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JazzTimes' Top 50 CDs: Individual Ballots

Our contributors' lists of the best releases of 2013

To calculate our list of the Top 50 releases of 2013, available now in our January/February 2014 issue, we asked our contributors to submit ranked lists of 10 new releases and five historical/reissue releases consisting primarily of music recorded more than 10 years ago. CDs and box sets released between Nov. 6, 2012 and Nov. 19, 2013 were eligible. Some albums may have slipped through the cracks, however, as official release dates shifted or weren’t available. Certain critics chose not to disclose their ballots here. THE EDITORS

David R. Adler
New Releases:

1. Wayne Shorter Quartet Without a Net (Blue Note)
2. Craig Taborn Trio Chants (ECM)
3. Ben Monder Hydra (Sunnyside)
4. Steve Coleman and Five Elements Functional Arrhythmias (Pi)
5. Cécile McLorin Salvant WomanChild (Mack Avenue)
6. JD Allen Grace (Savant)
7. Drew Gress The Sky Inside (Pirouet)
8. Mike McGinnis + 9 Road*Trip (RKM)
9. Kris Davis Capricorn Climber (Clean Feed)
10. New Gary Burton Quartet Guided Tour (Mack Avenue)

Historical/Reissues:
Keith Jarrett Hymns/Spheres (ECM)
Miles Davis Quintet Live in Europe 1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 2 (Columbia/Legacy)
Jack DeJohnette Special Edition (ECM)
Roscoe Mitchell Live at “A Space” 1975 (Sackville)
Clifford Jordan The Complete Clifford Jordan Strata-East Sessions (Mosaic)

Scott Albin
New Releases:

1. New York Voices Live with the WDR Big Band Cologne (Palmetto)
2. Amir ElSaffar Alchemy (Pi)
3. New Gary Burton Quartet Guided Tour (Mack Avenue)
4. Frank Wess Magic 101 (IPO)
5. P.J. Rasmussen Adventures In Flight (Third Freedom)
6. Fred Hersch/Julian Lage Free Flying (Palmetto)
7. Eddie Daniels/Roger Kellaway Duke at the Roadhouse Live in Sante Fe (IPO)
8. Lou Caimano/Eric Olsen Dyad Plays Puccini (Ringwood)
9. Billy Lester Storytime (Jujikaan)
10. Chucho Valdes and the Afro-Cuban Messengers Border-Free (Jazz Village)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Miles Davis Quintet Live in Europe 1969: The Bootleg Series Vol.2 (Columbia/Legacy)
2. Earl Hines Classic Earl Hines Sessions 1928-1945 (Mosaic)
3. Duke Ellington and his Orchestra The Ellington Suites (Concord/Pablo)
4. Sarah Vaughan Divine: The Jazz Albums, 1954-1958 (Verve Select)
5. Lester Young Boston 1950 (Uptown)

Larry Appelbaum
New Releases:

1. John Clayton Parlor Series (Artist Share)
2. Mario Adnet Um Olhar Sobre Villa Lobos (Boranda)
3. Steve Coleman and Five Elements Functional Arrhythmias (PI)
4. Derrick Hodge Live Today (Blue Note)
5. Cecile McLorin Salvant WomanChild (Mack Avenue)
6. Etienne Charles Creole Soul (Culture Shock)
7. Michele Rosewoman’s New Yor-Uba 30 Years A Musical Celebration of Cuba in America (Advance Dance Disques)
8. Warren Wolf Wolfgang (Mack Avenue)
9. Nicole Mitchell Ice Crystal (Delmark)
10. Gerald Clayton Life Forum (Concord)

Historical/Reissues:
1. French New Wave (Jazz On Film Recordings)
2. Paul Motian Paul Motian (ECM)
3. Oscar Pettiford Lost Tapes (Jazz Haus)
4. Tommy Flanagan/Jaki Byard The Magic of 2 (Resonance)
5. Roscoe Mitchell Quartet Live at “A Space” 1975 (Sackville/Delmark)

Bill Beuttler
New Releases:

1. Wayne Shorter Quartet Without a Net (Blue Note)
2. Dave Douglas Quintet Time Travel (Greenleaf)
3. Pat Metheny Tap: John Zorn’s Book of Angels, Vol. 20 (Nonesuch/Tzadik)
4. David Gilmore Numerology (Evolutionary Music)
5. Nicole Mitchell’s Ice Crystals Aquarius (Delmark)
6. Steve Coleman and Five Elements Functional Arrhythmias (Pi)
7. Chris Potter The Sirens (ECM)
8. Charles Lloyd/Jason Moran Hagar’s Dream (ECM)
9. The New Gary Burton Quartet Guided Tour (Mack Avenue)
10. Ralph Alessi Baida (ECM)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Woody Shaw The Complete Muse Sessions (Mosaic)
2. Jim Hall Live! Vol. 2-4 (Artistshare)
3. Jack DeJohnette Special Edition (ECM)
4. Tommy Flanagan/Jaki Byard The Magic of 2 (Resonance)
5. Paul Motian Paul Motian (ECM)

Shaun Brady
New Releases:

