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BIRD CALLS FAVORITE JAZZ 2012

by Dr. Bill
1/29/2013

TOP CHOICES 2012  
     
Ray Anderson Sweet Chicago Suite Intuition
Ravi Coltrane Spirit Fiction Blue Note
Marty Ehrlich Frog Leg Logic clean feed
Michael Formanek Small Places ECM
Francois Houle Genera Songlines
Steve Lehman Dialect Fluorescent Pi
Mike Reed Clean on the Corner 482 Music
Jason Robinson Tiresian Symmetry Cuneiform
Jenny Scheinman Mischief Mayhem J.Scheinman
Trio M (Myra Melford) The Guest House Yellowbird
Ryan Truesdell Centennial: newly discovered works of Gil Evans ArtistShare
     
OTHERS WORTH A LISTEN    
     
John Abercrombie Within a song ECM
Jason Adasiewicz Spacer Delmark
Tim Berne Snakeoil ECM
Bobby Bradford Live in L.A. clean feed
Anat Cohen Claroscuro Anzic
Marilyn Crispell/Dresser/Hemingway Play Braxton Tzadik
Kris Davis Aeriol Piano clean feed
Harris Eisenstadt Canada Day III Songlines
Amir ElSaffar Inana Pi
Bill Frisell Floratone II Savoy
Ben Goldberg Baal Tzadik
Mary Halvorson Bending Bridges Firehouse 12
Billy Hart All Our Reasons ECM
Andy Hunter Think Like a Mountain River
Charlie Hunter/Scott Amendola Not Getting Behind Is the New Getting... CharlieHunterMusic
Vijay Iyer Accelerando ACT
Sheila Jordan Yesterdays HighNote
Frank Kimbrough Live at Kitano Palmetto
Klang Brooklyn Lines... Chicago Spaces AllosDocuments
Lee Konitz Enfants Terribles HalfNote
Steve Kuhn Wisteria ECM
Living by Lanterns New Myth/Old Science Cuneiform
Pat Metheny Unity Band Nonesuch
Ron Miles Quiver yelllowbird/enja
Hafez Modirzadeh Post-chromodal out! Pi
Ted Nash The Creep Plastic Sax
Jimmy Owens The Monk Project ipo
William Parker Essence of Ellington Centering
Jeremy Pelt Soul HighNote
Ralph Peterson Duality Perspective Onyx
Josh Rzepka Into the Night J.Rzepka
Wadada Leo Smith Ten Freedom Summers Cuneiform
Jason Stein The Story This Time Delmark
Henry Threadgill Tomorrow Sunny/The Revelry Spp Pi
Steve Turre Woody's Delight HighNote
Matt Wilson An Attitude for Gratitude Palmetto
     
MISSED FROM PREVIOUS YEARS    
3 Cohens Family Anzic (2011)
Vinny Golia Take Your Time Relative Pitch (2007)
Klang Other Doors AllosDocuments (2011)
     
REISSUES/FROM THE VAULTS    
     
Joe Alexander Blue Jubilee Fresh Sound
Blue Notes Before the Wind Changes Ogun
Marion Brown Geechee Recollections/Sweet Earth Flying Impulse!
Charlie Christian Electric Uptown
Gigi Gryce Doin' the Gigi Uptown
Keith Jarrett Sleeper ECM
Charles Mingus Jazz Workshop Concerts 1964-65 Mosaic
Buell Neidlinger Live at Ravenna '87 K2B2
Sam Rivers Reunion: Live in New York Pi
     
JAZZ LIVE    
Cleveland Jazz Orchestra/Monk Hanna Theatre  
Jack DeJohnette Tri-C JazzFest  
Bill Frisell NightTown  
Charlie Hunter/Bobby Previte NightTown  
Mike Lee/New Tricks NightTown  
Spoke NightTown  
Matt Wilson Tri-C JazzFest  
     
NON-JAZZ LIVE    
Antibalas Beachland  
Aretha Franklin Tri-C JazzFest  
Hesitations/Lou Ragland Beachland  
Novalima, etc. Solstice - Cleveland Museum of Art  
Steve Reich Cleveland Museum of Art  
Revolutionary Brass Band Parade the Circle  
     
MOVIES    
The Girls in the Band Cleveland International Film Festival  
     
BOOKS    
Paul Combs Dameronia: the life and music of Tadd Dameron Univ. Michigan
Ted Gioia The Jazz Standards Oxford
Daniel Goldmark et al Jazz/Not Jazz: the music and its boundaries Univ. California
Robin D. G. Kelley Africa Speaks, America Answers Harvard Univ.

 
 

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