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David Ake – Humanities (2018)

David Ake – Humanities (2018)

David Ake puts decades of experience behind ‘Humanities,’ creating what will certainly be one of the best mainstream jazz releases of the year.

Torben Waldorff – Holiday On Fire (2017)

Torben Waldorff – Holiday On Fire (2017)

It might have taken a little longer this time, but with ‘Holiday On Fire,’ guitarist, composer and producer Torben Waldorff has done it again.


Ralph Alessi – Quiver (2016)

I just realized why Ralph Alessi became Fred Hersch’s trumpet player of choice: Alessi is Fred Hersch, rendered through brass instead of ivory.

Steve Lehman Octet – Mise En Abîme (2014)

‘Mise En Abîme’ would be a stunning achievement for just about anybody else; for Steve Lehman, it’s just his still-evolving musical personality racing out beyond jazz’s frontiers and daring anyone to try and catch up.

S. Victor Aaron’s Best of 2013  (Part 2 of 4, Modern & Mainstream Jazz): Chris Potter, Rudresh Mahanthappa

S. Victor Aaron’s Best of 2013 (Part 2 of 4, Modern & Mainstream Jazz): Chris Potter, Rudresh Mahanthappa

There’s been a ton of great modern and mainstream jazz albums released this year, coming from stalwarts and newcomers alike. It’s not just tradition being upheld with grace and passion, there were loads of creative spurts by newcomers and stalwarts alike

John Abercrombie Quartet – 39 Steps (2013)

John Abercrombie was one of the key jazz guitarists to emerge in the mid-’70s, along with John Scofield and Pat Metheny, and an Abercrombie ECM album has been a steady occurrence since

The Claudia Quintet – September (2013)

Bandleader, drummer and composer John Hollenbeck has been able to keep his Claudia Quintet viable long after its original formation in the late 90s by continually tossing new challenges at it.

Ralph Alessi – Baida (2013)

A standout thing I’ve come to realize in sizing up Ralph Alessi’s ECM debut Baida is not just the record itself but the realization that this is the first Alessi-led album I’ve had the occasion to cover.

Samuel Blaser Consort In Motion – A Mirror to Machaut (2013)

A Mirror to Machaut isn’t Samuel Blaser doing a quick follow-up to As The Sea issued a mere five months ago. Rather, it’s the successor to his 2011 Third Stream collaboration with the late, great Paul Motian, Consort In Motion

Drew Gress – The Sky Inside (2013)

Drew Gress is a first-call bassist and has certainly earned the caché to have first-call players on his own albums.