Friday, December 30, 2011

The Best Jazz of 2011

Os melhores do jazz em 2011 - The Best Jazz of 2011!
The results of the 33rd Annual Jazz Station Poll conducted by jazz journalist, jazz historian & jazz educator Arnaldo DeSouteiro.

Delfeayo Marsalis (pictured above), James Carter (pictured below), Sonny Rollins, Mark Murphy, Ron Carter, Lalo Schifrin, Johnny Mandel, Russ Kassoff, Marcus Miller, Bill Carrothers, Daniel Smith, Phil Woods, Pat Metheny and Jane Ira Bloom are among the top artists of the year.

Only albums recorded or released in 2011 were eligible.
A seleção dos “melhores do jazz”, feita pelo historiador Arnaldo DeSouteiro, publicada pela primeira vez em 1979, chega ao 33º ano. James Carter, Sonny Rollins, Mark Murphy, Ron Carter, Lalo Schifrin, Johnny Mandel, Russ Kassoff, Marcus Miller, Delfeayo Marsalis, Bill Carrothers, Daniel Smith e Jane Ira Bloom estão entre os artistas que brilharam em 2011.


Esta é a lista dos que mais se destacaram, em 2011, no panorama jazzístico internacional. Atendendo aos pedidos dos leitores, que desde 1979 acompanham essa votação, incluímos – após os nomes de todos os colocados em cada categoria – os títulos dos trabalhos (CDs ou DVDs) pelo quais os artistas foram avaliados, com base apenas em lançamentos realizados no decorrer deste ano.

Para variar, foram necessárias várias semanas para a preparação de todas estas listas, reouvindo CDs, revendo DVDs, checando fichas técnicas e, às vezes, reavaliando opiniões. Tudo isso com o objetivo de fornecer o mais fiel possível retrato do cenário jazzístico em 2011, a partir de bases reais de análise. O que significa, por exemplo, que artistas que não lançaram novos trabalhos este ano, seja como líderes ou sidemen, tornaram-se, por mais geniais que sejam, automaticamente inelegíveis. Tal critério explica a ausência de feras como Diana Krall, Andy Bey, Jon Hendricks, Gene Bertoncini, John McLaughlin e Carla Bley que, apesar de terem realizado muitos shows, não lançaram novos trabalhos em 2011.

Vários discos premiados em 2011, com atraso, pelas revistas especializadas ("Forever" de Chick Corea e a reedição ampliada de "California Concert", por exemplo, para citar apenas dois casos), não aparecem na nossa lista por uma simples razão: constaram da relação de 2010.

