Sunday, January 2, 2011

Individual "Best of Lists"

This year Sister Loralei undertook a giant job of quantifying our membership's tastes for the best in the year's jazz. She used a spread sheet and here are the results.

Individually, the brothers and sisters of the RJA have come up with lists that refine their own preferences. Here is Brother Quam's list:

Favorite Jazz CDs of 2011

SF Jazz Collective, “Live 2010” (SF Jazz)

Randy Weston, “The Storyteller” (Motéma)

Benoit Delbecq Trio, “The Sixth Jump” (Songlines)

Jason Moran, “Ten” (Blue Note)

Lucian Ban, “Enesco Re-Imagined” (Sunnyside)

Marc Cary Focus Trio, “Live 2009” (Motéma)

Omar Sosa, “Ceremony” (Otá)

Tom Harrell, “Roman Nights” (High Note)

Bill Carrothers, “Joy Spring” (Pirouet)

Mary Stallings, “Dream” (High Note)

Myra Melford’s Be Bread, “The Whole Tree Gone” (Firehouse 12)

Dave Holland Octet, “Pathways” (Dare 2)

“Gerry Allen & Timeline Live” (Motéma)

Rudresh Mahanthappa & Bunky Green, “Apex” (Pi)

Dave Liebman Big Band, “Live: As Always” (MAMA)

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