January/February 2010

Critics Picks 2009: Individual Ballots

David R. Adler

New Releases:
1. David S. Ware Shakti (Aum Fidelity)
2. Miguel Zenón Esta Plena (Marsalis Music)
3. Gerald Clayton Two-Shade (ArtistShare)
4. Vijay Iyer Trio Historicity (ACT)
5. Steve Lehman Octet Travail, Transformation, and Flow (Pi)
6. Herculaneum Herculaneum III (Clean Feed)
7. David Binney Third Occasion (Mythology)
8. Edward Simon Trio Poesía (Cam Jazz)
9. Darcy James Argue's Secret Society, Infernal Machines (New Amsterdam)
10. SFJazz Collective Live 2009: The Works of McCoy Tyner (SFJazz)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Freddie Hubbard Without a Song: Live in Europe, 1969 (Blue Note)
2. The Complete Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Recordings (Fantasy/Concord)
3. Scott LaFaro Pieces of Jade (Resonance)
4. Ronnie Boykins The Will Come, Is Now (ESP-Disk)
5. Revolutionary Ensemble Vietnam (ESP-Disk)

Scott Albin

New Releases:
1. Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Collective Creativity (3 Sixteen)
2. Joe Locke/David Hazeltine Quartet Mutual Admiration Society 2 (Sharp Nine)
3. Martial Solal Live at the Village Vanguard (Cam Jazz)
4. Joe Morris Quartet Today on Earth (Aum Fidelity)
5. Alvin Queen Mighty Long Way (Resonance)
6. Jackie Ryan Doozy (Open Art)
7. Joe Cohn Shared Contemplations (Criss Cross)
8. Dee Alexander Wild Is the Wind (Blujazz)
9. Bill Easley Hearing Voices (18th & Vine)
10. Gary Burton/Pat Metheny/Steve Swallow/Antonio Sanchez Quartet Live! (Concord)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Duke Ellington The Great Concerts (London & New York 1963-1964) (Musicmasters/Nimbus)
2. Lee Konitz/Martial Solal Star Eyes 1983 (Hatology)
3. Lucky Thompson New York City, 1964-65 (Uptown)
4. John Handy Mosaic Select (Mosaic)
5. Stan Getz Dynasty (Verve)

A.D. Amorosi

New Releases:
1. Joe Lovano Us Five Folk Art (Blue Note)
2. Jan Garbarek Group Dresden: In Concert (ECM)
3. Nellie McKay Normal as Blueberry Pie: A Tribute to Doris Day (Verve)
4. Digital Primitives Hum Crackle & Pop (Hopscotch)
5. Melody Gardot My One and Only Thrill (Verve)
6. Keith Jarrett/Gary Peacock/Jack DeJohnette Yesterdays (ECM)
7. Branford Marsalis Metamorphosen (Marsalis)
8. Theo Bleckmann/John Hollenbeck/Gary Versace Refuge Trio (Winter & Winter)
9. Jackie Ryan Doozy (Open Art)
10. Henry Threadgill Zooid This Brings Us To Vol. 1 (Pi)

Historical/Reissues:
1. John Coltrane: Side Steps (Prestige)
2. Ella Fitzgerald Twelve Nights in Hollywood (Verve Select)
3. Art Pepper The Art History Project: Unreleased Art IV (Widow's Taste)
4. Denny Zeitlin The Columbia Studio Trio Sessions (Mosaic)
5. Medeski Martin & Wood Radiolarians: The Evolutionary Set (Indirecto)

Larry Appelbaum

New Releases:
1. Miguel Zenón Esta Plena (Marsalis Music)
2. Fred Hersch Plays Jobim (Sunnyside)
3. Martial Solal Live at the Village Vanguard: I Can't Give You Anything But Love (Cam Jazz)
4. Darcy James Argue's Secret Society Infernal Machines (New Amsterdam)
5. Luciana Souza Tide (Verve)
6. Keith Jarrett Testament (ECM)
7. Jeff "Tain" Watts Watts (Dark Key)
8. Vijay Iyer Historicity (ACT)
9. John Patitucci Trio Remembrance (Concord)
10. Gretchen Parlato In a Dream (ObliqSound)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Codona The Codona Trilogy (ECM)
2. Freddie Hubbard Without a Song: Live in Europe, 1969 (Blue Note)
3. Eddie Harris & Ellis Marsalis Homecoming (ELM)
4. Artie Shaw Classic Artie Shaw Bluebird and Victor Sessions (Mosaic)
5. Art Pepper The Art History Project: Unreleased Art IV (Widow's Taste)

Shaun Brady

New Releases:
1. Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society Infernal Machines (New Amsterdam)
2. Vijay Iyer Historicity (ACT)
3. Steve Lehman Octet Travail, Transformation, and Flow (Pi)
4. Rudresh Mahanthappa's Indo-Pak Coalition Apti (Innova)
5. FLY Sky & Country (ECM)
6. Henry Threadgill Zooid This Brings Us To, Vol. 1 (Pi)
7. Tarbaby Tarbaby (Imani)
8. Dave Douglas Spirit Moves (Green Leaf)
9. The Monterey Quartet Live at the 2007 Monterey Jazz Festival (MJF)
10. Darius Jones Trio Man'ish Boy (AUM Fidelity)

