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Troy Collins' Best Releases of 2010

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Compiling end of the year lists is never an easy task. Considering the quantity of recordings released in a year's time, attempting to mention every notable album would result in an unfocused list of epic proportions. The titles listed below are among the most exceptional albums of the past year. These few records embody a fertile cross-section of some of the best modern jazz of 2010, spotlighting the sophisticated developments of the post M-Base crowd, erudite advancements to the tradition from the Brooklyn and Chicago scenes, and remarkable endeavors by post-war legends.





New Releases

Steve Coleman & Five Elements Harvesting Semblances and Affinities (Pi) Mary Halvorson Quintet Saturn Sings (Firehouse 12) The Jazz Passengers Reunited (Justin Time)


Azar Lawrence Mystic Journey (Furthermore) The Dave Liebman Group Turnaround: The Music of Ornette Coleman (Jazzwerkstatt) Chris Lightcap's Bigmouth Deluxe (Clean Feed)


Rudresh Mahanthappa & Bunky Green Apex (Pi) Jason Moran Ten (Blue Note) Mostly Other People Do the Killing Forty Fort (Hot Cup)


Mario Pavone Orange Double Tenor Arc Suite T/Pi T/Po (Playscape) Odean Pope Odean's List (In + Out) Jason Robinson The Two Faces of Janus (Cuneiform)




New Discoveries

Jeff Davis We Sleep outside (Loyal Label) Brian Drye Bizingas (NCM East) Ches Smith & These Arches Finally Out of My Hands (Skirl)




Historical Reissues

Paul Bley / Franz Koglmann / Gary Peacock Annette (Hatology) Marion Brown Why Not? (ESP-Disk) Dave Douglas' Tiny Bell Trio Constellations (Hatology)

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