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The following is a list of the most engaging and challenging releases from the world of jazz (and closely orbiting spheres) that I came across in 2010. Sadly, there's never time or opportunity to hear everything.
I love jazz because it's so different than pop and has an emotional pull that other music does not have.
I was first exposed to jazz when I saw Dave Brubeck in 1974.
The first jazz record I bought was Bitches Brew by Miles Davis.