Monday, December 31, 2018

The 40th Annual Jazz Station Awards / The Best Jazz of 2018

40ª Edição do Prêmio Jazz Station! Os melhores do jazz em 2018!
The complete results of the 40th Jazz Station Awards!
Os resultados da 40ª edição do Prêmio Jazz Station!

These are the complete results of the 40th Annual Jazz Station Awards conducted by jazz journalist, record producer, jazz historian & jazz educator Arnaldo DeSouteiro. Mr. DeSouteiro is a voting member of NARAS-Grammy, as well as of the Jazz Journalists Association-NY and the Los Angeles Jazz Society. He has produced over 530 sessions, according to the All Music Guide website. Throughout his career, he has worked with João Gilberto, Antonio Carlos Jobim, João Donato, Dizzy Gillespie, Larry Coryell, Dom Um Romão, Ithamara Koorax, Luiz Bonfá and many other jazz and Brazilian music greats. For more details and a small bio, please check:

https://jazzstation-oblogdearnaldodesouteiros.blogspot.com/2018/12/arnaldo-desouteiro-2018-bio.html

Ron Carter, Stanley Clarke, Wayne Shorter, Steve Gadd, Carlos Franzetti, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Eddie Daniels, Lou Lanza, Andrea Brachfeld, Lou Caputo and The Manhattan Transfer are among the top artists of the year.

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O Prêmio Jazz Station - criado em 1979 por Arnaldo DeSouteiro, jornalista, historiador e produtor brasileiro, fundador da gravadora JSR e da empresa Jazz Station Marketing & Consultoria, com sede em Los Angeles - chega ao 40º ano, contemplando os artistas que mais se dedicaram no panorama jazzístico internacional em todo o mundo. Membro votante do Grammy, da Jazz Journalists Association-NY e da Los Angeles Jazz Society, entre outras instituições, DeSouteiro já produziu mais de 530 sessões de gravação, segundo contabilizado pelo site All Music Guide.

Além de trabalhos para selos como Verve, Milestone, Sony e CTI, Arnaldo DeSouteiro traz no currículo roteiros para shows e especiais de TV de João Gilberto, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Luiz Bonfá, Dizzy Gillespie, Tony Bennett, Chuck Mangione, Bjork, Eumir Deodato, Diana Krall, João Donato, Doris Monteiro e Wanda Sá, sendo também convidado frequentemente para atuar como parecerista em empresas privadas, instituições governamentais e festivais de jazz nos EUA, Brasil, Europa e Ásia, além de professor convidado em universidades.

Atendendo aos pedidos dos leitores, que desde 1979 acompanham essa votação que se iniciou no jornal Tribuna da Imprensa, incluímos – após os nomes de todos os colocados em cada categoria – os títulos dos trabalhos pelo quais os artistas foram avaliados.

Para variar, foram necessárias várias semanas para a preparação de todas estas listas, reouvindo os discos, checando fichas técnicas e, às vezes, reavaliando opiniões. Tudo isso com o objetivo de fornecer o mais fiel possível retrato do cenário jazzístico em 2018, a partir de bases reais de análise.

O que significa, por exemplo, que artistas que não lançaram novos trabalhos este ano, seja como líderes ou sidemen, tornaram-se, por mais geniais que sejam, automaticamente inelegíveis.
Tal critério explica a ausência de feras como Herbie Hancock e Gene Bertoncini que, apesar de terem realizado muitos shows, não lançaram novos trabalhos em 2018.

Ron Carter, Stanley Clarke, Steve Gadd, Wayne Shorter, Lou Lanza, Eddie Daniels, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Carlos Franzetti, Lou Caputo e o grupo Manhattan Transfer estão entre os artistas que brilharam em 2018.

Vários discos premiados em 2018, com atraso, pelas revistas especializadas, não aparecem na nossa lista por uma simples razão: constaram da relação de 2017.

