis (New Amsterdam) **
  103. Anaïs Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer: Child Ballads (Wilderland) **
  104. Linda Oh: Sun Pictures (Greenleaf Music)
  105. Hunger Pangs: Meet Meat (ForTune) **
  106. 1032K: That Which Is Planted: Live in Buffalo and Rochester (Passin' Thru)
  107. The Ex & Brass Unbound: Enormous Door (Ex) **
  108. Tamikrest: Chatma (Glitterhouse) **
  109. Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Mosquito (Interscope) **
  110. Correction With Mats Gustafsson: Shift (No Business) *
  111. Art Pepper: Unreleased Art Vol. VIII: Live at the Winery September 6, 1976 (1976, Widow's Taste)
  112. Satoko Fujii: Gen Himmel (Libra)
  113. Rent Romus' Life's Blood: Truth Teller (Edgetone)
  114. Odean Pope: Odean's Three (In + Out) **
  115. Mario Pavone: Arc Trio (Playscape) **
  116. William Parker/Raining on the Moon: Friday Afternoon (AUM Fidelity) **
  117. David Greenberger/Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound: They Like Me Around Here (Pel Pel)
  118. Colin Stetson: New History Warfare, Vol. 3: To See More Light (Constellation) [**]
  119. The Whammies: Play the Music of Steve Lacy Vol. 2 (Driff)
  120. Anthony Branker & Word Play: Uppity (Origin)
  121. Eminem: The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (Aftermath)
  122. Idan Santhaus: There You Are (Posi-Tone)
  123. Mulatu Astatke: Sketches of Ethiopia (Jazz Village) **
  124. Kim Lenz and the Jaguars: Follow Me (Riley) **
  125. Two Al's: And the Cowgirls Kept On Dancing (Brokken)
  126. Lurrie Bell: Blues in My Soul (Delmark) **
  127. Anna Kaluza/Artur Majewski/Rafal Mazur/Kuba Suchar: Tone Hunting (Clean Feed)
  128. Kate Nash: Girl Talk (INgrooves) **
  129. The Road to Jajouka: A Benefit Album (Howe)
  130. John Tchicai/Charlie Kohlhase/Garrison Fewell/Cecil McBee/Billy Hart: Tribal Ghost (2007, NoBusiness) *
  131. Ivo Perelman/Matthew Shipp/Mat Maneri: A Violent Dose of Anything (Leo)
  132. ZZK Sound Vol. 3 (ZZK/Waxploitation) **
  133. Gypsyphonic Disko: Mardi Gras Mix Tape 2013 (self-released) **
  134. Within Reason: Transient Broadcasts (Anodize) **
  135. Tal National: Kaani (Fat Cat) **
  136. Thomas Anderson: On Becoming Human: Four-Track Love Songs (Out There)
  137. Mort Weiss: A Giant Step Out and Back (SMS Jazz)
  138. Ellery Eskelin: Trio New York II (Prime Source)
  139. Evan Parker/Barry Guy/Paul Lytton: Live at Maya Recordings Festival (No Business)
  140. Thomas Borgmann/Wilber Morris/Reggie Nicholson: Nasty & Sweet (1998-99, NoBusiness, 2CD) *
  141. Dobie: We Will Not Harm You (Big Dada) **


Records in hand, but which haven't yet been graded.

  • Glenn Cashman's Southland Nonet: Music Without Borders (Primrose Lane)
  • Luis Lopes: Noise Solo at ZDB Lisbon (self-released, LP)

Also Noted:

Records in hand, graded B+ or below, in alphabetical order within grade slots:

  • Sophie Agnel/John Edwards/Steve Noble: Meteo (Clean Feed)
  • Aguankó: Elemental (RKO)
  • Howard Alden/Andy Brown Quartet: Heavy Artillery (Delmark)
  • Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet: Ciudad de los Reyes (Saponegro) **
  • Ellen Allien: LISm (Bpitch Control) **
  • Lotte Anker/Rodrigo Pinheiro/Hernani Faustino: Birthmark (Clean Feed)
  • The Aperturistic Trio: Truth and Actuality (Inner Circle Music)
  • Gilad Atzmon & the Orient House Ensemble: Songs of the Metropolis (World Village) **
  • Autechre: Exai (Warp, 2CD) **
  • Autre Ne Veut: Anxiety (Software) **
  • Autumn in Augusta: Songs My Mama Would Like (self-released, EP)
  • Duo Baars-Henneman: Autumn Songs (Wig)
  • Babyshambles: Sequel to the Prequel (Parlophone) **
  • Balqees: Majnoun (Rotana) **
  • Lucian Ban/Mat Maneri: Transylvanian Concert (ECM) *
  • Diego Barber/Hugo Cipres: 411 (Origin)
  • Kenny Barron: Kenny Barron & the Brazilian Knights (Sunnyside)
  • Michael Bates/Samuel Blaser Quintet: One From None (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  • Tim Berne's Snakeoil: Shadow Man (ECM) **
  • Marc Bernstein & Good People: Hymn for Life (Origin)
  • Best Coast: Fade Away (Mexican Summer, EP) **
  • Bettie Serveert: Oh, Mayhem! (Second Motion) **
  • Ketil Bjørnstad: La Notte (ECM)
  • Black Host: Life in the Sugar Candle Mines (Northern Spy)
  • Samuel Blaser Quartet: As the Sea (Hatology) *
  • Carla Bley/Andy Sheppard/Steve Swallow: Trios (ECM) **
  • Bombino: Nomad (Nonesuch) **
  • Geof Bradfield: Melba! (Origin)
  • Ari Brown: Groove Awakening (Delmark)
  • Danny Brown: Old (Fool's Gold) **
  • Brussels Jazz Orchestra/Joe Lovano: Wild Beauty (Half Note)
  • Taylor Ho Bynum: Navigation (The Complete Firehouse 12 Recordings) (Firehouse 12, 4CD) **
  • Uri Caine/Han Bennink: Sonic Boom (816 Music)
  • The Candy Shop Boys: Sugar Foot Stomp (self-released)
  • Marshall Chapman: Blaze of Glory (Tall Girl) **
  • Chelsea Light Moving (Matador) **
  • Chicago Jazz Orchestra: Burstin' Out! (Origin)
  • Avishai Cohen With Nitai Hershkovits: Duende (Sunnyside)
  • Freddy Cole: This and That (High Note)
  • J Cole: Yours Truly (self-released, EP) **
  • J Cole: Born Sinner (Roc Nation/Columbia) **
  • The Convergence Quartet: Slow and Steady (No Business)
  • Dana Coppafeel & Speak Easy (Uni-Fi) **
  • Miley Cyrus: Bangerz (RCA) **
  • Dave Damiani: Watch What Happens (Hard Knocks)
  • David's Angels: What It Seems (Kopasetic)
  • Roger Davidson: Journey to Rio (Soundbrush, 2CD)
  • Kris Davis: Massive Threads (Thirsty Ear) *
  • Dawn of Midi: Dysnomia (Thirsty Ear) **
  • Deafheaven: Sunbather (Deathwish) **
  • Elton Dean/Paul Dunmall/Paul Rogers/Tony Bianco: Remembrance (2004, NoBusiness, 2CD)
  • Joey DeFrancesco: One for Rudy (High Note)
  • Mark Dresser Quintet: Nourishments (Clean Feed)
  • Peter Ehwald: Double Trouble (Jazzwerkstatt) **
  • Amir ElSaffar: Alchemy (Pi)
  • The Kahil El'Zabar Quartet: What It Is! (Delmark)
  • The Engines w/John Tchicai: Other Violets (Not Two)
  • Factory Floor (DFA) **
  • Ayman Fanous/Jason Kao Hwang: Zilzal (Innova)
  • The Fat Babies: 18th & Racine (Delmark)
  • Fat Tony: Smart Ass Black Boy (Young One) **
  • Heidi Feek: The Only (Western Pin-Up) **
  • FIDLAR (Mom + Pop Music) **
  • Joe Fiedler's Big Sackbut: Sackbut Stomp (Multiphonics) **
  • Olivia Foschi: Perennial Dreamer (self-released)
  • Erik Friedlander: Claws and Wings (Skipstone)
  • Frikstailers: En Son de Paz (ZZK) **
  • Satoko Fujii New Trio: Spring Storm (Libra)
  • Sérgio Galvão: Phantom Fish (Pimenta)
  • Laszlo Gardony: Clarity (Sunnyside)
  • Ghostface Killah/Adrian Younge: Twelve Reasons to Die (Relativity/Soul Temple) **
  • Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio: Dream a Little Dream (Whaling City Sound)
  • Vince Gill & Paul Franklin: Bakersfield (MCA Nashville) **
  • Gogol Bordello: Pura Vida Conspiracy (ATO) [**]
  • Ben Goldberg: Subatomic Particle Homesick Blues (BAG) **
  • Wycliffe Gordon: The Intimate Ellington/Ballads and Blues (Criss Cross) **
  • Enrico Granafei: Alone Together (CAP)
  • Ariana Grande: Yours Truly (Island/Republi) **
  • Greenhouse [Blueprint/Illogic]: Bend but Don't Break (Weightless) **
  • Patty Griffin: American Kid (New West) **
  • Scott Hamilton: Remembering Billie (Blue Duchess)
  • The Handsome Family: Wilderness (Carrot Top) **
  • Tom Harrell: Colors of a Dream (High Note)
  • Curtis Hasselbring: Number Stations (Cuneiform)
