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Critics' Round-Up of 2010

Alyn Shipton invites leading jazz critics to review the best albums of 2010. With Jon Newey, Helen Mayhew, Peter Vacher, John L Walters, Dave Gelly, Clive Davis and Brian Priestley.

For the last programme of the year, Alyn Shipton invites several leading jazz critics to look back on the best jazz albums of 2010. Joining Alyn to make their selections are Jon Newey, Helen Mayhew, Peter Vacher, John L Walters, Dave Gelly, Clive Davis and Brian Priestley, and among their choices are tracks from Evan Christopher, Norma Winstone and Dave Holland.

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Christmas Day 2010 16:00

Music Played

  • Norma Winstone

    Just Sometimes

    Composer: Manzanero / Winstone Performers: Norma Winstone, v; Klaus Gesing, ss; Glauco Venier, p. Artesuono Studios, Udine, Dec 2009.

    • Stories Yet To Tell.
    • ECM.
    • 2158.
  • The Great Wee Band

    Nica's Dream

    Composer: Monk Performers: Henry Lowther, tp; Jim Mullen, g; Dave Green, b; Stu Butterfield, d.

    • The Sound of Music.
    • Trio.
    • TR 584.
  • Dave Holland & Pepe Habichuela - Joyride

    Composer: Holland Performers: Dave Holland, b; Pepe Habichuela, Josemi Carmona, Carlos Carmona, g; Israel Porrina, Juan Carmona, cajón, perc. CATA Studio, Madrid, 16 – 20 Mar 2010.

  • Evan Christopher

    My Home Is In A Southern Town

    Composer: Jelly Roll Morton Performers: Evan Christopher, cl; Bucky Pizzarelli, James Chirillo, g; Greg Cohen, b. New York, 19 – 20 May 2009.

    • The Remembering Song.
    • Arbors.
    • 19383.
  • John Bunch

    Get Out Of Town

    Composer: Porter Performers: John Bunch, p; Frank Vignola, g; John Webber, b. Nola Studios, New York, Oct – Dec 2009.

    • Do Not Disturb.
    • Arbors.
    • 19403.
  • Ken Wheeler and the John Dankworth Orchestra


    Composer: Wheeler Performers: Kenny Wheeler, fl h; John McLaughlin, g; Tony Coe, Tony Roberts, John Dankworth, Ray Swinfield, saxophones; Les Condon, Hank Shaw, Henry Lowther, Derek Watkins, tp; Mike Gibbs, Chris Pyne, tb; Dick Hart, Alf Reece, tub; Alan Branscombe, Bobby Cornford, p; John Spooner, d; Dave Holland, b; Tristan Fry, perc. London, March 1968.

    • Windmill Tilter.
    • BGO.
    • 944.
  • Phronesis

    Abraham's New Gift

    Composer: Hoiby Performers: Ivo Neame, p; Jasper Hoiby, b; Mark Guiliana, d. The Forge, London, 2009.

    • Alive.
    • Edition.
    • EDO 1021.
  • Jan Garbarek & The Hilliard Ensemble - Alleluia Navitas

    Composer: Pérotin Performers: Jan Garbarek, saxophones, David James, Rogers Covey-Crump, Steven Harrold, Gordon Jones, voc. St Gerold Monastery, Austria, 2009.