12/17/10

2010 Critic Ballots Revealed!

For our annual year-end Critics’ Poll, we asked our writers to choose what they believe to be the best and most important releases of the past 12 months. Here are their individual lists, covering CDs and box sets that entered the marketplace between Nov. 1, 2009 and Oct. 31, 2010. Some albums may have slipped through the cracks, however, as official release dates shifted or weren’t available. For the full results, check out our January/February 2011 issue, available now digitally and on newsstands Jan. 4. (Subscribers get theirs earlier.)

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Lee Mergner

Jason Moran performs with Bandwagon at the 2010 Rosslyn Jazz Festival

David R. Adler

New Releases:
1. Rez Abbasi Acoustic Quartet Natural Selection (Sunnyside)
2. Paul Motian/Chris Potter/Jason Moran Lost in a Dream (ECM)
3. John Hébert Trio Spiritual Lover (Clean Feed)
4. Jason Moran TEN (Blue Note)
5. Pat Metheny Orchestrion (Nonesuch)
6. Avishai Cohen Introducing Triveni (Anzic)
7. Eric Hofbauer American Fear! (Creative Nation)
8. David S. Ware Onecept (AUM Fidelity)
9. Orrin Evans Faith in Action (Posi-Tone)
10. SFJAZZ Collective Live 2010: 7th Annual Concert Tour (SFJAZZ)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Henry Threadgill The Complete Novus/Columbia Recordings of Henry Threadgill & Air (Mosaic)
2. Philly Joe Jones’ Dameronia featuring Johnny Griffin Look, Stop and Listen (Uptown)
3. Byard Lancaster, Khan Jamal, et al. Sounds of Liberation (Porter)
4. Harris Simon The Mastery of Passion (Resonance)
5. Sun Ra College Tour Vol. I: The Complete Nothing Is… (ESP-Disk’)

Larry Appelbaum

New Releases:
1. Jason Moran TEN (Blue Note)
2. Rebecca Martin When I Was Long Ago (Sunnyside)
3. Antonio Sanchez Live in New York at Jazz Standard (CAM Jazz)
4. Bill Charlap and Renee Rosnes Double Portrait (Blue Note)
5. Henry Threadgill Zooid This Bring Us To, Volume II (Pi)
6. Danilo Pérez Providencia (Mack Avenue)
7. Chucho Valdés Chucho’s Steps (4Q)
8. Esperanza Spalding Chamber Music Society (Heads Up)
9. Michael Formanek Quartet The Rub and Spare Change (ECM)
10. Ran Blake/Sara Serpa Camera Obscura (Inner Circle)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Miles Davis Bitches Brew: 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition (Sony Legacy)
2. Stan Getz/Kenny Barron People Time: The Complete Recordings (Sunnyside)
3. Art Pepper Unreleased Art, Vol. V (Widow’s Taste)
4. Henry Threadgill The Complete Novus/Columbia Recordings of Henry Threadgill & Air (Mosaic)
5. Irene Kral Second Chance (Jazzed)

Philip Booth

New Releases:
1. Fred Hersch Trio Whirl (Palmetto)
2. Keith Jarrett/Charlie Haden Jasmine (ECM)
3. Mike Mainieri Crescent (NYC)
4. John Ellis and Double-Wide Puppet Mischief (ObliqSound)
5. Brad Mehldau Highway Rider (Nonesuch)
6. Cassandra Wilson Silver Pony (Blue Note)
7. Lionel Loueke Mwaliko (Blue Note)
8. Esperanza Spalding Chamber Music Society (Heads Up)
9. Ken Berman Trio Looking Forward (MMG)
10. Jeff Berlin High Standards (M.A.J.)

Shaun Brady

New Releases:
1. Mary Halvorson Quintet Saturn Sings (Firehouse 12)
2. Danilo Perez Providencia (Mack Avenue)
3. Chris Lightcap’s Bigmouth Deluxe (Clean Feed)
4. The Nels Cline Singers Initiate (Cryptogramophone)
5. Rudresh Mahanthappa & Bunky Green Apex (Pi)
6. The Claudia Quintet Royal Toast (Cuneiform)
7. Jason Moran TEN (Blue Note)
8. Orrin Evans Faith in Action (Posi-Tone)
9. Rez Abbasi Acoustic Quartet Natural Selection (Sunnyside)
10. John Escreet Don’t Fight the Inevitable (Mythology)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Archie Shepp The New York Contemporary Five (Delmark)
2. Miles Davis Bitches Brew: 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition
(Sony Legacy)
3. Byard Lancaster, Khan Jamal, et al. Sounds of Liberation (Porter)
4. Stan Getz & Kenny Barron People Time: The Complete Recordings (Sunnyside)
5. Catalyst The Complete Recordings (Porter)

Brent Burton

New Releases:
1. Keith Jarrett/Charlie Haden Jasmine (ECM)
2. Tomasz Stanko Quintet Dark Eyes (ECM)
3. Nils Petter Molvaer Hamada (Thirsty Ear)
4. Eivind Aarset & the Sonic Codex Orchestra Live Extracts (Jazzland)
5. Food Quiet Inlet (ECM)
6. Henry Threadgill Zooid This Brings Us To, Volume II (Pi)
7. Espen Eriksen You Had Me at Goodbye (Rune Grammofon)
8. Mary Halvorson Quintet Saturn Sings (Firehouse 12)
9. Steve Coleman Harvesting Semblances and Affinities (Pi)
10. Supersilent 10 (Rune Grammofon)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Soft Machine NDR Jazz Workshop, Germany, May 17, 1973 (Cuneiform)
2. Ella Fitzgerald Twelve Nights in Hollywood (Hip-O Select)
3. Miles Davis Bitches Brew (Legacy Edition) (Sony Legacy)
4. Et Cetera Knirsch (MPS/Promising)
5. Arild Andersen Green in Blue: Early Quartets (ECM)

