RANDY BRECKER WITH THE DePAUL UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE – “DEARBORN STATION” (Trumpeter, with the big band with straight-ahead originals, standards and jazz tunes).
MIKE CAMPBELL – “CLOSE ENOUGH FOR LOVE” (Male vocalist, with a mostly straight-ahead collection of originals, jazz tunes and standards).
JON DAVIS – “MOVING RIGHT ALONG” (Pianist, leading a trio, with straight-ahead jazz tunes, standards and originals).
DONNA DEUSSEN & THE PAUL WEITZ TRIO – “ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE” (Female vocalist, performing standards, old and new).
“DUCHESS” (Female vocal trio, with a nice mix of tunes, some solo tracks).
HENRY FRANKLIN – “TWO VIEWS” (Bassist, leading a variety of musicians, performing straight-ahead originals and jazz tunes).
VIJAY IYER TRIO – “BREAK STUFF” (Pianist, leading a trio, in an accessible collection of originals).
DIANA KRALL – “WALLFLOWER” (Female vocalist, in an eclectic mix of new standards).
GREG MURPHY – “BLUES FOR MILES” (Pianist, leading a variety of ensembles, including some solo tracks, performing originals, standards and jazz tunes).
NAZ – “TIME AFTER” (Female vocalist, performing a variety of tunes).
SWEET LU OLUTSIN – “SWEET LOU’S BLUES” (Male vocalist, performing a variety of tunes).
ANTHONY PIROG – “PALO COLORADO DREAM” (Guitarist, leads a trio in a progressive outing of originals).
CHRIS POTTER UNDERGROUND ORCHESTRA – “IMAGINARY CITIES” (Saxophonist leading an 11-piece acoustic orchestra with a collection of all originals).
BERNARD SCAVELLA – “A TASTE OF SCAVELLA” (Saxophonist, leading a quartet, performing straight-ahead originals and jazz tunes).
VIRGINIA SCHENCK – “INTERIOR NOTIONS” (Female vocalist, with a different kind of vocal album).
JUDI SILVANO WITH MIKE ABENE – “MY DANCE” (Female vocalist, doing mostly edgy vocalize pieces).
KEITH SILVERMAN TRIO – “PARALLEL MAN” (Guitarist, leading a trio, in a mostly progressive outing).
IAN SIMS AND DIVERGENT PATHS – “CONUNDRUM” (Saxophonist, leading a quintet, in a collection of straight-ahead originals).
SUE TERRY – “LIVE AT THE DEER HEAD INN” (Reed player, leading a quintet, in straight-ahead collection of a variety of tunes).
STEVE TYRELL – “THAT LOVIN’ FEELING” (Male vocalist, in a collection of new standards, featuring some of the original artists joining on some tracks).
PIET VERBIST – “CATTITUDE” (Bassist presenting a contemporary mix of all originals).
KENNY WHEELER – “SONGS FOR QUINTET” (Trumpeter, in his final recording, with a collection of original material).