100 Unheralded Albums from 2010

Among the thousands of under-appreciated or under-publicized albums that were released in 2010, hundreds became our favorites and were presented in ALARM and on AlarmPress.com. Of those, we pared down to 100 outstanding releases, leaving no genre unexplored in our list of this year’s overlooked gems.

Chamber/jazz composer James Falzone to release new Allos Musica album

Chicago clarinetist and composer James Falzone uses his different Allos Musica ensembles to traverse modern chamber music, world music, and jazz — often within the same song.  Lamentations, the debut album from his newest Allos incarnation, will be released on November 2 and derives a good deal of inspiration from Arabic music.

“I was working on a lot of this music in 2006 as US forces were more and more entrenched in the Iraq war,” Falzone says. “It did, and continues to, trouble me a great deal.”