Tuesday, March 4, 2008

The Best Jazz CD's NOW!!!

Here is a partial listing of my favorite discs of recent weeks. I'll update each list in the next couple of days and they fall in no particular order...
1. Adam Shulman-On Second Thought-Kaboucha/ Infectious tunes with the soulful, tender tenor of Dayna Stephens. A great recording!
2. Ben Jansson-Sweetie Pie-PKO/ Newcomer out of Ann Arbor, Mich. is a bonified heavyweight player and writer. He will make an impact on the jazz world.
3. Nick Vayenas-Synesthesia-World Culture Music/ A recording with plenty of surprises. From Miles, to Zawinul to straight ahead.
4. Salim Washington & The Harlem Art Ensmble-Harlem Homecoming- Ujam Records/ Raucous little big band that is quirky and packs a kick.
5. Billy Bang-Above and Beyond-Justine Time/Recorded 'live' in Canada might be the final recording of tenorist Frank Lowe.
6. Ari Brown-Live at the Green Mill-Delmark/ Chicago tenorman makes a giant step with this recording.
More tommorrow....

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