Nate Chinen

New Releases:
1. Jason Moran TEN (Blue Note)
2. Keith Jarrett/Charlie Haden Jasmine (ECM)
3. Mary Halvorson Quintet Saturn Sings (Firehouse 12)
4. Charles Lloyd Quartet Mirror (ECM)
5. Benoît Delbecq The Sixth Jump (Songlines)
6. Kris Davis/Ingrid Laubrock/Tyshawn Sorey Paradoxical Frog (Clean Feed)
7. Brad Mehldau Highway Rider (Nonesuch)
8. Myra Melford’s Be Bread The Whole Tree Gone (Firehouse 12)
9. Chris Lightcap’s Bigmouth Deluxe (Clean Feed)
10. The Bad Plus Never Stop (E1)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Henry Threadgill The Complete Novus/Columbia Recordings of Henry Threadgill & Air (Mosaic)
2. Ahmad Jamal The Complete Ahmad Jamal Trio Argo Sessions (Mosaic)
3. Kenny Dorham The Flamboyan, Queens, New York, 1963 (Uptown)
4. Various Artists CTI Records: The Cool Revolution (Sony Masterworks Jazz)
5. Carl Fontana The Fifties (Uptown)

Thomas Conrad

New Releases:
1. Tomasz Stanko Quintet Dark Eyes (ECM)
2. Vijay Iyer Solo (ACT)
3. Charles Lloyd Quartet Mirror (ECM)
4. Rudresh Mahanthappa & Bunky Green Apex (Pi)
5. Jan Garbarek/The Hilliard Ensemble Officium Novum (ECM)
6. Dave Holland Octet Pathways (Dare2)
7. Christian Scott Yesterday You Said Tomorrow (Concord Jazz)
8. Stefano Battaglia/Michele Rabbia Pastorale (ECM)
9. Dmitry Baevsky Down With It (Sharp Nine)
10. Rebecca Martin When I Was Long Ago (Sunnyside)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Philly Joe Jones’ Dameronia featuring Johnny Griffin Look, Stop and Listen (Uptown)
2. Art Pepper Unreleased Art, Vol. V (Widow’s Taste)
3. Stan Getz/Kenny Barron People Time: The Complete Recordings (Sunnyside)
4. Eberhard Weber Colours (ECM)
5. New York Art Quartet Old Stuff (Cuneiform)

Owen Cordle

New Releases:
1. Lew Soloff, Steve Richman and Harmonie Ensemble New York Sketches of Spain (Sheffield Lab)
2. Frank Kimbrough Rumors (Palmetto)
3. Steve Turre Delicious and Delightful (HighNote)
4. Conrad Herwig The Latin Side of Herbie Hancock (Half Note)
5. The Either/Orchestra Mood Music for Time Travellers (Accurate)
6. John Ellis & Double-Wide Puppet Mischief (ObliqSound)
7. Tom Harrell Roman Nights (HighNote)
8. Rufus Reid Out Front (Motéma)
9. Alexis Cole Someday My Prince Will Come (Venus)
10. Houston Person Moment to Moment (HighNote)

Historical/Reissues:
1. CTI All-Stars California Concert: The Hollywood Palladium (Sony Masterworks Jazz)

Bill DeMain

New Releases:
1. Stacey Kent Raconte-Moi (Blue Note)
2. Bill Frisell Beautiful Dreamers (Savoy Jazz)
3. Pete Levin Jump! (Pete Levin)
4. Keith Jarrett/Charlie Haden Jasmine (ECM)
5. Pat Metheny Orchestrion (Nonesuch)
6. Cassandra Wilson Silver Pony (Blue Note)
7. Brad Mehldau Highway Rider (Nonesuch)
8. Geri Allen Flying Toward the Sound (Motéma)
9. Mose Allison Way of the World (ANTI-)
10. Regina Carter Reverse Thread (E1)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Frank Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim Sinatra/Jobim: The Complete Reprise Recordings (Concord)
2. Bing Crosby The Bing Crosby CBS Radio Recordings 1954-56 (Mosaic)
3. Miles Davis Bitches Brew: 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition (Sony Legacy)
4. Dave Brubeck Quartet Time Out: 50th Anniversary Edition (Sony Legacy)
5. Chet Baker My Foolish Heart (Appaloosa)

Colin Fleming

New Releases:
1. Paul Motian/Chris Potter/Jason Moran Lost in a Dream (ECM)
2. Charles Lloyd Quartet Mirror (ECM)
3. Brad Mehldau Highway Rider (Nonesuch)
4. William Parker Organ Quartet Uncle Joe’s Spirit House (AUM Fidelity)
5. Fred Hersch Trio Whirl (Palmetto)
6. Keith Jarrett/Charlie Haden Jasmine (ECM)
7. Curtis Fuller I Will Tell Her (Capri)
8. Bill Charlap and Renee Rosnes Double Portrait (Blue Note)
9. Jason Moran TEN (Blue Note)
10. Steve Tibbetts Natural Causes (ECM)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Bing Crosby The Bing Crosby CBS Recordings 1954-56 (Mosaic)
2. Nat King Cole & Friends Riffin’: The Decca, JATP, Keynote and Mercury Recordings (Hip-O Select)
3. Ahmad Jamal The Complete Ahmad Jamal Trio Argo Sessions 1956-62 (Mosaic)
4. Sun Ra College Tour Vol. I: The Complete Nothing Is... (ESP-Disk’)
5. John Carter and Bobby Bradford Mosaic Select 36 (Mosaic)

