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Six Picks: September 2014

Monday, September 1st, 2014

My monthly list of recommended CDs, as published in The New York City Jazz Record, September 2014. NOTE: This is the last Six Picks to appear in the paper. From here on I’ll be posting a monthly Top Ten in this space.

Jorrit Dijkstra, Music for Reeds and Electronics: Oakland (Driff)

Orrin Evans, Liberation Blues (Smoke Sessions)

Eric Harland’s Voyager, Vipassana (GSI)

Tom Harrell, TRIP (HighNote)

Kirk Knuffke & Jesse Stacken, Five (SteepleChase)

David Ullmann 8, Corduroy (ind.)


Six Picks: August 2014

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

My monthly list of recommended CDs, as published in The New York City Jazz Record, August 2014:

Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio (Concord)

Peter Brendler, Outside the Line (Posi-Tone)

Wolfgang Muthspiel/Larry Grenadier/Brian Blade, Driftwood (ECM)

Felix Peikli, Royal Flush (Rex)

Andrew Rathbun Quartet, Numbers & Letters (SteepleChase)

Tamarindo, Somos Agua (Clean Feed)


Six Picks: July 2014

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

My monthly list of recommended CDs, as published in The New York City Jazz Record, July 2014:

Oran Etkin, Gathering Light (Motéma)

Rob Garcia 4, The Passion of Color (BJU)

Frank Lacy & The Smalls Legacy Band, Live at Smalls (SmallsLive)

Mark Alban Lotz, Solo Flutes (LopLop)

Ulf Wakenius, Momento Magico (ACT)

Mark Weinstein, Latin Jazz Underground (Zoho)


Six Picks: June 2014

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

My monthly list of recommended CDs, as published in The New York City Jazz Record, June 2014:

Jeff Denson & Joshua White, I’ll Fly Away (pfMENTUM)

John Ellis & Andy Bragen, MOBRO (Parade Light)

Orrin Evans’ Captain Black Big Band, Mother’s Touch (Posi-Tone)

Ideal Bread, Beating the Teens: Songs of Steve Lacy (Cuneiform)

Anne Mette Iversen’s Double Life, So Many Roads (BJU)

Yosvany Terry, New Throned King (5Passion)


Six Picks: May 2014

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

My monthly list of recommended CDs, as published in The New York City Jazz Record, May 2014:

The Bad Plus, The Rite of Spring (Sony Masterworks)

Amy Cervini, Jazz Country (Anzic)

Brian Charette, Square One (Posi-Tone)

Kris Davis Trio, Waiting for You to Grow (Clean Feed)

Rufus Reid, Quiet Pride: The Elizabeth Catlett Project (Motéma)

Matt Slocum, Black Elk’s Dream (Chandra)


Six Picks: April 2014

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

My monthly list of recommended CDs, as published in The New York City Jazz Record, April 2014:

Diego Barber & Craig Taborn, Tales (Sunnyside)

Digital Primitives, Lipsomuch (Hopscotch)

Billy Hart Quartet, One Is the Other (ECM)

Tom Rainey, Obbligato (Intakt)

Pete Robbins, Pyramid (Hate Laugh)

Ton Trio II, On and On (Singlespeed)


Six Picks: March 2014

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

My monthly list of recommended CDs, as published in The New York City Jazz Record, March 2014:

Steve Cardenas, Melody in a Dream (Sunnyside)

Eli Degibri, Twelve (Plus Loin)

Jozef Dumoulin, A Fender Rhodes Solo (BEE Jazz)

Vijay Iyer, Mutations (ECM)

Mehliana, Taming the Dragon (Nonesuch)

Catherine Russell, Bring It Back (Jazz Village)


Six Picks: February 2014

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

My monthly list of recommended CDs, as published in The New York City Jazz Record, February 2014:

Scott Feiner & Pandeiro Jazz, A View from Below (s/r)

Mary Halvorson/Michael Formanek/Tomas Fujiwara, Thumbscrew (Cuneiform)

Jeremy Pelt, Face Forward, Jeremy (HighNote)

Danilo Pérez, Panama 500 (Mack Avenue)

Brandon Ross & Stomu Takeishi, Revealing Essence (Sunnyside)

Helen Sung, Anthem for a New Day (Concord)


Six Picks: January 2014

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

Happy New Year! My monthly list of recommended CDs, as published in The New York City Jazz Record, January 2014:

Marty Ehrlich Large Ensemble, A Trumpet in the Morning (New World)

John Hébert Trio, Floodstage (Clean Feed)

Gary Husband & Alex Machacek, Now (Abstract Logix)

Earl MacDonald, Mirror of the Mind (Death Defying)

Now vs. Now, Earth Analog (s/r)

Jorn Swart, A Day in the Life of Boriz (Mainland)


Six Picks: December 2013

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

My monthly list of recommended CDs, as published in The New York City Jazz Record, December 2013:

Ben Allison, The Stars Look Very Different Today (Sonic Camera)

Jamie Baum Septet +, In This Life (Sunnyside)

Marco Cappelli Acoustic Trio, Le Stagioni Del Commissario Ricciardi (Tzadik)

Myra Melford, Life Carries Me This Way (Firehouse 12)

Billy Mintz, Mintz Quartet (Thirteenth Note)

Colin Stranahan/Glenn Zaleski/Rick Rosato, Limitless (Capri)