Aí estão os resultados completos:
2018 Acoustic Piano: 1. Carlos Franzetti (“Ricordare” – Sunnyside); 2. Danilo Perez (“Emanon” w/ Wayne Shorter – Blue Note); 3. Fred Hersch (“Live In Europe” – Palmetto); 4. Roberto Magris (“Live In Mami @ The WDNA Jazz Gallery” – Jmood Records); 5. Anne Sajdera (“New Year” - Bijuri); 6. Bill O’Connell (“If Not Now, When?” w/ Andrea Brachfeld – Jazzheads); 7. Kenny Werner (“Fire” w/ Dave Liebman – Jazzline); 8. Kenny Barron (“Concentric Circles” – Blue Note); 9. Brad Mehldau (“Seymour Reads The Constitution” – Nonesuch); 10. Richard X Bennett (“Experiments With Truth” – Ropeadope)
2018 Electric Piano: 1. Dominique Vantomme (“Vegir” – MoonJune); 2. Gary Husband (“Live In San Francisco” w/ John McLaughlin – Abstract Logix);  3. Jim Ridl (“Subtle Disguise” w/ Joe Locke – Origin); 4. Taber Gable (“Vision Ahead” w/ Jonathan Barber – Vision Ahead Music)
2018 Organ: 1. Dr. Lonnie Smith (“All In My Mind” – Blue Note); 2. Larry Goldings (“Toy Tunes” – Pirouet); 3. Jared Gold (“Reemergence” – Strikezone); 4. Joey DeFrancesco (“You’re Driving Me Crazy” w/ Van Morrison – Exile/Legacy); 5. Sam Yahel (“Diamond Cut” w/ Tia Fuller – Mack Avenue)
2018 Keyboards: 1. Vasil Hadzimanov (“Live At Home” w/ Dusan Jectovic – MoonJune); 2. Dominique Vantomme (“Vegir” – MoonJune); 3. Chick Corea ("Chinese Butterfly" - Stretch); 4. Jan Gunnar Hoff (“Jan Gunnar Hoff Group Featuring Mike Stern” – Losen Records); 5. Cameron Graves ("The Message" w/ The Stanley Clarke Band - Mack Avenue); 6. Kevin Hays ("Steve Gadd Band" - BFM Jazz); 7. Jason Lindner (“The Buffering Cocoon” w/ Now Vs Now – Jazzland); 8. Jim Ridl (“Subtle Disguise” w/ Joe Locke – Origin)
2018 Acoustic Bass: 1. Ron Carter (“Golden Striker – Live At Theaterstübechen, Kassel” – In & Out); 2. Eddie Gomez (“Sir” with David Matthews & Steve Gadd – Paddle Wheel); 3. Brian Bromberg (“Thicker Than Water” – Mack Avenue); 4. John Patitucci (“Emanon” w/ Wayne Shorter – Blue Note); 5. Mark Perna (“Cannonball” w/ Richie Cole - RCP); 6. Harvie S. (“If Not Now, When?” w/ Andrea Brachfeld – Jazzheads); 7. Dave Holland (“Fire” w/ Dave Liebman – Jazzline); 8. David Finck (“Ricordare” w/ Carlos Franzetti - Sunnyside); 9. Adi Meyerson (“Where We Stand” – A:M Records); 10. John Hébert (“Live In Europe” w/ Fred Hersch Trio – Palmetto); 11. Arild Andersen (“Desert” w/ Yelena Eckemoff Quartet – In-Akustik); 12. Chuck Bergeron (“Live In Miami @ The WDNA Jazz Gallery” w/ Roberto Magris Sextet – Jmood)
2018 Electric Bass: 1. Stanley Clarke (“The Message” w/ The Stanley Clarke Band – Mack Avenue); 2. Mark Egan (“Dreaming Spirits” – Wavetone); 3. Tony Levin (“Vegir” w/ Dominique Vantomme – MoonJune); 4. Brian Bromberg (“Thicker Than Water” – Mack Avenue); 5. Marcus Miller (“Laid Back”- Universal); 6. Steve Swallow (“Singular Awakening” w/ Michael McGinnis – Sunnyside); 7. Pera Krstajic (“Live At Home” w/ Dusan Jevtovic - MoonJune); 8. Jimmy Johnson ("Steve Gadd Band" - BFM Jazz)
