Music Tracking 2015

These are 2015 releases that I've taken note of, listed alphabetically by artist, with VA comps at the bottom. My grades, where available, are in brackets at the end of the line (stars in B+ range). Lines in blue indicate that I have a physical copy (albeit sometimes just a promo CDR); in green are records that I graded based on a Rhapsody stream or other such source. Most records have release dates and a brief generic note (usually taken from AMG).

Unheard records are prioritized 0-3 (graded records are 4-5). The priotization is based subjectively on personal interests, reviews I've noticed, reviewers I particularly respect, what I know about the artists, etc. Roughly speaking: 0 is something I have no reason to consider (default page omits 0); 1 has been noted as having some cred somewhere; 2 is something I have some specific reason to search out; 3 is something I'll listen to ASAP.

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  • RC: Robert Christgau's Expert Witness: letter grades, 1-2-3 * for HMs

New Releases

  • 9 Horses: Perfectest Herald (Sunnyside) - jazz
  • Joshua Abrams: Magnetoception (Eremite) - jazz
  • Ajoyo: Ajoyo (Ropeadope) - jazz
  • Ken Aldcroft & Scott Thomson: Red & Blue (Trio) - jazz
  • Susan Alcorn: Soledad (Relative Pitch) [04-07] - jazz
  • Joey Alexander: My Favorite Things (Motema) [05-12] - jazz
  • ERR: grade bad priority: Algiers: Algiers
  • Don Aliquo/The Clay Jenkins Quartet: New Ties and Binds (self-released) - jazz
  • Mose Allison: American Legend in California (City Hall) - jazz
  • Karrin Allyson: Many a New Day: Karrin Allyson Sings Rodgers and Hammerstein (Motema Music) - jazz
  • Goncalo Almeida: Monologues Under Sea Level (Cylinder) - jazz
  • Goncalo Almeida/Frisco Van Wijck: Dialogues, Quarrels & Other Conversations (Cylinder) - jazz
  • Scott Amendola/Henry Kaiser: Leaps (self-released) - jazz
  • Luca Aquino: OverDoors (Tuk Music) - jazz
  • Ferdinando Argenti Trio: Live at the Sahara (Ferdi's Music) - jazz
  • Hamir Atwal/Ben Goldberg: Clarinet and Drums (self-released) - jazz
  • Aram Bajakian: Music Inspired by the Color of Pomegranates (self-released) [11-10] - jazz
  • Baloni: Ripples (Clean Feed) - jazz
  • Bambi Pang Pang Featuring Andrew Cyrille: Drop Your Plans (El Negocito) - jazz
  • Banda De Los Muertos: Banda De Los Muertos (Barbes) - jazz
  • Mike Barone Big Band: La Fiesta (Rhubarb) - jazz
  • Tom Barton & Diego Villalta: Connections (Bartone Music) - jazz
  • Alan Baylock Jazz Orchestra: Prime Time (self-released) - jazz
  • Alan Benzie Trio: Traveller's Tales (self-released) - jazz
  • Better Than TV: Late (self-released) - jazz
  • Billabong Island Sound: Spring Baby (self-released) - jazz
  • Birmingham Jazz Orchestra: Burns (self-released) - jazz
  • Signe Bisgaard: Meander (Finland Studio) - jazz
  • Michael Bisio: Accortet (Relative Pitch) - jazz
  • Blaer: Blaer (Morpheus) - jazz
  • Ran Blake: Ghost Tones: Portraits of George Russell (A-Side) [06-16] - jazz
  • Jaap Blonk: August Ananke (Kontrans) [02-00] - jazz
  • Tal Blumenstein Trio: New York-Tel Aviv (The Bunker Studio) - jazz
  • BodaBodaDuo & Peter Brotzmann: Modern Persuasion (Tyrfing) - jazz
  • Pascal Bokar: Guitar Balafonics (Sugo) - jazz
  • Marco Bolfelli Trio: Streamflow (Birdland) - jazz
  • Bryan Bowman: Like Minds (self-released) - jazz
  • Boxhead Ensemble: La Hora Magica (Astral Spirits) - jazz
  • Michiel Braam/Bo van de Graaf Olanda in Due: Live at Novara Jazz Italy 2015 (Icdisc) [10-01] - jazz
  • Randy Brecker with the DePaul University Jazz Ensemble: Dearborn Station (Jazzed Media) [02-10] - jazz
  • Olie Brice/Tobias Delius/Mark Sanders: Somersaults (Two Rivers) - jazz
  • Federico Britos: Hot Club of the Americas (self-released) - jazz
  • Jakob Bro: Hymnotic/Salmodisk (Loveland) - jazz
  • Peter Brotzmann/Jason Adasiewicz: Mollie's in the Mood (Bro) [01-06] - jazz
  • Peter Brotzmann/Keiji Haino/Jim O'Rourke: Two City Blues 1 (Trost) - jazz
  • Peter Brotzmann/Keiji Haino/Jim O'Rourke: Two City Blues 2 (Trost) - jazz
  • Peter Brotzmann: Munster Bern (Cubus) - jazz
  • Jakob Buchanan: Requiem (self-released) - jazz
  • Ido Bukelman/Nadav Masel/Nir Sabag: Hanut Trio (Out Now) - jazz
  • Ido Bukelman/Nadav Masel: Ground Birds (Out Now) - jazz
  • Dave Burrell/Garrison Fewell: New Earth (Creative Nation Music) - jazz
  • John Butcher/Andy Moor: Experiments With a Leaf (Unsounds) - jazz
