Aquarium Drunkard :: 2018 Year In Review - 12-12


Here it is. Our obligatory year-end review. The following is an unranked list of albums that caught, and kept, our attention in 2018. Let it blurb. – AD Sam Gendel & Sam Wilkes – Music For Saxofone And Bass Guitar / Wilkes: Two exceptionally strong records from the always reliable LEAVING Records. Both on his own and with saxophonist Gendel, bassist Wilkes creates foggy microclimates of sound and invites a slew of guests (including Louis Cole, Brian Green, and more) into the warm mist, leading to a surprisingly vulnerable pair of records that prove the gooey emotional power of avant-garde jazz. (buy)