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Howard Mandel

20 Dec 2021 4:19 PM | Howard Mandel (Administrator)

For convenience, I've followed the template of the Davis-Hull poll, but for honesty of my enjoyments, I've added albums beyond its proscription.. When the year ends and these lists are compiled, I learn of how much I missed. It's not gone, I'll try to catch up, but (gladly) there's so much more to come.

XXXX (ACT) - Wollny-Parisien-Lefebvre-Lillinger

The Other Shore (El Saffar Music) – Amir ElSaffar Rivers of Sound

. . . And Then There's This (Astral Spirits) – Artifacts (Nicole Mitchell, Tomeka Reid, Mike Reed)

Everything Happens to Me (BAG Production Records) – Ben Goldberg

Kimbrough (Newvelle Records) – Various Artists

Skyline, Gonzalo Rubalcaba-Ron Carter-Jack DeJohnette

A Love Suite for Billie Holiday (Tum) – Wadada Leo Smith

Homeward Bound (Blue Note) – Johnathan Blake

Angels Over Oakanda – Burnt Sugar

The News (ECM) – Andrew Cyrille Quartet


Corona (FMP) Cecil Taylor and Sunny Murray

The Summer House Sessions (Blank Forms Editions) – Don Cherry

A Love Supreme Live in Seattle (Impulse!) John Coltrane 

Best Boxed Set

Julius Hemphill (1938 – 1995): The Boyé Inter-National Crusade for Harmony (New World Records)


Dear Love (Empress Legacy) – Jazzmeia Horn

Petite Fleur (Storyville)Adonis Rose and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra featuring Cyrille Aimée 

Superblue (Edition Records) – Kurt Elling with Charlie Hunter 


Ruminate: Improvisations for Fretless Guitar and Dutar (Worlds Within Worlds) - Gabriel Ahkmad Marin

Jazz with prominent Afro-Caribbean characteristics and marketingChapter 10: Breaking Cover (Picaro Records) -- Papo Vasquez and the Latin Troubadours

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