1. Chris Potter The Sirens (ECM)
2. John Escreet Sabotage and Celebration (Whirlwind)
3. Craig Taborn Trio Chants (ECM)
4. Jaimeo Brown Transcendence (Motéma)
5. Tim Berne’s Snakeoil Shadow Man (ECM)
6. Wayne Shorter Quartet Without a Net (Blue Note)
7. Ben Monder Hydra (Sunnyside)
8. Joel Harrison 19 Infinite Possibility (Sunnyside)
9. Mark Dresser Quintet Nourishments (Clean Feed)
10. Steve Coleman and Five Elements Functional Arrhythmias (Pi)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Jack DeJohnette Special Edition (ECM)
2. Keith Jarrett Hymns/Spheres (ECM)
3. S.O.S. (John Surman/Alan Skidmore/Mike Osborne) Looking for the Next One (Cuneiform)
4. Herbie Hancock The Complete Columbia Album Collection 1972-1988 (Sony/Legacy)
5. Roscoe Mitchell Quartet Live at “A Space” 1975 (Sackville)

Philip Booth
New Releases:

1. Wayne Shorter Quartet Without a Net (Blue Note)
2. Terence Blanchard Magnetic (Blue Note)
3. Joe Lovano Us Five Cross Culture (EMI)
4. 3 Cohens Tightrope (Anzic)
5. Chuck Owen and the Jazz Surge River Runs (Summit)
6. Carla Bley/Andy Sheppard/Steve Swallow Trios (ECM)
7. Gregory Porter Liquid Spirit (Blue Note)
8. Pascal Le Boeuf Pascal’s Triangle (19/8)
9. Dave Douglas Quintet Time Travel (Greenleaf)
10. Yellowjackets A Rise in the Road (Mack Avenue)

Historical Releases:
1. Miles Davis The Original Mono Recordings (Legacy/Columbia)
2. Herbie Hancock The Complete Columbia Album Collection 1972-1988 (Sony/Legacy)
3. Max Roach Deeds Not Words (Original Jazz Classics/Riverside)
4. John Coltrane Afro Blue Impressions (Pablo)
5. Miroslav Vitous Magical Shepherd (Warner Bros.)

Brent Burton
New Releases:

1. Arve Henriksen Places of Worship (Rune Grammofon)
2. Craig Taborn Trio Chants (ECM)

3. Dave Holland Prism (Dare2)

4. John Abercrombie Quartet 39 Steps (ECM)
5. Rob Mazurek Octet Skull Sessions (Cuneiform)
6. Eivind Aarset Dream Logic (ECM)

7. Hedvig Mollestad Trio All of Them Witches (Rune Grammofon)
8. Pat Metheny Tap: John Zorn’s Book of Angels, Vol. 20 (Nonesuch/Tzadik)

9. Peter Brotzmann Long Story Short (Trost)
10. Evan Parker/Joe McPhee What/If/The Both Could Fly (Rune Grammofon)



Historical/Reissues:
1. John Coltrane Complete Sun Ship Sessions (Mosaic)

2. Miles Davis Quintet Live in Europe 1969: The Bootleg Series, Vol.
2 (Columbia/Legacy)

3. Joe McPhee Nation Time—The Complete Recordings (Corbett vs. Dempsey)

4. Charles Lloyd Quartets (ECM)

5. SOS Looking for the Next One (Cuneiform)


Nate Chinen
New Releases:

1. Wayne Shorter Quartet Without a Net (Blue Note)
2. Craig Taborn Trio Chants (ECM)
3. Andy Bey The World According to Andy Bey (HighNote)
4. Ralph Alessi Baida (ECM)
5. Eric Revis/Kris Davis/Andrew Cyrille City of Asylum (Clean Feed)
6. Dave Douglas Quintet Time Travel (Greenleaf)
7. Cécile McLorin Salvant WomanChild (Mack Avenue)
8. Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society Brooklyn Babylon (New Amsterdam)
9. Dave Holland Prism (Dare2)
10. Joshua Redman Walking Shadows (Nonesuch)

Historical/Reissues:
1. New York Art Quartet call it art (Triple Point)
2. Clifford Jordan The Complete Clifford Jordan Strata-East Sessions (Mosaic)
3. Herbie Hancock The Complete Columbia Album Collection 1972-1988 (Sony/Legacy)
4. Woody Shaw The Complete Muse Sessions (Mosaic)
5. Tony Bennett/Dave Brubeck The White House Sessions: Live 1962 (Columbia/Legacy)

Sharonne Cohen
New Releases:
1. Wayne Shorter Without A Net (Blue Note)
2. Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society Brooklyn Babylon (New Amsterdam)
3. Charles Lloyd/Jason Moran Hagar’s Song (ECM)
4. Manuel Valera and New Cuban Express Expectativas (Mavo)
5. Christine Jensen Jazz Orchestra Habitat (Justin Time)
6. Marc Cary For The Love of Abbey (Motema)
7. Dave Douglas Quintet Time Travel (Greenleaf)
8. Jaimeo Brown Transcendence (Motéma)
9. Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom No Morphine No Lilies (Royal Potato Family)
10. Tomasz Stanko New York Quartet Wislawa (ECM)

