Dan Bilawsky's Best Releases of 2010

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As 2010 draws to a close, I am taking this opportunity to look back at some of the new, standout recordings I've encountered over the course of the year. Some of my new favorites—like Paul Motian
Paul Motian
Paul Motian
1931 - 2011
drums
's Lost In A Dream (ECM, 2010), the new three-disc collection from the SFJAZZ Collective
SFJAZZ Collective
SFJAZZ Collective
b.2004
band/orchestra
, and People Time: The Complete Recordings (Sunnyside, 2010), from Stan Getz
Stan Getz
Stan Getz
1927 - 1991
sax, tenor
and Kenny Barron
Kenny Barron
Kenny Barron
b.1943
piano
—spent a good deal of time in my CD player, but never made it into my review pile. Other highly praised discs, like Vijay Iyer
Vijay Iyer
Vijay Iyer
b.1971
piano
's first solo piano disc and Charles Lloyd
Charles Lloyd
Charles Lloyd
b.1938
saxophone
's Mirror (ECM, 2010) are on my holiday wishlist, but haven't made it into my hands as of this writing. Over the course of this year, I had the opportunity to write 100+ reviews for All About Jazz and these were the nine discs that stood out:





Top Nine New Jazz Releases For 2010


Anat Cohen
Clarinetwork

(Anzic)

Odean Pope
Odean's List

(In+Out)

Ryan Keberle
Heavy Dreaming

(Alternate Side)



Dana Lauren
It's You Or No One

(Self Produced)

Meg Okura
Naima

(Self Produced)

Fred Hersch
Whirl

(Palmetto)



Ehud Asherie
Modern Life

(Posi-Tone)

Tim Hagans
The Avatar Sessions

(Fuzzy Music)

The Clayton Brothers
The New Song And Dance

(ArtistShare)

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