Rhapsody Streamnotes: Year 2022 Index

November 28

  1. A-Trak: 10 Seconds: Volume 1 (2022, Fool's Gold, EP) B+(***)
  2. A-Trak: 10 Seconds: Volume 2 (2022, Fool's Gold, EP) B+(***)
  3. Adult.: Becoming Undone (2022, Dais) B+(***)
  4. Konrad Agnas/Ingebrigt Håker Flaten/Mattias Ståhl/Per Texas Johansson: All Slow Dream Gone (2022, Moserobie) A-
  5. Franco Ambrosetti: Nora (2022, Enja) B+(*)
  6. Arctic Monkeys: The Car (2022, Domino) B-
  7. The Attic [Rodrigo Amado/Gonçalo Almeida/Onno Govaert]: Love Ghosts (2020 [2022], NoBusiness) A-
  8. Au Suisse: Au Suisse (2022, City Slang) B+(*)
  9. Daniel Avery: Ultra Truth (2022, Phantasy Sound) B+(**)
  10. Simon Belelty: Pee Wee (2020 [2022], Jojo) B+(**)
  11. The Black Dog: Brutal Minimalism EP (2022, Dust Science, EP) B+(***)
  12. The Black Dog: Concrete Reasoning EP (2022, Dust Science, EP) B+(*)
  13. Wolfert Brederode: Ruins and Remains (2021 [2022], ECM) B+(**)
  14. Patricia Brennan: More Touch (2022, Pyroclastic) B+(***)
  15. Jakob Bro/Joe Lovano: Once Around the Room: A Tribute to Paul Motian (2021 [2022], ECM) B+(***)
  16. Armani Caesar: The Liz 2 (2022, Griselda) B+(*)
  17. Terri Lynne Carrington: New Standards Vol. 1 (2022, Candid) B+(**)
  18. Frank Catalano: Live at Birdland (2022, Ropeadope) A-
  19. Brian Charette: Jackpot (2021 [2022], Cellar) B+(*)
  20. Sarah Elizabeth Charles: Blank Canvas (2022, Stretch/Ropeadope) B+(*)
  21. The Chicago Plan [Gebhard Ullmann/Steve Swell/Fred Lonberg-Holm/Michael Zerang]: For New Zealand (2019 [2022], Not Two) B+(***)
  22. The Clarinet Trio: Transformations and Further Passages (2021 [2022], Leo) B+(***)
  23. Callista Clark: Real to Me: The Way I Feel (2022, Big Machine) B+(*)
  24. Coco & Clair Clair: Sexy (2022, self-released) B+(*)
  25. Louis Cole: Quality Over Opinion (2022, Brainfeeder) B+(*)
  26. George Colligan: King's Dream (2022, P.Ice) B+(**)
  27. Hollie Cook: Happy Hour (2022, Merge) B+(**)
  28. Cooper-Moore & Stephen Gauci: Conversations Vol. 1 (2019 [2020], 577) A-
  29. Shemekia Copeland: Done Come Too Far (2022, Alligator) B+(**)
  30. Duduka Da Fonseca & Quarteto Universal: Yes!!! (2022, Sunnyside) B+(**)
  31. Craig Davis: Tone Paintings: The Music of Dodo Marmarosa (2021 [2022], MCG Jazz) B+(***)
  32. Dungen: En Är För Mycket Och Tusen Aldrig Nog (2022, Mexican Summer) B+(*)
  33. Paul Dunmall Quintet: Yes Tomorrow (2021 [2022], Discus) B+(***)
  34. Trevor Dunn Trio - Convulsant Avec Folie à Quatre: Seances (2022, Pyroclastic) B+(***)
  35. Joe Fahey: Baker's Cousin (2022, Rough Fish) B+(**)
  36. Avram Fefer Quartet: Juba Lee (2022, Clean Feed) A-
  37. R.A.P. Ferreira: 5 to the Eye With Stars (2022, Ruby Yacht, EP) B+(***)
  38. Joe Fiedler: Solo: The Howland Sessions (2022, Multiphonics) B+(**)
  39. Chad Fowler/Ivo Perelman/Zoh Amba/Matthew Shipp/William Parker/Steve Hirsh: Alien Skin (2022, Mahakala Music) A-
  40. Fred Again: Actual Life (January 1-September 9 2022) (2022, Atlantic) B+(*)
  41. Bill Frisell: Four (2022, Blue Note) B+(*)
  42. Satoko Fujii: Hajimeru (2021, Libra, EP) B+(*)
  43. Satoko Fujii: Bokyaku (2022, Libra) B
  44. Steve Gadd/Eddie Gomez/Ronnie Cuber: Center Stage (2022, Leopard) B+(*)
  45. Laszlo Gardony: Close Connection (2022, Sunnyside) B+(**)
  46. Gato Libre: Sleeping Cat (2022, Libra) B+(*)
  47. Ben LaMar Gay: Certain Reveries (2022, International Anthem) B+(***)
  48. Milford Graves/Jason Moran: Live at Big Ears (2018-20 [2021], Yes) B+(***)
  49. Buddy Guy: The Blues Don't Lie (2022, RCA/Silvertone) B+(***)
  50. Here It Is: A Tribute to Leonard Cohen (2022, Blue Note) B
  51. Conrad Herwig: The Latin Side of Mingus (2022, Savant) B+(**)
  52. Olli Hirvonen: Kielo (2022, Ropeadope) B+(*)
  53. Homeboy Sandman: Still Champion (2022, self-released) A-
  54. Dan Israel: Seriously (2022, self-released) B+(*)
  55. Song Yi Jeon/Vinicius Gomes: Home (2020 [2022], Greenleaf Music) B+(***)
  56. Aubrey Johnson & Randy Ingram: Play Favorites (2022, Sunnyside) B
  57. Jupiter: The Wild East (2022, Moserobie) B+(*)
  58. Kanda Bongo Man: Yolele! Live in Concert (2016 [2021], No Wahala Sounds) B+(**)
  59. Kanda Bongo Man: Kekete Bue (2022, No Wahala Sounds) B+(**)
  60. Angélique Kidjo/Ibrahim Maalouf: Queen of Sheba (2022, Mister Ibé) B+(**)
  61. Sam Kirmayer: In This Moment (2021 [2022], Cellar Live) B+(*)
  62. Kittin + the Hacker: Third Album (2022, Nobody's Bizzness) B+(***)
  63. Kirk Knuffke/Michael Bisio: For You I Don't Want to Go (2020 [2022], NoBusiness) A-
  64. Konjur Collective: Blood in My Eye (A Soul Insurgent Guide) (2022, Cow:Music/Astral Spirits) B+(**)
  65. Sarathy Korwar: Kalak (2022, The Leaf Label) B+(***)
  66. Lantana: Elemental (2020 [2022], Cipsela) B+(**)
  67. Laufey: Everything I Know About Love (2022, AWAL) B+(**)
  68. Bill Laurance: Affinity (2022, Flint Music) B+(*)
  69. Jeffrey Lewis: When That Really Old Cat Dies (2022, self-released, EP) B+(*)
  70. Ramsey Lewis: The Beatles Songbook [The Saturday Salon Series: Volume One] (2020 [2022], Steele) B+(*)
  71. Dave Liebman: Trust and Honesty (2022, Newvelle) B+(**)
  72. Kirk Lightsey: Live at Smalls Jazz Club (2021 [2022], Cellar) A-
  73. Charles Lloyd: Trios: Sacred Thread (2020 [2022], Blue Note) B+(**)
  74. Dana Lyn: A Point on a Slow Curve (2022, In a Circle) B+(*)
  75. Mama's Broke: Narrow Line (2022, Free Dirt) B+(**)
  76. Mama's Broke: Count the Wicked (2017, self-released) B+(***)
  77. Mavi: Laughing So Hard, It Hurts (2022, United Masters) B+(**)
  78. Jim McNeely/Frankfurt Radio Big Band Featuring Chris Potter: Rituals (2015 [2022], Double Moon) B+(***)
  79. Abel Mireles: Amino (2021 [2022], Sunnyside) B+(**)
  80. Modern Jazz Trio With Rick Margitza: Community Standards (2022, AMM) B+(***)
  81. Jasmine Myra: Horizons (2022, Gondwana) B+(*)
  82. Judy Niemack: What's Love (2021 [2022], Sunnyside) B+(***)
  83. Timothy Norton: Visions of Phaedrus (2021 [2022], Truth Revolution) B+(***)
  84. Lina Nyberg Band: Anniverse (2022, Hoob) B
  85. Bill Orcutt: Music for Four Guitars (2021 [2022], Palilalia) B+(**)
  86. The Ostara Project: The Ostara Project (2022, Cellar) B+(*)
  87. Houston Person: Reminiscing at Rudy's (2022, HighNote) B+(***)
  88. Dierk Peters: Spring (2022, Sunnyside) B+(**)
  89. Zach Phillips: Goddaughters (2022, self-released) A-
  90. Phoenix: Alpha Zulu (2022, Glassnote) B+(*)
  91. Piri & Tommy: Froge.mp3 (2022, Polydor) A-
  92. Plaid: Feorm Falorx (2022, Warp) B+(**)
  93. Plains: I Walked With You a Ways (2022, Anti-) A-
  94. Jana Pochop: The Astronaut (2022, self-released) B+(**)
  95. Flora Purim: If You Will (2022, Strut) B+(***)
  96. Pye Corner Audio: Let's Emerge! (2022, Sonic Cathedral) B+(**)
  97. Rufus Reid Trio and the Sirius Quartet: Celebration (2022, Sunnyside) B-
  98. Reverso: Harmonic Alchemy (2022, Outnote) B+(***)
  99. Emiliano Sampaio Jazz Symphonic Orchestra: We Have a Dream (2022, Alessa) B+(**)
  100. Antonio Sanchez: Shift (Bad Hombre Vol. II) (2022, Warner) B
  101. Josh Sinton's Predicate Quartet: Four Freedoms (2022, Form Is Possibility) A-
  102. Smino: Luv 4 Rent (2022, Zero Fatigue/Motown) B+(**)
  103. Hal Smith's New Orleans Night Owls: Early Hours (2021-22 [2022], self-released) B+(**)
  104. Hal Smith's Jazzologists: I Scream, You Scream, Everybody Wants Ice Cream (2021, self-released) B+(***)
  105. Hal Smith's Jazzologists: Black Cat on the Fence (2021, self-released) B+(**)
  106. Sonido Solar: Eddie Palmieri Presents Sonido Solar (2022, Truth Revolution) B+(**)
  107. Wil Swindler's Elevenet: Space Bugs: Live in Denver (2022, OA2) B
  108. Chad Taylor Trio: The Reel (2022, Astral Spirits) A-
  109. They Might Be Giants: Book (2021, Idlewild) B+(*)
  110. Thumbscrew: Multicolored Midnight (2021 [2022], Cuneiform) A-
  111. Dan Weiss Trio: Dedication (2020 [2022], Cygnus) B+(**)
  112. The Dave Wilson Quartet: Stretching Supreme (2017-18 [2021], Dave Wilson Music) B+(**)
  113. Lainey Wilson: Bell Bottom Country (2022, Broken Bow) B+(***)
  114. Neil Young & Crazy Horse: World Recod (2022, Reprise) B+(**)
  115. Crossroads Kenya: East African Benga and Rumba, 1980-1985 (1980-85 [2022], No Wahala Sounds) A-
  116. Elton Dean Quartet: On Italian Roads: Live at Teatro Cristallo, Milan, 1979 (1979 [2022], British Progressive Jazz) B+(***)
  117. Roy Eldridge Quartet/Ella Fitzgerald Quintet: In Concert: Falkoner Centret, Copenhagen, Denmark, May 21, 1959 (1959 [2022], SteepleChase) B+(***)
  118. Bill Evans: Morning Glory: The 1973 Concert at the Teatro Gran Rex, Buenos Aires (1973 [2022], Resonance) A-
  119. Bill Evans: Inner Spirit: The 1979 Concert at the Teatro General San Martín, Buenos Aires (1979 [2022], Resonance) B+(***)
  120. Ella Fitzgerald: Ella at the Hollywood Bowl: The Irving Berlin Songbook (1958 [2022], Verve) B+(***)
  121. Hal Galper: Ivory Forest Redux (1979 [2022], Origin) B+(***)
  122. Ahmad Jamal: Emerald City Nights: Live at the Penthouse 1963-1964 (1963-64 [2022], Elemental, 2CD) A-
  123. Ahmad Jamal: Emerald City Nights: Live at the Penthouse 1965-1966 (1965-66 [2022], Elemental, 2CD) B+(***)
  124. Elvin Jones: Revival: Live at Pookie's Pub (1967 [2022], Blue Note) B+(***)
  125. Dickie Landry/Lawrence Weiner: Having Been Built on Sand/With Another Base (Basis) in Fact (1978 [2022], Unseen Worlds) B+(**)
  126. Jerry Lee Lewis: The Killer Keys of Jerry Lee Lewis (1956-60 [2022], Sun) B+(***)
  127. Alhaji Waziri Oshomah: World Spirituality Classics 3: The Muslim Highlife of Alhaji Waziri Oshomah (1978-84 [2022], Luaka Bop) A-
  128. Michel Petrucciani: Solo in Denmark (1990 [2022], Storyville) B+(***)
  129. John Sinclair Presents: Detroit Artists Workshop: Community, Jazz and Art in the Motor City 1965-1981 (1965-81 [2022], Strut/Art Yard) A-
  130. Esbjörn Svensson: Home.S. (2008 [2022], ACT) B+(*)
  131. Mototeru Takagi/Kim Dae Hwan/Choi Sun Bae: Seishin-Seido (1995 [2022], NoBusiness) B+(**)
  132. Yuji Takahashi/Sabu Toyozumi: The Quietly Clouds and a Wild Crane (1998 [2022], NoBusiness) B+(***)
  133. Gebhard Ullmann/Steve Swell/Hilliard Greene/Barry Altschul: We're Playing in Here? (2007 [2022], NoBusiness) B+(***)
  134. Brian Charette: Music for Organ Sextette (2011, SteepleChase) B+(*)
  135. Homeboy Sandman: Nourishment (Second Helpings) (2007, Boy Sand Industries) B+(**)
  136. Homeboy Sandman: Actual Factual Pterodactyl (2008, Boy Sand Industries) B+(***)
  137. Homeboy Sandman: Chimera EP (2012, Stones Throw, EP) B+(*)
  138. Jerry Lee Lewis: Jerry Lee Lewis (1958, Sun) B+(***)
  139. Jerry Lee Lewis: The Essential Jerry Lee Lewis: The Sun Years (1956-63 [2013], Legacy, 2CD) A-
  140. Jerry Lee Lewis: The Golden Cream of Country (1956-63 [1969], Sun) B
  141. Jerry Lee Lewis: A Taste of Country (1956-63 [1970], Sun) B+(***)
  142. Jerry Lee Lewis: Country Songs for City Folks (1965, Smash) B+(**)
  143. Jerry Lee Lewis: Soul My Way (1967, Smash) B+(**)
  144. Jerry Lee Lewis: Another Place, Another Time (1968, Smash) B+(***)
  145. Jerry Lee Lewis & Linda Gail Lewis: Together (1969, Smash) B+(*)
  146. Jerry Lee Lewis: She Still Comes Around (To Love What's Left of Me) (1969, Smash) B+(**)
  147. Jerry Lee Lewis: Sings the Country Music Hall of Fame Hits, Vol. 1 (1969, Smash) B+(***)
  148. Jerry Lee Lewis: Sings the Country Music Hall of Fame Hits, Vol. 2 (1969, Smash) B+(**)
  149. Jerry Lee Lewis: She Even Woke Me Up to Say Goodbye (1970, Mercury) B+(***)
  150. Jerry Lee Lewis: There Must Be More to Love Than This (1971, Mercury) B+(**)
  151. Jerry Lee Lewis: Touching Home (1971, Mercury) B+(**)
  152. Jerry Lee Lewis: Would You Take Another Chance on Me? (1971, Mercury) B+(**)
  153. Jerry Lee Lewis: The "Killer" Rocks On (1972, Mercury) B+(**)
  154. Jerry Lee Lewis: Who's Gonna Play This Old Piano? (1972, Mercury) B+(**)
  155. Jerry Lee Lewis: Sometimes a Memory Ain't Enough (1973, Mercury) B+(*)
  156. Jerry Lee Lewis: The Session . . . Recorded in London With Great Artists (1973 [1984], Mercury) B+(***)
  157. Jerry Lee Lewis: Southern Roots: Back Home in Memphis (1973, Mercury) B+(***)
  158. Jerry Lee Lewis: I-40 Country (1974, Mercury) B+(*)
  159. Jerry Lee Lewis: Boogie Woogie Country Man (1975, Mercury) B+(*)
  160. Jerry Lee Lewis: Odd Man In (1975, Mercury) B+(**)
  161. Jerry Lee Lewis: Country Class (1976, Mercury) B+(*)
  162. Jerry Lee Lewis: Country Memories (1977, Mercury) B+(***)
  163. Jerry Lee Lewis: Jerry Lee Keeps Rockin' (1977 [1978], Mercury) B+(*)
  164. Jerry Lee Lewis: Jerry Lee Lewis (1979, Elektra) B+(**)
  165. Jerry Lee Lewis: When Two Worlds Collide (1980, Elektra) B+(*)
  166. Jerry Lee Lewis: Killer Country (1980, Elektra) B+(**)
  167. Jerry Lee Lewis: Young Blood (1995, Sire) B+(*)
  168. Jerry Lee Lewis: Last Man Standing (2006, Artists First) B+(**)
  169. Linda Gail Lewis: The Two Sides of Linda Gail Lewis (1969, Smash) B+(*)
  170. Loretta Lynn: Loretta Lynn Sings (1963, Decca) A-
  171. Loretta Lynn: Before I'm Over You (1964, Decca) B+(***)
  172. Loretta Lynn: Songs From My Heart . . . (1965, Decca) B+(**)
  173. Loretta Lynn: Blue Kentucky Girl (1965, Decca) B+(**)
  174. Loretta Lynn: Hymns (1965, Decca) B
  175. Loretta Lynn: I Like 'Em Country (1966, Decca) B+(*)
  176. Loretta Lynn: You Ain't Woman Enough (1966, Decca) B+(**)
  177. Loretta Lynn: Don't Come Home a Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind) (1967, Decca) B+(***)
  178. Loretta Lynn: Loretta Lynn's Greatest Hits (1961-67 [1968], Decca) A-
  179. Loretta Lynn: Who Says God Is Dead! (1968, Decca) B+(*)
  180. Loretta Lynn: Fist City (1968, Decca) A-
  181. Loretta Lynn: Your Squaw Is on the Warpath Tonight (1969, Decca) B+(*)
  182. Loretta Lynn: Here's Loretta Singing "Wings Upon Your Horns" (1969 [1970], Decca) B+(*)
  183. Loretta Lynn: Loretta Lynn Writes 'Em and Sings 'Em (1965-69 [1970], Decca) B+(***)
  184. Loretta Lynn: Coal Miner's Daughter (1970 [1971], Decca) B+(***)
  185. Loretta Lynn: I Wanna Be Free (1971, Decca) B+(*)
  186. Loretta Lynn: You're Lookin' at Country (1971, Decca) B+(**)
  187. Loretta Lynn: Alone With You (1961-64 [1972], Vocalion) B+(**)
  188. Loretta Lynn: One's on the Way (1972, Decca) B+(***)
  189. Loretta Lynn: Here I Am Again (1972, Decca) B+(*)
  190. Loretta Lynn: Entertainer of the Year (1972, Decca) B+(*)
  191. Loretta Lynn: Love Is the Foundation (1973, MCA) B+(**)
  192. Loretta Lynn/Conway Twitty: Country Partners (1974, MCA) B+(***)
  193. Loretta Lynn: They Don't Make 'Em Like My Daddy (1974, MCA) B+(*)
  194. Loretta Lynn: Back to the Country (1975, MCA) B+(*)
  195. Loretta Lynn/Conway Twitty: Feelins' (1975, MCA) B-
  196. Loretta Lynn: When the Tingle Becomes a Chill (1976, MCA) B+(*)
  197. Loretta Lynn/Conway Twitty: United Talent (1976, MCA) B
  198. Loretta Lynn: I Remember Patsy (1977, MCA) B+(***)
  199. Loretta Lynn: Out of My Head and Back in My Bed (1978, MCA) B
  200. Loretta Lynn: Making Love From Memory (1982, MCA) B
  201. Loretta Lynn: Lyin', Cheatin', Woman Chasin', Honky Tonkin', Whiskey Drinkin' You (1983, MCA) B+(*)
  202. Loretta Lynn: Just a Woman (1985, MCA) B+(**)
  203. Loretta Lynn: Who Was That Stranger (1988, MCA) B+(**)
  204. Loretta Lynn: Still Country (2000, Audium) B+(*)
  205. Charles Mingus: Tonight at Noon (1957-61 [1964], Atlantic) B+(***)
  206. Jason Moran: Bangs (2016 [2017], Yes) B+(***)
  207. Dolly Parton/Loretta Lynn/Tammy Wynette: Honky Tonk Angels (1993, Columbia) B+(**)
  208. Paul Smoker Trio: QB (1984, Alvas) B+(***)
  209. Paul Smoker Trio: Mississippi River Rat (1984 [1985], Sound Aspects) A-
  210. Paul Smoker Trio: Alone (1986 [1988], Sound Aspects) A-
  211. Paul Smoker Trio: Come Rain or Come Shine (1988 [1989], Sound Aspects) B+(***)
  212. Ernest Tubb and Loretta Lynn: Mr. and Mrs. Used to Be (1965, Decca) B
  213. Ernest Tubb and Loretta Lynn: Singin' Again (1967, Decca) B+(**)
  214. Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn: Lead Me On (1972, Decca) B+(**)
  215. Conway Twitty/Loretta Lynn: Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man (1973, MCA) B+(***)
  216. Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn: Two's a Party (1981, MCA) B
  217. Conway Twitty/Loretta Lynn: The Best of Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn [20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection] (1971-88 [2000], MCA Nashville) B+(***)
  218. Dick Hyman: One Step to Chicago: The Legacy of Frank Teschemacher and the Austin High Gang (1992, Rivermont) ++
  219. Seli I Ludy Performance Band: Bunch One (2019, self-released) B+(***)

