Keith Jarrett - A Multitude Of Angels: Jarrett's last lengthy solo recordings from 1996. One of his career highlights.
Ian Shaw - The Theory Of Joy: Shaw’s best album yet – a well paced set, mixing some unexpected covers and excellent originals. Review here
John Ellis - Evolution: Seeds And Streams: Jazz, electronics and Malian music combine, as The Cinematic Orchestra pianist/composer comes into his own.
Daniel Karlsson - At the Feel Free Falafel: Swedish prize-winning keyboardist follows up first two albums with another sucker punch of Nordic nu-jazz. Review here
Snarky Puppy - Kulcha Kulcha: A real hodge-podge of sounds and grooves on this latest cut. A subtle shift towards the darker, but an album that grows on you with time. Review here
Eyolf Dale - Wolf Valley
Tom Harrison - Unfolding in Tempo: If you like Ellington and Strayhorn, you will like this, if you like great playing, you will like this. Actually strike that. If you like music you will like this. Review here
Paul G Smyth and and Chris Corsano - Psychic Armour: This CD is a master class in how to improvise, how this music speaks, communicates and above all entertains – absolutely. Review here
Pressure 75 - Meltdown: Ben Greenslade-Stanton and Sam Eastmond have created something which is listenable from start to finish and something rather special. Review here
Jack DeJohnette/Ravi Coltrane/Matthew Garrison – In Movement: A spellbinding , sassy and affirming slice of modern music. Review here
Hedvig Mollestad Trio – Black Stabat Mater: Glass ceiling breaking free jazz guitar with black metal shadings from Norway
Tubby Hayes – Split Kick: Live in Sweden 1972: Another unheard live bullseye from the late great maestro.
Marcus Strickland's Twi-Life - Nihil Novi: Innovative, intense, beautiful jazz.
Peter Horsfall - How Can We Know: Still the most delicious voice this side of the Universe! Review here
Jason Rebello - Held: Intense and fragile. Review here
Resolution 88 - Afterglow: I'm an avid fan of the British Jazz Funk scene, especially if there's a Fender Rhodes and smooth clean percussions. 2017 brings a bright future for Tom O'Grady and the rest of this young collective. Review here
Ashley Henry Trio - 5Live: Ashley came onto my Jazz radar late 2016 when I went to Ronnie Scotts to see the Terrance Blanchard E Collective. The Ashley Henry Trio have an approach to jazz that merges into a neo-funk style.
Dr Lonnie Smith - Evolution: This wise musician has a knack for either playing what's ‘in’ or creating a hunger for his style of funky jazz. Again a virtuoso on the Fender Rhodes and full of 'cool'. Review here
Dave Arch - Coming Home: A stimulating and diverse collection of songs, rooted in jazz, which takes the listener along an exciting journey through uplifting big band/orchestral compositions, retro style rock big band and modern jazz rock.
Carla Bley - Andando El Tiempo: One of those albums which improves with age. There are depths of composition and nuances of performance which jump to the ear only over time. Review here
Fatima - Yellow Memories: It gives voice to that indefinable space between jazz and soul with a beautiful rendition of her songs alongside experimental producer Floating Points. Review here