Archive for the ‘Jazz’ Category

Top Ten: October 2016

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

a2976727568_10Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, Real Enemies (New Amsterdam)

John Clark, Sonus Inenarrabilis (Mulatta)

Andrew Cyrille & Bill McHenry, Proximity (Sunnyside)

Mark Dresser Seven, Sedimental You (Clean Feed)

Orrin Evans, #knowingishalfthebattle (Smoke Sessions)

Christopher Hoffman, Silver Cord Quintet (Asclepius)

Joshua Redman & Brad Mehldau, Nearness (Nonesuch)

Jochen Rueckert, Charm Offensive (Pirouet)

Cory Smythe, A U T O TROPHS (ind.)

Tony Moreno Quintet, Short Stories (Mayimba)

Top Ten: September 2016

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

unnamed-4-640x640The Bad Plus, It’s Hard (OKeh/Sony)

Jim Black Trio, The Constant (Intakt)

Anthony Branker & Imagine, Beauty Within (Origin)

Nels Cline, Lovers (Blue Note)

Stephan Crump’s Rhombal (Papillon Sounds)

Fresh Cut Orchestra, Mind Behind Closed Eyes (Ropeadope)

Vinny Golia & Ross Hammond (Prescott)

Tom Harrell, Something Gold, Something Blue (HighNote)

Steve Lehman, Sélébéyone (Pi)

Catherine Russell, Harlem on My Mind (Jazz Village)

Top Ten: August 2016

Friday, August 5th, 2016

a2496835662_16Kris Allen, Beloved (Truth Revolution)

Eden Bareket Trio, Choice (Fresh Sound New Talent)

Uri Caine/Mark Helias/Clarence Penn, Calibrated Thickness (816)

Alexis Cuadrado, Poètica (Sunnyside)

Dave Douglas, Dark Territory (Greenleaf)

Rich Halley 5, The Outlier (Pine Eagle)

Cédric Hanriot & Jason Palmer, City of Poets (Whirlwind)

Fred Hersch Trio, Sunday Night at the Vanguard (Palmetto)

Ark Ovrutski Quintet, Intersection (Origin)

Thumbscrew, Convallaria (Cuneiform)

Top Ten: July 2016

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016


The Bat: Noël Akchoté Plays Pat Metheny (ind.)

Jacob Collier, In My Room (Membran)

Marquis Hill, The Way We Play (Concord)

Dave King Trucking Company, Surrounded By the Night (Sunnyside)

David Murray/Geri Allen/Terri Lyne Carrington, Perfection (Motéma)

Snarky Puppy, Culcha Vulcha (Decca)

Songevity, Safe In Sound (ind.)

Tyshawn Sorey, The Inner Spectrum of Variables (Pi)

Greg Ward & 10 Tongues, Touch My Beloved’s Thought (Greenleaf)

Nate Wooley, Aeronautica (Firehouse 12)

Top Ten: June 2016

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

10269412JD Allen, Americana (Savant)

Mike Baggetta, Spectre (Fresh Sound New Talent)

Greg Burk, Clean Spring (SteepleChase)

Ian Carey Quintet + 1, Interview Music (Kabocha)

Etienne Charles, San Jose Suite (Culture Shock)

The Claudia Quintet, Super Petite (Cuneiform)

Keefe Jackson & Jason Adasiewicz, Rows and Rows (Delmark)

Guillermo Klein, Los Guachos V (Sunnyside)

Ron Stabinsky, Free For One (Hot Cup)

Will Vinson, Perfectly Out of Place (5Passion)

Top Ten: May 2016

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

unnamedPeter Bernstein, Let Loose (Smoke Sessions)

Jack DeJohnette/Ravi Coltrane/Matthew Garrison, In Movement (ECM)

Donald Edwards, Prelude to Real Life (Criss Cross)

Alan Ferber Nonet, Roots & Transitions (Sunnyside)

Jacknife, The Music of Jackie McLean (Primary)

Adam O’Farrill, Stranger Days (Sunnyside)

Noah Preminger, Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground (ind.)

Eric Revis Trio, Crowded Solitudes (Clean Feed)

Cuong Vu Trio Meets Pat Metheny (Nonesuch)

Matt Wilson’s Big Happy Family, Beginning of a Memory (Palmetto)

Top Ten: April 2016

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

notesfromny-imageBill Charlap, Notes From New York (Impulse!)

Patrick Cornelius, While We’re Still Young (Whirlwind)

Vijay Iyer & Wadada Leo Smith, A Cosmic Rhythm with Each Stroke (ECM)

Andy Jaffe Nonet + 4, Arc (Playscape)

Justin Mullens, The Cornucopiad (BJU)

Arturo O’Farrill Sextet, Boss Level (Zoho)

Ralph Peterson, Triangular III (Onyx)

Esperanza Spalding, Emily’s D+Evolution (Concord)

Marcus Strickland’s Twi-Life, Nihil Novi (Blue Note/Revive)

Henry Threadgill’s Ensemble Double-Up, Old Locks and Irregular Verbs (Pi)

Top Ten: March 2016

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

$_35Ralph Alessi, Quiver (ECM)

Rich Brown, Abeng (ind.)

Marc Copland, Zenith (InnerVoice)

Ross Hammond & Sameer Gupta, Upward (Prescott)

Marc Mommaas & Nikolaj Hess, Ballads and Standards (Sunnyside)

Eric Platz, Life After Life (Allos Documents)

Renku, Live in Greenwich Village (Clean Feed)

Logan Richardson, Shift (Blue Note)

Herlin Riley, New Direction (Mack Avenue)

Dan Weiss, Sixteen: Drummers Suite (Pi)

Top Ten: February 2016

Friday, February 5th, 2016

UnknownCyrille Aimée, Let’s Get Lost
(Mack Avenue)

Harris Eisenstadt, Old Growth Forest (Clean Feed)

Oran Etkin, What’s New: Reimagining Benny Goodman (Motéma)

Michael Formanek Ensemble Kolossus, The Distance (ECM)

Great on Paper (Endectomorph)

Adam Larson, Selective Amnesia (Inner Circle)

Ken Peplowski, Enrapture (Capri)

John Raymond & Real Feels (Shifting Paradigm)

Joris Roelofs, Amateur Dentist (Pirouet)

Renee Rosnes, Written in the Rocks (Smoke Sessions)

Top Ten: December 2015

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

a1229572599_10Bathysphere (Driff)

Scott DuBois, Winter Light (ACT)

David Gilmore, Energies of Change (Evolutionary)

Aaron Irwin Quartet, A Room Forever (ind.)

Kneebody + Daedelus, Kneedelus (Brainfeeder)

Adam Larson, Selective Amnesia (Inner Circle)

Dave Liebman Group, The Puzzle (Whaling City)

Peter Paulsen Trio, A Few Thoughts (SquarePegWorks)

Jonathan Powell & Nu Sangha, Beacons of Light (Truth Revolution)

Manuel Valera & Groove Square, Urban Landscape (Destiny)