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Ken Dryden’s 2009 Favorites

December 16th 2009

Ken Dryden’s 2009 Favorites

With between 800 and 1000 CDs arriving annually, it is impossible to hear everything, let alone the titles I didn’t obtain. My choices, in no particular order, represent some of my favorites from 2009.

Top 10 New Releases:

Charles Tolliver Big Band: Emperor March: Live at the Blue Note (Half Note)

Roberta Gambarini: So in Love (Emarcy)

Fred Hersch Pocket Orchestra: Live at Jazz Standard (Sunnyside)

Mel Martin: Where the Warm Winds Blow (Jazzed Media)

Oliver Jones & Hank Jones: Pleased to Meet You (Justin Time)

Terell Stafford-Dick Oatts Quintet: Bridging the Gap (Planet Arts)

The Heath Brothers: Endurance (Jazz Legacy)

Bud Shank Quartet: Fascinating Rhythms (Jazzed Media)

Geoff Keezer: Aurea (ArtistShare)

Ted Kooshian’s Standard Orbit Quartet: Underdog, and Other Stories… (Summit)

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