Rhapsody Streamnotes: Year 2019 Index

October 28

  1. Rez Abbasi: A Throw of Dice by the Silent Ensemble (2017 [2019], Whirlwind) B+(*)
  2. Yazz Ahmed: Polyhymnia (2016-19 [2019], Ropeadope) B+(**)
  3. Mats Åleklint/Per-Åke Holmlander/Paal Nilssen-Love: Fish & Steel (2018 [2019], PNL) B+(***)
  4. Laurie Anderson/Tenzin Choegyal/Jesse Paris Smith: Songs From the Bardo (2019, Smithsonian Folkways) B+(***)
  5. Michaela Anne: Desert Dove (2019, Yep Roc) B+(*)
  6. Simone Baron & Arco Belo: The Space Between Disguises (2019, GenreFluid) B-
  7. Ben Bennett/Zach Darrup/Jack Wright: Never (2018, Palliative) B+(*)
  8. Big Thief: Two Hands (2019, 4AD) B+(**)
  9. The Nat Birchall Quartet: The Storyteller: A Musical Tribute to Yusef Lateef (2019, Jazzman) B+(**)
  10. Bonnie Bishop: The Walk (2019, Thirty Tigers) B+(**)
  11. Bon Iver: I, I (2019, Jagjaguwar) B
  12. Jaimie Branch: Fly or Die II: Bird Dogs of Paradise (2018 [2019], International Anthem) A-
  13. Danny Brown: Uknowhatimsayin¿ (2019, Warp) B+(***)
  14. Katerina Brown: Mirror (2019, Mellowtone Music) B
  15. Daniel Carter/Julius Priester/Adam Lane/Reggie Sylvester/David Haney: Live Constructions Volume 2 (2018 [2019], Slam) B+(*)
  16. Daniel Carter/Stelios Mihas/Irma Nejando/Federico Ughi: Radical Invisibility (2018 [2019], 577) B+(**)
  17. Cashmere Cat: Princess Catgirl (2019, Mad Love/Interscope, EP) B+(*)
  18. Cherry Glazerr: Stuffed & Ready (2019, Secretly Canadian) B
  19. Chromatics: Closer to Grey (2019, Italians Do It Better) B
  20. Cigarettes After Sex: Cry (2019, Partisan) B+(***)
  21. George Coleman: The Quartet (2019, Smoke Sessions) A-
  22. The Comet Is Coming: Afterlife (2019, Impulse!) B+(*)
  23. Harry Connick Jr.: True Love: A Celebration of Cole Porter (2019, Verve) B+(*)
  24. Crosscurrents Trio [Dave Holland/Zakir Hussain/Chris Potter]: Good Hope (2018 [2019], Edition) A-
  25. Croy & the Boys: Howdy High-Rise (2019, Spaceflight) B+(**)
  26. Kris Davis: Diatom Ribbons (2018 [2019], Pyroclastic) B+(***)
  27. Drumming Cellist [Kristijan Krajncan]: Abraxas (2019, Sazas) A-
  28. David Finck: Bassically Jazz (2019, Burton Avenue Music) B+(*)
  29. Michael Formanek Very Practical Trio/Tim Berne/Mary Halvorson: Even Better (2019, Intakt) B+(***)
  30. Bill Frisell: Harmony (2016 [2019], Blue Note) B+(*)
  31. Satoko Fujii/Joe Fonda: Four (2018 [2019], Long Song) B+(***)
  32. Girl Band: The Talkies (2019, Rough Trade) B+(*)
  33. Robert Glasper: Fuck Yo Feelings (2019, Loma Vista) B+(*)
  34. Binker Golding: Abstractions of Reality Past and Incredible Feathers (2018 [2019], Gearbox) A-
  35. Kim Gordon: No Home Record (2019, Matador) B+(***)
  36. Homeboy Sandman: Dusty (2019, Mello Music Group) B+(***)
  37. Abdullah Ibrahim: Dream Time (2019, Enja) B+(**)
  38. Gethen Jenkins: Western Gold (2019, 5 Music) B+(*)
  39. Georgette Jones: Skin (2019, self-released) B+(**)
  40. Ras Kass: Soul on Ice 2 (2019, Mello Music Group) B+(***)
  41. Roger Kellaway: The Many Open Minds of Roger Kellaway (2010 [2019], IPO) A-
  42. Chris Knight: Almost Daylight (2019, Drifters Church) A-
  43. Krokofant: Q (2019, Rune Grammofon) B
  44. Remy Le Boeuf: Assembly of Shadows (2019, SoundSpore) B
  45. Little Brother: May the Lord Watch (2019, Imagine Nation Music/For Members Only/Empire) B+(**)
  46. L'Orange & Jeremiah Jae: Complicate Your Life With Violence (2019, Mello Music Group) A-
  47. Doug MacDonald & the Tarmac Ensemble: Jazz Marathon 4: Live at Hangar 18 (2019, DMAC, 2CD) B+(*)
  48. Dan McCarthy: City Abstract (2019, Origin) B
  49. John McPhee/Paal Nilssen-Love: Song for the Big Chief (2017 [2019], PNL) B+(**)
  50. Mika: My Name Is Michael Holbrook (2019, Republic/Virgin EMI) B+(**)
  51. Mike & the Moonpies: Cheap Silver and Solid Country Gold (2019, Prairie Rose) B+(*)
  52. Bernie Mora & Tangent: No Agenda (2019, Rhombus) C+
  53. Simon Nabatov: Readings: Red Cavalry (2018 [2019], Leo) B+(*)
  54. Simon Nabatov: Readings: Gileya Revisited (2018 [2019], Leo) B+(*)
  55. Miles Okazaki: The Sky Below (2019, Pi) B+(***)
  56. Angel Olsen: All Mirrors (2019, Jagjaguwar) B+(*)
  57. Anne Phillips: Live at the Jazz Bakery (2019, Conawago) B-
  58. Jessica Pratt: Quiet Signs (2019, Mexican Summer) B-
  59. Joshua Redman & Brooklyn Rider: Sun on Sand (2019, Nonesuch) B+(**)
  60. Reut Regev's R*Time: Keep Winning (2019, Enja) A-
  61. Matana Roberts: Coin Coin Chapter Four: Memphis (2019, Constellation) B+(***)
  62. Rocket 808: Rocket 808 (2019, 12XU) B
  63. Poncho Sanchez: Trane's Delight (2019, Concord Picante) B
  64. Carmen Sandim: Play Doh (2019, Ropeadope) B+(*)
  65. Louis Sclavis: Characters on a Wall (2018 [2019], ECM) B+(*)
  66. Sleater-Kinney: The Center Won't Hold (2019, Mom + Pop) B
  67. Tyshawn Sorey and Marilyn Crispell: The Adornment of Time (2018 [2019], Pi) B+(**)
  68. Chris Speed Trio: Respect for Your Toughness (2018 [2019], Intakt) B+(***)
  69. Chip Stephens/Stenn Wilson: Sadness & Soul (2018 [2019], Capri) B+(**)
  70. Mike Stern-Jeff Lorber Fusion: Eleven (2019, Concord) C+
  71. Michael Jefry Stevens & the Mountain Chamber Jazz Ensemble: The Poet Is in the House (2019, ARC) B
  72. Kevin Sun: The Sustain of Memory (2019, Endectomorph Music) A-
  73. Tegan and Sara: Hey, I'm Just Like You (2019, Warner Brothers) B+(**)
  74. Tinariwen: Amadjar (2019, Anti-) B+(**)
  75. Gebhard Ullmann/Hans Lüdemann/Oliver Potratz/Eric Schaefer: MikroPULS (2017 [2019], Intuition) A-
  76. Kiki Valera: Vivencias En Clave Cubana (2018 [2019], Origin) B+(***)
