Tag Archives: jazz

50. Robert Glasper / Kaytranada – The ArtScience Remixes EP

A jazz pianist and a beat maker coming together to make music? It’s a combination that is as good as it sounds. I love Robert Glasper’s effortless piano playing and Kaytranada’s jovial beat style and this album melded both together … Continue reading

Posted in AOTY 2018 | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

49. Kamasi Washington – Heaven and Earth

I don’t listen to a lot of jazz and I do a terrible job of seeking out any new jazz musicians so I feel a little guilty that I like and listen to Kamasi Washington really only because Pitchfork has … Continue reading

Posted in AOTY 2018 | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

32. August Greene – self titled

Karim Riggins. Common. Robert Glasper. Three pioneers for music in their own right. All teamed up to form a super group and album. It was released early in the year and I initially thought it would be top 10 for … Continue reading

Posted in AOTY 2018 | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

10. Kamasi Washington- Harmony of Difference

I feel somewhat guilty that Kamasi Washington is the only jazz album on my list, but then again, he is the only jazz musician that really gets any main stream hype and I am a sucker for hype. Regardless, I … Continue reading

Posted in AOTY 2017 | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

50. The Bad Plus – It’s Hard

A jazz album I revisited a few times thanks to NPR First Listen that really was relaxing to do any sort of thinking or heavy work.

Posted in AOTY 2016 | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

36. Esperanza Spalding – Emily’s D+ Evolution

This album is a nice mixture of genres with jazz being a heavy contributor. Doing some research after listening to the album made me realize that Spalding is an incredibly respected bass player in the jazz realm, something Pitchfork does … Continue reading

Posted in AOTY 2016 | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

42. Thundercat- The Beyond/ Where the Giants Roam

I think Thundercat may be the most underappreciated artist in the musical world. Having backed both Flying Lotus and Kendrick Lamar and gaining a lot of critical acclaim from both experiences, I think it is time that he finally starts … Continue reading

Posted in AOTY 2015 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment