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The Line-Up for 30 December 2011

Anthony Dean-Harris
Editor-in-Chief
anthony.deanharris@nextbop.com / @retronius

At long last, it's the Nextbop Best Albums of 2011 episode of The Line-Up. There's not a whole lot more I could say that I haven't said already about these selections. Once again, thanks to the whole Nextbop staff for having such great taste (especially my partner-in-crime, Seb, who I somehow forgot to mention in my closing but want to make sure I try to articulate a mere fraction of the love and appreciation I have for him and all he's done for this site and bringing me on to make something I consider pretty cool) and explaining that taste in your own distinct voices that I love to pick over. Everyone involved in jazz-- musician, critic, and fan alike-- has had what I think is a rather monumental 2011. I feel a lot of great promise for 2012.

The Line-Up for 30 December 2011

Ari Hoenig - Higher to Hayastan
Radiohead - Bloom
Yaron Herman - Heart Shaped Box
Vijay Iyer feat. Prasanna and Nitin Mitta - Duality
Jonti - Hornets Nest
Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey - Grandfather's Gun
Ambrose Akinmusire - Jaya
Ben Williams - Little Suzie
Teebs - Yellow More New
Gerald Clayton - Round Come Round
Tigran Hamasyan - The Spinners
Gretchen Parlato - Juju
Teebs - LSP feat. Austin Peralta
Thundercat - For Love I Come