THE 10 BEST JAZZ CDS OF 2010 (11, ACTUALLY)

Sheryl Bailey: A New Promise (MCG Jazz)
Michael Dease: Grace (Jazz Legacy Productions)
Dave Holland: Pathways (Dare2)
Carol Leven: Between the Lines (Bickytown)
Pete Malinverni: A Beautiful Thing! (Saranac)
Rufus Reid: Out Front (Motema)
Ted Rosenthal: Impromptu (Playscape)
Harvie S: Cocolamus Bridge (Blue Bamboo)
Roland Vazquez: The Visitor (RVCD)
Chris Washburne & The SYOTOS Band: Fields of Moons (Jazzheads)
Matt Wilson: Matt Wilson's Christmas Tree-o (Palmetto)*
* THIS CD ARRIVED TOO LATE TO MAKE MY ORIGINAL "TOP 10" LIST BUT IT'S DEFINITELY ONE OF THE YEAR'S BEST!


BEST LATIN CD: Spanish Harlem Orchestra: Viva la Tradición (Concord Picante)

BEST REISSUE CD [tie]:
Al Grey:
The Last of the Big Plungers (+The Thinking Man's Trombone) (Fresh Sound)
Philly Joe Jones Dameronia: Look, Stop and Listen (Uptown)

BEST BOX SET: The Complete 1932-1940 Brunswick, Columbia, and Master Recordings of Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra (Mosaic)

BEST CD OF PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED MATERIAL: Carl Fontana: The Fifties (Uptown)


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"THE DEFINITION OF JAZZ": THE BASIE BAND AT ITS BEST
BIG BANDS, PART 1: THE BIRTH OF SWING
BIG BANDS, PART 2: THE TRADITION CONTINUES
DEFINITIVE DOLPHY, RECENT ROLLINS
GENIUS ON THE EDGE: BUD POWELL AND THELONIOUS MONK
HE'S NO ORDINARY JOE: JOE HENDERSON
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