Top Jazz Albums of 2008


Time for 2008 lists, here's my top five:

Charles Lloyd — Rabo De Nube
Ellis Marsalis — An Open Letter To Thelonious
Carla Bley Big Band - Appearing Nightly
Sonny Rollins — Road Shows, Vol.1
Mike LeDonne - Five Live
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Thank you Kana813! Checked out your link and found Sahib Shihab - what a great find! Ordered two of his CDs: Sahib Shihab and the Danish Radio Jazz Orchestra; and Companionship: Jazz Joint, Vol. 2. These sound very promising - perhaps as enjoyable as Rahsaan. Can't wait for delivery!
Sahib Shihab and the Danish Radio Jazz Orchestra is a must. Terrific music and top notch recording. Heat and shape your copy of "Jazz at the Pawn Shop" into an ash tray and replace it with this gem. Similar audio quality but with way better music.
Excellent suggestions - All.

Sonny Rollins is still "doing it" w/ his Road Shows series.