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01.05.24 Hidden Gems, Pt. 301.04.24 Hidden Gems, Pt. 2
01.04.24 Hidden Gems 07.05.22 The Double Album List
05.31.22 Top 50 Blue Note albums

Hidden Gems, Pt. 3

ok you can stop...
1William Parker
Scrapbook


William Parker may be a genius
2Ju Ju
Chapter 2 Nia


this site is in serious trouble if none of you suckers have heard this
3Archie Shepp
Goin’ Home


I very much did not expect a religious, mellow album from Shepp, but nonetheless it's fantastic
4Hideto Kanai
Ode to Birds


good bet that any japanese album with bird in it's title is probably sick
5Sônia Rosa & Yuji Ohno
Samba Amour


brazilian city pop? japanese samba? why doesn't more of this music exist??
6Curtis Amy and Dupree Bolton
Katanga!


i feel like this should be one of the staples of jazz from the early 60's
7Lena Raine
Minecraft: Caves & Cliffs


when a child asks you: "you got games on your phone?" this is what you show them
8The John Betsch Society
Earth Blossom


YAAAAS BETSCHHH
9Takeo Moriyama
East Plants


if you need any more proof that takeo moriyama is one of the best drummers ever, just check out a few of the albums beneath this
10Takeo Moriyama
Smile


the drum solo on exchange gave me gingivitis
11Yosuke Yamashita
Clay


as far as I'm concerned, this is a Takeo Moriyama solo album
12Astromeda
This Is Not What You Do


one of 2021's finest
13Yosuke Yamashita
Spider


totally in the running for best jazz album of the 2000's
14Ludovico Einaudi
Seven Days Walking: Day Four
15Odz Manouk
Ծուռ (Tzurr)


A good Ծուռ is a heavy Ծուռ.
16Ju Ju
A Message From Mozambique


The opening track is flawless, magnificent record all the way around. Recommended if you dig free jazz at all
1736
Tomorrows Explorers
18Ludovico Einaudi
Elements


An 80-year-old man looks out the window, sees the rain drop on the ground just as it pleases, and way after he's concluded numerous times, that "it's just too late for me, plain and simple"...
It isn't.
19Joep Beving
Solipsism


this went so hard scrolling on tumblr in mid 2010's
20Yosvany Terry
Today's Opinion


Terry's composing is excellent, producing ear-catching melodies and a variety of backgrounds and textures within tunes. He also proves himself to be a top-notch alto saxophone player who has a terrific command of the horn, bottom to top, with a good sound, and he uses these tools to express his seemingly endless musical imagination.

One of the challenges for this generation of composers and performers has been how to integrate the best elements of the old school without being confined by them or, on the other extreme, experiments with avant-garde just for the sake of sounding 'different'. Terry is one of those who has successfully cracked the code for how to do something both new and vital.
21Benoit Pioulard
Stanza III


some of the most stunning ambient you'll hear
22Heron (USA-PA)
Sun Release
23market
Not Good at Spending Time Alone a.k.a. Cleanliness
24Dave Phillips
The Call of Cthulhu
25Old and New Dreams
Old and New Dreams II


the extended take on coleman's "lonely woman" is stunning, and ed blackwell's "togo" is one of the best percussion jams i've heard
26Thingy
Morbid Curiosity


some of the best paced math rock I've heard in ages, can't recommend this one enough
27downy
Mudai (4)


a sound somewhere between hypnotizing and sinister. a very dense journey through layers, layers and layers of a mixture of post rock and math rock, moments like the opening song of the album are more than enough to keep you coming back
28London Symphony Orchestra
Stabat Mater


the to pimp a butterfly of hymns
29William Parker
Double Sunrise Over Neptune


William Parker may be a genius (2)
30Gard Nilssen's Supersonic Orchestra
If You Listen Carefully the Music is Yours


impeccable sound quality, you really can't tell it's live until the audience claps
31Max Richter
The New Four Seasons: Vivaldi Recomposed


awesome piercing violin go brrrrrrrrrrr
32Harlem River Drive
Harlem River Drive


doesn't show it on here but it looks like a powerviolence cover instead of something a latin funk band would have
33Adriana Calcanhotto
Senhas
34Talons'
Rustic Bullshit


if you love phil elverum’s projects especially mount eerie, you’ll love this.
35Edu Lobo
Cantiga de longe


its the guy from wolf on wall street
36Ornella Vanoni, Vinicius de Moraes & Toquinho
La voglia la pazzia l'incoscienza l'allegria


can't wait till this becomes rym-core in 2073 and americans colonize the comment box with thinkpieces about cultural appropriation
37BBC Symphony Orchestra/John Alldis Choir
Requiem


this shit raises villains
38Jonsi
Obsidian


Valtari, but better.
39Vinicius de Moraes
En la Fusa con Maria Creuza y Toquinho


everything with toquinho is a masterpiece
40How to Disappear Completely
Mer de Revs II
41Steel Tube Room
FOSCO 6EQUJ5


brian eno meets william basinski
42Leyland Kirby
Eager To Tear Apart The Stars


thats a big ass watch
43Sunset Rollercoaster
Cassa Nova


music to melt to
44Richard Swift
The Hex


unreal that he's gone and unreal how good this is especially as a final record
45The Physics House Band
Mercury Fountain


if you ever wished the Mars Volta was instrumental
46Nest (FIN)
Trail of the Unwary


perfect winter-core record
47Kyle Craft
Dolls of Highland


dude has an outstanding voice, lady of the ark is phenomenal
48Nicholas Britell
Moonlight: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
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