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The Year's Best New Jazz

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Clockwise from upper left: Gretchen Parlato, Jason Lindner, Stefon Harris.

On this edition of All Songs Considered, we spin some of the year's best new jazz recordings. Bob Boilen talks with WBGO's Josh Jackson, host of Live At the Village Vanguard, a monthly concert series from the legendary New York City jazz club. The two play cuts from some of 2009's standout albums, including "I Can't Help It" (from Gretchen Parlato's In a Dream) and Ben Allison's "Kramer vs. Kramer vs. Godzilla" (from Think Free).

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The Year's Best New Jazz

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I Can't Help It

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Gretchen Parlato

  • Song: I Can't Help It
  • from In a Dream

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In a Dream
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Gretchen Parlato
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Obliq Sound
Released
2009

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Kramer vs. Kramer vs. Godzilla

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Ben Allison

  • Song: Kramer vs. Kramer vs. Godzilla
  • from Think Free

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Think Free
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Ben Allison
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Palmetto Records
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2009

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Gone

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Stefon Harris/Blackout

  • Song: Gone
  • from Urbanus

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Urbanus
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Stefon Harris/Blackout
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Concord Jazz
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2009

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Despedida

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Miguel Zenón

  • Song: Despedida
  • from Esta Plena

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Esta Plena
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Miguel Zenon
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Marsalis
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2009

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Seven Ways

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Jason Lindner

  • Song: Seven Ways
  • from Now vs. Now

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Now vs. Now
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Anzic
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2009

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Isobel

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Yaron Herman Trio

  • Song: Isobel
  • from Muse

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2009

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Open Mind

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Robert Glasper

  • Song: Open Mind
  • from Double Booked

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Double Booked
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Robert Glasper
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Blue Note
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2009

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