  • John Butcher/Gino Robair: Bottle Breaking Heart Leap (Alt Vinyl) - jazz
  • George Cables: In Good Company (HighNote) - jazz
  • Cactus Truck: Seizures Palace (Tracanta/Not Two) [02-00] - jazz
  • Michael Cain: Sola (self-released) - jazz
  • Xavier Camarasa/Valentin Ceccaldi/Sylvain Darrifourq: Shapin' With Milesdavisquintet (Becoq) - jazz
  • Juan Pablo Carletti/Tony Malaby/Christopher Hoffman: Nino/Brujo (NoBusiness) - jazz
  • Terri Lyne Carrington: The Mosaic Project: Love and Soul (Concord) [08-07] - adult contemporary r&b
  • Daniel Carter/Federico Ughi: Extra Room (577) - jazz
  • Marc Cary: Rhodes Ahead Vol 2 (Motema) [03-17] - jazz
  • Daniele Cavallanti & Milo Contemporary Arts Ensemble: Sounds of Hope (Rudi) - jazz
  • Randi Cee: Any Kind of Man (self-released) - jazz
  • Sarah Elizabeth Charles: Inner Dialogue (Truth Revolution) [03-24] - vocal jazz
  • Chatsav/Welch/Zelman Trio: Jazz From the Middle to the East: Songs From the White City Volume 2 (Kicha Studios) - jazz
  • David Chesky: Jazz in the New Harmonic: Primal Scream (Chesky) [04-14] - jazz
  • Cyrus Chestnut: A Million Colors in Your Mind (High Note) [04-21] - piano jazz
  • David Chevallier: Standards & Avatars (Cristal) - jazz
  • Francesco Chiapperini Extemporary Vision Ensemble: Our Redemption (Rudi) - jazz
  • Chimaira: There Is No Alternative (WER Wide Ear) - jazz
  • John Clark: The Odd Couple Quintet + 1 (Composers Concordance) - jazz
  • Stanley Clarke/Bireli Lagrene/Jean-Luc Ponty: D-Strings (Verve) [11-06] - jazz
  • Avishai Cohen Trio: From Darkness (Razdaz) [03-31] - jazz
  • Rose Colella: Cocktail (self-released) - jazz
  • Common Objects: Whitewashed With Lines (Another Timbre, 2CD) [03-00] - jazz
  • Alex Conde: Descarga for Monk (Zoho) [02-10] - jazz
  • Chris Cortez: Top Secret (For Your Ears Only) (Blue Bamboo Music) - jazz
  • Tom Cox: The Journey Home (self-released) - jazz
  • Mario Cruz: A View From the Mind's Eye (self-released) - jazz
  • Tom Csatari Band: Outro Waltz (Tiny Montgomery) - jazz
  • Fernanda Cunha: Olhos De Mar (self-released) - jazz
  • Duduka Da Fonseca Trio: Jive Samba (Zoho Music) - Brazilian jazz
  • Dalannah and Owen: Been Around Awhile (self-released) - jazz
  • Joseph Daley: Portraits: Wind, Thunder and Love (self-released) - jazz
  • Tyler Damon: Softened Skull (York) - jazz-rock
  • Daniel-Galichet-Metzger: Killing Spree (Ayler) - jazz
  • Jeremy Danneman: Lady Boom Boom (Ropeadope) - jazz
  • Peter Davenport: Bolide (self-released) - jazz
  • Billie Davies: Hand in Hand in the Hand of the Moon (Cobra Basement) - jazz
  • Jon Davis: Moving Right Along (Posi-Tone) [02-03] - jazz
  • Melanie De Biasio: No Deal Remixed (PIAS) [02-24] - vocal jazz
  • Anthony De Mare: Liaisons: Re-Imaging Sondheim From the Piano (ECM) - jazz
  • Dead Neanderthals: Endless Voids (Alone) [09-18] - jazz
  • Michael Dease: Decisions (Posi-Tone) - jazz
  • Jack DeJohnette: Made in Chicago (ECM) [03-10] - jazz -- PM:80
  • Tobias Delius/Olie Brice/Mark Sanders: Somersaults (Two Rivers) - jazz
  • Desert Sweets: A Place Meant for Birds (Balance Point Acoustics) - jazz
  • Josh Deutsch/Nico Soffiato: Reverse Angle (self-released) - jazz
  • Dwiki Dharmawan: So Far So Close (MoonJune) - jazz
  • Dhruv: Voyage (Wahwah Music) - jazz
  • Diatribes: Great Stone/Blood Dunza (Aussenraum) - jazz
  • Al Di Meola: Elysium (Inakustik) - jazz
  • John Dikeman/Dirk Serries: Cult Exposure (Tonefloat) - jazz
  • Denise Donatelli: Find a Heart (Savant) - jazz
  • Tashi Dorji: Appa (Bathetic) - jazz
  • Drifter: Flow (Edition) - jazz
  • Benjamin Duboc/Alexandra Grimal: Le Retour D'Ulysse (Improvising Beings) - jazz
  • Scott DuBois: Winter Light (ACT) [11-06] - jazz
  • Duchess: Duchess (Anzic) [02-17] - jazz
  • Paul Dunmall/Tony Bianco: Homage to John Coltrane (Slam) [08-07] - jazz
  • Kait Dunton: TrioKAIT (self-released) - jazz
  • Duo van Otterloo van Veenendaal: No Trace (Brokken) [10-01] - jazz
  • Earth Tones: Rune (Neither Nor) - jazz
  • Kyle Eastwood: Time Pieces (Jazz Village) - jazz
  • Echoes of Swing: Dancing (ACT) - jazz
  • Yelena Eckemoff Quartet: Everblue (L&H Production) - jazz
  • Sinne Eeg & Thomas Fonnesbaek: Eeg-Fonnesbaek (Stunt/Sundance Music) - jazz
  • Brian Eisenberg Jazz Orchestra: Sense of Gratitude (self-released) - jazz
  • John Ellis Double Wide: Charm (Parade Light) - jazz
  • Gene Ess: Eternal Monomyth (SIMP) - jazz
  • Oran Etkin: What's New? Reimagining Benny Goodman (Motema Music) - jazz