October

  1. The 1975: Being Funny in a Foreign Language (2022, Dirty Hit) B+(***)
  2. Claudia Acuña: Duo (2022, Ropeadope) B+(*)
  3. Ahanes: Petrichor (2021 [2022], Clean Feed) B+(**)
  4. The Airport 77s: We Realize You Have a Choice (2022, Jem) B+(*)
  5. Akusmi: Fleeting Future (2022, Tonal Union) B+(**)
  6. Al-Qasar: Who Are We? (2022, Glitterbeat) B+(***)
  7. Alvvays: Blue Rev (2022, Polyvinyl) B+(**)
  8. Zoh Amba: Bhakti (2022, Mahakala Music) B+(***)
  9. Oren Ambarchi: Shebang (2022, Drag City) B+(***)
  10. Gyedu-Blay Ambolley: Gyedu-Blay Ambolley and Hi-Life Jazz (2022, Agogo) B
  11. Arild Andersen Group: Affirmation (2021 [2022], ECM) A-
  12. Horace Andy: Midnight Scorchers (2022, On-U Sound) B+(***)
  13. The Bad Plus: The Bad Plus (2021 [2022], Edition) B+(**)
  14. Kenny Beats: Louie (2022, XL) B+(*)
  15. Benjamin Tod: Songs I Swore I'd Never Sing (2022, Anti-Corp) B+(*)
  16. Kristin Berardi: The Light & the Dark (2019 [2022], Earshift Music) B+(*)
  17. Tim Berne/Matt Mitchell: One More, Please (2021 [2022], Intakt) B+(***)
  18. Bi Ba Doom: Graceful Collision (2022, Astral Spirits) B+(***)
  19. Bibio: Bib10 (2022, Warp) B+(*)
  20. Crow Billiken: If I Don't Have Red I Use Blue (2022, self-released, EP) B+(*)
  21. Bitchin Bajas: Bajascillators (2022, Drag City) B+(**)
  22. Björk: Fossora (2022, One Little Independent) B
  23. Owen Broder: Hodges: Front and Center, Vol. 1 (2021 [2022], Outside In Music) A-
  24. Sarah Buechi/Franz Hellmueller/Rafael Jerjen: Moon Trail (2021 [2022], Intakt) B+(**)
  25. Burial: Streetlands (2022, Hyperdub, EP) B
  26. Alina Bzhezhinska & HipHarpCollective: Reflections (2022, BBE) B+(*)
  27. Tito Carrillo: Urbanessence (2021 [2022], Origin) B+(*)
  28. Dan Cavanagh and James Miley With John Hollenbeck: Another Life (2019-21 [2022], S/N Alliance) B+(**)
  29. Tyler Childers: Can I Take My Hounds to Heaven? (2022, Hickman Holler/RCA, 3CD) B+(*)
  30. Corey Christiansen: Standards (2022, self-released) B+(**)
  31. The Claudettes: The Claudettes Go Out! (2022, Forty Below) B+(*)
  32. Anat Cohen: Quartetinho (2021 [2022], Anzic) B+(**)
  33. Tommy Crane: We're All Improvisers Now (2020-21 [2022], Whirlwind) B+(*)
  34. Criolo: Sobre Viver (2022, Oloko) B+(**)
  35. Zella Day: Sunday in Heaven (2022, Concord) B+(*)
  36. Death Cab for Cutie: Asphalt Meadows (2022, Atlantic) B
  37. James Devane: Beauty Is Useless (2022, Umeboshi) B+(*)
  38. Whit Dickey Quartet: Root Perspectives (2022, Tao Forms) B+(**)
  39. John Dikeman/Stefan Gonzalez/Ingebrigt Håker Flaten/Jonathan F Horne: Texas Butt Biters (2019 [2022], Astral Spirits) B+(*)
  40. DJ Marz Y Los Flying Turntables/DJ Jester the Filipino Fist: Made in USA (2022, self-released) B+(**)
  41. Dodie: Hot Mess (2022, Doddleoddle, EP) B
  42. Charlotte Dos Santos: Morfo (2022, Because Music) B+(***)
  43. Dr. John: Things Happen That Way (2017 [2022], Rounder) B+(*)
  44. Kaja Draksler/Susana Santos Silva: Grow (2021 [2022], Intakt) B
  45. Dry Cleaning: Stumpwork (2022, 4AD) A-
  46. Jens Düppe: Ego_D (2022, Enja/Yellowbird) B+(***)
  47. Open Mike Eagle: Component System With the Auto Reverse (2022, Auto Reverse) A-
  48. Eliane Elias: Quietude (2022, Candid) B+(**)
  49. Brian Eno: Forever and Ever No More (2022, Verve) B+(*)
  50. John Escreet: Seismic Shift (2022, Whirlwind) B+(***)
  51. Amina Figarova: Joy (2022, AmFi) B+(*)
  52. Flohio: Out of Heart (2022, AWAL) B+(**)
  53. Fox Green: Holy Souls (2022, self-released) A-
  54. Paolo Fresu/Dino Rubino/Daniele Di Bonaventura/Marco Bardoscia: Ferlinghetti (2022, Tuk Music) B+(***)
  55. John Fullbright: The Liar (2022, Blue Dirt/Thirty Tigers) B+(**)
  56. Freddie Gibbs: $oul $old $eparately (2022, Warner/ESGN) B+(***)
  57. Gogol Bordello: Solidaritine (2022, Cooking Vinyl) A-
  58. Lincoln Goines: The Art of the Bass Choir (2020-21 [2022], Origin) B+(*)
  59. Gunna: DS4EVER (2022, YSL/300 Entertainment) B+(**)
  60. Darryl Harper: Chamber Made (2022, Stricker Street) B+(*)
  61. Paul Heaton + Jacqui Abbott: N.K-Pop (2022, EMI) B+(***)
  62. Hellbound Glory: The Immortal Hellbound Glory: Nobody Knows You (2022, Black Country) B+(*)
  63. Hickeys: Fragile Structure (2022, self-released) B+(**)
  64. Dylan Hicks & Small Screens: Airport Sparrows (2022, Soft Launch) B+(**)
  65. Jason Kao Hwang/J.A. Deane [Dino Duo]: Uncharted Faith (2021 [2022], Tone Science Music/Blue Coast Music) B+(**)
  66. Dieter Ilg: Dedication (2020 [2022], ACT) B+(**)
  67. Dieter Ilg: Ravel (2021 [2022], ACT) B+(*)
  68. Eric Jacobson: Discover (2022, Origin) B+(**)
  69. Loraine James: Building Something Beautiful for Me (2022, Phantom Limb) A-
  70. Keith Jarrett: Bordeaux Concert (2016 [2022], ECM) B+(**)
  71. Carly Rae Jepsen: The Loneliest Time (2022, Interscope) A-
  72. Laura Jurd: The Big Friendly Album (2021 [2022], Big Friendly) B+(**)
  73. Ka: Languish Arts (2022, Iron Works, EP) B+(***)
  74. Ka: Woeful Studies (2022, Iron Works, EP) B+(**)
  75. Keith Kirchoff/Dominic Lash/Steve Noble: Christian Wolff: Exercises and Explorations (2013 [2021], Spoonhunt) B+(***)
  76. Ted Kooshian: Hubub! (2022, Summit) B+(**)
  77. Benjamin Lackner: Last Decade (2021 [2022], ECM) B+(**)
  78. Nikki Lane: Denim & Diamonds (2022, New West) B+(**)
  79. Pablo Lanouguere Quintet: Altar (2022, Piano Piano) B+(**)
  80. Ari Lennox: Age/Sex/Location (2022, Dreamville/Interscope) B+(**)
  81. Yosef Gutman Levitt: Upside Down Mountain (2022, self-released) B+(**)
  82. Tove Lo: Dirt Femme (2022, Pretty Swede) A-
  83. M Feat. Ben Stapp/Fred Lonberg-Holm/Marco Colonna/Steve Swell: Broken Songs (2022, Fundacja Sluchaj) B+(**)
  84. Maddie & Tae: Through the Madness (2022, Mercury Nashville, EP) B+(*)
  85. Maddie & Tae: Through the Madness Vol. 2 (2022, Mercury Nashville, EP) B+(*)
  86. Michael Marcus: Abstractions in Lime Caverns (2021 [2022], ESP-Disk) B+(***)
  87. Marxist Love Disco Ensemble: MLDE (2022, Mr Bongo) B+(**)
  88. Bennie Maupin/Adam Rudolph: Symphonic Tone Poem for Brother Yusef (2022, Strut) A-
  89. Wojtek Mazolewski Quintet: Spirit to All (2022, Wirlwind) A-
  90. Ashley McBryde: Presents: Lindeville (2022, Warner Music Nashville) B+(***)
  91. John McCowen: Models of Duration (2020 [2022], Dinzu Artefacts/Astral Spirits) B
  92. M.I.A.: Mata (2022, Island) A-
  93. Midlake: For the Sake of Bethel Woods (2022, ATO) B
  94. Rhett Miller: The Misfit (2022, ATO) B+(***)
  95. Momma: Household Name (2022, Lucky Number) B+(*)
  96. Marc Mommaas: The Impressionist (2021 [2022], Sunnyside) B+(**)
  97. Louis Moutin/Jowee Omicil/François Moutin: M.O.M. (2022, Laborie Jazz) B+(***)
  98. Carlos Niño & Friends: Extra Presence (2019 [2022], International Anthem) B+(*)
  99. Mali Obomsawin: Sweet Tooth (2022, Out of Your Head) A-
  100. Off!: Free LSD (2022, Fat Possum) B+(**)
  101. The Ogún Meji Duo: Freedom Suite (2021 [2022], CFG Multimedia) A-
  102. J.S. Ondara: Spanish Villager No: 3 (2022, Verve Forecast) B+(*)
  103. Beth Orton: Weather Alive (2022, Partisan) B+(**)
  104. Margaux Oswald: Dysphotic Zone (2021 [2022], Clean Feed) B+(*)
  105. The Paranoyds: Talk Talk Talk (2022, Third Man) B+(*)
  106. Christopher Parker & the Band of Guardian Angels: Soul Food (2019 [2021], Mahakala Music) B+(**)
  107. John Patitucci Trio: Live in Italy (2022, Three Faces) B+(**)
  108. Ivo Perelman/Matthew Shipp: Fruition (2021 [2022], ESP-Disk) A-
  109. Barre Phillips/György Kurtág Jr.: Face à Face (2020-21 [2022], ECM) B
  110. Photay With Carlos Niño: An Offering (2021 [2022], International Anthem) B
  111. Kerry Politzer: In a Heartbeat (2022, P.Ice) B+(**)
  112. Marek Pospieszalski Quartet: Dürer's Mother (2019 [2022], Clean Feed) B+(***)
  113. Charlie Puth: Charlie (2022, Atlantic) B+(**)
  114. Kristjan Randalu/New Wind Jazz Orchestra: Sisu (2021 [2022], Whirlwind) B
  115. The Red Microphone: A Bleeding in Black Leather (2022, ESP-Disk) A-
  116. Susan Reed: Thousands of Ways (2021 [2022], OA2) B+(***)
  117. Jussi Reijonen: Three Seconds [Kolme Toista] (2021 [2022], Challenge) B+(**)
  118. Iara Rennó: Oríkì (2022, Dobra Discos) B+(**)
  119. Eve Risser/Red Desert Orchestra: Eurythmia (2021 [2022], Clean Feed) B+(***)
  120. Jeremy Rose & the Earshift Orchestra: Disruption! The Voice of the Drums (2022, Earshift Music) B+(**)
  121. The Daniel Rotem Quartet: Wise One: Celebrating the Music of John Coltrane: Live at Bluewhale (2020 [2022], self-released) B+(**)
  122. Harvie S & Roni Ben-Hur With Sylvia Cuenca: Wondering (2022, Dot Time) B+(***)
  123. The Angelica Sanchez Trio: Sparkle Beings (2022, Sunnyside) B+(**)
  124. Collin Sherman: Organism Made Luminous (2022, Ex-Tol/Blujazz) B+(***)
  125. Collin Sherman: Suitable Benchmarks of Reform (2022, Ex-Tol) B+(***)
  126. Shygirl: Nymph (2022, Because Music) B+(*)
  127. Oliver Sim: Hideous Bastard (2022, Young/XL) B+(*)
  128. Todd Snider: Live: Return of the Storyteller (2021 [2022], Aimless, 2CD) A-
  129. Günter Baby Sommer & Raymond MacDonald: Sounds, Songs & Other Noises (2016-19 [2022], Clean Feed) B+(**)
  130. SonnyJim & the Purist: White Girl Wasted (2022, Daupe, EP) B+(*)
  131. Jason Stein/Damon Smith/Adam Shead: Volumes & Surfaces (2021 [2022], Balance Point Acoustics) B+(**)
  132. Sun Ra Arkestra Directed by Marshall Allen: Living Sky (2022, Omni Sound) A-
  133. Sunny Sweeney: Married Alone (2022, Aunt Daddy) B+(***)
  134. Taylor Swift: Midnights (2022, Republic) A-
  135. Tegan and Sara: Crybaby (2022, Mom + Pop) B+(***)
  136. Thick: Happy Now (2022, Epitaph) B+(**)
  137. Bernardo Tinoco & Tom Maciel: NoMad Nenúfar (2022, Clean Feed) B+(*)
  138. Steve Turre: Generations (2022, Smoke Sessions) B+(**)
  139. Valerie June: Under Cover (2022, Fantasy, EP) B
  140. Andrés Vial: When Is Ancient? (2020 [2022], Chromatic Audio) B+(**)
  141. Bilana Voutchkova/Susana Santos Silva: Bagra (2021 [2022], Relative Pitch) B
  142. Walking Cliché Sextet: Suite Chase Reflex (2019 [2021], self-released, EP) B+(*)
  143. Walking Cliché Sextet [SeaJun Kwon]: Micro-Nap (2020-21 [2022], Endectomorph Music) B+(***)
  144. RA Washington/Jah Nada: In Search of Our Father's Gardens (2021 [2022], Astral Spirits) B+(*)
  145. Bobby Watson: Back Home in Kansas City (2022, Smoke Sessions) B+(*)
  146. Brodie West Quintet: Meadow of Dreams (2020 [2022], Astral Spirits) B+(*)
  147. Hannah White: About Time (2022, Paper Blue) B+(***)
  148. Chris Williams/Patrick Shiroishi: Sans Soleil II (2022, Astral Spirits) B+(*)
  149. Billy Woods: Church (2022, Backwoodz Studioz) B+(***)
  150. Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Cool It Down (2022, Secretly Canadian) B+(**)
  151. Biluka Y Los Canibales: Leaf-Playing in Quito, 1960-1965 (1960-65 [2022], Honest Jon's) B+(**)
  152. Ron Carter: Finding the Right Notes (2014-21 [2022], In+Out) B+(**)
  153. Lionel Hampton Orchestra: 1958: The Mess Is Here Revisited (1958 [2022], Ezz-Thetics) B+(***)
  154. Andrew Hill: Point of Departure to Compulsion!!!!! Revisited (1965 [2022], Ezz-Thetics) A-
  155. The Jazz Passengers: Reunited (2010 [2022], Enja/Yellowbird) B+(**)
  156. Luciano Luciani Y Sus Mulatos: Mulata, Vamos A La Salsa (1970 [2022], Vampisoul) B+(***)
  157. William Parker: Universal Tonality (2002 [2022], Centering/AUM Fidelity, 2CD) A
  158. Rocket From the Tombs: That's How You Play Rock Music: 4AD, Diskmuide, Belgium: Dec 15 2015 (2015 [2022], Ubu Projex) B+(*)
  159. Archie Shepp: Fire Music to Mama Too Tight Revisited (1965-66 [2022, Ezz-Thetics) B+(**)
  160. Sun Ra & His Blue Universe Arkestra: Universe in Blue (1971 [2022], Cosmic Myth) B+(**)
  161. Sun Ra Arkestra/Salah Ragab/The Cairo Jazz Band: The Sun Ra Arkestra Meets Salah Ragab in Egypt (1983 [2022], Strut) B+(***)
  162. Horace Tapscott Quintet: The Quintet (1969 [2022], Mr Bongo) B+(***)
  163. Mal Waldron: Searching in Grenoble: The 1978 Solo Piano Concert (1978 [2022], Tompkins Square) B+(***)
  164. Amina Baraka/The Red Microphone: Amina Baraka & the Red Microphone (2017, ESP-Disk) A-
  165. Ronnie Boykins: The Will Come, Is Now (1975 [2009], ESP-Disk) B+(**)
  166. Detail [Johnny Dyani/Frode Gjerstad/John Stevens]: Backwards and Forwards: First Detail (1982 [1983], Impetus) B+(**)
  167. Detail [Frode Gjerstad/Johnny Dyani/John Stevens] + Paul Rutherford/Barry Guy: A Concert: Detail + (1983 [2020], Circulasione Totale) B+(***)
  168. Detail/Bobby Bradford: In Time Was (1986 [2019], Circulasione Totale) B+(***)
  169. Detail/Billy Bang: Detail + Billy Bang (1989 [2019], Circulasione Totale) B+(***)
  170. Frode Gjerstad Trio: Remember to Forget (1997 [1998], Circulasione Totale) B+(***)
  171. Frode Gjerstad Trio: Mothers & Fathers & (2005 [2019], Circulasione Totale) B+(***)
  172. Frode Gjerstad/Louis Moholo-Moholo: MIR-13 (2013 [2019], Circulasione Totale) B+(*)
  173. Frode Gjerstad Trio With Steve Swell: At Constellation (2014 [2019], Circulasione Totale) B+(***)
  174. Matt Lavelle & Reggie Sylvester: Retrograde (2018, ESP-Disk) B+(***)
  175. Michael Marcus: Sunwheels (2000 [2001], Justin Time) B+(***)
  176. Michael Marcus Trio: Blue Reality (2001 [2002], Soul Note) A-
  177. Michael Marcus: Speakin' Out (2001-02 [2002], Drimala) B+(**)
  178. Michael Marcus: Stone Jump (2019-20 [2021], Not Two) B+(**)
  179. Mary McCaslin: Way Out West (1973, Philo) A-
  180. Mary McCaslin: A Life and Time (1981, Flying Fish) B+(***)
  181. The Ogún Meji Duo: For Those Who Have Gone, but Still Remain (2018, CFG Multimedia) B+(***)
  182. Old 97's: Hitchhike to Rhome (1994, Big Iron) B+(**)
  183. Old 97's: Wreck Your Life (1995, Bloodshot) B+(***)
  184. Old 97's: Hit by a Train: The Best of Old 97's (1994-2001 [2006], Rhino) A-
  185. Jowee Omicil: Let's Do This (2006, Jowee Juise) B
  186. Jowee Omicil: Let's Bash (2017, Jazz Village) B+(*)
  187. The Red Microphone: And I Became of the Dark (2020 [2021], ESP-Disk) B+(***)
  188. Jim Ringer: Waitin' for the Hard Times to Go (1972, Folk-Legacy) B+(*)
  189. Jim Ringer: The Band of Jesse James: Best of Jim Ringer (1973-81 [1996], Rounder) B+(*)
  190. Rocket From the Tombs: The Day the Earth Met the . . . Rocket From the Tombs (1975 [2002], Smog Veil) A-
  191. Archie Shepp/Attica Blues Big Band: Paris: Live at the Palais Des Glaces (1979 [2004], Blue Marge) B+(***)

September 26

  1. Ingrid Andress: Good Person (2022, Warner Music Nashville/Atlantic) B+(*)
  2. Stacy Antonel: Always the Outsider (2022, self-released) B+(*)
  3. Florian Arbenz: Conversation #6 & #7 (2021 [2022], Hammer) B+(***)
  4. Jeff Arnal/Curt Cloninger: Drum Major Instinct (2021 [2022], Mahakala Music) B+(***)
  5. Linda Ayupuka: God Created Everything (2022, Mais Um Discos) B+(**)
  6. Karl Berger/Max Johnson/Billy Mintz: Sketches (2017 [2022], Fresh Sound) B+(***)
  7. Sasha Berliner: Onyx (2022, self-released) B+(**)
  8. Steven Bernstein's Millennial Territory Orchestra: Popular Culture (Community Music Vol. 4) (2020 [2022], Royal Potato Family, EP) B+(**)
  9. The Beths: Expert in a Dying Field (2022, Carpark) B+(***)
  10. Blue Reality Quartet!: Ella's Island (2022, Mahakala Music) B+(**)
  11. The Broken Spokes: Where I Went Wrong (2022, Broken Spokes Music) B+(**)
  12. Bobby Broom: Keyed Up (2021 [2022], Steele) B+(**)
  13. Rob Brown/Juan Pablo Carletti: Fertile Garden (2020 [2022], NoBusiness) A-
  14. Butcher Brown: Butcher Brown Presents Triple Trey (2022, Concord Jazz) B+(*)
  15. Camp Cope: Running With the Hurricane (2022, Run for Cover) B+(*)
  16. George Cartwright/Steve Hirsh/Chad Fowler/Christopher Parker/Kelley Hurt: Notice That There (2020 [2022], Mahakala Music) B+(**)
  17. Cäthe: Chill Out Punk (2022, Träum Weiter!) B+(***)
  18. Cave In: Heavy Pendulum (2022, Relapse) B-
  19. Raven Chacon/Tatsuya Nakatini/Carlos Santistevan: Inhale/Exhale (2020 [2022], Other Minds) B+(*)
  20. The Chats: Get Fucked (2022, Bargain Bin) B+(***)
  21. The Comet Is Coming: Hyper-Dimensional Expansion Beam (2022, Impulse!) B+(**)
  22. Con+Kwake: Eyes in the Tower (2022, Native Rebel) B+(***)
  23. Confucius MC: Somewhere (2021, YNR Productions) B+(**)
  24. Gustavo Cortiñas: Kind Regards: Saludos Afectuosos (2022, Pesato Candente) B+(*)
  25. Charley Crockett: The Man From Waco (2022, Son of Davy) B+(**)
  26. Deca: Smoking Gun (2022, Coalmine) A-
  27. Jeff Denson/Romain Pilon/Brian Blade: Finding Light (2022, Ridgeway) B+(*)
  28. John Dikeman/Peter Ajtai/Nicolas Field: The Throes (2018 [2022], Orbit577) B+(*)
  29. DJ Travella: Mr Mixondo (2022, Nyege Nyege Tapes) B+(*)
  30. Djo: Joe Keery (2022, Awal) B
  31. Tashi Dorji/Susie Ibarra: Master of Time (2020 [2022], Astral Spirits) B+(**)
  32. Dave Douglas Quintet: Songs of Ascent: Book 1 -- Degrees (2020-2021 [2022], Greenleaf Music) B+(***)
  33. Drug Church: Hygiene (2022, Pure Noise) B
  34. Edoheart: Pandemonium (2022, Edoheart, EP) B+(**)
  35. El Khat: Albat Alawi Op. 99 (2022, Glitterbeat) B+(*)
  36. Emperor X: The Lakes of Zones B and C (2022, Dreams of Field) B+(**)
  37. Silvana Estrada: Marchita (2022, Glassnote) B+(*)
  38. Steven Feifke/Dijon Watson: Steven Feifke and Dijon Watson Present: Generation Gap Jazz Orchestra (2022, Cellar) B+(*)
  39. The Fernweh: Torschlusspanik! (2022, Winterlude) B+(*)
  40. Tim Fitzgerald: Tim Fitzgerald's Full House (2019-21 [2022], Cellar) B+(*)
  41. Florist: Florist (2022, Double Double Whammy) B+(***)
  42. Forest Chorus: Forest Chorus (2019 [2022], Orenda) B+(***)
  43. Chris Forsyth: Evolution Here We Come (2021 [2022], No Quarter) B+(**)
  44. Al Foster: Reflections (2022, Smoke Sessions) B+(*)
  45. Chad Fowler/William Parker/Anders Griffen: Broken Unbroken (2022, Mahakala Music) B+(***)
  46. Chad Fowler/William Parker/Anders Griffen: Thinking Unthinking (2022, Mahakala Music) B+(***)
  47. Ezra Furman: All of Us Flames (2022, Anti-) B+(***)
  48. Joel Futterman/Steve Hirsh: Warp & Weft (2021, Mahakala Music, 2CD) B+(***)
  49. Joel Futterman/William Parker/Chad Fowler/Steve Hirsh: The Deep (2022, Mahakala Music) A-
  50. Alex G: God Save the Animals (2022, Domino) B
  51. Noah Garabedian: Consider the Stars Beneath Us (2022, Outside In Music) B+(***)
  52. Michael Grossman/Jai Morris-Smith: Curious Music (2020-21 [2022], Research/Astral Spirits) B
  53. Matthew Halsall: The Temple Within (2022, Gondwana, EP) B+(**)
  54. Connie Han: Secrets of Inanna (2022, Mack Avenue) B+(*)
  55. Ben Harper: Bloodline Maintenance (2022, Chrysalis) B+(**)
  56. Heart of the Ghost: Summons (2022, No Quarter) B+(***)
  57. Steve Hirsh/Zoh Amba/Luke Stewart: An Unlikely Place (2022, Mahakala Music) B+(***)
  58. Jasper Høiby/Planet B: What It Means to Be Human (2021 [2022], Edition) A-
  59. Homeboy Sandman: I Can't Sell These (2022, self-released) A-
  60. Jon Irabagon: Rising Sun (2021 [2022], Irabbagast) B+(***)
  61. Keefe Jackson/Oscar Jan Hoogland/Joshua Abrams/Mikel Patrick Avery: These Things Happen (2016 [2022], Astral Spirits, EP) B+(**)
  62. JER: Bothered/Unbothered (2022, Bad Time) B+(*)
  63. JID: The Forever Story (2022, Dreamville/Interscope) B+(**)
  64. Jockstrap: I Love You Jennifer B (2022, Rough Trade) B+(**)
  65. Freedy Johnston: Back on the Road to You (2022, Forty Below) B+(**)
  66. Samara Joy: Linger Awhile (2022, Verve) B+(**)
  67. Kimberly Kelly: I'll Tell You What's Gonna Happen (2022, Show Dog Nashville) B+(***)
  68. K.O.G.: Zone 6, Agege (2022, Pura Vida Sounds) B+(**)
  69. The Koreatown Oddity: Isthisforreal? (2022, Stones Throw) B+(*)
  70. Julian Lage: View With a Room (2022, Blue Note) B+(**)
  71. Ingrid Laubrock/Tom Rainey: Counterfeit Mars (2021 [2022], Relative Pitch) B+(***)
  72. Steve Lehman & Sélébéyone: Xaybu: The Unseen (2022, Pi) B+(***)
  73. Urs Leimgruber/Christy Doran/Bobby Burri/Fredy Studer: OM 50 (2022, Intakt) B+(***)
  74. James Brandon Lewis Quartet: MSM Molecular Systematic Music Live (2021 [2022], Intakt, 2CD) B+(***)
  75. Lykke Li: Eyeye (2022, PIAS) B+(*)
  76. Charles Lloyd: Trios: Ocean (2020 [2022], Blue Note) B+(**)
  77. Mach-Hommy: Dollar Menu 4 (2022, self-released, EP) B+(***)
  78. Roberto Magris: Duo & Trio: Featuring Mark Colby (2012-19 [2022], JMood) B+(**)
  79. Rudi Mahall/Michael Griener: Jazzpreis (2020-21 [2022], Astral Spirits) B+(***)
  80. Roc Marciano & the Alchemist: The Elephant Man's Bones (2022, ALC/Marci/Empire) B+(**)
  81. Matmos: Regards/Uklony Dla Boguslaw Schaeffer (2022, Thrill Jockey) B+(*)
  82. Marilyn Mazur's Shamania: Rerooting (2022, Clap Your Hands) B+(**)
  83. Makaya McCraven: In These Times (2022, International Anthem) B+(**)
  84. Tommy McLain: I Ran Down Every Dream (2022, Yep Roc) B+(*)
  85. Mdou Moctar: Niger EP Vol. 1 (2022, Matador, EP) B+(***)
  86. Cario Mombelli: Lullaby for Planet Earth (2021 [2022], Clap Your Hands) B+(***)
  87. Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Adrian Younge: Jazz Is Dead 14: Henry Franklin (2022, Jazz Is Dead) B+(*)
  88. Mush: Down Tools (2022, Memphis Industries) B+(**)
  89. Sana Nagano: Anime Mundi (2020 [2022], 577) B+(**)
  90. Rachika Nayar: Heaven Come Crashing (2022, NNA Tapes) B+(**)
  91. No Age: People Helping People (2022, Drag City) B+(**)
  92. Oriental Brothers International Band: Oku Ngwo Di Ochi (2022, Palenque) A-
  93. Jessica Pavone: . . . Of Late (2021 [2022], Astral Spirits) B
  94. Petrol Girls: Baby (2022, Hassle) B+(**)
  95. Chris Pitsiokis: Art of the Alto (2022, Relative Pitch) B+(*)
  96. Shawn Purcell: 180 (2022, Origin) B
  97. Harish Raghavan: In Tense (2021 [2022], Whirlwind) B
  98. Joe Rainey: Niineta (2022, 37d03d) B+(**)
  99. Enrico Rava/Fred Hersch: The Song Is You (2021 [2022], ECM) B+(***)
  100. Joshua Redman/Brad Mehldau/Christian McBride/Brian Blade: Long Gone (2022, Nonesuch) B+(***)
  101. Dave Rempis/Tomeka Reid/Joshua Abrams: Allium (2022, Aerophonic) B+(***)
  102. Howard Riley/Keith Tippett: Journal Four (2016 [2022], NoBusiness) B+(**)
  103. Rick Rosato: Homage (2021 [2022], self-released, EP) B+(*)
  104. Jeremy Rose: Face to Face (2022, Earshift Music) B+(**)
  105. Jackie Ryan: Recuerdos De Mi Madre (2022, Open Art) B+(**)
  106. Sampa the Great: As Above, So Below (2022, Loma Vista) B+(**)
  107. Santigold: Spirituals (2022, Little Jerk) A-
  108. Mista Savona: Havana Meets Kingston Part 2 (2022, Cumbancha) B+(**)
  109. Rina Sawayama: Hold the Girl (2022, Dirty Hit) B+(**)
  110. Joan Shelley: The Spur (2022, No Quarter) B+(**)
  111. Wayne Shorter/Terri Lyne Carrington/Leo Genovese/Esperanza Spalding: Live at the Detroit Jazz Festival (2017 [2022], Candid) B+(**)
  112. Ben Sidran: Swing State (2021 [2022], Nardis) B+(**)
  113. Sonny Singh: Chardi Kala (2022, self-released) B
  114. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith: Let's Turn It Into Sound (2022, Ghostly International) B+(*)
  115. Something Borrowed, Something New: A Tribute to John Anderson (2022, Easy Eye Sound) B+(**)
  116. Clark Sommers Lens: Intertwine (2021 [2022], Outside In Music) B+(**)
  117. Vic Spencer x Small Professor: Mudslide (2022, Coalmine) B+(*)
  118. Sudan Archives: Natural Brown Prom Queen (2022, Stones Throw) A-
  119. Suede: Autofiction (2022, BMG) B
  120. Charm Taylor: She Is the Future (2021, Sinking City) B+(**)
  121. Teddy & the Rough Riders: Teddy & the Rough Riders (2022, self-released, EP) B
  122. Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers: Pretty Good for a Girl Band (2022, Domestic La La, EP) B+(*)
  123. Two Shell: Home (2022, Mainframe Audio, EP) B+(*)
  124. Matt Ulery: Become Giant (2022, Woolgathering) B+(**)
  125. UNKLE: Ronin II [Mixed] (2022, self-released) B+(**)
  126. Kate Vargas: Rumpumpo (2021, Bandaloop) B+(**)
  127. Will Vinson: Tripwire (2021 [2022], Whirlwind) B+(***)
  128. Eric Vloeimans & Will Holshouser: Two for the Road (2021 [2022], V-flow/Challenge) B(*)
  129. Katharina Weber: In Marta's Garden: Piano Solo (2022, Intakt) B+(*)
  130. Wiri Donna: Being Alone (2022, self-released, EP) B
  131. Witchcraft Books [Shorty Skilz/Kanif the Jhatmaster]: Vol I: The Sundisk (2022, Iapetus) A-
  132. Wrecking Crew: Sedale Threat (2022, self-released) B+(**)
  133. Suzi Analogue: Infinite Zonez (2016-19 [2022], Disciples) B+(*)
  134. Miles Davis: Live: What It Is: Montreal 7/7/83 (1983 [2022], Columbia/Legacy) B+(***)
  135. Miles Davis: That's What Happened [The Bootleg Series, Vol. 7: 1982-1985] (1982-85, Columbia/Legacy, 3CD) B+(**)
  136. Daunik Lazro/Jouk Minor/Thierry Madiot/David Chiésa/Louis-Michel Marion: Sonoris Causa (2003 [2022], NoBusiness) B+(**)
  137. John Ondolo: Hypnotic Guitar of John Ondolo (1961-68 [2022], Mississippi) A-
  138. Prince and the Revolution: Live (1985 [2022], NPG/Legacy, 2CD) B+(**)
  139. Lou Reed: Words & Music, May 1965 (1965 [2022], Light in the Attic) B
  140. Lou Reed: I'm So Free: The 1971 RCA Demos (1971 [2021], RCA) B+(**)
  141. Sam Rivers: Caldera [Sam Rivers Archive Project, Volume 6] (2002 [2022], NoBusiness) A-
  142. Charles Stepney: Step on Step ([2022], International Anthem) B
  143. Stereolab: Electrically Possessed [Switched On, Vol. 4] (1999-2008 [2021], Duophonic/Warp, 2CD) B+(***)
  144. Stereolab: Pulse of the Early Brain [Switched On, Volume 5] (1992-2008 [2022], Duophonic/Warp, 2CD) B+(**)
  145. Celestine Ukwu and His Philosophers National: No Condition Is Permanent (1971-74 [2022], Mississippi) B+(***)
  146. Yugen Blakrok: Return of the Astro-Goth (2013, Iapetus) A-
  147. Tony Conrad: Early Minimalism: Volume One (1964-65 [1997], Table of the Elements, 4CD) B+(**)
  148. The Dils: Class War (1977-80 [2000], Bacchus Archives) B+(*)
  149. Kanif the Jhatmaster: The Hashemite (2016, Iapetus) B+(*)
  150. Kanif the Jhatmaster: Flight of the 50 Foot Vimana (2016, Iapetus, EP) B+(**)
  151. The Mercury Blues 'n' Rhythm Story 1945-1955 (1945-55 [1996], Mercury/Chronicles, 8CD) B+(***)
  152. Highlights From the Mercury Blues 'n' Rhythm Story (1945-55 [1996], Mercury/Chronicles) A-
  153. Nazareth: Back to the Trenches: Live 1972-1984 (1972-84 [2001], Sanctuary/Castle, 2CD) B
  154. Nova Twins: Nova Twins EP (2016, Robotunes) A-
  155. Marianne Nowottny: Manmade Girl: SOngs and Instrumentals (2001, Abaton Book, 2CD) B+(*)
  156. Precocious Noise and Early Electronica Pt. 1: Incantations for Tape (1920s-60s [2018], Sound Miracle) B+(*)
  157. Precocious Noise and Early Electronica Pt. 2: Wire Recorded Pieces (1921-62 [2020], Sound Miracle) B+(**)
  158. Enrico Rava: Il Giro Del Giorno in 80 Mondi (1972 [1976], Black Saint) B+(**)
  159. Enrico Rava: The Pilgrim and the Stars (1975, ECM) A-
  160. Enrico Rava: The Plot (1976 [1977], ECM) B+(***)
  161. Enrico Rava: Secrets (1986 [1987], Soul Note) B+(**)
  162. Enrico Rava/Franco D'Andrea: For Bix and Pops (1994 [1996], Philology) B+(**)
  163. Enrico Rava/Ran Blake: Duo En Noir (1999, Between the Lines) B+(***)
  164. Lou Rawls: The Essential Lou Rawls (1963-81 [2007], Philadelphia International/Legacy, 2CD) B-
  165. Shorty Skilz: Spirit Scream (2019, Iapetus, EP) B+(*)
  166. Britney Spears: . . . Baby One More Time (1998 [1999], Jive) B+(**)
  167. Britney Spears: Britney (2001, Jive) B+(***)
  168. Britney Spears: Circus (2008, Jive) B+(*)
  169. Britney Spears: The Essential Britney Spears (1998-2012 [2013], RCA/Legacy, 2CD) A-
  170. Britney Spears: Britney Jean (2013, RCA) B
  171. Stereolab: Peng! (1992, Too Pure) B+(**)
  172. Stereolab: Switched On (1990-91 [1992], Slumberland) B+(**)
  173. Stereolab: Transient Random-Noise Bursts With Announcements (1993, Elektra) B+(***)
  174. Stereolab: Mars Audiac Quintet (1994, Elektra) B+(**)
  175. Stereolab: Refried Ectoplasm [Switched On Volume 2] (1992-93 [1995], Drag City) B+(***)
  176. Stereolab: Aluminum Tubes [Switched On Volume 3] (1994-97 [1998], Drag City, 2CD) B+(*)
  177. Neptune Power Federation: Le Demon De L'Amour (2022, Cruz Del Sur) -
  178. Britney Spears: Greatest Hits: My Prerogative (1998-2004 [2004], Jive/Zomba) B+(***)

