CD Now, for what it is worth, has a list of ten essential jazz albums of 2001. I listened to samples from each and found it was a very interesting and informative use of my time. Most music lists are controversial, as this one will be, but I hope it will spark discussion among the jazz aficionados here at TalkBass. 1. Keith Jarrett: "Inside Out" --Jarret's trio includes bassist Gary Peacock and drummer Jack DeJohnette. 2. Chucho Valdes: "Solo-Live in New York"--Afro-Cuban jazz pianist, no accompaniment. 3. Dave Holland Quintet: "Not For Nothin" 4. Ken Barron and Regina Carter": "Freefall"--this is very unusual. Just the two on jazz piano and violin. They are very accomplished musicians playing really technical lines. It isn't what I enjoy, but I really do appreciate the difficulty of the task they set for themselves and they are amazing. 5. Joe Lovano: "Flights of Fancy"--One of my favorites of this list. 6. Gonzalo Rubalcalba: "Supernova"--Another Afro-Cuban jazz album. Some really interesting piano lines here. 7. Chris Potter: "Gratitude" 8. Jason Moran: "Black Stars"--avant garde jazz 9. Jimmy Smith: "Dot Com Blues"--organ jazz closer to blues. Of course I love it. 10. Michael Brecker: "The Nearness of You: The Ballad Book"--Brecker teams with Pat Metheney, Herbie Hancock, Charlie Haden, and Jack DeJohnette. My very favorite album of the ten listed here. What jazz CDs of 2001 would you folks add? I would add Diana Krall's "The Look of Love", then duck and run for cover. I do really enjoy that album, but I know jazz purists do not think she is "hard core" enough to ever be on a list such as the one above.