EOY List Aggregate: 2017 Old Music: Jazz

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Sub-Lists

Some breakdowns by genre:

Ranking

  1. Alice Coltrane: World Spirituality Classics 1: The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda (Luaka Bop) {26}: Bc:3, C:8, Cl:63, Fp:62, JC:+, PO:67, S:7, WFM:14; am_o:+, aqd:+, fd:+, jdme:10, qt_j:+, rs_r:7, tr_r:+ -- VV:73--105, TH:**
  2. Thelonious Monk: Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 (Sam -2CD) {20}: CM:+, JC:+, Mc:+, PO:95, YW_r:2; ab:+, am_o:+, fd:+, jfk:+, jjs:+, jsf:+, jvv:+, rs_r:10, tn:+ -- TH:***
  3. Nate Wooley: The Complete Syllables Music (Pleasure of the Text -4CD) {7}: JC:+; jdme:1, jmsc:5, jsb:+
  4. Mulatu Astatke: Mulatu of Ethiopia (1972, Strut) {6}: JC:+; ab:+, tr_r:+ -- TH:***
  5. Art Pepper: Presents "West Coast Sessions!" Volume 3: Lee Konitz (Omnivore) {6}: JC:+; jkf:+ -- TH:A-
  6. Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah: The Centennial Trilogy (Ropeadope) {6}: JC:30; ob:4, sg_j:4, tr_j:+
  7. The Three Sounds: Groovin' Hard: Live at the Penthouse 1964-1968 (Resonance) {6}: JC:+; jkf:+ -- TH:A-
  8. Azar Lawrence: Bridge Into the New Age (Prestige) {5}: jvv:+ -- TH:A-
  9. Jaco Pastorius: Truth Liberty and Soul (Resonance) {5}: JC:+, JY:25; jfk:+, jvv:+, tn:+
  10. Oscar Pettiford Nonet/Big Band/Sextet: New York City 1955-1958 (Uptown 2CD) {5}: JC:+; fd:+ -- TH:***
  11. Paul Rutherford/Sabu Toyozumi: The Conscience (1999, NoBusiness) {5}: JC:+ -- TH:A-
  12. Lucky Thompson: Complete Parisian Small Group Sessions 1956-1959 (Fresh Sound -4CD) {5}: JC:+ -- TH:A-
  13. Ton-Klami [Midori Takada/Kang Tae Hwan/Masahiko Satoh]: Prophecy of Nue (1995, NoBusiness) {5}: JC:+; qt_j:+ -- TH:***
  14. Trevor Watts Amalgam: Closer to You (Hi4Head) {5}: JC:+ -- TH:A-
  15. Albert Ayler Quartet: Copenhagen Live 1964 (Hatology) {4}: JC:+; jsf:+ -- TH:**
  16. The Bill Evans Trio: On a Monday Evening (1976, Fantasy) {4}: JC:+ -- TH:***
  17. Joe Henderson: The Elements (Milestone) {4}: JC:+; aqd:+, jvv:+
  18. Dick Hyman: Solo at the Sacramento Jazz Festivals 1983-1988 (Arbors) {4}: JC:+ -- TH:***
  19. Art Pepper: Presents "West Coast Sessions!" Volume 1: Sonny Stitt (Omnivore -2CD) {4}: -- TH:A-
  20. Art Pepper: Presents "West Coast Sessions!" Volume 4 With Bill Watrous (Omnivore) {4}: -- TH:A-
  21. Art Pepper: Presents "West Coast Sessions!" Volume 5: Jack Sheldon (Omnivore) {4}: -- TH:A-
  22. Art Pepper: Presents "West Coast Sessions!" Volume 6: Shelly Manne (Omnivore) {4}: -- TH:A-
  23. Pharoah Sanders: Tauhid/Jewels of Thought/Deaf Dumb Blind (Impulse) {4}: JC:+; aqd:+, jvv:+, tr_j:+
  24. Louis Armstrong: Standard Oil Sessions (Dot Time) {3}: JC:+ -- TH:**
  25. Louis Armstrong: The Nightclubs (1950-58, Dot Time) {3}: -- TH:***
  26. Albert Ayler: Stockholm Berlin 1966 (Hatology) {3}: -- TH:***
  27. Arthur Blythe: In the Tradition/Lenox Avenue Breakdown/Illusions/Blythe Spirit (BGO) {3}: JC:+, YW_r:12
