Best Recordings 2013

This is a special list, the most personal and subjective: the recordings that give me the deepest, most immediate, most enduring and most intuitive pleasure this year. Intuitive is the key -- my response to them was unthinking and powerful. Consider it the best of the best, and if you trust Dave Mandl's remark that … Continue reading Best Recordings 2013

Playlist, The Good Stuff

Records in heavy rotation the past week, simply because they are awfully good and highly recommended: Noah Preminger: Haymaker - this has been out since the spring, and the impression on first listen is that it's a solid but not particularly notable jazz group session. After catching a rousing live set from Preminger and … Continue reading Playlist, The Good Stuff