Aí estão os resultados completos:
Acoustic Piano: 1º Russ Kassoff ("Bird Fly By" - RHK); 2º Frank Chastenier ("Songs I've Always Loved" - EmArcy); 3º Bill Carrothers (“A Night at the Village Vanguard” – Pirouet); 4º Marc Copland (“Speak To Me” w/ John Abercrombie - Pirouet); 5º Keith Jarrett (“Rio” – ECM); 6º Robert Glasper ("Unrehurst, Vol. 2" - Bebob); 7º Mike Longo (“Sting Like A Bee” – CAP); 8º Gonzalo Rubalcaba ("Fé/Faith" - 5Passion); 9º Michel Camilo ("Mano a Mano" - EmArcy)Electric Piano: 1º Greg Sankovich ("Eclipse" w/ Times 4 - GTM); 2º Federico Gonzalez Peña ("Tutu Revisited" w/ Marcus Miller - Dreyfus); 3º Alexandre Zamith ("Handmade" w/ Frank Herzberg - FHZ); 4º Dawn Clement ("Wingwalker" w/ Jane Ira Bloom - Outline); 5º Silvano Monasterios ("Unconditional" - Savant); 6º Danny Grissett ("The Time of the Sun" w/ Tom Harrell - High Note); 7º Bugge Wesseltoft ("Duo" w/ Henrik Schwarz); 8º Jeb Patton ("Hi-Fly" w/ Sachal Vasandani - Mack Avenue); 9º Adam Shulman ("Larry Coryell with the Wide Hive Players" - Wide Hive)Organ: 1º Chris Foreman ("Wonderful" w/ Deep Blue Organ Trio - Origin); 2º Gerard Gibbs ("At the Crossroads" w/ James Carter Organ Trio - EmArcy); 3º Joey DeFrancesco ("40" - High Note); 4º Tony Monaco ("Undeniable" w/ Pat Martino - High Note); 5º Larry Goldings ("A Moment's Peace" w/ John Scofield - EmArcy);Keyboards: 1° Federico Gonzalez Peña ("Tutu Revisited" w/ Marcus Miller - Dreyfus); 2º Jim Beard ("Fast City - A Tribute to Joe Zawinul" w/ Metropole Orkest & Vince Mendoza - BHM); 3º Scott Kinsey ("Bob Ya Head" w/ Robert Hurst - Bebob); 4º Gilson Schachnik ("Mozik" - Mozik); 5º Hans-Peter Pfammatter ("Take the Floor and Lift the Roof" w/ Christy Doran's New Bag - Double Moon); 6º Pete Levin ("Con Brio" w/ Ali Ryerson - ACR); 7º George Mesterhazy ("Everytime We Say Goodbye" w/ Lisa Lindsley - LS); 8º Patrice Rushen ("The Mosaic Project" w/ Terry Lyne Carrington)Acoustic Bass: 1º Ron Carter ("Ron Carter's Great Big Band" - Sunnyside); 2º Robert Hurst ("Unrehurst, Vol. 2" - Bebob); 3º Frank Herzberg ("Handmade" - FHZ); 4º Eddie Gomez ("Forever" w/ Cesarius Alvim - Plus Loin); 5º Charlie Haden ("Sophisticated Ladies" - EmArcy); 6º Georg Breinschmid ("Brein's World" - Preiser); 7º Avery Sharpe ("Running Man" - JKNM); 8º Christian McBride ("Conversations with Christian" - Mack Avenue)Electric Bass: 1º Marcus Miller ("Tutu Revisited" - Dreyfus); 2º Steve Swallow ("Amazing" w/ We3 - Kind of Blue); 3º Victor Bailey ("Fast City - A Tribute to Joe Zawinul" w/ Metropole Orkest & Vince Mendoza - BHM); 4º Anthony Jackson ("Voice - The Trio Project" w/ Hiromi - Telarc); 5º Felix Pastorius ("Live!" w/ Jeff Coffin & The Mu'tet - Ear Up); 6º Bob Cranshaw ("Road Shows, Vol. 2" - Doxy); 7º Kevin Lofton ("Eclipse" w/ Times 4 - GTM); 8º Fernando Huergo ("Mozik" w/ Mozik - Mozik)Drums: 1º Zé Eduardo Nazário ("Handmade" w/ Frank Herzberg - FHZ); 2º Chris Dave ("Unrehurst, Vol. 2" w/ Robert Hurst - Bebob); 3º Dré Pallemaerts ("A Night at the Village Vanguard" w/ Bill Carrothers Trio - Pirouet); 4º Billy Cobham ("This is Jazz" w/ Donald Harrison - Half