Imitonios – 2018 Jazz Releases, Vol. III

Nowadays, Jazz can be defined as “the creative way of playing any kind of music stuff, either coming from heritage, or outside, or it is just a pure invention”.. It’s like life; it’s “how” you say something that makes the difference..  Thus, comprehending these very serious statements by Imitonios, feel free to enjoy, here on DEEZER or SPOTIFY, some catchy tunes picked from the albums below:

Tuur Moens – Nebula (fusion, world)
Tuur Moens, a Netherlands based drummer/composer and his “accordeon/piano/electric bass/drums” quartet, use “world” styled odd metric structures to shape their creative fusion work (on Bandcamp, also)


A.T.A. – Acoustic Tarab Alchemy (vocal, world jazz)
Tunisian singer Houcine Ataa and a piano jazz trio magically blend Arabic and African, Sufi related vocals with western harmony


Al Di Meola – Opus (fusion)
Spanish flavored fusion from the famous guitar master



Kairos Sextet – Transition (contemporary jazz, postbop)
Young, talented soloists (Miami, Florida) on their debut album ( review)


Ty – A Work Of Heart (rap/hip-hop)
British alternative rapper/producer Ty releases his fifth album (on Bandcamp, also)



Accent – In This Together (vocal jazz)
A worth listening, late 2017 release by an “a capella” male sextet, where voices replace instruments ( review)


Vincenzo Di Girolamo – Seaside Heaven (easy listening jazz)
Italian guitarist Vincenzo Di Girolamo contributes to the playlist with a nice, à la Joe Pass, solo interpretation of “My One and Only Love”


Lakecia Benjamin – Rise Up (contemporary rnb/soul/funk)
Altoist Lakecia Benjamin (New York) leads a rich sounding band, tending to update this classic American idiom (on Bandcamp, also)


 Arat Kilo, Mamani Keita, Mike Ladd – Visions of Selam (world)
A multi-ethnic group playing “Ethio-jazz/rap” (more..)



Noah Preminger – Genuinity (postbop)
33 y.o. tenor/soprano saxophonist Noah Preminger is considered to be a rapidly rising star. His new, tenth(!) album features Jason Palmer (tp), Kim Cass (b) and Dan Weiss (dr). Read review..


Scott Reeves Jazz Orchestra – Without a Trace (contemporary jazz, big band)
Trombonist, alto flugelhornist, composer and arranger Scott Reeves draws a solid big band program, featuring noted soloists. Read review, listen also on Bandcamp


Violet Spin – Spin (crossover classical)
Austrian string quartet with a modern, groovy approach to various musical genres.


Enrico Pieranunzi – Monsieur Claude…  (contemporary jazz)
Let’s join the acclaimed Italian pianist Enrico Pieranunzi and his quartet  to a luxurious “Travel with Claude Debussy”!


Benjamin Boone, Philip Levine – The Poetry of Jazz (modern jazz)
Jazz and Poetry go together to create integrated artwork. Big names have participated in this Benjamin Boone’s (soprano/alto sax, composition) and Philip Levine’s (poetry, narration) project (Bandcamp)


Spirit Fingers – Spirit Fingers (fusion)
Crystal clear, free-wheeling groove from skillful young jazz musicians (Greg Spero, leader, piano). Read review and watch them on a WBGO performance


Silvana Estrada – Guardo (world)
New single from the amazing Silvana Estrada! (I confess that I am a big fun!)



ÉA Project – Le combat des loups (postbop)
Bassist/composer Martin Guimbellot’s quintet plays delicately! Smart compositions and sophisticated soli!  (


Progger – Dystopia (fusion, prog-rock)
Based in Austin, Texas and New York, Progger is an unusual group generating original groove, counting already four albums (Bandcamp)


Kristina Koller – Perception (vocal, new jazz)
23 y.o. vocalist, composer and arranger Kristina Koller reimagines some classic jazz standards and more, introducing her “new jazz” perception. Read details..


Chris Standring – Sunlight (smooth jazz)
Guitarist Chris Standring’s smooth style can always add positive vibes to any jazz playlist


The Manhattan Transfer – The Junction (vocal jazz)
This famous vocal supergroup, with its 50 years of history, is refreshed once again, so they can still stay on the very top ( review)


David Rothenberg, Marilyn Crispell, Gunhild Seim – Grenseland (avant-garde/free, electronic)
Respectable Marilyn Crispell is now 71 and this new album with trumpet, bass clarinet, piano and electronics is really very cool. You may check, also, musician and professor of philosophy David Rothenberg’s site

Listen to the playlist on   DEEZER    or    SPOTIFY

Additionally, you may want to check the following recent releases from well-known artists, as they don’t appear to the playlist:

Thanks for your attention, hope you enjoy!
Imitonios ©