Music Year 2008

This is my year-end list for records released in 2008. A copy of this file as of Jan. 25, 2008 is frozen here. The freeze date normally corresponds to completion of my year-end pieces, including my Year End Comments (not much this year; at least not done on schedule). Post-freeze changes are marked in this color (except for re-orderings). These will continue to be added up to Dec. 31, 2009, at which point enough will be enough (a date that has come and gone; some records still pending as of that date may be graded later, but no more records will be added).

For records in hand, * identifies an advance copy, ** something borrowed. % indicates an album with a 2007 release date that appeared here as new in 2008 -- these are mostly imports or self-releases and often hard to figure out, but there was no reasonable way they could have been considered in 2007.

New Records

  1. K'Naan: The Dusty Foot Philosopher (IM Culture)
  2. William Parker: Double Sunrise Over Neptune (AUM Fidelity)
  3. The Roots: Rising Down (Def Jam)
  4. Vijay Iyer: Tragicomic (Sunnyside)
  5. Steven Bernstein's Millennial Territory Orchestra: We Are MTO (Mowo!)
  6. Raphael Saadiq: The Way I See It (Columbia)
  7. La Cherga: Fake No More (Asphalt Tango)
  8. Randy Newman: Harps and Angels (Nonesuch)
  9. Les Amazones de Guinée: Wamato (Sterns Africa)
  10. Randy Sandke: Unconventional Wisdom (Arbors)
  11. Satoko Fujii Orchestra New York: Summer Suite (Libra)

  12. Nik Bärtsch's Ronin: Holon (ECM)
  13. Hayes Carll: Trouble in Mind (Lost Highway)
  14. Orchestra Baobab: Made in Dakar (Nonesuch)
  15. The Mountain Goats: Heretic Pride (4AD) **
  16. Rob Brown Ensemble: Crown Trunk Root Funk (AUM Fidelity)
  17. Girl Talk: Feed the Animals (Illegal Art) **
  18. Drive-By Truckers: Brighter Than Creation's Dark (New West) **
  19. Scott Fields Freetet: Bitter Love Songs (Clean Feed)
  20. Old 97's: Blame It on Gravity (New West) **
  21. Mostly Other People Do the Killing: This Is Our Moosic (Hot Cup)
  22. Kris Davis: Rye Eclipse (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  23. James McMurtry: Just Us Kids (Lightning Rod) **
  24. Vandermark 5: Beat Reader (Atavistic)
  25. Jesus H Christ & the Four Hornsmen of the Apocalypse: Happier Than You (Jesus Christ Rocks)
  26. Tokyo Police Club: Elephant Shell (Saddle Creek) **
  27. TV on the Radio: Dear Science (DGC/Interscope)
  28. Al Green: Lay It Down (Blue Note)
  29. Conor Oberst (Merge) **
  30. Adam Lane/Lou Grassi/Mark Whitecage: Drunk Butterfly (Clean Feed)
  31. François Carrier: The Digital Box (Ayler, 7CD)
  32. Jorge Lima Barreto: Zul Zelub (Clean Feed)
  33. The Roy Campbell Ensemble: Akhenaten Suite (AUM Fidelity)
  34. Lil Wayne: Tha Carter III (Cash Money/Universal)
  35. Kenny Garrett: Sketches of MD (Mack Avenue)
  36. Fieldwork: Door (Pi)
  37. Mike Ellis: Bahia Band (Alpha Pocket)
  38. Mike Reed's People, Places & Things: Proliferation (482 Music)
  39. Arild Andersen: Live at Belleville (ECM)
  40. The B-52s: Funplex (Astralwerks) **
  41. Bill Frisell: History, Mystery (Nonesuch, 2CD)
  42. Anthony Braxton/Milford Graves/William Parker: Beyond Quantum (Tzadik)
  43. Sonny Rollins: Road Shows Vol. 1 (Doxy/Emarcy)
  44. Ben Allison & Man Size Safe: Little Things Run the World (Palmetto)
  45. TI: Paper Trail (Grand Hustle/Atlantic)
  46. Patricia Barber: The Cole Porter Mix (Blue Note)
  47. William Parker Quartet: Petit Oiseau (AUM Fidelity)
  48. The Hold Steady: Stay Positive (Vagrant) **
  49. Cassandra Wilson: Loverly (Blue Note)
  50. Donny McCaslin Trio: Recommended Tools (Greenleaf Music)
  51. Ulf Wakenius: Love Is Real (ACT)
  52. Liz McComb: The Spirit of New Orleans (GVE/Sunnyside)
  53. David Murray/Mal Waldron: Silence (Justin Time)
  54. Todd Snider: Peace Queer (Aimless, EP)
  55. The Gust Spenos Quartet: Swing Theory (Swing Theory)
  56. Dick Hyman/Chris Hopkins: Teddy Wilson in 4 Hands (Victoria) %
  57. Satoko Fujii Trio: Trace a River (Libra)
  58. No Age: Nouns (Sub Pop) **
  59. Ersatzmusika: Voice Letter (Asphalt Tango) **
  60. Jerry Bergonzi: Tenor Talk (Savant)
  61. Dave Douglas & Keystone: Moonshine (Greenleaf Music)
  62. Jim McAuley: The Ultimate Frog (Drip Audio, 2CD)
  63. The Kills: Midnight Boom (Domino) **
  64. Joe McPhee/Paal Nilssen-Love: Tomorrow Came Today (Smalltown Superjazz)
  65. El Guincho: Alegranza (XL)
  66. Kate Nash: Made of Bricks (Geffen)
  67. Scott DuBois: Banshees (Sunnyside)
  68. The Microscopic Septet: Lobster Leaps In (Cuneiform)
  69. Jeffrey Lewis: 12 Crass Songs (Rough Trade) **
  70. Loudon Wainwright III: Recovery (Yep Roc) **
  71. Bill Cole's Untempered Ensemble: Proverbs for Sam (Boxholder)
  72. Mary Halvorson Trio: Dragon's Head (Firehouse 12) **
  73. Steven Bernstein: Diaspora Suite (Tzadik)
  74. Kanye West: 808s and Heartbreak (Roc-A-Fella)
  75. Oleg Kireyev/Feng Shui Jazz Project: Mandala (Jazzheads)
  76. Mary Lou Williams: A Grand Night for Swinging (1976, High Note)
  77. François Carrier/Michel Lambert/Jean-Jacques Avenel: Within (Leo)
  78. Love Is All: A Hundred Things Keep Me Up at Night (What's Your Rupture?)
  79. Raoul Björkenheim/William Parker/Hamid Drake: DMG @ the Stone: Volume 2 (DMG/ARC)
  80. Robert Forster: The Evangelist (Yep Roc) **
  81. Rudresh Mahanthappa: Kinsmen (Pi)
  82. Clipse Presents: Re-Up Gang: The Saga Continues (Re-Up Gang)
  83. Cedar Walton: Seasoned Wood (High Note)
  84. Francisco Mela: Live at the Blue Note (Half Note)
  85. Anat Cohen: Notes From the Village (Anzic) *
  86. Maceo Parker: Roots & Grooves (Heads Up, 2CD)
  87. Nine Inch Nails: Ghosts I-IV (Halo Twenty Six, 2CD)
  88. Rudresh Mahanthappa's Indo-Pak Coalition: Apti (Innova)
  89. Barry Guy/Marilyn Crispell/Paul Lytton: Phases of the Night (Intakt) **
  90. Steve Reid Ensemble: Daxaar (Domino)
  91. Cephas & Wiggins: Richmond Blues (Smithsonian/Folkways)
  92. Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip: Angles (Strange Famous)
  93. Duke Robillard: A Swingin' Session With Duke Robillard (Stony Plain)
  94. Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby (Stiff)
  95. Radiohead: In Rainbows (TBD)
  96. Paul Shapiro's Ribs and Brisket Revue: Essen (Tzadik)
  97. Toumast: Ishumar (Real World) **
  98. Dominique Cravic & Les Primitifs du Futur: Tribal Musette (Sunnyside)
  99. Alan Jackson: Good Time (Arista) **
  100. Jenny Lewis: Acid Tongue (Warner Brothers) **
  101. Horace Silver: Live at Newport '58 (1958, Blue Note)


Records in hand, but which haven't yet been graded.

