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2009

STAN GETZ  Three Classic Albums Plus   Avid AMSC 997

THE MONTEREY QUARTET  Live at the 2007 Monterey Jazz Festival   MJF Records 0888072312449

WILD BILL DAVISON  With Alex Welsh and his Band   Lake LACD 279

HUMPHREY LYTTELTON  Humph and his European Friends   Lake LACD 276

THE CHARLESTON CHASERS  Just Imagine   Lake LACD 275

WILD BILL DAVISON  With Alex Welsh and his Band   Lake LACD 279

STAN TRACEY QUARTET  Senior Moment   Resteamed RSJ 108

OMAR PUENTE  From There to Here   Destin-E 777G20011962

LIONEL HAMPTON  Three Classic Albums Plus   Avid AMSC 993

ABRAM WILSON  Life Paintings   Dune DUNECD 017P

ANN-SOFI SÖDERQVIST & NORRBOTTEN BIG BAND  Grains   Phono Suecia PSCD 185

GERALD WILSON  Detroit   Mack Avenue MAC1049

KIND OF BLUE REVISITED  The Miles Davis Songbook   HighNote HCD 6022

ANITA O'DAY  Live in '63 and '70   Jazz Icons by Naxos 2.119015

JIMMY SMITH  Live in '69   Jazz Icons by Naxos 2.119018

EDDIE ALLEN  Jazzy Brass for the Holidays   DBCD Records DBCD 003

GIOVANNI GUIDI  The Unknown Rebel Band   Cam Jazz PRM 7822-2

THE FRYER-BARNHART INTERNATIONAL ALL STAR JAZZ BAND  A Break in the Lakes   LAKE LACD 277

DANIEL SCHNYDER  Worlds Beyond Faust   Col Legno Jazz WWECD20272

MIKE STERN  Big Neighborhood   Heads Up HUCD 3157

JIM TURNER  Jelly Roll Blues: A Tribute to Jelly Roll Morton   Arbors ARDC 19392

DIVA JAZZ TRIO  Never Never Land   Arbors Jazz ARCD 19393

KEITH JARRETT  Treasure Island   Verve 06025 17967182

KATIA LABEQUE  Shape of my Heart   KML 2119

STAN GETZ  At The Shrine   Verve 06025 17967076

STU BROWN SEXTET  Twisted Toons   Lickety-Splat Music LS 001

OSCAR PETERSON  Plays the Jerome Kern Song Book   Verve 0602517995765

KEN PEPLOWSKI & ALAN BARNES  Doodle Oodle   Woodville WVCD 127

CLAIRE MARTIN  A Modern Art   Linn AKD 340

HUMPHREY LYTTELTON  Humph and his European Friends   Lake LACD 276

FATS NAVARRO  Complete Last Studio Session   RLR Records 88650

ALVIN QUEEN  Mighty Long Way   Enja ENJ 9522-2

CURTIS STIGERS  Lost in Dreams   Concord Jazz 0888072315273

MAX ROACH plus FOUR  Quiet As It's Kept   Mercury SR 60170

CHARLIE MARIANO  The Great Concert   Enja ENJ 9532-2

PATRICK BECKMAN, RICHARD STOLTZMAN  Big Muddy   Navona Records NV5815

GERRY MULLIGAN / PAUL DESMOND QUARTET  Blues in Time   Verve 0602517995789

DIXIELAND JAZZ  Four Classic Albums Plus   Avid AMSC 988 (2CDs)

TERRY GIBBS  Swing Is Here!   Verve 06025 17967137

MUGGSY SPANIER  The Essential Collection   Avid AVC 991 (2CDs)

CHRIS BARBER'S JAZZ BAND  Sonny, Brownie & Chris   Lake LACD 278

JOHNNY HODGES  Used To Be Duke   Verve 06025 17967182

SONNY STITT  Legends of Acid Jazz   Prestige 8807231435

GET THE BLESSING  Bugs in Amber   Candid CACD 78558

JEFF HAMILTON TRIO  Symbiosis   Capri 74097-2

QUINCY JONES  Explores the Music of Henry Mancini   Verve 0602517995741

STEFANO BOLLANI  Stone in the Water   ECM 179 4161

WES MONTGOMERY  Down Here on the Ground   Verve 0602517995734

HARRY SKOLER  Two Ones   Soliloquy SOCD 2091

ART BLAKEY & the JAZZ MESSENGERS  Soul Finger   Verve 602517966390

GEORGE BENSON  Songs and Stories   Concord 0888072303645

MELISSA MORGAN  Until I Met You   Telarc CD-83684

BURTON, METHENY, SWALLOW, SANCHEZ  Quartet Live   Concord Jazz CJA-31303-02

DIZZY GILLESPIE  All Star Sessions   Avid AMSC 980 (2CDs)