Historical/Reissues:
1. The Complete Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Recordings (Fantasy/Concord)
2. Duke Ellington The Great Concerts (London & New York 1963-1964) (Musicmasters/Nimbus)
3. Sun Ra The Complete Detroit Jazz Center Residency (Transparency)
4. John Coltrane Side Steps (Prestige)
5. Scott LaFaro Pieces of Jade (Resonance)

Brent Burton

New Releases:
1. Arve Henriksen Cartography (ECM)
2. Bill Frisell Disfarmer (Nonesuch)
3. Enrico Rava New York Days (ECM)
4. Vijay Iyer Trio Historicity (Act Music + Vision)
5. Dave Douglas Spirit Moves (Green Leaf)
6. Rudresh Mahanthappa's Indo-Pak Coalition Apti (Innova)
7. Darcy James Argue's Secret Society Infernal Machines (New Amsterdam)
8. Steve Lehman Octet Travail, Transformation, and Flow (Pi)
9. John Abercrombie Wait Till You See Her (ECM)
10. Joshua Redman Compass (Nonesuch)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Don Cherry/Latif Khan Music/Sangam (Heavenly Sweetness)
2. Codona The Codona Trilogy (ECM)
3. Et Cetera Et Cetera (Long Hair)
4. The Roscoe Mitchell Art Ensemble Congliptious (Nessa)
5. Freddie Hubbard Without a Song: Live in Europe, 1969 (Blue Note)

Nate Chinen

New Releases:
1. Henry Threadgill’s Zooid This Brings Us To, Volume 1 (Pi)
2.Vijay Iyer Trio Historicity (ACT)
3. Steve Lehman Octet Travail, Transformation, and Flow (Pi)
4. FLY Sky & Country (ECM)
5. Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society Infernal Machines (New Amsterdam)
6. Tony Malaby Paloma Recio (New World)
7. Buika y Chucho El Último Trago (Casa Limon/Warner Music Latina)
8. Kurt Rosenwinkel Standards Trio Reflections (Wommusic)
9. J.D. Allen Trio Shine (Sunnyside)
10. Gretchen Parlato In a Dream (ObliqSound)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Ella Fitzgerald Twelve Nights in Hollywood (Verve)
2. Freddie Hubbard Without a Song: Live in Europe, 1969 (Blue Note)
3. John Handy Mosaic Select: John Handy (Mosaic)
4. Lucky Thompson New York City, 1964-65 (Uptown)
5. John Coltrane Side Steps (Prestige/Concord)

Thomas Conrad

New Releases:
1. Keith Jarrett Testament (ECM)
2. Charles Tolliver Big Band Emperor March (Half Note)
3. Gary Burton/Pat Metheny/Steve Swallow/Antonio Sanchez Quartet Live! (Concord)
4. Arild Andersen/Paolo Vinaccia/Tommy Smith Live at Belleville (ECM)
5. Stefano Bollani Trio Stone in the Water (ECM)
6. Bill Frisell Disfarmer (Nonesuch)
7. Keith Jarrett/Gary Peacock/Jack DeJohnette Yesterdays (ECM)
8. Mark Masters Ensemble Farewell Walter Dewey Redman (Capri)
9. Grant Stewart Plays the Music of Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn (Sharp Nine)
10. Kurt Rosenwinkel Standards Trio: Reflections (Wommusic)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Art Pepper The Art History Project: Unreleased Art, Vol. IV (Widow’s Taste)
2. Dupree Bolton Fireball (Uptown)
3. Gary Burton/Chick Corea Crystal Silence: The ECM Recordings 1972-79 (ECM)
4. Lucky Thompson New York City, 1964-65 (Uptown)
5. Scott LaFaro Pieces Of Jade (Resonance)

Owen Cordle

New Releases:
1.Terry Vosbein and the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra Progressive Jazz 2009 (Max Frank Music)
2. Ed Palermo Big Band, Eddy Loves Frank (Cuneiform)
3. Seamus Blake Live in Italy (Jazzeyes)
4. Bud Shank Fascinating Rhythms (Jazzed Media)
5. Bobby Sanabria and the Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra Kenya Revisited Live (Jazzheads)
6. Jon Mayer Nightscape (Reservoir)
7. Ted Kooshian's Standard Orbit Quartet Underdog and Other Stories (Summit)
8. Nina Sheldon Harvest (Jazzed Media)
9. Freddy Cole The Dreamer in Me (HighNote)
10. Mike DiRubbo Repercussion (Posi-Tone)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Art Pepper The Art History Project (Widow's Taste).

Colin Fleming

New Releases:
1. Dave Douglas Spirit Moves (Green Leaf)
2. Joe Lovano Us Five Folk Art (Blue Note)
3. Bill Frisell Disfarmer (Nonesuch)
4. Roy Hargrove Big Band Emergence (Emarcy)
5. Jan Garbarek Dresden: In Concert (ECM)
6. Steve Kuhn Trio Mostly Coltrane (ECM)
7. Jack DeJohnette Music We Are (Golden Beams/Kindred Rhythm)
8. Chick Corea/John McLaughlin Five Piece Band Live (Concord)
9. Monterey Quartet Live at the 2007 Monterey Jazz Festival (MJF)
10. Robert Glasper Double Booked (Blue Note)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie Complete Live at Birdland (RLR)
2. Louis Armstrong The Complete Louis Armstrong Decca Sessions (1935-46) (Mosaic)
3. Freddie Hubbard Without a Song: Live in Europe, 1969 (Blue Note)
4. John Coltrane Side Steps (Prestige)
5. Ornette Coleman The Lenox Jazz School Concert (FreeFactory)

