Music Year 2012 [Frozen]

This is my year-end list for records released in 2012, frozen as of Jan. 1, 2013. The actual Music Year 2012 will continue to be updated to Dec. 31, 2013, after which updating becomes impractical.

For records in hand, * identifies an advance copy, ** something borrowed. Some albums released in previous years are included here, noted by a "-NN" (e.g., -11 for 2011) -- these are mostly imports or self-releases, often hard to figure out official dates, but they were unknown (to me, at least) before the current year.

New Records

  1. Loudon Wainwright III: Older Than My Old Man Now (2nd Story Sound)
  2. Steve Lehman Trio: Dialect Fluorescent (Pi)
  3. Van Morrison: Born to Sing: No Plan B (Blue Note)
  4. Todd Snider: Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables (Aimless/Thirty Tigers)
  5. The Group: Live (1986, NoBusiness)
  6. Chris Knight: Little Victories (Drifter's Church) [**]
  7. Chiddy Bang: Breakfast (Virgin) [**]
  8. Sam Rivers/Dave Holland/Barry Altschul: Reunion: Live in New York (2007, Pi, 2CD)
  9. The Coup: Sorry to Bother You (Anti-) [**]
  10. Iris DeMent: Sing the Delta (Flariella) [**]
  11. Houston Person: Naturally (High Note)
  12. Tommy Womack: Now What! (Cedar Creek) [**]
  13. Frank Ocean: Channel Orange (Def Jam)
  14. Ivo Perelman/Joe Morris/Gerald Cleaver: Living Jelly (Leo)
  15. Air: Le Voyage Dans La Lune (A Trip to the Moon) (Astralwerks) **
  16. Nicki Minaj: Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded (Universal Republic) [**]
  17. Jenny Scheinman: Mischief & Mayhem (self-released) [**]
  18. K'Naan: Country, God or the Girl (A&M/Octone) [**]
  19. The Ben Riley Quartet: Grown Folks Music (Sunnyside)
  20. Joan Soriano: La Familia Soriano (IASO)
  21. Fred Lonberg-Holm's Fast Citizens: Gather (Delmark)
  22. Nik Bärtsch's Ronin: Live (ECM, 2CD)
  23. De La Soul's Plug 1 & Plug 2 Present . . . First Serve (Duck Down) [**]
  24. Staff Benda Bilili: Bouger Le Monde (Crammed Discs) [**]
  25. Arthur Kell Quartet: Jester (Bju'ecords)
  26. Jacob Garchik: The Heavens: The Athetist Trombone Album (Yestereve)
  27. Leonard Cohen: Old Ideas (Columbia)
  28. Big K.R.I.T.: 4Eva N a Day (mixtape) **
  29. Himanshu: Nehru Jackets (Greedhead) **
  30. Disappears: Pre Language (Kranky) **
  31. Ehud Asherie with Harry Allen: Upper West Side (Posi-Tone)
  32. Vijay Iyer Trio: Accelerando (ACT)
  33. Charles Gayle Trio: Streets (Northern Spy) **
  34. BBU!: Bell Hooks (Mishka) **
  35. Thomas Anderson: The Moon in Transit (Four Track Demos, 1996-2009) (Out There) **
  36. Killer Mike: R.A.P. Music (Williams Street) **
  37. Kendrick Lamar: Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City (Aftermath) [**]
  38. Ivo Perelman/Matt Shipp/Gerald Cleaver: The Foreign Legion (Leo)
  39. The Mountain Goats: Transcendental Youth (Merge) [**]
  40. Serengeti: C.A.R. (Anticon) **
  41. Fiona Apple: The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do (Clean Slate/Epic)
  42. Juhani Aaltonen and Heikki Sarmanto: Conversations (TUM, 2CD)
  43. Andrew Lamb: Rhapsody in Black (NoBusiness)
  44. Kid Koala: 12 Bit Blues (Ninja Tune) **
  45. Patti Smith: Banga (Columbia) [**]
  46. Miles Okazaki: Figurations (Sunnyside)
  47. Michael McNeill Trio: Passageways (self-released)
  48. Madonna: MDNA (Interscope) [**]
  49. Andy Sheppard/Michael Benita/Sebastian Rochford: Trio Libero (ECM)
  50. Sheila Jordan/Harvie S: Yesterdays (1990, High Note)
  51. Neil Young & Crazy Horse: Psychedelic Pill (Reprise, 2CD) [**]
  52. Angles 8: By Way of Deception: Live in Ljubljana (Clean Feed)
  53. Ivo Perelman/Joe Morris/Gerald Cleaver: Family Ties (Leo)
  54. Plug: Back on Time (1996, Ninja Tune) **
  55. John Surman: Saltash Bells (ECM)
  56. Mike Reed's People, Places & Things: Clean on the Corner (482 Music)
  57. Jens Lekman: I Know What Love Isn't (Secretly Canadian) **
  58. Rusko: Songs (Mad Decent/Downtown) **
  59. Jerry Bergonzi: Shifting Gears (Savant)
  60. Carolyn Mark: The Queen of Vancouver Island (Mint) **
  61. Louis Sclavis Atlas Trio: Sources (ECM)
  62. Holus-Bolus: Pine Barren (Prom Night) *
  63. Amadou & Mariam: Folila (Nonesuch)
  64. Danny!: Payback (Okayplayer) **
  65. Eivind Opsvik: Overseas IV (Loyal Label)
  66. Tomas Fujiwara & the Hook Up: The Air Is Different (482 Music) **
  67. Cornershop: Urban Turban: The Singhles Club (Ample Play) **
  68. Medeski Martin & Wood: Free Magic (Indirecto) *
  69. Pet Shop Boys: Elysium (Astralwerks) [**]
  70. Bruce Springsteen: Wrecking Ball (Columbia) [**]
  71. Karantamba: Ndigal (1984, Teranga Beat)
  72. Ivo Perelman/Matthew Shipp/Whit Dickey: The Clairvoyant (Leo)
  73. Kyle Brenders Quartet: Offset (18th Note)
  74. Weasel Walter/Mary Halvorson/Peter Evans: Mechanical Malfunction (Thirsty Ear) *
  75. Zani Diabaté & Les Héritiers: Tientalaw (Sterns Africa)
  76. Jon Lundbom & Big Five Chord: No New Tunes (Hot Cup) *
  77. Branford Marsalis Quartet: Four MFs Playin' Tunes (Marsalis Music)
  78. Ani DiFranco: Which Side Are You On? (Righteous Babe) [**]
  79. The Peggy Lee Band: Invitation (Drip Audio)
  80. Andre Williams & the Sadies: Night & Day (Yep Roc) **
  81. Homeboy Sandman: First of a Living Breed (Stones Throw) **
  82. Janka Nabay & the Bubu Gang: En Yay Sah (Luaka Bop)
  83. Carly Rae Jepsen: Kiss (604/Interscope/Schoolboy) **
  84. Eric Bibb: Deeper in the Well (Stony Plain) **
  85. Diana Krall: Glad Rag Doll (Verve)
  86. Occupy This Album (Razor & Tie, 4CD) **
  87. Ernest Dawkins: Afro Straight (Delmark)
  88. Hairy Bones: Snakelust (to Kenji Nakagami) (Clean Feed)
  89. Ted Nash: The Creep (Plastic Sax) **
  90. Dave Douglas Quintet: Be Still (Greenleaf Music)
  91. Living by Lanterns: New Myth/Old Science (Cuneiform)
  92. Neneh Cherry & the Thing: The Cherry Thing (Smalltown Supersound)
  93. The Whammies: Play the Music of Steve Lacy (Driff)
  94. Koo Nimo: Highlife Roots Revival (Riverboat) **
  95. Peter Zak: Nordic Noon (Steeplechase)
  96. Yosvany Terry: Today's Opinion (Criss Cross) **
  97. Don Byron New Gospel Quintet: Love, Peace, and Soul (Savoy Jazz)
  98. Ned Sublette: Kiss You Down South (Postmambo) **
  99. Wadada Leo Smith & Louis Moholo-Moholo: Ancestors (TUM)
  100. Heems: Wild Water Kingdom (Greedhead) **
  101. Sonic Liberation Front: Jetway Confidential (High Two)
  102. Eric Revis 11:11: Parallax (Clean Feed)
  103. Old Time Musketry: Different Times (Steeplechase)
  104. Elliott Sharp Trio: Aggregat (Clean Feed)
  105. Ray Wylie Hubbard: The Grifter's Hymnal (Bordello) **
  106. Mort Weiss: I'll Be Seeing You (SMS Jazz)
  107. François Carrier/Michel Lambert/Alexey Lapin: In Motion (Leo)
  108. Gypsyphonic Disko Nola-Phonic Vol. 2 (DJ Quickie Mart) **
  109. Frank Wright Quartet: Blues for Albert Ayler (1974, ESP-Disk)
  110. Low Cut Connie: Call Me Sylvia (self-released)
  111. Raoul Björkenheim/Anders Nilsson/Gerald Cleaver: Kalabalik (DMG/ARC)
  112. Prinzhorn Dance School: Clay Class (DFA) **


Records in hand, but which haven't yet been graded.