JAMES MOODY  4A   IPO Recordings IPO 1016

MILT JACKSON  Four Classic Albums Plus   Avid AMSC 979 (2CDs)

DIZZY GILLESPIE  Dizzy on the French Riviera   Philips/Verve 60251 7966932

GARY BURTON & CHICK COREA  Crystal Silence: The ECM Recordings 1972-79   ECM 176 8057 (4CDs)

"BUCK" PIZZARELLI and the WEST TEXAS TUMBLEWEEDS  Diggin' Up Bones   Arbors Jazz ARCD 19394

CHARITO & MICHEL LEGRAND  Watch What Happens   CT Music DDCJ 1006

ELLA FITZGERALD  In Köln 1974   Jazz VIP 136

ROY HARGROVE BIG BAND  Emergence   Emarcy 0602527079240

COUNT BASIE PRESENTS THE TENOR OF EDDIE "LOCKJAW" DAVIS    Fresh Sound FSR-CD 553

KENNY G  An Evening of Rhythm and Romance   Eagle Vision EREDV 753

DIANA KRALL  Quiet Nights   Verve 0602527049359

JOHN PATITUCCI TRIO  Remembrance   Concord 0888072310186

FREDDIE HUBBARD  Without a Song: Live in Europe 1969   Blue Note 50999 6 97093 2 6

SCOTT HAMILTON & DANNY MOSS  Mainstream Giants of Jazz 2007   Robinwood RWP 0026

MODERN JAZZ QUARTET  Bluesology, The Atlantic Years 1956-1988   Warner Jazz 034979883 (2CDs)

RUBY BRAFF/GEORGE BARNES QUARTET  To Fred Astaire With Love   Jazz Lips JL 765

DAVY MOONEY & JOHN PIZZARELLI  Last Train Home   Challenge CR 73273

ANNIE ROSS  You and Me Baby   Vocalion CDSML 8451

LEGENDS OF ACID JAZZ:  HAMMOND HEROES   Prestige 888072314344

BUDDY RICH  West Coast All-Star Sessions   Fresh Sound FSR-CD 552

SONNY ROLLINS  Road Shows Vol. 1   Doxy/Emarcy 0602517815612

ANDY PANAYI QUARTET  The Solar Cats   Woodville WVCD 126

MARTY GROSZ & HOT WINDS  The Classic Sessions   Arbors Jazz ARCD 19379

DEREK NASH  Snapshot   Jazzizit JITCD 0951

IRENE and her LATIN JAZZ BAND  A Song of You   VRC 8202

SAMMY NESTICO & THE SWR BIG BAND  Fun Time   SWR Music CD 93.247

DAVE BRUBECK  Three Classic Albums Plus   Avid AMSC 982 (2CDs)

ARBORS ALL STARS  Pizzarelli Party   Arbors Jazz ARCD 19391

TROYKA    Edition EDN 1014

FRED SIMON  Since Forever   Naim NAIMCD 124

FRANK POTENZA TRIO  Old, New, Borrowed & Blue   Capri 74093-2

ANDY NARELL & RELATOR  University of Calypso   Heads Up HUCD 3168

PETER HAND BIG BAND featuring HOUSTON PERSON  The Wizard of Jazz   Savant SCD 2101

JOHNNY VARRO featuring KEN PEPLOWSKI  Two Legends of Jazz   Arbors Jazz ARCD 19303

DUKE ELLINGTON  The Great Concerts: Chicago 1946   Nimbus NI 2719-20 (2CDs)

JOE ZAWINUL & THE ZAWINUL SYNDICATE  75th   BirdJam BHM DVD 06

COLIN STEELE  Stramash   Gadgemo GAD 001 CD

CHRIS BARBER, KENNY BALL & ACKER BILK  Boaters, Bowlers & Bowties   Decca 2712033 (2CDs)

