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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

(Wommusic)

Oregon
In Stride

(Cam Jazz)

Paul Motian
Lost in a Dream

(ECM)



Vic Juris
Omega is the Alpha

(Steeplechase)

Norma Winstone
Stories Yet to Tell

(ECM)

Ralph Alessi
Cognitive Dissonance

(Cam Jazz)



Supersilent
10

(Rune Grammofon)

Dave Liebman Group
Turnaround

(Jazzwerkstatt)

Tommy Smith
Torah

(Spartacus)



John Scofield/Vince Mendoza
54

(Emarcy)

Contact
Five on One

(Pirouet)

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

(ECM)




Jazz Reissues/Historical Releases


Chick Corea
Solo Piano

(ECM)

Zbigniew Seifert
Man of the Light

(Promising Music/MPS)

Quest
Searching for the New Sound...

(Storyville)



Kenny Wheeler
Windmill Tilter

(BGO)

Marc Copland
Haunted Heart

(HATology)

Arild Andersen
Green Into Blue

(ECM)




Progressive/Fusion/Funk New Releases


Jaga Jazzist
One-Armed Bandit

(Smalltown Supersound)

Transatlantic
Whirld Tour 2010

(Radiant/Metal Blade)

Médéric Collignon
Shangri-Tunkashi-La

(Plus Loin)



Elephant9
Walking the Nile

(Rune Grammofon)

Eivind Aarset
Live Extracts

(Jazzland)

Gary Husband
Dirty & Beautiful Volume One

(Abstract Logix)





Progressive/Fusion/Funk Reissues/Historical Releases


King Crimson
Islands

(DGM Live)

Paolo Vinaccia
Very Much Alive

(Jazzland)

Soft Machine
NDR Jazz Workshop

(Cuneiform)



Ulf Wakenius
Signature Edition 2

(ACT)

Soft Machine
Bundles

(Esoteric)

Lars Danielsson
Signature Editon 3

(ACT)




New Discoveries


Ounaskari/Mikkonen/Jørgensen
Kuara: Psalms and Folk Songs

(ECM)

Klaus Gesing
Heartluggage

(ATS)

Marzio Scholten
World of Thought

(O.A.P.)



Knut Reiersrud
Gitar

(Jazzland)

Ranjit Barot
Bada Boom

(Abstract Logix)

Geggietrio + Donny McCaslin
Across the Sky

(Plunge)




Beyond


Jan Bang
...and poppies from Kandahar

(Samadhi Sound)

Stian Westerhus
Pitch Black Star Spangled

(Rune Grammofon)

Jan Garbarek/Hilliard Ensemble
Officium Novum

(ECM)



Cosa Brava
Ragged Atlas

(Intakt)

Richard Thompson
Dream Attic

(Shout! Factory)

Alex Machacek
24 Tales

(Abstract Logix)

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