  • Uniquely Standard: Akua Allrich Live! (self-released)
  • Christopher Alpiar Quartet: The Jazz Expression (Behip)
  • Amikaeyla: Being in Love (Roots Jazz)
  • Bill Anschell/Brent Jensen/Chris Smyer: Blueprints (Origin)
  • Bob Arthurs/Steve Lamattina: Jazz for Svetlana (self-released)
  • Augi: Citizens of the World (Diapson West)
  • Jim Bedner: Of Light and Shadow (self-released)
  • Joel Behrman: Steppin Back (self-released)
  • Anna Borges & Bill Ward: Receita de Samba (Brasil)
  • Thomas Borgmann/Wilber Morris/Reggie Nicholson: Nasty & Sweet (NoBusiness)
  • Kaylé Brecher: Spirals and Lines (Penchant Four)
  • Carter Calvert: Carter Calvert and the Roger Cohen Trio (self-released)
  • Masha Campagne: Like Water, Like Air (Impetus)
  • Bill Cantrall & Axiom: Live at the Kitano (Up Swing)
  • Bruce Cox Core: Tet (self-released)
  • Natalie Cressman & Secret Garden: Unfolding (self-released)
  • Jaiman Crunk: Encounters (Origin)
  • Jason Paul Curtis: Love Holiday (self-released)
  • Ori Dagan: Less Than Three (Scat Cat)
  • Hamilton de Holanda Quinteto: Brasilianos 3 (Adventure Music)
  • Tom Dempsey/Tim Ferguson Quartet: Beautiful Friendship (Planet Arts)
  • Eric Divito: Breaking the Ice (Pioneer Jazz Collection)
  • Paulette Dozier: In Walked You (PF&E)
  • Elina Duni Quartet: Matanë Malit (ECM) *
  • Louis Durra: Rocket Science (Lot 50)
  • Nathan Eklund: Craft Christmas (OA2)
  • Sarah Elgeti Quintet: Into the Open (Your Favourite Jazz)
  • Anna Estrada: Volando (Feral Flight)
  • Fado em Si Bemol: QB (Vidisco)
  • Doug Ferony: You Will Be My Music (self-released)
  • Ken Field: Sensorium: Music for Dance & Film (Innova)
  • José Garcia: Songs for a Lifetime: Live (José Garcia Music)
  • Joe Gilman: Relativity (Capri)
  • David Gilmore: Numerology: Live at Jazz Standard (Evolutionary Music)
  • Danny Green: A Thousand Ways Home (Tapestry)
  • Lua Hadar with Twist: Like A Bridge (Bellalua)
  • Tianna Hall & the Mexico City Jazz Trio: Two for the Road (Mighty Pretty)
  • Jon Hamar: Hymn (Origin)
  • Scott Healy Ensemble: Hudson City Suite (Hudson City)
  • Scott Healy-Glenn Alexander Quartet: Northern Light (Hudson City)
  • Florian Hoefner Group: Songs Without Words (OA2)
  • William Hooker Quintet: Channels of Consciousness (NoBusiness)
  • Chris Hopkins/Bernd Lhotzky: Partners in Crime (Echoes of Swing)
  • Justin Horn: Hornology (Rotato)
  • Christian Howes: Southern Exposure (Resonance)
  • I Never Meta Guitar Too (Clean Feed)
  • Iron Dog: Interactive Album Rock (self-released)
  • Jeff Johnson: Suitcase (Origin)
  • Patricia Julien Project: Still Light at Night (self-released)
  • Cecily Kate: Standards (self-released)
  • Knoxville Jazz Orchestra: Christmas Time Is Here (self-released)
  • Steve Lipman: Ridin' the Beat (Locomotion)
  • Luce Trio: Pieces, Vol. 1 (Museum Clausum) *
  • Sandra Marlowe: True Blue (LoveDog!)
  • Matt and the City Limits: Crash (Island/Def Jam)
  • Chris McNulty: The Song That Sings You Here (Challenge)
  • Monday Michiru: Soulception (Adventure Music)
  • Stephanie Nakasian: Show Me the Way to Get Out of This World (Capri)
  • Tatsuya Nakatini/Kris Tiner/Jeremy Drake: Ritual Inscription (Epigraph, LP)
  • Nicholl and Farquharson: Della by Moonlight (Big Empty Loo)
  • Noertker's Moxie: Little Bluedevil (Blue Rider Suite, Vol. 2) (Edgetone)
  • Dan Phillips BKK Trio: Bangkok Edge (self-released)
  • RJ and the Assignment: Deceiving Eyes (self-released)
  • Ellen Robinson: Don't Wait Too Long (EMR Music)
  • Barry Romberg's Random Access: Crab People (Romhog, 2CD)
  • Saigon: The Greatest Story Never Told Chapter 2: Bread and Circuses (Suburban Noize)
  • Claudio Scolari: Synthesis (Principal)
  • Will Scruggs Jazz Fellowship: Song of Simeon: A Christmas Journey (self-released, 2CD)
  • Seung-Hee: Sketches on the Sky (self-released)
  • Julian Shore: Filaments (Tone Rogue)
  • Donna Singer: Take the Day Off: Escape With Jazz (Emerald Baby)
  • Donna Singer with the Doug Richards Trio: Kiss Me Beneath the Mistletoe (Emerald Baby)
  • Story City: Time and Materials (self-released)
  • Joey Stuckey: Mixture (Senate)
  • Sudo Quartet: Live at Banlieue Bleue (NoBusiness)
  • Milton Suggs: Lyrical: Volume 1 (Skiptone Music)
  • Jacqui Sutton: Notes From the Frontier: A Musical Journey (Toy Blue Typewriter)
  • Szilard Mezei Tubass Quintet: Canons: 2nd Hosting (NoBusiness) *
  • Twice Thou: The Bank Attack (The Buy Back Initiative/Music Group)
  • Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet: Hustlin' for a Gig (Housekat)
  • The Urban Renewal Project: Go Big or Go Home (Lombardy)
  • Eric Vaughn: Minor Relocation (self-released)
  • The Verge: Introducing . . . the Verge (Danger Productions)
  • Allen Vizzutti: Ritzville (Village Place Music)
  • Tim Warfield's Jazzy Christmas (Undaunted Music)
  • Joan Watson-Jones/Frank Wilkins: Quiet Conversations: A Duet (Eye of Samantha)
  • Michael Webster: Momentus (OA2)
  • Carrie Wicks: Barely There (OA2)
  • Bob Wolfman: Transition (self-released)
  • Pamela York: Lay Down This World: Hymns and Spirituals (Jazzful Heart)
  • Neil C. Young: El Camino (Canadian American)
  • Carlos Alves "Zingaro"/Jean Luc Cappozzo/Jerome Bourdellon/Nicolas Lelievre: Live at Total Meeting (NoBusiness)

Also Noted:

Records in hand, graded B+ or below, in alphabetical order within grade slots:

