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Jazz Music

Great post, you have a very nice website. I am sure the event was a huge success and very exciting.

Lucas Gillan (AccuJazz.com)

Ten goodies so far:

Claudia Quintet - Royal Toast
Stephan Crump - Reclamation
Ideal Bread - Transmit
Keith Jarrett and Charlie Haden - Jasmine
Guillermo Klein - Domador De Huellas
Paul Motian - Lost in a Dream
Polar Bear - Peepers
Dan Weiss- Timshel
Mike Reed - Stories and Negotiations
Bad Plus - Never Stop

Hank Shteamer

Thanks for providing the forum, Nate. Still working through the year's crop, but I will echo a few above and nominate Harris Eisenstadt's Woodblock Prints, a gorgeous set of chamber-jazz. Anyone who hasn't heard this should do their very best to check it out before listmaking season ends. —H.S.

Richard B Kamins

Apex - Rudresh Mahanthappa & Bunky Green
Don't Fight the Inevitable - John Escreet
The Visitor - Roland Vasquez Big Band
Drum Lore - Owen Howard
American Dream - Taylor Haskins
Chamber Music - Alan Ferber


Apex - Rudresh Mahanthappa and Bunky Green


Dual Identity - Dual Identity
The Nels Cline Singers - Initiate
Rova & Nels Cline Singers - The Celestial Septet
Kirk Knuffke - Amnesia Brown
Dave Holland - Pathways
Jaga Jazzist - One-Armed Bandit
Christian Scott - Yesterday You Said Today

tani P.

ROVA Sax Quartet & Nels Cline Singers - The Celestial Septet

Harris Eisenstadt - Woodblock Prints

& I gotta go with Mary Halvorson - Saturn Sings.

Robert Sweeney

Oh, I'd also like to add Mose Allison's THE WAY OF THE WORLD. Accumulated knowledge within.


How about 4 trio records? I don't know which one I'd cut to make it a top 3.

Fred Hersch - Whirl
Jason Moran - Ten
Paul Motian - Lost In A Dream
The Bad Plus - Never Stop

And I have high hopes for the Apex and Halvorson records, which I haven't heard yet.

Robert Sweeney

Mary Halvorson Quintet - Saturn Sings

Rudresh Mahanthappa & Bunky Green - Apex

Jason Moran - Ten

Little Women - Throat

Steve Coleman and Five Elements - Harvesting Semblances

Ruben Sierra

Farcical Built for Six --- The Respect Sextet

Kevin L.

Tyshawn Sorey/Ingrid Laubrock/Kris Davis - Paradoxical Frog

Claudia Quintet w/Gary Versace - Royal Toast

Mary Halvorson - Saturn Sings

DE Montgomery

Stephen Riley--El Gaucho (Steeplechase)


I can't stop listening to Charles Lloyd Quartet's "Mirror" and Jason Moran's "Ten." They're outstanding.

Jerry Withrow

Rudresh Mahanthappa & Bunky Green Apex
Rudresh Mahanthappa & Steve Lehman Dual Identity
Sarah Manning Dandelion Clock
Ran Blake & Christine Correa Out Of The Shadows
Chucho Valdes Chucho's Steps


Brad Mehldau, Highway Rider
Jacky Terrasson, Push
Christian Scott, Yesterday You Said Today
Keith Jarrett & Charlie Haden, Jasmine

Nate Chinen

All good stuff. Keep it coming!

Cayetano Lopez

1 Harris Eisenstadt Woodblock prints
2 Mary Halvorson Saturn signs
3 Jason Moran Ten


A few albums on my best of the year list (so far):

Chicago Underground Duo - Boca Negra
Exploding Star Orchestra - Stars Have Shapes
Fight the Big Bull - All is Gladness in the Kingdom
Mary Halvorson Quintet - Saturn Sings
The Nels Cline Singers - Initiate
Steve Coleman and Five Elements - Harvesting Semblances and Affinities

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