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

  • Juhani Aaltonen & Iro Haarla: Kirkastus (TUM) [10-16] - jazz [***]
  • Rez Abbasi Acoustic Quartet [RAAQ]: Intents and Purposes (Enja) [02-10] - jazz -- PM:80 [*]
  • Beegie Adair/Don Aliquo: Too Marvelous for Words (Adair Music Group) [09-04] - jazz [A-]
  • Tony Adamo: Tony Adamo & the New York Crew (Urban Zone) [05-01] - vocal jazz [***]
  • Aguanko: Invisible (Aguanko Music) - jazz [**]
  • Bob Albanese: Time Remembered (Mayimba) [10-02] - jazz [*]
  • Albare: Only Human (Alfi) [05-15] - jazz [**]
  • Alessio Alberghini/Garrison Fewell: Inverso (Floating Forest) [06-01] - jazz [**]
  • The Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet: 10 (Zoho) [08-07] - jazz [***]
  • Jovan Alexandre: Collective Consciousness (Xippi) [02-24] - jazz [**]
  • All Included: Satan in Plain Clothes (Clean Feed) [05-19] - jazz [***]
  • Aimee Allen: Matter of Time (Azuline) [05-05] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Harry Allen and Friends: For George, Cole and Duke (Blue Heron) - jazz [***]
  • Harry Allen's All-Star Brazilian Band: Flying Over Rio (Arbors) - jazz [A-]
  • Harry Allen: Something About Jobim (Stunt) [11-13] - jazz [***]
  • JD Allen: Graffiti (Savant) - jazz [A-]
  • Goncalo Almeida/Tobias Klein/Martin van Duynhoven: Vibrate in Sympathy (Clean Feed) - jazz [***]
  • Scott Amendola: Fade to Orange (Sazi) [06-06] - jazz [*]
  • Barry Altschul & 3Dom Factor: Tales of the Unforeseen (TUM) [09-18] - jazz [A-]
  • : Dance With Me (ITI) [01-13] - jazz [*]
  • Rodrigo Amado: This Is Our Language (Not Two) - jazz [A-]
  • Gabriel Amargant: And Now for Something Completely Different (Fresh Sound New Talent) - jazz [A-]
  • Ray Anderson's Organic Quartet: Being the Point (Intuition) [03-20] - jazz [A-]
  • : Distracted Society (Summit) - jazz [**]
  • Dennis Angel: On Track (Timeless Grooves) [07-01] - jazz [B-]
  • Laurie Antonioli & Richie Beirach: Varuna (Origin) [09-18] - vocal jazz [B-]
  • Gene Argel: Luminescent (Origin) [01-20] - jazz [**]
  • Julian Arguelles: Let It Be Told (Basho) [04-27] - [***]
  • Julian rguelles: Tetra (Whirlwind) [19-16] - [***]
  • Christian Artmann: Fields of Pannonia (self-released) [04-07] - jazz [*]
  • Takeshi Asai: French Trio Vol 2 (De Trois Cites) [06-02] - jazz [**]
  • Atomic: Lucidity (Jazzland) [03-17] - jazz [***]
  • Tiffany Austin: Nothing but Soul (Con Alma) [06-02] - vocal jazz [B]
  • Audio One: What Thomas Bernhard Saw (Audiographic) [12-24] - jazz [A-]
  • Ab Baars Trio: Slate Blue (Wig) [02-00] - free jazz [***]
  • Ab Baars Trio & NY Guests: Invisible Blow (Wig) [02-00] - free jazz [B]
  • Kevin Bachelder/Jason Lee Bruns: Cherry Avenue (Panout Music Group) [05-26] - vocal jazz [B-]
  • The Bad Plus/Joshua Redman: The Bad Plus/Joshua Redman (Nonesuch) [05-26] - jazz [**]
  • Priscilla Badhwar: Mademoiselle (self-released) [05-26] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Dmitry Baevsky: Over and Out (Jazz Family) - jazz [A-]
  • Juan Pablo Balcazar: Reversible (Fresh Sound New Talent) [03-00] - jazz [**]
  • Adam Baldych & Helge Lien Trio: Bridges (ACT) [08-28] - jazz [***]
  • Ballister: Worse for the Wear (Aerophonic) [01-06] - free jazz [***]
  • Dan Ballou: Solo Trumpet (Clean Feed) - jazz [**]
  • Baltazanis: End of Seas (self-released) [07-28] - jazz [*]
  • John Basile: Penny Lane (StringTime Jazz) [08-07] - jazz [B]
  • Dave Bass: NYC Sessions (Whaling City Sound) [02-00] - jazz [*]
  • Bastet: Eye of Ra (self-released) [05-26] - jazz [B]
  • Bathysphere: Bathysphere (Driff) - jazz [**]
  • Stefano Battaglia Trio: In the Morning: Music of Alec Wilder (ECM) [08-28] - jazz [***]
  • Beat Funktion: Olympus (DO Music) [06-02] - pop jazz [B]
  • Beauty School: Residual Ugly (Humbler) [01-02] - jazz [*]
  • Perry Beekman: S'Wonderful: Perry Beekman Sings and Plays Gershwin (self-released) [06-05] - vocal jazz
  • Bob Belden's Animation: Machine Language (Rare Noise) [09-25] - jazz [B]
  • Louie Belogenis: Blue Buddha (Tzadik) [08-00] - jazz [***]
  • Daniel Bennett Group: The Mystery at Clown Castle (Manhattan Daylight) - jazz [*]
  • Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap: The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern (Columbia) [09-25] - jazz [*]
  • Karl Berger/Kirk Knuffke: Moon (NoBusiness, 2CD) - jazz [**]
  • Thomas Bergeron: Sacred Feast (self-released) [05-12] - jazz [C+]
  • Jerry Bergonzi: Rigamaroll (Savant) - jazz [A-]
  • David Berkman: Old Friends and New Friends (Palmetto) [05-05] - jazz [**]
  • Josh Berman Trio: A Dance and a Hop (Delmark) [09-22] - jazz [A-]
  • Tim Berne's Snakeoil: You've Been Watching Me (ECM) [04-14] - jazz [***]
  • Randy Bernsen: Grace Notes (Jericho Jams) [09-18] - jazz [B]
  • Steven Bernstein/Paolo Fresu/Gianluca Petrella/Marcus Rojas: Brass Bang! () - jazz [*]
  • Pat Bianchi Trio: A Higher Standard (21-H) [06-05] - jazz [*]
  • Luciano Biondini: Senza Fine (Intakt) - jazz [*]
  • Nat Birchall: Invocations (Jazzman) - jazz [A-]
  • June Bisantz: It's Always You: June Bisantz Sings Chet Baker Vol 2 (self-released) - jazz [*]
  • Andrew Bishop: De Profundis (Envoi) - jazz [***]
  • Bizingas: Eggs Up High (NCM East) [11-06] - jazz [**]
  • Raoul Bjorkenheim/Ecstasy: Out of the Blue (Cuneiform) - jazz [***]
  • Terence Blanchard: Breathless (Blue Note) [05-26] - jazz [**]
  • Blue Muse: Blue Muse Live (Dolphinium) [11-27] - jazz [B]
  • Michael Blum/Jim Stinnett: Commitment (self-released) [06-23] - jazz [*]
  • Don Braden: Luminosity (Creative Perspective Music) [09-15] - jazz [*]
  • Geof Bradfield Quintet: Our Roots (Origin) [10-16] - jazz [**]
  • Bobby Bradford-Frode Gjerstad Quartet: The Delaware River (NoBusiness) - jazz [**]
  • Joshua Breakstone: 2nd Avenue (Capri) [05-21] - jazz [*]
  • Randy Brecker: Randy Pop: Live (Piloo) [09-18] - jazz [B]
  • Randy Brecker/Bobby Shew/Jan Hasenohrl: Trumpet Summit Prague (Summit) [05-12] - jazz [B]
  • Dee Dee Bridgewater: Dee Dee's Feathers (Okeh) [08-14] - jazz [**]
