There have been some great jazz fusion/progressive guitar albums this year. While 2006 was one of the best years in guitar music in some time, this year was arguably better. Here are my favorite albums of 2007 in order of their release.
Highly creative fusion featuring incredible playing by guitarists T.J. Helmerich and Brett Garsed. Review
Great heavy fusion disc featuring guitarist Jeff Kollman.
A fantastic fusion of funk and jazz. Awesome funk rhythm guitar on this disc. Review
Incredible writing and playing. Best album of the year. Review
Heavy fusion mixing eastern and western influences. Features Mattias IA Eklundh on guitar.
Acoustic progressive jazz with Frank Gambale and Steve Morse on guitars. Great writing. Review
Download-only album featuring the best performances from McLaughlin's 2007 tour.
Other albums that deserve mentioning: