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Best of jazz – year 2011

2011 in 20 jazz tracks. The best jazz 2011 albums selected to keep your ears enjoying amazing tracks released that year.

Best Jazz 2011

Ambrose Akinmusire

Best Jazz 2011 - Ambrose Akinmusire When The Heart Emerges Glistening
Ambrose Akinmusire
‎”Confessions To My Unborn Daughter”
‎from When The Heart Emerges Glistening
‎(Blue Note)

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Craig Taborn

Best Jazz 2011 - Craig Taborn Avenging Angel
Craig Taborn
‎”Avenging Angel”
‎from Avenging Angel
‎(ECM)

Website

Matana Roberts

Best Jazz 2011 - Matana Roberts Coin Coin Chapter One Gens De Couleur Libres
Matana Roberts
‎‎”Pov Piti”
‎from Coin Coin Chapter One: Gens De Couleur Libres
‎(Constellation)

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Chick Corea, Stefano Bollani

Best Jazz 2011 - Chick Corea, Stefano Bollani Orvieto
Chick Corea, Stefano Bollani
‎”Jitterbug Waltz”
‎from Orvieto
‎(ECM)

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Vijay Iyer With Prasanna & Nitin Mitta

Best Jazz 2011 - Vijay Iyer With Prasanna & Nitin Mitta Tirtha
Vijay Iyer With Prasanna & Nitin Mitta
‎”Entropy And Time”
‎from Tirtha
‎(ACT)

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Andy Akiho

Andy Akiho No One To Know One
Andy Akiho
‎”21″
‎from No One To Know One
‎(Innova Recordings)

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James Farm

James Farm James Farm
James Farm
‎”Polliwog”
‎from James Farm
‎(Nonesuch)

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Greg Ward

Best Jazz 2011 - Greg Ward Greg Ward's Phonic Juggernaut
Greg Ward
‎”Above Ground”
‎from Greg Ward’s Phonic Juggernaut
‎(Thirsty Ear)

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JD Allen Trio

JD Allen Trio Victory
JD Allen Trio
‎”Mr. Steepy”
‎from Victory!
‎(Sunnyside)

Bandcamp

Tonbruket

Tonbruket Dig It To The End
Tonbruket
‎”Balloons”
‎from Dig It To The End
‎(ACT)

Website

Takuya Kuroda

Takuya Kuroda Edge
Takuya Kuroda
‎”Skyrocket”
‎from Edge
‎()

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Colin Stetson

Colin Stetson New History Warfare Vol. 2 Judges
Colin Stetson
‎‎”Judges”
‎from New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges
‎(Constellation)

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Joachim Kühn, Majid Bekkas, Ramon Lopez

Joachim Kühn, Majid Bekkas, Ramon Lopez Chalaba
Joachim Kühn, Majid Bekkas, Ramon Lopez
‎”Asmaa”
‎from Chalaba
‎(ACT)

Website

bb&c

bb&c The Veil
bb&c
‎”Railroaded”
‎from The Veil
‎(Cryptogramophone)

Wiki

Ben Williams

Ben Williams State Of Art
Ben Williams
‎”Home”
‎from State Of Art
‎(Concord Jazz)

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Matthew Shipp

Best Jazz 2011 - Matthew Shipp Art Of The Improviser
Matthew Shipp
‎”Circular Temple #1″
‎from Art Of The Improviser
‎(Thirsty Ear)

Website

Miguel Zenón

Miguel Zenón Alma Adentro
Miguel Zenón
‎”Alma Adentro”
‎from Alma Adentro
‎(Marsalis Music)

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Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman Ascension
Harriet Tubman
‎”Ascension”
‎from Ascension
‎(Sunnyside)

Bandcamp

Keith Jarrett

Keith Jarrett Rio
Keith Jarrett
‎‎”Part I”
‎from Rio
‎(ECM)

Website

The Neil Cowley Trio

The Neil Cowley Trio The Face Of Mount Molehill
The Neil Cowley Trio
‎‎”Slims”
‎from The Face Of Mount Molehill
‎(Naim Label)

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Playlist

Best Jazz 2011 Albums List

Here is the short version of our best jazz 2011 selection:

  • Ambrose Akinmusire – When The Heart Emerges Glistening
  • Craig Taborn – Avenging Angel
  • Matana Roberts – Coin Coin Chapter One: Gens De Couleur Libres
  • Chick Corea, Stefano Bollani – Orvieto
  • Vijay Iyer With Prasanna & Nitin Mitta – Tirtha
  • Andy Akiho – No One To Know One
  • James Farm – James Farm
  • Greg Ward – Greg Ward’s Phonic Juggernaut
  • JD Allen Trio – Victory!
  • Tonbruket – Dig It To The End
  • Takuya Kuroda – Edge
  • Colin Stetson – New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges
  • Joachim Kühn, Majid Bekkas, Ramon Lopez – Chalaba
  • bb&c – The Veil
  • Ben Williams – State Of Art
  • Matthew Shipp – Art Of The Improviser
  • Miguel Zenón – Alma Adentro
  • Harriet Tubman – Ascension
  • Keith Jarrett – Rio
  • The Neil Cowley Trio – The Face Of Mount Molehill

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