August 29

  1. 49 Winchester: Fortune Favors the Bold (2022, New West) B
  2. Kyle Aho: Rituals (2021 [2022], OA2) B
  3. Aitch: Close to Home (2022, Capitol) B+(*)
  4. JD Allen: Americana Vol. 2 (2022, Savant) B+(**)
  5. Roxana Amed: Unánime (2022, Sony Music Latin) B+(***)
  6. Omar Apollo: Ivory (2022, Warner) B+(**)
  7. Lee Bains + the Glory Fires: Old-Time Folks (2022, Don Giovanni) B+(**)
  8. Richard Baratta: Music in Film: The Sequel (2022, Savant) B+(*)
  9. Quentin Baxter Quintet: Art Moves Jazz (2022, BME) B+(*)
  10. Beabadoobee: Beatopia (2022, Dirty Hit) B+(***)
  11. Beyoncé: Renaissance (2022, Parkwood/Columbia) A-
  12. Black Midi: Hellfire (2022, Rough Trade) B-
  13. Jane Ira Bloom/Mark Helias: Some Kind of Tomorrow (2020 [2021], Radio Legs) B+(**)
  14. Jane Ira Bloom: Picturing the Invisible: Focus 1 (2022, self-released) B+(***)
  15. Axel Boman: Luz (2022, Studio Barnhus) B+(**)
  16. Axel Boman: Quest for Fire (2022, Studio Barnhus) B+(***)
  17. Bobby Bradford & Friends: Jackie Robinson: Stealing Home (2018 [2022], Cryptogramophone) B+(**)
  18. Breath of Air: Breath of Air (2019-20 [2922], Burning Ambulance) B+(***)
  19. Alan Broadbent Trio: Like Minds (2021 [2022], Savant)
  20. Raymond Byron: Bond Wire Cur (2021 [2022], ESP-Disk) B+(***)
  21. Steve Cardenas/Ben Allison/Ted Nash: Healing Power: The Music of Carla Bley (2021 [2022], Sunnyside) B+(***)
  22. Willi Carlisle: Peculiar, Missouri (2022, Free Dirt) B+(***)
  23. Kevin Cerovich: Aging Millennial (2022, CVJ) B
  24. Cheekface: Too Much to Ask (2022, self=released) A-
  25. Chouk Bwa & the Ångströmers: Ayiti Kongo Dub #1 (2022, Bongo Joe, EP) B+(*)
  26. Chronophage: Chronophage (2022, Bruit Direct Disques) B
  27. Lindsay Clark: Carpe Noctem (2022, Audio Sport) B
  28. Mike Clark/Leon Lee Dorsey Featuring Mike LeDonne: Blues on Top (2022, Jazz Avenue 1) B+(**)
  29. Dan Clucas/Kyle Motl/Nathan Hubbard: Daydream and Halting (2021 [2022], FMR) B+(***)
  30. Jeff Coffin: Between Dreaming and Joy (2022, Ear Up) B+(**)
  31. Avishai Cohen Trio: Shifting Sands (2021 [2022], Naïve) B+(**)
  32. Caleb Wheeler Curtis: Heat Map (2021 [2022], Imani) B+(***)
  33. Danger Mouse & Black Thought: Cheat Codes (2022, BMG) A-
  34. Lucky Daye: Candydrip (2022, Keep Cool/RCA) B+(***)
  35. Michael Dease: Best Next Thing (2022, Posi-Tone) B+(*)
  36. Vladislav Delay: Isoviha (2022, Planet Mu) B
  37. Duke Deuce: Crunkstar (2022, Quality Control/Motown) B+(*)
  38. DJ Black Low: Monate WA Piano EP (2022, Black Low Music, EP) B+(**)
  39. DJ Premier: Hip Hop 50: Vol. 1 (2022, Mass Appeal, EP) B+(**)
  40. Do'a: Higher Grounds (2022, Outside In Music, EP) B+(*)
  41. Doechii: She/Her/Black B*tch (2022, Top Dawg Entertainment/Capitol, EP) B+(**)
  42. Domi & JD Beck: Not Tight (2022, Apeshit/Blue Note) B-
  43. Stella Donnelly: Flood (2022, Secretly Canadian) B+(**)
  44. Billy Drummond and Freedom of Ideas: Valse Sinistre (2022, Cellar) B+(***)
  45. Coco Em: Kilumi (2022, InFiné) B+(*)
  46. Fade In: Live Fast, Die a Legend (2021 [2022], Clean Feed) B+(**)
  47. Steven Feifke: The Role of the Rhythm Section (2022, La Reserve) B+(*)
  48. William Flynn: Seaside (2019 [2022], OA2) B+(**)
  49. Ronnie Foster: Reboot (2022, Blue Note) B+(*)
  50. Matthew Fries: Lost Time (2021 [2022], Xcappa) B+(**)
  51. Gas: Der Lange Marsch (2021, Kompakt) B+(*)
  52. Phoebe Green: Lucky Me (2022, Chess Club) B+(**)
  53. Ghais Guevara: May Ur Melanin Shield U From Ragnarok (2020, self-released, EP) B+(**)
  54. Ghais Guevara: There Will Be No Super-Slave (2022, self-released) B+(*)
  55. Ghais Guevara: Black Bolshevik (2021, self-released, EP) B+(**)
  56. Michael Hackett/Tim Coffman Sextet: Western Skies (2022, Summit) B+(*)
  57. Calvin Harris: Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2 (2022, Columbia) B+(***)
  58. Lauran Hibberd: Garageband Superstar (2022, Virgin) B+(***)
  59. Art Hirahara: Ascent (2022, Posi-Tone, EP) B+(*)
  60. Art Hirahara: Verdant Valley (2022, Posi-Tone) B+(***)
  61. Hudson Mohawke: Cry Sugar (2022, Warp) B+(*)
  62. Shawneci Icecold Quartet: Coldtrane (2021, Underground 45) B+(**)
  63. J-Hope: Jack in the Box (2022, HYBE) B+(*)
  64. Julia Jacklin: Pre Pleasure (2022, Polyvinyl) B+(*)
  65. Sheila Jordan: Live at Mezzrow (2021 [2022], Cellar Live) B+(***)
  66. Geoffrey Keezer & Friends: Playdate (2021-22 [2022], MarKeez) B+(*)
  67. Calvin Keys: Blue Keys (2022, Wide Hive) B+(**)
  68. Kyle Kidd: Soothsayer (2022, American Dreams) B+(*)
  69. Stan Killian: Brooklyn Calling (2021 [2022], Sunnyside) B+(**)
  70. King Princess: Hold On Baby (2022, Zelig/Columbia) B+(**)
  71. Kiwi Jr.: Chopper (2022, Sub Pop) B+(***)
  72. Kokoroko: Could We Be More (2022, Brownswood) B
  73. Clemens Kuratle Ydivide: Lumumba (2021 [2022], Intakt) B+(*)
  74. Steve Lacy: Gemini Rights (2022, RCA) B
  75. Lauv: All 4 Nothing (2022, Virgin) B+(*)
  76. Gerard Lebik/John Edwards/Paul Lovens: Lepomis Gibbosus (2015 [2021], Fundacja Sluchaj) B+(*)
  77. José Lencastre: Inner Voices (2020-21 [2022], Burning Ambulance) B+(*)
  78. Lil Silva: Yesterday Is Heavy (2022, Nowhere) B+(*)
  79. Darren Litzie: My Horizon (2022, Summit) B+(*)
  80. Lizzo: Special (2022, Atlantic/Nice Life) B+(***)
  81. Russ Lossing: Folks (2017 [2022], Sunnyside) B+(**)
  82. Russ Lossing: Metamorphism (2017 [2021], Sunnyside) B+(**)
  83. Brian Lynch and Spheres of Influence: Songbook Vol. 2: Dance the Way U Want To (2018 [2022], Holistic MusicWorks, 2CD) B+(***)
  84. Mabel: About Last Night . . . (2022, Polydor) B+(**)
  85. Arlo McKinley: This Mess We're In (2021 [2022], Oh Boy) B+(*)
  86. Megan Thee Stallion: Traumazine (2022, 1501 Certified/300 Entertainment) A-
  87. Francisco Mela/Shinya Lin: Motions Vol. 1 (2021 [2022], 577) B+(***)
  88. Meridian Brothers: Meridian Brothers & El Grupo Renacimento (2022, Ansonia) B+(**)
  89. Meridian Odyssey: Earthshine (2021 [2022], Origin) B+(*)
  90. Allison Miller/Carmen Staaf: Nearness (2021 [2022], Sunnyside) B+(**)
  91. Flo Milli: You Still Here, Ho? (2022, RCA) B+(**)
  92. Moderat: More D4ta (2022, Monkeytown) B+(**)
  93. T.S. Monk: Live: Two Continents One Groove (2014-16 [2022], Storyville) B+(*)
  94. John Moreland: Birds in the Ceiling (2022, Thirty Tigers) B+(*)
  95. Fred Moten/Brandon Lopez/Gerald Cleaver: Moten/López/Cleaver (2020 [2022], Reading Group) B+(***)
  96. Kyle Motl: Hydra Nightingale (2019-21 [2022], Infrequent Seams) B+(***)
  97. Nancy Mounir: Nozhet El Nofous (2022, Simsara) B
  98. The Mountain Goats: Bleed Out (2022, Merge) A-
  99. Tobin Mueller: Prestidigitation (2022, self-released) B-
  100. Nakama: New World (2021 [2022], Nakama) B+(**)
  101. Nina Nastasia: Riderless Horse (2022, Temporary Residence) B+(*)
  102. Rico Nasty: Las Ruinas (2022, Sugar Trap/Atlantic) B+(**)
  103. Tami Neilson: Kingmaker (2022, Outside Music) B+(***)
  104. Lucas Niggli/Matthias Loibner: Still Storm (2022, Intakt) B+(**)
  105. Sinéad O'Brien: Time Bend and Break the Bower (2022, Chess Club) B+(***)
  106. Panda Bear & Sonic Boom: Reset (2022, Domino) B+(**)
  107. The Paranoid Style: For Executive Meeting (2022, Bar/None) A-
  108. Ben Patterson: The Way of the Groove (2022, Origin) B
  109. Peaness: World Full of Worry (2022, Totally Snick) B+(**)
  110. Phelimuncasi: Ama Gogela (2022, Nyege Nyege Tapes) A-
  111. Ethan Philion: Meditations on Mingus (2021 [2022], Sunnyside) B+(***)
  112. Pussy Riot: Matriarchy Now (2022, Neon Gold, EP) B+(*)
  113. RedGreenBlue: The End and the Beginning (2018 [2022], Astral Spirits) B+(*)
  114. Maggie Rogers: Surrender (2022, Capitol) B+(*)
  115. Gonzalo Rubalcaba/Aymée Nuviola: Live in Marciac (2021 [2022], 5 Passion) B+(**)
  116. Mark Rubin (Jew of Oklahoma): The Triumph of Assimilation (2021, Rubinchik) B+(**)
  117. The Sadies: Colder Streams (2022, Yep Roc) B
  118. Silvan Schmid: Augmented Space (2019-20 [2021], Ezz-Thetics) B
  119. Scorpion Kings X Tresor: Rumble in the Jungle (2020 [2021], Blaqboy) B+(***)
  120. Serengeti: Kaleidoscope III (2022, Audio Recon) B+(**)
  121. Amanda Shires: Take It Like a Man (2022, ATO) B+(**)
  122. Charlton Singleton: Crossroads (2022, BME) B+(**)
  123. Sinkane: Cartoons of the Night Vol. 1: Live 2019 (2019 [2022], City Slang) B-
  124. Josh Sinton: Steve Lacy's Book of Practitioners, Vol. 1 "H" (2021-22 [2022], FIP) B+(**)
  125. Alex Sipiagin: Ascent to the Blues (2022, Posi-Tone) B+(**)
  126. Carol Sloane: Live at Birdland (2019 [2022], Club 44) B+(***)
  127. Miró Henry Sobrer: Two of Swords (2022, Patois) B+(**)
  128. Spinifex: Beats the Plague (2021, Trytone) B+(**)
  129. Superorganism: World Wide Pop (2022, Domino) B+(***)
  130. Sylvan Esso: No Rules Sandy (2022, Loma Vista) B+(***)
  131. Jamie T: The Theory of Whatever (2022, Polydor) B
  132. Tank and the Bangas: Red Balloon (2022, Verve Forecast) B+(***)
  133. Xiomara Torres: La Voz Del Mar (2022, Patois) B+(*)
  134. Trio Xolo: In Flower, in Song (2019 [2022], 577) A-
  135. Chucho Valdés & Paquito D'Rivera Reunion Sextet: I Missed You Too! (2022, Sunnyside) B+(**)
  136. Luis Vicente/Seppe Gebruers/Onno Govaert: Room With No Name (2019 [2022], Fundacja Sluchaj) B+(*)
  137. WA Records: If You Fart Make It Sound Good: Ciclo De Improvisacion: Liberada (2018 [2022], WA) B
  138. Alune Wade: Sultan (2022, Enja) B
  139. Loudon Wainwright III: Lifetime Achievement (2022, StorySound) A-
  140. Chris Walden: Missa Iubileum Aureum (Golden Jubilee Jazz Mass) (2022, Origin) C-
  141. Kelsey Waldon: No Regular Dog (2022, Oh Boy) B+(***)
  142. Joshua Ray Walker: See You Next Time (2021, State Fair) B+(**)
  143. Water Damage: Repeater (2022, 12XU) A-
  144. Walt Weiskopf European Quartet: Diamonds and Other Jewels (2022, AMM) A-
  145. Whatever the Weather: Whatever the Weather (2022, Ghostly International) B
  146. Jack White: Entering Heaven Alive (2022, Third Man) B-
  147. Working Men's Club: Fear Fear (2022, Heavenly) B+(**)
  148. Neil Young + Promise of the Real: Noise & Flowers (2019 [2022], Reprise) B+(**)
  149. Miguel Zenón: Música De Las Américas (2022, Miel Music) A-
  150. Albert Ayler Quintet: At Slugs' Salloon 1966 Revisited (1966 [2022], Ezz-Thetics) B+(*)
  151. Brasil Novo ([2022], Música Macondo) B+(**)
  152. Miles Davis Quintet: Live Europe 1960 Revisited (1960 [2022], Ezz-Thetics) A-
  153. Kabaka International Guitar Band: Kabaka International Guitar Band (1977 [2022], Palenque) B+(***)
  154. Frank Kimbrough: 2003-2006: Lullabluebye/Play (2003-06 [2022], Palmetto, 2CD) B+(***)
  155. Phelimuncasi: 2013-2019 (2013-19 [2020], Nyege Nyege Tapes) B+(***)
  156. Horace Silver Quintet: Live New York Revisited (1964-66 [2022], Ezz-Thetics) A
  157. Cecil Taylor: Mixed to Unit Structures Revisited (1966 [2021], Ezz-thetics) B+(***)
  158. Cecil Taylor: With (Exit) to Student Studies Revisited (1966 [2022], Ezz-Thetics) B+(***)
  159. Clark Terry Big Bad Band: Live in Holland 1979 (1979 [2022], Storyville) B+(*)
  160. Bo Van De Graaf: Eccentric Music for Audio Hunters (2002-16 [2021], Icdisc) B
  161. Tommy Womack: 30 Years Shot to Hell: An Anthology (1987-2017 [2022], Schoolkids, 2CD) A-
  162. Bad Brains: Bad Brains (1982, ROIR) B+(**)
  163. Bad Brains: Rock for Light (1983, PVC) B
  164. Bob Brookmeyer: Back Again (1978 [1990], Gazell) A-
  165. The Chap: Mega Breakfast (2008, Lo/Ghostly International) B+(**)
  166. George Coleman/Tete Montoliu: Dynamic Duo (1977 [1992], Timeless) B+(*)
  167. George Coleman: Amsterdam After Dark (1978 [1989], Timeless) B+(**)
  168. Dead Moon: Echoes of the Past (1988-2004 [2006], Sub Pop, 2CD) A-
  169. Desole: A Story to Tell (2006, Abacus) B
  170. Julie Dexter/Khari Simmons: Moon Bossa (2006 [2007], Brash Music) B+(*)
  171. Disques Vogue: In Paris Highlights (1948-56 [1995], RCA) B+(**)
  172. Peggy Duquesnel: Summertime Lullaby (2009 [2010], Joyspring Music) B
  173. Esquire's All American Hot Jazz Sessions (1946-47 [1988], RCA) B+(**)
  174. Michael Jon Fink: A Temperament for Angels (2004, Cold Blue Music, EP) B+(*)
  175. Jim Fox: The City the Wind Swept Away (2004, Cold Blue Music, EP) B+(*)
  176. T.D. Jakes: Praise & Worship (1978-98 [2008], Verity/Legacy) B+(**)
  177. Elmore James: The Classic Early Recordings 1951-1956 (1951-56 [1994], Virgin, 3CD) A-
  178. Rafael Karlen: The Sweetness of Things Half Remembered (2014, Pinnacles Music) B+(***)
  179. Kent Kessler: Bull Fiddle (2001 [2002], Okka Disk) B+(**)
  180. Ingrid Laubrock: Who Is It? (1998, Candid) B+(**)
  181. Ingrid Laubrock: Some Times (2001, Candid) B+(***)
  182. Ingrid Laubrock With Liam Noble & Tom Rainey: Sleepthief (2007 [2008], Intakt) B+(***)
  183. Lizzo: Lizzobangers (2009-13 [2014], Virgin) B+(**)
  184. Lizzo: Coconut Oil (2016, Nice Life/Atlantic, EP) B+(**)
  185. Louisiana Saturday Night (1959-93 [1993], Ace) B+(***)
  186. Milton Nascimento: Yauarete (1987, Columbia) B+(**)
  187. New Bloods: The Secret Life (2008, Kill Rock Stars) B+(***)
  188. Ken Peplowski/Howard Alden: Concord Duo Series: Volume Three (1992 [1993], Concord) B+(***)
  189. Maurice Peress: The Birth of Rhapsody in Blue: Paul Whiteman's Historic Aeolian Hall Concert of 1924 (1996, Musicmasters) B+(***)
  190. Bobby Previte: Empty Suits (1990, Gramavision) B+(**)
  191. Maddy Prior/June Tabor [Silly Sisters]: No More to the Dance (1988, Shanachie) B+(*)
  192. Raise Your Window: A Cajun Music Anthology Vol. 2: The Historic Victor/Bluebird Sessions 1928-1941 (1928-41 [1993], Country Music Foundation) A-
  193. Draco Rosa: Vino (2008, Phantom Vox) B
  194. Mark Rubin (Jew of Oklahoma): Southern Discomfort (2015, Rubinchik) A-
  195. Ashlee Simpson: Bittersweet World (2008, Geffen) B+(**)
  196. Frank Sinatra: Capitol Records Concept Albums (1953-61 [2004], Capitol, 14CD) B+(***)
  197. Slickaphonics: Wow Bag (1982, Enja) B+(**)
  198. Slickaphonics: Modern Life (1984, Enja) B+(*)
  199. Hank Snow: 16 Top Tracks (1961-65 [1988], RCA) B+(***)
  200. Songs From Chippy (1994, Hollywood) A-
  201. Bob Stewart: Then & Now (1995-96 [1996], Postcards) B+(***)
  202. Stompin' Western Swing: Roots of Rock 'n' Roll Vol. 2 (1936-41 [1996], President) A-
  203. Swing-Groups: 1931 to 1936 [Robert Parker's The Golden Years in Digital Stereo] (1931-36 [1987], ABC) B+(**)
  204. A Taste of Soca (1993-94 [1994], Ice) B+(***)
  205. Joris Teepe Quintet: For Adults Only (1998 [2000], Postcards) B+(**)
  206. The Three Johns: Eat Your Sons (1990, Tupelo) B+(**)
  207. Abdul Wadud/Leroy Jenkins: Straight Ahead/Free at Last (1979, RED) B+(***)
  208. Vickie Winans: Praise & Worship (2003-06 [2008], Verity/Legacy) B-
  209. Tommy Womack: Stubborn (2000, Sideburn) B+(**)
  210. Tommy Womack: Circus Town (2002, Sideburn) A-
  211. The Tommy Womack Band: Washington D.C. (2002 [2003], self-released) B+(***)
  212. Tommy Womack: Namaste (2016, self-released) A-
  213. Jane Ira Bloom/Mark Helias: See Our Way (2021-22 [2022], Radio Legs) +
  214. Dan Ex Machina: All Is Ours, Nothing Is Theirs (2022, self-released) A-
  215. Frank Kimbrough: Lullabluebye (2003 [2004], Palmetto) B+(***)
  216. Frank Kimbrough: Play (2005 [2006], Palmetto) B+(**)
  217. Derek Senn: The Big Five-O (2022, self-released) A-

