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John Coltrane & Sons of Kemet make TREBLE - Best of 2018

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TREBLE already shared their consensus lists of the Best Albums of 2018 and the Best Songs of 2018. Now here's each writer's individual top 10, along with some commentary where provided.

On March 6, 1963, John Coltrane and his Classic Quartet - McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones - recorded an entire studio album at the legendary Van Gelder Studios. This music, which features unheard originals, will finally be released 55 years later. Titled Both Directions at Once - The Lost Album, this is, in short, the holy grail of jazz.

Sons of Kemet third album - Your Queen Is A Reptile on impulse! / Verve features saxophonist, band leader and composer Shabaka Hutchings. The iconoclastic mix of tenor sax, tuba and double drums brings a genre defying approach that celebrates the restless exploration of identity within the Caribbean diaspora within the U.K. Your Queen is a Reptile was recorded in London with a host of guests spanning the breadth of the U.K. scene including jungle legend Congo Natty and poet Joshua Idehen.