Thomas Conrad
New Releases:

1. Tomasz Stanko New York Quartet Wislawa (ECM)
2. Charles Lloyd/Jason Moran Hagar’s Song (ECM)
3. Terence Blanchard Magnetic (Blue Note)
4. Tim Berne’s Snakeoil Shadow Man (ECM)
5. Wadada Leo Smith and Tumo Occupy the World (TUM)
6. Terje Rypdal Melodic Warrior (ECM)
7. Wayne Shorter Without a Net (Blue Note)
8. Keith Jarrett/Gary Peacock/Jack DeJohnette Somewhere (ECM)
9. Jakob Bro December Song (Loveland)
10. Brussels Jazz Orchestra featuring Joe Lovano Wild Beauty (Half Note)

Historical/Reissues:
1. John Coltrane Sun Ship: The Complete Session (Impulse [CDs], Mosaic [LPs])
2. John Carter/Bobby Bradford Quartet Flight for Four (International Phonograph)
3. Charles Mingus The Jazz Workshop Concerts 1964-65 (Mosaic)
4. Art Pepper Live at the Winery: Unreleased Art, Vol. VIII (Widow’s Taste)
5. Grant Green The Holy Barbarian: St. Louis 1959 (Uptown)

Owen Cordle
New Releases

1. Houston Person Nice ’n’ Easy (HighNote)
2. David Weiss Endangered Species: The Music of Wayne Shorter (Motéma)
3. Dave Liebman/Michael Stephans Lineage (Whaling City Sound)
4. Brian Horton Brand New Day (self-produced)
5. Lenny Marcus Trio Tonk—A Tribute to Ray Bryant Vol. 2 (self-produced)
6. North America Jazz Alliance The Montreal Sessions (Challenge)
7. Scott Sawyer Dreamers (Doll)
8. Stephen Anderson Trio Believe (Summit)
9. Mort Weiss I’ll Be Seeing You (SMS Jazz)
10. Frank Wess Magic 101 (IPO)

Historical/Reissues
1. The Bechet Legacy Birch Hall Concerts Live (Classic Jazz)
2. Lester Young Boston 1950 (Uptown)
3. Stan Getz Quartet Live at Montreux 1972 (Eagle)

Brad Farberman
New Releases:

1. Now Vs Now Earth Analog (Now Vs Now)
2. Jon Madof Zion80 (Tzadik)
3. Brian Haas/Matt Chamberlain Frames (Kinnara/The Royal Potato Family)
4. Dave King Trucking Company Adopted Highway (Sunnyside)
5. Stefano Bollani/Hamilton de Holanda O Que Será (ECM)
6. Myra Melford Life Carries Me This Way (Firehouse 12)
7. Arturo O’Farrill and the Chico O’Farrill Afro Cuban Jazz Orchestra Final Night at Birdland (ZOHO)
8. Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society Brooklyn Babylon (New Amsterdam)
9. John Scofield Überjam Deux (EmArcy/Decca)
10. Chris Potter The Sirens (ECM)

Historical/Reissues:
1. New York Art Quartet call it art (Triple Point)
2. Tommy Flanagan/Jaki Byard The Magic of 2: Live at Keystone Korner (Resonance)

Ken Franckling
New releases:

1. Wayne Shorter Quartet Without a Net (Blue Note)
2. Paolo Fresu Devil Quartet Desertico (Tŭk/Bonsaï / Otá)
3. Patricia Barber Smash (Concord Jazz)
4. Pascal Le Boeuf Pascal’s Triangle (19/8)
5. Gregory Porter Liquid Spirit (Blue Note)
6. Marc Cary For the Love of Abbey (Motéma)
7. Giacomo Gates Miles Tones (Savant)
8. Tierney Sutton After Blue (BFM)
9. Scott Hamilton Remembering Billie (Blue Duchess)
10. Cécile McLorin Salvant WomanChild (Mack Avenue)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Miles Davis Quintet Live in Europe 1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 2 (Columbia/Legacy)
2. Tommy Flanagan/Jaki Byard The Magic of 2 (Resonance)
3. George Shearing/Don Thompson George Shearing At Home (Jazzknight)
4. Tony Bennett/Dave Brubeck The White House Sessions: Live 1962 (Columbia/RPM/Legacy)
5. Miles Davis The Original Mono Recordings (Columbia/Legacy)

Andrew Gilbert
New Releases:

1. Jaimeo Brown Transcendence (Motéma)
2. Ben Goldberg Unfold Ordinary Mind (BAG Productions)
3. Terence Blanchard Magnetic (Blue Note)
4. Alan Ferber March Sublime (Sunnyside)
5. Etienne Charles Creole Soul (MRI)
6. Cécile McLorin Salvant WomanChild (Mack Avenue)
7. Rudresh Mahanthappa Gamak (Act)
8. Jamie Baum In This Life (Sunnyside)
9. Ryan Keberle + Catharsis Music Is Emotion (CD Baby)
10. Stefano Bollani/Hamilton de Holanda O Que Sera (ECM)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Woody Shaw The Complete Muse Sessions (Mosaic)
2. Jack DeJohnette Special Edition (ECM)
3. Clifford Jordan The Complete Clifford Jordan Strata-East Sessions (Mosaic)
4. Frank Wess/Johnny Coles Two at the Top (Uptown)
5. Sarah Vaughan The Duke Ellington Songbook Collection (Pablo)