July 25

  1. Angles: A Muted Reality (2021 [2022], Clean Feed) B+(***)
  2. Avalanche Kaito: Avalanche Kaito (2022, Glitterbeat) B+(*)
  3. Caterina Barbieri: Spirit Exit (2022, Light-Years) B+(**)
  4. Bedouin/DakhaBrakha: The Bedouin Reworks of DakhaBrakha (2022, Human by Default, EP) B+(**)
  5. Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Love for Sale (2021, Columbia/Interscope) B+(**)
  6. Sarah Bernstein: Veer Quartet (2022, New Focus) B
  7. Camille Bertault & David Helbock: Playground (2021 [2022], ACT) B+(**)
  8. Burna Boy: Love, Damini (2022, Atlantic) B+(**)
  9. Tia Carroll: You Gotta Have It (2021, Little Village Foundation) B+(**)
  10. Daniel Carter/Matthew Shipp/William Parker/Gerald Cleaver: Welcome Adventure! Vol. 2 (2019 [2022], 577) B+(**)
  11. Daniel Carter/Patrick Holmes/Matthew Putnam/Hilliard Greene/Federico Ughi: Telepatica (2018 [2022], 577) B+(*)
  12. Cyrus Chestnut: My Father's Hands (2021 [2022], HighNote) B+(*)
  13. Columbia Icefield: Ancient Songs of Burlap Heroes (2021 [2022], Pyroclastic) B+(**)
  14. Bob Corritore & Friends: Spider in My Stew (2021, SWMAF/VizzTone) B+(**)
  15. Roxy Coss: Disparate Parts (2022, Outside In Music) B+(**)
  16. Amalie Dahl: Dafnie (2022, Sonic Transmissions) B+(**)
  17. Guy Davis: Be Ready When I Call You (2021, M.C.) B+(***)
  18. Mark de Clive-Lowe & Friends: Freedom: Celebrating the Music of Pharoah Sanders (2022, Soul Bank) B+(**)
  19. Randal Despommier: A Midsummer Odyssey (2021 [2022], Sunnyside) B+(***)
  20. Glenn Dickson: Wider Than the Sky (2021 [2022], Naftule's Dream) B+(**)
  21. Elucid: I Told Bessie (2022, Backwoodz Studioz) B+(**)
  22. Signe Emmeluth/Dag Erik Knedal Andersen/Magnus Skavhaug Nergaard: The A-Z of Microwave Cookery (2020 [2022], Astral Spirits) B+(***)
  23. David Francis: Sings Songs of the Twenties (2022, Blujazz, EP) B
  24. Yuko Fujiyama/Graham Haynes/Ikue Mori: Quiet Passion (2019 [2022], Intakt) B+(**)
  25. GoGo Penguin: Between Two Waves (2022, XXIM, EP) B+(**)
  26. Vinny Golia/Bernard Santacruz/Cristiano Calcagnile: To Live and Breathe (2017 [2022], Dark Tree) A-
  27. David Greenberger & the Waldameer Players: Today! (2022, Pel Pel) A-
  28. Sonny Green: Found! One Soul Singer (2020, Little Village Foundation) B+(***)
  29. Gwenno: Tresor (2022, Heavenly) B+(**)
  30. Hard Bop Messengers: Live at the Last Hotel (2022, Pacific Coast Jazz) B+(*)
  31. Tom Harrell: Oak Tree (2020 [2022], HighNote) B+(**)
  32. Joshua Hedley: Neon Blue (2022, New West) B+(**)
  33. Christone Kingfish Ingram: 662 (2021, Alligator) B+(*)
  34. Colin James: Open Road (2021, Stony Plain) B+(*)
  35. Eva Kess: Inter-Musical Love Letter (2021 [2022], Unit) B+(*)
  36. EG Kight: The Trio Sessions (2021, Blue South) B+(**)
  37. Kirk Knuffke Trio: Gravity Without Airs (2022, Tao Forms, 2CD) A-
  38. Landaeus Trio: A Crisis of Perception (2019 [2022], Clean Feed) B+(***)
  39. Travis Laplante: Wild Tapestry (2021 [2022], Out of Your Head) B+(**)
  40. Joy Lapps: Girl in the Yard (2022, self-released) B+(**)
  41. Veronica Lewis: You Ain't Unlucky (2021, Blue Heart) B+(***)
  42. Yaroslav Likhachev Quartet: Occasional Sketches (2021 [2022], Clean Feed) B+(***)
  43. Magnus Lindgren/Georg Breinschmid: Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic XIII: Celebrating Mingus 100 (2022, ACT) B+(***)
  44. Lisbeth Quartett: Release (2021 [2022], Intakt) B+(***)
  45. Janiva Magness: Hard to Kill (2022, Fathead) B
  46. Mammoth Penguins: There's No Fight We Can't Both Win (2019, Fika) B+(**)
  47. Jeremy Manasia Trio: Butcher Block Ballet (2021 [2022], Blujazz) B+(*)
  48. Metric: Formentera (2022, Metric Music International) B+(**)
  49. John Minnock: Simplicity (2022, Dot Time) B+(*)
  50. Tumi Mogorosi: Group Theory: Black Music (2021 [2022], Mushroom Hour Half Hour/New Soil) B
  51. Moor Mother: Jazz Codes (2022, Anti-)
  52. PJ Morton: Watch the Sun (2022, Morton/Empire) B+(**)
  53. Moskus: Papirfuglen (2020 [2022], Hubro) B+(**)
  54. Gard Nilssen Acoustic Unity: Elastic Wave (2021 [2022], ECM) B+(***)
  55. Ian Noe: River Fools & Mountain Saints (2022, Thirty Tigers) A-
  56. Matt North: Bullies in the Backyard (2022, self-released) B+(***)
  57. North Mississippi Allstars: Set Sail (2022, New West) B+(*)
  58. OK:KO: Liesu (2022, We Jazz) B+(**)
  59. Ol' Savannah: They Lie in Wait (2022, Anticapital) B+(**)
  60. Katy J Pearson: Sound of the Morning (2022, Heavenly) B+(*)
  61. John Primer & Bob Corritore: The Gypsy Woman Told Me (2020, SWMAF/VizzTone) A-
  62. The Duke Robillard Band: They Called It Rhythm & Blues (2022, Stoney Plain) B+(**)
  63. Samo Salamon/Arild Andersen/Ra Kalam Bob Moses: Pure and Simple (2021 [2022], Samo) A-
  64. Samo Salamon/Sabir Mateen: Joy and Sorrow (2020 [2022], Klopotec) B+(***)
  65. Samo Salamon/Cene Resnik/Urban Kusar: Takt Ars Sessions: Vol. 3 (2022, Samo) B+(***)
  66. Curtis Salgado: Damage Control (2021, Alligator) B+(*)
  67. Linda Sikhakhane: Isambulo (2022, Ropeadope) B+(**)
  68. Soccer Mommy: Sometimes Forever (2022, Loma Vista) B+(*)
  69. Günter Baby Sommer & the Lucaciu 3: Karawane (2022, Intakt) B+(***)
  70. Tyshawn Sorey Trio: Mesmerism (2021 [2022], Pi) B+(***)
  71. Space Quartet: Freedom of Tomorrow (2019-21 [2022], Clean Feed) B+(**)
  72. Regina Spektor: Home, Before and After (2022, Sire) A-
  73. Elias Stemeseder: Piano Solo (2021 [2022], Intakt) B+(**)
  74. The Sun Sawed in 1/2: Before the Fall (2022, self-released, EP) B
  75. Tarbaby Feat. Oliver Lake: Dance of the Evil Toys (2022, Clean Feed) B+(**)
  76. Ziv Taubenfeld's Full Sun: Out of the Beast Came Honey (2020 [2022], Clean Feed) B+(**)
  77. Joanne Shaw Taylor: Blues From the Heart: Live (2022, KTBA) B+(*)
  78. TEIP Trio: TEIP Trio (2020 [2022], Sonic Transmissions) B+(*)
  79. There Be Monsters: Rubikon (2021 [2022], Klopotec) B+(*)
  80. Crystal Thomas: Now Dig This! (2021, Dialtone) B+(***)
  81. Toro Y Moi: Mahal (2022, Dead Oceans) B
  82. Kobe Van Cauwenberghe: Ghost Trance Septet Plays Anthony Braxton (2021 [2022], El Negocito) B+(***)
  83. Laura Veirs: Found Light (2022, Bella Union) B+(**)
  84. Viagra Boys: Cave World (2022, Year0001) B+(*)
  85. Wee Willie Walker and the Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra: Not in My Lifetime (2021, Blue Dot) B+(***)
  86. Steve Washington: Just a Matter of Time (2020, JSP) B+(**)
  87. Bugge Wesseltoft: Be Am (2021 [2022], Jazzland) B+(*)
  88. Wild Up: Julius Eastman Vol. 2: Joy Boy (2022, New Amsterdam) B+(**)
  89. Hank Williams Jr.: Rich White Honky Blues (2022, Easy Eye Sound) B+(***)
  90. Wu-Lu: Loggerhead (2022, Warp) B+(*)
  91. Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad: Jazz Is Dead 13: Katalyst (2022, Jazz Is Dead) B+(*)
  92. Tom Zé: Língua Brasileira (2022, Sesc) A-
  93. Zola Jesus: Arkhon (2022, Sacred Bones) B+(**)
  94. A Chant About the Beauty of the Moon at Night: Hawaiian Steel Guitar Masters: Lost + Rare Performances 1913-1921 (1913-21 [2022], Magnificent Sounds) B
  95. Bob Corritore & Friends: Down Home Blues Revue (1995-2012 [2022], SWMAF/VizzTone) B+(**)
  96. Bob Dowe: Build Me Up (1973-78 [2021], Trojan/Sanctuary) B+(**)
  97. Bob Dowe/The Melodians: Build Me Up/Pre-Meditation (1968-78 [2021], Doctor Bird, 2CD) B+(***)
  98. Ingebrigt Håker Flaten/Rolf-Erik Nystrøm: El Sistema (2000 [2021], Sonic Transmissions) B+(***)
  99. Madonna: Finally Enough Love (1982-2019 [2022], Warner) B+(***)
  100. The Melodians: Pre-Meditation (1968-78 [2021], Trojan/Sanctuary) B+(***)
  101. Malik's Emerging Force Art Trio: Time and Condition (1982 [2022], Moved-by-Sound) B+(***)
  102. Orchestre Massako: Orchestre Massako (1979-86 [2022], Analog Africa, EP) B+(*)
  103. Orchestre Volta-Jazz: Air Volta (1974-77 [2022], Numero Group) B+(**)
  104. Asha Puthli: The Essential Asha Puthli (1968-80 [2022], Mr. Bongo) B+(***)
  105. Sirone: Artistry (1978 [2022], Moved-by-Sound) B+(*)
  106. Horace Tapscott Quintet: Legacies of Our Grandchildren (1995 [2022], Dark Tree) A-
  107. The Trypes: Music for Neighbors (1984 [2022], Pravda) B+(**)
  108. Neil Young With Crazy Horse: Toast (2001 [2022], Reprise) B+(**)
  109. Lotte Anker/Craig Taborn/Gerald Cleaver: Triptych (2003 [2005], Leo) B+(***)
  110. Lotte Anker/Sylvie Courvoisier/Ikue Mori: Alien Huddle (2006 [2009], Intakt) B+(**)
  111. Francis Bebey: Nandola/With Love: Works: 1963-1994 (1963-94 [1995], Original Music) B+(***)
  112. Sathima Bea Benjamin: Memories and Dreams (1983 [1986], Ekapa/Blackhawk) B+(***)
  113. Marion Brown: Duets (1970-73 [1975], Arista/Freedom) B+(*)
  114. Ray Charles: True to Life (1977, Atlantic) B+(**)
  115. Jason Paul Curtis: These Christmas Days (2017, self-released) B-
  116. Jack DeJohnette's Special Edition: Irresistible Forces (1987, MCA/Impulse) B+(**)
  117. Jack DeJohnette's Special Edition: Audio-Visualscapes (1988, Impulse) B-
  118. Johnny Dyani Quartet: Song for Biko (1978 [1979], SteepleChase) A-
  119. Eliane Elias: Cross Currents (1987 [1988], Blue Note) B+(*)
  120. Pierre Favre: Window Steps (1995 [1996], ECM) B+(*)
  121. Pierre Favre: Saxophones (2003 [2004], Intakt) B+(*)
  122. Pierre Favre Ensemble: Le Voyage (2010, Intakt) B+(**)
  123. Pierre Favre: Drums and Dreams (1970-78 [2012], Intakt, 3CD) B+(**)
  124. Gabriela Friedli Trio: Started (2010 [2012], Intakt) B+(**)
  125. David Greenberger/Glenn Jones/Chris Corsano: An Idea in Everything (2013 [2016], Okraïna/Pel Pel) A-
  126. Barry Guy/Howard Riley/John Stevens/Trevor Watts: Endgame (1979, Japo) B+(**)
  127. Barry Guy/Marilyn Crispell/Paul Lytton: Odyssey (1999 [2001], Intakt) B+(***)
  128. Barry Guy/Marilyn Crispell/Paul Lytton: Ithaca (2003 [2004], Intakt) A-
  129. Michael Jaeger Kerouac: Outdoors (2009 [2010], Intakt) B+(**)
  130. Michael Jaeger Kerouac: Dance Around in Your Bones (2013, Intakt) B+(**)
  131. The Jazz Singers (1919-94 [1998], Smithsonian, 5CD) B+(**)
  132. Kansas: Miracles Out of Nowhere (2015, Epic) C+
  133. Hans Koch/Martin Schütz/Marco Käppeli: Accélération (1987 [1988], ECM) B+(***)
  134. Hans Koch: Uluru (1989, Intakt) B+(**)
  135. Hans Koch/Stephan Wittwer/Martin Schütz/Jacques Demierre/Andreas Marti/Fredy Studer: Chockshut (1991 [1992], Intakt) B+(**)
  136. Steve Lacy: The Door (1988 [1989], Novus) B+(***)
  137. Oliver Lake/Christian Weber/Dieter Ulrich: For a Little Dancin' (2009 [2010], Intakt) B+(***)
  138. Urs Leimgruber/Christy Doran/Bobby Burri/Fredy Studer: OM Willisau (2008 [2010], Intakt) B+(***)
  139. Les Diaboliques [Irène Schweizer/Maggie Nicols/Joëlle Léandre]: Splitting Image (1994 [1997], Intakt) B
  140. Michael Mantler/Carla Bley: 13 & 3/4 (1975, Watt) B+(**)
  141. Motohiro Nakashima: And I Went to Sleep (2004, Lo) B+(*)
  142. Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky/Michael Griener: The Salmon (2005 [2007], Intakt) A-
  143. Sun Ra and His Interglactic Solar Arkestra: Soundtrack to the Film Space Is the Place (1972 [1993], Evidence) B+(**)
  144. Paul Rutherford/Derek Bailey/Barry Guy: ISKRA 1903: Chapter One (1970-72 [2000], Emanem, 3CD) B+(***)
  145. Barbara Thompson: Heavenly Bodies (1986, VeraBra) B+(*)
  146. Barbara Thompson: Songs From the Center of the Earth (1991, Black Sun) B+(*)
  147. The U.S. Army Blues: Swinging in the Holidays (2017, self-released) C
  148. Cedar Walton: Spectrum (1968, Prestige) B+(**)
  149. Cedar Walton: The Electric Boogaloo Song (1969, Prestige) B
  150. Cedar Walton: Spectrum (1968-69 [1994], Prestige) B+(*)
  151. Cedar Walton: Soul Cycle (1970, Prestige) B+(*)
  152. Cedar Walton Quartet: Third Set (1977 [1983], SteepleChase) B+(***)
  153. Cedar Walton: Among Friends (1982 [1992], Evidence) B+(**)
  154. Cedar Walton Trio: Cedar (1985 [1990], Timeless) B+(***)
  155. Wildflowers: The New York Loft Jazz Sessions: Complete (1976 [1999], Knitting Factory, 3CD) A-
  156. The Phil Woods Quintet: Heaven (1984 [1996], Evidence) B+(***)
  157. Tom Zé: Grande Liquidação (1968 [2011], Mr. Bongo) B+(**)
  158. Tom Zé: Tom Zé (1970 [2014], Mr. Bongo) B+(***)
  159. Tommy Womack: I Thought I Was Fine (2021, Schoolkids) A-

June

  1. 070 Shake: You Can't Kill Me (2022, GOOD Music/Def Jam) B+(***)
  2. 700 Bliss: Nothing to Declare (2022, Hyperdub) B+(*)
  3. Joey Alexander: Origin (2022, Mack Avenue) B+(***)
  4. Harry Allen: My Reverie by Special Request (2022, TYR1102) B+(**)
  5. Harry Allen & Dave Blenkhorn: Play the Music of Phil Morrison (2022, GMAC) B+(*)
  6. Chad Anderson: Mellifluous Excursions Vol. 1: Where You Been (2022, Mahakala Music) B+(***)
  7. The Ano Nobo Quartet: The Strings of São Domingos (2021 [2022], Ostinato) B+(*)
  8. Anteloper: Pink Dolphins (2022, International Anthem) B+(**)
  9. Florian Arbenz/João Barradas/Tineke Postma/Rafael Jerjen: Conversation #5: Elemental (2022, Hammer) B+(***)
  10. Auntie Flo & Sarathy Korwar: Shruti Dances (2022, Make Music) B+(**)
  11. Bad Bad Hats: Walkman (2021, Don Giovanni) B+(*)
  12. Bad Bunny: Un Verano Sin Ti (2022, Rimas Entertainment) B+(**)
  13. Band of Horses: Things Are Great (2022, BMG) B+(*)
  14. Edwin Bayard/Dean Hulett/Mark Lomax II: Trio Plays Mingus (2022, CFG Multimedia) B+(***)
  15. Benny the Butcher: Tana Talk 4 (2022, Griselda/Empire) B+(**)
  16. Yaya Bey: Remember Your North Star (2022, Big Dada) B+(**)
  17. Nat Birchall: Afro Trane (2022, Ancient Archive of Sound) A-
  18. Bloc Party: Alpha Games (2022, Infectious/BMG) B
  19. Boris: W (2022, Sacred Bones) B-
  20. Buck 65: King of Drums (2022, self-released) A-
  21. Buck 65/Tachichi: Flash Grenade (2022, Black Buffalo) B+(**)
  22. Burton/McPherson Trio: The Summit Rock Session at Seneca Village (2021 [2022], Giant Step Arts) B+(**)
  23. Kaitlin Butts: What Else Can She Do (2022, self-released) B+(*)
  24. Daniel Carter/Evan Strauss/5-Track/Sheridan Riley: The Uproar in Bursts of Sound and Silence (2018-21 [2022], 577) B+(***)
  25. Neneh Cherry: The Versions (2022, EMI) B
  26. Cola: Deep in View (2022, Fire Talk) B+(*)
  27. Tom Collier: The Color of Wood (2022, Summit) B
  28. Theo Croker: Love Quantum (2022, Masterworks) B+(*)
  29. Cypress Hill: Back in Black (2022, MNRK) B+(**)
  30. Dan Ex Machina: All Is Ours, Nothing Is Theirs (2022, self-released) B+(***)
  31. Steve Davis: Bluesthetic (2022, Smoke Sessions) B+(*)
  32. Destroyer: Labyrinthitis (2022, Merge) B+(**)
  33. Tetel Di Babuya: Meet Tetel (2021 [2022], Arkadia) B+(**)
  34. Donkeyazz: Play the Blues (2021, Singo) C
  35. Drive-By Truckers: Welcome 2 Club XIII (2022, ATO) A-
  36. Dubstar: Two (2022, Northern Writes) B+(*)
  37. Steve Earle & the Dukes: Jerry Jeff (2022, New West) B+(**)
  38. Ebi Soda: Honk If You're Sad (2022, Tru Thoughts) B+(*)
  39. Eels: Extreme Witchcraft (2022, E Works/PIAS) B+(*)
  40. Empath: Visitor (2022, Fat Possum) B
  41. Everything Everything: Raw Data Feel (2022, AWAL) B+(*)
  42. Fantastic Negrito: White Jesus Black Problems (2022, Storefront) B+(***)
  43. Hugo Fernandez: Ozean (2022, Origin) B+(***)
  44. Flasher: Love Is Yours (2022, Domino) B+(*)
  45. Foals: Life Is Yours (2022, Warner) B+(*)
  46. Liam Gallagher: C'mon You Know (2022, Warner) B+(*)
  47. Mary Gauthier: Dark Enough to See the Stars (2022, In the Black/Thirty Tigers) B+(***)
  48. Binker Golding: Dream of a Dogwood Wild Boy (2021 [2022], Gearbox) B+(***)
  49. S.G. Goodman: Teeth Marks (2022, Verve Forecast) B+(***)
  50. Cameron Graves: Live From the Seven Spheres (2022, Mack Avenue) B-
  51. Gordon Grdina's Nomad Trio: Boiling Point (2022, Astral Spirits) B+(**)
  52. Gordon Grdina/Mark Helias/Matthew Shipp: Pathways (2021 [2022], Attaboygirl) B+(***)
  53. Tord Gustavsen Trio: Opening (2021 [2022], ECM) B+(*)
  54. Scott Hamilton: Classics (2022, Stunt) B+(**)
  55. Hatchie: Giving the World Away (2022, Secretly Canadian) B+(**)
  56. Michael Head & the Red Elastic Band: Dear Scott (2022, Modern Sky) B
  57. Hercules & Love Affair: In Amber (2022, Skint/BMG) B
  58. Ari Hoenig Trio: Golden Treasures (2021 [2022], Fresh Sound New Talent) B+(*)
  59. Honolulu Jazz Quartet: Straight Ahead: The Honolulu Jazz Quartet Turns 20 (2022, HJQ) B
  60. Horsegirl: Versions of Modern Performance (2022, Matador) B+(*)
  61. I Am [Isaiah Collier & Michael Shekwoaga Ode]: Beyond (2021 [2022], Division 81) B+(**)
  62. Shawneci Icecold/Daniel Carter/Brandon Lopez: Toro (2021, Underground45) B+(*)
  63. Shawneci Icecold/Daniel Carter: Familiar Roads (2021, Underground45) B
  64. Shawneci Icecold & Fatlip: Carte Blanche (2021, Underground45, EP) B+(*)
  65. Shawneci Icecold & Rob Swift: For the Heads That Break (2022, Fat Beats, EP) B+(*)
  66. Grace Ives: Janky Star (2022, True Panther Sounds/Harvest) B+(***)
  67. Brian Jackson: This Is Brian Jackson (2022, BBE) B+(*)
  68. Christian Jacob: New Jazz Standards Vol. 5: The Music of Carl Saunders (2021 [2022], Summit) B+(**)
  69. Jones Jones: Just Justice (2020 [2022], ESP-Disk) B+(***)
  70. Kathryn Joseph: For You Who Are Wronged (2022, Rock Action) B+(*)
  71. Just Mustard: Heart Under (2022, Partisan) B+(*)
  72. Kaleiido: Elements (2022, Exopac) B+(*)
  73. Wiz Khalifa/Big K.R.I.T./Smoke DZA/Girl Talk: Full Court Press (2022, Asylum/Taylor Gang) A-
  74. Randall King: Shot Glass (2022, Warner Nashville) B+(**)
  75. Kilo Kish: American Gurl (2022, Kisha Soundscape) B+(*)
  76. Masayo Koketsu: Fukiya (2021 [2022], Relative Pitch) B
  77. Kristina Koller: Get Out of Town (2022, self-released) B+(**)
  78. David Krakauer & Kathleen Tagg: Mazel Tov Cocktail Party! (2022, Table Pounding) B+(**)
  79. Martin Küchen/Agustí Fernández/Zlatko Kaucic: The Steps That Resonate (2021 [2022], Not Two) B+(**)
  80. Martin Küchen: Utopia (2021 [2022], Thanatosis Produktion) B
  81. Lalalar: Bi Cinnete Bakar (2022, Bongo Joe) A-
  82. Brian Landrus: Red List (2021 [2022], Palmetto) B+(***)
  83. Latto: 777 (2022, RCA) B+(**)
  84. Avril Lavigne: Love Sux (2022, DTA/Elektra) B+(**)
  85. Azar Lawrence: New Sky (2021 [2022], Trazar) B+(*)
  86. George Lernis: Between Two Worlds (2021 [2022], Dunya) B+(*)
  87. Linus + Nils Økland/Niels Van Heertum/Ingar Zach: Light as Never (2021 [2022], Aspen Edities) B+(*)
  88. Charles Lloyd: Trios: Chapel (2018 [2022], Blue Note) B
  89. Lyle Lovett: 12th of June (2022, Verve) B+(**)
  90. Lupe Fiasco: Drill Music in Zion (2022, 1st & 15th) B+(***)
  91. Nduduzo Makhathini: In the Spirit of Ntu (2022, Blue Note) B+(**)
  92. Todd Marcus Jazz Orchestra: In the Valley (2019 [2022], Stricker Street) B+(*)
  93. Dmitri Matheny: Cascadia (2021 [2022], Origin) B+(*)
  94. Melt Yourself Down: Pray for Me I Don't Fit (2022, Decca) B+(*)
  95. Ben Morris: Pocket Guides (2022, OA2) B-
  96. Jamal Moss: Thanks 4 the Tracks U Lost (2022, Modern Love) B+(***)
  97. Mr. Fingers: Around the Sun Pt. 1 (2022, Alleviated) B+(**)
  98. Kjetil Mulelid Trio: Who Do You Love the Most? (2021 [2022], Rune Grammofon) B+(**)
  99. Muna: Muna (2022, Saddest Factory/Dead Oceans) B+(*)
  100. My Idea: That's My Idea (2021, Hardly Art, EP) B+(**)
  101. My Idea: Cry Mfer (2022, Hardly Art) B+(***)
  102. The Mysterines: Reeling (2022, Fiction) B
  103. Vadim Neselovskyi: Odesa: A Musical Walk Through a Legendary City (2022, Sunnyside) B+(**)
  104. Nova Twins: Supernova (2022, 333 Wreckords Crew) A-
  105. Angel Olsen: Big Time (2022, Jagjaguwar) B+(*)
  106. Kelly Lee Owens: LP.8 (2022, Smalltown Supersound) B
  107. Jason Palmer: Live From Summit Rock in Seneca Village (2021 [2022], Giant Step Arts) B+(**)
  108. Tess Parks: And Those Who Were Seen Dancing (2022, Fuzz Club) B+(***)
  109. Sean Paul: Scorcha (2022, Island) B+(**)
  110. Jessica Pavone/Lukas Koenig/Matt Mottel: Spam Likely (2019 [2022], 577) A-
  111. Perfume Genius: Ugly Season (2022, Matador) B+(*)
  112. Phife Dawg: Forever (2022, Smokin' Needles/AWAL) B+(**)
  113. Yunè Pinku: Bluff (2022, Platoon, EP) B+(**)
  114. Pkew Pkew Pkew: Open Bar (2022, Dine Alone) B+(*)
  115. PUP: The Unraveling of PUPTheBand (2022, Rise/BMG) B+(**)
  116. Ravyn Lenae: Hypnos (2022, Atlantic) B+(**)
  117. Red Hot Chili Peppers: Unlimited Love (2022, Warner) B
  118. The Regrettes: Further Joy (2022, Warner) A-
  119. Dave Rempis/Joshua Abrams/Avreeayl Ra + Jim Baker: Scylla (2021 [2022], Aerophonic) A-
  120. André Rosinha Trio: Triskel (2022, Nischo) B+(**)
  121. Alma Russ: Fool's Gold (2022, self-released) B+(**)
  122. Felipe Salles/Zaccai Curtis/Avery Sharpe/Jonathan Barber: Tiyo's Songs of Life (2022, Tapestry) A-
  123. Satoyama: Sinking Islands (2021 [2022], Auand) B+(**)
  124. Scalping: Void (2022, Houndstooth) B+(**)
  125. Louis Sclavis: Les Cadence Du Monde (2021 [2022], JMS Productions) A-
  126. Derek Senn: The Big Five-O (2022, self-released) B+(**)
  127. Shabaka: Afrikan Culture (2022, Impulse, EP) B
  128. Shamir: Heterosexuality (2022, AntiFragile) B+(*)
  129. Matthew Shipp Trio: World Construct (2021 [2022], ESP-Disk) B+(***)
  130. Josh Sinton/Tony Falco/Jed Wilson: Adumbrations (2021 [2022], Form Is Possibility) B+(***)
  131. Alexander Smalls: Let Us Break Bread Together (2022, Outside In Music) B+(***)
  132. Wadada Leo Smith: The Emerald Duets (2014-20 [2022], TUM, 5CD) A-
  133. Wadada Leo Smith: String Quartets Nos. 1-12 (2015-20 [2022], TUM, 7CD) B+(***)
  134. Torben Snekkestad/Søren Kjaergaard: Another Way of the Heart (2021 [2022], Trost) B+(*)
  135. Elza Soares: Elza Ao Vivo No Municipal (2022, Deck) A-
  136. Soft Cell: Happiness Not Included (2022, BMG) B+(**)
  137. Sonic Liberation Front and the Sonic Liberation Singers: Justice: The Vocal Works of Oliver Lake (2021 [2022], High Two) B+(***)
  138. Spanish Harlem Orchestra: Imágenes Latinas (2021 [2022], Ovation) B+(*)
  139. Caroline Spence: True North (2022, Rounder) B+(**)
  140. Sprints: Manifesto (2021, Nice Swan, EP) B+(*)
  141. Sprints: A Modern Job (2022, Nice Swan, EP) B+(***)
  142. SSWAN [Jessica Ackerley/Patrick Shiroishi/Chris Williams/Luke Stewart/Jason Nazary]: Invisibility Is an Unnatural Disorder (2020 [2022], 577) B+(***)
  143. Grant Stewart Quartet With Bruce Harris: The Lighting of the Lamps (2021 [2022], Cellar) B+(**)
  144. Carl Stone: Wat Dong Moon Lek (2022, Unseen Worlds) B
  145. Bartees Strange: Farm to Table (2022, 4AD) B+(*)
  146. Vieux Farka Touré: Les Racines (2022, World Circuit) B+(***)
  147. Oded Tzur: Isabela (2021 [2022], ECM) B+(***)
  148. Gebhard Ullmann/Gerhard Gschlössl/Johannes Fink/Jan Leipnitz/Michael Haves: GULFH of Berlin (2018 [2021], ESP-Disk) B+(**)
  149. Eddie Vedder: Earthling (2022, Seattle Surf/Republic) B
  150. Erlend Viken/Jo Berger Myhre/Thomas Strønen: Djupet (2022, OK World) B+(**)
  151. Anna Von Hausswolff: Live at Montreux Jazz Festival (2018 [2022], Southern Lord) B
  152. Devin Brahja Waldman & Hamid Drake: Mediumistic Methodology (2019 [2022], Astral Spirits) B+(**)
  153. John Wasson's Strata Big Band: Chronicles (2022, MAMA) B-
  154. Dallas Wayne: Coldwater, Tennessee (2022, Audium/BFD) B+(*)
  155. Weakened Friends: Quitter (2021, Don Giovanni) B+(**)
  156. Orlando Weeks: Hop Up (2022, PIAS) B+(*)
  157. WeFreeStrings: Love in the Form of Sacred Outrage (2021 [2022], ESP-Disk) B+(***)
  158. The Whitmore Sisters: Ghost Stories (2022, Red House) B+(**)
  159. Tommy Womack: I Thought I Was Fine (2021, Schoolkids) B+(***)
  160. Eri Yamamoto/Chad Fowler/William Parker/Steve Hirsh: Sparks (2022, Mahakala Music) A-
  161. John Yao's Triceratops: Off-Kilter (2018 [2022], See Tao) B+(***)
  162. Albert Ayler Quartet With Don Cherry: European Recordings Autumn 1964 Revisited (1964 [2022], Ezz-Thetics) B+(***)
  163. Don Cherry: Where Is Brooklyn? & Eternal Rhythm Revisited (1966-68 [2022], Ezz-Thetics) A-
  164. John Coltrane: Favorites [Naima/My Favorite Things/A Love Supreme] Revisited (1963-65 [2022], Ezz-Thetics) A-
  165. Cumbia Sabrosa: Tropical Sound System Bangers From the Discos Fuentes Vaults 1961-1981 (1961-81 [2022], Rocafort, EP) B+(**)
  166. Los Golden Boys: Cumbia De Juventud (1964-69 [2022], Mississippi) B+(***)
  167. Bob Wilber With Dave McKenna and Pug Horton: Original Wilber (1978 [2022], Phontastic) B+(*)
  168. Barney Wilen: Zodiac (1966 [2022], We Are Busy Bodies) B
  169. Wire: Not About to Die: Studio Demos 1977-1978 (1977-78 [2022], Pinkflag) A-
  170. Auntie Flo: Goan Highlife (2011, Huntleys & Palmers, EP) B+(*)
  171. Auntie Flo: Future Rhythm Machine (2021, Huntleys & Palmers) B+(*)
  172. Auntie Flo: Theory of Flo (2015, Huntleys & Palmers) B+(*)
  173. Auntie Flo: Radio Highlife (2018, Brownswood) B+(**)
  174. Bike for Three!: So Much Forever (2014, Fake Four) B+(**)
  175. Eddie Bo: Check Mr. Popeye (1959-62 [1988], Rounder) B+(**)
  176. Maggie Brown: Maggie Brown (2004, Riverwide) B+(***)
  177. Buck 65: Sore (2004, WEA, EP) B+(*)
  178. Buck 65: Dirtbike 1 (2008, self-released) B+(**)
  179. Buck 65: Dirtbike 2 (2008, self-released) B+(***)
  180. Buck 65 [Produced by Jorun Bombay]: Laundromat Boogie (2014, DWG) B+(***)
  181. Abraham Burton/Eric McPherson Quartet: Cause and Effect (1998 [1999], Enja) B+(***)
  182. Neneh Cherry: Man (1996, Virgin) B+(*)
  183. Hata Unacheza: Sub-Saharan Acoustic Guitar and String Music (1960s [2013], Canary) B+(***)
  184. Grace Ives: 2nd (2019, Dots Per Inch) B+(***)
  185. Jakuzi: Hata Payi (2019, City Slang) B+(**)
  186. Sarathy Korwar & Upaj Collective: Night Dreamer Direct-to-Disc Sessions (2019 [2020], Night Dreamer) B+(***)
  187. Avril Lavigne: Let Go (2002, Arista) B-
  188. Avril Lavigne: Under My Skin (2004, Arista) B-
  189. Lowkey: Dear Listener (2008, SO Empire) B+(**)
  190. Lowkey: Soundtrack to the Struggle (2011, Mesopotamia Music) A-
  191. Lowkey: Soundtrack to the Struggle 2 (2019, Mesopotamia Music) A-
  192. Mandela: Son of Africa, Father of a Nation [Original Soundtrack: The Essential Music of South Africa] (1954-96 [1997], Mango) A-
  193. Jackie McLean/John Jenkins: Alto Madness (1957, Prestige) B+(**)
  194. Grachan Moncur III: New Africa (1969, BYG Actuel) B+(***)
  195. Grachan Moncur III: Aco Dei De Madrugada (One Morning I Waked Up Very Early) (1969 [1970], BYG Actuel) B+(**)
  196. Dudu Pukwana: Zila '86 (1986, Jika) B+(***)
  197. RG Royal Sound Orchestra: Impact (2009 [2010], RG) B
  198. Terry Riley: Poppy Nogood and the Phantom Band/All Night Flight: SUNY Buffalo, New York, 22 March 1968 (1968 [2006], Elision Fields) B+(*)
  199. Alma Russ: Next Town (2020, self-released) B+(*)
  200. Dean Schmidt: I Know Nothing (2006 [2007], OA2) B+(*)
  201. Harvie Swartz & Urban Earth: It's About Time (1988, Gaia) B
  202. Steve Tibbetts: Compilation: Acoustibbets/Elektrobitts/Exotibbets (1976-2010 [2010], Frammis, 3CD) B+(*)
  203. Turning Point: Matador (2005, Native Language) B-
  204. Twice Thou: The Bank Attack (2012, The Buy Back Initiative/Music Group) A-
  205. Twice Thou: Trials & Tribulationships (2015, The Ennis Group) B+(***)
  206. Twice Thou: Loose Screws: Las Aventuras de Tonito Montana (2017, The Ennis Group) B+(*)
  207. The United States Air Force Academy Band: The Falconaires: Sharing the Freedom (2010 [2011], self-released) B-
  208. The United States Air Force Band Airmen of Note: The Jazz Heritage Series 2009 Radio Broadcasts (2009, self-released, 3CD) C-
  209. The United States Air Force Band Airmen of Note: The Jazz Heritage Series 2010 Radio Broadcasts (2010, self-released, 3CD) C-
  210. The United States Air Force Band Airmen of Note: The Jazz Heritage Series 2011 Radio Broadcasts (2011, self-released, 3CD) C
  211. The United States Air Force Band Airmen of Note: The Jazz Heritage Series 2017 Radio Broadcasts (2017, self-released, 3CD) C+
  212. Voivod: Synchro Anarchy (2022, Century Media) -