  • Albert Heath/Ethan Ivrerson/Ben Street: Tootie's Tempo (Sunnyside)
  • John Hébert Trio: Floodstage (Clean Feed)
  • Bruno Heinen Sextet: Karlheinz Stockhausen: Tierkreis (Babel) **
  • Reinmar Henschke: On Air (Ozella)
  • Hera/Hamid Drake: Seven Lines (Multikulti) **
  • Hermitofthewoods: Land of the Lotus Eaters (Endemik Music) **
  • Florian Hoefner Group: Falling Up (OA2)
  • Diane Hubka: West Coast Strings (SSJ)
  • Robert Hurst: Bob: A Palindrome (Bebob)
  • Hush Point (Sunnyside)
  • Ethan Iverson/Lee Konitz/Larry Grenadier/Jorge Rossy: Costumes Are Mandatory (High Note)
  • Scott Jeppesen: El Guapo (Creative Bottle Music)
  • Joanna Gruesome: Weird Sister (Slumberland) **
  • Carolyn Lee Jones: The Performer (Cat'nround Sound)
  • Oliver Jones: Just for My Lady (Justin Time)
  • Kidd Jordan/Hamid Drake: A Night in November: Live in New Orleans (Valid)
  • Asuka Kakitani Jazz Orchestra: Bloom (19/8)
  • The Kandinsky Effect: Synesthesia (Cuneiform)
  • Pandelis Karayorgis Trio: Cocoon (Driff)
  • John Paul Keith: Memphis Circa 3AM (Big Legal Mess) **
  • Peter Kerlin Octet: Salamander (Innova)
  • Kikoski Carpenter Novak Sheppard: From the Hip (BFM Jazz)
  • La Femme: Psycho Tropical Berlin (Disque Pointu) **
  • Lama + Chris Speed: Lamaçal (Clean Feed)
  • Michel Lambert: Journal des Épisodes (Jazz From Rant)
  • Yusef Lateef/Roscoe Mitchell/Adam Rudolph/Douglas Ewart: Voice Prints (Meta) **
  • Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip: Repent, Replenish, Repeat (Sunday Best) **
  • Jeff Lederer: Jeff Lederer's Swing n' Dix (Little(i) Music)
  • Jeffrey Lewis/Peter Stampfel: Hey Hey It's the Jeffrey Lewis & Peter Stampfel Band (self-released) **
  • Harold López-Nussa: New Day (Jazz Village)
  • Steven Lugerner: For We Have Heard (NoBusiness/Primary)
  • Lurk Lab: Live at Shelter Sounds (JazzHausMusik)
  • Made to Break: Provoke (Clean Feed)
  • Ryan Maffei: Country Town (Jamrag, EP) **
  • Major Lazer: Free the Universe (Secretly Canadian) **
  • Boban & Marko Markovic Orchestra: Gipsy Manifesto (Piranha) **
  • ¡Mayday!: Believers (Strange Music) **
  • Rob Mazurek Octet: The Skull Sessions (Cuneiform)
  • Christian McBride Trio: Out Here (Mack Avenue)
  • Pete McGuinness: Voice Like a Horn (Summit)
  • Myra Melford: Life Carries Me This Way (Firehouse 12)
  • The Miami Saxophone Quartet: Four of a Kind (Fortitude)
  • Michigan State University Professors of Jazz: Better Than Alright (self-released, 2CD)
  • Mikrokolektyw: Absent Minded (Delmark)
  • RJ Miller: Ronald's Rhythm (Loyal Label)
  • Matt Mitchell: Fiction (Pi)
  • Roscoe Mitchell/Tony Marsh/John Edwards: Improvisations (Otoroku) **
  • M1, Brian Jackson & the New Midnight Band: Evolutionary Minded (Motema)
  • Gurf Morlix: Finds the Present Tense (Rootball) **
  • Justin Morell Dectet: Subjects and Compliments (Sonic Frenzy)
  • Elizabeth Morris: Optimism (self-released, EP) **
  • Michael Moss/Billy Stein: Intervals (4th Stream)
  • Bob Mover: My Heart Tells Me (Motema, 2CD)
  • David Murray Infinity Quartet: Be My Monster Love (Motéma)
  • Aaron Neville: My True Story (Blue Note) [**]
  • Cyril Neville: Magic Honey (Ruf) **
  • Pascal Niggenkemper Vision7: Lucky Prime (Clean Feed)
  • Anders Nilsson/Joe Fonda/Peter Nilsson: Powers (Konnex)
  • No Age: An Object (Sub Pop) **
  • William Parker/Conny Bauer/Hamid Drake: Tender Exploration (Jazzwerkstatt) **
  • William Parker Quartet: Live at Yoshi's 2006 (AUM Fidelity, 2CD) **
  • William Parker Quartet: Live in Houston 2007 (AUM Fidelity, 2CD) **
  • Cristina Pato: Migrations (Sunnyside)
  • Nicholas Payton: #BAM: Live at Bohemian Caverns (BMF) **
  • Ken Peplowski: Maybe September (Capri)
  • Pet Shop Boys: Electric (X2) [**]
  • Pink Martini: Get Happy (Heinz) **
  • Chris Potter: The Sirens (ECM)
  • Power of the Horns: Alaman (ForTune) **
  • Monica Ramey: And the Beegie Adair Trio (Adair Music Group)
  • Eric Revis: City of Asylum (Clean Feed)
  • Daniel Rosenboom: Daniel Rosenboom's Book of Omens (Nine Winds)
  • Adam Rudolph/Go: Organic Orchestra: Sonic Mandala (Meta) **
  • Kermit Ruffins: We Partyin' Traditional Style (Basin Street) **
  • Harvie S/Kenny Barron: Witchcraft (Savant)
  • Huerco S.: Colonial Patterns (Software) **
  • Cécile McLorin Salvant: WomanChild (Mack Avenue)
  • Angelica Sanchez/Wadada Leo Smith: Twine Forest (Clean Feed)
  • Imer Santiago: Hidden Journey (Jazz Music City)
  • Reg Schwager/Michel Lambert: Trio Improvisations (2001-02, Jazz From Rant)
  • Scottish National Jazz Orchestra: In the Spirit of Duke (Spartacus)
  • Secret Circuit: Tactile Galactics (Beats in Space) **
  • Serengeti: The Kenny Dennis LP (Anticon) **
  • Sex Mob: Cinema, Circus & Spaghetti: Sex Mob Plays Fellini (The Royal Potato Family) [**]
  • Ben Sidran: Don't Cry for No Hipster (Nardis Music)
  • Edward Simon Trio: Live in New York at Jazz Standard (Sunnyside)
  • Ches Smith & These Arches: Hammered (Clean Feed)
  • Jim Snidero: Stream of Consciousness (Savant)
  • Soar Trio: Emergency Management Heist (Edgetone)
  • Sons of Kemet: Burn (Naim) **
  • S.O.S. [John Surman/Mike Osborne/Alan Skidmore]: Looking for the Next One (1974, Cuneiform, 2CD) [**]
  • Eddie Spaghetti: The Value of Nothing (Bloodshot)
  • Tomasz Stanko NY Quartet: Wislawa (ECM, 2CD)
  • John Stein: Bing Bang Boom (Whaling City Sound)
  • Swing Fever Presents Clark Terry/Buddy DeFranco/Terry Gibbs and Guest Vocalist Jackie Ryan: Grand Masters of Jazz (1998-2001, Open Art, CD+2DVD)
  • June Tabor/Iain Ballamy/Huw Warren: Quercus (ECM) *
  • Craig Taborn Trio: Chants (ECM)
  • Aki Takase: Plays Fats Waller in Berlin (2004, Jazzwerkstatt) **
  • Tarbaby: Ballad of Sam Langford (Hipnotic) **
  • Gavin Templeton: In Series (Nine Winds)
  • Jacky Terrasson: Gouache (Sunnyside)
  • They Might Be Giants: Nanonbots (Idlewild) **
  • Linda Thompson: Won't Be Long Now (Pettifer Sounds) **
  • Transplants: In a Warzone (Epitaph) **
  • Rokia Traoré: Beautiful Africa (Nonesuch) **
  • Steve Turre: The Bones of Art (High Note)
  • Valerie June: Pushin' Against a Stone (Sunday Best) **
  • Vandeweyer/Van Hove/Lovens/Blume: Quat: Live at Hasselt (No Business)
  • John Vanore & Abstract Truth: Culture (Acoustical Concepts)
  • Fay Victor Ensemble: Absinthe & Vermouth (Greene Avenue Music)
  • Volcán (5Pasion)
  • Ben Wanicur: The Excluded Middle (Middle Path)
  • Tim Warfield: Inspire Me! (HHM)
  • Randy Weston/Billy Harper: The Roots of the Blues (Sunnyside)
  • Wheelhouse: Boss of the Plains (Aerophonic)
  • Kelly Willis/Bruce Robison: Cheater's Game (Premium/Thirty Tigers) **
  • Wussy: Berneice Huff and Son, Bill Sings . . . Popular Favorites (Shake It) **
  • Eli Yamin/Evan Christopher: Louie's Dream: For Our Jazz Heroes (Yamin Music)
  • Zansa: Djansa (self-released)
  • Miguel Zenón & the Rhythm Collective: Oye!!! Live in Puerto Rico (Miel Music) **
  • Waclaw Zimpel Quartet: Stone Fog (Fortune)
  • James Zollar: It's All Good People (JZAZ)
  • Zs: Grain (Northern Spy)
  • Jhené Aiko: Sail Out (Def Jam, EP) **
  • David Ake: Bridges (Posi-Tone)
  • Eric Alexander: Touching (High Note)
  • Geri Allen: Grand River Crossings: Motown & Motor City Inspirations (Motéma Music)
  • Harry Allen/Rossano Sportiello/Joel Forbes: I Walk With Music: The Hoagy Carmichael Songbook (GAC) **
  • JD Allen: Grace (Savant)
  • Terry Allen: Bottom of the World (Tia) **