Note); 5º Roy Haynes ("Roy-Alty" - Dreyfus); 6º Paul Motian ("The Windmills of Your Mind" - Winter & Winter); 7ºMauricio Zottarelli ("Mozik" - Mozik); 8º Kobie Watkins ("The Gate" w/ Kurt Elling - Concord); 9º Hans Dekker ("Songs I've Always Loved" w/ Frank Chastenier - EmArcy)Percussion: 1º Airto Moreira ("Live at Burghausen" w/ CTI All Stars - CTI/Jazzvisions); 2º Ralph MacDonald ("No Ordinary Day" w/ Toph-e & The Pussycats - MBM); 3º Roland Guerrero ("Latin Bird" w/ T.K. Blue - Motéma); 4º Luis Conte ("En Casa de Luis" - Varese); 5º Marilyn Mazur ("Celestial Circle" - ECM); 6º Sammy Figueroa ("Road Shows, Vol. 2" w/ Sonny Rollins - Doxy); 7º Giovanni Hidalgo ("Mano a Mano" w/ Michel Camilo - EmArcy); 8º Lenny Castro ("The Gate" w/ Kurt Elling - Concord); 9º Vicente Lebron ("Mood Music for Time Travellers" w/ The Either/Orchestra - Accurate); 10º Adam Rudolph ("Both/And" - Meta)
Vibes/Marimba: 1º Warren Wolf ("Warren Wolf" - Mack Avenue); 2º Gary Burton ("Common Ground" - Mack Avenue); 3º Mark Sherman ("Live @ Sweet Rhythm" - Miles High); 4º Stefon Harris ("Ninety Miles" - Concord); 5º Dave Samuels ("Triple Play Plus Three" w/ Bill O'Connell - Zoho); 6º Erik Charlston ("Essentially Hermeto" - Sunnyside); 7º Jason Adasiewiz ("The Big Lift" w/ Darren Johnston's Gone to Chicago - Porto Franco); 8º Thomas Dobler ("Brein's World" w/ Georg Breinschmid - Preiser); 9º Matt Moran ("Unexplained Phenomena" w/ Rob Brown - Marge)Miscellaneous Instruments: 1° Daniel Smith - bassoon ("Bassoon Goes Latin Jazz" - Summit); 2º Jordi Grognard - electronic tempura/bansuri ("As Real As Thinking" w/ Machine Mass Trio - MoonJune); 3º Wes Corbett - banjo ("Lines" w/ Daniel Rosenthal - American Melody); 4º Hendrik Meurkens - harmonica ("Live at Bird's Eye" - Zoho); 5º George Mesterhazy - melodica ("Everytime We Say Goodbye" w/ Lisa Lindsley - LS); 6º Sabrine El Hossamy - darbuka ("Darbuka Heat" - EMI Arabia); 7º Kathrin Pechlof - harp ("Glow" w/ Pablo Held); 8º Derek Di Perri - harmonica ("Bani Ahead" w/ Slivovitz - MoonJune); 9º Svante Henryson - cello ("Night Song" w/ Ketil Bjornstad - ECM); 1oº Socratis Sinopoulos - lyra ("Athens Concert" w/ Charles Lloyd - ECM); 11º Marcus Rojas - tuba ("United Front: Brass Ecstasy at Newport" w/ Dave Douglas - Greenleaf)Acoustic Guitar: 1º Pat Metheny ("What's It All About" - Nonesuch); 2º Al DiMeola ("Pursuit of Radical Rhapsody" - Telarc); 3º Larry Coryell ("Larry Coryell with the Wide Hive Players" - Wide Hive); 4º Guilherme Monteiro ("My Funny Valentine - Live in Spain" w/ Ron Carter - Jazz Door); 5º Oscar Peñas ("From Now On" - Brooklyn Jazz Underground); 6º Gustavo Assis-Brasil ("Mozik" w/ Mozik - Mozik); 7º John Moulder ("Three Equals One" w/ Larry Gray Trio - Chicago Sessions)Electric Guitar: 1º Jim Hall ("In A Sentimental Mood," a track from Sonny Rollins' "Road Shows, Vol. 2" - Doxy); 2º John Abercrombie ("Speak To Me" w/ Marc Copland - Pirouet); 3º Russell Malone ("Road Shows, Vol. 2" w/ Sonny Rollins - Doxy); 4º George Benson ("Guitar Man" - Concord); 5º John Stein ("Hi Fly" - Whaling City Sound); 6º Pat Martino ("Undeniable" - High Note); 7º Mike Moreno ("Leapfrog" w/ Armen Donelian - Sunnyside); 8º John Scofield ("A Moment's Peace" - EmArcy); 9º Adam Agati ("Everyday Magic" w/ Rahsaan Barber - Jazz Music City)Violin: 1º Regina Carter ("Caribbean Rhapsody" w/ James Carter - EmArcy); 2º Alicia DeJoie ("Metamorphic Rock" w/ Moraine - MoonJune); 3º Jason Kao Hwang ("Crossroads Unseen" - Euonymus); 4º Jeff Gauthier ("Open Source" - Cryptogramophone); 5º Ricardo Villari ("Bani Ahead" w/ Slivovitz - MoonJune); 6º Sara Caswell ("The Music of Randy Newman" w/ Roseanna Vitro - Motéma)Flute: 1° Orlando Maraca Valle ("Reencuentros" w/ Maraca and His Latin Jazz All-Stars" - Descarga SARL); 2º Ali Ryerson ("Con Brio!" - ACR); 3º Hubert Laws ("Mongorama" w/ José Rizo's Mongorama - Saungu); 4º Dave Valentin ("Pure Imagination" - High Note); 5º Linda Jozefowski ("For My Dead Folks" -Unit); 6º Nicole Mitchell ("Awakening" - Delmark); 7º Rahsaan Barber ("Everyday Magic" - Jazz Music City); 8º Yulia Musayelyan ("Mozik" - Mozik); 9º John Goldman ("Outside the Box" - JG); 10º Mayu Sacki ("Revelation" w/ Chico Hamilton - Centering)Clarinet/Bass Clarinet: 1º Anat Cohen ("Family" w/ 3 Cohens - Anzic); 2º Jason Stein ("It Only Happens at Night" w/ My Silence - 482 Music);3º Gerald Preinfalk ("Huljo" w/ Christian Muthspiel's Yodel Group - Material); 4º Douglas Yates ("My Garden" w/ Nicholas Urie - RPR); 5º Jordi Grognard ("As Real As Thinking" w/ Machine Mass Trio - MoonJune); 6º Paquito D'Rivera ("40 Acres and a Burro" w/ Arturo O'Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra - Zoho); 7º Geoff Nudell ("Sophistication" w/ Thisbe Vos)Trumpet: 1º Randy Brecker ("Jazz Ballad Song Book" - Half Note); 2º Brian Lynch ("Unsung Heroes" - Holistic Musicworks); 3º Enrico Rava ("Tribe" - ECM); 4º Christian Scott ("Tutu Revisited" w/ Marcus Miller - Dreyfus); 5º Tiger Okoshi ("Sweet Thunder" w/ Delfeayo Marsalis - GTM); 6º Till Bronner ("Love & Revolution" w/ Nicola Conte - Impulse!); 7º Ciro Riccardi ("Bani Ahead" w/ Slivovitz - MoonJune); 8º Tedd Chubb ("Alternate Side" w/ New Tricks - NTR); 9º Daniel Rosenthal "Lines" - American Melody)Flugelhorn: 1º Kenny Wheeler ("One of Many" - Cam Jazz); 2º Tom Harrell ("Time of the Sun" - High Note); 3º Roy Hargrove ("Roy-Alty" w/ Roy Haynes - Dreyfys); 4º Jimmy Owens ("To My Surprise" w/ Mike Longo - CAP); 5º Terrell Stafford ("Talk To Me" w/ Freddy Cole - High Note); 6º Warren Vaché ("So Nice" w/ Houston Person - High Note); 7º Dominick Farinacci ("Dawn of Goodbye" - Eone); 8º Daniel Woodtli ("Triologia" - Mons); 9º Taylor Ho Binum ("Crossroads Unseen" w/ Jason Kao Hwang - Euonymus); 10º Etienne Charles ("Kaiso" - Culture Shock)
