They made our year! Here is a shortlist of 30 albums chosen by Qwest TV's journalists amongst the best releases of 2018.
If anyone doubted the stature of Roy Hargrove, then the glittering Jazz at Lincoln Center tribute, complete with five hours of music, two hundred musicians and a procession of stars was a proportionate homage to his extravagant oeuvre and his thirty-year career. The night on Tuesday, January 8 was in keeping with the late trumpeter’s image: few words, lots of music.
Hermeto Pascoal e sua Visão Original do Forró was recorded in 1999 but remained unreleased until this year. The legendary o Broxo magnifies tradition while displaying dizzying instrumental sophistication.
Raised in Minas Gerais, the singer, composer, and co-founder of the Clube da Esquina in Belo Horizonte helped invent sophisticated Brazilian Popular Music (MPB), while being nurtured by the best international musicians, with Wayne Shorter at the top of the list.
Everybody loves Milton Nascimento. From Björk to Tortoise and his compatriots Marco Valle, Chico Buarque, Airto Moreira and many others. His music is frequently sung by great artists.