In the reader's poll for the best albums of 2018, here are the 5 albums that got the most votes!
The project, which seeks to rename the NYC bridge in the honor of legendary saxophonist, has already filmed a short documentary for their cause.
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.
Riddled with accessible and heady melodies, the Munich quintet’s first album, Mara, is the unnoticed hit of 2018.
Ahead of their hotly anticipated debut EP on Brownswood, the London eight-piece have dropped the teaser track “Uman.”
The jazz group out of Leeds, led by Rob Mitchell, have taken on the classic hip hop album Madvillain and added some freshness and color.
German pianist-composer Alexander Von Schlippenbach led this mid ‘70s studio session, but the abundance not just of other leaders but innovators – Anthony Braxton, Evan Parker, Peter Broztmann, Albert Mangelsdorff, Kenny Wheeler, to name but some – makes this very much an all-star session.