Steve Greenlee:
New Releases:

1. Ketil Bjornstad La Notte (ECM)
2. Keith Jarrett/Gary Peacock/Jack DeJohnette Somewhere (ECM)
3. Ken Peplowski Maybe September (Capri)
4. Dave Holland Prism (Dare 2)
5. Kahil El’Zabar Quartet What It Is! (Delmark)
6. Tom Harrell Colors of a Dream (HighNote)
7. John Hollenbeck Songs I Like a Lot (Sunnyside)
8. David Weiss and Point of Departure Venture Inward (Posi-Tone)
9. David Weiss Endangered Species (Motema)
10. Black Host Life in the Sugar Candle Mines (Northern Spy)

Evan Haga
New Releases:

1. Wayne Shorter Quartet Without a Net (Blue Note)
2. Joshua Redman Walking Shadows (Nonesuch)
3. Cécile McLorin Salvant WomanChild (Mack Avenue)
4. Charles Lloyd/Jason Moran Hagar’s Dream (ECM)
5. The New Gary Burton Quartet Guided Tour (Mack Avenue)
6. Ralph Alessi Baida (ECM)
7. Gregory Porter Liquid Spirit (Blue Note)
8. Dave Douglas Quintet Time Travel (Greenleaf)
9. Rudresh Mahanthappa Gamak (ACT)
10. Bill Frisell Big Sur (OKeh)

Reissues:
1. Miles Davis Quintet Live in Europe 1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 2 (Columbia/Legacy)
2. Paul Motian Paul Motian (ECM)
3. Charles Lloyd Quartets (ECM)

4. Miles Davis The Original Mono Recordings (Columbia/Legacy)
5. New York Art Quartet call it art (Triple Point)

Chris Heim
New Releases:

1. Ahmad Jamal Saturday Morning (Jazz Village)
2. Cécile McLorin Salvant WomanChild (Mack Avenue)
3. Aaron Diehl The Bespoke Man’s Narrative (Mack Avenue)
4. Joe Locke Lay Down My Heart: Blues and Ballads 1 (Motema)
5. Keith Jarrett/Gary Peacock/Jack DeJohnette Somewhere (ECM)
6. Paolo Fresu Devil Quartet Desertico (Ota)
7. Dr. Lonnie Smith Octet In the Beginning: Volumes 1 & 2 (Pilgrimage)
8. Christian McBride Trio Out Here (Mack Avenue)
9. Steve Turre The Bones of Art (High Note)
10. Ben Sidran Don’t Cry for No Hipster (Nardis)

Geoffrey Himes
New Releases:

1. Terence Blanchard Magnetic (Blue Note)
2. Charles Lloyd/Jason Moran Hagar’s Song (ECM)
3. 3 Cohens Tighhtrope (Anzic)
4. Wayne Shorter Quartet Without a Net (Blue Note)
5. Carla Bley Trios (ECM)
6. Bill Frisell Big Sur (Okeh)
7. Steve Coleman and Five Elements Functional Arrhythmias (Pi)
8. Rudresh Mahanthappa Gamak (ACT)
9. Pat Metheny/Tap John Zorn’s Book of Angels, Vol. 20 (Nonesuch/Tzadik)
10. Warren Wolf Wolfgang (Mack Avenue)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Miles Davis Quintet Live in Europe 1969: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 2 (Columbia/Legacy)
2. James Booker Classified: Remixed and Expanded (Rounder)
3. John Coltrane Afro Blue Impressions (Pablo)
4. Tommy Flanagan/Jaki Byard The Magic of 2 (Resonance)

Zach Hindin
New Releases:

1. Rovin/Gerstein/Harland/White GSI Sessions, Vol. 1: Limitless (GSI Studios)
2. Dave Holland Prism (Dare2 Records)
3. Chris Morrissey North Hero (Sunnyside)
4. Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society Brooklyn Babylon (New Amsterdam Records)
5. Charles Lloyd/Jason Moran Hagar’s Song (ECM)
6. Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog Your Turn (Northern Spy)
7. Erik Friedlander Claws & Wings (Skipstone Records)
8. John Zorn Dreamachines (Tzadik)
9. RJ Miller Ronald’s Rhythm (Loyal Label)
10. Aaron Parks Arborescence (ECM)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Derek Bailey/Han Bennink/Evan Parker Topography of the Lungs (psi)
2. Ornette Coleman Double Quartet Free Jazz (A Collective Improvisation) [Vinyl] (Atlantic)
3. Miles Davis In a Silent Way (Sony Legacy)
4. Charles Mingus The Jazz Experiments (Bethlehem/Verse/Naxos of America)
5. Don Cherry Relativity Suite (KLIMT)

Willard Jenkins
New Releases:

