Zdenko Ivanušić Quartet @ Sax Club (2009)

Scott Albin Selects the Best Jazz…

Last updated on August 7, 2023

Scott Albin selects the best jazz tracks selection in 2008.

My tune “Four Odd” from “Lost in HTML” album is in best jazz tracks selection in 2008 by jazz critic Scott Albin @ Jazz.com. Listen to the live version of the tune performed by Zdenko Ivanušić Quartet @ YouTube

Some favorite tracks of 2008 (in random order)

“Soul Trane”: James Moody & Hank Jones (from Our Delight)
“Tea for Two”: Martial Solal (from Longitude)
“Pine Creek”: Jamie Baum (from Solace)
“Rabo de Nube”: Charles Lloyd (from Rabo de Nube)
“The Traveler”: Kenny Barron (from The Traveler)
“Seven Days”: Felipe Salles (from South American Suite)
“Waltz for Debby”: Chick Corea & Gary Burton (from The New Crystal Silence)
“Bachiao”: Trio da Paz and Joe Locke (from Live at JazzBaltica)
“Squazin”: Antonio Ciacca (from Rush Life)
“Four Odd”: Zdenko Ivanušić (from Lost in HTML)
“Serenade in Blu”: Rachael Price (from The Good Hours)
“Tethered”: Tom Beckham (from Rebound)
“Very Early”: Larry Coryell Organ Trio (from Impressions: The New York Sessions)
“Adios Nonino”: Astor Piazzolla (from Live at the Montreal Jazz Festival)
“You Must Believe in Spring”: April Hall (from Fun Out of Life)
“Current”: Jack Broad (from Current)

The above tracks came from a number of highly recommended CDs. Of the lesser-known artists, Rachael Price and April Hall are singers well worth hearing, Salles a fine saxophonist / composer / arranger, Antonio Ciacca an engaging pianist, Tom Beckham an excellent vibist / composer, Jack Broad a versatile, polished guitarist and skilled programmer, Zdenko Ivanušić a significant saxophonist/composer based in Croatia, and Jamie Baum a wonderful flutist and orchestrator. The Astor Piazzolla track is from the first-time-ever release of his quintet’s celebrated 1984 Montreal performance, newly available on both CD and DVD.