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Scott Albin Selects the Best Jazz…

Zdenko Ivanušić Quartet @ Sax Club
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:
Four Odd

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.