Thursday, December 02, 2010

But all the cool kids are doin' it...

Seems a little early to be dispensing with the annual top ten, but since the lists seem to be proliferating the Internet, and I don't have any fresh content to add, here goes...

Vandermark 5 Special Edition - The Horse Jumps and the Ship is Gone (Not Two)
Ches Smith and These Arches - Finally Out of My Hands (Skirl)
Mary Halvorson Quintet - Saturn Sings (Firehouse 12)
David S. Ware - Onecept (AUM Fidelity)
Rudresh Mahanthappa and Bunky Green - Apex (Pi Recordings)
Mostly Other People Do the Killing - Forty Fort (Hot Cup)
Little Women - Throat (AUM Fidelity)
Steve Coleman and Five Elements - Harvesting Semblances and Affinities (Pi Recordings)
Rudresh Mahanthappa and Steve Lehman - Dual Identity (Clean Feed)
Terje Rypdal - Crime Scene (ECM)

Honorable Mention:
Jason Adasiewicz - Sun Rooms (Delmark)
Alexander McCabe - Quiz (Consolidated Artists Productions)
Rez Abbasi Acoustic Quartet - Natural Selection (Sunnyside)
The Bad Plus - Never Stop (E1 Entertainment)
Jon Irabagon - Foxy (Hot Cup)
Vijay Iyer - Solo (ACT Records)
David Weiss and Point of Departure - Snuck In (Sunnyside)
Nobu Stowe - Confusion Bleue (Soul Note)
Anat Cohen - Clarinetwork: Live at the Village Vanguard (Anzic)
Nels Cline Singers - Initiate (Cryptogramophone)
David S. Ware - Saturnian: Solo Saxophones Vol. 1 (AUM Fidelity)
The Black Keys - Brothers (Nonesuch)
The Black Keys - The iTunes Session (Nonesuch)
Junior Wells and the Aces - Live in Boston 1966

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