2018 Drums: 1. Steve Gadd (“Steve Gadd Band” – BFM Jazz); 2. Eliot Zigmund (“Ricordare” w/ Carlos Franzetti - Sunnyside); 3. Adam Nussbaum (“That’s Right!” w/ Brad Goode Quintet - Origin); 4. Jack DeJohnette (“Fire” w/ Dave Liebman – Jazzline); 5. Jeff “Siege” Siegel (“King of Xhosa”- ARC); 6. Maxime Lenssens (“Vegir” w/ Dominique Vantomme – MoonJune); 7. Mauricio Zottarelli (“Heart of Brazil” w/ Eddie Daniels – Resonance); 8. Asaf Sirkis (“Rumah Batu” w/ Dwiki Dharmawan – MoonJune); 9. Carlos Ezequiel (“Circular” – Tratore); 10. Reggie Quinerly (“Words To Love” – Redefinition Music); 11. Peter Erskine (“Desert” w/ Yelena Eckemhoff – In-Akustik);12. Brian Blade (“Emanon” w/ Wayne Shorter – Blue Note); 13. Pedja Milutinovic (“Live At Home” w/ Dusan Jevtovic – MoonJune); 14. Jonathan Barber (“Vision Ahead” – Vision Ahead Music)
2018 Percussion: 1. Airto Moreira (“Viva Airto” w/ Fotografia Sonora - Tratore); 2. Fred Berryhill (“King of Xhosa” w/ Jeff “Siege” Siegel Quartet – ARC); 3. Lenny Castro (“Thicker Than Water” w/ Brian Bromberg – Artistry Music); 4. Luisito Quintero ("Chinese Butterfly" w/ The Chick Corea + Steve Gadd Band - Stretch); 5. Roberto Quintero (“Back To The Sunset” w/ Dafnis Prieto Big Band – Dafnison); 6. Efrain Toro (“If You Really Want” w/ Raul Midón & Metropole Orkest – Artsitry Music)  
2018 Vibes/Marimba: 1. Joe Locke (“Subtle Disguise” – Origin); 2. Warren Smith (Uh Oh!” w/ Lou Caputo Not So Big Band – JazzCat 47 Records); 3. Jorge Rossy (“Bud” w/ Rossy & Kanan Quartet – Swit Records); 4. Warren Wolf (“Live At Jazzhus Montmartre Copenhagen” - Storyville); 5. Steve Nelson (“Beloved Of The Sky” w/ Renee Rosnes – Smoke Sessions)
2018 Miscellaneous:  1. Paul McCandless – oboe/English horn ("Desert" w/ Yelena Eckemoff Quartet – In-Akustik); 2. Dale Turk – tuba (“Uh Oh!” w/ Lou Caputo Not So Big Band – JazzCat 47 Records); 3. Arjun Bruggeman – table (“Dreaming Spirits” w/ Mark Egan – Wavetone); 4. Dhafer Youseff – oud (“Sounds of Mirrors” – Anteprima Productions); 5. Luciano Biondini - accordion ("A Novel Of Anomaly" w/ Andreas Schaerer - ACT); 6. Michelle Kinney - cello, drones ("Life Of" w/ Steve Tibbetts - ECM); 7. Anouar Brahem - oud ("Blue Maqams" - ECM); 8. Derek Di Perri – harmonica (“Liver” w/ Slivovitz – MoonJune)
2018 Acoustic Guitar: 1. Peter Sprague (“My Shining Hour” w/ Jennifer Lee - SBE Records); 2. Federico Diaz (“Memorias de Otro Tiempo” w/ Emilio Teubal Trio – Not Yet Records); 3. Maurizio Brunod (“Nostalgia Progressiva” w/Boris Savoldelli & Giorgio Li Calzi - Caligola Records); 4. Pete McCann (“Pay For It On The Other Side” – McCannic Music); 5. Shane Theriot (“Dreaming Spirits” w/ Mark Egan & Arjun Bruggeman – Wavetone); 6. Rick Vandivier (“Under One Roof” – Avatar Productions)  
2018 Electric Guitar: 1. John McLaughlin (“Live In San Francisco” – Abstract Logix); 2. Pete McCann (“Pay For It On The Other Side” – McCannic Music); 3. Michel Delville (“Vegir” w/ Dominique Vantomme – MoonJune); 4. Dusan Jevtovic (“Live At Home” – MoonJune); 5. John Scofield (“Combo 66” – Verve); 6. Mike Stern (“Jan Gunnar Hoff Group Featuring Mike Stern” – Losen Records); 7. George Cotsirilos (“Mostly In Blue” –OA2 Records); 8. Lupa Santiago (“2X2” – Origin); 9. Shane Theriot (“Dreaming Spirits” w/ Mark Egan & Arjun Bruggeman – Wavetone); 10. Flavio Silva ("Break Free" - FS)
2018 Flute: 1. Andrea Brachfeld (“If Not Now, When?” – Jazzheads); 2. Jamie Baum (“Bridges” – Sunnyside); 3. Dave Liebman (“Fire” – Jazzline); 4. Nester Torres ("Jazz Flute Traditions" - Mochermusic); 5. Lou Caputo (“Uh Oh!” – JazzCat 47 Records); 6. Tony Gairo ("Scenes From An Italian - The Billy Joel Project" w/ Lou Lanza - LL); 7. Charles Lloyd (“Vanished Gardens” – Blue Note); 8. Tenderlonious (“The Shakedown” w/ The 22Archestra – 22a)
