Sunday, December 4, 2011

Plastic Sax's Top Ten Albums and Concerts of 2011

1. KC Sound Collective- Blue Room
2. Matt Otto Quartet- Blue Room
3. Diverse with Tony Tixier- Grant Recital Hall
4. Joe Lovano & Us Five- Gem Theater
5. The People's Liberation Big Band- RecordBar
6. Deborah Brown- Gem Theater
7. Pat Metheny and Larry Grenadier- Liberty Hall
8. Marilyn Maye- Jardine's
9. Jonathan Butler- Gem Theater
10. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra- Helzberg Hall

1. Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey- The Race Riot Suite
2. Joe Lovano & Us 5- Bird Songs
3. Bill Frisell & Vinicius Cantuaria- Lagrimas Mexicanas
4. Ambrose Akinmusire- When the Heart Emerges Glistening
5. David Binney- Graylen Epicenter
6. James Farm- James Farm
7. Orrin Evans- Captain Black Big Band
8. Mr. Marco's V7- Sparkin' Your Mama
9. Miguel Zenon- Alma Adentro: The Puerto Rican Songbook
10. Pat Metheny- What's It All About

Although Plastic Sax began in 2007, this site's initial top ten lists were posted in 2010.

(Image of Mike Warren performing at Take Five Coffee + Bar by Plastic Sax.)


Northlander said...

So why don't you post where the bands are playing in town?Give some updates when they will have special events or CD release party.

northlander said...

Sorry did not read down far enought

Happy In Bag said...

Check this out, Northlander: The Kansas City Jazz Calendar.

Zachary said...


Top ten concerts and albums based on what criteria?

Please list your top ten criteria for being a top ten concert or album.

That would be interesting to read.


Happy In Bag said...

My personal taste, Zachary. Simple as that.

Old White Hair Jazzer said...

So Bill? Have you read this journalistic masterpiece yet?

I think a Jardines closing? Special Edition blog may be the ticket...