Friday, July 03, 2015


Here, in alphabetical order, are 20 jazz albums I like from the first half of 2015. It was only when I started making this list that I realized there were that many. I feel like I've been listening to a lot more old jazz than new. But this is a pretty impressive list.

JD Allen, Graffiti (HighNote)
David Chesky/Jazz in the New Harmonic, Primal Scream (Chesky)
Duane Eubanks, Things of That Particular Nature (Sunnyside)
Ghost Train Orchestra, Hot Town (Accurate)
Stephen Haynes, Pomegranate (New Atlantis)
Albert “Tootie” Heath, Philadelphia Beat (Sunnyside)
Eddie Henderson, Collective Portrait (Smoke Sessions)
Jeremy Pelt, Tales, Musings and Other Reveries (HighNote)
Chris Potter Underground Orchestra, Imaginary Cities (ECM)
Nate Radley, Morphoses (Fresh Sound New Talent)
John Raymond, Foreign Territory (Fresh Sound New Talent)
Matana Roberts, always. (Relative Pitch)
Matthew Shipp Chamber Ensemble, The Gospel According to Matthew and Michael (Relative Pitch)
Alex Sipiagin, Balance 38-58 (Criss Cross)
Jim Snidero, Main Street (Savant)
Terell Stafford, Brotherlee Love (Capri)
Dayna Stephens, Reminiscent (Criss Cross)
Tom Tallitsch, All Together Now (Posi-Tone)
Tim Warfield, Spherical (Criss Cross)
Doug Webb, Triple Play (Posi-Tone)