Trombone: 1º Delfeayo Marsalis ("Sweet Thunder" - Troubador Jass); 2º Samuel Blaser ("Consort in Motion" - Kind of Blue); 3º James Morrison ("Invocations - Jazz Meets The Symphony 7" w/ Lalo Schifrin - Aleph); 4º Curtis Fuller ("The Story of Cathy & Me" - Challenge); 5º Roswell Rudd ("The Incredible Honk" - Sunnyside); 6º Ray Anderson ("ABD" - Hat Hut); 7º Steve Turre ("Latin Bird" w/ T.K. Blue - Motéma); 8º Roland Barber ("Everyday Magic" w/ Rahsaan Barber - Jazz Music City); 9º Trombone Shorty ("For True" - Verve Forecast)Soprano Sax: 1º Jane Ira Bloom ("Wingwalker" - Outline); 2º James Carter ("Caribbean Rhapsody" - EmArcy); 3º Sebastian Gille ("Anthem" - Pirouet); 4º Branford Marsalis ("Sweet Thunder" w/ Delfeayo Marsalis - Troubador Jass); 5º Russ Gershon ("Mood Music for Time Travellers" w/ The Either/Orchestra - Accurate); 6º Dave Liebman ("Amazing" w/ We3 - Hat Hut); 7º Lincoln Adler ("Eclipse" w/ Times 4 - GTM);Alto Sax: 1º Phil Woods ("Phil & Bill, Woods & Mays" w/ Bill Mays - Palmetto); 2º Donald Harrison ("This is Jazz" - Half Note); 3º T.K. Blue ("Latin Bird" - Motéma); 4º Lee Konitz ("Live at Birdland" - ECM); 5º Jim Snidero ("Interface" - Savant); 6º Greg Osby ("Crosstalk" w/ Marc Copland - Pirouet); 7º Alex Han ("Tutu Revisited" w/ Marcus Miller - Dreyfus); 8º Rudresh Mahanthappa ("Samdhi" - ACT); 9º Oliver Lake ("Celebrating Mary Lou Williams" w/ Trio 3 - Intakt)
Tenor Sax: 1º James Carter ("Caribbean Rhapsody" - Decca/EmArcy); 2º Sonny Rollins ("Road Shows, Vol. 2" - Doxy); 3º Michael Pedicin ("Ballads...Searching For Peace" - Jazz Hut); 4º Houston Person ("So Nice" - High Note); 5º Mark Turner ("Somewhere Meeting Nobody" w/ Jochen Rueckert - Pirouet); 6º Rahsaan Barber ("Everyday Magic" - Jazz Music City); 7º Joe Lovano (Bird Songs" - Blue Note); 8º Joel Frahm ("Three Musicians" w/ Joan Stiles - OoBlaDee); 9º Eric Alexander ("Don't Follow The Crowd" - High Note); 10º Charles Lloyd ("Athens Concert" - ECM)Baritone Sax: 1º Claire Daly ("Mary Joyce Project: Nothing to Lose" - Daily Bread); 2º Andrew Hadro ("Letter from Home" w/ Junior Mance - Jun Glo); 3º Hamiet Bluiett ("Route de Frères" w/ Andrew Cyrille & Haitian Fascination - TUM); 4º Ronnie Cuber ("The Gaddabouts" w/ The Gaddabouts - Racecarlotta); 5º Jason Marshall ("Sweet Thunder" w/ Delfeayo Marsalis - Troubador Jass); 6º James DeJoie ("Metamorphic Rock" w/ Moraine - MoonJune); 7º Mats Gustafsson ("Unreleased - Fire!" w/ Jim O'Rourke - Rune Gramofon); 8º Gary Smulyan ("Legacy" w/ Gerald Wilson Orchestra)Male Singer: 1º Mark Murphy ("Never Let Me Go" - MM); 2º Ed Reed ("Born To Be Blue" - Blue Shorts); 3º Kurt Elling ("The Gate" - Concord); 4º Boris Savoldelli ("Biocosmopolitan" - MoonJUne); 5º Bryan Anthony ("A Night Like This" - Mercator Media); 6º Tony Bennett ("Duets II" - Sony); 7º Giacomo Gates ("The Revolution Will Be Jazz - The Songs of Gil Scott-Heron" - High Note); 8º Jerry Costanzo ("Can't We Be Friends?" - Daywood Drive); 9º Freddy Cole ("Talk To Me" - High Note); 10º Sachal Vasandani ("Hi-Fly" - Mack Avenue)Female Singer: 1º Tania Maria ("Tempo" - Naive); 2º Anna Luna Lucas ("Femenina" - Quadrant); 3º Tierney Sutton ("American Road" - BFM Jazz); 4º Roseanna Vitro ("The Music of Randy Newman" - Motéma); 5º Lisa Lindsley ("Everytime We Say Goodbye" - LS); 6º Gabriele Tranchina ("A Song of Love's Color" - Jazzheads); 7º Karrin Allyson ("'Round Midnight" - Concord); 8º Yvonne Washington ("Trust in Me" - Mercator Media); 9º Katchie Cartwright ("Tales & Tongues" w/ Katchie & Le Monde Caché - Harriton Carved Wax)Instrumental Group: 1º Bill Carrothers Trio ("A Night at the Village Vanguard" - Pirouet); 2º Delfeayo Marsalis ("Sweet Thunder" - Troubador Jass); 3º Frank Hezberg ("Handmade" - FHZ); 4º Pablo Held ("Glow" - Pirouet); 5º The Either/Orchestra ("Mood Music for Time Travellers" - Accurate); 6º Rahsaan Barber ("Everyday Magic" - Jazz Music Coty); 7º Misha Piatigorski Trio ("Never Let Me Go" w/ Mark Murphy - MM); 8º Machine Mass Trio ("As Real As Thinking" - MoonJune)Vocal Group: 1º Come Sunday ("Crosscurrents" - CSJ); 2º Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir ("Hear My Prayer" - OIGC);Big Band/Jazz Orchestra: 1º DIVA Jazz Orchestra ("The Man and His Music" w/ Johnny Mandel - Arbors); 2º DR Big Band ("The Jazz Ballad Song Book" w/ Randy Brecker - Half Note); 3º Metropole Orkest ("Fast City: A Tribute to Joe Zawinul" - BHM); 4º Gerald Wilson Orchestra ("Legacy" - Mack Avenue); 5º New Art Orchestra ("Standards" w/ Bob Brookmeyer - Artist Share); 6º Westchester Jazz Orchestra ("Maiden Voyage Suite" - WJO); 7º hr-Bigband ("Out of the Desert Live" w/ Joachim Kühn - ACT); 8º Arturo O'Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra ("40 Acres and a Burro" - Zoho); 9º Christian McBride Big Band ("The Good Feeling" - Mack Avenue)
Composer: 1º Johnny Mandel ("The Man and His Music" - Arbors); 2º Lalo Schifrin ("Invocations - Jazz Meets The Symphony 7" - Aleph); 3º Armen Donelian ("Leapfrog" - Sunnyside); 4º Nicholas Urie ("My Garden" - RPR); 5º Pablo Held ("Glow" - Pirouet); 6º Jane Ira Bloom ("Wingwalker" - Outline); 7º Russ Gershon ("Mood Music for Time Travellers" w/ The Either/Orchestra - Accurate); 8º Hubert Nuss ("The Book of Colours" - Pirouet); 9º Daniel Rosenthal ("Lines" - American Melody)Arranger: 1º Lalo Schifrin ("Invocations - Jazz Meets The Symphony 7" - Aleph); 2º Johnny Mandel ("The Man and His Music" - Arbors); 3º Vince Mendoza ("Fast City - A Tribute to Joe Zawinul" w/ Metropole Orkest - BHM); 4º Bob Brookmeyer ("Standards" w/ New Art Orchestra - Artist Share); 5º Robert Freedman ("Ron Carter's Great Big Band" w/ Ron Carter - Sunnyside); 6º Dave Grusin ("An Evening with Dave Grusin" - Telarc); 7º Delfeayo Marsalis ("Sweet Thunder" - Troubador Jass); 8º Nan Schwartz ("Songs I've Always Loved" w/ Frank Chastenier - EmArcy); 9º Alan Broadbent ("Sophisticated Ladies" w/ Charlie Haden)Engineer: 1º Rudy Van Gelder ("So Nice" w/ Houston Person - High Note); 2º Paul Antonell ("Bird Fly By" w/ Russ Kassoff - RHK); 3º Daryl Dickerson & Patrick Smith ("Sweet Thunder" w/ Delfeayo Marsalis - Troubador Jass); 4º Jesse Nichols ("Eclipse" w/ Times 4 - GTM); 5º Tom Tedesco ("Latin Bird" w/ T.K. Blue - Motéma); 6º Dan Feiszli ("Born To Be Blue" w/ Ed Reed - Blue Shorts); 7º Jim Anderson ("Wingwalker" w/ Jane Ira Bloom - Outline)New Talent: 1º Mozik - instrumental group ("Mozik" - Mozik); 2º Alex Pinto - electric guitar ("Inner State" - APM); 3º Linda Jozefowski - flute ("For My Dead Folks" - Unit); 4º Thisbe Vos - female singer ("Sophistication" - Prime); 5º New Tricks - instrumental group ("Alternate Side" - NTR)