  • The Ambush Party: Circus (De Platenbakkerij)
  • Chris Amemiya & Jazz Coalescence: In the Rain Shadow (OA2)
  • The Stephen Anderson Trio: Believe (Summit)
  • Brian Andres and the Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel: San Francisco (Bacalao)
  • Anomonous (Prom Night)
  • Darcy James Argue's Secret Society: Brooklyn Babylon (New Amsterdam) **
  • Bob Arthurs/Steve Lamattina: Jazz for Svetlana (self-released)
  • ASAP Rocky: Long.Live.ASAP (Polo Grounds/RCA) **
  • Dave Askren/Jeff Benedict: It's All About the Groove (DaWay Music)
  • Atom[TM]: HD (Raster-Noton) **
  • Bobby Avey: Be Not So Long to Speak (Minsi Ridge) **
  • Baths: Obsidian (Anticon) **
  • Tony Bennett/Dave Brubeck: The White House Sessions, Live 1962 (1962, Columbia/Legacy) *
  • Cheryl Bentyne and Mark Winkler: West Coast Cool (Summit)
  • Jerry Bergonzi: By Any Other Name (Savant)
  • Will Bernard: Just Like Downtown (Posi-Tone)
  • Brandon Bernstein: But Beautiful (Jazz Collective)
  • Robin Bessier: Other Side of Forever (self-released)
  • Bilal: A Love Surreal (E1) **
  • Alan Blackman: The Coastal Suite (self-released)
  • Jason Boland and the Stragglers: Dark & Dirty Mile (Proud Souls Entertainment) **
  • Cristina Braga: Samba, Jazz and Love (Enja)
  • Samuel Blaser Consort in Motion: A Mirror to Machaut (Songlines) **
  • Brasslands [A Motion Picture Soundtrack] (Evergreene)
  • Brandt Brauer Frick: Miami (!K7) **
  • David Buchbinder's Odessa/Havana: Walk to the Sea (Tzadik) *
  • Burial: Rival Dealer (Hyperdub, EP) **
  • The New Gary Burton Quartet: Guided Tour (Mack Avenue)
  • Marnix Busstra: Sync Dreams (Buzz Music)
  • Cacaw: Stellar Power (Skirl)
  • Cakes Da Killa: The Eulogy (Mishka) **
  • Michel Camilo: What's Up? (Okeh)
  • Cornell Campbell Meets Soothsayers: Nothing Can Stop Us (Strut) **
  • The Cannanes: Howling at All Hours (Chapter Music) **
  • The Cannanes: Small Batch (Exro FM, EP) **
  • Robb Cappelletto Group: !!! (self-released)
  • Marco Cappelli Acoustic Trio: Le Stagioni del Commissario Ricciardi (Tzadik) *
  • Daniel Carter/Daniel Levin/Satoshi Takeishi/Devin Brahja Waldman: Say Hello to Anyone I Know (Fast Speaking Music)
  • Neko Case: The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You (Anti-) **
  • Chaise Lounge: Dot Dot Dot (Modern Songbook)
  • Charli XCX: True Romance (Iamsound) **
  • The Chills: Something Beautiful (Fire) **
  • Alex Chilton: Electricity by Candlelight: NYC 2/3/97 (1997, Bar/None) **
  • Roger Chong: Live at the Trane (self-released)
  • Ciara (Epic) **
  • Jay Clayton: Harry Who?: A Tribute to Harry Warren (Sunnyside)
  • Club D'Elf: Fire in the Brain (Live at Berklee) (BIRN Cooperative) **
  • Ryan Cohan: The River (Motéma Music)
  • George Colligan: The Endless Mysteries (Origin)
  • Larry Corban: The Circle Starts Here (Nabroc)
  • Chick Corea: The Vigil (Concord) **
  • Patrick Cornelius: Infinite Blue (Whirlwind)
  • George Cotsirilos Trio: Variations (OA2)
  • Stephan Crump's Rosetta Trio: Thwirl (Sunnyside)
  • Stephan Crump/Mary Halvorson: Secret Keeper: Super 8 (Intakt) **
  • The Cyclist: Bones in Motion (Stones Throw) **
  • Andrew Cyrille: Duology (Jazzwerkstatt) **
  • Dabrowski Sorey Duo: Steps (ForTune) **
  • Daft Punk: Random Access Memories (Daft Life/Columbia) **
  • Jon Davis: One Up Front (Posi-Tone)
  • Kris Davis: Capricorn Climber (Clean Feed)
  • Dan DeChellis Trio: Strength and Anger (self-released)
  • Mark de Clive-Lowe & the Rotterdam Jazz Orchestra: Take the Space Trane (Tru Thoughts) **
  • Decoy With John McPhee: Spontaneous Combustion (Otoroku) **
  • Hamilton de Holanda & André Mehmari: Gismonti Pascoal: The Music of Egberto and Hermeto (Adventure Music)
  • Deer Tick: Relativity (Partisan) **
  • The Dynamic Les DeMerle Band: Feelin' Good (Origin)
  • Disappears: Era (Kranky) **
  • The Dismemberment Plan: Uncanney Valley (Partisan) **
  • Donato Dozzy: Plays Bee Mask (Spectrum Spools) **
  • Dub Colossus: Dub Me Tender, Vols. 1 & 2 (Real World) **
  • Eldar Djangirov: Breakthrough (Motema) *
  • Django Festival Allstars: Live at Birdland 2012 (Three's a Crowd)
  • Marko Djordjevic & Sveti: Something Beautiful 1709-2110 (Goalkeeper)
  • Kaja Draksler: The Lives of Many Others (Clean Feed)
  • Paquito D'Rivera and Trio Corrente: Song for Maura (Sunnyside)
  • Drye & Drye: Open Letter (NCM East, 2CD)
  • Dub Club: Foundation Come Again (Stones Throw) **
  • Boyd Lee Dunlop: The Lake Reflections (Mr. B Sharp)
  • Yelena Eckemoff Trio: Glass Song (Yelena Music)
  • Gilad Edelman: My Groove, Your Move (Sharp Nine) **
  • Shauli Einav: Generations (Posi-Tone)
  • Harris Eisenstadt: Golden State (Songlines)
  • Eliane Elias: I Thought About You: A Tribute to Chet Baker (Concord) **
  • Hanni El Khatib: Head in the Dirt (Innovative Leisure) **
  • Kahil El'Zabar's Ritual Trio: Follow the Sun (Delmark)
  • Mark Ernestus Presents Jeri-Jeri: 800% Ndagga (Ndagga) **
  • Mark Ernestus Presents Jeri-Jeri: Ndagga Versions (Ndagga) **
  • Ellery Eskelin/Susan Alcorn/Michael Formanek: Mirage (Clean Feed)
  • Gene Ess: Fractal Attraction (SIMP)
  • Charles Evans: Subliminal Leaps (More Is More)
  • Fabric Trio: Murmurs (NoBusiness) *
  • Fantasia: Side Effects of You (RCA) **
  • Sky Ferreira: Night Time, My Time (Capitol) **
  • The Matthew Finck Jonathan Ball Project: It's Not That Far (self-released)
  • Fist City: It's 1983, Grow Up (Black Tent Press) **
  • The Flaming Lips: The Terror (Warner Brothers) **
  • Foreign Motion: In Flight (self-released)
  • Future of the Left: How to Stop Your Brain in an Accident (Prescriptions) **
  • Bill Frisell: Big Sur (Okeh)
  • Jonny Fritz: Dad Country (ATO) **
  • The Front Bottoms: Talon of the Hawk (Bar/None) **
  • Satoko Fujii Ma-Do: Time Stands Still (Not Two)
  • Robbie Fulks: Gone Away Backward (Bloodshot) **
  • Future Bible Heroes: Partygoing (Merge) **
  • Gansch & Breinschmid: Live (Preiser)
  • Giacomo Gates: Miles Tones: Sings the Music of Miles Davis (Savant)
  • Kevin Gates: The Luca Brasi Story (Atlantic) **
  • Kevin Gates: Stranger Than Fiction (Bread Winners Association) **
  • Ghost Train Orchestra: Book of Rhapsodies (Accurate)
  • Ghostpoet: Some Say I So I Say Light (PIAS) **
  • Tom Goehring: A Reflected Journey (Mengli Music)
  • Gold Panda: Half of Where You Live (Ghostly International) **
  • Ben Goldberg: Unfold Ordinary Mind (BAG) **
  • Brad Goode: Chicago Red (Origin)
  • Gordon Grdina/Mark Helias: No Difference (Songlines) **
  • Benny Green: Magic Beans (Sunnyside)
  • Drew Gress: The Sky Inside (Pirouet)
  • Ricardo Grilli: If on a Winter's Night a Traveler (Dark House)
  • Giovanni Guidi Trio: City of Broken Dreams (ECM) *
  • Trilok Gurtu: Spellbound (Sunnyside)
  • Iro Haarla Sextet: Kolibri (TUM)
  • Haim: Days Are Gone (Columbia) **
  • Mary Halvorson Septet: Illusionary Sea (Firehouse 12) **
  • Jon Hamar: Idyl Wild (Origin)
  • Scott Hamilton: Swedish Ballads . . . & More (Charleston Square) **
  • Fareed Haque: Trance Hypothesis (Delmark)
  • Emmylou Harris/Rodney Crowell: Old Yellow Moon (Nonesuch) **
  • Craig Hartley: Books on Tape Vol. 1 (self-released)
  • Mayer Hawthorne: Where Does This Door Go (Republic) **
  • Gilad Hekselman: This Just In (Jazz Village) **
  • Nick Hempton: Odd Man Out (Posi-Tone)
  • Marquis Hill: The Poet (Skiptone Music)
  • James Holden: The Inheritors (Border Community) **
