2008 Contributor Picks
January 16, 2009
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We solicited opinions from all active All About Jazz
, and out of more than 1,000 nominations, the following 2008 releases garnered the most votes.
Other top vote-getters... Anthony Braxton, Milford Graves & Wiliam Parker, (Tzadik Records); Bill Dixon, Beyond Quantum (AUM Fidelity); Danilo Perez, 17 Musicians in Search of a Sound: Darfur (Decca Records); Karrin Allyson, Across the Crystal Sea (Telarc Records); Mary Halvorson Trio, Imagina: Songs of Brazil (Firehouse 12); Dianne Reeves, Dragon's Head (Blue Note Records). When You Know Esperanza Spalding, (Heads Up Int'l); Pat Metheny Trio, Esperanza (Nonesuch Records); Mostly Other People Do The Killing, Day Trip (Hot Cup Records); Roy Hargrove, This Is Our Moosic (Groovin' High/EmArcy); Ahmad Jamal, Earfood (Dreyfus); John Beasley, It's Magic (Resonance Records). Letter to Herbie John McLaughlin, (Abstract Logix); The Microscopic Septet, Floating Point (Cuneiform Records); Kenny Garrett, Lobster Leaps In (Mack Avenue); Tim Hagans, Sketches of MD: Live at the Iridium (Pirouet Records); Steve Khan, Alone Together (Tone Center); Mario Pavone, The Suitcase (Playscape Recordings). Ancestors
George Lewis A Power Stronger Than Itself: The AACM and American Experimental Music (University of Chicago Press) Review