  • Boston Horns: Shibuya Gumbo (Boston Horns)
  • Theresia Bothe/Peter Croton: I'll Sing a Song for You (Zah Zah)
  • Forgetting Sarah Marshall (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Verve Forecast)
  • No-Man: Schoolyard Ghosts (K-Scope, CD+DVD)
  • Ozric Tentacles: Sunrise Festival (Snapper, CD+DVD)
  • Draco Rosa: Vino (Phantom Vox) *

Also Noted:

Records in hand, graded B+ or below, in roughly declining order:

  • Peter Brötzmann/Peeter Uuskyla: Born Broke (Atavistic, 2CD)
  • Maurice Horsthuis: Elastic Jargon (Data)
  • Bebo Valdes & Javier Colina: Live at the Village Vanguard (Calle 54/Norte)
  • Adrian Iaies Trio + Michael Zisman: Vals de la 81st & Columbus (Sunnyside)
  • Ahmad Jamal: It's Magic (Dreyfus)
  • Schlippenbach Trio: Gold Is Where You Find It (Intakt) **
  • Lajos Dudas: Jazz on Stage (Jazz Stick)
  • Taylor Swift: Fearless (Big Machine)
  • Mary Halvorson/Jessica Pavone/Devin Hoff/Ches Smith: Calling All Portraits (Skycap) **
  • Seprewa Kasa (Riverboat) **
  • C.O.D.E.: Play the Music of Ornette Coleman and Eric Dolphy (Cracked Anegg) **
  • Angles: Every Woman Is a Tree (Clean Feed)
  • Bob Mover: It Amazes Me . . . (Zoho)
  • Marilyn Mazur/Jan Garbarek: Elixir (ECM)
  • Revolutionary Snake Ensemble: Forked Tongue (Cuneiform) **
  • Erik Friedlander/Mike Sarin/Trevor Dunn: Broken Arm Trio (Skipstone)
  • Jeff Johnson: Tall Stranger (Origin)
  • Martial Solal Trio: Longitude (CAM Jazz)
  • Bobby Previte & the New Bump: Set the Alarm for Monday (Palmetto)
  • Houston Person/Ron Carter: Just Between Friends (High Note)
  • Charles Lloyd Quartet: Rabo De Nube (ECM)
  • Maybe Monday: Unsquare (Intakt)
  • Evan Parker/Ingebrigt Håker Flaten: The Brewery Tap (Smalltown Superjazz)
  • Hank Williams III: Damn Right, Rebel Proud (Sidewalk) **
  • The New Jazz Composers Octet: The Turning Gate (Motema Music)
  • Buffalo: Collision (Duck) (Screwgun)
  • Chris Knight: Heart of Stone (Drifter's Church) **
  • Michael Jefry Stevens Trio: For Andrew (Konnex)
  • Alexander von Schlippenbach/Daniele D'Agaro: Dedalus (Artesuono) **
  • Harry Shearer: Songs of the Bushmen (Courgette)
  • Peter Delano: For Dewey (1996, Sunnyside)
  • REM: Accelerate (Warner Bros.)
  • Rosa Passos: Romance (Telarc)
  • Mike Edison and the Rocket Train Delta Science Arkestra: I Have Fun Everywhere I Go (Interstellar Roadhouse) **
  • Ben Stapp Trio: Ecstasis (Uqbar)
  • Mike Reed's Loose Assembly: The Speed of Change (482 Music)
  • Menya: The Ol' Reach Around (Menya, EP) **
  • Black Kids: Partie Traumatic (Almost Gold/Columbia) **
  • Jon Larsen: The Jimmy Carl Black Story (Zonic Entertainment/Hot Club, 2CD)
  • Andy Middleton: The European Quartet Live (Q-rious Music) %
  • Roberta Gambarini & Hank Jones: You Are There (Emarcy) **
  • Louis Armstrong All Stars: Live in Zurich, Switzerland 18.10.1949 (1949, TCB)
  • Los Campesinos!: Hold on Now, Youngster . . . (Arts & Crafts) **
  • Marcin Wasilewski Trio: January (ECM)
  • Giacomo Gates: Luminosity (Doubledave Music, CD+DVD)
  • Grant Stewart: Young at Heart (Sharp Nine) **
  • Michael Bates: Clockwise (Greenleaf Music)
  • Sal Mosca Quartet: You Go to My Head (Blue Jack Jazz)
  • Evan Parker/The Transatlantic Art Ensemble: Boustrophedon (ECM)
  • Adam Kolker: Flag Day (Sunnyside)
  • Corey Wilkes: Drop It (Delmark)
  • Gato Libre: Kuro (Libra)
  • Ryan Blotnick: Music Needs You (Songlines)
  • Torben Waldorff: Afterburn (ArtistShare)
  • Sha's Banryu: Chessboxing Volume One (Ronin Rhythm)
  • Atmosphere: When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Sh*t Gold (Rhymesayers) **
  • Rodney Crowell: Sex & Gasoline (Yep Roc) **
  • Luis Lopes: Humanization 4Tet (Clean Feed)
  • Marc Copland: Another Place (Pirouet)
  • The Ron Hockett Quintet: Finally Ron (Arbors)
  • Ry Cooder: I, Flathead: The Songs of Kash Buk and the Klowns (Nonesuch) **
  • James Carter: Present Tense (Emarcy)
  • Ramón Díaz: Unblocking (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  • Brazilian Trio: Forests (Zoho)
  • The Michael Pedicin Quintet: Everything Starts Now . . . (Jazz Hut)
  • Bobo Stenson Trio: Cantando (ECM)
  • Townhouse Orchestra: Belle Ville (Clean Feed, 2CD)
  • Vassilis Tsabropoulos/Anja Lechner/U.T. Gandhi: Melos (ECM)
  • Dave Pietro: The Chakra Suite (Challenge)
  • Todd Coolman: Perfect Strangers (ArtistShare)
  • Alejandro Escovedo: Real Animal (Back Porch/Manhattan) **
  • Brad Leali-Claus Raible Quartet: D.A.'s Time (TCB)
  • Alon Yavnai: Travel Notes (ObliqSound) *
  • Rich Man's War: New Blues & Roots Songs of Peace and Protest (Ruf)
  • Ken Hatfield and Friends: Play the Music of Bill McCormick: To Be Continued . . . (mPub)
  • JD Allen Trio: I Am I Am (Sunnyside)
  • Jason Kao Hwang/Edge: Stories Before Within (Innova)
  • John Zorn: The Dreamers (Tzadik) **
  • Natsuki Tamura/Satoko Fujii: Chun (Libra)
  • Frank Hewitt: Out of the Clear Black Sky (2000, Smalls)
  • Third World Love: New Blues (Anzic) **
  • Shot x Shot: Let Nature Square (High Two)
  • Blink.: The Epidemic of Ideas (Thirsty Ear)
  • Exploding Customer: At Your Service (Ayler) %
  • The Wee Trio: Capitol Diner Vol. 1 (Bionic)
  • Morgan Geist: Double Night Time (Environ) **
  • Del McCoury: Moneyland (McCoury Music) **
  • Erykah Badu: New Amerykah, Pt. 1: 4th World War (Universal Motown) **
  • Harry Whitaker: One Who Sees All Things (Smalls)
  • Steve Shapiro/Pat Bergeson: Backward Compatible (Apria)
  • Something for You: Eliane Elias Sings & Plays Bill Evans (Blue Note)
  • Howard Alden and Ken Peplowski's Pow-Wow (Arbors)
  • Hot Chip: Made in the Dark (Astralwerks) **
  • Louie Bellson & Clark Terry: Louie & Clark Expedition 2 (Percussion Power)
  • Tricky: Knowle West Boy (Domino) **
  • Willie Nelson/Wynton Marsalis: Two Men With the Blues (Blue Note)
  • Bryan Beninghove: Organ Trio (CDBaby)
  • Sumi Tonooka Trio: Long Ago Today (ARC)
  • Duffy: Rockferry (Island/Mercury) **
  • Gene Harris Quartet: Live in London (1996, Resonance)
  • Duke Ellington and His Orchestra: Live in Zurich, Switzerland 2.5.1950 (1950, TCB)
  • Van Morrison: Keep It Simple (Lost Highway) **
  • DeVotchKa: A Mad and Faithful Telling (Anti) **
  • Tim Hagans: Alone Together (Pirouet)
  • Mauger: The Beautiful Enabler (Clean Feed)
  • Ted Nash: The Mancini Project (Palmetto) **
  • Coldplay: Viva la Vida (Capitol) **
  • Etran Finatawa: Desert Crossroads (Riverboat) **
  • Tobias Gebb & Trio West: An Upper West Side Story (Yummy House)
  • Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog: Party Intellectuals (Pi)
  • Grace Kelly/Lee Konitz: GraceFulLee (Pazz Productions)
  • Eric McPherson: Continuum (Smalls)
  • Omer Klein: Introducing Omer Klein (Smalls)
  • Emmylou Harris: All I Intended to Be (Nonesuch) **
  • Kasai Allstars: In the 7th Moon, the Chief Turned Into a Swimming Fish and Ate the Head of His Enemy by Magic (Crammed Discs) **
  • Libby York: Here With You (Libby York Music)
  • John Ettinger/Pete Forbes: Inquatica (Ettinger Music)
  • Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks: Real Emotional Trash (Matador) **
  • Brazilian Girls: New York City (Verve Forecast) **
  • Wolfert Brederode: Currents (ECM)
  • Steve Wynn/Scott McCaughey/Linda Pitmon/Peter Buck: The Baseball Project, Vol. 1: Frozen Ropes and Dying Quails (Yep Roc) **
  • Brad Mehldau Trio: Live (Nonesuch, 2CD) [**]
  • Steve Herberman Trio: Ideals (Reach Music)
  • Cynthia Sayer: Attractions (Plunk)
  • Vince Seneri: The Prince's Groove (Prince V)

