2008's Top Recordings

Ken Dryden

Top ten new releases

  1. Kenny Werner Trio, With a Song in My Heart (Venus)
  2. Marian McPartland, Twilight World (Concord)
  3. Roberta Gambarini/Hank Jones, You Are There (EmArcy)
  4. Eliane Elias, Something for You (Blue Note)
  5. Martin Taylor, Double Standards (P3 Music)
  6. Judy Wexler, Dreams & Shadows (Jazzed Media)
  7. Scott Robinson, Forever Lasting (Arbors)
  8. Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Monday Night Live at the Village Vanguard (Planet Arts)
  9. Joe Locke, Force of Four (Origin)
  10. Jamie Baum Septet, Solace (Sunnyside)

Top ten reissues/boxed sets/historical releases

  1. Oscar Peterson, Clef/Mercury Studio Recordings of the Oscar Peterson Trio (1951-1953) (Mosaic)
  2. Art Tatum: Tatum Art (Storyville)
  3. Lester Young, Classic Columbia, Okeh and Vocalion Lester Young with Count Basie (1936-1940) (Mosaic)
  4. Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabackin Big Band (Mosaic Select)
  5. Mary Lou Williams, A Grand Night for Swinging (HighNote)
  6. Dave Brubeck: 50 Years of Dave Brubeck: Live at the Monterey Jazz Festival 1958-2007 (MJF/Concord)
  7. Charlie Parker, Washington D.C. 1948 (Uptown)
  8. Dizzy Gillespie Big Band, Showtime at the Spotlite (Uptown)
  9. Horace Silver, Live at Newport '58 (Blue Note)
  10. Art Blakey & the Giants of Jazz, Live at the 1972 Monterey Jazz Festival (MJF/Concord)

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