Programming Note: on Thursday I’ll be sitting down with my esteemed colleagues David Adler, Josh Jackson and Jim Macnie (pictured above, between two other guys)* to talk about the best jazz albums we’ve heard this year. We’ll be playing some of it for each other -- blind, as it were, though not actually blindfolded (I hope). Our moderator will be Howard Mandel.
The event, presented by the Jazz Journalists Association, will happen from 6 to 8 p.m. at the New School Jazz and Contemporary Music performance space: 55 West 13th Street, 5th Floor. It’s free, though I believe the JJA welcomes your registration.
On Friday I’ll post a quick recap, and unveil my picks. Meanwhile, I’d be curious to hear what you would pick. The comments are open below. To keep things moving, how about a Top 3? Results are non-binding. Publicists, behave yourselves.
* Yes, I know. Jim is standing between saxophonist Joe Lovano (at left) and Jazz Gallery executive director Dale Fitzgerald (at right). Having released no new music in 2010, Lovano is not eligible for this, by the way -- though he did appear as a sideman on albums by Cindy Blackman, Owen Howard and Kenny Werner. Hmm.