2008 Latin Beat Magazine top ten picks.

Position:Sound recordings
 
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  1. Gilberto Colon, Jr./Pulpo's Hot Bread (The Mambo Project)

  2. Andrea Brachfeld/Into the World: A Musical Offering (Shaneye Records)

  3. Benjamin Lapidus/Herencia Judia (Tresero Productions)

  4. Willie Martinez La Familia Sextet/After Winter, Spring (Cuch Be Witcha Productions)

  5. Charlie Cajares/Demente (Bacanos)

  6. CharanSalsa/Para Bailar y Gozar (Muziq Records)

  7. 3D Ritmo de Vida/Que Siga La Rumba (Gotham Music Group)

  8. Steven Kroon/EI Mas Alla (Beyond) (Kroonatune Records)

  9. Armando "Son" Jimenez/Mi Cantar (K.A. Records)

  10. Orquesta Lucena/You Never Heard it Like This! (CM Records)

    Frank M. Figueroa

  11. Bobby Valentin/Evolution (Bronco Records)

  12. Plena Libre/Plena al Salsero (GN Musica)

  13. Charlie Sepulveda/The Turnaround (Turnaround)

  14. Papo Vazquez and The Mighty Pirates Orchestra/ Marooned/Aislado (Picaro Records)

  15. Various Artists/Trompeta Tropical: La Trompeta de Puerto Rico (Nilpo Music)

  16. Milton Nascimento/Novas Bossas (Blue Note Records)

  17. Frankie Ruiz/El Papa de la Salsa (Machete Music)

  18. Sonora Ponceña/Vol. 2:50 Aniversario en Vivo Col, Ruben Rodríguez (Pianissimo)

  19. Ray Viera/Trombao (Cofresi Productions)

  20. Don Perignon y la Orquesta Puertorriqueña/¡Aqui Si Que Hay! (Lujuria)

    Jesse "Chuy" Varela

  21. Esperanza Spalding/Esperanza (Heads Up)

  22. Orquesta Borinquen/El Trombonista (OB)

  23. Pellejo Seco/Despierta (Pellejoseco.com)

  24. Wayne Wallace/Nature of the Beat (Patois Records)

  25. Marty Sheller/Why Deny (PVR Records)

  26. Latin Giants of Jazz/Trip To Mamboland (Gigante)

  27. Bebo Valdes & Javier Colina/Live at the Village Vanguard (Calle 54 Records/Norte)

  28. Gabriel Alegria/Nuevo Mundo (Saponegro)

  29. New Swing Sextet/Back On The Streets (Cotique/Fania)

  30. Brian Andres and the Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel/Drummers Speak (Bacalao Records)

    Elmer González

  31. Juan Jose Hernández/San Juan --Habana (SJH Records

  32. Trina Medina/Estoy Como Nunca (TM Producciones)

    3 Johnny Polanco/Amistad Para el Mundo Entero (JP Amistad Music)

  33. José Lugo Orchestra/Guasábara (Caminalo Records)

  34. Orquesta Miramar/Volviendo a Las Raices (Afinque Corp.)

  35. Pedro Brull y Jerry Medina/Estacion Candela (Envidia)

  36. Ángel David Mattos/Traditions (Jazz Boricua Productions)

  37. Afro-Latin Jazz 0rchestra/Song for Chico (Zoho)

  38. Puertorican Folkloric Jazz/Barriles de Bomba

  39. Miguel Zenón/Awake (Marsalis Music)

    Chico Alvarez

  40. The John Santos Quintet/Perspectiva Fragmentada (Machete Records)

  41. Edy Martinez & His Jazz Orchestra/Midnight Jazz Affair (Jogal Music Productions)

  42. Gilberto Colon Jr./Pulpo's...

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