  • Jamie Davis: Vibe Over Perfection (Unity Music)
  • Bruno Råberg: Lifelines (Orbis Music, 2CD)
  • Daniel Levin Trio: Fuhuffah (Clean Feed)
  • Wadada Leo Smith's Golden Quartet: Tabligi (Cuneiform)
  • Bik Bent Braam: Extremen (BBB)
  • Miguel Zenón: Awake (Marsalis Music)
  • Bo's Art Trio: Live: Jazz Is Free and So Are We! (Icdisc)
  • Esmée Althuis/Albert Van Veenendaal: The Mystery of Guests (Evil Rabbit)
  • Jamie Lidell: Jim (Warp) **
  • Issa Bagayogo: Mali Koura (Six Degrees) **
  • Sheila Jordan: Winter Sunshine (Justin Time)
  • Jim Hobbs/Joe Morris/Luther Gray: The Story of Mankind (Not Two) **
  • Stephen Gauci's Stockholm Conference: Live at Glenn Miller Café (Ayler, 2CD)
  • Ruslan Khain: For Medicinal Purposes Only! (Smalls)
  • Adam Niewood & His Rabble Rousers: Epic Journey Volumes I & II (Innova, 2CD)
  • Jenny Scheinman (Koch)
  • Rebecca Cline/Hilary Noble: Enclave Diaspora (Enclave Jazz)
  • Idit Shner: Tuesday's Blues (OA2) DJ/Rupture: Uproot (The Agriculture) **
  • David Sánchez: Cultural Survival (Concord Picante)
  • Long Ago and Far Away: Kelly Harland Sings Jerome Kern (Origin)
  • Mort Weiss: All Too Soon (SMS Jazz)
  • John Bunch: Plays the Music of Irving Berlin (Arbors)
  • Jim Shearer & Charlie Wood: The Memphis Hang (Summit)
  • Ralph Lalama Quartet: Energy Fields (Mighty Quinn)
  • Paulo Curado: The Bird, the Breeze and Mr. Filiano (Clean Feed)
  • Oana Catalina Chitu: Bucharest Tango (Asphalt Tango)
  • Fulminate Trio (Generate)
  • Trygve Seim/Frode Haltli: Yeraz (ECM)
  • Cosmologic: Eyes in the Back of My Head (Cuneiform)
  • Scott Hamilton & Friends: Across the Tracks (Concord) [**]
  • Jeb Bishop/Harris Eisenstadt/Jason Roebke: Tiebreaker (Not Two) **
  • Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra: Harriet Tubman (Noir, 2CD)
  • Original Silence: The Second Original Silence (Smalltown Superjazz) *
  • Larry Ochs/Miya Masaoka/Peggy Lee: Spiller Alley (RogueArt)
  • The James Moody and Hank Jones Quartet: Our Delight (IPO)
  • Mark Masters Ensemble: Farewell Walter Dewey Redman (Capri)
  • Asaf Sirkis Trio: The Monk (SAM Productions)
  • Martin Taylor: Double Standards (The Guitar Label)
  • Mathias Eick: The Door (ECM)
  • Satoko Fujii Ma-Do: Heat Wave (Not Two)
  • Carla Bley and Her Remarkable Big Band: Appearing Nightly (Watt)
  • Ridd Quartet: Fiction Avalanche (Clean Feed)
  • Avery Sharpe: Legends & Mentors (JKNM)
  • Aaron Weinstein & John Pizzarelli: Blue Too (Arbors)
  • Gonzalo Rubalcaba: Avatar (Blue Note)
  • Heidi Newfield: What Am I Waiting For (Curb) **
  • DJ Yoda: Fabriclive.39 (Fabric)
  • The Paul Carlon Octet: Roots Propaganda (Deep Tone)
  • Ray Bryant: In the Back Room (Evening Star)
  • Steve Turre: Rainbow People (High Note)
  • Chris Byars: Jazz Pictures at an Exhibition of Himalayan Art (Smalls)
  • Leonardo E.M. Cioglia: Contos (Quizamba Music)
  • Yuganaut: This Musicship (ESP-Disk)
  • Funkadesi: Yo Baba (Funkadesi)
  • Kieran Hebden/Steve Reid: NYC (Domino) *
  • Darrell Katz/Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra: The Same Thing (Cadence Jazz)
  • Lee Konitz and Minsarah: Deep Lee (Enja)
  • Misha Alperin: Her First Dance (ECM) *
  • Brian Charette: Missing Floor (Dim Mak) *
  • The Joe Gilman Trio: View So Tender: Wonder Revisited Volume Two (Capri) %
  • Teddy Thompson: A Piece of What You Need (Verve Forecast) **
  • Lafayette Gilchrist: Soul Progressin' (Hyena)
  • Santogold (Downtown) **
  • Eri Yamamoto: Duologue (AUM Fidelity)
  • Bujo Kevin Jones & Tenth World: Live! (Motéma)
  • The Klez Dispensers: Say You'll Understand (TKD)
  • Ed Reed: The Song Is You (Blue Shorts)
  • Eri Yamamoto Trio: Redwoods (AUM Fidelity)
  • Jessica Williams: Songs for a New Century (Origin)
  • Jean Grae: Jeanius (Blacksmith)
  • Carlos "Zingaro"/Dominique Regef/Wilbert DeJoode String Trio: Spectrum (Clean Feed)
  • Randy Klein: Piano Improvisations: The Flowing (Jazzheads)
  • Plastilina Mosh: All U Need Is Mosh (Nacional) *
  • Jerry Costanzo: Destination Moon (Semi-Quaver Jazz)
  • Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson: Rattlin' Bones (2008, Essence/Sugar Hill) **
  • Joe Lovano: Symphonica (Blue Note)
  • The Peggy Lee Band: New Code (Drip Audio)
  • Louis Mazetier: Tributes, Portraits and Other Stories (Arbors)
  • Spoon 3: Seductive Sabotage (Evil Rabbit)
  • Hiromi's Sonicbloom: Beyond Standard (Telarc)
  • Julia Hülsmann Trio: The End of a Summer (ECM)
  • Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band: Act Your Age (Immergent, CD+DVD)
  • Von Garcia: I Think a Think (Sluggo's Goon Music)
  • Justin Adams: Soul Science (World Village) **
  • Todd Herbert: The Tree of Life (Metropolitan)
  • Wayne Horvitz and Sweeter Than the Day: A Walk in the Dark ([no label])
  • Eric Alexander Quartet: Prime Time: In Concert (High Note, CD+DVD)
  • Paolo Fresu/Richard Galliano/Jan Lundgren: Mare Nostrum (ACT)
  • Willi Johanns: Scattin' (TCB)
  • The Roger Davidson Trio: Bom Dia (Soundbrush)
  • Speak in Tones: Subaro (Alpha Pocket, 2CD)
  • John Hiatt: Same Old Man (New West) **
  • The Harry Allen-Joe Cohn Quartet: Stompin' the Blues (Arbors)
  • Junk Box: Sunny Then Cloudy (Libra)
  • Butcher/Muller/van der Schyff: Way Out Northwest (Drip Audio)
  • They Might Be Giants: Here Come the 123's (Walt Disney) **
  • Angelica Sanchez: Life Between (Clean Feed)
  • The Warren Vaché-John Allred Quintet: Live: Jubilation (Arbors)
  • Renaud Garcia-Fons Trio: Arcoluz (Enja/Justin Time, CD+DVD)
  • Paul West/Mark Brown: Words & Music (OA2)
  • Satoko Fujii Orchestra Nagoya: Sanrei (Bamako)
  • Michael Dessen Trio: Between Shadow and Space (Clean Feed)
  • Brian Wilson: That Lucky Old Sun (Capitol) **
  • Marilyn Crispell: Vignettes (ECM)
  • Jesse Stacken: That That (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  • Harris Eisenstadt: Guewel (Clean Feed)
  • Rabih Abou-Khalil: Em Português (Enja)
  • Shakers n' Bakers: YfZ (Yearning for Zion) (Little (i) Music)
  • Steve Wynn: Crossing Dragon Bridge (Blue Rose) **
  • Deena: Somewhere in Blue (Verbena)
  • Conference Call: Poetry in Motion (Clean Feed)
  • Roedelius/Story: Inlandish (Gronland) *
  • Perez: It's Happenin' (Zoho)
  • Bridge Quartet: Day (Origin)
  • Deborah Latz: Lifeline (June Moon Productions)
  • Jean Martin/Evan Shaw: Piano Music (Barnyard) %
  • John Zorn: Filmworks XIX: The Rain Horse (Tzadik) **
  • The Alon Farber Hagiga Sextet: Optimistic View (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  • Joey DeFrancesco: Joey D! (High Note)
  • Georg Breinschmid & Friends: Wien Bleibt Krk (Zappel Music)
  • Aaron Parks: Invisible Cinema (Blue Note)
  • Ron Blake: Shayari (Mack Avenue)
  • Conrad Herwig: The Latin Side of Wayne Shorter (Half Note)
  • Clinic: Do It! (Domino) **
  • Sacha Perry: The Third Time Around (Smalls)
  • Dengue Fever: Venus on Earth (M80) **
  • The Phil Norman Tentet: "Totally" Live at Catalina Jazz Club (MAMA, 2CD)
  • The Stephen Anderson Trio: Forget Not (Summit)
  • Gilfema: Gilfema + 2 (ObliqSound)
  • Bill Dixon With Exploding Star Orchestra (Thrill Jockey)
  • Michael Jefry Stevens Quartet: For the Children (Cadence Jazz)
  • Andy Scherrer Special Sextet: Wrong Is Right (TCB)
  • John McNeil/Bill McHenry: Rediscovery (Sunnyside)
  • Stereolab: Chemical Chords (4AD) **
  • The Raveonettes: Lust Lust Lust (Vice) **
  • The Stone Quartet: DMG @ the Stone: Volume 1 (DMG/ARC)
  • Man Man: Rabbit Habits (Anti-) **
  • Fergus McCormick: I Don't Need You Now (Fergus McCormick Music)
  • Tom Dempsey & Tim Ferguson: What's Going On? (City Tone)
  • Jonathan Voltzok: More to Come (Kol Yo)
  • John McLaughlin: Floating Point (Abstract Logix)
  • NERD: Seeing Sounds (Interscope) **
  • Marian McPartland: Twilight World (Concord Jazz)
  • Derrick Gardner and the Jazz Prophets: A Ride to the Other Side . . . of Infinity (Owl Studios)
  • The Klobas/Kesecker Ensemble: No Gravity (KKEnsemble)
  • Ab Baars Trio & Ken Vandermark: Goofy June Bug (Wig)
  • Willie "The Lion" Smith & Don Ewell: Stride Piano Duets: Live in Toronto, 1966 (1966, Delmark)
  • Anthony Braxton/Kyle Brenders: Toronto (Duets) 2007 (Barnyard, 2CD)
  • Paul Motian Trio 2000 + Two: Live at the Village Vanguard Vol. II (Winter & Winter)
  • Toumani Diabaté: The Mandé Variations (Nonesuch)
  • Moby: Last Night (Mute) **
  • Charlie Haden Family & Friends: Rambling Boy (Decca)
  • Kenny Barron: The Traveler (Sunnyside)
  • Guillermo Klein/Los Guachos: Filtros (Sunnyside)
  • Beck: Modern Guilt (Interscope) **
  • Madonna: Hard Candy (Warner Brothers)
  • Dapp Theory: Layers of Chance (Contrology/ObliqSound) *
  • Susie Arioli Band: Live at Le Festival International de Jazz de Montreal (Justin Time, CD+DVD)
  • Cindy Blackman: Music for the New Millennium (Sacred Sound, 2CD)
  • Sheryl Crow: Detours (A&M) **
  • Peter Brötzmann/Paal Nilssen-Love: Sweet Sweat (Smalltown Superjazz)
  • Marc McDonald: It Doesn't End Here (No End in Sight)
  • Peter Schärli Trio Feat. Ithamara Koorax: Obrigado Dom Um Romão (TCB)
  • Ben Wolfe: No Strangers Here (MaxJazz)
  • Janine Santana: Soft as Granite (NiNi)
  • Jane Ira Bloom: Mental Weather (Outline)
  • CRAM: For a Dog (Broken)
  • Steve Allee Trio: Dragonfly (Owl Studios)
  • Cy Touff & Sandy Mosse: Tickle Toe (1981, Delmark)
  • Noah Preminger Group: Dry Bridge Road (Nowt)
  • T Bone Burnett: Tooth of Crime (Nonesuch) **
  • Benjamin Lapidus: Herencia Judía (Tresero)
  • Mitch Paliga: Fall Night (Origin)
  • Bucky Pizzarelli and Strings: So Hard to Forget (Arbors)
  • Motel: Lost and Found (MGM) %
  • Soul Summit: Live at the Berks Jazz Fest! (Shanachie)
  • The Magnetic Fields: Distortion (Nonesuch) **
  • Cannon Re-Loaded: An All-Star Celebration of Cannonball Adderley (Concord Jazz)
  • Michael Winograd: Bessarabian Hop (Midwood Sounds)
  • Anne Mette Iversen: Best of the West + Many Places (Bju'ecords, 2CD)
  • Aaron Irwin Group: Blood and Thunder (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  • Sylvia Bennett: Songs From the Heart (Out of Sight Music)
  • Mike Ellis: Chicago Spontaneous Combustion Suite (Alpha Pocket)
  • Gnarls Barkley: The Odd Couple (Atlantic) **
  • The Spencer Katzman Threeo: 5 is the New 3 (6V6)
  • Rave Tesar Trio: You Decide (Tesar Music)
  • Joe Beck & John Abercrombie: Coincidence (Whaling City Sound)
  • Alexis Cuadrado: Puzzles (Bju'ecords)
  • Guus Janssen: Out of Frame (Geestgronden)
  • David Berger Octet: I Had the Craziest Dream: The Music of Harry Warren (Such Sweet Thunder)
  • The Malchicks: To Kill a Mockingbird (Zoho Roots)
  • Larry Vuckovich Trio: High Wall (Tetrachord Music)
  • Frank Catalano: Bang! (Savoy Jazz)
  • Chris Flory: For You (Arbors)
  • Rebecca Kilgore/Dave Frishberg: Why Fight the Feeling? The Songs of Frank Loesser (Arbors)
  • Tone Dialing: Rigop Me (Evil Rabbit)
  • Joanna Pascale: Through My Eyes (Stiletto)
  • Duke Ellington Legacy: Thank You Uncle Edward (Renma)
  • The Service Industry: Limited Coverage (Sauspop) **
  • Alan Pasqua, Dave Carpenter & Peter Erskine Trio: Standards (Fuzzy Music) %
  • Frank Senior: Listening in the Dark (Smalls)
  • Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra: Song for Chico (Zoho)
  • Shea Breaux Wells: A Blind Date (Ultimate)
  • Matt Haviland: Beyond Good and Evil (Connotation) %
  • Hadley Caliman: Gratitude (Origin)
  • Jessica Jones Quartet: Word (New Artists)
  • Little Annie & Paul Wallfisch: When Good Things Happen to Bad Pianos (Durtro Jnana)
  • Hamilton de Holanda & André Mehmari: Continuous Friendship (Adventure Music)
  • John Ellis & Double Wide: Dance Like There's No Tomorrow (Hyena)
  • Laszlo Gardony: Dig Deep (Sunnyside)
  • Hans Glawischnig: Panorama (Sunnyside)
  • Al Basile: The Tinge (Sweetspot)
  • Pat Metheny: Day Trip (Nonesuch)
  • Del Tha Funkee Homosapien: Eleventh Hour (Definitive Jux) **
  • Armen Donelian Trio: Oasis (Sunnyside)
  • Mark Colby: Reflections (Origin)
  • Sãlongo (DBCD) %
  • The Five Blind Boys of Alabama: Down in New Orleans (Time Life) **
  • Bob Belden: Miles From India (Times Square/4Q, 2CD)
  • Piers Lawrence Quartet: Stolen Moments (JazzNet Media)
  • Francesco Tristano: Not for Piano (Sunnyside)
  • Trio Viriditas: Live at Vision Festival VI (Clean Feed)
  • Russ Nolan & the Kenny Werner Trio: With You in Mind (Rhinoceruss)
  • Ladysmith Black Mambazo: Ilembe: Honoring Shaka Zulu (Heads Up)
  • Virginia Mayhew Septet: A Simple Thank You (Renma)
  • Al Foster Quartet: Love, Peace and Jazz! (Jazz Eyes)
  • Buddy DeFranco: Charlie Cat 2 (Arbors) %
  • Brian Blade & the Fellowship Band: Season of Changes (Verve) *
  • David Liebman/Roberto Tarenzi/Paolo Benedettini/Tony Arco: Negative Space (Verve)
  • Lyrics Born: Everywhere at Once (Anti-) **
  • Enrico Pieranunzi: As Never Before (CAM Jazz)
  • Jorge Albuquerque/Marcos Amorim/Rafael Barata: Revolving Landscapes (Adventure Music)
  • Amos Hoffman: Evolution (RazDaz/Sunnyside)
  • Norman Winstone: Distances (ECM)
  • Bob Brozman: Post-Industrial Blues (Ruf)
  • Diane Schuur: Some Other Time (Concord)
  • Kelly Brand: The Door (Origin)

