[JPL] My Favourite Releases for 2011

Maurice Hogue onemansjazz at shaw.ca
Fri Dec 30 13:35:23 EST 2011

Here are the One Man's Jazz (CKUW) favourites,
Eleven for 2011:

*** Claudia Quintet - What Is The Beautiful? (Cuneiform)***
then, alphabetically,
Ralph Alessi & This Against That - Wiry Strong (Clean Feed)
Ambrose Akinmusire - When The Heart Emerges Glistening (Blue Note)
Harrison Bankhead Sextet - Morning Sun, Harvest Moon (Engine Studios)
Michael Bates - Acrobat: Music For And By Dmitri Shostakovich (Sunnyside)
Alexis Cuadrado - Noneto Iberico (BJU)
John Escreet - Exception To The Rule (Criss Cross)
Peter Evans Quintet - Ghosts (More Is More)
Thom Gossage's Other Voices - In Other Words (Songlines)
Rudresh Mahanthappa - Samdhi (Act)
Wadada Leo Smith's Organic - Heart's Reflections (Cuneiform)

others I quite liked:
Bob Belden - Miles Espanol (Ent. One)
David Binney - Graylen Epicenter (Mythology)
Chris Dingman - Waking Dreams (independent)
Dave Douglas & So Percussion - Bad Mango (Greenleaf)
Harris Eisenstadt - Canada Day II (Songlines)
Bill Frisell - All We are Saying... (Savoy)
Darius Jones Trio - Big Gurl (AUM Fidelity)
Dave King Trucking Company - Good Old Light (Sunnyside)
Curtis Macdonald - Community Immunity (Greenleaf)
Motif with Axel Dorner - Art Transplant (Clean Feed)
Cuong Vu 4-Tet - Leaps Of Faith (Origin)

Maurice Hogue
One Man's Jazz

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