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The titles listed below are among the most exceptional albums I've heard in a year filled with great music. Considering the quantity of recordings released in a years time, attempting to mention every high-quality session received would result in a list of ponderous proportions. As such, I have narrowed this list down to the records I repeatedly returned to throughout the year.
Jazz is a continuing revelation. The best show I ever attended was the
Roots Picnic at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia, or was it Robert
Glasper's Experiment at Lincoln Center, or was it Chick Corea with
Brian Blade at Oberlin College? Most of all I enjoy playing guitar and
composing beats with my Brooklyn-based group Space Captain.