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Mark F. Turner's Best Releases of 2011

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It's been another terrific year of music and these are just a few that sparked something within and keep me coming back for more.

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Steve Coleman and Five Elements
The Mancy of Sound
(Pi Recordings)

James Carter Organ Trio
At The Crossroads
EmArcy)

Chris Dingman
Waking Dreams
(Between Worlds Music)

John Escreet
The Age We Live In
(Mythology Records)

Captain Black Big Band
Captain Black Big Band
Posi-Tone Records

Terri Lyne Carrington
Album Title
(Concord Music Group)

Harris Eisenstadt
September Trio
(Clean Feed Records)

Kaze
Rafale
(Circum-disc)

Harriet Tubman
Ascension
(Sunnyside Records)

Kevin Brow
Dolls and Guns
(Blackout Music)

Alexis Cuadrado
Noneto Ibérico
Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records

Craig Taborn
Avenging Angel
(ECM)


New Discoveries

Le Boeuf Brothers
In Praise of Shadows
(Nineteen-Eight Records)

Florencia Ruiz
Luz De La Noche
(Adventure Music)

Vazytouille
Vazytouille
(Circum-disc)


Beyond Jazz

Yo-Yo Ma/ Stuart Duncan /
Edgar Meyer / Chris Thile
The Goat Rodeo Sessions
(Sony Masterworks)

Raphael Saadiq
Stone Rollin'
(Columbia)

Little Dragon
Ritual Union
(Peacefrog)

The Roots
undun
(Def Jam)

Metronomy
The English Riviera
(Because Music)

Becca Stevens Band
Weightless
(Sunnyside Records)

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