>>60190559 Rudresh Mahanthappa- Birdcalls (9.5) Tim Berne's Snakeoil - You've Been Watching Me (9.3) Atomic- Lucidity (8.9) Samuel Torres Group- Forced Displacement (8.8) Chris Potter- Imaginary Cities (8.8) Dafnis Prieto Sextet- Triangles and Circles (8.7) Rodriguez Brothers- Impromptu (8.5) Alex Conde- Descarga for Monk (8.3) Steve Coleman- Synovial Joints (8.3) Tim Warfield- Spherical (8.2) Jack Walrath- Unsafe at Any Speed (8.2) Kirk Knuffke- Arms and Hands (8.2) Avishai Cohen- From Darkness (8.0) Alex Sipiagin- Balance 38-58 (8.0) Vijay Iyer- Break Stuff (8.0) Kenny Wheeler- Songs for Quintet (8.0) Chris Lightcap’s Bigmouth- Epicenter (7.8) Matthew Shipp- To Duke (7.8) Joe Fiedler- I'm In Samuel Blaser - Spring Rain (7.7) Luis Perdomo- Twenty Two (7.7) Pierre Dorge- Blui (7.7) Jakob Bro- Gefion (7.6) Doug Webb- Triple Play (7.6) Andy LaVerne- I Want to Hold Your Hand (7.6) Jack DeJohnette- Made in Chicago (7.5) Dave Liebman- Ceremony (7.5) Vincent Herring- Night and Day (7.4) Dayna Stephens- Reminiscent (7.4) Vincent Herring- Night and Day (7.4) Dayna Stephens- Reminiscent (7.4) David Binney and Adam Rogers- R&B (7.4) Joe Manis- The Golden Mean (7.4) Gonzalo Rubalcaba- Suite Caminos (7.4) Jeremy Pelt- Tales, Musings, and Other Reveries (7.3) Gary Peacock- Now This (7.3) EJ Strickland- The Undying Spirit (7.2) Zach Brock- Serendipity (7.2) The Bad Plus Joshua Redman (7.2) Maria Schneider- The Thompson Fields (7.2) Christian Scott- Stretch Music (7.2) Steve Davis- Say When (7.1) Isabelle Olivier- Don't Worry, Be Harpy (7.1) Julian Lage- World’s Fair (7.1) Duane Eubanks- Things of that Particular Nature (7.0) James Brandon Lewis- Days of FreeMan (7.0) Burak Bedikyan- Leap of Faith (7.0) Tootie Heath- Philadelphia Beat (7.0) Branford Marsalis- A Love Supreme Live in Amsterdam (7.0) Pat Martino- Nexus (7.0)
>>60191259 SF Jazz Collective- The Music of Joe Henderson (6.9) Analog Trio- Synthi Mental Moog (6.9) Heads of State- Search for Peace (6.9) Russell Malone- Love Looks Good on You (6.8) Makaya McCraven- In The Moment (6.8) Eddie Henderson- Collective Portrait (6.8) Lage Lund- Idlewild (6.8) Steve Turre- Spiritman (6.7) Kamasi Washington- The Epic (6.7) Cyrus Chestnut- A Million Colors in Your Mind (6.7) Harold Mabern- Afro Blue (6.7) Randy Brecker w/ the DePaul University Jazz Ensemble- Dearborn Station (6.7) Ben Wolfe- The Whisperer (6.6) Michael Dease- Decisions (6.6) Robert Glasper- Covered (6.5) Brian Charette- alphabet city (6.4) Spike Wilner Trio- Live at Smalls (6.2) Jared Gold- Metropolitan Rhythm (6.1) GRIT Ensemble- Komeda Deconstructed (6.0) Freddie Redd- Music for You (5.8) Terrence Blanchard E Collective- Breathless (5.4) Eberhard Weber- Encore (4.2)
>>60190424 this rides a very thin line between jazz and math rock, it's kind of weird how it fluctuates between the two. I've always thought of math rock as being very close to jazz anyways, but this album confirms that for me. Good stuff.
