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Matt Marshall’s Best Releases of 2010

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The following is a list of the most engaging and challenging releases from the world of jazz (and closely orbiting spheres) that I came across in 2010. Sadly, there's never time or opportunity to hear everything.


Nels Cline
Dirty Baby

(Cryptogramophone)

Brad Mehldau
Highway Rider

(Nonesuch)

John Ellis/Double Wide
Puppet Mischief

(Obliqsound)



Iconoclast
Dirty Jazz
(Fang Records)

Christian Scott
Yesterday You Said Tomorrow

(Concord)

Muhal Richard Abrams/Roscoe Mitchell
Spectrum

(Mutable Music)



The Black Butterflies
1 de Mayo

(Self Produced)

Jean-Michel Pilc
True Story

(Dreyfus Jazz)

Benoit Delbecq Trio
The Sixth Jump
(Songlines)



Jerry Bergonzi
Three For All
(Savant)

Dave Glasser
Evolution

(Here Tiz)

Marc Mommaas
Landmarc

(Sunnyside)







Dave Morgan
The Way of the Sly Man

(Being Time)

Judith Berkson
Oylam

(ECM)

Burton Greene
Live at the Woodstock Playhouse 1965
(Porter Records)

New York Art Quartet
Old Stuff

(Cuneiform)

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