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John Kelman's Best Releases of 2009


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Selected picks representing the top recorded events in jazz and beyond for 2009....

Jazz New Releases

David Sylvian

(Samadhi Sound)

Stefano Bollani
Stone In The Water


Dwell Time


Lars Danielsson


Tim Garland

(Global Mix)

David Binney
Third Occasion


Jon Hassell
Last night the moon came...

In The Country

(Rune Grammofon)
Marc Copland
NYTV3: Night Whispers


Anouar Brahem
The Astounding Eyes of Rita


Kurt Rosenwinkel


Gwilym Simcock
Blues Vignette


Jazz Reissues/Historical Releases

Eberhard Weber


Henry Cow
40th Anniversary Box

(ReR Megacorp)

Manfred Schoof


David Liebman Group
Live at MCG

(MCG Jazz)

The CODONA Trilogy


Bugge Wesseltoft
New Conceptions of Jazz Box


Progressive/Fusion/Funk New Releases

Nils Petter Molvær


Chris Potter Underground


Forgas Band Phenomena
L'Axe du Fou


Jeff Beck
Performing This Week...


Mike Keneally
Scambot 1


Rewiring Genesis
Tribute to The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway

(Prog Rock)

Progressive/Fusion/Funk Reissues/Historical Releases

King Crimson

(DGM Live)

Hatfield and the North
The Rotters Club


Jaco Pastorius
Portrait of Jaco: The Early Years

(Holiday Park)

Soft Machine
Live at Henie Onstad 1971

(Reel Recordings)

National Health
Of Queues and Cures


King Crimson
In the Court of the Crimson King

(DGM Live)


Jon Balke


Sweet Billy Pilgrim
Twice Born Men

(Samadhi Sound)

Ambrose Field/John Potter
Being Dufay


GVSU New Music Ensemble
In C Remixed


Susanna and the Magical Orchestra

(Rune Grammofon)

Mungolian Jetset
We Gave It All Away...Now We Are Taking It Back

(Smalltown Supersound)

New Discoveries

Barney McAll

(Extra Celestial Arts)

Al Orkestra
Where Are We Now?

(Mogno Music)

Lars Horntveth

(Smalltown Supersound)

Terry Plumeri
Water Garden


As Ney


The Season Standard
Squeeze Me Ahead of Line


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