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The Best Jazz & Blues CDs of 2008


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Two Men With the Blues (CD) ~ Willie Nelson (Artist) and Wyn... Cover Art
 
Two Men With The Blues (CD)
Willie Nelson/Wynton Marsalis
2008-07-08
Blue Note Records


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"Two Men With The Blues" is a successful sonic summit meeting between one of country music most beloved icons and a legendary Jazz performer. The result is a collection of standards that will defy your standards!
 
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The Orchard (CD) ~ Lizz Wright (Artist) Cover Art
 
The Orchard (CD)
Lizz Wright
2008-02-26
Verve Forecast


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Vocalist Lizz Wright mixes jazz, gospel, and soul on "The Orchard," an intimate, intensely personal album that ranks among the most compelling of the artist's career.
 
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Day Trip (CD) ~ Antonio Sanchez (Artist) Cover Art
 
Day Trip (CD)
Pat Metheny Trio
2008-01-29
Nonesuch


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When jazz-guitar hero Pat Metheny decides to assemble a trio recording, fans take note and listen! Like his previous trio albums, "Day Trip" presents the guitartist getting back to basics while losing none of his eclecticism.
 
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The New Crystal Silence (CD) ~ Chick Corea (Artist) and Gary ... Cover Art
 
The New Crystal Silence (CD)
Chick Corea, Gary Burton
2008-02-05
Concord Records


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With "Crystal Silence," Chick Corea has found the perfect music partner in vibraphonist Gary Burton! The result is a flawless collaboration.
 
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Rabo De Nube (CD) ~ Charles Lloyd Quartet (Artist) Cover Art
 
Rabo De Nube (CD)
Charles Lloyd, Jason Moran, Reuben Rogers, Eric Harland
2008-03-11
Ecm Records


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A fixture on the jazz scene since the early 1960s, reedist Charles Lloyd was approaching 70 at the time of "Rabo De Nube's" release in 2008; the disc, a live performance, is some of the most vital and engaging of his career.
 
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Miles from India (TWO CD SET) ~ Various Artists Cover Art
 
Miles from India (TWO CD SET)
Various Artists
2008-04-15
FOUR QUARTERS ENT


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In a startlingly original recreation of music associated with jazz legend Miles Davis, producer-archivist Bob Belden, renowned for his Grammy Award-winning reissue work on a series of Miles Davis boxed sets for Sony/Columbia, along with co-arranger Louiz Banks (celebrated keyboardist from India), has recast familiar themes from such landmark recordings as Bitches Brew, In A Silent Way, and Kind of Blue with an East Meets West sensibility on Miles…From India.
 
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The Spice Of Life (CD) ~ Earl Klugh (Artist) Cover Art
 
Spice of Life (CD)
Earl Klugh
2008-04-29
Koch Records


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The most varied album on this year's top ten list, guitarist Earl Klugh blends jazz, funk, pop, blues, and soul to create "The Spice of Life."
 
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Rainbow People (CD) ~ Steve Turre (Artist) Cover Art
 
Rainbow People (CD)
Steve Turre
2008-05-06
Highnote


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On 2008's "Rainbow People," veteran jazz trombonist Steve Turre leads an impressive ensemble that includes pianist Mulgrew Miller, saxophonist Kenny Garrett, and bassist Peter Washington. Standout tracks on this vibrant set include "Brother Ray," a bluesy number that nods to one of Turre's mentors, Ray Charles, and the Spanish-tinged "Midnight in Madrid."
 
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Pass It On (CD) ~ Dave Holland (Artist) Cover Art
 
Pass It On (CD)
Dave Holland Sextet, Dave Holland, Eric Harland, Antonio Hart, Robin Eubanks, Mulgrew Miller, Alex Sipiagin
2008-09-23
Emarcy / Pgd


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Bassist Dave Holland seeks perfection with each of his recordings. For "Pass It On," he is joined by longtime Holland collaborator Robin Eubanks and a team of leading Jazz musicians to create one of this year's finest albums.
 
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To Be Free (CD) ~ Nina Simone (Artist) Cover Art
 
To Be Free: The Nina Simone Story (CD)
Nina Simone
2008-09-30
Sony Legacy


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Jazz singer and pianist Nina Simone was such a prodigious talent that even a four-disc box set might seem too small a canvas to fully sketch her genius, but this collection is nonetheless an ideal introduction.
 

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