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Jack Bowers' Best of 2005

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Selected picks representing the top recorded big band jazz for 2005...

New Releases


Emerald City Jazz Orchestra
Come Rain or Come Shine
Pony Boy Records


Gerald Wilson Orchestra
In My Time
Mack Avenue Records


Buddy Charles Concert Jazz Orchestra
We're Here
Jazzed Media


Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra
Live at MCG
MCG Jazz


The Bill Holman Band
The Bill Holman Band Live
Jazzed Media


The DIVA Jazz Orchestra
T.N.T
Self Published


The Pratt Brothers Big Band Featuring Roberta Gambarini
16 Men & a Chick Singer Swingin'
CAP


Mike Barone Big Band
Live 2005!
Rhubarb Recordings


Don Menza Big Band
Menza Lines
Jazzed Media


Michael Pagán Big Band
Pag's Groove
Capri Records



Honorable Mentions

The Rodger Fox Big Band
A Rare Connection
TBone Records

The Dave Stahl Band
Live at the Ritz
Abee Cake Records

Scott Whitfield Jazz Orchestra West
The Minute Game
Summit Records

The City Rhythm Orchestra
Vibrant Tones
Limehouse Records

The Spokane Jazz Orchestra
It's About Time
Self Published

Ralph Pyl's Sydney All-Star Big Band
Pyldriver
Newmarket Music




And my non-big band picks...


Mark Colby
Speaking of Stan
Hallway Records


Carl Saunders
Can You Dig Being Dug?
Itsus Jazz


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