May 30

  1. Poppy Ajudha: The Power in Us (2022, Virgin) B+(*)
  2. Deborah Allen: The Art of Dreaming (2022, BFD) B
  3. Oren Ambarchi/Johan Berthling/Andreas Werliin: Ghosted (2018 [2022], Drag City) A-
  4. Anitta: Versions of Me (2022, Warner) B+(***)
  5. Arcade Fire: We (2022, Columbia) B+(***)
  6. Aurora: The Gods We Can Touch (2022, Glassnote) B
  7. Jon Balke/Siwan: Hafla (2021 [2022], ECM) B
  8. Jonathan Barber & Vision Ahead: Poetic (2022, Vision Ahead) B+(*)
  9. Bastille: Give Me the Future (2022, Virgin/EMI) B
  10. Martin Bejerano: #Cubanamerican (2021 [2022], Figgland) B+(**)
  11. Belle and Sebastian: A Bit of Previous (2022, Matador) B+(**)
  12. Will Bernard: Pond Life (2022, Dreck to Disk) A-
  13. Steven Bernstein & the Hot 9: Manifesto of Henryisms (Community Music Vol. 3) (2020 [2022], Royal Potato Family) B+(***)
  14. The Black Keys: Dropout Boogie (2022, Nonesuch/Easy Eye Sound) B
  15. Bladee/Ecco2k: Crest (2022, Year0001) B+(*)
  16. Bonobo: Fragments (2022, Ninja Tune) B+(*)
  17. The Kevin Brady Electric Quartet: Plan B (2020 [2021], Ubuntu Music) B+(***)
  18. Bright Dog Red: Under the Porch (2022, Ropeadope) B+(*)
  19. Bruch: The Fool (2020, Cut Surface/Trost) B+(***)
  20. Chris Byars: Rhythm and Blues of the 20s (2022, SteepleChase) B+(**)
  21. Camila Cabello: Familia (2022, Epic) A-
  22. Ethel Cain: Preacher's Daughter (2022, Daughters of Cain) B+(*)
  23. Calexico: El Mirador (2022, Anti-) B+(*)
  24. Cat Power: Covers (2022, Domino) B
  25. Erich Cawalla: The Great American Songbook (2022, BluJazz) B
  26. Che Noir: Food for Thought (2022, TCF Music Group) B+(***)
  27. Rachel Chinouriri: Better Off Without (2022, Parlophone/Atlas, EP) B+(*)
  28. Gerald Clayton: Bells on Sand (2022, Blue Note) B
  29. Isaiah Collier & the Chosen Few: Lift Every Voice (2020 [2022], Division 81, EP) B+(*)
  30. Congotronics International: Where's the One (2022, Crammed Discs, 2CD) B+(**)
  31. Cool Sweetness Sextet: Shoehorn Shuffle (2022, Storyville) B+(*)
  32. Cool Sweetness Sextet: Shoehorn Shuffle (2022, Storyville) B+(*)
  33. Max Cooper: Unspoken Words (2022, Mesh) B+(***)
  34. George Cotsirilos Quartet: Refuge (2021 [2022], OA2) B+(*)
  35. Tomasz Dabrowski: Tomasz Dabrowski & the Individual Beings (2021 [2022], April) B+(***)
  36. Digga D: Noughty by Nature (2022, CGM/EGA) B+(*)
  37. Chris Dingman: Journeys Vol. 1 (2022, self-released) B+(*)
  38. DJ Maphorisa X Kabza De Small: Scorpion Kings (2019, Blaqboy) A-
  39. DJ Maphorisa/Kabza De Small: Scorpion Kings Live (2020, New Money Gang) B+(***)
  40. DJ Maphorisa X Kabza De Small: Scorpion Kings Live 2: Once Upon a Time in Lockdown (2020, Sound African) B+(**)
  41. Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters: Mercy Me (2022, Stony Plain) B+(***)
  42. Yelena Eckemoff: I Am a Stranger in This World (2016-20 [2022], L&H Production, 2CD) B+(*)
  43. Sture Ericson/Pat Thomas/Raymond Strid: Bagman Live at Cafe Oto (2019, 577) B+(**)
  44. Esthesis Quartet: Esthesis Quartet (2021 [2022], Orenda) B
  45. Father John Misty: Chloë and the Next 20th Century (2022, Sub Pop) B
  46. Bryan Ferry: Love Letters (2022, BMG, EP) B+(*)
  47. Craig Finn: A Legacy of Rentals (2022, Positive Jams) A-
  48. Nick Finzer: Out of Focus (2021, Outside In Music) B+(*)
  49. Florence + the Machine: Dance Fever (2022, Polydor) B
  50. Fontaines D.C.: Skinty Fia (2022, Partisan) B+(*)
  51. Bruce Forman With John Clayton and Jeff Hamilton: Reunion! (2021, B4Man Music) B+(**)
  52. Manel Fortiá: Despertar (2022, Segell Microscopi) A-
  53. Erik Friedlander: A Queen's Firefly (2021 [2022], Skipstone) B+(***)
  54. David Friend & Jerome Begin: Post- (2022, New Amsterdam) B+(*)
  55. Anthony Fung: What Does It Mean to Be Free? (2022, self-released) B+(***)
  56. Becky G: Esquemas (2022, Kemosabe/RCA) B+(***)
  57. Gang of Youths: Angel in Realtime (2022, Warner) B+(*)
  58. Girlpool: Forgiveness (2022, Anti-) B
  59. Larry Goldings/Peter Bernstein/Bill Stewart: Perpetual Pendulum (2021 [2022], Smoke Sessions) B+(**)
  60. Tee Grizzley: Half Tee Half Beast (2022, Grizzley Gang/300 Entertainment) B+(***)
  61. Russell Gunn & the Royal Krunk Jazz Orchestra: The Sirius Mystery Opus 4 No. 1 (2020 [2021], Ropeadope) B+(**)
  62. Keith Hall: Made in Kalamazoo: Trios and Duos (2019 [2022], Zoom Out) B+(***)
  63. Mary Halvorson: Amaryllis (2022, Nonesuch) B+(***)
  64. Mary Halvorson: Belladonna (2022, Nonesuch) B+(*)
  65. Tigran Hamasyan: Stand Art (2022, Nonesuch) B+(*)
  66. Stephen Philip Harvey Jazz Orchestra: Smash! (2021 [2022], Next Level) B
  67. Oscar Hernández & Alma Libre: Visión (2022, Ovation) B+(*)
  68. Heroes Are Gang Leaders: LeAutoRoiOgraphy (2019 [2022], 577) B+(***)
  69. Amanda Irarrázabal/Miriam van Boer Salmón: Fauces (2019 [2022], 577) B
  70. Bob James Trio: Feel Like Making Live! (2022, Evolution) B
  71. Japanese Television: Space Fruit Vineyard (2022, Tip Top) B-
  72. Willie Jones III: Fallen Heroes (2020 [2021], WJ3) B+(*)
  73. Kehlani: Blue Water Road (2022, Atlantic) B+(***)
  74. Milen Kirov: Spatium (2019 [2022], Independent Creative Sound and Music) B+(*)
  75. Koffee: Gifted (2022, RCA) B+(**)
  76. Anders Koppel: Mulberry Street Symphony (2021 [2022], Cowbell Music, 2CD) B+(***)
  77. Kendrick Lamar: Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers (2022, Top Dawg/Aftermath/Interscope, 2CD) B+(***)
  78. Miranda Lambert: Palomino (2022, Vanner, RCA Nashville) A-
  79. Jessy Lanza: DJ-Kicks (2021, !K7) B+(*)
  80. Ingrid Laubrock + Andy Milne: Fragile (2021 [2022], Intakt) B+(***)
  81. Brennen Leigh: Obsessed With the West (2022, Signature Sounds) B+(***)
  82. Leikeli47: Shape Up (2022, Hardcover/RCA) B+(**)
  83. MJ Lenderman: Boat Songs (2022, Dear Life) B+(**)
  84. Jinx Lennon: Pet Rent (2022, Septic Tiger) B+(***)
  85. Let's Eat Grandma: Two Ribbons (2022, Transgressive) B+(*)
  86. The Jeffrey Lewis & Peter Stampfel Band: Both Ways (2017 [2021], self-released) B+(**)
  87. Corb Lund: Songs My Friends Wrote (2022, New West) A-
  88. Lyrics Born: Lyrics Born Presents: Mobile Homies Season 1 (2022, Mobile Home) A-
  89. Taj Mahal & Ry Cooder: Get on Board: The Songs of Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee (2022, Nonesuch) B+(**)
  90. Johnny Marr: Fever Dreams Pts 1-4 (2021-22 [2022], BMG) B+(*)
  91. Leyla McCalla: Breaking the Thermometer (2022, Anti-) B+(***)
  92. Tate McRae: I Used to Think I Could Fly (2022, RCA) B+(***)
  93. Metronomy: Small World (2022, Because Music) B+(**)
  94. Anaïs Mitchell: Anaïs Mitchell (2022, BMG) B+(**)
  95. Charnett Moffett Trio: Live (2021, Motéma, EP) B+(**)
  96. Billy Mohler: Anatomy (2021 [2022], Contagious Music) A-
  97. Kevin Morby: This Is a Photograph (2022, Dead Oceans) B+(*)
  98. Van Morrison: What's It Gonna Take? (2022, Exile) B+(*)
  99. Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Adrian Younge: Jazz Is Dead 011 (2022, Jazz Is Dead) B+(*)
  100. Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Adrian Younge: Jazz Is Dead 012: Jean Carne (2022, Jazz Is Dead, EP) B+(*)
  101. David Murray/Brad Jones/Hamid Drake Brand New World Trio: Seriana Promethea (2021 [2022], Intakt) A-
  102. Mxmtoon: Rising (2022, AWAL) A-
  103. Randy Napoleon: Puppets: The Music of Gregg Hill (2022, OA2) B
  104. Willie Nelson: A Beautiful Time (2022, Legacy) A-
  105. Nikara: Nikara Presents Black Wall Street (2021, Railroad Hart) B+(*)
  106. Elsa Nilsson: Atlas of Sound: Coast Redwoods: 41°32'09.8"N 124°04'35.5"W (2022, Ears & Eyes) B
  107. Yu Nishiyama: A Lotus in the Mud (2020 [2022], Next Level) B+(*)
  108. Mark O'Connor: Markology II (2017-20 [2021], OMAC) B+(*)
  109. Miles Okazaki: Thisness (2021 [2022], Pi) B+(***)
  110. Old Crow Medicine Show: Paint This Town (2022, ATO) B
  111. Michael Orenstein: Aperture (2021 [2022], Origin) B+(**)
  112. Ulysses Owens Jr. Big Band: Soul Conversations (2021, Outside In Music) B+(*)
  113. Jason Palmer: Con Alma (2022, SteepleChase) B+(**)
  114. Orville Peck: Bronco (2022, Columbia) B+(*)
  115. Jeremy Pelt: Soundtrack (2021 [2022], HighNote) B+(**)
  116. Enrico Pieranunzi: Something Tomorrow (2022, Storyville) B+(**)
  117. Samora Pinderhughes: Grief (2022, Ropeadope) B
  118. Placebo: Never Let Me Go (2022, So/Elevator Lady) B+(*)
  119. Porridge Radio: Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder to the Sky (2022, Secretly Canadian) B+(*)
  120. Potsa Lotsa XL & Youjin Sung: Gaya (2021 [2022], Trouble in the East) B+(*)
  121. Quelle Chris: Deathframe (2022, Mello Music Group) B+(*)
  122. Bonnie Raitt: Just Like That . . . (2022, Redwing) B+(***)
  123. Redveil: Learn 2 Swim (2022, self-released) B
  124. Eli "Paperboy" Reed: Down Every Road (2022, Yep Roc) B-
  125. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever: Endless Rooms (2022, Sub Pop) B
  126. Daniel Rossen: You Belong There (2022, Warp) B-
  127. RZA Vs. Bobby Digital: Saturday Afternoon Kung Fu Theater (2022, MNRK, EP) B+(**)
  128. Oumou Sangaré: Timbuktu (2022, World Circuit) B+(***)
  129. Sasami: Squeeze (2022, Domino) B+(**)
  130. Scary Goldings: Scary Goldings IV (2021, Pockets) B+(*)
  131. J. Peter Schwalm & Stephan Thelen: Transneptunian Planets (2020-21 [2022], RareNoise) B+(**)
  132. John Scofield: John Scofield (2021 [2022], ECM) B+(*)
  133. Sea Power: Everything Was Forever (2022, Golden Chariot) B
  134. Secret People: Secret People (2019 [2022], Out of Your Head) B+(**)
  135. Aaron Seeber: First Move (2021 [2022], Cellar) B+(**)
  136. SFJazz Collective: New Works Reflecting the Moment (2021 [2022], SFJazz) B+(*)
  137. Sigrid: How to Let Go (2022, Island) B+(*)
  138. Harry Skoler: Living in Sound: The Music of Charles Mingus (2021 [2022], Sunnyside) B+(**)
  139. The Smile: A Light for Attracting Attention (2022, XL) B+(*)
  140. Sofi Tukker: Wet Tennis (2022, Ultra Music) B+(**)
  141. Soul Glo: Diaspora Problems (2022, Epitaph) B+(*)
  142. Becca Stevens: Becca Stevens & the Secret Trio (2021, GroundUp Music) B
  143. Harry Styles: Harry's House (2022, Columbia) B
  144. Sunflower Bean: Headful of Sugar (2022, Mom + Pop) B+(**)
  145. Tierney Sutton: Paris Sessions 2 (2022, BFM Jazz) B
  146. Syd: Broken Hearts Club (2022, Columbia) B+(***)
  147. Tears for Fears: The Tipping Point (2022, Concord) B-
  148. Kae Tempest: The Line Is a Curve (2022, Republic) A-
  149. Tomberlin: I Don't Know Who Needs to Hear This . . . (2022, Saddle Creek) B+(*)
  150. Trombone Shorty: Lifted (2022, Blue Note) B
  151. Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway: Crooked Tree (2022, Nonesuch) B+(***)
  152. UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra: Last Dance: New Music for Jazz Orchestra by Ed Partyka (2020 [2022], Neuklang) B+(*)
  153. The United States Air Force Band Airmen of Note: The 2022 Jazz Heritage Series (2022, self-released) B-
  154. Sharon Van Etten: We've Been Going About This All Wrong (2022, Jagjaguwar) B+(*)
  155. Sachal Vasandani/Romain Collin: Midnight Shelter (2021, Edition) B-
  156. Kurt Vile: (Watch My Moves) (2022, Verve Forecast) B+(***)
  157. Daniel Villarreal: Panamá 77 (2022, International Anthem) B+(**)
  158. David Virelles: Nuna (2020 [2022], Pi) B+(**)
  159. Warpaint: Radiate Like This (2022, Virgin) B+(*)
  160. Cory Weeds: O Sole Mio! Music From the Motherland (2019 [2021], Cellar Music) B+(**)
  161. Cory Weeds With Strings: What Is There to Say? (2021, Cellar Music) B+(*)
  162. Cory Weeds Quartet: Just Coolin' (2021 [2022], Cellar Live) B+(**)
  163. Wilco: Cruel Country (2022, dBpm) B+(***)
  164. Lucy Yeghiazaryan/Vanisha Gould: In Her Words (2021, La Reserve)
  165. África Negra: Antologia Vol. 1 (1981-95 [2022], Bongo Joe) A-
  166. Chet Baker: Tune Up: Live in Paris (1980 [2022], Circle) B+(*)
  167. Jim Black: My Choice (2000-13 [2021], Winter & Winter) B+(**)
  168. Peter Brötzmann/Fred Van Hove/Han Bennink: Jazz in Der Kammer Nr. 71: Deutsches Theater/Berlin/GDR/04/11/1974 (1974 [2022], Trost) B+(***)
  169. Doug Carn: Adam's Apple (1974 [2021], Black Jazz/Real Gone Music) B+(*)
  170. Dexter Gordon: Soul Sister (1962-63 [2022], SteepleChase) B+(***)
  171. Pat Matshikiza/Kippie Moketsi: Tshona! (1975 [2022], As-Shams) A-
  172. Pat Matshikiza Featuring Kippie Moketsi: Sikiza Matshikiza (1976 [2022], As-Shams) B+(***)
  173. Koichi Matsukaze Trio Featuring Ryojiro Furusawa: At the Room 427 (1975 [2022], BBE) A-
  174. John McLaughlin: The Montreux Years (1978-2016 [2022], BMG) B+(**)
  175. Charles Mingus: The Lost Album: From Ronnie Scott's (1972 [2022], Resonance, 3CD) B+(***)
  176. Kippie Moeketsi/Hal Singer: Blue Stompin' (1977 [2021], As-Shams) B+(**)
  177. Ephat Mujuru & the Spirit of the People: Mbavaira (1983 [2021], Awesome Tapes From Africa, EP) B+(*)
  178. Papé Nziengui: Kadi Yombo (1989 [2022], Awesome Tapes From Africa) B+(***)
  179. Ann Peebles & the Hi Rhythm Section: Live in Memphis (1992 [2022], Memphis International) B+(**)
  180. Lionel Pillay: Shrimp Boats (1979-80 [2022], As-Shams) B+(**)
  181. The Rolling Stones: Live at the El Mocambo (1977 [2022], Polydor, 2CD) B+(***)
  182. George Russell: Ezz-thetics & The Stratus Seekers (1961-62 [2022], Ezz-Thetics) A-
  183. Cathy Segal-Garcia & Phillip Strange: Live in Japan (1992 [2022], Origin, 2CD) C+
  184. Sonic Youth: In/Out/In (2000-10 [2022], Three Lobed) B+(**)
  185. Spontaneous Music Ensemble: Question and Answer 1966 (1966 [2021], Rhythm & Blues, 2CD) B+(**)
  186. Mavis Staples & Levon Helm: Carry Me Home (2011 [2022], Anti-) B+(**)
  187. Norma Tanega: I'm the Sky: Studio and Demo Recordings 1964-1971 (1964-71 [2022], Anthology) B-
  188. They Shall Not Pass/No Pasaran! [Trost Live Series] (2007-22 [2022], Trost) B+(*)
  189. Irma Thomas: Full Time Woman: The Lost Cotillion Album (1972 [2022], Real Gone Music) B
  190. Irma Thomas: Live! New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 1976 (1976 [2022], Good Time) B+(***)
  191. Eberhard Weber: Once Upon a Time: Live in Avignon (1994 [2021], ECM) B+(***)
  192. Barney Wilen: La Note Bleue (1987 [2021], Elemental) B+(***)
  193. Neil Young: Royce Hall 1971 (1971 [2022], Reprise) B+(**)
  194. Neil Young: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion 1971 (1971 [2022], Reprise) B+(***)
  195. Neil Young: Citizen Kane Jr. Blues (1974 [2022], Reprise) B+(**)
  196. Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabackin Big Band: Tales of a Courtesan (Oirantan) (1976, RCA) B+(***)
  197. Amandla! A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony (1955-2001 [2003], ATO) B+(**)
  198. Louis Armstrong: 'Country & Western' (1970, Avco Embassy) B-
  199. Theresia Bothe/Peter Croton: I'll Sing a Song for You (2008, Zah Zah) B-
  200. Milton Brown and the Musical Brownies: The Complete Recordings of the Father of Western Swing 1932-1937 (1932-37 [1995], Texas Rose, 5CD) A-
  201. Chris Byars: Jasmine Flower (2013, SteepleChase) +(**)
  202. Chris Byars: The Music of Duke Jordan (2014, SteepleChase) B+(***)
  203. Chris Byars: A Hundred Years From Today (2017 [2019], SteepleChase) B+(***)
  204. John Clark: I Will (1996 [1997], Postcards) B+(**)
  205. Tony Conrad With Faust: Outside the Dream Syndicate [30th Anniversary Edition] (1972 [2002], Table of the Elements, 2CD) A-
  206. Bing Crosby: Bing Crosby and Some Jazz Friends (1934-51 [1991], GRP/Decca) A-
  207. Bing Crosby: A Centennial Anthology of His Decca Recordings (1931-57 [2003], MCA/Decca, 2CD) A-
  208. Dopplereffekt: Gesamtkunstwerk (1995-97 [1999], International Deejay Gigolo) B+(**)
  209. Ricky Ford: Looking Ahead (1987, Muse) B+(**)
  210. Ricky Ford: Saxotic Stomp (1988, Muse) B+(**)
  211. Jars of Clay: The Essential Jars of Clay (1995-2006 [2007], Essential/Legacy, 2CD) C+
  212. Jit -- The Movie (1991, Earthworks) A-
  213. Miranda Lambert: Kerosene (2005, Epic Nashville) B+(**)
  214. Brennen Leigh: Too Thin to Plow (2004, Down Time) B+(**)
  215. Brennen Leigh: The Box (2010, self-released) B+(**)
  216. Brennen Leigh: Brennen Leigh Sings Lefty Frizell (2015, self-released) B+(***)
  217. Brennen Leigh: Prairie Love Letter (2020, self-released) B+(**)
  218. Jens Lekman: Oh You're So Silent Jens (2002-03 [2005], Secretly Canadian) B+(**)
  219. Jens Lekman: The Cherry Trees Are Still in Blossom (2002-03 [2022], Secretly Canadian) B+(**)
  220. The Mercenaries: Locks, Looks and Hooks (2006, Melted Vinyl) B+(*)
  221. Charles Mingus: Mingus (1960 [1961], Candid) A-
  222. Charles Mingus: Charles Mingus and Friends in Concert (1972 [1996], Columbia/Legacy, 2CD) B+(**)
  223. Charles Mingus: Three or Four Shades of Blues (1977, Atlantic) B+(*)
  224. Charles Mingus: Thirteen Pictures: The Charles Mingus Anthology (1952-77 [1993], Rhino, 2CD) A-
  225. Mxmtoon: The Masquerade (2019, House Arrest) B+(*)
  226. Mxmtoon: Dawn & Dusk (2020, AWAL) B+(**)
  227. Ann Peebles: This Is Ann Peebles (1969, Hi) B+(***)
  228. Ann Peebles: Greatest Hits (1966-78 [2015], Hi/Fat Possum) A-
  229. Placebo: Meds (2006, Virgin) B+(***)
  230. Guillermo Portabales: El Creador De La Guajira De Salon 1937-1943: Al Vaivén de Mi Carreta (1937-43 [1996], Tumbao) A-
  231. Guillermo Portabales: El Carretero (1962-70 [1996], World Circuit) B+(**)
  232. Vi Redd: Bird Call (1962, United Artists) B+(***)
  233. Vi Redd: Lady Soul (1963, Atco) B+(**)
  234. András Schiff: Ludwig von Beethoven: The Piano Sonatas: Volume III: Sonatas opp. 14, 22 and 49 (2006, ECM New Series) B+(*)
  235. Sufis at the Cinema: 50 Years of Bollywood Qawwali and Sufi Song 1958-2007 ((1958-2007 [2011], Times Square, 2CD) B+(**)
  236. Luis Villegas: Guitarras De Navidad (2007, Tenure) B
  237. Rock 'n' Roll Fever! The Wildest From Specialty (1956-59 [1993], Specialty) B+(**)
  238. Specialty Legends of Boogie Woogie (1947-51 [1992], Specialty) B+(***)
  239. The Specialty Story (1944-64 [1994], Specialty, 5CD) A-
  240. Specialty Records Greatest Hits (1946-58 [2001], Specialty) A
  241. Rip It Up: The Best of Specialty Records (1946-58 [2021], Craft) A-

