Thursday, January 3, 2013

Record of the Year 2012, and Why I Shy Away from End-of-Year Lists

I don't tend to do end-of-year lists on my blogs for a couple of reasons. For one thing, I cover too many genres and I would rather not be forced to categorize those I pick. Second, I consider everyone whose music I cover a winner. They've furthered music in good ways, so it's all of them that should be applauded and encouraged.

But this year I've chosen a "Record of the Year" because I find it especially inspiring. It's Wadada Leo Smith's Ten Freedom Summers (Cuneiform Rune 350-353).

Now for the new year of music! Stay tuned.

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