The Best Jazz Music of 2008

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A look at the best jazz albums of 2008.

Best Jazz Albums of 2008

It’s been an eventful year in the world of jazz, with fresh new voices emerging and established artists continuing to dazzle us with their creativity. Here are our picks for the best jazz albums of 2008.

1. “In Firefly,” Bill Charlap
2. “The Trio Album,” McCoy Tyner, Joe Lovano, George Mraz
3. “Jazz in Marciac 2008,” Wynton Marsalis and Eric Clapton
4. “Live at the Village Vanguard,” Vijay Iyer Trio
5. “Riverside,” Ambrose Akinmusire
6. “ Introduction to Blue Note Records: The Birth of Hard Bop ,” various artists 7. “The Blue Note Years: 1945-47 ,” Dexter Gordon 8. various artists,”The Genius of Buddy Rich” 9. “Plays Pretty Just for You,” Ahmad Jamal 10. “Live at the East Side Jazz Club,” Abdullah Ibrahim

Best Jazz Songs of 2008

The list below represents the best jazz songs of 2008. This was a great year for the genre, with many new and innovative tracks being released. We’ve compiled a list of our favorites, so sit back and enjoy some of the best music that jazz has to offer.

1. “All of Me” by John Legend
2. “Don’t Know Why” by Norah Jones
3. “Crazy” by Gnarls Barkley
4. “Rehab” by Amy Winehouse
5. “Georgia on My Mind” by Ray Charles
6. “Mack the Knife” by Bobby Darin
7. “Your Song” by Elton John
8. “Just the Way You Are” by Billy Joel
9. “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong

Best Jazz Musicians of 2008

In 2008, there were many great jazz musicians who released fantastic music. Below is a list of some of the best jazz musicians of 2008.

-Herbie Hancock
-Brad Mehldau
-Chris Potter
-Roy Haynes
-Dianne Reeves
-Esperanza Spalding
-Greg Osby
-Jason Moran
-Joe Lovano

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