Checkout New Music: Best Jazz of 2009

December 10, 2009 by Josh Jackson  
Filed under New Music

Best09-sIt’s been another standout year for jazz.  WBGO’s Josh Jackson shares ten of his favorite recordings from 2009.  Nine of them were featured on The Checkout.

Vijay Iyer – Historicity
Miguel Zenon – Esta Plena
Darcy James Argue – Infernal Machines
JD Allen – Shine
Steve Lehman – Travail, Transformation, and Flow
Robert Glasper – Double Booked
Fly – Sky & Country
Jeff Tain Watts – Watts
Gretchen Parlato – In a Dream
Stefon Harris Blackout – Urbanus


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