  • Dave Holland: Prism (Dare2) *
  • Homeboy Sandman: All That I Hold Dear (Stones Throw, EP) **
  • Christian Howes: Southern Exposure (Resonance)
  • Julia Hülsmann Quartet: In Full View (ECM) *
  • Hurray for the Riff Raff: My Dearest Darkest Neighbor (Mod Mobillian/This Is American Music) **
  • Hungry Cowboy: Dance (Prom Night) *
  • Abdullah Ibrahim: Mukashi (Intuition) **
  • Yoron Israel & High Standards: Visions: The Music of Stevie Wonder (Ronja Music)
  • Vijay Iyer & Mike Ladd: Holding It Down: The Veterans' Dreams Project (Pi)
  • Keefe Jackson's Likely So: A Round Goal (Delmark)
  • Ahmad Jamal: Saturday Morning (Jazz Village)
  • Bob James & David Sanborn: Quartette Humaine (Okeh)
  • Eugenie Jones: Black Lace Blue Tears (self-released)
  • Mike Jones Trio: Plays Well With Others (Capri)
  • Ka: The Night's Gambit (Iron Works) **
  • Kairos 4tet: Everything We Hold (Naim Jazz) **
  • Gregg Kallor: A Single Noon (Single Noon)
  • Pandelis Karayorgis Quintet: Circuitous (Driff)
  • Roger Kellaway & Eddie Daniels: Duke at the Roadhouse: Live in Santa Fe (IPO)
  • Tom Kennedy: Just Play! (Capri)
  • Stan Killian: Evoke (Sunnyside)
  • Dave King Trucking Company: Adopted Highway (Sunnyside)
  • Lisa Kirchner: Umbrellas in Mint (Verdant World)
  • Mark Kleinhaut/Neil Lamb: Jones Street (Invisible Music)
  • Kool A.D.: 63 (self-released) **
  • Annie Kozuch: Mostly Jobim (self-released)
  • Oliver Lake/Christian Weber/Dieter Ulrich/Nils Wogram: All Decks (Intakt) **
  • Oliver Lake Big Band: Wheels (Passin' Thru) **
  • Brian Landrus Kaleidoscope: Mirage (Blueland)
  • Jessy Lanza: Pull My Hair Back (Hyperdub) **
  • Billy Lester: Storytime (JKA)
  • Lil Wayne: I Am Not a Human Being II (Cash Money) **
  • Ivan Lins: Cornucopia (Sunnyside)
  • Joe Locke: Lay Down My Heart: Blues & Ballads Vol 1 (Motéma)
  • Mike Longo and the New York State of the Art Jazz Ensemble: Live From New York (CAP)
  • El Niño Machuca: Searching Your South/Buscando tu Sur (Ozella)
  • MaG: Freedom (self-released) **
  • Ray Mantilla: The Connection (Savant)
  • Diane Marino: Loads of Love (M&M)
  • Laura Marling: Once I Was an Eagle (Ribbon Music) **
  • Christian McBride & Inside Straight: People Music (Mack Avenue)
  • Mike McGinnis: Ängsudden Song Cycle (482 Music)
  • Mike McGinnis + 9: Road Trip (RKM)
  • Melt Yourself Down (The Leaf Label) **
  • Nicole Mitchell's Ice Crystal: Aquarius (Delmark)
  • Moby: Innocents (Little Idiot) **
  • Charnett Moffett: The Bridge: Solo Bass Works (Motéma)
  • Juana Molina: Wed 21 (Crammed Discs) **
  • Giovanni Moltoni: Tomorrow's Past (C#2 Music Productions)
  • Thelonious Monk: Paris 1969 (Blue Note) **
  • Monoswezi: The Village (Riverboat) **
  • Sean Moran Small Elephant Band: Tusk (NCM East)
  • Carol Morgan: Retroactive (Blue Bamboo Music)
  • The National: Trouble Will Find Me (4AD) **
  • Willie Nelson and Family: Let's Face the Music and Dance (Legacy) **
  • New Order: Lost Sirens (2003-04, Rhino) **
  • Bill O'Connell + The Latin Jazz All-Stars: Zócalo (Savant)
  • Meg Okura and the Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble: Music of Ryuichi Sakamoto (self-released)
  • Oneohtrix Point Never: R Plus Seven (Warp) **
  • Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark: English Electric (Relativity)
  • Lindi Ortega: Tin Star (Last Gang) **
  • Outer Bridge Ensemble: Determined (self-released)
  • Palma Violets: 180 (Rough Trade) **
  • Pantha du Prince & the Bell Laboratory: Elements of Light (Rough Trade) **
  • Paris Washboard: Swinging Castle: Paris Washboard in Concert (K&K Verlagsanstalt) **
  • Chris Parker: The Chris Parker Trio (GPR)
  • Zeena Parkins: The Adorables (Cryptogramophone) **
  • Gary Peacock/Marilyn Crispell: Azure (ECM) *
  • Michael Pedicin: Why Stop Now/Ubuntu (Groundblue)
  • Pennybirdrabbit: Safer (Big Beat, EP) **
  • Pere Ubu: Lady From Shanghai (Fire) **
  • Ivo Perelman: The Edge (Leo)
  • Houston Person: Nice 'n' Easy (High Note)
  • Bill Peterson Trio: Ruby Diamond (Summit)
  • Madeleine Peyroux: The Blue Room (Emarcy) **
  • Phosphorescent: Mucacho (Dead Oceans) **
  • Verneri Pohjola & Black Motor: Rubidium (TUM)
  • Polvo: Siberia (Merge) **
  • Frank Potenza: For Joe (Capri)
  • Preservation Hall Jazz Band: That's It! (Legacy) *
  • Quadron: Avalanche (Vested in Culture) **
  • Quest: Circular Dreaming (Enja) **
  • Enrico Rava: On the Dance Floor (ECM) *
  • Carline Ray: Vocal Sides (Carlcat)
  • Red Hot + Fela (Knitting Factory) **
  • Ed Reed: I'm a Shy Guy (Blue Shorts)
  • Reut Regev's R*Time: Exploring the Vibe (Enja) **
  • Kim Richey: Thorn in My Heart (Yep Roc) **
  • Bryn Roberts: Fables (Nineteen-Eight)
  • Matana Roberts: Coin Coin Chapter Two: Mississippi Moonchile (Constellation) **
  • Carrie Rodriguez: Give Me All You Got (Ninth Street Opus) **
  • Wallace Roney: Understanding (High Note)
  • Frank Rosaly: Cicada Music (Delmark)
  • Kelly Rowland: Talk a Good Game (Universal Republic) **
  • RP Boo: Legacy (Planet Mu) **
  • Dylan Ryan/Sand: Sky Bleached (Cuneiform)
  • The Sadies: Internal Sounds (Yep Roc) **
  • Laila Salins/Anne Sexton: Elevator Into the Sky (Alectrona)
  • Boz Scaggs: Memphis (429) **
  • Reg Schwager/David Restivo: Arctic Passage (Jazz From Rant)
  • Shad: Flying Colours (Black Box) **
  • Elliott Sharp Aggregat: Quintet (Clean Feed)
  • Chris Shiflett & the Dead Peasants: All Hat and No Cattle (Side One Dummy, EP) **
  • Matthew Shipp: Piano Sutras (Thirsty Ear)
  • Shlohmo: Laid Out (Friends of Friends, EP) **
  • Wayne Shorter Quartet: Without a Net (Blue Note) **
  • Sing Me the Songs: Celebrating the Works of Kate McGarrigle (Nonesuch, 2CD) **
  • Alex Sipiagin: Overlooking Moments (Criss Cross) **
  • Sleigh Bells: Bitter Rivals (Lucky Number) **
  • Kristin Slipp + Dov Manski: A Thousand Julys (Sunnyside)
  • Gary Smulyan/Dominic Chianese: Bella Napoli (Capri)
  • Alex Snydman: Fortunate Action (self-released)
  • Clark Sommers: Clark Sommers' Ba(SH) (Origin)
  • Special Request: Soul Music (Houdstooth) **
  • Speedy Ortiz: Major Arcana (Carpark) **
  • Alexander Spit: A Breathtaking Trip to That Otherside (Decon) **
  • Mary Stallings: But Beautiful (High Note)
  • Mavis Staples: One True Vine (Anti-) **
  • Chip Stephens Trio: Relevancy (Capri)
  • Dayna Stephens: That Nepenthetic Place (Sunnyside)
  • John Stowell & Dave Liebman: Blue Rose (Origin)
  • Ira Sullivan Presents the Jim Holman Trio: Blue Skies (Delmark)
  • Superchunk: I Hate Music (Merge)
  • The Swallow Quintet: Into the Woodwork (ECM) *
  • Swearin': Surfing Strange (Wichita) **
  • Earl Sweatshirt: Doris (Odd Future) **
  • Tegan and Sara: Heartthrob (Vapor/Sire) **
  • Telekinesis: Dormarion (Merge) **
  • Lizzie Thomas: Easy to Love (self-released)
  • Richard Thompson: Electric (New West) **
  • Torres (self-released) **
  • Samba Touré: Albala (Glitterbeat) **
  • Chandler Travis Three-O: This Is What Bears Look Like Under Water (Iddy Biddy) **
  • Trespass Trio + Joe McPhee: Human Encore (Clean Feed)
  • William Tyler: Impossible Truth (Merge) **
  • Ben UFO: Fabriclive 67 (Fabric) **
  • Diego Urcola: Mates (Sunnyside)
  • Corrie Van Binsbergen: Self Portrait in Pale Blue (Brokken)
  • Marlene VerPlanck: Ballads . . . Mostly (Audiophile)
  • Thisbe Vos: Under Your Spell (Prime Productions)
