Ten albums from 2019

Toro y Moi – Outer Peace

The tunes, the vibe, the lyrics…

 

Jacob Coller – Djesse Vol. 2

Varied and brilliant.

 

Rapsody – Eve

The words, the delivery, and often the brilliance of Ninth Wonder’s production.

 

FKA Twigs – Magdalene

Brave, innovative, experimental – there’s no-one like Twigs.

 

Mark Guiliana – BEAT MUSIC! BEST MUSIC! BEAT MUSIC! 

Experimental improvised electronica meets dubstyle played by jazz people. Relentless.

 

Flying Lotus – Flamagra

If you don’t know FlyLo, this is as good as an introduction to his sound architecture as any. The album features contributions David Lynch, Thundercat,  Anderson Paak, Little Dragon, George Clinton, Toro y Moi, Denzel Curry, Solange and more.

 

Massimo Colombo – Acoustic Weather

As familiar as any folk song, now Weather Report material is rarely covered. This album treats the material as standards to launch wonderful, inventive trio jazz.

 

Lizzo – Cuz I Love You

It’s a All a little bit musically composed and produced by numbers (and this disappointed me when it came out) but Lizzo brings an empowering and irrepressible presence and spirit.

 

Vasilis Xenopoulos – Dexterity – The Music of Dexter Gordon

 Fiery, driving, swinging hard bop that just might come from another age – it’s hugely enjoyable and intense. And we have been blessed with Vasilis’ playing at LT’s Waitrose sessions before too.

 

Aberdeen – Downpour

Hooky, head-nodding brass band instrumental pop.

 

 

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