The Best 15 Jazz Instrumental CDs
Frank Herzberg: "Handmade" (FHZ)
Lalo Schifrin: "Invocations - Jazz Meets The Symphony 7" (Aleph)
Robert Hurst: "Unrehurst, Vol. 2" (Bebob)
Delfeayo Marsalis: "Sweet Thunder" (Troubador Jass)
Bill Carrothers Trio: "A Night at the Village Vanguard" (Pirouet)
James Carter: "Caribbean Rhapsody" (EmArcy)
Sonny Rollins: "Road Shows, Vol. 2" (Doxy)
Marc Copland & John Abercrombie: "Speak To Me" (Pirouet)
Jane Ira Bloom: "Wingwalker" (Outline)
Mozik: "Mozik" (Mozik)
John Stein: "Hi Fly" (Whaling City Sound)
Hubert Nuss: "The Book of Colours" (Pirouet)
Mike Longo Trio + 2: "To My Surprise" (CAP)
Nicholas Urie: "My Garden" (RPR)
The Either/Orchestra: "Mood Music for Time Travellers" (Accurate)

The Best 10 Vocal Jazz CDs

Mark Murphy: "Never Let Me Go" (MM)
Ed Reed: "Born To Be Blue" (Blue Shorts)
Tania Maria: "Tempo" (Naive)
Anna Luna Lucas Quintet: "Femenina" (Quadrant)
Kurt Elling: "The Gate" (Concord)
Boris Savoldelli: "Biocosmopolitan" (MoonJune)
Bryan Anthony & Gary Norian Trio: "A Night Like This" (Mercator Media)
Lisa Lindsley: "Everytime We Say Goodbye" (LS)
Jerry Costanzo: "Can't We Be Friends?" (Daywood Drive)
Gabriele Tranchina: "A Song of Love's Color" (Jazzheads)
The Best 10 Jazz DVDs
Miles Davis: "Miles! The Definitive Miles Davis at Montreux" (Eagle Vision)
John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Freddie Hubbard, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Johnny Griffin, Art Blakey: "Jazz Icons Vol. 6" (Mosaic)
Ron Carter: "My Funny Valentine - Live in Spain" (Jazz Door)
Joe Zawinul & The Zawinul Syndicate: "75th" (BHM)
Weather Report: "Live in Cologne 1983" (Art of Groove)
Marcus Miller: "Tutu Revisited" (Dreyfus)
Stan Getz: "Live at Montreux 1972" (Verita Note)
Pat Metheny & Charlie Haden: "The Missouri Sky - Duets in Spain" (Jazz Door)
Zimbo Trio: "45 Anos" (Arte Viva)
Dave Grusin: "An Evening with Dave Grusin" (Telarc) Blu-ray only
Special Projects/Reissues
Art Pepper: "Unreleased Art, Vol. VI - Blues For The Fisherman" (Widow's Taste)
Oscar Peterson: "Unmistakable" (Zenph/Sony Masterworks Jazz)
Randy Weston: "Blue Moses" (CTI/Sony Masterworks Jazz)
Annette Peacock: "I'm The One" (RCA/Ironic)
Don Sebesky: "Giant Box" (CTI/Sony Masterworks Jazz)
Joe Farrell: "Penny Arcade/Upon This Rock/Canned Funk" (CTI/Wounded Bird)
Friedrich Gulda: "Music For 4 Soloists and Band No.1" (SABA/MPS-Universal)
Ron Carter: "All Blues" (CTI/Sony Masterworks Jazz)
Don Elliott: "Jamaica Jazz/A Musical Offering" (Fresh Sound)
Zimbo Trio w/ Heraldo do Monte & Hector Costita: "Zimbo" (RGE/Ward)
Box Sets
Various Artists: "First Impulse - The Creed Taylor Collection" (Impulse!)
Miles Davis Quintet: "Live in Europe 1967 - Best of the Bootleg Vol. 1" (Sony)
Wes Montgomery: "Movin' - The Complete Verve Recordings" (Verve)
Tony Bennett: "The Complete Collection" (Sony)
Kenyon Hopkins & The Creed Taylor Orchestra: "Four Classic Albums" (Real Gone Jazz)To check the results of some of the previous Jazz Station Polls, please visit:
The Best Jazz of 2010
http://jazzstation-oblogdearnaldodesouteiros.blogspot.com/2010/12/best-jazz-of-2010.html
The Best Jazz of 2009
http://jazzstation-oblogdearnaldodesouteiros.blogspot.com/2009/12/best-jazz-of-2009.html
The Best Jazz of 2008
http://jazzstation-oblogdearnaldodesouteiros.blogspot.com/2008/12/29th-annual-jazz-station-poll-best-jazz.html

3 comments:

Unknown said...

I think Anna Luna Lucas is a wonderful singer. She is the real thing! And I love her band too!

Tony DeCaprio (jazz guitarist, NYC)

Unknown said...

I think Anna Luna Lucas is a wonderful singer. She is the real thing!! And I love her band too!

-Tony DeCaprio

Rocio Guitard said...

I am so happy for the love you've given to Greg Sankovich and Lincoln Adler! They're truly outstanding players, and I'm soooo blessed to have them playing on my own album :)

- Rocio Guitard (Jazz vocalist, SF Bay Area)