Ken Franckling

New Releases:
1. Pat Metheny Orchestrion (Nonesuch)
2. Jacky Terrasson Push (Concord Jazz)
3. Dave Holland Octet Pathways (Dare2)
4. Ellen Rowe Quartet Wishing Well (PKO)
5. Tamir Hendelman Destinations (Resonance)
6. Jean-Michel Pilc True Story (Dreyfus Jazz)
7. Christine Jensen Treelines (Justin Time)
8. Dave Bass Quartet Gone (Dave Bass)
9. Omar Sosa & NDR Bigband Ceremony (Otá)
10. Lisa Engelken Caravan (Little Angel)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Art Pepper Unreleased Art, Vol. V (Widow’s Taste)
2. Miles Davis Bitches Brew: 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition (Sony Legacy)
3. Stan Getz/Kenny Barron People Time: The Complete Recordings (Sunnyside)
4. Freddie Hubbard Red Clay (CTI/Sony Masterworks Jazz)
5. Vince Guaraldi Peanuts Portraits (Concord)

Andrew Gilbert

New Releases:
1. Myra Melford’s Be Bread The Whole Tree Gone (Firehouse 12)
2. Scott Amendola Lift (Sazi)
3. Charles Lloyd Quartet Mirror (ECM)
4. Allison Miller Boom Tic Boom! Boom Tic Boom (Foxhaven)
5. Antonio Sanchez Live in New York at the Jazz Standard (CAM Jazz)
6. Catherine Russell Inside This Heart of Mine (World Village)
7. Steve Coleman and Five Elements Harvesting Semblances and Affinities (Pi)
8. Tom Harrell Roman Nights (HighNote)
9. Regina Carter Reverse Thread (E1)
10. Mary Stallings Dream (HighNote)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Kenny Dorham The Flamboyan, Queens, NY, 1963 (Uptown)
2. Irene Kral Second Chance (Jazzed)
3. Steve Lacy November (Intakt)
4. Art Pepper Unreleased Art, Vol. V (Widow’s Taste)
5. Archie Shepp The NY Contemporary Five (Delmark)

Steve Greenlee

New Releases:
1. William Parker/I Plan to Stay a Believer The Inside Songs of Curtis Mayfield (AUM Fidelity)
2. The Nels Cline Singers Initiate (Cryptogramophone)
3. Mike Mainieri Crescent (NYC)
4. Charles Lloyd Quartet Mirror (ECM)
5. Rudresh Mahanthappa & Bunky Green Apex (Pi)
6. Sherman Irby Quartet Live at the Otto Club (Black Warrior)
7. Olivier Manchon and Miniature Chamber Orchestra (ObliqSound)
8. Kurt Rosenwinkel Standards Trio Reflections (Word of Mouth)
9. Matthew Shipp 4D (Thirsty Ear)
10. Erik Telford Kinetic (EJT)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Miles Davis Bitches Brew: 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition (Sony Legacy)
2. Henry Threadgill The Complete Remastered Recordings on Black
Saint & Soul Note
(CAM Jazz/Black Saint)
3. CTI All-Stars California Concert: The Hollywood Palladium (Sony Masterworks Jazz)
4. Sun Ra The Antique Blacks (Art Yard)
5. New York Art Quartet Old Stuff (Cuneiform)

Evan Haga

New Releases:
1. Jason Moran TEN (Blue Note)
2. Christian Scott Yesterday You Said Tomorrow (Concord Jazz)
3. Charles Lloyd Quartet Mirror (ECM)
4. Rudresh Mahanthappa & Steve Lehman Dual Identity (Clean Feed)
5. Pat Metheny Orchestrion (Nonesuch)
6. SFJAZZ Collective Live 2010: 7th Annual Concert Tour (SFJAZZ)
7. Jon Irabagon Foxy (Hot Cup)
8. Kurt Rosenwinkel Standards Trio Reflections (Word of Mouth)
9. The Bad Plus Never Stop (E1)
10. Azar Lawrence Mystic Journey (Furthermore)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Miles Davis Bitches Brew: 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition (Sony Legacy)
2. Ray Charles Genius + Soul = Jazz (2-CD Expanded Edition) (Concord)
3. Stan Getz/Kenny Barron People Time: The Complete Recordings (Sunnyside)
4. Eberhard Weber Colours (ECM)
5. Jimi Hendrix Valleys of Neptune (Sony Legacy)

