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Best of / Year End

2005 Contributor Picks

By Published: January 11, 2006
We solicited opinions from all active AAJ contributors, and out of more than 600 nominations, the following 2005 releases garnered the most votes.

New Releases




Wayne Shorter Quartet
Beyond the Sound Barrier
(Verve)
CD Reviews
Concert Reviews
Book Reviews
Artist Profile
Interview (2003)











Ben Monder
Oceana
(Sunnyside)
CD Reviews

Pat Metheny Group
The Way Up
(Nonesuch)
CD Reviews
Concert Reviews
Interview

Joe Lovano
Joyous Encounter
(Blue Note)
CD Reviews
Concert Reviews
Interviews
Video Feature











Marc Johnson
Shades of Jade
(ECM)
CD Reviews
Interview

Either/Orchestra
Ethiopiques 20: Live in Addis
(Buda Musique)
CD Reviews
Concert Review
Interview

Brad Mehldau
Day Is Done
(Nonesuch)
CD Reviews
Concert Reviews
Interview (2004)











Paul Motian / Bill Frisell / Joe Lovano
I Have The Room Above Her
(ECM)
CD Reviews
Concert Review
Profile

Bill Frisell
East/West
(Nonesuch)
CD Reviews
Concert Reviews
Profile

Fred Hersch Ensemble
Leaves of Grass
(Palmetto)
CD Reviews
Concert Review
Interview











Cuong Vu
It's Mostly Residual
(Artist Share)
CD Review
Interview

Charlie Haden
Liberation Music Orchestra
Not In Our Name
(Verve)
CD Reviews
Interviews
Profile (2004)

Jenny Scheinman
12 Songs
(Cryptogramophone)
CD Reviews






Historical Releases










Thelonious Monk Quartet
with John Coltrane
Live at Carnegie Hall
(Blue Note)
CD Reviews
TS Monk Interview

John Coltrane Quartet
One Down, One Up:
Live at the Half Note

(Impulse!)
CD Review
Artist Profile

Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker
Town Hall, New York City
June 22, 1945

(Uptown Jazz)
CD Reviews




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