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Troy Collins' Best Releases of 2011

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Compiling end of the year lists is never easy. Considering the quantity of recordings issued during a year, attempting to mention every noteworthy session would result in a list of epic proportions. These few albums are a cross-section of some of the best modern jazz released in 2011, highlighting sophisticated new developments in composition and improvisation—from coast to coast.







































































New Releases

Taylor Ho Bynum Sextet
Apparent Distance
(Firehouse 12)

Kermit Driscoll
Reveille
(Leo)

FAB Trio
History of Jazz in Reverse
(TUM)

Vinny Golia Octet
Music for Baritone Saxophone
(Nine Winds)

Rich Halley Quartet
Requiem For A Pit Viper
(Pine Eagle)

Joel Harrison String Choir
The Music of Paul Motian
(Sunnyside)

Gerry Hemingway Quintet
Riptide
(Clean Feed)

Jason Kao Hwang Edge
Crossroads Unseen
(Euonymus)

Darius Jones Trio
Big Gurl (Smell My Dream)
(AUM Fidelity)

Nicole Mitchell
Awakening
(Delmark)

Ivo Perelman Quartet
The Hour of the Star
(Leo)

David S. Ware, et al.
Planetary Unknown
(AUM Fidelity)


New Discoveries

Ambrose Akinmusire
When The Heart
Emerges Glistening

(Blue Note)

Joseph Daley
Earth Tones Ensemble
The Seven Deadly Sins
(Jaro)

Carlo De Rosa's
Cross-Fade
Brain Dance
(Cuneiform)


Historical Reissues

Julius Hemphill
Dogon A.D.
(Int. Phonograph)

Bill Dixon Orchestra
Intents And Purposes
(Int. Phonograph)

Heiner Stadler
Tribute to Bird & Monk
(Labor)

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