TEAM VIBE: Best of 2017 – Steve Williams

Steve’s 40 favourite albums of 2017:

(In no order)

Adrien Chicot – Playing In The Dark (Gaya Music Production)
Angles 9 – Disappeared Behind The Sun (Clean Feed)
Anne Quillier 6tet – Dusty Shelters (Label Pince-Oreilles)
Antonio Lizana – Oriente (Sony Music)
Black Motor – Branches (We Jazz)
Cat Toren’s Human Kind (Private Press)
Charles Lloyd New Quartet – Passin’ Thru (Blue Note)
Collocutor – The Search (On The Corner)
Esperanza Spalding – Exposure (Concord)
Frank Carlberg Large Ensemble – Monk Dreams, Hallucinations and Nightmares (Red Piano)
Georges-Edouard Nouel ‎– Chodo 1975 (Rebirth On Wax) Reissue
Ill Considered ‎– Ill Considered (Ill Considered Music)
Jaimie Branch – Fly or Die (International Anthem)
Khaled Kurbeh And Raman Khalef Ensemble – Aphorisms (Between Buttons)
Ludere – Retratos (Blaxtream)
Matteo Pastorino – Suite for Modigliani (Challenge)
Minco Eggersman – Kavkasia (Volkoren)
Nicole M. Mitchell & Haki R. Madhubuti – Liberation Narratives (Third World Press)
Nitin Sawhney – Live at Ronnie Scott’s (Gearbox)
Okay Temiz – Zikir (Ada Müzik) Reissue
Pacific Express ‎– Black Fire 1976 (Matsuli Music) Reissue
Robert Mitchell – A Vigil For Justice. A Vigil For Peace (Depth Of Field)
Salim Washington – Sankofa (Private Press)
Samuel Eagles’ SPIRIT – Ask, Seek, Knock (Whirlwind)
Shahin Novrasli – Emanation (Jazz Village)
Sibusile Xaba – Open Letter to Adoniah/Unlearning (Mushroom Hour)
Søren Nissen – Departures (Private Press)
Terje Gewelt – Wow And Flutter (Resonant Music)
Terje Rypdal – Bleak House 1968 (Round 2) Reissue
Terry Pack’s Trees – Heart of Oak (Symbol)
Timothy McNealy ‎– Funky Movement (Now-Again)
Tobias Meinhart – Silent Dreamer (Enja)
Tom Haines & The Birmingham Jazz Orchestra – Live (Private Press)
Tony Tixier – Life Of Sensitive Creatures (Whirlwind Recordings)
Toxic: Mat Walerian, Matthew Shipp, William Parker ‎– This Is Beautiful Because We Are Beautiful People (ESP Disk)
Uri Gurvich – Kinship (Jazz Family)
Verneri Pohjola – Pekka (Edition)
Wadada Leo Smith – Najwa (TUM)
Wildflower – Wildflower (Private Press)
Zephyr Avalon ‎– Zephyr Avalon (Beakerbox)