My Favorite Albums of 2007

2007 is ending, and though this year was pretty dry in my humble opinion, it was a GREAT year for music. Here are my favorite albums of 2007. I hope you'll check some of them out. And maybe some of these are your favorites, too!

Terence Blanchard - A Tale of God's Will: A Requiem for Katrina (Blue Note)

Jose Gonzalez - In Our Nature (Peacefrog)

Radiohead - In Rainbows (Radiohead)

Robert Glasper - In My Element (Blue Note)

Kendrick Scott Oracle - The Source (World Culture Music)

Charles Mingus Sextet w/ Eric Dolphy - Cornell 1964 (Blue Note)

Common - Finding Forever (Geffen)

Mike Moreno - Between the Lines (World Culture Music)

Many of the people on my list are fantastic, young jazz musicians who are blazing the trails of this music. I can't wait to see what's in store for 2008 from some of my favorite artists!

Angelika Beener