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2022: I Lost My Father and Got Into Milton Nascimento

"There are years that ask questions and years that answer." --Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God Folks have been bandying that quotation around the last few weeks on Twitter, the social network that just won't quit no matter what literal Apartheid-era Afrikaner and dumb Bond villain does to stomp all over it, asking what 2022 was for them. I didn't know after ruminating on it for some time, ultimately joking it was a year that made very pointed, declarative statements about how my life herein would go in some ways and made phrases that trailed off into nothing, leaving me to guess its intentions in others. It was a year of feast and famine as my years often are, and always interesting, as I often hope my life is. I wasn't not entertained, even when I was sad or even when I was irritated, and that's always been my hope to approach life that way. But I still don't know what this year was to me. Freelance music journalist Larry Fitzm

The Line-Up and Evolve for 30 & 31 December 2022

The Line-Up for 30 December 2022 Bill Goodwin / Billy Hart w/ George Garzone, "Move" off Sound On Sound Flying Lotus, "Breathe . Something​/​Stellar STar" off Los Angeles Rodney Whittaker, "Betty's Tune" off Oasis: The Music of Gregg Hill Per Mollehoj / Kirk Knuffke, "Just Squeeze Me" off S'Wonderful Ant Law & Alex Hitchcock, "Salvo" off Same Moon In The Same World Walter Smith III & Matthew Stevens, "For Some Time" off In Common 3 Flying Lotus, "Comet Course" off Los Angeles David Lord, "Infant Elm" off Forest Standards, Vol. 3 Maria Elena Silva, "December" off Eros Jon Cowherd, "Quilt City Blues" off Pride & Joy Mndsgn, "Convert" off Yawn Zen Makaya McCraven, "Seventh String" off In These Times Shabaka (Hutchings), "Call It A European Paradox" off Afrikan Culture Leland Whitty, "In Circles" off Anyhow Jonah Yano, &

The Line-Up and Evolve for 23 & 24 December 2022 (My Favorite Jazz Albums of 2022)

This weekend's shows run through my favorite jazz albums of 2022, so yes, there's obvious repeating of artists between The Line-Up and the 4pm hour of Evolve this week. Such is the nature of lists. The Line-Up for 23 December 2022 Cécile McLorin Salvant, "Ghost Song" off Ghost Song Teebs, "Why Like" off Ardour Michael Blake, the title track to Combobulate Tomas Fujiwara's Triple Double, "The March of the Storm Before The Quiet of the Dance" off March Taylor McFerrin, "Stepps" off Early Riser The Bad Plus, "Sun Wall" off their self titled album Julian Lage, "Word For Word" off View With A Room Jeremy Pelt, "I'm Still Standing" off Soundtrack Teebs, "Pretty Poly" off Collections 01 Makaya McCraven, "This Place That Place" off In These Times Billy Mohler, "Nightfall" off Anatomy Jeff Parker, "Suffolk" off Forfolks Mndsgn, "Convert" off Yawn Ze

The Line-Up and Evolve for 16 & 17 December 2022

The Line-Up for 16 December 2022 Chase Elodia, "Four Wide" off Portrait Imperfect Flying Lotus, "FLOTUS" off ideas+drafts+loops Redman/Mehldau/McBride/Blade, "Ship to Shore" off LongGone JD Allen, "Irene (Mother)" off Americana, Vol. 2 The Bad Plus, "Not Even Close To Far Off" off their self titled album Mo Kolours, "Keep It Up" off EP2: Banana Wine Walter Smith III & Matthew Stevens, "Orange Crush" off In Common III KingKlavé, "5/4 joint" feat. Joshua Crumbly off his self titled album Duduka Da Fonseca & Quarteto Universal, "Lilia" off Yes!!! Karriem Riggins, "Tom Toms" off Alone Together Gard Nilssen Acoustic Unity, "Boogie" off Elastic Wave Makaya McCraven, "High Fives" off In These Times Tyler Mitchell feat. Marshall Allen, "Enlightenment" off Dancing Shadows Captain Murphy, "The Prisoner (Instrumental)" off Duality Mark Gui

The Line-Up and Evolve for 9 & 10 December 2022

The Line-Up for 9 December 2022 Melissa Aldana, "The Bluest Eye" off 12 Stars MF DOOM, "High John" off Special Herbs Wayne Shorter/Terri Lyne Carrington/Leo Genevese/esperanza spalding, "Drummer's Song" off Live at the Detroit Jazz Festival Anteloper, "Delfin Rosado" off Pink Elephants Carlos Niño & Friends, "Actually" off EXTRA PRESENCE Fat Jon, "Muses" off Repaint Tomorrow Cécile McLorin Salvant, "Obligation" off Ghost Song Jeremy Pelt, the title track to Soundtrack Ethan Iverson, "She Won't Forget Me" off Every Note Is True Mndsgn, "TXT (MSGS) off Yawn Zen Jeff Parker / Eric Revis / Nasheet Waits, "That Eastside Romp" off Eastside Romp Jeff Parker, "Suffolk" off Forfolks Teebs, "While You Doooo" off Ardour Katalyst, Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad, "Summer Solstice" off JID013 Evolve for 10 December 2022 3 o'clock hour Henr