  • Jakob Bro: Gefion (ECM) [03-17] - modern creative [**]
  • Peter Brotzmann/Peeter Uuskyla: Red Cloud on Silver (Omlott) [02-01] - jazz [**]
  • : Krakow Nights (Not Two) - jazz [***]
  • Andy Brown: Soloist (Delmark) [01-27] - guitar jazz [*]
  • The Dan Brubeck Quartet: Celebrating the Music and Lyrics of Dave & Iola Brubeck (Blue Forest, 2CD) [04-28] - jazz [***]
  • A Bu Trio: 88 Tones of Black and White (Blujazz) [05-25] - jazz [*]
  • Dewa Budjana: Hasta Karma (Moonjune) [02-17] - jazz [*]
  • Maureen Budway: Sweet Candor (MCG Jazz) [01-27] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Sarah Buechi: Shadow Garden (Intakt) - jazz [***]
  • Katie Bull: All Hot Bodies Radiate (Ashokan Indie) [11-10] - vocal jazz [***]
  • Art "Turk" Burton and Congo Square: Spirits: Then & Now (ATB) [10-02] - jazz [**]
  • Marnix Busstra: Firm Fragile Fun (Buzz Music) [11-03] - jazz [*]
  • Joey Calderazzo: Going Home (Sunnyside) [03-31] - piano jazz [**]
  • Ann Hampton Callaway: The Hope of Christmas (MCG Jazz) [10-09] - Christmas
  • Joao Camoes/Rodrigo Pinheiro/Miguel Mira: Earnear (Tour de Bras) - jazz [**]
  • Joao Camoes/Jean-Marc Foussat/Claude Parle: Bien Mental (Fou) - jazz [***]
  • Mike Campbell: Close Enough for Love (ITI) [01-20] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Cecile & Jean-Luc Cappozzo: Soul Eyes (Fou) [12-00] - jazz [**]
  • Harley Card: Hedgerow (self-released) [02-10] - jazz [B]
  • Kenny Carr: Idle Talk (self-released) [05-19] - jazz [**]
  • Kenny Carr: Exit Moon (Zoozazz Music) [11-26] - jazz
  • Francois Carrier/Michel Lambert: Io (FMR) - jazz [***]
  • Francois Carrier/Michel Lambert/Rafal Mazur: Unknowable (Not Two) - jazz [A-]
  • Francois Carrier/Steve Beresford/John Edwards/Michel Lambert: Outgoing (FMR) - jazz
  • Brett Carson: Quattuor Elephantis (Edgetone) [04-28] - jazz [B]
  • Hugo Carvalhais: Grand Valis (Clean Feed) [05-19] - jazz [**]
  • Casa: Futuro (Clean Feed) - jazz [B]
  • Ernesto Cervini: Turboprop (Anzic) - jazz [**]
  • Chaise Lounge: A Very Chaise Lounge Christmas (Modern Songbook) - jazz [*]
  • Chamber 3: Grassroots (OA2) [01-20] - jazz [*]
  • Joan Chamorro & Andrea Motis: Feeling Good (Whaling City Sound) [06-02] - jazz [***]
  • Brian Charette: Alphabet City (Posi-Tone) [05-26] - jazz [*]
  • Dheepa Chari: Patchwork (self-released) [08-07] - vocal jazz [B-]
  • Chicago Reed Quartet: Western Automatic (Aerophonic) [06-23] - jazz [**]
  • Scott Clark 4tet: Bury My Heart (Clean Feed) - jazz [**]
  • Anat Cohen: Luminosa (Anzic) [03-17] - jazz [***]
  • Lorin Cohen: Home (Origin) [05-19] - jazz [B]
  • Steve Coleman and the Council of Balance: Synovial Joints (Pi) [04-28] - jazz [***]
  • Tom Collier: Alone in the Studio (Origin) [03-17] - jazz [B]
  • Tom Collier: Across the Bridge (Origin) [11-20] - jazz
  • Romain Collin: Press Enter (ACT) [10-12] - jazz [**]
  • Romain Collin: Press Enter (ACT) [10-02] - jazz [**]
  • Colours Jazz Orchestra: Home Away From Home: Plays the Music of Ayn Inserto (Neu Klang) - jazz
  • Agedoke Steve Colson: Tones for Harriet Tubman/Sojourner Truth/Frederick Douglass (Silver Sphinx, 2CD) - jazz [**]
  • Dani Comas: Epokhe (UnderPool) - jazz [**]
  • The Convergence Quartet: Owl Jacket (NoBusiness) - jazz [**]
  • Lainie Cooke: The Music Is the Magic (Onyx Music) [03-17] - vocal jazz [B]
  • Chick Corea/Bela Fleck: Two (Concord) [09-11] - fusion [B]
  • Cowboys & Frenchmen: Rodeo (Outside In Music) [11-03] - jazz [*]
  • Marilyn Crispell/Gerry Hemingway: Table of Changes (Intakt) - jazz [A-]
  • Stephan Crump/Mary Halvorson: Secret Keeper: Emerge (Intakt) [04-00] - jazz [**]
  • Cuir: Chez Ackenbush (Fou) - jazz
  • Jamie Cullum: Interlude (Blue Note) [01-27] - vocal jazz [B]
  • Adrian Cunningham: Ain't That Right! The Music of Neal Hefti (Arbors) - jazz [**]
  • Linda Dachtyl: A Late One (Chicken Coup/Summit) - jazz [**]
  • Isaac Darche: Team & Variations (Challenge) [04-14] - jazz [**]
  • Darts & Arrows: Altamira (Ears & Eyes) [10-16] - jazz [*]
  • Caroline Davis Quartet: Doors: Chicago Storylines (Ears & Eyes) [11-06] - jazz [***]
  • Kris Davis Infrasound: Save Your Breath (Clean Feed) [05-19] - jazz [**]
  • Steve Davis: Say When (Smoke Sessions) [06-09] - jazz [*]
  • Ernest Dawkins Live the Spirit Residency Big Band: Memory in the Center: An Afro Opera: Homage to Nelson Mandela (Dawk) - jazz [A-]
  • De Beren Gieren: One Mirrors Many (Clean Feed) - jazz [**]
  • Bram De Looze: Septych (Clean Feed) [11-03] - jazz [**]
  • Michael Dees: The Dream I Dreamed (Jazzed Media) [05-12] - vocal jazz [***]
  • Benoit Delbecq/Miles Perkin/Emile Biayenda: Ink (Clean Feed) - jazz
  • Charlie Dennard: 5 O'Clock Charlie (self-released) [08-07] - jazz [*]
  • Jeff Denson/Lee Konitz: Jeff Denson Trio + Lee Konitz (Ridgeway) [07-07] - jazz [*]
  • Deux Maisons: For Sale (Clean Feed) [05-19] - jazz [**]
  • Giovanni Di Domenico/Peter Jacquemyn/Chris Corsano: A Little Off the Top (NoBusiness) - jazz [***]
  • Aaron Diehl: Space Time Continuum (Mack Avenue) [06-16] - jazz [**]
  • Jorrit Dijkstra: Neither Odd nor Even (Driff) - jazz [***]
  • Jorrit Dijkstra/Pandelis Karayorgis/Nate McBride/Curt Newton: Matchbox (Driff) - jazz [**]
  • John Dikeman/William Parker/Hamid Drake: Live at La Resistenza (El Negocito) [10-01] - jazz [***]
  • Chris Dingman: The Subliminal & the Sublime (Inner Arts Initiative) [06-16] - jazz [*]
  • Andrew Diruzza Quintet: Shapes and Analogies (self-released) [03-17] - jazz [**]
  • Dahi Divine: The Element (Right Direction) [04-07] - jazz [**]
  • Roberta Donnay & the Prohibition Mob Band: Bathtub Gin (Motema Music) - vocal jazz [*]
  • Marcelo Dos Reis/Luis Vicente/Theo Ceccaldi/Valentin Ceccaldi: Chamber 4 (FMR) - jazz [**]
  • Marcelo Dos Reis/Angelica V Salvi: Concentric Rinds (Cipsela) - jazz [*]
  • Dave Douglas: High Risk (Greenleaf Music) [06-23] - jazz [**]
  • Dave Douglas Quintet: Brazen Heart (Greenleaf Music) [10-02] - jazz [**]
