2019: favorites

Albums*:
  1. James Brandon Lewis: An UnRuly Manifsto (Relative Pitch Records)
  2. Per 'Texas' Johansson/Torbjörn Zetterberg/Konrad Agnas: Orakel (Moserobie Music Production) 
  3. Gard Nilssen Acoustic Unity: To Whom Who Buys a Record (ODIN)
  4. Anna Webber: Clockwise (Pi Recordings)
  5. DKV & Joe McPhee: The Fire Each Time (6CD, Catalytic Sound)
  6. Lightning Bolt: Sonic Citadel (Trill Jockey) 
  7. Taylor Ho Bynum 9-tette: The Ambiguity Manifesto (Firehouse Records)
  8. Nature Work (Jason Stein/Greg Ward/Eric Revis/Jim Black): Nature Work (Sunnyside)
  9. Matt Brewer w/Mark Shim and Damion Reid: Ganymede (Criss Cross Jazz)
  10. Fountains D.C.: Dogrel (Partisan) 
  11. Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom: Glitter Wolf (The Royal Potato Family)
  12. Kaja Draksler, Petter Eldh & Christian Lillinger: Punkt.Vrt.Plastik (Intakt, 2018) 
  13. Dave Rempis, Brandon Lopes & Ryan Packard: The Early Bird Gets (Aerophonic Records)
  14. Steve Lehman Trio + Craig Taborn: The People I Love (Pi Recordings)
  15. Federico Ughi: Transoceanico (577 Records)
  16. Abdullah Ibrahim: The Balance (Gearbox Records)
  17. Little Simz: GREY Area (Age 101)
  18. Tomeka Reid Quartet: Old New (Cuneiform Records)
  19. The Big Yes: The Big Yes (Nakama Records) 
  20. Rich Halley Quartet: Terra Incognita (Pine Eagle Records)
  21. Matt Mitchell: Phalanx Ambassadors (Pi Recordings)
  22. Steph Richards: Take the Neon Lights (Birdwatcher Records)
  23. Todd Snider: Cash Cabin Sessions, Vol. 3 (Aimless Records)
  24. Fire! Orchestra: Arrival (Rune Grammofon)
  25. Art Ensemble of Chicago: We Are On The Edge: A 50th Anniversary Celebration (Pi Recordings)
  26. Somersaults (Tobias Delius / Olie Brice / Mark Sanders): Numerology of Birdsong (West Hill Records)
  27. jaimie branch: FLY or DIE II: bird dogs of paradise (Internaional Anthem)
  28. Gebhard Ullmann Basement Research: Impromptus and Other Short Works (WhyPlayJazz)
  29. Scheen Jazzorkester & Thomas Johansson: As We See It... (Clean Feed)
  30. Christian Meaas Svendse + Nakama + Rinzai Zen Center Oslo: New Rituals (Nakama)
  31. Stella Donnely: Beware Of the Dogs (Secretly Canadian)
  32. Burton Greene / Damon Smith / Ra Kalam Bob Moses: Life's Intense Mystery (Astral Spirits)
  33. Carly Rae Jepsen: Dedicated (Intercscope)
  34. Kel Assouf: Black Tenere (Glitterbeat)
  35. Matana Roberts: Coin Coin Chapter Four: Memphis (Consellation)
  36. Maria Faust, Tim Dahl & Weasel Walter: Farm Fresh (Gotta Let It Out) 
  37. Alex Fournier: Triio (Furniture Music Records)
  38. Angles 9: Beyond Us (Clean Feed)
  39. Matthew Shipp Trio invites Nicole Mitchell: All Things Are (Rogue Art)
  40. Old Man Saxon: Goldman Sax (Saxon Kincy) 
  41. Mekons: Desrted (Glitterbeat)
  42. Iro Haarla, Ulf Krokfors & Barry Altschul: Around Again - The Music of Carla Bley (TUM)
  43. Lind May Han Oh: Aventurine (Biophilia Records)
  44. Greg Ward presents Rogue Parade: Stompin' Off From Greenwood (Greenleaf Music)
  45. Chemical Brothers: No Geography (Virgin)
  46. Paal Nilssen-Love: New Brazilian Funk (PNL)
  47. The Delines: The Imperial (Decor)
  48. Robert Forster: Inferno (Tapete)
Reissues/vault:
  1. Griot Galaxy: Kins (Third Man Records)
  2. Clifford Jordan: Glass Bead Games (Purple Pleasure Records)
  3. Detail: Day Two (NOBusiness Records)
* Last updated Nov. 10th, 2019. The rankings are by no means "fixed", and should only be understood as a rough indication of my preference for these releases, every one of which I at least thoroughly enjoy, and towards the top love with a passion.

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