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Peter Bacon’s Countdown to Thursday

Peter Bacon, who writes/edits the Jazz Breakfast blog and contributes to the Birmingham Post, tells me that he will be launching the final top ten of his “Festive Fifty” first thing this Thursday morning 22nd. Congratulations Peter. It’s a major endeavour! Here’s the countdown from 50 to 11, just the album names. On Peter’s site every one is linked to a review:

50 Denys Baptiste Identity By Subtraction (Dune)
49 Jacqui Dankworth It Happens Quietly (Specific Jazz)
48 Corea, Clarke and White Forever (Concord)
47 John Scofield A Moment’s Peace (Emarcy
46 Ma The Last (Loop Records)
45 Julian Lage Gladwell (Emarcy)
44 Neil Yates Five Countries (Edition Records)
43 Seamus Blake Quintet Live At Smalls (Smalls Live)
42The New Gary Burton Quartet Common Ground (Mack Avenue)
41 Paolo Fresu Mistico Mediterraneo (ECM)
40 Mark McNight Organ Quartet featuring Seamus Blake
39 Mason Brothers Two Sides One Story (Archival Records)
38 Eliane Elias Light My Fire (Concord)
37 Phil Robson The Immeasurable Code (Whirlwind Recordings)
36 Kairos 4tet: Statement of Intent (Edition Records)
35Wadada Leo Smith’s Organic Heart’s Reflections (Cuneiform Records)
34 David Binney: Graylen Epicenter (Mythology)
33 Francois Couturier Tarkovsky Quartet (ECM)
32Tom Harrell The Time Of The Sun (High Note)
31 Donny McCaslin Perpetual Motion (Greenleaf Records)
30 Marilyn Mazur Celestial Circle (ECM)
29 Steve Coleman’s Five Elements The Mancy Of Sound (PI Recordings)
28 Empirical Elements Of Truth (Naim Jazz)
27 Giovanna Pessi/Susanna Wallumrod If Grief Could Wait (ECM 277 7197)
26 Kit Downes Quiet Tiger (Basho)
25 Marcin Wasilewski Trio Faithful (ECM)
24 Stefon Harris, David Sanchez, Christian Scott Ninety Miles (Concord Picante )
23 Magnus Ostrom Thread Of Life (ACT)
22 Marius Neset Golden Xplosion (Edition Records)
21 Kurt Elling The Gate (Concord)
20 Gwilym Simcock Good Days At Schloss Elmau (ACT)
19 Dino Saluzzi/Anja Lechner/Felix Saluzzi Navidad de los Andes (ECM)
18 Branford Marsalis/Joey Calderazzo Songs Of Mirth And Melancholy (Marsalis Music)
17 Enrico Rava Quintet Tribe (ECM)
16 Craig Taborn Avenging Angel (ECM)
15 Meadow: Blissful Ignorance(Edition Records)
14 Charles Lloyd/Maria Farantouri Athens Concert (ECM)
13 Yellowjackets – Timeline (Mack Avenue Records)
12 Vinicius Cantuaria and Bill Frisell – Lagrimas Mexicanas (Naive)
11 Brad Mehldau – Live In Marciac (Nonesuch)

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