Jazz Now: The Raw Data

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The following is a list of all the artists and albums nominated by panelists, commenters, Twitterers and fellow bloggers for Jazz Now. If you're joining us late, Jazz Now is all about introducing new listeners to new jazz, five hand-picked albums at a time. [Note: This is not a best-of poll, as this has occasionally been misrepresented as.]

Again, there are flaws in the counting methodology. How to accurately represent the contributions of sidemen is a big one that I resolved by ignoring. (This is a bad way to discover jazz — one should pay attention to all the individual personalities on each record — but the only practical way to count semi-accurately.) "Main" picks got a full tally; those designated as honorable mentions a half (even though two halves ought to make more than a whole, if you think about it). And when people couldn't make up their mind exactly which album of an artist to present, I counted that as "unspecified." Or I fudged it somehow. So sue me.

Nonetheless, I think this is will be useful when analyzed. (i.e. It's actually "close enough for jazz," as opposed to the usual tragicomic sense of that phrase.) As with our previous data-gathering exercise, I'll have some thoughts and conclusions in coming days. For now, I'm exhausted with typing HTML tags into my laptop. Here's the count, organized by the number of times each bandleader or group was recognized, and for which records.

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[15]
—Brad Mehldau: Largo (6), Day Is Done (4), Live (1.5), Art Of The Trio Vol. 5 (1.5), Quartet [with Pat Metheny] (1), unspecified (1)

[14]
—The Bad Plus: These Are The Vistas (6.5), Prog (4), Suspicious Activity (1.5), Give (1), unspecified (1)

[8.5]
—Vijay Iyer: Historicity (4.5), in what language? [with Mike Ladd] (2), Tragicomic (1), Panoptic Modes (1)

[8]
—Dave Douglas: The Infinite (3), Moonshine (1), Constellations (1), Witness (1), Strange Liberation (1), Keystone (1)

[7.5]
—Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band: Season Of Changes (5), Perceptual (1.5), Brian Blade Fellowship (1)
—Maria Schneider Orchestra: Sky Blue (4), Concert In The Garden (2), Unspecified (1.5)

[5.5]
—Darcy James Argue's Secret Society: Infernal Machines (5.5)
—Robert Glasper: Double Booked (3.5), In My Element (2)
—Medeski Martin & Wood: Out Louder [with John Scofield] (1.5), Tonic (1.5), A Go Go [with John Scofield] (1), unspecified (1), Radiolarians I, II and III (.5)
—Esperanza Spalding: Esperanza (5.5, plus additional mentions)

[5]
—Guillermo Klein: El Minotauro (1), Los Guachos II (1), Los Guachos III (1), Live In Barcelona (1), Filtros (1)
—Jason Moran: Black Stars (1.5), Artist In Residence (1), Modernistic (1), Same Mother (1), Facing Left (.5)

[4.5]
—John Hollenbeck/The Claudia Quintet: A Blessing (1), The Claudia Quintet (1), I, Claudia (1), Semi-Formal (1), For (.5)
—Kurt Rosenwinkel: The Next Step (1.5), The Remedy (1), Deep Song (1), Heartcore (1)
—John Zorn/Masada: Lucifer: The Book of Angels, Vol. 10 (1), Stolas: The Book Of Angels Vol. 12, Azazel: The Book of Angels, Vol. 2 (1), unspecified (1), Live In Sevilla 2000 (.5)

[4]
—Dave Holland: Not for Nothin' (2), Prime Directive (1), Extended Play: Live At Birdland (1)
—Chris Potter: Fellow the Red Line (1.5), Underground (1), Unspoken (1), Unspecified (.5)

[3.5]
—Ben Allison: Peace Pipe (1), Buzz (1), Unspecified (1), Little Things Run The World (.5)
—Chicago Underground Collective: Possible Cube (1), Chronicle (1), Chicago Underground Quartet (1), Axis and Alignment (.5)
—Happy Apple: Youth Oriented (1), Happy Apple Back On Top (1), Please Refrain From Fronting (1), unspecified (.5)
—Mary Halvorson: Dragon's Head (3.5)
—Kneebody: Low Electrical Worker (3), unspecified (1)
—Pat Metheny Group: unspecified (1.5), Quartet [with Brad Mehldau] (1), The Way Up (1)

[3]
—Avishai Cohen [bassist]: Continuo (1), Gently Disturbed (1), unspecified (1)
—Fly: Fly (3)
—Bill Frisell: The Intercontinentals (1), Blues Dream (.5), Have A Little Faith (.5), The High Sign/One Week: Music For The Films Of Buster Keaton (.5), Time and Time Again [with Paul Motian and Joe Lovano] (.5)
—Roy Hargrove/The RH Factor: Nothing Serious (1), Distractions (1), Crisol (.5), Hard Groove (.5)
—Hiromi: Time Control (1), Beyond Standard (1), Spiral (1)
—Charles Lloyd: Sangam (1), Rabo De Nube (1), Lift Every Voice (1)
—Rudresh Mahanthappa: Kinsmen (2), Mother Tongue (1)
—Aaron Parks: Invisible Cinema (3)
—Polar Bear: Polar Bear (2), unspecified (1)
—Enrico Rava: Tati (1), New York Days (1), Easy Living (1)