  • Rez Abbasi Trio: Continuous Beat (Enja) *
  • John Abercrombie Quartet: Within a Song (ECM)
  • Ramzi Aburedwan: Reflections of Palestine (Riverboat) **
  • Action Bronson: Blue Chips (Fool's Gold) **
  • Harry Allen & Scott Hamilton: 'Round Midnight (Challenge)
  • Oren Ambarchi: Audience of One (Touch) **
  • Ray Anderson Pocket Brass Band: Sweet Chicago Suite (Intuition) **
  • Arts & Sciences: New You (Singlespeed Music)
  • Michaël Attias: Spun Tree (Clean Feed)
  • Balkan Beat Box: Give (Nat Geo Music) **
  • Gary Bartz: Coltrane Rules: Tao of a Musical Warrior (Oyo) **
  • Josh Berman & His Gang: There Now (Delmark)
  • Tim Berne: Snakeoil (ECM) *
  • Bhi Bhiman: Bhiman (Boocoo Music) **
  • Big Baby Gandhi: No 1 2 Look Up 2 (mixtape) **
  • Otmar Binder Trio: Boogie Woogie Turnaround (Jump River)
  • Jim Black Trio: Somatic (Winter & Winter) **
  • Blockhead: Interludes After Midnight (Ninja Tune) **
  • Bobby Bradford/Frode Gjerstad/Ingebrigt Håker Flaten/Paal Nilssen-Love: Kampen (NoBusiness) *
  • Chris Brubeck's Triple Play: Live at Arthur Zankel Music Center (Blue Forest)
  • Brubeck Brothers Quartet: Life Times (Blue Forest)
  • Kyle Bruckmann's Wrack: Cracked Refraction (Porter)
  • Burial: Kindred (Hyperdub, EP) **
  • LaVerne Butler: Love Lost and Found Again (High Note)
  • George Cables: My Muse (High Note)
  • Cadence Weapon: Hope in Dirt City (Upper Class) **
  • Carolina Chocolate Drops: Leaving Eden (Nonesuch) **
  • François Carrier/Michel Lambert: Shores and Ditches (FMR)
  • Hugo Carvalhais: Particula (Clean Feed)
  • Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson: Wreck & Ruin (Sugar Hill) **
  • Chicago Underground Duo: Age of Energy (Northern Spy) **
  • Chives: Dads (Primary)
  • Cloud Nothings: Attack on Memory (Carpark) **
  • Anat Cohen: Claroscuro (Anzic)
  • Kelan Philip Cohran & the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble (Honest Jon's) **
  • Ry Cooder: Election Special (Nonesuch/Perro Verde) **
  • Coat Cooke/Joe Poole: Conversations (Now Orchestra)
  • Coat Cooke/Rainer Wiens: High Wire (Now Orchestra)
  • Neil Cowley Trio: The Face of Mount Molehill (Naim Jazz)
  • Daphni: Jiaolong (Merge) **
  • Roger Davidson Trio: We Remember Helen (Soundbrush)
  • Rick Davies: Salsa Norteña (Emlyn)
  • Steve Davis: Gettin' It Done (Posi-Tone)
  • Divine Fits: A Thing Called Divine Fits (Merge) **
  • Dobie: Nothing to Fear (Big Dada, EP) **
  • Dobie: But Fear Itself (Big Dada, EP) **
  • Kui Dong/Larry Polansky/Christian Wolff: Trio (Henceforth)
  • Scott DuBois: Landscape Scripture (Sunnyside)
  • Maya Dunietz/John Edwards/Steve Noble: Cousin It (Hopscotch)
  • Paul Dunmall/Tony Bianco: Thank You to John Coltrane (Slam) **
  • Yelena Eckemoff: Forget-Me-Not (Yelena Music)
  • El-P: Cancer4Cure (Fat Possum) **
  • Ari Erev: A Handful of Changes (self-released)
  • Wayne Escoffery: The Only Son of One (Sunnyside)
  • Escort (Tirk) **
  • Christian Escoudé Plays Brassens: Au Bois de Mon Coeur (Sunnyside)
  • Ellery Eskelin/Dave Ballou/Michael Formanek/Devin Gray: Dirigo Rataplan (Skirl)
  • Far East Movement: Dirty Bass (Interscope) **
  • The Fat Babies: Chicago Hot (Delmark)
  • Joe Fiedler's Big Sackbut (YSL)
  • Lee Fields: Faithful Man (Truth & Soul) **
  • Craig Finn: Clear Heart Full Eyes (Full Time Hobby) **
  • Jörg Fischer/Olaf Rupp/Frank Paul Schubert: Phugurit (Gligg)
  • Ingebrigt Haker Flaten New York Quartet: Now Is (Clean Feed)
  • The Flatlanders: The Odessa Tapes (1972, New West) **
  • Floratone: Floratone II (Savoy Jazz)
  • Fly: Year of the Snake (ECM)
  • François and the Atlas Mountains: E Volo Love (Domino) **
  • Nobuyasu Furuya Quintet: The Major (NoBusiness) *
  • Gangrene: Vodka & Ayahuasca (Decon) **
  • Josh Ginsburg: Zembla Variations (Bju'ecords)
  • Hans Glawischnig: Jahira (Sunnyside)
  • Goat: World Music (Rocket) **
  • Gordon Grdina's Haram: Her Eyes Illuminate (Songlines) **
  • Tord Gustavsen Quartet: The Well (ECM) *
  • Rich Halley 4: Back From Beyond (Pine Eagle)
  • Ross Hammond Quartet: Adored (Prescott)
  • Fred Hess Big Band: Speak (Alison)
  • Ben Holmes Quartet: Anvil of the Lord (Skirl)
  • Steve Horowitz: New Monsters (Posi-Tone)
  • Jason Kao Hwang: Burning Bridge (Innova)
  • I Compani: Garbo (Icdisc, 2CD)
  • Imperial Teen: Feel the Sound (Merge) **
  • The Impossible Gentlemen (Basho)
  • Ital: Hive Mind (Planet Mu) **
  • Anne Mette Iversen: Poetry of Earth (Bju'ecords)
  • Keith Jarrett: Sleeper: Tokyo, April 16, 1979 (1979, ECM, 2CD)
  • Jamey Johnson: Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran (Mercury Nashville) **
  • Juju & Jordash: Techno Primitivism (Dekmantel) **
  • Karl 2000 (self-released)
  • Stacey Kent: Dreamer in Concert (Blue Note) *
  • Masabumi Kikuchi Trio: Sunrise (ECM)
  • Frank Kimbrough Trio: Live at Kitano (Palmetto)
  • Lee Konitz/Bill Frisell/Gary Peacock/Joey Baron: Enfants Terribles (Half Note)
  • Kottarashky & the Rain Dogs: Demoni (Asphalt Tango) **
  • Jonas Kullhammar/Torbjörn Zetterberg/Espen Aalberg: Basement Sessions Vol. 1 (Clean Feed)
  • Steve Kuhn Trio: Wisteria (ECM)
  • Chris Lawhorn: Fugazi Edits (Case/Martingale)
  • Linkoban: Super Into On It (Super Billion, EP) **
  • Joe Locke/Geoffrey Keezer Group: Signing (Motéma)
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: The Heist (self-released) [**]
  • Magnetic Fields: Love at the Bottom of the Sea (Merge) **
  • Maïkotron Unit: Effugit (Jazz From Rant)
  • Roc Marciano: Reloaded (Decon) **
  • Virginia Mayhew Quartet: Mary Lou Williams: The Next 100 Years (Renma)
  • Rob Mazurek Pulsar Quartet: Stellar Pulsations (Delmark)
  • Donny McCaslin: Casting for Gravity (Greenleaf Music)
  • Bill McHenry: La Peur du Vide (Sunnyside)
  • Joe McPhee/Ingebrigt Håker Flaten: Brooklyn DNA (Clean Feed)
  • Ron Miles: Quiver (Enja/Yellowbird)
  • Liudas Mockunas & Barry Guy: Lava (NoBusiness) *
  • Mockuno NuClear: Drop It (NoBusiness)
  • Hafez Modirzadeh: Post-Chromodal Out! (Pi) **
  • Monolake: Ghosts (Imbalance Computer Music) **
  • Cristina Morrison: I Love (Baronesa)
  • Sam Newsome: The Art of the Soprano, Vol. 1 (self-released)
  • Ne-Yo: R.E.D. (Motown) **
  • Nneka: Soul Is Heavy (Decon) **
  • Nadje Noordhuis (Little Mystery)
  • Piero Odorici: Cedar Walton Presents (Savant)
  • Off! (Vice, EP) **
  • Linda Oh: Initial Here (Greenleaf Music) **
  • Jimmy Owens: The Monk Project (IPO) **
  • Lou Pallo of Les Paul's Trio: Thank You Les (Showplace Music Production)
  • Ivo Perelman/Matthew Shipp/Michael Bisio: The Gift (Leo)
  • Enrico Pieranunzi: Permutation (CAM Jazz)
  • Pink: The Truth About Love (RCA) [**]
  • A Place to Bury Strangers: Worship (Dead Oceans) **
  • Platform 1: Takes Off (Clean Feed)
  • Paul Plimley/Barry Guy/Lucas Niggli: Hexentrio (Intakt) **
  • Quakers (Stones Throw) **
  • Marlene Rosenberg Quartet: Bassprint (Origin)
  • Gonzalo Rubalcaba: XXI Century (5Pasion, 2CD)
  • Catherine Russell: Strictly Romancin' (World Village) **
  • Rye Rye: Go! Pop! Bang! (NEET/Interscope) **
  • John K. Samson: Provincial (Epitaph) **
  • Bobby Sanabria Big Band: Multiverse (Jazzheads)
  • Angelica Sanchez Quintet: Wires & Moss (Clean Feed)
  • Santigold: Master of Make-Believe (Atlantic) **
  • Jane Scheckter: Easy to Remember (self-released)
  • Avery Sharpe: Sojourner Truth: ". . . Ain't I a Woman?" (JKNM)
  • Aram Shelton Quartet: Everything for Somebody (Singlespeed Music)
  • Matthew Silberman: Questionable Creatures (DeSoto Sound Factory)
  • Sleigh Bells: Reign of Terror (Mom + Pop) **
  • Wadada Leo Smith: Ten Freedom Summers (Cuneiform, 4CD)
  • Robert Soko: Balkan Beats Soundlab (Piranha) *
  • Tessa Souter: Beyond the Blue (Motéma)
  • S/S/S: Beak & Claw (Anticon, EP) **
  • Mary Stallings: Don't Look Back (High Note)
  • Bobby Streng's House Big Band: Getting Housed (self-released)
  • John Talabot: Fin (Permanent Vacation) **
  • Talking Cows: Almost Human (Morvin/Jazz Sick)
  • Otis Taylor: Otis Taylor's Contraband (Telarc) **
  • Ablaye Ndiaye Thiossane: Thiossane (Discograph/Sterns) **
  • Thollem/Parker/Cline: The Gowanus Session (Porter)
  • Henry Threadgill Zooid: Tomorrow Sunny/The Revelry, Spp (Pi)
  • Tin Hat: The Rain Is a Handsome Animal (New Amsterdam) **
  • The Ting Tings: Sounds From Nowheresville (Columbia) **
  • Trespass Trio [Martin Küchen/Per Zanussi/Raymond Strid]: Bruder Beda (Clean Feed)
  • Ryan Truesdell: Centennial: Newly Discovered Works of Gil Evans (ArtistShare)
  • Twopool: Traffic Bins (Origin)
  • "Blue" Gene Tyranny: Detours (Unseen Worlds) **
  • Upper Left Trio: Ulternative (Origin)
  • Piet Verbist: Zygomatik (Origin)
  • Doug Webb: Swing Shift (Posi-Tone -11)
  • Allison Wedding: This Dance (GroundUp Music)
  • Keith Fullerton Whitman: Occlusions (Editions Mego) **
  • Jessica Williams: Songs of Earth (Origin)
  • Miguel Zenón & Laurent Coq: Rayuela (Sunnyside)
  • ZZ Top: La Futura (Mercury) **
  • Eivind Aarset: Dream Logic (ECM)
  • Accidental Tourists: The L.A. Sessions (Challenge)
  • Aesop Rock: Skelethon (Rhymesayers Entertainment) **
  • Alabama Shakes: Boys & Girls (2012, ATO) **
  • Eric Alexander & Vincent Herring: Friendly Fire (High Note)
  • Joe Alterman: Give Me the Simple Life (Miles High)
  • Rodrigo Amado Motion Trio & Jeb Bishop: Burning Live at Jazz Ao Centro (JACC)
  • Alhousseini Anivolla: Anewal/The Walking Man (Riverboat) **
  • Peter Appleyard and the Jazz Giants: The Lost Sessions 1974 (Linus)
  • Clarice Assad: Home (Adventure Music)
  • The Bad Plus: Made Possible (E1) **
  • Ballister: Mechanisms (Clean Feed)
  • Baloji: Kinshasa Succursale (Crammed) **
  • Bang On!: [Sic] (Big Dada) **
  • Azealia Banks: 1991 (Interscope, EP) **
  • Bruce Barth: Three Things of Beauty (Savant)
  • The Beach Boys: That's Why God Made the Radio (Capitol) **
  • Gerry Beaudoin: The Return (Francesca) [**]
  • Roni Ben-Hur/Santi Debriano: Our Thing (Motema)
  • Best Coast: The Only Place (Mexican Summer) **
  • Andrew Bird: Break It Yourself (Mom + Pop Music) **
  • Jeb Bishop/Jorrit Dijkstra: 1000 Words (Driff)
  • Todd Bishop Group: Little Played Little Bird: The Music of Ornette Coleman (Origin)
  • Ran Blake/Christine Correa: Down Here Below: Tribute to Abbey Lincoln Volume One (Red Piano)
