Chris Parker’s Annual CD Roundup

Chris Parker has compiled a roundup of his favourite albums of the year. Chris has only included any albums that he has reviewed. The links from the album titles are through to Chris’s reviews. Some of the pictures are clickable through to Youtube and Soundcloud clips).

Album of the Year (by some distance – sheer perfection!)

Christine Tobin
Sailing to Byzantium
Trail Belle Records TRB02

Nine other UK favourites:

Blue Touch Paper
Stand Well Back
Provocateur PVC1042

Nikki Iles
Basho SRCD 38-2

Mike Osborne Trio
The Birmingham Jazz Concert
Cadillac SGCD 010/011

Michael Gibbs and the NDR Bigband
Back in the Days
Cuneiform Records Rune

Django Bates’ Belovèd
Lost Marble LM007

René von Grünig & Mark Wingfield
Cinema Obscura
Dark Energy Music (no catalogue number)

Barb Jungr
Stockport to Memphis
Naim naimcd179

Neon Quartet
Edition Records EDN1036

Food (Iain Ballamy/Thomas Strønen)
Mercurial Balm
ECM 370 9440

Five ‘foreigners’:

Tim Berne
ECM277 8654

Year of the Snake
ECM 277 6644

Ernie Watts Quartet
Flying Dolphin Records FD 1008

Keith Jarrett
ECM 370 5570

Jason Robinson
The Two Faces of Janus
Cuneiform Records Rune 311

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