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Ralph A. Miriello

07 Dec 2017 5:11 PM | Ralph A. Miriello

Best of Jazz 2017

Billy Childs Rebirth  : Mack Avenue

Nate Smith Kinfolk Postcards from Everywhere  : Ropeadope

Miguel Zenon Tipico : Miel Music

Jazzmeia Horn A Social Call  : Concord

Ben Allison and Think Free Layers of the City  : Sonic Camera

Dayna Stephens Gratitude  : Contagious 

Matt Wilson Honey and Salt  : Palmetto

Steve Nelson Brothers Under the Sun  : High Note

Sherman Irby and Momentum Cerulean Canvas  : Black Warrior 

Alan Broadbent Continuing Story  : Eden River

Brian McCarthy Nonet The Better Angels of Our Nature  : Truth Revolution

Ralph Towner My Foolish Heart  : ECM

Brian Charette Kurrent : Dim Mark

Pete Malinverni  Heaven  Sarana

Hazelrigg Brothers Songs We Like  Self  Produced

Mark Winkler The Company I Keep : Cafe Pacific

Tim Hagans Faces Under the Influence : Waiting Moon

Marilyn Scott Standard Blue : Prana Entertainment

Cuong Vu 4 Tet w/ Bill Frisell Ballet the Music of Michael Gibbs : Rare Noise

Dave Potter You Already Know  : Summit

Saffron Ensemble Will You? : Rock, Paper, Sissors

David Virelles  Gnosis  : ECM

Dave Stryker Strykin' Ahead : Strikezone

Nestor Torres Jazz Flute Traditions : Alfi 

Best Historical Re-issue: 

Joe Lovano and Dave Liebman Compassion The Music of John Coltrane : Resonance

Honorable mentions: Tyshawn Sorey Versimilitude Ryan Keberle and Catharsis Find the Common Shine a Light, Bill Anschell  Rumbler, Chuck Owen and the Jazz Surge, Whispers on the Wind,  Fabian Almazan & Rhizome Alcanza, Denny Zeitlin and George Marsh, Expedition, Rick Vandivier Under One Roof , Jane Ira Bloom Wild Lines Improvising Emily Dickinson,  Roswell Rudd Embrace, Marcus Roberts Trio Crescent Celebrating Coltrane, Fred Hersch Open Book, Michael Davis Hip Bone Big Band

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