Susan Frances

New Releases:
1. Meryl Romer So Sure (Lady Pearl Music)
2. Michael Bublé Crazy Love (Reprise Records)
3. Irene Atman New York Rendezvous (Self-Released)
4. Rob Mosher Storytime: The Tortoise (Self-Released)
5. Michel Gentile and Tony Romano Flesh And Steel (Deeptone Records)
6. Martha J No One But You (Music Center)
7. Claude Marc Bouget Second Time (Ruby Flower Records)
8. Judy Carmichael Come And Get It (C&D Productions)
9. Torcuato Mariano So Far From Home (NuGroove Records)
10. Zlatko Kaučič 30th Anniversary Concerts (Splasc(h) Records)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Bing Crosby The Bing Crosby CBS Radio Recordings 1954-56 (Mosaic)
2. Peggy Lee Jump for Joy (DRG)
3. Ray Charles Genius: The Ultimate Ray Charles Collection (Concord)
4. Ella Fitzgerald Rediscovered With Twelve Nights in Hollywood (Verve)
5. Vince Guaraldi The Definitive Vince Guaraldi (Concord)

Ken Franckling

New Releases:
1. John Scofield Piety Street (EmArcy)
2. Joe Zawinul 75 (Heads Up International)
3. Bill Cunliffe Blues and the Abstract Truth, Take 2 (Resonance)
4. Mike Clark Blueprints of Jazz, Vol. 1 (Talking House)
5. Steve Kuhn Mostly Coltrane (ECM)
6. Seamus Blake Live in Italy (Jazz Eyes)
7. Big Band Ritmo Sinfonica Città Di Verona Restless Spirits (Velut Luna)
8. Lili Añel Every Second in Between (Wall-I)
9. LeBoeuf Brothers House Without a Door (LeBoeuf Brothers)
10. Kat Edmonson Take to the Sky (Convivium)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Dupree Bolton Fireball (Uptown)
2. Miles Davis and Sonny Rollins The Classic Prestige Sessions, 1951-1956 (Prestige)
3. Freddie Hubbard Without a Song: Live in Europe, 1969 (Blue Note)
4. Scott LaFaro Pieces of Jade (Resonance)
5. Lucky Thompson New York City, 1965-65 (Uptown)

Andrew Gilbert

New Releases:
1. Darren Johnston The Edge of the Forest (Clean Feed)
2. Ben Goldberg Go Home (BAG Productions)
3. Donald Bailey Blueprints of Jazz, Vol. 3 (Talking House)
4. Dafnis Prieto Si o Si Quartet Live at the Jazz Standard NYC (Dafnison Music)
5. Mark Levine and the Latin Tinge Off & On (Left Coast Clave)
6. Linda Oh Trio Entry (Linda Oh)
7. James Moody 4A (IPO Music)
8. Charles Tolliver Big Band Emperor March (HalfNote)
9. The Monterey Quartet Live at the 2007 Monterey Jazz Festival (MJF)
10. Jackie Ryan Doozy (Open Art Productions)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Denny Zeitlin The Columbia Studio Trio Sessions (Mosaic)
2. John Handy John Handy (Mosaic)
3. Jimmy Rushing The Scene: Live in New York (HighNote)
4. Freddie Hubbard Without a Song: Live in Europe, 1969 (Blue Note)
5. Lucky Thompson New York City 1964-65 (Uptown)

Fernando Gonzalez

New Releases:
1. Miguel Zenón Esta Plena (Marsalis Music)
2. Arve Henriksen Cartography (ECM)
3. Ivan Lins & the Metropole Orchestra conducted by Vince Mendoza (Biscoito Fino)
4. John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble Eternal Interlude (Sunnyside)
5. Allen Toussaint The Bright Mississippi (Nonesuch)
6. Pedro Giraudo El Viaje (PGM)
7. Vijay Iyer Historicity (ACT)
8. Nils Petter Molvaer Hamada (Sula)
9. Egberto Gismonti Saudaçoes (ECM/Carmo)
10. Joe Zawinul 75 (Heads Up International)

Steve Greenlee

New Releases:
1. James Carter/John Medeski Heaven on Earth (Half Note)
2. Jerry Bergonzi Simply Put (Savant)
3. J.D. Allen Trio Shine! (Sunnyside)
4. Wadada Leo Smith Spiritual Dimensions (Cuneiform)
5. Darius Jones Trio Man'ish Boy (AUM Fidelity)
6. Kat Edmonson Take to the Sky (Convivium)
7. Gretchen Parlato In a Dream (ObliqSound)
8. Vijay Iyer Historicity (ACT)
9. Chris Potter Underground Ultrahang (ArtistShare)
10. Rudder Matorning (Nineteen-Eight)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Sun Ra The Complete Detroit Jazz Center Residency (Transparency)
2. John Coltrane Side Steps (Prestige)
3. Freddie Hubbard Without a Song: Live in Europe, 1969 (Blue Note)
4. Miles Davis & Sonny Rollins The Classic Prestige Sessions, 1951-1956 (Prestige)
5. Sun Ra and His Solar Arkestra On Jupiter (Art Yard)

