22 de dezembro de 2018

Melhores do Ano [Best Classical, Jazz and World Music releases of 2018]


Graindelavoix “The Liberation Of The Gothic” (Glossa)
John Luther Adams “Everything That Rises” (Jack Quartet; Cold Blue Music)
Luca Marenzio “L'Amoroso & Crudo Stile” (RossoPorpora; Arcana)
Bent Sorensen “Pantomime” (Katrine Gislinge, Stenhammar Quartet, et al; Dacapo)
Binchois Consort “The Lily & The Rose” (Hyperion)
Peter Garland “The Landscape Scrolls” (John Lane; Starkland)
Gothic Voices “The Dufay Spectacle” (Linn)
Allan Pettersson “Symphonies Nos. 5 & 7” (Norrköping SO, Lindberg, et al; BIS)
Josquin Des Prez “Masses” (Tallis Schollars; Gimell)
Michael Gordon “Clouded Yellow” (Kronos Quartet; Cantaloupe)

Menções honrosas: Café Zimmermann nos “Concerti Grossi” de Geminiani (Alpha); Jordi Savall, Tembembe Ensamble Continuo et al em “Bailar Cantando – Fiesta Mestiza en el Perú” (Alia Vox); Patricia Kopatchinskaja no “Violin Concerto” de Michael Hersch (New Focus); Jon Hassell em “Listening to Pictures” (Ndeya); Claudio F Baroni em “Motum” (Unsounds); Catherine Lamb e Johnny Chang em “Viola Torros” (Another Timbre); Arooj Aftab em “Siren Islands” (New Amsterdam). Da gruta: “Cave Vaults of the Moon”, de Joanne Forman (Séance Centre); “Music and Poetry of the Kesh”, de Ursula K. Le Guin & Todd Barton (Freedom to Spend); “Electronic Music from the Eighties and Nineties”, de Carl Stone (Unseen Worlds); “Il Museo Selvatico”, de Massimo Toniutti (Black Truffle); “Al Di Là”, de Simone Forti (Saltern); “Simultan”, de Roland Kayn (Die Schachtel); “Grand Bruit/Stop! L’Horizon”, de Christian Zanési (Recollection GRM).

John Coltrane “Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album” (Impulse)
Henry Threadgill 14 or 15 Kestra: Agg “Dirt… And More Dirt” (Pi Recordings)
Wayne Shorter “Emanon” (Blue Note)
Myra Melford’s Snowy Egret “The Other Side of Air” (Firehouse 12)
Akira Sakata & Chikamorachi feat. Masahiko Satoh “Proton Pump” (Family Vineyard)
Tomeka Reid, Kyoko Kitamura, Taylor Ho Bynum, Joe Morris “Geometry of Caves” (Relative Pitch)
Michael Formanek Elusion Quartet “Time Like This” (Intakt)
Rodrigo Amado “A History of Nothing” (Trost)
Peter McEachern Trio “Bone Code” (Clean Feed)
Ivo Perelman/Matthew Shipp “Oneness” (Leo)

Ver Coltrane encabeçar uma lista destas, em 2018, com uma fita transviada de 1963, traz imediatamente à memória o que em agosto desse mesmo ano escrevia Harvey Pekar na “Down Beat” a propósito de “Impressions”: “Nem toda a música neste álbum é excelente (…), mas parte dela é mais que excelente.” O mesmo se poderia dizer de Fred Hersch em “Live in Europe” (Palmetto), de Anthony Braxton em “Eight Improvisations” (Tubapede), de Tim Daisy em “Animation” (Relay), de Peter Evans e Barry Guy em “Syllogistic Moments” (Maya) e de Peter Brötzmann e Heather Leigh em “Sparrow Nights” (Trost). Do baú: “Jazz in Detroit…”, de Charles Mingus (BBE); “Bäbi”, de Milford Graves (Corbett vs. Dempsey); “In Paris, Aries 1973”, do Black Artists Group (Aguirre); “The Haunt”, de Bobby Naughton, Wadada Leo Smith e Perry Robinson (NoBusiness); “End Starting”, do Dharma Quintet (SouffleContinu); “Valley of Search”, de Alan Braufman (Control Group).

V/A “Two Niles to Sing a Melody: The Violins & Synths of Sudan” (Ostinato) 
V/A “Gumba Fire: Bubblegum Soul & Synth​-​Boogie in 1980s South Africa(Soundway)
Dur-Dur Band “Dur-Dur of Somalia – Vols 1 & 2” (Analog Africa)
Troupe École Tudu “Oyiwane” (Sahel Sounds)
Stella Chiweshe “Kasahwa: Early Singles” (Glitterbeat)
Kamal Keila “Muslims and Christians” (Habibi Funk)
V/A “Listen All Around: The Golden Age of Central and East African Music” (Dust-to-Digital)
Jess Sah Bi & Peter One “Our Garden Needs Its Flowers” (Awesome Tapes From Africa)
V/A “Disques Debs International Volume 1 – An Island Story: Biguine, Afro Latin & Musique Antillaise 1960-1972” (Strut)
V/A “The Last LP: Unique Last Recordings of the Music of Ancient Cultures” (Song Cycle)

Dos arquivos: “Nouvelle Ambiance!!!” (Nouvelle Ambiance); “Zamaan Ya Sukkar: Exotic Love Songs and Instrumentals from the Egyptian 60’s” (Radio Martiko); “Crying Bamboos: Ceremonial Flute Music from New Guinea” (Ideologic Organ); “Turkish Ladies: Female Singers from Turkey 1974-1988” (Epic Istanbul); “Ernesto Chahoud Presents: Taitu! Soul​-​Fuelled Stompers from 1960s-1970s Ethiopia” (BBE); “Diew Sor Isan: The North East Thai Violin of…”, de Thonghuad Faited (EM);  “Cosmic Sounds”, de N’Draman Blintch (Hot Mule); “African Funk Experimentals: 1977-1979”, de J. M. Tim & Foty (Africa Seven); “Colourful Environment”, de Gboyega Adelaja (Odion Livingstone); “Sweet Music Volume I”, de Dizzy K. Falola (Sticky Buttons); “Ekuka”, de Ekuka Moriss Sirikiti (Nyege Nyege Tapes); “Homowo”, de Basa Basa (Vintage Voudou); “I’m in Love with a Dreadlocks: 1977-1980”, de Brown Sugar (Soul Jazz); “Le Troubadour de la Savane: 1978-1980”, de Pierre Sandwidi (Born Bad).

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