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2009 Top 10 Lists

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  1. wommusic
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  2. InWalked
    Member

    not in any preferential order:
    JOHN ABERCROMBIE QUARTET: Wait Til You See Her
    PETER BERNSTEIN: Monk
    NELS CLINE: Coward
    PHILIP GLASS: In The Upper Room
    HOLLAND/RUBALCABA/POTTER/HARLAND: Live at the 2007 Monterey Jazz Festival
    CHRIS POTTER UNDERGROUND: Ultrahang
    RADIOHEAD: Amnesiac [box set]
    KURT ROSENWINKEL STANDARDS TRIO: Reflections
    ST. VINCENT: Actor
    WILCO: (The Album)

  3. Sandemose
    Member

    I havent bought that many records this year. Why I dont know. Either case, my favorite record this year is

    Alice in Chains "Black gives way to Blue"

    Best,

    Sandemose

  4. nateroberts
    Member

    A couple from the above list, as well as:

    Vijay Iyer - Historicity (INCREDIBLE)
    Branford Marsalis Quartet - Metamorphosen (One of his best - LOVE Tain Watts' drumming on this)

    BTW - I see you have the new Chris Potter CD on that list, how does it compare to some of his past titles (Vertigo, Follow the Red Line, etc.)?

    - nate
    http://www.naterobertsmusic.com

  5. lollygirl
    Member

    I have somewhat eclectic taste, so not all jazz and not all this year, just my favs
    Kurt Rosenwinkel Standards Trio: Reflections
    HillTop Hoods: State of the Art
    Grafton Primary: Eon
    Leonard Cohen: Songs of Love and Hate
    Barney McCall: Trio This That
    Dave Matthews Band: Goo Grux King
    Fly Trio: Sky and Country
    Jenny Lewis: Acid Tongue
    Johnny Hartman and John Coltrane: John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman
    Linda Oh trio: Entry

  6. hitdoggie
    Member

    Hey nate....I picked up Historicity after it was mentioned here a few times.

    Whoa!!!!!!!!

    other notables

    Aaron Parks
    As tall as Lions ( rock band I really enjoy)
    Kurt's trio

  7. Benny
    Member

    The Invisible: 'The Invisible'
    Jack Penate: 'Everything Is New'
    Phoenix: 'Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix'
    The XX: 'The XX'
    The Whitest Boy Alive: 'Rules'
    White Denim: 'Fits'
    Anders Christensen Trio: 'Dear Someone'
    Tomasz Stanko: 'Dark Eyes'
    Kurt Elling: 'Dedicated to You: Kurt Elling Sings the Music of Coltrane and Hartman'
    Jonathan Kreisberg: 'Night Songs'

  8. 111
    Member

    Not to break the rules of the topic here but for my year 2009...

    #'s 1-10 The Cloister-By Kurt ( I know ..about four years late to the party)

    I can't find words to express what that song means to me, the gravity of that song stuns me everytime I listen to it.
    The song occupies every spot in my top 10 for 2009. Kinda of a lame cop out for a top 10 list...sorry : )

    When people first heard Satchmo, Bird, Davis, Evans, Coltrane etc. and they describe how it changed how they listen to music, being a guitarist, this song was and is it for me. As a result in 2009 my musical perspective took a dramatic shift and in some unexplainable way made everything else sound better.

  9. lollygirl
    Member

    I totally agree 111, I feel the same way about A Life Unfolds that was my #1-10 of 2008. It's not a lame cop out, it's an acknowledgement of the beauty of Kurt's music and how it can change your perspective on many things.

  10. nateroberts
    Member

    hitdoggie - SO glad you liked it. Spread the word . . . in my opinion this is the next great piano trio.

    - nate
    http://www.naterobertsmusic.com

  11. nateroberts
    Member

    And to 111 and lollygirl - I know exactly how y'all felt too. For me it was "The Next Step" on the Deep Song album.

    - nate
    http://www.naterobertsmusic.com

  12. Colonel Trane
    Member

    I got Historicity to and was surprised. I've seen them live and the cd is way better.

  13. luiscastro
    Member

    My top ten in no particular order
    Adam Rogers: Sight
    Chris Potter: Ultrahang
    David Binney: Third Occasion
    Keith Jarrett: Testament
    Julian Lage: Sounding Point
    Wayne Krantz: Krantz Carlock Lefebvre
    Donny Mccaslin: Declaration
    Jan Garbarek: Dresden
    Seamus Blake: Bellwether
    and Kurt's Reflections

  14. Abercrombie's Wait Till you See her, excellent
    Bernstein's Monk album, very very cool.

    Keith Jarrett's 3 CD solo concert... out of this world.

    Ordering Reflections on payday, and really looking forward to it.

    I also really like Nightsong by Kreisberg.


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