Best Albums of 2010: Brian Patneaude

Not only is he one of Nippertown’s finest jazz musicians, but super saxman Brian Patneaude is also one of the staunchest supporters of the local jazz scene. Here he unveils his own personal Top 10 Albums of the Year – and lo and behold, they’re not all jazz albums, either:

1. Brad Mehldau’s “Highway Rider”
2. Myron Walden In This World’s “What We Share”
3. Christian Scott’s “Yesterday You Said Tomorrow”
4. Phantogram’s “Eyelid Movies”
5. Kneebody’s “You Can Have Your Moment”
6. The Album Leaf’s “A Chorus of Storytellers”
7. Sting’s “Symphonicities”
8. John Ellis & Double Wide’s “Puppet Mischief”
9. Rob Wilkerson’s “Nest”
10. Broken Bells’ “Broken Bells”

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