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LARRY CORBAN & THE APERTURISTIC TRIO – “THE CORBANATOR” (Guitarist, leading a session of straight-ahead originals, jazz tunes and standards).
EAST SIDE – “ASTORIA” (Quartet, featuring guitar and harmonica, with straight-ahead originals and standards).
JULIE KELLY – “HAPPY TO BE” (Female vocalist, with a straight-ahead mix of songs, backed by many SoCal all-stars).
KRONOMORFIC /DAVID BORGO & PAUL PELLEGRIN – “ENTANGLED” (San Diego-based group featuring Peter Sprague, Mark Dresser, Anthony Smith and others exploring polymetric time through complex rhythmic improvisations).
GINA KRONSTADT – “WALK MY WAY” (Female vocalist, with a straight-ahead collection of originals, with a latin/contemporary vibe).
RANEE LEE – “WHAT’S GOING ON” (Female vocalist, with a straight-ahead mix of standards, with interesting arrangements).
CARMEN LUNDY- “SOUL TO SOUL” (Female vocalist, with a contemporary-based collection of originals, backed by many all-stars).
SHELLEY NEILL – “THE CURRENCY IS HEAT” (Female vocalist, backed by a trio, with a nice mix of old and new standards).
KELLEY SUTTENFIELD – “AMONG THE STARS” (Female vocalist, backed by guitarist Tony Romano, with a collection of mostly new standards).
KEN THOMSON AND SLOW/FAST – “SETTLE” (Bass clarinetist/saxophonist, leading a quintet, in a progressive outing of all originals).
VARIOUS ARTISTS – “SALSA DE LA BAHIA, VOL.2: HOY Y AYER” (Bay area Latin artists, with a mostly vocal, double-disc collection).
ERIC WYATT – “BOROUGH OF KINGS” (Sax/flute player, leading a quintet, in straight-ahead, mostly originals).