Jazz best lists of 2009

Chicago Trib cultural critic Julia Keller decries year-end "best of" lists for their "chilly, retrospective nature,"for  their by-definition 12-month perspectives trumping spontaneous enthusiasm, and for their reinforcement of consensus. Nonsense. Here are three opportunities to see what jazz critics are recommending as 2009's hot recordings, and there's some consistency, but most of the choices are highly individualistic and certainly reflect musical currents of right now --  … [Read more...]