2008's Top Recordings

Francis Davis

(Village Voice, The Atlantic)


  1. Sonny Rollins, Road Shows: Vol. 1, Doxy/Emarcy

  2. Fieldwork, Door, Pi

  3. Tony Malaby, Warblepeck, Songlines

  4. Rudresh Mahanthappa, Kinsmen, Pi

  5. Bill Dixon, 17 Musicians in Search of a Sound: Darfur, AUM Fidelity

  6. Microscopic Septet, Lobster Leaps In, Cuneiform

  7. Mary Halvorson, Dragon's Head, Firehouse 12

  8. Paul Bley, About Time, Justin Time

  9. Charlie Haden, Rambling Boy, Decca

  10. Nicholas Payton, Into the Blue, Nonesuch


  1. Art Tatum, Piano Starts Here: Live at the Shrine/Zenph Re-Performance, Sony Classics

  2. Anthony Braxton, The Complete Arista Recordings, Mosaic

  3. Dizzy Gillespie, Showtime at the Spotlite, 52nd Street, New York City, June 1946, Uptown




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