It’s truly hard to believe the amount of music that comes out each year. I’ve been trying my best to resist the urge to channel surf through everything; many of my favorite records have a subtle quality that demands the listener’s undivided attention in order to be discovered. So I say to you and to myself, don’t forget the value of stopping everything else in your life, closing your eyes, and listening to an album all the way through. It’s a radical thing to do these days, but it still feels as good as ever.
Although I didn’t release anything as a leader this year, I was featured on quite a few 2013 releases. Here’s the list. Enjoy!
Kendrick Scott Oracle – “Conviction”
Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society – “Brooklyn Babylon”
The Big Bright – “I Slept Through The 80s”
Camila Meza – “Prisma”
Alan Ferber – “March Sublime”
Bruno Santos – “caixa de música”
Les Grant – “Way Forward, Way Back”
Will Bernard – “Dime Store Thriller”
Dr. Lonnie Smith – “In The Beginning Vols. 1 & 2”
Beto Paciello – “Eleven Moons”
Jason Stewart – “Cyclicality”
Michael Blanco – “No Time Like The Present”