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Best Jazz Recordings of 2011???

Discussion in 'Recordings [DB]' started by Jake, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. Jake


    Dec 11, 1999
    Best jazz recordings of 2011???
  2. Jake


    Dec 11, 1999
  3. PocketGroove82


    Oct 18, 2006
    google it.
  4. Jake


    Dec 11, 1999
    seriously, y'all, what are some great jazz recordings from 2011?
  5. g4string

    g4string Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Melissa, TX
    So much for TALK bass I guess. Maybe we should call the site GOGGLE bass??:meh: Not trying to be a johnson, just saying.

    OP....not jazz recordings, but my favs for 2011 are;

    "El Camino" - The Black Keys
    "The Harrow and The Harvest" - Gillian Welch
    "Revelator" - Tedeschi Trucks Band

    There are a few others, but those are my standouts.

    Edger Meyer has a new disc out. I heard some live snippets on The World Cafe w/ David Dye. The new disc is called "The Goat Rodeo Sessions" (w/ Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile). What I heard was damn good.

    The Flecktones put a new disc w/ alumni Howard Levy on harmonica. "Rocket Science" is the name of the album. I have yet to hear it, but I am sure it's great. I lost my fascination with the Flecktones when Jeff Coffin joined the band. I always loved the Howard Levy era recordings. Now that he's back, I am sure this is great.
  6. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    Not a jazz recording, but I've been spinning the Meyer/Ma/Thile/Duncan Goat Rodeo Sessions a bunch these past few months.
  7. g4string

    g4string Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Melissa, TX
    I need to buy this record:D
  8. damonsmith


    May 10, 2006
    Quincy, MA
    Knowinglee by Lee Konitz, Dave Liebman & Richie Bierach is the first jazz album that is really a straight jazz album that has anything new to say in several years. They often solo together and really take regular standards somewhere fresh. Other notables would be Charles Lloyd's "Athens Concert", Jarrett's "Rio" for more out but still jazz: William Parker's 3 disc solo is the best for sure. No Business released a Peter Kowald/Julius Hemphill double lp from an '80s concert in Wuppertal - if that counts it is clearly "best"!
  9. oliebrice


    Apr 7, 2003
    Hastings, UK
    I need to get that Hemphill / Kowald album, not sure how I've left it so long.... Think my vote goes to the new album in the Ab Baars trio box set, 'Gawky Stride'
  10. cnltb


    May 28, 2005
    Keith Jarrett's "Rio" is alright (not up there with some of his other recordings however, I think).
    I like the three dave douglas cds, recently released on the greenleafmusic label-rare metals, orange afternoons and bad mango.

    That's all that comes to mind at the moment...

    Wait...was Scott colley's "empire" released in 2011?
    If so-that one would be up there for me as well.
  11. damonsmith


    May 10, 2006
    Quincy, MA
    That is a good one. Michael Moore (alto player from Humbolt, CA, living in Amsterdam, not the bassist or filmmaker or marionette of the filmmaker) released 5 jazzy new discs on his ramboy label.

    Marty Erhlich made a nice quartet on Clean Feed.
  12. Matt Ides

    Matt Ides Supporting Member

    May 12, 2004
    Minneapolis, MN
    I don't think anything will beat Common Ritual and Works in Progress for me. This is a good album for sure, though.
  13. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    Jazzwise magazine in the UK had a special on their favourite Jazz of 2011 :

    The Top 20 albums of the year are:

    1 Gregory Porter Water Motéma

    2 Ambrose Akinmusire When The Heart Emerges Glistening Blue Note

    3= Marius Neset Golden Xplosion Edition

    3= Kurt Elling The Gate Concord

    5 Stan Tracey Quartet A Child’s Christmas In Wales Resteamed

    6 Jeremy Pelt The Talented Mr. Pelt Highnote

    7= The Impossible Gentlemen The Impossible Gentlemen Basho

    7= Gretchen Parlato The Lost And Found Obliqsound

    9 Keith Jarrett Rio ECM

    10= Kit Downes Trio Quiet Tiger Basho

    10=Wadada Leo Smith Heart’s Reflections Cuneiform

    12= Brad Mehldau Live In Marciac Nonesuch

    12= Liane Carroll Up And Down Quietmoney

    14= Kairos 4tet Statement Of Intent Edition

    14= Courtney Pine Europa Destin-e

    14= Colin Towns/NDR Big Band John Lennon: In My Own Write Provocateur

    17= Archie Shepp and Joachim Kühn Wo!man Archieball

    17= Ian Shaw The Abbey Road Sessions Splashpoint

    19 Gerald Wilson Orchestra Legacy Mack Avenue

    20 Matana Roberts Coin Coin Chapter One: Les Gens de Couleur Libres Constellation

    The Top Ten reissues are:

    1 Tubby Hayes Tubby’s New Groove Candid

    2 Phil Seamen Seamen’s Mission Proper Box

    3 Joe Harriott The Joe Harriott Story Proper Box

    4 Miles Davis Live In Europe 1967 The Bootleg Series Vol 1 Columbia Legacy

    5=Weather Report Live in Berlin 1975 Art of Groove

    5= Ornette Coleman Quartet The 1987 Hamburg Concert Domino

    7 Miles Davis Tutu Deluxe Edition Warner Jazz

    8 Miles Davis Quintet Live At Newport 1966 & 1967 Domino

    9= John Surman Flashpoint: NDR Jazz Workshop Cuneiform

    9= John Coltrane Original Album Series Giant Steps/Coltrane Jazz/My Favorite Things/Coltrane Plays The Blues/Coltrane’s Sound Warner Jazz


    I just bought the Gregory Porter album and it is wonderful -a vocal-lead album that is real Jazz - not some kind of crossover to appeal to other audiences - this is just great Jazz but with vocals!

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