Evan Haga

New Releases:
1. Gary Burton/Pat Metheny/Steve Swallow/Antonio Sanchez Quartet Live! (Concord)
2. Joe Lovano Us Five Folk Art (Blue Note)
3. Rudresh Mahanthappa's Indo-Pak Coalition Apti (Innova)
4. Gretchen Parlato In a Dream (ObliqSound)
5. Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society Infernal Machines (New Amsterdam)
6. FLY Sky & Country (ECM)
7. Jim Hall/Bill Frisell Hemispheres (ArtistShare)
8. Robert Glasper Doubled Booked (Blue Note)
9. Donald Bailey Blueprints of Jazz, Vol. 3 (Talking House)
10. Tarbaby Tarbaby (Imani)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Codona The Codona Trilogy (ECM)
2. Freddie Hubbard Without a Song: Live in Europe, 1969 (Blue Note)
3. Scott LaFaro Pieces of Jade (Resonance)
4. Steve Kuhn Life’s Backward Glances: Solo and Quartet (ECM)
5. Tony Bennett/Bill Evans The Complete Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Recordings (Fantasy/Concord)

Don Heckman

New Releases:
1. Ravi Coltrane Blending Times (Savoy)
2. Chris Potter Underground Ultrahang (ArtistShare)
3. SFJazz Collective Live 2009 (SFJAZZ)
4. Branford Marsalis Quartet Metamorphosen (Marsalis)
5. Steve Kuhn Mostly Coltrane (ECM)
6. Gretchen Parlato In a Dream (ObliqSound)
7. Jim Hall/Bill Frisell Hemispheres (ArtistShare)
8. Jackie Ryan Doozy (Open Art)
9. James Carter/John Medeski Heaven on Earth (Half Note)
10. Inga Swearingen First Rain (Rhythone)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie Complete Live at Birdland (RLR)
2. Denny Zeitlin The Columbia Studio Trio Sessions (Mosaic)
3. Miles Davis and Sonny Rollins The Classic Prestige Sessions, 1951-1956 (Prestige)
4. Billie Holiday The Complete Commodore & Decca Masters (Verve Select)
5. Charles Mingus Mingus Ah Um (Legacy Edition) (Columbia/Legacy)

Chris Heim

New Releases:
1. Anouar Brahem The Astounding Eyes of Rita (ECM)
2. Babatunde Lea Umbo Weti: A Tribute to Leon Thomas (Motema)
3. Dee Alexander Wild Is the Wind (Blujazz)
4. Oran Etkin Kelenia (Motema)
5. Etienne Charles Folklore (Etienne Charles)
6. Tiempo Libre Bach in Havana (Sony Classics)
7. Omar Sosa Across the Divide: A Tale of Rhythm and Ancestry (Half Note)
8. Bobby Sanabria and the Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra Kenya Revisited Live (Jazzheads)
9. Matt Darriau/Ismail Lumanovski/Patrick Novara Liquid Clarinets (Felmay)
10. Gary Burton/Pat Metheny/Steve Swallow/Antonio Sanchez Quartet Live! (Concord)

Geoffrey Himes

New Releases:
1. Bill Frisell Disfarmer (Nonesuch)
2. Joe Lovano Us Five Folk Art (Blue Note)
3. FLY Sky & Country (ECM)
4. Dave Douglas with Jim McNeely + Frankfurt Radio Bigband A Single Sky (Greenleaf)
5. Branford Marsalis Quartet Metamorphosen (Marsalis)
6. Vijay Iyer Historicity (ACT)
7. David Binney Third Occasion (Mythology)
8. Matt Wilson Quartet That's Gonna Leave a Mark (Palmetto)
9. Hal Galper Art-Work (Origin)
10. Roswell Rudd Trombone Tribe (Sunnyside)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Billie Holiday: The Complete Commodore & Decca Masters (Verve/Hip-O Select/Geffen)
2. Bill Frisell The Best of Bill Frisell Vol. 1/Folk Songs (Nonesuch)
3. John Coltrane Side Steps (Prestige)
4. Freddie Hubbard Without a Song: Live in Europe, 1969 (Blue Note)
5. Miles Davis Kind of Blue: Legacy Edition (Columbia/Legacy)

Willard Jenkins

New Releases:
1. Marcus Roberts New Orleans to Harlem (J Master)
2. Jane Bunnett Embracing Voices (Sunnyside)
3. Branford Marsalis Quartet Metamorphosen (Marsalis Music)
4. Robert Glasper Double Booked (Blue Note)
5. Kurt Elling Dedicated to You (Concord)
6.Nicole Mitchell Black Earth Strings Renegades (Delmark)
7. Dee Alexander Wild Is the Wind (Blujazz)
8. Joe Locke/David Hazeltine Quartet Mutual Admiration (Sharp Nine)
9. Jackie Ryan Doozy (Open Art)
10. Oran Etkin Kelimia (Motema)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Eddie Harris/Ellis Marsalis Homecoming (Elm)
2. Lucky Thompson New York City 1964-65 (Uptown)
3. Ronnie Boykins The Will Come (ESP)
4. Garvin Bushell One Steady Roll (Delmark)
5. Miles Davis Broadcast Sessions 1958-59 (Acrobat)

