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Troy Collins' Best Releases of 2011

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Compiling end of the year lists is never easy. Considering the quantity of recordings issued during a year, attempting to mention every noteworthy session would result in a list of epic proportions. These few albums are a cross-section of some of the best modern jazz released in 2011, highlighting sophisticated new developments in composition and improvisation—from coast to coast.







































































New Releases

Taylor Ho Bynum
Taylor Ho Bynum
Taylor Ho Bynum
b.1975
cornet
Sextet
Apparent Distance
(Firehouse 12)

Kermit Driscoll
Kermit Driscoll
Kermit Driscoll
b.1956
bass

Reveille
(Leo)

FAB Trio
History of Jazz in Reverse
(TUM)

Vinny Golia
Vinny Golia
Vinny Golia
b.1946
reeds
Octet
Music for Baritone Saxophone
(Nine Winds)

Rich Halley
Rich Halley
Rich Halley

sax, tenor
Quartet
Requiem For A Pit Viper
(Pine Eagle)

Joel Harrison
Joel Harrison
Joel Harrison
b.1957
guitar, electric
String Choir
The Music of Paul Motian
(Sunnyside)

Gerry Hemingway
Gerry Hemingway
Gerry Hemingway
b.1955
percussion
Quintet
Riptide
(Clean Feed)

Jason Kao Hwang
Jason Kao Hwang
Jason Kao Hwang
b.1957
violin
Edge
Crossroads Unseen
(Euonymus)

Darius Jones
Darius Jones
Darius Jones

sax, alto
Trio
Big Gurl (Smell My Dream)
(AUM Fidelity)

Nicole Mitchell
Nicole Mitchell
Nicole Mitchell
b.1967
flute

Awakening
(Delmark)

Ivo Perelman
Ivo Perelman
Ivo Perelman
b.1961
saxophone
Quartet
The Hour of the Star
(Leo)

David S. Ware
David S. Ware
David S. Ware
1949 - 2012
sax, tenor
, et al.
Planetary Unknown
(AUM Fidelity)


New Discoveries

Ambrose Akinmusire
Ambrose Akinmusire
Ambrose Akinmusire
b.1982
trumpet

When The Heart
Emerges Glistening

(Blue Note)

Joseph Daley
Joseph Daley
Joseph Daley
b.1949
tuba

Earth Tones Ensemble
The Seven Deadly Sins
(Jaro)

Carlo De Rosa
Carlo De Rosa
Carlo De Rosa
b.1970
bass
's
Cross-Fade
Brain Dance
(Cuneiform)


Historical Reissues

Julius Hemphill
Julius Hemphill
Julius Hemphill
1938 - 1995
sax, alto

Dogon A.D.
(Int. Phonograph)

Bill Dixon
Bill Dixon
Bill Dixon
1925 - 2010
trumpet
Orchestra
Intents And Purposes
(Int. Phonograph)

Heiner Stadler
Tribute to Bird & Monk
(Labor)

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