>>60191259 >Dafnis Prieto Sextet- Triangles and Circles (8.7)
i downloaded this a while back when you posted this list months ago, and i gotta disagree with this rating. I found myself bored by the one-note quality this album had. I'm a drummer and the guy is amazing, but it still couldn't save the album for me. After the first couple of tracks, it just kind of dragged on.
I would probably rate this at a 7.5 at highest, and probably closer to a 7.3. Honestly curious, what made you rate it so highly?
>>60191602 The compositions really won me over on this one. I think in general they were well-thought out with interludes between solos and more interesting large form pieces that gives different material for the soloists to work with. Not all of the tracks were like that but then there was also a lot of very good counterpoint in the pieces which is something that I think not enough jazz players are really exploring. The Evil in You is a good example of what I'm talking about. I love how it starts out very tight and controlled based on just a rhythm but layers keep adding in until it morphs into this sort of chaotic group improv but with the group still referencing that primary rhythm. Throughout the album the soloists all could have been better I think but they worked well as a unit and there was a lot of really good interplay going on between them. You'll probably notice that there's a LOT of "Latin jazz" near the top of my list. That's probably a personal preference thing... Right now I'm very into that and I think there's a lot of cool Latin jazz happening now. I think on this record these guys did Latin jazz their own way and I haven't really heard anybody else doing it quite that way.
As I'm thinking back on it maybe it isn't quite an 8.7. I'm pretty sure I only listened to it once so maybe I'll listen to it again but I really liked it on first listen. I don't think I'd change it to much lower than an 8.4
>>60192421 Listening to The Evil in You, and I really like it, and I also don't remember it from the album.
It's been a couple of months since I listened to it, so remember much about it other than thinking it was kind of samey. This song isn't like what I remember, though, so I might have to revisit the album myself.
Although, now that the sax has really come in, he's sounding very SNL band to me, so that's not my favorite.
>>60192715 Samey isn't necessarily a bad thing to me. Being samey is only bad if the music isn't interesting or good. I guess I can maybe see how you'd get the SNL sound from the way the sax player hits the altissimo notes but that doesn't bother me really. As I said, individually the soloists aren't necessarily my favorite but it's how they play together that is great. That and I think the compositions are all good in their own way and come at the Latin thing in a slightly different way.
>>60192901 i feel like being samey in a genre built around improvisation and especially since free jazz has been around is kind of a bad thing, but like I said, I'll have to revisit it to see if it's actually as samey as I remember it being.
Also, I agree with Bird Calls being near/at the top. I think Break Stuff should be higher, though. I listened to both of those just the other day and they're still two of my tops for the year.
>>60192960 I'd say Break Stuff had a few very very good tracks but then the rest were fairly unremarkable. And the tracks that I found exceptional sounded kind of influenced by Craig Taborn's last ECM record. I gave Break Stuff a few listens so I think I'm fairly sure about how I feel about that one.
>>60193156 I only recently started trying to get into more modern/contemporary jazz, so I don't have that same reference point to draw from when I listen to it. Probably why I enjoy it more. Shrug.
Do you listen to Mary Halvorson at all? I think I brought her up in a thread you were in a while back. She put out a new solo album that I really enjoy, but I'm kind of a sucker for her guitar playing in general.
>>60193486 Yeah I missed her when she came to town a while back and I haven't gotten a chance to hear her new record yet. In the last couple months I've gotten pretty behind with listening to this year's stuff because I've been listening to a lot of older Afro Cuban music
>>60194078 Depends... There is a lot of different stuff that falls under the Afro Cuban label. I've been listening to a lot of 60's and 70's salsa music but there's also Afro Cuban bebop fusion type stuff or mambo music and traditional Cuban folk music or also more contemporary Latin jazz with Afro Cuban flavor. What are you most interested in?
>>60194458 Cachao y su Ritmo Caliente- Cuban Jam Session in Miniature Eddie Palmieri- Champagne Rafi Val y La Diferente- La Sociedad Ernie Agosto y La Conspiracion- Ernie's Conspiracy Ray Barretto- Invincible Hector Lavoe- Revento Willie Colon and Ruben Blades- Siembra
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