  • Elli Fordyce with Jim Malloy: Something Still Cool (EF Music) %
  • Drew Gress: The Irrational Numbers (Premonition)
  • Willie Nelson: Moment of Forever (Lost Highway) **
  • The Joe Ascione Quartet: Movin' Up (Arbors)
  • Grupa Janke Randalu: Live (Jazz 'n' Arts)
  • Peter Erskine/Tim Hagans & the Norrbotten Big Band: Worth the Wait (Fuzzy Music)
  • DJ Logic/Jason Miles: Global Noize (Shanachie)
  • Nik Payton and Bob Wilber: Swinging the Changes (Arbors)
  • Bernard Emer Lackner Ferber: Night for Day (Bju'ecords)
  • The Joel Futterman/Alvin Fielder/Ike Levin Trio: Traveling Through Now (Charles Lester Music)
  • Paul Bley: About Time (Justin Time)
  • Echoes of Swing: 4 Jokers in the Pack (Echoes of Swing)
  • Clay Giberson: Spaceton's Approach (Origin)
  • Giovanni Moltoni: 3 (C#2 Productions)
  • Katy Perry: One of the Boys (Capitol) **
  • Hot Club de Norvège: Django Music (Hot Club)
  • Marshall Gilkes: Lost Words (Alternate Side)
  • Lisa Hearns: I Got It Bad & That Ain't Good (no label)
  • Bill Cantrall: Axiom (Up Swing)
  • Phil Markowitz: Catalysis (Sunnyside)
  • Ricardo Gallo Cuarteto: Urdimbres y Maranas (Ladistrito)
  • Ted Kooshian's Standard Orbit Quartet (Summit)
  • Shelby Lynne: Just a Little Lovin' (Lost Highway) **
  • Jazz Arts Trio: Tribute (JRI)
  • Empty Cage Quartet: Stratostrophic (Clean Feed)
  • Kenny Wheeler: Other People (CAM Jazz)
  • George Colligan: Runaway (Sunnyside)
  • George Cables: Morning Song (1980, High Note)
  • Rashied Ali/Charles Gayle/William Parker: By Any Means: Live at Crescendo (Ayler, 2CD)
  • Roswell Rudd Quartet: Keep Your Heart Right (Sunnyside)
  • Tim Green & Trio Cambia: Change of Seasons (OA2)
  • Memorize the Sky: In Former Times (Clean Feed)
  • Okkervil River: The Stand Ins (Jagjaguwar) **
  • Pete Rodríguez: El Alquimista/The Alchemist (Conde Music)
  • Dan Cavanagh's Jazz Emporium Big Band: Pulse (OA2)
  • Bill Carrothers: Home Row (1992, Pirouet)
  • Sean Conly: Re:Action (Clean Feed)
  • Geof Bradfield: Urban Nomad (Origin)
  • Ruby Braff: For the Last Time (2002, Arbors, 2CD)
  • Dominique Di Piazza Trio: Princess Sita (Sunnyside)
  • Eli Yamin: You Can't Buy Swing (Yamin Music) *
  • Lee Shaw Trio: Live in Graz (ARC, CD+DVD)
  • Jamshied Sharifi: One (Ceres) %
  • Mark Weinstein: Lua e Sol (Jazzheads)
  • Patti Smith/Kevin Shields: The Coral Sea (TBC, 2CD) **
  • My Morning Jacket: Evil Urges (ATO) **
  • The Stryker/Slagle Band: The Scene (Zoho)
  • Nicole Henry: The Very Thought of You (Banister)
  • Fernando Huergo: Provinciano (Sunnyside)
  • Andy Pratt: Masters of War (It's About Music)
  • Fred Taylor Trio: Circling (CCR-FT)
  • Greg Diamond: Dançando Com Ale (Chasm)
  • Wayne Horvitz Gravitas Quartet: One Dance Alone (Songlines)
  • Brad Goode: Polytonal Dance Party (Origin)
  • Melody Gardot: Worrisome Heart (Verve) *
  • Spring Heel Jack: Songs and Themes (Thirsty Ear) *
  • Danilo Perez: Across the Crystal Sea (Emarcy)
  • Portinho Trio: Vinho do Porto (MCG Jazz)
  • Lori Freedman & Scott Thomson: Plumb (Barnyard)
  • Gene Ludwig Trio with the Bill Warfield Big Band: Duff's Blues (18th & Vine)
  • Bill Moring & Way Out East: Spaces in Time (Owl Studios)
  • Sheila Cooper: Tales of Love and Longing (Panorama) %
  • Ken Serio: Live . . . in the Moment (Tripping Tree Music, 2CD)
  • Steve Million: Remembering the Way Home (Origin)
  • Kathleen Edwards: Asking for Flowers (Zoë) **
  • Fight the Big Bull: Dying Will Be Easy (Clean Feed)
  • Ketil Bjørnstad/Terje Rypdal: Life in Leipzig (ECM)
  • Lucía Pulido: Luna Menguante/Waning Moon (Adventure Music)
  • Johnny Varro Swing 7: Ring Dem Bells (Arbors)
  • John Escreet: Consequences (Positone)
  • McCoy Tyner: Guitars (McCoy Tyner Music/Half Note)
  • Arturo O'Farrill & Claudia Acuña: In These Shoes (Zoho)
  • Emilio Solla y Afines: Conversas (Al Lado del Agua) (Fresh Sound World Jazz)
  • Fredrik Nordström Quintet: Live in Coimbra (Clean Feed)
  • Tony Malaby Cello Trio: Warblepeck (Songlines)
  • Dan Heck: Compositionality (Origin)
  • Katie King: Harry's Fight (OA2)
  • Amy MacDonald: This Is the Life (Decca) **
  • Giacomo Merega/David Tronzo/Noah Kaplan: The Light and Other Things (Creative Nation Music)
  • The Teenagers: Reality Check (XL) **
  • Tom McDermott and Connie Jones: Creole Nocturne (Arbors)
  • Esperanza Spalding: Esperanza (Heads Up)
  • Lionel Loueke: Karibu (Blue Note)
  • The Bug: London Zoo (Ninja Tune) **
  • Ambrose Akinmusire: Prelude (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  • Dave Holland Sextet: Pass It On (Dare2/Emarcy)
  • Walt Blanton: Monuments (Origin)
  • The Felice Brothers (Team Love) **
  • The Here & Now: Break of Day (OA2)
  • Sean Noonan's Brewed by Noon: Boxing Dreams (Songlines)
  • Mark Sherman Quartet: Live @ the Bird's Eye (Miles High, 2CD)
  • Amos Garrett: Get Way Back: A Tribute to Percy Mayfield (Stony Plain)
  • Jon Irabagon's Outright! (Innova)
  • Jason Ajemian: The Art of Dying (Delmark)
  • Savina Yannatou & Primavera en Salonico: Songs of an Other (ECM)
  • Bobby Broom: The Way I Play (Origin)
  • Roy Assaf & Eddy Khaimovich Quartet: Andarta (Origin)
  • Tetterapadequ: And the Missing R (Clean Feed)
  • John Stein: Encounter Point (Whaling City Sound)
  • CNY Jazz Orchestra: Then, Now & Again (CNY)
  • Elliott Sharp: Octal Book One (Clean Feed)
  • Don Braden: Gentle Storm (High Note)
  • Carmen Lundy: Come Home (Afrasia)
  • Daby Touré: Stereo Spirit (Real World) %
  • Laura Cantrell: Trains and Boats and Planes (Diesel Only, EP) **
  • Corey Christiansen: Roll With It (Origin)
  • Sam Barsh: I Forgot What You Taught Me (RazDaz/Sunnyside)
  • The Marty Sheller Ensemble: Why Deny (PVR)
  • Alex Sipiagin: Out of the Circle (Sunnyside)
  • Jenny Scheinman: Crossing the Field (Koch)
  • Bill Bruford/Michiel Borstlap: In Two Minds (Summerfold)
  • George Strait: Troubadour (MCA Nashville) **
  • The Pineapple Thief: Tightly Unwound (K Scope)
  • Jason Stein's Locksmith Isidore: A Calculus of Loss (Clean Feed)
  • Ablaye Cissoko/Volker Goetze: Sira (ObliqSound)
  • Stebmo (Mount Analog)
  • Tom Tallitsch: Medicine Man (OA2)
  • Samba Meets Boogie Woogie (Adventure Music)
  • Zac Brown Band: The Foundation (Home Grown/ROAR/Big Picture/Atlantic) **
  • Jonas Brothers: A Little Bit Longer (Hollywood) **
  • Foals: Antidotes (Sub Pop) **
  • Thomas Marriott: Crazy: The Music of Willie Nelson (Origin)
  • Kali Z Fasteau/Kidd Jordan: Live at the Kerava Jazz Festival: Finland (Flying Note)
  • Eric Vloeimans: Gatecrash (Challenge)
  • Mike Doughty: Golden Delicious (ATO) **
  • Thom Rotella 4tet: Out of the Blues (Four Bar Music)
  • Wayne Escoffery and Veneration: Hopes and Dreams (Savant)
  • Melody Breyer-Grell: Fascinatin' Rhythms: Singing Gershwin (Rhombus)
  • Mike Garson: Conversations With My Family (Resonance)
  • Buddy Guy: Skin Deep (Silvertone/Zomba) **
  • Doug Munro: Big Boss Bossa Nova 2.0 (Chase Music Group)
  • Chuck Manning: Notes From the Real (TCB)
  • Plamen Karadonev: Crossing Lines (Mu)
  • The Stein Brothers Quintet: Quixotic (Jazzed Media)
  • Death Cab for Cutie: Narrow Stairs (Atlantic) **
  • Diane Hoffman: My Little French Dancer (Savsomusic)
  • Ron Kalina and Jim Self: The Odd Couple (Basset Hound)
  • Whit Williams: Featuring Slide Hampton and Jimmy Heath (MAMA)
  • Dawn Clement: Break (Origin)
  • Jean Martin/Colin Fisher: Little Man on the Boat (Barnyard) %
  • Industrial Jazz Group: Leef (Evander Music)
  • Lionel Hampton Orchestra: Mustermesse Basel 1953 Part 2 (1953, TCB)
  • John Burnett Swing Orchestra: West of State Street/East of Harlem (Delmark)
  • Fleurine: San Francisco (Sunnyside)
  • Greta Gaines: Whiskey Thoughts (Justice) **
  • Louise Rogers: Come Ready and See Me (Rilo)
  • Kevin Ayers: The Unfairground (Gigantic) % **
  • NYNDK: Nordic Disruption (Jazzheads)
  • Leon Ware: Moon Ride (Stax) **
  • Bill O'Connell: Triple Play (Savant)
  • Was (Not Was): Boo! (Rykodisc) **
  • Brian Cullman: All Fires the Fire (Sunnyside)
  • Joe Locke: Force of Four (Origin)
  • Helena: Fraise Vanille (Sunnyside)
  • Akrobatik: Absolute Value (Fat Beats) **
  • Poolplayers: Way Below the Surface (Songlines)
  • Kirk Knuffke Quartet: Bigwig (Clean Feed)
  • Nicolas Bearde: Live at Yoshi's: A Salute to Lou (Right Groove)
  • Claudio Roditi: Impressions (Sunnyside)
  • Kelley Polar: I Need You to Hold on While the Sky Is Falling (Environ) **
  • Antonio Ciacca Quintet: (Motéma)
  • Robert Walter: Cure All (Palmetto) *
  • Bryan Doherty Band: Rigamarole (Origin)
  • Ocote Soul Sounds and Adrian Quesada: The Alchemist Manifesto (ESL Music)
  • The Jeff Gauthier Goatette: House of Return (Cryptogramophone)
  • Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath: Eclipse at Dawn (1971, Cuneiform)
  • Tony Grey: Chasing Shadows (Abstract Logix)
  • Gerald Cleaver: Gerald Cleaver's Detroit (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  • Adam Birnbaum: Travels (Smalls)
  • Todd Sickafoose: Tiny Resistors (Cryptogramophone)
  • John Beasley: Letter to Herbie (Resonance)
  • Jamie Baum Septet: Solace (Sunnyside)
  • Andrew Sterman: The Path to Peace (Orange Mountain Music)
  • Michael Moore Trio: Holocene (Ramboy)
  • Jacob Young: Sideways (ECM)
  • Lisle Ellis: Sucker Punch Requiem: An Homage to Jean-Michel Basquiat (Henceforth)
  • Jordi Rossy Trio: Wicca (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  • Joel Harrison: The Wheel (2008, Innova)
  • The Steve Elmer Trio: Fire Down Below (Steve Elmer)
  • Jovino Santos Neto: Alma do Nordeste (Soul of the Northeast) (Adventure Music)
  • Brinsk: A Hamster Speaks (Nowt)
  • Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey: Lil' Tae Rides Again (Hyena)
  • Five Play: What the World Needs Now (Arbors)
  • James Silberstein: Expresslane (CAP)

