Rhapsody Streamnotes: Year 2019 Index

June 24

  1. Akiko Hamilton Dechter: Equal Time (2018 [2019], Capri) B+(*)
  2. Melissa Aldana: Visions (2019, Motéma) B+(**)
  3. Fabian Almazan Trio: This Land Abounds With Life (2018 [2019], Biophilia) B+(*)
  4. Rodrigo Amado/Gonçalo Almeida/Onno Govaert [The Attic]: Summer Bummer (2018 [2019], NoBusiness) A-
  5. Rodrigo Amado/Chris Corsano: No Place to Fall (2014 [2019], Astral Spirits) B+(**)
  6. Angles 9: Beyond Us (2018 [2019], Clean Feed) B+(***)
  7. Brad Barrett/Joe Morris/Tyshawn Sorey: Cowboy Transfiguration (2018 [2019], Fundacja Sluchaj) B+(***)
  8. Bruce Barth: Sunday (2017 [2018], Blau) B+(**)
  9. Albert Beger Quartet: The Gate (2017 [2019], NoBusiness) B+(***)
  10. Jerry Bergonzi: The Seven Rays (2019, Savant) B+(*)
  11. Big Thief: U.F.O.F. (2019, 4AD) A-
  12. Alan Broadbent Trio: New York Notes (2019, Savant) A-
  13. François Carrier/Alexander Hawkins/John Edwards/Michel Lambert: Nirguna (2017 [2019], Fundacja Sluchaj, 2CD) B+(***)
  14. Trish Clowes: Ninety Degrees Gravity (2019, Basho) B+(**)
  15. Anat Cohen Tentet: Triple Helix (2019, Anzic) B+(**)
  16. Avishai Cohen: Arvoles (2019, Razdaz/Sunnyside) B+(***)
  17. Denzel Curry: Zuu (2019, Loma Vista) B+(**)
  18. Dave Douglas/Uri Caine/Andrew Cyrille: Devotion (2018 [2019], Greenleaf Music) B+(*)
  19. Hamid Drake/Joe McPhee: Keep Going (2018, Corbett vs. Dempsey) B+(***)
  20. Rosana Eckert: Sailing Home (2018 [2019], OA2) B
  21. Ezra Collective: You Can't Steal My Joy (2019, Enter the Jungle) B
  22. Fennesz: Agora (2019, Touch) B
  23. Craig Finn: I Need a New War (2019, Partisan) B+(***)
  24. Fontaines D.C.: Dogrel (2019, Partisan) B+(***)
  25. Satoko Fujii/Ramon Lopez: Confluence (2018 [2019], Libra) B+(***)
  26. Mark Guiliana: Beat Music! Beat Music! Beat Music! (2019, Motéma) B
  27. Mats Gustafsson/Jason Adasiewicz: Timeless (2017 [2019], Corbett vs. Dempsey) B+(*)
  28. Tom Harrell: Infinity (2018 [2019], HighNote) B+(**)
  29. Injury Reserve: Injury Reserve (2019, Senaca Village) B+(***)
  30. Per 'Texas' Johansson/Torbjörn Zetterberg/Konrad Agnas: Orakel (2018 [2019], Moserobie) A-
  31. Ryan Keberle & Catharsis: The Hope I Hold (2018 [2019], Greenleaf Music) B+(**)
  32. Angelique Kidjo: Celia (2019, Verve) B+(*)
  33. La La Lars: La La Lars II (2019, Headspin) B+(**)
  34. Matt Lavelle Quartet: Hope (2019, Unseen Rain) B+(**)
  35. Xavier Lecouturier: Carrier (2018 [2019], Origin) B
  36. Kedr Livanskiy: Your Need (2019, 2MR) B
  37. Rosie Lowe: Yu (2019, Wolf Tone) B+(**)
  38. Kelsey Lu: Blood (2019, Columbia) B+(**)
  39. Martha: Love Keeps Kicking (2019, Dirtnap) B+(**)
  40. Greta Matassa: Portrait (2019, Origin) B
  41. Dom Minasi: Remembering Cecil (2019, Unseen Rain) B+(***)
  42. Dom Minasi/Juampy Juarez: Freeland (2018, Cirko) B+(*)
  43. Thurston Moore/Frank Rosaly: Marshmallow Moon Decorum (2012 [2019], Corbett vs. Dempsey) B+(*)
  44. Maren Morris: Girl (2019, Columbia Nashville) B
  45. The Mountain Goats: In League With Dragons (2019, Merge) B+(**)
  46. The National: I Am Easy to Find (2019, 4AD) B+(**)
  47. Nobject [Martin Küchen/Rafal Mazur/Vasco Trilla]: X-Rayed (2018 [2019], Fundacja Sluchaj, 2CD) B+(**)
  48. Linda May Han Oh: Aventurine (2017 [2019], Biophilia) B+(**)
  49. Matt Olson: 789 Miles (2018 [2019], OA2) B+(**)
  50. Orville Peck: Pony (2019, Sub Pop) B-
  51. Lee Scratch Perry: Rainford (2019, On-U Sound) A-
  52. Red Kite: Red Kite (2019, RareNoise) B+(**)
  53. Marlene Rosenberg: MLK Convergence (2016 [2019[, Origin) B+(***)
  54. Rotten Girlz: Punk You (2018 [2019], Sazas) B+(*)
  55. RPM: Just Like Falling (2019, Unseen Rain) B+(**)
  56. Chanda Rule: Sapphire Dreams (2016 [2019], PAO) B
  57. The Jamie Saft Quartet: Hidden Corners (2019, RareNoise) B+(**)
  58. Samo Salamon & Freequestra: Free Sessions, Vol. 2: Freequestra (2016 [2019], Klopotec) A-
  59. Samo Salamon/Szilárd Mezei/Jaka Berger: Swirling Blind Unstilled (2018 [2019], Klopotec) B+(**)
  60. Erik Skov: Liminality (2018 [2019], OA2) B+(*)
  61. Slowthai: Nothing Great About Britain (2019, Method) B+(***)
  62. Ståhls Trio: Källtorp Sessions: Volume One (2017-18 [2019], Moserobie) B+(***)
  63. Mary Stallings: Songs Were Made to Sing (2019, Smoke Sessions) B+(*)
  64. Peter Stampfel and the Atomic Meta Pagans: The Ordovician Era (2019, Don Giovanni) B+(*)
  65. Mavis Staples: We Get By (2019, Anti-) A-
  66. The Twilight Sad: It Won/t Be Like This All the Time (2019, Rock Action) B
  67. Tyler, the Creator: Igor (2019, Columbia) B+(**)
  68. Federico Ughi: Transoceanico (2016 [2019], 577) A-
  69. Vampire Weekend: Father of the Bride (2019, Columbia) B+(**)
  70. Ken Vandermark/Mats Gustafsson: Verses (2013 [2019], Corbett vs. Dempsey) B+(**)
  71. Weyes Blood: Titanic Rising (2019, Sub Pop) B-
  72. Jamila Woods: Legacy! Legacy! (2019, Jagjaguwar) A-
  73. Amarcord Nino Rota (1981 [2018], Corbett vs. Dempsey) A-
  74. Paul Bley/Gary Peacock/Paul Motian: When Will the Blues Leave (1999 [2019], ECM) B+(**)
  75. Alex Chilton: Songs From Robin Hood Lane (1991-94 [2019], Bar/None) B+(*)
  76. Agustí Fernández Trio With William Parker & Susie Ibarra: One Night at the Joan Miró Foundation: July 16th, 1998 (1998 [2019], Fundacja Sluchaj) A-
  77. Beaver Harris/Don Pullen 360° Experience: A Well Kept Secret (1984 [2018], Corbett vs. Dempsey) B+(***)
  78. Steve Lacy: Stamps (1977-78 [2018], Corbett vs. Dempsey, 2CD) B+(***)
  79. Joe McPhee/Mats Gustafsson: Brace for Impact (2007 [2018], Corbett vs. Dempsey) B+(***)
  80. Sam Rivers Trio: Emanation (1971 [2019], NoBusiness) A-
  81. Team Dresch: Personal Best (1994 [2019], Jealous Butcher, EP) B+(*)
  82. Team Dresch: Choices, Chances, Changes: Singles & Comptracks 1994-2000 (1994-2000 [2019], Jealous Butcher) B+(*)
  83. Fred Anderson: Dark Day + Live in Verona (1979 [2001], Atavistic Unheard Music Series, 2CD) A-
  84. Fred Anderson Quartet: The Milwaukee Tapes Vol. 1 (1980 [2000], Atavistic Unheard Music Series) B+(***)
  85. Steve Beresford/Tristan Honsinger/David Toop/Toshinori Kondo: Double Indemnity/Imitation of Life (1980-81 [2001], Atavistic Unheard Music Series) B+(*)
  86. Jerry Bergonzi Trio: Lost in the Shuffle (1998, Double Time) B+(**)
  87. Jerry Bergonzi: Spotlight on Standards (2016, Savant) B+(***)
  88. The Peter Brötzmann Trio: For Adolphe Sax (1967 [2002], Atavistic Unheard Music Series) B+(*)
  89. The Peter Brötzmann Sextet & Quartet: Nipples (1969 [2000], Atavistic Unheard Music Series) B+(***)
  90. The Peter Brötzmann Sextet/Quartet: More Nipples (1969 [2003], Atavistic Unheard Music Series) B+(***)
  91. Günter Christmann/Torsten Müller/LaDonna Smith/Davey Williams: White Earth Streak (1983 [2002], Atavistic Unheard Music Series) B
  92. Franco Et TP OK Jazz: 1967/1968 (1967-68 [1992], Sonodisc) A-
  93. Franco Et TP OK Jazz: 1966/1968 (1966-68 [1992], Sonodisc) B+(***)
  94. Franco & Le TP OK Jazz: 1971/1972: Likambo Ya Ngana (1971-72 [1994], Sonodisc) A-
  95. Franco, Vicky Et L'OK Jazz: Marceline Oh! Oh! (1972 [1998], Sonodisc) B+(***)
  96. Franco Et Le T.P. OK Jazz: 79/80/81 Live: Kinshasa Makambo (1979-81 [1994], Sonodisc) B+(***)
  97. Franco Et Le TP OK Jazz: Makambo Ezali Bourreau: 1982/1984/1985 (1982-85 [1994], Sonodisc) B+(***)
  98. Franco/Simaro/Jolie Detta Et Le T.P. O.K. Jazz: 1986-1987-1988 (1986-88 [1994], Sonodisc) A-
  99. Franco Et Le TP OK Jazz: Les Rumeurs (Inedits 1988-1989) (1988-89 [1994], Sonodisc) B+(***)
  100. Guillermo Gregorio: Otra Musica: Tape Music, Fluxus & Free Improvisation in Buenos Aires 1963-70 (1963-70 [2000], Atavistic Unheard Music Series) B
  101. Mats Gustafsson: Torturing the Saxophone (2008-13 [2014], Corbett vs. Dempsey) B+(*)
  102. Staffan Harde: Staffan Harde (1968-71 [2015], Corbett vs. Dempsey) B+(**)