  28. Joseph Bowie/Oliver Lake: Live at 'A SPACE' 1976 (Delmark/Sackville) {3}: JC:+ -- TH:**
  29. Ornette Coleman: Ornette at 12/Crisis (1969, Real Gone) {3}: JC:+; jvv:+, qt_j:+
  30. Bill Evans: Another Time: The Hilversum Concert (1968, Resonance) {3}: JC:+; ab:+, jfk:+
  31. Vinny Golia Wind Quartet: Live at the Century City Playhouse: Los Angeles, 1979 (Dark Tree) {3}: -- TH:***
  32. Roscoe Mitchell: Duets With Anthony Braxton (1976, Sackville/Delmark) {3}: JC:+ -- TH:**
  33. Wes Montgomery/Wynton Kelly Trio: Smokin' in Seattle: Live at the Penthouse (1966) (Resonance) {3}: JC:+; jfk:+, jkf:+
  34. Art Pepper: Presents "West Coast Sessions!" Volume 2: Pete Jolly (Omnivore) {3}: -- TH:***
  35. Sun Ra and His Astro-Infinity Arkestra: My Brother the Wind Vol 1 (1969, Cosmic Myth) {3}: JC:+ -- TH:**
  36. Sky Music: A Tribute to Terje Rypdal (Rune Grammofon) {3}: JC:96; jeh:+ -- TH:*
  37. Chet Baker: Live in London (1983, Ubuntu -16) {2}: JC:+; jsf:+
  38. Brother Ah: Divine Music (Manufactured) {2}: JC:+; qt_j:+
  39. Byron & Gerald: Unity (Eremite) {2}: JC:+; qt_j:+
  40. : Musical Monsters (1980, Intakt) {2}: JC:+; jjs:+ -- TH:[A-]
  41. Sonny Clark: The 1960 Time Sessions With George Duvivier and Max Roach (Tompkins Square) {2}: JC:+; jvv:+
  42. Nat King Cole Trio: Swiss Radio Days Vol 43: Zurich 1950 (TCB) {2}: JC:+; jkf:+
  43. Dizzy Gillespie & Friends: Concert of the Century: A Tribute to Charlie Parker (Justin Time -16) {2}: JC:+, JY:41 -- TH:[*]
  44. Dave Holland: Conference of the Birds (ECM) {2}: CM:+, JC:+
  45. Abdullah Ibrahim: Ancient Africa (1973, Delmark/Sackville) {2}: -- TH:**
  46. Kirk Lightsey & Harold Danko: Shorter by Two (Sunnyside) {2}: -- TH:**
  47. Arthur Lipner: Two Hands One Heart: Best of Arthur Lipner (Malletworks Media -2CD) {2}: -- TH:**
  48. Itaru Oki/Nobuyoshi Ino/Choi Sun Bae: Kami Fusen (NoBusiness) {2}: -- TH:**
  49. The Sun Ra Arkestra: The Magic City (1966, Cosmic Myth) {2}: JC:+; jsb:+
  50. Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Discipline 27-II (1973, Strut/Art Yard) {2}: JC:+, PO:109 -- TH:B
  51. Buddy Terry: Awareness (1971, Wewantsounds) {2}: -- TH:**
  52. Cedar Walton: Charmed Circle: Live at the Keystone Korner (HighNote) {2}: JC:+, JY:75
  53. Classic Savoy Be-Bop Sessions 1945-49 (Mosaic -16) {2}: JC:+; jjs:+
  54. Spiritual Jazz 7: Islam (Jazzman) {2}: JC:+; aqd:+
  55. Alice Babs & Duke Ellington: Serenade to Sweden (Real Gone) {1}: JC:+
  56. Billy Bang: Distinction Without a Difference (Corbett vs Dempsey) {1}: JC:+
  57. Gary Bartz NTU Troop: Harlem Bush Music: Uhuru (Milestone) {1}: jvv:+ -- TH:[A-]
  58. Count Basie & Lester Young: Classic 1936-47 Studio Sessions (Mosaic -16) {1}: JC:+
  59. Count Basie & Lester Young: The Savory Collection Vol 2: Jumpin' at the Woodside (National Jazz Museum in Harlem -16) {1}: JC:+
  60. Paul Bley: The Paul Bley Synthesizer Show (Bamboo) {1}: JC:+
  61. Lester Bowie: Numbers 1 and 2 (Nessa) {1}: JC:+
  62. Anthony Braxton: Creative Music Orchestra (NYC) 2011 (New Braxton House -12) {1}: JC:+
