2011

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In no particular order…

Bryan and the Haggards, Still Alive and Kickin’ Down the Walls (Hot Cup)
Chris Dingman, Waking Dreams
Sean Nowell, Stockholm Swingin’ (Posi-Tone)
Wadada Leo Smith’s Mbira, Dark Lady of the Sonnets (TUM)
Tony Jones, Pitch, Rhythm and Consciousness
Satoko Fujii, Watershed; Rafale; Eto (Libra)
Billy Bang/Bill Cole, S/T
Tyshawn Sorey, Oblique-1 (Pi)
Peoples Liberation Big Band of Greater Kansas City, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (Tzigane)
Rudresh Mahanthappa, Samdhi, (ACT)
Claudia Quintet + 1, What is the Beautiful? (Cuneiform)
Fabian Almazan, Personalities
Jen Shyu/Mark Dresser, Synastry, (Pi)
Ricardo Villalobos/Max Loderbauer, RE: ECM, (ECM)
Enrico Rava Quintet, Tribe, (ECM)
Steve Coleman, Mancy of Sound, (Pi)
Muhal Richard Abrams, Sound Dance, (Pi)
Shabazz Palaces, Black Up, (Sub Pop)
Mostly Other People do the Killing,Coimbra Concert, (Clean Feed)
Jeremy Pelt, The Talented Mr. Pelt, (High Note)
Allen Lowe, Blues and the Empirical Truth, (Music & Arts)
Raphael Saadiq, Stone Rollin’,(Columbia)
Matana Roberts, Coin Coin Chapter One: Gens De Couleur Libre, (Constellation)
Craig Taborn, Avenging Angel, (ECM)
Konitz/Mehldau/Haden/Motian, Live at Birdland, (ECM)
Benny Green, Source, (Jazz Legacy Productions)
Vijay Iyer with Prasanna & Nitin Mitta, Tirtha, (ACT)
Colin Stetson, New History Warfare vol. 2, Judges, (Constellation)
JD Allen Trio, Victory!, (Sunnyside)
Wadada Leo Smith, Hearts Reflections, (Cuneiform)
Mary Halvorson, Electric Fruit, (Thirsty Ear)
Bill Anschell, Figments, (Origin)
Ketil Bjornstad/Svante Henryson, Night Song, (ECM)
Cuong Vu, Leaps of Faith, (Origin)
Rich Pellegrin, Three-Part Odyssey, (OA2)
Jon Lundbom & Big Five Chord, Quavers! Quavers! Quavers! Quavers!,
(Hot Cup)
Orrin Evans, Captain Black Big Band, (Posi-Tone)

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