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Top 50 of 2008: Your Favorite New Jazz Releases of the Year

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The top 50 most requested songs of the year, based on WRTI listener-generated requests from the weekly Jazz Hot 11 Countdown.

? ARTIST TUNE ALBUM LABEL
1
Kenny Garrett Intro to Africa SKETCHES OF MD Mack Avenue
2
Hot Club of Detroit Django's Monkey NIGHT TOWN Mack Avenue
3
Danilo Perez Across the Crystal Sea ACROSS THE CRYSTAL SEA Emarcy
4
Irvin Mayfield and Ellis Marsalis A House Is Not A Home LOVE SONGS, BALLADS AND STANDARDS Basin Street
5
Roy Hargrove Mr. Clean EARFOOD Groovin' High
6
Brian Blade and the Fellowship Band Stoner Hill SEASON OF CHANGES Verve
7
John Beasley Bedtime Voyage LETTER TO HERBIE Resonance
8
Caribbean Jazz Project Soul Sauce AFRO BOP ALLIANCE Heads Up
9
Charlie Haden Left Hand of God BEST OF QUARTET WEST Verve
10
Elio Villafranca Faces, Not Evil THE SOURCE IN BETWEEN Ceiba Tree Music
11
Jae Sinnett Bum's Rush IT'S TELLING...A DRUMMER'S PERSPECTIVE J-Nett
12
Carmen Lundy Come Home COME HOME Afrasia
13
Avishai Cohen Eleven Wives GENTLY DISTURBED Razdaz
14
Lionel Loueke Abgannon Blues KARIBU Blue Note
15
Dave Holland Sextet Pass It On PASS IT ON Emarcy
16
Vince Seneri The Stinger PRINCE'S GROOVE Prince V Records
17
McCoy Tyner and John Scofield Blues on the Corner GUITARS Half Note
18
Deep Blue Organ Trio Ceora FOLK MUSIC Origin
19
Ted Kooshian's Standard Orbit Quartet Black Dog TED KOOSHIAN'S STANDARD ORBIT QUARTET Summit
20
Dafnis Prieto Sextet Taking the Soul for A Walk TAKING THE SOUL FOR A WALK Dafnison Music
21
Steve Turre Rainbow People RAINBOW PEOPLE Highnote
22
The Duke Ellington Legacy In A Sentimental Mood THANK YOU UNCLE EDWARD Renma
23
Vanguard Jazz Orchestra Mornin' Reverend MONDAY NIGHT LIVE AT THE
VILLAGE VANGUARD
Planet Arts?
24
Scott Hamilton Blue Turning Grey Over You ACROSS THE TRACKS Concord
25
Amos Hoffman Hamsa EVOLUTION Razdaz
26
Ron Blake What's Your Prayer For? SHAYARI Mack Avenue
27
Bobby Previte and the New Bump She Has Information SET THE ALARM FOR MONDAY Palmetto
28
Bobby Watson Climbing the Stairs FROM THE HEART Palmetto
29
Trio Sud Sweetest Somebody I Know YOUNG AND FINE Dreyfus
30
Gonzalo Rubalcaba Hip Side AVATAR Blue Note
31
Javon Jackson The In Crowd ONCE UPON A MELODY Palmetto
32

Bireli Lagrene

Cap'tain Ferber JUST THE WAY YOU ARE Dreyfus
33
David Finck Quartet Black Eyes FUTURE DAY Soundbrush
34
Monterey Jazz Festival 50th Anniversary All Stars Monterey Mist LIVE at 2007 MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL Concord
35
Judy Wexler Dreams & Shadows (Delilah)??? DREAMS AND SHADOWS Jazzed Media
36
Jaleel Shaw Flipside OPTIMISM Changu
37
Tobias Gebb and Trio West Poinciana, What Time Is It? AN UPPER WEST SIDE STORY Yummy House Records
38
Joe Lovano The Dawn of Time SYMPHONCA Blue Note
39
Bill Cunliffe Yearnin' BLUES AND THE ABSTRACT TRUTH, TAKE 2 Resonance
40
Eliane Elias Evanesque SOMETHING FOR YOU Blue Note
41
Dr. Michael White Blue Crescent BLUE CRESCENT Basin Street
42
Sheila Jordan Ballad for Miles/It Never Entered My Mind WINTER SUNSHINE Justin Time
43
Roberta Gambarini and Hank Jones Suppertime YOU ARE THERE Emarcy
44
Josh Nelson Loose End LET IT GO Native Language????
45
Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band Chance Encounters ACT YOUR AGE Immergent
46
Jay Hoggard Sweet Potato SOULAR POWER JHVM Records
47
James Moody and Hank Jones Quartet Lady Bird OUR DELIGHT IPO
48
Pete Zimmer Quartet Common Man CHILLIN' LIVE AT THE JAZZ FACTORY Tippin'
49
Brad Mehldau Trio Wonderwall LIVE Nonesuch
50
Bob Mintzer Big Band My Shining Hour SWING OUT MCG