April 25

  1. Teno Afrika: Where You Are (2022, Awesome Tapes From Africa) B+(***)
  2. Mike Allemana: Vonology (2018-21 [2022], Ears & Eyes) B+(*)
  3. Horace Andy: Midnight Rocker (2022, On-U Sound) B+(*)
  4. Nia Archives: Forbidden Feelingz (2022, Hijinxx, EP) B+(**)
  5. Lynne Arriale Trio: The Lights Are Always On (2021 [2022], Challenge) B+(**)
  6. Aaron Bazzell: Aesthetic (2022, self-released) B+(**)
  7. David Binney Quartet: A Glimpse of the Eternal (2021 [2022], Criss Cross) B+(*)
  8. Priscilla Block: Welcome to the Block Party (2022, InDent/Mercury Nashville) B+(*)
  9. Bouvier: Blachant (2022, Renewell) B+(***)
  10. Dan Bruce's :Beta Collective: Time to Mind the Mystics (2022, Shifting Paradigm) B+(**)
  11. Sergio Carolino: Below 0 (2021 [2022], Clean Feed) B+(*)
  12. Hugo Carvalhais: Ascetica (2021 [2022], Clean Feed) B+(**)
  13. Pastor Champion: I Just Want to Be a Good Man (2018 [2022], Luaka Bop) A-
  14. Charming Hostess: The Ginzburg Geography (2021 [2022], Tzadik) B+(**)
  15. Chicago Farmer & the Fieldnotes: Fore!!!! (2022, Chicago Farmer, EP) B+(*)
  16. Chief Keef: 4Nem (2021, Glo Gang/RBC) B
  17. Jeremiah Chiu & Marta Sofia Honer: Recordings From the Åland Islands (2022, International Anthem) A-
  18. Rob Clearfield & Quin Kirchner: Concentric Orbits (2019 [2022], Astral Spirits) B+(***)
  19. Club D'Elf: You Never Know (2022, Face Pelt) B+(**)
  20. Avishai Cohen: Naked Truth (2021 [2022], ECM) B+(**)
  21. Confidence Man: Tilt (2022, Heavenly) B+(***)
  22. Natalie Cressman & Ian Faquini: Auburn Whisper (2022, Cressman Music) B+(***)
  23. Charley Crockett: Lil G.L. Presents: Jukebox Charley (2022, Son of Davy) B+(**)
  24. Denzel Curry: Melt My Eyez, See Your Future (2022, PH/Loma Vista) B+(**)
  25. Dedicated Men of Zion: The Devil Don't Like It (2022, Bible & Tire) B+(***)
  26. Alabaster DePlume: Gold: Go Forward in the Courage of Your Love (2022, International Anthem) B+(**)
  27. Kady Diarra: Burkina Hakili (2021, Lamastrock) A-
  28. Whit Dickey Quartet: Astral Long Form/Staircase in Space (2021 [2022], Tao Forms) A-
  29. Armen Donelian: Fresh Start (2020-21 [2022], Sunnyside) B+(**)
  30. Dopplereffekt: Neurotelepathy (2022, Leisure System) B+(***)
  31. Stro Elliot: Black & Loud: James Brown Reimagined by Stro Elliot (2022, Republic) A-
  32. Ensemble 0: Music Nuvolosa (2022, Sub Rosa) B+(**)
  33. Ilhan Ersahin/Dave Harrington/Kenny Wollesen: Invite Your Eye (2022, Nublu) B+(*)
  34. Mané Fernandes: Enter the Squigg (2021 [2022], Clean Feed) B+(**)
  35. Jean Fineberg: Jean Fineberg & JAZZphoria (2022, Pivotal) B+(**)
  36. Fly Anakin: Frank (2022, Lex) B+(**)
  37. Ricky Ford: The Wailing Sounds of Ricky Ford: Paul's Scene (2022, Whaling City Sound) B+(***)
  38. Chad Fowler/Matthew Shipp: Old Stories (2021 [2022], Mahakala Music, 2CD) B+(***)
  39. Chad Fowler/Christopher Parker: Park Hill Saudade (2021 [2022], Mahakala Music) B+(**)
  40. Freakons: Freakons (2022, Fluff & Gravy) A-
  41. Asher Gamedze With Xristian Espinoza and Alan Bishop: Out Side Work: Two Duets (2019-20 [2022], Astral Spirits) B+(**)
  42. Jacob Garchik: Assembly (2021 [2022], Yestereve) B+(***)
  43. Giacomo Gates: You (2022, Savant) B+(***)
  44. Arun Ghosh: Seclused in Light (2022, Camoci, 2CD) B+(*)
  45. Aldous Harding: Warm Chris (2022, 4AD) B+(**)
  46. Clay Harper: They'll Never Miss a Five (2022, Clay Harper Music) B+(*)
  47. Walker Hayes: Country Stuff: The Album (2022, Monument) B
  48. Marquis Hill: New Gospel Revisited (2019 [2022], Edition) B+(**)
  49. Lisa Hilton: Life Is Beautiful (2022, Ruby Slippers) B+(*)
  50. Mike Holober & Balancing Act: Don't Let Go (2022, Sunnyside, 2CD) B+(**)
  51. Ibibio Sound Machine: Electricity (2022, Merge) B+(**)
  52. Josean Jacobo Trio: Herencia Criolla (2022, self-released) B+(**)
  53. Benji Kaplan: Something Here Inside (2021 [2022], Wise Cat) B+(*)
  54. Kind Folk: Head Towards the Center (2021 [2022], Fresh Sound New Talent) B+(**)
  55. Terry Klein: Good Luck Take Care (2022, self-released) A-
  56. Toshinori Kondo x DJ Motive: Zen (2018 [2022], Mohawks) B+(*)
  57. Mike Kuhl/Dave Ballou/John Dierker/Luke Stewart: Kraft (2021 [2022], Out of Your Head) B+(***)
  58. Kyle: It's Not So Bad (2022, self) B+(*)
  59. Lavender Country: Blackberry Rose and Other Songs & Sorrows From Lavender Country (2019 [2022], Don Giovanni) B+(**)
  60. Lights: PEP (2022, Fueled by Ramen) B+(***)
  61. The Linda Lindas: Growing Up (2022, Epitaph) B+(***)
  62. Loop: Sonancy (2022, Cooking Vinyl) B+(***)
  63. Yuko Mabuchi: Caribbean Canvas (2022, Vista) B+(**)
  64. Ben Markley Big Band With Ari Hoenig: Ari's Fun House (2021 [2022], OA2) B
  65. Mazam: Pilgrimage (2020 [2022], Clean Feed) B+(**)
  66. Brad Mehldau: Jacob's Ladder (2022, Nonesuch) B
  67. Paul Messina: Blue Fire (2021, GVAP Music) B-
  68. Gurf Morlix: The Tightening of the Screws (2021, Rootball) B+(*)
  69. Maren Morris: Humble Quest (2022, Columbia Nashville) B+(***)
  70. The Muslims: Fuck These Fuckin Fascists (2021, Epitaph) B+(***)
  71. Josh Nelson/Bob Bowman Collective: Tomorrow Is Not Promised (2021 [2022], Steel Bird Music) B+(**)
  72. The Nu Band: In Memory of Mark Whitecage: The Nu Band Live at the Bop Shop (2018 [2022], Not Two) B+(***)
  73. Keith Oxman: This One's for Joey (2021 [2022], Capri) B+(***)
  74. Rich Pellegrin: Passage: Solo Improvisations II (2019 [2022], OA2) B+(*)
  75. Ivo Perelman/Tim Berne/Tony Malaby/James Carter: (D)IVO (2022, Mahakala Music) B+(**)
  76. Danilo Peréz: Crisálida (2022, Mack Avenue) B
  77. Marek Pospieszalski: Polish Composers of the 20th Century (2021 [2022], Clean Feed, 2CD) B+(*)
  78. Pusha T: It's Almost Dry (2022, G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam) A-
  79. Raw Poetic & Damu the Fudgemunk: Laminated Skies (2022, Def Pressé) B+(**)
  80. Dave Rempis/Elisabeth Harnik/Michael Zerang: Astragaloi (2020 [2022], Aerophonic) A-
  81. Diego Rivera: Mestizo (2021 [2022], Posi-Tone) B+(***)
  82. Kalí Rodríguez-Peña: Mélange (2019 [2022], Truth Revolution) A-
  83. Joel Ross: The Parable of the Poet (2022, Blue Note) B+(**)
  84. Catherine Russell: Send for Me (2022, Dot Time) B+(***)
  85. Huerco S.: Plonk (2022, Incienso) B+(*)
  86. Sault: Air (2022, Forever Living Originals) B
  87. Seabrook Trio: In the Swarm (2021 [2022], Astral Spirits) B+(***)
  88. Selo I Ludy Performance Band: Bunch One (2019, self-released) B+(**)
  89. Shenseea: Alpha (2022, Rich Immigrants/Interscope) B+(***)
  90. André B. Silva: Mt. Meru (2021 [2022], Clean Feed) B+(*)
  91. Ches Smith: Interpret It Well (2020 [2022], Pyroclastic) B+(**)
  92. Somi: Zenzile: The Reimagination of Miriam Makeba (2022, Salon Africana) B(*)
  93. Jon Spencer & the HITmakers: Spencer Gets It Lit (2022, In the Red) B-
  94. Spiritualized: Everything Was Beautiful (2022, Double Six/Fat Possum) B+(*)
  95. Vince Staples: Ramona Park Broke My Heart (2022, Blacksmith/Motown) B+(**)
  96. Luke Stewart's Silt Trio: The Bottom (2021 [2022], Cuneiform) A-
  97. Luke Stewart: Works for Upright Bass and Amplifier Vol. 1 (2021, Astral Spirits) B+(*)
  98. Luke Stewart: Works for Upright Bass and Amplifier Vol. 2 (2022, Astral Spirits) B+(*)
  99. Survival Unit III: The Art of Flight: For Alvin Fielder (2018 [2022], Astral Spirits) B+(*)
  100. Swedish House Mafia: Paradise Again (2022, Republic) B+(**)
  101. Vasco Trilla/Liba Villavecchia: Asebeia (2020 [2021], FMR) B+(*)
  102. Mark Turner: Return From the Stars (2019 [2022], ECM) B+(***)
  103. Jordan VanHemert: Nomad (2021 [2022], Origin) B+(*)
  104. Liba Villavecchia Trio: Zaidan (2021 [2022], Clean Feed) B+(***)
  105. Bob Vylan: We Live Here (Deluxe) (2019 [2021], Venn, EP) A-
  106. Bob Vylan: Bob Vylan Presents the Price of Life (2022, Ghost Theatre) A-
  107. The Weather Station: How Is It That I Should Look at the Stars (2022, Fat Possum) B+(*)
  108. Wet Leg: Wet Leg (2022, Domino) B+(***)
  109. Jack White: Fear of the Dawn (2022, Third Man) B-
  110. Fabian Willmann Trio: Balance (2021 [2022], CYH) B+(***)
  111. Billy Woods: Aethiopes (2022, Backwoodz Studioz) B+(***)
  112. Years & Years: Night Call (2022, Polydor) B+(**)
  113. Pepper Adams With the Tommy Banks Trio: Live at Room at the Top (1972 [2022], Reel to Real, 2CD) B+(***)
  114. Blue Notes: Blue Notes in Concert (1977 [2022], Ogun) B+(***)
  115. Dave Brubeck Trio: Live From Vienna 1967 (1967 [2022], Brubeck Editions) A-
  116. John Coltrane Quartet: Song of Praise: New York 1965 Revisited (1965 [2022], Ezz-Thetics) B+(***)
  117. Son House: Forever on My Mind (1964 [2022], Easy Eye Sound) A-
  118. Lenny Kaye Presents Lightning Striking (1934-2013 [2022], Ace, 2CD) B+(***)
  119. Lèspri Ka: New Directions in Gwoka Music From Guadeloupe 1981-2010 (1981-2010 [2022], Séance Centre) B+(**)
  120. Sal Mosca: For Lennie Tristano: Solo Piano 1970 & 1997 (1970-97 [2022], Fresh Sound) B+(**)
  121. Tony Oxley: Unreleased 1974-2016 (1974-2016 [2022], Discus Music) B+(*)
  122. Bernardo Sassetti Trio: Culturgest 2007 (2007 [2022], Clean Feed) B+(***)
  123. Soft Machine: Facelift: France & Holland (1970 [2022], Cuneiform, 2CD) B
  124. Summer of Soul ( . . . Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised: A Questlove Jam [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] (1969 [2022], Legacy) A-
  125. Sun Ra Arkestra: Nothing Is . . . Completed & Revisited (1966 [2022], Ezz-Thetics) B+(***)
  126. Amyl and the Sniffers: Amyl and the Sniffers (2019, ATO) A-
  127. Horace Andy: Skylarking (1972, Studio One) B+(**)
  128. Horace Andy: In the Light (1977, Hungry Town) B+(***)
  129. Mark Charig With Keith Tippett/Ann Winter: Pipedream (1977 [2010], Ogun) B-
  130. Chic: C'Est Chic (1978, Atlantic) B+(**)
  131. Elton Dean Quintet: Welcomet: Live in Brazil, 1986 (1986 [2017], Ogun) B+(***)
  132. The Dedication Orchestra: Spirits Rejoice (1992, Ogun) B+(***)
  133. The Dedication Orchestra: Ixesha (Time) (1994, Ogun, 2CD) B+(***)
  134. Stro Elliot: Stro Elliot (2016, Street Corner Music) B+(*)
  135. Ricky Ford: Manhattan Plaza (1979, Muse) B+(*)
  136. Alexander Hawkins & Louis Moholo-Moholo: Keep Your Heart Straight (2011 [2012], Ogun) B+(**)
  137. Freddie Hubbard: Keep Your Soul Together (1973, CTI) B+(**)
  138. Imagination: Body Talk (1981, MCA) B+(**)
  139. Imagination: In the Heat of the Night (1982, MCA) B+(***)
  140. Terry Klein: Great Northern (2017, self-released) B+(***)
  141. Terry Klein: Tex (2019, self-released) B+(*)
  142. Lavender Country: Lavender Country (1973 [2014], Paradise of Bachelors) B+(**)
  143. Radu Malfatti/Harry Miller: Bracknell Breakdown (1977 [1978], Ogun) B+(*)
  144. Cecil McBee: Mutima (1974, Strata East) B
  145. Cecil McBee: Alternate Spaces (1979, India Navigation) B+(**)
  146. Cecil McBee Sextet: Music From the Source (1977 [1979], Inner City) B+(***)
  147. Cecil McBee Sextet With Chico Freeman: Compassion (1977 [1979], Inner City) B+(***)
  148. Cecil McBee: Flying Out (1982, India Navigation) B+(**)
  149. The Chris McGregor Group: Very Urgent (1968 [2008], Fledg'ling) B+(**)
  150. Chris McGregor Septet: Up to Earth (1969 [2008], Fledg'ling) A-
  151. The Chris McGregor Trio: Our Prayer (1969 [2008], Fledg'ling) B+(***)
  152. Chris McGregor: Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath (1970, RCA) A-
  153. Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath: Brotherhood (1972, RCA) B+(***)
  154. Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath: Live at Willisau (1973 [1994], Ogun) A-
  155. Chris McGregor: In His Good Time (1977 [2012], Ogun) B+(**)
  156. Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath: Procession: Live at Toulouse (1978 [2013], Ogun) A-
  157. Chris McGregor: Sea Breezes: Solo Piano - Live in Durban 1987 (1987 [2012], Fledg'ling) B+(**)
  158. Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath/Archie Shepp: En Concert A Banlieues Bleues (1989, 52e Rue Est) B+(***)
  159. Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath: The Memorial Concert (1994, ITM) B+(**)
  160. Harry Miller: Children at Play (1974, Ogun) B+(*)
  161. Harry Miller: Different Times, Different Places (1973-76 [2013], Ogun) A-
  162. Harry Miller's Isipingo: Family Affair (1977, Ogun) B+(***)
  163. Harry Miller: In Conference (1978, Ogun) B+(**)
  164. Harry Miller: Different Times, Different Places: Volume Two (1977-82 [2016], Ogun) B+(***)
  165. Louis Moholo/Evan Parker/Pule Pheto/Gibo Pheto/Barry Guy Quintet: Bush Fire (1995 [1997], Ogun) B+(**)
  166. Louis Moholo-Moholo Meets Mervyn Africa/Pule Pheto/Keith Tippett: Mpumi (1995 [2002], Ogun) B+(*)
  167. Louis Moholo-Moholo Septet/Octet: Bra Louis - Bra Tebs/Spirits Rejoice! (1978-95 [2006], Ogun, 2CD) B+(***)
  168. Louis Moholo-Moholo Unit: An Open Letter to My Wife Mpumi (2008 [2009], Ogun) B+(*)
  169. Louis Moholo-Moholo Unit: For the Blue Notes (2012 [2014], Ogun) B+(*)
  170. Louis Moholo-Moholo's Five Blokes: Uplift the People (2017 [2018], Ogun) B+(*)
  171. Nina Simone: Remixed & Reimagined (2006, RCA/Legacy) B
  172. Soft Head [Hugh Hopper/Elton Dean/Alan Gowen/Dave Sheen]: Rogue Element (1978, Ogun) A-
  173. The Soft Machine: Volume Two (1969, Probe) B
  174. Soft Machine: 5 (1972, Columbia) B+(*)
  175. Soft Machine: Six (1973, Columbia) B
  176. Soft Machine: Seven (1973, Columbia) B+(*)
  177. Keith Tippett's Ark: Frames: Music for an Imaginary Film (1978, Ogun, 2CD) B+(*)
  178. Keith Tippett Septet: "A Loose Kite in a Gentle Wind Floating With Only My Will for an Anchor" (1984 [2009], Ogun) B+(***)
  179. Keith Tippett Octet: From Granite to Wind (2011, Ogun) B+(*)
  180. Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath: Country Cooking (1988, Venture) ++

