2010 Favorites (best of)

Hidden Orchestra - Night Walks
emotive and cinematic nu-jazz, jazz-n-groove, modern kozmigroov
Bonobo - Black Sands
downtempo nu-jazz, laidback rhythmic beatcraft and blissful mood grooves
Jazz Chronicles - s/t
laid-back late-night downtempo jazz grooves, jazz-n-groove
Jukka Eskola - Walkover
trumpet based nu-jazz, modern cosmic jazz groove
Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma
avant-grade electro cosmic jazz, future jazz
Christian Scott - Yesterday You Said Tomorrow
contemporary trumpet jazz with rock hip-hop and electronic influences
Marco Benevento - Between The Needles And Nightfall
piano based alternative groove jazz with elements of rock and electronica
Jaga Jazzist - One-Armed Bandit
jazzy post-rock, modern prog jazz-rock
Cosmic Groove Orchestra - Time Has Come
modern modal cosmic jazz groove with a spiritual slant ala Impulse Records
Dave Douglas & Keystone - Spark of Being
contemporary trumpet jazz with electronic touches
Erik Telford - Kinetic
modern Miles-esque trumpet jazz groove with liquid guitar, dirty organ, and funk beats
The Souljazz Orchestra - Rising Sun
modern afro-jazz, jazz-n-groove, kozmigroov
Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey - Stay Gold
groove jazz with bits of folk and CBGB
Christian Prommer - Drumlesson Zwei
hypnotic modal percussive jazz groove
Maurice Brown - The Cycle of Love
contemporary trumpet jazz
The Last Electro-Acoustic Space Jazz & Percussion Ensemble - Miles Away
modern cosmic jazz groove, kozmigroov, jazz-n-groove
Nick Rosen - Into The Sky
beautiful modern cosmic jazz, alice coltrane meets e.s.t.
Tom Harrell - Roman Nights
contemporary trumpet jazz
John McLaughlin - To The One
modern guitar jazz fusion
Bei Bei and Shawn Lee - Into The Wild
astral kaleidoscopic instrumental hip hop, eastern spiritual jazz-funk
Rufus Reid - Out Front
contemporary jazz lead by accoustic bass
Brad Mehldau - Highway Rider
contemporary piano jazz with Joshua Redman on tenor