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KCCK Top 88 for 2011

  ARTIST TITLE LABEL
1) Corea, Clarke and White Forever (Purchase) Concord
2) New Gary Burton Quartet Common Ground (Purchase) Mack Avenue
3) Charlie Haden and Quartet West Sophisticated Ladies (Purchase) EmArcy
4) Stefon Harris/David Sanchez/Christian Scott Ninety Miles (Purchase) Concord Picante
5) Terell Stafford This Side of Strayhorn (Purchase) MaxJazz
6) John Scofield A Moment's Peace (Purchase) EmArcy
7) Fourplay Let's Touch the Sky (Purchase) Heads Up
8) Kenny Wheeler One of Many (Purchase) CamJazz
9) Pat Metheny What's It All About (Purchase) Nonesuch
10) Ron Carter Ron Carter's Great Big Band (Purchase) Sunnyside
11) Steve Khan Parting Shot (Purchase) Tone Center
12) Russell Malone Triple Play (Purchase) MaxJazz
13) Al DiMeola Pursuit of Radical Rhapsody (Purchase) Telarc
14) John Rapson Mystery and Manners (Purchase) MoMu
15) Kyle Eastwood Songs From the Chateau (Purchase) Candid
16) Gerald Wilson Legacy (Purchase) Mack Avenue
17) Bill Frisell All We Are Saying (Purchase) Savoy Jazz
18) Chuck Redd The Common Thread (Purchase) Arbors Jazz
19) Headhunters Platinum (Purchase) Owl Studios
20) Jane Ira Bloom Wingwalker (Purchase) Outline
21) Miguel Zenon Alma Adentro (Purchase) Marsalis Music
22) Larry Coryell Larry Coryell with the Wide Hive Players (Purchase) Wide Hive
23) Geoffrey Keezer and Peter Sprague Mill Creek Road (Purchase) SBE
24) Lynne Arriale Convergence (Purchase) Motema
25) Gerald Veasley Electric Mingus Project (Purchase) Fanwave
26) New York Electric Piano Keys to the City (Purchase) Buffalo Puppy
27) Sammy Figueroa & his Latin Jazz Explosion Urban Nature (Purchase) Senator
28) Gerald Clayton Bond: the Paris Sessions (Purchase) EmArcy
29) Chuck Loeb Plain 'n' Simple (Purchase) Tweety
30) Benny Green Source (Purchase) JLP
31) Monty Alexander Harlem-Kingston Express Live (Purchase) Motema
32) Brad Mehldau Live in Marciac (Purchase) Nonesuch
33) Bela Fleck and the Flecktones Rocket Science (Purchase) eOne
34) Al Naylor Legacy (Purchase) alnaylormusic.com
35) Julian Lage Gladwell (Purchase) EmArcy
36) Cedar Walton The Bouncer (Purchase) High Note
37) Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet To Hear From There (Purchase) Patois
38) Jay Ashby and Steve Davis Mistaken Identity (Purchase) MCG Jazz
39) Heavy Tin reFused (Purchase) Concinnity
40) Various Artists Disney Jazz: Everybody Wants to Be a Cat (Purchase) Disney Pearl
41) Karrin Allyson 'Round Midnight (Purchase) Concord
42) Phil Woods and Bill Mays Phil & Bill (Purchase) Palmetto
43) BANN As You Like (Purchase) Jazz Eyes
44) Eric Alexander Don't Follow the Crowd (Purchase) High Note
45) Jimmy Haslip featuring Joe Vannelli Nightfall (Purchase) Vie
46) Monty Alexander Uplift (Purchase) JLP
47) Claudio Roditi Bons Amigos (Purchase) Resonance
48) Randy Brecker with the DR Big Band The Jazz Ballad Songbook (Purchase) Half Note
49) Ambrose Akinmusire When the Heart Emerges Glistening (Purchase) Blue Noted
50) The Kora Band Cascades (Purchase) OA2 Records
51) Avishai Cohen Seven Seas (Purchase) Sunnyside
52) Alphonse Mouzon Angel Face (Purchase) Tenacious
53) Trombone Shorty For True (Purchase) Verve Forecast
54) Kevin Eubanks Zen Food (Purchase) Mack Avenue
55) T.K. Blue Latin Bird (Purchase) Motema
56) Luther Hughes & the Cannonball-Coltrane Project Things are Getting Better (Purchase) Primrose Lane
57) Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra 40 Acres and a Burro (Purchase) Zoho
58) Roger Humphries Keep the Faith (Purchase) Corona
59) Yellowjackets Timeline (Purchase) Mack Avenue
60) Delfeayo Marsalis Sweet Thunder (Purchase) Troubador Jass
61) Mathias Eick Skala (Purchase) ECM
62) Bob Sheppard Close Your Eyes (Purchase) BFM Jazz
63) Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band That's How We Roll (Purchase) Telarc
64) Swingadelic The Other Duke: Tribute to Duke Pearson (Purchase) Zoho
65) Mark Weinstein Jazz Brasil (Purchase) Jazzheads
66) Ben Williams State of Art (Purchase) Concord
67) Bobby Selvaggio Grass Roots Movement (Purchase) Arabesque
68) Sam Yahel From Sun to Sun (Purchase) Origin
69) Times 4 Eclipse (Purchase) Groove Tonic
70) Phil DeGreg Amazonas (Purchase) Prevenient
71) Steve Gadd Live at Voce (Purchase) BFM Jazz
72) Warren Wolf Warren Wolf (Purchase) Mack Avenue
73) Brad Goode Tight Like This (Purchase) Delmark
74) Anthony Branker & Ascent Dance Music (Purchase) Origin
75) Deep Blue Organ Trio Wonderful! (Purchase) Origin
76) Kurt Elling The Gate (Purchase) Concord
77) Thomas Marriott Human Spirit (Purchase) Origin
78) Terri Lyne Carrington Mosaic (Purchase) Concord
79) Larry Coryell and Kenny Drew Duality (Purchase) Random Act
80) Omar Hakim and Rachel Z The Trio of Oz (Purchase) Ozmosis
81) Bill Easley Love Stories (Purchase) American Showplace
82) Tim Mayer Resilience (Purchase) JLP
83) The Nightcrawlers Down in the Bottom (Purchase) Cellar Live
84) Dan Block From His World to Mine: The Music of Duke Ellington (Purchase) Miles High
85) Joe Lovano Us Five Bird Songs (Purchase) Blue Note
86) Tom Harrell The Time of the Sun (Purchase) High Note
87) John Sheridan Dream Band Hooray for Christmas (Purchase) Arbors Jazz
88) Cassius Goens Transition (Purchase) Cassius Goens

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