  • Kevin Eubanks/Stanley Jordan: Duets (Mack Avenue) [03-24] - jazz
  • Orrin Evans: The Evolution of Oneself (Smoke Sessions) - jazz
  • Connie Evingson & the John Jorgenson Quintet: All the Cats Join In (Minnehaha Music) - jazz
  • James Falzone/The Renga Ensemble: The Room Is (Allos Documents) - jazz
  • Alan Feinberg: Fugue State (Steinway & Sons) - jazz
  • Agusti Fernandez/Niels Lyhne Lokkegaard/Bjorn Heeboll: Amaranth (Discordian) - jazz
  • Agusti Fernandez/Zlatko Kaucic: Sonic Party (Not Two) - jazz
  • Sammy Figueroa: Imaginary World (Savant) - jazz
  • Lars Fiil: Frit Fald (Fill Free/Gateway Music) - jazz
  • Filthy Habits Ensemble: Gruesome Routines (Discordian) - jazz
  • Christian Finger: Ananda (Strikezone) [02-17] - jazz
  • Nico Finke: Nico Finke's Bad Surprise (MIG) [01-16] - jazz
  • Jesse Fischer: Day Dreamer (Ropeadope) - jazz
  • Martina Fiserova: Shift (Blue Season) - jazz
  • Thomas Fonnesbaek: Where We Belong (Prophone) - jazz
  • Mitchel Forman Trio: Puzzle (BFM Jazz) - jazz
  • Fort Knox Five: Pressurize the Cabin (Fort Knox) - jazz
  • Sullivan Fortner: Aria (Impulse) - jazz
  • Maciej Fortuna Acoustic Quartet: Jazz From Poland Vol 1 (Fortuna Music) - jazz
  • Jean-Marc Foussat et les Autres: Alternative Oblique (Improvising Beings) - jazz
  • Jean-Marc Foussat/Henri Roger: Geographies des Transitoires (IMR/Facing You) - jazz
  • Emily Francis Trio: The Absent (self-released) - jazz
  • Claudia Franco: Soul Dance (self-released) - jazz
  • Free Art Ensemble: Cap De Toro (Discordian) - jazz
  • George Freeman/Chico Freeman: All in the Family (Southport) - jazz
  • Nick Freer: The Unsuspecting (self-released) - jazz
  • Fresh Cut Orchestra: From the Vine (self-released) - jazz
  • Fred Frith/Evan Parker: Hello, I Must Be Going (Victo) - jazz
  • Funk Off: Things Change (Via Veneto Jazz) - jazz
  • Steve Gadd Band: 70 Strong (BFM) [04-07] - jazz
  • Elliot Galvin Trio: Dreamland (Chaos Collective) - jazz
  • Giacomo Gates: Everything Is Cool (Savant) - jazz
  • Charles Gayle Trio: Christ Everlasting (ForTune) - jazz
  • Tania Giannouli Ensemble: Transcendence (Rattle) - jazz
  • Marshall Gilkes/WDR Big Band: Koln (OA2) - jazz
  • Girls in Airports: Fables (Edition) - jazz
  • The Global Jazz Orchestra: Global Warming/Globarhythm (Jazzlab/Bell Music) - jazz
  • Nicole Glover: First Record (self-released) - jazz
  • Casey Golden Trio: Outliers (Scrampion) - piano jazz
  • Vinny Golia: Solo (Gold Lion Arts) - jazz
  • Edsel Gomez: Road to Udaiput (Zoho Music) - Latin jazz
  • Anna Gourari: Visions Fugitives (ECM) - jazz
  • Dusko Goykovich: Latin Haze (Enja) - jazz
  • Gratkowski/Kruglov/Nabatov/Yudanov: Leo Records 35th Anniversary: Moscow (Leo) - jazz
  • Benny Green: Live in Santa Cruz (Sunnyside) - piano jazz
  • Guapo: Obscure Knowledge (Cuneiform) - jazz
  • Jean-Luc Guionnet/Thomas Bonvalet: Loges de Souffle (Becoq) - jazz
  • The Gurdjieff Ensemble/Levon Eskenian: Komitas: Music by Komitas (ECM) - jazz
  • Gush: The March (Konvoj) - jazz
  • Mats Gustafsson & Thurston Moore: Hit the Wall! (Smalltown Superjazz) - jazz
  • Mats Gustafsson & Nu Ensemble: Hidros 6: Knockin' (Not Two) - jazz
  • Will Guthrie: Sacree Obsession (Ideal) - jazz
  • Tianna Hall: Hit Me With a Hot Note (self-released) - jazz
  • Samuel Hallkvist: Variety of Live (BoogiePost) - jazz
  • Samuel Hallkvist: Beyond Horizons (BoogiePost) - jazz
  • Halperin/Nyberg Connection: Snow Tiger (Stockholm Jazz) - jazz
  • Matthew Halsall & the Gondwana Orchestra: Into Forever (Gondwana) - jazz
  • Jeff Hamilton Trio: Great American Songs Through the Years (Capri) - jazz
  • Ross Hammond/Catherine Sikora: Perfect Plasticity (Gold Lion Arts) - jazz
  • Richard Harris: Shades of Blue (self-released) - jazz
  • Joel Harrison 5: Spirit House (Whirlwind) - jazz
  • Angelo Hart: Intrepid (self-released) - jazz
  • Alexander Hawkins: Alexander Hawkins Trio (self-released) - piano jazz
  • Justin Haynes: Shoeless in Georgetown (self-released) - jazz
  • Sylvaine Helary: Spring Roll/Printemps (Ayler) - jazz
  • Mette Henriette: Mette Henriette (ECM) [11-20] - jazz
  • Fred Hersch: Solo (Palmetto) [09-08] - jazz
  • Tom Hewsom Trio: Treehouse (CAM Jazz) - jazz
  • Art Hirahara: Libations & Meditations (Posi-Tone) [01-06] - jazz
  • Kai Hoffman: Luckiest Girl Alive (Broad Reach) - jazz
  • Stevie Holland: Life Goes On (150 Music) - jazz
  • Michael Houstoun With the Rodger Fox Big Band: Concerti (Rattle) - jazz
