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
My CDP was down for part of the year so I missed a few, but some 2008 fav releases were:

Lee Konitz: Deep Lee
Donald Bailey: Blueprints of Jazz Vol. 3
Bobo Stenson Trio: Cantando
Ketil Bjornstad/Terge Rypdal: Live in Leipzig
Nik Bartsch's Ronin: Halon
Tim Ries: Stones World
John Zorn: Filmworks XIX The Rain Horse
Kenny Wheeler: Other People
Nik Bärtsch's Ronin - Holon

Honourable Mentions:

Todd Sickafoose - Tiny Resistors
John Zorn/Secret Chiefs 3 - Xaphan: the Book of Angels Vol. 9
Aaron Parks - Invisible Cinema
Kurt Rosenwinkel - The Remedy
Marcin Wasilewski Trio - January
Brian Blade and the Fellowship Band - Season of Changes
Another set of lists from a local jazz site"