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Ralph A. Miriello

05 Dec 2019 3:25 PM | Ralph A. Miriello

My List of Best of Jazz that I have heard in 2019 (In no rated order)

Bob Sheppard: "The Fine Line" (Challenge Records)

Mike Holober & The Gotham Big Band: "Hiding Out" (ZoHo Records)

Randy Brecker & the NDR Big Band: "Rocks" (Jazz Line Edition)

Scott Robinson: "Tenormore" (Arbor Records)

Bill Frisell and Thomas Morgan: "Epistophy" (ECM) 

Branford Marsalis Quartet: "The Secret Between the Shadow and the Soul" (Okeh/Sony Masterworks)

Dave Holland, Zakir Hussain, Chris Potter (Crosscurrent Trio): "Good Hope" (Edition Records)

Ethan Iverson Quartet & Tom Harrell: "Common Practice" (ECM)

Ahmad Jamal: "Ballades" (Jazz Village/Jazzbook Records)

Amina Figarova: "Road to the Sun" (BA Records)

Miguel Zenon: Sonero: The Music of Ismael Rivera” (Miel Music)

George Garzone, Peter Erskine, Alan Pasqua, Darek Oles: "3 Nights in LA" (Fuzzy Music)

Linda May Han Oh: “Aventurine” (Biophilia Records)

Ben Monder: “Day After Day” (Sunnyside Records)

Denny Zeitlin: “Remembering Miles” (Sunnyside Records)

Sarah Gazarek : Thirsty Ghost” ( Self-Produced)

Pat Bianchi: “In the Moment” (Savant Records)

Mark Wingfield & Gary Husband: “Tor & Vale” (Moon June Records)

Dave Bass: “No Boundaries” (Whaling City Sound)

Ryan Keberle & Catharsis: “The Hope I Hold” (Greenleaf Music)

Jim Robitaille Group: “A View from Within” (Whaling City Sound)

Amendola Vs Blades: “Everybody Wins” (Royal Potato Family)

Typical Sisters: “Hungry Ghost” (Outside Music)

Alicia Olatuja: “Intuition Songs from The Minds of Women” (Resilience Music)

Peter Hand Big Band: ”Hand Painted Dream” (Savant Records)

Hendrik Meurkens: “Cobb’s Pocket” (In+Out Records)

Lynne Arriale Trio: “Give Us These Days” ( Challenge Records)

Marc Copland: ”And I Love Her” (Illussions/Mirage)

Herlin Riley: “Personal Optimism” (Mack Avenue Records)

Mark Winkler: “I’m With You: Mark Winkler Sings Bobby Troupe” (Café Pacific Records)

Roberto Magris Sextet featuring Ira Sullivan: “Sun Stone” (JMood Records)

Yotam Silverstein: Future Memories” (Jazz & People Records)

Mark Turner: Mark Turner meets Gary Foster” (ECM)

Laura Antonioli: ‘The Constant Passage of Time” (Origins Music)

Dave Wilson Quartet: “One Night at Chris’” (Dave Wilson Music)

Michael Dease: “Never More Here” (Positone Records)

Robben Ford & Bill Evans: “The Sun Room” (EAR Music)

Roger Kellaway: The Many Open Minds of Roger Kellaway” (IPO Records)

Best Debut Album:

Teymur Phell: “Master Volume” (Self-produced)

Best Historical Albums:

Eric Dolphy: Musical Prophet” (Resonance)

Louis Armstrong “Live in Europe” (DotTime Records)

Johnny Griffin/Eddie Lockjaw Davis: “Ow! Live at the Penthouse” (Reel to Reel)
Bill Evans: “Evans in England” (Resonance)


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