Song For Sidiki
Label: eOne Music
Violinist Jenny Scheinman is one of a number of young musicians who are comfortable playing jazz and bluegrass (a trait she shares with her old boss, guitarist Bill Frisell, who is a featured guest here, along with pianist Jason Moran. Both artists also put out fine work throughout the decade). Scheinman and her band prove that music labels don't mean much to musicians. Numbers like "Hard Sole Shoe" and "Born into This" are distinctive and memorable. To hear Scheinman sing country-folk, check out her self-titled release from the same year.