Mike Joyce

New Releases:
1. John Surman Brewster’s Rooster (ECM)
2. Gary Burton/Pat Metheny/Steve Swallow/Antonio Sanchez Quartet Live! (Concord)
3. Charles Tolliver Big Band Emperor March (Half Note))
4. Miguel Zenón Esta Plena (Marsalis Music)
5. Henry Threadgill Zooid This Brings Us To, Vol. 1 (Pi Recording)
6. Tierney Sutton Desire (Telarc)
7. Stefon Harris & Blackout Urbanus (Concord)
8. Allen Toussaint The Bright Mississippi (Nonesuch)
9. Roswell Rudd Trombone Tribe (Sunnyside)
10. Matt Wilson Quartet That's Gonna Leave a Mark (Palmetto)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Duke Ellington The Great Concerts (London & New York 1963-1964) (Musicmasters/Nimbus)
2. Tony Bennett/Bill Evans The Complete Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Recordings (Fantasy/Concord)
3. John Coltrane Side Steps (Prestige)
4. Eddie Harris & Ellis Marsalis Homecoming (ELM)
5. Oscar Peterson The Songbooks (Verve)

Ashley Kahn

New Releases:
1. Joe Lovano Us Five Folk Art (Blue Note)
2. Roy Hargrove Big Band Emergence (Emarcy)
3. Gary Burton/Pat Metheny/Steve Swallow/Antonio Sanchez Quartet Live! (Concord)
4. Allen Toussaint The Bright Mississippi (Nonesuch)
5. James Carter/John Medeski Heaven on Earth (Half Note)
6. John Patitucci Trio Remembrance (Concord Jazz)
7. James Moody 4A (IPO Music)
8. Ravi Coltrane Blending Times (Savoy)
9. Keith Jarrett/Gary Peacock/Jack DeJohnette Yesterdays (ECM)
10. Kat Edmonson Take to the Sky (Convivium)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Louis Armstrong The Complete Louis Armstrong Decca Sessions (1935-46) (Mosaic)
2. Various Artists Hommage a Nesuhi (Rhino/Atlantic)
3. Codona The Codona Trilogy (ECM)
4. Lester Young The Lester Young/Count Basie Sessions 1936-1940 (Mosaic)
5. Tony Bennett/Bill Evans The Complete Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Recordings (Fantasy/Concord)

George Kanzler

New Releases:
1. Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band I'm BeBoppin' Too (Half Note)
2. Phil Woods The Children's Suite (Jazzed Media)
3. Charles Tolliver Big Band Emperor March (Half Note)
4. James Moody 4A (IPO)
5. The Monterey Quartet Live at the 2007 Monterey Jazz Festival (MJF)
6. Kendra Shank Quartet Mosaic (Challenge)
7. John Zorn Stolas: Book of Angels, Vol. 12 (Tzadik)
8. Pedro Giraudo Jazz Orchestra El Viage (PGM)
9. Gerald Wilson Orchestra Detroit (Mack Avenue)
10. The Aggregation under the direction of Eddie Allen Groove's Mood (DBCD)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Lester Young The Lester Young/Count Basie Sessions 1936-1940 (Mosaic)
2. Lucky Thompson New York City 1964-65 (Uptown)
3. John Coltrane Side Steps (Prestige)
4. Dinah Washington The Definitive Dinah Washington (Verve)
5. Dizzy Gillespie Big Band Showtime at the Spotlite: 52nd Street, New York City, June 1946 (Uptown)

Dr. Bruce H. Klauber

New Releases:
1. Wynton Marsalis He and She (Blue Note)
2. Jeff "Tain" Watts Watts (Dark King Music)
3. Ravi Coltrane Blending Times (Savoy)
4. Ernie Watts/Plas Johnson All Blues (Mojo Records)
5. Roswell Rudd Trombone Tribe (Sunnyside)
6. Papa John DeFrancesco Big Shot (Savant)
7. Stanley Clarke Jazz in the Garden (Heads Up)
8. Miroslav Vitous Remembering Weather Report (ECM)
9. Lonnie Smith Art of Organizing (Criss Cross)
10. Mike Vax Big Band Featuring the Alumni of Stan Kenton Sounds From the Road (Summit)

Historical/Reissues
1. Dizzy Gillespie Dizzy Goes Hollywood (Verve)
2. Terry Gibbs Swing Is Here (Verve)
3. Lucky Thompson New York City 1964-1965 (Uptown)
4. Albert Ayler Holy Ghost (Revenant)
5. Chet Baker/Art Pepper October Session 1952 (Absord)

Christopher Loudon

New Releases:
1. Keith Jarrett/Gary Peacock/Jack DeJohnette Yesterdays (ECM)
2. The Manhattan Transfer The Chick Corea Songbook (Four Quarters)
3. Dee Alexander Wild Is the Wind (Blujazz)
4. Kurt Elling Dedicated to You (Concord)
5. Melody Gardot My One and Only Thrill (Verve)
6. Roberta Gambarini So in Love (Emarcy)
7. Ben Sidran Dylan Different (Nardis)
8. Mon David Coming True (FreeHam)
9. Kat Edmonson Take to the Sky (Convivium)
10. Mark Winkler Till I Get It Right (FreeHam)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Ella Fitzgerald Twelve Nights in Hollywood (Verve Select)
2. Bing Crosby The Bing Crosby CBS Radio Recordings 1954-56 (Mosaic)
3. Oscar Peterson The Songbooks (Verve)
4. Frank Sinatra Sinatra: New York (Rhino)
5. Oscar Peterson & Nelson Riddle Oscar Peterson & Nelson Riddle
(Verve)