March 28

  1. 75 Dollar Bill: Live Ateliers Claus (2016-19 [2021], self-released) B+(**)
  2. Charlotte Adigéry & Bolis Pupul: Topical Dancer (2022, Deewee/Because Music) A-
  3. Melissa Aldana: 12 Stars (2021 [2022], Blue Note) B+(***)
  4. Brandon Allen: The Stanley Turrentine Project (2022, Ubuntu Music) B+(**)
  5. Alt-J: The Dream (2022, Infectious Music) B
  6. Animal Collective: Time Skiffs (2022, Sub Pop) B
  7. Beach House: Once Twice Melody (2022, Sub Pop) B+(**)
  8. Andy Bell: Flicker (2022, Sonic Cathedral) B+(***)
  9. Benji.: Smile, You're Alive! (2021, SinceThe80s) B+(**)
  10. Tim Berne/Gregg Belisle-Chi: Mars (2021 [2022], Intakt) B+(**)
  11. Steven Bernstein's MTO: Good Time Music (Community Music Vol. 2) (2022, Royal Potato Family) B+(***)
  12. Big K.R.I.T.: Digital Roses Don't Die (2022, BMG) B+(**)
  13. Big Thief: Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You (2022, 4AD) A-
  14. Binker & Moses: Feeding the Machine (2021 [2022], Gearbox) B+(**)
  15. Michael Bisio Quartet: MBefore (2020 [2022], Tao Forms) B+(***)
  16. Black Country, New Road: Ants From Up There (2022, Ninja Tune) B+(*)
  17. Black Flower: Magma (2022, Sdban Ultra) B+(***)
  18. Black Lives: From Generation to Generation (2021 [2022], Jammin' Colors, 2CD) B+(**)
  19. Mary J. Blige: Good Morning Gorgeous (2022, 300/Mary Jane Productions) A-
  20. Sarah Borges: Together Alone (2022, Blue Corn Music) B+(*)
  21. Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine, Vol. 2 (2021, Oh Boy) A-
  22. James Brown: Song Within the Story (2021 [2022], NGP) B+(**)
  23. Caroline: Caroline (2022, Rough Trade) B
  24. George Cartwright/Dave King/Josh Granowski: Stick Insect (2021, Mahakala Music) B+(**)
  25. Central Cee: 23 (2022, self-released) B+(***)
  26. Charli XCX: Crash (2022, Asylum) A-
  27. CMAT: If My Wife New I'd Be Dead (2022, AWAL) B+(***)
  28. Conway the Machine: God Don't Make Mistakes (2022, Griselda/Interscope) B+(***)
  29. Elvis Costello & the Imposters: The Boy Named If (2022, Capitol) B+(*)
  30. Stephan Crump: Rocket Love (2020-21 [2022], Papillon Sounds) B+(**)
  31. Curren$y & the Alchemist: Continuance (2022, Jet Life) B+(*)
  32. DJ 809: EightOh! (2022, self-released, EP) B+(*)
  33. DJ 809: Unexpected (2022, self-released, EP) B
  34. Dave Douglas: Secular Psalms (2020-21 [2022], Greenleaf Music) B+(*)
  35. Kit Downes/Petter Eldh/James Maddren: Vermillion (2021 [2022], ECM) B+(*)
  36. EarthGang: Ghetto Gods (2022, Dreamville/Interscope) B+(**)
  37. Bill Easley: Diversitonic (2022, Sunnyside) B+(**)
  38. Kelly Eisenhour: I Just Found Out About Love (2022, BluJazz) B+(**)
  39. Equiknoxx: Basic Tools (2021, Equiknoxx Music) B+(**)
  40. Erin Rae: Lighten Up (2022, Good Memory) B+(*)
  41. Etran de L'Aïr: Agadez (2022, Sahel Sounds) A-
  42. Eubanks Evans Experience: EEE (2022, Imani) B+(*)
  43. Julieta Eugenio: Jump (2021 [2022], Greenleaf Music) A-
  44. Fanfare Ciocarlia: It Wasn't Hard to Love You (2021, Asphalt Tango) A-
  45. Wolfgang Flür: Magazine 1 (2002, Cherry Red) B+(***)
  46. Keeley Forsyth: Limbs (2022, The Leaf Label) B
  47. The Grace Fox Big Band: Eleven O Seven (2022, Next Level/Blue Collar) B+(**)
  48. Foxes: The Kick (2022, PIAS) B+(*)
  49. Satoko Fujii & Joe Fonda: Thread of Light (2021 [2022], FSR) B+(***)
  50. Tomas Fujiwara's Triple Double: March (2019 [2022], Firehouse 12) A-
  51. Fulu Miziki: Ngbaka EP (2022, Moshi Moshi, EP) A-
  52. Joel Futterman/Chad Fowler: Timeless Moments (2022, Mahakala Music) B+(**)
  53. James Gaiters Soul Revival: Understanding Reimagined (2021 [2022], self-released) B+(***)
  54. Dave Gisler Trio With Jaimie Branch and David Murray: See You Out There (2021 [2022], Intakt) B+(**)
  55. Robert Glasper: Black Radio III (2022, Loma Vista) B+(*)
  56. Gonora Sounds: Hard Times Never Kill (2022, The Vital Record) A
  57. Gordon Grdina's Haram With Marc Ribot: Night's Quietest Hour (2022, Attaboygirl) B+(***)
  58. Gordon Grdina: The Music of Tim Berne: Oddly Enough (2022, Attaboygirl) B+(***)
  59. Joy Guidry: Radical Acceptance (2022, Whited Sepulchre) B+(**)
  60. Matt Hall: I Hope to My Never (2022, Summit) B+(*)
  61. Alexander Hawkins/Mirror Canon: Break a Vase (2021 [2022], Intakt) B+(**)
  62. Hippo Campus: LP3 (2022, Grand Jury) B+(**)
  63. Homeboy Sandman: There in Spirit (2022, Mello Music Group, EP) B+(**)
  64. Ray Wylie Hubbard: Co-Starring Too (2022, Big Machine) A-
  65. Hurray for the Riff Raff: Life on Earth (2022, Nonesuch) B+(***)
  66. Jenny Hval: Classic Objects (2022, 4AD) B+(**)
  67. Imarhan: Aboogi (2022, City Slang) B+(**)
  68. Calvin Johnson Jr.: Notes of a Native Son (2022, self-released) B+(*)
  69. Eugenie Jones: Players (2021 [2022], Open Mic, 2CD) B+(**)
  70. Junglepussy: JP5000 (2022, No Label, EP) B+(*)
  71. Tony Karapetyan Trio: Point of View (2020 [2022], Jazzist) B+(*)
  72. Ryan Keberle Collectiv Do Brasil: Sonhos Da Esquina (2021 [2022], Alternate Side) B+(**)
  73. Rokia Koné & Jacknife Lee: Bamanan (2022, Real World) B+(***)
  74. Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio: Cold as Weiss (2022, Colemine) B+(*)
  75. Cate Le Bon: Pompeii (2022, Mexican Summer) B+(*)
  76. Michael Leonhart Orchestra: The Normyn Suites (2019-21 [2022], Sunnyside) B+(***)
  77. Mark Lomax, II: Prismatic Reflections No. 1 (2021 [2022], CFG Multimedia) B+(***)
  78. Brandon Lopez/Ingrid Laubrock/Tom Rainey: No Es La Playa (2021 [2022], Intakt) B+(***)
  79. Los Bitchos: Let the Festivities Begin! (2022, City Slang) B+(***)
  80. Lump: Animal (2021, Chrysalis) B+(**)
  81. Rudresh Mahanthappa: Animal Crossing EP (2022, Whirlwind, EP) B+(**)
  82. Maisha: Open the Gates (2019 [2020], Brownswood) B+(***)
  83. Myra Melford's Fire and Water Quintet: For the Love of Fire and Water (2021 [2022], RogueArt) B+(***)
  84. Vic Mensa: Vino Valentino (2022, Roc Nation, EP) B+(*)
  85. Xose Miguélez: Contradictio (2021 [2022], Origin) B+(***)
  86. Tyler Mitchell Featuring Marshall Allen: Dancing Shadows (2022, Mahakala Music) B+(***)
  87. Mitski: Laurel Hell (2022, Dead Oceans) B+(*)
  88. Tony Monaco: Four Brothers (2022, Chicken Coup/Summit) B+(***)
  89. Mostly Other People Do the Killing: Disasters Vol. 1 (2020 [2022], Hot Cup) A-
  90. Sean Nelson's New London Big Band: Social Hour! (2022, MAMA) B
  91. Nova Twins: Who Are the Girls (2020, 333 Wreckords Crew) A-
  92. Ocean Child: Songs of Yoko Ono (2022, Canvasback) B+(*)
  93. Dolly Parton: Run, Rose, Run (2022, Butterfly) B+(**)
  94. Eric Person Featuring Houston Person: Blue Vision (2018 [2022], Distinction) B+(**)
  95. Noah Preminger/Max Light: Songs We Love (2022, SteepleChase) B+(*)
  96. Punkt. Vrt. Plastik: Zurich Concert (2021 [2022], Intakt) B+(***)
  97. Kojey Radical: Reason to Smile (2022, Atlantic) B+(***)
  98. Rosalía: Motomami (2022, Columbia) A-
  99. RXK Nephew: Slitherman Activated (2021, Towhead) B+(**)
  100. Saba: Few Good Things (2022, Saba Pivot) A-
  101. Cécile McLorin Salvant: Ghost Song (2022, Nonesuch) B+(**)
  102. Marta Sanchez: SAAM (Spanish American Art Museum) (2021 [2022], Whirlwind) A-
  103. Sevdaliza: Raving Dahlia (2022, Twisted Elegance, EP) B+(*)
  104. Dave Sewelson: Smooth Free Jazz (2021, Mahakala Music) A-
  105. Kenny Shanker: Vortex (2019 [2022], Wise Cat) B+(**)
  106. Idit Shner & Mhondoro: Heat Wave (2021 [2022], OA2) B+(***)
  107. Sarah Shook & the Disarmers: Nightroamer (2022, Abeyance) B+(**)
  108. Slum of Legs: Slum of Legs (2020, Spurge) A-
  109. Walter Smith III/Matthew Stevens/Kris Davis/Dave Holland/Terri Lyne Carrington: In Common III (2021 [2022], Whirlwind) B+(**)
  110. Spoon: Lucifer on the Sofa (2022, Matador) B+(***)
  111. John Stowell/Dave Glenn & the Hawcaptak Quartet: Violin Memory (2018-20 [2022], Origin) B+(*)
  112. Stromae: Multitude (2022, Mosaert) B+(**)
  113. Superchunk: Wild Loneliness (2022, Merge) A-
  114. Charlie Sutton: Trout Takes (2022, Chuckwagon, EP) B+(*)
  115. Tanya Tagaq: Tongues (2022, Six Shooter) B+(**)
  116. Lisa Ullén/Elsa Bergman/Anna Lund: Space (2021 [2022], Relative Pitch) B+(***)
  117. The Weeknd: Dawn FM (2022, XO/Republic) B+(***)
  118. Hailey Whitters: Raised (2022, Big Loud/Pigasus) A-
  119. Babes Wodumo: Crown (2021, West Ink) B+(***)
  120. Lady Wray: Piece of Me (2022, Big Crown) A-
  121. Nilüfer Yanya: Painless (2022, ATO) A-
  122. Yung Kayo: DFTK (2022, Sevensevenseven/YSL) B+(**)
  123. Omri Ziegele Where's Africa: That Hat (2021 [2022], Intakt) A-
  124. Rabih Abou-Khalil: The Flood and the Fate of the Fish (2017-18 [2019], Enja) B+(**)
  125. Peter Brötzmann/Milford Graves/William Parker: Historic Music Past Tense Future (2002 [2022], Black Editions) B+(***)
  126. Miles Davis Quintets: Stockholm Live 1967 & 1969 Revisited (1967-69 [2022], Ezz-Thetics) A-
  127. The Detroit Escalator Co.: Soundtrack [313] + 6 (1996, Mental Groove/Musique Pour La Danse) B+(***)
  128. Hal Galper Trio: Invitation to Openness: Live at Big Twio (2008 [2022], Origin) B+(**)
  129. Pere Ubu: The Lost Band: Live at Metro Cabaret, Chicago (1993 [2022], Ubu Projex) A-
  130. Owiny Sigoma Band: The Lost Tapes (2015-19 [2021], Brownswood) B+(**)
  131. Cecil Taylor: The Complete, Legendary, Live Return Concert: The Town Hall, NYC November 4, 1973 (1973 [2022], Oblivion) A-
  132. Vis-a-Vis: The Best of Vis-a-Vis in Congo Style (1976 [2021], We Are Busy Bodies) B+(***)
  133. Brandon Allen: The Gene Ammons Project (2016, RT Jazz) B+(**)
  134. Jim Black Alasnoaxis: Splay (2001 [2002], Winter & Winter) B+(**)
  135. The Blue Notes: Legacy: Live in South Afrika 1964 (1964 [1995], Ogun) B+(***)
  136. Blue Notes: Blue Notes for Mongezi (1975 [1976], Ogun) B+(***)
  137. Blue Notes: Blue Notes for Johnny (1987, Ogun) A-
  138. Boston Camerta/Joel Cohen: Nueva España: Close Encounters in the New World 1590-1690 (1993, Erato) B
  139. Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine (2010, Oh Boy) B+(**)
  140. Lol Coxhill: Coxhill on Ogun (1977-78 [1998], Ogun) B+(***)
  141. Betty Davis: Nasty Gal (1975, Island) B+(**)
  142. Betty Davis: The Columbia Years 1968-1969 (1968-69 [2016], Columbia/Legacy) B+(*)
  143. EDQ [Elton Dean Quartet]: They All Be on This Old Road (1977, Ogun) A-
  144. Elton Dean's Ninesense: Happy Daze + Oh! For the Edge (1976-77 [2009], Ogun) B+(***)
  145. Elton Dean: Elton Dean's Unlimited Saxophone Company (1989 [1990], Ogun) B+(***)
  146. Carlos Franzetti/Allison Brewster Franzetti: Alborada (2011, Amapola) B
  147. Dusan Goykovich: Swinging Macedonia (1966 [1983], Enja) B+(**)
  148. Waylon Jennings: A Man Called Hoss (1987, MCA) B+(*)
  149. Lump: Lump (2018, Dead Oceans) B+(*)
  150. Jacob Merlin: Alchemy of Soul (2009, Backline) B-
  151. Louis Moholo Octet: Spirits Rejoice! (1978, Ogun) B+(***)
  152. Louis Moholo-Moholo/Dudu Pukwana/Johnny Dyani with Rev. Frank Wright: Spiritual Knowledge and Grace (1979 [2004], Ogun) B+(**)
  153. Louis Moholo's Viva-La-Black: Exile (1990-91 [1991], Ogun) B+(**)
  154. Louis Moholo's Viva-La-Black: Freedom Tour: Live in South Afrika 1993 (1993 [1994], Ogun) B+(***)
  155. Louis Moholo-Moholo Quartet: 4 Blokes (2013 [2014], Ogun) B+(***)
  156. Mike Osborne Trio: All Night Long: The Willisau Concert (1975 [2012], Ogun) A-
  157. Mike Osborne Trio/Quintet: Border Crossing/Marcel's Muse (1974-77 [2004], Ogun) A-
  158. Alan Skidmore/Mike Osborne/John Surman: S.O.S. (1975, Ogun) B+(**)
  159. John Stevens/Evan Parker: Corner to Corner + The Longest Night (1977-93 [2007], Ogun, 2CD) B+(**)
  160. Angela Strehli: Deja Blue (1998, House of Blues) B+(**)
  161. Aki Takase: St. Louis Blues (2001 [2020], Enja) B+(**)
  162. Okay Temiz: Drummer of Two Worlds (1980, Finnadar) B+(***)
  163. Keith Tippett/Julie Tippetts/Harry Miller/Frank Perry: Ovary Lodge (1975 [1976], Ogun) B
  164. Tronzo Trio: Roots (1994, Knitting Factory Works) B+(**)
  165. Papa Wemba/Modogo Gian Franco Ferre Et L'Orchestra Viva La Musica: Le Jour J: Nouvelle Generation a Paris (1988, Sonodisc) B+(**)
  166. Putte Wickman & Red Mitchell: The Very Thought of You (1987-88 [1988], Dragon) B+(**)
  167. Putte Wickman: Putte Wickman in Trombones (1992, Phontastic) B+(**)
  168. Putte Wickman & Ernie Wilkins Almost Big Band: Kinda Dukish (2004 [2005], Gazell) B+(**)
  169. Christine Wodrascka/Ramon Lopez: Aux Portes Du Matin: Live at Instants Chavirés (2000 [2001], Leo) B+(**)

February 28

  1. 42 Dugg: Free Dem Boyz (2021, 4PF/CMG) B+(*)
  2. 75 Dollar Bill Featuring Barry Weisblat: Social Music at Troost Vol. 1 (2017 [2021], self-released) B+(***)
  3. 75 Dollar Bill Featuring David Watson: Social Music at Troost Vol. 2 (2027 [2021], self-released) B+(*)
  4. Adeem the Artist: Cast Iron Pansexual (2021, self-released) A-
  5. Adia Victoria: A Southern Gothic (2021, Atlantic) B+(**)
  6. The Allergies: Promised Land (2021, Jalapeno) B+(***)
  7. Wayne Alpern: Secular Rituals (2022, Henri Elkan) B+(**)
  8. Aminé: TwoPointFive (2021, Republic/CLBN) B+(***)
  9. Arca: Kick II (2021, XL) B+(*)
  10. Arca: Kick III (2021, XL) B
  11. Arca: Kick IIII (2021, XL) B
  12. Arca: Kick IIIII (2021, XL) B
  13. Angela Autumn: Frontiers Woman (2021, self-released, EP) B+(*)
  14. AZ: Doe or Die II (2021, Quiet Money) B+(**)
  15. Baby Keem: The Melodic Blue (2021, PgLang/Columbia) B+(*)
  16. Beady Beast [Christy Doran/Franz Hellmüller]: On the Go (2021, Between the Lines) B+(**)
  17. Beans on Toast: Survival of the Friendliest (2021, Beans on Toast Music) B+(**)
  18. Beauty Pill: Instant Night (2021, Northern Spy, EP) B+(*)
  19. Dahveed Behroozi: Echos (2021, Sunnyside) B+(*)
  20. Pat Bianchi: Something to Say: The Music of Stevie Wonder (2021, Savant) B
  21. Selwyn Birchwood: Living in a Burning House (2021, Alligator) B+(*)
  22. James Blake: Friends That Break Your Heart (2021, Republic) B
  23. Leah Blevins: First Time Feeling (2021, Crabtree) B+(*)
  24. John Blum/Jackson Krall: Duplexity (2018 [2020], Relative Pitch) B+(***)
  25. Nathan Borton: Each Step (2021 [2022], OA2) B+(**)
  26. Andrew Boudreau: Neon (2021 [2022], Fresh Sound New Talent) B+(***)
  27. Big Chief Monk Boudreux: Bloodstains & Teardrops (2021, Whiskey Bayou) B+(*)
  28. Pi'erre Bourne: The Life of Pi'erre 5 (2021, SossHouse/Interscope) B+(***)
  29. Fimber Bravo: Lunar Tredd (2021, Moshi Moshi) A-
  30. Leon Bridges: Gold-Diggers Sound (2021, Columbia) B+(*)
  31. Bruiser Wolf: Dope Game Stupid (2021, Bruiser Brigade) B+(*)
  32. Burial: Antidawn EP (2022, Hyperdub) B-
  33. Burial + Blackdown: Shock Power of Love EP (2021, Keysound, EP) B+(**)
  34. Bo Burnham: Inside (The Songs) (2021, Imperial Distribution) B-
  35. Tré Burt: You, Yeah, You (2021, Oh Boy) B+(**)
  36. The Buttshakers: Arcadia (2021, Underdog) B+(**)
  37. Daniel Carter/Avi Granite: Together Song: The Improvisations of Daniel Carter and Avi Granite Vol. 1 (2018 [2021], Pet Mantis) B+(*)
  38. Curly Castro: Little Robert Hutton (2021, Backwoodz Studioz) B+(***)
  39. Chapel Hart: The Girls Are Back in Town (2021, self-released) B+(*)
  40. Circuit Des Yeux: Io (2021, Matador) C+
  41. Glenn Close/Ted Nash: Transformation (2021, Tiger Turn) B+(***)
  42. Combo Lulo: Neotropic Dream (2021, Names You Can Trust) B+(***)
  43. Common: A Beautiful Revolution Pt. 2 (2021, Loma Vista) B+(**)
  44. Conway the Machine: La Maquina (2021, De Rap Winkel) B+(**)
  45. Crazy Doberman: "Everyone Is Rolling Down a Hill" or "The Journey to the Center of Some Arcane Mystery and the Entanglements of the Vines and Veins of the Cosmic and Unwieldy Millieu Encountered in the Midst of That Endeavor" (2020 [2021], Astral Spirits) B
  46. Steve Cropper: Fire It Up (2021, Provogue) B+(**)
  47. Cryptic One & Jestoneart: Pirata (2021, Centrifugal Phorce) B+(***)
  48. Daggerboard: Daggerboard & the Skipper (2020-21 [2022], Wide Hive) B+(*)
  49. Damu the Fudgemunk: Conversation Peace (2021, Def Pressé) A-
  50. Richard Dawson & Circle: Henki (2021, Weird World) B
  51. Deafheaven: Infinite Granite (2021, Sargent House) B+(*)
  52. The Delines: The Sea Drift (2022, Jealous Butcher) B+(**)
  53. Dialect: Under~Between (2021, RVNG Intl) B+(*)
  54. Dijon: Absolutely (2021, R&R Digital/Warner) B
  55. Dinosaur Jr.: Sweep It Into Space (2021, Jagjaguwar) B+(*)
  56. Doss: 4 New Hit Songs (2021, LuckyMe, EP) B+(***)
  57. Drake: Certified Lover Boy (2021, OVO/Republic, 2CD) B
  58. Jon Durant & Stephan Thelen: Crossings (2020 [2021], Alchemy) B+(**)
  59. Kahil El'Zabar Quartet: A Time for Healing (2021 [2022], Spiritmuse) B+(**)
  60. EST Gee: Bigger Than Life or Death (2021, CMG/Warlike/Interscope) B+(**)
  61. Rory Feek: Gentle Man (2021, Gaither Music Group) B+(***)
  62. Fiddlehead: Between the Richness (2021, Run for Cover) B+(*)
  63. Gabby Fluke-Mogul: Threshold (2020 [2021], Relative Pitch) B+(*)
  64. Flying Lotus: Yasuke (2021, Warp) B+(**)
  65. Sue Foley: Pinky's Blues (2021, Stony Plain) A-
  66. Four Tet: Parallel (2020, Text) B+(***)
  67. Fred Again: Actual Life (April 14-December 17 2020) (2021, Atlantic) B+(**)
  68. Fred Again: Actual Life (February 2-October 15 2021) (2021, Atlantic) B+(**)
  69. Mark Fredson: Nothing but Night (2021, self-released) B+(*)
  70. Dori Freeman: Ten Thousand Roses (2021, Blue Hens Music) B+(*)
  71. GA-20: GA-20 Does Hound Dog Taylor: Try It . . . You Might Like It! (2021, Karma Chief/Alligator) B+(**)
  72. Amos Gillespie: Unstructured Time for Jazz Septet (2021 [2022], self-released) B+(*)
  73. Micah Graves: Pawns (2021 [2022], self-released) B-
  74. Colleen Green: Cool (2021, Hardly Art) B+(**)
  75. Guedra Guedra: Vexillology (2021, On the Corner) B+(**)
  76. Curtis Harding: If Words Were Flowers (2021, Anti-) B+(***)
  77. Corey Harris: Insurrection Blues (2021, M.C.) B+(**)
  78. Shay Hazan Quintet: Nuff Headlines (2019 [2021], Chant) B+(**)
  79. H.E.R.: Back of My Mind (2021, RCA) B+(**)
  80. Heritage Orchestra/Jules Buckley/Ghost-Note: The Breaks (2021, Decca) B+(**)
  81. Daniel Herskedal: Harbour (2021, Edition) B
  82. Hinda Hoffman Meets Soul Message: People (2021 [2022], Know You Know) B+(*)
  83. Iamdoechii: Oh the Places You'll Go (2020, Doechii, EP) A-
  84. Iamdoechii: Bra-Less (2021, Doechi, EP) B+(***)
  85. Ifé: 0000+0000 (2021, Discos Ifá) B+(**)
  86. IKOQWE: The Beginning, the Medium, the End and the Infinite (2021, Crammed Discs) B+(***)
  87. Ethan Iverson: Every Note Is True (2022, Blue Note) B+(**)
  88. Javon Jackson: The Gospel According to Nikki Giovanni (2021 [2022], Solid Jackson) B+(***)
  89. Jaguar: Madremonte (2021, El Palmas Music) B+(*)
  90. Jazz Spastiks: Camera of Sound (2021, Jazz Plastic) A-
  91. Darren Johnston: Life in Time (2021 [2022], Origin) A-
  92. Durand Jones & the Indications: Private Space (2021, Dead Oceans) A-
  93. Topaz Jones: Don't Go Tellin' Your Momma (2021, New Funk Academy/Black Canopy) B+(**)
  94. Kalabrese: Let Love Rumpel: Part 1 (2021, Rumpelmusig) B+(**)
  95. Karkhana: Al Azraqayn (2021, Karlrecords) A-
  96. Kojaque: Town's Dead (2021, PIAS) B+(*)
  97. Kondi Band: We Famous (2021, Strut) B+(**)
  98. Femi Kuti & Made Kuti: Legacy + (2021, Partisan, 2CD) B+(***)
  99. The Adam Larson Trio: With Love, From Chicago (2021 [2022], Outside In Music) B+(***)
  100. Howie Lee: Birdy Island (2021, Mais Um Discos) B+(*)
  101. SG Lewis: Times (2021, PMR) B+(**)
  102. LNS & DJ Sotofett: Sputters (2017-20 [2021], Tresor) A-
  103. L'Orange: The World Is Still Chaos, but I Feel Better (2021, Mello Music Group) B+(**)
  104. Doug MacDonald and the L.A. All-Star Octet: Overtones (2021 [2022], DMAC Music) B+(***)
  105. Rick Margitza: Sacred Hearts (2021, Le Coq) B+(**)
  106. Amber Mark: Three Dimensions Deep (2022, PMR) B+(***)
  107. Stephen Martin: High Plains (2021 [2022], OA2) B+(*)
  108. Mas Aya: Mascaras (2021, Telephone Explosion) B+(**)
  109. Maxo Kream: Weight of the World (2021, Big Persona/RCA) B+(**)
  110. Otis McDonald: Beats Vol. 3 (2021, Track Tribe) B+(*)
  111. Peter McEachern: Code 2 (2021, SteepleChase LookOut) B+(***)
  112. Menahan Street Band: The Exciting Sounds of Menahan Street Band (2021, Daptone) B-
  113. Ava Mendoza: New Spells (2021, Relative Pitch/Astral Spirits) B
  114. Meridian Brothers/Conjunto Media Luna: Paz En La Tierra (2021, Bongo Joe) B+(**)
  115. Mesh: Mesh (2020 [2021], Born Yesterday, EP) B+(*)
  116. Mike.: The Highs. (2021, 4TheHomies) B+(**)
  117. Mimz & Dunn: Infinite Lawn (2021, self-released) B
  118. Mathias Modica: Sonic Rohstoff (2021, Kryptox) B+(*)
  119. Mother Nature and BoatHouse: SZNZ (2021, Closed Sessions) B+(***)
  120. Kim Nalley Band With Houston Person: I Want a Little Boy (2022, Kim Nalley Productions) B+(***)
  121. Nas: Magic (2021, Mass Appeal, EP) B+(**)
  122. New Age Doom: Lee "Scratch" Perry's Guide to the Universe (2021, We Are Busy Bodies) B+(**)
  123. Sebastian Noelle/Matt Mitchell/Chris Tordini/Dan Weiss: System One (2021, Fresh Sound New Talent) B+(**)
  124. The Notwist: Vertigo Days (2021, Morr Music) B+(**)
  125. Gary Numan: The Intruder (2021, BMG) B+(**)
  126. Bill O'Connell: A Change Is Gonna Come (2021 [2022], Savant) B+(**)
  127. Okuté: Okuté (2021, Chulo) B+(***)
  128. Joy Oladokun: In Defense of My Own Happiness (2021, Amigo/Verve Forecast/Republic) A-
  129. Sergio Pereira: Finesse (2022, Sedajazz) B+(*)
  130. Mathis Picard: Live at the Museum (2019 [2021], Outside In Music) B+(**)
  131. Matt Piet: (Pentimento) (2020 [2021], Amalgam) B+(**)
  132. Queen Esther: Gild the Black Lily (2021, EL) A-
  133. R2Bees: Back 2 Basics (2021, Ziiki Media) B+(*)
  134. Raxon: Sound of Mind (2021, Kompakt) B+(***)
  135. Dave Rempis/Avreeayl Ra Duo: Bennu (2021 [2022], Aerophonic) A-
  136. Rev. Peyton's Big Damn Band: Dance Songs for Hard Times (2021, Family Owned) A-
  137. Zilla Rocca: Vegas Vic (2021, Three Dollar Pistol Music) B+(***)
  138. Adam Rudolph Go: Organic Guitar Orchestra: Resonant Bodies (2015 [2021], Meta) B+(*)
  139. Rüfüs Du Sol: Surrender (2021, Rose Avenue/Reprise) B+(**)
  140. Jacob Sacks/David Ambrosio/Vinnie Sperrazza: Trio Trio Meets Sheila Jordan (2021 [2022], SteepleChase) A-
  141. Samo Salamon: Dolphyology: Complete Eric Dolphy for Solo Guitar (2021 [2022], Samo, 2CD) B+(***)
  142. Scotch Rolex: Tewari (2021, Hakuna Kulala) B
  143. Shanique Marie: Gigi's House (2021, Equinoxx Musiq) B+(*)
  144. Jared Sims: Against All Odds (2021 [2022], Origin) B+(**)
  145. Steve Slagle: Ballads: Into the Heart of It (2021 [2022], Panorama) B+(*)
  146. The Smudges: Song and Call (2021 [2022], Cryptogramophone) B+(*)
  147. Martial Solal: Coming Yesterday: Live at Salle Gaveau 2019 (2019 [2021], Challenge) B+(***)
  148. Omar Sosa/Seckou Keita: Suba (2021, Bendigedig) B+(**)
  149. Ståhls Trio: Källtorp Sessions Volume Two (2017-18 [2021], Moserobie) B+(***)
  150. Sv1: Health (2021, Curiosity Shop, EP) B+(**)
  151. Earl Sweatshirt: Sick! (2022, Tan Cressida/Warner, EP) B+(*)
  152. Natsuki Tamura: Summer Tree (2021 [2022], Libra) B+(*)
  153. C. Tangana: El Madrileño (2021, Sony Music) B+(*)
  154. Stephan Thelen: Fractal Guitar 2 (2019-20 [2021], Moonjune) A-
  155. Ben Thomas Tango Project: Eternal Aporia (2021 [2022], Origin) B+(*)
  156. Don Toliver: Life of a Don (2021, Cactus Jack/Atlantic) B+(**)
  157. Torres: Thirstier (2021, Merge) B
  158. The Underflow: Instant Opaque Evening (2020 [2021], Blue Chopsticks) B
  159. Caetano Veloso: Meu Coco (2021, Sony Music Brasil) B+(***)
  160. Immanuel Wilkins: The 7th Hand (2022, Blue Note) B+(*)
  161. Hayley Williams: Flowers for Vases/Descansos (2021, Atlantic) B+(***)
  162. Mars Williams: Mars Williams Presents an Ayler Xmas Vol. 5 (2020-21 [2021], Astral Spirits) B+(**)
  163. Yasmin Williams: Urban Driftwood (2021, Spinster) B+(**)
  164. Martin Wind/New York Bass Quartet: Air (2021 [2022], Laika) B+(*)
  165. Deanna Witkowski: Force of Nature (2021 [2022], MCG Jazz) B+(***)
  166. Carolyn Wonderland: Tempting Fate (2021, Alligator) B+(**)
  167. W.R.D. [Robert Walter/Eddie Roberts/Adam Deitch]: The Hit (2021, Color Red) B+(*)
  168. Yard Act: The Overload (2022, Island) A-
  169. Yard Act: Dark Days (2021, ZEN FC, EP) B+(***)
  170. Yeule: Glitch Princess (2022, Bayonet) B+(**)
  171. Denny Zeitlin/George Marsh: Telepathy (2019 [2021], Sunnyside) B+(**)
  172. Emmanuel Abdul-Rahim: Harlem (1988 [2021], Acid Jazz) B+(**)
  173. Bush Tetras: Rhythm and Paranoia: The Best of Bush Tetras (1980-2019 [2021], Wharf Cat, 2CD) B+(**)
  174. Doug Carn: Infant Eyes (1971 [2021], Black Jazz/Real Gone Music) B+(**)
  175. Cuba: Music and Revolution: Culture Clash in Havana Cuba: Experiments in Latin Music 1975-85 Vol. 1 (1975-85 [2021], Soul Jazz, 2CD) B+(***)
  176. Cuba: Music and Revolution: Culture Clash in Havana Cuba: Experiments in Latin Music 1973-85 Vol. 2 (1973-85 [2021], Soul Jazz, 2CD) A-
  177. J Dilla: Welcome 2 Detroit [The 20th Anniversary Edition] (2001 [2021], BBE, 2CD) B+(***)
  178. Willie Dunn: Creation Never Sleeps, Creation Never Dies: The Willie Dunn Anthology (1968-84 [2021], Light in the Attic) B+(***)
  179. Ron Everett: The Glitter of the City (1977 [2021], Jazzman) B
  180. Arv Garrison: Wizard of the Six String: Classic and Rare Recordings 1945-1948 (1945-48 [2021], Fresh Sound, 3CD) B+(**)
  181. Jimmy Gourley: The Cool Guitar of Jimmy Gourley: Quartet & Trio Sessions 1953-1961 (1953-61 [2021], Fresh Sound) B+(**)
  182. It's a Good, Good Thing: The Latin Soul of Fania Records: The Singles (1967-75 [2021], Craft, 4CD) B+(**)
  183. Michael Gregory Jackson: Frequency Equilibrium Koan (1977 [2021], self-released) B+(***)
  184. Rudolph Johnson: Spring Rain (1971 [2021], Black Jazz/Real Gone Music) B+(*)
  185. Noertker's Moxie: Walking on Blue Eggshells in Billville (2001-20 [2021], Edgetone) B+(**)
  186. Noertker's Moxie: More Fun in Billville (2001-20 [2021], Edgetone) B+(**)
  187. Noertker's Moxie: Pantomime in Billville (2001-20 [2921], Edgetone) B+(*)
  188. The Notwist: The Notwist (1991 [2021], Subway) B+(*)
  189. Roots: Roots (1975 [2021], Frederiksberg) B+(***)
  190. Bunny Scott: To Love Somebody (1975 [2021], Freestile) B+(*)
  191. Spitboy: Body of Work (1990-1995 ( All the Songs) 1990-95 [2021], Don Giovanni
  192. Peter Stampfel & the Dysfunctionells: Not in Our Wildest Dreams (1994-96 [2020], Don Giovanni) B+(*)
  193. Sun Ra: Lanquidity [Definitive Edition] (1978 [2021], Strut, 2CD) B+(***)
  194. Anthony Williams: Life Time & Spring Revisited (1964-65 [2022], Ezz-Thetics) A-
  195. Neil Young: Carnegie Hall 1970 (1970 [2021], Reprise) B+(**)
  196. Bush Tetras: Boom in the Night: Original Studio Recordings 1980-1983 (1980-83 [1995], ROIR) B+(***)
  197. The Al Cohn-Zoot Sims Quintet: You 'N Me (1960 [2002], Verve) B+(*)
  198. Al Cohn: Rifftide (1987 [1988], Timeless) B+(***)
  199. George Crumb: Voice of the Whale/Night of the Four Moons (1974, Columbia Masterworks) B+(***)
  200. Cleveland Eaton: Plenty Good Eaton (1974 [2020], Black Jazz/Real Gone Music) B+(*)
  201. Dennis Gonzalez/Yusef Komunyakaa: Herido: Live at St. James Cathedral, Chicago (1999 [2001], 8th Harmonic Breakdown) B+(***)
  202. Joey + Rory: The Singer and the Song: The Best of Joey + Rory (2008-16 [2018], Gaither Music Group) B
  203. Sheila Jordan & Arild Andersen: Sheila (1977 [1978], SteepleChase) B+(***)
  204. Sheila Jordan & E.S.P. Trio: Sheila's Back in Town (1998 [1999], Splasc(H)) B+(**)
  205. Charles Mingus: Mingus Plays Piano: Spontaneous Compositions and Improvisations (1963 [1997], Impulse) B+(*)
  206. Charles Mingus: Mingus at the Bohemia (1955 [1990], Debut/OJC) B+(***)
  207. Roy Rogers: Roll On Texas Moon (1945-52 [1986], Bear Family) A-
  208. The Rough Guide to Blues Women: Reborn and Remastered (1920-35 [2016], World Music Network) A-
  209. Al Dexter: Pistol Packin' Mama (1942-49 [1999], ASV) A-
  210. Doja Cat: Planet Her (2021, Kemosabe/RCA) A-
  211. Silk Sonic [Bruno Mars/Anderson .Paak]: An Evening With Silk Sonic (2021, Aftermath/Atlantic) B+(**)
  212. Spillage Village: Spilligion (2020, Dreamville/SinceThe 80s/Inerscope) B+(***)
  213. Morgan Wade: Reckless (2021, Ladylike) A-
  214. Wild Up: Julius Eastman Vol. 1: Femenine (2021, New Amsterdam) A-