  • Ran Blake/David "Knife" Fabris: Vilnius Noir (NoBusiness) *
  • Theo Bleckmann: Hello Earth! The Music of Kate Bush (Winter & Winter) **
  • Dan Block: Duality (Miles High)
  • Anthony Branker & Ascent: Together (Origin)
  • Brooklyn Jazz Underground: A Portrait of Brooklyn (Bju'ecords)
  • Peter Brötzmann & Jörg Fischer: Live in Wiesbaden (Not Two)
  • Kelly Bucheger: House of Relics (Harder Bop)
  • Ed Byrne's Latin Jazz Evolution: Conquistador (Blue Truffle Music)
  • John Cale: Shifty Adventures in Nookie Wood (Domino) **
  • Marco Cappelli's Italian Surf Academy: The American Dream (Mode) *
  • Bill Carrothers: Family Life (Pirouet)
  • Edmar Castaneda: Double Portion (Arpa y Voz)
  • Ablaye Cissoko/Volker Goetze: Amanké Dionti (Motéma)
  • Andy Clausen: The Wishbone Suite (Table and Chairs)
  • The Henry Clay People: Twenty-Five for the Rest of Our Lives (TBD) **
  • Jimmy Cliff: Rebirth (Hip-O) **
  • Todd Clouser's A Love Electric: 20th Century Folk Selections (Royal Potato Family)
  • Kevin Coelho: Funkengruven: The Joy of Driving a B3 (Chicken Soup/Summit)
  • Avishai Cohen: Triveni II (Anzic)
  • Ravi Coltrane: Spirit Fiction (Blue Note) **
  • The Cookers: Believer (Motéma) **
  • Marc Copland: Some More Love Songs (Pirouet)
  • Chick Corea/Eddie Gomez/Paul Motian: Further Explorations (Concord, 2CD) **
  • Crystal Castles: (III) (Casablanca)
  • Meredith D'Ambrosio: By Myself (Sunnyside)
  • The Billie Davies Trio: All About Love (Cobra Basement)
  • Caroline Davis: Live Work & Play (Ears & Eyes)
  • Jeff Davis: Leaf House (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  • The Dan DeChellis Trio: . . . My Age of Anxiety (Sachimay)
  • Joey DeFrancesco/Larry Coryell/Jimmy Cobb: Wonderful! Wonderful! (High Note)
  • Lana Del Rey: Born to Die (Interscope) **
  • Diamond Rugs (Partisan) **
  • Dion: Tank Full of Blues (Blue Horizon) **
  • Philip Dizack: End of an Era (Truth Revolution)
  • JJ Doom: Key to the Kuffs (Lex) **
  • Dr. John: Locked Down (Nonesuch) **
  • Kait Dunton: Mountain Suite (Real and Imagined Music)
  • Bob Dylan: Tempest (Columbia) **
  • Open Mike Eagle: 4NML HSPTL (Fake Four) **
  • Duke Ellington Legacy: Single Petal of a Rose (Renma)
  • Gene Ess: A Thousand Summers (SIMP)
  • Essex Improviser's Collective: Lifting the Light (Fred Taylor Music, 2CD)
  • Donald Fagen: Sunken Condos (Reprise) **
  • Adam Fairhall: The Imaginary Delta (Slam) **
  • Fanga/Maâlem Abdallah Guinéa: Fangnawa Experience (Strut) **
  • Jay Farrar/Will Johnson/Anders Parker/Yim Yames: New Multitudes (Rounder) **
  • Bill Fay: Life Is People (Dead Oceans) **
  • Michael Feinberg: The Elvin Jones Project (Sunnyside)
  • FFEAR (Forum for Electro-Acoustic Research): Mirage (Jazzheads)
  • Amina Figarova: Twelve (In + Out)
  • The Fish: Moon Fish (Clean Feed)
  • Michael Formanek Quartet: Small Places (ECM)
  • John Fullbright: From the Ground Up (Blue Dirt) **
  • Future: Pluto (Epic) **
  • Jacob Garchik/Jacob Sacks/David Ambrosio/Vinnie Sperrazza: 40Twenty (Yeah-Yeah)
  • Kenny Garrett: Seeds From the Underground (Mack Avenue) **
  • Gift of Gab: The Next Logical Progression (Quannum Projects) **
  • Marshall Gilkes: Sound Stories (Alternate Side)
  • Godspeed You! Black Emperor: 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend! (Constellation) **
  • Aaron Goldberg/Ali Jackson/Omer Avital: Yes! (Sunnyside)
  • Vinny Golia/Marco Eneidi/Lisa Mezzacappa/Vijay Anderson: Hell-Bent in the Pacific (NoBusiness)
  • Dennis González/Yells at Eels: Resurrection and Life (Ayler)
  • GOOD Music: Cruel Summer (GOOD Music/Def Jam) **
  • Avi Granite's Verse: Snow Umbrellas (Pet Mantis)
  • Grass Roots (AUM Fidelity) **
  • Narada Burton Greene: Live at Kerrytown House (NoBusiness)
  • Nanci Griffith: Intersection (Proper) **
  • Grupo Los Santos: Clave Heart (OA2)
  • Joel Harrison 7: Search (Sunnyside) *
  • Ted Hefko and the Thousandaires: If I Walked on Water (Onager)
  • Ig Henneman Sextet: Live @ the Ironworks Vancouver (Wig)
  • Fred Hersch Trio: Alive at the Vanguard (Palmetto, 2CD)
  • Joe Hertenstein/Achim Tang/Jon Irabagon: Future Drone (Jazzwerkstatt) **
  • Conrad Herwig/Richie Beirach/Jack DeJohnette: The Tip of the Sword (1994, RadJazz)
  • Jim Holman: Explosion! (Delmark)
  • Jeff Holmes Quartet: Of One's Own (Miles High)
  • Homeboy Sandman: Subject: Matter (Stones Throw, EP) **
  • Kelly Hogan: I Like to Keep Myself in Pain (Anti-) **
  • Weber Iago: Adventure Music Piano Masters Series Vol. 3 (Adventure Music)
  • Alan Jackson: Thirty Miles West (ACR/EMI Nashville) **
  • Benedikt Jahnel Trio: Equilibrium (ECM)
  • Japandroids: Celebration Rock (Polyvinyl) **
  • Max Johnson: Quartet (Not Two) **
  • Jessica Jones/Mark Taylor: Live at the Freight (New Artists)
  • Kalle Kalima & K-18: Out to Lynch (TUM)
  • Manu Katché (ECM)
  • Jonny King: Above All (Sunnyside)
  • Lisa Kirchner: Charleston for You (Verdant World)
  • Guy Klucevsek: The Multiple Personality Reunion Tour (Innova)
  • Kool A.D.: 51 (Greedhead/Mishka) **
  • Bill Laswell: Means of Deliverance (Innerhythmic)
  • The Jay Lawrence Quartet: Sweet Lime (Jazz Hang)
  • Daunik Lazro/Jean-François Pauvros/Roger Turner: Curare (NoBusiness)
  • Leslie Lewis with the Gerald Hagen Trio: Midnight Sun (Surf Cove Jazz)
  • Christian Lillinger's Grund: Second Reason (Clean Feed)
  • Lorn: Ask the Dust (Ninja Tune) **
  • Lotus Plaza: Spooky Action at a Distance (Kranky) **
  • Igor Lumpert Trio: Innertextures Live (Clean Feed)
  • Corb Lund: Cabin Fever (New West) **
  • Harold Mabern: Mr. Lucky: A Tribute to Sammy Davis Jr. (High Note)
  • Mahlis-Panos Project: Protoleia (self-released)
  • Jacám Manricks: Cloud Nine (Posi-Tone)
  • Don Mark's Fire Escape: In a New Light (Niromi)
  • Bruno Mars: Unorthodox Jukebox (Atlantic) **
  • Max Marshall: Instant Camaraderie (Jazz Hang)
  • Mark Masters Ensemble: Ellington Saxophone Encounters (Capri)
  • The Men: Open Your Heart (Sacred Bones) **
  • Tift Merritt: Traveling Alone (Yep Roc) **
  • Joel Miller: Swim (Origin)
  • Rhett Miller: The Dreamer (Maximum Sunshine) **
  • Marisa Monte: O Que Você Quer Saber de Verdade (Blue Note) **
  • José-Luis Montón: Solo Guitarra (ECM)
  • James Morrison: Snappy Too (self-released) **
  • Musaner: Once Upon a Time (Lucent Music)
  • Myriad 3: Tell (ALMA)
  • Nas: Life Is Good (Def Jam) **
  • Negroni's Trio: On the Way (AA)
  • Willie Nelson: Heroes (Legacy) *
  • Ferenc Nemeth: Triumph (Dreamers Collective)
  • Thea Neumann: Lady & the Tramps (self-released)
  • Jerrod Niemann: Free the Music (Arista) **
  • Anders Nilsson: Night Guitar (Soundatone)
  • Hailey Niswanger: The Keeper (Calmit Productions)
  • Sebastian Noelle: Koan (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  • Aaron Novik: Secret of Secrets (Tzadik) *
  • The Odd Trio: Birth of the Minotaur (self-released)
  • Oh No: Ohnomite (Five Day Weekend/Brick) **
  • Aruán Ortiz Quartet: Orbiting (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  • Paradoxical Frog: Union (Clean Feed)
  • Jeff Parker Trio: Bright Light in Winter (Delmark)
  • Michael Pedicin: Live @ the Loft (Jazz Hut)
  • Jeremy Pelt: Soul (High Note)
  • Pepe Deluxé: Queen of the Wave (Catskills) **
  • Ivo Perelman/The Sirius Quartet: The Passion According to G.H. (Leo)
  • Giovanna Pessi/Susanna Wallumrød: If Grief Could Wait (ECM) *
  • Dave Phillips & Freedance: Confluence (Innova)
  • Kellie Pickler: 100 Proof (BNA) **
  • A Place to Bury Strangers: Onwards to the Wall (Dead Oceans, EP) **
  • Porcelain Raft: Strange Weekend (Secretly Canadian) **
  • Ben Powell: New Street (self-released)
  • Power Animal: Exorcism (Crash Symbols) **
  • Dafnis Prieto: Proverb Trio (Dafnison Music)
  • Reggie Quinerly: Music Inspired by Freedman Town (Redefinition Music)
  • Nate Radley: The Big Eyes (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  • Bonnie Raitt: Slipstream (Redwing) **
  • Ratchet Orchestra: Hemlock (Drip Audio)
  • RED Trio + Nate Wooley: Stem (Clean Feed)
  • Eric Reed: The Baddest Monk (Savant)
  • Jason Robinson: Tiresian Symmetry (Cuneiform)
  • Jerome Sabbagh: Plugged In (Bee Jazz) *
  • Saint Dirt Elementary School: Abandoned Ballroom (Barnyard)
  • Saint Etienne: Words and Music by Saint Etienne (Heavenly) **
  • Felipe Salles: Departure (Tapestry)
  • Schoolboy Q: Habits & Contradictions (Top Dawg) **
  • Serengeti: The Kenny Dennis EP (Anticon, EP) **
  • Mark Sherman: The L.A. Sessions (Miles High)
  • Matthew Shipp Trio: Elastic Aspects (Thirsty Ear)
  • Simian Mobile Disco: Unpatterns (Wichita) **
  • Gary Smulyan: Smul's Paradise (Capri)
  • Solange: True (Terrible, EP) **
  • Speech Debelle: Freedom of Speech (Big Dada) **
  • Regina Spektor: What We Saw From the Cheap Seats (Sire) **
  • Standard Fare: Out of Sight, Out of Town (Melodic) **
  • Bobo Stenson Trio: Indicum (ECM)
  • Stone Quartet: Live at Vision Festival (Ayler)
  • Supreme Cuts: Whispers in the Dark (Dovecote) **
  • Swearin' (Salinas) **
  • Tom Tallitsch: Heads or Tails (Posi-Tone)
  • Natsuki Tamura/Satoko Fujii: Muku (Libra)
  • Erena Terakubo with Legends: New York Attitude (4Q)
  • The Thing with Barry Guy: Metal! (NoBusiness) *
  • T.I.: Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Hand (Atlantic/Grand Hustle) **
  • Titus Andronicus: Local Business (XL) **
  • Sumi Tonooka: Now (ARC, 2CD)
  • Rafael Toral/Davu Seru: Live in Minneapolis (Clean Feed)
  • Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs: Trouble (Casablanca) **
  • The Michael Treni Big Band: Boy's Night Out (self-released)
  • TriBeCaStan: New Deli (Evergreene Music)
  • Mikolaj Trzaska/Olie Brice/Mark Sanders: Riverloam Trio (NoBusiness) *
  • The Corin Tucker Band: Kill My Blues (Kill Rock Stars) **
  • Tumbledown House: Fables and Falsehoods (Silent Coyote Music)
  • Two Fingers: Stunt Rhythms (Big Dada) **
  • Manuel Valera: New Cuban Express (Mavo)
  • Elle Varner: Perfectly Imperfect (RCA) **
  • VCMG: Ssss (Mute) **
  • Andrea Veneziani: Oltreoceano (self-released)
  • Elio Villafranca/Arturo Stable: Dos y Mas (Motéma)
  • David Virelles: Continuum (Pi)
  • Florian Weber: Biosphere (Enja)
  • Joanna Weinberg: The Piano Diaries (Kissingpoint)
  • Ben Wendel: Frame (Sunnyside)
  • Jack White: Blunderbuss (Third Man) **