  77. Andrés Vial/Dezron Douglas/Eric McPherson: Gang of Three (2019, Chromatic Audio) B+(***)
  78. Devin Brahja Waldman: Brahja (2019, RR Gems) B+(***)
  79. Kelsey Waldon: White Noise/White Lines (2019, Oh Boy) A-
  80. Alice Wallace: Into the Blue (2019, Rebelle Road) B
  81. Rodney Whitaker: All Too Soon: The Music of Duke Ellington (2017 [2019], Origin) B+(***)
  82. Barrence Whitfield Soul Savage Arkestra: Songs From the Sun Ra Cosmos (2019, Modern Harmonic) B+(**)
  83. Carrie Wicks: Reverie (2019, OA2) B+(*)
  84. Young M.A: Herstory in the Making (2019, M.A Music/3D) B+(*)
  85. The Daisy Age (1989-94 [2018], Ace) A
  86. The Exbats: E Is 4 Exbats (2016-18 [2019], Burger) B+(***)
  87. Fania Goes Psychedelic (1967-71 [2019], Fania) B+(***)
  88. Ernest Hood: Neighborhoods: Memories of Times Past (1975 [2019], Freedom to Spend) B
  89. Abdallah Ag Oumbadougou: Anou Malane (1995 [2019], Sahel Sounds) A-
  90. The Rough Guide to the Roots of Country Music: Reborn and Remastered (1926-33 [2019], World Music Network) B+(***)
  91. Esbjörn Svensson Trio: E.S.T. Live in Gothenburg (2001 [2019], ACT, 2CD) A-
  92. Cecil Taylor: Mysteries: Indent: Antioch College/Yellow Springs, Ohio/March 11, 1973 (1973 [2018], Black Sun) B+(***)
  93. Cecil Taylor: Mysteries: Untitled (1961-76 [2019], Black Sun) B+(**)
  94. Saadet Türköz/Elliott Sharp: Kumuska (2007 [2019], Intakt) B+(*)
  95. Barney Wilen: Live in Tokyo '91 (1991 [2019], Elemental Music, 2CD) B+(***)
  96. World Spirituality Classics 2: The Time for Peace Is Now (1970s [2019], Luaka Bop) B+(***)
  97. Black Sheep: A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing (1991, Mercury) B+(**)
  98. Brand Nubian: Foundation (1998, Arista) B+(***)
  99. Chromatics: Kill for Love (2012, Italians Do It Better) B+(***)
  100. Bertrand Denzler Cluster: Y? (1998 [2000], Leo Lab) B+(***)
  101. Bertrand Denzler/Norbert Pfammatter: NanoCluster 02/2000 (2000, Leo Lab) B+(**)
  102. The Exbats: A Guide to the Health Issues Affecting Rescue Hens (2016, Burger) B+(**)
  103. The Exbats: I've Got the Hots for Charlie Watts (2018, Burger) B+(***)
  104. Fu-Schnickens: Greatest Hits (1992-95 [1995], Jive) B+(***)
  105. Joanna Newsom: The Milk-Eyed Mender (2004, Drag City) B+(*)
  106. Joanna Newsom: Ys (2006, Drag City) B
  107. Joanna Newsom: Have One on Me (2010, Drag City, 2CD) B
  108. Reut Regev: This Is R*Time (2008 [2009], Ropeadope) B+(**)
  109. Esbjörn Svensson Trio: Plays Monk (1996, Superstudio Gul; [2000], ACT) B+(**)
  110. Esbjörn Svensson Trio: Winter in Venice (1997, Superstudio Gul; [1999], ACT) B+(*)
  111. Esbjörn Svensson Trio [EST]: From Gagarin's Point of View (1999, ACT) B+(**)
  112. Esbjörn Svensson Trio [EST]: Good Morning Susie Soho (2000, ACT) B+(***)
  113. E.S.T.: Leucocyte (2007 [2008], ACT) B+(**)
  114. E.S.T. [Esbjörn Svensson Trio]: 301 (2007 [2012], ACT) B+(***)
  115. Rodney Whitaker: Ballads and Blues: The Brooklyn Sessions (1998, Criss Cross) B+(**)
  116. Barrence Whitfield & the Savages: Soul Flowers of Titan (2018, Bloodshot) B+(***)

September 30

  1. Sophie Agnel/John Edwards/Steve Noble: Aqisseq (2016 [2018], ONJazz) B+(**)
  2. Franco Ambrosetti Quintet: Long Waves (2019, Unit) B+(***)
  3. Reid Anderson/Dave King/Craig Taborn: Golden Valley Is Now (2018 [2019], Intakt) B-
  4. AP6C [Alberto Pinton Sestetto Contemporaneo]: Layers (2017 [2019], Clear Now) B+(**)
  5. Kenyatta Beasley Septet: The Frank Foster Songbook (2019, Art Vs Transit, 2CD) B+(**)
  6. Karl Berger/Jason Kao Hwang: Conjure (2014 [2019], True Sound) B
  7. Blarf: Cease & Desist (2019, Stones Throw) B-
  8. Ray Blue: Work (2019, Jazzheads) B+(**)
  9. Randy Brecker/Ada Rovatti: Brecker Plays Rovatti: Sacred Bond (2019, Piloo) B+(**)
  10. Terrence Brewer & Pamela Rose: Don't Worry 'Bout Me: Remembering Ella & Joe (2019, Strong Brew Music, EP) B+(*)
  11. Peter Brötzmann/Alexander von Schlippenbach/Han Bennink: Fifty Years After: Live at the Lila Eule 2018 (2018 [2019], Trost) A-
  12. Taylor Ho Bynum 9-tette: The Ambiguity Manifesto (2019, Firehouse 12) B+(**)
  13. Bill Callahan: Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest (2019, Drag City) B+(*)
  14. Car Seat Headrest: Commit Yourself Completely (2019, Matador) B+(**)
  15. Matt Carson: No Regrets (2019, Bunba) B+(**)
  16. James Carter Organ Trio: Live From Newport Jazz (2018 [2019], Blue Note) B+(***)
  17. Cat in a Bag: Cat in a Bag (2019, Clean Feed) B+(***)
  18. Corey Christiansen: La Proxima (2019, Origin) B+(*)
  19. Zack Clarke Trio: Vertical Shores (2017 [2019], Clean Feed) B+(*)
  20. Jimmy Cobb: This I Dig of You (2019, Smoke Sessions) B+(**)
  21. Jimmy Cobb: Remembering U (2016 [2019], Jimmy Cobb World) B+(*)
  22. Avishai Cohen/Yonathan Avishai: Playing the Room (2018 [2019], ECM) B+(*)
  23. Marco Colonna/Agustí Fernandez/Zlatko Kaucic: Agrakal (2017 [2018], Not Two) B+(**)
  24. Frankie Cosmos: Close It Quietly (2019, Sub Pop) B+(**)
  25. DaBaby: Kirk (2019, Interscope) B+(***)
  26. The Raymond De Felitta Trio: Pre-War Charm (2019, Blujazz) B+(***)
  27. Deerhunter: Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared? (2019, 4AD) B
  28. Lana Del Rey: Norman Fucking Rockwell (2019, Polydor/Interscope) A-
  29. Jeff Denson/Romain Pilon/Brian Blade: Between Two Worlds (2019, Ridgeway) B+(*)
  30. Sam Dillon: Out in the Open (2018, Cellar Live) B+(**)
  31. Sam Dillon: Force Field (2018 [2019], Posi-Tone) B+(*)
  32. DSC [Leon Lee Dorsey/Greg Skaff/Mike Clark]: Monktime (2019, Jazz Avenue 1) B+(*)