Don Heckman

New Releases:
1. Charles Lloyd Quartet Mirror (ECM)
2. Billy Childs Autumn: In Moving Pictures (ArtistShare)
3. Jason Moran TEN (Blue Note)
4. SFJAZZ Collective Live 2010: 7th Annual Concert Tour (SFJAZZ)
5. Fred Hersch Trio Whirl (Palmetto)
6. Christian Scott Yesterday You Said Tomorrow (Concord Jazz)
7. Keith Jarrett/Charlie Haden Jasmine (ECM)
8. Paul Motian/Chris Potter/Jason Moran Lost in a Dream (ECM)
9. Ralph Towner/Paolo Fresu Chiaroscuro (ECM)
10. Henry Threadgill Zooid This Brings Us To, Volume II (Pi)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Miles Davis Bitches Brew (Legacy Edition) (Sony Legacy)
2. Various Artists CTI Records: The Cool Revolution (Sony Masterworks Jazz)
3. Sonny Rollins Way Out West (Original Jazz Classics)
4. Ella Fitzgerald Twelve Nights in Hollywood (Hip-O Select)
5. Various Artists All Time Greatest Swing Era Songs (AAO)

Chris Heim

New Releases:
1. Bobby McFerrin VOCAbuLarieS (Emarcy)
2. Federico Britos Voyage (Sunnyside)
3. Dave Holland/Pepe Habichuela Hands (Dare2)
4. Chris Washburne & the SYOTOS Band Fields of Moons (Jazzheads)
5. Regina Carter Reverse Thread (E1)
6. Mulatu Astatke Mulatu Steps Ahead (Strut)
7. Dave Sharp’s Secret Seven 7 (Vortex)
8. Issac Delgado L-O-V-E (Calle 54/Sony)
9. Nguyen Le Saiyuki (ACT)
10. Rafi Malkiel Water (Tzadik)

Geoffrey Himes

New Releases:
1. Jason Moran TEN (Blue Note)
2. Bill Frisell Beautiful Dreamers (Savoy Jazz)
3. Ralph Towner/Paolo Fresu Chiaroscuro (ECM)
4. Guillermo Klein Domador de Huellas: Music of “Cuchi” Leguizamon (Sunnyside)
5. Cyrus Chestnut Trio Journeys (JLP)
6. Vijay Iyer Solo (ACT)
7. Steve Coleman and Five Elements Harvesting Semblances and Affinities (Pi)
8. Dave Holland Octet Pathways (Dare2)
9. Dave Douglas & Keystone Spark of Being: Expand (Greenleaf)
10. SFJAZZ Collective Live 2010: 7th Annual Concert Tour (SFJAZZ)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Miles Davis Bitches Brew: 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition (Sony Legacy)
2. Jimi Hendrix Valleys of Neptune (Sony Legacy)
3. Ray Charles Genius + Soul = Jazz (2-CD Expanded Edition) (Concord)
4. Stan Getz/Kenny Barron People Time: The Complete Recordings (Sunnyside)
5. Nat King Cole & Friends Riffin’: The Decca, JATP, Keynote and Mercury Recordings (Hip-O Select)

Lyn Horton

New Releases:
1. William Parker Organ Quartet Uncle Joe’s Spirit House (AUM Fidelity)
2. Matthew Shipp 4D (Thirsty Ear)
3. David S. Ware Saturnian (Solo Saxophones Volume 1) (AUM Fidelity)
4. Vox Arcana Aerial Age (Allos Documents)
5. Dave Rempis and Frank Rosaly Cyrillic (482)
6. Joe McPhee, Dominic Duval, Jay Rosen and Mikolaj Trzaska Magic (Not Two)
7. Wadada Leo Smith/Ed Blackwell Blue Mountain’s Sun Drummer (Kabell)
8. Hamid Drake and Bindu Reggaeology (RogueArt)
9. Mike Pride’s From Bacteria to Boys Betweenwhile (AUM Fidelity)
10. Odean Pope Ensemble Odean’s List (In + Out)

Willard Jenkins

New Releases:
1. Jason Moran TEN (Blue Note)
2. Rudresh Mahanthappa & Bunky Green Apex (Pi)
3. Azar Lawrence Mystic Journey (Furthermore)
4. Ahmad Jamal A Quiet Time (Dreyfus Jazz)
5. Regina Carter Reverse Thread (E1)
6. Charles Lloyd Quartet Mirror (ECM)
7. Steve Colson The Untarnished Dream (Silver Sphinx)
8. Orrin Evans Faith in Action (Posi-Tone)
9. The Clayton Brothers The New Song and Dance (ArtistShare)
10. Allison Miller Boom Tic Boom! Boom Tic Boom (Foxhaven)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Freddie Hubbard Red Clay (CTI/Sony Masterworks Jazz)
2. Fela Kuti The Best of the Black President (Kalakuta/Knitting Factory)
3. Art Pepper Unreleased Art, Vol. V (Widow’s Taste)
4. CTI All-Stars California Concert: The Hollywood Palladium (Sony Masterworks Jazz)

Mike Joyce

New Releases:
1. Chucho Valdés Chucho’s Steps (4Q)
2. Charles Lloyd Quartet Mirror (ECM)
3. Dave Holland Octet Pathways (Dare2)
4. Steve Coleman and Five Elements Harvesting Semblances and Affiniites (Pi)
5. Geri Allen Flying Toward the Sound (Motéma)
6. Randy Weston & His African Rhythms Sextet The Storyteller (Motéma)
7. Cindy Blackman Another Lifetime (4Q)
8. Jason Moran TEN (Blue Note)
9. Bill Frisell Beautiful Dreamers (Savoy Jazz)
10. Tomasz Stanko Quintet Dark Eyes (ECM)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Miles Davis Bitches Brew: 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition (Sony Legacy)
2. Art Pepper Unreleased Art, Vol. V (Widow’s Taste)
3. Frank Sinatra/Antonio Carlos Jobim Sinatra/Jobim: The Complete Reprise Recordings (Concord)
4. Nat King Cole & Friends Riffin’: The Decca, JATP, Keynote and Mercury Recordings (Hip-O Select)
5. Ray Charles Genius + Soul = Jazz (2-CD Expanded Edition) (Concord)