2018 Clarinet: 1. Eddie Daniels (“Heart Of Brazil” - Resonance); 2. Ivan Barenboim (“Memorias de Otro Tiempo” w/ Emilio Teubal Trio – Not Yet Records); 3. Don Byron (“Random Dances And Atonalities” w/ Aruán Ortiz - Intakt); 4. Marty Ehrlich (“Trio Exaltation” – Clean Feed); 5. Anat Cohen (“Live In Healdsburg” w/ Fred Hersch – Anzica); 6. Tony Gairo (“Scenes From An Italian – The Billy Joel Project” w/ Lou Lanza)
2018 Trumpet: 1. Brian Lynch (“Live In Mami @ the WDNA Jazz Gallery” w/ Roberto Magris Sextet – Jmood Records); 2. Brad Goode (“That’s Right!”); 3. John Eckert (“Uh Oh!” w/ Lou Caputo Not So Big Band – JazzCat 47 Records); 4. Giorgio Li Calzi (“Nostalgia Progressiva” w/ Boris Savoldelli & Maurizio Brunod); 5. Miroslav Hloucal (“New Year” w/ Anne Sajdera); 6. Terence Blanchard (“Live” – Blue Note); 6. Paolo Fresu ("Carpe Diem" - Tûk Music)
2018 Flugelhorn: 1. Feya Faku (“King of Xhosa” w/ Jeff “Siege” Siegel Quartet – ARC); 2. Bill Mobley (“Seeking Higher Ground” w/ The Maguire Twins – Three Tree Records); 3. Paolo Fresu ("Carpe Diem" - Tûk Music)
2018 Trombone: 1. Reggie Watkins (“Cannonball” w/ Richie Cole - RCP); 2. Peter Hedrich/Jiggs Whigham (“New Hope” – Mons Records); 3. Nils Wogram (“Work Smoothly” w/ NDR Big Band – Nwog); 4. Mitch Butler (‘Unbroken” w/ Tiffany Austin – Con Alma Music)
2018 Soprano Sax: 1. Wayne Shorter (“Emanon” – Blue Note); 2. Lou Caputo (“Uh Oh! – JazzCat 47 Records); 3. Dave Liebman (“Fire” – Jazzline); 4. Joel Frahm (“Where We Stand” w/ Adi Meyerson); 5. Dave Anderson ("Melting Pot" - DA); 6. Michael McGinnis (“Singular Awakening” – Sunnyside); 7. Tia Fuller (“Diamond Cut” – Mack Avenue); 8. Dave MacMurray (“Music Is Life” – Blue Note); 9. Gregory Tardy (“Seeking Higher Ground” w/ The Maguire Twins – Three Tree Records); 10. Julian Argüelles (“Tonadas” – Edition Records)
2018 Alto Sax: 1. Richie Cole (“Cannonball” - RCP); 2. John O’Gallagher (“Pay For It On The Other Side” w/ Pete McCann – McCannic Music); 3. David Binney (“Circular” w/ Carlos Ezequiel – Tratore); 4. Lou Caputo (“Uh Oh!” – JazzCat 47 Records); 5. Steve Coleman (“Live At The Village Vanguard Vol.1” – PI Recordings); 6. Dave Anderson ("Melting Pot" - DA); 7. Miguel Zenón (“Yo Soy La Tradición” – Miel Music); 8. Godwin Louis (“Vision Ahead” w/ Jonathan Barber – Vision Ahead Music); 9. Jan Feco (“New Year” w/ Anne Sajdera - Bijuri); 10. Maceo Parker ("It's All About Love" - Leopard); 11. Lorenz Hargassner (“Audrey” w/ Pure Desmond – Edel); 12. Maria Faust (“Machina” – Stunt); 13. Sam Braysher (“Golden Earrings” w/ Michael Kanan – Fresh Sound)
2018 Tenor Sax: 1. Wayne Shorter (“Emanon” – Blue Note); 2. Dave Liebman ("Fire" - Jazzline); 3. Joshua Redman (“Still Dreaming” – Nonesuch); 4. Dave MacMurray (“Music Is Life” – Blue Note); 5. Don Braden (“Earth Wind And Wonder” – Creative Perspective Music); 6. Sergio Galvão (“2x2” – Origin); 7. Jonathan Gomez ("Live in Miami" w/ Roberto Magris Sextet - Jmood); 8. Rich Perry (“People And Places” w/ Sam Javitch Quartet – SJ); 9. Charles Lloyd (“Vanished Gardens” – Blue Note); 10. Matt Parker (“Experiments With Truth” w/ Richard X. Bennett – Ropeadope); 11. Norbert Stein (“We Are” w/ Pata Messengers – Pata Music)  
