Dave Sumner's Best Releases/Downloads of 2011

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It's never easy compiling best of lists, but here are twelve albums for which my enthusiasm hasn't ebbed during the course of the year. A free download is available for each of them, except for the Avital (which I'm in the process of obtaining) and the Haarla (which I'll never get). Enjoy!

Tunnel Six
Tunnel Six

band/orchestra

Lake Superior
Origin/OA2

Kekko Fornarelli
Kekko Fornarelli
Kekko Fornarelli
b.1978
piano

Room of Mirrors
Auand

Paul Lieberman
Ibeji
Self Produced

Steven Lugerner
Steven Lugerner
Steven Lugerner
b.1988
reeds

Narratives
Armored Records

Joe Locke
Joe Locke
Joe Locke
b.1959
vibraphone

VIA
Origin/OA2

Rafal Sarnecki
Rafal Sarnecki
Rafal Sarnecki
b.1982
guitar

The Madman Rambles Again
Fresh Sound New Talent

Susana Santos Silva
Susana Santos Silva
Susana Santos Silva
b.1979
trumpet

Devil's Dress
Toap Records

Omer Avital
Free Forever
Smalls Records

Iro Haarla
Vespers
ECM

Jean Lapouge
Jean Lapouge
Jean Lapouge
b.1953
guitar

Temporare
Musea

Will Collier
Those Who Wait
F-ire

Jacob Karlzon
Jacob Karlzon
Jacob Karlzon
b.1970
piano

The Big Picture
Challenge Records

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