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Philip Booth

18 Dec 2018 12:08 PM | Anonymous

My list of ten favorite 2018 releases, along with 25 other notable new recordings, and historical releases. Listed alphabetically, as I hate numerical rankings.

Kenny Barron QuintetConcentric Circles (Blue Note)

Eddie DanielsHeart of Brazil: A Tribute to Egberto Gismonti (Resonance)

Larry Goldings/Peter Bernstein/Bill StewartToy Tunes (Pirouet)

Chris LightcapSuperette (Royal Potato Family)

Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas/Sound PrintsScandal (Greenleaf)

NolatetNo Revenge Necessary (Royal Potato Family)

Joshua Redman/Ron Miles/Scott Colley/Brian BladeStill Dreaming (Nonesuch)

Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big BandWest Side Story Reimagined (Jazzheads)

Antonio Sanchez (featuring WDR Big Band)Channels of Energy (CamJazz)

Wayne ShorterEmanon (Blue Note)

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Historical

John Coltrane, Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album (Impulse)

Miles Davis and John ColtraneThe Final Tour: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6 (Columbia/Legacy)

Charlie Haden & Brad MehldauLong Ago and Far Away (Impulse)

Fred Hersch Trio, ‘97 @ The Village Vanguard (Palmetto)

Art PepperUnreleased Art Pepper Vol. 10: Toronto (Widow’s Taste)

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25 other Notable Jazz Releases

Antonio Adolfo: Encontros -- Orquestra Atlantica (AAM)

Ambrose Akinmusire, Origami Harvest (Blue Note)

Roni Ben-Hur & Harvie S, Introspection (Jazzheads)

Anat Cohen & Fred Hersch, Live in Healdsburg (Anzic)

Chick Corea, The Musician (Concord)

Rob Dixon Trio featuring Charlie Hunter & Mike Clark, Coast to Crossroads (Rob Dixon)

Bill Frisell, Music IS (Okeh/Sony)

Aaron Goldberg, At the Edge of the World (Sunnyside)

Jimmy Haslip/Scott Kinsey/Gergo Borlai, Arc Trio (Blue Canoe)

Carlos Henriquez, Dizzy Con Clave (RodBros)

Fred Hersch Trio, Live in Europe (Palmetto Records)

Charles Lloyd & the Marvels + Lucinda Williams, Vanished Gardens (Blue Note)

Medeski Martin & Wood with Alarm Will Sound, Omnisphere (Indirecto)

Brad Mehldau Trio, Seymour Reads the Constitution! (Nonesuch)

Hendrik Meurkens/Bill Cunliffe, Cabin in the Sky (Height Advantage)

Francois Moutin & Kavita Shaw, Interplay (Dot Time)

Bill O'Connell, Jazz Latin (Savant)

Houston Person & Ron Carter, Remember Love (HighNote)

Charles Pillow Large Ensemble, Electric Miles (MAMA)

Dan Pugachi Nonet, Plus One (Unit)

Cecile McLorin Salvant, The Window (Mack Avenue)

SFJAZZ Collective, Original Compositions & the Music of Ornette Coleman, Stevie Wonder & Thelonious Monk (SFJAZZ)

John Scofield, Combo 66 (Verve)

Dr. Lonnie Smith, All in My Mind (Blue Note)Jim Snidero & Jeremy Pelt, Jubilation! Celebrating Cannonball Adderley (Savant)

Kamasi Washington, Heaven and Earth (Young Turks)






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