2018 Baritone Sax: 1. Lou Caputo (“Uh Oh!” – Jazzcat 47 Records); 2. Lisa Parrott (“Experiments With Truth” w/ Richard X. Bennett (Ropeadope)
2018 Male Singer: 1. Boris Savoldelli (“Nostalgia Progressiva”- Caligola Records); 2. Kurt Elling ("The Questions" - Okeh); 3. Lou Lanza (“Scenes From An Italian – The Billy Joel Project” - LL); 4. Freddy Cole (“My Mood Is You” - HighNote); 5. Tony Bennett (“Love Is Here To Stay” w/ Diana Krall – Verve); 6. Van Morrison (“You’re Driving Me Crazy” w/ Joey DeFrancesco – Exile/Legacy); 7. Milton Suggs (“Words To Love” w/ Reggie Quinnerly – Redefintion Music); 8. José James (“Lean On Me” – Verve); 9. Raul Midón (“If You Really Want” – Artistry Music); 10. Gregory Generet (“2 Of A Kind” w/ Richard Johnson – Afar Music)
2018 Female Singer: 1. Tiffany Austin (“Unbroken” – Con Alma Music); 2. Anna Luna (“Urubú” – AL); 3. Elisabeth Melander ("Reflections Of A Voice” - Prophone); 4. Jennifer Lee (“My Shining Hour” – SBE Records); 5. Diana Krall (“Love Is Here To Stay” w/ Tony Bennett – Verve); 6. Gabriele Tranchina (“Of Sailing Ships And The Stars In Your Eyes” – Rainchant Eclectic Records); 7. Judi Silvano (“Lessons Learned” – Unit Records); 8. Cécile McLorin Savant (“The Window” – Mack Avenue)
2018 Vocal Group: 1. The Manhattan Transfer (“The Junction” - BMG)
2018 Instrumental Group: 1. Wayne Shorter Quartet (“Emanon” – Blue Note); 2. Brad Goode Quintet (“That’s Right!” - Origin); 3. Jeff “Siege” Siegel Quartet (“King of Xhosa” – ARC); 4. Roberto Magris Sextet (“Live In Miami @ The WDNA Jazz Gallery” – Jmood Records); 5. Dave Chamberlain’s Band Of Bones (“Picadillo? Yes, Madly!” – BB Productions); 6. The Maguire Twins (“Seeking Higher Ground” – Three Tree Records); 7. Steve Gadd Band (“Steve Gadd Band” – BFM Jazz); 8. Gabriel Alegría Afro-Peruvian Sextet (“Diablo Em Brooklyn” – Saponegro); 9. Emilo Teubal Trio (“Memorias de Otro Tiempo” - Not Yet Records)
2018 Big Band/Jazz Orchestra: 1. Lou Caputo Not So Big Band (“Uh Oh!” – Jazzcat 47 Records); 2. Wolfgang Schmidtke Orchestra (“Monk!” – Jazzwerkstatt); 3. NDR Big Band (“Work Smoothly” w/ Nils Wogram – Nwog); 4. Dafnis Prieto Big Band (“Back To The Sunset” - Dafnison); 5. Zurich Jazz Orchestra ("Three Pictures" - Mons); 6. Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band (“West Story Reimagined” – Jazzheads); 7. Jim McNeely & The Frankfurt Radio Big Band: “Barefoot Dances And Other Visions” (Planet Arts); 8. Orrin Evans and The Captain Black Big Band: “Presence” (Smoke Sessions); 9. John Daversa Big Band (“American Dreamers – Songs Of Hope, Music Of Freedom” (BFM Jazz); 10. The Count Basie Orchestra (“All About That Basie” (Concord)
2018 Composer: 1. Wayne Shorter (“Emanon” – Blue Note); 2. Chick Corea ("Chinese Butterfly" - Stretch); 3. Roberto Magris (“Live In Miami @ The WDNA Jazz Gallery” – Jmood Records); 4. Emilio Teubal (“Memorias de Otro Tiempo” – Not Yet Records); 5. Yelena Eckemoff (“Better Than Gold And Silver” – L&H); 6. Dwiki Dharmawan (“Rumah Batu” – MoonJune); 7. Adi Meyerson ("Where We Stand" - AM); 8. Sam Javitch (“Peoples And Places” – SV); 9. Richard X Bennett (“Experiments With Truth” – Ropeadope); 
2017 New Talent: Adi Meyerson – bass & composer (“Where We Stand” – AM Records)

