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C. Michael Bailey's Best Recordings of 2014

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This year turned out to be a watershed of jazz and beyond vocals, instrumental jazz and important reissues. It was a year of music that further opened my eyes and ears to music I had not previously valued or considered. How short-sighted of me.

Beat Kaestli
Collage
(B&B Productions)

Bob Dorough
Eulalia
(Self Produced)

Kate McGarry
Genevieve & Ferdinand -Live
(Sunnyside Records)

Cindy Scott
Historia
(STEM Records)

Uri Caine
Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue
(Winter & Winter)

Laurie Antonioli
Songs of Shadow, Songs of Light: the Music of Joni Mitchell
(Origin Records)

Roseanna Vitro
Clarity: Music of Clare Fischer
(Random Acts Records)

Natalie Cressman
Turn the Sea
(Self Produced)

InDuologue
Blue Skies
(Snip Records)

Donna Deussen
On the Street Where You Live
(Self Produced)

Cat Conner
Cat House
(Cat Tales Records)

Low Society
You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down
(Icehouse Records)

David Ian
Valentine's Day
(Prescott Recordings)

Vittorio Gennari
Blues
(Red Records)

Dave Stryker
Eight Track
(Self Produced)

John Eliot Gardiner, Monteverdi Choir, Orchestre Revolutionnaire...
Beethoven: Missa Solemnis
(Soli Gloria Deo)

Allman Brothers Band
The 1971 Fillmore Recordings
(Mercury Records)

Jack Cooper
Mist—Charles Ives for Orchestra
(Planet Arts)

Joanne Lunn, Rowan Hellier, Thomas Hobbs, Matthew Brooks...
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart—Requiem
(Linn Records)

Philip Corner
Satie Slowly
(Unseen Worlds Records)

The Bad Plus
The Rite of Spring
(Sony Records)

Eric Reed
Groovewise
(Smoke Sessions)

George Taylor
Rain or Shine
(Self Produced)

Rory Gallagher
Irish Tour '74—40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
(Sony Legacy)

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