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Joe Lang

29 Nov 2018 2:28 PM | Joe Lang

TOP TEN LISTS 2018

Note,  The numbering on these lists do not indicate the order of preference. 

Small Groups

 

  1.  Holland-Coots Jazz Quintet – This Is So Nice It Must Be Illegal: A Tribute to Fats      Waller and His Rhythm (Self-produced)

  2.  Dan Block – Block Party (Miles High – 8628)

  3.  Scott Hamilton & Rossano Sportiello – Live at Pyatt Hall (Cellar Live – 070217)

  4.  Vinnie Raniolo – Air Flight: Songs of Flight (Self-produced)

  5.  John Eaton & Jay Leonhart – Jerome Kern: The Master (Wolf Trap – 015)

  6.  Adrian Cunningham & Ken Peplowsi – Doulogue (Arbors – 19460)

  7.  Dennis Lichtman – Just Across the River (Triple Treble Music – 007)

  8.  Andy Schumm and His Sink-O-Pators – Futuristic Rhythms (Rivermont – 2244)

  9.  Bootsie Barnes & Larry McKenna – The More I See You (Cellar Live – 50718)

10.  Joe Magnarelli – If You Could See Me Now (Cellar Live – 41818)

Big Bands

  1. The New York All-Star Big Band – The Unheard Artie Shaw (HEP – 2104)

  2.  The DIVA Jazz Orchestra – 25th Anniversary Project (Arttist Share – 166)

  3.  Ira B. Liss Big Band Jazz Machine – Tasty Tunes (Tall Man)

  4.  The Ken Peplowski Big Band – Sunrise (Arbors – 19458)

  5.  The Flying Horse Big Band – The Bat Swings (Flying Horse Records – 30518)

  6.  The Glenn Crytzer Orchestra – Ain’t It Grand? (Self-produced)

  7.  New England Jazz Ensemble with Gacomo Gates – Peter and the Wolf (Self-  Produced)

  8.  Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra – Flyin’ Through Florida (Summit – 727)

  9.  The Count Basie Orchestra – All About Basie (Concord – 00109)

10.  Bobby Sanabria – West Side Story Reimagined (Jazzheads – 1231)

Vocalists

  1.  Cheryl Bentyne – rearrangements of Shadows (Artist Share – 0157)

  2.  Veronica Swift and Jeff Rupert – Let’s Sail Away (Rupe Media -10311)

  3.  Alex Pangman – Alex Pangman’s Hot Three (Justin Time – 8610)

  4.  Jay Leonhart & Tomoko Ohno – Don’t You Wish (Chancellor Music)

  5.  Dave Tull – Texting and Driving (Toy Car Records 0210)

  6.  Daryl Sherman – Lost in a Crowd (Audiophile – 357)

  7.  Mark Winkler & Cheryl Bentyne – Eastern Standard Time (Café Pacific – 4065)

  8.  Cécile McLorin Salvant – The Window (Mack Avenue – 1132)

  9.  Petra Van Nuis & Dennis Luxon – Because We’re Night People (String Damper – 2136)

10.  Ann Hampton Callaway – Jazz Goes to the Movies (Shanachie/After 9 – 5464)

Historical

  1.  Stan Kenton – Mellophonium Magic (Tantara – 1133)

  2.  Various Artists – The Herdsmen & the Kentonians: Paris Sessions 1954-1956 (Fresh Sound – 939)

  3.  Harry South – The Songbook (Rhythm and Blues Records – 040)

  4.  Rogér Guerin – La Formidable Roger Guerin: Paris Meetings (Fresh Sound – 942)

  5.  Wes Montgomery – In Paris (Resonance – 2032)

  6.  Oscar Peterson – Oscar Peterson Plays (Verve – 5380361)

  7.  Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong – Cheek to Cheek: The Complete Duet        Recordings (Verve – B0026763)

  8.  Erroll Garner – Nightconcert (Mack Avenue – 1142)

  9.  Louis Armstrong – Pops Is Tops (Verve B0027518)

10.  Dave McKenna – Dave McKenna in Madison (Arbors – 19467)


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