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    Posted: 10 Jan 2020 at 6:31am
2019 in general was quite a busy year for jazz community with lot of activities, plenty of new releases but it didn't bring many masterpieces. With many better-than-average albums released, there are some which could be more interesting than others.

Few of them unsurprisingly came from still burgeoning English jazz scene:
The Comet Is Coming - The Afterlife (EP)
SEED Ensemble - Driftglass
Ruby Rushton - Ironside

Jazz veterans offered few strong albums as well:
Art Ensemble Of Chicago - We Are On The Edge
Chick Corea Spanish Heart Band - Antidote
William Parker - Live/Shape Shifter

Modern creative jazz continues to impress:
Whit Dickey - Peace Planet & Box Of Light
Steve Lehman - The People I Love
Matt Mitchell - Phalanx Ambassador

Quite a big pleasant surprise was a new Allison Miller album, successful continuation of classic fusion tradition transferred on today's ground:
Allison Miller - Glitter Wolf

From mainstream jazz side, Joshua Redman offered strong work:
Joshua Redman - Come What May

From r'n'b scene, I was really impressed by The Rolling Stones' back-vocalist solo work, deeply  reworking Stone's songs:
Bernard Fowler - Inside Out

And - I want to mention Matana Roberts who continues releasing albums in a class of her own. Some will like it, others - not too much, but she has her own voice that's for sure

Image result for matana roberts 2019 CD

Edited by snobb - 15 Jan 2020 at 6:36am
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Sean Trane Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Jan 2020 at 4:25am
Hopefully, I don't polute Slava's topic by posting my own top (prog & jazz) 2019 list

Prog list:
1- Hooffoot  - The Lights In the Aisle Will Guide You
2- Yokaï – s/t
3- Ikarus – Mosaismic
4- Elephan9 with Riene  Fiske - Psychedelic Backfire II
5- The Wrong Object- Into the Herd
6- Jordsjø – Nattfiolen
7- Magma - Zess
8- Supersister - Retsis Repus
9- Panzerpappa - Summarisk Suite
10- October Equus - Presagios
11- Isildurs Bane and Peter Hammill - In Amazonia
12- Rustin Man - Drift Code
13- Spacious Mind - No. 4 or 5 Gravy Band
14- Vannier & Patton - Crystal Corpses
15- Elephan9 - Psychedelic BackfireI
16- Ghost Rhythms - Live at Yoshiwara
17- Ghost Funk Orchestra -A Song For Paul
18- De Loreans - s/t
19- Charlie Cawood - Blurring Into Motion
20- Gong - The Universe Also Collapses
21- Unit Wail - Egares

Jazz list:
1- Graham Costello's Strata - Obelisk
2- Levitation Orchestra - Inexpressible Infinity
3- Muriel Grossmann - Reverence
4- The Comet Is Coming - Trust in the lifeforce....+The Afterlife
5- Joe Armon-Jones - Turn To Clear View
6- Ezra Collective - You Can't Steal my joy.
7- Nerija - Blume
8- Yokaï - s/t
9- Compro Oro - Suburban Exotica
10- Yazz Ahmed - Polyhymnia
11- Cykada-s/t
12- Mimika Orchestra - Divinities of the Earth and the Waters
13- Kokoroka - EP
14- Akku Quintet - Départ
15- Sure Fire Soul Ensemble – Build Bridges
16- Makaya McCraven - Where We Come From (Chicago X London Mixtape)
17- Ill Considedred - Live in Camden Town July 2018

18- Christian aTunde Adjuah Scott - Ancestral Recall

19- Theo Croker - Star People Nation
my music collection increased tenfolds when I switched from drug-addicted musicians to crazy ones....

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Hi, this is nice to see the post. 
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