  • Kaja Draksler/Susana Santos Silva: This Love (Clean Feed) - jazz [*]
  • Drkwav: The Purge (Royal Potato Family) [02-24] - jazztronica [***]
  • Benjamin Duboc/Jean-Luc Petit: Double-Basse: This Is Not Art (Clean Feed) - jazz [*]
  • Elina Duni Quartet: Dallendyshe (ECM) [04-17] - jazz [***]
  • East West Quintet: Anthem (self-released) [10-13] - jazz [B-]
  • Kirsten Edkins: Art & Soul (self-released) [11-03] - jazz [*]
  • Matthias Eick: Midwest (ECM) [05-18] - jazz [**]
  • Harris Eisenstadt: Golden State (Songlines) [03-10] - jazz [***]
  • Electric Squeezebox Orchestra: Cheap Rent (OA2) [08-21] - jazz [*]
  • Eliane Elias: Made in Brazil (Concord) [03-31] - Brazilian jazz [*]
  • Kurt Elling: Passion World (Concord) [06-09] - vocal jazz [C]
  • Liberty Ellman: Radiate (Pi) [08-21] - jazz [A-]
  • Amir ElSaffar: Crisis (Pi) [07-24] - jazz [A-]
  • Paul Elwood: Nice Folks (Innova) [01-27] - jazz [***]
  • Ellery Eskelin: Solo Live at Snugs (Hatology) - jazz [**]
  • Duane Eubanks Quintet: Things of That Particular Nature (Sunnyside) [01-30] - jazz -- PM:80 [**]
  • Robin Eubanks Mass Line Big Band: More Than Meets the Ear (ArtistShare) [11-20] - jazz [*]
  • Charles Evans: On Beauty (More Is More) [05-12] - jazz
  • Expansions: The Dave Liebman Group: The Puzzle (Whaling City Sound) - jazz [***]
  • Carlos Falanga: Gran Coral (UnderPool) - jazz [**]
  • Lorraine Feather: Flirting With Disaster (Jazzed Media) - jazz [B]
  • John Fedchock Quartet: Live: Fluidity (Summit) - jazz [***]
  • John Fedchock Big Band: Like It Is (MAMA) [08-07] - jazz [**]
  • Lorenzo Feliciati: Koi (Rare Noise) [05-26] - jazz [***]
  • Hugo Fernandez: Cosmogram (Origin) [04-21] - jazz [**]
  • Garrison Fewell: Invisible Resonance Trio (Creative Nation Music) [09-25] - jazz [***]
  • Joe Fiedler Trio: I'm In (Multiphonics Music) [04-07] - jazz [A-]
  • Amina Figarova: Blue Whisper (In + Out) [09-25] - jazz [B]
  • Nick Finzer: The Chase (Origin) [07-17] - jazz [*]
  • Clare Fischer: Out of the Blue (Clavo) [09-29] - jazz [*]
  • The Greg Foat Group: The Greg Foat Group Live at the Playboy Club, London (Jazzman) - jazz [*]
  • Food: This Is Not a Miracle (ECM) [11-20] - jazz [A-]
  • Daniel Fortin: Brinks (Fresh Sound New Talent) - jazz [**]
  • Jean-Marc Foussat & Jean-Luc Petit: . . . D'Ou Vient La Lumiere! (Fou) [12-00] - jazz [B]
  • Nick Fraser: Too Many Continents (Clean Feed) - jazz [***]
  • Free Jazz Group Wiesbaden: Frictions/Frictions Now (NoBusiness) - jazz
  • Free Nelson Mandoomjazz: Awakening of a Capital (RareNoise) [03-02] - jazz [***]
  • Chico Freeman/Heiri Kanzig: The Arrival (Intakt) - jazz [A-]
  • Erik Friedlander: Illuminations (Skipstone) [10-22] - jazz [A-]
  • Janice Friedman Trio: Live at Kitano (CAP) [04-07] - vocal jazz [*]
  • David Friesen & Glen Moore: Bactrian (Origin) [11-20] - jazz [***]
  • Oleg Frish: Duets With My American Idols (Time Out Media) [05-19] - vocal jazz [***]
  • Satoko Fujii Orchestra Berlin: Ichigo Ichie (Libra) [07-14] - jazz [A-]
  • Satoko Fujii Tobira: Yamiyo Ni Karasu (Libra) [07-14] - jazz [***]
  • Tomas Fujiwara & the Hook Up: After All Is Said (482 Music) - jazz [A-]
  • : The Left Side of the Moon (self-relased) [03-03] - piano jazz [***]
  • Michael Gallant Trio: Live Plus One (Gallant Music) [10-09] - jazz [*]
  • Jacob Garchik: Ye Olde (Yestereve) - jazz [**]
  • Laszlo Gardony: Life in Real Time (Sunnyside) [07-07] - piano jazz [***]
  • Maxfield Gast: Ogo Pogo (Militia Hill) [02-27] - jazztronica [**]
  • Charles Gayle/William Parker/Hamid Drake: Live at Jazzwerkstatt Peitz (Jazzwerkstatt) [11-09] - jazz [***]
  • Ghost Train Orchestra: Hot Town (Accurate) [05-12] - jazz [***]
  • Polly Gibbons: Many Faces of Love (Resonance) [02-03] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio: Live in Studio (Whaling City Sound) - jazz [**]
  • Michael Gibbs & the NDR Bigband: Play a Bill Frisell Set List (Cuneiform) - jazz [A-]
  • Clay Giberson: Minga Minga (Origin) [08-21] - jazz [*]
  • Clark Gibson + Orchestra: Bird With Strings: The Lost Arrangements (BluJazz) - jazz [**]
  • Vance Gilbert: Nearness of You (Disismye Music) - jazz [B]
  • Robert Glasper: Covered: The Robert Glasper Trio Recorded Live at Capitol Studios (Blue Note) [06-16] - jazz [**]
  • Otzir Godot: In- (Epatto) - jazz [**]
  • Aaron Goldberg: The Now (Sunnyside) [01-20] - piano jazz [*]
  • Ben Goldberg: Orphic Machine (BAG) [03-24] - modern creative [***]
  • Chris Golinski/Tim McNally/Boaz Roberts: Rodeo (Edgetone) [04-28] - jazz [*]
  • Richie Goods & Nuclear Fusion: Three Rivers (Richman) [02-17] - jazz [B]
  • Jerry Granelli Trio + 3: What I Hear Now (Addo) [05-26] - jazz [***]
  • Milford Graves & Bill Laswell: (TUM) [02-26] - jazz [A-]
  • Devin Gray: RelativE ResonancE (Skirl) [06-09] - jazz [***]
  • Marty Grosz Meets the Fat Babies: Diga Diga Doo (Delmark) [02-25] - jazz [A-]
  • Giovanni Guidi Trio: This Is the Day (ECM) [05-26] - jazz [**]
  • Ulrich Gumpert Quartett: A New One (Intakt) - jazz [A-]
  • The H2 Big Band: It Could Happen (Origin) [02-17] - jazz big band [**]
  • Rich Halley 4: Creating Structure (Pine Eagle) - jazz [A-]
  • Rich Halley 4: Eleven (Pine Eagle) - jazz [***]
  • Mary Halvorson: Meltframe (Firehouse 12) [09-04] - jazz -- Pf:80 [***]
  • Tigran Hamasyan: Luys I Luso (ECM) [10-02] - Armenian [B-]
  • Scott Hamilton: Scott Hamilton Plays Jule Styne (Blue Duchess) [05-09] - jazz [A-]
  • Scott Hamilton with the Jeff Hamilton Trio: Hamilton and Hamilton Live in Bern (Capri) [10-20] - jazz [***]
  • Ross Hammond: Flight (Prescott) [04-14] - jazz [**]
  • Lafayette Harris, Jr. Trio: Bend to the Light (Airmen) [08-07] - jazz [**]
  • Harth/Fischer/Daemgen: Confucius Tarif Reduit (Spore Point) - jazz [**]
  • Stephen Haynes: Pomegranate (New Atlantis) [06-25] - jazz [***]
  • Miho Hazama: Time River (Sunnyside) [10-02] - jazz [**]
  • Dale Head: Swing Straight Up (Blujazz) - jazz [B]
  • Heads of State: Search for Peace (Smoke Sessions) - jazz [**]
