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2005 Contributor Picks

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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

Ben Monder Oceana (Sunnyside) CD ReviewsPat Metheny Group The Way Up (Nonesuch) CD Reviews Concert Reviews InterviewJoe Lovano Joyous Encounter (Blue Note) CD Reviews Concert Reviews Interviews Video Feature
Marc Johnson Shades of Jade (ECM) CD Reviews InterviewEither/Orchestra Ethiopiques 20: Live in Addis (Buda Musique) CD Reviews Concert Review InterviewBrad 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 ProfileBill Frisell East/West (Nonesuch) CD Reviews Concert Reviews ProfileFred Hersch Ensemble Leaves of Grass (Palmetto) CD Reviews Concert Review Interview
Cuong Vu It's Mostly Residual (Artist Share) CD Review InterviewCharlie 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 InterviewJohn Coltrane Quartet One Down, One Up: Live at the Half Note (Impulse!) CD Review Artist ProfileDizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker Town Hall, New York City June 22, 1945 (Uptown Jazz) CD Reviews

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