Top Releases of 2008
It's impossible to do justice to all of the fine new music issued in 2008. So I've listed the eleven discs that had the greatest impact on me. Each one includes the name of the drummer who was essential in making the music special.
Pete Malinverni Invisible Cities
Ellis Marsalis Quartet Open Letter to Thelonious
Grant Stewart Young At Heart
(Sharp Nine Records)
Ruslan Khain For Medicinal Purposes Only!
Joe Magnarelli Persistence
Eliot Zigmund Breeze
Pete Zimmer Quartet Chillin' Live @ Jazz Factory
John Marshall Quintet Live At "Le Pirate"
Rob Schneiderman Glass Enclosure
Ralph Lalama Energy Fields
(Mighty Quinn Productions)
Gary Smulyan High Noon