All About Jazz Italy “Best of 2009” List – Month by month


January  
Steven Bernstein – Diaspora Suite (Tzadik)
Tino Tracanna – Giovanni Falzone – Paolino Dalla Porta – Vittorio Marinoni – Stylus Q (Abeat Records)
Ornette Coleman – Town Hall 1962 (ESP Disk) 
Paul Bley – Closer (ESP Disk)
Wayne Horvitz – Joe Hill: 16 Actions for Orchestra, Voice, and Soloist (New World Records)
Gianluigi Trovesi – All’Opera – Profumo di Violetta (ECM Records) 
William Parker Quartet – Petit Oiseau (AUM Fidelity Records)
Houdini’s Cage – Memories of a Barber (El Gallo Rojo) 

February  
Michael Bates – Clockwise (Greenleaf Music)
The Microscopic Septet – Lobster Leaps In (Cuneiform Records)
Enrico Rava – New York Days (ECM Records) 
Atomic School Days – Distil (Okka Disk)
Mostly Other People Do the Killing – This Is Our Moosic (Hot Cup Records)
Blue Notes – The Ogun Collection (Ogun) 
Bik Bent Braam – Extremen (BBB)
Mary Halvorson Trio – Dragon’s Head (Firehouse 12 Records) 

March  
Avishai Cohen – Flood (Part Two of the Big Rain Trilogy) (Anzic Records)
Darrell Katz & Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra –  The Same Thing (Cadence Jazz Records)
Fight the Big Bull – Dying Will Be Easy (Clean Feed Records) 
Mulatu Astatke & the Heliocentrics – Inspiration Information 3 (Strut/!K7)
Dinamitri Jazz Folklore + Amiri Baraka – Akendengue Suite (Rai Trade)
Jon Irabagon – Jon Irabagon’s Outright! (Innova Recordings) 
Chat Noir – Difficult to See You (EmArcy)
Zentralquartett – Au der Elbe Schwimmt ein rosa krokodil (Intakt Records)
Jim Hall – Bill Frisell – Hemispheres (ArtistShare) 
Anthony Braxton – Standards (Brussels) 2006 (Amirani Records)  

April  
Shakers N’ Bakers – Yearning for Zion (Little (i) Music)
Steve Lehman – Manifold (Clean Feed Records)
Dave Stapleton – Matthew Bourne – Dismantling the Waterfall – The Mill Session, Vol.1 (Edition Records) 
Aa.Vv. – Nigeria 70 – The Definitive Story of 1970’s Funky Lagos (Strut/!K7)
Satoko Fujii – Heat Wave (Not Two)
Morton Feldman –  The Viola in My Life (ECM Records)

May  
Soft Machine – Drop (Moonjune Records)
Michael Jefry Stevens Trio – For Andrew (Konnex Records)
Daniele Cavallanti – Tiziano Tononi – Rings of Fire (Long Song Records) 
Fred Frith and Arte Quartett – Still Urban / The Big Picture (Intakt Records)
Denman Maroney – Udentity (Clean Feed Records)
Fast ‘N’ Bulbous – Waxed Oop (Cuneiform Records) 
Henry Grimes – Solo (Ilk Music)
Ran Blake – Driftwoods (Tompkins Square Records) 

June  
Amato Jazz Trio – Time Pieces for Piano (Abeat Records)
Clusone 3 – Soft Lights and Sweet Music (Hatology)
Nicole Mitchell Indigo Trio – Anaya (Rogue Art) 
Ingrid Laubrock – Sleepthief (Intakt Records)
Alex Cline – Continuation (Cryptogramophone)
Positive Catastrophe – Garabatos Volume One (Cuneiform Records) 
Louis Sclavis – Lost on the Way (ECM Records)
Chico Hamilton – Twelve Tones of Love (Joyous Shout!)
Thomas Mapfumo – Hokoyo! / Gwindingwi Rine Shumba (Water) 
Jeremy Udden – Plainville (Fresh Sound New Talent)

