The music referred to as jazz (a term which arguably has its origins in the amalgamated African cultures of Georgia and South Carolina, a.k.a. Gullah) is not dead. It continues to live and grow, and thus cannot be dealt with as a fixed relic.
Year-end lists you cant live with em, and you cant live without em. But wanting to at least provide an alternative to all the "Best Records of 2003" countdowns youll be seeing, we thought wed offer a more timeless list of our Holiday favorites. So, in no particular order, here they are