  • Why?: Mumps, Etc. (Anticon/City Slang) **
  • Dan Wilensky: Back in the Mix (Speechless Productions)
  • Larry Willis: This Time the Dream's on Me (High Note)
  • Cassandra Wilson: Another Country (E1) **
  • Matt Wilson's Arts & Crafts: An Attitude for Gratitude (Palmetto)
  • Spike Wilner: La Tendresse (Posi-Tone)
  • Andrea Wolper/Connie Crothers/Ken Filiano: Trance Formation: In Concert (New Artists)
  • Nate Wooley/Christian Weber/Paul Lytton: Six Feet Under (NoBusiness) *
  • Bobby Womack: The Bravest Man in the Universe (XL) **
  • Brandon Wright: Journeyman (Posi-Tone)
  • Katherine Young: Pretty Monsters (Public Eyesore)
  • Denny Zeitlin: Wherever You Are: Midnight Moods for Solo Piano (Sunnyside)
  • Zohar's Nigun: The Four Questions (Rectify)
  • Greg Abate: The Greg Abate Quintet Featuring Phil Woods (Rhombus)
  • J.D. Allen Trio: The Matador and the Bull (Savant)
  • Alt-J: An Awesome Wave (Infectious) **
  • Susie Arioli: All the Way (Jazzheads)
  • Lynne Arriale: Solo (Motéma)
  • Axel's Axiom: Uncommon Sense (Armored)
  • Jeff Babko: Crux (Tonequake)
  • BadBadNotGood: BBNG2 (self-released) **
  • Jon Balke/Batagraf: Say and Play (ECM) *
  • Bill Barner: Ten Tunes (self-released)
  • Willis Earl Beal: Acousmatic Sorcery (XL) **
  • Dierks Bentley: Home (Capitol Nashville) **
  • Big Boi: Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors (Def Jam) **
  • Bigg Jus: Machines That Make Civilization Fun (Mush) **
  • Andrew Bird: Hands of Glory (Mom + Pop Music, EP) **
  • Black Music Disaster (Thirsty Ear) *
  • Black Moth Super Rainbow: Cobra Juicy (Frenchkiss/Rad Cult) **
  • The Julian Bliss Septet: A Tribute to Benny Goodman (Signum)
  • Dean Blunt & Inga Copeland: Black Is Beautiful (Hyperdub) **
  • Ralph Bowen: Total Eclipse (Posi-Tone)
  • Brazilian Trio [Helio Alves/Nilson Matta/Duduka Da Fonseca]: Constelação (Motéma)
  • Georg Breinschmid: Fire (Preiser)
  • Chloe Brisson: Blame It on My Youth (self-released)
  • Zach Brock: Almost Never Was (Criss Cross)
  • Brother Ali: The Bite Marked Heart (Rhymesayers, EP) **
  • Brother Ali: Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color (Rhymesayers Entertainment) **
  • David Byrne/St. Vincent: Love This Giant (4AD) **
  • Tim Carey: Room 114 (self-released)
  • Mel Carter: The Other Standards (CSP)
  • Gustavo Casenave: Tango Casenave (Watch Craft Music)
  • Oscar Castro-Neves: Live at Blue Note Tokyo (Zoho)
  • Cat Power: Sun (Matador) **
  • Dan Cavanagh Trio: The Heart of the Geyser (OA2)
  • Chairlift: Something (Columbia/DMZ/Kanine) **
  • Ed Cherry: It's All Good (Posi-Tone)
  • Chicha Libre: Canibalismo (Barbès) **
  • Roger Chong: Send a Little Love (self-released)
  • Claro Intelecto: Reform Club (Delsin) **
  • Romain Collin: The Calling (Palmetto)
  • Amy Cook: Summer Skin (Roothouse/Thirty Tigers) **
  • Elizabeth Cook: Gospel Plow (Thirty One Tigers, EP) **
  • Dan Cray: Meridies (Origin)
  • Cypress Hill/Rusko: Cypress X Rusko (V2/Cooperative, EP) **
  • Duduka Da Fonseca Quintet: Samba Jazz -- Jazz Samba (Anzic)
  • Isaac Darche: Boom-Bap!tism (Bju'ecords)
  • John Daversa: Artful Joy (BFM Jazz)
  • Dan Deacon: America (Domino) **
  • Matthew Dear: Beams (Ghostly International) **
  • Debo Band (Next Ambiance) **
  • Graham Dechter: Takin' It There (Capri)
  • Introducing Amadou Diagne (World Music Network) **
  • Die Antwoord: Tension (Zef) **
  • Dirty Dozen Brass Band: Twenty Dozen (Savoy Jazz)
  • Dr. Dog: Be the Void (Anti-) **
  • Rick Drumm and Fatty Necroses: Return From the Unknown (self-released)
  • Candy Dulfer: Crazy (Razor & Tie)
  • Justin Townes Earle: Nothing's Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now (Bloodshot) **
  • The Element Choir & William Parker: At Christ Church Deer Park (Barnyard)
  • Ergo: If Not Inertia (Cuneiform) **
  • Eric Erhardt: A Better Fate (Tapestry)
  • Orrin Evans: Flip the Script (Posi-Tone)
  • Ricardo Fassi: Sitting in a Song (Alice)
  • Roman Filiu: Musae (Dafnison)
  • Melanie Fiona: The MF Life (Universal Republic) **
  • Rosie Flores: Working Girl's Guitar (Bloodshot) **
  • Carlos Franzetti: Pierrot et Colombine (Sunnyside)
  • Amit Friedman Sextet: Sunrise (Origin)
  • Curtis Fuller: Down Home (Capri)
  • Future of the Left: The Plot Against Common Sense (Xtra Mile) **
  • Hal Galper Trio: Airegin Revisited (Origin)
  • Lee Gamble: Diversions 1994-1996 (Pan, EP) **
  • Garbage: Not Your Kind of People (V2) **
  • Jan Garbarek/Egberto Gismonti/Charlie Haden: Magica: Carta de Amor (1981, ECM, 2CD)
  • Matt Garrison: Blood Songs (D Clef)
  • The Gaslamp Killer: Breakthrough (Brainfeeder) **
  • Gato Libre: Forever (Libra)
  • Girl Unit: Club Rez EP (Night Slugs, EP) **
  • Girls' Generation: The Boys (Universal) **
  • Robert Glasper Experiment: Black Radio (Blue Note) **
  • Adam Glasser: Mzansi (Sunnyside)
  • Jared Gold: Goldenchild (Posi-Tone)
  • Holly Golightly and the Brokeoffs: Long Distance (Transdreamer) **
  • The Alex Goodman Quintet: Bridges (Connection Point)
  • Kevin Gordon: Gloryland (Crowville Media) **
  • Chris Greene Quartet: A Group Effort (Single Malt)
  • Grimes: Visions (4AD) **
  • Charlie Haden/Hank Jones: Come Sunday (Emarcy) **
  • Gerald Hagen Trio: Song for Leslie (Surf Cove Jazz)
  • Jeff Hamilton Trio: Red Sparkle (Capri)
  • Tom Harrell: Number Five (High Note)
  • The Harris Group: Choices (self-released)
  • Billy Hart: All Our Reasons (ECM)
  • Boris Hauf Sextet: Next Delusion (Clean Feed)
  • Angel Haze: New York EP (Republic, EP) **
  • Nona Hendryx: Mutatis Mutandis (Righteous Babe) **
  • Herzog: Cartoon Violence (Exit Stencil) **
  • Lisa Hilton: American Impressions (Ruby Slippers)
  • Hiss Golden Messenger: Poor Moon (Tompkins Square) **
  • Hospitality (Merge) **
  • Human Spirit: Dialogue: Live at the Earshot Jazz Festival (Origin)
  • I See Hawks in L.A.: New Kind of Lonely (Western Seeds) **
  • Tommy Igoe and the Birdland Big Band: Eleven (Deep Rhythm Music)
  • Wanda Jackson: Unfinished Business (Sugar Hill) **
  • Irène Jacob & Francis Jacob: Je Sais Nager (Sunnyside)
  • Jazz Punks: Smashups (self-released)
  • Jazz Soul Seven: Impressions of Curtis Mayfield (BFM Jazz)
  • Erik Jekabson: Anti-Mass (Jekab's Music)
  • Karen Johns & Company: Peach (Ptarmigan Music/Jazz)
  • Marc Johnson/Eliane Elias: Swept Away (ECM)
  • Anders Jormin: Ad Lucem (ECM)
  • K-Holes: Dismania (Hardly Art) **
  • Dave King: I've Been Ringing You (Sunnyside)
  • Guillermo Klein/Los Gauchos: Carrera (Sunnyside)
  • K'Naan: More Beautiful Than Silence (Octone, EP) **
  • Sam Kulik: Escape From Society (Hot Cup)
  • Lambchop: Mr. M (Merge) **
  • Lapalux: When You're Gone (Brainfeeder, EP) **
  • Sabrina Lastman: The Candombe Jazz Sessions (Zoho)
  • Linda Lavin: Possibilities (Ghostlight)
  • Josh Levinson Sextet: Chauncey Street (self-released)
  • Greg Lewis: Organ Monk: Uwo in the Black (self-released)
  • The Little Willies: For the Good Times (Milking Bull) **
  • Jeremy Long: In Suspension (Innova)
  • Lord Huron: Lonesome Dreams (Iamsound) **
  • Lower Dens: Nootropics (Ribbon Music) **
  • Frank Lowe: The Loweski (1973, ESP-Disk)
  • Lukid: Lonely at the Top (Werk Discs/Ninja Tune) **
  • The Lumineers (Dualtone) **
  • Jessica Lurie Ensemble: Megaphone Heart (Zipa! Music) **
  • Lushlife: Plateau Vision (Western Vinyl) **
  • Paul Lytton/Nate Wooley: The Nows (Clean Feed, 2CD)
  • Janiva Magness: Stronger for It (Alligator) **
  • Mala: Mala in Cuba (Brownswood) **
  • Martin, Haynes and Driver: Freedman at Western Front (Barnyard)
  • Pat Martino: Alone Together With Bobby Rose (1977-78, High Note)
  • David Maxwell: Blues in Other Colors (Shining Stone)
  • Daniel McBrearty: Clarinet Swing (Dan McB Music)
  • Paul McCartney: Kisses on the Bottom (Hear Music) **
  • Kelly McCarty 3: Roux Steady (72 Offsuit)
  • MediaFired: The Pathway Through Whatever (Beer on the Rug, EP) **
  • Metric: Synthetica (Mom + Pop) **
  • Anaïs Mitchell: Young Man in America (Wilderland) **
  • Tony Monaco: Celebration: Life-Love-Music (Chicken Coup/Summit)
  • Kip Moore: Up All Night (Mercury Nashville) **
  • Nick Moran Trio: No Time Like Now (Manor Sound)
  • John Moulder Quintet: The Eleventh Hour: Live at the Green Mill (Origin)
  • M-Phazes: Phazed Out (Coalmine) **
  • Munchi: Moombahtonista (Mad Decent, EP) **
  • Russ Nolan: Tell Me (Rhinoceruss Music)
  • NZCA/Lines (Loaf) **
  • One Direction: Up All Night (Syco/Columbia) **
  • Aruán Ortiz/The Camerata Urbana Ensemble: Santiarican Blues Suite (Sunnyside)
  • Dudley Owens/Aaron Wright Band: People Calling (Origin)
  • Drew Paralic: Wintertime Tunes of Drew Paralic (self-released)
  • Ray Parker: Swingin' Never Hurt Nobody (Pythagoras)
  • Peaking Lights: Lucifer (Mexican Summer) **
  • Luis Perdomo: Universal Mind (RKM)
  • Public Image Ltd.: This Is PIL (PIL Official) **
  • Purity Ring: Shrines (4AD) **
  • Quantic & Alice Russell with the Combo Bárbaro: Look Around the Corner (Tru Thoughts) **
  • Lee Ranaldo: Between the Times and the Tides (Matador) **
  • John Raymond: Strength & Song (Strength & Song)
  • Karriem Riggins: Alone Together (Stones Throw) **
  • Carol Robbins: Moraga (Jazzcats)
  • Pete Robbins Transatlantic Quartet: Live in Basel (Hate Laugh Music)
  • The Duke Robillard Jazz Trio: Wobble Walkin' (Blue Duchess)
  • Scott Robinson Doctette: Bronze Nemesis (Doc-Tone)
  • Alfredo Rodriguez: Sounds of Space (Mack Avenue) **
  • Wallace Roney: Home (High Note)
  • Alan Rosenthal: Just Sayin' (self-released)
  • Marc Rossi Group: Mantra Revealed (Innova)
  • Royal Baths: Better Luck Next Life (Kanine) **
  • Rusk (Fenetre/The Loyal Label)
  • Carol Saboya: Belezas (AAM)
  • Arturo Sandoval: Dear Diz (Every Day I Think of You) (Concord) **
  • Alexander von Schlippenbach: Schlippenbach Plays Monk (Intakt) **
  • School of Seven Bells: Ghostory (Vagrant) **
  • Christian Scott: Christian aTunde Adjuah (Concord, 2CD)
  • Ty Segall Band: Slaughterhouse (In the Red) **
  • Sara Serpa/Ran Blake: Aurora (Clean Feed)
  • Elliott Sharp's Terraplane: Sky Road Songs (Enja)
  • The Shins: Port of Morrow (Columbia) **
  • Sigur Rós: Valtari (XL) **
  • Jeremy Siskind: Finger-Songwriter (Bju'ecords)
  • Sly & Robbie: Blackwood Dub (Groove Attack) **
