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Best of / Year End

Contributor Picks for 2004

By Published: January 5, 2005
We solicited opinions from all AAJ contributors, and out of more than 500 nominations, the following 2004 releases garnered the most votes.

New Releases




Don Byron
Ivey-Divey
( Blue Note )
Reviews: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Interviews: 1 | 2







Joe Lovano
I'm All For You
( Blue Note )
Reviews: 1 | 2
Interview
Website feature

Alice Coltrane
Translinear Light
( Impulse! )
Reviews: 1 | 2
Profile

Charles Lloyd/Billy Higgins
Which Way Is East
( ECM )
Reviews: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Interview
Concert Reviews: 1 | 2 | 3
Personal Statement









Maria Schneider Orchestra
Concert in the Garden
( Artist Share )
Reviews: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

Dave Douglas
Strange Liberation
( RCA/Bluebird )
Reviews: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Interviews: 1 | 2
Concert Reviews: 1 | 2 | 3

Craig Taborn
Junk Magic
( Thirsty Ear )
Reviews: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Interview (2003)











Andy Bey
American Song
( Savoy Jazz )
Review
Concert Review

Medeski, Martin & Wood
End of the World Party (Just in Case)
( Blue Note )
Reviews: 1 | 2 | 3
Interviews: 1 | 2

Bill Frisell
Unspeakable
( Nonesuch )
Review
Interview
Profile
Concert Reviews: 1 | 2 | 3









Matthew Shipp
Harmony and Abyss
( Thirsty Ear )
Reviews: 1 | 2
Interview (2003)

Vandermark 5
Elements in Style, Exercises in Surprise
( Atavistic )
Reviews: 1 | 2
Interview
Concert Review
Bulletin Board Thread

Ted Sirota
Rebel Souls
( Delmark )
Reviews: 1 | 2 | 3
Interview
Bulletin Board Thread






Reissues


Andrew Hill
Dance with Death
( Blue Note )
Review

Miles Davis
Seven Steps:
The Complete Columbia Recordings
( Columbia/Legacy )
Reviews: 1 | 2 | 3

Dexter Gordon
The Complete Prestige Recordings
( Prestige/Fantasy )
Reviews: 1 | 2




Book DVD Historic Release


Michelle Mercer
Footprints:
The Life and Work of Wayne Shorter
( Tarcher/Penguin )
Reviews: 1 | 2 | 3

Miles Davis
Miles Electric:
A Different Kind of Blue
( Eagle Eye Media )
Reviews: 1 | 2

Albert Ayler
Holy Ghost:
Rare & Unissued Recordings
( Revenant )
Review


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