Attarian's Dozen: The Twelve Best Recordings from 2018

Hrayr Attarian By

Sign in to view read count
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
Whaling City Sound

Roxy Coss
The Future Is Female

Andrew Cyrille

Keith Jarrett
La Fenice

Carol Liebowitz and Birgitta Flick

Satoko Fujii

Makaya McCraven
Universal Beings

Sylvie Courvoisier

Post a comment


Shop Amazon


Interview with Doug Collette's Best Releases Of 2020
Interview with La-Faithia White's Best Releases of 2020
Interview with Doug Hall's Best Releases Of 2020
Interview with 2020: The Year in Jazz
Year in Review
2020: The Year in Jazz
Interview with Ian Patterson's Best Releases Of 2020
Interview with Peter J. Hoetjes' Best Releases of 2020
Interview with Popular Tracks: 2020
Year in Review
Popular Tracks: 2020
Interview with Most Read Album Reviews: 2020


All About Jazz needs your support

All About Jazz & Jazz Near You were built to promote jazz music: both recorded albums and live events. We rely primarily on venues, festivals and musicians to promote their events through our platform. With club closures, limited reopenings and an uncertain future, we've pivoted our platform to collect, promote and broadcast livestream concerts to support our jazz musician friends. This is a significant but neccesary step that will help musicians and venues now, and in the future. You can help offset the cost of this essential undertaking by making a donation today. In return, we'll deliver an ad-free experience (which includes hiding the sticky footer ad). Thank you!

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.