CKUT’s Best of 2013: Jazz Amuck Edition

As 2013 comes to a close, we’ve asked CKUT programmers for their favourite albums of the year. Be sure to check back over the next week for more best-of lists from show hosts and a top 100 chart reflecting the whole year’s worth of programming courtesy of us here in the music department.

To kick things off John B, host of long-running program Jazz Amuck, gives us the lowdown on his picks of 2013:


20 jazz amuck faves for 2013

matana roberts – coin coin chapter 2: mississippi moonchilde – constellation
taylor ho bynum sextet & 7-tette – navigation – firehouse 12
william parker – wood flute songs: anthology – aum fidelity
tim berne’s snakeoil – shadow man – ecm
harris eisenstadt – golden state – songlines CC
roscoe mitchell (tyshawn sorey + hugh ragin) – roscoe mitchell – wide hive
land of kush – big mango – constellation CC
mary halvorson 6tet – illusionary sea – firehouse 12
craig taborn trio – chants – ecm
black host – life in the sugar candle mines – northern spy
mike ladd & vijay iyer – holding it down: the veteran’s dream project – pi recordings
endangered blood  – work your magic – skirl
kaze – tornado – circum libra
mostly other people do the killing – slippery rock – hot cup
steve coleman and five elements – functional arrhythmias – pi
fred ho & quincy saul – the music of cal massey… – mutable music
nicole mitchell’s ice crystal – aquarius – delmark
marty ehrlich large ensemble – a trumpet in the  morning – new world records
martin/lozano/lewis/wiens/duncan – at canterbury – barnyard CC
thomas chapin quartet – never let me go – playscape