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2017 was another amazing year for new music. I reviewed 151 albums over the course of the year - two more than 2016. I find it impossible to choose one album as Album of the Year, so I won't. I have listed my 21 Favorites in the order that I reviewed them. There is some incredible music here! Congratulations to all of these artists! There are many others that were considered for the list, but I had to make some tough choices. I can't wait to hear what's coming in 2018!
Cover image of the album Reflected In a Flowing Stream by Kathryn Kaye
Kathryn Kaye
January 1, 2017
Kathy's Picks
Cover image of the album Summer Swee-Singh & the Crazy 88 by Summer Swee-Singh
Summer Swee-Singh
February 20, 2017
Debut AlbumsKathy's Picks
Cover image of the album Quiet Piano Improvisations, Volume 2 by Greg Maroney
Greg Maroney
February 26, 2017
Kathy's Picks
Cover image of the album The Art of Piano by David Hicken
David Hicken
February 26, 2017
Kathy's Picks
Cover image of the album Portrait of a Pianist by David Hicken
David Hicken
March 20, 2017
Kathy's Picks
Cover image of the album Yet Another Love Story by Milana Zilnik
Milana Zilnik
March 31, 2017
Kathy's Picks
Cover image of the album Departure by Louis Landon
Louis Landon
May 15, 2017
Kathy's Picks
Cover image of the album Afterwords by Tobin Mueller
Tobin Mueller
May 18, 2017
JazzKathy's Picks
Cover image of the album Jazzy Kid Songs by John Paris
John Paris
July 17, 2017
JazzKathy's Picks
Cover image of the album The Sad Waltz by Christopher James
Christopher James
July 27, 2017
Kathy's Picks
Cover image of the album Sweet Serenity by Sally Kidwell
Sally Kidwell
August 8, 2017
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Cover image of the album Held In the Light by Dan Chadburn
Dan Chadburn
September 15, 2017
Hymn ArrangementsKathy's Picks
Cover image of the album Momentum by David Hicken
David Hicken
September 23, 2017
Kathy's Picks
Cover image of the album Ascend by Christine Brown
Christine Brown
October 1, 2017
Kathy's Picks
Cover image of the album Into the Flow by Joseph Akins
Joseph Akins
October 5, 2017
Kathy's Picks
Cover image of the album Heart To Heart by Ovidio De Ferrari
Ovidio De Ferrari
October 19, 2017
Kathy's Picks
Cover image of the album Ardor by Matthew Mayer
Matthew Mayer
October 31, 2017
Kathy's PicksLatest Reviews
Cover image of the album Reflecting Forward by Ryan Marvel
Ryan Marvel
November 12, 2017
Kathy's PicksLatest Reviews
Cover image of the album Star Light, Star Bright by Greg Maroney
Greg Maroney
December 14, 2017
Kathy's PicksLatest Reviews
Cover image of the album An Eagle's Zen by Wayne Gratz
Wayne Gratz
December 18, 2017
Kathy's PicksLatest Reviews
Cover image of the album Rural Renewal by Gerhard Daum