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Best of jazz – year 2010

Discover the 20 tracks and albums of our best jazz 2010 selection; 20 albums that made 2010 another great year.

Best Jazz 2010

Jason Moran

Best Jazz 2010 - Jason Moran Ten
Jason Moran
‎”Blue Blocks”
from Ten
(Blue Note)

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The Last Electro-Acoustic Space Jazz & Percussion Ensemble

Best Jazz 2010 - The Last Electro-Acoustic Space Jazz & Percussion Ensemble Miles Away
The Last Electro-Acoustic Space Jazz & Percussion Ensemble
‎”The Trane & The Pharoah (For John Coltrane & Pharoah Sanders)”
from Miles Away
(Stones Throw Records)
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Vijay Iyer

Best Jazz 2010 - Vijay Iyer Solo
Vijay Iyer
“Human Nature”
from Solo
(ACT)

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Christian Scott

Best Jazz 2010 - Christian Scott Yesterday You Said Tomorrow
Christian Scott
“Angola, LA & The 13th Amendment”
from Yesterday You Said Tomorrow
(Concord Jazz)

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Polar Bear

Best Jazz 2010 - Polar Bear Peepers
Polar Bear
“Peepers”
from Peepers
(Leaf)

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Little Women

Best Jazz 2010 - Little Women Throat
Little Women
“Throat I”
from Throat
(AUM Fidelity)
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Jaga Jazzist

Best Jazz 2010 - Jaga Jazzist One-Armed Bandit
Jaga Jazzist
‎”One-Armed Bandit”
from One-Armed Bandit
(Ninja Tune)

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Avishai Cohen Introducing Triveni Featuring Omer Avital, Nasheet Waits

Avishai Cohen Triveni
Avishai Cohen Introducing Triveni Featuring Omer Avital, Nasheet Waits
“Mood Indigo”
from Triveni
(Anzic Records)

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Goran Kajfeš

Goran Kajfeš X Y
Goran Kajfeš
“Sand Boogie”
from X/Y
(Headspin Recordings)

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Nels Cline

Nels Cline Dirty Baby
Nels Cline
“Dirty Baby Part V”
from Dirty Baby
(Cryptogramophone)

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Mary Halvorson Quintet

Mary Halvorson Quintet Saturn Sings
Mary Halvorson Quintet
“Sea Seizure (No. 19)”
from Saturn Sings
(Firehouse 12 Records)
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Charles Lloyd Quartet

Charles Lloyd Quartet Mirror
Charles Lloyd Quartet
“Go Down Moses”
from Mirror
(ECM)

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Rudresh Mahanthappa & Steve Lehman

Rudresh Mahanthappa Dual Identity
Rudresh Mahanthappa & Steve Lehman
“The General”
from Dual Identity
(Clean Feed)

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Thomas Strønen, Iain Ballamy : Food

Thomas Strønen, Iain Ballamy Food Quiet Inlet
Thomas Strønen, Iain Ballamy : Food
“Mictyris”
from Quiet Inlet
(ECM)

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Chris Lightcap’s Bigmouth

Chris Lightcap Big Mouth Deluxe
Chris Lightcap’s Bigmouth
“Ting”
from Deluxe
(Clean Feed)

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Anat Fort Trio

Anat Fort Trio And If
Anat Fort Trio
‎”Minnesota”
from And If
(ECM)

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Wadada Leo Smith And Ed Blackwell

Wadada Leo Smith The Blue Mountain's Sun Drummer
Wadada Leo Smith And Ed Blackwell
“Uprising”
from The Blue Mountain’s Sun Drummer
(Kabell Records)

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Chick Corea

Chick Corea Solo Piano
Chick Corea
“Song For Sally”
from Solo Piano
(ECM)

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Lloyd Miller / The Heliocentrics ‎

Lloyd Miller The Heliocentrics
Lloyd Miller / The Heliocentrics ‎
“Nava”
from Lloyd Miller & The Heliocentrics (OST)
(Strut)
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Gerald Clayton

Gerald Clayton Bond The Paris Sessions
Gerald Clayton
“Bond: The Cast”
from Bond: The Paris Sessions
(EmArcy)

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Best Jazz 2010 Albums’ List

Here is the short version list of our 20 selected best jazz 2010 albums:

  • Jason Moran – Ten
  • The Last Electro-Acoustic Space Jazz & Percussion Ensemble – Miles Away
  • Vijay Iyer – Solo
  • Christian Scott – Yesterday You Said Tomorrow
  • Polar Bear – Peepers
  • Little Women – Throat
  • Jaga Jazzist – One-Armed Bandit
  • Avishai Cohen Introducing Triveni Featuring Omer Avital, Nasheet Waits – Triveni
  • Goran Kajfeš – X/Y
  • Nels Cline – Dirty Baby
  • Mary Halvorson Quintet – Saturn Sings
  • Charles Lloyd Quartet – Mirror
  • Rudresh Mahanthappa & Steve Lehman – Dual Identity
  • Thomas Strønen, Iain Ballamy : Food – Quiet Inlet
  • Chris Lightcap’s Bigmouth – Deluxe
  • Anat Fort Trio – And If
  • Wadada Leo Smith And Ed Blackwell – The Blue Mountain’s Sun Drummer
  • Chick Corea – Solo Piano
  • Lloyd Miller, The Heliocentrics – Lloyd Miller & The Heliocentrics (OST)
  • Gerald Clayton – Bond: The Paris Sessions

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