  33. Dump Him: Dykes to Watch Out For (2019, Musical Fanzine/Get Better) B+(*)
  34. Harris Eisenstadt: Canada Day Quartet Live (2018 [2019], Clean Feed) B+(**)
  35. Peter Eldridge/Kenny Werner: Somewhere (2019, Rosebud Music) C-
  36. Eliane Elias: Love Stories (2019, Concord) B+(*)
  37. Avram Fefer Quartet: Testament (2018 [2019], Clean Feed) B+(***)
  38. Gabriel Ferrandini: Volúpias (2017 [2019], Clean Feed) B+(**)
  39. Haruna Fukazawa: Departure (2019, Summit) B+(*)
  40. Ezra Furman: Twelve Nudes (2019, Bella Union) A-
  41. Jayda G: Significant Changes (2019, Ninja Tune) B+(*)
  42. Vyacheslav Ganelin/Deniss Pashkevich/Arkady Gotesman: Variations (2018 [2019], Jersika) B+(*)
  43. Laszlo Gardony: La Marseillaise (2019, Sunnyside) B+(**)
  44. The Garifuna Collective: Aban (2019, Stonetree) B+(**)
  45. Ghostface Killah: Ghostface Killahs (2019, Now Generation) B+(***)
  46. Frode Gjerstad/Fred Lonberg-Holm/Matthew Shipp: Season of Sadness (2018 [2019], Iluso) B
  47. Gordon Grdina Quartet: Cooper's Park (2019, Songlines) B+(***)
  48. Keiji Haino/Merzbow/Balasz Pandi: Become the Discovered, Not the Discoverer (2019, RareNoise) B+(*)
  49. Tim Hecker: Anoyo (2019, Kranky) B
  50. Weldon Henson: Texas Made Honky Tonk (2018, Hillbilly Renegade) A-
  51. The Highwomen: The Highwomen (2019, Elektra) B
  52. Olli Hirvonen: Displace (2019, Ropeadope) B+(**)
  53. Florian Hoefner Trio: First Spring (2018 [2019], ALMA) B+(***)
  54. The Hold Steady: Thrashing Thru the Passion (2019, Frenchkiss) A-
  55. Chrissie Hynde With the Valve Bone Woe Ensemble: Valve Bone Woe (2019, BMG) B
  56. I Jahbar and Friends: Inna Duppy SKRS Soundclash (2019, Bokeh Versions) B-
  57. Indoor Pets: Be Content (2019, Wichita) B+(*)
  58. Ethan Iverson Quartet With Tom Harrell: Common Practice (2017 [2019], ECM) B+(*)
  59. Michael Gregory Jackson Clarity Quartet: Whenufindituwillknow (2019, Golden) B+(**)
  60. Jpegmafia: All My Heroes Are Cornballs (2019, EQT) B+(**)
  61. Kano: Hoodies All Summer (2019, Parlophone) B+(*)
  62. Petros Klampanis: Irrationalities (2017 [2019], Enja) B+(**)
  63. Kokoko!: Fongola (2019, Transgressive) B+(**)
  64. The Baba Andrew Lamb Trio: The Night of the 13th' Moon (2018 [2019], LFDS) A-
  65. Landline: Landline (2019, Loyal Label) B+(**)
  66. Cate Le Bon: Reward (2019, Mexican Summer) B
  67. Led Bib: It's Morning (2018 [2019], RareNoise) B
  68. Urs Leimgruber/Jacques Demierre/Barre Phillips/Thomas Lehn: Willisau (2017 [2019], Jazzwerkstatt) B
  69. Roberto Magris Sextet: Sun Stone (2019, JMood) B+(***)
  70. Todd Marcus: Trio+ (2019, Stricker Street) B+(**)
  71. Ben Markley Quartet Featuring Joel Frahm: Slow Play (2019, OA2) B+(**)
  72. Joe McPhee/John Edwards/Klaus Kugel: Journey to Parazzar (2017 [2018], Not Two) B+(***)
  73. Mercury Rev: Bobbie Gentry's The Delta Sweete Revisited (2019, Partisan) B
  74. Dave Miller Trio: Just Imagine (2019, Summit) B+(**)
  75. Monoswezi: A Je (2017, Riverboat) B+(*)
  76. Derel Monteith: Connemara: Solo Piano Improvisations (2017 [2019], self-released) B+(**)
  77. Derel Monteith Trio: Quantity of Life (2019, self-released) B+(*)
  78. Guillaume Muller: Sketches of Sound (2019, self-released) B+(*)
  79. Muna: Saves the World (2019, RCA) B+(**)
  80. Nérija: Blume (2019, Domino) B+(*)
  81. Ian Noe: Between the Country (2019, National Treasury) B+(***)
  82. Laura Noejovich: Laura Has New Standards (2018 [2019], Enchanted Meadow) C+
  83. Bill O'Connell and the Afro Caribbean Ensemble: Wind Off the Hudson (2019, Savant) B+(**)
  84. Octo Octa: Resonant Body (2019, T4T LUV NRG) B+(***)
  85. The Ogún Meji Duo: Spirits of the Egungun (2019, CFG Multimedia) A-
  86. Tish Oney With the John Chiodini Trio: The Best Part (2019, Blujazz) B-
  87. Oompa: Cleo (2019, OompOutLoud) A-
  88. Mike Pachelli: High Standards (2019, Fullblast) B+(*)
  89. Jason Palmer: Rhyme and Reason (2018 [2019], Giant Step Arts, 2CD) B+(***)
  90. Jeff Parker/Jeb Bishop/Pandelis Karayorgis/Nate McBride/Luther Gray: The Diagonal Filter (2018, Not Two) B+(**)
  91. Pearring Sound: Nothing but Time (2018 [2019], self-released) B+(***)
  92. Ivo Perelman/Matthew Shipp: Efflorescence: Volume 1 (2018 [2019], Leo, 4CD) B+(***)
  93. Miles Perkin Quartet: The Point in Question (2018 [2019], Clean Feed) B+(*)
  94. Peterson Kohler Collective: Winter Colors (2018 [2019], Origin) B+(**)
  95. Alberto Pinton Trio: Röd (2018, Clear Now) B+(***)
  96. Noah Preminger Group: Zigsaw: Music of Steve Lampert (2018 [2019], self-released) A-
  97. Preservation Hall Jazz Band: A Tuba to Cuba (2019, SWub Pop) B+(*)
  98. Purple Mountains: Purple Mountains (2019, Drag City) B+(***)
  99. Michele Rabbia/Gianluca Petrella/Eivind Aarset: Lost River (2018 [2019], ECM) B
  100. Kojey Radical: Cashmere Tears (2019, Asylum/Atlantic) B+(*)
  101. Rapsody: Eve (2019, Roc Nation) B+(***)
  102. Enrico Rava/Joe Lovano: Roma (2018 [2019], ECM) B+(*)
  103. Cene Resnik Trio 'Watch for Dogs': Shades of Colors (2016 [2019], Not Two) B+(**)
  104. Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis: Beautiful Lie (2019, Next Waltz) B+(**)
  105. Christophe Rocher/Joe Fonda/Harvey Sorgen: New Origin (2018 [2019], Not Two) B+(**)
  106. Markus Rutz: Blueprints Figure One: Frameworks (2018 [2019], OA2) B+(**)
  107. Raphael Saadiq: Jimmy Lee (2019, Columbia) A-
  108. David Sanchez: Carib (2018 [2019], Ropeadope) B+(***)
  109. Dana Saul: Ceiling (2018 [2019], Endectomorph) A-
  110. Rob Scheps: Comencio (2019, SteepleChase) B+(**)