  • Kat Parra: Azucar de Amor (Patois)
  • The David Finck Quartet: Future Day (Soundbrush)
  • South Florida Jazz Orchestra (MAMA)
  • Doug Miller: Regeneration (Origin)
  • Jovino Santos Neto & Weber Iago: Live at Caramoor (Adventure Music)
  • Freddie Hubbard & the New Jazz Composers Octet: On the Real Side (4Q/Times Square)
  • Jay Clayton: The Peace of Wild Things: Singing and Saying the Poets (Sunnyside)
  • The Raconteurs: Consolers of the Lonely (Warner Bros.) **
  • Scott Robinson: Plays the Compositions of Thad Jones: Forever Lasting (Arbors)
  • Pete M. Wyer: Stories From the City at Night (Thirsty Ear)
  • The Bennie Maupin Quartet: Early Reflections (Cryptogramophone)
  • Tim Ries: Stones World: The Rolling Stones Project II (Sunnyside)
  • Dave Frank: Turning It Loose! (Jazzheads)
  • Robyn (Konichiwa/Cherrytree/Interscope) **
  • Blah Blah 666: It's Only Life! (Barnyard)
  • Jon Balke: Book of Velocities (ECM)
  • The Stephane Wrembel Trio: Gypsy Rumble (Amoeba Music) *
  • Bill Dixon: 17 Musicians in Search of a Sound: Darfur (AUM Fidelity)
  • Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet: Infinity (Patois)
  • Jessica Molaskey: A Kiss to Build a Dream On (Arbors)
  • Curtis Salgado: Clean Getaway (Shanachie)
  • Peter Sommer: Crossroads (Capri) p('
  • Martin & Haynes: Freedman (Barnyard)'); ?>
  • Paul Weller: 22 Dreams (Yep Roc) **
  • Dafnis Prieto: Taking the Soul for a Walk (Dafnison)
  • Boz Scaggs: Speak Low (Decca)
  • Roger Kellaway: Live at the Jazz Standard (IPO, 2CD)
  • Russell Gunn: Love Stories (High Note)
  • Christian Scott: Live at Newport (Concord) **
  • Ava Logan: So Many Stars (Diva Vet Music)
  • Saxophone Summit: Seraphic Light: Dedicated to Michael Brecker (Telarc)
  • Blitzen Trapper: Wild Mountain Nation (Sub Pop) **
  • Steve Carter Group: Cosmopolis (CDBaby)
  • Glenn White: Sacred Machines (OA2)
  • Mark Dresser/Ed Harkins/Steven Schick: House of Mirrors (Clean Feed)
  • Swamp Cabbage: Squeal (Zoho Roots)
  • Howard Britz: Here I Stand (Tee Zee) *
  • Pete Levin: Certified Organic (P Lev)
  • Amina Figarova: Above the Clouds (Munich)
  • Will Bernard: Blue Plate Special (Palmetto) *
  • Stanley Jordan: State of Nature (Mack Avenue) *
  • Jason Domnarski Trio: Notes From Underground ([no label])
  • The Matthew Herbert Big Band: There's Me and There's You (!K7)
  • Larry Ham: Just Me, Just You (Arbors)
  • Andreas Öberg: My Favorite Guitars (Resonance, CD+DVD)
  • Bennett Paster & Gregory Ryan: Grupo Yanqui Rides Again (Miles High)
  • Alison Ruble: This Is a Bird (Origin)
  • Sten Sandell/Mattias Ståhl: Grann Musik (Neighbour Music) (Clean Feed)
  • Marco Granados: Music of Venezuela (Soundbrush)
  • Massimo Biolcati: Persona (ObliqSound) *
  • Charlie Hunter: Baboon Strength (Spire Artist Media)
  • Mike & the Ravens: Noisy Boys! The Saxony Sessions (Zoho Roots)
  • Pete Robbins: Do the Hate Laugh Shimmy (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  • Fred Taylor and Inquest: Processional (Crinkle Cuts) %
  • Matana Roberts Quartet: The Chicago Project (Central Control) *
  • Nick Vayenas: Synesthesia (World Culture Music)
  • Bill Stewart: Incandescence (Pirouet)
  • Raheem DeVaughn: Love Behind the Melody (1228/Jive/Zomba) **
  • Enrico Granafei: In Search of the Third Dimension (Miles High)
  • Gene Bertoncini & Roni Ben-Hur: Smile (Jazz Foundation/Motéma)
  • Brownout: Homenaje (Freestyle)
  • Jeff Barone: Open Up (Jazzed Media)
  • Carlene Carter: Stronger (Yep Roc) **
  • Kimya Dawson and Friends: Alphabutt (K) **
  • Hendrik Meurkens: Sambatropolis (Zoho)
  • Morcheeba: Dive Deep (Ultra) **
  • Larry Willis: The Offering (High Note)
  • Barbara King: Perfect Timing (CCC Music Group)
  • Richard Boulger: Blues Twilight (City Hall)
  • Ellis Marsalis Quartet: An Open Letter to Thelonious (ELM)
  • Matt Jorgensen + 451: Another Morning (Origin)
  • Wayne Wallace: The Nature of the Beat (Patois)
  • Walter "Wolfman" Washington: Doin' the Funky Thing (Zoho Roots)
  • Jamie Leonhart: The Truth About Suffering (Sunnyside)
  • Chico Pinheiro & Anthony Wilson: Nova (Goat Hill)
  • Dan Cray Trio: Live: Over Here Over Heard (Crawdad)
  • Deepak Ram: Steps (Golden Horn)
  • Tim Collins: Fade (Ropeadope)
  • Karen Emerson: From the Depths (Daring Kittens)
  • New Guitar Summit: Shivers (Stony Plain)
  • Delirium Blues Project: Serve or Suffer (Half Note)
  • Frank Kimbrough: Air (Palmetto)
  • The Stance Brothers: Kind Soul (Ricky Tick)
  • Rolling Stones/Martin Scorsese: Shine a Light (Polydor, 2CD)
  • Out to Lunch: Excuse Me While I Do the Boogaloo (Accurate)
  • Marcus Goldhaber: Take Me Anywhere (Fallen Apple)
  • Mark Weinstein: Straight No Chaser (Jazzheads)
  • Taeko Fukao: One Love (Flat Nine)
  • Grand Pianoramax: The Biggest Band in Town (ObliqSound) *
  • Enrico Rava/Stefano Bollani: The Third Man (ECM)
  • Cuong Vu: Vu-Tet (ArtistShare)
  • Marco Benevento: Invisible Baby (Hyena)
  • Public Record (High Two)
  • Bobby Watson: From the Heart (Palmetto) *
  • Elvis Costello and the Imposters: Momofuku (Lost Highway) **
  • Taylor Eigsti: Let It Come to You (Concord)
  • The David Leonhardt Trio: Explorations (Big Bang)
  • Lykke Li: Youth Novels (Atlantic) **
  • Anne Phillips: Ballet Time (Conawago)
  • Steeve Laffont/Gino Roman/Yorgui Loeffler/Chriss Campion: Latchès (Sunnyside)
  • Wayman Tisdale: Rebound (Rendezvous)
  • Jerry Leake: Vibrance: Jazz Vibes & World Percussion (Rhombus Publishing)
  • Sugarland: Love on the Inside (Mercury Nashville) **
  • Alex Graham: Brand New (Origin)
  • The Puppini Sisters: The Rise & Fall of Ruby Woo (Verve)
  • Nicholas Payton: Into the Blue (Nonesuch)
  • Christian Howes: Heartfelt (Resonance)
  • Javon Jackson: Once Upon a Melody (Palmetto) *
  • Pam Purvis: I Had a Ball! (Progressive Winds)
  • Doug Hamilton: Jazz Band (OA2)
  • Rebecca Martin: The Growing Season (Sunnyside)
  • The Amazing World of Arthur Brown: The Voice of Love (Zoho Roots)
  • Marcus Miller: Marcus (Concord Jazz) **
  • Aphrodesia: Lagos by Bus (Cyberset)
  • Spirits in the Material World: A Reggae Tribute to the Police (Shanachie)