Bruce Klauber

New Releases:
1. Terry Clarke It’s About Time (Blue)
2. Steve Hobbs Vibes Straight Up (Challenge)
3. Billy Cobham Palindrome (Varese Sarabande)
4. Steve Smith/George Brooks/Prasanna Ragabop Trio (Abstract Logix)
5. Joe Chambers Horace to Max (Savant)
6. Bill Charlap and Renee Rosnes Double Exposure (Blue Note)
7. Barry Harris Live in Rennes (Plus Lion)
8. Mike Mainieri Crescent (NYC)
9. Don Menza Dream Suite (Corsaro)
10. Frank Macchia Folk Songs for Jazzers (Cacophony)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Norman Granz Jazz at the Philharmonic Concert of September 13, 1952 (Fresh Sound)
2. Stan Getz/Kenny Barron People Time: The Complete Recordings (Sunnyside)
3. Various Artists CTI Records: The Cool Revolution (Sony Masterworks Jazz)
4. J.J. Johnson A Date in New York (Inner City)
5. Frank Sinatra/Antonio Carlos Jobim Sinatra/Jobim: The Complete Reprise Recordings (Reprise)

Aidan Levy

New Releases:
1. Rudresh Mahanthappa & Bunky Green Apex (Pi)
2. The Nels Cline Singers Initiate (Cryptogramophone)
3. Jason Moran TEN (Blue Note)
4. Vijay Iyer Solo (ACT)
5. Steve Colson The Untarnished Dream (Silver Sphinx)
6. Dan Tepfer Trio Five Pedals Deep (Sunnyside)
7. John Hébert Trio Spiritual Lover (Clean Feed)
8. The Claudia Quintet Royal Toast (Cuneiform)
9. Dave Douglas & Keystone Spark of Being (Greenleaf)
10. Bill Frisell Beautiful Dreamers (Savoy Jazz)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Art Pepper Art Pepper Meets the Rhythm Section (Concord)
2. Miles Davis Bitches Brew: 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition (Sony Legacy)
3. Henry Threadgill The Complete Remastered Recordings on Black
Saint & Soul Note
(CAM Jazz/Black Saint)
4. Fela Kuti The Best of the Black President (Kalakuta/Knitting Factory)
5. Irene Kral Second Chance (Jazzed)

Christopher Loudon

New Releases:
1. Herbie Hancock The Imagine Project (Hancock/Red)
2. José James & Jef Neve For All We Know (Impulse!)
3. Keith Jarrett/Charlie Haden Jasmine (ECM)
4. Cheryl Bentyne The Gershwin Songbook (King/ArtistShare)
5. Gregory Porter Water (Motéma)
6. Milton Suggs Things to Come (Skiptone)
7. Lisa Engelken Caravan (Little Angel)
8. Carolyn Leonhart/Wayne Escoffery Tides of Yesterday (Savant)
9. Hilary Kole You Are There (Justin Time)
10. Nellie McKay Normal as Blueberry Pie: A Tribute to Doris Day (Verve)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Ray Charles Genius + Soul = Jazz (2-CD Expanded Edition) (Concord)
2. Antonio Carlos Jobim Tom Jobim Sings Vinicius (DRG)
3. Bing Crosby The Bing Crosby CBS Radio Recordings 1954-56 (Mosaic)
4. Irene Kral Second Chance (Jazzed)
5. Kenny Rankin Inside (Sly Dog)

Bill Meredith

New Releases:
1. John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension To the One (Abstract Logix)
2. Stanton Moore Groove Alchemy (Telarc)
3. Mark O’Connor Jam Session (OMAC)
4. Omar Hakim/Rachel Z The Trio of Oz (Ozmosis)
5. Jamie Ousley Back Home (Tie)
6. Cindy Blackman Another Lifetime (4Q)
7. Hiromi Place to Be (Telarc)
8. Billy Cobham/Colin Towns HR Big Band Meeting of the Spirits: A Celebration of the Mahavishnu Orchestra (In + Out)
9. Jeff Richman Like That (Nefer)
10. Mike Keneally Scambot 1 (Exowax)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Stan Getz/Kenny Barron People Time: The Complete Recordings (Sunnyside)
2. Gabor Szabo Jazz Raga (Light in the Attic)
3. Frank Sinatra/Antonio Carlos Jobim Sinatra/Jobim: The Complete Reprise Recordings (Concord)
4. Nat King Cole & Friends Riffin’: The Decca, JATP, Keynote and Mercury Recordings (Hip-O Select)
5. King Crimson Red (Inner Knot)