  • Todd Snider: Time as We Know It: The Songs of Jerry Jeff Walker (Aimless) **
  • Sophisticated Ladies: A True Story (self-released)
  • Spider Bags: Shake My Head (Odessa) **
  • Jesse Stacken: Bagatelles for Trio (Fresh Sound New Talent) *
  • John Stowell/Ulf Bandgren: Throop (Origin)
  • Richard Sussman Quintet: Continuum (Origin)
  • Pete Swanson: Man With Potential (Type) **
  • Andrew Swift: Swift Kick (D Clef)
  • Ebo Taylor: Appia Kwa Bridge (Strut) **
  • Melvin Taylor: Beyond the Burning Guitar (Eleven East, 2CD)
  • Tedeschi Trucks Band: Live: Everybody's Talkin' (Sony Classical) **
  • Rich Thompson Trio: Generations (Origin)
  • Toy (Heavenly) **
  • Steve Turre: Woody's Delight (High Note)
  • Tennis: Young & Old (Fat Possum) **
  • THEESatisfaction: Awe Naturale (Sub Pop) **
  • Leon Foster Thomas: Brand New Mischief (self-released)
  • Ana Tijoux: La Bala (Relativity) **
  • Tindersticks: The Something Rain (Constellation) **
  • Gian Tornatore: The Heights (Sound Spiral)
  • The Trishas: High, Wide & Handsome (self-released) **
  • The 2 Bears: Be Strong (Southern Fried) **
  • Paul Tynan & Aaron Lington: Bicoastal Collective: Chapter Three (OA2)
  • Matt Ulery: By a Little Light (Greenleaf Music, 2CD)
  • David Ullmann Quintet: Falling (Wet Cash)
  • The Unthanks: Diversions, Vol. 1: The Songs of Robert Wyatt and Antony and the Johnsons (Rough Trade) **
  • Usher: Looking 4 Myself (RCA) **
  • Eyal Vilner: Introducing the Eyal Vilner Big Band (Gut String)
  • Joe Louis Walker: Hellfire (Alligator) **
  • Anne Walsh: Go (self-released)
  • M. Ward: A Wasteland Companion (Merge) **
  • Sean Wayland: Click Track Jazz: Slave to the Machine (Seed Music, 2CD) *
  • Nils Weinhold: Shapes (self-released)
  • Ezra Weiss: Our Path to This Moment (Roark)
  • Kenny Wheeler Big Band: The Long Waiting (CAM Jazz)
  • Keith Fullerton Whitman: Generators (Editions Mego) **
  • Pharez Whitted: For the People (Origin)
  • Wildlife Control (self-released)
  • Steve Williams & Jazz Nation with Eddie Daniels (OA2)
  • Wire: The Black Session: Paris, 10 May 2011 (Pink Flag) **
  • Mike Wofford/Holly Hofmann Quintet: Turn Signal (Capri)
  • The XX: Coexist (XL/Young Turks) **
  • John Yao Quintet: In the Now (Innova)
  • Yeasayer: Fragrant World (Secretly Canadian) **
  • Katherine Young: Releasing Bound Water From Green Material (Prom Night, EP) *
  • Neil Young: Americana (Reprise) **
  • Shingo Yuji: Introducing Shingo Yuji (Yujipan Music)
  • Ab-Soul: Control System (!K7) **
  • The Alchemist: Russian Roulette (Decon) **
  • Arild Andersen: Celebration (ECM)
  • Lisa Marie Baratta: Summertime Jazz (self-released)
  • Bat for Lashes: The Haunted Man (Capitol) **
  • Beach House: Bloom (Sub Pop) **
  • Michael Blake: In the Grand Scheme of Things (Songlines) **
  • Blu: No York E Mo Work (Rmx Z 1.3) (download) **
  • Bright Moments: Natives (Luaka Bop) **
  • Budman/Levy Orchestra: From There to Here (OA2)
  • Cactus Truck: Brand New for China! (Public Eyesore)
  • Calexico: Algiers (Anti-) **
  • Michael Campagna: Moments (Challenge)
  • Brandi Carlile: Bear Creek (Columbia) **
  • Joe Chambers Moving Pictures Orchestra: Live at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola (Savant)
  • Clark: Iradelphic (Warp) **
  • Jeff Coffin & the Mu'tet: Into the Air (Ear Up)
  • Charles Compo: Foolish Pleasure (Chaos Music)
  • Corrosion of Conformity (Candlelight) **
  • Adrian Cunningham: Walkabout (self-released)
  • Death Grips: The Money Store (Epic) **
  • Rocco Deluca: Drugs 'N Hymns (429) **
  • Django Django (Because) **
  • DJ Rashad: Teklife Volume 1: Welcome to the Chi (Lit City Trax) **
  • Denise Donatelli: Soul Shadows (Savant)
  • Luis Durra: The Best of All Possible Worlds (Lot 50)
  • Ecco La Musica: Morning Moon (Big Round)
  • Kathleen Edwards: Voyageur (Zoë) **
  • Cynthia Felton: Freedom Jazz Dance (Felton Entertainment)
  • Firewater: International Orange! (Bloodshot) **
  • Jürgen Friedrich: Monosuite: For String Orchestra and Improvisers (Pirouet)
  • Bill Frisell: The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved (429) **
  • Fun.: Some Nights (Fueled by Ramen) **
  • Galactic: Carnivale Electricos (Epitaph) **
  • The Gaslight Anthem: Handwritten (Mercury) **
  • Uli Geissendoerfer: Colors (Black Coffee Music)
  • Beka Gochiashvili (Exitus Entertainment)
  • Eddie Gomez: Per Sempre (BFM Jazz)
  • Gossip: A Joyful Noise (Columbia) **
  • Gotye: Making Mirrors (Universal Republic) **
  • Guided by Voices: Let's Go Eat the Factory (GBV) **
  • Sylvia Herold and the Rhythm Bugs: The Spider and the Fly (Tuxedo)
  • Hobson's Choice: Of the Waves (Barnyard)
  • Johnny Hodges: Yeah . . . About That (Veritas)
  • Julia Holter: Ekstasis (RVNG) **
  • Beth Jeans Houghton & the Hooves of Destiny: Yours Truly, Cellophane Nose (Mute) **
  • Al Jarreau and the Metropole Orkest: Live (Concord Jazz)
  • Norah Jones: Little Broken Hearts (Blue Note) **
  • Toby Keith: Hope on the Rocks (Show Dog Nashville) **
  • Kesha: Warrior (RCA) **
  • Kimbra: Vows (Warner Brothers) **
  • KonKoma (Soundway) **
  • La Sera: Sees the Light (Hardly Art) **
  • Mark Lanegan Band: Blues Funeral (4AD) **
  • Sara Leib: Secret Love (OA2)
  • Dan Le Sac: Space Between the Words (Sunday Best) **
  • Liars: WIXIW (Mute) **
  • Lionel Loueke: Heritage (Blue Note) **
  • Vincent Lyn: Wing Sing (Budo)
  • Spoek Mathambo: Father Creeper (Sub Pop) [**]
  • John Mayer: Born and Raised (Columbia) **
  • Chad McCullough & Bram Weijters Quartet: Urban Nightingale (Origin)
  • Metz (Sub Pop) **
  • Miguel: Kaleidoscope Dream (RCA) **
  • Bob Mintzer Big Band: For the Moment (MCG Jazz)
  • Bob Mould: Silver Age (Merge) **
  • Mount Eerie: Clear Moon (PW Elverum & Sun) **
  • Jimmy Mulidore: Jazz for the Ages (Muldoon Jams)
  • Murder by Death: Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon (Bloodshot) **
  • The Mynabirds: Generals (Saddle Creek) **
  • Johnny Padilla: Bright Morning (self-released)
  • Amanda Palmer & the Grand Theft Orchestra: Theatre Is Evil (8 Ft.) **
  • Perfume Genius: Put Your Back N 2 It (Matador) **
  • Eric Person: Thoughts on God (Distinction)
  • Gregory Porter: Be Good (Motema) **
  • Philippe Baden Powell: Adventure Music Piano Masters Series: Vol 2 (Adventure Music)
  • Punch Brothers: Who's Feeling Young Now? (Nonesuch) **
  • The Reveries: Matchmakers Volume 2: The Music of Sade (Barnyard)
  • Ro Sham Beaux (Red Piano)
  • Frankie Rose: Interstellar (Slumberland) **
  • Royal Headache (What's Your Rupture?) **
  • Amanda Ruzza: This Is What Happened (Pimenta)
  • Anne Sajdera: Azul (Bijart)
  • Diego Schissi Quinteto: Tongos (Sunnyside)
  • Darrell Scott: Long Ride Home (Full Light) **
  • Shearwater: Animal Joy (Sub Pop) **
  • Skrillex: Bangarang (Big Beat/Atlantic, EP) **
  • Smashing Pumpkins: Oceania (Martha's Music/EMI) **
  • Mark Solborg: Solborg 4+1+1 (ILK) **
  • Melissa Stylianou: Silent Movie (Anzic) *
  • Tanlines: Mixed Emotions (True Panther Sounds) **
  • Scott Tixier: Brooklyn Bazaar (Sunnyside)
  • Traxman: Da Mind of Traxman (Planet Mu) **
  • Ben Tyree: Thoughtform Variations (Sonic Architectures)
  • Caetano Veloso and David Byrne: Live at Carnegie Hall (Nonesuch) **
  • Torben Waldorff: Wah-Wah (ArtistShare)
  • Justin Walter: Stars (Walter)
  • Jessie Ware: Devotion (Island) **
  • The Wee Trio: Ashes to Ashes: A David Bowie Intraspective (Bionic)
  • Paul Weller: Sonik Kicks (Island) **
  • The Jens Wendelboe Big Band: Fresh Heat (Rosa)
  • Tom Wetmore: The Desired Effect (Crosstown)
  • Florian Wittenburg: Artefacts: Solo Electronics (GEMA)
  • Cory Wong: Quartet/Quintet (self-released)
  • Jordan Young: Cymbal Melodies (Posi-Tone)
  • Clipper Anderson: The Road Home (Origin)
  • Animal Collective: Centipede Hz (Domino) **
  • B.o.B: Strange Clouds (Atlantic) **
  • David Boswell: Windows (My Quiet Moon)
  • Gary Clark Jr.: Blak and Blu (Warner Brothers) **
  • Joe Cocker: Hard Knocks (429) **
  • Chick Corea & Gary Burton: Hot House (Concord) **
  • Chris Cortez: Aunt Nasty (Blue Bamboo Music)
  • First Aid Kit: The Lion's Roar (Wichita) **
  • Glee Cast: Glee: The Music, Season Tree: The Graduation Album (Columbia) **
  • Grizzly Bear: Shields (Warp) **
  • Katie Guthorn: Why Not Smile? (self-released)
  • Hardcoretet: Do It Live (Tables and Chairs)
  • Jon Irabagon's Outright!: Unhinged (Irabbagast) **
  • Bruce Kaphan: Quartet (Wiggling Air)
  • Habib Koité/Eric Bibb: Brothers in Bamako (Stony Plain) **
  • Manner Effect: Abundance (self-released)
  • Pat Metheny: Unity Band (Nonesuch) **
  • Miguel: Art Dealer Chic Vol. 1 (self-released, EP) **
  • Mumford & Sons: Babel (Glassnote) **
  • Niki & the Dove: Instinct (Sub Pop) **
  • Odd Future: The Odd Future Tape Vol. 2 (Odd Future) **
  • Of Montreal: Paralytic Stalks (Polyvinyl) **
  • Kat Parra: ¡Las Aventuras de Pasión! (JazzMa)
  • Josh Rosen/Stan Strickland: Instinct (Ziggle Zaggle Music)
  • Smash Cast: The Music of Smash (Columbia) **
  • Esperanza Spalding: Radio Music Society (Heads Up) **
  • Spiritualized: Sweet Heart, Sweet Light (Fat Possum) **
  • Steep Canyon Rangers: Nobody Knows You (Rounder) **
  • Swans: The Seer (Young God, 2CD) **
  • Twin Shadow: Confess (4AD) **
  • Sharon Van Etten: Tramp (Jagjaguwar) **
  • Rufus Wainwright: Out of the Game (Decca) **
  • Wave Mechanics Union: Further to Fly (HX Music)
  • Damon Albarn: Dr Dee (Virgin) **
  • Jason Aldean: Night Train (Broken Bow) **
  • Terence Blanchard: Red Tails [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] (Sony Classical)
  • Dirty Projectors: Swing Lo Magellan (Domino) **
  • Kurt Elling: 1619 Broadway: The Brill Building Project (Concord) **
  • Letizia Gambi: Introducing Letizia Gambi (Jando Music)
  • Hood Smoke: Laid Up in Ordinary (Origin)
  • Kindness: World, You Need a Change of Mind (Casablanca/Female Energy) **
  • Hendrik Meurkens/Gabriel Espinosa: Celebrando (Zoho)
  • Davy Mooney: Perrier Street (Sunnyside)
  • Maria Neckam: Unison (Sunnyside)
  • One Direction: Take Me Home (Syco/Columbia) **
  • Ringo Starr: Ringo 2012 (Hip-O) **
  • Take 6: One (Shanachie)
  • Lester Bangs: Infinite Stretch (self-released, EP) **
  • THOMAS: Janela (Barnyard)
  • The Walkmen: Heaven (Fat Possum) **