  • Brahja Waldman's Quartet: Cosmic Brahjas/Closer to the Tones (self-released, 2CD)
  • Doug Webb: Another Scene (Posi-Tone)
  • Eberhard Weber: Résumé (ECM) *
  • David Weiss: Endangered Species: The Music of Wayne Shorter (Motéma)
  • Frank Wess: Magic 101 (IPO)
  • Matt White: The Super Villain Jazz Band (Artists Recording Collective)
  • Betty Who: The Movement (self-released, EP) **
  • Jeff Williams: The Listener (Whirlwind)
  • Wire: Change Becomes Us (Pink Flag) **
  • Chelsea Wolfe: Pain Is Beauty (Sargent House) **
  • The Wonder Years: The Greatest Generation (Hopeless) **
  • Nate Wooley/Peter Evans/Jim Black/Paul Lytton: Trumpets and Drums: Live in Ljubljana (Clean Feed)
  • Nate Wooley Sextet: (Sit In) The Throne of Friendship (Clean Feed)
  • Cory Wright Outfit: Apples + Oranges (Singlespeed Music)
  • Craig Yaremko Organ Trio: CYO3 (Origin)
  • Yo La Tengo: Fade (Matador) **
  • Denny Zeitlin: Both/And: Solo Electro-Acoustic Adventures (Sunnyside)
  • The Dann Zinn 4: Grace's Song (Z Music)
  • Zomby: With Love (2013, 4AD, 2CD) **
  • Mario Adnet: Amazonia: On the Forest Trail (Adventure Music)
  • Antonio Adolfo: Finas Misturas (Adventure Music)
  • Agachiko: Yes! (Accurate)
  • Laura Ainsworth: Necessary Evil (Eclectus)
  • Albare: The Road Ahead (Enja)
  • Gary Allan: Set You Free (MCA Nashville) **
  • AlunaGeorge: Body Music (Island) **
  • David Arnay: 8 (Studio N)
  • Hashem Assadullahi: Pieces (OA2)
  • Bad Religion: True North (Epitaph) **
  • Lynn Baker Quartet: LectroCoustic (OA2)
  • Tarun Balani Collective: Sacred World (self-released)
  • Offiong Bassey (Moonlit Media Group)
  • Jim Beard: Show of Hands (Sunnyside)
  • Perry Beekman: So in Love: Perry Beekman Sings and Plays Cole Porter (self-released)
  • Bell X1: Chop Chop (Belly Up) **
  • Berserk! (Rare Noise) *
  • Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine: White People and the Damage Done (Alternative Tentacles) **
  • Eric Bibb: Jericho Road (Stony Plain) **
  • Bibio: Silver Wilkinson (Warp) **
  • Big Sean: Hall of Fame (Def Jam) **
  • David Binney: Lifted Land (Criss Cross) **
  • Jim Black/AlasNoAxis: Antiheroes (Winter & Winter) **
  • Terence Blanchard: Magnetic (Blue Note ) **
  • Michael Blanco: No Time Like the Present (Cognitive Dissonance)
  • Kenny Blake featuring Maria Shaheen: Go Where the Road Leads (Summit)
  • Bleeding Rainbow: Yeah Right (Kanine) **
  • Stan Bock & the New Tradition: Feelin' It (OA2)
  • Erin Boheme: What a Life (Heads Up) **
  • David Bowie: The Next Day (Columbia) **
  • Michiel Braam: EBraam 3 (BBB)
  • Ted Brancato: The Next Step (Origin)
  • Anthony Braxton: Echo Echo Mirror House (Victo) **
  • Wilford Brimley With the Jeff Hamilton Trio (Capri)
  • Peter Brötzmann/Steve Noble: I Am Here Where Are You (Trost) **
  • Jaimeo Brown: Transcendence (Motema)
  • Jeri Brown: Echoes (Jongleur Productions, CD+DVD)
  • VV Brown: Samson & Delilah (YOY) **
  • Buika: La Noche Más Larga (Warner Music Latina) **
  • Joe Burgstaller: License to Thrill (Summit)
  • Kenny Burrell: Special Requests (And Other Favorites) (High Note)
  • Joey Calderazzo Trio: Live (Sunnyside)
  • Ian Carey Quintet + 1: Roads & Codes (Kabocha)
  • Terri Lyne Carrington: Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue (Concord) **
  • Marc Cary: For the Love of Abbey (Motéma)
  • Raquel Cepeda: I'm Confessin' (Peonia Music)
  • Chicha Libre: Cuatro Tigres (Barbès, EP) **
  • The Child of Lov (Double Six) **
  • Corey Christiansen: Lone Prairie (Origin)
  • Chvrches: Recover (Glassnote, EP) **
  • Alex Cline: For People in Sorrow (Cryptogramophone) **
  • Laurent Coq: Dialogue (Sunnyside)
  • The Creole Choir of Cuba: Santiman (Real World) **
  • Billy Currington: We Are Tonight (Mercury Nashville) **
  • Barry Danielian: Metaphorically Speaking (Tariqah)
  • Deap Vally: Sistrionix (Island) **
  • Michael Dease: Coming Home (D Clef)
  • The Del-Lords: Elvis Club (MRI) **
  • Tom Dempsey: Saucy (Planet Arts)
  • Dessa: Parts of Speech (Doomtree) **
  • The Devil Makes Three: I'm a Stranger Here (New West) **
  • Dirty Beaches: Drifters/Love Is the Devil (Zoo Music) **
  • Disappears: Kone (Kranky, EP) **
  • Disclosure: Settle (Cherrytree/Interscope) **
  • Eric DiVito: The Second Time Around (Pioneer Jazz Collection)
  • DJ Khaled: Suffering From Success (Cash Money) **
  • Dott: Swoon (Graveface) **
  • John Escreet: Sabotage and Celebration (Whirlwind)
  • Ethernet: Opus 2 (Kranky) **
  • Ex Cops: True Hallucinations (Other) **
  • Factor: Woke Up Alone (Fake Four) **
  • Lorraine Feather: Attachments (Jazzed Media) **
  • Alan Ferber: March Sublime (Sunnyside)
  • Phill Fest: Projeto B.F.C. (self-released)
  • Tommy Flanagan/Jaki Byard: The Magic of 2: Live at Keystone Korner (1982, Resonance)
  • Foals: Holy Fire (Warner Brothers) **
  • John Fogerty: Wrote a Song for Everyone (Vanguard) **
  • Food: Mercurial Balm (ECM) *
  • Foot Village: Make Memories (Northern Spy) **
  • The Foreign Exchange: Love in Flying Colors (Foreign Exchange Music) **
  • Forest Swords: Engravings (Tri Angle) **
  • Lisa Forkish: Bridges (self-released)
  • Josephine Foster: I'm a Dreamer (Fire) **
  • Mimi Fox: Standards, Old & New (Origin)
  • Paolo Fresu Devil Quartet: Desertico (Tuk Music) **
  • Inbar Fridman: Time Quartet Project (Origin)
  • Fred Fried and Core: Core Bacharach (Ballet Tree)
  • John Funkhouser: Still (Jazsyzygy)
  • Ezra Furman: The Year of No Returning (Bar/None) **
  • Steve Gadd Band: Gadditude (BFM Jazz)
  • Amos Garrett Jazz Trio: Jazzblues (Stony Plain)
  • Maximilian Geller: Alpenglühen (Ozella)
  • Annette Genovese: Dream With Me (self-released)
  • Vana Gierig: Making Memories (Enja)
  • Glasser: Interiors (True Panther Sounds) **
  • Goodie Mob: Age Against the Machine (The Right/Warner Brothers) **
  • Guillermo Gregorio/Steve Swell/Pandelis Karayorgis Trio: Window and Doorway (Driff)
  • Sunna Gunnlaugs: Distilled (Sunny Sky) **
  • Mats Gustafsson/Thurston Moore: Vi Är Alla Guds Slava (Otoroku) **
  • Brian Haas/Matt Chamberlain: Frames (Royal Potato)
  • Michael Hackett Quintet: New Point of View (Summit)
  • Noah Haidu: Momentum (Posi-Tone)
  • Nancy Harms: Dreams in Apartments (Gazelle)
  • Ken Hatfield Sextet: For Langston (Arthur Circle Music)
  • The Haxan Cloak: Excavation (Tri Angle) **
  • Miho Hazama: Journey to Journey (Sunnyside)
  • Richard X. Heyman: X (Turn-Up) **
  • Pamela Hines: 3.2.1 (Spicerack)
  • Eric Hofbauer: American Grace (Creative Nation Music)
  • Molly Holm: Permission (Rinny Zin)
  • Homeboy Sandman: Kool Herc: Fertile Crescent (Stones Throw, EP) **
  • The Bill Horvitz Expanded Band: The Long Walk (Big Door Prize)
  • François Houle & Håvard Wiik: Aves (Songlines) **
  • I Compani: Extended (Icdisc)
  • Icona Pop: This Is . . . Icona Pop (Big Beat/Atlantic) **
  • Iggy & the Stooges: Ready to Die (Fat Possum) **
  • Inspectah Deck & 7L & Esoteric: Czarface (Brick) **
  • Jaipur Kawa Brass Band: Dance of the Cobra (Riverboat) **
  • Alan Jones & François Théberge: Another View (Origin)
  • Jessica Jones/Connie Crothers: Live at the Freight (New Artists)
  • Juicy J: Stay Trippy (Taylor Gang/Kemosabe/Columbia) **
  • Kelela: Cut 4 Me (Fade to Mind) **
  • Hans Koch-Martin Schütz-Fredy Studer and Shelley Hirsch: Walking and Stumbling Through Your Sleep (Intakt)
  • Kool A.D.: 19 (self-released) **
