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Philip Booth

20 Dec 2023 8:33 PM | Philip Booth

Ten Favorite 2023 Recordings
Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, Dynamic Maximum Tension (Nonesuch Records)
Kenny Barron, The Source (Artwork Records)
Brian Blade & the Fellowship Band, Kings Highway (Stoner Hill Records)
Aaron Diehl & the Knights, Zodiac Suite (Mack Avenue)
Joe Locke, Makram (Circle 9 Records)
Linda May Han Oh, The Glass Hours (Biophilia Records)
Chuck Owen and the WDR Big Band, Renderings (Summit Records)
Chris Potter, Got the Keys to the Kingdom (Edition Records)
John Scofield, Uncle John’s Band (ECM)
Ben Wolfe, Unjust (Resident Arts)

Favorite historical albums
John Coltrane with Eric Dolphy, Evenings at the Village Gate (Impulse!)
Wes Montgomery, Maximum Swing: The Unissued 1965 Half Note Recordings (Resonance Records)
Kurt Rosenwinkel and Geri Allen, Lovesome Thing (Motema Music)

Favorite vocal album
Fred Hersch & Esperanza Spalding, Alive at the Village Vanguard (Palmetto Records)

Favorite debut album
Christian Dillingham, Cascades (Greenleaf Music)

Favorite Latin jazz album
Alfredo Rodriguez, Coral Way (Mack Avenue)

10 other favorites
Sara Caswell, The Way to You (Anzic)
Johnathan Blake, Passage (Blue Note Records)
Joe Farnsworth, In What Direction Are You Headed? (Smoke Sessions Records)
Sullivan Fortner, Solo Game (Artwork Records)
Rickie Lee Jones, Pieces of Treasure (Modern Recordings)
Christian McBride’s New Jawn, Prime (Mack Avenue Records)
Brad Mehldau, Your Mother Should Know: Brad Mehldau Plays the Beatles (Nonesuch)
Pat Metheny, Dream Box (Modern Recordings)
Jason Moran, From the Dancehall to the Battlefield (Yes Records)
Rudy Royston, Flatbed Buggy (Greenleaf Music)

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