1. Terri Lyne Carrington Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue (Concord)
2. Michele Rosewoman’s New Yor-Uba 30 Years! A Musical Celebration of Cuba in America (Advance Disques)
3. Wayne Shorter Quartet Without a Net (Blue Note)
4. Roberto Fonseca Yo (Concord)
5. Cécile McLorin Salvant WomanChild (Mack Avenue)
6. Nicole Mitchell’s Ice Crystal Aquarius (Delmark)
7. Dave Holland Prism (Dare2)
8. Heath-Iverson-Street Tootie’s Tempo (Sunnyside)
9. Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom No Morphine, No Lillies (Royal Potato)
10. Buika La Noche Mas Lage (Warner Music Latina)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Miles Davis The Original Mono Recordings (Columbia/Legacy)
2. Jack DeJohnette Special Edition (ECM)

3. Charles Lloyd Quartets (ECM)

4. Herbie Hancock The Complete Columbia Album Collection 1972-1988 (Columbia/Legacy)

Aidan Levy
New Releases:

1. Wayne Shorter QuartetWithout A Net (Blue Note)
2. John Zorn Dreamachines (Tzadik)
3. John McNeil Hush Point (Sunnyside)
4. Marc Cary For the Love of Abbey (Motema)
5. Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society Brooklyn Babylon (New Amsterdam)
6. Jason Moran/Charles Lloyd Hagar’s Song (ECM)
7. Noah Preminger Haymaker (Palmetto)
8. Cécile McLorin Salvant WomanChild (Mack Avenue)
9. Matt Mitchell Fiction (Pi)
10. Aaron Diehl The Bespoke Man’s Narrative (Mack Avenue)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Miles Davis The Bootleg Series, Volume 2: Live in Europe 1969 (Columbia/Legacy)
2. Clifford Jordan The Complete Clifford Jordan Strata-East Sessions (Mosaic)
3. Jack DeJohnette Special Edition (ECM)
4. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra The Ellington Suites (Concord)
5. Stan Getz Live at Montreux 1972 (Eagle Rock)

Matt R. Lohr
New Releases:

1. Fred Hersch/Julian Lage Free Flying (Palmetto)
2. Pat Metheny The Orchestrion Project (Nonesuch)
3. Chris Potter The Sirens (ECM)
4. New Gary Burton Quartet Guided Tour (Mack Avenue)
5. Gretchen Parlato Live in NYC (Obliqsound)
6. Trombone Shorty Say That To Say This (Verve)
7. Aaron Diehl The Bespoke Man’s Narrative (Mack Avenue)
8. Terri Lyne Carrington Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue (Concord Jazz)
9. Steve Turre The Bones of Art (HighNote)
10. Wallace Roney Understanding (HighNote)

Historical/Reissue Recordings:
1. The Duke Pearson Big Band Baltimore 1969 (Uptown Jazz)
2. Miles Davis Quintet Live in Europe 1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 2 (Legacy)
3. John Coltrane Sun Ship: The Complete Sessions (Impulse)
4. Charles Lloyd Quartets (ECM)
5. Larry Coryell Barefoot Boy (BGP/Beat Goes Public)

Christopher Loudon
New Releases:

1. Gregory Porter Liquid Spirit (Blue Note)
2. Cécile McLorin Salvant WomanChild (Mack Avenue)
3. Andy Bey The World According to Andy Bey (HighNote)
4. Tierney Sutton After Blue (BFM)
5. Gretchen Parlato Live in NYC (ObliqSound)
6. Jackie Ryan Listen Here (Open Arts)
7. Patricia Barber Smash (Concord)
8. Bobby McFerrin spirityouall (Sony Masterworks)
9. Mark Winkler and Cheryl Bentyne West Coast Cool (Summit)
10. José James No Beginning No End (Blue Note)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Chick Webb/Ella Fitzgerald The Complete Chick Webb & Ella Fitzgerald Decca Sessions (1934-1941) (Mosaic)
2. Mavis Rivers The Complete Reprise Years: 1961-1962 (Fresh Sounds)
3. Mavis Rivers The Complete Capitol Years: 1959-1960 (Fresh Sounds)
4. LaVergne Smith The New Orleans Nightingale: Complete Recordings 1954-1956 (Fresh Sounds)
5. Joanie Sommers Come Alive! The Complete Columbia Recordings (Real Gone)

Bill Meredith
New Releases:

1. Jonathan Kreisberg ONE (New For Now)
2. Asaf Sirkis Trio Shepherd’s Stories (SBPT)
3. Tom Kennedy Just Play (Capri)
4. Tierney Sutton After Blue (BFM)
5. Eldar Breakthrough (Motema)
6. Volto Incitare (Fantasy/Concord)
7. Hiromi Move (Telarc)
8. Mike Keneally You Must Be This Tall (Exowax)
9. Tony Levin/Marco Minnemann/Jordan Rudess Levin Minnemann Rudess (Lazy Bones)
10. Ben Monder Hydra (Sunnyside)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Herbie Hancock The Complete Columbia Album Collection 1972-1988
(Columbia/Legacy)
2. Thelonious Monk Newport ’59 (Concert Vault)
3. Miles Davis The Original Mono Recordings (Sony Legacy)
4. Miles Davis Quintet Live in Europe 1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 2
(Columbia/Legacy)
5. Oscar Pettiford Lost Tapes Germany 1958/1959 (Jazzhaus)