  • Albert "Tootie" Heath: Philadelphia Beat (Sunnyside) - jazz [**]
  • Mark Helias Open Loose: The Signal Maker (Intakt) [03-00] - jazz [***]
  • Eddie Henderson: Collective Portrait (Smoke Sessions) [02-10] - jazz [**]
  • Lauren Henderson: A La Madrugada (self-released) [05-19] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Carlos Henriquez: The Bronx Pyramid (Blue Engine) [09-18] - jazz [**]
  • Heroes Are Gang Leaders: The Avant Age Garde I AMs of the Gal Luxury (Flat Langton's Arkeyes) - jazz [***]
  • Vincent Herring: Night and Day (Smoke Sessions) [05-12] - jazz [*]
  • Will Herrington: Solace (self-released) [07-28] - jazz [*]
  • Joe Hertenstein/Pascal Niggenkemper/Thomas Heberer: HNH2 (Clean Feed) [05-19] - jazz [**]
  • Scott Hesse Trio: The Stillness of Motion (Origin) [02-17] - jazz [*]
  • Bret Higgins: Atlas Revolt (Tzadik) [07-21] - jazz [**]
  • Ira Hill: Tomorrow (self-released) [11-26] - jazz [C]
  • Keigo Hirakawa: And Then There Were Three (self-released) - jazz [*]
  • Dre Hocevar Trio: Coding of Evidentiality (Clean Feed) - jazz [**]
  • John Hollenbeck: Songs We Like a Lot (Sunnyside) [06-23] - jazz [B]
  • Mike Holober: Balancing Act (Palmetto) [11-13] - jazz [**]
  • Wayne Horvitz: Some Places Are Forever Afternoon (Songlines) [07-10] - jazz [***]
  • Hot Jazz Jumpers: The Very Next Thing (On the Bol) [11-06] - jazz [B]
  • The Ted Howe Jazz Orchestra: Pinnacle (Hot Stove) [03-03] - jazz [B]
  • Hu Vibrational: Presents The Epic Botanical Beat Suite (MOD Technologies) [05-19] - jazz [***]
  • Paul Hubweber/Frank Paul Schubert/Alexander von Schlippenbach/Clayton Thomas/Willi Kellers: Intricacies (NoBusiness) - jazz [***]
  • Charlie Hunter Trio: Let the Bells Ring On (CHT Publishing) [06-02] - jazz [**]
  • Hypercolor: Hypercolor (Tzadik) [01-20] - jazz -- PM:70 [**]
  • Mikko Innanen: Song for a New Decade (TUM) [02-26] - jazz [A-]
  • Innerroute: Fourmation (self-released) [10-15] - jazz [**]
  • Invisible Astro Healing Rhythm Quartet: 2 (Trouble in Mind) [11-13] - avant jazz [***]
  • Jon Irabagon: Behind the Sky (Irabbagast) [09-15] - jazz [**]
  • Jon Irabagon: Inaction Is an Action (Irabbagast) [09-15] - jazz [B]
  • Christoph Irniger Trio: Octopus (Intakt) [06-01] - jazz [A-]
  • Aaron Irwin Quartet: A Room Forever (self-released) [11-24] - jazz [*]
  • Vijay Iyer: Break Stuff (ECM) [02-10] - piano jazz -- PM:80 [***]
  • Ahmad Jamal: Live in Marciac: August 5th 2014 (Dynamo) [08-05] - piano jazz [*]
  • Jose James: Yesterday I Had the Blues: The Music of Billie Holiday (Blue Note) [03-31] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Andrew Jamieson: Heard the Voice (Edgetone) [10-27] - jazz
  • Guus Janssen: Meeting Points (Bimhuis) - jazz [***]
  • Keith Jarrett: Creation (ECM) [05-08] - jazz [**]
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis: Live in Cuba (Blue Engine, 2CD) [08-24] - jazz [**]
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis: Big Band Holidays (Blue Engine) [10-30] - holiday jazz [C-]
  • Jeff Jenkins Organization: The Arrival (OA2) [10-16] - jazz
  • Ochion Jewell Quartet: Volk (self-released) [09-29] - jazz [A-]
  • Per Texas Johansson: De Langa Rulltrapporna I Flemingsberg (Moserobie) - jazz
  • Steve Johns: Family (Strikezone) [05-05] - jazz [**]
  • Max Johnson Trio: Something Familiar (Fresh Sound New Talent) [06-15] - jazz [***]
  • Darius Jones Quartet: Le Bebe de Brigitte (Lost in Translation) (AUM Fidelity) - jazz [**]
  • Eugenie Jones: Come Out Swingin' (Openmic) [05-12] - vocal jazz [B]
  • Anders Jormin/Lena Willemark/Karin Nakagawa: Trees of Light (ECM) [03-06] - jazz [*]
  • Joyfultalk: Muuixx (Drip Audio) [06-30] - jazz [**]
  • Kammerflimmer Kollektief: Desarroi (Staubgold) - jazz [***]
  • The Kandinsky Effect: Somnambulist (Cuneiform) [01-26] - jazz [A-]
  • Tyler Kaneshiro & the Highlands: Amber of the Moment (self-released) [05-05] - jazz
  • : Live in Concert (ACT) [01-15] - jazz [**]
  • Justin Kauflin: Dedication (Qwest/Jazz Village) [01-13] - jazz [**]
  • Kaze: Uminari (Circum-Libra) [05-05] - jazz [***]
  • Keith Kelly Ask Not: A Grand Apparatus, Discarded (Edgetone) [04-28] - jazz [**]
  • Robert Kennedy Trio: Big Shoes (self-released) [03-24] - jazz [*]
  • Kenosha Kid: Inside Voices (self-released) [03-03] - jazz [B]
  • Stefan Keune/Dominic Lash/Steve Noble: Fractions (NoBusiness) - jazz [***]
  • Becky Kilgore/Nicki Parrott: Two Songbirds of a Feather (Arbors) [07-10] - jazz [***]
  • Bill Kirchner: An Evening of Indigos (Jazzheads, 2CD) [10-16] - jazz [**]
  • Kneebody + Daedelus: Kneedelus (Brainfeeder) [11-27] - jazztronica [***]
  • Kirk Knuffke: Arms & Hands (Royal Potato Family) [04-07] - jazz [***]
  • Michael Kocour: Wherever You Go, There You Are (OA2) [06-16] - jazz [*]
  • Frank Kohl Quartet: Invisible Man (Pony Boy) [10-02] - jazz [*]
  • Ted Kooshian: Clowns Will Be Arriving (Summit) [01-13] - jazz [***]
  • Heikki Koskinen/Teppo Hauta-Aho/Mikko Innanen: Kellari Trio (Edgetone) [02-03] - jazz [*]
  • Lona Kozik/Chris Golinski: Spelaeology (Edgetone) [04-28] - jazz [*]
  • Diana Krall: Wallflower (Verve) [01-27] - American popular song -- PM:30, RS:60 [B-]
  • The Susan Krebs Chamber Band: Simple Gifts (GreenGig Music) [03-03] - jazz [***]
  • Ernie Krivda: Requiem for a Jazz Lady (Capri) [11-17] - jazz [***]
  • Martin Kuchen/Jon Rune Strom/Tollef Ostvang: Melted Snow (NoBusiness) - jazz [***]
  • Martin Kuchen/Johan Berthling/Steve Noble: Night in Europe (NoBusiness) - jazz
  • Ku-Umba Frank Lacy & Mingus Big Band: Mingus Sings (Sunnyside) [06-23] - jazz [B-]
  • Julian Lage: World's Fair (self-released) - jazz [*]
  • Oliver Lake/William Parker: To Roy (Intakt) [02-00] - jazz [A-]
  • Lama + Joachim Badenhorst: The Elephant's Journey (Clean Feed) - jazz [*]
  • Brian Landrus Trio: The Deep Below (BlueLand/Palmetto) [06-16] - jazz [***]
  • Nancy Lane: Let Me Love You (self-released) [10-23] - vocal jazz
  • Adam Larson: Selective Amnesia (Inner Circle Music) [11-03] - jazz [*]
