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Geoffrey Himes

07 Jan 2018 9:10 PM | Geoffrey Himes

GEOFFREY HIMES


BEST JAZZ ALBUMS OF 2017:


1. The Charles Lloyd Quartet Passin' Thru (Blue Note)

2. Steve Coleman's Natal Eclipse Morphogenesis (Pi)

3. Rudresh Mahanthappa & the Indo-Pak Coalition Agrima (Mahanthappa)

4. Bill Frisell & Thomas Morgan Small Town (ECM)

5. Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah Ruler Rebel (Ropeadope)

6. Anat Cohen Tentet Happy Song (Anzic)

7. Lucia Cadotsch Speak Low (Enja)

8. Dayna Stephens Gratitude (Contagious)

9. SFJazz Collective Music of Miles Davis & Original Compositions (SFJazz)

10. Linda Oh Walk Against Wind (Greenleaf)

11. Fabian Almazan & Rhizome Alcanza (Biophilia)

12. Dave Douglas Little Giant Still Life (Greenleaf)

13. Alan Ferber Big Band Jigsaw (Sunnyside)

14. Amir Elsaffar Rivers of Sound Not Two (New Amsterdam)

15. Fred Hersch: Open Book (Palmetto)

16. Cuong Vu 4tet Ballet: The Music of Michael Gibbs (RareNoise)

17. Bobby Watson & the Curtis Lundy Trio Made in America (Summer Sessions)

18. Jason Kao Hwang Sing House (Euonymus)

19. Cyrus Chestnut There's a Sweet, Sweet Spirit (HighNote)

20. Antonio Sanchez: Bad Hombre (CAM Jazz)

21. Jane Ira Bloom Wild Lines: Improvising Emily Dickinson (Outline)

22. Avishai Cohen Cross My Palm with Silver (ECM)

23. Vijay Iyer Sextet Far from Over (ECM)

24. Oliver Lake featuring Flux Quartet Right Up On Passin' Thru

25. Shannon Barnett Quartet Hype (Challenge)


BEST NON-JAZZ ALBUMS OF 2017:


1. Craig Finn We All Want the Same Things (Partisan)

2. Randy Newman Dark Matter (Nonesuch)

3. Jason Isbell The Nashville Sound (Southeastern/Thirty Tigers)

4. Rhiannon Giddens Freedom Highway (Nonesuch)

5. St. Vincent Masseducation (Loma Vista)

6. Kendrick Lamar DAMN. (Top Dawg/Aftermath/Interscope)

7. San Fermin Belong (Downtown/Interscope)

8. Lee Ann Womack The Lonely, the Lonesome & the Gone (ATO)

9. Arcade Fire Everything Now (Arcade Fire)

10. Sam Smith The Thrill of It All (Capitol)

11. Sleater-Kinney Live in Paris (Sub Pop)

12. Willie Nelson: God's Problem Child (Legacy)

13. Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer Not Dark Yet (Thirty Tigers)

14. Margo Price All American Made (Third Man)

15. LCD Soundsystem American Dream (DFA/Columbia)

16. The Dustbowl Revival: The Dustbowl Revival (Signature Sounds)

17. Valerie June: The Order of Time (Concord)

18. A Tribe Called Quest We Got It from Here … Thank You for Your Service (Epic)

19. Chris Stapleton: From A Room, Volumes 1 & 2 (Mercury)

20. Brooklyn Rider Spontaneous Symbols (In a Circle)

21. SZA Ctrl (RCA)

22. J. Roddy Walston & the Business: Destroyers of the Soft Life (ATO)

23. Dead Rock West More Love (Omnivore)

24. Rodney Crowell Close Ties (New West)

25. John Moreland Big Bad Luv (4AD)


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