As per usual, the first One Man's Jazz of a new year features music from my favourite recordings of the previous year, selected from a wide range of artists from 38 countries. I thought 2021 was a fine year for releasing some very good creative music, despite the dire effect of the pandemic on the rest of the music biz. Three artists really stood out for me in '21: William Parker, James Brandon Lewis and Wadada Leo Smith. They all had multiple releases that were excellent. Your choices may be differentas they should be. I'll have a few more faves in next week's show. Best wishes for a healthy and safe and busy 2022 from One Man's Jazz.
Gard Nilssen's Supersonic Orchestra "Jack" from If You Listen Carefully, The Music Is Yours (Odin) 00:00
Isaiah Collier & The Chosen Few "Part I -Forgiveness" from Cosmic Transitions (Division 81) 07:44
Host speaks 17:41
William Parker "Baldwin" from The Majesty Of Jah (Cenering/AUM Fideliity) 20:56
William Parker "The Majesty Of Jah" from The Majesty Of Jah (Cenering/AUM Fideliity) 29:08
Benoit Delbecq "Family Trees" from The Weight Of Light (Pyroclastic) 37:24
Host speaks 41:32
Mankwe Ndosi & Body MemOri "Slide-Shift-Shine" from Felt/Not Said (ESP-Disk) 43:06
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