  103. Steve Lacy/Steve Potts Featuring the Voice of Irène Aebi: Tips (1979 [2015], Corbett vs. Dempsey) B-
  104. Jimmy Lyons: Jump Up (1978 [2016], Corbett vs. Dempsey, 2CD) A-
  105. Joe McPhee Quintet/Ernie Bostic Quartet: Live at Vassar 1970 (1970 [2011], Corbett vs. Dempsey, 2CD) B+(*)
  106. Joe McPhee: The Willisau Concert (1975 [2017], Corbett vs. Dempsey) A-
  107. Joe McPhee: Variations on a Blue Line/'Round Midnight (1977 [2012], Corbett vs. Dempsey) B+(**)
  108. Joe McPhee: Glasses (1977 [2012], Corbett vs. Dempsey) B+(***)
  109. Joe McPhee: Alone Together: The Solo Ensemble Recordings 1974 & 1979 (1974-79 [2015], Corbett vs. Dempsey) B+(***)
  110. Joe McPhee & André Jaume: Nuclear Family (1979 [2016], Corbett vs. Dempsey) B+(***)
  111. Louis Moholo/Larry Stabbins/Keith Tippett: Tern (1982 [2003], Atavistic Unheard Music Series) A-
  112. Lee Perry: Africa's Blood (1971, Trojan) B+(*)
  113. Lee Perry and the Upsetters: Some of the Best (1968-79 [1985], Heartbeat) B+(***)
  114. Pipeline: Pipeline (2000 [2013], Corbett vs. Dempsey) A-
  115. Tom Prehn Quartet: Axiom (1963-66 [2015], Corbett vs. Dempsey) A-
  116. Tom Prehn Quartet: Prehn Kvartet (1967 [2001], Atavistic Unheard Music Series) B+(***)
  117. The Upsetters: Super Ape (1976, Mango) A-
  118. The Upsetters: Return of the Super Ape (1978, Upsetter) B+(**)
  119. Phillip Wilson: Esoteric (1977-78 [2016], Corbett vs. Dempsey) B+(*)

May 27

  1. Greg Abate with the Tim Ray Trio: Gratitude: Stage Door Live @ The Z (2019, Whaling City Sound) B+(***)
  2. Charlie Apicella & Iron City: Groove Machine (2018 [2019], OA2) B+(*)
  3. Teodross Avery: After the Rain: A Night for Coltrane (2019, Tompkins Square) B+(***)
  4. Beyoncé: Homecoming: The Live Album (2018 [2019], Columbia, 2CD) B
  5. Carlos Bica/Daniel Erdmann/DJ Illvibe: I Am the Escaped One (2018 [2019], Clean Feed) B+(*)
  6. Brooks & Dunn: Reboot (2019, Arista Nashville) B
  7. George Cables: I'm All Smiles (2019, HighNote) B+(**)
  8. Camp Cope: How to Socialise & Make Friends (2018, Run for Cover) B+(***)
  9. The Campfire Flies: Sparks Like Litle Stars (2019, OverPop Music) A-
  10. Steve Davis: Correlations (2019, Smoke Sessions) B+(*)
  11. Ani DiFranco: No Walls: Mixtape (2019, Righteous Babe) A-
  12. Mark Dresser Seven: Ain't Nothing but a Cyber Coup & You (2018 [2019], Clean Feed) B+(**)
  13. Rebecca DuMaine and the Dave Miller Combo: Chez Nous (2018 [2019], Summit) B+(**)
  14. Elder Ones: From Untruth (2019, Northern Spy) B
  15. Epic Beard Men: Season 1 (2018, Strange Famous) B+(**)
  16. Epic Beard Men: This Was Supposed to Be Fun (2019, Strange Famous) A-
  17. The Fictive Five: Anything Is Possible (2018 [2019], Clean Feed) B+(**)
  18. Satoko Fujii: Solo Piano: Stone (2018 [2019], Libra) B+(**)
  19. Luke Gillespie: Moving Mists (2018 [2019], Patois) B+(*)
  20. John Hart: Crop Circles (2017 [2019], SteepleChase) B+(**)
  21. Fred Hersch & the WDR Big Band: Begin Again (2019, Palmetto) B+(*)
  22. The Invisible Party: Shumankind (2017 [2018], Chant) A-
  23. Peter Jensen & DR Big Band: Stand on Your Feet and Fight: Voices of the Danish West Indies (2018 [2019], ILK) B+(*)
  24. Carly Rae Jepsen: Dedicated (2019, 604/School Boy/Interscope) B+(***)
  25. Norah Jones: Begin Again (2019, Blue Note, EP) B
  26. Kehlani: While We Wait (2019, Atlantic/TSNMI) B+(**)
  27. L7: Scatter the Rats (2019, Blackheart) B+(***)
  28. Jon Lipscomb Quartet: Fodder (2016 [2018], self-released) B+(**)
  29. Doug MacDonald: Califournia Quartet (2018 [2019], Dmacmusic) B+(*)
  30. Jørgen Mathisen's Instant Light: Mayhall's Object (2018 [2019], Clean Feed) A-
  31. The Pete McGuinness Jazz Orchestra: Along for the Ride (2018 [2019], Summit) B
  32. Matt Mitchell: Phalanx Ambassadors (2018 [2019], Pi) B+(**)
  33. Yoko Miwa Trio: Keep Talkin' (2019, Ocean Blue Tear Music) B+(***)
  34. Youssou N'Dour: History (2019, Naïve/Believe) A-
  35. Phicus + Martin Küchen: Sumpflegende (2017 [2019], Fundacja Sluchaj) B+(*)
  36. Priests: The Seduction of Kansas (2019, Sister Polygon) B+(***)
  37. Ellynne Rey: The Birdsong Project (2019, self-released) B
  38. Rent Romus' Life's Blood Ensemble: Side Three: New Work (2018 [2019], Edgetone) B+(***)
  39. Scheen Jazzorkester & Thomas Johansson: «As We See It . . . » (2019, Clean Feed) B+(***)
  40. The Selva: Canicula Rosa (2018 [2019], Clean Feed) B+(**)
  41. Senyawa: Sujud (2018, Sublime Frequencies) B+(***)
  42. Marcus Shelby Orchestra: Transitions (2017 [2019], MSO) B+(*)
  43. The Richard Shulman Trio: Waltzing out of Town (2019, RichHeart Music) B+(*)
  44. Gwilym Simcock: Near and Now (2018 [2019], ACT) B
  45. Matthias Spillmann Trio: Live at the Bird's Eye Jazz Club (2017 [2019], Clean Feed) B+(**)
  46. Spring Roll: Episodes (2017-18 [2019], Clean Feed) B+(*)
  47. Ben Stapp/Joe Morris: Mind Creature Sound Dasein (2017 [2019], Fundacja Sluchaj) B+(*)
  48. Oli Steidle & the Killing Popes: Ego Pills (2017 [2019], Shhpuma) B-
  49. Norbert Susemihl/Chloe Feoranzo/Harry Mayronne/Barnaby Gold: The New Orleans Dance Hall Quartet: Tricentennial Hall Dance 17, October (2018 [2019], Sumi) A-
  50. Tanya Tagaq: Toothsayer (2019, Six Shooter, EP) B+(**)
  51. Aki Takase Japanic: Thema Prima (2018 [2019], BMC) B+(***)
  52. The United States Air Force Band: The Jazz Heritage Series: 2019 Radio Broadcasts (2019, self-released, 4CD) C-
  53. Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet: The Rhythm of Invention (2019, Patois) B+(*)
  54. Rodney Whitaker: Common Ground: The Music of Gregg Hill (2017 [2019], Origin) B+(*)
  55. The Dave Wilson Quartet: One Night at Chris' (2018 [2019], Dave Wilson Music) B+(***)
  56. Nilüfer Yanya: Miss Universe (2019, ATO) A-
  57. A Day in the Life: Impressions of Pepper (2018, Impulse!) B+(*)
  58. L7: Pretend We're Dead: Best of L7 (1992-97 [2019], Warner Music Group) A
  59. Kinloch Nelson: Partly on Time: Recordings 1968-1970 (1968-70 [2019], Tompkins Square) B+(*)
  60. Nigeria 70: No Wahala: Highlife, Afro-Funk and Juju 1973-1987 (1973-87 [2019], Strut) A-
  61. Greg Abate Quartet: Bop City: Live at Birdland (1991, Candid) B+(***)
  62. Greg Abate: Straight Ahead (1992 [1993], Candid) B+(**)
  63. Greg Abate Quintet: Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1995, Candid) B+(*)
  64. Greg Abate Quintet: Bop Lives! (1996, Blue Chip Jazz) B+(**)
  65. Greg Abate: Evolution (2002, 1201 Music) B+(***)
  66. Greg Abate/Alan Barnes: Birds of a Feather (2007 [2008], Woodville) A-
  67. The Teodross Avery Quartet: In Other Words (1994, GRP) B+(**)
  68. Teodross Avery & the 5th Power: New Day, New Groove (1998 [2001], 5th Power) B+(*)
  69. Teodross Avery: Bridging the Gap: Hop-Hop Jazz (2008, BTG Music) B-
  70. Jerry Bergonzi: Intersecting Lines (2012 [2014], Savant) A-
  71. Jerry Bergonzi: Dog Star (2017, Savant) B+(***)
  72. George Cables: Cables Vision (1979 [1992], Contemporary/OJC) B
  73. George Cables Trio: Beyond Forever (1991 [1992], SteepleChase) B+(**)
  74. George Cables: Quiet Fire (1994 [1995], SteepleChase) B+(***)
  75. George Cables: Person to Person (1995, SteepleChase) B+(***)
  76. George Cables Trio: Skylark (1995 [1996], SteepleChase) B+(***)
  77. George Cables Trio: Dark Side, Light Side (1996 [1997], SteepleChase) B+(***)
  78. George Cables Trio: Bluesology (1998, SteepleChase) B+(***)
  79. George Cables: One for My Baby (2000, SteepleChase) B+(**)
  80. Betty Carter/Ray Bryant: Meet Betty Carter and Ray Bryant (1955-56 [1996], Columbia) B+(*)
  81. Betty Carter: The Modern Sound of Betty Carter (1960, ABC) B+(*)
  82. Betty Carter: Inside Betty Carter (1964-65 [1993], Capitol Jazz) B+(*)
  83. Betty Carter: Finally, Betty Carter (1969 [1975], Roulette) B+(*)
  84. Betty Carter: At the Village Vanguard (1970 [1993], Verve) B+(**)
  85. Betty Carter: The Betty Carter Album (1976 [1988], Verve) B