  • Emma Larsson: Sing to the Sky (Origin) [10-16] - vocal jazz [B]
  • Deborah Latz: Sur L'Instant (June Moon) [05-05] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Ingrid Laubrock Anti-House: Roulette of the Cradle (Intakt) [06-01] - jazz [***]
  • Ingrid Laubrock: Ubatuba (Firehouse 12) [11-06] - jazz [**]
  • Left Exit Mr K: Featuring Michael Duch & Klaus Holm (Clean Feed) - jazz [**]
  • Urs Leimbruger/Jacques Demierre/Barre Phillips: 1 - 3 - 2 - 1 (Jazzwerkstatt) [01-15] - jazz [B]
  • Urs Leimgruber/Alex Huber: Lightnings (Wide Ear) [10-00] - jazz [**]
  • Martin Leiton: Poetry of Sound (UnderPool) - jazz [**]
  • Gaetano Letizia/Mike Clark/Wilbur Krebs: Froggy & the Toads (self-released) - jazz [**]
  • Oded Lev-Ari: Threading (Anzic) [04-28] - piano jazz [**]
  • Daniel Levin Quartet: Friction (Clean Feed) - jazz [B]
  • Daniel Levin/Rob Brown: Divergent Paths (Cipsela) - jazz [*]
  • Daniel Levin/Mat Maneri: The Transcendent Function (Clean Feed) - jazz [**]
  • James Brandon Lewis: Days of FreeMan (Okeh) [07-24] - jazz [A-]
  • The Liberation Music Collective: Siglo XXI (self-released) - jazz [**]
  • Chris Lightcap's Bigmouth: Epicenter (Clean Feed) [03-24] - jazz [A-]
  • Jon Lindberg/Anil Eraslan: Juggling Kukla (NoBusiness) - jazz
  • Charles Lloyd: Wild Man Dance: Live at Wroclaw Philharmonic, Wroclas, Poland, November 24, 2013 (Blue Note) [04-14] - jazz [**]
  • Joe Locke: Love Is a Pendulum (Motema) [05-26] - jazz [***]
  • London, Meander, Pramuk & Ross: The Royal Bopsters Project (Motema Music) [09-18] - jazz [B]
  • Luis Lopes/Jean-Luc Guionnet: Live at Culturgest (Clean Feed) - jazz [B-]
  • Frantz Loriot/Manuel Perovic Notebook Large Ensemble: Urban Furrow (Clean Feed) - jazz [**]
  • Russ Lossing: Eclipse (Aqua Piazza) [11-07] - jazz [**]
  • Lionel Loueke: Gaia (Blue Note) [10-30] - African jazz [**]
  • Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas: Sound Prints: Live at Monterey Jazz Festival (Blue Note) [04-07] - jazz [A-]
  • Allen Lowe: In the Diaspora of the Diaspora: Where a Cigarette Is Smoked by Ten Men (Constant Sorrow) - jazz [A-]
  • Allen Lowe: In the Diaspora of the Diaspora: We Will Gather When We Gather (Constant Sorrow) - jazz [A-]
  • Allen Lowe: In the Diaspora of the Diaspora: Man With Guitar: Where's Robert Johnson? (Constant Sorrow) - jazz [A-]
  • Allen Lowe/Matthew Shipp/Kevin Ray/Jake Millett: In the Diaspora of the Diaspora: Ballad for Albert (Constant Sorrow) - jazz [***]
  • Mundell Lowe/Lloyd Wells/Jim Ferguson: Poor Butterfly (Two Helpins' of Collards) - jazz
  • Hans Luchs: Time Never Pauses (OA2) [09-18] - jazz [*]
  • Jon Lundbom and Big Five Chord: Jeremiah (Hot Cup) [02-10] - jazz [***]
  • Harold Mabern: Afro Blue (Smoke Sessions) - jazz [B]
  • Doug MacDonald: Solo Plus (BluJazz) - jazz [*]
  • Made to Break: Before the Code (Trost) [09-29] - jazz [***]
  • Shai Maestro Trio: Untold Stories (Motema) [08-28] - jazz [*]
  • Roberto Magris: Enigmatix (JMood) - jazz [**]
  • Rudresh Mahanthappa: Bird Calls (ACT) [02-10] - jazz -- PM:80 [*]
  • Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm: Spark (Water Street Music) [04-07] - jazz [**]
  • Whitney Marchelle: Dig Dis (Blujazz) - jazz [*]
  • Marsa Fouty: Concerts (Fou) - jazz [B]
  • Nilson Matta: East Side Rio Drive (World Blue) - Brazilian jazz [*]
  • Phil Maturano: At Home Everywhere (self-released) [05-19] - jazz [*]
  • Josh Maxey: Celebration of Soul (Miles High) [08-18] - jazz [B]
  • Nick Mazzarella Trio: Ultraviolet (International Anthem) [09-25] - jazz [***]
  • Pete McCann: Range (Whirlwind) - jazz [*]
  • Donny McCaslin: Fast Future (Greenleaf Music) [03-31] - jazz [*]
  • Barney McClure: Show Me! (OA2) [04-15] - jazz [*]
  • Makaya McCraven: In the Moment (International Anthem) [01-15] - jazz [***]
  • Chad McCullough & Bram Weijters: Abstract Quantities (Origin) [02-17] - jazz [*]
  • Dave McDonnell Group: The Time Inside a Year (Delmark) [08-21] - jazz [*]
  • The Gary McFarland Legacy Ensemble: Circulation: The Music of Gary McFarland (Planet Arts) [05-29] - jazz [A-]
  • Roy McGrath Quartet: Martha (JL Music) [11-06] - jazz [**]
  • Michael McNeill Trio: Flight (self-released) [08-18] - piano jazz [A-]
  • Chris McNulty: Eternal (Palmetto) [03-24] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Joe McPhee/Jamie Saft/Joe Morris/Charles Downs: Ticonderoga (Clean Feed) - jazz [A-]
  • Charles McPherson: The Journey (Capri) [02-17] - jazz [A-]
  • Tobias Meinhart: Natural Perception (Enja/Yellowbird) - jazz
  • Myra Melford: Snowy Egret (Enja/Yellowbird) [03-24] - jazz [***]
  • Bob Merrill: Cheerin' Up the Universe (Accurate) [09-04] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Merzbow/Balasz Pandi/Mats Gustafsson/Thurston Moore: Cuts of Guilt/Cuts Deeper (Rare Noise, 2CD) [04-07] - jazz [***]
  • Metallic Taste of Blood: Doctoring the Dead (Rare Noise) [05-26] - jazz [**]
  • Marco Mezquida Mateos: Live in Terrassa (UnderPool) - jazz [***]
  • Levon Mikaelian: United Shades of Artistry (self-released) [04-07] - jazz [B]
  • Jason Miles/Ingrid Jensen: Kind of New (Whaling City Sound) [03-14] - jazz [B]
  • Mark Christian Miller: Crazy Moon (Sliding Jazz Door Productions) [08-10] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Marcus Miller: Afrodeezia (Blue Note) [03-17] - contemporary jazz [*]
  • John Mills: Invisible Designs (Fable) [02-17] - jazz [B-]
  • Kristine Mills: Bossa Too (InkWell Publishing) [10-09] - jazz [B]
  • Billy Mintz: The 2 Bass Band . . . Live (Thirteenth Note) [05-12] - jazz [**]
  • Bob Mintzer Big Band: Get Up! (MCG Jazz) [06-23] - jazz [*]
  • Matt Mitchell: Vista Accumulation (Pi) [10-16] - jazz [**]
  • Nicole Mitchell/Tomeka Reid/Mike Reed: Artifacts (482 Music) [10-30] - jazz [A-]
  • Danny Mixon: Pass It On (self-released) - jazz [**]
  • Ben Monder: Amorphae (ECM) [10-30] - jazz [B]
  • Alvar Montfort/Lucas Martinez/Jordi Matas/Abel Boquera/Pep Mula: Underpool 4 (UnderPool) [05-07] - jazz [*]
