The Year's Best New Jazz : All Songs Considered We spin some of the year's best new jazz recordings on this week's show. Bob talks with Josh Jackson, host of Live At the Village Vanguard, and the two play cuts from some of 2009's standout albums.

The Year's Best New Jazz

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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Kramer vs. Kramer vs. Godzilla

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Ben Allison

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

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Stefon Harris/Blackout

  • Song: Gone
  • from Urbanus
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Despedida

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Miguel Zenón

  • Song: Despedida
  • from Esta Plena
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Seven Ways

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Jason Lindner

  • Song: Seven Ways
  • from Now vs. Now
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Isobel

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Yaron Herman Trio

  • Song: Isobel
  • from Muse
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Open Mind

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Robert Glasper

  • Song: Open Mind
  • from Double Booked