Music Year 2006 [Frozen]

This is my year-end list for records released in 2006. This file is frozen as of Jan. 12, 2007, reflecting what I knew by the time I finished my 2006 year-end comments. Further changes, up to Dec. 31, 2007, will be made here.

For records in hand, * identifies an advance copy, ** something borrowed. % indicates an album with a 2005 release date that appeared here as new in 2006 -- these are mostly imports or self-releases and often hard to figure out.

New Records

  1. Ornette Coleman: Sound Grammar (Sound Grammar)
  2. Todd Snider: The Devil You Know (New Door)
  3. Public Enemy: Rebirth of a Nation (Guerrilla Funk)
  4. The Coup: Pick a Bigger Weapon (Epitaph)
  5. Jon Faddis: Teranga (Koch)
  6. Ghostface Killah: Fishscale (Def Jam)
  7. The Klezmatics: Wonder Wheel: Lyrics by Woody Guthrie (JMG)
  8. World Saxophone Quartet: Political Blues (Justin Time)

  9. Jesus H Christ and the Four Hornsmen of the Apocalypse (Jesus Christ Rocks)
  10. Adam Lane's Full Throttle Orchestra: New Magical Kingdom (Clean Feed) *
  11. The Handsome Family: Last Days of Wonder (Carrot Top)
  12. Mario Pavone Sextet: Deez to Blues (Playscape)
  13. The Harry Allen-Joe Cohn Quartet: Hey, Look Me Over (Arbors)
  14. Odyssey the Band: Back in Time (Pi)
  15. Adam Lane Trio: Zero Degree Music (CIMP)
  16. Cabruêra: Proibido Cochilar: Sambas for Sleepless Nights (Piranha)
  17. Bob Dylan: Modern Times (Columbia)
  18. Steven Bernstein's Millennial Territory Orchestra: MTO Volume 1 (Sunnyside)
  19. Sonic Youth: Rather Ripped (Geffen)
  20. Nik Bärtsch's Ronin: Stoa (ECM)
  21. Satoko Fujii Four: When We Were There (Libra)
  22. Steve Lacy Quintet: Esteem (1975, Atavistic)
  23. Joe Morris Quartet: Beautiful Existence (Clean Feed)
  24. The Hold Steady: Boys and Girls in America (Vagrant)
  25. Tom Waits: Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards (Anti-, 3CD)
  26. The Rakes: Capture/Release (V2)
  27. Los de Abajo: LDA V The Lunatics (Real World)
  28. The Vandermark 5: A Discontinuous Line (Atavistic)
  29. The Roots: Game Theory (Def Jam) **
  30. Toumani Diabaté's Symmetric Orchestra: Boulevard de l'Indépendence (World Circuit/Nonesuch)
  31. Ben Allison: Cowboy Justice (Palmetto) *
  32. The Streets: The Hardest Way to Make an Easy Living (Vice/Atlantic)
  33. Maria Muldaur: Heart of Mine: Love Songs of Bob Dylan (Telarc)
  34. KRS-One: Life (Antagonist)
  35. Zentralquartett: 11 Songs -- Aus Teutschen Landen (Intakt)
  36. Gato Libre: Nomad (No Man's Land)
  37. OutKast: Idlewild (La Face/Zomba) **
  38. Sonny Rollins: Sonny, Please (Doxy)
  39. Fred Anderson: Timeless: Live at the Velvet Lounge (Delmark)
  40. Art Brut: Bang Bang Rock & Roll (Downtown)
  41. Madonna: I'm Going to Tell You a Secret (Warner Brothers) **
  42. Diana Krall: From This Moment On (Verve)
  43. Hank Williams III: Straight to Hell (Bruc, 2CD)
  44. Arctic Monkeys: Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not (Domino)
  45. François Carrier: Happening (Leo, 2CD)
  46. Bob Reynolds: Can't Wait for Perfect (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  47. Ramón Díaz: Diàleg (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  48. Pink: I'm Not Dead (LaFace/Zomba)
  49. Maurice El Médioni Meets Roberto Rodriguez: Descarga Oriental: The New York Sessions (Piranha)
  50. Drive-By Truckers: A Blessing and a Curse (New West)
  51. Sound in Action Trio: Gate (Atavistic)
  52. Be Your Own Pet (Ecstatic Peace)
  53. Ignacio Berroa: Codes (Blue Note)