Compilations/Vault Music:

Compilations of old music, mostly reissued, plus some previously unreleased finds. There is much debate as to whether the latter should be treated as new releases regardless of how old the music is. No doubt there is a fuzzy border line, but records that are known to be 100% previously unreleased are marked with [N].

  1. The Rough Guide to Highlife [2nd Edition] (World Music Network)
  2. The Original Sound of Cumbia (1948-79, Soundway, 2CD)
  3. William Parker: Centering: Unreleased Early Recordings 1976-1987 (No Business, 6CD)
  4. Pete Seeger: The Complete Bowdoin College Concert 1960 (Smithsonian/Folkways, 2CD)
  5. Art Pepper: Unreleased Art Pepper Vol. VII: Sankei Hall, Osaka, Japan (1980, Widow's Taste, 2CD)
  6. Janis Joplin: The Pearl Sessions (1970, Columbia/Legacy, 2CD) **
  7. Dabke: Sounds of the Syrian Houran (1997-2010, Sham Palace) **
  8. Bill Evans: Live at Art D'Lugoff's Top of the Gate (1968, Resonance, 2CD) **
  9. Aretha Franklin: Knew You Were Waiting: The Best of Aretha Franklin 1980-1998 (Arista/Legacy)
  10. Louisiana Red: When My Mama Was Living (1975, Labor)
  11. Johnny Cash: Bootleg Vol. IV: The Soul of Truth (1975-83, Columbia/Legacy, 2CD) **