  111. Kendrick Scott Oracle: A Wall Becomes a Bridge (2019, Blue Note) B+(*)
  112. Sheer Mag: A Distant Call (2019, Wilsuns) B+(**)
  113. Leo Sherman: Tonewheel (2019, Outside In Music) B+(*)
  114. Matthew Snow: Iridescence (2018 [2019], self-released) B+(***)
  115. Elza Soares: Planeta Fome (2019, Deck) B+(***)
  116. Something Blue [Alexa Tarantino/Nick Finzer/Sam Dillon/Art Hirahara/Boris Kozlov/Rudy Royston]: Maximum Enjoyment (2018 [2019], Posi-Tone) B+(*)
  117. Harvey Sorgen/Joe Fonda/Marilyn Crispell: Dreamstruck (2018, Not Two) A-
  118. The Souljazz Orchestra: Chaos Theories (2019, Strut) B+(*)
  119. Lyn Stanley: London With a Twist: Live at Bernie's (2019, A.T. Music) B+(**)
  120. STL GLD: The New Normal (2019, AR Classic) B+(**)
  121. Colin Stranahan/Glenn Zaleski/Rick Rosato: Live at Jazz Standard (2018 [2019], Capri) B+(*)
  122. Taylor Swift: Lover (2019, Republic) A-
  123. Rachid Taha: Je Suis Africain ([2019], Naive) A-
  124. Emi Takada: Why Did I Choose You? (2018 [2019], self-released) B+(*)
  125. Alexa Tarantino: Winds of Change (2019, Posi-Tone) B+(**)
  126. The Clifford Thornton Memorial Quartet: Sweet Oranges (2017 [2018], Not Two) B+(*)
  127. Tanya Tucker: While I'm Livin' (2019, Fantasy) B+(**)
  128. Tucker Brothers: Two Parts (2019, self-released) B
  129. Molly Tuttle: When You're Ready (2019, Compass) B+(**)
  130. Ben Van Gelder/Tony Tixier/Tom Berkmann/Mathias Ruppnig: Scopes (2019, Whirlwind) B+(**)
  131. Ken Vandermark/Klaus Kugel/Mark Tokar: No-Exit Corner (2016 [2018], Not Two) B+(***)
  132. Luís Vicente/Vasco Trilla: A Brighter Side of Darkness (2018 [2019], Clean Feed) B+(*)
  133. Dee White: Southern Gentleman (2018, Easy Eye Sound/Warner Music Nashville) B+(**)
  134. Mareike Wiening: Metropolist Paradise (2018 [2019], Greenleaf Music) B+(*)
  135. Wilma Vritra: Burd (2019, Bad Taste) B+(*)
  136. Charli XCX: Charli (2019, Asylum) B+(**)
  137. Eri Yamamoto Trio & Choral Chameleon: Goshu Ondo Suite (2018 [2019], AUM Fidelity) A-
  138. John Yao's Triceratops: How We Do (2018 [2019], See Tao) B+(**)
  139. Jason Yeager: New Songs of Resistance (2018 [2019], Outside In Music) B+(*)
  140. Thom Yorke: Anima (2019, XL) B-
  141. Young Thug: So Much Fun (2019, 300/Atlantic/YSL) B+(***)
  142. Miguel Zenón: Sonero: The Music of Ismael Rivera (2019, Miel Music) A-
  143. Alefa Madagascar (1970s-80s [2019], Strut) B+(***)
  144. Louis Armstrong: Live in Europe (1948-52 [2019], Dot Time) B+(**)
  145. Kwi Bamba: Kwi Bamba & L'Orchestre De Gama Berema (1997 [2018], Ouch!) B+(***)
  146. John Coltrane: Blue World (1964 [2019], Impulse!) A-
  147. Creedence Clearwater Revival: Live at Woodstock (1969 [2019], Craft) B+(***)
  148. Nâ Hawa Doumbia: La Grande Cantatrice Malienne Vol. 1: Decouverte 81 a Dakar (1981 [2019], Awesome Tapes From Africa) B+(***)
  149. Jambú E Os Míticos Sons Da Amazônia (1974-86 [2019], Analog Africa) B+(***)
  150. Lost in China: Off the Beaten Track From Beijing to Xinjiang ([2017], Riverboat) B+(**)
  151. The Vaughn Nark Quintet: Back in the Day (1982-83 [2019], Summit) B
  152. Art Pepper: Promise Kept: The Complete Artists House Recordings (1979 [2019], Omnivore, 5CD) A-
  153. Prince: Originals (1981-91 [2019], NPG/Warner Brothers) B-
  154. Sounds of Liberation: Unreleased (Columbia University 1973) (1973 [2018], Dogtown) B+(*)
  155. Star Band De Dakar: Psicodelia Afro-Cubana De Senegal (1960s-70s [2019], Ostinato) B+(***)
  156. Two Niles to Sing a Melody: The Violins & Synths of Sudan (1970s-80s [2019], Ostinato) A-
  157. Nâ Hawa Doumbia: La Grande Cantatrice Malienne Vol. 3: Korodia (1982 [2011], Awesome Tapes From Africa) B+(**)
  158. Teddy Edwards Quartet: Good Gravy! (1961, Contemporary) B+(**)
  159. Teddy Edwards: Heart & Soul (1962, Contemporary) B+(*)
  160. Teddy Edwards: Nothin' but the Truth (1966 [1967], Prestige) B+(*)
  161. Teddy Edwards Quartet: Out of This World (1980 [1981], SteepleChase) B+(**)
  162. Teddy Edwards/Houston Person: Close Encounters (1996 [1999], High Note) B+(**)
  163. Teddy Edwards: Smooth Sailing (2001 [2003], High Note) B+(**)
  164. Bobbie Gentry: Ode to Billie Joe (1967, Capitol) B
  165. Bobby Gentry: The Delta Sweete (1968, Capitol) C+
  166. Weldon Henson: Weldon Henson's Honky Tonk Frontier (2015, Hillbilly Renegade) B+(***)
  167. Weldon Henson: One Heart's Gone (2011, self-released) B+(**)
  168. Steve Lampert: Venus Perplexed (2000 [2004], SteepleChase) B+(***)
  169. Steve Lampert: Music From There (2006 [2007], Bridge) B+(**)
  170. Louis Moholo-Moholo: Duets With Marilyn Crispell: Sibanye (We Are One) (2007 [2008], Intakt) B+(***)
  171. Eddie Money: The Essential Eddie Money (1977-95 [2003], Columbia/Legacy) B-
  172. Eddie Money: The Essential Eddie Money (1977-91 [2014], Columbia/Legacy, 2CD) C+
  173. Alberto Pinton: Nascent (2012 [2013], Redhorn) B+(**)
  174. Stef Chura: Midnight (2019, Saddle Creek) B+(**)

August 26

  1. Don Aliquo/Michael Jefry Stevens: Live at Hinton Hall: The Innocence of Spring (2019, self-released) B+(**)
  2. Arashi [Akira Sakata/Johan Berthling/Paal Nilssen-Love]: Jikan (2017 [2019], PNL) B+(**)
  3. Iggy Azalea: In My Defense (2019, Bad Dreams/Empire) B+(***)
  4. John Bacon/Michael McNeill/Danny Ziemann: Refractions (2017 [2019], Jazz Dimensions) B+(***)
  5. J. Balvin & Bad Bunny: Oasis (2019, Universal Music Latino) B+(**)
  6. B.J. the Chicago Kid: 1123 (2019, Motown) B+(*)
  7. Leila Bordreuil/Michael Foster: The Caustic Ballads (2016, Relative Pitch) B+(*)
