Considering the sheer multitude of recordings released in a year's time, narrowing down what amounts to hundreds of recordings heard to a mere handful is never easy. The titles listed below define for me the most exceptional and rewarding albums heard in a year filled with great music.
I love jazz because it represents FREEDOM!
I was first exposed to jazz in high school in Flower Mound, TX.
I met Chick Corea after having been a fan for many years!
The best show I ever attended was Chick Corea at Monterey Jazz Festival.
The first jazz record I bought was Herbie Hancock, Chameleon.
My advice to new listeners is keep an open mind!