  • The Montgomery Hermann Quinlan Sextet: Hear, Here (Summit) - jazz [B]
  • Gunnar Mossblad & Cross Currents: RSVP (Summit) - jazz [**]
  • Moster: When You Cut Into the Present (Hubro) [11-27] - jazz [***]
  • Mostly Other People Do the Killing: Hannover (Jazzwerkstatt) [01-12] - jazz [***]
  • Mostly Other People Do the Killing: Mauch Chunk (Hot Cup) [10-27] - jazz [A-]
  • Tisziji Munoz & Marilyn Crispell: The Paradox of Independence (MRI) - jazz [**]
  • Brad Myers: Prime Numbers (Colloquy) [06-05] - jazz [*]
  • Simon Nabatov/Mark Dresser: Projections (Clean Feed) - jazz [***]
  • Kyle Nasser: Restive Soul (AISA) [03-24] - jazz [*]
  • The Necks: Vertigo (Northern Spy) [10/30] - jazz [*]
  • Richard Nelson/Aardvark Jazz Orchestra: Deep River (Heliotrope) [09-08] - jazz [*]
  • ERR: stream no grade: Marius Neset: Pinball
  • Marius Neset: Pinball (ACT) [01-30] - jazz
  • Larry Newcomb Quartet: Live Intentionally! (Essential Messenger) [09-04] - jazz [*]
  • Pascal Niggenkemper: Look With Thine Ears: Solo (Clean Feed) [03-24] - jazz [**]
  • Gard Nilssen's Acoustic Unity: Firehouse (Clean Feed) - jazz [A-]
  • Hailey Niswanger: PDX Soul (Calmit Productions) [04-07] - jazz [***]
  • Noertker's Moxie: Simultaneous Windows (Edgetone) [10-27] - jazz
  • Larry Novak: Invitation (Delmark) [11-00] - jazz
  • Curtis Nowosad: Dialectics (Cellar Live) [03-17] - jazz [***]
  • The Nu Band: The Cosmological Constant (Not Two) - jazz [**]
  • Larry Ochs-Don Robinson Duo: The Throne (Not Two) - jazz [A-]
  • Caili O'Doherty: Padme (Odo) [07-07] - piano jazz [**]
  • Arturo O'Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra: Cuba: The Conversation Continues (Motema Music) [08-21] - jazz [***]
  • John O'Gallagher Trio: The Honeycomb (Fresh Sound New Talent) [02-28] - jazz [A-]
  • Michael Oien: And Now (Fresh Sound New Talent) - jazz [***]
  • Olavi Trio: Oh, La Vie! (TUM) [09-18] - jazz [**]
  • Old Time Musketry: Drifter (NCM East) [03-31] - jazz [A-]
  • Eric Olsen ReVision Quartet: Sea Changes (BluJazz) - jazz [*]
  • Open Field + Burton Greene: Flower Stalk (Cipsela) - jazz [***]
  • Opus: Definition (BluJazz) - jazz [B]
  • Cesar Orozco & Kamarata Jazz: No Limits for Tumbao (Alfi) [08-01] - jazz [**]
  • OZO: A Kind of Zo (Clean Feed) [05-30] - jazz [A-]
  • Matt Panayides: Conduits (Pacific Coast Jazz) - jazz [*]
  • Evan Parker/Peter Jacquemyn: Marsyas Suite (El Negocito) [05-28] - jazz [***]
  • Evan Parker/Joe Morris/Nate Wooley: Ninth Square (Clean Feed) - jazz [**]
  • William Parker/Raining on the Moon: Great Spirit (AUM Fidelity) [11-06] - jazz [A-]
  • Lisa Parrott: Round Tripper (Serious Niceness) [02-24] - jazz [**]
  • Nicki Parrott: Sentimental Journey (Venus) [09-16] - jazz [**]
  • Sarah Partridge: I Never Thought I'd Be Here (Origin) [03-17] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Ben Patterson: For Once in My Life (Origin) [09-18] - jazz [*]
  • Mario Pavone: Blue Dialect (Clean Feed) [03-24] - jazz [***]
  • Gary Peacock Trio: Now This (ECM) [05-26] - jazz [***]
  • Renaud Penant Trio: Want to Be Happy (ITI Music) [01-00] - jazz [**]
  • Kim Pensyl: Foreign Love Affair (Summit) - jazz
  • Tiny People Having a Meeting: Tiny People Having a Meeting (Black & Grey/Fast Speaking Music) - jazz [***]
  • Luis Perdomo & Controlling Ear Unit: Twenty-Two (Hot Tone Music) [05-19] - Latin jazz [**]
  • Ivo Perelman/Whit Dickey: Tenorhood (Leo) [05-26] - jazz [***]
  • Ivo Perelman/Mat Maneri/Joe Morris: Counterpoint (Leo) [05-26] - jazz [**]
  • Ivo Perelman/Matthew Shipp: Callas (Leo, 2CD) [05-26] - jazz [A-]
  • Ivo Perelman/Mat Maneri/Tanya Kalmanovitch: Villa Lobos Suite (Leo) [10-30] - jazz
  • Ivo Perelman/Matthew Shipp: Complementary Colors (Leo) [10-30] - jazz
  • Ivo Perelman/Matthew Shipp/Whit Dickey: Butterfly Whispers (Leo) [10-30] - jazz
  • Oscar Perez: Prepare a Place for Me (Myna) [10-13] - jazz
  • Jack Perla: Enormous Changes (Origin) [07-17] - jazz [B]
  • John Petrucelli Quintet: The Way (self-released, 2CD) [02-10] - jazz [*]
  • Simon Phillips: Protocol III (Phantom) [05-15] - fusion jazz [B]
  • Roberta Piket: Emanation (Solo: Volume 2) (Thirteenth Note) [05-12] - piano jazz [*]
  • Lucas Pino: No Net Nonet (Origin) [02-17] - jazz [**]
  • Chris Pitsiokos Trio: Gordian Twine (New Atlantis) [07-10] - jazz [***]
  • Pixel: Golden Years (Cuneiform) [10-16] - jazz [B]
  • Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra: Joyful Jazz (MCG Jazz) [10-23] - Christmas [C]
  • Plunge: In for the Out (Immersion) [04-20] - jazz [*]
  • Potsa Lots Plus: Plays Love Suite by Eric Dolphy (Jazzwerkstatt) - jazz [**]
  • Chris Potter Underground Orchestra: Imaginary Cities (ECM) [01-13] - jazz [**]
  • Powertrio: Di Lontan (Clean Feed) - jazz [B]
  • Noah Preminger: Pivot: Live at the 55 Bar (self-released) [10-06] - jazz [A-]
  • Prism Quartet: Heritage/Evolution, Volume 1 (Innova) [01-27] - jazz [**]
  • Reggie Quinerly: Invictus (Redefinition Music) [03-17] - jazz [*]
  • Tom Rainey Trio: Hotel Grief (Intakt) - jazz [**]
  • Fred Randolph: Song Without Singing (Creative Spirit) - jazz [*]
  • Enrico Rava Quartet/Gianluca Petrella: Wild Dance (ECM) [08-28] - jazz [**]
  • John Raymond: Foreign Territory (Fresh Sound New Talent) [04-28] - jazz [**]
  • Mason Razavi/Bennett Roth-Newell: After You (First Orbit Sounds Music) [06-21] - jazz [*]
  • Mike Reed's People Places & Things: A New Kind of Dance (482 Music) - jazz [A-]
  • Tomeka Reid: Tomeka Reid Quartet (Thirsty Ear) [09-25] - jazz [A-]
  • The Rempis Percussion Quartet: Cash and Carry (Aerophonic) [06-23] - jazz [A-]
  • The Resonance Ensemble: Double Arc (Not Two) [09-00] - jazz [***]
  • Gloria Reuben: Perchance to Dream (MCG Jazz) [04-14] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Jeff Richman: Hotwire (Nefer) [05-19] - jazz
  • Denia Ridley & the Marc Devine Trio: Afterglow (ITI Music) [01-20] - vocal jazz [***]
  • Eve Risser: Des Pas Sur La Neige (Clean Feed) [03-24] - jazz [B]
