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Kathy’s 20 Favorite CDs of 2008: This is my list of favorite CDs that I reviewed in the past year. A few of these were released in earlier years, but I reviewed them in ’08. Several more CDs were very close to making the list, but I had to cut it off somewhere! A lot of reviewers rank their favorites, but I just can’t. The music I like best can and does vary by the day, so I will list these in order by review date. Congratulations and thanks to these artists for making 2008 the best year for instrumental music that I can remember!
Cover image of the album This I Know: Ageless Hymns of Faith by Jeff Bjorck
Cover image of the album Spiritual by Wendel Werner
Wendel Werner
January 29, 2008
Hymn ArrangementsJazz
Cover image of the album Faeries by David Hicken
David Hicken
February 19, 2008
Review by Kathy Parsons
Cover image of the album Living Temples by David Lanz
David Lanz and Gary Stroutsos
February 27, 2008
Review by Kathy Parsons
Cover image of the album Signature by Steven C.
Steven C.
March 17, 2008
Cover image of the album Emotions of the Heart by Bruce Smith
Bruce Smith
April 22, 2008
Cover image of the album Follow the River by Michael Dulin
Michael Dulin
May 3, 2008
Review by Kathy Parsons
Kathy's Top 40 for the Decade (2000-2009)
Cover image of the album A New Kind of Love by Robin Spielberg
Cover image of the album Moments Musicaux by Lesley Spencer
Lesley Spencer
May 8, 2008
Cover image of the album The Weight of Time by Timothy Davey
Timothy Davey
May 19, 2008
Cover image of the album Our Mother by Ralph Zurmühle
Cover image of the album Cinematic by Spencer Brewer
Spencer Brewer
July 14, 2008
Review by Kathy Parsons
Kathy's Top 40 for the Decade (2000-2009)
Cover image of the album Beginning the Journey by David Glass
David Glass
August 16, 2008
Cover image of the album Blue Ridge Reunion by Bill Leslie
Bill Leslie
September 5, 2008
Guitar music
Cover image of the album Painting the Sun by David Lanz
David Lanz
September 8, 2008
Review by Kathy Parsons
Kathy's Top 40 for the Decade (2000-2009)
Cover image of the album Requiem by Fariborz Lachini
Fariborz Lachini
September 21, 2008
Cover image of the album Stone Rose by Ola Gjeilo
Ola Gjeilo
September 25, 2008
Review by Kathy Parsons
Debut AlbumsKathy's Top 40 for the Decade (2000-2009)
Cover image of the album Afterplay by Brian Kelly
Brian Kelly
November 2, 2008
Cover image of the album Blue Dream by Fiona Joy
Fiona Joy Hawkins
November 25, 2008
Kathy's Top 40 for the Decade (2000-2009)
Cover image of the album Christmas Anthology by Michael Allen Harrison
Michael Allen Harrison
December 2, 2008
Holiday Albums