More year-end lists
Newsday has a list of Gene Seymour's favorite jazz CDs in addition to some pop and rock lists:
Lots more women on my list this year than usual. And they're not all singers, either. What to make of it? Just say for now that it's a very good thing to see. In any case, it's nowhere near as surprising as the fact that Keith Jarrett (my jazz musician of 2004, by the way) made this list for the first time and that I actually have a Marsalis brother to single out for special praise this year.
Also, the venerable New York Times has it's best jazz list, which is coming under heavy fire at the Jazzcorner Speakeasy for their conservative choices. A much more interesting list comes from the Village Voice.
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