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

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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

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