  86. Ray Charles: Ray Charles (1953-56 [1957], Atlantic) A
  87. Ray Charles: The Great Ray Charles (1956 [1957], Atlantic) B+(**)
  88. Ray Charles: The Genius After Hours (1956-57 [1961], Atlantic) B+(**)
  89. Ray Charles: Yes Indeed! (1952-58 [1958], Atlantic) A-
  90. Ray Charles: What'd I Say (1952-59 [1959], Atlantic) A
  91. Ray Charles: The Genius of Ray Charles (1959, Atlantic) B+(**)
  92. Ray Charles: Ray Charles In Person (1959 [1960], Atlantic) B+(*)
  93. Ray Charles: Ray Charles Live (1958-59 [1987], Atlantic) B+(***)
  94. Ray Charles: The Genius Sings the Blues (1952-60 [1961], Atlantic) B+(***)
  95. Ray Charles: The Best of Ray Charles: The Atlantic Years (1951-59 [1994], Rhino) A-
  96. Ray Charles: Greatest Country and Western Hits (1962-66 [1988], DCC) A-
  97. Ray Charles/Betty Carter: Ray Charles and Betty Carter (1961, ABC) B
  98. Ani DiFranco: Red Letter Year (2008, Righteous Babe) A-
  99. Ani DiFranco: Binary (2017, Righteous Babe) B+(*)
  100. Carly Rae Jepsen: Tug of War (2008, Maple Music/Fontana North) B+(***)
  101. L7: L7 (1988, Epitaph) B+(***)
  102. Jon Lipscomb: Solo Guitar Improvisations Vol. 1 (2016, self-released) B+(*)
  103. David "Fathead" Newman: Fathead: Ray Charles Presents David 'Fathead' Newman (1958 [1960], Atlantic) B+(*)
  104. David Newman: Fire! At the Village Vanguard (1988 [1989], Atlantic) B+(**)
  105. David "Fathead" Newman: Chillin' (1998 [1999], HighNote) B+(*)
  106. David "Fathead" Newman: Keep the Spirits Singing (2000 [2001], HighNote) B+(*)
  107. David "Fathead" Newman: The Gift (2002 [2003], High Note) B+(*)
  108. David "Fathead" Newman: Song for the New Man (2004, HighNote) B+(***)
  109. Larry Ochs: The Fictive Five (2014 [2015], Tzadik) B+(*)
  110. Art Pepper/George Cables: Tête-À-Tête (1982 [1983], Galaxy) A-
  111. Art Pepper/George Cables: Goin' Home (1982, Galaxy) B+(***)
  112. Walt Weiskopf: Night Lights (1995, Double Time) B+(**)
  113. Walt Weiskopf: Song for My Mother (1995 [1996], Criss Cross) B+(***)
  114. Walt Weiskopf: Sleepless Nights (1996 [1998], Criss Cross) B+(***)
  115. Walt Weiskopf: Anytown (1998, Criss Cross) B+(**)
  116. Walt Weiskopf: Siren (1999, Criss Cross) B+(***)
  117. Walt Weiskopf: Man of Many Colors (2001 [2002], Criss Cross) B+(***)
  118. Walt Weiskopf: Sight to Sound (2003 [2004], Criss Cross) B+(**)
  119. Walt Weiskopf: Open Road (2014 [2015], Posi-Tone) B+(***)
  120. Walt Weiskopf: Fountain of Youth (2016 [2017], Posi-Tone) B+(**)
  121. The Coathangers: The Devil You Know (2019, Suicide Squeeze) A-
  122. Assif Tsahar/William Parker/Hamid Drake: In Between the Tumbling a Stillness (2015 [2018], Hopscotch) A

April 29

  1. Kevin Abstract: Arizona Baby (2019, Question Everything/RCA) B+(**)
  2. Charlotte Adigéry: Zandoli (2019, Deewee, EP) B+(**)
  3. Juan Álamo & Marimjazzia: Ruta Panoramica (2016 [2019], Summit) B+(**)
  4. Anderson .Paak: Ventura (2019, Aftermath/12 Tone Music) B+(***)
  5. Angel-Ho: Death Becomes Her (2019, Hyperdub) B+(*)
  6. Brittany Anjou: Enamigo Reciprokataj (2015-16 [2019], Origin) B+(**)
  7. Laurie Antonioli: The Constant Passage of Time (2018 [2019], Origin) B+(**)
  8. Art Ensemble of Chicago: We Are on the Edge: A 50th Anniversary Celebration (2018 [2019], Pi, 2CD) B+(**)
  9. Michaël Attias: Ëchos La Nuit (2018 [2019], Out of Your Head) B+(**)
  10. Seamus Blake: Guardians of the Heart Machine (2017 [2019], Whirlwind) B+(***)
  11. Blu & Oh No: A Long Red Hot Los Angeles Summer Night (2019, Native Sounds) B+(**)
  12. Art "Turk" Burton: Ancestral Spirits (2019, T N' T Music) A-
  13. Etienne Charles: Carnival: The Sound of a People Vol. 1 (2019, Culture Shock Music) B+(**)
  14. The Chemical Brothers: No Geography (2019, Virgin EMI) A-
  15. Chord Four: California Avant Garde (2016 [2019], self-released) B+(***)
  16. Club D'Elf: Night Sparkles (Live) (2011 [2019], Face Pelt) B+(***)
  17. Romain Collin: Tiny Lights: Genesis (2019, XM) B+(**)
  18. The Comet Is Coming: Trust in the Lifeforce of the Deep Mystery (2019, Impulse!) B+(**)
  19. Control Top: Covert Contracts (2019, Get Better) A-
  20. Cooper Moore/Stephen Gauci: Studio Sessions Vol. 1 (2019, Gaucimusic) B+(***)
  21. Ronnie Cuber: Straight Street (2010 [2019], SteepleChase) B+(***)
  22. Jordon Dixon: On! (2019, self-released) B+(***)
  23. Stella Donnelly: Beware of the Dogs (2019, Secretly Canadian) B+(***)
  24. Steve Earle & the Dukes: Guy (2019, New West) B+(***)
  25. Billy Eilish: When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (2019, Darkroom/Interscope) A-
  26. Fleurine: Brazilian Dream (2018 [2019], Pure Imagination) B+(**)
  27. Anat Fort Trio: Colour (2019, Sunnyside) B+(**)
  28. Four: There You Go Thinking Again (2018 [2019], Jazz Hang) B
  29. Martin Frawley: Undone at 31 (2019, Merge) B+(***)
  30. George Freeman: George the Bomb! (2018 [2019], Blujazz/Southport) B+(**)
  31. Bill Frisell/Thomas Morgan: Epistrophy (2016 [2019], ECM) B+(*)
  32. Larry Fuller: Overjoyed (2018 [2019], Capri) B+(***)
  33. Stephen Gauci/Sandy Ewan/Adam Lane/Kevin Shea: Live at the Bushwick Series (2019, Gaucimusic) B+(*)
  34. Ben Lamar Gay: Confetti in the Sky Like Fireworks [This Is Bate Bola OST] (2018 [2019], International Anthem) B
  35. Polly Gibbons: All I Can Do (2019, Resonance) B
  36. Girls on Grass: Dirty Power (2019, self-released) B+(**)
  37. Ariana Grande: Thank U, Next (2019, Republic) B+(**)
  38. Ross Hammond & Sameer Gupta: Mystery Well (2018, Prescott) B+(***)
  39. William Hooker: Cycle of Restoration (2018 [2019], FPE) B+(*)
  40. Salif Keita: Un Autre Blanc (2018 [2019], Naive) B+(***)
  41. Khalid: Suncity (2018, RCA, EP) B+(*)
  42. Khalid: Free Spirit (2019, RCA) B+(***)
  43. Larry Koonse: New Jazz Standards Vol. 4 (2019, Summit) B
  44. Joachim Kühn: Melodic Ornette Coleman: Piano Works XIII (2018 [2019], ACT) B+(*)
  45. Pablo Lanouguere Quintet: Eclectico (2019, self-released) B+(**)
  46. Remy Le Boeuf: Light as a Word (2017 [2019], Outside In Music) B+(**)
  47. Jenny Lewis: On the Line (2019, Warner Bros.) B+(*)
  48. Lizzo: Cuz I Love You (2019, Nice Life/Atlantic) A-
  49. Russ Lossing: Changes (2018 [2019], SteepleChase) B+(***)
  50. Russ Lossing: Motian Music (2019, Sunnyside) B+(**)
  51. Amber Mark: Conexão (2018, Virgin EMI, EP) B+(**)
  52. Wynton Marsalis: Bolden: Music From the Original Soundtrack (2019, Blue Engine) B+(***)
  53. Lisa Maxwell's Jazz Orchestra: Shiny! (2019, Uncle Marvin Music) B+(*)
  54. Reba McEntire: Stronger Than the Truth (2019, Big Machine) B+(*)
  55. Mekons: Deserted (2019, Bloodshot) B+(***)
  56. Xose Miguélez: Ontology (2018 [2019], Origin) B+(**)
  57. Mdou Moctar: Ilana: The Creator (2019, Sahle Sounds) B+(***)
  58. Billy Mohler: Focus! (2019, Make) A-
  59. Helado Negro: This Is How You Smile (2019, RVNG Intl) B+(*)
  60. New Orleans Jazz Orchestra: Songs: The Music of Allen Toussaint (2018 [2019], Storyville) B+(**)
  61. OGJB Quartet [Oliver Lake/Graham Haynes/Joe Fonda/Barry Altschul]:B+(***): Bamako (2016 [2019], TUM) B+(***)
  62. Sam Ospovat: Ride Angles (2018 [2019], Skirl) B+(**)
  63. Nicki Parrott: From New York to Paris (2019, Arbors) B+(**)
  64. Bennett Paster: Indivisible (2018 [2019], self-released) B+(*)
  65. Pedro the Lion: Phoenix (2019, Polyvinyl) B+(**)
  66. Jeremy Pelt: Jeremy Pelt the Artist (2018 [2019], HighNote) B+(*)
  67. Ivo Perelman/Mat Maneri/Nate Wooley: Strings 3 (2018 [2019], Leo) B+(*)
  68. Ivo Perelman/Mat Maneri/Nate Wooley/Matthew Shipp: Strings 4 (2018 [2019], Leo) B+(***)
  69. Pet Shop Boys: Agenda (2019, X2, EP) B+(**)
  70. Pet Shop Boys: Inner Sanctum (2018 [2019], X2) A-
  71. Quelle Chris: Guns (2019, Mello Music Group) B+(***)
  72. Andrew Rathbun: Character Study (2017 [2018], SteepleChase) B+(**)
  73. Joshua Redman Quartet: Come What May (2018 [2019], Nonesuch) B+(***)