  • Uwe Kropinski: So Wie So: Acoustic Guitar Solos (Jazzwerkstatt) **
  • Richard Lanham: Thou Swell (1998, RL Productions)
  • Daniel Lantz Trio: Plays Bond (Do Music)
  • Lapalux: Nostalchic (Brainfeeder) **
  • Mary LaRose: Reincarnation (Little(i) Music)
  • Deborah Latz: Fig Tree (June Moon Productions)
  • Ingrid Laubrock Anti-House: Strong Place (Intakt) **
  • Okkyung Lee: Ghil (Ideologic Organ) **
  • Chad Lefkowitz-Brown: Imagery Manifesto (self-released)
  • Le1f: Tree House (Greedhead) **
  • Mark Lettieri: Future Fun (Markus Justinius Music)
  • The Alex Levin Trio: Refraction (self-released)
  • Dave Liebman/Michael Stephans: Lineage (Whaling City Sound)
  • Logos: Cold Mission (Keysound) **
  • London Grammar: If You Wait (Warner/Chappell) **
  • Lucius: Wildewoman (Mom + Pop Music) **
  • Anya Malkiel: From the Heart (self-released)
  • Ray Marchica: A Different View (Sons of Sound)
  • René Marie: I Wanna Be Evil: With Love to Eartha Kitt (Motéma) **
  • María Márquez: Tonada (Adventure Music)
  • Martin Lozano Lewis Wiens Duncan: At Canterbury (Barnyard)
  • Pedro Martins: Dreaming High (Adventure Music)
  • Rob Mazurek/Exploding Star Electro Acoustic Ensemble: The Space Between (Delmark)
  • Earl McIntyre: Brass Carnival & Tribute (self-released)
  • Joe McPhee: Sonic Elements: For Pocket Trumpet and Alto Saxophone (Clean Feed)
  • Billy Mintz: Quartet (Thirteenth Note)
  • Mount Kimbie: Cold Spring Fault Less Youth (Warp) **
  • Jack Mouse Group: Range of Motion (Origin)
  • Mumpbeak (Rare Noise) *
  • Ted Nash Big Band: Chakra (Plastic Sax) **
  • Willie Nelson: To All the Girls . . . (Legacy) **
  • Nine Inch Nails: Hesitation Marks (Halo) **
  • Tsuyoshi Niwa: At the End of the Day (self-released)
  • No Joy: Wait to Pleasure (Mexican Summer) **
  • Sean Nowell: The Kung-Fu Masters (Posi-Tone)
  • Dawn Oberg: Rye (Blossom Theory Music)
  • Ron Oswanski: December's Moon (Palmetto)
  • Chuck Owen & the Jazz Surge: River Runs (Summit)
  • Klaus Paier/Asja Valcic: Silk Road (ACT) **
  • Bennett Paster: Relentless Pursuit of the Beautiful (self-released)
  • Katy Perry: Prism (Capitol) **
  • Pharmakon: Abandon (Sacred Bones, EP) **
  • Sam Phillips: Push Any Button (Littlebox) **
  • Mike Pride/From Bacteria to Boys: Birthing Days (AUM Fidelity) **
  • Project Them (Miles High)
  • Miki Purnell: Swingin' to the Sea (Sweet and Lovely Music)
  • Quartet San Francisco: Pacific Premieres: New Works by California Composers (Violin Jazz)
  • Rapsody: She Got Game (Jamla) **
  • PJ Rasmussen: Adventures in Flight (Third Freedom Music)
  • RED Trio: Rebento (NoBusiness) *
  • Mary Ann Redmond/Paul Langosch/Jay Cooley: Compared to What (self-released)
  • Jussi Reijonen: Un (self-released)
  • The Replacements: Songs for Slim (New West, EP) **
  • Dick Reynolds: Music & Friends (Origin)
  • Abigail Riccards: Every Little Star (self-released)
  • Dawn Richard: Goldenheart (AltaVoz) **
  • Howard Riley: Live With Repertoire (NoBusiness)
  • Troy Roberts: Nu-Jive 5 (XenDen)
  • Sonya Robinson: Whistle (FLV)
  • Daniel Romano: Come Cry With Me (Normaltown) **
  • Barry Romberg's Random Access: Crab People (Romhog, 2CD)
  • Adam Rongo: Tell Your Story (D Clef)
  • Caitlin Rose: The Stand-In (ATO) **
  • Rose & the Nightingale: Spirit of the Garden (Sunnyside)
  • Ted Rosenthal Trio: Wonderland (Playscape)
  • The Rosenthals: Fly Away (American Melody)
  • Shamie Royston: Portraits (self-released)
  • Jackie Ryan: Listen Here (Open Art)
  • Nick Sanders Trio: Nameless Neighbors (Sunnyside)
  • Venissa Santi: Big Stuff: Afro Cuban Holiday (Sunnyside) **
  • São Paulo Underground: Beija Flors Velho E Sujo (Cuneiform) [**]
  • Sasha's Bloc: Melancholy (self-released)
  • John Scofield: Überjam Deux (Emarcy) **
  • Jan Shapiro: Piano Bar After Hours (Singing Empress)
  • David Sills: Blue's the New Green (Gut String)
  • Ricardo Silveira/Vinicius Cantuária: RSVC (Adventure Music)
  • Ricardo Silveira & Roberta Taufic: Atlânticos (Adventure Music)
  • Alex Sipiagin: From Reality and Back (5 Pasion)
  • Ilia Skibinsky: The Passage (Mythology)
  • Suzanna Smith: Halfway Between Heaven and Love (Ink Pen)
  • Wadada Leo Smith & TUMO: Occupy the World (TUM, 2CD) **
  • Son Volt: Honky Tonk (Rounder) **
  • Spinifex: Hipsters Gone Ballistic (Trytone)
  • Jyotsna Srikanth: Call of Bangalore (Riverboat) **
  • Still Corners: Strange Pleasures (Sub Pop) **
  • Colin Stranahan/Glenn Zaleski/Rick Rosato: Limitless (Capri)
  • Aki Takase: My Ellington (Intakt) **
  • Sweet Talk: Glitterbomb (Prom Night) *
  • Natsuki Tamura: Dragon Nat (Libra)
  • Benjamin Taubkin + Adriano Adewale: The Vortex Sessions (Adventure Music)
  • Melvin Taylor: Taylor Made (Eleven East)
  • Emilio Teubal: Música Para un Dragon Dormido (Bju'ecords) **
  • The Thermals: Desperate Ground (Saddle Creek) **
  • Thiefs (Melanine Harmonique) *
  • The Thing: Boot! (The Thing Records) **
  • Rich Thompson: Less Is More (Origin)
  • Those Darlins: Blur the Line (Ow Wow Dang) **
  • Justin Timberlake: The 20/20 Experience (RCA) **
  • Bruce Torff: Look Again (Summit)
  • The Michael Treni Big Band: Pop-Culture Blues (self-released)
  • Tunk Trio: Summer Baby (Tunk Music)
  • The Underachievers: Indigoism (Brainfeeder) **
  • Chucho Valdés & the Afro-Cuban Messengers: Border-Free (Jazz Village) **
  • Manuel Valera & New Cuban Express: Expectativas (Mavo)
  • Rick VanMatre: Lines Above (Summit)
  • Jacob Varmus: Terminal Stillness (Crows Kin)
  • The Verve Jazz Ensemble: It's About Time (self-released)
  • Kurt Vile: Wakin on a Pretty Daze (Matador) **
  • Carmen Villain: Sleeper (Smalltown Supersound) **
  • Vinx: Love Never Comes Too Late (Dreamsicle Arts)
  • Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet: Latin Jazz-Jazz Latin (Patois)
  • Christian Wallumrød: Outstairs (ECM) *
  • Anna Webber: Percussive Mechanics (Pirouet)
  • The Weeknd: Kiss Land (Universal Republic) **
  • David Weiss & Point of Departure: Venture Inward (Posi-Tone)
  • Kanye West: Yeezus (Def Jam) **
  • #Willpower (Interscope) **
  • Mark Winkler: The Laura Nyro Project (Cafe Pacific)
  • Luke Winslow-King: The Coming Tide (Bloodshot) **
  • Mike Wofford: It's Personal (Capri)
  • Xiu Xiu: Nina (Graveface)
  • Young Fathers: Tape One (Anticon, EP) **
  • Renée Yoxon/Mark Ferguson: Here We Go Again (self-released)
  • Omri Ziegele/Yves Theiler: Inside Innocence (Intakt) **
  • Susanne Abbuehl: The Gift (ECM) *
  • Ralph Alessi & Fred Hersch: Only Many (CAM Jazz) **
  • Alsarah Débruit: Aljawal (Sounday) **
  • Clipper Anderson: Ballad of the Sad Young Men (Origin)
  • David Bach: Otherworld (Integrity Music)
  • Patricia Barber: Smash (Concord Jazz) **
  • Lary Barilleau & the Latin Jazz Collective: Carmen's Mambo (OA2)
  • The Jamie Baum Septet +: In This Life (Sunnyside)
  • Beach Fossils: Clash the Truth (Captured Tracks) **
  • Willis Earl Beal: Nobody Knows (Hot Charity/XL) **
  • Beat Funktion: Moon Town (DO Music)
  • Andy Bey: The World According to Andy Bey (High Note)
  • Chris Biesterfeldt: Urban Mandolin (self-released)
  • Big Baby Gandhi: Unreleased Freestyles + Other Bad Song Ideas (self-released, EP) **
  • James Blake: Overgrown (Polydor) **
  • Blind Boys of Alabama: I'll Find a Way (Masterworks) **
  • Blue Cranes: Swim (Cuneiform)
  • Boards of Canada: Tomorrow's Harvest (Warp) **