  8. Chance the Rapper: The Big Day (2019, self-released) A-
  9. Tyler Childers: Country Squire (2019, Hickman Holler/RCA) A-
  10. The Cinematic Orchestra: To Believe (2019, Domino) B+(**)
  11. Clairo: Immunity (2019, Fader) B+(***)
  12. Chuck Cleaver: Send Aid (2019, Shake It) B+(***)
  13. Chick Corea/The Spanish Heart Band: Antidote (2019, Concord) B-
  14. CP Unit: Riding Photon Time (2018 [2019], Eleatic) A-
  15. Mark De Clive-Lowe: Heritage (2018 [2019], Ropeadope) B+(*)
  16. Mark De Clive-Lowe: Heritage II (2018 [2019], Ropeadope) B
  17. Default Genders: Main Pop Girl 2019 (2019, self-released) B+(**)
  18. Mark Doyle: Watching the Detectives: Guitar Noir III (2019, Free Will) B+(*)
  19. Elephant9: Psychedelic Backfire I (2019, Rune Grammofon) B+(*)
  20. Elephant9 With Reine Fiske: Psychedelic Backfire I (2019, Rune Grammofon) B+(**)
  21. Pablo Embon: Reminscent Mood (2018-19 [2019], self-released) B-
  22. Empath: Active Listening: Night on Earth (2019, Get Better) B+(*)
  23. Moy Eng/Wayne Wallace: The Blue Hour (2018 [2019], Patois) B
  24. Filthy Friends: Emerald Valley (2019, Kill Rock Stars) B+(**)
  25. Freddie Douggie: Live on Juneteenth (2019, International Anthem) B+(*)
  26. Fred Frith: All Is Always Now: Fred Frith Live at the Stone (2007-16 [2019], Intakt, 3CD) B+(***)
  27. From Wolves to Whales: Strandwal (2017 [2019], Aerophonic, 2CD) B+(***)
  28. G-Eazy: The Beautiful & Damned (2017, BPG/RVG/RCA) B+(***)
  29. Rhiannon Giddens With Francesco Turrisi: There Is No Other (2019, Nonesuch) B+(***)
  30. Charles Wesley Godwin: Seneca (2019, self-released) B+(*)
  31. Binker Golding & Elliot Galvin: Ex Nihilo (2018 [2019], Byrd Out) B+(*)
  32. Diana Gordon: Pure (2019, self-released, EP) B+(*)
  33. Harbinger: Extended (2018 [2019], OA2) B+(**)
  34. Joel Harrison: Angel Band: Free Country Volume 3 (2018, HighNote) B
  35. Mike Holober/The Gotham Jazz Orchestra: Hiding Out (2017 [2019], Zoho, 2CD) B+(***)
  36. Anne Mette Iversen's Ternion Quartet: Invincible Nimbus (2018 [2019], Bju'ecords) B+(***)
  37. Mark Kavuma: The Banger Factory (2019, Ubuntu Music) B+(*)
  38. David Kikoski: Phoenix Rising (2019, HighNote) B+(***)
  39. Steve Lehman Trio/Craig Taborn: The People I Love (2018-19 [2019[, Pi) A
  40. Nils Lofgren: Blue With Lou (2019, Cattle Track Road) B+(*)
  41. Dr. Mark Lomax, II: 400: An Afrikan Epic (2019, CFG Multimedia, 12-CD) A
  42. LSD: Labrinth/Sia/Diplo Present . . . LSD (2019, Columbia) B-
  43. Lage Lund: Terrible Animals (2018 [2019], Criss Cross) B+(*)
  44. Jon Lundbom/Bryan Murray: Beats by Balto! Vol. 1 (2018 [2019], Chant) A-
  45. Maxo Kream: Brandon Banks (2019, Big Persona/RCA) B+(**)
  46. MexStep: Resistir (2018, Third Root) A-
  47. Moutin Factory Quintet: Mythical River (2019, Laborie Jazz) B-
  48. Simon Nabatov Quintet: Last Minute Theory (2018 [2019], Clean Feed) B+(**)
  49. New York Voices: Reminiscing in Tempo (2017-18 [2019], Origin) B
  50. Paal Nilssen-Love: New Brazilian Funk (2018 [2019], PNL) B+(**)
  51. Paal Nilssen-Love: New Japanese Noise (2018 [2019], PNL) B+(*)
  52. Paal Nilssen-Love/Ken Vandermark: Screen Off (2019, PNL) B+(**)
  53. Ola Onabulé: Point Less (2019, Rugged Ram) B
  54. The Paranoid Style: A Goddamn Impossible Way of Life (2019, Bar/None) B+(***)
  55. Mario Pavone Dialect Trio: Philosophy (2018 [2019], Clean Feed) B+(***)
  56. Houston Person: I'm Just a Lucky So and So (2018 [2019], HighNote) A-
  57. Alberto Pibiri & the Al Peppers: The Nacho Blues (2019, Alberto Pibiri Music) B+(*)
  58. Pink: Hurts 2B Human (2019, RCA) B+(***)
  59. The John Pizzarelli Trio: For Centennial Reasons: 100 Year Salute to Nat King Cole (2019, Ghostlight) B+(**)
  60. Pom Poko: Birthday (2019, Bella Union) B+(*)
  61. Noah Preminger: After Life (2018 [2019], Criss Cross) B+(**)
  62. Dave Rempis/Joshua Abrams/Avreeayl Ra + Jim Baker: Apsis (2018 [2019], Aerophonic) A-
  63. Herlin Riley: Perpetual Optimism (2017 [2019], Mack Avenue) B+(*)
  64. Sasami: Sasami (2019, Domino) B+(*)
  65. Jenny Scheinman/Allison Miller: Jenny Scheinman & Allison Miller's Parlour Game (2019, Royal Potato Family) B+(***)
  66. Fabrizio Sciacca Quartet: Gettin' It There (2019, self-released) B+(**)
  67. Paul Silbergleit: January (2018 [2019], Blujazz) B+(**)
  68. Ezra Weiss Big Band: We Limit Not the Truth of God (2019, OA2) B+(**)
  69. Betty Who: Betty (2019, AWAL) B+(**)
  70. Saul Williams: Encrypted & Vulnerable (2019, Pirates Blend) B+(*)
  71. Mark Wingfield & Gary Husband: Tor & Vale (2018 [2019], Moonjune) B
  72. Paul Zauner's Blue Brass feat. David Murray: Roots n' Wings (2019, PAO/Blujazz) B+(***)
  73. Gabriel Zucker: Weighting (2016 [2018], ESP-Disk) B
  74. Cannonball Adderley: Swingin' in Seattle: Live at the Penthouse 1966-1967 (1966-67 [2019], Reel to Reel) B+(***)
  75. Big Stick: Some of the Best of Big Stick (1985-91 [2019], Drag Racing Underground) B+(**)
  76. Tyler Childers: Live on Red Barn Radio I & II (2013-14 [2018], Hickman Holler, EP) B+(***)
  77. Marvin Gaye: You're the Man (1972 [2019], Motown) B+(**)
  78. The Tubby Hayes Quartet: Grits, Beans and Greens: The Lost Fontana Studio Session 1969 (1969 [2019], Decca) B+(**)
  79. George Jones: United Artists Rarities (1962-64 [2019], EMI Nashville) B+(***)
  80. Nicola Conte Presents: Cosmic Forest: The Spiritual Sound of MPS (1965-75 [2018], MPS) B+(**)
  81. Masayuki Takayanagi New Directions Unit: April Is the Cruelest Month (1975 [2019], Black Forms Editions) B-
  82. Arrow: Soca Savage (1984, Arrow) B+(*)
