Mark Corroto's Best Releases of 2017

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And what a year it was. With all hurricanes, raging fires, and end-of-the-world politics, we were fortunate to have the magical salve that is music. Complied here are my favorite releases of this past year. I tried to pare down a long list of 50 to 10, but it was impossible. The music you see below has continued in heavy rotation in my house, my car, and on my phone.

Matthew Shipp Trio
Piano Song
Thirsty Ear

Noah Preminger
Meditations on Freedom
Dry Bridge Records

Avant-Garde Party Music
Clean Feed

Mike Reed
Flesh & Bone
482 Music

Kirk Knuffke

Matt Wilson's Honey & Salt
Honey & Salt

Wadada Leo Smith
Solo: Reflections and Meditations on Monk

Eric Revis
Sing Me Some Cry
Clean Feed

Ivo Perelman /Matthew Shipp / Nate Wooley
Philosopher's Stone
Leo Records

Bobby Selvaggio Transcendental Orchestra
Quantum Man
Dot Time Records

Jaimie Branch
Fly Or Die
International Anthem

Thelonious Monk
Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960
Sam Records

Nick Mazzarella/Tomeka Reid
Nessa Records

Gonçalo Almeida/Rodrigo Amado/Marco Franco
The Attic

Arto Lindsay
Cuidado Madame
Northern Spy

Adam Rogers
Self Produced

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