  • Lena Hovanesian: Irwinorange (self-released) - jazz
  • Julia Hulsmann: A Clear Midnight: Kurt Weill and America (ECM) [04-07] - jazz
  • Peter Hum: Alpha Moment (self-released) - jazz
  • Huntsville: Pond (Hubro) - jazz
  • Kjetil Husebo: Steps (Optical Substance Productions) - jazz
  • Alex Hutton Trio: Magna Carta Suite (F-ire) - jazz
  • ICP Orchestra: Misha and So On (ICP) [10-01] - jazz
  • Ifa Y Xango Tentet: Twice Left Handed/Shavings (El Negocito) - jazz
  • Ikarus: Echo (Ronin Rhythm) - jazz
  • Indigo Kid II: Fist Full of Notes (Babel) - jazz
  • Indra: Heartland (Impulse) - jazz
  • The Chuck Israels Jazz Orchestra: Joyful Noise (self-released) - jazz
  • Wojciech Jachna/Ksawery Wojcinski: Night Talks (Fundacja Sluchag) - jazz
  • Keefe Jackson/Josh Berman/Jon Rune Strom/Tollef Ostvang: Southern Sun (Stone Floor) - jazz
  • Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey: The Battle for Earth (Royal Potato Family) - jazz
  • Jag Vet En Dejlig Rosa (A Beautiful Rose): Come Rain or Come Shine (self-released) - jazz
  • Boney James: Futuresoul (Concord) [05-05] - pop jazz
  • Michael Janisch: Paradigm Shift (Whirlwind) - jazz
  • Simon Jermyn's Trot a Mouse: Pictorial Atlas of Mammals (Skirl) - jazz
  • Julian Julien: Terre II (self-released) - jazz
  • Kansas Smitty's House Band: Kansas Smitty\s (self-released) - jazz
  • Chris Kelsey & Dom Minasi: Duets NYC/Woodstock (Tzazz Krytyk) - jazz
  • Gideon King & City Blog: City Blog (self-released) - jazz
  • Mari Koga: Perfect Blue (self-released) - vocal jazz
  • Konstrukt: Live at Tarcento Jazz (Holidays) - jazz
  • Konstrukt and William Parker: Live at NHKM (Holidays) - jazz
  • The Kora Band: New Cities (Whirlwind) - jazz
  • Kosi: Ghosts Appearing Through the Sound (self-released) - jazz
  • Gidon Kremer and Keith Jarrett: Arvo Part: Musica Selecta: A Sequence by Manfred Eicher (ECM) - jazz
  • Yoni Kretzmer 2Bass Quartet: Book II (OutNow) - jazz
  • Martin Kuchen/Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga: Bauchredner (Cathnor) - jazz
  • Kuku: Ballads & Blasphemy (Buda Musique) - jazz
  • Kutiman: Space Cassava (self-released) - jazz
  • The Lalama Brothers: The Crepuscle Variations (self-released) - jazz
  • Marie-Pierre Langlamet: Schubert (Ancalagon) - jazz
  • Karl Latham/Ryan Carniaux/Mark Egan: Constellations (Challenge) [01-13] - jazz
  • Daunik Lazro/Guillame Belhomme: Vieux Carre/Sales Rectangles (Lenka Lente) - jazz
  • Joelle Leandre/Serge Teyssot-Gay: Trans 2 (Intervalle Triton) - jazz
  • Leap of Faith: Regenerations (Evil Clown) - jazz
  • Leap of Faith: Abstract Structures Volume 1: Implementations (Evil Clown) - jazz
  • Leap of Faith: Abstract Structures Volume 2: Instantiations (Evil Clown) - jazz
  • Leap of Faith/Thomas Heberer: Solution Concepts (Evil Clown) - jazz
  • Mike LeDonne: AwwlRight! (Savant) - jazz
  • Jennifer Leitham: Mood (S)wings (Sinistral) - jazz
  • Les Amants de Juliette: S'Electrolysent (Quoi de Neuf, Docteur) - jazz
  • Daniel Levin/Juan Pablo Carletti: Illusion of Truth (OutNow) - jazz
  • Lim: Disembodied (Kopasetic Productions) - jazz
  • Rodrigo Lima: Saga (Jazz Station, 2CD) - jazz
  • Anders Linsjo och Jakob Riis: Tack! (Steola di Maiale) - jazz
  • Linus: Linus + Skarbo/Leroux (El Negocito) - jazz
  • Bruce Lofgren's Jazz Pirates: Wind and Sand (Night Bird Music) - jazz
  • Elizabeth Lohninger & Walter Fischbacher: Ballds in Blue (Jazz Sick) - jazz
  • Fred Lonberg-Holm/Paal Nilssen-Love: You Can Be Mine (Bocian) - jazz
  • Fred Lonberg-Holm/Ken Vandermark: Resistance (Bocian) - jazz
  • Frantz Loriot: Reflections on an Introspective Path (Neither Nor) - jazz
  • Toots Lorraine: Make It Easy (Greaseland) - vocal jazz
  • The Lost Trio: Monkwork (Evander Music) - jazz
  • Robert Lucaciu: Monaxia (Otherunwise) - jazz
  • Carin Lundin: What Now My Love? (Prophone) - jazz
  • Jesper Lundgaard Trio: 60 Out of Shape (Storyville) - jazz
  • Eden MacAdam-Somer: My First Love Story (A-Side) [06-23] - jazz
  • Mack Avenue Superband: Live From the Detroit Jazz Festival: 2014 (Mack Avenue) - jazz
  • Giovanni Maier/Daniele D'Agaro/Zlatko Kaucic: Disorder at the Border (Palomar) - jazz
  • Majamisty Trio: Love (Cosmic Sounds) - jazz
  • Mike Majkowski: Neighbouring Objects (Astral Spirits) - jazz
  • Alex Maksymiw: Without a Word (Challenge) - jazz
  • Russell Malone: Love Looks Good on You (HighNote) - jazz
  • Man Overboard Quintet: Down in the Deep Deep Blue (Champs Hill) - jazz
