In no particular order….

New Releases (jazz)
Steve Owen, Stand Up Eight (Origin)
Mostly Other People Do the Killing, Slippery Rock (Hot Cup)
Barry Altschul, The 3Dom Factor (TUM)
Chris Potter, The Sirens (ECM)
Charles Lloyd/Jason Moran, Hagar’s Song (ECM)
Ehud Asherie, Lower East Side (Posi-tone)
Sean Nowell, Kung Fu Masters (Posi-tone)
Wayne Shorter, Without a Net (Blue Note)
Colin Stetson/Mats Gustafsson, Stones (Rune)
Craig Taborn, Chants (ECM)
Wadada Leo Smith, Occupy the World (TUM)
Miguel Zenon & The Rhythm Colective, Oye!
Gilad Hekselman, This Just In
Ketil Bjornstad, La Notte (ECM)
Diego Barber/Hugo Cipres, 411 (Origin)
Rudresh Mahanthappa, Gamak (ACT Music)
Ches Smith & These Arches, Hammered (Clean Feed)
Satoko Fujii New Trio, Spring Storm
Satoko Fujii Ma-Do, Time Stands Still
Uri Caine/Han Bennink, Sonic Boom
Dave Douglas, Time Travel (Greenleaf Music)
Alaturka, Yalniz (Tzigane)
Iro Haarla, Kolibri (TUM)
Dawn of Midi, Dysnomia (Thirsty Ear)
CACAW, Stellar Power (Skirl)
Kaze, Tornado (Leo)
Christian Wallumrod, Outstairs (ECM)
Derrick Hodge, Live Today (Blue Note)
OWL Trio, S/T
Mark Dresser, Nourishments (Clean Feed)
Mark Masters Ensemble, Everything You Did
Tim Berne’s Snakeoil, Shadow Man (ECM)
Matt Parker, Worlds Put Together (BYNK)
Erik Friedlander, Claws and Wings
Chicago Jazz Orchestra, Burstin Out (Origin)
Robert Hurst, Bob: A Palindrome

Reissues/Historical (jazz)
Jack DeJohnette, Special Edition (ECM)
Miles Davis, Live in Europe Bootleg Vol. 2 (Sony Legacy)
Paul Motian, Old and New Masters Box Set (ECM)

Not Jazz
Flaming Lips, The Terror (Warner Bros)
Neko Case, The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You (ANTI)
Janelle Monae, Electric Lady
Juliana Barwick, Nepenthe
Colin Stetson, New History Warfare, vol 3 (Constellation)

3 thoughts on “2013

  1. Interested to hear what you think about Steve Owen’s album. I’m the engineer who did the whole album from tracking through mastering. Fine bunch of player/educator’s present on the disc and some great writing and playing. There were a lot of big grins as some of the charts came together (like State of the Union for instance).

    1. Hi Greg, I really love the album, hopefully I can get around to writing up a review of it. I’m at KU, so I know Dan Gailey well, and Steve and Dave Glenn from their visits out here, and I know the rhythm section a little bit. I’ve played several of the charts here, although I hadn’t heard State of the Union before, so that was a really fun surprise. I like how there’s a lot of variety on the disc, and the ballad with Clay, I think it’s “Still,” wow, that’s some gorgeous writing. And the album sounds great, so congrats to you on that. If I can get around to writing up a review here, I will let you and Steve and everybody know.

  2. Cool! Tell Dan I send my love! Just caught Frisell with Rudy Royston & Eyvind Kang at Dazzle last week, my spirit has been refreshed…

    ps.I dig the thoughtful nature of your reviews,keep up the good work.

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