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April list by Donalee Jacobs
Begin Again
Begin Againnorah jones.

Begin Again is a collection of seven eclectic songs that Jones recorded over the past year with collaborators including Jeff Tweedy and Thomas Bartlett. It features the new song Just A Little Bit, along with singles released over the last several months and three unreleased tunes. The album presents seven snapshots of creativity from one of the music world’s most versatile and consistently intriguing artists.

Come What May
Come What Mayjoshua redman quartet

Joshua Redman Quartet's Come What May is the first album in almost two decades from this group of musicians - the saxophonist and his longtime friends and colleagues pianist Aaron Goldberg, bassist Reuben Rogers, and drummer Gregory Hutchinson. It features seven Redman originals. 

Simple Case Of The Blues
Simple Case Of The BluesRosie Flores

Since her early days on the seminal SoCal country scene, Rosie Flores has covered a lot of musical ground. Over the course of four decades, she got knee deep in punk, before shifting to alt-country, rockabilly and beyond. Simple Case of the Blues brings Flores back to her earliest inspiration - the blues. Co-produced by Charlie Sexton and recorded in Nashville, Flores has never sounded more soulful

Perpetual Optimism
Perpetual OptimismHerlin riley

Veteran New Orleans drummer Herlin Riley looks to the bright side on this album. On his second Mack Avenue Records release,  the longtime anchor of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra preaches his silver-lined gospel on ten tracks whose joyous spirit and contagious swing are sure to convert any listener to the bright side.

Open Road
Open Roadthe rippingtons

The Rippingtons and Russ Freeman have been at the forefront of the contemporary jazz, smooth jazz, and instrumental pop music genres! With every album a new chapter has been written with their innovative song writing,in-studio production and inventive instrumentation, and this album is no exception. 

The Music Never Stops
The Music Never Stopsbetty carter

A beautiful piece of unheard history: an archival recording of a concert headlined by the late, great vocalist Betty Carter. Recorded in 1992, the show was a centerpiece of one of Jazz at Lincoln Center's earliest seasons.

Neon Highway Blues
Neon Highway BluesgARY HOEY 

Neon Highway Blues finds Gary Hoey steering its 11 tracks with the confidence and assuredness of a veteran and the freshness of someone who's still in the process of discovery and refinement -- with the help of famous friends such as Eric Gales, Lance Lopez, Josh Smith and Hoey's son Ian.

Immigrance
Immigrancesnarky puppy

The new album from the Grammy winning prog-jazz Brooklyn outfit and David Crosby collaborators features simpler, streamlined compositions on songs like Coven and Even Us.

Avec Le Temps
Avec Le Tempsgiovanni guidi

Italian pianist Giovanni Guidi's core trio opens the album with a deeply-felt interpretation of love and loss by Leo Ferre, and closes the album with Tomasz, dedicated to Tomasz Stanko. In between, the band swells to quintet size, with saxophone and guitar contributing to Guidi originals and group improvising in a program of strikingly contrasting energies and colors. 

Booga Looga Loo
Booga Looga LooOz noy

New York guitar phenom Oz Noy is that rare artist, one who has cultivated his distinct voice within the context of classic structures. His latest album reawakens timeless Boogaloo meets Jazz meets R&B grooves with Noy's extended, unpredictable harmonic sensibility, stinging phrasing and deft musical economy. 

Coltrane '58: The Prestige Recordings
Coltrane '58: The Prestige Recordingsjohn coltrane

A collection that celebrates the 60th anniversary of jazz pioneer John Coltrane's 1958 recordings for New York-based indie jazz label Prestige Records, and are presented in a complete chronological sequence. 

All My Relations
All My Relationscochemea

Debut solo album from the long-time Dap-Kings saxophonist, Cochemea Gastelum. Cochemea's electro-sax leads an ensemble of percussive giants on a psychedelic, spiritual journey, exploring his ancestral roots through melody and rhythm. 

Watercolors
Watercolorspat metheny

'Metheny's compositions are perfect vehicles for his guitar, which blends smoothly with the breathtaking ensemble work,' declared an early review of this album, the first of which featured Lyle Mays. And with Danny Gottlieb on drums, three quarters of the Metheny Group is present here. Eberhard Weber completes the personnel of the album. This is the 2019 reissue of the the original 1977 release.

The Longshot
The Longshotbrandon santini

Brandon Santini combines his love and respect for traditional blues with a contemporary, colorful style of playing. His latest release takes listeners on a slight detour from the traditional blues highway he has logged many miles on. 

Correlations
Correlationssteve davis

One of the most acclaimed trombone players of his generation, Steve Davis has been a member of some of jazz's premiere ensembles: Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, Chick Corea's Origins and the all-star collective One For All, to name a few. With this release, Davis introduces a powerhouse group all his own, a new multi-generational sextet that weaves together a thrilling new sound from myriad common threads, galvanized by tradition but boldly pushing forward.  

Sweet Release
Sweet ReleaseReese wynans

Reese Wynans is best known as a keyboard legend and member of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble. He is releasing the first solo album in his 50-year career, produced by Joe Bonamassa. The album includes incredible guests such as Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Warren Haynes, Vince Gill, Keb' Mo, Doyle Bramhall II, Bonnie Bramlett, Sam Moore, Chris Layton and more.

Undeniable
Undeniablelebron

The third studio album from saxophonist Lebron Dennis features guest vocalist Anthony Saunders and cameos from Cindy Bradley and Lin Rountree. The lead single Feels Like 84 placed in the top five on Billboard. 

Duologue
DuologueAlfredo rodriguez & pedrito martinez

Alfredo teams up with Pedrito Martinez for a spectacular duo infusion of vibrant Latin/Cuban Jazz and beyond. The album contain eleven tracks such as Africa, Thriller, Flor and more. 

The Hermetic Organ Volume 6 - For Edgar Allan Poe
The Hermetic Organ Volume 6 - For Edgar Allan Poejohn zorn

In these two spectacular performances, Zorn pulls out all the stops in paying tribute to one of his favorite writers, the legendary Edgar Allan Poe, whose fantastical creations continue to capture the imagination of those interested in the dark side. This is organ improvisation at its most outrageous and macabre.