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2007 Contributor Picks

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We solicited opinions from all active All About Jazz contributors, and out of more than 1,000 nominations, the following 2007 releases garnered the most votes.



New Releases






Maria Schneider Orchestra
Sky Blue
(ArtistShare)
Review

Michael Brecker
Pilgrimage
(Heads Up International)
Review













David Torn
Prezens
(ECM Records)
Review

Keith Jarrett Trio
My Foolish Heart
(ECM Records)
Review

Terence Blanchard
A Tale of God's Will
(Blue Note Records)
Review











Joshua Redman
Back East
(Nonesuch Records)
Review

Bill Frisell / Matt Chamberlain
Floratone
(Blue Note Records)
Review

Fred Anderson / Hamid Drake
From The River To The Ocean
(Thrill Jockey)
Review











John Abercrombie
Third Quartet
(ECM Records)
Review

Herbie Hancock
River: The Joni Letters
(Verve Music Group)
Review

Kurt Elling
Nightmoves
(Telarc Records)
Review











Jerry Bergonzi
Tenorist
(Savant Records)
Review

John Scofield
This Meets That
(Emarcy/Universal)
Review

Donny McCaslin
In Pursuit
(Sunnyside Records)
Review











Charles Tolliver Big Band
With Love
(Blue Note Records)
Review

Kenny Werner
Lawn Chair Society
(Blue Note Records)
Review

Exploding Star Orchestra
We Are All From Somewhere
(Thrill Jockey)
Review











Jason Lindner Big Band
Live at Jazz Gallery
(Anzic Records)
Review

Joe Zawinul
Brown Street
(Heads Up International)
Review

Joe Lovano / Hank Jones
Kids: Duets Live
(Blue Note Records)
Review











Nels Cline Singers
Drawn Breath
(Cryptogramophone)
Review

Chris Potter
Follow The Red Line
(Sunnyside Records)
Review

Steve Kuhn
Live at Birdland
(Blue Note Records)
Review




Other top vote-getters...

Paul Motian, Bill Frisell, and Joe Lovano, Time and Time Again (ECM Records); Alan Pasqua, The Antisocial Club (Cryptogramophone); Anat Fort, A Long Story (ECM Records); Dave Brubeck, Indian Summer (Telarc Records); Dee Dee Bridgewater, Red Earth (Decca Music Group).

Dino Saluzzi & Anja Lechner, Ojos Negros (ECM Records); Kendrick Scott Oracle, The Source (World Culture Music); Kneebody, Low Electrical Worker (Colortone Media); Mostly Other People Do The Killing, Shamokin!!! (Hot Cup Records); Stefano Battaglia, Re: Pasolini (ECM Records); The Bad Plus, Prog (Heads Up International).

Tom Harrell, Light On (HighNote Records); Wayne Escoffery, Veneration (Savant Records); Aki Takase / Silke Eberhard, Ornette Coleman Anthology (Intakt Records); William Parker, Corn Meal Dance (AUM Fidelity Records); Alex Machacek / Matt Garrison / Jeff Sipe, Improvision (Abstract Logix).



Reissues/Historical Releases










Miles Davis
The Complete On The Corner Sessions
(Sony-Legacy Music)
Review

Bennie Maupin
The Jewel in the Lotus
(ECM Records)
Review

Charles Mingus Sextet with Eric Dolphy
Cornell 1964
(Blue Note Records)
Review




DVD




Jazz Icons Series 2 Set
Wes Montgomery, Charles Mingus, John Coltrane, Dexter Gordon,

Dave Brubeck, Duke Ellington, Sarah Vaughan

(Reelin' in the Years)
Review




Books










Ben Ratliff
Coltrane: The Story of a Sound
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
Review



Brian Priestley
Chasin' the Bird: The Life and Legacy of Charlie Parker
(Oxford University Press)
Review


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