Tory Collins Best of 2011 List at All About Jazz


Compiling end of the year lists is never easy. Considering the quantity of recordings issued during a year, attempting to mention every noteworthy session would result in a list of epic proportions. These few albums are a cross-section of some of the best modern jazz released in 2011, highlighting sophisticated new developments in composition and improvisation—from coast to coast.

New Releases

Taylor Ho Bynum Sextet – Apparent Distance (Firehouse 12)
Kermit Driscoll – Reveille (Leo)
FAB Trio – History of Jazz in Reverse (TUM)
Vinny Golia Octet – Music for Baritone Saxophone (Nine Winds)
Rich Halley Quartet – Requiem For A Pit Viper (Pine Eagle)
Joel Harrison String Choir – The Music of Paul Motian (Sunnyside)
Gerry Hemingway Quintet – Riptide (Clean Feed)
Jason Kao Hwang Edge – Crossroads Unseen (Euonymus)
Darius Jones Trio – Big Gurl (Smell My Dream) (AUM Fidelity)
Nicole Mitchell – Awakening (Delmark)
Ivo Perelman Quartet – The Hour of the Star (Leo)
David S. Ware, et al. – Planetary Unknown (AUM Fidelity)
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