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Attarian's Dozen: The Twelve Best Recordings from 2018

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The year 2018 was, musically speaking, a good year. The label Pi Recordings did it again with six magnificent albums, three of which made it in my top twelve. In addition, two feminist themed gems are included as well as four by master pianists. An intimate and adventurous duet, a meeting of great minds and a unique genre-bender round up the list. Below are the releases in no particular order.

Henry Threadgill
Dirt... And More Dirt
Pi Recordings

Henry Threadgill
Double Up, Plays Double Up Plus
Pi Recordings

Steve Coleman
Live at the Village Vanguard, Vol. I (The Embedded Sets)
Pi Recordings

Kenny Barron
Concentric Circles
Blue Note

Monika Herzig
Sheroes
Whaling City Sound

Roxy Coss
The Future Is Female
Posi-Tone

Andrew Cyrille
Lebroba
ECM

Keith Jarrett
La Fenice
ECM

Carol Liebowitz and Birgitta Flick
Malita-Malika
Leo

Satoko Fujii
Solo
Libra

Makaya McCraven
Universal Beings
IARC

Sylvie Courvoisier
D'Agala
Intakt

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