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Favourite Releases of 2023


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For a show that doesn't turn to tradition very often, there is one on One Man's Jazz: the first show of a new year features the host's favourite releases of the outgoing year. 2023 was an excellent year for new albums—post-pandemic inspiration perhaps? Regardless, big props are due to the artists who create this music and to those who support them. Aside from the opening tune, the tracks by sizzling alto player Patrick Bartley, Ouat, Krsytyna Stanko, trumpeter Alistair Payne, and the Baron-Frisell gem, the rest are my faves of '23. Enjoy!


  • Jupiter "Stratus" from The Wild East (Moserobie) 00:00
  • Host speaks 07:36
  • Martin Kuchen's Trespass Trio "In Tears" from Live In Oslo (Clean Feed) 09:54
  • Mikko Innanen, Cedric Piromalli & Stefan Pasborg "Pratsch" from Can You Hear It? (Clean Feed) 17:51
  • Liba VillavecchiaTrio "Anima" from Birchwood (Clean Feed) 23:12
  • Host speaks 31:46
  • Dan Rosenboom Quintet "A Paper Tiger" from Polarity (Orenda) 33:17
  • Ouát "The Gong Song" from Trial Of Future Animals (Self-released) 39:11
  • Krystyna Stanko "Afro Blue II" from Novos Anos (For Tune) 45:49
  • Host speaks 51:39
  • Eva Novoa "Modus Operandi" from Novoa/Kamiguchi/Cleaver (577 Records) 53:21
  • Peter Brötzmann, Hamid Drake & Majid Bekkas "Chalaba" from Catching Ghosts (Act Music) 1:01:09
  • Host speaks 1:17:16
  • deVon Russell Gray, Nathan Hanson & Davu Seru "They Stay Breathing Here" from We Sick (Innova) 1:19:13
  • Irreversible Entanglements "Our Land Back" from Protect Your Light (Impulse) 1:28:21
  • Caroline Davis & Alula "Synchronize My Body Where My Mind Has Always Been" from Captivity (Ropeadope) 1:34:36
  • Host speaks 1:42:18
  • Myra Melford's Fire & Water Quintet "Insertion Two" from Hear The Light Singing (Rogue Art) 1:43:46
  • JD Parran & JD Parran & Mark Deutsch "Serpentine" from California Street Sessions (Infrequent Seams) 1:50:25
  • Host speaks 1:56:11
  • Jim Black & The Schrimps "Heyscram" from Ain't No Saint (Intakt) 1:57:20
  • Joey Baron & Bill Frisell "A Change Is Gonna Come" from Just Listen (Relative Pitech) 2:02:55
  • Host speaks 2:10:54
  • Patrick Bartley "First Song" from First Songs (Bonus Tracks) (Self-released) 2:12:38
  • Patrick Bartley "Civilization S" from First Songs (Bonus Tracks) (Self-released) 2:21:25
  • Alistair Payne "Cycle Song" from Reflex Live At The Bimhuis (Bimhuis) 2:28:31
  • Host speaks 2:33:30
  • Angelika Niescier, Tomeka Reid & Savannah Harris "A Dance To Never End" from Beyond Dragons (Intakt) 2:35:09
  • Michael Formanek's Elusion Quartet "Cracked Bell" from As Things Go (Intakt) 2:44:12
  • Host speaks 2:54:21
  • James Brandon Lewis & Red Lily Quintet "Calvary" from For Mahalia With Love (Tao Forms) 2:56:22


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