Laurence Donohue-Greene’s Top 10+ of 2009

December 16th 2009 04:30 pm

Copyright © 2009 Laurence Donohue-Greene

(listed ABC)
BEST NEW RELEASES:
Steve Adams Trio – Surface Tension (Clean Feed)
Bill Dixon – Tapestries for Small Orchestra (Firehouse 12)
Agustí Fernández – Un Llamp Que No S’Acaba Mai (psi)
Jim Hall/Bill Frisell – Hemispheres (ArtistShare)
Indigo Trio (Nicole Mitchell/Harrison Bankhead/Hamid Drake) – Anaya (Rogue Art)
Mary Halvorson/Reuben Radding/Nate Wooley – Crackleknob (hatOLOGY)
Håkon Kornstad – Dwell Time (Jazzland)
Masada Quintet – Book of Angels, Vol.12: Stolas (feat. Joe Lovano) (Tzadik)
Bobby Previte – Pan Atlantic (Auand)
Miroslav Vitous Group – Remembering Weather Report (with Michel Portal) (ECM)

BEST REISSUES:
Lester Bowie – All The Numbers (Numbers 1 & 2) (Nessa)
Karin Krog & Friends – Joy (Meantime-Sonet)
Keiki Midorikawa – Complete Grüne Revolution (Doubt Music)
Itaru Oki – Phantom Note (Doubtmusic-Offbeat)
Charles Tyler – Saga of the Outlaws (Nessa)

BEST TRIBUTES:
Peter Bernstein – Monk (Xanadu-The Orchard)
Jesse Stacken/Kirk Knuffke – Mockingbird: The Music of Thelonious Monk & Duke Ellington (SteepleChase)
Dok Wallach – Live in Lisbon [Mingus Tribute] (Jazzwerkstatt)
Babatunde Lea – Umbo Weti (A Tribute to Leon Thomas) (Motema Music)
SF Jazz Collective – Live 2009 (6th Annual Concert Tour: The Works of McCoy Tyner) (SF Jazz)

BEST UNEARTHED GEMS:
Joe Bushkin Quartet – Live Embers Violin Solos Feat. Stuff Smith (AB Fable)
Modern Jazz Quartet – 1963 Monterey Jazz Festival (Douglas)
Scott LaFaro – Pieces of Jade (Resonance)
Lucky Thompson – New York City (1964-65) (Uptown)
Freddie Hubbard – Without A Song: Live in Europe 1969 (Blue Note)

BEST VOCAL RELEASES:
Roberta Gambarini – So In Love (Emarcy-Groovin’ High)
Cameron Brown and the Hear & Now – Here and How!, Volume 2! (w/Sheila Jordan) (OmniTone)
The Jeff Oster-Peter Welker Jazz Alliance – Shining Hour (Jazzed Media)
Lisa Sokolov – A Quiet Thing (Laughing Horse)
Fay Victor Ensemble – The Freesong Suite (Greene Ave. Music)

BEST DEBUT RELEASES (as leader):
Terry Clarke – It’s About Time (Blue Music Group)
John Hébert – Byzantine Monkey (Firehouse 12)
Darius Jones Trio – Man’ish Boy (A Raw & Beautiful Thing) (AUM Fidelity)
Linda Oh Trio – Entry (s/r)
The Oster-Welker Jazz Alliance – Shining Hour (Jazzed Media)

BEST BOXED SETS:
Toshiko Akiyoshi/Lew Tabackin Big Band – Mosaic Select 33 (Mosaic)
Ella Fitzgerald – Twelve Nights in Hollywood (Verve)
John Handy – Mosaic Select 35 (Mosaic)
Jonas Kulhammar Quartet – The Half Naked Truth (1998-2008) (Moserobie)
Ken Vandermark – Resonance (Not Two)

BEST BIG BANDS/LARGE ENSEMBLES:
Anthony Braxton/Italian Instabile Orchestra – Creative Orchestra (Bolzano) 2007 (Rai Trade)
Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society – Infernal Machines (New Amsterdam)
John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble – Eternal Interlude (Sunnyside)
Swiss Improvisers Orchestra – Zwitzerland (Creative Sources)
Gerald Wilson Orchestra – Detroit (Mack Ave.)

-Laurence Donohue-Greene, Managing Editor (AllAboutJazz-New York)

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