  74. Eric Reed: Everybody Gets the Blues (2019, Smoke Sessions) B+(**)
  75. Steph Richards: Take the Neon Lights (2019, Birdwatcher) B+(***)
  76. Jason Ringenberg: Stand Tall (2019, Courageous Chicken) A-
  77. Royal Trux: White Stuff (2019, Fat Possum) B+(**)
  78. Ruby Rushton: Ironside (2018 [2019], 22a) B
  79. Hama Sankare: Ballébé: Calling All Africans (2018, Clermont Music) B+(***)
  80. Hama Sankare: Niafunke (2019, Clermont Music) B+(***)
  81. Dave Scott: In Search of Hipness (2018 [2019], SteepleChase) B+(*)
  82. Silk Road Assassins: State of Ruin (2019, Planet Mu) B+(*)
  83. Marcos Silva: Brasil: From Head to Toe (2019, Green Egg) B
  84. Sir Babygirl: Crush on Me (2019, Father/Daughter, EP) B+(***)
  85. Sleaford Mods: Eton Alive (2019, Extreme Eating) B+(**)
  86. Jim Snidero: Waves of Calm (2019, Savant) B+(***)
  87. SOL Development: The SOL of Black Folk (2019, self-released) B+(**)
  88. Solange: When I Get Home (2019, Saint/Columbia) B+(*)
  89. Spellling: Mazy Fly (2018 [2019], Sacred Bones) B+(**)
  90. George Strait: Honky Tonk Time Machine (2019, MCA Nashville) B
  91. Dave Stryker: Eight Track III (2019, Strikezone) B+(**)
  92. James Suggs: You're Gonna Hear From Me (2018, Arbors) B+(**)
  93. Sunflower Bean: King of the Dudes (2019, Mom + Pop, EP) B+(**)
  94. Swindle: No More Normal (2019, Brownswood) B-
  95. Terraza Big Band: One Day Wonder (2017 [2019], Outside In Music) B+(*)
  96. Tiger Hatchery: Breathing in the Walls (2017 [2018], ESP-Disk) B+(***)
  97. Fumi Tomita: The Elephant Vanishes (2018 [2019], OA2) B
  98. Trapper Keaper: Meets Tim Berne & Aurora Nealand (2019, Ears & Eyes/Caligola) B+(***)
  99. Warren Vaché: Songs Our Fathers Taught Us (2019, Arbors) B+(***)
  100. Sharon Van Etten: Remind Me Tomorrow (2019, Jagjaguwar) B+(*)
  101. Petra Van Nuis & Dennis Luxion: Because We're Night People (2018, String Damper) B+(*)
  102. Cory Weeds Quintet: Live at Frankie's Jazz Club (2019, Cellar Live) B+(*)
  103. Walt Weiskopf European Quartet: Worldwide (2019, Orenda) A-
  104. Dann Zinn: Day of Reckoning (2018 [2019], Origin) B+(***)
  105. Dave Zinno Unisphere: Stories Told (2018 [2019], Whaling City Sound) B+(*)
  106. Afro-Blue Persuasion: Live at Haight Levels: Volume One (1967 [2019], Tramp) B+(**)
  107. Afro-Blue Persuasion: Live at Haight Levels: Volume Two (1967 [2019], Tramp) B+(**)
  108. Louis Armstrong: Sparks, Nevada 1964! (1964 [2018], Dot Time) A-
  109. Imamu Amiri Baraka: It's Nation Time: African Visionary Music (1972 [2018], Motown) B+(***)
  110. Burnt Sugar/The Arkestra Chamber: Twentieth Anniversary Mixtapes: Groiddest Schnizzits: Volume Two (2001-17 [2019], Trugroid/Avantgroidd) B+(***)
  111. Betty Carter: The Music Never Stops (1992 [2019], Blue Engine) A-
  112. Elecktrokids: Elektroworld (1995 [2019], Clone Classic Cuts) B+(**)
  113. Duke Ellington: In Coventry, 1966 (1966 [2018], Storyville) B
  114. Ben Lamar Gay: 500 Chains (2013-14 [2018], International Anthem) B+(***)
  115. Ben Lamar Gay: Grapes (2013-14 [2018], International Anthem) B+(*)
  116. Ben Lamar Gay/Edinho Gerber: Benjamin E Edinho (2011-13 [2018], International Anthem, EP) B+(*)
  117. Joanne Grauer: Introducing Lorraine Feather (1977 [1978], MPS) B+(*)
  118. Infinite Spirit Music: Live Without Fear (1979 [2019], Jazzman) A-
  119. Kankyo Ongaku: Japanese Ambient, Environmental and New Age Music 1980-1990 (1980-90 [2019], Light in the Attic) A-
  120. Live at Raul's (1979 [2019], Steady Boy) B+(*)
  121. Onda De Amor: Synthesized Brazilian Hits That Never Were (1984-94) (1984-94 [2018], Soundway) B+(**)
  122. Mark Turner/Gary Foster: Mark Turner Meets Gary Foster (2003 [2019], Capri, 2CD) B+(***)
  123. Weaponise Your Sound (2019, Optimo Music) B+(**)
  124. Mandy Barnett: I Can't Stop Loving You: The Songs of Don Gibson (2013, Rounder) B+(***)
  125. The Comet Is Coming: Channel the Spirits (2016, The Leaf Label) B+(***)
  126. Bill Cunliffe/Gary Foster: It's About Love (2003, Torii) B+(***)
  127. Drexciya: Journey of the Deep Sea Dweller III (1992-97 [2013], Clone Classic Cuts) A-
  128. Drexciya: Journey of the Deep Sea Dweller IV (1992-97 [2013], Clone Classic Cuts) B+(***)
  129. Drexciya: Neptune's Lair (1999, Tresor) B+(***)
  130. Drexciya: Grava 4 (2002, Clone) B+(**)
  131. Billie Eilish: Don't Smile at Me (2017, Darkroom/Interscope, EP) B+(***)
  132. Salif Keita: The Mansa of Mali: A Retrospective (1978-94 [1994], Mango) B+(***)
  133. Lee Konitz and Gary Foster: Body and Soul: Dedicatd to the Memory of Warne Marsh (1995 [1996], Insights) B+(***)
  134. Russ Lossing: Dreamer (2000, Double Time) B+(**)
  135. Russ Lossing/Ed Schuller/Paul Motian: As It Grows (2002 [2004], Hatology) B+(**)
  136. Russ Lossing: All Things Arise (2005 [2006], Hatology) B+(**)
  137. George Strait: Strait Country (1981, MCA) B+(**)
  138. George Strait: Strait From the Heart (1982, MCA) B
  139. George Strait: Right or Wrong (1983, MCA) B+(***)
  140. George Strait: Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind (1984, MCA) B+(**)
  141. George Strait: Something Special (1985, MCA) A-
  142. George Strait: The Best of George Strait [20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection] (1983-93 [2002], MCA Nashville) B+(**)
  143. George Strait: 50 Number Ones (1982-2004 [2004], MCA Nashville, 2CD) B+(***)
  144. Timosaurus: I Love You More Than Yesterday (2011, self-released) B+(**)
  145. Kuzu: Hiljaisuus (2017 [2019], Astral Spirits/Aerophonic) A-
  146. Serengeti: Dennis 6e (2018, People) B+(***)
  147. Matthew Shipp Trio: Signature (2018 [2019], ESP-Disk) A-

March 25

  1. 2 Chainz: Rap or Go to the League (2019, Gamebread/Def Jam) B+(**)
  2. 4WD [Nils Landgren/Michael Wollny/Lars Danielsson/Wolfgang Haffner]: 4 Wheel Drive (2018 [2019], ACT) B-
  3. Abhi the Nomad: Marbled (2018, Tommy Boy) B+(***)
  4. Aesop Rock and Tobacco: Malibu Ken (2019, Rhymesayers) B+(***)
  5. Cyrille Aimée: Live (2018, Mack Avenue) B+(**)
  6. Cyrille Aimée: Move On: A Sondheim Adventure (2019, Mack Avenue) B
  7. Atomic: Pet Variations (2018 [2019], Odin) B+(**)
  8. Allison Au Quartet: Wander Wonder (2018 [2019], self-released) B+(**)
  9. Bali Baby: Resurrection (2018, Twin, EP) B+(**)
  10. Bali Baby: Bubbles Bali (2019, Billmania Media) B+(**)
  11. Marcia Ball: Shine Bright (2018, Alligator) B+(*)
  12. The David Berkman Sextet: Six of One (2018 [2019], Palmetto) A-
  13. Better Oblivion Community Center: Better Oblivion Community Center (2019, Dead Oceans) B+(*)
  14. Yugen Blakrok: Anima Mysterium (2019, IOT) A-
  15. R.L. Boyce: Rattlesnake Boogie (2018, Waxploitation) B+(*)
  16. Randy Brecker & NDR Bigband: Rocks (2017 [2019], Piloo) B
  17. Matt Brewer: Ganymede (2018 [2019], Criss Cross) A-
  18. Chai: Punk (2019, Burger) B+(*)
  19. Chat Noir: Hyperuranion (2018 [2019], RareNoise) B
  20. The Coathangers: The Devil You Know (2019, Suicide Squeeze) B+(***)
  21. Theon Cross: Fyah (2017-18 [2019], Gearbox) B+(*)
  22. Stephan Crump/Ingrid Laubrock/Cory Smythe: Channels (2017 [2019], Intakt) A-
  23. Czarface/Ghostface Killah: Czarface Meets Ghostface (2019, Silver Age) B+(**)
  24. Dave: Psychodrama (2019, Neighbourhood) A-
  25. Angel Bat Dawid: The Oracle (2019, International Anthem) B+(*)
  26. Joey DeFrancesco: In the Key of the Universe (2019, Mack Avenue) B+(**)
  27. Dreezy: Big Dreez (2019, Interscope) B+(**)
  28. Robert Ellis: Texas Piano Man (2019, New West) B
  29. Ex Hex: It's Real (2019, Merge) B+(**)
  30. FAVX: Welfare (2018, Miel de Moscas/Burger, EP) B+(**)
  31. Carolyun Fitzhugh: Living in Peace (2018 [2019], Iyouwe) B
  32. Rosie Flores: Simple Case of the Blues (2019, The Last Music Company) B+(**)
  33. Robert Forster: Inferno (2019, Tapete) A-
  34. Michael Foster/Katherine Young/Michael Zerang: Bind the Hand(s) That Feed (2018, Relative Pitch) B+(*)