  • Dave Corp: The Sweet Life (Sluggo Music) %
  • David "Fathead" Newman: Diamondhead (High Note)
  • Stanton Moore Trio: Emphasis on Parenthesis (Telarc)
  • Abe Vigoda: Skeleton (PPM)
  • Fay Claassen: Red, Hot & Blue: The Music of Cole Porter (Challenge)
  • Warren Hill: La Dolce Vita (Koch)
  • KJ Denhert: Dal Vivo a Umbria Jazz (Motema Music)
  • Toninho Horta: To Jobim With Love (Resonance)
  • The Matt Savage Trio: Hot Ticket: Live in Boston (Savage) *
  • Viktoria Tolstoy: My Russian Soul (ACT)
  • Rob Mosher's Storytime: The Tortoise (Old Mill)
  • Robin McKelle: Modern Antique (Cheap Lullaby)
  • Joe Morris/Barre Phillips: Elm City Duets (Clean Feed)
  • Jacob Garchik: Romance (Yestereve)
  • Ximena Sariñana: Mediocre (Warner Music Latina)
  • The Black Keys: Attack & Release (Nonesuch)
  • Tom Lellis/Toninho Horta: Tonight (Adventure Music)
  • David Byrne/Brian Eno: Everything That Happens Will Happen Today (Todomundo) **
  • Chick Corea & Gary Burton: The New Crystal Silence (Stretch) **
  • Vince Mendoza: Blauklang (ACT)
  • Bob Mintzer Big Band: Swing Out (MCG Jazz)
  • Judi Silvano: Cleome: Live Takes (JSL)
  • Randy Brecker: Randy in Brasil (MAMA)
  • Martha Wainwright: I Know You're Married but I've Got Feelings Too (Zoë) **
  • Yun Sun Choi/Jacob Sacks: Imagination (Yeah-Yeah)
  • Late of the Pier: Echoclistel Lambietroy (Astralwerks, EP) **
  • Cat Power: Jukebox (Matador) **
  • Yellowjackets: Lifesycle (Heads Up)
  • Miley Cyrus: Breakout (Disney) **
  • Gary Morgan & PanAmericana!: Felicidade (Happiness) (CAP)
  • Fleet Foxes (Sub Pop) **
  • Cyro Baptista: Banquet of the Spirits (Tzadik) **
  • Raya Yarbrough (Telarc)
  • Flogging Molly: Float (Side One Dummy) **
  • Caribbean Jazz Project: Afro Bop Alliance (Heads Up)
  • Rigmor Gustafsson: Alone With You (ACT)
  • Jo Lawry: I Want to Be Happy (Fleurieu Music)
  • Elliott Sharp/Scott Fields: Scharfefelder (Clean Feed)
  • Cynthia Felton: Afro Blue: The Music of Oscar Brown Jr. (Felton Entertainment)
  • Nick Colionne: No Limits (Koch)
  • Paradigm: Melodies for Uncertain Robots (Ropeadope)
  • Portishead: Third (Mercury) **
  • Benny Powell: Nextep (Origin)
  • Cynthia Hilts: Second Story Breeze (Blond Coyote)
  • Dianne Reeves: When You Know (Blue Note)
  • Karrin Allyson: Imagina: Songs of Brasil (Concord Jazz) **
  • Jason Miles: 2 Grover With Love (Koch)
  • Charmaine Clamor: My Harana: A Filipino Serenade (FreeHam)
  • Yoshie Fruchter: Pitom (Tzadik)
  • Jon Zeeman: Zeeland (Membrane)
  • Peter Van Huffel/Sophie Tassignon: Hufflignon (Clean Feed)
  • Keith Marks: Foreign Funk (Markei)

