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John Sharpe's Best Releases Of 2018

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Here are 12 new releases which stood out among the 200 or so discs that I heard this year, in no particular order. It's worth noting that Japanese pianist Satoko Fujii set herself the challenge to release a CD every month during 2018, to mark the milestone of her 60th birthday. Her output has been so remarkably consistent that a whole Year End list could be given over to her alone. I've reluctantly restricted myself to just two.

Louis Moholo-Moholo's Five Blokes
Uplift The People
Ogun Records

Aruán Ortiz
Live In Zurich
Intakt Records

Satoko Fujii / Joe Fonda
Mizu
Long Song

Sylvie Courvoisier
D'Agala
Intakt Records

Jemeel Moondoc
The Astral Revelations
Rogue Art

Rodrigo Amado
A History Of Nothing
Trost

Satoko Fujii / This Is It!
1538
Libra Records

Yoni Kretzmer's New Dilemma
Months, Weeks And Days
Out Now Recordings

Peter Evans / Barry Guy
Syllogistic Moments
Maya Recordings

Mikolaj Trzaska / Olie Brice / Mark Sanders / Riverloam Trio
Live At The Alchemia
Kilogram Records

Ken Vandermark / Nate Wooley / Sylvie Courvoisier / Tom Rainey
Noise Of Our Time
Intakt Records

Alexander von Schlippenbach / Aki Takase
Live At Cafe Amores
No Business Records

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Long Journey

Long Journey

Satoko Fujii
Mizu

Available Gravity

Available Gravity

Satoko Fujii
Triad

Hypnotique Sympathie

Hypnotique Sympathie

Satoko Fujii
Atody Man

Liberation

Liberation

Satoko Fujii
Aspiration

Kunpuu

Kunpuu

Satoko Fujii
Kisaragi

Thought

Thought

Satoko Fujii
Invisible Hand

Ichigo Ichie 2

Ichigo Ichie 2

Satoko Fujii
Ichigo Ichie

Potential Energy

Potential Energy

Satoko Fujii
Yamiyo Ni Karasu

Running Around

Running Around

Satoko Fujii
Uminari

Gen Himmel

Gen Himmel

Satoko Fujii
Shiki

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