Friday, December 12, 2014

Gapplegate Music Review Records of the Year, 2014

Once again it is time to pick the Records of the Year. I am doing this on my other two review sites as well. There were an awful lot of great releases in 2014, so it has not been easy. That only points to the healthy condition of our improvising artists today. Here are my choices.

Best Jazz Album, New Release (tie): Matthew Shipp Trio with Michael Bisio and Whit Dickey, The Root of Things (Relative Pitch) See review, February 12, 2014.

Best Jazz Album, New Release (tie): Connie Crothers, Concert in Paris (New Artists) See review, September 29, 2014.

Best Jazz Album, Reissue: John Coltrane, Offering, Live at Temple Univ, 1966 (Reso- nance Impulse) See review, October 15, 2014.

Best Wild Card Album, Beyond Category: Salsa de la Bahia, Vol. 2, A Collection of Bay Area Salsa and Latin Jazz (Patois) See review, October 9, 2014.


  1. Thanks, Dom! I find it very hard when there is so much good music around, but ultimately it's what music did the most to me on the lived level. In the end the ears and heart tell you! On to next year...