  63. Anthony Braxton: Quintet (Basel) 1977 (Hatology) {1}: JC:+
  64. Willem Breuker Kollektief: Out of the Box (BVhaast) {1}: JC:+
  65. Dave Burrell and Bob Stewart: The Crave (1994, NoBusiness -16) {1}: JC:+ -- TH:[A-]
  66. Rudiger Carl: Inc King Alcohol (New Version) (1972, Corbett vs Dempsey) {1}: JC:+
  67. Jay Clayton & Fred Hersch: Beautiful Love (Sunnyside) {1}: JC:+
  68. Eddie Daniels and Roger Kellaway: Just Friends: Live at the Village Vanguard (Resonance) {1}: JC:+
  69. Miles Davis: Sorcerer (Columbia) {1}: JC:+
  70. Wild Bill Davison: Danish Sessions (Storyville) {1}: JC:+
  71. Kenny Dorham: KD Is Here: New York City 1962 & 1966 (Uptown Jazz) {1}: JC:+
  72. Teddy Edwards: The Complete Recordings (Enlightenment) {1}: JC:+
  73. Bill Evans: Some Other Time: The Lost Session From the Black Forest (Resonance) {1}: PO:101
  74. Ella Fitzgerald: Ella at Zardi's (Verve) {1}: JC:+
  75. Ella Fitzgerald: Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Song Books (Verve) {1}: JC:+
  76. Ella Fitzgerald: Someone to Watch Over Me (Verve) {1}: JC:+
  77. Ella Fitzgerald: 'S Wonderful (Nederland Jazz Archif) {1}: JC:+
  78. George Freeman: 90 Going on Amazing (Blujazz) {1}: -- TH:*
  79. Ruben Gonzalez: Introducing . . . Ruben Gonzalez (World Circuit) {1}: JC:+
  80. Grupo Di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza: Azioni/Reazioni 1967-1969 (Die Schachtel) {1}: jnn:10
  81. Coleman Hawkins and Friends: The Savory Collection Vol 1: Body and Soul (National Jazz Museum in Harlem -16) {1}: JC:+
  82. Tubby Hayes Quintet: Modes and Blues (8th February 1964): Live at Ronnie Scott's (Gearbox) {1}: JC:+
  83. Allan Holdsworth: Eidolon: The Allan Holdsworth Collection (Manifesto) {1}: JC:+
  84. Allan Holdsworth: The Man Who Changed Guitar Forever! (Manifesto) {1}: ab:+
  85. Tristan Honsinger: Picnic (Corbett vs Dempsey) {1}: JC:+
  86. Gary Husband: A Meeting of Spirits (2006, Edition) {1}: -- TH:*
  87. Keith Jarrett: A Multitude of Angels (ECM -16) {1}: JC:+
  88. John Jenkins: Young Jenkins (Fresh Sound) {1}: JC:+
  89. Roger Kellaway & Eddie Daniels: Just Friends (Resonance) {1}: JC:+
  90. Wynton Kelly: Unissued in Boston (Phono) {1}: JC:+
  91. Lee Konitz/Kenny Wheeler: Olden Times: The House of Saints (Double Moon) {1}: JC:+
  92. Steve Lacy: Free for a Minute (1965-1972) (Emanem) {1}: JC:+
  93. Harold Land: A New Shade of Blue (We Want Sounds) {1}: JC:+
  94. George Lewis and His New Orleans Stompers: 1943 (Jazzology) {1}: JC:+
  95. Kirk Lightsey/Harold Danko: Shorter by Two (Sunnyside) {1}: JC:+
  96. The James Marshall Human Arts Trio: Illumination (Freedonia Music) {1}: JC:+
  97. Paul McCandless: Morning Sun: Adventures With Oboe (Living Music) {1}: JC:+ -- TH:C+
  98. John McLaughlin: Where Fortune Smiles (Esoteric) {1}: JC:+
  99. The Lloyd McNeill Quartet: Asha (1969, Soul Jazz) {1}: -- TH:*
  100. Charles Mingus: The Jazz Workshop Concerts 1964-65 (Mosaic -12) {1}: JC:+
