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Mark Corroto's Top Ten (Ok Fifteen) of 2018


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Another trip around the sun. In the AllAboutJazz universe, the stars were especially bright this year. Which is a good thing, unless you are like me, trying to pare down a huge list of favorites to just ten. At that task, I've failed once again. So here are my 15 favorite recordings of 2018 in no particular order.

Frank Kimbrough
Monk's Dreams: The Complete Compositions of Thelonious Sphere Monk
Sunnyside Records

Jamie Saft Quartet
Blue Dream
RareNoise Records

Ivo Perelman/Matthew Shipp
Leo Records

Steve Coleman and Five Elements
Live at The Village Vanguard Vol. 1 (The Embedded Set)
Pi Recordings

Dan Weiss
Pi Recordings

Miles Okazaki
Work (Complete, Volumes 1-6)
Self Released

Jeff Lederer / Shakers n' Bakers
Heart Love
Little (i) Music

Daniel Carter/William Parker/Matthew Shipp
Seraphic Light (Live At Tufts University)
AUM Fidelity

Mary Halvorson/Michael Formanek/Tomas Fujiwara/Thumbscrew
Cuneiform Records

James Brandon Lewis/Chad Taylor
Radiant Imprints
Off Record Label

Andy Biskin
16 Tons: Songs From The Alen Lomax Collection
Andorfin Records

Jeremiah Cymerman
Decay of the Angel
5049 Records

Ross Hammond/Jay Nair
Songs Of Universal Peace
Prescott Records

Jon Irabagon Quartet
Dr. Quixotic's Traveling Exotics
Irrabagast Records

Bobby Naughton/Wadada Leo Smith/Perry Robinson
The Haunt
NoBusiness Records

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