[JPL] Playlist: Notable Jazz Recordings of 2011: The Vinyl Side of Midnight

Mike Stratton dreamtrane at gmail.com
Sun Dec 11 19:45:30 EST 2011

It's a countdown to the top 50 new jazz recordings from 2011. I haven't
heard everything (obviously) so this is a subjective and limited list. For
instance, I NEED to check out J.D. Allen, Marcus Strickland and Orrin
Evans' new releases. But here is the thirty recordings we'll whiz through

Next week will be the top 20.

Here's a list of the recordings we'll play tonight:

Yellowjackets - TIMELINE (Mack Avenue Records)
Kevin Eubanks - ZENFOOD (Mack Avenue Records)
Headhunters - PLATINUM (Owl Studios)
Corea, Clarke & White - FOREVER (Concord)
Cinque - CATCH A CORNER (Alma Records)
Deep Blue Organ Trio - WONDERFUL! (Origin Records)
Tedeschi/Trucks Band - REVELATOR (Sony)
Gregg Allman - LOW COUNTRY BLUES (Rounder Records)
Tom Waits - BAD AS ME (Anti-)
Sean Jones - NO NEED FOR WORDS (Mack Avenue Records)
Stefon Harris, David Sanchez, Christian Scott - NINETY MILES (Concord)
Yotam - BRASIL (Jazz Legacy Productions)
Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet - TO HEAR FROM THERE (Patois Records)
James Farm - JAMES FARM (Nonesuch Records)
Rebirth Brass Band - REBIRTH OF NEW ORLEANS (Basin Street Records)
Kenny Werner w/the Brussels Jazz Orchestra - INSTITUTE OF HIGHER LEARNING
(Half Note)
Cuong Vu 4-Tet - LEAPS OF FAITH (Origin Records)
Lola Regenthal - WITH YOU (Origin Records)
Pat Metheny - WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT (Nonesuch Records)
Donald Harrison - THIS IS JAZZ (Half Note Records)
The Tierney Sutton Band - AMERICAN ROAD (BFM Jazz)
Jeff "Tain" Watts - FAMILY (Dark Keys)
Jane Ira Bloom - WINGWALKER (Outline)
Thomas Marriott - HUMAN SPIRIT (Origin Records)
Chris Parello - THINGS I WONDER (Popopomo)
Steven Lugerner Septet - NARRATIVES
Randy Brecker w/DR Big Band - THE JAZZ BALLAD SONG BOOK (Red Dot Music)
Betty Baxter - LOVE REMEMBERS (Satin Sounds)
The New Gary Burton Quartet - COMMON GROUND (Mack Avenue Records)

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