Lee Mergner
New Releases:

1. Wayne Shorter Quartet Without a Net (Blue Note)
2. John Hollenbeck Songs I Like a Lot (Sunnyside)
3. Gregory Porter Liquid Spirit (Blue Note)
4. Christian McBride Out Here (Mack Avenue)
5. Joshua Redman Walking Shadows (Nonesuch)
6. New Gary Burton Quartet Guided Tour (Mack Avenue)
7. Dave Douglas Quintet Time Travel (Greenleaf)
8. Keith Jarrett/Gary Peacock/Jack DeJohnette Somewhere (ECM)
9. Marc Johnson/Eliane Elias Swept Away (ECM)
10. Bobby McFerrin Spirityouall (Sony Masterworks)

Reissues:
1. Miles Davis The Original Mono Recordings (Sony Legacy)
2. Miles Davis Quintet Live in Europe 1969 (Sony Legacy)
3. Herbie Hancock The Complete Columbia Album Collection 1972-1988 (Sony Legacy)
4. Jack DeJohnette Special Edition (ECM)
5. Charles Lloyd Quartets (ECM)

John Murph
New Releases:

1. Wayne Shorter QuartetWithout a Net (Blue Note)
2. Michele Rosewoman’s New Yor-Uba 30 Years! A Musical Celebration of Cuba in America (Advance Dance Disques)
3. Gregory Porter Liquid Spirit (Blue Note)
4. Jaimeo Brown Transcendence (Motéma)
5. Andy Bey The World According to Andy Bey (High Note)
6. Cécile McLorin Salvant WomanChild (Mack Avenue Records)
7. Marc Cary For the Love of Abbey (Motéma)
8. Robert Glasper Experiment Black Radio 2 (Blue Note)
9. Mark de-Clive Lowe and the Rotterdam Jazz Orchestra Take the Space Trane (Tru Thoughts)
10. Jeremy Pelt Water & Earth (HighNote)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Miles Davis Quintet Live in Europe: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 2 (Columbia/Legacy)
2. Various Artists Liberation Music: Spiritual Jazz & The Art of Protest on Flying Dutchman Records: 1969-1974 (Flying Dutchman/BGP)
3. Bob James Rhodes Scholar: Jazz-Funk Classics 1974-1982 (Tappan Zee/Decision Records)
4. Walter Bishop Jr. Keeper of My Soul (Black Jazz/Snow Dog)
5. Various Artists Theo Parrish—Black Jazz Signature: Black Jazz Records: 1971-1975 (Black Jazz/Snow Dog)

Ted Panken
New Releases:

1. Geoffrey Keezer Heart Of The Piano (Motéma)
2. Steve Coleman and Five Elements Functional Arrhythmias (Pi)
3. Joe Lovano Us FiveCross Culture (Blue Note)
4. Nicholas Payton Sketches of Spain (BFM)
5. Cécile McLorin Salvant Woman Child (Mack Avenue)
6. Alex Sipiagin From Reality and Back (5 Passion)
7. Aaron Diehl The Bespoke Man’s Narrative (Mack Avenue)
8. Wayne Shorter Quartet Without A Net (Blue Note)
9. Gunter Baby Sommer Dedications (Intakt)
10. Quest Circular Dreaming (Enja)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Earl Hines The Classic Earl Hines Sessions: 1928-1945 (Mosaic)
2. Charles Mingus The Jazz Workshop Concerts: 1964-1965 (Mosaic)
3. Instant Composers Pool Instant Composers Pool (ICP)
4. Tommy Flanagan/Jaki Byard The Magic of 2 (Resonance)
5. Bessie Smith The Complete Columbia Recordings (Columbia/Legacy)

Britt Robson
New Releases:

1. Jaimeo Brown Transcendence (Motéma)
2. Jon Irabagon’s Outright! Un Hinged (Irrabagast)
3. Eric Revis City of Asylum (Clean Feed)
4. Craig Taborn Trio Chants (ECM)
5. Roberto Fonseca Yo (Concord)
6. Steve Coleman and Five ElementsFunctional Arrhythmias (Pi)
7. Ahmad Jamal Saturday Morning (Jazz Village)
8. Wayne Shorter QuartetWithout A Net (Blue Note)
9. Harris Eisenstadt The Destructive Element (Clean Feed)
10. Dave Holland Prism (Dare2)

Giovanni Russonello
New Releases:

1. Charles Lloyd/Jason Moran Hagar’s Song (ECM)
2. Michele Rosewoman’s New Yor-uba: 30 Years! A Musical Celebration of
Cuba in America (Advance Dance Disques)
3. Wayne Shorter Quartet Without a Net (Blue Note)
4. Steve Coleman and Five Elements Functional Arrhythmias (Pi)
5. Terence Blanchard Magnetic (Blue Note)
6. Giovanni Guidi Trio City of Broken Dreams (ECM)
7. Dawn of MIDI Dysnomia (Thirsty Ear)
8. Craig Taborn Trio Chants (ECM)
9. Harris Eisenstadt September Trio The Destructive Element (Clean Feed)
10. Harold O’Neal Man on the Street (DigiPak)

