Best of the year Discs for 2017 — Jazz Selections I

by | Jan 7, 2018 | Best of the Year

A few of the noteworthy Jazz releases from this past year, selected by our reviewers…

 

Delfeayo Marsalis:  An Evening with Delfeayo Marsalis – Troubadour Jass Records  TJR 093017

Like father, like son…

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Eddie Daniels & Roger Kellaway – Just Friends Live @ The Village Vanguard – Resonance Records HCD2028

Another sharp arrow in Resonance Records’ quiver…

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Sherman Irby & Momentum – Cerulean Canvas- Black Warriors Records BWR 1006

Flat out great…!

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Sean Jones – Live from Jazz at the Bistro – Mack Avenue Records MAC 1111

Sean Jones heats up The Jazz Bistro…

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Art Pepper & Bill Watrous- West Coast Sounds, vol. 4- (reissue)- Omnivore Records OVCD 225 (1979)

Alto and trombone, a mellow blend…

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Steve Davis – Think Ahead – Smoke Sessions Records SSR 1704

Steve Davis comes through again on Think Ahead…

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Thelonious Monk – Les Liaisons Dangeureuses (1960) Sam Records/SAGA (2 LP)

Monk’s only recorded movie soundtrack – from original session tapes, now in remastered sound…

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Organissimo – B3tles: A Soulful Tribute to the Fab 4 – Big O 2424

B-3 trio plus classic Beatles compositions – a winning combination 

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Kevin Hays & Lionel Loueke – Hope – Newvelle Records NV008LP (audiophile LP)

Another audiophile world tour from Newvelle Records…

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Rufus Reid (with Sirius Quartet): Terrestrial Dance – Newvelle Records NV012LP (audiophile LP)

Newvelle Records continues to pursue the creative less familiar path…

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Wadada Leo Smith (solo trumpet) – Solo: Reflections and Meditations on Monk
Putting Monk in a new light.

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Wadada Leo Smith – America’s National Parks[2-CD]
A tribute to America’s shared legacies.

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Cuong Vu 4Tet – Ballet (The Music of Michael Gibbs)
A masterful tribute to a top-notch composer and arranger.

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Gaudi – Magnetic 
A voyage into modern neo-dub.

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The Ed Palermo Big Band – The Great Un-American Songbook: Volumes I & II [2-CD]
Who can mix prog-rock, British pop music, Miles Davis, Jeff Beck and West Side Story? It could only be the one and only Ed Palermo.

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Club d’Elf – Live at Club Helsinki[2-CD]
A jazz, Middle Eastern, jam band exhibition.

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Procol Harum – Salty Dog – Mobile Fidelity UDSACD2192    (SACD)
This is a stunning re-mastering of classic Procol Harum!

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Bill Evans – Another Time – Resonance HCD-2031   (CD)
Nearly four decades after his death, Bill Evans is making news.

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Dave Brubeck Quartet – Zurich 1964 – TCB 024722   (CD)
This is a terrific 1964 concert from a legendary jazz quartet!

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Leo Wright – Blues Shout – Pure Pleasure Records SD1358   (vinyl)
Leo Wright’s auspicious debut is captured with a compelling vinyl re-mastering.

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John Coltrane – A Love Supreme/The Complete Masters Deluxe Edition – Verve B0023727-02    (CD Box)
The long-awaited complete box set of Coltrane’s masterpiece has been released.

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