  • Melissa Manchester: You Gotta Love the Life (Long Run) [02-10] - vocal jazz
  • Emanuele Maniscalco/Francesco Bigoni/Mark Solborg: Maniscalco, Bigoni & Solborg (ILK) - jazz
  • Many Arms & Toshimaru Nakamura: Many Arms & Toshimaru Nakamura (Public Eyesore) - jazz
  • Maro Marconi Trio: Nordik (33 Jazz) - jazz
  • Eric Marienthal and Chuck Loeb: Bridges (Shanachie) - jazz
  • Pat Martino/Jim Ridl: Nexus (High Note) [03-17] - jazz
  • Sasha Masakowski & the Sidewalk Strutters: Old Green River (self-released) - jazz
  • Keiko Matsui: Live in Tokyo (Shanachie) - jazz
  • Marcio Mattos: SOL[os] (Emanem) - jazz
  • Albrecht Maurer/Lucian Ban/Mat Maneri: Fantasm (Nemu) - jazz
  • Mary May: This Is What You Are (self-released) - jaz
  • Steven Mayer: Louis Moreau Gottschalk: A Night in the Tropics/Solo Piano Music (Naxos) - jazz
  • Mazzarella/Haker-Flaten/Ra: Azimuth (Astral Spirits) - jazz
  • Rob Mazurek: Vortice of the Faun (Astral Spirits) - jazz
  • Rob Mazurek/Exploding Star Orchestra: Galactic Parables Vol 1 (Cuneiform) [05-26] - jazz
  • M'Balia: Halfway There (Gas) - jazz
  • Stuart McCallum: City (Naim) - jazz
  • Thollem McDonas/Michael Wimberly/Nels Cline: Radical Empathy (Relative Pitch) [06-23] - jazz
  • Bill McKay/Matt Lux: December Concert (Eyes and Ears) - jazz
  • Joe McPhee/Paal Nilssen-Love: Candy (PNL, 7CD) - jazz
  • Brad Mehldau: Brad Mehldau: 10 Years Solo Live (Nonesuch) - jazz
  • Ava Mendoza: Unnatural Ways (New Atlantis) - jazz
  • Merzbow/Jim O'Rourke/Akira Sakata/Chikamorachi: Flying Basket (Family Vineyard) - jazz -- Pf:71
  • Metal Chaos Ensemble: War Tuba (Evil Clown) - jazz
  • Matthieu Metzger/Sylvain Daniel/Gregoire Galichet: Killing Spree (Ayler) - jazz
  • Anne Akiko Meyers: Serenade: The Love Album (EOne) - jazz
  • Jeff Miguel: Perseverance (self-released) - jazz
  • Minua: In Passing (self-released) - jazz
  • Roscoe Mitchell Trio: Angel City (RogueArt) - jazz
  • Roscoe Mitchell Quartet: Celebrating Fred Anderson (Nessa) [08-21] - jazz
  • Joe Magnarelli: Three on Two (Posi-Tone) - jazz
  • Moonlight Saving Time: Meeting at Night (self-released) - jazz
  • Thurston Moore + Mats Gustafsson: Live at Henie Onstad Kunstenter (Prisma) - jazz
  • Alicia Hall Moran: Heavy Blue (self-released) - jazz
  • Joyce Moreno/Kenny Werner: Poesia (Pirouet) - jazz
  • Ikue Mori: Light in the Shadow (Tzadik) - jazz
  • Joe Morris: Solos Bimhuis (Relative Pitch) [05-21] - jazz
  • Cristina Morrison: Baronesa (Jazzheads) - jazz
  • Sarah Moule: Songs From the Floating World (Red Ram) - vocal jazz
  • Misha Mullov-Abbado: New Ansonia (Edition) - jazz
  • Luis Munoz: Voz (Pellin Music) - jazz
  • Mural: Tempo (Sofa) - jazz
  • Derek Nash Acoustic Quartet: You've Got to Dig to Dig It, You Dig? (Jazzizit) - jazz
  • Josh Nelson: Exploring Mars (Origin) [02-17] - jazz
  • New Vocabulary: New Vocabulary (System Dialing) - jazz
  • New Zealand School of Music Big Band: Too Cool (Nzsm Jazz) - jazz
  • Paal Nilssen-Love: Cut and Bleed (Ideal) - jazz
  • Michel Nirenberg: Retrato/Portrait (self-released) - jazz
  • No Pair: Chaos and Order (Long Song) - jazz
  • Jakob Norgren Jazz Orchestra: Pathfinding (Wime) - jazz
  • Henrik Munkeby Norstebo/Raymond Strid/Nina de Heney: Oslo Wien (Vafongool) - jazz
  • Not Twice: Flight Plans (Epigraph) - jazz
  • Maya Nova: Days (self-released) - jazz
  • Oz Noy: Asian Twistz (Abstract Logix) [03-17] - jazz
  • NSU Jazz'Tet: Out Front (NSU Jazz Lab) - jazz
  • Nuaia: Belong to the Moon (Boogie Post) - vocal jazz
  • Nuiversum: Ballads of Now & When (Repeat Until Death) - jazz
  • The Oatmeal Jazz Combo: Whole-Wheat Oats (LGY) - jazz
  • Anthony Ocana & Nelson Ricart-Guerrero: In Trance (Producciones Los Mafus) - jazz
  • Larry Ochs: The Fictive Five (Tzadik) [10-00] - jazz
  • Ray Obiedo: There Goes That (Rhythmus) - Latin jazz
  • Itaru Oki & Axel Dorner: Roots of Bohemian (Improvising Beings) - jazz
  • Bartlomiej Oles/Tomasz Dabrowski: Chapters (Fenommedia) - jazz
  • Steve Olson: The Ruthless Shapes of Paradise (self-released) - jazz
  • Tomoko Omura: Roots (Inner Circle Music) - jazz
  • Aki Onda with Loren Connors & Alan Licht: Lost City (Audio Mer) - jazz
  • Orchestre National de Jazz: Europa Berlin (OnJazz) - jazz
  • Kresten Osgood/Masabumi Kikuchi/Ben Street/Thomas Morgan: Kikuchi/Street/Morgan/Osgood (ILK Music) [05-25] - jazz
  • Igor Osypov Quintet: I (Unit) - jazz
  • Gabriel Palatchi: Trivolution (self-released) - jazz
