2019: favorites

  1. James Brandon Lewis: An UnRuly Manifsto (Relative Pitch Records)
  2. Per 'Texas' Johansson/Torbjörn Zetterberg/Konrad Agnas: Orakel (Moserobie Music Production)
  3. Anna Webber: Clockwise (Pi Recordings)
  4. DKV & Joe McPhee: The Fire Each Time (6CD, Catalytic Sound) 
  5. Nature Work (Jason Stein/Greg Ward/Eric Revis/Jim Black): Nature Work (Sunnyside)
  6. Matt Brewer w/Mark Shim and Damion Reid: Genymede (Criss Cross Jazz)
  7. Fountains D.C.: Dogrel (Partisan) 
  8. Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom: Glitter Wolf (The Royal Potato Family)
  9. Kaja Draksler, Petter Eldh & Christian Lillinger: Punkt.Vrt.Plastik (Intakt, 2018) 
  10. Scheen Jazzorkester & Thomas Johansson: As We See It... (Clean Feed)
  11. Dave Rempis, Brandon Lopes & Ryan Packard: The Early Bird Gets (Aerophonic Records)
  12. Federico Ughi: Transoceanico (577 Records)
  13. Little Simz: GREY Area (Age 101)
  14. Matt Mitchell: Phalanx Ambassadors (Pi Recordings)
  15. Steph Richards: Take the Neon Lights (Birdwatcher Records)
  16. Fire! Orchestra: Arrival (Rune Grammofon)
  17. Art Ensemble of Chicago: We Are On The Edge: A 50th Anniversary Celebration (Pi Recordings)
  18. Gebhard Ullmann Basement Research: Impromptus and Other Short Works (WhyPlayJazz)
  19. Christian Meaas Svendse + Nakama + Rinzai Zen Center Oslo: New Rituals (Nakama)
  20. Stella Donnely: Beware Of the Dogs (Secretly Canadian)
  21. Burton Greene / Damon Smith / Ra Kalam Bob Moses: Life's Intense Mystery (Astral Spirits)
  22. Carly Rae Jepsen: Dedicated (Intercscope)
  23. Kel Assouf: Black Tenere (Glitterbeat)
  24. Maria Faust, Tim Dahl & Weasel Walter: Farm Fresh (Gotta Let It Out) 
  25. Alex Fournier: Triio (Furniture Music Records)
  26. Angles 9: Beyond Us (Clean Feed)
  27. Matthew Shipp Trio invites Nicole Mitchell: All Things Are (Rogue Art)
  28. Old Man Saxon: Goldman Sax (Saxon Kincy) 
  29. Mekons: Desrted (Glitterbeat)
  30. Iro Haarla, Ulf Krokfors & Barry Altschul: Around Again - The Music of Carla Bley (TUM)
  31. Lind May Han Oh: Aventurine (Biophilia Records)
  32. Greg Ward presents Rogue Parade: Stompin' Off From Greenwood (Greenleaf Music)
  33. Chemical Brothers: No Geography (Virgin)
  34. Paal Nilssen-Love: New Brazilian Funk (PNL)
  35. Alex Lahey: The Best of Luck Club (Dead Oceans)
  36. The Delines: The Imperial (Decor)
  37. Robert Forster: Inferno (Tapete)
  1. Griot Galaxy: Kins (Third Man Records)
  2. Clifford Jordan: Glass Bead Games (Purple Pleasure Records)
* Last updated June 5th, 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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