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BIRD CALLS FAVORITE JAZZ RECORDINGS 2010

by Dr. Bill
1/21/2011

BIRD CALLS FAVORITE JAZZ RECORDINGS 2010

 

Ray Anderson/Marty Ehrlich. Hear You Say: live in Willisau (Intuition)

Jeb Bishop. 2009 (Better Animal)

Amir Elsaffar/Hafez Modirzadeh. Radif Suite (Pi)

Fight the Big Bull. All Is Gladness in the Kingdom (clean feed)

Michael Formanek. The Rub and Spare Change (ECM)

Charles Lloyd. Mirror (ECM)

Rudresh Mahanthappa/Bunky Green. Apex (Pi)

Myra Melford. The Whole Tree Gone (FireHouse)

Jason Moran. Ten (Blue Note)

Paul Motian. Lost in a Dream (ECM)

Ken Peplowski. Noir Blue (Capri)

Rova & Nels Cline Singers. The Celestial Septet (New World)

Tomasz Stanko. Dark Eyes (ECM)

Henry Threadgill. This Brings Us To, Vol. II (Pi)

 

 

OTHERS WORTH A LISTEN

Jason Adasiewicz. Sunrooms (Delmark)

Geri Allen. Flying Toward the Sound (Motema)

James Carter. Heaven on Earth: live at the Blue Note (HalfNote)

Joe Chambers. Horace to Max (Savant)

Nels Cline. Initiate (cryptogramophone)

Anat Cohen. Clarinetwork (Anzic)

Steve Coleman. Harvesting Semblances and Affinities (Pi)

Kris Davis. Paradoxical Frog (clean feed)

Anat Fort. And If (ECM) 

Bill Frisell. Beautiful Dreamers (Savoy)

Ben Goldberg. Speech Communication (Tzadik)

Fred Hersch. Whirl (Palmetto)

Dave Holland. Pathways (Dare 2)

Ron Horton. It's a Gadget World (Abeat)

Ideal Bread. Transmit (Cuneiform)

Vijay Iyer. Solo (ACT Music)

Keith Jarrett/Charlie Haden. Jasmine (ECM)

James Moody. 4B (ipo)

Dave Morgan. The Way of the Sly Man (Being Time)

Marc Ribot. Silent Movies (Pi)

Jason Robinson. The Two Faces of Janus (Cuneiform)

Vandermark 5. Beat Reader (Atavistic)

Randy Weston. The Storyteller (Motema) 

James Zollar. Zollar Systems (JZAZ) 

 

 

MISSED FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Cosmologic. Eyes in the Back of My Head (Cuneiform)

Wadada Leo Smith/Jack DeJohnette. America (Tzadik) 

REISSUES

Air. Air Raid (Whynot/Candid)

Art-i-Facts: great performances from 40 years of jazz at NEC (NEC/New England Conservatory)

Marion Brown. Why Not? (ESP-Disk) 

John Carter/Bobby Bradford. The Complete Revelation Sessions (Mosaic)

Baby Dodds. Talking and Drum Solos (Atavistic)

Duke Ellington. The Complete 1932-1940 Brunswick, Columbia, and Master recordings of... (Mosaic)

Stan Getz. /Spring Is Here (Concord)

Dennis Gonzalez. A Matter of Blood (Furthermore)

Philly Joe Jones. Dameronia/Look, Stop and Listen (Uptown) 

Steve Lacy. November (Intakt)

New York Art Quartet. Old Stuff (Cuneiform)

Archie Shepp. The New York Contemporary Five (Delmark)

Sonny Simmons. Staying on the Watch (ESP-Disk)

Sun Ra. College Tour (ESP-Disk)

Sun Ra. Nuclear War (Atavistic

Henry Threadgill. The Complete Novus & Columbia recordings of... (Mosaic) 

 
LIVE JAZZ IN CLEVELAND

Frode Gjerstad/Beachland Tavern

Howie Smith/Iron Toys/CSU

John Zorn/Masada Sextet/Cleveland Museum of Art

Charlie Haden/East Cleveland Public Library

Bill Charlap/NightTown

George Foley/Jimmy O'Neals

Klang (James Falzone)/Happy Dog

BOOKS IN 2010

Blumenthal, Bob. Saxophone Colossus: a portrait of Sonny Rollins (Abrams)

Cohen, Harvey G. Duke Ellington's America (Univ. of Chicago Press) 

Heining, Duncan. George Russell: the story of an American composer (Scarecrow)

Kelley, Robin D. G. Thelonious Monk: the life and times of an American original (Free Press)

Leonard, Herman. Jazz (Bloomsbury)

Meyer, Edward N. The life and music of Kenny Davern: just four bars (Scarecrow Press) 

Miller, Mark. Herbie Nichols: a jazzist's life (Mercury Press) 

Smith, W. Eugene. The jazz loft project: photographs and tapes of W. Eugene Smith from 821 Sixth Avenue, 1957-1965 (Duke Univ.) 

 

 

 

 

 

We Want Miles: Miles Davis [edited by Vincent Bessières] (Skira Rizzoli)

Weston, Randy. African Rhythms: the autobiography of Randy Weston /arranged by Willard Jenkins. (Duke Univ. Press) 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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