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Saturday December 01, 2018

From AllMusic

The AllMusic 2018 Year in Review: Favorite Jazz Albums

The jazz world remained unpredictable and fascinating as ever in 2018, including the virtuosic, meticulously-edited latest from Makaya McCraven, drummer Jamison Ross’ nuanced sophomore release, and the unveiling of a lost album from John Coltrane.

Brad Mehldau / Brad Mehldau Trio
Seymour Reads the Constitution!
A warmly rendered set of originals and unexpected cover songs from the lauded pianist and his trio.

Brian Blade / Scott Colley / Ron Miles / Joshua Redman
Still Dreaming
A thoughtful yet still adventurous celebration of Dewey Redman and Ornette Coleman’s Old and New Dreams band.

Jack DeJohnette / Keith Jarrett / Gary Peacock
After the Fall
The pianist’s standards trio captured live in 1998; this double disc ranges from ballads to bop and beyond in an exhilarating performance.

Terence Blanchard
Live
The trumpeter leads his fusion group the E-Collective in a series of impactful live shows in cities that have suffered tragic deaths from gun violence.

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