Awww, mama! Can it really be that time again?
Yes, it's top 10 time, and though there's still so much to hear from 2007 — including some teetering stacks of review copies that I haven't cracked yet — I can't put off the editor's call for THE LIST.
Okay, here goes, keeping in mind that I know there must be even better stuff out there, just waiting to be heard.
They're in alphabetical order:
John Abercrombie Quartet – The Third Quartet (ECM)
Fred Anderson & Hamid Drake – From The River To The Ocean (Thrill Jockey)
Michael Brecker – Pilgrimage (Heads Up)
Miles Davis – The Complete On The Corner Sessions (Columbia/Legacy)
Dave Douglas Quintet – Live At The Jazz Standard (Greenleaf)
Paul Motian – Time And Time Again (ECM)
Michael Musillami Trio w/Mark Feldman – The Treatment (Playscape)
Dino Saluzzi/Anja Lechner – Ojos Negros (ECM)
Maria Schneider Orchestra – Sky Blue (ArtistShare)
Trio M – Big Picture (Cryptogramophone)