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Publisher's Top Picks for 2006

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2006 could very well have been All About Jazz's best year yet in terms of new developments. MY AAJ and regional calendar of events were launched in July and we've been actively building "MY" memberships and spreading the word about the calendar ever since. We also topped one million monthly readers for the first time (in November), we're rapidly approaching one million MP3 downloads, and we added Chris May and Samuel Chell to our editorial staff.

That's the year in review and the year ahead in a nutshell; now onto the music...

I featured nearly 150 publisher's picks this year and highlighted the top 30 below—they represent the most memorable in my 2006 listening experience.


Jim Black
Dogs Of Great Indifference
(Winter & Winter)

John McNeil
East Coast Cool
(OmniTone)

John Ettinger
Kissinger In Space
(Ettinger Music)

Ron Horton
Everything In a Dream
(Fresh Sound)

Chris Potter
Underground
(Sunnyside)

Nels Cline
New Monastery
(Cryptogramophone)

Metta Quintet
Subway Songs
(Jazz Reach)

Kenny Garrett
Beyond the Wall
(Nonesuch)


Label Spotlight: ECM Records


Tomasz Stanko
Lontano

Trio Beyond
Saudades

Nik Bartsch's Ronin
Stoa


Style Spotlight: Piano Trio


John Taylor
Angel of the Presence
(CamJazz)

Enrico Pieranunzi
Ballads
(Cam Jazz)

Brad Mehldau
House On Hill
(Nonesuch Records)


Honorable Mention... Sound In Action Trio's Gate (Atavistic), Chip White's Harlem Sunset (Postcards), Edward Simon's Unicity (Cam Jazz), David Bixler's Call It A Good Deal (Zoho), Diego Urcola's Viva (Cam Jazz) and Francisco Mela's Melao (Ayva Musica).

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