By Howard Mandel, Jazz Journalist Association
Yes, it’s hard to select 10 best of the year. Downloads are not making it easier to organize — I’m flooded! Great to have so much music at my fingertips, so that’s not a complaint. And I may return to this list to add other notable releases, but I can recommend all of these albums — and urge you to hear the title track of 92-year-old-though-you-wouldn’t-know-it bluesman Jimmy Johnson’s “Ever Day of Your Life.”. Read more here.