Lloyd Sachs
New Releases:

1. Tim Berne’s Snakeoil Shadow Man (ECM)
2. Craig Taborn Trio Chants (ECM)
3. Ken Vandermark’s Topology Nonet featuring Joe McPhee Impressions of Po Music (Okkadisk)
4. Antonio Sanchez New Life (CamJazz)
5. Ben Goldberg Unfold Ordinary Mind (BAG Production)
6. Amir ElSaffar Alchemy (Pi)
7. John Hollenbeck Songs I Like a Lot (Sunnyside)
8. Tarbaby Ballad of Sam Langford (Hipnotic)
9. Tom Harrell Colors of a Dream (HighNote)
10. Frank Rosaly Cicada Music (Delmark)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Miles Davis Quintet Live in Europe 1969: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 2 (Columbia/Legacy)
2. Roscoe Mitchell Quartet Live at “A Space” 1975 (Sackville/Delmark)
3. Jack DeJohnette Special Edition (ECM)
4. Miles Davis The Original Mono Recordings (Columbia/Legacy)
5. S.O.S. Looking for the Next One (Cuneiform)

Mike Shanley
New Releases:

1. Barry Altschul The 3dom Factor (TUM)
2. Gary Peacock/Marilyn Crispell Azure (ECM)
3. Frank Rosaly Cicada Music (Delmark)
4. Rudresh Mahanthappa Gamak (ACT)
5. Tim Berne’s Snakeoil Shadow Man (ECM)
6. Mary Halvorson Septet Illusionary Sea (Firehouse 12)
7. Rob Mazurek Octet Skull Session (Cuneiform)
8. Dave Douglas Quintet Time Travel (Greenleaf)
9. Mark Dresser Quintete Nourishments (Clean Feed)
10. Nicole Mitchell’s Ice Crystal Aquarius (Delmark)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Paul Motian Paul Motian (ECM)
2. Thelonious Monk Newport ’59 (Concert Vault)
3. Robert Wyatt ’68 (Cuneiform)
4. Byron Allen Trio Byron Allen Trio (ESP-Disk)
5. John Coltrane Sun Ship The Complete Sessions (Impulse!)

Jeff Tamarkin
New Releases:

1. Pat Metheny Tap: John Zorn’s Book of Angels, Vol. 20 (Nonesuch/Tzadik)
2. Cécile McLorin Salvant WomanChild (Mack Avenue)
3. Gregory Porter Liquid Spirit (Blue Note)
4. Wayne Shorter Quartet Without a Net (Blue Note)
5. Chris Potter The Sirens (ECM)
6. Gerald Clayton Life Forum (Concord)
7. Amir ElSaffar Alchemy (Pi)
8. Chucho Valdés and the Afro-Cuban Messengers Border-Free (Jazz Village)
9. The Swallow Quintet Into the Woodwork (ECM)
10. Youn Sun Nah Lento (ACT)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Paul Motian Paul Motian (ECM)
2. Miles Davis Quintet Live In Europe 1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 2 (Columbia/Legacy)
3. Steve Kuhn The Vanguard Date (Sunnyside)
4. Zoot Sims Lost Tapes: Baden-Baden—June 23, 1958 (Jazzhaus)
5. Herbie Hancock The Complete Columbia Album Collection 1972-1988
(Columbia/Legacy)

Perry Tannenbaum
New Releases:

1. Tomasz Stanko New York Quartet Wislawa (ECM)
2. Alexis Cuadrado A Lorca Landscape (Sunnyside)
3. Nicole Mitchell’s Ice Crystal Aquarius (Delmark)
4. Charles Lloyd/Jason Moran Hagar’s Song (ECM)
5. Wayne Shorter Quartet Without a Net (Blue Note)
6. Bobby McFerrin spirityouall (Sony Masterworks)
7. Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet In a World of Mallets (Basin Street)
8. Geraldo Henrique Bulhões Quasar (Geraldo Henrique Bulhões)
9. Keith Jarrett/Gary Peacock/Jack DeJohnette Somewhere (ECM)
10. Gilad Edelman My Groove, Your Move (Sharp Nine)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Jack DeJohnette Special Edition (ECM)
2. Louis Armstrong The OKeh Columbia & RCA Victor Recordings—1925-1933 (Sony/Legacy)
3. Egberto Gismonti/Jan Garbarek/Charlie Haden Magico: Carta de Amor (ECM)
4. Bessie Smith The Complete Columbia Recordings (Columbia/Legacy)
5. Miles Davis Quintet Live In Europe 1969: The Bootleg
Series Vol. 2 (Columbia/Legacy).