  • Ashton Shepherd: Sounds So Good (MCA Nashville) **
  • Judith Berkson: Lu-Lu (Peacock)
  • Milton Nascimento and Jobim Trio: Novas Bossas (Blue Note)
  • Lindha Kallerdahl: Gold (ESP-Disk)
  • Frank Macchia: Landscapes (Cacophony)
  • Rebecca Lynn Howard: No Rules (Saguaro Road) **
  • Chip Shelton & Peacetime: Imbued With Memories (Summit)
  • Patrick Arena: Arenamusic (Arenamusic)
  • California Guitar Trio: Echoes (Inner Knot)
  • Moss (Sunnyside)
  • Gene Bertoncini: Concerti (Ambient)

  • Glen Campbell: Meet Glen Campbell (Capitol) **
  • Kate McGarry: If Less Is More . . . Nothing Is Everything (Palmetto) *
  • Carlos Franzetti: Film Noir (Sunnyside)
  • Moonbound: Confession and Release (Unsung)
  • Garry Dial & Terre Roche: Us an' Them (Just Dial Roche)
  • Emily Bezar: Exchange (DemiVox)
  • Dolly Parton: Backwoods Barbie (Dolly) **

Compilations/Vault Music:

  1. Franco: Francophonic: A Retrospective, Vol. 1 (1953-80, Sterns Africa, 2CD)

  2. Steinski: What Does It All Mean? 1983-2006 Retrospective (Illegal Art, 2CD)
  3. The Art and Soul of Houston Person (1996-2008, High Note, 3CD)
  4. The Rough Guide to Congo Gold (1949-93, World Music Network)
  5. Hank Williams: The Unreleased Recodings (1951, Time Life, 3CD)

  6. The Soprano Summit: In 1975 and More (1975-79, Arbors, 2CD)
  7. Bob Dylan: Tell Tale Signs: The Bootleg Series Vol. 8: Rare and Unreleased 1989-2006 (Columbia, 2CD)
  8. Gabi Lunca: Sounds From a Bygone Age, Vol. 5 (1956-78, Asphalt Tango)
  9. Kid Creole: Going Places: The August Darnell Years 1976-1983 (Strut) **
  10. The Complete Arista Recordings of Anthony Braxton (1974-80, Mosaic, 8CD)
  11. Nigeria 70: Lagos Jump: Original Heavyweight Afrobeat Highlife & Afro-Funk (1968-81, Strut) **
  12. Sir Victor Uwaifo: Guitar-Boy Superstar 1970-76 (Soundway)
  13. Curlew: 1st Album/Live at CBGB (1980-81, DMG/ARC, 2CD)
  14. Princes Amongst Men: Journeys With Gypsy Musicians (Asphalt Tango)
  15. The Rough Guide to Colombian Street Party (World Music Network)
  16. David Bowie: Live Santa Monica '72 (1972, Virgin/EMI) **
  17. Dave Brubeck: 50 Years of Dave Brubeck: Live at the Monterey Jazz Festival 1958-2007 (Monterey Jazz Festival)
  18. Art Pepper: Unreleased Art, Vol. III: The Croydon Concert, May 14, 1981 (1981, Widow's Taste, 2CD)
  19. Putumayo Presents: Acoustic Arabia (1998-2008, Putumayo World Music)


  • Be Kind Rewind (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Lakeshore) *
  • T.D. Jakes: Praise & Worship (1978-98, Legacy/Verity)
  • JSL Records 20th Anniversary Sampler (1988-2006, JSL) *
  • Vickie Winans: Praise & Worship (2003-06, Verity/Legacy)

Also Noted:

  • Buena Vista Social Club: At Carnegie Hall (1998, Nonesuch, 2CD)
  • Art Blakey and the Giants of Jazz: Live at the 1972 Monterey Jazz Festival (Monterey Jazz Festival)
  • Shirley Horn: Live at the 1994 Monterey Jazz Festival (Monterey Jazz Festival)

  • The Thing: Now and Forever (2000-05, Smalltown Superjazz, 4CD)
  • Jimmy Smith: Hobo Flats (1963, Verve) **
  • The Miles Davis All-Stars: Broadcast Sessions 1958-59 (1958-59, Acrobat)
  • Kopacoustic: Music From the KopaFestival 2006 Volume 1 (2006, Kopasetic) %
  • Keith Jarrett/Gary Peacock/Jack DeJohnette: Setting Standards: New York Sessions (1983, ECM, 3CD)
  • Kopalectric: Music From the KopaFestival 2006 Volume 2 (2006, Kopasetic) %
  • Otis Redding: Live in London and Paris (1967, Stax, 2CD) **
  • Cal Tjader: The Best of Cal Tjader: Live at the Monterey Jazz Festival 1958-1980 (1958-80, Monterey Jazz Festival)
  • Classic Piano Blues From Smithsonian Folkways (1944-76, Smithsonian/Folkways)
  • Chet Baker: Chet in Chicago (1986, Enja)
  • Nina Simone: To Be Free: The Nina Simone Story (1957-93, RCA/Legacy, 3CD+DVD)
  • Disco Not Disco: Post Punk, Electro & Leftfield Dance Classics 1974-1986 (!K7/Strut) **
  • Nigeria Rock Special: Psychedelic Afro-Rock & Fuzz Funk in 1970s Nigeria (1970s, Soundway) **

  • Charlie Parker: Washington D.C., 1948 (1948, Uptown)
  • Carmen McRae: Live at the Flamingo Jazz Club London May 1961 (1961, Acrobat)
  • The Ramsey Lewis Trio: At the Bohemian Caverns (1964, Verve) **
  • Tito Puente & His Orchestra: Live at the 1977 Monterey Jazz Festival (Monterey Jazz Festival)
  • Nigeria Disco Funk Special: The Sound of the Underground Lagos Dancefloor (1974-79, Sounday)
  • Wally Rose: Whippin' the Keys (1968-71, Delmark)
  • Grupo Fantasma: Sonidos Gold (High Wire Music)
  • Early Trane: The John Coltrane Songbook [The Composer Collection Volume 2] (1999-2006, High Note)
  • Delmark: 55 Years of Jazz (Delmark, CD+DVD)
  • Putumayo Presents: African Party (1992-2008, Putumayo World Music)
  • Putumayo Presents: Women of Jazz (1998-2008, Putumayo World Music)

  • Cryptogramophone Assemblage 1998-2008 (1998-2008, Cryptogramophone, 2CD+DVD)
  • Jimmy Witherspoon: Live at the 1972 Monterey Jazz Festival (1959-72, Monterey Jazz Festival)
  • Dizzy Gillespie Big Band: Showtime at the Spotlite (1946, Uptown, 2CD)
  • Wynton Marsalis: Standards & Ballads (1983-98, Columbia/Legacy)
  • Titan! It's All Pop! (1978-81, Numero Group) *
  • Justin Time Records 25th Anniversary Collection (Justin Time, 2CD)
  • Putumayo Presents: Québec (1993-2007, Putumayo World Music)
  • Putumayo Presents: Acoustic France (1994-2007, Putumayo World Music)
  • Putumayo Presents: Café Cubano (Putumayo World Music)
  • Then and Now: The Definitive Herbie Hancock (1964-2008, Verve)
  • Putumayo Presents: Latin Reggae (1995-2006, Putumayo World Music)

  • Little Jimmy Scott: Everybody's Somebody's Fool (1950-52, Verve) **
  • Putumayo Presents: A Jazz and Blues Christmas (Putumayo World Music)

  • Nobel Voices for Disarmament: 1901-2001 (Smithsonian Folkways)
  • Droppin' Science: Greatest Samples From the Blue Note Lab (1966-74, Blue Note)


Reissues are new releases of old records: records that have been previously released under the same name (although we're also on the lookout for trivial rename jobs). They may have extra bonus cuts, maybe even a whole extra disc of cuts; "twofers" are also included here.

