NELS CLINE & JULIAN LAGE – “ROOM” (Guitarists, in an acoustic duet session, doing all originals).
RON DiSALVO – “SONGS FOR JAZZ LEGENDS” (Male vocalist, with guests, performing straight-ahead originals).
DAVID FRIESEN CIRCLE 3 TRIO – “WHERE THE LIGHT FALLS” (Bassist, leading a quartet, in a 2 disc set of straight-ahead originals).
CLARK GIBSON – “OLD STYLE SEXTET” (Trombonist-led group, doing all straight-ahead originals).
DAVID HAZELTINE – “I REMEMBER CEDAR” (Pianist, leading a trio, in a tribute to Cedar Walton).
JOHNNY GRIFFITH – “DANCE WITH THE LADY” (Saxophonist, leading a quintet, performing straight-ahead originals).
KEITH JARRETT/CHARLIE HADEN/PAUL MOTIAN – “HAMBURG ‘72” (Legendary trio, with a mix of progressive and straight-ahead tunes).
MARK MINCHELLO – “TRINOMIAL” (Organist, leading a quartet, in a nice mix of straight-ahead grooves).
JIM NORTON COLLECTIVE – “TIME REMEMBERED” (Big band tribute to Bill Evans).
RICH PELLEGRIN QUINTET – “EPISODES IV-VI” (Quintet, in a mostly progressive session).
PHIL RANELIN WITH BIG BLACK & HENRY FRANKLIN – “PERSEVERANCE” (Trombonist and friends, performing straight-ahead grooves).
MIKE ROSSI-MICU NARUNSKY – “COMMON GROUND” (Saxophonist and pianist, performing straight-ahead orignals).
DAN SIEGEL – “INDIGO” (Keyboardist, leading some all-stars, in a straight-ahead/contemporary session of originals).
TOM TEASLEY – “THE LOVE OF THE NIGHTINGALE” (Percussionist, leading a session of world grooves).
TOMMY SMITH/BRIAN KELLOCK – “WHISPERING OF THE STARS” (Saxophone/piano recording of straight-ahead standards and jazz tunes).