Lee Mergner

New Releases:
1. Dave Douglas & Keystone Spark of Being (Greenleaf)
2. Charles Lloyd Quartet Mirror (ECM)
3. Keith Jarrett/Charlie Haden Jasmine (ECM)
4. Jason Moran TEN (Blue Note)
5. Henry Threadgill Zooid This Brings Us To, Volume II (Pi)
6. Rudresh Mahanthappa & Bunky Green Apex (Pi)
7. The Bad Plus Never Stop (E1)
8. Regina Carter Reverse Thread (E1)
9. Orrin Evans Faith in Action (Posi-Tone)
10. Christian Scott Yesterday You Said Tomorrow (Concord Jazz)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Ray Charles Genius + Soul = Jazz (2-CD Expanded Edition) (Concord)
2. Miles Davis Bitches Brew: 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition (Sony Legacy)
3. Chick Corea Solo Piano: Improvisations/Children’s Songs (ECM)
4. Stan Getz/Kenny Barron People Time: The Complete Recordings (Sunnyside)
5. Art Pepper Unreleased Art, Vol. V (Widow’s Taste)

Bill Milkowski

New Releases:
1. Charles Lloyd Quartet Mirror (ECM)
2. Ranjit Barot Bada Boom (Abstract Logix)
3. Rudresh Mahanthappa & Bunky Green Apex (Pi)
4. Howard Wiley and the Angola Project 12 Gates to the City (www.howardwiley.com)
5. Paul Motian/Chris Potter/Jason Moran Lost in a Dream (ECM)
6. Billy Childs Autumn: In Moving Pictures (ArtistShare)
7. Bill Frisell Beautiful Dreamers (Savoy Jazz)
8. Michael Formanek The Rub and Spare Change (ECM)
9. Dave Holland Octet Pathways (Dare2)
10. Scott Colley Empire (CAM Jazz)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Miles Davis Bitches Brew: 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition (Sony Legacy)
2. Stan Getz/Kenny Barron People Time: The Complete Recordings (Sunnyside)
3. Philly Joe Jones’ Dameronia featuring Johnny Griffin Look, Stop and Listen (Uptown)
4. Kenny Dorham The Flamboyan, Queens, NY, 1963 (Uptown)

John Murph

New Releases:
1. Charles Lloyd Quartet Mirror (ECM)
2. Jason Moran TEN (Blue Note)
3. Geri Allen Flying Toward the Sound (Motéma)
4. Randy Weston & His African Rhythms Sextet The Storyteller (Motéma)
5. José James Blackmagic (Brownswood)
6. Tia Fuller Decisive Steps (Mack Avenue)
7. The Claudia Quintet Royal Toast (Cuneiform)
8. Tarbaby The End of Fear (Posi-Tone)
9. Lizz Wright Fellowship (Verve)
10. Howard Wiley and the Angola Project 12 Gates to the City (Howard Wiley)

Historic/Reissues:
1. CTI All-Stars California Concert: The Hollywood Palladium (Sony Masterworks Jazz)
2. Miles Davis Bitches Brew: 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition (Sony Legacy)
3. Chick Corea Solo Piano: Improvisations/Children’s Songs (ECM)
4. Kenny Rankin The Kenny Rankin Album (Mack Avenue/Sly Dog)
5. Nat King Cole & Friends Riffin’: The Decca, JATP, Keynote and Mercury Recordings (Hip-O Select)

Britt Robson

New Releases:
1. Myra Melford’s Be Bread The Whole Tree Gone (Firehouse 12)
2. Rudresh Mahanthappa & Bunky Green Apex (Pi)
3. Charles Lloyd Quartet Mirror (ECM)
4. Sclavis/Taborn/Rainey Eldorado Trio (Clean Feed)
5. Dave Holland Octet Pathways (Dare2)
6. Rufus Reid Out Front (Motéma)
7. Ryan Keberle Heavy Dreaming (Alternate Sides)
8. Christian Scott Yesterday You Said Tomorrow (Concord Jazz)
9. Frank Kimbrough Rumors (Palmetto)
10. SFJAZZ Collective Live 2010: 7th Annual Concert Tour (SFJAZZ)

William Ruhlmann

New Releases:
1. Glenn Cashman & the Southland Big Band Glenn Cashman & the Southland Big Band! (Primrose Lane)
2. Craig Bailey-Tim Armacost Brooklyn Big Band Live at Sweet Rhythm (Candid)
3. Antoinette Montague Behind the Smile (In the Groove)
4. Raydience Raydience (Megawave)
5. Norrbotten Big Band The Avatar Sessions: The Music of Tim Hagans (Fuzzy)
6. Janina Angel Bath Gypsy Woman (Prophase)
7. Jeff Healey Last Call (Stony Plain)
8. The Julien Kasper Band Trance Groove (Toulcat)
9. Ann Savoy & Her Sleepless Knights Black Coffee (Memphis International)
10. Piano Red The Lost Atlanta Tapes (Landslide)

Lloyd Sachs

New Releases:
1. Steve Coleman and Five Elements Harvesting Semblances and Affinities (Pi)
2. Henry Threadgill Zooid This Brings Us To, Volume II (Pi)
3. Chris Lightcap’s Bigmouth Deluxe (Clean Feed)
4. Jason Adasiewicz Sun Rooms (Delmark)
5. Ingrid Laubrock Anti-House (Intakt)
6. Jason Moran TEN (Blue Note)
7. Tomasz Stanko Quintet Dark Eyes (ECM)
8. Ben Goldberg Go Home (Bag)
9. Stephan Crump with Rosetta Trio Reclamation (Sunnyside)
10. Evan Christopher Remembering Song (Arbors)