  • Claire Ritter: Soho Solo (Zoning) [05-26] - piano jazz [***]
  • Matana Roberts: Coin Coin Chapter Three: River Run Thee (Constellation) [02-03] - conceptual art -- CS:75, Pf:82 [B-]
  • Jason Roebke: Every Sunday (Clean Feed) - jazz [**]
  • Rent Romus' Life's Blood Ensemble: The Otherworld Cycle (Edgetone) [04-28] - jazz [A-]
  • Roots Magic: Hoodoo Blues & Roots Magic (Clean Feed) - jazz [***]
  • Daniel Rosenboom: Astral Transference & Seven Dreams (Orenda) [02-03] - jazz [A-]
  • Charles Rumback: In the New Year (Ears & Eyes) [12-04] - jazz [***]
  • Harvie S/Sheryl Bailey: Plucky Strum (Whaling City Sound) - jazz [*]
  • Robert Sabin: Humanity Part II (Ranula Music) - jazz [***]
  • Sachal: Slow Motion Miracles (Okeh) [04-07] - vocal jazz [B]
  • Samo Salamon Bassless Trio: Little River (Sazas) - jazz [**]
  • Cecile McLorin Salvant: For One to Love (Mack Avenue) [09-04] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Marta Sanchez Quintet: Partenika (Fresh Sound New Talent) [03-00] - jazz [**]
  • Nisse Sandstrom Quintet: Live at Crescendo (Moserobie) - jazz [***]
  • Michael Sarian & the Chabones: The Escape Suite (self-released) [11-03] - jazz [**]
  • Schlippenbach Trio: Features (Intakt) [03-00] - jazz [A-]
  • Maria Schneider: The Thompson Fields (ArtistShare) [06-02] - jazz [**]
  • Irene Schweizer/Han Bennink: Welcome Back (Intakt) - jazz [A]
  • John Scofield: Past Present (Impulse) - jazz [***]
  • Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah: Stretch Music (Ropeadope) [09-18] - [*]
  • Scottish National Jazz Orchestra/Makoto Ozone: Jeunehomme: Mozart Piano Concerto No 9 K-271 (Spartacus) [09-04] - jazz [*]
  • Marc Seales: American Songs Volume 3: Place & Time (Origin) [01-20] - jazz [*]
  • Richard Sears Trio: Skyline (Fresh Sound New Talent) - jazz [***]
  • Elliott Sharp: Octal: Book Three (Clean Feed) [03-24] - jazz [***]
  • Aram Shelton/Fred Lonberg-Holm/Frank Rosaly: Resounder (Singlespeed Music) [08-25] - jazz [***]
  • Andy Sheppard: Surrounded by Sea (ECM) - jazz [**]
  • Matthew Shipp: Matthew Shipp Plays the Music of Allen Lowe (Constant Sorrow) - jazz
  • Matthew Shipp Trio: The Conduct of Jazz (Thirsty Ear) [10-00] - jazz [A-]
  • ERR: stream no grade: Shopping: Gizzard Shingles
  • Adam Shulman Sextet: Here/There (OA2) [04-15] - jazz [B]
  • Jen Shyu & Jade Tongue: Sounds and Cries of the World (Pi) [09-18] - vocal jazz [B-]
  • Susana Santos Silva/Torbjorn Zetterberg/Hampus Lindwall: If Nothing Else (Clean Feed) - jazz [**]
  • Herb Silverstein: Younger Next Year (self-released) [10-23] - jazz
  • Alex Sipiagin: Balance 38-58 (Criss Cross) [02-17] - jazz [***]
  • Rotem Sivan Trio: A New Dance (Fresh Sound New Talent) [09-01] - jazz [*]
  • Skydive Trio: Sun Moee (Hubro) [04-17] - jazz [***]
  • Slobber Pup: Pole Axe (Rare Noise) [10-30] - jazz [**]
  • Daniel Smith: Jazz Suite for Bassoon (Summit) [06-05] - jazz [B]
  • Enoch Smith Jr: Misfits II: Pop (Misfitme Music) [05-19] - jazz [B]
  • Steve Smith and Vital Information NYC Edition: Viewpoint (BFM Jazz) [05-26] - jazz [*]
  • Wadada Leo Smith Duo with John Lindberg: Celestial Weather (TUM) [10-16] - jazz [***]
  • Snarky Puppy/Metropole Orkest: Sylva (Impulse!) [05-26] - jazz [***]
  • Jim Snidero: Main Street (Savant) - jazz [A-]
  • Snik: Metasediment Rock (Clean Feed) - jazz [**]
  • : () [05-04] - jazz [**]
  • Sons of Kemet: Lest We Forget What We Came Here to Do (Naim Jazz) [10-26] - jazz [A-]
  • Mike Sopko/Bill Laswell/Thomas Pridgen: Sopko Laswell Pridgen (self-released) [10-16] - jazz [**]
  • The Spanish Donkey: Raoul (Rare Noise) [04-07] - jazz [B]
  • Martin Speicher/Peter Geisselbrecht/Jorg Fischer: Spicy Unit (Spore Print) - jazz [A-]
  • Spin Marvel: Infolding (RareNoise) [03-02] - jazz [***]
  • Spinifex: Veiled (Trytone) [10-01] - jazz [**]
  • Terell Stafford: Brotherlee Love: Celebrating Lee Morgan (Capri) [06-16] - jazz [**]
  • Ben Stapp & the Zozimos: Myrrha's Red Book: Act 1 (Evolver) [05-20] - jazz [**]
  • Ben Stapp & the Zozimos: Myrrha's Red Book: Act II (Evolver) - jazz [B]
  • Steel Bridge Trio: Different Clocks (Relay) [05-26] - jazz [*]
  • Colin Stetson/Sarah Neufeld: Never Were the Way She Was (Constellation) [04-28] - instrumental rock -- DS:80 [A-]
  • Grant Stewart: Trio (Cellar Live) [05-00] - jazz [**]
  • Dave Stryker: Messin' With Mister T (Strikezone) [04-07] - jazz [***]
  • Ike Sturm + Evergreen: Shelter of Trees (Kilde) [11-10] - jazz [B-]
  • Sun Ra Arkestra Under the Direction of Marshall Allen: Babylon Live (In+Out) [09-04] - jazz [**]
  • Survival Unit III: Straylight (Pink Palace) - jazz [***]
  • Svenska Kaputt: Suomi (Moserobie) - jazz [A-]
  • Steve Swell: Kanreki: Reflection & Renewal (Not Two, 2CD) - jazz [***]
  • Steve Swell's Kende Dreams: Hommage a Bartok (Silkheart) - jazz [A-]
  • Steve Swell: The Loneliness of the Long Distasnce Improviser (Swell) [12-15] - jazz [***]
  • Curt Sydnor: Materials and Their Destiny (Ears & Eyes) [09-04] - jazz [**]
  • Davide Tammaro: Ghosts (self-released) [05-26] - jazz [B]
  • Jacky Terrasson: Take This (Impulse) [02-24] - post-bop [**]
  • The Thing: Shake (Thing) [10-30] - jazz [***]
  • Brianna Thomas: You Must Believe in Love (Sound On Purpose) [05-26] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Henry Threadgill Zooid: In for a Penny, In for a Pound (Pi, 2CD) [05-26] - jazz [A-]
  • Tin/Bag: The Stars Would Be Different (Epigraph, EP) - jazz [B]
  • David Torn: Only Sky (ECM) [05-04] - jazz [**]
  • John Tropea: Gotcha Rhythm Right Here (STP) [05-15] - pop jazz [B-]
  • The Dan Trudell Trio: Dan Trudell Plays the Piano (self-released) [09-15] - jazz
  • Ryan Truesdell: Lines of Color (Blue Note/ArtistShare) [03-17] - jazz [A-]
  • Helen Tzatzimakis: Soulfully (Cobalt Music) [03-03] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Unhinged Sextet: Clarity (OA2) [03-17] - jazz [B]
  • Universal Indians w/Joe McPhee: Skullduggery (Clean Feed) [05-19] - jazz [***]
