From Will Layman on PopMatters:
What I'm shooting for here is something weirder and more compelling: a list of a dozen records that might sneak up on you and actually capture your most bold imagination — a bunch of music that explains why jazz is still a living, aching, breathing thrill.
- Arthur Blythe. Lenox Avenue Breakdown.
- David Murray Octet. Home.
- Cassandra Wilson. New Moon Daughter.
- Sonny Sharrock. Ask the Ages.
- Keith Jarrett. My Song.
- William Parker Quartet. O'Neal's Porch.
- Dave Douglas. Freak In.
- Chris Speed. Emit.
- Saft/Vu. Ragged Jack.
- James "Blood" Ulmer. Odyssey.
- Uri Caine Ensemble. The Goldberg Variations.
- Zu and Spaceways, Inc. Radiale.
Now that's a list. It reminds me I still regret not hearing Sonny Sharrock at Slim's in San Francisco and I need to get a CD copy of Lenox Avenue Breakdown.