[2.5]
—Reid Anderson: The Vastness Of Space (2.5), Abolish Bad Architecture (.5)
—Joe Lovano: Kids [with Hank Jones] (1), Rush Hour (1), Time and Time Again [with Paul Motian and Bill Frisell] (.5)
—Gretchen Parlato: In a Dream (2.5)
—Esbjorn Svensson Trio/E.S.T.: Leucocyte (1.5), Tuesday Wonderland (1)
—Craig Taborn: Junk Magic (2.5)
—William Parker: Raining on the Moon (1), O'Neal's Porch (1), Sound Unity (.5)

[2]
—Dave Binney: Welcome To Life (2)
—Jim Black/AlasNoAxis: Houseplant (1), Splay (1)
—Avishai Cohen [trumpeter]: After the Big Rain (2)
—Kenny Garrett: Songbook (1), Sketches Of MD: Live At The Iridium (1)
—Led Bib: Sensible Shoes (2)
—Jason Lindner: Live at the Jazz Gallery [big band] (1), Gives You Now Vs. Now (1)
—Rebirth Brass Band: Do Whatcha Wanna (1), Rebirth For Life (1)
—Christian Scott: Anthem (2)
—Matthew Shipp: New Orbit (1), Nu Bop (1)
—Todd Sickafoose: Tiny Resistors (2)
—Marcus Strickland: Twi-Life (1), Open Reel Deck (1)
—Triptych Myth: The Beautiful (1), Triptych Myth (1)
—Chucho Valdes: Live at the Village Vanguard (1), Briyumba Palo Congo (1)
—Fay Victor: The FreeSong Suite (2)
—Cassandra Wilson: Loverly (1), Blue Light 'Til Dawn (1)
—Matt Wilson: That's Gonna Leave A Mark (1), Humidity (1)

[1.5]
—Steven Bernstein/Sexmob: Din of Iniquity (1), Solid Sender (.5)
—James Carney: Green-Wood (1.5)
—Kurt Elling: unspecified (1), Man in the Air (.5)
—Herbie Hancock: River: The Joni Letters (1.5)
—Dafnis Prieto: Si O Si Quartet: Live At Jazz Standard (1), Taking the Soul for a Walk (.5)

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[1] (in random order)
Vandermark 5: Acoustic Machine (.5), A Discontinuous Line (.5)
Mike Reed's People, Places and Things: Proliferation (.5), About Us (.5)
Gerald Clayton: Two-Shade (.5 + .5)
Miroslav Vitous: Universal Syncopations II
Hadrian Feraud: Hadrian Feraud
Kenny Wheeler: Angel Song
Grant Stewart: Young at Heart
Marcin Wasilewski Trio: January
Tom Harrell: Light On
Hank Jones: Kids (with Joe Lovano)
Kahil El'Zabar: Africa N'da Blues
Amir ElSaffar: Two Rivers
Billy Childs: The Child Within
Erik Friedlander: Broken Arm Trio
Edsel Gomez: Cubist Music
Nils Petter Molvaer: unspecified
Dee Dee Bridgewater: Red Earth
Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers: Live at B.B. King's Blues Club
Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band, Act Your Age
Jose James: The Dreamer
Marco Benevento: Me Not Me
Omar Sosa: Afreecanos
Ellis Marsalis: Ellis Marsalis Trio
Astral Project: Voodoo Bop
Lizz Wright: The Orchard
Vassilis Tsabropoulos: Achirana
Chick Corea: Past, Present, and Futures
Fred Hersch: Leaves Of Grass
Mark Turner: Dharma Days [see also: Fly]
Koop: Waltz For Koop
Tord Gustavsen: The Ground
Russell Malone: Sweet Georgia Peach
Nels Cline: unspecified
Spaceheater's Blast Furnace: unspecified
Plotz: unspecified
Wiener Kids: unspecified
Peter Kowald: Off The Road
Other Dimensions In Music: Time Is Of The Essence Is Beyond Time
Joe Morris: Wildlife
Karrin Allyson: Ballads: Remembering John Coltrane
Diverse: Diverse
Eldar: Virtue
Kevin Mahogany: Pride & Joy
Madlib: Shades Of Blue
Jaspects: Double Consciousness
Miles Davis: Amandla
Gabriel Alegria: Nuevo Mundo
Felipe Salles: South American Suite
Sofia Rei Koutsovitis: Sube Azul
Mark Levine: Off And On: The Music of Moacir Santos
Terence Blanchard: Choices
John Ellis: Dance Like There's No Tomorrow
Kate Schutt: Telephone Game
Supersilent: 6
Eivind Opsvik: Overseas
Chris Cheek: Vine
Maria Kannegaard: Camel Walk
Roscoe Mitchell: Turn
Alex Blake: Now Is The Time: Live At The Knitting Factory
Dianne Reeves: In The Moment: Live In Concert
Sonny Rollins: Road Shows, Vol. 1
Josh Roseman: Cherry
Dapp Theory: Layers of Chance
Matt Shulman: So It Goes
Geoffrey Keezer: unspecified
Frank Vignola: Kong Man
Jim Hobbs & The Fully Celebrated Orchestra: Lapis Exilis
Harris Eisenstadt: Guewel
Nicole Mitchell: Xenogenesis Suite
Tomasz Stanko: Lontano
Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey: One Day in Brooklyn
Will Bernard: unspecified
Tony Malaby: Tamarindo
Steve Lehman: Travail, Transformation and Flow
Max Nagl: Ramasuri
Studio Dan: Creatures & Other Stuff
Feigenwinter-Oester-Pfammatter: Because You Knew
Vera Kappeler: Nach Slingia
The Lounge Lizards: Queen Of All Ears
Ellery Eskelin: Ten
Fond of Tigers: Release The Saviours
Soulive: Up Here!
JD Allen: Shine
Derrick Gardner & The Jazz Prophets +2: Echoes of Ethnicity
Talibam!: Boogie in the Breeze Blocks
Tigersmilk: Android Love Cry
Miguel Zenon: Esta Plena
Stefon Harris and Blackout: Urbanus
Benjamin Moussay: Swimming Pool
Laurent de Wilde: The Present
Neil Cowley: Displaced
Rusconi: One Up Down Left Right
The Bad Plus: These Are The Vistas
Yaron Herman: A Time for Everything
Andrew D'Angelo: Skadra Degis
Rudder: Matorning
Don Byron: Ivey-Divey
Marc Ribot y Los Cubanos Postizos: Muy Divertido! (Very Entertaining!)
Tigran Hamasyan: Red Hail
Chris Morrissey: The Morning World
Ombak: Framing The Void
Herculaneum: Orange Blossom