  35. Fidel Fourneyron: ¿Que Vola? (2019, No Format) B+(***)
  36. Mimi Fox: This Bird Still Flies (1985-2018 [2019], Origin) B+(*)
  37. Paolo Fresu/Richard Galliano/Jan Lundgren: Mare Nostrum III (2018 [2019], ACT) B+(**)
  38. Girlpool: What Chaos Is Imaginary (2019, Anti-) B
  39. Guillermo Gregorio & Brandon Lopez: 12 Episodes (2017 [2019], Relative Pitch) B+(**)
  40. Larry Grenadier: The Gleaners (2016 [2019], ECM) B+(*)
  41. Hama: Houmeissa (2019, Sahel Sounds) B+(*)
  42. ICP Orchestra: Live at the Royal Room: First Set: 6 May 2015 (2015 [2018], ICP) B+(*)
  43. ICP Orchestra: Live at the Royal Room: Second Set: 6 May 2015 (2015 [2018], ICP) B+(**)
  44. Ill Considered: Ill Considered (2017, Ill Considered Music) A
  45. Ill Considered: Live at the Crypt (2017, Ill Considered Music) B+(***)
  46. Ill Considered: Ill Considered 3 (2018, Ill Considered Music) A-
  47. Ill Considered: Live at Total Refreshment Centre (2018, Ill Considered Music) B+(***)
  48. Ill Considered: Live in Camden Town (2018, Ill Considered Music) B+(**)
  49. Ill Considered: Live in Nantes (2018, Ill Considered Music) B+(***)
  50. Ill Considered: Ill Considered 5 (2018 [2019], Ill Considered Music) B+(***)
  51. Ill Considered: Ill Considered 6 (2018 [2019], Ill Considered Music) A-
  52. Vijay Iyer/Craig Taborn: The Transitory Poems (2018 [2019], ECM) B+(**)
  53. Anthony Joseph: People of the Sun (2018, Heavenly Sweetness) B+(*)
  54. Kel Assouf: Black Tenere (2019, Glitterbeat) A-
  55. Rebecca Kilgore/Bernd Lhotzky: This and That (2017, Arbors) B+(*)
  56. Izumi Kimura/Barry Guy/Gerry Hemingway: Illuminated Silence (2018 [2019], Fundacja Sluchaj) B+(**)
  57. Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba: Miri (2019, OutHere) A-
  58. Brian Krock: Liddle (2018 [2019], Outside In Music) B+(**)
  59. Julian Lage: Love Hurts (2018 [2019], Mack Avenue) B+(***)
  60. Lapis Trio: The Travelers (2017 [2019], Shifting Paradigm) B+(*)
  61. James Brandon Lewis: An Unruly Manifesto (2018 [2019], Relative Pitch) A-
  62. David Liebman/Jeff Coffin/Victor Wooten/Chester Thompson/Chris Walters/James DaSilva: On the Corner Live! The Music of Miles Davis (2015 [2019], Ear Up) B+(**)
  63. Liebman Rudolph & Drake: Chi (2018 [2019], RareNoise) A-
  64. Little Simz: Grey Area (2019, Age 101) A-
  65. Doug MacDonald Quartet: Organisms (2018 [2019], self-released) B+(**)
  66. Branford Marsalis Quartet: The Secret Between the Shadow and the Soul (2018 [2019], Okeh) B+(***)
  67. Pat Martino: Formidable (2017, High Note) B+(*)
  68. Marilyn Mazur: Marilyn Mazur's Shamania (2017 [2019], RareNoise) B+(**)
  69. Dan McCarthy: Epoch (2019, Origin) B+(***)
  70. Joe McPhee/John Butcher: At the Hill of James Magee (2019, Trost) B+(***)
  71. Levon Mikaelian Trio: Untainted (2019, self-released) B+(**)
  72. Mdou Moctar: Blue Stage Session (2018 [2019], Third Man) A-
  73. Nivhek: After Its Own Death/Walking in a Spiral Towards the House (2019, Yellow Electric) B+(*)
  74. Sean Noonan Pavees Dance: Tan Man's Hat (2018 [2019], RareNoise) B
  75. Our Native Daughters: Songs of Our Native Daughters (2019, Smithsonian Folkways) A-
  76. Kassa Overall: Go Get Ice Cream and Listen to Jazz (2018 [2019], self-released) B+(**)
  77. Jessica Pavone: In the Action (2018 [2019], Relative Pitch) B+(**)
  78. People Under the Stairs: Sincerely, the P (2019, Piecelock 70) A-
  79. Powder: Powder in Space (DJ Mix) (2019, Beats in Space) B+(**)
  80. Psymun: All Killer No Filler (2018, self-released, EP) B+(*)
  81. Idris Rahman/Leon Brichard/Tom Skinner: Wildflower (2017, self-released) B+(**)
  82. Tomeka Reid/Filippo Monico: The Mouser (2018 [2019], Relative Pitch) B+(**)
  83. Alfredo Rodriguez/Pedrito Martinez: Duologue (2019, Mack Avenue) B+(***)
  84. Rüfüs Du Sol: Solace (2018, Reprise) B+(*)
  85. Catherine Russell: Alone Together (2019, Dot Time) B+(**)
  86. Ustad Saami: God Is Not a Terrorist (2019, Glitterbeat) C
  87. Dua Saleh: Nur (2019, Against Giants, EP) B+(**)
  88. Nick Sanders Trio: Playtime 2050 (2017-18 [2019], Sunnyside) B+(**)
  89. Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah: Ancestral Recall (2019, Ropeadope) B+(*)
  90. Sigrid: Sucker Punch (2019, Island) B+(**)
  91. Todd Snider: Cash Cabin Sessions, Vol. 3 (2019, Aimless) A-
  92. The Specials: Encore (2019, Island) B+(*)
  93. Lyn Stanley: London Calling: A Toast to Julie London (2018 [2019], A.T. Music) B+(*)
  94. Dexter Story: Bahir (2019, Soundway) B+(*)
  95. Carol Sudhalter Quartet: Live at Saint Peter's Church (2018 [2019], Alfa Projects) B+(**)
  96. Tallawit Timbouctou: Hali Diallo (2011 [2018], Sahel Sounds) B+(***)
  97. David Torn/Tim Berne/Ches Smith: Sun of Goldfinger (2015-18 [2019], ECM) B+(***)
  98. Paul Tynan: Quartet (2016 [2019], Origin) B+(*)
  99. Typical Sisters: Hungry Ghost (2017 [2019], Outside In Music) B+(**)
  100. Urbanity: Urbanity (2018 [2019], Alfi) B
  101. Claudia Villela: Encantada Live (2018 [2019], Taina Music) B+(*)
  102. Greg Ward Presents Rogue Parade: Stomping Off From Greenwood (2017 [2019], Greenleaf Music) B-
  103. Trevor Watts/Stephen Grew: Let It Be: Live in Liverpool (2018 [2019], Fundacja Sluchaj) B+(*)
  104. Anna Webber: Clockwise (2017 [2019], Pi) B+(***)
  105. Sheck Wes: Mudboy (2018, Cactus Jack/GOOD/Interscope) B+(***)
  106. Nate Wooley: Columbia Icefield (2017 [2019], Northern Spy) B+(*)
  107. James Booker: Vol. 1: At Onkel Pö's Carnegie Hall, Hamburg 1976 (1976 [2019], Jazzline) B+(**)
  108. Kid Creole & the Coconuts: Live in Paris 1985 (1985 [2019], Rainman) B+(*)
  109. Sir Shina Peters & His International Stars: Sewele (1986 [2019], Strut) A-
  110. Sun Ra and His Spirit of Jazz Cosmos Arkestra: WUHY Radio, Philadelphia, 1978 (1978 [2019], Enterplanetary Koncepts) B+(*)
  111. Travailler, C'est Trop Dur: The Lyrical Legacy of Caesar Vincent ([2018], Swallow, 2CD) B+(*)
  112. Townes Van Zandt: Sky Blue (1973 [2019], Fat Possum) B+(*)
  113. Aceyalone: All Balls Don't Bounce (1995, Capitol) B+(**)
  114. Aceyalone: A Book of Human Language (1998, Project Blowed) B+(**)
  115. Atomic: There's a Hole in the Mountain (2012 [2013], Jazzland) B+(*)
  116. Chick Corea: The Complete "Is" Sessions (1969 [2002], Blue Note, 2CD) B+(**)
  117. Chick Corea: The Song of Singing (1970 [1989], Blue Note) B+(***)
  118. Chick Corea: Verve Jazz Masters 3 (1972-78 [1993], Verve) B+(*)
  119. Rosie Flores: Girl of the Century (2009, Bloodshot) B+(*)
  120. Rebecca Kilgore/The Harry Allen Quartet: Live at Feinstein's at Loews Regency: Celebrating "Lady Day" and "Prez" (2011, Arbors) B+(***)
  121. Carol Leigh: Go Back Where You Stayed Last Night (1984 [1996], GHB) B+(**)
  122. Carol Leigh/Dumouster Stompers: Back Water Blues (1993 [2016], GHB) B
  123. Joe McPhee & Ingebrigt Håker Flaten: Bricktop (2015 [2016], Trost) B+(**)
  124. Stanley Turrentine: Comin' Your Way (1961 [1987], Blue Note) B+(*)
  125. Serengeti: Dennis 6e (2018, People) B+(***)

February 25

  1. Ace of Cups: Ace of Cups (2018, High Moon) B
  2. Aceyalone & DJ Fatjack: 43rd & Excellence (2018, That Kind of Music) A-
  3. Ralph Alessi: Imaginary Friends (2018 [2019], ECM) B+(*)
  4. Jakob Anderskov: Mysteries (2017 [2018], ILK) B+(**)
  5. Courtney Marie Andrews: May Your Kindness Remain (2018, Fat Possum/Mama Bird) B+(*)
  6. Julian Argüelles: Tonadas (2017 [2018], Edition) B+(**)
  7. Ehud Asherie Trio: Wild Man Blues (2018 [2019], Capri) B+(**)
  8. Asleep at the Wheel: New Routes (2018, Bismeaux) B+(*)
  9. Dem Atlas: Bad Actress (2018, Rhymesayers) B
  10. August Greene: August Greene (2018, Fat Beats) B+(**)
  11. Bad Bunny: X 100RPE (2018, Rimas Entertainment) B+(*)
  12. J Balvin: Vibras (2018, Universal Latin) B+(**)
  13. Rafiq Bhatia: Breaking English (2018, Anti-) B+(**)