  • Caterina Palazzi SudoKu KilleR: Infanticide (Auand) - jazz
  • Han-Earl Park: Anomic Aphasia (Slam) - jazz
  • Evan Parker/Motoharu Yoshizawa: Two Chaps (Chap Chap) - jazz
  • William Parker: For Those Who Are Still (AUM Fidelity) [08-21] - jazz
  • William Parker Quartet: Live in Wroclove (ForTune) [08-17] - jazz
  • Jonah Parzen-Johnson: Remember When Things Were Better Tomorrow (Primary) - jazz
  • David Patrick Octet: The Rite of Spring (Birnam) - jazz
  • The Peeled Eye: The Peeled Eye (Shameless) - jazz
  • Jeremy Pelt: Tales, Musings and Other Reveries (HighNote) - jazz
  • Jean-Michel Pilc: What Is This Thing Called? (Sunnyside) [02-03] - jazz
  • The Pitch: Frozen Orchestra (Amsterdam) (SOFA) - jazz
  • Platform: Anthropocene (Va Fongool) - jazz
  • Polar Bear: Same as You (The Leaf Label) [03-31] - modern jazz
  • Tom Prehn Quartet: Axiom (Corbett vs Dempsey) - jazz
  • Dafnis Prieto Sextet: Triangles and Circles (Dafnison Music) [03-09] - jazz
  • Geo Progulakis Trio: Good Start (self-released) - piano jazz
  • Pulverize the Sound: Pulverize the Sound (Relative Pitch) [05-19] - jazz
  • Cheryl Pyle/Biggi Venkeloe: Flute Duo/Raw Sound Sweden (self-released) - jazz
  • Bruno Raberg Quartet: Hot Box (Orbis) - jazz
  • Abbey Rader's West Coast Quartet: First Gathering (Abray Productions) - jazz
  • Mette Rasmussen/Chris Corsano: All the Ghosts at Once (Relative Pitch) - jazz
  • Mette Rasmussen/Chris Corsano Duo: All the Ghosts . . . (Relative Pitch) [05-19] - jazz
  • Raya Brass Band: Raya (self-released) - jazz
  • RED Trio: Live in Munich (Astral Spirits) - jazz
  • Rob Reddy: Bechet: Our Contemporary (Reddy Music) - jazz
  • Amy Reed: Gold Lion (Gold Lion Arts) - jazz
  • Rob Reich: Shadowbox (BAG Production) [04-07] - jazz
  • Kat Reinhert: Spark (self-released) - jazz
  • Michel Reis Quartet: Capturing This Moment (Double Moon) [03-10] - jazz
  • Howard Riley: 10.11.12 (NoBusiness) - jazz
  • Howard Riley: Discussions (Dusk Fire) - jazz
  • Lee Ritenour: A Twist of Rit (Concord) [08-21] - contemporary jazz
  • Matana Roberts: Always (Relative Pitch) [05-19] - jazz
  • Kristo Rodzevski: Batania (self-released) - jazz
  • Adam Rogers/David Binney: R&B (Criss Cross) - jazz
  • Raphael Roginski: Plays John Coltrane and Langston Hughes: African Mystic Music (Bolt) - jazz
  • Sigudur Rognvaldsson: Kisima (Eclipse Music) - jazz
  • Mette Henriette Martedatter Rolvag: Mette Henriette (ECM) - jazz
  • Percival Roman: Spiritual Frequencies (self-released) - jazz
  • Timme Rosenkrantz: Timme's Treasures (Storyville) - jazz
  • Ada Rovatti: Disguise (Piloo) - jazz
  • Jacob Roved Quintet: Remembering Billy Strayhorn (Gatewaymusic) - jazz
  • Keith Rowe and John Tilbury: Enough Still Not to Know (SOFA) - jazz
  • Kama Ruby: Rock Dreams in Jazz (self-released) - jazz
  • Mike Rud: Miniatures (self-released) - jazz
  • Dan Rufolo: Sacred Jazz (self-released) - piano jazz
  • Charles Rumback/John Tate: Daylight Savings (Ears & Eyes) - jazz
  • John Russell/Phil Durrant/John Butcher: Conceits (Emanem) - jazz
  • John Russell/Steve Beresford/John Edwards/Stale Liavik Solberg: Will It Float? (Va Fongool) - jazz
  • Nick Russo and the Hot Jazz Jumpers: The Very Next Thing (On the Bol) [11-03] - jazz
  • Sam Sadigursky: Follow the Stick (BJU) - jazz
  • Dino Saluzzi/Horacio Lavandera: Imagenes: Music for Piano (ECM) - jazz
  • David Sanborn: Time and the River (OKeh) [04-07] - jazz
  • Antonio Sanchez: Three Times Three (CAM Jazz) - jazz
  • Antonio Sanchez: The Meridian Suite (CAM Jazz) - jazz
  • Christian Sands/Thomas Fonnesbaek/Alex Riel: Take One (Storyville) - jazz
  • Julian Schneemann: Roundabout (self-released) - jazz
  • John Schott: Actual Trio (Tzadik) [09-00] - jazz
  • Adam Scone: I Scream Scone! (Rondette Jazz) - jazz
  • Kendrick Scott Oracle: We Are the Drum (Blue Note) - jazz
  • Wolfgang Seligo: Wolfgang Seligo Jazz Trio (self-released) - jazz
  • Wolfgang Seligo: Alternative Jazz Piano (self-released) - jazz
  • Elliott Sharp: Sharp? Monk? Sharp! Monk! (Clean Feed) - jazz
  • Elliott Sharp/Scott Fields: Akra Kampoj (New Atlantis) - jazz
  • Matthew Shipp Trio: To Duke (RogueArt) [01-23] - piano jazz
  • Matthew Shipp and Mat Walerian Duo: Live in Okuden (ESP-Disk) - jazz
  • Matthew Shipp Quartet: Our Lady of the Flowers (RogueArt) - jazz
  • Matthew Shipp Chamber Ensemble: The Gospel According to Matthew & Michael (Relative Pitch) [04-07] - jazz
  • Shit & Shine: Chakin' (Astral Spirits) - jazz
