Best of 2011: Richard Brody’s Top 10 Concerts

10. Joe Louis Walker with Murali Coryell – The Parting Glass
9. Dave Alvin & the Guilty Ones with Los Straitjackets – Club Helsinki
8. The Jack DeJohnette Quintet – Freihofer Jazz Festival at SPAC (Read his review)
7. The Marcus Strickland Quartet – Freihofer Jazz Festival at SPAC (Read his review)
6. Ambrose Akinmusire – Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center
5. Alejandro Escovedo & the Sensitive Boys – Club Helsinki (Read his review)
4. Richard Thompson – The Egg (Read his review)
3. Jimmy Cobb’s “So What” Band – The Egg
2. The Joe Lovano/John Scofield Quartet – The Egg
1. Jeff Coffin Mu’tet – Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival at the Albany Riverfront Park

Special Mention to Nadia Salerno-Sonnenberg & the New Century Orchestra at the College of Saint Rose’s Massry Center

By Richard Brody, Nippertown contributor


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  1. J Hunter says

    I gotta say, that Scofield/Lovano show was definitely choice. Those guys have been playing together so long, they don’t even need to look at each other, They work via ESP.

  2. LP says

    Richard….love the end of year best of lists…..I was there for most of these and agree…..

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