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KCCK Top 88 for 2009

  ARTIST TITLE LABEL
1) Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Collective Creativity (Purchase) 3Sixteen
2) Benny Golson New Time, New 'tet (Purchase) Concord
3) Spyro Gyra Down the Wire (Purchase) Heads Up
4) Chet Baker Chet in Chicago (Purchase) Enja
5) John Bunch Trio Plays the Music of Irvin Berlin (Purchase) Arbors Jazz
6) Hendrik Meurkens Samba to Go! (Purchase) Zoho
7) Wally Schnalle Louder Than Your TV (Purchase) Retlaw
8) Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band I'm BeBoppin' Too (Purchase) Half Note
9) Fareed Haque + the Flat Earth Ensemble Flat Planet (Purchase) Owl Studios
10) Stefon Harris and Blackout Urbanus (Purchase) Concord
11) Roy Hargrove Big Band Emergence (Purchase) EmArcy
12) Jane Bunnett Embracing Voices (Purchase) Sunnyside
13) New Jazz Composers Octet The Turning Gate (Purchase) Motema
14) Grant Stewart The Music of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn (Purchase) Sharp Nine
15) David Benoit Jazz for Peanuts (Purchase) Peak/Concord
16) Grant Geissman Cool Man Cool (Purchase) Futurism
17) Mark Colby Reflections (Purchase) Origin
18) Christian McBride and Inside Straight Kind of Brown (Purchase) Mack Avenue
19) New York Electric Piano King Mystery (Purchase) Buffalo Puppy
20) Lynne Arriale Nuance (Purchase) Motema
21) Jason Miles 2 Grover With Love (Purchase) Koch
22) Will Bernard Blue Plate Special (Purchase) Decca
23) Ada Rovatti Green Factor (Purchase) Piloo
24) Sean Jones The Search Within (Purchase) Mack Avenue
25) Gary Smulyan High Noon: the Jazz Soul of Frankie Laine (Purchase) Reservoir
26) Brian Bromberg It Is What It Is (Purchase) Aristry
27) Carl Allen & Rodney Whitaker Work To Do (Purchase) Mack Avenue
28) Blue Note 7 Mosaic (Purchase) Blue Note
29) The Vignola Collective Gypsy Grass (Purchase) Dare
30) Randy Brecker Randy in Brasil (Purchase) Mama
31) Stanley Clarke Trio Jazz in the Garden (Purchase) Heads Up
32) Eliane Elias Bossa Nova Stories (Purchase) Blue Note
33) Kyle Eastwood Metropolitain (Purchase) Candid/Rendezvous
34) Joey DeFrancesco Finger Poppin' (Purchase) Doodlin'
35) John Patitucci Trio Remembrance (Purchase) Concord
36) Southside Johnny with LaBamba's Big Band Grapefruit Moon: the Songs of Tom Waits (Purchase) Leroy
37) Jeff "Tain" Watts Watts (Purchase) Dark Key
38) Bill Easley Hearing Voices (Purchase) 18th & Vine
39) James Taylor Quartet New World (Purchase) Real Self
40) Chuck Loeb Between 2 Worlds (Purchase) Heads Up
41) Ximo Tebar Steps (Purchase) Sunnyside
42) Gary Burton/Pat Metheny Quartet Live (Purchase) Concord
43) Tom Harrell Prana Dance (Purchase) High Note
44) Bob Sneider/Joe Locke Film Noir Project Nocturne for Ava (Purchase) Origin
45) Joel Harrison Urban Myths (Purchase) High Note
46) Mike Stern Big Neighborhood (Purchase) Heads Up
47) Bobby Broom Plays for Monk (Purchase) Origin
48) David Boswell I Like That (Purchase) My Quiet Moon
49) Jeff Lorber Heard That (Purchase) Peak/Concord
50) Joel Vanderheyden Complete Life (Purchase) Mize
51) Gabriel Espinosa From Yucatan To Rio (Purchase) Zoho
52) Ben Dowling World Rising (Purchase) Visionsound
53) John Surman Brewster's Rooster (Purchase) ECM
54) Richard Elliot Rock Steady (Purchase) Artistry
55) Equilateral ...and Another Thing (Purchase) Equilateral
56) Eldar Virtue (Purchase) Sony Masterworks Jazz
57) Bob Florence Limited Edition Legendary (Purchase) Mama
58) Latches Latches (Purchase) Sunnyside
59) Curt Ramm/Dan Moretti/Bill Cunliffe Foundations (Purchase) Foundations
60) Joshua Redman Compass (Purchase) Nonesuch
61) Melody Gardot My One and Only Thrill (Purchase) Verve
62) Jimmy Greene Mission Statement (Purchase) RazDaz/Sunnyside
63) One for All Return of the Lineup (Purchase) Sharp Nine
64) Benny Reid Escaping Shadows (Purchase) Concord
65) Wynton Marsalis He and She (Purchase) Blue Note
66) Cory Weeds Quintet Everything's Coming Up Weeds (Purchase) Cellar Live
67) Fly Sky & Country (Purchase) ECM
68) Dennis McPartland/Emil Viklicky/Steve Charlson Vitame Vas (e-mail mcpart12@mchsi.com to Purchase) DMCP
69) Bebo Valdes Live at the Village Vanguard (Purchase) Calle 54
70) Randy Crawford and Joe Sample No Regrets (Purchase) PRA
71) Bela Fleck and the Flecktones Jingle All the Way (Purchase) Rounder
72) Javon Jackson Once Upon Melody (Purchase) Palmetto
73) Amina Figarova Above the Clouds (Purchase) Munich
74) Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band Act Your Age (Purchase) Immergent
75) Wayne Bergeron Music & Mistletoe (Purchase) Wag
76) John Scofield Piety Street (Purchase) EmArcy
77) Duke Robillard's Jumpin' Blues Revue Stomp! The Blues Tonight (Purchase) Stony Plain
78) Sophie Milman Take Love Easy (Purchase) Linus
79) The Stryker/Slagle Band The Scene (Purchase) Zoho
80) Willie Nelson American Classic (Purchase) Blue Note
81) Luciana Souza Tide (Purchase) Verve
82) Irma Thomas Simply Grand (Purchase) Rounder
83) Diana Krall Quiet Nights (Purchase) Verve Italia
84) Lake Street Dive Promises, Promises (Purchase) Fyo
85) Kurt Elling Dedicated to You (Purchase) Concord
86) Jackie Ryan Doozy (Purchase) Open Art
87) Anat Cohen Notes From the Village (Purchase) Anzic
88) Down to the Bone Future Boogie (Purchase) Shanachie

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