  14. Carsie Blanton: Buck Up (2019, So Ferocious) A-
  15. Blueprint: Two-Headed Monster (2018, Weightless) A-
  16. Martin Blume/Wilbert De Joode/John Butcher: Low Yellow (2016 [2018], Jazzwerkstatt) B+(**)
  17. Moses Boyd Exodus: Displaced Diaspora (2018, Exodus) B+(***)
  18. BTS: Love Yourself: Tear (2018, Big Hit) B
  19. Mariah Carey: Caution (2018, Epic) B
  20. Hayes Carll: What It Is (2019, Dualtone) A-
  21. Layale Chaker & Sarafand: Inner Rhyme (2018 [2019], In a Circle) B+(**)
  22. Jon Cleary: Dyna-Mite (2018, FHQ) B+(*)
  23. Marilyn Crispell/Tanya Kalmanovitch/Richard Teitelbaum: Dream Libretto (2018, Leo) B+(*)
  24. Stephan Crump's Rosetta Trio: Outliers (2017 [2019], Papillon) B+(**)
  25. Cypress Hill: Elephants on Acid (2018, BMG) B+(**)
  26. Chuck D as Mistachuck: Celebration of Ignorance (2018, SpitSLAM) B+(***)
  27. Michael Dease: Reaching Out (2017 [2018], Posi-Tone) B
  28. Michael Dease: Bonafide (2018, Posi-Tone) B+(**)
  29. Michael Dessen Trio: Somewhere in the Upstream (2016 [2018], Clean Feed) B+(***)
  30. Jose Dias: After Silence Vol. 1 (2017 [2019], Clean Feed) B+(**)
  31. Dinosaur: Wonder Trail (2018, Edition) B
  32. Double Dee & Steinski: Lesson 4: The Beat (2018, self-released) B+(**)
  33. Mats Eilertsen: And Then Comes the Night (2018 [2019], ECM) B+(**)
  34. Endangered Blood: Don't Freak Out (2018, Skirl) A-
  35. Erin Rae: Putting on Airs (2018, Single Lock) B+(*)
  36. Sue Foley: The Ice Queen (2018, Stony Plain) B+(***)
  37. Kinky Friedman: Circus of Life (2018, Echo Hill) B+(*)
  38. Nick Grinder: Farallon (2018 [2019], self-released) B+(*)
  39. Joshua Hedley: Mr. Jukebox (2018, Third Man) B
  40. G Herbo: Humble Beast (2017, Machine) B+(*)
  41. G Herbo & Southside: Swervo (2018, Machine/Epic/Cinematic/150 Dream Team/808 Mafia) B+(*)
  42. Hot 8 Brass Band: On the Spot (2017, Tru Thoughts) B+(*)
  43. Hot 8 Brass Band: Take Cover (2019, Tru Thoughts, EP) B+(*)
  44. Charlotte Hug & Lucas Niggli: Fulguratio: Live at Ad Libitum 2016 (2016 [2018], Fundacja Sluchaj) B+(**)
  45. Mick Jenkins: Pieces of a Man (2018, Cinematic) B+(*)
  46. Cody Jinks: Lifers (2018, Rounder) B+(*)
  47. Darren Johnston/Tim Daisy: Crossing Belmont (2017, Relay) B+(***)
  48. K.A.A.N.: Subtle Meditation (2018, Redefinition) A-
  49. José Lencastre Nau Quartet: Eudaimonia (2018, FMR) B+(**)
  50. José Lencastre Nau Quartet: Fragments of Always (2016 [2017], FMR) B+(***)
  51. Joe Lovano: Trio Tapestry (2018 [2019], ECM) B+(**)
  52. Ahmoudou Madassane: Zerzura (2018, Sahel Sounds) B+(**)
  53. Marlowe: Marlowe (2018, Mello Music Group) B+(***)
  54. Leyla McCalla: Capitalist Blues (2019, Jazz Village) A-
  55. Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom: Glitter Wolf (2019, The Royal Potato Family) A-
  56. Muncie Girls: Fixed Ideals (2018, Buzz) B+(**)
  57. Murs: A Strange Journey Into the Unimaginable (2018, Strange Music) B+(***)
  58. Thiago Nassif: Três (2015 [2018], Foom) A-
  59. Larry Ochs/Nels Cline/Gerald Cleaver: What Is to Be Done (2016 [2019], Clean Feed) B+(**)
  60. Ohmme: Parts (2018, Joyful Noise) B+(**)
  61. On the Levee Jazz Band: Swinging New Orleans Jazz (2018, Big Al) A-
  62. Ulysses Owens Jr.: Songs of Freedom (2018 [2019], Resilience Music) B+(*)
  63. Carly Pearce: Every Little Thing (2017, Big Machine) B-
  64. Rich Pellegrin: Down (2014 [2019], OA2) B
  65. Phonte: No News Is Good News (2018, Foreign Exchange) B+(**)
  66. Jim Piela: Out of Orbit (2018 [2019], Orenda) B+(***)
  67. Pilgrims [John Wolf Brennan/Tony Majdalani/Marco Jencarelli]: Oriental Orbit (2017, Leo) B+(*)
  68. Verneri Pohjola/Maciej Garbowski/Krzysztof Gradziuk: Gemstones (2017 [2018], Fundacja Sluchaj) B+(**)
  69. Popcaan: Forever (2018, Mixpak) B+(**)
  70. Chris Potter: Circuits (2019, Edition) B-
  71. Protoje: A Matter of Time (2018, Easy Star) B+(*)
  72. RAM: RAM 7: August 1791 (2018, Willibelle) B
  73. Dave Rempis/Brandon Lopez/Ryan Packard: The Early Bird Gets (2018 [2019], Aerophonic) A-
  74. Scott Robinson: Tenormore (2018 [2019], Arbors Jazz) A-
  75. Javier Santiago: Phoenix (2016 [2018], Ropeadope) B
  76. Shad: A Short Story About War (2018, Secret City) B+(*)
  77. Shannon Shaw: Shannon in Nashville (2018, Easy Eye Sound/Nonesuch) B+(***)
  78. Matthew Shipp Trio: Signature (2018 [2019], ESP-Disk) B+(***)
  79. Wayne Shorter: Emanon (2015-16 [2018], Blue Note, 3CD) B-
  80. Jorja Smith: Lost & Found (2018, FAMM) B+(**)
  81. Zhenya Strigalev: Blues for Maggie (2017 [2018], Whirlwind) B+(*)
  82. Tony Tixier: Life of Sensitive Creatures (2016 [2017], Whirlwind) B+(**)
  83. Ricardo Toscano: Quartet (2018, Clean Feed) B+(**)
  84. Jeff Tweedy: Warm (2018, dBpm) B+(**)
  85. Valee: GOOD Job, You Found Me (2018, GOOD Music, EP) B+(**)
  86. Kate Vargas: For the Wolfish & Wandering (2018, self-released) B+(*)
  87. Vestbo Trio: Gentlemen . . . (2019, Dog Hound) B+(*)
  88. Jack White: Boarding House Reach (2018, Third Man) B-
  89. Kelly Willis: Back Being Blue (2018, Premium) B+(*)
  90. Luke Winslow-King: Blue Mesa (2018, Bloodshot) B+(*)
  91. Nate Wooley & Torben Snekkestad: Of Echoing Bronze (2015 [2018], Fundacja Sluchaj) B
  92. Gboyega Adelaja: Colourful Environment (1979 [2018], Odion Livingstone) B+(**)
  93. African Scream Contest 2 (1970s [2018], Analog Africa) B+(***)
  94. Big Star: Live at Lafayette's Music Room (1973 [2018], Omnivore) B+(*)
  95. Big Star: Live on WLIR (1974 [2018], Omnivore) B+(**)
  96. Anthony Braxton: Sextet (Parker) 1993 (1993 [2018], New Braxton House, 11CD) A-
  97. A Certain Ratio: acr:set (1980-94 [2018], Mute) B+(*)
  98. Alex Chilton: From Memphis to New Orleans (1985-89 [2019], Bar/None) A-
  99. Dur Dur of Somalia: Volume 1, Volume 2, & Previously Unreleased Tracks (1986-87 [2018], Analog Africa, 2CD) B+(***)
  100. Asnake Gebreyes: Ahadu (1988 [2018], Buda Musique) B+(***)
  101. Fred Hersch Trio: Heartsongs (1989 [2018], Sunnyside) B+(**)
  102. King of the Road: A Tribute to Roger Miller (2018, BMG, 2CD) B+(**)
  103. The Louvin Brothers: Love and Wealth: The Lost Recordings (1952-55 [2018], Modern Harmonic, 2CD) B+(***)
  104. Make Mine Mondo! (1958-69 [2018], Ace) B
  105. Oneness of Juju: African Rhythms (1975 [2018], Strut) B+(*)
  106. Orhestre Abass: De Bassari Togo (1972 [2018], Analog Africa, EP) B+(***)
  107. Neil Young: Songs for Judy (1976 [2018], Reprise) B+(**)
  108. 1930s Jazz: The Singers (1930-38 [1987], Columbia) B+(**)
  109. 1930s Jazz: The Small Combos (1930-39 [1987], Columbia) B+(***)
  110. 1940s Jazz: The Singers (1940-49 [1987], Columbia) B+(***)
  111. African Scream Contest: Raw & Psychedelic Afro Sounds From Benin & Togo 70s (1970s [2008], Analog Africa) A-
  112. Best of Blues Records Presents: The Prewar Blues Story [La Grande Époque du Blues 1926-1943] (1926-43 [1994], Best of Blues, 2CD) A-
  113. Jeb Bishop & Tim Daisy: Old Shoulders (2012, Relay) B+(**)
  114. Carsie Blanton: Ain't So Green (2005, self-released) B+(***)
  115. Carsie Blanton: Idiot Heart (2012, self-released) B+(*)
  116. Carsie Blanton: Not Old, Not New (2014, So Ferocious) B+(**)
  117. Carsie Blanton: So Ferocious (2016, So Ferocious) B+(*)
  118. Alex Chilton: Bach's Bottom (1975 [1993], Razor & Tie, EP) B+(*)
  119. Alex Chilton: Like Flies on Sherbert (1979 [1996], Last Call) B
  120. Andrew D'Angelo Trio: Skadra Degis (2007 [2008], Skirl) B+(***)
  121. Andrew D'Angelo Trio: Norman (2015, self-released) B+(***)
  122. Endangered Blood: Work Your Magic (2012 [2013], Skirl) B+(***)
  123. Kitchen Orchestra/Alexander Von Schlippenbach: Kitchen Orchestra With Alexander Von Schlippenbach (2013, Whats Cooking) B+(*)
  124. Alex Chilton: Ocean Club '77 (1977 [2015], Norton) A-

January 31

  1. 6lack: East Atlanta Love Letter (2018, LoveRenaissance/Interscope) B+(***)
  2. 10^32K: The Law of Vibration (2018, self-released) B+(**)
