Willard Jenkins: Top 20

January 5th 2010 06:27 pm

Copyright © 2010 Willard Jenkins

(listed in alpha order)

  • Dee Alexander, Wild is the Wind, Blu Jazz
  • Jane Bunnett, Embracing Voices, Sunnyside
  • Kurt Elling, Dedicated to You, Concord
  • Oran Etkin, Kelenia, Motema
  • Robert Glasper, Double Booked, Blue Note
  • Stefon Harris & Blackout, Urbanus, Concord
  • Bobby Hutcherson, Wise One, Kind of Blue
  • Vijay Iyer, Historicity, ACT
  • Sean Jones, The Search Within, Mack Avenue
  • James King, Allen’s Odyssey, Vibrant Tree
  • Joe Locke/David Hazeltine Quartet, Mutual Admiration Society 2, Sharp Nine
  • Joe Lovano Us Five, Folk Art, Blue Note
  • Branford Marsalis, Metamorphosen, Marsalis Music
  • Nicole Mitchell Black Earth Strings, Renegade, Delmark
  • David Murray & the Gwo-Ka Masters, The Devil Tried to Kill Me, Justin Time
  • Joshua Redman, Compass, Nonesuch
  • Marcus Roberts, New Orleans to Harlem, J Master
  • Jackie Ryan, Doozy, Open Art
  • Michael Thomas, Live at Twins Jazz, Jazhead
  • Miguel Zenon, Esta Plena, Marsalis Music


REISSUE: Fela Kuti, Best of the Black President, Kalakuta/Knitting Factory

Now posted at www.openskyjazz.com/blog in The Independent Ear are our selections for the top 20 new releases for 2009, the top reissue, and an additional deserving baker’s dozen; all based primarily on the annual outlook of the Ancient Future radio program (WPFW, Pacifica Radio for the Washington, DC metro area).

Peace,

Willard Jenkins
www.openskyjazz.com
Home of The Independent Ear

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