BEST OF 12/SUNSET ON THE B’AKTUN
1. Breakbot – By Your Side
2. Grimes – Visions
3. Kirk Fogg – 2049
4. Merchandise – Children of Desire
5. Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
6. Robert Glasper – Black Radio
7. Matthew Dear – Beams
8. SpaceGhostPurrp – Mysterious Phonk
9. Todd Terje – It’s The Arps
10. Pryda – Eric Prydz Presents…
11. The Midnight (All y’all stay real)
12. Citizens Co-op (Keep doin’ good!)
13. Grow Radio (FOREVER)
14. Arrow’s Aim/Wolfwax (Keep some electro singles behind the counter for when I come visit, you know what I like)
15. Andrew Chadwick and ACTION RESEARCH (Can’t stop meow)
16. WMNF TAMPA (Stay keepin’ it real, tune in when Grow’s off air)
17. cYBORg CITY and COTTAGE SLEAZE (If you don’t know, you really better ask somebody)
18. Banana’s Records St. Pete (even though you spoiled me on every other dollar bin I’ve come to know since)
19. Anyone I may have missed (but haven’t forgotten!) who’s helped me out some way this year either directly or inadvertently, it’s been a strange one for sure.
20. TAMPA BAY, FLORIDA (For being such a warm and welcoming place, now lets get weird)
Robbie from Jazzville’s 20 albums of 2012 you might not want to miss, in no particular order of preference.
1. Vijay Iyer Trio – Accelerando
2. Jeremy Pelt – Soul
3. Kenny Garrett – Seeds from the Underground
4. Phronesis – Walking Dark
5. Brandon Wright – Journeyman
6. Johnathan Blake – The Eleventh Hour
7. Romain Collin – The Calling
8. Branford Marsalis – Four MFs Playin’ Tunes
9. John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension – Now Here This
10. Yaron Herman – Alter Ego
11. Opus 5 – Pentasonic
12. Makoto Ozone – My Witch’s Blue
13. Christian Scott – Christian aTunde Adjuah
14. Yosvany Terry – Today’s Opinion
15. Brian Bromberg – Compared to That
16. David Kikoski – Consequences
17. Tony Tixier – Dream Pursuit
18. Pat Metheny – Unity Band
19. Jazz Soul Seven – Impressions of Curtis Mayfield
20. Chick Corea – Further Explorations
Dr. Bill’s Super Awesome Musical Happy Time
1. Artichoke-Etchy Sketchy Skies
2. Gavin Bryars- Mercy and Grand: The Music of Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan
3. Mumford & Sons-Babel
4. Smashing Pumpkins-Oceania
5. Field Report-Field Report
7. Calibro 35-Rare
8. The Soul Rebels-Unlock Your Mind
9. The Dust Busters w/John Cohen-Old Man Below
10. Redd Kross-Researching The Blues
Travis Magoo/Culture Wars
Arcing Industrial Trust lp
Arrow’s Aim Records & WolfWax Comics
bike lanes/public parks
C.R.A.S.H. A War on All Fronts 7”
Farmer’s Market / Food Co-op
Himanshu Nehru Jackets mixtape
Neon Blud Discotheque Deathbed 12”
Rose Cross (live)
Sarah Kirsch R.I.P.
Sequential Artists Workshop
Merchandise – Children of Desire
Miles Davis – Kind of Blue
The Walkmen – Line by Line
Making six people dance at once.
Ai Wei Wei – Never Story
The Four Passions
Dirty Fist: Angry Biker: dirtyfistmusic.bandcamp.com/album/tit-for-tat
The students at SAW:
Cultural Equality featuring Alan Lomax recordings: http://research.culturalequity.org/home-audio.jsp
Shintaro Sakamoto: How To Live With a Phantom:
Excavated Shellac: excavatedshellac.com
Roamer X: soundcloud.com/roamerx
Alabama Shakes: Girls and Boys:
Theme Music Facebook Group (rolling cover song project: http://www.facebook.com/groups/theme.music.group/ )
Michael Kiwanuka: Tell Me a Tale : http://michaelkiwanuka.com/
And oldies return in great form:
The Sea and Cake
The Kitchen Sink
Favs from this year, no particular order:
Michael Kiwanuka-Tell Me a Tale
Public Enemy-The Evil Empire of Everything, Most of My Heroes Still Don’t Appear on no Stamp
Labels, new and old favs: Sublime Frequencies, Numero Group, Merge, Crammed Discs, Soundway, Thrill Jockey, Drag City, Matador, Electric Cowbell, Sub Pop, Sorry State, Peak Oil, Analog Africa
Florida Rules St Dad – LP (vinyl rites). Eponymous release from these Gainesville mayhem makers.
Church Whip – 7″ (fallow soul/self released). Tampa metal. Live show kills.
Holly Hunt – Year One (Roofless). Double LP from Miami. Ex floor/cavity. Comes with earplugs!
Severe disappointments – 7″ (Iron Forge Press). Members of Classic Florida bands: morbid opera, roach motel, chickenhead and crumbs come together to put out a gem. Sick packaging.
Sewn Leather/HOAX/ectoplasm at 911 house. Show of the year. Reaffirmed that all is good in the world. It’s on YouTube for those that missed it. Thanks Andrew Chadwick.
The Laboratory – I miss the Lab.
Dead Can Dance – Anastasis.
Bad Brains – Into the Future (Megaforce). Oozing positive love.
2 Live Crew at the Dirty Bar/Thornebrook Village. Filthy raunchy booty dance party. Original members!
Post Teens & Rose Cross live.
JAWSOME – Life’s Beachy. Local Spring Break hardcore.
Waylon Thornton and the Heavy Hands – theheavyhands.bandcamp.com – just go. Lake Butler represented. He does art too.
Pill Church tape (R.I.P.)
Three must see local bands. Three must have tapes. Cassettes rule!
Wayward Council – last show send off. Too many bands to list. R.I.P.
Dick Dale, King of the Surf Guitar live at Double Down. 74 years young and completely destroyed it.
Mutley Chix reunion show. ‘Nuff said.
Arrow’s Aim Records. Crucial vinyl. You will find something you have never seen before.