  3. The 14 Jazz Orchestra: The Future Ain't What It Used to Be (2018 [2019], self-released) B
  4. The 1975: A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships (2018, Dirty Hit/Interscope) B
  5. Christopher Ali Solidarity Quartet: To Those Who Walked Before Us (2018, Jazz Och Solidaritet) B+(**)
  6. Amnesia Scanner: Another Life (2018, Pan) B+(*)
  7. Aphex Twin: Collapse EP (2018, Warp, EP) B+(***)
  8. Archivist & Fugal: Undertow (2018, BleeD, EP) B+(**)
  9. Armand Hammer: Paraffin (2018, Backwoodz Studioz) B+(**)
  10. Art Brut: Wham! Bang! Pow! Let's Rock Out! (2018, Alcopop!) B+(**)
  11. Atmosphere: Mi Vida Local (2018, Rhymesayers Entertainment) B+(**)
  12. Daniel Avery: Song for Alpha (2018, Phantasy Sound/Mute) B+(*)
  13. Baco Exu Do Blues: Bluesman (2018, self-released) B+(**)
  14. Baloji: 137 Avenue Kaniama (2018, Bella Union) B+(***)
  15. Daniel Bennett Group: We Are the Orchestra (2018, Manhattan Daylight Media, EP) B
  16. Bhad Bhabie: 15 (2018, Bhad Music) B+(**)
  17. David Binney: Here & Now (2018, Mythology) B-
  18. Ran Blake/Clare Ritter: Eclipse Orange (2017 [2019], Zoning) A-
  19. Blue Standard: A Good Thing (2018 [2019], Big Time) B
  20. Benjamin Boone/Philip Levine: The Poetry of Jazz: Volume Two (2012-18 [2019], Origin) A-
  21. Itamar Borochov: Blue Nights (2018 [2019], Laborie Jazz) B+(**)
  22. Samantha Boshnack's Seismic Belt: Live in Santa Monica (2018 [2019], Orenda) A-
  23. Boy Azooga: (One) (Two) (Kung Fu!) (2018, Heavenly) B+(*)
  24. Brothers Osborne: Port Saint Joe (2018, EMI Nashville) B
  25. Peter Brötzmann & Fred Lonberg-Holm: Ouroboros (2011 [2018], Astral Spirits) B+(***)
  26. Sheldon Brown Group: Blood of the Air (2015-16 [2018], Edgetone) B+(*)
  27. Bruce: Sonder Somatic (2018, Hessle Audio) B+(**)
  28. Dillon Carmichael: Hell on an Angel (2018, Riser House) B+(*)
  29. City Girls: Period (2018, Quality Control) B
  30. City Girls: Girl Code (2018, Quality Control) B
  31. Cloud Nothings: Last Building Burning (2018, Carpark) B+(**)
  32. The Coathangers: Live (2017 [2018], Suicide Squeeze) B+(**)
  33. Elvis Costello & the Imposters: Look Now (2018, Concord) B-
  34. CupcakKe: Eden (2018, self-released) B+(***)
  35. Denzel Curry: TA13OO (2018, Loma Vista) B+(***)
  36. Kris Davis/Matt Mitchell/Aruán Ortiz/Matthew Shipp: New American Songbooks: Volume 2 (2018, Sound American) B+(**)
  37. Chuck Deardorf: Perception (2017-18 [2019], Origin) B+(**)
  38. The Delines: The Imperial (2019, El Cortez) B+(***)
  39. Christopher Dell/Johannes Brecht/Christian Lillinger/Jonas Westergaard: Boulez Materialism: Live in Concert (2017 [2018], Plaist) B+(**)
  40. Julien Desprez/Luís Lopes: Boa Tarde (2016 [2018], Shhpuma) B+(**)
  41. Dessa: Chime (2018, Doomtree) A-
  42. Dos Santos: Logos (2018, International Anthem) B+(*)
  43. Dave Douglas Quintet: Brazen Heart: Live at Jazz Standard: Saturday (2015 [2018], Greenleaf Music, 2CD) B+(***)
  44. Kit Downes: Obsidian (2016 [2018], ECM) B
  45. Yelena Eckemoff/Manu Katché: Colors (2017 [2019], L&H Production) B+(***)
  46. Moppa Elliott: Jazz Band/Rock Band/Dance Band (2017-18 [2019], Hot Cup, 2CD) A-
  47. Extra Large Unit: More Fun Please (2017 [2018], PNL) B
  48. Bryan Ferry and His Orchestra: Bitter-Sweet (2018, BMG) B+(**)
  49. Joe Fiedler: Open Sesame (2018 [2019], Multiphonics Music) B+(***)
  50. Fire!: The Hands (2018, Rune Grammofon) B+(**)
  51. First Aid Kit: Ruins (2018, Columbia) B
  52. George FitzGerald: All That Must Be (2018, Double Six) B+(**)
  53. Nils Frahm: All Melody (2018, Erased Tapes) B+(**)
  54. Gaika: Basic Volume (2018, Warp) B+(*)
  55. Iro Haarla, Ulf Krokfors & Barry Altschul: Around Again: The Music of Carla Bley (2015 [2019], TUM) A-
  56. Scott Hamilton Trio: Live at Pyatt Hall (2017 [2018], Cellar Live) B+(**)
  57. Helena Hauff: Qualm (2018, Ninja Tune) B+(***)
  58. Alexander Hawkins: Iron Into Wind: Piano Solo (2018 [2019], Intakt) B+(**)
  59. Miho Hazama: Dancer in Nowhere (2018 [2019], Sunnyside) B+(**)
  60. Tim Hecker: Konoyo (2018, Kranky) B
  61. Carlos Henriquez: Dizzy Con Clave: Live From Dizzy's Club Coca Cola (2018, RodBros Music) B+(***)
  62. Here's to Us: Animals, Wild and Tame (2018, Hoob Jazz) B+(**)
  63. Heroes Are Gang Leaders: The Amiri Baraka Sessions (2014-15 [2019], Flat Langston's Arkeyes) A
  64. Will Hoge: My American Dream (2018, Thirty Tigers/EDLO, EP) B+(**)
  65. Julia Holter: Aviary (2018, Domino) B
  66. Human Feel [Chris Speed/Andrew D'Angelo/Kurt Rosenwinkel/Jim Black]: Gold (2017 [2019], Intakt) B+(*)
  67. Juan Ibarra Quinteto: NauMay (2017 [2018], self-released) B+(*)
  68. Nabihah Iqbal: Weighing of the Heart (2017, Ninja Tune) B+(*)
  69. Christoph Irniger Pilgrim: Crosswinds (2018 [2019], Intakt) B+(**)
  70. Janczarski & McCraven Quintet: Liberator (2016 [2018], ForTune) B+(*)
  71. The Jayhawks: Back Roads and Abandoned Motels (2018, Legacy) B
  72. J.I.D: DiCaprio 2 (2018, Dreamville/Interscope) B+(*)
  73. Thomas Johansson: Home Alone (2016 [2018], Tammtz) B+(**)
  74. Jones Jones [Larry Ochs/Mark Dresser/Vladimir Tarasov]: A Jones in Time Saves Nine (2016 [2018], NoBusiness) B+(***)
  75. Michael Kocour: East of the Sun (2018 [2019], OA2) B+(*)
  76. Adam Kolker & Russ Lossing: Whispers and Secrets (2014 [2018], Fresh Sound) B+(*)
  77. Sarathy Korwar and Upaj Collective: My East Is Your West (2018, Gearbox) B+(**)
  78. Joachim Kühn New Trio: Love & Peace (2017 [2018], ACT) B+(**)
  79. Rolf Kühn: Yellow + Blue (2018, Edel/MPS) B+(**)
  80. Kukuruz Quartet: Julius Eastman: Piano Interpretations (2017 [2018], Intakt) B+(*)
  81. Kuzu: Hiljaisuus (2017 [2018], Astral Spirits) B+(***)
  82. Adrianne Lenker: Abysskiss (2018, Saddle Creek) B+(*)
  83. Let's Eat Grandma: I'm All Ears (2018, Transgressive) B+(*)
  84. Lil Baby: Harder Than Ever (2018, Quality Control) B+(**)
  85. Lil Baby & Gunna: Drip Harder (2018, Quality Control) B+(***)
  86. Lil Wayne: Tha Carter V (2018, Young Money/Republic, 2CD) B+(**)
  87. Brandon Lopez: Quoniam Facta Sum Vilis (2018, Astral Spirits) B+(*)
  88. Jon Lundbom Big Five Chord: Harder on the Outside (2018 [2019], Hot Cup) B+(***)
  89. Loretta Lynn: Wouldn't It Be Great (2006-17 [2018], Legacy) B+(**)
  90. Doug MacDonald Trio: View of the City (2016 [2018], Blujazz) B+(*)
  91. Mad Crush: Mad Crush (2018, Upon This Rock, EP) B+(**)
  92. Maribou State: Kingdoms in Colour (2018, Counter) B+(*)
  93. Bill McHenry Trio: Ben Entrada La Nit (2015 [2018], Fresh Sound New Talent) B+(***)
  94. Dave Meder: Passage (2018 [2019], Outside In Music) B+(***)
  95. Meek Mill: Championships (2018, Maybach Music Group/Atlantic) B+(***)
  96. Metric: Art of Doubt (2018, Metric/BMG) B+(***)
  97. Mac Miller: Swimming (2018, REMember Music/Warner Bros.) B+(*)
  98. Miss Red: K.O. (2018, Pressure) B+(***)
  99. Joel Moore/Nick Mizock/Paul Scherer/Michael Barton/Paul Townsend: Magnetic EP (2018, Blujazz) B+(*)
  100. Kelly Moran: Ultraviolet (2018, Warp) B+(*)
  101. Whitey Morgan and the 78's: Hard Times and White Lines (2018, Whitey Morgan Music) B+(*)
  102. Van Morrison: The Prophet Speaks (2018, Exile) B+(**)
  103. Møster!: States of Mind (2018, Hubro, 2CD) B+(*)
  104. Jack Mouse Group: Intimate Adversary (2017 [2019], Tall Grass) B+(*)
  105. Greg Murphy Trio: Bright Idea (2018 [2019], Whaling City Sound) B+(**)
  106. Quinsin Nachoff's Flux: Path of Totality (2016-17 [2019], Whirlwind, 2CD) A-
  107. Judy Night Quintet: Sliding on Glass: Live at 210 (2018, Blujazz) B+(*)
  108. Eva Novoa's Ditmas Quartet: Live at IBeam (2016 [2018], Fresh Sound New Talent) A-
  109. Objekt: Cocoon Crush (2018, Pan) B+(**)
  110. May Okita: Art of Life (2018 [2019], Origin) B+(**)
  111. Orquesta Del Tiempo Perdido: Stille (2016-17 [2018], Shhpuma) B
  112. Kresten Osgood: Kresten Osgood Quintet Plays Jazz (2018, ILK, 2CD) A-
