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2009 Favorite CD's & Concerts

2009! These are some of my favorites from this past year. They are listed in no particular order. The common thread, they all have a strong jazz sensibility, they’re cd’s that I want to play over and over again. I have also listed fifteen of my favorite live concerts. I urge everyone to get out and support live music.

1.)Mark Weinstein, Omar Sosa - Tales From The Earth, Ota Records

2.)Ayelet Rose Gottlieb - Up To Here \\ From Here, Obliq Sound

3.)Chembo Corniel - Things I Wanted To Do, Chemboro Records

4.)Roberto Magris - Restless Spirits Big Band Ritmo Sinfonica Citta Di Verona Plays The Music of Roberto Magris, Marco Pasetto Conductor

5.)Robert Glasper - Double-Booked, Blue Note Records

6.)Jesse Elder - The Winding Shell, Off Records

7.)Daniel Ori - So It Goes, Independent

8.)Vijay Iyer - Historicity, Act Music

9.)Tony Foster - In Between Moods, Tony Foster Music

10.)Lorraine Desmarais Big Band, Analekta Records

11.) Rita diGhent - Sprawl Indigo, Groove Records

12.) Matt Newton - Push, Fire Town Music

13.) Gordon Grdina - East Van Strings, The Breathing of Statues, Songlines

14.)Gabriel Espinosa - From Yucatan to Rio, Zoho Music

15.) Adam Shulman Quintet - Patterns of Change, Kabocha Records

I also had some wonderful experiences this past year checking out live music. Some of my favorites are listed below:

1.)Rashied Ali Quintet

2.)Roberta Gambarini & Neil Swainson

3.)Pat Martino Organ Trio

4.)Eliana Elias

5.) Brantford Marsalis

6.) Dave Holland Quintet

7.) Dave Brubeck Quartet

8.)Three Pianos, Six Hands

Featuring: Lorraine Desmarais, Robi Botos and Mark Eisenman

9.)Oliver Jones Trio with Chet Doxas

10.)Milford Graves & David Murray

11.)Marilyn Crispell, Fred Anderson, Hamid Drake

12.)Diane Reeves Quartet

13.) Hilario Duran Trio with Phil Dwyer

14.) Chris Potters Underground

15.) Dave Restivo Trio with Christine Jensen

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  • Artist / Group Name: Various Artists
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