Lists http://kios.org en Chris Cooke's Favorite Jazz CDs of 2012 http://kios.org/post/chris-cookes-favorite-jazz-cds-2012 <p><strong>Kathy Kosins / To The Ladies of Cool / Resonance Records</strong><br>Pharez Whitted / For The People /&nbsp; Origin Records<br>Dr Lonnie Smith / The Healer / Pilgrimage Records<br>Bob Mintzer Big Band / For The Moment / MCG<br>Frank Basile / Modern Inventions / Independent<br>Arturo Sandoval /Dear Diz /&nbsp; Concord Jazz<br>Steve Turre / Woody's Delight / High Note<br>Takuya Kuroda / Six Aces / Independent<br>Mike Longo Trio / Celebration of Diz and Miles / Consolidated Artists Productions<br>Lewis Nash Quintet / The Higher Mountain / Cellar Live Mon, 10 Dec 2012 05:35:34 +0000 Chris Cooke 23003 at http://kios.org Chris Cooke's Favorite Jazz CDs of 2012 Last Call Best of 2012 http://kios.org/post/last-call-best-2012 <p>Spending another year with you via the Last Call on Saturday nights has been a pleasure. Once again we have listened to a potpourri of compelling, adventuresome jazz artistry. Here are the highlights of 2012 as I see them based on their artistic merit:</p> Sun, 09 Dec 2012 04:24:25 +0000 Chris Cooke 22984 at http://kios.org Last Call Best of 2012 Mike Jacobs' Favorite Blues and R&B CDs of 2012 http://kios.org/post/mike-jacobs-favorite-blues-and-rb-cds-2012 <p>Artist / CD Title / Record Label</p><p><strong>Michael "Iron Man" Burks / Show of Strength / Alligator</strong><br>Ruthie Foster / Let It Burn / Blue Corn<br>Eddie C. Campbell / Spider Eating Preacher / Delmark<br>Milton Hopkins &amp; Jewel Brown / Dialtone Records<br>Rick Estrin &amp; The Nightcats / One Wrong Turn / Alligator<br>Debbie Davies / After The Fall / M.C. Records<br>Robert Cray Band / Nothin' But Love / Provogue<br>Mississippi Heat / Delta Bound / Delmark<br>Billy Boy Arnold / Sings Big Bill Broonzy / Electro Fi<br>Lamont Cranston Band with Bruce McCabe / High Temp Records</p> Sun, 02 Dec 2012 17:59:01 +0000 Chris Cooke 22698 at http://kios.org Mike Jacobs' Favorite Blues and R&B CDs of 2012 Mike Jacobs' Favorite Jazz CDs of 2012 http://kios.org/post/mike-jacobs-favorite-jazz-cds-2012 <p>Artist / CD Title / Record Label<br><br><strong>Bob Mintzer Big Band / For The Moment / MCG</strong><br>Bobby Broom / Upper West Side Story / Origin<br>Stacey Kent / Dreamer In Concert / Blue Note<br>Jimmy Owens / The Monk Project / IPO<br>Frank Basile / Modern Inventions / Independent<br>Bruce Barth / Three Things Of Beauty / Savant<br>Cassandra Wilson / Another Country / EOne<br>Corey Weeds / Up A Step / Cellar Live<br>Lewis Nash Quintet / The Higher Mountain / Cellar Live<br>Laverne Butler / Love Lost And Found Again / Highnote</p> Sun, 02 Dec 2012 17:47:05 +0000 Mike Jacobs 22697 at http://kios.org Mike Jacobs' Favorite Jazz CDs of 2012 Jazz Junction Best Of 2012 http://kios.org/post/jazz-junction-best-2012 <p>As usual I have trouble confining my annual “Best of the year” list to the traditional ten and have thus weaseled my way around the issue by adding a few vocal releases and reissues. Your sympathetic tolerance is appreciated. Our hungry ears were substantially rewarded through the year with these fine recordings:<br><br><strong>Frank Basile </strong>– <strong>Modern Inventions </strong>– independent through CD Baby - Omaha native and baritone burner Frank Basile leads a vibrant sextet on this refreshingly straight-ahead release.<br> Sun, 02 Dec 2012 02:37:00 +0000 Rick Erben 22689 at http://kios.org Mike's Jazz in the Afternoon Top Ten list of 2011 http://kios.org/post/mikes-jazz-afternoon-top-ten-list-2011 <p>Artist / CD Title / Record Label<br /><b>Giacomo Gates / The Revolution Will Be Jazz / Savant</b><br />Jessica Williams / Freedom Trane / Origin Records<br />Kurt Elling / The Gate / Concord Jazz<br />Bobby Sanabria / Tito Puente Masterworks Live!!! / Jazzheads<br />Orrin Evans / Captain Black Big Band / Posi-Tone<br />Westchester Jazz Orch. / Maiden Voyage Suite / WJO<br />Tom Harrell / The Time Of The Sun / HighNote<br />Arturo O&#39;Farrill / 40 Acres And A Burro / Zoho<br />Judy Wexler / Under A Painted Sky / Jazzed Media<br />One For All / Invades Vancouver / Cellar Live</p> Thu, 26 Jan 2012 06:42:39 +0000 Mike Jacobs 7361 at http://kios.org Mike's Jazz in the Afternoon Top Ten list of 2011 Christopher's Jazz in the Afternoon Top Ten list of 2011: http://kios.org/post/christophers-jazz-afternoon-top-ten-list-2011 <p><font face="Arial" size="1" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: -webkit-auto; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); "><font size="2">Artist / CD Title / Record Label</font></font><br style="font-family: Verdana; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; lette Thu, 26 Jan 2012 05:01:13 +0000 Chris Cooke 7359 at http://kios.org Christopher's Jazz in the Afternoon Top Ten list of 2011: LAST CALL BEST OF 2011: http://kios.org/post/last-call-best-2011 <p><font face="Arial" size="2" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: -webkit-auto; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); "><font face="Arial" size="2"><font face="Arial" size="2"><font face="Arial" size="2"><font face="Arial" size="2"><font face="Arial" size="2"><font face="Arial" size="2"><font face="Arial" size="2"><b>G Thu, 26 Jan 2012 04:33:57 +0000 Chris Cooke 7358 at http://kios.org LAST CALL BEST OF 2011: Jazz Junction Top Ten Picks For 2011 http://kios.org/post/jazz-junction-top-ten-picks-2011 <p><b><font face="Arial" size="2">Miles Davis &ndash; Live in Europe 1967 &ndash; Columbia/Legacy</font></b><br /> Wed, 25 Jan 2012 05:33:33 +0000 Rick Erben 7288 at http://kios.org Jazz Junction Top Ten Picks For 2011