The Best Jazz Instrumental Albums

Wayne Shorter: “Emanon” (Blue Note)
Carlos Franzetti: “Ricordare” (Sunnyside)
Dominique Vantomme: “Vegir” (MoonJune)
Lou Caputo Not So Big Band: “Uh Oh!” (Jazzcar 47 Records)
Mark Egan & Arjun Bruggeman: “Dreaming Spirits” (Wavetone)
David Matthews, Eddie Gomez & Steve Gadd: “Sir” (King Records)
Richie Cole: “Cannonball” (RCP)
Jeff “Siege” Siegel Quartet: “King Of Xhosa” (ARC)
Roberto Magris Sextet: “Live In Miami @ The WDNA Jazz Gallery” (JMood Records)
Brad Goode Quintet: “That’s Right!” (Origin)
The Maguire Twins: “Seeking Higher Ground” (Three Tree Records)
Carlos Ezequiel: “Circular” (Tratore)
Adi Meyerson: “Where We Stand”(AM Records)
Dwiki Dharmawan: “Rumah Batu” (MoonJune)
Anne Sajdera: “New Year” (Bijuri Records)
Emilio Teubal Trio: “Memorias de Otro Tiempo” (Not Yet Records)
Sergio Galvão/Lupa Santiago/Clement Landais/Franck Enouf: “2X2” (Origin)
Dusan Jevtovic: “Live At Home” (MoonJune)
Yelena Eckemoff: “Better Than Gold And Silver” (L&H)
Richard X Bennett: “Experiments With Truth” (Ropeadope)
Pete McCann: “Pay For It On The Other Side” (McCannic Music)
The Verve Jazz Ensemble: “Connect The Dots” (Light Groove Media)
Slivovitz: “Liver” (MoonJune)

The Best Vocal Jazz Albums

The Manhattan Transfer: “The Junction” (BMG)
Boris Savoldelli: “Nostalgia Progressiva” (Caligola Records)
Kurt Elling: “The Questions” (Okeh)
Tiffany Austin: “Unbroken” (Con Alma Music)
Lou Lanza: “Scenes From An Italian – The Billy Joel Project” (LJ)
Elisabeth Melander: “Reflections Of A Voice” (Prophone)
Jennifer Lee: “My Shining Hour” (SBE Records)
Gabriele Tranchina: “Of Sailing Ships And The Stars In Your Eyes” (Rainchant Eclectic Records)
Anna Luna: “Urubú” (AL)
Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco: “You’re Driving Me Crazy” (Exile/Legacy)

Best Historical Albums/Special Projects/Reissues/Box Sets
John Coltrane: “Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album” (Impulse!) CD/Vinyl
Sonny Clark Trio: “The 1960 Time Sessions” (Tompkins Square) CD
Randy Brecker Quintet: "Live 1988 - Sweet Basil" (MVD Visual/Gazell) DVD + CD
Gary Burton: “Take Another Look – A Career Retrospective” (Mack Avenue) CD
Richie Beirach: “Inborn” (Jazzline) CD
Keith Jarrett/Gary Peacock/Jack DeJohnette: “After The Fall” (ECM) CD
Bill Warfield Big Band: “For Lew (Soloff)” (Planet Arts) CD
João Donato: “A Mad Donato” (Discobertas) Box Set CD/Vinyl
Charles Mingus: “Mingus Ah Um / The Stereo + Mono Versions” (Columbia/Green Corner) CD
Eliane Elias: “Music From Man Of La Mancha” (Concord) CD
Airto/Deodato: “Fingers/In Concert” (CTI/Vocalion) SACD
Joe Farrell: “Joe Farrell Quartet/Outback/Moon Germs” (CTI/BGO) CD
Joe Farrell: “Penny Arcade/Upon This Rock/Canned Funk” (CTI/BGO) CD
Grant Green: “Slick! Live At Oil Can Harry’s” (Resonance) CD/Vinyl
George Benson: “Body Talk” (CTI/Vocalion) SACD
Various Artists: “Norman Granz – The Founder” (Verve) CD