Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Granted, I haven't listened to nearly as many jazz albums this year as I have metal albums, but here's a list of the stuff I have heard and liked so far in '09:

Rodrigo Amado/Kent Kessler/Paal Nilssen-Love, The Abstract Truth
Fred Anderson, Staying in the Game
John Blum, In the Shade of Sun
Chick Corea/John McLaughlin, Five Peace Band Live
Fire!, You Liked Me Five Minutes Ago
Full Blast (Peter Brötzmann/Marino Pliakas/Michael Wertmüller), Black Hole/Live in Tampere*
Jonathon Haffner, Life on Wednesday
Arve Henriksen, Cartography
Steve Lehman Octet, Travail, Transformation and Flow
Joe Morris, Wildlife
Joe Morris Quartet, Today on Earth
NEW, NEWtoons*
Chris Potter, Ultrahang
Enrico Rava, New York Days
Mike Reed's People, Places & Things, About Us
Matthew Shipp Trio, Harmonic Disorder
Tyshawn Sorey, Koan
Chad Taylor, Circle Down
The Thing, Bag It!
J.G. Thirlwell, The Venture Bros.: The Music of J.G. Thirlwell
David S. Ware Quartet, Live in Vilnius*
Matt Wilson Quartet, That's Gonna Leave a Mark#

* = reviewed for The Wire; no link available
# = reviewed for Jazziz; no link available

1 comment:

Guy Peters said...

Of those, I only heard Full Blast (nice!) and the DSWQ 2LP, which is unquestionably the best album I acquired this year. Also on my list:
David S. Ware - Shakti
Brötzmann/Kondo/Pupillo/Nilssen-Love - Hairy Bones
The Thing - Bag It!

also looking forward to the new vandermark 5 and darius jones' upcoming debut "man'ish boy" (aum)