Here's the third part of our list that includes 40 memorable releases.
PART THREE: 20-11
20. Tony Malaby - NOVELA
Reworkings of older material, arrangements by Kris Davis. Marvellously rich album.
19. Jen Shyu & Mark Dresser - SYNASTRY
Remarkable offering. Not that you'd expect anything else from the Pi-label.
18. Joe McPhee & Michael Zerang - CREOLE GARDENS (A NEW ORLEANS SUITE)
What a duo, what a record.
17. Tyshawn Sorey - OBLIQUE - I
No longer a promising talent, but one of the unique performers and composers.
16. Kris Davis - AERIOL PIANO
There she is again, making quite an impression in 2011.
15. Deric Dickens - SPEED DATE
Diversity and fun. And totally DIY.
14. David S. Ware - ORGANICA (SOLO SAXOPHONES, VOL. 2)
As fierce and expansive as ever.
13. Daunik Lazro - SOME OTHER SONGS
"Rarely have I heard such a calm intensity." (Free Jazz Blog)
12. Albert Ayler - STOCKHOLM, BERLIN 1966
One from the vaults, featuring the legendary quintet with Donald Ayler & Beaver Harris.
11. Darren Johnston's Gone To Chicago - THE BIG LIFT
Some of Chicago's finest exceeding all expectations. Stunner!