December 23, 2010


BEST OF 2010: I’ll be playing one cut each from 18 CDs that I acquired in 2010
and consider very highly. The artists are Anthony Coleman, Jaki Byard with Charles Mingus, Dana Reason, Joe Harriott, Ornette Coleman, Lester Young, Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, Archie Shepp, Sonny Rollins, Furry Lewis, Luther Allison, Aki Takase & Louis Sclavis,
Evan Parker, Kellylee Evans, Peter Hum, Bernard Stepien, Either Orchestra and Billy Banks. How many of these will you add to your collection?

Artist: Anthony Coleman
Album: Freakish
Tune: Frog-I-More
Label: Tzadik

Artist: Jackie Byard with Charles Mingus Sextet
Album: Complete Live In Amsterdam
Tune: ATFW
Label: Jazz Collectors

Artist: Dana Reason
Album: Revealed
Tune: Transition
Label: Circumvention

Artist: Joe Harriott
Album: Killer Joe!
Tune: How Deep Is the Ocean?
Label: Giant Steps

Artist: Ornette Coleman Quartet
Album: Reunion 1990
Tune: The Sphinx
Label: Domino

Artist: Lester Young
Album: 100 Years – Forever Young
Tune: A Ghost of a Chance
Label: Storyville

Artist: Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis
Album: The Complete Cookbook Sessions
Tune: Three Deuces
Label: Solar

Artist: Archie Shepp & The New York Contemporary Five
Album: Archie Shepp & The New York Contemporary Five
Tune: Monk’s Mood
Label: Storyville

Artist: Sonny Rollins/Don Cherry Quartet
Album: The Complete 1963 Copenhagen Concert
Tune: Without A Song
Label: Jazz Lips

Artist: Furry Lewis
Album: Rabbit Foot Blues
Tune: Cannon Ball Blues
Label: Blues Images

Artist: Luther Allison
Album: Songs From the Road
Tune: Serious
Label: Ruf

Artist: Aki Takase & Louis Sclavis
Album: Yokohama
Tune: Contre Contre
Label: Intakt

Artist: Evan Parker Electro-Acoustic Ensemble
Album: The Moment’s Energy
Tune: IV
Label: ECM

Artist: Kellylee Evans
Album: Nina
Tune: Mood Indigo
Label: Plus Loin Music

Artist: Peter Hum Quintet
Album: A Boy’s Journey
Tune: C.G.
Label: Peter Hum

Artist: Bernard Stepien Orchestra
Album: A Very Ayler Christmas
Tune: Oh Christmas Tree
Label: Stepien

Artist: The Either Orchestra
Album: Mood Music for Time Travellers
Tune: The One of a Kind Shimmy
Label: Accurate

Artist: Billy Banks & his Orchestra
Album: Larkin’s Jazz
Tune: Bugle Call Rag
Label: Proper


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