The 2020 Large Ensemble Edition of "Here Are a Few of My Favorite Disks":
As I write this post, yesterday (December 14) marked the beginning of the 12th year of "Step Tempest." This is post #1004 (that's a lot of albums although in the first five-six years, I write columns about live music in my home state of Connecticut)––I've slowed down over the past few years due to teaching and family responsibilities but I remain excited about Black Creative Music and its myriad creators as well as performers.
Each year, I have created a "Best of..." list which usually numbers in the 40s (hey, I hear a lot of good music) and 2020, despite its various challenges, has produced a plethora of outstanding. Instead of posting one giant list this year, I have broken it down to two editions. Mostly because 30% of my final list consists of large ensemble albums (minimum of eight members) and that's the most of any year since I began creating a list for CADENCE Magazine in the 1980s. Therefore, they get a column to themselves.
Quite a list Richard, a few I haven’t had the chance to hear, but will check out and I’m sure enjoy. Have a great holiday.ReplyDelete