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[Honorable Mentions] (in random order)
Hot Club of Detroit: Night Town
Edmar Castaneda: Entre Cuerdas
Conrad Herwig: The Latin Side of Wayne Shorter
Owl Xounds: Toxic Raga
Weasel Walter Quartet: Revolt Music
Create (!): A Prospect of Freedom
Paul Flaherty & Chris Corsano: Beloved Music
Steve Reid: Spirit Walk
Dragons 1976: On Cortez
The Thing: Bag It
Greg Osby: Inner Circle
Gonzalo Rubalcaba: Avatar
Jenny Scheinman: Crossing the Field
Mostly Other People Do The Killing: This Is Our Moosic
Atomic: Retrograde
Aldo Romano/Remi Vignolo/Baptiste Trotignon: Flower Power
Artaud: La Tour Invisible
Benny Lackner: Pilgrim
Bojan Z: Xenophonia
Helge Lien: Hello Troll
Jacky Terrasson: Smile
Phronesis: Green Delay
Steve Blanco: Piano Warrior
Isotope 217: The Unstable Molecule
Groundtruther (Charlie Hunter & Bobby Previte): Latitude (feat. Greg Osby), Longitude (feat. DJ Logic), Altitude (feat. John Medeski)
SF Jazz Collective: SF Jazz Collective Vol. 2
Angles: Every Woman Is A Tree
Cyro Baptista: Love The Donkey
Fight the Big Bull: Dying Will Be Easy
Gerry Hemingway Quartet: Devils Paradise
No BS! Brass, Alive In Richmond
Allen Toussaint: The Bright Mississippi
Matt Ulery's Loom: Music Box Ballerina
Paul Motian-Bill Frisell-Joe Lovano: Time and Time Again
Wayne Shorter: Footprints Live
Bill Frisell: "Have a Little Faith"
Joshua Redman: "Moodswing"
Pat Metheny: unspecified
The Necks: Townsville
Tyshawn Sorey: That/Not
Chris Dadge & Aaron Leaney: Chris Dadge & Aaron Leaney
Acid Birds: Acid Birds
Anthony Braxton: Quartet (Moscow)
Insight: A Genesis
Yosvany Terry: Metamorphosis
Chembo Corniel: Things I Wanted To Do
John Santos: Perspectiva Fragmentada
Paoli Mejias: Jazzambia
Pablo Aslan: Buenos Aires Tango Standards
Darwin Noguera: The Gardener
Steve Kuhn: Live at Birdland
Mathias Eick: The Door
Rene Marie: Vertigo
Vanguard Jazz Orchestra: Monday Night: Live at the Village Vanguard
Marc Johnson: Sound of Summer Running
Jeff Parker: Like Coping
Electric Kulintang: Dialects
Misled Children: The Misled Children Meet Odean Pope
Loren Stillman: unspecified
Blink: The Epidemic of Ideas

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