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2004 Year in Preview

Harry Connick Jr.
Miles Davis
Diana Krall
Wynton Marsalis
John Pizzarelli
Tomasz Stanko Quartet
The Bad Plus
Ernest Ranglin and Monty Alexander
Jamie Cullum
Albert Ayler
George Mraz, Hank Jones, Joe Lovano and Paul Motian

The New Year holds all sorts of promises-of new love, increased wealth, world peace. But what do we, as jazz fans, really and truly want more of? Affordable nightclubs? I guess. Books about jazz? Eh, sure. Compact discs? Hello! Yes!

Though my groaning basement shelves may disagree, you can never have too many CDs. With that in mind-and knowing you don’t just buy this mag for the editor’s notes, regardless of what my mom says–we compiled all the info we could by press time (Dec. 31, 2003) about the biggest releases of 2004.

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