Best Records of 2017

  1. Nicole Mitchell – Mandorla Awakening II: Emerging Worlds (FPE Records)
  2. Irreversible Entanglements – self-titled (International Anthem/Don Giovanni)
  3. Tomas Fujiwara Double Trio – Triple Double (Firehouse 12)
  4. James Brandon Lewis Trio – No Filter (BNS Sessions)
  5. Rempis Percussion Quartet – Cochonnerie (Aerophonic)
  6. Brandon Lopez’s The Mess – Holy, Holy (Tombed Visions)
  7. Han-earl Park – Sirene 1009 (self-released)
  8. Hear In Now – Not Living in Fear (International Anthem)
  9. Harriet Tubman – Araminta (Sunnyside)
  10. Sylvie Courvoisier & Mary Halvorson – Crop Circles (Relative Pitch)
  11. Matthew Shipp Trio – Piano Song (Thirsty Ear)
  12. Mike Reed – Flesh & Bone (482 Music)
  13. Jaimie Branch Quartet – Fly or Die (International Anthem)
  14. While We Still Have Bodies – self-titled (Neither/Nor)
  15. Michael Foster, Steve Swell, Brandon Lopez, Weasel Walter – Throes Are the Only Trouble (self-released)
  16. Jason Kao Hwang – Sing House (Euonymous)
  17. Eivind Opsvik – Overseas V (Loyal Label)
  18. Natura Morta – Environ (Neither/Nor)
  19. Jessica Ackerley Trio – Coalesce (Bandcamp)
  20. Paula Shocron, German Lamonega, Pablo Diaz – Tensegridad (Hat Hut)



Important Historical Releases and Re-issues of 2017:

Michael Cosmic – Peace in the World & Phill Musra Group – Creator Spaces (Now Again)

David S. Ware Trio – Live in New York, 2010 (AUM Fidelity)

1 Comment

  1. Thank you so, so much. Honored and flattered to find my work in such amazing company. And, again, big thanks to John Morrison for the wonderful review.

    Readers of Jazz Right Now can get a 30% discount on Sirene 1009 by entering discount code ‘jazzrightnow’ during checkout.

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