Damian Wilkes

Damian Wilkes’ Best of 2016:

1. Sarathy Korwar – Day To Day (Ninja Tune / Steve Reid Foundation) [Vinyl] Review here

2. Theo Croker – Escape Velocity (Okeh) [Vinyl] Review here

3. Kaytranada – 99.9% (XL Recordings) [Vinyl]

4. Josef Leimberg – Astral Progressions (World Galaxy)

5. Sampology – Natural Selections (Soul Has No Tempo) [Vinyl]

6. Myele Manzanza – OnePointOne: Live at the Blue Whale (First Word) [Vinyl]

7. Jordan Rakei – Cloak (Soul Has No Tempo) [Vinyl]

8. Potatohead People – Big Luxury (Bastard Jazz Recordings) [Vinyl]

9. Uyama Hiroto – Freeform Jazz (Roph Recordings)

10. I, Ced – What Are We Looking For? (Move Next Media)

11. Black Milk & Nat Turner – The Rebellion Sessions (Computer Ugly) [Vinyl]

12. Terrace Martin – Velvet Portraits (Ropeadope) [Vinyl]

13. Louie Vega – Louie Vega Starring…XXVIII (Vega) [Vinyl]

14. Yussef Kamaal – Black Focus (Brownswood Recordings) [Vinyl] Review here

15. Thandiswa – Belede (Universal)

16. Jamila Woods – HEAVN (Closed Sessions)

17. LNDFK – Lust Blue (Feelin’ Music)

18. Jimetta Rose – The Light Bearer (Temporary Whatever)

19. Pavel Dovgal – The Aura (Project Moon Circle) [Vinyl]

20. Nosizwe – In Fragments (So Real International) [Vinyl]

Damian Wilkes’ Best of 2015:

1. Kamasi Washington – The Epic (Brainfeeder) Review here

2. Hiatus Kaiyote – Choose Your Weapon (Flying Buddha) Review here

3. The Internet – Ego Death (Odd Future)

4. Makaya McCraven – In The Moment (International Anthem) Review here

5. Moonchild – Please Rewind (Tru Thoughts)

6. Ludovico Einaudi – Elements (Universal)

7. Crackazat – Crescendo (Local Talk)

8. Tuxedo – Tuxedo (Stones Throw)

9. Bastien Keb – Dinking In The Shadows of Zizou (One-Handed) Review here

10. Kenny Wheeler – Songs For Quintet (ECM) Review here

11. Sons of Kemet – Lest We Forget What We Came Here to Do (Naim)

12. José James – Yesterday I Had the Blues: The Music of Billie Holiday (Blue Note) Review here

13. The Cookers Quintet – Vol. 2 (Do Right! Music)

14. The Robert Glasper Trio – Live at Capitol Studios: Covered (Blue Note)

15. Pamela Samiha Wise – Kindred Spirits (Wenha/Tribe)

16. Eberhard Weber – Encore (ECM) Review here

17. Illa J – Illa J (Bastard Jazz)

18. Massive Suits Quartet – Full Moon Wizard (Private Press)

19. Slum Village – Yes (Ne’Astra Music)

20. Boney James – Futuresoul (Concord)

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