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Jazz Journeys—Best of 2010

My friend Jason told me how much he enjoys seeing DJ’s set-lists. (He was the motivation for my posting A Christmas Gumbo set-list.) I thought I would post another; this time, it’s the set-list for my radio program, Jazz Journeys, and my Annual Best Jazz Recordings of 2010, which airs 26 December 2010, 1-4 p.m. ET on wfpk.org. This year was a great year for Modern Jazz releases, with new material from Jazz veterans Henry Threadgill, Roscoe Mitchell and Randy Weston. And new faces are cementing their place in Jazz History with very strong endeavors. Jason Moran and Vijay Iyer are both refreshingly daring in their composing and playing; Mary Halvorsen and Marc Ribot are rewriting approaches to Jazz Guitar; and Mike Reed is quickly becoming a force in The Windy City, a place known for progressive, fresh and bracingly intelligent Jazz. I hope you’ll check it out.

Clouds — Steve Coleman & Five Elements
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Rose Garden — Jason Adasiewicz
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Requiem For A Revolution — Marc Ribot
Moon Traps In Seven Rings (No. 17) — Mary Halvorsen Quintet
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Foxy — Jon Irabagon
Blues For Eight — Odean Pope
Ruby, My Dear — Charles Lloyd
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Street Dance — The Clayton Brothers
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Tight Like This — Brad Goode
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Third Option (For Art Hoyle) — Mike Reed’s People, Places & Things
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It’s Alright — William Parker
Mandela — Abdullah Ibrahim & WD Big Band Cologne
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Dubinland Carnival — John Ellis & Double-Wide
New Orleans (My Home Town) — Kermit Ruffins
Quiet As Kept — Trombone Shorty
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Galizur — The Dreamers
Lamenting — Rudresh Mahanthappa & Bunky Green
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Human Nature — Vijay Iyer
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Blue Blocks — Jason Moran
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African Sunrise — Randy Weston & His African Rhythms Sextet
Mothra — Fight The Big Bull featuring Steven Bernstein
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It Never Moved — Henry Threadgill Zooid
Quintet 2007 A For Eight — Roscoe Mitchell
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Danza Nueva — Enrico Pieranunzi Latin Jazz Quintet