  • The George Bouchard Group: Listen to Your Dreams (self-released)
  • Randy Brecker: The Brecker Brothers Band Reunion (Piloo, CD+DVD)
  • JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound: Howl (Bloodshot) **
  • Jake Bugg (Mercury) **
  • Lou Caimano/Eric Olsen: Dyad: Plays Puccini (self-released)
  • Will Calhoun: Life in This World (Motéma)
  • Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: Push the Sky (Bad Seeds) **
  • Etienne Charles: Creole Soul (Culture Shock Music) *
  • Chvrches: The Bones of What You Believe (Glass Note) **
  • Gerald Clayton: Life Forum (Concord) **
  • Kevin Coelho: Turn It Up (Chicken Coup/Summit)
  • Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts: Hang Time (Capri)
  • The Computers: Love Triangles Hate Squares (One Little Indian) **
  • Court Yard Hounds: Amelita (Columbia) **
  • Daughter: If You Leave (Glassnote) **
  • Death Grips: No Love Deep Web (Third Worlds/Harvest) **
  • Drake: Nothing Was the Same (Cash Money/Republic) **
  • Anne Drummond: Revolving (Origin)
  • The Elec Tet: Shiny Metal Objects (Blujazz)
  • The Bryan Ferry Orchestra: The Jazz Age (BMG/Relativity) **
  • Fire! Orchestra: Exit (Rune Grammofon) **
  • FivePlay Jazz Quintet: Five & More (Auraline)
  • Ken Fowser/Behn Gillece: Top Shelf (Posi-Tone)
  • Nnenna Freelon/John Brown Big Band: Christmas (Brown Boulevard)
  • Frightened Rabbit: Pedestrian View (Atlantic) **
  • Kenny Garrett: Pushing the World Away (Mack Avenue) *
  • Brian Gephart: Standing on Two Feet (Origin)
  • Robert Glasper Experiment: Black Radio 2 (Blue Note) **
  • Max Gomez: Rule the World (New West) **
  • Greyboy Allstars: Inland Emperor (Knowledge Room) **
  • Griffith Hiltz Trio: This Is What You Get . . . (self-released)
  • Joel Harrison 19: Infinite Possibility (Sunnyside)
  • Tim Hecker: Virgins (Kranky) **
  • Marsha Heydt and the Project of Love: Diggin' the Day (Blujazz)
  • Derrick Hodge: Live Today (Blue Note) **
  • Julia Holter: Loud City Song (Domino) **
  • Honey Island Swamp Band: Cane Sugar (Louisiana Red Hot) **
  • Tim Horner: The Head of the Circle (Origin)
  • Brad Hoyt: Far Away From Everyday (Harp Guitar Music)
  • Iceage: You're Nothing (Matador) **
  • Koby Israelite: Blues From Elsewhere (Asphalt Tango) **
  • Jamaican Queens: Wormfood (Notown) **
  • José James: No Beginning No End (Blue Note) **
  • Jay-Z: Magna Carta Holy Grail (Roc Nation) **
  • Clarence Johnson III: Watch Him Work (Like Father Like Son Music)
  • Lynn Jolicoeur and the Pulse: World Behind Your Eyes (self-released)
  • Toby Keith: Drinks After Work (Show Dog Nashville) **
  • Wouter Kellerman: Mzansi (self-released)
  • Shan Kenner: The Behavior of Vibration (Guitar Lotus)
  • Kitty: D.A.I.S.Y. Rage (self-released, EP) **
  • The Dave Lalama Big Band: The Hofstra Project (Lalama Music)
  • Liberation Prophecy: Invisible House (self-released)
  • The Pedrito Martinez Group (Motema) **
  • Sue Maskaleris: Bring Nothing but Your Heart (Jazilian)
  • Nicolas Masson/Roberto Pianca/Emanuele Maniscalco: Third Reel (ECM) *
  • Mark Masters Ensemble: Everything You Did (Capri)
  • The Mavericks: In Time (Valory) **
  • Bill Mays Inventions Trio: Life's a Movie (Chiaroscuro)
  • The Men: New Moon (Sacred Bones) **
  • Merzbow/Pándi/Gustafsson: Cuts (Rare Noise) **
  • Pat Metheny: The Orchestrion Project (Nonesuch, 2CD) **
  • Ruth Wilhelmine Meyer/Helge Lien: Memnon (Ozella)
  • Nelly: M.O. (Republic) **
  • Marius Neset: Birds (Edition) **
  • Jovino Santos Neto: Adventure Music Piano Masters Series Vol. 4 (Adventure Music)
  • Willie Nile: American Ride (Loud & Proud) **
  • Steve Owen: Stand Up Eight (OA2)
  • Brad Paisley: Wheelhouse (Arista Nashville) **
  • Paramore (Fueled by Ramen) **
  • Beata Pater: Red (B&B)
  • Jeremy Pelt: Water and Earth (High Note)
  • Phoenix: Bankrupt! (Glassnote) **
  • Pixel: We Are All Small Pixels (Cuneiform) **
  • Mike Pride: Drummer's Corpse (AUM Fidelity) **
  • Queens of the Stone Age: . . . Like Clockwork (Matador) **
  • Lee Ranaldo and the Dust: Last Night on Earth (Matador) **
  • Rhye: Woman (Polydor) **
  • The Kim Richmond Concert Jazz Orchestra: Artistry: A Tribute to Stan Kenton (MAMA)
  • RJ & the Assignment: The Stroke of Midnight (self-released)
  • Sherri Roberts: Lovely Days (Blue House/Pacific Coast Jazz)
  • Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally: House & Garden (Nell Robinson Music) **
  • Terje Rypdal: Melodic Warrior (ECM) *
  • Salva: Odd Furniture (Friends of Friends, EP) **
  • Antonio Sanchez: New Life (CAM Jazz)
  • Susana Santos Silva/Torbjörn Zetterberg: Almost Tomorrow (Clean Feed)
  • Chris Schlarb: Psychic Temple II (Asthmatic Kitty) *
  • Nicky Schrire: Space and Time (self-released)
  • Markus Schwartz/Monvelyno Alexis: Vo-Duo Nou La (Lakou Brooklyn)
  • Serengeti: Saal (Graveface, EP) **
  • Deborah Shulman & the Ted Howe Trio: Get Your Kicks: The Music & Lyrics of Bobby Troup (Summit)
  • Sigur Rós: Kveikur (XL) **
  • Sarah Silverman: Sarah (self-released)
  • Skrillex: Leaving (Owsla, EP) **
  • The Slide Brothers: Robert Randolph Presents: The Slide Brothers (Concord) **
  • E. Doctor Smith: Quantum (Edgetone)
  • Tierney Sutton: After Blue (BFM Jazz)
  • SZA: S (self-released, EP) **
  • The-Dream: IV Play (Def Jam) **
  • Al Thompson Jr.: City Mainstream (Alcalgar)
  • The Ian Torres Big Band: January (Blujazz)
  • Randy Travis: The Influence Vol. 1: The Man I Am (Warner Brothers) **
  • Tyler, the Creator: Wolf (Odd Future) **
  • Wavves: Afraid of Heights (Mom + Pop Music) **
  • Mark Weinstein: Todo Corazon: The Tango Album (Jazzheads)
  • Barrence Whitfield and the Savages: Dig Thy Savage Soul (Bloodshot) **
  • Gretchen Wilson: Under the Covers (Redneck) **
  • Jon Wirtz: Tourist (self-released)
  • Warren Wolf: Wolfgang (Mack Avenue) **
  • Yellowjackets: A Rise in the Road (Mack Avenue) *
  • Zevious: Passing Through the Wall (Cuneiform) **
  • AFI: Burials (Republic) **
  • Neil Alexander: Darn That Dream: Solo Piano Vol. 1 (P-Dog)
  • Arctic Monkeys: AM (Domino) **
  • Austra: Olympia (Domino) **
  • Body/Head: Coming Apart (Matador) **
  • Dewa Budjana: Joged Kanyangan (Moonjune)
  • Cactus Truck with Jeb Bishop and Roy Campbell: Live in USA (Tractata)
  • Caswell Sisters: Alive in the Singing Air (Turtle Ridge)
  • Cults: Static (Columbia) **
  • Darkside: Psychic (Matador) **
  • DJ Rashad: Double Cup (Hyperdub) **
  • Eldar Djangirov: Bach Brahms Prokofiev (Motema) *
  • Dr. Kay & His Interstellar Tone Scientists: The Search for True Happiness (Bangles) **
  • George Duke: Dream Weaver (Heads Up) **
  • Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside: Untamed Beast (Partisan) **
  • Foxygen: We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic (Jagjaguwar) **
  • Aaron Germain: Chance (Origin)
  • Ghosts of the Holy Ghost Spermic Brotherhood (Resonant Music)
  • The Harris Group: Errands (self-released)
  • Rebecca Harrold: The River of Life (Imaginary Road Studios)
  • Art Johnson/Marc Devine: Blue Sud (Warrant Music/ITI)
  • Joshua Kwassman: Songs of the Brother Spirit (Truth Revolution)
  • Kwes.: Ilp. (Warp) **
  • Jerry Leake: Cubist: Prominence (Rhombus Publishing)
  • Aaron Lebos: Reality (self-released)
  • Little Women: Lung (AUM Fidelity) **
  • Local Natives: Hummingbird (Frenchkiss) **
  • Todd Londagin: Look Out for Love (self-released)
