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Ten Top Tens: 2005
January 6, 2006
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Chris May New Releases Tony Bevan, Bruised, Foghorn Records Steve Reid Ensemble, Spirit Walk, Soul Jazz Records Polar Bear, Held On The Tips Of Fingers, Babel Evan Parker, The Eleventh Hour, ECM Hendrik Meurkens, Amazon River, Blue Toucan Music Enrico Pieranunzi, Play Morricone, Cam Jazz Konono No.1, Congotronics, Crammed Discs Acoustic Ladyland, Last Chance Disco, Babel Nachito Herrera, Bembe En Mi Casa, FS Music The Necks, Mosquito, See Through, ReR Megacorp Reissues, Historical Releases John Coltrane, One Down, One Up: Live At The Half Note, Impulse Various Artists, Lagos Chop Up, Lagos All Routes, Honest Jons Shrimp Boat, Speckly, Aum Fidelity Ike Quebec, The Complete Blue Note 45 Sessions, Blue Note Leo Parker, Let Me Tell You 'Bout It, Blue Note Doug Collette New Releases The Brad Mehldau Trio, Day Is Done, Nonesuch The Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, The Sameness of Difference, Hyena Jazz Mandolin Project, The Deep Forbidden Lake, Lenapee The Benevento, Russo Duo, Best Reason to Buy the Sun, Ropeadope Pat Metheny Group, The Way Up, Nonesuch Wayne Shorter, Beyond the Sound Barrier, Verve John Scofield, That's What I Say, Verve Groundtruther, Longitude, Thirsty Ear Garage a Trois, Outre Mer, Telarc John Ellis, One Foot in the Swamp, Hyena Greg Osby, Channel Three, Blue Note Reissues, Historical Releases Grateful Dead, Complete Fillmore West 1969, Rhino-GD Productions Phish, Island Tour, Live Phish Miles Davis, The Complete Cellar Door Sessions, Sony BMG Legacy Miles Davis, 'Round Midnight-Legacy Edition, Sony BMG Legacy Rory Gallagher, Big Guns, Sony BMG Legacy Jim Santella New Releases Don Ellis, Don Ellis at Filmore, Wounded Bird Joe Lovano, Joyous Encounter, Blue Note Jessica Williams, Live at Yoshi's, Volume Two, MaxJazz Clayton-Hamilton Orch., Live at MCG, MCG Greg Osby, Channel Three, Blue Note Jimmy Thackery, Healin' Ground, Telarc Blues Bireli Lagrene, Move, Dreyfus Connie Evingson, Gypsy in My Soul, Minnehaha Brad Dutz, Nine Gardeners Named Ned, pfMENTUM Dan Cray, Save Us!, Blujazz John Eyles New Releases Stan Tracey & Evan Parker Crevulations, Psi James Blood Ulmer, Birthright, Hyena David S Ware, Live in the World, Thirsty Ear Joe Giardullo, No Work Today: Nine for Steve Lacy, Drimala Louis Moholo-Moholo, Stan Tracey Khumbula, Remember, Ogun Oren Marshall, Introduction to the story of Speedy Sponda. Part One: In a silent room, Slowfoot Jim McAuley, Gongfarmer18, Nine Winds Anthony Braxton Quintet, London 2004 Live at the Royal Festival Hall, Leo Records Free Base, The Ins and Outs, Emanem Bill Frisell, Richter 858, Songlines Reissues, Historical Releases Moondog, The Viking of 6th Avenue, Honest Jon's Marc Meyers New Releases SF Jazz Collective, The Inaugural Season 2004, Self-published Samo Salamon, Ela's Dream, Splasc(H) Fred Hersch, Leaves Of Grass, Palmetto Wayne Shorter, Beyond The Sound Barrier, Verve Bud Shank, Phil Woods, Bouncing With Bud And Phil, Capri Drew Gress, 7 Black Butterflies, Premonition Sonny Rollins, Without A Song, Milestone Reissues, Historical Releases John Coltrane, One Down, One Up: Live At The Half Note, Impulse Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane: At Carnegie Hall, Blue Note Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Town Hall, New York City, June 22, 1945, Uptown Pat Metheny, Ornette