  83. Arrow: Knock Dem Dead (1987 [1988], Mango) B+(**)
  84. Balto!: Balto! (2016, self-released) B+(**)
  85. Balto!: Two Cans of Soup (2017, self-released, EP) B-
  86. Balto!: Taco Cat Poops (2018, self-released, EP) B+(**)
  87. Balto Exclamationpoint/Plaidworthy: If the Big Hurt (2015, self-released) B+(***)
  88. Baltbom!: ¡!Baltbom!¡ (2015, self-released) B+(*)
  89. Baltsticks!!: Play You, Play Me (2016, self-released) B+(*)
  90. The Bluegrass Album Band: The Bluegrass Album, Vol. 3: California Connection (1983, Rounder) B+(**)
  91. Lenny Breau & Brad Terry: The Living Room Tapes (1978 [1995], Dos) B+(*)
  92. Bryan and the Haggards/Eugene Chadbourne: Merles Just Wanna Have Fun (2012 [2013], Northern Spy) A-
  93. Tyler Childers: Bottles and Bibles (2011, Hickman Holler) A-
  94. Jack DeJohnette: Sorcery (1974, Prestige) B+(*)
  95. Jack DeJohnette's Special Edition: Tin Can Alley (1980 [1981], ECM) B+(**)
  96. Jack DeJohnette's Special Edition: Inflation Blues (1982 [1983], ECM) B+(*)
  97. Jack DeJohnette: Parallel Realities (1990, MCA) B+(*)
  98. Jack DeJohnette: Special Edition (1979-84 [2012], ECM, 4CD) B+(*)
  99. Manu Dibango: Wakafrika (1994, Giant) B+(**)
  100. Little Jimmy Dickens: 16 Biggest Hits (1949-65 [2006], Columbia/Legacy) B+(***)
  101. Taana Gardner: Heartbeat (1981, West End, EP) A-
  102. George Gruntz: Noon in Tunisia (1967, SABA) B+(***)
  103. George Gruntz: St. Peter Power (1968, MPS) C+
  104. Luderin Darbone's Hackberry Ramblers: Early Recordings: 1935-1950 (1935-50 [2003, Arhoolie) B+(***)
  105. Luderin Darbone's Hackberry Ramblers: Jolie Blonde (1963-65 [1993], Arhoolie) B+(**)
  106. The Hackberry Ramblers: Cajun Boogie (1992, Flying Fish) A-
  107. The Johnson Mountain Boys: At the Old Schoolhouse (1988 [1989], Rounder) B+(***)
  108. George Jones: Sings the Hits of His Country Cousins (1962, United Artists) B+(***)
  109. George Jones: My Favorites of Hank Williams (1962, United Artists) B+(*)
  110. George Jones: Sings Like the Dickens! (1964, United Artists) B+(**)
  111. Ketama/Toumani Diabate/José Soto: Songhai 2 (1994, Hannibal) B+(*)
  112. Shoukichi Kina: Peppermint Tea House: The Best of Shoukichi Kina (1980-91 [1994], Luaka Bop) B+(**)
  113. Tony Lakatos/Rick Margitza/Gábor Bolla: Gypsy Tenors (2017, Skip) B+(**)
  114. The Mark Lomax Sektet: Tales of the Black Experience (1999 [2001], Blacklisted Music) B+(***)
  115. The Mark Lomax Trio: Lift Every Voice! (2004, Blacklisted Music) B+(**)
  116. The Mark Lomax Quartet: We Shall Overcome: Spirituals & the Blues Vol. 2 (2013 [2014], CFG Multimedia) B+(***)
  117. The Mark Lomax Quartet: Requiem for a Fallen King: A Tribute to Elvin Jones (2013 [2016], CFG Multimedia) B+(***)
  118. Jon Lundbom: Big Five Chord (2003 [2004], self-released) B+(*)
  119. John Lundbom & Big Five Chord: All the Pretty Ponies (A Live Recording) (2004 [2005], self-released) B
  120. Yo-Ya Ma: The Soul of the Tango: The Music of Astor Piazzolla (1998, Sony Classical) B+(**)
  121. Michael Mantler: No Answer (1973 [1974], Watt) B-
  122. Michael Mantler: Silence (1976 [1977], Watt) B
  123. Michael Mantler: No Answer/Silence (1973-76 [2000], Watt, 2CD) B
  124. Jas. Mathus and His Knock-Down Society: Play Songs for Rosetta (1997, Mammoth) B+(*)
  125. Bob Moses: When Elephants Dream of Music (1982 [1983], Gramavision) B
  126. Dewan Motihar Trio/Irene Schweizer Trio/Manfred Schoof/Barney Wilen: Jazz Meets India (1967, SABA) B+(**)
  127. Bryan Murray: What You Don't Forget (2007, Jazz Excursion) B+(***)
  128. Oujda-Casablanca Introspections, Vol. 1 (1988-93 [1994], Barbarity) A-
  129. Pink: Funhouse (2008, LaFace) B+(**)
  130. Pink: Greatest Hits . . . So Far!!! (2000-10 [2010], LaFace/Jive) A-
  131. John Pizzarelli: P.S. Mr. Cole (1996-97 [1999], RCA) B+(***)
  132. Olaf Polziehn Trio Featuring Harry Allen: American Songbook Vol. 2 (2003, Satin Doll) B+(**)
  133. Olaf Polziehn/Ingmar Heller/Troy Davis/Harry Allen: American Songbook Vol. 3 (2006, Satin Doll) B+(*)
  134. Romeo Must Die: The Album (2000, Virgin) B+(***)
  135. Wallace Roney: The Wallace Roney Quintet (1995 [1996], Warner Bros.) B
  136. Archie Shepp/Jasper Van't Hof: Live in Concert: Mama Rose (1982, SteepleChase) B+(*)
  137. Robert Taub: Milton Babbitt: Piano Works (1985 [1986], Harmonia Mundi) B+(***)
  138. Third World Cop [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] (1999 [2000], Palm Pictures) A-
  139. McCoy Tyner Big Band: Journey (1993, Birdology) B+(**)
  140. Jasper Van't Hof/Ernie Watts/Bo Stieff Face to Face: Canossa (1998, Canossa) B+(*)
  141. Viva La Musica & Papa Wemba: Pôle Position (1995, Sonodisc) A-
  142. Waiting to Exhale [Original Soundtrack ALbum] (1995, Arista) B+(**)
  143. Papa Wemba: Papa Wemba [Destin Ya Moto] (1988, Disques Espérance) B+(**)
  144. Papa Wemba: Papa Wemba [M'Fono Yami] (1988 [1989], Stern's Africa) B+(**)
  145. Papa Wemba: M'zée Fula-Ngenge (1999, Sonodisc) B+(***)
  146. Steve Williamson: A Waltz for Grace (1990, Verve) B+(**)
  147. Yosuke Yamashita/Bill Laswell/Ryuichi Sakamoto: Asian Games (1988 [1993], Verve Forecast) B
  148. Tyler Childers: Purgatory (2017, Hickman Holler) A-
  149. Viva La Musica/Papa Wemba: Nouvelle Écriture: Dans L' (1998, Sonodisc) B+(***)

July 30

  1. 75 Dollar Bill: I Was Real (2019, Thin Wrist) B+(***)
  2. 100 Gecs: 1000 Gecs (2019, Dog Show) B
  3. JD Allen: Barracoon (2019, Savant) A-
  4. Jay Anderson: Deepscape (2018 [2019], SteepleChase) B+(**)
  5. Gretje Angell: In Any Key (2018 [2019], Grevlinto) B+(**)
