Imitonios – 2018 Jazz Releases, Vol. VI

After checking hundreds of new albums, constantly seeking for fresh sound, bold groove, remarkable compositions, original arrangements, nice playing, outstanding soli, or any pretty voice, I can assure that these 22 tunes of the new playlist of stand among the best “broad spectrum jazz” tunes of the month! And yet, if something still doesn’t make sense, make sure you are listening to the bass loud and clear. Truth stands there. Enjoy!

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Basic information about featuring albums:

Alfredo Chacón – Caliente Corner 
(Latin jazz, Cuban)
Composer, vibraphone and percussion player
Miami, Florida

Feat. Brian Lynch (tp)

Claus Waidtløw – New Beginning  
(contemporary jazz)

“All About Jazz” review



John Bailey – In Real Time 
(contemporary jazz, neobop)
New York

John Bailey – Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Stacy Dillard – Tenor & Soprano Saxophone, John Hart – Guitar, Cameron Brown – Bass, Victor Lewis – Drums & Cymbals    Summit Records


Piotr Wylezol – Human Things (Polish Jazz, vol.79)
(modern jazz)
Pianist, composer
Feat. Dayna Stephens (ts, ss) & Aga Zaryan (voc.)

“Jazz Forum”, Poland, review


Nomadic Treasures – Nomadic Treasures
(vocal jazz, fusion, world)
European-based quartet

Irini Konstantinidi – Lyrics/Vocals; Daniele Cappucci, double bass; Joan Terol Amigó, drums; Avi Darash, piano and compositions

“All About Jazz” review


Minor Element – Stranger Things Have Happened
(contemporary funk)
West Michigan
9 members fusion band

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Adam O’Farrill’s Stranger Days –  El Maquech
(modern jazz, freebop)

Adam O’Farrill (tp), Chad Lefkowitz-Brown (ts), Walter Stinson (b) Zack O’Farrill (dr)

“Latin Jazz Network” review


The Breed – Smunchiiez
(“chilled hiphop”, “jazzhop”, “triphop” )




Tiffany Austin – Unbroken
(vocal jazz)

Tiffany Austin: vocals; Ashlin Parker: trumpet; Mitch Butler: trombone; Teodross Avery: tenor sax; Cyrus Chestnut: piano; Rodney Whitaker: bass; Carl Allen: drums

“All About Jazz” review


Pierre Dørge – Soundscapes
(modern jazz)

Pierre Dørge (g), Kirk Knuffke (crn), Stephen Riley (ts), Conrad Herwig (trb), Jay Anderson (b), Adam Nussbaum (dr)

Steeplechase Rec.


Siraj Nuri – HOURS
Brooklyn, New York




Sara Jane, Orchestra Ipioca – In Mancanza D’aria
(vocal jazz, brazil)

Press Release



Tim Garland – Weather Walker
(fusion, classical)

Tim Garland: soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone; Pablo Held or Jason Rebello piano; Yuri Goloubev: double bass;  Studio 3 Octet: strings

“All About Jazz” review


Angelina Jordan, Forsvarets Stabsmusikkorps – It’s Magic
(vocal jazz)
12 y.o. !!!


Nico Gori Swing 10Tet – Swingin’ Hips
Special guests: Stefano Bollani (p), Drusilla Foer (voc)


Mario Cruz – Finding Common Ground
Sax player



Michael Franks – The Music In My Head
(vocal jazz)

“The Urban Music Scene” review



R+R=NOW – Collagically Speaking
(new jazz)
R+R=NOW (‘Reflect’ and ‘Respond’) = Robert Glasper on keyboards, Terrace Martin on synthesizer and vocoder, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah on trumpet, Derrick Hodge on bass, Taylor McFerrin on synth and beatbox, and Justin Tyson on drums



Kristoffer Eikrem, Bendik Baksaas – Duets
(ambient, electronic)
Trumpet, keys, electronics



Byron Miller – The Gift Psychobass2
(smooth jazz)

Feat. Kirk Whalum, Walter Beasley, …

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Kamasi Washington – Heaven and Earth
(modal, new jazz, fusion)

“All Music” review




JD Allen – Love Stone
(mainstream jazz)
Tenor sax ballads

“All About Jazz” review



Some more recent releases that stayed out of the playlist:

  • Buster Williams – Audacity
  • Jason Palmer (feat.  Noah Preminger) – At Wally’s Volume 2
  • William Parker – Voices Fall From The Sky
  • Black Art Jazz Collective (Wayne Escoffery, Jeremy Pelt..) – Armor of Pride
  • Bob Mintzer Big Band, New York Voices – Meeting of Minds (Live)
  • Marcus Miller – Laid Black
  • Don Braden – Earth Wind and Wonder
  • Omer Avital – Qantar
  • GoGo Penguin – A Humdrum Star (Deluxe)

* Painting on the cover by  ALFRED GOCKEL 

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