  • Adventure Music: 10 Years ([2012], Adventure Music, 3CD)
  • The Paul Winter Sextet: Count Me In (1962-63, Living Music, 2CD)

Also Noted:

  • Steve Kuhn Trio: Life's Magic (1986, Sunnyside)
  • The Minimal Waves Tapes: Volume Two (1981-2004, Stones Throw) **
  • Hank Mobley: Newark 1953 (1953, Uptown, 2CD) **
  • Wes Montgomery: Echoes of Indiana Avenue (1957-58, Resonance) **
  • Preservation Hall Jazz Band: 50th Anniversary Collection (1962-2010, Columbia/Legacy, 4CD)
  • Irene Reid: The Queen of the Party (1997-2003, Savant)
  • Alex Chilton: Free Again: The 1970 Sessions (1969, Omnivore) **
  • Drexciya: Journey of the Deep Sea Dweller II (1994-98, Clone Classic Cuts) **
  • Bill Evans: Luminous (1972, Limetree, 2CD) **
  • Mac Gollehon: La Fama (1980-96, self-released)
  • Mal Waldron: The Search (1970s, Black Lion/1201) **
  • Goldfrapp: The Singles (2000-12, Mute) **
  • Dexter Gordon: Night Ballads: Montreal 1977 (1977, Uptown) **
  • Spike Robinson: Very Live in Boulder, Colorado (1974, Hep) **
  • Woody Shaw: Woody Plays Woody (1977-81, Savant)
  • Karen Dalton: 1966 (Delmore Recording Society) **
  • R. Stevie Moore: Lo Hi Fives . . . A Kind of Best Of (O Genesis) **
  • Carole King: The Legendary Demos (1962-71, Hear Music) **


Reissues are new releases of old records: records that have been previously released under the same name (although we're also on the lookout for trivial rename jobs). They may have extra bonus cuts, maybe even a whole extra disc of cuts; "twofers" are also included here.

  1. Laurie Spiegel: The Expanding Universe (1980, Unseen Worlds) **
  2. Juma Sultan's Aboriginal Music Society: Whispers From the Archive (1970-78, Porter)
  3. Charles Mingus: The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady/Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus (1963, Impulse) **
  4. Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis & Johnny Griffin Quintet: Live at Minton's Playhouse in New York City: Complete Recordings (1961, Fresh Sound, 2CD) **
  5. Keith Jarrett: Mysteries/Shades (1975, Impulse) **
  6. Mal Waldron: Quiet Temple (1964, Black Lion/1201) **
  7. Louis Armstrong and the All Stars: Satchmo at Symphony Hall [65th Anniversary]: The Complete Performances (1947, Hip-O Select, 2CD) **


Also Noted:

  • Marion Brown: Geechee Recollections/Sweet Earth Flying (1973-74, Impulse) **
  • Dicks: Kill From the Heart/Hate the Police (1980-83, Alternative Tentacles) **
  • Scott Fields: 5 Frozen Eggs (1996, Clean Feed)
  • Porter Ricks: Biokinetics (1996, Type) **
  • Sonny Stitt: Now!/Salt and Pepper (1963, Impulse) **
  • Henry P. Warner/Earl Freeman/Philip Spigner: Freestyle Band (1984, NoBusiness)
  • Archers of Loaf: White Trash Heroes (1998, Merge) **
  • The Doors: L.A. Woman: 40th Anniversary (1971, Elektra, 2CD) **
  • The Lijadu Sisters: Mother Africa (1977, Knitting Factory) **
  • Little Richard: Here's Little Richard (1957, Specialty) **
  • JD McPherson: Signs & Signifiers (2010, Rounder) **
  • Ricardo Silveira: Storyteller (1995, Adventure Music)
  • Heiner Stadler: Brains on Fire (1966-74, P&C Labor, 2CD)
  • Clark Terry: The Happy Horns of Clark Terry/It's What's Happenin' (1964-67, Impulse) **
  • Don Cherry: Organic Music Society (1971-72, Caprice) **
  • Alice Coltrane: Huntington Ashram Monastery/World Galaxy (1969-71, Impulse) **
  • Cotton Mather: Kontiki [Deluxe Edition] (1997, Star Apple Kingdom) **
  • Jimmy Earl (1995, Severn)
  • Steve Lacy: Estilhaços: Live in Lisbon (1972, Clean Feed)
  • Oliver Nelson and Friends: Happenings/Soulful Brass (1966-68, Impulse) **
  • The Quintet: Jazz at Massey Hall (1953, Debut/OJC)
  • Howard Roberts: Antelope Freeway/Equinox Express Elevator (1970-72, Impulse) **
  • Eric Salzman: The Nude Paper Sermon/Wiretap (1966-72, Labor, 2CD)
  • Tim Sparks: The Nutcracker Suite (1993, Tonewood)
  • Marzette Watts: Marzette Watts and Company (1966, ESP-Disk)
  • Jimmy Earl: Stratosphere (1998, Severn)
  • John Handy: Hard Work/Carnival (1976-77, Impulse) **
  • Andy Jaffe: Manhattan Projections (1984-98, Big Round)
  • Michael Sahl & Eric Salzman: Civilization and Its Discontents (1978, Labor)
  • Tronics: Love Backed by Force (1981, What's Your Rupture?) **
  • Michael White: Spirit Dance/Pneuma (1972, Impulse) **
  • Chico Hamilton: El Chico/The Further Adventures of El Chico (1965-66, Impulse) **
  • Freddie Hubbard: The Artistry of Freddie Hubbard/The Body and the Soul (1962-63, Impulse) **
  • Lijadu Sisters: Sunshine (Knitting Factory) **
  • Paul and Linda McCartney: Ram (1971, Hear Music) **
  • Mel Brown: The Wizard/Blues for We (1968-69, Impulse) **
  • Sonny Criss: The Joy of Sax/Warm and Sonny (1976, Impulse, 2CD) **
  • Blue Mitchell: African Violet/Summer Soft (1977-78, Impulse, 2CD) **


I don't review DVDs. I don't watch DVDs. I don't record them in my database -- well, almost never, anyhow. Part of this is that I don't have the time, the eyes, or at the moment even the equipment. I never request DVDs. Still, some publicists insist on sending them anyway. Here's a list. They're all pending, and will probably remain that way until hell freezes over.

  • Jimmy Mulidore: And His New York City Jazz Band (self-released)


I always come up empty for song lists at year-end poll time. So I thought I'd start here.