  6. Caterina Barbieri: Ecstatic Computation (2019, Editions Mego) A-
  7. Ilia Belorukov/Gabriel Ferrandini: Disquiet (2017 [2019], Clean Feed) B+(**)
  8. Michael Bisio/Kirk Knuffke/Fred Lonberg-Holm: Requiem for a New York Slice (2018 [2019], Iluso) B+(*)
  9. Black Midi: Schlagenheim (2019, Rough Trade) B+(**)
  10. James Blake: Assume Form (2019, Polydor) B-
  11. Blind Lemon Jazz: After Hours: New Pages in the American Songbook (2019, Ofeh) B+(*)
  12. Blood Orange: Angel's Pulse (2019, Domino) B+(**)
  13. Burial: Clausto/State Forest (2019, Hyperdub, EP) B
  14. Lewis Capaldi: Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent (2019, Capitol) B+(*)
  15. Daniel Carter/Tobias Wilner/Djibril Toure/Federico Ughi: New York United (2016 [2019], 577) B+(***)
  16. Charly Bliss: Young Enough (2019, Barsuk) A-
  17. Cheekface: Therapy Island (2019, New Professor Music) B+(**)
  18. Stef Chura: Midnight (2019, Saddle Creek) B+(*)
  19. Sylvie Courvoisier/Mark Feldman: Time Gone Out (2018 [2019], Intakt) B+(*)
  20. DaBaby: Blank Blank (2018, South Coast Music Group, EP) B+(***)
  21. DaBaby: Baby on Baby (2019, South Coast music Group) B+(**)
  22. Caroline Davis: Alula (2017 [2019], New Amsterdam) B+(*)
  23. Whit Dickey/Kirk Knuffke: Drone Dream (2017 [2019], NoBusiness) B+(***)
  24. Whit Dickey Tao Quartets: Peace Planet/Box of Light (2018 [2019], AUM Fidelity, 2CD) B+(***)
  25. Sharman Duran: Questioning Reality (2019, self-released) B+(**)
  26. Open Mike Eagle: The New Negroes: Season 1 Soundtrack (2019, Comedy Central, EP) B+(*)
  27. Ethnic Heritage Ensemble: Be Known: Ancient/Future/Music (2019, Spiritmuse) B+(***)
  28. Maria Faust/Tim Dahl/Weasel Walter: Farm Fresh (2019, Gotta Let It Out) B+(***)
  29. Fire! Orchestra: Arrival (2019, Rune Grammofon) B
  30. Flying Lotus: Flamagra (2019, Warp) B+(**)
  31. Al Foster: Inspirations & Dedications (2019, Smoke Sessions) B+(**)
  32. Alex Fournier: Triio (3028 [2019], Furniture Music) B+(***)
  33. Future: Future Hndrxx: The Wizrd (2019, Epic/Freebandz) B+(**)
  34. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib: Bandana (2019, Keel Cool/RCA) A-
  35. Lafayette Gilchrist: Dark Matter (2016 [2019], self-released) B+(***)
  36. GoldLink: Diaspora (2019, Squaaash Club/RCA) B+(***)
  37. Hilliard Greene: Spirituals (2019, Unseen Rain) B+(*)
  38. Augie Haas: Dream a Little Dream (2019, Playtime Music) B+(**)
  39. Rich Halley: Terra Incognita (2018 [2019], Pine Eagle) A-
  40. Aldous Harding: Designer (2019, 4AD) B
  41. Bjørn Marius Hegge: Ideas (2019, Particular) A-
  42. Jesca Hoop: Stonechild (2019, Memphis Industries) B+(*)
  43. Randy Houser: Magnolia (2019, Stoney Creek) B+(**)
  44. Abdullah Ibrahim: The Balance (2019, Gearbox) B+(***)
  45. Julia Jacklin: Crushing (2019, Polyvinyl) B
  46. Jelena Jovovic: Heartbeat (2018 [2019], self-released) B-
  47. Judy and the Jerks: Music for Donuts EP (2019, Thrilling Living, EP) C+
  48. Juice Wrld: Death Race for Love (2019, Interscope) B-
  49. Steve Lacy: Apollo XXI (2019, 3Qtr) B+(*)
  50. Lady Lykez: Muhammad Ali EP (2019, Hyperdub, EP) B+(*)
  51. Alex Lahey: The Best of Luck Club (2019, Dead Oceans) B+(**)
  52. Mike LeDonne: Partners in Time (2019, Savant) B+(**)
  53. Lil Nas X: 7 (2019, Columbia, EP) B+(*)
  54. Damon Locks/Black Monument Ensemble: Where Future Unfolds (2019, International Anthem) B+(*)
  55. Aubrey Logan: Your Mom's Favorite Songs (2019, Resonance, EP) B+(*)
  56. Madonna: Madame X (2019, Interscope) A-
  57. Jan Maksimovic/Dimitrij Golovanov: Thousand Seconds of Our Life (2018 [2019], NoBusiness) B+(***)
  58. Maluma: 11:11 (2019, Sony Music Latin) B+(**)
  59. Mannequin Pussy: Patience (2019, Epitaph) B+(**)
  60. Charlie Marie: Charlie Marie (2019, self-released, EP) B+(**)
  61. The Mauskovic Dance Band: The Mauskovic Dance Band (2019, Soundway) B+(**)
  62. MC Frontalot: Net Split, or the Fathomless Heartbreak of Online Itself (2019, Level Up) B+(**)
  63. Jenna McLean: Brighter Day (2018 [2019], Moddl) B+(*)
  64. Megan Thee Stallion: Fever (2019, 300 Entertainment) B+(***)
  65. Buddy & Julie Miller: Breakdown on 20th Ave. South (2019, New West) B+(**)
  66. Gabriele Mitelli/Rob Mazurek: Star Splitter (2019, Clean Feed) B+(*)
  67. Monopiece/Jaap Blonk: Monopiece + Jaap Blonk (2019, Shhpuma) B
  68. Rico Nasty/Kenny Beats: Anger Management (2019, Sugar Trap, EP) B+(**)
  69. Nature Work: Nature Work (2018 [2019], Sunnyside) A-
  70. Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real: Turn Off the News (Build a Garden) (2019, Fantasy) B+(*)
  71. Willie Nelson: Ride Me Back Home (2019, Legacy) A-
  72. Angelika Niescier/Christopher Tordini/Gerald Cleaver: New York Trio Feat. Jonathan Finlayson (2018 [2019], Intakt) B+(***)
  73. Gard Nilssen Acoustic Unity: To Whom Who Buys a Record (2019, Odin) A-
  74. Nots: 3 (2019, Goner) B+(**)
  75. Nubiyan Twist: Jungle Run (2019, Strut) B-
  76. Karen O & Danger Mouse: Lux Prima (2019, BMG) B+(**)
  77. Old Man Saxon: Goldman Sax (2019, Saxon Kincy, EP) B+(**)
  78. Evan Parker/Paul G. Smyth: Calenture and Light Leaks (2015 [2019], Weekertoft) B+(**)
  79. Evan Parker & Kinetics: Chiasm (2018 [2019], Clean Feed) A-
  80. William Parker/In Order to Survive: Live/Shapeshifter (2017 [2019], AUM Fidelity, 2CD) A-
  81. Jai Paul: Leak 04-13 (Bait Ones) (2013 [2019], XL) B+(**)
  82. Pere Ubu: The Long Goodbye (2019, Cherry Red) B+(**)
  83. Peter Perrett: Humanworld (2019, Domino) A-
  84. PUP: Morbid Stuff (Rise) B
