A number of Northwest jazz releases made it into All About Jazz columnist Dan McClenaghan’s Top Ten of 2009.

Jessica Williams, “Art of the Piano”
Origin Records
Always a fine pianist, Jessica Williams has driven deeper into her artistry since she started her own record label. This live set features Jessica Williams at the peak of her solo piano powers.

Todd Bishop’s Pop Art 4, “69 Annee Erotique”
Origin Records
A meticulously-crafted jazz/pop mix nod to the music of the late French musical Renaissance man, Serge Gainsbourg.

Bridge Quartet, Night
Origin Records
A top notch quartet, sax and piano/bass/drums, sounding devil-may-care relaxed, giving some familiar tunes a wild ride.

See the complete list at All About Jazz.com

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