Mark Sullivan's Best Releases of 2017

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No genre breakdown this year. I've included every release that I rated at 4.5 stars or better, plus a number of 4 star reviews (that was the hard part, as there were lots of those). ECM had an exceptionally strong year, and I had trouble limiting my selection even this much. This is a chronological list, not a ranking.

Club d'Elf
Live at Club Helsinki
Face Pelt Records

Wingfield Reuter Stavi Sirkis
The Stone House
Moonjune Records

John Abercrombie Quartet
Up and Coming
ECM Records

Craig Taborn
Daylight Ghosts
ECM Records

Trio Mediaeval
ECM Records

Chris Potter
The Dreamer Is the Dream
ECM Records

Thelonious Monk
Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960
Sam Records

Charles Lloyd
Passin' Thru
Blue Note Records

Dave Liebman/Joe Lovano
Compassion: The Music Of John Coltrane
Resonance Records

Vijay Iyer Sextet
Far From Over
ECM Records

Jane Ira Bloom
Wild Lines: Improvising Emily Dickinson

Unhinged Sextet
Don't Blink
OA2 Records

Matt Wilson
Honey And Salt
Palmetto Records

Tim Berne's Snakeoil
ECM Records

Anouar Brahem
Blue Maqams
ECM Records

Machine Mass
Plays Hendrix
MoonJune Records

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