December 23, 2007


Program Topic:

BEST OF 2007: Fifteen of the acquisitions that gave me great pleasure during 2007. The first five come from the historical jazz/blues tradition; of the next six, four are remarkable discoveries of significant recordings never released before, and two are CD reissues of significant but long unavailable recordings; and the final four are examples of the best that’s happening here and now.

Artist: Miff Mole & his Molers
Album: Miffology
Tune: Imagination
Label: Living Era

Artist: Art Hodes
Album: Friar’s Inn Revisited
Tune: That’s A Plenty
Label: Delmark

Artist: Aki Takase
Album: Plays “Fats” Waller
Tune: Handful of Keys
Label: Enja

Artist: Joe Temperley & Harry Allen
Album: Cocktails for Two
Tune: Blues in the Closet
Label: Storyville

Artist: Sleepy John Estes
Album: On the Chicago Blues Scene
Tune: Walking Down Beale Street
Label: Delmark

Artist: George Russell
Album: Things New
Tune: Stratusphunk
Label: RLR

Artist: Don Cherry
Album: Live at Café Monmartre
Tune: Complete Communion
Label: ESP

Artist: Charles Mingus
Album: In Paris:The Complete Atlantic Sessions
Tune: Love Is A Dangerous Necessity
Label: Universal

Artist: Ornette Coleman
Album: Whom Do You Work For?
Tune: Whom Do You Work For
Label: Get Back

Artist: Roswell Rudd
Album: Blown Bone
Tune: Blues for the Planet Earth
Label: Emanen

Artist: Art Ensemble of Chicago with Don Pullen
Album: Fundamental Destiny
Tune: Fundamental Destiny
Label: AECO

Artist: Michael Moore
Album: Osiris
Tune: Tailwind to Kyele
Label: Ramboy

Artist: Marty Ehrlich & Myra Melford
Album: Spark!
Tune: Up Do
Label: Palmetto

Artist: Trio M
Album: Big Picture
Tune: Naïve Art
Label: Cryptogramophone

Artist: Keith Tippett, Julie Tippetts, Louis Moholo & Canto General
Album: Viva La Black at Ruvo
Tune: Mra
Label: Ogun


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