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Best of / Year End

Mark F. Turner's Best Releases of 2010

By Published: December 23, 2010
With the sheer amount of artists heard and undiscovered, it's impossible to narrow down the list to a just a few releases. But one thing that holds true, whether it's technical ability, progressiveness, or music that touches the spirit; it's all about the re-spinability that these recordings garnered on my music players throughout 2010.

Jazz New Releases

Myra Melford's Be Bread The Whole Tree Gone

(Artistshare)
Apex Rudresh Mahanthappa / Bunky Green

(Pi Recordings)


Greg Ward's Fitted Shards

South Side Story
(Nineteen Eight Records)


Geri Allen

Flying Toward The Sound
(Motema Music)
Geri Allen

Geri Allen & Timeline Live
(Motema Music)
Sunny Jain

Taboo
(Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records)


Bobby McFerrin VOCAbuLarieS

(EmArcy)
Tarbaby The End of Fear

(Posi-tone)


Craig Taborn / Tim Rainey / Louis Sclavis

Eldorado Trio (Clean Feed)


William Parker Organ Quartet Uncle Joe's Spirit House

(AUM Fidelity)
Orrin Evans

Faith in Action
(Posi-tone)
Eric Harland

Voyager Live by Night
(Space Time Records)


Steve Lehman / Rudresh Mahanthappa Dual Identity

( Clean Feed Records)
Regina Carter

Reverse Thread
(E1 Records)
Kris Davis / Ingrid Laubrock / Tyshawn Sorey

Paradoxical Frog (Clean Feed Records)




New Discoveries

Alper Yilmaz Over The Clouds

(Kayique Records)
Maria Neckam Deeper (Sunnyside Records)

Gregory Porter Water (Motema Music)




Beyond Jazz

Abraham Inc

Tweet Tweet
(Table Pounding Records)
Mavis Staples

You Are Not Alone (Anti-)


Khaira Arby Timbuktu Tarab (Clermont Music)




Bomba Estéreo Blow Up (Nacional Records)


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