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Troy Collins' Best of 2009

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The titles listed below are among the most exceptional albums I've heard in a year filled with great music. Considering the quantity of recordings released in a years time, attempting to mention every high-quality session received would result in a list of ponderous proportions. As such, I have narrowed this list down to the records I repeatedly returned to throughout the year.

New Releases

Jack DeJohnette
Music We Are

(Golden Beams)

The Frame Quartet

(Okka Disk)

Dennis Gonzalez
A Matter of Blood


Vijay Iyer Trio


Joe Lovano Us Five
Folk Art

(Blue Note)

Tony Malaby
Paloma Recio

(New World)

Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Strings


John Surman
Brewster's Rooster


The Thirteenth Assembly


Henry Threadgill Zooid
This Brings Us To, Vol.1


David S. Ware

(AUM Fidelity)

Corey Wilkes & Abstrakt Pulse
Cries From Tha Ghetto


New Discoveries

Darcy James Argue's Secret Society
Infernal Machines

(New Amsterdam)

Darius Jones Trio
Man'ish Boy (A Raw & Beautiful Thing)

(AUM Fidelity)

Reut Regev
This Is R Time


Historical Reissues

Ronnie Boykins
The Will Come, Is Now

(ESP Disk)

Horace Tapscott
The Dark Tree


Charles Tyler
Saga of the Outlaws



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