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Top 10 Jazz Albums For 2008

As we approach the end of the year 2008 these are the jazz best-selling albums released this past year (source

1. Roy Hargrove / "Ear Food" / Emarcy - 29JUL2008 (see album cover image above)
Discovered by Wynton Marsalis, Hargrove made his solo debut in 1990 on Novus/RCA

2. Esperanza / "Esperanza" / Heads Up - 20MAY2008
In 2005--at the age of 20--Esperanza Spalding became the youngest instructor in the history of Berklee College of Music.

3. Patricia Barber / "The Cole Porter Mix" / Blue Note Records - 16SEP2008
Barber takes on the well-worn songbook of Cole Porter

4. Various Artists / "Miles From India" / Four Quarters Entertainment - 15APR2008

5. Cassandra Wilson / "Loverly" / Blue Note Records - 10JUN2008
Jason Moran on piano, Lonnie Plaxico on acoustic upright bass, and Marvin Sewell on guitar

6. Jose James / "The Dreamer" / Brownswood - 29JAN2008
Its hard to get a copy of the album

7. David Murray / "Silence" / Justin Time - 24JUN2008
Check it out

8. William Parker / "Double Sunrise Over Neptune" / AUM Fidelity - 12AUG2008

9. George Duke / "Dukey Treats" / Heads Up - 26AUG2008

10. Sadao Watanabe / "Basie's At Night" / Koch Records - 02SEP2008

1 comment:

eyebrowseu said...

have you cked out "Letter to Herbie" tribute with John Beaseley, Christian McBride, Roy Hargrove, and Jeff Tain Watts. Really smoking.