TONY WOODS PROJECT  Wind Shadows   33 Records 33JAZZ195

SHAKATAK  Night Birds   Vocalion CDSML 8446

ARTIE SHAW  Volume 2; The Final Sessions, 1954   Nimbus NI 2721-22 (2CDs)

BENNY GOODMAN  Yale University Archives: Volume 3   Nimbus NI 2723-24 (2CDs)

SCOTTISH NATIONAL JAZZ ORCHESTRA  Rhapsody in Blue Live   Spartacus STS 013

JOHNNY GRIFFIN  The Best of   Riverside 0888072313323

SPATS LANGHAM and his HOT COMBINATION  The Night Owl   Lake LACD 274

SONNENFINSTERNIS    Bella Musica BM 31.6529

TONY BENNETT & BILL EVANS  The Complete Recordings   Fantasy 0888072312814 (2CDs)

STANLEY CLARKE TRIO  Jazz in the Garden   Heads Up HUCD 3155

LEE WILEY  Any Time, Any Day, Anywhere   Retrospective RTR 4147

JOHN ALLRED/JEFF BARNHART/DANNY COOTS  The ABC's of Jazz   Avid ARCD 19371

QUINCY JONES  The 75th Birthday Celebration   Eagle Vision EREDV (2DVDs)

GABRIEL ESPINOSA  From Yucatan to Rio   Zoho ZM 200907

THE HORACE SILVER QUINTET  The Tokyo Blues   Blue Note 50999 2 65416 2 8

JACK PARNELL  Trip to Mars / Parnell on Parade   Vocalion CDNJT 5308

DAVID "FATHEAD" NEWMAN  The Blessing   HighNote HCD 7195

COOL JAZZ:  The Essential Collection   Avid AVC 981 (2CDs)

THE CHRIS BARBER JAZZ & BLUES BAND  Barbican Blues   Lake LACD 273

DICK HYMAN  The Great American Songbook   Nimbus NI27256 (2CDs)

OSCAR PETERSON TRIO  Live in Vienna 1968   Gambit 69318

LEE WILEY  Any Time, Any Day, Anywhere   Retrospective RTR 4147

CANDY DULFER  Funked Up & Chilled Out   Heads Up HUCD 3152E (2CDs)

CASSANDRA WILSON  Closer to You: The Pop Side   Blue Note 509996 96087 28

HUMPHREY LITTELTON  1957-58   Lake LACD 269 (2CDs)

CHICK COREA & JOHN McLAUGHLIN  Five Peace Band Live   Concord 0888072313972 (2CDs)

DUKE ELLINGTON  Retrospection: The Piano Sessions   Lonehill Jazz LHJ 10369

ZOE RAHMAN TRIO  Live with Special Guest Idris Rahman   Manushi 5050693192327

SCOTTY BARNHART  Say It Plain   Unity Music DIG 137

JACK TEAGARDEN   Chicago & All That Jazz!   Lonehill Jazz LHJ 10370

JIMMY RUSHING  The Scene: Live in New York   HighNote HCD 7196

DIANA KRALL  Live in Rio   Eagle Vision EREDV 739

RUDRESH MAHANTHAPPA's INDO-PAK COALITION  Apti   Innova 709

DUKE HEITGER & BERND LHOTZKY  Doin' the Voom Voom   Arbors Jazz ARCD 19382

MILES DAVIS  That's What Happened   Eagle Vision EREDV 731

LAURENCE HOBGOOD  When the Heart Dances   Naim Jazz NAIMCD 112

DIANA KRALL   Quiet Nights   Verve 0602517931107

FRANCK TORTILLER   L'Orchestre Sentimental 3/4   CamJazz CAMJ 7818-2

DAVE SIEBELS  with: Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band   PBGL 786052-8111-2

RETURN TO FOREVER Returns - Live at Montreux 2008 Eagle Vision EREDV 727

COUNT BASIE Basie Swings Standards Pablo 0888072312401

ARNE DOMNERUS Memories of You Proprius PRCD 2049 (2CDs)