  85. Queen Key: Eat My Pussy (Again) (2019, Machine Entertainment Group) A-
  86. Mette Rasmussen/Julien Desprez: The Hatch (2016 [2019], Dark Tree) B+(**)
  87. Resavoir: Resavoir (2015-19 [2019], International Anthem) B
  88. Maggie Rogers: Heard It in a Past Life (2019, Capitol) B+(**)
  89. Joel Ross: KingMaker (2019, Blue Note) B+(*)
  90. Santana: Africa Speaks (2019, Concord) B
  91. ShitKid: [Detention] (2019, PNKSLM) B+(*)
  92. Skepta: Ignorance Is Bliss (2019, Boy Better Know) B+(**)
  93. Sneaks: Highway Hypnosis (2019, Merge) B+(*)
  94. Sote: Parallel Persia (2019, Diagonal) B+(*)
  95. Caroline Spence: Mint Condition (2019, Rounder) A-
  96. Emily A. Sprague: Water Memory (2017, self-released) B+(*)
  97. Emily A. Sprague: Mount Vision (2019, self-released) B+(**)
  98. Bruce Springsteen: Springsteen on Broadway (2018, Columbia, 2CD) B+(**)
  99. Bruce Springsteen: Western Stars (2019, Columbia) B-
  100. Mavis Staples: Live in London (2018 [2019], Anti-) B+(**)
  101. Zhenya Strigalev/Federico Dannemann: The Change (2018 [2019], Rainy Days) B+(*)
  102. Supa Bwe: Just Say Thank You (2019, Freddy Got Magic/Empire, EP) B+(*)
  103. Aki Takase: Hokusai: Piano Solo (2018 [2019], Intakt) B+(**)
  104. Kate Tempest: The Book of Traps and Lessons (2019, Republic) B+(*)
  105. Yves Theiler Trio: We (2018 [2019], Intakt) B+(**)
  106. Toro Y Moi: Outer Peace (2019, Carpark) B+(*)
  107. AJ Tracey: AJ Tracey (2019, self-released) B+(**)
  108. Gianluigi Trovesi/Gianni Coscia: La Misteriosa Musica Della Regina Loana (2019, ECM) B+(**)
  109. Turning Jewels Into Water: Map of Absences (2019, FPE) B+(***)
  110. Turning Jewels Into Water: Which Way Is Home? (2018, FPE, EP) B+(**)
  111. Gebhard Ullmann Basement Research: Impromptus and Other Short Works (2018 [2019], WhyPlayJazz) B+(***)
  112. Rebekah Victoria: Songs of the Decades (2018 [2019], Patois) B+(*)
  113. Faye Webster: Atlanta Millionaires Club (2019, Secretly Canadian) B
  114. G. Calvin Weston/The Phoenix Orchestra: Dust and Ash (2019, 577) B+(*)
  115. Billy Woods & Kenny Segal: Hiding Places (2019, Blackwoodz Studioz) B+(***)
  116. Wreckless Eric: Transience (2019, Southern Domestic) B+(*)
  117. Wschód: Wschód (2017 [2019], Clean Feed) B+(**)
  118. The Yawpers: Human Question (2019, Bloodshot) B+(**)
  119. Chance the Rapper: 10 Day (2011 [2019], self-released) A-
  120. Detail: Day Two (1982 [2019], NoBusiness) B+(**)
  121. Bill Evans: Smile With Your Heart: The Best of Bill Evans on Resonance (1968-69 [2019], Resonance) A-
  122. Stan Getz: Getz at the Gate: The Stan Getz Quartet Live at the Village Gate Nov. 26 1961 (1961 [2019], Verve, 2CD) A-
  123. Dexter Gordon: At the Subway Club 1973 (1965-73 [2019], Elemental Music, 2CD) B+(**)
  124. Kang Tae Hwan/Midori Takada: An Eternal Moment (1995 [2019], NoBusiness) B+(***)
  125. Jazz Piano Panorama: The Best of Piano Jazz on Resonance (1968-2011 [2019], Resonance) B+(*)
  126. Clifford Jordan Quartet: Glass Bead Games (1973 [1974], Strata East; [2019], Pure Pleasure) A-
  127. Sourakata Koité: En Holland (1984 [2019], Awesome Tapes From Africa) B+(**)
  128. Eero Koivistoinen: The Front Is Breaking (1976, Love; [2017], Svart) B+(*)
  129. Joe McPhee: Nation Time (1970 [2018], Corbett vs. Dempsey) A
  130. Wes Montgomery: Wes's Best: The Best of Wes Montgomery on Resonance (1956-66 [2019], Resonance) A-
  131. Harry Mosco: Peace & Harmony (1979 [2019], Isle of Jura) B+(*)
  132. Sunny Murray/Bob Dickie/Robert Andreano: Homework (1994 [2019], NoBusiness) B+(**)
  133. Woody Shaw Quintet: Basel 1980 (1980-81 [2019], Elemental Music, 2CD) A-
  134. Johnny Shines: The Blues Came Falling Down: Live 1973 (1973 [2019], Omnivore) B+(**)
  135. Sing a Song of Jazz: The Best of Vocal Jazz on Resonance (1956-2018 [2019], Resonance) B
  136. Sonic Youth: Battery Park, NYC, July 4th 2008 (2008 [2019], Matador) B+(***)
  137. Bruce Springsteen: The Live Series: Songs of the Road (1977-2013 [2018], Columbia) B+(**)
  138. Horace Tapscott With the Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra and the Great Voice of UGMAA: Why Don't You Listen? Live at LACMA 1998 (1998 [2019], Dark Tree) B+(***)
  139. Asnakech Worku: Asnakech (1975 [2018], Awesome Tapes From Africa) B+(**)
  140. Neil Young + Stray Gators: Tuscaloosa (1973 [2019], Reprise) B-
  141. The Legendary Bill Evans Trio: The 1960 Birdland Sessions (1960 [2005], Fresh Sound) B+(***)
  142. Bill Evans: Some Other Time: The Lost Session From the Black Forest (1968 [2016], Resonance, 2CD) B+(***)
  143. Bill Evans: Another Time: The Hilversum Concert (1968 [2017], Resonance) B+(***)
  144. Franco, Josky, Matalanza Du T.P. OK Jazz: A Paris 1983 Missile (1983 [1996], Sonodisc) A
  145. Wynton Kelly Trio/Wes Montgomery: Smokin' in Seattle: Live at the Penthouse (1966 [2017], Resonance) B+(***)
  146. Peter Kowald/Kent Kessler/Fred Lonberg-Holm: Flats Fixed (1998 [2014], Corbett vs. Dempsey) B+(***)
  147. Wes Montgomery: In the Beginning (1949-58 [2016], Resonance, 2CD) B+(**)
  148. Wes Montgomery: Fingerpickin' (1957-58 [1996], Pacific Jazz) B+(**)
  149. Wes Montgomery: Far Wes (1958-59 [1996], Pacific Jazz) B+(*)
  150. Wes Montgomery: One Night in Indy (1959 [2016], Resonance) A-
  151. Kristi Stassinopoulou/Stathis Kalyviotis: NYN (2016, Riverboat) B+(**)
  152. The V.S.O.P. Quintet: Five Stars (1979, CBS/Sony) B
  153. Rodrigo Amado/Chris Corsano: No Place to Fall (2014 [2019], Astral Spirits) A-

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-