2009 top 20

peter | uncategorized | Thursday, December 31st, 2009

At first the idea was to select top 10 or even top 5. Then it grew into two lists: top N + honorable mention N. But who am I to decide who deserves to be in the first list and who couldn’t make it. It is bad enough I had to make a choice from over 150 albums from 2009 I had listened to. Hence it is top 20 in usual alphabetical order. Check these records out and Happy New Year!

  • Agusti Fernandez / Barry Guy “Some Other Place” (Maya)
  • Akira Sakata & Chikamorachi “Friendly Pants” (Family Vineyard)
  • Allen Toussaint “The Bright Mississippi” (Nonesuch)
  • Andy Milne / Benoit Delbecq “Where Is Pannonica?” (Songlines)
  • David Sylvian “Manafon” (Samadhisound)
  • Fire! (Mats Gustafsson / Johan Berthling / Andreas Werliin) “You Liked Me Five Minutes Ago” (Rune Grammofon)
  • Gordon Grdina’s East Van Strings “The Breathing of Statues” (Songlines)
  • Iggy Pop “Preliminaries” (EMI)
  • Joachim Kuhn & Michael Wollny “Live At Schloss Elmau” (ACT)
  • Matthew Shipp “Nu Bop Live” (Rai Trade)
  • Mike Patton “Crank High Voltage” (Lakeshore Records)
  • Minamo (Carla Kihlstedt / Satoko Fujii) “Kuroi Kawa ~ Black River” (Tzadik)
  • Offonoff “Slap And Tickle” (Smalltown Superjazz)
  • Parched “Arc” (RareNoiseRecords)
  • Sajjanu “Pechiku!!” (Tzadik)
  • Sax Ruins “Yawiquo” (Ipecac Recordings)
  • Seabrook Power Plant “Seabrook Power Plant” (Loyal Label)
  • Sim + Otomo “Monte Alto Estate” (doubt music)
  • The Thing “Bag It!” (Smalltown Superjazz)
  • Zu “Carboniferous” (Ipecac)

Teenage Burnout

peter | uncategorized | Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Teenage Burnout, Douglass Street Music Collective, December 15, 2009

Daniel Levin Trio

peter | uncategorized | Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Daniel Levin Trio, Douglass Street Music Collective, December 15, 2009

Daniel Levin

peter | uncategorized | Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

Daniel Levin Trio, Douglass Street Music Collective, December 15, 2009

Ingebrigt Haker Flaten

peter | uncategorized | Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

Daniel Levin Trio, Douglass Street Music Collective, December 15, 2009

Frank Rosaly

peter | uncategorized | Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

Daniel Levin Trio, Douglass Street Music Collective, December 15, 2009

Michael Attias

peter | uncategorized | Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

Michael Attias Solo, Douglass Street Music Collective, December 15, 2009

Ted Daniel

peter | uncategorized | Monday, December 28th, 2009

Alexander Hawkins Quintet, The Local 269, December 14, 2009

Rob Brown

peter | uncategorized | Monday, December 28th, 2009

Alexander Hawkins Quintet, The Local 269, December 14, 2009

Mark Helias

peter | uncategorized | Sunday, December 27th, 2009

Alexander Hawkins Quintet, The Local 269, December 14, 2009

Dan Scofield

peter | uncategorized | Sunday, December 27th, 2009

Shot x Shot, The Local 269, December 14, 2009

Tony Malaby

peter | uncategorized | Saturday, December 26th, 2009

Tony Malaby’s Double Heart, Cornelia Street Cafe, December 11, 2009

Ingebrigt Haker Flaten

peter | uncategorized | Saturday, December 26th, 2009

Tony Malaby’s Double Heart, Cornelia Street Cafe, December 11, 2009

Eivind Opsvik

peter | uncategorized | Saturday, December 26th, 2009

Tony Malaby’s Double Heart, Cornelia Street Cafe, December 11, 2009

Josh Sinton

peter | uncategorized | Friday, December 25th, 2009

.man with Josh Sinton, Douglass Street Music Collective, December 8, 2009

Roman Stolyar

peter | uncategorized | Friday, December 25th, 2009

Roman Stolyar Solo, Douglass Street Music Collective, December 8, 2009

Alexander von Schlippenbach

peter | uncategorized | Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

Schlippenbach Trio, Jazzatelier, Ulrichsberg, December 6, 2009

Evan Parker

peter | uncategorized | Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

Schlippenbach Trio, Jazzatelier, Ulrichsberg, December 6, 2009

Hans Reichel

peter | uncategorized | Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

Hans Reichel Solo, Jazzatelier, Ulrichsberg, December 6, 2009

Phil Wachsmann

peter | uncategorized | Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

Sabina Meyer, Michael Moore, Phil Wachsmann, Paul Lovens, Jazzatelier, Ulrichsberg, December 6, 2009

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