  113. Otherworld Ensemble: Live at Malmitalo (2017 [2018], Edgetone) B+(*)
  114. Grant Peeples & the Peeples Republik: Settling Scores Vol. II (2018, Gatorbone) B+(**)
  115. Proc Fiskal: Insula (2018, Hyperdub) B+(**)
  116. Joey Purp: Quarterthing (2018, self-released) B+(**)
  117. Rae Sremmurd: SR3MM (2018, Ear Drummer/Interscope, 3CD) B
  118. Tom Rainey Trio With Mary Halvorson and Ingrid Laubrock: Combobulated (2017 [2019], Intakt) B+(***)
  119. Mette Rasmussen & Chris Corsano: A View of the Moon (From the Sun) (2015 [2018], Clean Feed) B+(**)
  120. Mette Rasmussen/Tashi Dorji: Mette Rasmussen/Tashi Dorji (2016 [2018], Feeding Tube) B-
  121. Rejoicer: Energy Dreams (2018, Stones Throw) B+(**)
  122. Jay Rock: Redemption (2018, Top Dawg/Interscope) B+(*)
  123. Caroline Rose: Loner (2018, New West) B
  124. Jeff Rosenstock: Post- (2018, Polyvinyl) B+(*)
  125. Ross From friends: Family Portrait (2018, Brainfeeder) B+(**)
  126. Dave Rudolph Quintet: Resonance (2018 [2019], self-released) B+(*)
  127. Jamie Saft/Steve Swallow/Bobby Previte: You Don't Know the Life (2018 [2019], RareNoise) B
  128. Greg Saunier/Mary Halvorson/Ron Miles: New American Songbooks: Volume 1 (2017, Sound American) B+(**)
  129. Boz Scaggs: Out of the Blues (2018, Concord) B+(*)
  130. Serengeti: Dennis 6e (2018, People) B+(**)
  131. Troye Sivan: Bloom (2018, Capitol) B
  132. Sleaford Mods: Sleaford Mods (2018, Rough Trade, EP) B
  133. Caitlyn Smith: Starfire (2018, Monument) B
  134. Wadada Leo Smith: Rosa Parks: Pure Love: An Oratorio of Seven Songs (2016-17 [2019], TUM) B+(*)
  135. Walter Smith III: Twio (2017 [2018], Whirlwind) A-
  136. Walter Smith III/Matthew Stevens/Joel Ross/Harish Raghavan/Marcus Gilmore: In Common (2017 [2018], Whirlwind) B+(**)
  137. Alister Spence and Satoko Fujii Orchestra Kobe: Imagine Meeting You Here (2017 [2019], Alister Spence Music) B+(***)
  138. Spiritualized: And Nothing Hurt (2018, Fat Possum) A-
  139. Kristen Strom: Moving Day: The Music of John Shifflett (2018, OA2) B
  140. Teyana Taylor: K.T.S.E. (2018, GOOD Music/Def Jam, EP) B
  141. Stephan Thelen: Fractal Guitar (2015-18 [2019], Moonjune) A-
  142. Assif Tsahar/William Parker/Hamid Drake: In Between the Tumbling a Stillness (2015 [2018], Hopscotch) A-
  143. The United States Air Force Band Airmen of Note: Best of the Jazz Heritage Series Volume 1 (2018, self-released) B-
  144. The United States Air Force Band Airmen of Note: Global Reach (2018 [2019], self-released) C
  145. Ken Vandermark/Nate Wooley: Deeply Discounted II/Sequences of Snow (2018, Pleasure of the Text/Audiographic, EP) B
  146. Leon Vynehall: Nothing Is Still (2018, Ninja Tune) B+(**)
  147. Ernie Watts Quartet: Home Light (2018 [2019], Flying Dolphin) B+(**)
  148. Jamie Lin Wilson: Jumping Over Rocks (2018, self-released) B+(**)
  149. Martin Wind: Light Blue (2017 [2018], Laika) B-
  150. Wing Walker Orchestra: Hazel (2017 [2019], Ears & Eyes) B+(*)
  151. Peter Zak Quartet: One Mind (2017 [2018], Fresh Sound New Talent) B+(**)
  152. Zeal & Ardor: Stranger Fruit (2018, MVKA) B+(*)
  153. Denny Zeitlin/Buster Williams/Matt Wilson: Wishing on the Moon (2009 [2018], Sunnyside) B+(**)
  154. Gordon Beck Quartet: When Sunny Gets Blue: Spring '68 Sessions (1966-68 [2018], Another Planet) B+(*)
  155. Ran Blake/Jeanne Lee: The Newest Sound You Never Heard (1966-67 [2019], A-Side, 2CD) A-
  156. James Brown & the Famous Flames: The Federal & King Singles As & BVs 1956-61 (1956-61 [2018], Acrobat, 2CD) A-
  157. Eric Dolphy: Musical Prophet: The Expanded 1963 New York Studio Sessions (1963 [2019], Resonance, 3CD) A-
  158. Feeling Kréyol: Las Palé (1988 [2018], Strut, EP) B+(*)
  159. Svein Finnerud Trio: Plastic Sun (1970 [2018], Odin) B+(*)
  160. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!! And Rights!! ([2018], FOLC) A-
  161. Gumba Fire: Bubblegum Soul & Synth-Boogie in 1980s South Africa (1980s [2018], Soundway) B+(**)
  162. André Hodeir: Essais: Complete Paris & New York Sessions (1954-60 [2017], Fresh Sound, 2CD) B+(*)
  163. Guy Lafitte: Quartet & Sextet Sessions 1956-1962 (1956-62 [2018], Fresh Sound) B+(**)
  164. Guy Lafitte: His Tenor Sax and His Orchestra 1954-1959 (1954-59 [2018], Fresh Sound) B+(***)
  165. Dave McKenna: Dave McKenna in Madison (1991 [2018], Arbors) B+(**)
  166. The Paranoid Style: Rock & Roll Just Can't Recall + 3 (2015 [2018], Bar/None, EP) B+(***)
  167. John Prine: Live in Asheville '86 (1986 [2016], Oh Boy) B+(**)
  168. Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Sun Ra With Pharoah Sanders & Black Harold: Judson Hall, New York, Dec. 31, 1964 (1964 [2018], Enterplanetary Koncepts) B+(**)
  169. Sun Ra: Astro Black (1972 [2018], Modern Harmonic) B+(*)
  170. Sun Ra: The Cymbals/Symbols Sessions (New York City, 1973) (1973 [2018], Modern Harmonic, 2CD) B+(***)
  171. Sun Ra: Crystal Spears (1973 [2019], Modern Harmonic) B+(**)
  172. Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Discipline 99 (Out Beyond the Kingdom Of) (1974 [2018], Enterplanetary Koncepts) B+(**)
  173. Sun Ra: Of Abstract Dreams (1974-75 [2018], Strut) A-
  174. Sun Ra and His Arkestra: Taking a Chance on Chances (1977 [2018], Enterplanetary Koncepts) B+(***)
  175. Sun Ra: God Is More Than Love Can Ever Be (1979 [2018], Cosmic Myth) A-
  176. Sun Ra: Sun Ra Plays Gershwin (1951-89 [2018], Enterplanetary Koncepts) B
  177. Jesse Sharps Quintet & P.A.P.A.: Sharps and Flats (2004 [2018], Nimbus West/Outernational Sounds) B+(***)
  178. Cecil Taylor: Conversations With Tony Oxley (2008, [2018], Jazzwerkstatt) A-
  179. Curtis Amy & Paul Bryant: The Blues Message (1960, Pacific Jazz) B+(***)
  180. Curtis Amy & Paul Bryant: Meetin' Here (1961, Pacific Jazz) B+(**)
  181. Curtis Amy & Paul Bryant: Meetin' Here (1961-62 [2013], Fresh Sound) B+(**)
  182. Curtis Amy & Frank Butler: Groovin' Blue (1961, Pacific Jazz) B+(**)
  183. Curtis Amy: Way Down (1962, Pacific Jazz) B+(**)
  184. Curtis Amy: Tippin' On Through (1962, Pacific Jazz) B+(*)
  185. Curtis Amy: Groovin' Blue/Way Down/Tippin' On Through (1961-62 [2013], Fresh Sound, 2CD) B+(**)
  186. Curtis Amy Sextet: Peace for Love (1994, Fresh Sound) B+(***)
  187. Ran Blake & Jeanne Lee: Free Standards: Stockholm 1966 (1966 [2013], Fresh Sound) B+(***)
  188. Paul Bryant: Burnin' (1960, Pacific Jazz) B+(**)
  189. Paul Bryant Featuring Curtis Amy & Jim Hall: The Blues Message (1960 [2010], Fresh Sound) B+(**)
  190. Bumble Bee Slim: Back in Town! (1962, Pacific Jazz) B+(**)
  191. Chicago Farmer: Midwest Side Stories (2016, self-released) B+(**)
  192. Curtis Counce: You Get More Bounce With Curtis Counce! (1956-57 [1984], Contemporary/OJC) B+(**)
  193. The Curtis Counce Quintet: Exploring the Future (1958, Boplicity) B+(***)
  194. Eric Dolphy: In Europe Vol. 1 (1961 [1990], Prestige/OJC) B+(**)
  195. Eric Dolphy: In Europe, Vol. 2 (1961 [2006], Prestige/OJC) B+(*)
  196. Eric Dolphy: In Europe/Volume 3 (1961 [1990], Prestige/OJC) B+(***)
  197. Eric Dolphy: Conversations (1963, FM/Vee Jay) B+(***)
  198. Eric Dolphy: Iron Man (1963 [1990], West Wind) B+(***)
  199. Les McCann Ltd.: On Time (1962, Pacific Jazz) B+(*)
  200. Sun Ra and His Myth Science Arkestra: We Travel the Space Ways (1960 [2012], Enterplanetary Koncepts) B+(*)
  201. Stay Awake: Various Interpretations of Music From Vintage Disney Films (1988, A&M) B+(*)
  202. The End [Sofia Jernberg/Mats Gustafsson/Kjetil Moster/Anders Hana/Greg Saunier]: Svårmod Och Vemod Är Värdesinnen (2018, RareNoise) D+
  203. Maria Muldaur: Don't You Feel My Leg: The Naughty Bawdy Blues of Blue Lu Barker (2018, The Last Music Company) A
  204. Joshua Redman/Ron Miles/Scott Colley/Brian Blade: Still Dreaming (2017 [2018], Nonesuch) B+(***)
  205. Tierra Whack: Whack World (2018, self-released, EP) A-