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Derek Taylor's Best of 2006

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Another year gone and an especially bountiful one for excellent jazz and improvised music. Paring down to a modest number was particularly difficult to accomplish, but here are several handfuls of my favorite releases from 2006.


Thomas Chapin Trio
Ride

(Playscape)

Trio 3
Time of Being

(Intakt)

Bill & Kenny Barron Quartet
Live at Cobi's, Vol. 2
(Steeplechase)



Buck Hill
Relax

(Severn)

Otomo Yoshihide's New Jazz Quintet
Live in Lisbon
(Clean Feed)

The Gauci Trio
We're Coming Just One Time

(Cadence Jazz)



Roscoe Mitchell Trio
No Side Effects

(RogueArt)

Ellery Eskelin
Quiet Music
(Prime Source)

Iskra 1903
Chapter Two: 1981-3

(Emanem)



Cooper-Moore/Assif Tsahar/Chad Taylor
Digital Primitives
(Hopscotch)

Loren Conners
Night Through
(Family Vineyard)

Brötzmann/Mangelsdorff/Sommer
Pica Pica

(Atavistic)



Evan Parker
Topography of the Lungs

(Psi)

Roswell Rudd
Blown Bone

(Emanem)

Rashaan Roland Kirk
Brotherman in the Fatherland

(Hyena)





Fred Anderson
Timeless

(Delmark)

Larry Kart
Jazz In Search of Itself

(Yale University Press)



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