j-notes Best of the Best for 2002

Now that 2002 is winding down, here is my list of favorite CD’s purchased this year. What is amazing to me is that I purchased over 200 CD’s in 2002. My choices are an eclectic mixture of music styles so here we go in no particular order.
Patti Austin – “For Ella”
Natalie Cole – “Ask A Woman Who Knows”
Carla Cook – “Simply Natural”
Donnie – “The Colored Section”
India.Arie – “Voyage to India”
Cannonball Adderly – “Something Else”
Darius de Haas – “Day Dream – Variations on Strayhorn”
Miles Davis & The Modern Jazz Quartet – “Bag’s Groove”
George Benson – “Anthology”
Ella Fitzgerald – “Like Someone In Love”
The Kissing Jessica Stein Movie Soundtrack
Body & Soul NYC – Volume 4
Masters At Work – “Our Time Is Coming
Verve Remixed
The Original Salsoul Classics
Jonathan Butler – “Surrender”
Gerald Albright – “Groovology”
Count Basie – “April In Paris”
Donald Byrd – “A New Perspective – Donald Byrd Band & Voices”
Casino Lights – Live At Montreux (1982)
Casino Lights ’99
Julie Dexter – “Peace of Mind – The EP”
Joe Sample – “Pecan Tree” (introducing Lizz Wright)
Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway – “Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway”
Aretha Franklin – “Precious Lord” (a 1956 recording)
Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holliday, and Carmen McRae at Newport
Kirk Whalum – “The Gospel According To Jazz – Chapter II”
Ledisi – “Feeling Orange But Sometimes Blue”
McCoy Tyner Trio – “Infinity”
Duke Ellington – “Duke Ellington’s 70th Birthday Concert”
Duke Ellington/Coleman Hawkins – “Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins”
Marcus Roberts Trio – “Cole After Midnight”
Yolanda Adams – “Live In Washington”
Carla Cook – “All About Love”
The Best of the Jones Girls
Gladys Knight & The Pips – “Touch”
Carla Cook – “Dem Bones”
There is more to follow……

The Best of Hank Mobley
McCoy Tyner – “The Real McCoy”
Dee Dee Bridgewater – “This Is New”
Ann Nesby – “Love Is What We Need (The Dance Essentials)”
Ramsey Lewis/Nancy Wilson – “Meant to be”
Milt Jackson – “Wizard of the Vibes”
Frank McComb – “Love Stories”
Maysa – “Out of the Blue”
Duke Ellington – “Such Sweet Thunder”
Miles Davis – “Jazz Showcase”
Milt Jackson/Wes Montgomery – “Bags Meets Wes”
Inner Life – “I’m Caught Up (In A One Night Love Affair)”
Ahmad Jamal – “Olympia 2000”
Carmen McRae – “Dedicated To You” (Featuring The Shirley Horn Trio)
Bud Powell – “The Amazing Bud Powell”
Eric Reed – “Happiness”
René Marie – “Vertigo”
Miles Davis – “Miles Ahead”
Jubilant Sykes – “Wait For Me”
Pieces of a Dream – “Sensual Embrace: The Soul Ballads”
Jill Scott – Experience: Jill Scott 826+
Incognito – “Who Needs Love”
Mary Stallings – “Live at the Village Vanguard”
Sarah Vaughan – “Brazilian Romance”
Nancy Wilson – “The Essence of Nancy Wilson – Four Decades of Music”
Urban Knights – “The Chicago Project”
McCoy Tyner – “McCoy Tyner Plays John Coltrane”

One Response to “j-notes Best of the Best for 2002”

  1. WaltDe says:

    Very good reading. Peace until next time.

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