Monday, December 15, 2008

Jazz CDs of the Year

Nick Francis on NPR has announced his best jazz CDs of 2008. Although listed in no particular order, the top of the list is James Carter, who just finished a tour at the Dakota. Carter's "Present Tense" is rightfully among the best of the year (if not the best). See Pamela Espeland's review at MinnPost.

Francis also has Holly Cole's self-titled album, the Pat Metheny Trio's "Day Trip", David Sanborn's "Here and Gone", Chick Corea & Gary Burton's "New Crystal Silence", Roy Hargrove Quintet's "Earfood", Cassandra Wilson's "Loverly", Danilo Perez's "Across the Crystal Sea", Tom Scott's Cannon Re-Loaded", and Melody Gardot's "Worrisome Heart" as his favorites.

My plans for this week include Christine Rosholt's CD release party at the Dakota on Wednesday night. The show starts at 7:00 pm and cover is $5.00 at the door.

1 comment:

Christine said...

Hello Jud,

Thanks mentioning my CD release on your blog. Be sure to say hello on Wednesday!