Coleman, Song X, Geffen Jazz Crusaders, Complete Pacific Jazz Studio Quintet Sessions, Mosaic Blue Mitchell, The Thing To Do, Blue Note Mark Corroto New Releases Evan Parker, With Birds, Treader Jeff Parker, The Relatives, Thrill Jockey Joshua Redman, Momentum, Nonesuch Alexander von Schlippenbach, Monk's Casino, Intakt Dave Douglas, Keystone, Greenleaf Jenny Scheinmann, 12 Songs, Cryptogramophone James Finn, Plaza de Toros, Clean Feed Gerry Hemingway Quartet, The Whimbler, Clean Feed Steve Lehman, Demian As Posthuman, Pi Ben Monder, Oceana, Sunnyside Bebo Valdez, Cigala, Blanco Y Negro, Bebo & Cigala, RCA, (CD/DVD) Reissues, Historical Releases Ike Quebec, Complete Blue Note 45 Sessions, Blue Note Dizzy Gillespie, Town Hall, NYC, June 22, 1945, Uptown Bill Evans, Complete Village Vanguard Recordings: 1961, Riverside Herbie Hancock, Inventions And Dimensions, Blue Note Mark F. Turner New Releases Dafnis Prieto, About the Monks, Zoho Enrico Pieranunzi, Paul Motian, Doorways, CamJazz Ravi Coltrane, In Flux, Savoy Drew Gress, 7 Black Butterflies, Premonition Myron Walden, This Way, Fresh Sound New Talent JC Hopkins Biggish Band, Underneath a Brooklyn Moon, Tigerlily Records The Susan Weinert Band, Running Out of Time, Tough Tone Records Cuong Vu, It's Mostly Residual, ArtistShare New Talent Jazz Orchestra, The Sound Of New York Jazz Underground, Fresh Sound New Talent Reissues, Historical Releases Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane: At Carnegie Hall, Blue Note Michael P. Gladstone New Releases Steve Heckman Quartet, Live at Yoshi's, World City Dave Holland Big Band, Overtime Keith Jarrett, The Out of Towners, ECM Branford Marsalis, Eternal, Marsalis Music Mark Masters Ensemble, Porgy & Bess Redefined! Grachan Moncur III Octet, Exploration Sonny Rollins, Without A Song The 9/11 Concert, Milestone SFJazz Collective, SFJazz Collective, Nonesuch Reissues, Historical Releases Wes Montgomery, Smokin' at the Half Note, Verve Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane: At Carnegie Hall, Blue Note
Paul Olson New Releases Taylor Ho Bynum & SpiderMonkey Strings, Other Stories (Three Suites), 482 Music Vijay Iyer, Reimagining, Savoy Tom Christensen, New York School, Playscape Recordings Drew Gress, 7 Black Butterflies, Premonition Mat Maneri, Pentagon, Thirsty Ear Dave Douglas, Keystone, Greenleaf Music Cuong Vu, It's Mostly Residual, ArtistShare Ben Monder, Oceana, Sunnyside Claudia Quintet, Semi-Formal, Cuneiform Paraphrase, Pre-emptive Denial, Screwgun Reissues, Historical Releases Pat Metheny, Song X, Nonesuch George Russell, The Complete Bluebird Recordings, Lone Hill Jazz Phil DiPietro New Releases Ben Monder, Oceana, Sunnyside Records Fieldwork, Vijay Iyer, Steve Lehman and Elliott Humberto Kavee, Simulated Progress, Pi Recordings Mat Maneri, Pentagon, Thirsty Ear Recordings Janek Gwizdala, Mystery to Me, Live in New York, Self-released Avishai Cohen, At Home, Razdaz, Self-released Nelson Cascais, Nine Stories, Tone of a Pitch Records Sebastiaan Cornelissen with Gary Willis, Lale Larson, Timeline, Self-released Tim Berne, with Craig Taborn and Tom Rainey, Hardcell Live, Screwgun Records Claudia Quintet, John Hollenbeck, Semi-Formal, Cuneiform Marc Ducret, Bruno Chevillon, Eric Echampard, lânnexe, Self-released Reissues, Historical Releases Miles Davis, The Complete Cellar Door Sessions, Sony BMG Legacy Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane: At Carnegie Hall, Blue Note