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Publisher's Top Picks for 2003

Michael Ricci By

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2003 proved to be quite a challenging year for AAJ, especially the tail end. The two server crashes in September created a mountain of recovery work and curtailed my CD listening for a good month. It took me a while to get my ears back to the music, but when I finally did, I discovered several gems that helped restore my spirits.

The following CDs were culled from the 90+ releases that were designated as publishers picks throughout the past year. These eighteen represent the finest and most exciting releases of the bunch—they're also the CDs that scored the most spins in my player.

Be sure to click the links below to read the reviews. For additional reviews, search AAJ by the CD's title. For all the publisher's picks, go here .























Simone Guiducci
Chorale
(Felmay-Dunya)
Dave Douglas
Freak In
(RCA)
Bill Frisell
The Intercontinentals
(Nonesuch)
Joel Palsson
Septett
(Omi Jazz)
Achille Gajo
Blue Sand
(Piadrum)
Ron Miles
Laughing Barrel
(Sterling Circle)














Spring Heel Jack
Live
(Thirsty Ear)
Ravi Coltrane
Mad 6
(Eighty-Eights)
Cinematic Orchestra
Man With A Movie Camera
(Ninja Tune)
Jim Ridl
Door In A Field
(Dreambox)
Elio Villafranca
Incantations - Encantaciones
(Pimienta)
Matthew Shipp
Equilibrium
(Thirsty Ear)














Ellery Eskelin
Arcanum Moderne
(hatOLOGY)
Terell Stafford
New Beginnings
(MaxJazz)
Gerald Wilson Orchestra
New York New Sound
(Mack Avenue)
Kurt Elling
Man In The Air
(Blue Note)
Kurt Rosenwinkel
Heartcore
(Verve)
Jean-Michel Pilc
Cardinal Points
(Dreyfus)



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