When CBC Music launched, we asked some of Canada’s finest jazz musicians what they thought were the most essential Canadian jazz albums — recordings of timeless music performed by talented jazz Canucks.

Now that the year is soon drawing to a close, it seems timely to share the top 10 that the CBC Music jazz team put together, created from all of their choices as well as our own, and turn to you to help finalize a Top 10 Canadian Jazz Essentials list.

All of these albums are excellent, but as it’s the most Listmasy time of the year we want your help choosing the number one album (currently, they are in alphabetical order).

We wanted you to see the album covers in all their glory so forgive the slightly gargantuan appearance of our survey! But most important, vote for your number one album, and if you’d like to tell us why you’ve chosen your number one, please do, in the comments below. The poll is open until 12 p.m. Dec. 31 (ET).

 

 

Thanks to the following for contributing to CBC Music’s Canadian Jazz Essentials project: Don Thompson, Ranee Lee, Mike Murley, Alan Matheson, Phil Dwyer, Al Henderson, Emilie-Claire Barlow, Brandi Disterheft, Mark Eisenmann, Paul Novotny, Scott Morin, Michelle Gregoire and Reg Schwager.

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posted by Li Robbins on Dec 11, 2012