Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Saxophonist Brian Patneaude has posted his Top Ten for 2007: "1) Sam Yahel Trio - Truth And Beauty (Origin) Previously known as Yaya3 and the Joshua Redman Elastic Band, the trio of organist Sam Yahel, saxophonist Joshua Redman and drummer Brian Blade eschews their usual electronics in favor of a stripped down organ combo sound on a collection of memorable compositions by the leader and covers of Ornette Coleman and Paul Simon."

Tom Hull has posted his Top Ten and more: "If there's a theme to this year's list it's that world beats are coming to America. Two of five (Youssou N'Dour, Papa Noel) are Africans doing African things, but three more are first world integrators (Manu Chao, Gogol Bordello, MIA), as much at home here as wherever there is."

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