Best of Jazz, October 2018

for the unicity
for the poetry
for the minimalism
for the blessed up
for the pianist
for the uncredited
for the duet
for the rhythm
for the energy
for the xylophone

…in this order

#1 – Makaya McCraven “Atlantic Black”

Makaya McCraven - Universal Being

extract from the album “Universal Being”

International Anthem – 2018
United States

Makaya McCraven: drums | Shabaka Hutchings: tenor saxophone | Tomeka Reid: cello | Junius Paul: double bass

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#2 – Dave Liebman – Ravi Magnifique “Marche sur les nuages”

Dave Liebman & Ravy Magnifique - Seven Stairs India

extract from the album ” Seven Stairs / India”

Jazzwerkstatt – 2018
India, United States

Dave Liebman: flutes, saxophones, piano | Ravy Magnifique: drums, percussion, voice


#3 – Andrew Cyrille, Wadada Leo Smith, Bill Frisell “Worried Woman”

Andrew Cyrille, Wadada Leo Smith, Bill Frisell - Lebroba

extract from the album “Lebroba”

ECM Records – 2018
United States

Andrew Cyrille: drums | Wadada Leo Smith: trumpet | Bill Frisell: guitar

#4 – Ambrose Akinmusire “miracle and streetfight”

Ambrose Akinmusire - Origami Harvest

extract from the album “Origami Harvest”

Blue Note Records – 2018
United States

Ambrose Akinmusire: trumpet | Kool A.D.: voice | Sam Harris: keyboards, piano | Marcus Gilmore: drums | Walter Smith: tenor saxophone | Olivia De Prato: violin | Lauren Cauley Kalal: violin | Victor Lowrie Tafoya: viola | Mariel Roberts: cello

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#5 – Keith Jarrett “Part 1”

Keith Jarrett - La Fenice

extract from the album “La Fenice”

ECM Records – 2018
United States

Keith Jarrett: piano


#6 – 1000 Kings “W.Y. September”

1000 Kings - Raw Cause

extract from the album “Raw Cause”

Jazz re:freshed – 2018
United Kingdom

Karl Adedare Rasheed-Abel: bass | Kwake Bass: drums | Shabaka Hutchings: tenor saxophone


#7 – Don Byron & Aruán Ortiz “Tete’s Blues”

Don Byron & Aruán Ortiz - Random Dances & (A)Tonalities

extract from the album “Random Dances & (A)Tonalities”

Intakt Records – 2018
United States, Cuba

Don Byron: clarinet, saxophone | Aruán Ortiz: piano


#8 – Jacob Sacks “This is a song-“

Jacob Sacks - Fishes

extract from the album “Fishes”

Clean Feed Records – 2018
United States

Jacob Sacks: piano | Ellery Eskelin: tenor saxophone | Tony Malaby: tenor & soprano saxophones | Michael Formanek: bass | Dan Weiss: drums


#9 – Full Blast “rio two”

Full Blast - Rio

extract from the album “Rio”

Trost Records – 2018

Peter Brötzmann: reeds | Marino Pliakas: e-bass | Michael Wertmüller: drums


#10 – Yuhan Su “City Animals”

Yuhan Su - City Animals

extract from the album “City Animals”

Sunnyside Records – 2018

Yuhan Su: vibraphone | Matt Holman: trumpet, flugelhorn | Alex LoRe: alto saxophone | Petros Klampanis: bass | Nathan Ellman-Bell: drums


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