Historical/Reissues:
1. John Carter and Bobby Bradford Mosaic Select 36 (Mosaic)
2. Henry Threadgill The Complete Remastered Recordings on Black
Saint & Soul Note
(CAM Jazz/Black Saint)
3. Stan Getz/Kenny Barron People Time: The Complete Recordings (Sunnyside)
4. Philly Joe Jones’ Dameronia featuring Johnny Griffin Look, Stop and Listen (Uptown)
5. New York Art Quartet Old Stuff (Cuneiform)

Jessica Sendra

New Releases:
1. José James Blackmagic (Brownswood)
2. Fred Hersch Trio Whirl (Palmetto)
3. Trombone Shorty Backatown (Verve Forecast)
4. Christian Scott Yesterday You Said Tomorrow (Concord Jazz)
5. Elizabeth Shepherd Heavy Falls the Night (Do Right)
6. Regina Carter Reverse Thread (E1)
7. Tribe Rebirth (Planet E)
8. Charlie Hunter Gentlemen, I Neglected to Inform You You Will Not Be Getting Paid (Spire Artist)
9. Stanton Moore Groove Alchemy (Telarc)
10. Jason Moran TEN (Blue Note)

Mike Shanley

New Releases:
1. Vijay Iyer Solo (ACT)
2. Jon Lundbom & Big Five Chord Accomplish Jazz (Hot Cup)
3. Mike Reed’s People, Places & Things Stories & Negotiations (482)
4. Ches Smith & These Arches Finally Out of My Hands (Skirl)
5. Dave Holland Octet Pathways (Dare2)
6. Lee Konitz & Minsarah New Quartet Live at the Village Vanguard (Enja)
7. Ideal Bread Transmit: Vol. 2 of the Music of Steve Lacy (Cuneiform)
8. Marilyn Crispell/David Rothenberg One Dark Night I Left My Silent House
(ECM)
9. Myra Melford’s Be Bread The Whole Tree Gone (Firehouse 12)
10. Keefe Jackson Quartet Seeing You See (Clean Feed)

Harvey Siders

New Releases:
1. Dan Dean 2 5 1 (Origin)
2. Paul Winter Miho: Journey to the Mountain (Living Music)
3. Dan Gailey Jazz Orchestra What Did You Dream? (OA2)
4. Irene Kral Second Chance (Jazzed)
5. Vince Norman/Joe McCarthy Big Band Bright Future (OA2)
6. Dave Anderson Quartet Clarity (OA2)
7. Hadley Caliman/Pete Christlieb Reunion (Origin)
8. The Clayton Brothers The New Song and Dance (ArtistShare)
9. Chris Colangelo Elaine’s Song (C-Note)
10. Dan Adler/Joey DeFrancesco Back to the Bridge (Emdan)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Tommy Flanagan Jazz Poet (Timeless Jazz)
2. Freddie Hubbard Red Clay (CTI/Sony Masterworks Jazz)
3. Michel Legrand Paris Jazz Factory (Emarcy)
4. Coleman Hawkins Today and Now (Analogue)
5. Various Artists New Latin Quarter Presents Jazz & Blues Collection Vol. 1 (White Horse)

Brian Soergel

New Releases:
1. Chris Standring Blue Bolero (Ultimate Vibe)
2. Marc Antoine My Classical Way (Frazzy Frog)
3. Ken Navarro Dreaming of Trains (Positive)
4. Brian Simpson South Beach (Shanachie)
5. Brittni Paiva Four Strings: The Fire Within (Talmidin)
6. David Benoit Earthglow (Heads Up)
7. Fourplay Let’s Touch the Sky (Heads Up)
8. Tom Grant Delicioso (Nu-Wrinkle)
9. Michael Powers Urban Ukulele (Wet-Note)
10. Jackiem Joyner Jackiem Joyner (Artistry)

Jeff Tamarkin

New Releases:
1. Mostly Other People Do the Killing Forty Fort (Hot Cup)
2. Rudresh Mahanthappa & Bunky Green Apex (Pi)
3. Lionel Loueke Mwaliko (Blue Note)
4. Various Artists Treme: Music From the HBO Series, Season 1 (Geffen)
5. Jason Moran TEN (Blue Note)
6. Jeff Healey Last Call (Stony Plain)
7. Christian Scott Yesterday You Said Tomorrow (Concord Jazz)
8. Michael Formanek Quartet The Rub and Spare Change (ECM)
9. Guillermo Klein Domador de Huellas: Music of “Cuchi” Leguizamon (Sunnyside)
10. Matthew Shipp 4D (Thirsty Ear)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Miles Davis The Complete Columbia Album Collection (Sony Legacy)
2. Miles Davis Bitches Brew: 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition (Sony Legacy)
3. Eberhard Weber Colours (ECM)
4. Various Artists CTI Records: The Cool Revolution (Sony Masterworks Jazz)
5. Thelonious Monk The Definitive Thelonious Monk on Prestige and Riverside (Prestige/Riverside)