Bill Meredith

New Releases:
1. Eldar Virtue (Sony)
2. Allan Holdsworth/Alan Pasqua/Jimmy Haslip/Chad Wackerman Blues
for Tony (MoonJune)
3. Gary Husband's Drive Hotwired (Abstract Logix)
4. Sam Yahel Hometown (Posi-Tone)
5. Jeff "Tain" Watts Watts (Dark Key)
6. Bela Fleck, Zakir Hussain & Edgar Meyer The Melody of Rhythm (E1)
7. Jonathan Kreisberg Night Songs (Criss Cross)
8. Piano Circus Skin and Wire: pianocircus featuring Bill Bruford Play the Music of Colin Riley (Summerfold)
9. David Fiuczynski KiF Express (FuzeLicious Morsels)
10. Wayne Krantz Krantz Carlock Lefebvre (Abstract Logix)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Miles Davis Sketches of Spain (Legacy)
2. Artie Shaw Complete Spotlight Band 1945 Broadcasts (Hep)
3. Dave Brubeck Quartet Time Out (Legacy)
4. Art Tatum Tatum Art (Storyville)
5. Steve Smith The Best of Steve Smith (Tone Center)

Lee Mergner

New Releases:
1. Vijay Iyer Historicity (ACT)
2. Miguel Zenón Esta Plena (Marsalis Music)
3. John Patitucci Trio Remembrance (Concord Jazz)
4. Jeff "Tain" Watts Watts (Dark King Music)
5. Ravi Coltrane Blending Times (Savoy)
6. Joe Lovano Us Five Folk Art (Blue Note)
7. Christian McBride & Inside Straight Kind of Brown (Mack Avenue)
8. Allen Toussaint The Bright Mississippi (Nonesuch)
9. Steve Kuhn Mostly Coltrane (ECM)
10. Branford Marsalis Quartet Metamorphosen (Marsalis)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Miles Davis The Complete Miles Davis Columbia Album Collection (Sony/Legacy)
2. Codona The Codona Trilogy (ECM)
3. Billie Holiday The Complete Commodore & Decca Masters (Verve Select)
4. Freddie Hubbard Without a Song: Live in Europe, 1969 (Blue Note)
5. Various Artists The Very Best of Prestige Records: Prestige 60th Anniversary (Prestige)

Bill Milkowski

New Releases:
1. Henry Threadgill Zooid This Brings Us To, Vol. 1 (Pi Recording)
2. Miguel Zenón Esta Plena (Marsalis Music)
3. Jim Hall/Bill Frisell Hemispheres (ArtistShare)
4. Chick Corea/John McLaughlin Five Peace Band Live (Concord)
5. The Monterey Quartet Live at the 2007 Monterey Jazz Festival (MJF)
6. Jeff “Tain” Watts Watts (Dark Key)
7. Allen Toussaint The Bright Mississippi (Nonesuch)
8. Bobby Broom Plays for Monk (Origin)
9. Joe Lovano Us Five Folk Art (Blue Note)
10. Masada Quintet Featuring Joe Lovano Stolas: The Book of Angels, Vol. 22 (Tzadik)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Freddie Hubbard Without a Song: Live in Europe, 1969 (Blue Note)
2. Dave Brubeck Time Out (Columbia/Legacy)
3. Miles Davis Kind of Blue (Columbia/Legacy)
4. Charles Mingus Mingus Ah Um (Columbia/Legacy)
5. Miles Davis Sketches of Spain (Columbia/Legacy)

John Murph

New Releases:
1. Robert Glasper Doubled Booked (Blue Note)
2. Stefon Harris Urbanus (Concord)
3. Joseph C. Phillips Jr. Vipassana (Innova)
4. Gretchen Parlato In a Dream (ObliqSound)
5. Theo Bleckmann/John Hollenbeck/Gary Versace Refuge Trio (Winter & Winter)
6. Vijay Iyer Historicity (ACT)
7. Steve Lehman Octet Travail, Transformation, and Flow (Pi)
8. Empirical Out ‘N’ In (Naim Jazz)
9. Miguel Zenón Esta Plena (Marsalis Music)
10. Stacy Dillard One (Smalls Records)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Various Artists Hommage a Nesuhi (Rhino/Atlantic)
2. Billie Holiday The Complete Commodore & Decca Masters (Verve)
3. Ella Fitzgerald Twelve Nights in Hollywood (Verve)
4. Miles Davis Sketches of Spain (50th Anniversary Enhanced Edition) (Sony Legacy)
5. Various Artists The Very Best of Prestige Records: Prestige 60th Anniversary (Prestige)

Mitch Myers

New Releases:
1. Keith Jarrett/Gary Peacock/Jack DeJohnette Yesterdays (ECM)
2. Keith Jarrett Testament (ECM)
3. Enrico Rava New York Days (ECM)
4. Joshua Redman Compass (Nonesuch)
5. Matt Wilson Quartet That's Gonna Leave a Mark (Palmetto)
6. Miguel Zenón Esta Plena (Marsalis Music)
7. Gary Burton/Pat Metheny/Steve Swallow/Antonio Sanchez Quartet Live! (Concord)
8. Dave Douglas Spirit Moves (Green Leaf)
9. Chris Potter Underground
Ultrahang
(ArtistShare)
10. Jim Hall/Bill Frisell Hemispheres (ArtistShare)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Louis Armstrong The Complete Louis Armstrong Decca Sessions (1935-46) (Mosaic)
2. Miles Davis Sketches of Spain (50th Anniversary Enhanced Edition) (Sony Legacy)
3. Duke Ellington The Great Concerts (London & New York 1963-1964)(Musicmasters/Nimbus)
4. Charles Mingus Mingus Ah Um (Legacy Edition) (Columbia/Legacy)
5. Sun Ra The Complete Detroit Jazz Center Residency (Transparency)

