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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Terence Blanchard - "A Tale of God's Will"
Christian Scott - "Live at Newport"

Not Jazz, but I have to Mention it - Klaus Schulze and Lisa Gerrard - "Farscape"
"The Art and Soul of Houston Person" is my pick.

A 3-CD set with lots of standards (Porter, Kern, Ellington, Rodgers et al), well played and exceptionally well recorded.
Christian Mcbride - Live at Tonic
Kenny Garret-sketches in MD
Roy hargrove- earfood
Mccoy Tyner - Guitars
Brad Mehldau - Live
Charles Lloyd
Bill Frisell- history mystery
Orchestra Baobab- Made in Dakar- world music 'jazz'
I'll add a cheer for Roy Hargrove. Just picked it up last night. Great CD. Great bass, soundstaging and music. Can't go wrong here.
Lots of good music out there. These have found their place in my rotation this year:
1. Female Jazz - Lizz Wright "The Orchard"
2. Piano Jazz- Brad Mehldau Trio "Live"
3. Guitar Jazz - Earl Klugh "Spice Of Life"
4. Horn Jazz - Roy Hargrove "Ear Food"
5. Stretch - Charlie Haden "Rambling Boy