Laurence Donohue-Greene

Best New Recordings

  • Dave Douglas - Mountain Passages (Green Leaf Music)
  • Either/Orchestra (with Mulatu Astatque) - Ethiopiques 20: Live in Addis (Buda Musique)
  • James Finn - Plaza de Torros (Clean Feed)
  • Charlie Haden Liberation Music Orchestra - Not In Our Name (Verve)
  • Jim Hall - Magic Meeting (Artist Share)
  • Vijay Iyer - Reimagining (Savoy Jazz)
  • Joe Lovano - Joyous Encounter (Blue Note)
  • Randy Sandke/Metatonal Band - The Mystic Trumpeter (Evening Star)
  • Wayne Shorter - Beyond the Sound Barrier (Verve)
  • Jessica Williams - Live at Yoshi’s Volume Two (MAXJAZZ)

Special Mentions (reissues, unearthed archival recordings, box sets, etc.)

  • John Coltrane - One Down, One Up: Live at the Half Note (Verve)
  • Bill Evans - The Complete Village Vanguard Recordings, 1961 (Riverside-Concord Music Group)
  • Andrew Hill - Mosaic Select (Blue Note-Mosaic)
  • Ahmad Jamal - The Legendary Okeh and Epic Recordings (Okeh/Epic-Legacy)
  • Thelonious Monk (with John Coltrane) - At Carnegie Hall (Thelonious-Blue Note)
  • Roswell Rudd - Roswell Rudd (America-Universal Music)
  • Alan Skidmore - Once Upon a Time (Deram Nova-Vocalion)
  • Ken Vandermark 5 - Alchemia (Not Two)

Laurence Donohue-Greene
Managing Editor, AllAboutJazz-New York