  101. Charles Mingus Sextet: Copenhagen 1964 (Hi Hat) {1}: JC:+
  102. Blue Mitchell: Step Lightly (Blue Note) {1}: JC:+
  103. Blue Mitchell & Sonny Red: Baltimore 1966 (Uptown) {1}: JC:+
  104. Hank Mobley: To One So Sweet Stay That Way (Nederlands Jazz Archief) {1}: JC:+
  105. Thelonious Monk: Piano Solo: The Centennial Edition Paris 1954 (Sony) {1}: JC:+
  106. Thelonious Monk With John Coltrane: Complete 1957 Riverside Recordings (Craft) {1}: JC:+
  107. Wes Montgomery: In Paris: The Definitive ORTF Recording (Resonance -18) {1}: JC:+
  108. Alphonse Mouzon: In Search of a Dream (MPS) {1}: JC:+
  109. Mark Murphy: Wild and Free (HighNote) {1}: JC:+
  110. Phill Musra Group: Creator Spaces (Now Again) {1}: JC:+
  111. Winston Mankunku Ngozi Quartet: Yakhal' Inkomo (Jazzman Holy Grail Series) {1}: JC:+
  112. Art Pepper & Warne Marsh: Unreleased Art Vol 9 (Widow's Taste -16) {1}: JC:+
  113. Flip Phillips: Your Place or Mine? (Jump/Delmark) {1}: JC:+
  114. Picnic: Picnic (Corbett vs Dempsey) {1}: JC:+
  115. Enrico Pieranunzi: Yesterdays (Stunt) {1}: JC:+
  116. Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Thunder of the Gods (Modern Harmonic) {1}: JC:+ -- TH:B-
  117. Sun Ra: Singles Volume 2: The Definitive 45s Collection 1962-1991 (Strut/Art Yard) {1}: JC:+
  118. Jim Riggs: Airstream Artistry: Jim Riggs' Best of the TWO (UNT -3CD) {1}: -- TH:*
  119. Sonny Rollins Trio/Horace Silver Quartet: Swiss Radio Days Vol. 40: Zurich 1959 (TCB -16) {1}: JC:+
  120. Sonny Rollins Trio: Live in Europe 1959: Complete Recordings (Essential Jazz Classics) {1}: JC:+
  121. Hal Russell NRG Ensemble: Hal Russell NRG Ensemble + Charles Tyler (Nessa) {1}: JC:+
  122. Terje Rypdal: Bleak House (Round 2) {1}: JC:+
  123. Jay Saunders: Nice! Jay Saunders' Best of the TWO (UNT -2CD) {1}: -- TH:*
  124. Woody Shaw: The Tour: Volume Two (HighNote) {1}: JC:+
  125. Wayne Shorter: Native Dancer (Columbia/Legacy) {1}: JC:+
  126. Frank Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim: Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim (Reprise) {1}: JC:+
  127. Harry South: The Songbook (Rhythm & Blues) {1}: JC:+
  128. Spontaneous Music Ensemble: Karyobin (Emanem) {1}: JC:+
  129. Idrees Sulieman Quartet: The 4 American Jazz Men in Tangier (Sunnyside) {1}: JC:+
  130. Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Featuring Pharoah Sanders and Black Harold (Superior Viaduct) {1}: jfn:10
  131. Tony Williams Lifetime: Live in New York 1969 (Hi Hat) {1}: JC:+
  132. Jim Yanda Trio: Regional Cookin' (1987, Corner Store Jazz) {1}: -- TH:*
  133. Blue Note Review Volume One: Peace Love & Fishing () {1}:
  134. Jazz Loves Disney 1 (Decca -16) {1}: JC:+
  135. New Orleans: Original Soundtrack and Out-Takes (Upbeat) {1}: JC:+
  136. The Passion of Charlie Parker (Impulse) {1}: JC:+
  137. The Savory Collection Vol 3: Honeysuckle Rose (National Jazz Museum in Harlem) {1}:
  138. West Coast Jazz 1922-27 (Jazz Oracle) {1}: JC:+

Notes

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