Favourite Records of 2009

In no particular order:

Lawson/Dodds/Woods – Numbers
Numbers

improv-looping- sensitive- musical-open-beautiful sounds



Melvin Gibbs’ Elevated Entity – Ancients Speak
Ancients Speak

making hip-hop vital again-pete cosey playing his head off-melvin laying down the bass-Yoruba chants-intense music




Seth Horan – Clang and Chime
Clang and Chime

coming of age music for Seth-lyrical-melodic-grooveladen-beautiful bass




Vijay Iyer Trio – Historicity
Vijay

exciting-unique-contemporary jazz-Fibonacci and hip-hop influenced




Rudder – Matorning
Matorning

groovetastic-fun-outrageous-infectious-always/never soloing




Linda Oh Trio – Entry
Entry

mature-self-assured-coherent-reaching-trumpet, bass and drums-original jazz




Krantz Carlock Lefebvre
KCL

the sound of three guys having tremendous fun playing great music-the guitar record of the 90s-ten years in the making-remarkable-essential




Many Arms – Palabras Malas
Palabras Malas

loud-wild-chaotic-exciting-Sonny Sharrock meets Mahavishnu meets Black Flag




John Goldsby – Space for the Bass
Space for the Bass

great bass sound-great bass playing- the epitome of bass-great tunes-played well




Tony Woods – Wind Shadows
Wind Shadows

very English folk jazz-unique character and mood-great musicianship




We Are the Banzai Buddy Band
Banzai

great comedy record-shred-pocket calculators-Maths-dungeons and dragons-teenage genius-allergies


Man, I must have missed some – what did I miss?

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