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2006 Contributor Picks

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We solicited opinions from all active All About Jazz contributors, and out of more than 500 nominations, the following 2006 releases garnered the most votes.

New Releases




Andrew Hill
Time Lines
(Blue Note)
CD Reviews
Interview

Ornette Coleman
Sound Grammar
(Sound Grammar)
CD Reviews
Concert Reviews











Chris Potter
Underground
(Sunnyside)
CD Reviews
Interviews: 2006 | 2004

Paul Motian
Garden of Eden
(ECM)
CD Reviews
Interview
Artist Profile (2005)

Dave Douglas
Meaning and Mystery
(Greenleaf)
CD Reviews
Concert Reviews
Interviews: 2006 | 2004











The Bennie Maupin Ensemble
Penumbra
(Cryptogramophone)
CD Reviews
Interview

Tomasz Stanko
Lontano
(ECM)
CD Reviews
Concert Review
Building A Jazz Library

Trio Beyond
Saudades
(ECM)
CD Reviews
Interviews/Profiles:
Jack DeJohnette
Larry Goldings
John Scofield











Kidd Jordan / Hamid Drake /
William Parker
Palm of Soul
(AUM Fidelity)
CD Reviews
William Parker Interviews: 1 | 2 (2005)
Hamid Drake Artist Profile

John Taylor
Angel of the Presence
(CamJazz)
CD Reviews

Nels Cline
New Monastery
(Cryptogramophone)
CD Reviews
Interviews: 2006 | 2004











Nik Bärtsch's Ronin
Stoa
(ECM)
CD Reviews
Interview

Jim Black's AlasNoAxis
Dogs of Great Indifference
(Winter & Winter)
CD Reviews

Skerik's Syncopated Taint Septet
Husky
(Hyena)
CD Reviews
Interview


Style Picks





Latin




Yosvany Terry Cabrera
Metamorphosis
(Ewe/Kindred Rhythm)
CD Reviews

Big Band




Brussels Jazz Orchestra /
Royal Flemish Philharmonic

Dangerous Liaison
(Domusic)
CD Review

Vocal




Nancy King
Live at Jazz Standard
(MaxJazz)
CD Reviews
Concert Review


Reissues/Historical Releases










Thomas Chapin Trio
Ride [1995]
(Playscape)
CD Reviews

Charles Mingus
At UCLA [1965]
(Sunnyside)
CD Review
Genius Guide: A Mingus Among Us

Brötzmann/Mangelsdorff/Sommer
Pica Pica [1982]
(Atavistic)
CD Reviews
In Memoriam: Albert Mangelsdorff (1928-2005)


Other









Book




Ashley Kahn
The House That Trane Built:
The Story of Impulse Records
(W.W. Norton)
Reviews

World Music


Ali Farka Toure
Savane
(Nonesuch)
Review

DVD


Fred Anderson
Timeless:
Live at the Velvet Lounge
(Delmark)
Reviews


For more picks, check out our full collection: Year in Review: 2006.

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