Six Picks


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

Amir ElSaffar, Alchemy (Pi)

Dave King Trucking Company, Adopted Highway (Sunnyside)

Ghost Train Orchestra, Book of Rhapsodies (Accurate)

Mike McGinnis + 9, Road*Trip (RKM)

Aaron Parks, Arborescence (ECM)

Michele Rosewoman’s New Yor-Uba, A Musical Celebration of Cuba in America (Advance Dance)

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

Ralph Alessi, Baida (ECM)

Geri Allen, Grand River Crossings: Motown & Motor City Inspirations (Motéma)

Samuel Blaser Consort In Motion, A Mirror to Machaut (Songlines)

Linda Oh, Sun Pictures (Greenleaf)

Mario Pavone, Arc Trio (Playscape)

Leron Thomas, Whatever (ind.)

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

The New Gary Burton Quartet, Guided Tour (Mack Avenue)

Leo Genovese, Seeds (Palmetto)

Guillermo Gregorio/Steve Swell/Pandelis Karayorgis, Window and Doorway (Driff)

Hamilton De Holanda & André Mehmari, Gismontipascoal (Adventure)

Ben Monder, Hydra (Sunnyside)

Mike Wofford, It’s Personal (Capri)

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

Jim Black, Antiheroes (Winter & Winter)

Drew Gress, The Sky Inside (Pirouet)

Geoffrey Keezer, Heart of the Piano (Motéma)

Chris Morrissey, North Hero (Sunnyside)

Gary Peacock & Marilyn Crispell, Azure (ECM)

Eric Revis, City of Asylum (Clean Feed)

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

David Ake, Bridges (Posi-Tone)

Terence Blanchard, Magnetic (Blue Note)

Gerald Cleaver’s Black Host, Life in the Sugar Candle Mines (Northern Spy)

Michel Gentile/Daniel Kelly/Rob Garcia, Works (Connection Works)

Steven Lugerner, For We Have Heard (NoBusiness)

Peter Madsen with Alfred Vogel, Soul of the Underground (Playscape)

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

Secret Keeper (Stephan Crump & Mary Halvorson), Super Eight (Intakt)

Jonathan Finlayson & Sicilian Defense, Moment & The Message (Pi)

Will Martina, Modular Living By Design (ind.)

Sean Moran Small Elephant Band, Tusk (NCM East)

Cécile McLorin Salvant, WomanChild (Mack Avenue)

Craig Taborn Trio, Chants (ECM)

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

JD Allen, Grace (Savant)

Steve Coleman and Five Elements, Functional Arrhythmias (Pi)

Kris Davis, Capricorn Climber (Clean Feed)

Jason Mears Electric Quintet, Book of Changes: Part I (Prefecture)

O’Farrill Brothers Band, Sensing Light (Zoho)

Thiefs (Melanine Harmonique)

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

Ches Smith and These Arches, Hammered (Clean Feed)

Benoît Delbecq & Fred Hersch Double Trio, Fun House (Songlines)

Charles Lloyd & Jason Moran, Hagar’s Song (ECM)

Nicholas Payton, #BAM Live at Bohemian Caverns (BMF)

Kendrick Scott Oracle, Conviction (Concord)

Ben Wendel & Dan Tepfer, Small Constructions (Sunnyside)

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

Barry Altschul, The 3dom Factor (TUM)

Ben Goldberg, Subatomic Particle Homesick Blues (BAG)

Eric Hofbauer, American Grace (Creative Nation)

Jonathan Kreisberg, One (New For Now)

Jeremy Manasia, Green Dream (Cellar Live)

David Weiss & Point of Departure, Venture Inward (Posi-Tone)

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

Gregg August, Four By Six (Iacuessa)

Ryan Blotnick, Solo, Volume 1 (ind.)

Ken Hatfield Sextet, For Langston (Arthur Circle)

Rudresh Mahanathappa, Gamak (ACT)

Eric Revis, Parallax (Clean Feed)

Wayne Shorter Quartet, Without a Net (Blue Note)

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