Best Jazz Discs of 2018

My favorite jazz releases of 2018 (as submitted to JazzTimes mag and elsewhere), listed alphabetically:

Kenny Barron Quintet Concentric Circles (Blue Note)

Eddie Daniels Heart of Brazil: A Tribute to Egberto Gismonti (Resonance)

 

Larry Goldings/Peter Bernstein/Bill Stewart Toy Tunes (Pirouet)

 

Chris Lightcap Superette (Royal Potato Family)

 

Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas/Sound Prints Scandal (Greenleaf)

 

Nolatet No Revenge Necessary (Royal Potato Family)

 

Joshua Redman/Ron Miles/Scott Colley/Brian Blade Still Dreaming (Nonesuch)

 

Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band West Side Story Reimagined (Jazzheads)

 

Antonio Sanchez (featuring WDR Big Band) Channels of Energy (CamJazz)

 

Wayne Shorter Emanon (Blue Note)

Listening Post #1: Ryan Adams, Eddie Daniels/Roger Kellaway, Hendrik Meurkens, MMJ, Derek Trucks

Five releases in rotation at home and in the car – a list without comment (in alphabetical order):

Ryan Adams, Rock N Roll (Lost Highway)

Eddie Daniels and Roger Kellaway, A Duet of One: Live at the Bakery (IPO)

hendrikmeurkins_mtHendrik Meurkens, Samba To Go! (Zoho)

My Morning Jacket, Evil Urges (Ato)

Derek Trucks Band, Already Free (RCA Victor)