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Geoffrey Himes

06 Jan 2019 1:31 PM | Geoffrey Himes

TOP TWENTY JAZZ ALBUMS OF 2018 BY GEOFFREY HIMES


1. Charles Lloyd & the Marvels + Lucinda Williams: Vanished Gardens (Blue Note)

2. Henry Threadgill: Double Up, Plays Double Up Plus (Pi)

3. Steve Coleman: Live at the Village Vanguard, Vol. 1 (Pi)

4. Wayne Shorter: Emanon (Blue Note)

5. Todd Marcus: On These Streets (A Baltimore Story) (Stricker Street)

6. Jason Moran & Bandwagon: Looks of a Lot (Yes)

7. Brad Mehldau Trio: Seymour Reads the Constitution! (Nonesuch)

8. Bill Frisell: Music Is (Okeh)

9. Orrin Evans and the Captain Black Big Band: Presence (Smoke Sessions)

10. SFJazz Collective: Live: SFJazz Center 2017 (SFJazz)

11. Kat Edmonson: Old Fashioned Girl (Spinnerette)

12. Michael Leonhart Orchestra: The Painted Lady Suite (Sunnyside)

13. Allison Miller Carmen Staaf: Science Fair (Sunnyside)

14. Matthew Shipp Quartet: Sonic Fiction (ESP)

15. Jonathan Finlayson: 3 Times Round (Pi)

16. Anat Cohen/Fred Hersch: Live in Healdsburg (Anzic)

17. Jason Palmer: Rhyme and Reason (Giant Steps)

18. Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas Soundprints: Scandal (Greenleaf)

19. Hamid Drake, Ralph M. Jones, Adam Rudolph: Karuna (Meta)

20. Cyrus Chestnut: Kaleidoscope (HighNote)


TOP TWENTY NON-JAZZ ALBUMS OF 2018 BY GEOFFREY HIMES


1. Kevin Gordon: Tilt & Shine (Crowville)

2. Bettye LaVette: Things Have Changed (Verve)

3. Alejandro Escovedo & Don Antonio: The Crossing (Yep Roc)

4. The Decemberists: Iā€™ll Be Your Girl (Capitol)

5. Rosanne Cash: She Remembers Everything (Blue Note)

6. Ashley McBryde: Girl Going Nowhere (Atlantic)

7. Meshell Ndegeocello: Ventriloquism (Naive)

8. Ashley McBryde: Girl Going Nowhere (Warner Bros. Nashville)

9. Pistol Annies: Interstate Gospel (RCA/ShopKeeper)

10. Courtney Marie Andrews: May Your Kindness Remain (Mama Bird)

11. Robbie Fulks & Linda Gail Lewis: Wild! Wild! Wild! (Bloodshot)

12. Paul McCartney: Egypt Station (Capitol)

13. Charley Crockett: Lonesome as a Shadow (Thirty Tigers)

14. Lonnie Holley: Mith (Jagjaguway)

15. Paul Kelly: Nature (Cooking Vinyl/Gawd Aggie)

16. Old Crow Medicine Show: Volunteers (Columbia)

17. Blood Orange: Negro Swan (Domino)

18. Lucero: Among the Ghosts (Liberty & Lament/Thirty Tigers)

19. Elvis Costello & the Imposters: Look Now (Concord)

20. The Bottle Rockets: Bit Logic (Bloodshot)


TOP TEN HISTORICAL ALBUMS OF 2018 BY GEOFFREY HIMES


1. Miles Davis & John Coltrane: The Final Tour: The Bootleg Series Vol. 6 (Columbia/Legacy)

2. The Beatles: The Beatles (White Album) Super Deluxe Edition (Capitol)

3. John Coltrane: Both Directions at Once (Impulse)

4. Bobbie Gentry: The Girl from Chickasaw County (Capitol)

5. The Kinks: Village Green Preservation Society (BMG)

6. Neil Young: Roxy: Tonight's the Night (Reprise)

7. The Louvin Brothers: Love and Wealth: The Lost Recordings (Modern Harmonic)

8. Bob Dylan: More Blood, More Tracks (Columbia/Legacy)

9. Woody Shaw: Tokyo ā€™81 (Elemental)

10. Maggie Roche: Where Do I Come From: Selected Songs (Storysound)



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