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Soundcheck Critics' Week: Best Jazz of 2009 and the '00s

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Popmatters writer and frequent NPR guest Will Layman selected the three top jazz albums of 2009 and seven more greats from the rest of the decade.



1. Vijay Iyer Trio, Historicity
2. John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble, Eternal Interlude
3. Henry Threadgill, This Brings Us To, Volume I




The '00s:
4. Andrew Hill, Dusk
5. William Parker, O'Neal's Porch
6. The Bad Plus, These Are the Vistas
7. Wayne Shorter, Beyond the Sound Barrier
8. Steve Bernstein, Millennial Territory Orchestra, Volume One
9. Robert Glasper Trio, In My Element
10. Cassandra Wilson, Loverly


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