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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)



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)


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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