JOHN HALLAM and JEFF BARNHART Alone Together Lake LACD 272

MARTIN WHEATLEY All Day Breakfast Signpost SGOT1

DAVE BENNETT Celebrates 100 Years of Benny Arbors Jazz ARCD 19389

"PAPA" JOHN DeFRANCESCO Big Shot Savant SCD 2098

COLEMAN HAWKINS & BEN WEBSTER Coleman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster Essential Jazz Classics EJC 55434

GARVIN BUSHELL & FRIENDS One Steady Roll Delmark DE 250

DIZZY GILLESPIE Four Classic Albums Avid AMSC 968 (2CDs)

SCOTT REEVES QUINTET Shape Shifter Miles High MHR 8607

LIANE CARROLL & BRIAN KELLOCK Live at the Lampie Splash Point SPR 009 CD

DEXTER GORDON The Best Of... 3CDs Blue Note 5099969538520

ANTTI SARPILA QUARTET We'd Like New York...in June! Arbors Jazz ARCD 19375

The Lake Records All-Star Jazz Band – The Rosehill Concert LAKE LACD270 [49:30 + 59:56]

KRISTOF BACSO QUARTET Alteregos BMC CD 148

JAN LUNDGREN Swedish Standards Act  9022-2 

BILLIE HOLIDAY Billie’s Blues 1935 – 1946 Retrospective RTS 4142

DJANGO REINHARDT & STÉPHANE GRAPPELLI Nuages Retrospective RTS 4140 (2CDs)

WYNTON MARSALIS He and She Blue Note 50999 5 10331 2 5

NAT GONELLA Georgia on my Mind His 25 finest 1931-1941 Retrospective RTR 4146

ROY DUNLAP QUINTET Big Man Down K-Pasta KPCD 120

GEORGI KORNAZOV Viara BMC  CD 145

RED HOLLOWAY Go Red Go! Delmark DE 585

SONNY ROLLINS Work Time Prestige 0888072312234

Second Language – David Gordon Trio. ZAH ZAH ZZCD 9827 [69:22]

LA TANYA HALL It’s About Time Bridge 9284 

Benny Goodman Big Band 1957-64 – The Yale University Archives: Volume 2 NIMBUS NI 2714-15

NAT GONELLA Georgia on my Mind Retrospective RTR 4146

CHARLES MINGUS Epitaph Eagle Vision EREDV 63

MILES DAVIS Collectors' Items Prestige 0888072312227

HANK JONES & FRANK WESS Hank & Frank II Lineage LIN 106

JAN LUNDGREN TRIO European Standards Act 9482-2

EUAN STEVENSON Portraits, Preludes and Landscapes Euan Stevenson ESCD 1

 GEOFF EALES TRIO Master of the Game Edition EDN 1011

ELEMER BALAZS Always That Moment 2 BMC Records CD149

JAN  LUNDGREN European Standards Act  9482-2

JOHN COLTRANE Standard Coltrane Prestige 0888072312210

 

EDDIE METZ Jr. TRIO Bridging the Gap Arbors Jazz ARCD 19374

RADAM SCHWARTZ Blues Citizens Savant SCD 2087

DAVID SANBORN Live at Montreux Eagle Vision EREDV 714

Ken Colyer – 1957-58 – Lonesome Road Ken Colyer’s Jazzmen, Ken’s Colyer’s Omega Brass Band; and Skiffle Group rec. 1957-58 LAKE LACD 267 [75:56 + 77:25]

Chris Barber 1957-58 Chris Barber’s Jazz Band rec. 1957-58 LAKE LACD 268 [77:19 + 78:35]

JEAN-LUC PONTY Electric Connection/King Kong BGO Records BGOCD 851

DINAH SHORE Blues in the Night Retrospective RTS 4135

THE LIBERTY OF JAZZ SoLyd SLR 0363

AL COHN Four Classic Albums Plus Avid AMSC 969

ERNESTINE ANDERSON A Song for You HighNote HCD 7187

TRUDY KERR Like Minds Jazzizit JITCD 0949

ELLA FITZGERALD At the Opera House Essential Jazz Albums EJA 034  

BENNY GOODMAN Big Band 1957-1964 The Yale University Archives Vol. 2 Nimbus NI 2714-15

