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Mirian Arbalejo

17 Jan 2019 9:02 AM | Mirian Arbalejo

FAVORITE JAZZ ALBUMS OF 2018 (by Mirian Arbalejo)

Both Directions At Once. John Coltrane. (Impulse!) 

Close Up. Sara Serpa. (Clean Feed Records)

CODE GIRL. Mary Halvorson. (Firehouse 12 Records)

Concentric Circles. Kenny Barron Quintet. (Blue Note)

Dirt . . . and More DirtHenry Threadgill 14 or 15 Kestra: Agg. (Pi)

DORAVANTE. Abe Rábade Trío. (Nuba + Karonte Records)

Emanon. Wayne Shorter. (Blue Note Records)

En Dag I Oktober. Hvalfugl. (Hvalfugl Music)

Harmony. Sam Harris (self-released)

Kennedy Meets Gershwin. Nigel Kennedy. (Warner Classics)

Lebroba. Andrew Cyrille. (ECM)

Live In HealdsburgAnat Cohen y Fred Hersch. (Anzic Records)

Music IS. Bill Frisell. (OKeh)

Musical Prophet: The Expanded 1963 New York Studio SessionsEric Dolphy. (Resonance)

Origami Harvest.  Ambrose Akinmusire. (Blue Note Records)

Ours/Theirs. Thumbscrew. (Cuneiform)

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

Seymour Reads The Constitution!. Brad Mehldau Trio. (Nonesuch Records)

Standards In Dublin. Gonzalo del Val with Dave Liebman and Ronan Guilfoyle. (Quadrant Records)

Still Dreaming. Joshua Redman, Ron Miles, Scott Colley, Brian Blade (Nonesuch)

Temporary Kings. Mark Turner and Ethan Iverson. (ECM)

The Art Ensemble of Chicago and Associated Ensembles. (ECM)

The Influencing Machine. Elliot Galvin. (Edition Records)

The Other Side Of Air. Myra Melford's Snowy Egret. (Firehouse 12 Records)

The Window. Cecile McLorin Salvant. (Mack Avenue)

Tokyo '81. Woody Shaw. (Elemental)

Universal Beings. Makaya McCraven. (International Anthem)

Vientos Cruzados. Luis Verde Quartet. (self-released)

WORK. The Complete Compositions of Thelonious Monk. Miles Okazaki. (self-released)

*Mirian has shared these titles in the Francis Davis / NPR Jazz Critics Poll, It Don't Mean A Thing and Cuepoint.

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