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Best of / Year End

Eyal Hareuveni's Best Releases of 2010 and More

By Published: December 19, 2010
Best new releases (in no particular order):

Eple Trio, In The Clearing/In The Cavern (NORCD)

Harris Eisenstadt, Woodblock Prints (No Business)

Agusti Fernandez/Barry Guy
Barry Guy
Barry Guy
b.1947
bass
/Ramon Lopez
Ramon Lopez
Ramon Lopez
b.1961
drums
, Morning Glory (Maya)

Trondheim Jazz Orchestra and& Kim Myhr, Stems And Cages (MNJ)

Trondheim Jazz Orchestra and Eirik Hegdal with special guest Joshua Redman
Joshua Redman
Joshua Redman
b.1969
saxophone
-Triads And More (MNJ)

The Raymond MacDonald International Big Band, Buddy (Textile)

Atomic
Atomic
Atomic

band/orchestra
, Theater Tilters Vol. 1 + 2 (Jazzland)

Peter Brotzmann
Peter Brotzmann
Peter Brotzmann
b.1941
reeds
Chicago Tentet + 1, 3 nights in Oslo (Smalltown Superjazz)

Vandermark 5 Special Edition, The Horse Jumps/The Ship Is Gone (Not Two)
Nels Cline
Nels Cline
Nels Cline
b.1956
guitar, electric
, Dirty Baby (Cryptogramophone)

Gordon Grdina
Gordon Grdina
Gordon Grdina
b.1977
guitar
Trio with Mats Gustafsson
Mats Gustafsson
Mats Gustafsson
b.1964
reeds
, Barrel Fire (Drip Audio)

Nicole Mitchell
Nicole Mitchell
Nicole Mitchell
b.1967
flute
, Emerald Hills (Rogue Art)

Ramón López Freedom Now Sextet, Valencià (Xàbia Jazz)

Søren Kjærgaard/Ben Street
Ben Street
Ben Street

bass
/Andrew Cyrille
Andrew Cyrille
Andrew Cyrille
b.1939
drums
, Open Opus (ILK)

William Parker
William Parker
William Parker
b.1952
bass, acoustic
, At Somewhere There (Barnyard)

Sam Sadigursky
Sam Sadigursky
Sam Sadigursky
b.1979
saxophone
, Words Project III: Miniatures (New Amsterdam)

Anaïs Mitchell, Hadestown (Righteous Babe)

Susan McKeown, Singing in the Dark (Hibernian Music)

Trondheim Voices, Improvoicing (MNJ)

Wildbirds & Peacedrums, Rivers (Leaf)

The Ex, Catch My Shoe (Ex)

Musician of the year: Ken Vandermark
Ken Vandermark
Ken Vandermark
b.1964
saxophone


Newcomer Musician: Sarah Kirkland Snider

Group of the year: Trondheim Jazz Orchestra

Composer: Eirik Hegdal

Drums: Gerry Hemingway
Gerry Hemingway
Gerry Hemingway
b.1955
percussion


Guitar: Nels Cline

Piano: Agustí Fernández

Saxophone: Mats Gustafsson

Trumpet: Magnus Broo

Clarinet: Ab Baars

Trombone: Wolter Wierbos
Wolter Wierbos
Wolter Wierbos
b.1957
trombone


Double-Bass:Joelle Leandre
Joelle Leandre
Joelle Leandre
b.1951
bass


Viola: Szilárd Mezei

Cello: Daniel Levin
Daniel Levin
Daniel Levin
b.1974
cello


Others instruments: Nicole Mitchell
Nicole Mitchell
Nicole Mitchell
b.1967
flute
(Flute);

Rahim Alhaj (Oud);

Toumani Diabate
Toumani Diabate
Toumani Diabate

various
(Kora);

Michiyo Yagi (Koto);

Daniel Herskedal (Tuba);

Lasse Marhaug (Electronics).

Female vocals: Mariam Wallentin (Wildflowers & Peacedrums)

Male Vocals: Robert Wyatt

Best live band: Darcy James Argue's Secret Society's Secret Society

Record Label: New Amsterdam Records


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