PETER BRENDLER – “OUTSIDE THE LINE” (Drummer, leading a pianoless quartet, in a mostly progressive session).
KAT GANG – “DREAM YOUR TROUBLES AWAY” (Female vocalist, backed by all-stars, singing The Great American Songbook).
LETIZIA GAMBI – “INTRODUCING LETIZIA GAMBI” (Female vocalist from Italy, backed by some all-stars, with a distinctly European vibe).
JARED GOLD – “JG3+3” (Organist, leading a sextet, doing a straight-ahead collection of a variety of tunes).
ELIAS HASLINGER – “LIVE AT THE GALLERY” (Saxophonist, backed by an organ combo, recorded live, performing straight-ahead standards and jazz tunes).
NATHAN HUBBARD – “ENCINITAS AND EVERYTHING AFTER, VOL.4” (4TH of a 5 volume progressive set by this local percussionist).
STEVE KROON – “ON THE #1” (Percussionist, leading a jazzy Latin session of originals and others).
ENRICO PIERANUNZI/MARC JOHNSON/JOEY BARON – “MORRICONE 1 & 2” (Piano trio, celebrating their 30th anniversary, with more-or-less a re-issue of their recordings of the music of Ennio Morricone).
ARTURO O’FARRILL & THE AFRO LATIN JAZZ ORCHESTRA – “THE OFFENSE OF THE DRUM” (Orchestra Latin grooves).
MARIO PAVONE – “STREET SONGS” (Bassist performing a session of tunes inspired by ‘stoop music’ in his native Westbury, Connecticut neighborhood).
BRIA SKONBERG – “INTO YOUR OWN” (Trumpeter/vocalist, singing her own originals).
ERIC STARR GROUP – “SUCH IS LIFE” (Drummer/multi-instrumentalist, leading a mostly vocal album of originals).
J.C.STYLLES – “BLAKEY GREASE” (Guitarist, backed by an organ/sax combo, doing straight-ahead versions of some of the lesser known tunes by Blakey’s Jazz Messengers).
CATERINA ZAPPONI – “ROMANTICA” (Female vocalist, backed by Monty Alexander, and some all-star guitarists, with a nice mix of tunes).