Best albums discovered in 2019

Mijn 16 mooiste muzikale ontdekkingen gedaan in 2019:

+Nat Birchall – The storyteller: A tribute to Yusef Lateef (jazz album van het jaar)
+Matthew Halsall – Oneness (Spiritual jazz)
+Mamadou Diabate, Bobby Singh & Jeff Lang – Djan Djan (Mali meets India)
+Mambo Noir Trio – Mambo Noir Trio (verfijnde piano jazz, beetje als Jamie Saft Trio bij Zorn)
+Compro Oro – Suburban Exotica (Gent marimba vibes)
+Black Flower – Future flora (Gent ethiojazz)
+Azmari – Ekera (Gent ethiojazz)
+Wouter Vandenabeele, Emre Gültekin, Ertan Tekin, Joris Vanvinckenroye – Chanson pour la fin d’un jour (Turque a la Belgique)
+Kognitif – My Space World (Franse producer – triphop, breakbeats, dubstep)
+Hemlock Ernst – Back At The House Feat. Kenny Segal (Hiphop)
+Affinity – Live Instrumentals 1969 (Psychedelic band plays jazz)
+Rhiannon Giddens (with Francesco Turrisi) – There is no Other (New Orleans meets Italia)
+Tommy Guerrero – Road to Knowhere (Perfecte road music – stijl tussen Calexico en Menahan street band)
+Angles – Beyond us (Wild brass)
+Donald Byrd (Hele repertoire eindelijk (her)ontdekt: zwaar onderschat)
+ Billy Bang (Beste jazz violist: Hele repertoire eindelijk gecheckt: nog zwaarder onderschat. Zeker de albums met Kahil El Zabar)

The best of the rest:

JAZZ & BEYOND

Shai Maestro Trio – Shai Maestro Trio/The Stone Skipper
Shake Stew – The Golden Fang
The Comet Is Coming – The Afterlife
Antoine Berjeaut & Makaya McCraven – Moving Cities
Bowman Trio – Persistence
Chris Joris, Naima Joris, Yassin Joris – Home And Old Stories
Damon Locks – Black Monument Ensemble Where Future Unfolds
Sounds of Liberation – Sounds of Liberation
Mayafra Combo – Mayafra
Lee Morgan – Charisma
Ezra Collective – You Can’t Steal My Joy
Sokratis Sinopoulos Quartet – Metamodal
Clifford Jordan – Glass Bead Games
Sons Of Kemet – Lest We Forget What We Came Here to Do
David Newman – The Many Facets Of David Newman (Vinyl)
Palm Unit – Chant Inca (Hommage a Jef Gilson)
John Coltrane – Blue world
The Necks – Athenaeum, Homebush, Quay & Raab
Organic Pulse Ensemble – Organic Pulse Ensemble
Maffy Falay & Sevda – Jazz I Sverige ’72

BEATS

L’Oniraunote – Les chimères exquises
Smokey Joe & The Kid – Running To The Moon
Argatu – Culese din Cartier (Roemeens)
DJ Shadow – Our Pathetic Age
Chinese Man – Shikantaza (Remix)
Koloto – Mechanika
Danny Brown – Uknowhatimsayin¿
Kognitif – Monometric/ Soul food 1
Saba – Care for me

EXIT WEST

Afro-Soultet – Afrodesia
Aynur Dogan, Cemil Qocgiri, Salman Gambarov, Kayhan Kalhor – Hawniyaz
Georges Kazazian – Sagate
Nizar Rohana trio – Furat
Imamyar Hasanov, Arslan Hazreti & Volkan Kaplan – Bozlak / Segah / Chargah
Ali Khattab – Al Zarqa
Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Segal – Musique de nuit
Yin Yin – The Rabbit That Hunts Tigers
Tristan Driessens & Robbe Kieckens – Blue silence
Rahim Alhaj – Friendship/Little earth/Ancient sounds

REGGAE

Manudigital – Bass Attack
Kabaka Pyramid – Kontraband
Soom T – Born again

GUITAR

Bill Callahan – Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest
Tommy Guerrero – No Mans Land
Tommy Guerrero – Perpetual
Friends of Dean Martinez – The Shadow of Your Smile
Duffy Power – Vampers And Champers
Nick Cave and Warren Ellis – The proposition