John Kelman's Best Releases of 2010

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Selected picks representing the top recorded events in jazz and beyond for 2010. Note that only albums that have been reviewed can qualify....

Jazz New Releases

Kurt Rosenwinkel/OJM
Our Secret World


In Stride

(Cam Jazz)

Paul Motian
Lost in a Dream


Vic Juris
Omega is the Alpha


Norma Winstone
Stories Yet to Tell


Ralph Alessi
Cognitive Dissonance

(Cam Jazz)


(Rune Grammofon)

Dave Liebman Group


Tommy Smith


John Scofield/Vince Mendoza


Five on One


Trygve Seim/Andreas Utnem
Purcor: Songs for Saxophone and Piano


Jazz Reissues/Historical Releases

Chick Corea
Solo Piano


Zbigniew Seifert
Man of the Light

(Promising Music/MPS)

Searching for the New Sound...


Kenny Wheeler
Windmill Tilter


Marc Copland
Haunted Heart


Arild Andersen
Green Into Blue


Progressive/Fusion/Funk New Releases

Jaga Jazzist
One-Armed Bandit

(Smalltown Supersound)

Whirld Tour 2010

(Radiant/Metal Blade)

Médéric Collignon

(Plus Loin)

Walking the Nile

(Rune Grammofon)

Eivind Aarset
Live Extracts


Gary Husband
Dirty & Beautiful Volume One

(Abstract Logix)

Progressive/Fusion/Funk Reissues/Historical Releases

King Crimson

(DGM Live)

Paolo Vinaccia
Very Much Alive


Soft Machine
NDR Jazz Workshop


Ulf Wakenius
Signature Edition 2


Soft Machine


Lars Danielsson
Signature Editon 3


New Discoveries

Kuara: Psalms and Folk Songs


Klaus Gesing


Marzio Scholten
World of Thought


Knut Reiersrud


Ranjit Barot
Bada Boom

(Abstract Logix)

Geggietrio + Donny McCaslin
Across the Sky



Jan Bang
...and poppies from Kandahar

(Samadhi Sound)

Stian Westerhus
Pitch Black Star Spangled

(Rune Grammofon)

Jan Garbarek/Hilliard Ensemble
Officium Novum


Cosa Brava
Ragged Atlas


Richard Thompson
Dream Attic

(Shout! Factory)

Alex Machacek
24 Tales

(Abstract Logix)

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