Imitonios – 2018 Jazz Releases, Vol. X

This 46-piece festive October’s playlist was put together specifically for the party organized by, on the occasion of its two-year presence on the internet. It was a successful test of how well, even “tough”, tracks can be heard in a club, if they are embedded in a groovy and well-tuned program.
Always with recent releases, never played here before, top-class names, such as Ambrose Akinmushire, Donny McCaslin, Wynton Marsalis and Jeff Lorber, pleasant surprises like trumpeter Nabaté Isles, debuts by pianists James Francies and Connie Han, the rich voice of Champian Fulton and many more tasty and remarkable discoveries, for you to enjoy along the way, on a worldwide jazz tour. Have fun!

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Basic information and links for the albums of the playlist:


Nabaté Isles – Eclectic Excursions
(modern jazz, new jazz)
Featuring Christian McBride (b), Nate Smith (dr), Ben Williams (b), Johnathan Blake (dr), Jimmy Owens (tp), David Gilmore (g), Stacy Dillard (ts), Jaleel Shaw (as), Frank Lacy (trb), Alita Moses and Michael Mayo (voc)

Cienfuegos – Bestiario Sonoro
(fusion)  – Mexico




Cornelia Luna – Starting Here, Starting Now
(vocal jazz) – Toronto




Kristy Krüger – Fever of Unknown Origin
(retro swing) – Dallas, Texas

Kristy Krüger



Mike Freeman ZonaVibe – Venetian Blinds
(latin jazz) – New Jersey

Tribute to Tito Puente and Bobby Hutcherson

Latin Jazz Net Review


Benjamin Bobenrieth – Travels
(gypsy jazz) – France

LaborieJazz Rec.



Ernesto Cervini’s Turboprop – Abundance
(contemporary jazz) – Toronto

With Tara Davidson (as, ss, fl) Joel Frahm (ts) William Carn (trb), Adrean Farrugia (p), Dan Loomis (b), Ernesto Cervini (dr)

All About Jazz Review


Donny McCaslin – Blow.


All About Jazz Review


Butcher Brown – Camden Session
(jazz-funk, new jazz) – Richmond, Virginia


Something Else Reviews


Waahli – Black Soap
(jazz-rap) – Montréal




 Dave Allen -The Sky Above Her
(modern jazz, post-bop) – Brooklyn

Dave Allen (g), John Irabagon (ts), Gary Versace (p), Drew Gress (b), Mark Ferber (dr)



Daniel Irigoyen Fusion – Circunstancias Terrenales
(fusion, world) – Buenos Aires

Daniel Irigoyen : Vocals, Piano, Guitars, Keyboards, Drums, Percussion



Skygaze -FREEDOM
(electronic, hip-hop) – Gijón, Asturias, Spain




Tracye Eileen – Why Did I Say Yes?
(r&b/soul) – Chicago, Illinois

Tracye Eileen 



 Brunod/Ferraris/Mella – Italian Jazz Book, Vol. 1
(chamber jazz) – Italy

Maurizio Brunod (g), Gabriele Boggio Ferraris (vib), Aldo Mella (b)


Ed Motta – Criterion of the Senses
(jazz-soul-rock, vocal) – Brazil




Woong San – I’m Alright 
(vocal jazz, lounge) – South Korea

Woong San



Dairo Miyamoto – Last Picture
(modern jazz, classical) – Japan

Trumpeter Jun Miyake‘s tribute to his colleague, saxophonist Dairo Miyamoto (1957 -2016)

Cristal Rec.


Ambrose Akinmusire – Origami Harvest
(modern jazz, classical, rap)

Bluenote Rec.

Featuring Mivos Quartet and art-rapper Kool A.D


Connie Han – Crime Zone
(modern jazz) – Los Angeles

All about jazz

Connie Han (p, rhodes), Edwin Livingston (b), Bill Wysaske (dr),  plus Walter Smith III (ts), Brian Swartz (tp)


Jeff Lorber Fusion – Impact
(smooth jazz, funk, fusion)




Camilla George   – The People Could Fly
(modern jazz) – London

All about jazz




Laurent Bonnot – Black Lion
(modern jazz, post-bop) – France

Pierrick Pédron (as), Sylvain Beuf (ss, ts), Pierre de Bethmann (p), Manu Codjia (g), Laurent Bonnot (b), Franck Agulhon (dr)



Braxton Cook – When You Hold Me (single)
(new jazz)




The Real Group, Kicks and Sticks – Friendship
(vocal jazz, big band) – Sweden




Erik Jekabson – Sextet
(modal post-bop) – Berkeley, California

All music



The Odd Dogs – Beneath the Surface
(fusion) – Los Angeles




Appleton – Appleton’s Choice
(acid jazz, lounge, vocal) – Frankfurt




James Francies – Flight
(new jazz)

Blue Note



Paul Mancini – Sax Connection
(smooth jazz)




Ken Wiley – Cuerno Exotica
(latin jazz)




Rubén Blades, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis – Una Noche Con Rubén Blades  (latin jazz)




Berima Amo – Journey of the African Drum
(world jazz) – Ghana

Berima Amo



THE U of T 12TET – When Day Slips Into Night
(big band) – Toronto

All about jazz review



Bebo Best & The Super Lounge Orchestra – Swingin’ Bossa


[only on Deezer playlist]


Dmitry Baevsky, Jeb Patton – We Two
(contemporary jazz)




JiLL-Decoy Association –  8 ~Golden Ratio~
(lounge, vocal) – Japan




BIGYUKI – Reaching for Chiron
(hip-hop, jazz, electronica)




Spiral Deluxe – Voodoo Magic
(techno-jazz) – Detroit




Reel People – Retroflection
(r&b/soul) – UK




Mabuta, Shane Cooper – Welcome To This World

All about jazz review



Aguankó – Pattern Recognition
(latin jazz) – Detroit

All about jazz review



Playing with the WindMisha Tsiganov – Playing With The Wind

Misha Tsiganov (p), Alex Sipiagin (tp), Seamus Blake (ts), Matt Brewer (b), Dan Weiss (dr)
[only on Spotify playlist]


Champian Fulton – The Stylings of Champian
(vocal jazz)

Champian Fulton



Bobby Broom & The ORGANI-SATION  – Soul Fingers

All about jazz



Hook Turn Orchestra – Jazz and the Silver Screen
(vocal jazz, orchestra) – Melbourne

Alinta Chidzey (voc)



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Have a nice jazz time!