  • Josh Shpak Band: Astatic (Interrobang) - jazz
  • The Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet: Come to Me (Stonebird Productions) - jazz
  • Arshak Sirunyan: Serendipity (self-released) - jazz
  • Jeremy Siskind: Housewarming (Brooklyn Jazz Underground) [02-24] - jazz
  • Ballake Sissoko & Vincent Segal: Musique De Nuit (Six Degrees) - jazz
  • Gino Sitson: VoiStrings (Buda Musique) - vocal jazz
  • Blaise Siwula/Luciano Troja/John Murchison: Beneath the Ritual (No Frills Music) - jazz
  • Blaise Siwula/Carsten Radtke/Joe Hertenstein: Past the Future (No Frills Music) - jazz
  • SLD Trio: Anfitrion (self-released) - jazz
  • Solveig Slettahjell-Knut Reiersrud with In the Country: Trail of Souls (ACT) - jazz
  • Joe Smith & the Spicy Pickles: High Fidelity (self-released) - jazz
  • Lee Smith: My Kind of Blues (Vectordisk) - jazz
  • Sonar: Black Light (Cuneiform) - jazz
  • Soule Monde: Smashed World (Ropeadope) - jazz
  • Spike Orchestra: Ghetto (self-released) - jazz
  • Spiro: Welcome Joy and Welcome Sorrow (Real World) - jazz
  • Sputnik3: Orbits (Mainland) - jazz
  • SSBT: 247 Main (Astral Spirits) - jazz
  • St Germain: St Germain (Nonesuch) - jazz
  • Lara St John: Shiksa (Ancalagon) - jazz
  • Stacey & Alan: A Love Like Yours (Night, Night the Elephant) - jazz
  • Mary Stallings: Feelin' Good (HighNote) - jazz
  • Matthew Stevens: Woodwork (Whirlwind) - jazz
  • Stirrup: A Man Can't Ride on One (Whistler) - jazz
  • Stolen Hearts: Dirty Southern Soul (self-released) - jazz
  • E.J. Strickland Quintet: The Undying Spirit (Strick Muzik) [03-17] - jazz
  • Zhenya Strigalev's Smiling Organizm: Robin Goodie (Whirlwind) [02-03] - jazz
  • Yuhan Su: A Room of One's Own (Inner Circle Music) - jazz
  • Superimpose: Edinburgh (Wide Ear) - jazz
  • Switchback: Switchback (Multikulti) - jazz
  • Szandra Szoke Quintet: Memory Palace (Hunnia) - vocal jazz
  • Tom Tallitsch: All Together Now (Posi-Tone) - jazz
  • Tarana: A Fire of Flowers Grows Around Us (Wondermachine Music) - jazz
  • Mark Taylor and the Big Band: To the Edge (Writegroove) - jazz
  • Sam Taylor: My Future Just Passed (Cellar Live) - jazz
  • Tea Cup Gin: Underground Love (self-released) - jazz
  • Team Hegdal: Vol 3 (Particular) [06-02] - jazz
  • Terrerapadequ: Chlopingle (Creative Sources) - jazz
  • The Thing/Thurston Moore: Live (The Thing/Trost) - jazz
  • Scott Tinkler & Greg Sheehan: Federal (Bandcamp) - jazz
  • Theo Travis' Double Talk: Transgression (Esoteric Antenna) - jazz
  • Chris Trinidad: Chris Trinidad's Certain Times (Iridium) - jazz
  • Trio DEF: Trio DEF (TetraArtist) - jazz
  • Tripes: Suicide Jazz (COAX) - jazz
  • Troyka: Ornithophobia (Naim Jazz) [01-26] - jazz
  • Colin Trusedell: It's All About the Hustle (MyShowsLive) - jazz
  • Matt Turner: Virion Impasto (Icker) - jazz
  • Twin Danger: Twin Danger (Universal) [07-03] - jazz
  • Steve Tyrell: That Lovin' Feeling (Concord) [02-10] - standards
  • Jeremy Udden/Nicolas Moreaux: Belleville Project (Sunnyside) - jazz
  • Birgit Uhler/Leonel Kaplan: Stereo Trumpet (Relative Pitch) [02-17] - jazz
  • Upsilon Acrux: Sun Square Dialect (New Atlantis) - jazz
  • Harvey Valdes: Roundabout (self-released) - jazz
  • Peter Van Huffel/Andreas Willers/Oliver Steidle: The Scrambling Ex (FMR) - jazz
  • Syberen Van Munster: Plunge for Distance (self-released) - jazz
  • Variable Geometry Orchestra: Lulu auf dem Berg (Creative Sources) - jazz
  • Yago Vazquez/Scott Lee/Jeff Hirshfield: Stream (Fresh Sound New Talent) - jazz
  • Gabriel Vicens: Days (Inner Circle Music) - jazz
  • Alberto Vilas Quinteto: Cronica Cromatica (self-released) - jazz
  • Vladan: Ornatments (self-released) - jazz
  • Marco Von Orelli 5: Alluring Prospect (Hatology) - jazz
  • Romain Vuilleman: Swinging in Paris (self-released) - jazz
  • Christuan Vuust & Aaron Parks: Storytelling (Aero) - jazz
  • Walabix: Walabix Invite Bart Maris (Becoq) - jazz
  • Rick Waldron: Africa (Waldron Music) - smooth jazz
  • Christian Wallumrod: Pianokammer (Hubro) - jazz
  • Alex Ward Trio & Sextet: Projected/Entities/Removal (Copepod) - jazz
  • Steve Washington: Right to Love (Mandora) - jazz
  • Waxwing: A Bowl of Sixty Taxiderminsts (Songlines) - jazz
  • Weasel Walter & Chris Pitsiokos: Drawn and Quartered (self-released) - jazz
  • The Weave: Knowledge Porridge (self-released) - jazz
  • Doug Webb: Triple Play (Posi-Tone) - jazz
  • Mark Weinstein: In Jerusalem (Zoho Music) - jazz
