1. Aretha Franklin
, Amazing Grace
Listening to Aretha coming home makes you feel like coming home. R.I.P.
2. Skuli Sverrisson
, Oskar Gudjonsson
, The Box Tree
This album was on repeat around the time of my daughter's birth a few months back. It says it all. A saxophone sound from another planet.
3. NONAME, Telefone
(Vinyl Me, Please, 2017)
"Yesterday" was the soundtrack to my whole 2017. So melancholic, so happy!
4. Jeff Parker
, The New Breed
(International Anthem Recording Company, 2016)
Chill-Out Avantgarde, somehow...
5. Rodrigo Campos, Sambas do Absurdo
(YB Music, 2017)
The album title sums it up.
6. Steve Lehman
& Sélébéyone, Steve Lehman & Sélébéyone
(Pi Recordings, 2016)
Crazy shit! I like the weird production of this album and Steve Lehman is really at home on this one.
7. Rafiq Bhatia
, Strata EP
(Rest Assured, 2012)
Rafiq's brand new album made me rediscover this older EP. I really dig Jeremy Viner
and he's sounding great here.
8. Enemy, Enemy
(Edition Records, 2018).
Fun, melodic and yet so complex. This trio is so together.
9. Strobes, Brokespeak
(Blood & Biscuits, 2016)
Math-tronic Jazz from London.
10. Makaya McCraven
, Where We Come From (CHICAGOxLONDON Mixtape)
(International Anthem Recording Company, 2018)
I just heard this today, totally into Makaya's beat.
Photo credit: Johannes Lundberg