best music ’08

As the year in music winds to a close it’s time to look back at some of the stand-outs of ’08.

This started out as a Top 10 List, but quickly grew into a Top 11 and then, because we need more than “one more”, especially this year, a Top 12 List emerged.

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a familiar voice returns

I was amazed, some weeks ago to see the name JD Souther listed for an upcoming gig at a local bar here in Chicago. So amazed that I had to check out that it was real. After a bit of searching around the internet things came into focus.

John David Souther wrote . . . → Read More: a familiar voice returns


jazz magic

Avishai Cohen has been called “one of most gifted bassists of his generation” by the New Yorker and Down Beat Magazine says he’s “a musician who is a jazz visionary of global proportions”. He was a founding member of Chick Corea’s sextet, Origin, a member of the Danilo Perez Trio and has accompanied everyone . . . → Read More: jazz magic