  1. Nick Lowe: Jesus of Cool (1975-78, Yep Roc) **
  2. Thelonious Monk: Brilliant Corners (1956, Riverside/Keepnews Collection)
  3. Bill Evans Trio: Sunday at the Village Vanguard (1961, Riverside/Keepnews Collection)

  4. Paul Bley Trio: Closer (1965, ESP-Disk)
  5. Bill Evans Trio: Portrait in Jazz (1959, Riverside/Keepnews Collection)
  6. Wes Montgomery: Incredible Jazz Guitar (1960, Riverside/Keepnews Collection)
  7. Stan Getz: With Guest Artist Laurindo Almeida (1963, Verve) **
  8. Steve Lacy: The Forest and the Zoo (1966, ESP-Disk)
  9. Antonio Carlos Jobim & Elis Regina: Elis & Tom (1974, Verve) **
  10. Nat Adderley: Work Song (1960, Riverside/Keepnews Collection)
  11. Blue Mitchell: Blue Soul (1959, Riverside/Keepnews Collection)
  12. John Coltrane: At the Village Vanguard (1961, Verve) **
  13. Maynard Ferguson: Octet (1955, Verve) **
  14. New York Art Quartet (1964, ESP-Disk)
  15. Hugh Masekela: Home Is Where the Music Is (1972, Verve) **
  16. Louis Armstrong and the All Stars: New Orleans Nights (Verve) **
  17. Coleman Hawkins: The Hawk Flies High (1957, Riverside/Keepnews Collection)
  18. Stan Getz & Luiz Bonfa: Jazz Samba Encore! (1963, Verve) **
  19. Grover Washington Jr.: Soul Box (1973, Verve) **


Also Noted:

  • Dizzy Gillespie: The Cool World (1964, Verve) **
  • Sonny Rollins: Freedom Suite (1958, Riverside/Keepnews Collection)
  • Oliver Nelson and His Orchestra: "Fantabulous" (1964, Verve) **
  • Stan Getz: Stan Getz in Stockholm (1955, Verve) **
  • Bob James Trio: Explosions (1965, ESP-Disk)
  • Ornette Coleman: Town Hall, 1962 (1962, ESP-Disk)
  • Stan Getz/Gerry Mulligan/Harry Edison/Louis Bellson and the Oscar Peterson Trio: Jazz Giants '58 (1953-57, Verve) **

  • Milt Jackson/Wes Montgomery: Bags Meets Wes! (1961, Riverside/Keepnews Collection)
  • Luiz Bonfa & Maria Toledo: Braziliana (1965, Verve) **
  • Oscar Peterson Trio: With Respect to Nat (1965, Verve) **
  • Stan Getz: Big Band Bossa Nova (1962, Verve) **
  • John Coltrane: Impressions (1961-63, Verve) **
  • Antonio Carlos Jobim/Gal Costa: Rio Revisited (1987, Verve) **
  • Dizzy Gillespie: Dizzy Goes Hollywood (1963, Verve) **
  • Luiz Bonfa: Composer of Black Orpheus Plays and Sings Bossa Nova (1962, Verve) **
  • Dr. John: City Lights (1978, Verve) **
  • Oscar Peterson: Plays Count Basie (1955, Verve) **
  • Jimmy Smith: At Club Baby Grand, Vol. 1 (1956, Blue Note) **
  • John Patton: Soul Connection (1983, Just a Memory)
  • Tuner: Totem (2005, Unsung)

  • Jimmy Smith: At Club Baby Grand, Vol. 2 (1956, Blue Note) **
  • Ramsey Lewis: Goin' Latin (1966, Verve) **
  • Albert Ayler: New York Eye and Ear Control (1964, ESP-Disk)
  • Grover Washington Jr.: Inner City Blues (1971, Verve) **
  • Joe Sample/David T. Walker: Swing Street Café (1978, Verve) **
  • Milt Jackson: At the Museum of Modern Art (1965, Verve) **
  • John Klemmer: Barefoot Ballet (1976, Verve) **
  • Lou Donaldson: Here 'Tis (1961, Blue Note) **
  • Mission of Burma: Signals, Calls and Marches [Definitive Edition] (1979-81, Matador) **
  • Teenage Jesus & the Jerks: Beirut Slump (1978-79, Atavistic)
  • Stanley Turrentine: Return of the Prodigal Son (1967, Blue Note) **
  • Will Downing: A Dream Fulfilled (1991, Verve) **
  • A Night at the Vanguard With the Kenny Burrell Trio (1959, Verve) **

  • James Zitro: Zitro (1967, ESP-Disk)
  • Will Downing: Come Together as One (1989, Verve) **
  • Ella Fitzgerald/Louis Armstrong: Porgy and Bess (1957, Verve) **
  • Bill Evans: The V.I.P.s Theme (1963, Verve) **
  • Terry Callier: What Color Is Love (1973, Verve) **
  • Astrud Gilberto: The Astrud Gilberto Album (1965, Verve) **
  • Stan Getz/Joao Gilberto: Getz/Gilberto #2 (1964, Verve) **
  • The Brecker Brothers: Return of the Brecker Brothers (1992, Verve) **
  • Norman Brown: Just Between Us (1992, Verve) **
  • Astrud Gilberto/Walter Wanderley: A Certain Smile, a Certain Sadness (1966, Verve) **
  • George Duke: I Love the Blues, She Heard My Cry (1975, Verve) **
  • Terry Callier: Occasional Rain (1972, Verve) **
  • Grover Washington Jr.: All the King's Horses (1972, Verve) **
  • George Duke: Faces in Reflection (1974, Verve) **
  • Quadro Nuevo: Ciné Passion (2000, Justin Time)
  • McCoy Tyner: Fly With the Wind (1976, Milestone/Keepnews Collection)
  • The Cannonball Adderley Sextet: In New York (Keepnews Collection) (1962, Riverside)
  • Lalo Schifrin: Piano, Strings and Bossa Nova (1962, Verve) **
  • Alvin Queen: Jammin' Uptown (1985, Just a Memory)
  • Mike Ladd: Nostalgialator (2004, Definitive Jux) **
  • Don Cherry: Live at Café Montmartre 1966: Volume Two (1966, ESP-Disk)
  • Jimmy Smith: Plays Fats Waller (1962, Blue Note) **
  • Roy Ayers Ubiquity: Change Up the Groove (1974, Verve) **
  • George Benson: Tell It Like It Is (1969, Verve) **
  • Thelonious Monk: Thelonious Himself (1957, Riverside/Keepnews Collection)

  • Frank Lowe: Black Beings (1973, ESP-Disk)
  • Walter Beasley: Beasley (1987, Verve) **
  • The Amazing Jimmy Smith Trio: Live at the Village Gate (1963, Verve) **
  • George Duke: Feel (1974, Verve) **
  • Astrud Gilberto: Look to the Rainbow (1965-66, Verve) **
  • Mission of Burma: The Horrible Truth About Burma [Definitive Edition] (1983, Matador) **
  • Luiz Bonfa: The Brazilian Scene (1965, Verve) **
  • Willie Bobo: Bobo Motion (1967, Verve) **

  • Cal Tjader: Plays the Contemporary Music of Mexico and Brazil (1962, Verve) **
  • Walter Beasley: Intimacy (1992, Verve) **

  • Walter Beasley: Just Kickin' It (1989, Verve) **
  • Roy Ayers Ubiquity: Vibrations (1976, Verve) **
  • George Benson: I Got a Woman and Some Blues (1969, Verve) **
  • Oscar Peterson with Strings: In a Romantic Mood (1955, Verve) **
  • Roy Ayers: You Send Me (1978, Verve) **

  • Paul Desmond: Bridge Over Troubled Water (1969, Verve) **


I don't review DVDs. I don't watch DVDs. I don't record them in my database -- well, almost never, anyhow. Part of this is that I don't have the time, the eyes, or at the moment even the equipment. I never request DVDs. Still, some publicists insist on sending them anyway. Here's a list. They're all pending, and will probably remain that way until hell freezes over.

  1. Parliament/Funkadelic: The Mothership Connection Live 1976 (Shout! Factory)
  2. Inside Out in the Open (ESP-Disk)
  3. Wynton Marsalis: Congo Square (Shanachie)
  4. John McLaughlin: Remember Shakti: The Way of Beauty (Sunnyside)
  5. John McLaughlin: The Making of Floating Point (Abstract Logix)
  6. The Very Best of Praise & Worship (Verity/Legacy)


I've never bothered to flag songs before, so I've always come up empty at year-end poll time. So I thought I'd start here.

  1. Hayes Carll: "She Left Me for Jesus" (Trouble in Mind)
  2. Todd Snider: "Mission Accomplished" (Peace Queer)
  3. Jesus H Christ & the Four Hornsmen of the Apocalypse: "Liz the Hot Receptionist" (Happier Than You)
  4. Charlie Haden: "Single Girl, Married Girl" (Rambling Boy)