George Varga

New Releases:
1. Jason Moran TEN (Blue Note)
2. Billy Bang Prayer for Peace (Tum)
3. Dave Holland Octet Pathways (Dare2)
4. Charles Lloyd Quartet Mirror (ECM)
5. Rudresh Mahanthappa & Bunky Green Apex (Pi)
6. Geri Allen Flying Toward the Sound (Dig) (Motéma)
7. Esperanza Spalding Chamber Music Society (Heads Up)
8. Holly Hofmann & Bill Cunliffe Three’s Company (Capri)
9. Alper Yilmaz Over the Clouds (Kayique)
10. Meg Okura and the Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Orchestra Naima (megokura.com)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Miles Davis Bitches Brew: 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition (Sony Legacy)
2. Nat King Cole & Friends Riffin’: The Decca, JATP, Keynote and Mercury Recordings (Hip-O Select)
3. Henry Threadgill The Complete Novus/Columbia Recordings of Henry Threadgill & Air (Mosaic)
4. Eberhard Weber Colours (ECM)
5. Ray Charles Rare Genius: The Undiscovered Masters (Concord)

Michael J. West

New Releases:
1. Christian Scott Yesterday You Said Tomorrow (Concord Jazz)
2. Vijay Iyer Solo (ACT)
3. Regina Carter Reverse Thread (E1)
4. Bill Charlap and Renee Rosnes Double Portrait (Blue Note)
5. Jason Moran TEN (Blue Note)
6. Mary Halvorson Quintet Saturn Sings (Firehouse 12)
7. Rudresh Mahanthappa & Steve Lehman Dual Identity (Clean Feed)
8. Steve Coleman and Five Elements Harvesting Semblances and Affinities (Pi)
9. Geri Allen Flying Toward the Sound (Motéma)
10. Lucian Ban & John Hébert Enesco Re-Imagined (Sunnyside)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Lloyd McNeill Quartet Asha (Universal Sound)
2. Miles Davis Bitches Brew: 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition (Sony Legacy)
3. Art Pepper Art Pepper Meets the Rhythm Section (Original Jazz Classics)

Carlo Wolff

New Releases:
1. Sarah Manning Dandelion Clock (Posi-Tone)
2. Rudresh Mahanthappa & Bunky Green Apex (Pi)
3. Dave Morgan Way of the Sly Man (Being Time)
4. Danilo Pérez Providencia (Mack Avenue)
5. Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin Llyria (ECM)
6. Metropole Orkest/John Scofield/Vince Mendoza 54 (Emarcy)
7. The Nels Cline Singers Initiate (Cryptogramophone)
8. Stephan Crump with Rosetta Trio Reclamation (Sunnyside)
9. Charles Lloyd Quartet Mirror (ECM)
10. Cassandra Wilson Silver Pony (Blue Note)

Josef Woodard

New Releases:
1. Christian Wallumrød Ensemble Fabula Suite Lugano (ECM)
2. Jason Moran TEN (Blue Note)
3. Bill Charlap and Renee Rosnes Double Portrait (Blue Note)
4. The Bad Plus Never Stop (E1)
5. Henry Threadgill Zooid This Brings Us To, Volume II (Pi)
6. Steve Coleman and Five Elements Harvesting Semblances and Affinities (Pi)
7. Miguel Zenón Esta Plena (Marsalis)
8. Vijay Iyer Solo (ACT)
9. Nils Petter Molvaer Hamada (Thirsty Ear)
10. Paul Motian/Chris Potter/Jason Moran Lost in a Dream (ECM)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Miles Davis Bitches Brew: 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition (Sony Legacy)
2. Sonny Rollins Way Out West (Original Jazz Classics)
3. Joe Pass Virtuoso (Original Jazz Classics)
4. Philly Joe Jones’ Dameronia featuring Johnny Griffin Look, Stop and Listen (Uptown)
5. Bill Evans Brilliant (Timeless)

Ron Wynn

New Releases:
1. Jason Moran TEN (Blue Note)
2. Dave Holland Octet Pathways (Dare 2)
3. The Marsalis Family Music Redeems (Marsalis)
4. James Moody Moody 4B (IPO)
5. Conrad Herwig The Latin Side of Herbie Hancock (Half Note)
6. Keith Jarrett/Charlie Haden Jasmine (ECM)
7. Tom Harrell Roman Nights (High Note)
8. Esperanza Spalding Chamber Music Society (Heads Up)
9. Tamir Hendelman Destinations (Resonance)
10. Catherine Russell This Heart of Mine (World Village).

Historical/Reissues:
1. Irene Kral Second Chance (Jazzed)
2. Ray Charles Genius + Soul = Jazz (2-CD Expanded Edition) (Concord)
3. Ella Fitzgerald Twelve Nights in Hollywood (Hip-O Select)
4. Wes Montgomery Boss Guitar (Riverside/Concord)

Scott Yanow

New Releases:
1. Hiromi Place to Be (Telarc)
2. Mostly Other People Do the Killing Forty Fort (Hot Cup)
3. Regina Carter Reverse Thread (E1)
4. Frank Macchia Folk Songs for Jazzers (Cacophony)
5. Billy Childs Autumn: In Moving Pictures (ArtistShare)
6. John Pizzarelli Rockin’ in Rhythm (Telarc)
7. Dave Liebman Big Band As Always (Mama)
8. Chucho Valdés Chucho’s Steps (4Q)
9. Jessica Williams Touch (Origin)
10. Jacky Terrasson Push (Concord Jazz)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Various Artists Cabaret Echoes (Archeophone/Off the Record)
2. Ella Fitzgerald Twelve Nights in Hollywood (Hip-O Select)
3. Ahmad Jamal The Complete Trio Argo Sessions 1956-62 (Mosaic)
4. Art Pepper Unreleased Art, Vol. 5 (Widow’s Taste)
5. Irene Kral Second Chance (Jazzed)

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