July  
The Skopje Connection – Amam (Enrico Blumer Production)
Nate Wooley – Fred Lonberg-Holm – Jason Roebke – Throw Down Your Hammer and Sing (Porter Records)
Sophie Agnel – Capsizing Moments (Emanem) 
Franz Koglmann – Lo-lee-taa – Music on Nabokov (Col Legno)
Gebhard Ullmann – Don’t Touch My Music voll. 1 & 2 (Not Two)
Gabriele Cohen Jewish Experience – Golem (Alfamusic)
John Taylor – Phases (Cam Jazz)
Charlie Parker – Bird in Time 1940-1947 (ESP Disk) 

August  
Nels Cline – Coward (Cryptogramophone)
Nadia Ratsimandresy – Matteo Ramon Arevalos – Messiaen et autour de Messiaen (ReR Megacorp)
David S. Ware – Shakti (AUM Fidelity Records) 
Seamus Blake Quartet – Live In Italy (Jazz Eyes)
Sound for the Organization of Society – Poem of the Underground (Circumvention Music)
Nostalgia 77 – Feat. Keith & Julie Tippett – The Nostalgia Sessions Vol.1 (Tru Thoughts) 
Jon Hassell – Last Night the Moon Came Dropping Its Clothes in the Street (ECM Records)
Giancarlo Mazzù – Luciano Troja – Seven Tales About Standards – Vol. 2 (Splasc(h) Records)
Luc Ferrari – L’oeuvre électronique (Ina GRM) 
Greg Wall’s Later Prophets – Ha’ Orot (Tzadik)  

September  
Junk Box – Cloudy Then Sunny (Libra Records)
White Rocket – White Rocket (Diatribe Recordings)
John Hebert – Byzantine Monkey (Firehouse 12 Records) 
Tom Harrell – Prana Dance (HighNote Records)
Luca Aquino – Lunaria (EmArcy)
Trio 3 + Irene Schweizer – Berne Concert (Intakt Records) 
Sean Jones – The Search Within (Mack Avenue Records)
Rob Mazurek – Sound Is (Delmark Records) 

October  
Dennis Gonzalez and Faruq Z. Bey w/Northwood Improvisers Septet – Hymn for Tomasz Stanko (Qbico Records)
Matt Wilson Quartet – That’s Gonna Leave a Mark (Palmetto Records)
Jerry Granelli V16 – Vancouver ’08 (Songlines Recordings) 
Steve Lacy – Mal Waldron – Let’s Call This… Esteem (SILTA Records)
Frank London – Lorin Sklamberg – Tsuker-zis (Tzadik)
Steven Bernstein – Marcus Rojas – Kresten Osgood –  Tattoos and Mushrooms (Ilk Music) 
Marcin & Bartlomeij Brat Oles – Duo (Fenommedia)
Herculaneum – Herculaneum III (Clean Feed Records) 

November  
Laurence Hobgood – When the Heart Dances (NAIM Audio)
Vijay Iyer Trio – Historicity (ACT Music)
Satoko Fujii – Myra Melford – Under the Water (Libra Records) 
Gianluca Petrella Cosmic Band – Coming Tomorrow – Part One (Spacebone Records)
Marty Ehrlich Rites Quartet – Things Have Got to Change (Clean Feed Records)
Digital Primitives – Hum Crackle & Pop (Hopscotch) 
Chad Taylor – Circle Down (482 Music)
Fred Anderson – Staying in the Game (Engine)
Miles Davis – The Complete Columbia Album Collection (Sony-Legacy Music) 
Roberto Cecchetto – Memories (Parco della Musica Records)  

December  
Egberto Gismonti – Saudações (ECM Records)
Lee Konitz – Martial Solal – Star Eyes (Hat Hut Records)
Jon Irabagon with Mike Pride – I Don’t Hear Nothin’ But the Blues (Loyal Label) 
Lucky 7s – Pluto Junkyard (Clean Feed Records)
Wadada Leo Smith – Spiritual Dimensions (Cuneiform Records)
Lawrence Casserley – Adam Linson – Integument (Psi Records)
Franco D’Andrea Quartet – Half the Fun (El Gallo Rojo) 
Miles Davis – Sonny Rollins – The Classic Prestige Sessions – 1951-1956  (Prestige Records)
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