New music releases I happily paid good money for in 2015
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Note: I also happily purchased all seven singles released by Ricked Wicky in 2015; one of my favorite releases of the year was the stand-alone single “Taman Shud” by The Drones; The Ex & Ken Vandermark didn't put out an album this year but everything I heard from their tour was flat out astonishing.
Another note: JEFF The Brotherhood is not my favorite band - it is simply the only band I like that also put out two albums in 2015.
What this list says about me: (1) I am old. (2) I practice brand loyalty. (3) I really slept on jazz this year.
*Full disclosure: Title was downloaded free from the artist’s website but I would’ve been happy to pay
** Full disclosure Pt. II: A promotional copy of this title was provided to me by the artist but I would’ve been happy to pay
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