Britt Robson

New Releases:
1. Matt Wilson Quartet That's Gonna Leave A Mark (Palmetto)
2. Darius Jones Trio Man'ish Boy (AUM Fidelity)
3. SFJAZZ Collective Live 2009 (SFJAZZ)
4. Chris Potter Underground Ultrahang (ArtistShare)
5. Marty Ehrlich Things Have Got to Change (Clean Feed)
6. Heath Brothers Endurance (Jazz Legacy)
7. Dafnis Prieto Si O Si Quartet Live at Jazz Standard NYC (Dafnison)
8. John Scofield Piety Street (Emarcy)
9. Henry Threadgill Zooid This Brings Us To, Vol. 1 (Pi)
10. Gary Burton/Pat Metheny/Steve Swallow/Antonio Sanchez Quartet Live! (Concord)

William Ruhlmann

New Releases:
1. Tom Harrell Prana Dance (HighNote)
2. Ruby Braff For the Last Time (Arbors)
3. Carol Welsman I Like Men: Reflections of Miss Peggy Lee (Welcar)
4. Steve Davis Eloquence (Jazz Legacy)
5. Preservation Hall Jazz Band New Orleans Preservation Vol. 1 (Preservation Hall)
6. Eddie Daniels & Roger Kellaway A Duet of One: Live at the Bakery (IPO)
7. Bob Florence Limited Edition Legendary (MAMA)
8. Clayton Brothers Brother to Brother (ArtistShare)
9. Resonance Big Band Introducing Marian Petrescu Resonance Big Band Plays Tribute to Oscar Peterson
(Resonance)
10. Dark Chocolate Unwrapped (Megawave)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Sonny Rollins Saxophone Colossus/Work Time (Essential Jazz Classics)
2. Art Tatum/Ben Webster The Album (Essential Jazz Classics)
3. Red Garland The 1956 Trio (Essential Jazz Classics)
4. Clifford Brown/Sonny Rollins/Max Roach Quintet Complete Studio Recordings (Essential Jazz Classics)
5. Various Artists The Very Best of Prestige Records: Prestige 60th Anniversary (Prestige)

Mike Shanley

New Releases:
1 Chris Potter Underground Ultrahang (ArtistShare)
2. Steve Lehman Octet Travail, Transformation, and Flow (Pi)
3. Josh Berman Old Idea (Delmark)
4. Ravi Coltrane Blending Times (Savoy)
5. The Monterey Quartet Live at the 2007 Monterey Jazz Festival (MJF)
6. Warren Smith Composers Workshop Ensemble Old News Borrowed Blues (Engine)
7. Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Indo-Pak Coalition Apti (Innova)
8. Flow Trio Rejuvenation (ESP)
9. John Patitucci Trio Remembrance (Concord)
10. Sean Jones The Search Within (Mack Avenue)

Kirk Silsbee

New Releases:
1. Gerald Wilson Orchestra Detroit (Mack Avenue)
2. Rashied Ali Quintet Live in Europe (Survival)
3. Dr. Lonnie Smith Rise Up! (Palmetto)
4. Nels Cline Coward (Cryptogramophone)
5. Lanny Morgan Sextet 6 (ACM)
6. Jack Cortner Big Band Sound Check (JazzedMedia)
7. Daryl Sherman Johnny Mercer: A Centennial Tribute (Arbors)
8. Bud Shank Quartet Fascinatin’ Rhythm (JazzedMedia)
9. The Manhattan Transfer The Chick Corea Songbook (Four Quarters)
10. Mike Holober and the Gotham Jazz Orchestra Quake (Sunnyside)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Lucky Thompson New York City, 1964-65 (Uptown)
2. Art Pepper The Art History Project: Unreleased Art IV (Widow's Taste)
3. Scott LaFaro Pieces of Jade (Resonance)
4. John Coltrane Sidesteps (Prestige/Concord)
5. Jimmy Rushing The Scene (HighNote)

Brian Soergel

New Releases
1. The Beyman Bros Memories of Summer As a Child (Dharma Moon)
2. Chuck Loeb Between Two Worlds (Heads Up)
3. Four80East Roll On (Native Language)
4. Brian Bromberg It Is What It Is (Artistry)
5. Everette Harp First Love (Shanachie)
6. Philippe Saisse At World’s Edge (E1)
7. Ronny Smith Just Groovin (Pacific Coast Jazz)
8. Peter White Good Day (Peak)
9. Euge Groove Sunday Morning (Shanachie)
10. Rick Braun All It Takes (Artistry)

