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…
Eddie Daniels & Roger Kellaway – Just Friends Live @ The Village Vanguard – Resonance Records HCD2028
Another sharp arrow in Resonance Records’ quiver…
Sherman Irby & Momentum – Cerulean Canvas- Black Warriors Records BWR 1006
Flat out great…!
Sean Jones – Live from Jazz at the Bistro – Mack Avenue Records MAC 1111
Sean Jones heats up The Jazz Bistro…
Art Pepper & Bill Watrous- West Coast Sounds, vol. 4- (reissue)- Omnivore Records OVCD 225 (1979)
Alto and trombone, a mellow blend…
Steve Davis – Think Ahead – Smoke Sessions Records SSR 1704
Steve Davis comes through again on Think Ahead…
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…
Organissimo – B3tles: A Soulful Tribute to the Fab 4 – Big O 2424
B-3 trio plus classic Beatles compositions – a winning combination
Kevin Hays & Lionel Loueke – Hope – Newvelle Records NV008LP (audiophile LP)
Another audiophile world tour from Newvelle Records…
Rufus Reid (with Sirius Quartet): Terrestrial Dance – Newvelle Records NV012LP (audiophile LP)
Newvelle Records continues to pursue the creative less familiar path…
Wadada Leo Smith (solo trumpet) – Solo: Reflections and Meditations on Monk
Putting Monk in a new light.
Wadada Leo Smith – America’s National Parks[2-CD]
A tribute to America’s shared legacies.
Cuong Vu 4Tet – Ballet (The Music of Michael Gibbs)
A masterful tribute to a top-notch composer and arranger.
Gaudi – Magnetic
A voyage into modern neo-dub.
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.
Club d’Elf – Live at Club Helsinki[2-CD]
A jazz, Middle Eastern, jam band exhibition.
Procol Harum – Salty Dog – Mobile Fidelity UDSACD2192 (SACD)
This is a stunning re-mastering of classic Procol Harum!
Bill Evans – Another Time – Resonance HCD-2031 (CD)
Nearly four decades after his death, Bill Evans is making news.
Dave Brubeck Quartet – Zurich 1964 – TCB 024722 (CD)
This is a terrific 1964 concert from a legendary jazz quartet!
Leo Wright – Blues Shout – Pure Pleasure Records SD1358 (vinyl)
Leo Wright’s auspicious debut is captured with a compelling vinyl re-mastering.
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.