2017: favorites - "under construction"

    1. William Parker Quartets: Meditation / Resurrection (AUM Fidelity)
    2. Angles 9: Disappeared Behind the Sun (Clean Feed)
    3. Harriet Tubman (feat. Wadada Leo Smith): Araminta (Sunnyside Records)
    4. IDLES: Brutalism (Balley Records)
    5. Jens Lekman: Life Will See You Now (Secretly Canadian)
    6. Trio 3 (Andrew Cyrille, Oliver Lake, Reggie Workman): Visiting Texture (Intakt Records)
    7. Jaimie Branch: Fly or Die (International Anthem)
    8. Arto Lindsey:  Cuidado Madame (Northern Spy Records)
    9. Khalid: American Teen (Right Hand Music) 
    10. Eric Revis: Sing Me Some Cry (Clean Feed)
    11. Akmee: Neptun (Nakama Records)
    12. Waxahatchee: Out In the Storm (Merge Records)
    13. Nate Wooley: Knknighgh (Minimal Poetry for Aram Saroyan) (Clean Feed)
    14. Alexander Hawkins: Unit[e] (self-released) 
    15. Emperor X: Oversleepers International (Tiny Engines)
    16. Lisa Mezzacappa: avantNOIR (Clean Feed)
    17. Matthew Shipp Trio: Piano Song (Thirsty Ear)
    18. Craig Taborn: Daylight Ghosts (ECM) 
    19. David S. Ware Trio: Live in New York 2010 (AUM Fidelity) 
    20. Satoko Fujii Orchestra Tokyo: Peace (Libra Records)
    21. Pereservation Hall Jazz Band: So It Is (Legacy)
    22. CP Unit: Before the Heat Deadth (Clean Feed)
    23. Eivind Opsvik Overseas: Overseas V (Loyal Label)
    24. Atomic: Six Easy Pieces (Odin)
    25. Lithics: Borrowed Floors (Water Wing Records, 2016)
    26. Orchestra Baobab: Tribute to Ndiouga Dieng (World Circut Records)
    27. Wire: Silver /Lead (pinkflag) 
    28. The Mountain Goats: Goths (Merge Records)
    29. JD Allen: Radio Flyer (Savant) 
    30. Goncalo Almeida-Rodrigo Amado-Marco Franco: The Attic (NoBusiness)
    31. Priests: Nothing Feels Natural (Dischord Records)
    32. Steve Coleman: Morphogenesis (Pi Recordings) 
    33. Saint Etienne: Sound of Water Heavenly Recordings)
    34. Miguel Zenón: Típico (Miel Music) 
    35. Nicole Mitchell: Mandorla Awakening II: Emerging Worlds (FPE Records)
    36. Angelica Sanchez Trio: Float the Edge (Clean Feed)
    37. Spoon: Hot Thoughts (Matador)
    38. Harris Eisenstadt Canada Day Quartet: On Parade in Parede (Clean Feed) 
    39. Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit: The Nashville Sound (Southeastern)
    40. Brandon Seabrook: Die Trommel Fatale (New Atlantis)
    41. Bardo Pond: Under the Pines (Fire Records)
    42. Sunny Sweeney: Trophy (Aunt Daddy Records)
    43. Tresspass Trio: The Spirit of Pitesti (Clean Feed)
    44. The Microscopic Septet: Been Up So Long it Looks Like Down to Me: The Micros Play the Blues (Cuneiform Records) 
    45. Diet Cig: Swear I'm Good at This (Frenchkiss Records) 
    46. Syd: Fin (Columbia)
    47. Amor Amok: We Know Not What We Do (Intakt Records) 
    48. Goncalo Almeida-Rodrigo Amado-Marco Franco: The Attic (NoBusiness)
    49. Led Bib: Umbrella Weather (RareNoise Records)
    50. Nnamdi Ogbonnaya: DROOL (Father/Daughter Records) 
    51. Brandon Seabrook: Die Trommel Fatale (New Atlantis Records) 
    52. The Necks: Unfold (Ideologic Organ) 
    53. Low Cut Connie: Dirty Pictures (Part 1) (Contender)
    54. Ross Hammond: Follow Your Heart (Prescott Recordings)
    55. Jeremy Pelt: Make Noise (High Note)
    56. Julia Ulehla & Aram Bajakian/Dálava: The Book of Transfigurations (Songlines Recordings)
    57. Noah Perminger: Meditations on Freedom (self released)
    58. Benjamin Brooker: Witness (Rough Trade) 
    59. Cloud Nothings: Life Without Sound (Carpark Records)
    60. Ahmad Jamal: Marseille (Jazz Village)
    Reissues and vault music:
    • Dave Holland: Conference of the Birds (ECM)
    • Thelonious Monk: Les Liaisons Dangereuses (1960) (Sam Records) 
    • Prince: Purple Rain (Deluxe, Expanded Edition) (NPG Records/Warner)
    • Soundgarden: Ultramega OK (Sub Pop)
    • Sun-EL Musician feat. Samthing Soweto: "Akanamali"
    • Stormzy: "Big For Your Boots"
    • Ibibio Sound Machine: "Give Me a Reason" (Merge)


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