GILAD ATZMON In Loving Memory of America Enja TIP 888 850 2

BILLIE HOLIDAY The Ben Webster/Harry Edison Sessions Lonehill Jazz LHJ 10355

BENNY CARTER/ THE AMERICAN JAZZ ORCHESTRA Central City Sketches Nimbus NI 2716

YMA SUMAC The Peruvian Songbird Retrospective RTR 4156

ARTIE SHAW The Last Recordings Vol. 1, 1954 Nimbus NI 2709/10  

Eastern Rebellion – Mosaic NIMBUS NI 2718 [56:12]

VINCENT HERRING American Experience Nimbus NI 2711

STAN GETZ & J. J. JOHNSON At the Opera House Essential Jazz Albums EJA 037

HENDRIK MEURKENS Samba To Go! Zoho ZM 200901

COURTNEY PINE Transition in Tradition Destin-E World 777C005005

TIM GARLAND Libra Global Mix GM2CD03

EYRAN KATSENELENBOGEN 88 Fingers Eyran Records 9008

THE BLUE NOTE 7 Mosaic Blue Note 50999 2 28123 2 2

RUBY BRAFF For the Last Time Arbors Jazz ARCD 19368

JAMES MOODY & HANK JONES QUARTET Our Delight IPO Recordings IPOC 1013

AZURE When She Smiles

PARRY RAY My Life in Pieces [No Number]

DINAH SHORE Blues in the Night Retrospective RTS 4135

FRANK MACCHIA Saxolollapalooza Cacophony FMC 514

ELLA FITZGERALD Sings Irving Berlin Jazz Manifesto 38292

John Mayer's Indo-Jazz Fusions - Asian Airs NIMBUS NI 5499

EDDIE DANIELS & ROGER KELLAWAY A Duet of One IPO Recordings IPOC 1015

RICHARD GALLIANO/BRUSSELS JAZZ ORCHESTRA Ten Years Ago Milan 399 235-2

BRIAN KELLOCK The Nine Mile Burn Sessions Thick-Skinned TRCD 0001

LIONEL HAMPTON Mostly Blues Nimbus NI 2717

Benny Carter and The American Jazz OrchestraCentral City Sketches Benny Carter (alto saxophone, trumpet, arranger and conductor) The American Jazz Orchestra rec. 1987 NIMBUS NI 2716

RAY GELATO Salutes the Great Entertainers Double Scoop DSCD 06

BRIAN KELLY Afterplay Skylight Music SL 1002

STAN TRACEY OCTET The Early Works Resteamed RSJ 107

JANETTE MASON Alien Left Hand Fireball FMJP 10002

JOHNNY VARRO SWING SEVEN Ring Dem Bells Arbors Jazz ARCD 19362

TILL BRONNER Rio Universal 060251780680

LEE SHAW TRIO Live in Graz Artists Recording Collective ARC 2062

SONNY ROLLINS Four Classic Albums Avid AMSC 965

 

JOSHUA REDMAN Compass Nonesuch 7559 799 230

JOHNNY GRIFFIN Live at Ronnie Scott's In and Out IOR CD 77095-2

JO STAFFORD Make Love to Me Retrospective RTS 4112

Patricia Barber - Cole Porter Mix rec. December 2007 BLUE NOTE RECORDS 01468 [56:11]

GENE HARRIS QUARTET Live in London Resonance HCD2001

MARTIAL SOLAL Live at the Village Vanguard CamJazz CAMJ 7814-2

Give It One – The London Horn Sound Big Band with Gwilym Simcock CALA CACD 0117 [73:41]

GOOD VIBRATIONS Old and New World Jazz Vibists 1937- 1955 Sagajazz 531 092-9

THAD JONES Mad Thad and Olio Vocalion CDNJT 5307

FREDDIE HUBBARD MMTC (Monk, Miles, Trane & Cannon) Nimbus NI 2713

The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings Ninth Edition by Richard Cook & Brian Morton

Chet Baker and Enrico Pieranuzi - Soft Journey EGEA SCA 140

LEE KONITZ Round & Round Nimbus Records NI 2703

RED GARLAND TRIO Groovy Prestige 0888072306523

Hot Jazz: New York and Chicago; Recordings from 1928 to 1930 HERMES HRM 6004 [63:05]