January

  1. Aeon Station: Observatory (2021, Sub Pop) B+(**)
  2. Alfa Mist: Bring Backs (2021, Anti-) B+(*)
  3. Alice Phoebe Lou: Glow (2021, self-released) B+(*)
  4. Alice Phoebe Lou: Child's Play (2021, self-released) B+(*)
  5. Alostmen: Kologo (2020 [2021], Strut) A-
  6. Riddy Arman: Riddy Arman (2021, La Honda) B+(***)
  7. Charlie Ballantine: Reflections/Introspection: The Music of Thelonious Monk (2021, Green Mind) B+(***)
  8. Gregg Belisle-Chi: Koi: Performing the Music of Tim Berne (2020 [2021], Relative Pitch) B+(*)
  9. Bitchin Bajas: Switched on Ra (2021, Drag City) B+(***)
  10. Black Pistol Fire: Look Alive (2021, Black Hill) B+(*)
  11. Blackberry Smoke: You Hear Georgia (2021, 3 Legged) B+(*)
  12. Solemn Brigham: South Sinner Street (2021, Mello Music Group) B+(*)
  13. Chris Brokaw: Puritan (2021, 12XU) B+(**)
  14. The Brother Moves On: Tolika Mtoliki (2021, Matsuli Music) B+(**)
  15. Lindsey Buckingham: Lindsey Buckingham (2021, Buckingham) B+(*)
  16. Scott Burns/John Wojciechowski/Geof Bradfield: Tenor Time (2021 [2022], Afar Music) B+(*)
  17. Garrett T. Capps: I Love San Antone (2021, Vinyl Ranch) B+(***)
  18. Melissa Carper: Daddy's Country Gold (2021, self-released) B+(***)
  19. Sharel Cassity/Rajiv Halim/Greg Ward: Altoizm (2021, Afar Music) B+(***)
  20. Chris Castino & Chicken Wire Empire: Fresh Pickles (2022, self-released) B+(***)
  21. Cheekface: Emphatically No (2021, New Professor Music) B+(***)
  22. Anansy Cissé: Anoura (2021, Riverboat) B+(***)
  23. Chris Conde: Engulfed in the Marvelous Decay (2021, Fake Four) B+(*)
  24. Kiely Connell: Camulet Queen (2021, self-released) B+(**)
  25. The Coral: Coral Island (2021, Run On, 2CD) B
  26. Andrew Cyrille/William Parker/Enrico Rava: 2 Blues for Cecil (2021 [2022], TUM) A-
  27. Danger Dan: Das Ist Alles Von Der Kunstfreiheit Gedeckt (2021, Altilopen Geldwäsche) B+(*)
  28. Jesse Daniel: Beyond These Walls (2021, Die True) B+(***)
  29. Jamael Dean: Primordial Waters (2021, Stones Throw) B+(*)
  30. Dessa: Ides (2021, Doomtree, EP) B+(***)
  31. Dltzk: Frailty (2021, Deadair) B
  32. Bobby Dove: Hopeless Romantic (2021, self-released) A-
  33. Eris Drew: Quivering in Time (2021, T4T LUV NRG) B+(**)
  34. Ducks Ltd.: Modern Fiction (2021, Carpark, EP) B+(**)
  35. Hope Dunbar: Sweetheartland (2021, self-released) B+(***)
  36. Hope Dunbar: You Let the Light In (2021, self-released) B+(**)
  37. Kurt Elling: Superblue (2021, Edition) B
  38. Vincent Neil Emerson: Vincent Neil Emerson (2021, La Honda) A-
  39. John Escreet/Pera Krstajic/Anthony Fung: Cresta (2022, self-released) B+(*)
  40. Kari Faux: Lowkey Superstar (2020 [2021], Don Giovanni) B+(*)
  41. FKA Twigs: Caprisongs (2022, Young/Atlantic) B+(**)
  42. Flatland Cavalry: Welcome to Countryland (2021, self-released) B+(*)
  43. Béla Fleck: My Bluegrass Heart (2021, Renew, 2CD) B+(*)
  44. Linda Fredriksson: Juniper (2021, We Jazz) B+(**)
  45. Ezra Furman: Sex Education: Songs From Season 3 (2021, Bella Union, EP) B+(**)
  46. Ezra Furman: Sex Education Original Soundtrack (2020, Bella Union) B+(**)
  47. Slava Ganelin/Alexey Kruglov/Oleg Yudanov: Access Point (2017 [2021], Losen) B+(***)
  48. Derrick Gardner and the Big Dig! Band: Still I Rise (2020, Impact Jazz) B+(**)
  49. Myriam Gendron: Ma Délire: Songs of Love, Lost & Found (2021, Feeding Tube) B+(**)
  50. Ghost of Vroom: 1 (2021, Mod Y Vi) A-
  51. John Glacier: Shiloh: Lost for Words (2021, PLZ Make It Ruins) B+(**)
  52. Charles Wesley Godwin: How the Mighty Fall (2021, self-released) B+(*)
  53. Pasquale Grasso: Pasquale Plays Duke (2021, Sony Masterworks) B+(*)
  54. Charlotte Greve: Sediments We Move (2021, New Amsterdam) B+(**)
  55. John Hébert: Sounds of Love (2013 [2022], Sunnyside) B+(***)
  56. Lande Hekt: Going to Hell (2021, Get Better) B+(***)
  57. Lande Hekt: Gigantic Disappointment (2019, self-released, EP) B+(*)
  58. Fred Hersch: Breath by Breath (2021 [2022], Palmetto) A-
  59. Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Septet With Wynton Marsalis: The Democracy! Suite (2020 [2021], Blue Engine) B+(***)
  60. Sven-Åke Johansson/Niklas Fite/Joel Grip: Swinging at Topsi's (2020 [2021], Astral Spirits) B+(***)
  61. Tom Jones: Surrounded by Time (2021, S-Curve) B+(*)
  62. Kaytranada: Intimidated (2021, RCA, EP) B+(*)
  63. Kiefer: When There's Love Around (2021, Stones Throw) B
  64. The Killers: Pressure Machine (2021, Island) B+(*)
  65. Lily Konigsberg: Lily We Need to Talk Now (2021, Wharf Cat) B+(**)
  66. Koreless: Agor (2021, Young) B
  67. Boris Kozlov: First Things First (2020 [2022], Posi-Tone) B+(**)
  68. Christof Kurzmann/Sofia Jernberg/Joe Williamson/Mats Brandlmayr: Disquiet (2018 [2021], Trost) B+(*)
  69. Joëlle Léandre/Pauline Oliveros/George Lewis: Play as You Go (2014 [2021], Trost) B+(**)
  70. Alessandra Leão: Acesa (2021, self-released) B+(***)
  71. Mac Leaphart: Music City Joke (2021, self-released) A-
  72. Rob Leines: Blood Sweat and Beers (2021, self-released) B+(**)
  73. João Lencastre's Communion: Unlimited Dreams (2021, Clean Feed) B+(**)
  74. Carol Liebowitz/Adam Lane/Andrew Drury: Blue Shift (2019 [2022], Line Art) B+(**)
  75. L.U.M.E. [Lisbon Underground Music Ensemble]: Las Californias (2021, Clean Feed) B+(***)
  76. Roberto Magris: Match Point (2018 [2021], JMood) B+(**)
  77. Tony Malaby's Sabino: The Cave of Winds (2021 [2022], Pyroclastic) B+(***)
  78. Pete Malinverni: On the Town: Pete Malinverni Plays Leonard Bernstein (2021 [2022], Planet Arts) B+(***)
  79. Man on Man: Man on Man (2021, Polyvinyl) B+(**)
  80. Aimee Mann: Queens of the Summer Hotel (2021, SuperEgo) B+(*)
  81. Juçara Marçal: Delta Estácio Blues (2021, QTV Selo/Mais Um) A-
  82. Michael Mayo: Bones (2021, Artistry Music/Mack Avenue) B+(*)
  83. Kate McGarry + Keith Ganz Ensemble: What to Wear in the Dark (2021, Resilience) B+(**)
  84. John McLaughlin: Liberation Time (2021, Abstract Logix) B+(*)
  85. Joe McPhee: Route 84 Quarantine Blues (2020 [2021], Corbett vs. Dempsey) B+(**)
  86. Mike and the Moonpies: One to Grow On (2021, Prairie Rose) B+(*)
  87. Charnett Moffett: New Love (2019 [2021], Motéma) B
  88. Nation of Language: A Way Forward (2021, PIAS) B+(**)
  89. Youssou N'Dour Et Le Super Étoile De Dakar: Mbalax (2021, Universal Music Africa) A-
  90. Helado Negro: Far In (2021, 4AD) B+(*)
  91. Oz Noy/Ugonna Okegwo/Ray Marchica: Riverside (2020 [2022], Outside In Music) B+(***)
  92. NTsKI: Orca (2021, Orange Milk/EM) B+(**)
  93. The OGJB Quartet: Ode to O (2019 [2022], TUM) B+(***)
  94. Matt Olson: Open Spaces (2021 [2022], OA2) B+(**)
  95. Orquestra Afro-Brasileira: 80 Anos (2021, Day Dreamer) B+(***)
  96. Emile Parisien: Louise (2021 [2022], ACT) B+(**)
  97. Perila: How Much Time It Is Between You and Me? (2021, Smalltown Soupersound) B
  98. John Pizzarelli: Better Days Ahead: Solo Guitar Takes on Pat Metheny (2021, Ghostlight) B
  99. Pony: TV Baby (2021, Take This to Heart) B
  100. Poppy: Flux (2021, Sumerian) B+(***)
  101. Mike Pride: I Hate Work (2021, RareNoise) B+(*)
  102. Masha Qrella: Woanders (2021, Staatsakt) B+(***)
  103. Rainbow Girls: Rolling Dumpster Fire (2021, self-released, EP) B+(*)
  104. Isaiah Rashad: The House Is Burning (2021, Top Dawg Entertainment/Warner) B+(*)
  105. Raw Poetic Featuring Damu the Fudgemunk: Big Tiny Planet (2021, Redefinition, EP) B+(*)
  106. The Reds, Pinks & Purples: Uncommon Weather (2021, Tough Love) B+(*)
  107. Alex Riel/Bo Stief/Carsten Dahl: Our Songs (2021, Storyville) B+(**)
  108. The Rite of Trio: Free Development of Delirium (2021, Clean Feed) B+(*)
  109. Ritual Habitual: Pagan Chant (2021, Clean Feed) B+(***)
  110. Diego Rivera: Indigenous (2019 [2021], Posi-Tone) B+(**)
  111. Hank Roberts Sextet: Science of Love (2021, Sunnyside) B+(**)
  112. Rostam: Changeophobia (2021, Matsor Projects) B+(*)
  113. Charles Rumback: Seven Bridges (2021, Astral Spirits) B+(*)
  114. Samo Salamon/Cene Resnik/Jaka Berger: Takt Ars Sessions: Vol. 1 (2021, Samo) B+(***)
  115. Samo Salamon/Cene Resnik/Jaka Berger: Takt Ars Sessions: Vol. 2 (2021, Samo) B+(**)
  116. Anna B Savage: A Commmon Turn (2021, City Slang) B
  117. Doug Scarborough: The Color of Angels (2021 [2022], Origin) B+(**)
  118. Maria Sena: De Primeira (2021, Alá Comunicação E Cultura) B+(***)
  119. Elvie Shane: Backslider (2021, Wheelhouse) B+(*)
  120. Ayanda Sikade: Umakhulu (2021, Afrosynth) A-
  121. Connie Smith: The Cry of the Heart (2021, Fat Possum) B+(**)
  122. The Steel Woods: All of Your Stones (2021, Thirty Tigers) B
  123. Sufjan Stevens & Angelo De Augustine: A Beginner's Mind (2021, Asthmatic Kitty) B+(***)
  124. Billy Strings: Renewal (2021, Rounder) B+(**)
  125. Dave Stryker: As We Are (2021 [2022], Strikezone) B+(*)
  126. Aaron Lee Tasjan: Tasjan! Tasjan! Tasjan! (2021, New West) B
  127. The Tiptons Sax Quartet & Drums: Wabi Sabi (2021, Sowie Sound) B+(**)
  128. Ken Vandermark: The Field Within a Line (2020 [2021], Corbett vs. Dempsey) B+(***)
  129. Vario 34-3: Free Improvised Music (2018 [2021], Corbett Vs. Dempsey) B+(*)
  130. Piet Verbist: Secret Exit to Another Dimension (2020 [2022], Origin) B+(*)
  131. Viagra Boys: Welfare Jazz (2021, Year0001) B+(***)
  132. Villagers: Fever Dreams (2021, Domino) B
  133. Ghalia Volt: One Woman Band (2021, Ruf) B+(**)
  134. Kanye West: Donda (2021, GOOD Music/Def Jam, 2CD) C+
  135. Joyce Wrice: Overgrown (2021, Joyce Wrice Music) B+(**)
  136. Carlos "Zingaro"/Pedro Carneiro: Elogio Das Sombras (2012 [2021], Clean Feed) B+(**)
  137. Albert Ayler: La Cave Live Cleveland 1966 Revisited (1966 [2022], Ezz-Thetics, 2CD) B+(***)
  138. The Beaters: Harari (1975 [2021], Matsuli Music) B+(**)
  139. Chuck Berry: Live From Blueberry Hill (2005-06 [2021], Dualtone) A-
  140. Chuck Berry: Toronto Rock 'N' Roll Revival 1969 (1969 [2021], Sunset Blvd.) B+(***)
  141. Black Unity Trio: Al-Fatihah (1968 [2021], Salaam/Gotta Groove) B+(**)
  142. Paul Bley Trios: Touching & Blood Revisited (1965-66 [2021], Ezz-Thetics) B+(**)
  143. Marion Brown: Why Not? Porto Novo! Revisited (1966-67 [2021], Ezz-thetics) A-
  144. Cameroon Garage Funk (1970s [2021], Analog Africa) B+(***)
  145. Don Cherry: Complete Communion & Symphony for Improvisers Revisited (1965-66 [2021], Ezz-Thetics) B+(***)
  146. Ornette Coleman: New York Is Now & Love Call Revisited (1968 [2021], Ezz-Thetics) A-
  147. Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Berlin 1959 (1959 [2021], Storyville, 2CD) B+(***)
  148. Essiebons Special 1973-1984: Ghana Music Power House (1973-84 [2021], Analog Africa) A-
  149. Harari: Rufaro/Happiness (1976 [2021], Matsuli Music) B+(**)
  150. I'll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute to the Velvet Underground & Nico (2021, Verve) B+(***)
  151. Instant Composers Pool: Incipient ICP (1966-71 [2021], Corbett Vs. Dempsey) A-
  152. J Jazz: Deep Modern Jazz From Japan: Volume 3 (1970-85 [2021], BBE, 2CD) B+(***)
  153. Khan Jamal: Infinity (1982-84 [2021], Jazz Room) B+(***)
  154. Lily Konigsberg: The Best of Lily Konigsberg Right Now (2017-21 [2021], Wharf Cat) B+(*)
  155. Joe McPhee: Black Is the Color: Live in Poughkeepsie and New Windsor, 1969-70 (1969-70 [2021], Corbett Vs. Depsey, 2CD) B+(***)
  156. Modern Love (2021, BBE) B+(**)
  157. The New York Contemporary Five: Copenhagen 1963 Revisited (1963 [2021], Ezz-Thetics) A-
  158. New York Contemporary Five: Consequences Revisited (1963-64 [2020], Ezz-Thetics) B+(***)
  159. Leo Nocentelli: Another Side (1971 [2021], Light in the Attic) B+(*)
  160. George Otsuka Quintet: Loving You George (1975 [2021], Wewantsounds) B+(**)
  161. Pink Floyd: Live at Knebworth 1990 (1990 [2021], Pink Floyd) B+(***)
  162. Tom Prehn Kvartet: Centrifuga (1964 [2021], Centrifuga) B+(***)
  163. Ritmo Fantasía: Balearic Spanish Synth-Pop, Boogie & House (1982-1992) (1982-92 [2021], Soundway) B+(**)
  164. Akira Sakata/Takeo Moriyama: Mitochondria (1986 [2022], Trost) B+(***)
  165. Shintaro Quintet: Evolution (1984 [2021], BBE) B+(**)
  166. Star Lovers: Boafo Ne Nyame (1987 [2021], Hot Casa) B+(***)
  167. The Thing [Mats Gustafsson/Joe McPhee/Ingebrigt Håker Flaten/Paal Nilseen-Love]: She Knows . . . (2001 [2021], Ezz-Thetics) B+(***)
  168. The Velvet Underground: A Documentary Film by Todd Haynes (1954-70 [2021], Polydor, 2CD) B+(***)
  169. The Allman Brothers Band: One Way Out: Live at the Beacon Theatre (2003 [2004], Sanctuary/Peach, 2CD) B+(***)
  170. David Bowie: ChangesOneBowie (1969-76 [1976], RCA) A
  171. David Bowie: ChangesNowBowie (1996 [2020], Parlophone) B
  172. Charles Brackeen Quartet: Attainment (1987 [1988], Silkheart) B+(**)
  173. Precious Bryant: Feel Me Good (2002, Terminus) B+(**)
  174. Precious Bryant: The Truth (2004, Terminus) A-
  175. Precious Bryant: My Name Is Precious (2005, Music Maker Relief Foundation) B+(***)
  176. Chicago Farmer: Quarter Past Tonight (2018, Chicago Farmer, 2CD) A-
  177. Anansy Cissé: Mali Overdrive (2014, Riverboat) B+(**)
  178. The Robert Cray Band: Shame + a Sin (1993, Mercury) B
  179. The Robert Cray Band: Heavy Picks: The Robert Cray Collection (1980-97 [1999], Mercury) B
  180. Hope Dunbar: Three Black Crows (2017, self-released) B+(***)
  181. Vincent Neil Emerson: Fried Chicken & Evil Women (2019, La Honda) A-
  182. Booker Ervin: Structurally Sound (1966 [2001], Blue Note) A-
  183. Booker Ervin: The In Between (1968, Blue Note) B+(***)
  184. Shannon Jackson & the Decoding Society: Nasty (1981, Moers Music) A-
  185. Jaojoby: Malagasy (2004, Discorama) B+(***)
  186. Ladysmith Black Mambazo: Inala (1985 [1986], Shanachie) B+(***)
  187. Lifter Puller [LFTR PLLR]: Soft Rock (1996-2000 [2002], The Self Starter Foundation, 2CD) A-
  188. Los Guanches: The Corpse Went Dancing Rumba (1996, Corason) A-
  189. Orchestra Baobab: La Belle Époque: Volume 2 (1973-76 [2011], Syllart, 2CD) B+(***)
  190. Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou Dahomey: The 1st Album (1973 [2011], Analog Africa) A-
  191. Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou: The Vodoun Effect: Funk & Sato From Benin's Obscure Labels 1972-1975 (1972-75 [2008], Analog Africa) B+(**)
  192. Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou: Volume Two: Echos Hypnotiques: From the Vaults of Albarika Store 1969-1979 (1969-79 [2009], Analog Africa) B+(***)
  193. Orchetre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou: The Skeletal Essences of Afro Funk 1969-1980 (1969-80 [2013], Analog Africa) B+(***)
  194. The Platters: Enchanted: The Best of the Planters (1956-67 [1998], Rhino) A-
  195. Frederic Rzewski: Coming Together/Attica/Les Moutins de Panurge (1973 [1974], Opus One) A-
  196. Frederic Rzewski: The People United Will Never Be Defeated! (1986 [1990], Hat Art) B+(***)
  197. Frederic Rzewski: North American Ballads & Squares (1991, Hat Art) B+(***)
  198. Frederic Rzewski: De Profundis (1993 [1994], Hat Art) B+(**)
  199. Darius Jones: Raw Demoon Alchemy (A Lone Operation) (2019 [2021], Northern Spy) -
  200. The Jeffrey Lewis & Peter Stampfel Band: Both Ways (2017 [2021], self-released) ++