2017 Year End List

2017 saw some incredible releases which made narrowing down my year end list rather difficult. Charles Lloyd – Passin Thru: The Charles Lloyd New Quartet, featuring Jason Moran on piano, Reuben Rogers on bass and Eric Harland on drums, isn’t really so new, having released its first album nearly a decade ago. The quartet’s first album, … Continue reading 2017 Year End List

2016 Year End List

2016 produced some strong music. 10 of the most successful albums are highlighted here. Aziza: Quartet of Dave Holland on bass, Chris Potter on saxophone, Lionel Loueke on guitar and Eric Harland. A band of equals as far as songwriting duties and time in the spotlight, though to my ears it sounds like a natural … Continue reading 2016 Year End List

2013 year in review

2013 was a good year for jazz. The highlights were many and diverse, with fabulous classic straight ahead releases and new fusion and funk influenced dates from artists big and small, including a fascinating archival release of early electric period Miles Davis. I struggled to pare to my inevitable best of list down to 10 … Continue reading 2013 year in review