Jeff Tamarkin

New Releases:
1. Ravi Coltrane Blending Times (Savoy Jazz)
2. Joshua Redman Compass (Nonesuch)
3. Allen Toussaint The Bright Mississippi (Nonesuch)
4. Stanley Clarke Trio with Lenny White & Hiromi Jazz in the Garden (Heads Up)
5. Tierney Sutton Desire (Telarc)
6. James Carter/John Medeski Heaven on Earth (Half Note)
7. Branford Marsalis Quartet Metamorphosen (Marsalis)
8. Chick Corea/Hiromi Duet (Concord)
9. Jim Hall/Bill Frisell Hemispheres (ArtistShare)
10. Jeff “Tain” Watts Watts (Dark Key)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Freddie Hubbard Without a Song: Live in Europe, 1969 (Blue Note)
2. Scott LaFaro Pieces of Jade (Resonance)
3. John Coltrane Side Steps (Prestige)
4. Charles Mingus Mingus Ah Um (Legacy Edition) (Columbia/Legacy)
5. Various Artists Hommage à Nesuhi (Rhino Handmade)

Michael J. West

New Releases:
1. Ramsey Lewis Songs From the Heart: Ramsey Plays Ramsey (Concord)
2. Darcy James Argue's Secret Society Infernal Machines (New Amsterdam)
3. Rakalam Bob Moses Father's Day B'hash (Sunnyside)
4. Gretchen Parlato In A Dream (ObliqSound)
5. Vijay Iyer Historicity (ACT Music + Vision)
6. Arve Henriksen Cartography (ECM)
7. Steve Lehman Octet Travail, Transformation, and Flow (Pi)
8. Joe Lovano Us Five Folk Art (Blue Note)
9. Jeff "Tain" Watts Watts (Dark Key Music)
10. Robert Glasper Double Booked (Blue Note)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Roscoe Mitchell Art Ensemble Congliptious (Nessa)
2. Tony Bennett/Bill Evans The Complete Tony Bennett & Bill Evans Recordings on Fantasy (Fantasy/Concord)
3. Tony Williams Spring (Blue Note)
4. Wadada Leo Smith Spirit Catcher (Nessa)
5. Scott LaFaro Pieces of Jade (Resonance)

George Varga

New Releases:
1. Keith Jarrett Testament (ECM)
2. James Moody 4A (IPO)
3. Linda Oh Trio Entry (Linda Oh)
4. Allen Toussaint The Bright Mississippi (Nonesuch)
5. Branford Marsalis Quartet Metamorphosen (Marsalis Music)
6. Gretchen Parlato In a Dream (ObliqSound)
7. Joe Lovano Us Five Folk Art (Blue Note)
8. Miguel Zenón Esta Plena (Marsalis Music )
9. George Colligan Runaway (Sunnyside)
10. Melody Gardot My One and Only Thrill (Verve)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Miles Davis The Complete Miles Davis Columbia Album Collection (Sony/Legacy)
2. Charles Mingus Mingus Ah Um (Legacy Edition) (Columbia/Legacy)
3. Freddie Hubbard Without a Song: Live in Europe, 1969 (Blue Note)
4. Ella Fitzgerald Twelve Nights in Hollywood (Verve Select)
5. Tony Bennett/Bill Evans The Complete Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Recordings (Fantasy/Concord)

Josef Woodard

New Releases:
1. Joe Lovano Us Five Folk Art (Blue Note)
2. Henry Threadgill's Zooid This Brings Us To, Vol. 1 (Pi)
3. Dave Douglas Spirit Moves (Green Mountain)
4. Jim Beard Revolutions (Sunnyside)
5. The Monterey Quartet Live at the 2007 Monterey Jazz Festival (MJF)
6. Melody Gardot My One and Only Thrill (Verve)
7. Joshua Redman Compass (Nonesuch)
8. Lee Konitz and Dan Tepfer Duos With Lee (Sunnyside)
9. Jeff "Tain" Watts Watts (Dark Key)
10. Vijay Iyer Historicity (ACT)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Codona The Codona Trilogy (ECM)
2. Miles Davis Kind of Blue (Legacy Edition) (Columbia/Legacy)
3. Miles Davis Sketches of Spain (Legacy Edition) (Columbia/Legacy)
4. Freddie Hubbard Without a Song: Live in Europe, 1969 (Blue Note)
5. Lee Konitz/Martial Solal Star Eyes 1983 (Hatology)

Ron Wynn

New Releases:
1. Henry Threadgill Zooid This Brings Us To, Vol. 1 (Pi)
2. Allen Toussaint The Bright Mississippi (Nonesuch)
3. Joe Lovano Us Five Folk Art (Blue Note)
4. Steve Kuhn Mostly Coltrane (ECM)
5. Roy Hargrove Big Band Emergence (Emarcy)
6. James Moody 4A (IPO)
7. Joshua Redman Compass (Nonesuch)
8. Christian McBride & Inside Straight Kind of Brown (Mack Avenue)
9. Robert Glasper Double Booked (Blue Note)
10. Jim Hall/Bill Frisell Hemispheres (ArtistShare)

Historical/Reissues:
1. Albert Ayler Holy Ghost (Revenant)
2. Tony Bennett/Bill Evans The Complete Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Recordings (Fantasy/Concord)
3. Lucky Thompson New York City 1964-1965 (Uptown)
4. Scott LaFaro Pieces of Jade (Resonance)
5. Charles Mingus Mingus Ah Um (Legacy Edition) (Columbia/Legacy)

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  • Jun 15, 2010 at 06:10PM sepans

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    http://www.last.fm/tag/bestofjazz2009

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