  • Warren Vache Quintet: Warren Vache Quintet Remembers Benny Carter (Arbors) - jazz [***]
  • Manuel Valera & Groove Square: Urban Landscape (Destiny) - jazz [**]
  • Ken Vandermark/Paal Nilssen-Love: The Lions Have Eaten One of the Guards (Audiographic) [08-15] - jazz [***]
  • Jacob Varmus Septet: Aegean: For Three Generations of Jazz Lovers (Crows' Kin) [10-23] - jazz [**]
  • Javier Vercher: Wish You Were Here (Musikoz) [03-10] - jazz [***]
  • Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo: Swing Zing! (FV) [06-05] - jazz [**]
  • Eyal Vilner Big Band: Almost Sunrise (Gut String) [02-17] - jazz [**]
  • Voicehandler: Song Cycle (Humbler) [06-00] - jazz [*]
  • Lou Volpe: Tremembering Ol' Blue Eyes (Songs of Sinatra) (Jazz Guitar) [11-06] - jazz [**]
  • Anna von Hausswolff: The Miraculous (Other Music) [11-13] - jazz [B]
  • Vox Arcana: Caro's Song (Relay) [05-26] - jazz [*]
  • Mark Wade Trio: Event Horizon (self-released) [02-17] - jazz [**]
  • The Michael Waldrop Big Band: Time Within Itself (Origin) [03-17] - jazz [B]
  • Eli Wallace/Jon Arkin/Karl Evangelista: Cabbages, Captain, & King (Edgetone) [02-03] - jazz [***]
  • Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet: Intercambio (Patois) [07-07] - Latin jazz [*]
  • Joanna Wallfisch with Dan Tepfer: The Origin of Adjustable Things (Sunnyside) [03-03] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Johannes Wallmann: The Town Musicians (Fresh Sounds New Talent) [08-04] - jazz [***]
  • Bill Warfield and the Hell's Kitchen Funk Orchestra: Mercy Mercy Mercy (Blujazz) - jazz [*]
  • Kamasi Washington: The Epic (Brainfeeder) [05-05] - jazz funk [**]
  • Anna Webber's Percussive Mechanics: Refraction (Pirouet) [01-13] - jazz [*]
  • Katharina Weber/Fred Frith/Fredy Studer: It Rolls (Intakt) - jazz [**]
  • Bastian Weinhold: Cityscape (Frame Music) [11-03] - jazz [B]
  • Mort Weiss: Mort Weiss Is a Jazz Reality Show (SMS Jazz) - jazz [A-]
  • Daniel Weltlinger: Koblenz (Rectify) - jazz [**]
  • Galen Weston: Plugged In (Blujazz) [09-11] - jazz [B-]
  • White Out with Nels Cline: Accidental Sky (Northern Spy) [10-16] - jazz [**]
  • Carrie Wicks: Maybe (OA2) [10-16] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Ben Williams: Coming of Age (Concord) [04-21] - jazz [B-]
  • Brad Allen Williams: Lamar (Sojourn) [08-07] - jazz [*]
  • Bradley Williams: Investigation (21st Century Entertainment, 2CD) - jazz [***]
  • Patrick Williams: Home Suite Home (BFM) - jazz [*]
  • Cassandra Wilson: Coming Forth by Day (Legacy) [04-07] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Dave Wilson Quartet: There Was Never (Zoho) [11-06] - jazz [*]
  • Tony Wilson 6Tet: A Day's Life (Drip Audio) [06-30] - jazz [**]
  • Mark Wingfield: Proof of Light (Moonjune) [02-17] - jazz [B]
  • Ben Winkelman Trio: The Knife (OA2) [09-18] - jazz [**]
  • Mark Winkler: Jazz and Other Four Letter Words (Cafe Pacific) [06-30] - vocal jazz [***]
  • Florian Wittenburg: Aleatoric Inspiration (NurNichtNur) - jazz [*]
  • John Wojciechowski: Focus (Origin) [09-18] - jazz [**]
  • Wolff & Clark: Expedition 2 (Random Act) [02-25] - jazz [***]
  • Juli Wood Quartet: (OA2) [08-21] - jazz [**]
  • Nate Wooley/Dave Rempis/Pascal Niggenkemper/Chris Corsano: From Wolves to Whales (Aerophonic) [01-05] - jazz [**]
  • Nate Wooley Quintet: (Dance to) the Early Music (Clean Feed) - jazz [A-]
  • Nate Wooley/Ken Vandermark: East by Northwest (Audiographic) - jazz [**]
  • John Yao and His 17-Piece Instrument: Flip-Flop (See Tao) [06-09] - jazz [***]
  • Michael Zerang & the Blue Lights: Songs From the Big Book of Love (Pink Palace) [05-15] - jazz [A-]
  • Michael Zerang & the Blue Lights: Hash Eaters & Peacekeepers (Pink Palace) [05-15] - jazz [***]
  • Torbjorn Zetterberg & Den Stora Fragan: Om Liv Dod (Moserobie) - jazz [**]
  • Omri Ziegele Billiger Bauer: So Viel Schon Hin: 15 Herbstlieder (Intakt) - jazz [*]
  • Zubatto Syndicate: Zubatto Syndicate 2 (Boscology) [06-09] - jazz [C+]
  • Hommage a Eberhard Weber (ECM) [09-11] - jazz [*]
  • I Never Meta Guitar Three (Clean Feed) [03-24] - jazz [**]

Reissues, Etc.

  • Bobby Bradford & John Carter Quintet: No U Turn: Live in Pasadena, 1975 (1975, Dark Tree) [04-14] - jazz [A-]
  • Willem Breuker Kollektief: Angouleme 18 Mai 1980 (Fou, 2CD) - jazz [A-]
  • Tad Britton: Cicada (1992-93, Origin) [08-21] - jazz [*]
  • John Carter: Echoes From Rudolph's (1977, NoBusiness, 2CD) - jazz [**]
  • James Clay: The Kid From Dallas: Tenorman (1956-57, Fresh Sound) - jazz [***]
  • Miles Davis: Miles Davis at Newport 1955-1975: The Bootleg Series Vol 4 (1955-75, Columbia/Legacy, 4CD) [07-17] - jazz [A-]
  • Wild Bill Davison: The Jazz Giants (1968, Delmark/Sackville) [03-17] - jazz [A-]
  • Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: The Conny Plank Session () - jazz [**]
  • Erroll Garner: The Complete Concert by the Sea (1955, Columbia/Legacy, 3CD) - jazz [A-]
  • Charlie Haden/Gonzalo Rubalcaba: Tokyo Adagio (Impulse) [06-05] - jazz [*]
  • Phil Haynes: Sanctuary (1999, Corner Store Jazz) [09-29] - jazz [*]
  • Billie Holiday: Banned From New York City: Live 1948-1957 (Uptown, 2CD) - jazz [***]
  • Manu Katche: Touchstone for Manu (2004-12, ECM) [08-07] - jazz [**]
  • Steve Lacy: Shots (Hatology) [08-07] - jazz [**]
  • George Lewis: The George Lewis Solo Trombone Album (1976, Delmark/Sackville) [10-20] - jazz [A-]
  • Humphrey Lyttelton: Humphrey Lyttelton in Canada (1983, Sackville/Delmark) - jazz [***]
  • Sonny Sharrock: Ask the Ages (1991, MOD Technologies) [11-13] - jazz [A-]
  • Sonny Simmons: Reincarnation (1991, Arhoolie) - jazz [**]
  • Soft Machine: Switzerland 1974 (Cuneiform) [02-06] - fusion/progressive rock [*]
  • Sun Ra: The Magic City (1965, Enterplanetary Koncepts) [04-00] - jazz [**]
  • Sun Ra and His Arkestra: To Those of Earth . . . and Other Worlds (Strut) - jazz [***]
  • David S Ware/Apogee: Birth of a Being (1977, AUM Fidelity, 2CD) [11-06] - jazz [***]

Priority Counts

  • Priority 4: 151
  • Priority 5: 483

Total: 634