George Varga
New Releases:

1. Wayne Shorter Quartet Without a Net (Blue Note)
2. Mark Dresser Quintet Nourishments (Clean Feed)
3. Steve Coleman and Five Elements Functional Arrhythmias (Pi)
4. Terri Lyne Carrington Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue (Concord)
5. Craig Taborn Trio Chants (ECM)
6. Myra Melford Life Carries Me This Way (Firehouse 12)
7. David Murray Infinity Quartet Be My Monster Love (Motéma)
8. Kenny Garrett Pushing the World Away (Mack Avenue)
9. Rudresh Mahanthappa Gamak (ACT)
10.Tom Harrell Colors of a Dream (High Note)

Historical Reissues:
1. Miles Davis Live In Europe 1969: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 2 (Columbia/Legacy)
2. Miles Davis So What: The Complete 1960 Amsterdam Concerts (Dutch Jazz Archives)
3. Jack DeJohnette Special Edition (ECM)
4. Archie Shepp and The Full Moon Ensemble Live in Antibes (Charly)
5. Art Pepper Neon Art: Volume 3 (Omnivore)

Michael J. West
New Releases:

1. Allyn Johnson and Sonic Sanctuary The Truth (self released)
2. Wayne Shorter Quartet Without a Net (Blue Note)
3. Jaimeo Brown Transcendence (Motéma)
4. Terence Blanchard Magnetic (Blue Note)
5. New Gary Burton Quartet Guided Tour (Mack Avenue)
6. Cliff Hines Wanderlust (self released)
7. John Hollenbeck Songs I Like A Lot (Sunnyside)
8. Harold Mabern Live at Small’s (Small’s)
9. Luis Muñoz Luz (self released)
10. Matana Roberts COIN COIN Chapter Two: Mississippi Moonchile (Constellation)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Miles Davis Live in Europe 1969: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 2 (Columbia/Legacy)
2. Woody Shaw The Complete Muse Sessions (Mosaic)
3. Philly Joe Jones Six Classic Albums (Real Gone)
4. Tony Puente Quatro: The Definitive Collection (Sony Music Latin)
5. Art Pepper Unreleased Art Vol. VIII—Live At The Winery, September 6, 1976 (Widow’s Taste)

Carlo Wolff
New Releases:

1. Barry Altschul The 3DOM Factor (Tum)
2. Cécile McLorin Salvant WomanChild (Mack Avenue)
3. Verner Pohjola and Black Motor Rubidium (TUM)
4. Scott Jeppesen El Guapo (Creative Bottle)
5. Craig Taborn Trio Chants (ECM)
6. Chip Stephens Trio Relevancy (Capri)
7. Chris Potter The Sirens (ECM)
8. Bob Mover My Heart Tells Me (Motéma)
9. Andy Bey The World According to Andy Bey (HighNote)
10. Pablo Ziegler and Metropole Orkest Amsterdam Meets New Tango (Zoho)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Miles Davis The Original Mono Recordings (Columbia/Legacy)

Joe Woodard
New Releases:

1. Wayne Shorter Quartet Without a Net (Blue Note)
2. Joe Lovano Us Five Cross Culture (Blue Note)
3. Christian Wallumrød Ensemble Outstairs (ECM)
4. Bill Frisell Big Sur (OKeh)
5. Steve Coleman and Five Elements Functional Arrhythmias (Pi)
6. Chucho Valdes and the Afro-Cuban Messengers Border-Free (Jazz Village)
7. Anthony Braxton Echo Echo Mirror House (Victo, 2013)
8. Gregory Porter Liquid Spirit (Blue Note)
9. Matt Mitchell Fiction (Pi)
10. Mostly Other People do the Killing Red Hot (Hot Cup)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Tony Bennett and Dave Brubeck The White House Sessions: Live 1962 (Columbia/Legacy)
2. Patty Waters College Tour (ESP)
3. Thelonious Monk Newport ’59 (Concert Vault)
4. Lester Young Boston 1950 (Uptown)
5. Peter Leitch California Concert (Jazz House)

Ron Wynn
New Releases:

1. David Murray Infinity Quartet Be My Monster Love (Motéma)
2. Joshua Redman Walking Shadows (Nonesuch)
3. Terence Blanchard Magnetic (Blue Note)
4. Tim Berne’s Snakeoil Shadow Man (ECM)
5. George Benson Inspiration: A Tribute to Nat King Cole (Concord)
6. Pat Metheny Tap: John Zorn’s Book of Angels, Vol. 20 (Nonesuch/Tzadik)
7. Christian McBride and Inside Straight People Music (Mack Avenue)
8. Gregory Porter Liquid Spirit (Blue Note)
9. Arturo O’Farrill and the Chico O’Farrill Afro-Cuban Jazz OrchestraFinal Night At Birdland (Zoho)
10. Wadada Leo Smith and TUMOOccupy The World (Tumo)

Historical Releases:
1. Herbie Hancock The Complete Columbia Albums Collection 1972-88 (Columbia/Legacy)
2. Wes Montgomery So Much Guitar (Original Jazz Classics)
3. Woody Shaw The Complete Muse Sessions (Mosaic)
4. Dizzy Gillespie Dizzy’s Big 4 (Original Jazz Classics)
5. Sarah Vaughan Sophisticated Lady: The Duke Ellington Songbook Collection (Original Jazz Classics)

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