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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Gretchen Parlato

  • Artist: Gretchen Parlato
  • Album: In a Dream
  • Song: I Can't Help It
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  • "I Can't Help It"
  • Album: In a Dream
  • Artist: Gretchen Parlato
  • Label: Obliq Sound
  • Released: 2009
 
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Ben Allison

  • Artist: Ben Allison
  • Album: Think Free
  • Song: Kramer vs. Kramer vs. Godzilla
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  • "Kramer vs. Kramer vs. Godzilla"
  • Album: Think Free
  • Artist: Ben Allison
  • Label: Palmetto Records
  • Released: 2009
 
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Stefon Harris/Blackout

  • Artist: Stefon Harris/Blackout
  • Album: Urbanus
  • Song: Gone
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  • "Gone"
  • Album: Urbanus
  • Artist: Stefon Harris/Blackout
  • Label: Concord Jazz
  • Released: 2009
 
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Miguel Zenón

  • Artist: Miguel Zenón
  • Album: Esta Plena
  • Song: Despedida
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  • "Despedida"
  • Album: Esta Plena
  • Artist: Miguel Zenon
  • Label: Marsalis
  • Released: 2009
 
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Jason Lindner

  • Artist: Jason Lindner
  • Album: Now vs. Now
  • Song: Seven Ways
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  • "Seven Ways"
  • Album: Now vs. Now
  • Artist: Jason Lindner
  • Label: Anzic
  • Released: 2009
 
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Yaron Herman Trio

  • Artist: Yaron Herman Trio
  • Album: Muse
  • Song: Isobel
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  • "Isobel"
  • Album: Muse
  • Artist: Yaron Herman Trio
  • Released: 2009
 
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Robert Glasper

  • Artist: Robert Glasper
  • Album: Double Booked
  • Song: Open Mind
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  • "Open Mind"
  • Album: Double Booked
  • Artist: Robert Glasper
  • Label: Blue Note
  • Released: 2009
 

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