Dan Ouellette


  • Paul Motian Band, “The Garden of Eden” (ECM)
  • Serge Charloff: “Boston Blow Up” (Capitol/Blue Note)
  • Bill Frisell, Ron Carter, Paul Motian (Nonesuch)
  • Skerik’s Syncopated Taint Septet: “Husky” (Hyena)
  • Ornette Coleman: “Sound Grammar” (Sound Grammar)
  • Dave Burrell Trio: “Momentum” (High Two)
  • Ben Riley’s Monk Legacy Septet: “Memories of T” (Concord)
  • Diana Krall: “From This Moment On” (Verve)
  • Cassandra Wilson: “thunderbird” (Blue Note)
  • Nels Cline: “New Monastery” (Cryptogramophone)


  • Gianluca Petrella: “Indigo4″ (Blue Note)


  • Gomez: “How We Operate” (ATO)
  • The Beatles: “Love” (Capitol)
  • Regina Spektor: “Begin to Hope” (Sire)
  • Al Anderson: “After Hours” (Legacy)
  • Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint: “River in Reverse” (Verve Forecast)
  • Mindy Smith: “Long Island Shores” (Vanguard)
  • Gnarls Barklay: “St. Elsewhere” (Atlantic/Downtown)
  • Shawn Colvin: “These Four Walls” (Nonesuch)
  • Mark Knopfler/Emmylou Harris: “All the Roadrunning” (Warner Bros. Nonesuch)
  • Sondre Lerche: “Duper Sessions” (Astralworks)

Runner up:

  • James Hunter: “People Gonna Talk” (Rounder)