AHA! QUINTET – “FREESPACE” (Quintet, with two trio tracks, doing all straight-ahead
originals, except for one track).
JOHN ABERCROMBIE QUARTET – “WITHIN A SONG” (Relatively sedate set from 4
usually progressive musicians).
BRIAN BROMBERG – “IN THE SPIRIT OF JOBIM” (Bassist, backed by all-star lineup, paying
tribute to the Brazilian great).
CARLO COSTA-MINERVA – “SATURNISMO” (Drummer, leading an avant-garde trio, doing
all original material).
ALEKS GIRSHEVICH TRIO – “TOMORROW” (Child drummer, leading a trio, doing all
RICH HALLEY 4 – “BACK FROM BEYOND” (Progressive quartet, doing all original
SUNNY KIM – “PAINTER’S EYE” (Korean female vocalist, with a different and, at times, edgy
recording of originals).
SANDRA MARLOWE – “TRUE BLUE” (Female vocalist, doing straight-ahead versions of
standards and jazz tunes).
MARCUS MILLER – “RENAISSANCE” (Bassist, doing a funky, contemporary recording of
originals and R&B tunes).
CHRISTIAN SCOTT – “CHRISTIAN ATUNDE ADJUAH” (2-disc set of mostly progressive
AVERY SHARPE – “SOJOURNER TRUTH ‘…AINT I A WOMAN?’” (Bassist, leading a
mostly vocal set, with Jeri Brown, in a tribute to the Civil Rights icon).
DAVID SILLS / MICHAEL KANAN – “THE SWEETEST MELODY” (Saxophonist/flutist and
pianist, in a straight-ahead duet session of standards and one original).
REBECCA SULLIVAN – “THIS WAY, THIS TIME” (Female vocalist, with guitar
accompaniment, with obscure standards and others).
KEVIN TONEY 3 – “NEW AMERICAN SUITE” (Straight-ahead piano trio, doing straight-
MICHAEL VLATKOVICH TRYYO – “PERSHING WOMAN” (Trombone-led pianoless trio,
doing all originals, recorded live).