from Jim Wilke’s Jazz After Hours Best of 2010 List:
Each year I publish a list of jazz CDs issued in the past year that I found most interesting and enjoyable. The list is selected from among the thousand or so CDs received in an average year. It also represents music that I have played frequently on Jazz After Hours and Jazz Northwest. The Best NW category zeros in on musicians in our area but only as a point of reference. Musically, their CDs could just as well be in the national categories.
Gail Pettis – Here In the Moment – Origin
Hadley Caliman – Straight Ahead – Origin
Nelda Swiggett – This Time – OA2
Wellstone Conspiracy – Motives – Origin
Karin Plato – Out of Town – KVP
Dave Peck – Modern Romance – Let’s Play Stella
Ziggurat Quartet – Calculated Gesture – Origin
Cory Weeds – The Many Deeds of – Cellar Live
Matt Jorgensen – Tattooed by Passion – Origin
Hadley Caliman/Pete Christlieb – Reunion – Origin
Randy Halberstadt – Flash Point – Origin
Thomas Marriott – Constraints & Liberations – Origin
Greta Matassa & Clipper Anderson – And To All A Good Night – Origin
Click hereJazz After Hours Best of 2010 List to read Jim’s complete list.