Alan Chase

As always, in alphabetical order:

  • Ignacio Berroa - Codes - Blue Note
  • Andrew Hill - Time Lines - Blue Note
  • Victor Goines - New Adventures - Criss Cross
  • Branford Marsalis - Braggtown - Marsalis Music
  • Christian McBride - Live At Tonic - Rope-a-Dope
  • Mulgrew Miller - Live at the Kennedy Center, V.1 - Maxx Jazz
  • Mingus Big Band - Live in Tokyo at the Blue Note - Sunnyside Records
  • Renee Rosnes - A Time for Love - Video Arts
  • Skerik’s Syncopated Taint Septet - Husky - Hyena Records
  • Trio Beyond - Saudades - ECM

Honorables:

  • Jerry Bergonzi - Tenor of the Times - Savant
  • Bill Bruford - Earthworks Underground Orchestra - Summer Records
  • Dave Douglas - Meaning and Mystery - Greenleaf Music
  • John Ellis - By a Thread - Hyena Records
  • David Hazeltine - Perambulation - Criss Cross
  • Dave Holland Quintet - Critical Mass - Dare2 Records
  • Jen Kearney - Eat* - Self Produced Recording
  • Joe Lovano - Streams of Expression - Blue Note
  • Chris Potter - Underground - Sunnyside Records
  • SF Collective - Vol.2 - Nonesuch Records
  • Jesse Van Ruller - Views - Criss Cross
  • We Three - Three for All - Challenge Records

Re-issues:

  • Duke Ellington’s Spacemen - The Cosmic scene - Mosaic
  • Andrew Hill - Pax - Blue Note Connoisseur
  • Charles Lloyd - Of Course - Mosaic
  • Jackie McLean - It’s Time - Blue Note Connoisseur
  • Buddy Rich - Rich in London - Mosaic
  • Weather Report - Forecast: Tomorrow - SONY/Legacy

Apologies to Jane Bunnett, Don Byron and Ben Riley. Time (and finances) precluded me from being able to check out their new CD’s in time for this list.

*Some words about this CD. Jen Kearney is a Boston based singer/songwriter/keyboards player whose music is a nice blend of soul and Latin music with touches of blues & jazz. When I first heard this CD earlier this fall, I was immediately taken with the overall energy of the recording as well as Kearney’s soulful and powerful singing. This CD has had an ongoing place in my car stereo. A talent worth checking out. Visit her website at www.jenkearney.com for more info.

Alan Chase - The Wire, Portsmouth, NH. - www.wirenh.com