“MELISSA ALDANA & CRASH TRIO” (Recent San Diego performers. It is a pianoless trio, and therefore on the edgy side).
RALPH BOWEN – “STANDARD DEVIATION” (Saxophonist, leading a quartet, in a collection of edgy, straight-ahead standards).
BOBBY HUTCHERSON, DAVID SANBORN, JOEY DeFRANCESCO – “ENJOY THE VIEW” (They are joined by drummer Billy Hart, in a straight-ahead collection of originals by band members).
KEITH JARRETT / CHARLIE HADEN – “LAST DANCE” (Duo project featuring classic tunes).
KEVIN KASKA JAZZ ORCHESTRA – “SHADES OF RIO” (Full orchestra, with guest Arturo Sandoval, performing a variety of straight-ahead tunes).
STEVE KHAN – “SUBTEXT” (Guitarist, leading a Latin-infused session of jazz tunes and originals).
STEVE LEHMAN – “MISE EN ABIME” (Saxophonist, leading an octet, performing harmonious and rhythmic electro-acoustic improvisational tunes).
ARK OVRUTSKI – “44:33” (Bassist, leading a quintet, of mostly straight-ahead originals).
GREGORY PORTER / DONALD SMITH / MANSUR SCOTT – “GREAT VOICES OF HARLEM” (Male vocalist, individually and collectively (on 1 tune), doing jazz tunes and standards).
REBIRTH BRASS BAND – “MOVE YOUR BODY” (New Orleans brass grooves, in all its funky glory).
JOSHUA REDMAN – “TRIOS LIVE” (Saxophonist, leading a live trio session of originals and interpretations).
ADAM SCHROEDER – “LET’S” (Saxophonist, backed by all-stars, with a straight-ahead collection of originals and standards).
BRENDA EARLE STOKES – “RIGHT ABOUT NOW” (Pianist/vocalist, doing mostly her originals, and an interesting mix of standards, old and new).
WMU JAZZ ORCHESTRA – “TRAVEL NOTES” (College big band, swinging some interesting charts).