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The National Jazz Top 20 of 2018

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1 Peggy Lee Peggy Lee Can Con
Echo Painting - (Songlines)) Band Website

In 2015, the Coastal Jazz and Blues Society commissioned Vancouver cellist and composer Peggy Lee to compose an original suite of music for a cross-generational group of musicians. The project, Echo Painting, premiered at the 2016 Vancouver International Jazz Festival, and has since taken on a life of its own, resulting in this multi-layered, texturally varied, and melodically rich album. Personnel include: Peggy Lee (cello), Brad Turner (trumpet, flugelhorn), Rod Murray (trombone), Jon Bentley (tenor & soprano saxophone), John Paton (tenor sax), Meredith Bates (violin), Bradshaw Pack (pedal steel guitar), Cole Schmidt (electric & acoustic guitar), James Meger (electric & acoustic bass), Dylan van der Schyff (drums, percussion) and Seattle guest: Robin Holcomb (voice).
-- Catherine Fisher

2  Peripheral Vision Peripheral Vision Can Con
More Songs About Error And Shame - (Self-Released)) Band Website @peripheralmusic

3 Kamasi Washington Kamasi Washington
Heaven And Earth - (Young Turks)) Band Website @KamasiW

4 Soren Nissen Soren Nissen Can Con
Departures - (Self-Released)) Band Website @Soren_Nissen

5  BC Double Quartet BC Double Quartet Can Con
Departure - (Cellar Live))

6 Ernesto Cervini Turboprop Ernesto Cervini Turboprop Can Con
Abundance - (Anzic)) Band Website @ernestocervini

7 Robi Botos Robi Botos Can Con
Old Soul - (A440)) Band Website @robibotos

8 Al Muirhead Al Muirhead Can Con
Undertones - (Chronograph)) Band Website @AlMrhd7

9 Alex Pangman Alex Pangman Can Con
Alex Pangman's Hot Three! - (Justin Time)) Band Website @AlexPangman

10  Living Fossil Living Fossil Can Con
Never Die! - (Self-Released)) Band Website @fossilsneverdie

11 Gordon Grdina Quartet Gordon Grdina Quartet Can Con
Inroads - (Songlines)) Band Website @GordonGrdina

12 Cory Weeds Little Big Band Cory Weeds Little Big Band Can Con
Explosion - (Cellar Live))

13 Gordon Grdina's The Marrow Gordon Grdina's The Marrow Can Con
Ejdeha - (Songlines)) Band Website @GordonGrdina

14 Sandro Dominelli Sandro Dominelli Can Con
Here & Now - (Chronograph)) Band Website

15 Nels Cline 4 Nels Cline 4
Currents, Constellations - (Blue Note)) Band Website @nelscline

16  Avi Granite 6 Avi Granite 6 Can Con
Orbit - (Pet Mantis)) Band Website @AviGranite

17 Emmet Cohen Emmet Cohen
Masters Legacy Series Vol 2: Featuring Ron Carter - (Cellar Live)) Band Website @EmmetCohen

18 John Coltrane John Coltrane
Both Directions At Once - (Impulse!)) Band Website @JohnColtrane

19 William Parker William Parker
Voices Fall From The Sky - (AUM Fidelity)) Band Website

20 Makaya McCraven Makaya McCraven
Universal Beings - (International Anthem)) Band Website @MakayaMcCraven

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