  • Walt Weiskopf: Open Road (Posi-Tone) - jazz
  • John Wetton and the Les Paul Trio: New York Minute (Primary PUrpose) - jazz
  • Kenny Wheeler: Songs for Quintet (ECM) [01-27] - jazz -- PM:80
  • The Jiggs Whigham International Trio: Live at Nighttown: Not So Standards (Azica) - jazz
  • Whirl: Revolving Rapidly Around an Axis (dEN) - jazz
  • Dan Wilensky: Made in Portland (self-released) - jazz
  • Steve Wilson & Wilsonian's Grain: Live in New York: The Vanguard Sessions (Random Act) [03-24] - jazz
  • Michel Wintsch: Roof Fool (Hatology) - jazz
  • Deanna Witkowski: Raindrop: Improvisations With Chopin (Tilapia) - jazz
  • Irek Wojtczak & the Fonda-Stevens Group [Wojtczak NYCConnection]: Folk Five (ForTune) - jazz
  • The Woodshed Orchestra: Brass Bandit (self-released) - jazz
  • Nate Wooley: Battle Pieces (Relative Pitch) [02-17] - jazz
  • XADU: Random Abstract (Moonjune) - jazz
  • Kazuki Yamanaka: Songs Unconscious-Minded (self-released) - jazz
  • Yodok III: The Sky Flashes, the Great Sea Yearns (A New Wave of Jazz) - jazz
  • Otomo Yoshihide: Guitar Solo 2015 LEFT (Doubtmusic) - jazz
  • Zora Young and Little Mike and the Tornadoes: Friday Night (self-released) - jazz
  • Renee Yoxon: Impossible: Live at Musideum (self-released) - jazz
  • Mia Zabelka: Monday Sessions (Creative Sources) - jazz
  • Ingar Zach/Miguel Angel Tolosa: Loner (Sofa) - jazz
  • Glenn Zaleski: My Ideal (Sunnyside) - jazz
  • Denny Zeitlin/George Marsh: Riding the Moment (Sunnyside) - jazz
  • John Zorn: Hen to Pan (Tzadik) - jazz
  • John Zorn: Simulacrum (Tzadik) - jazz
  • John Zorn: The Hermetic Organ Vol 3 (Tzadik) - jazz
  • John Zorn: The Last Judgment (Tzadik) - jazz
  • John Zorn: The True Discoveries of Witches and Demons (Tzadik) [08-00] - jazz
  • John Zorn: Inferno (Tzadik) [09-00] - jazz
  • Glenn Zottola: Charlie Parker With Strings Revisited (Classic Jazz) - jazz
  • Nina Revisted: A Tribute to Nina Simone (Columbia/RCA) [07-10] - contemporary jazz

Reissues, Etc.

  • John Abercrombie: The First Quartet (1978-80, ECM, 3CD) [12-04] - jazz
  • Joe Albany: Now's the Time (Interplay) - jazz
  • Ernestine Anderson: Swings the Penthouse (1962, HighNote) - jazz
  • Terri Lyne Carrington: The ACT Years (ACT) [06-09] - jazz
  • The John Coltrane Quintet Featuring Eric Dolphy: So Many Things: The European Tour 1961 (Acrobat, 4CD) [03-10] - jazz
  • John Coltrane: A Love Supreme: The Complete Masters (Impulse) - jazz
  • Loren Connors: Blues: The Dark Paintings of Mark Rothko (Family Vineyard) - jazz
  • Detail: First Detail (1982, Rune Grammofon) [03-03] - jazz
  • Duke Ellington and His Orchestra: The Treasury Shows, Vol 20 (Storyville) - jazz
  • Duke Ellington: At the Cotton Club (1937-39, Storyville, 2CD) - jazz
  • Billie Holiday: The Centennial Collection (Legacy) [03-31] - swing
  • Steve Khan: Tightrope/The Blue Man/Arrows (BGO) - jazz
  • Earl Klugh: Soda Fountain Shuffle/Life Stories/Solo Guitar (BGO) - jazz
  • Last Exit: Iron Path (ESP) - jazz -- RC:A-
  • Junior Mance: Jubilation (1994, Delmark) - jazz
  • Pat Martino: Nexus (HighNote) - jazz
  • Joe McPhee: Solos: The Lost Tapes (1980-1981-1984) (Roaratorio) - jazz
  • Debby Moore: My Kind of Blues (1960, Fresh Sound) - jazz
  • Wes Montgomery: In the Beginning (1949-58, Resonance, 2CD) [05-12] - jazz
  • Mike Osborne: Dawn (Cuneiform) - jazz
  • Art Pepper: Neon Art, Vol 1 (Omnivore) [02-27] - post-bop
  • Art Pepper: Neon Art, Vol 2 (Omnivore) [03-10] - post-bop
  • Art Pepper: Live at Fat Tuesday's (Elemental Music) - jazz
  • Oscar Peterson: Exclusively for My Friends (MPS) - jazz
  • Bobby Shew With the University of Florida Jazz Band: Live 1983 (self-released) - jazz
  • John Stevens: John Steven's Away/Somewhere in Between/Mazin Ennit (BGO) - jazz
  • Cecil Taylor: Garden 1st Set (1981, Hatology) - jazz
  • Weather Report: The Legendary Live Tapes 1978-1981 (Columbia/Legacy, 4CD) [11-20] - fusion
  • Jazz in Polish Cinema: Out of the Underground 1958-1967 (JOF) [01-25] - jazz
  • The Magic & the Mystery of the Piano Trio: Ballads & Lullabies (Ozella Music) - jazz
  • New Orleans Brass Bands: Through the Streets of the City (Smithsonian/Folkways) [02-10] - New Orleans jazz
  • Piano in the House (Adventure Music) - jazz
  • Spiritual Jazz Vol 6: Vocals (Jazzman) [03-09] - -- PM:80
  • Turtle Records: Pioneering British Jazz 1970-1971 (RPM) - jazz

Priority Counts

  • Priority 0: 114
  • Priority 1: 377
  • Priority 2: 45
  • Priority 3: 0

Total: 536