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The Best Albums of 2010: Jazz on 3's Jez Nelson

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Mike Diver Mike Diver | 12:07 UK time, Thursday, 9 December 2010

Today, Jazz on 3 presenter Jez Nelson gives us his top five albums of 2010. Jazz on 3 goes out (on Radio 3, funnily enough) on a Monday night - find its pages, and listen again, here.

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Charles Lloyd - Mirror
A masterpiece from a truly spiritual saxophone player, with a superb quartet featuring pianist Jason Moran.
Read the BBC review and listen to previews

Wyatt, Atzmon, Stephen - For the Ghosts Within
Robert Wyatt in romantic form, taking on lush ballads alongside the rich-toned Atzmon and strings. The Christmas present for people you really love.
Read the BBC review and listen to previews

Steve Coleman and Five Elements - Harvesting Semblances and Affinities
More unfathomable mathematics and symbolism gives rise to some of the most original and groovy jazz of our times.
Read the BBC review and listen to previews

Django Bates - Beloved Bird
When most children had Action Men, Django was building Plasticine models of Charlie Parker. The love affair bears fruit on this superb trio LP.
Read the BBC review and listen to previews

Jason Moran - Ten
Perhaps the greatest piano player of his generation, Moran delivers a superb set of intricate yet accessible tunes and virtuosic soloing.
Read the BBC review and listen to previews

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