  • The Lone Bellow (Descendant) **
  • Low: The Invisible Way (Sub Pop) **
  • Natalie Maines: Mother (Columbia) **
  • Mac Miller: Watching Movies With the Sound Off (Island) **
  • Ben Monder: Hydra (Sunnyside)
  • Bernie Mora & Tangent: Dandelion (Rhombus)
  • New York Voices: Live: With the WDR Big Band Cologne (Palmetto)
  • Next Collective: Cover Art (Concord) **
  • Van Dyke Parks: Songs Cycled (Bella Union) **
  • Pissed Jeans: Honeys (Sub Pop) **
  • Gregory Porter: Liquid Spirit (Blue Note) **
  • Joshua Redman: Walking Shadows (Nonesuch) **
  • The Ali Ryerson Jazz Flute Big Band: Game Changer (Capri)
  • Sachal Studios Orchestra: Jazz and All That: In Memory of Dave Brubeck (Imagine Music)
  • Dave Slonaker Big Band: Intrada (Origin)
  • Trombone Shorty: Say That to Say This (Verve) **
  • Tropic of Cancer: Restless Idylls (Blackest Ever Black) **
  • Twins of El Dorado: Portend the End (Prom Night)
  • Charles Walker & the Dynamites: Love Is Only Everything (Gemco) **
  • Gretchen Wilson: Right on Time (Redneck) **
  • Phil Woods & the Festival Orchestra: New Celebration (Chiaroscuro)
  • Nate Wooley/C. Spencer Yeh/Audrey Chen/Todd Carter: NCAT (Monotype) **
  • Youth Lagoon: Wondrous Bughouse (Fat Possum) **
  • Carlos Barbosa-Lima & the Havana String Quartet: Leo Brouwer: Beatlerianas (Zoho)
  • Ron Boustead: Mosaic (self-released)
  • The Jay D'Amico Quintet: Tango Caliente (Consolidated Artists Productions)
  • Darkstar: News From Nowhere (Warp) **
  • Petra Haden: Petra Goes to the Movies (Anti-) **
  • Justice: Access All Arenas (Because) **
  • Steve Lindeman: The Day After Yesterday (Jazz Hang)
  • Dana Lyn: Aqualude (Ropeadope) *
  • Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet: In a World of Mallets (Basin Street) **
  • Neon Neon: Praxis Makes Perfect (Lex) **
  • These New Puritans: Field of Reeds (Infectious) **
  • Thundercat: Apocalypse (Brainfeeder) **
  • Luke Bryan: Crash My Party (Capitol Nashville) **
  • Resonance: Introductions (Mandala)


In previous years I tried to separate reissues from compilations, including newly released vault items in the latter. This made sense when I was reviewing a lot of Recycled Goods material, but led to other problems with year-end lists, so as of 2013 anything containing any previously released material is collected here, and anything that is wholly previously unreleased is treated as new, above.

  1. The Velvet Underground: White Light, White Heat [45th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] (1968, Verve, 2CD) **
  2. Kenya Special: Selected East African Recordings From the 1970s & '80s (Soundway, 2CD)
  3. Le Grand Kallé: His Life, His Music (1953-83, Sterns Music, 2CD) **
  4. Lobi Traoré: Bamako Nights: Live at Bar Bozo, 1995 (1995, Glitterbeat) **
  5. Fela Kuti: The Best of Black President 2 (1971-92, Knitting Factory, 2CD) **
  6. Lee Fields: Let's Talk It Over (1979, Truth & Soul) **
  7. New York Art Quartet: Call It Art (1964-65, Triple Point, 5LP)
  8. Matthew Shipp: Greatest Hits (2000-12, Thirsty Ear)
  9. Barney Wilen: Moshi Too: Unreleased Tapes Recorded in Africa, 1969-70 (1969-70, Sonorama) **
  10. Dieuf-Dieul de Thiès: Aw Sa Yone Vol. 1 (Teranga Beat)
  11. Sylvester: Mighty Real: Greatest Dance Hits (1977-81, Fantasy) **
  12. Blind Lemon Jefferson: The Rough Guide to Blues Legends: Blind Lemon Jefferson (1926-29, World Music Network, 2CD) **
  13. Ornette Coleman: Friends and Neighbors: Ornette Live at Prince Street (1970, BGP) **
  14. Orchestra Super Mazembe: Mazembe @ 45RPM Vol. 1 (1975-84, Sterns Africa) **
  15. Rodan: Fifteen Quiet Years (1992-94, Quarterstick) **
  16. Hailu Mergia & His Classical Instrument: Shemonmuanaye (1985, Awesome Tapes From Africa) **
  17. Tommy McCook: Reggae in Jazz (1976, Pressure Sounds) **
  18. Miles Davis: Live in Europe 1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 2 (1969, Columbia/Legacy, 3CD)


  • Von Freeman: The Great Divide (2004, Premonition, LP)

Also Noted:

  • Arnaoudov/Szymanski/Stefens/Park/Xenakis/Minchev: Sonograms (1974-97, Labor)
  • Art Ensemble of Chicago: A Jackson in Your House/Message to Our Folks/Reese and the Smooth Ones (1969, Snapper, 2CD) **
  • Dur-Dur Band: Volume 5 (1987, Awesome Tapes From Africa) **
  • Art Hodes: I Remember Bessie (1976, Delmark)
  • Steve Kuhn: The Vanguard Date (1986, Sunnyside)
  • The Mountain Goats: All Hail West Texas (2002, Merge) **
  • Sedayeh Del: Funk, Psychedelia and Pop From the Iranian Pre-Revolution Generation (Pharaway Sounds)
  • Hank Snow: The Essential Hank Snow (1937-84, RCA/Legacy, 2CD) **
  • Songs: Ohia: Magnolia Electric Co. (2003, Secretly Canadian, 2CD) **
  • Irma Thomas: In Between Tears (1973, Alive Naturalsound) **
  • Robert Wyatt: '68 (1968, Cuneiform) **
  • Neil Young: Live at the Cellar Door (1970, Reprise) **
  • Len Bright Combo: Wreckless Eric Presents the Len Bright Combo (1986, Fire, EP) **
  • Harafin So: Bollywood Inspired Film Music From Hausa Nigeria (Sahel Sounds)
  • Joe Higgs: Unity Is Power (1979, Pressure Sounds) **
  • Lena Hughes: Queen of the Flat Top Guitar (1960s, Tompkins Square, EP) **
  • Roscoe Mitchell Quartet: Live at "A Space" 1975 (1975, Delmark/Sackville)
  • William Onyeabor: World Psychedelic Classics, Vol. 5: Who Is William Onyeabor? (1977-85, Luaka Bop) **
  • Rodion G.A.: The Lost Tapes (1978-84, Strut) **
  • The Rough Guide to Acoustic Africa (2000-12, World Music Network) **
  • Salsa de la Bahia: A Collection of SF Bay Area Salsa and Latin Jazz (2003-10, Patois, 2CD)
  • The Velvet Underground: White Light, White Heat [45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition] (1968, Verve, 3CD) **
  • Tony Bennett: Live at the Sahara: Las Vegas, 1964 (1964, Columbia/Legacy) **
  • Colomach (1974, Soundway) **
  • The Dentists: Some People Are on the Pitch They Think It's All Over It Is Now (1985, Trouble in Mind) **
  • Bill Doggett and His Combo: Fingertips (1963, Columbia/Legacy) **
  • Keith Jarrett: Hymns/Spheres (1976, ECM, 2CD)
  • Maloko: Soul on Fire (1980s, Introducing) **
  • Wes Montgomery: So Much Guitar! [OJC Remasters] (1961, Fantasy/OJC) **
  • Mutazione: Italian Electronic and New Wave Underground 1980-1988 (Strut, 2CD) **
  • Anita O'Day: Have a Merry Christmas With Anita O'Day (1942-70, Kayo Stereophonic, EP) **
  • The Rough Guide to African Disco (1976-2010, World Music Network) **
  • Zoot Sims: Compatibility (1955, Delmark)
  • Leon Thomas: The Creator 1969-1973: The Best of the Flying Dutchman Masters (1969-73, BGP) **
  • Belle and Sebastian: The Third Eye Centre (2002-10, Matador) **
  • Bob Dylan: The Bootleg Series Vol. 10: Another Self Portrait (1969-1971) (Columbia/Legacy)
  • Roky Erickson and the Aliens: The Evil One (1981, Light in the Attic) **
  • Stan Getz Quartet: Live at Montreux 1972 (1972, Eagle Rock) **
  • Joe Williams: Jump for Joy (1963, RCA Victor/Legacy) **


I don't review DVDs. I don't watch DVDs. I don't record them in my database -- well, almost never, anyhow. Part of this is that I don't have the time, the eyes, or at the moment even the equipment. I never request DVDs. Still, some publicists insist on sending them anyway. Here's a list. They're all pending, and will probably remain that way until hell freezes over.


I always come up empty for song lists at year-end poll time. So I thought I'd start here.