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W. Royal Stokes

24 Dec 2017 6:36 PM | W. Royal Stokes

Nota bene: All of my choices are in alphabetical order by artist and are to be equally rated. 

10 BEST NEW RELEASES OF 2017


Jane Ira Bloom, Wild Lines: Improvising Emily Dickinson

(Outline)


Anat Cohen, Happy Song (Anzic Records)


Echoes Of Swing (Chris Hopkins, Bernd Lhotzky, Colin T. Dawson, Shannon Barnett, and others), Bix: A Tribute to Bix Beiderbecke (ACT Music)


Howard Johnson & Gravity, Testimony (Tuscarora Records)


Rudresh Mahanthappa, Agrima (Rudreshm.com) LP


Roscoe Mitchell, Bells For The South Side (ECM)


Courtney Pine, Black Notes From The Deep (Freestyle Records)


Wadada Leo Smith, Solo-Reflections And Meditations On Monk (Tum Records)


Tyshawn Sorey, Verisimilitude (PI Recordings)


Deanna Witkowski, Makes the Heart to Sing: Jazz Hymns (Tilapia Records)


3 BEST REISSUE OR HISTORICAL OF 2017


Kenny Dorham, K.D. Is Here: New York City 1962 & 1966 (Uptown Jazz)


Oscar Pettiford Nonet/Big Band/Sextet: New York City 1955-1958 (Uptown Jazz)


Flip Phillips, Your Place Or Mine? (Jump/Delmark Records)


BEST VOCAL RELEASE OF 2017


Gabriele Tranchina, Of Sailing Ships and the Stars in Your Eyes (Rainchant Eclectic Records)


BEST DEBUT RELEASE OF 2017


The Brett Gold New York Jazz Orchestra, Dreaming Big (Goldfox Records)


BEST LATIN JAZZ RELEASE OF 2017


Gabriel Alegría Afro-Peruvian Sextet, Diablo en Brooklyn (Saponegro Records)


For my Notable Releases of 2017 go to—

http://www.wroyalstokes.com/2017/12/24/w-royal-stokes-best-and-notable-releases-of-2017/


And for my annual roundup of books go to—

http://www.wroyalstokes.com/2017/12/26/a-roundup-by-w-royal-stokes-of-140-or-so-jazz-blues-beyond-and-other-books-published-in-the-past-year-or-so/

 


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