  54. Scott Hamilton: Nocturnes & Serenades (Concord)
  55. The Rapture: Pieces of the People We Love (Universal Motown)
  56. Ulf Wakenius: Notes From the Heart (ACT)
  57. The Gothic Archies: The Tragic Treasury: Songs From a Series of Unfortunate Events (Nonesuch)
  58. Soft Machine: Grides (1971, Cuneiform)
  59. Charles Lloyd: Sangam (ECM)
  60. Erik Friedlander: Prowl (Cryptogramophone)
  61. Rabih Abou-Khalil/Joachim Kühn: Journey to the Centre of an Egg (Enja/Justin Time)
  62. Manu Katché: Neighbourhood (ECM)
  63. Jeff Healey & the Jazz Wizards: It's Tight Like That (Stony Plain)
  64. Kékélé: Kinavana (Stern's Africa)
  65. Rhymefest: Blue Collar (J/All I Do)
  66. Harry Miller's Isipingo: Which Way Now (1975, Cuneiform)
  67. Omer Avital: The Ancient Art of Giving (Smalls)
  68. Saborit: Que Linda Es Mi Cuba (Tumi Music)
  69. Clipse: Hell Hath No Fury (Re-Up Gang/Zomba)
  70. Golem: Fresh Off Boat (JDub)
  71. Club D'Elf: Now I Understand (Accurate)
  72. Rudresh Mahanthappa: Codebook (Pi)
  73. Chris Knight: Enough Rope (Drifter's Church)
  74. Les Primitifs du Futur: World Musette (1999, Sunnyside)
  75. Johnny Cash: Personal File (1973-82, Columbia/Legacy, 2CD)
  76. Frank Hewitt: Fresh From the Cooler (1996, Smalls)
  77. Rosanne Cash: Black Cadillac (Capitol) **
  78. Prince: 3121 (Universal) **
  79. Rachid Taha: Diwan 2 (Wrasse)
  80. Bill Sheffield: Journal on a Shelf (American Roots)
  81. Kidd Jordan/Hamid Drake/William Parker: Palm of Soul (AUM Fidelity)
  82. Maurice Hines: To Nat "King" Cole With Love (Arbors)
  83. Sir Douglas Quintet: Live From Austin TX (1981, New West)
  84. Paul Motian: On Broadway Vol. 4 (Winter & Winter)
  85. Ghostface Killah: More Fish (Def Jam)
  86. Sonic Liberation Front: Change Over Time (High Two)
  87. Moncef Genoud: Aqua (Savoy Jazz)
  88. Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor (Atlantic)
  89. Kieran Hebden and Steve Reid: The Exchange Session Vol. 1 (Domino)
  90. Bill Carrothers: Shine Ball (Fresh Sound New Talent) %
  91. Carneyball Johnson (Akron Cracker)
  92. This Moment in Black History: It Takes a Nation (of Assholes to Hold Us Back) (Cold Sweat)
  93. New York Dolls: Some Day It Will Please Us to Remember Even This (Roadrunner)
  94. Hat: Hi Ha (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  95. The David S. Ware Quartet: BalladWare (Thirsty Ear)
  96. Guitar Gabriel & the Brothers in the Kitchen: Toot Blues (1991, Music Maker)
  97. Thunderbirds Are Now!: Make History (Frenchkiss)
  98. Junk Box: Fragment (Libra)
  99. Vittor Santos: Renewed Impressions (Adventure Music)
  100. T Bone Burnett: The True False Identity (DMZ/Columbia)
  101. Merle Haggard: Live From Austin TX (1985, New West)
  102. Thomas Strønen: Pohlitz (Rune Grammofon)
  103. Hazmat Modine: Bahamut (Barbès)
  104. Bruce Springsteen: We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions (Columbia)
  105. Mohammed "Jimmy" Mohammed: Takkabel! (Terp)
  106. Willie Nelson: You Don't Know Me: The Songs of Cindy Walker (Lost Highway)
  107. Mr. Lif: Mo' Mega (Definitive Jux)
  108. Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins: Rabbit Fur Coat (Team Love)


Records in hand, but which haven't yet been graded.

  1. Muhal Richard Abrams/George Lewis/Roscoe Mitchell: Streaming (Pi)
  2. Azam Ali: Elysium for the Brave (Six Degrees)
  3. Don Aliquo: Jazz Folk (Young Warrior)
  4. Nanny Assis: Double Rainbow (Blue Toucan)
  5. Berkeley Guitar 2006 (Tompkins Square) *
  6. Between the Covers (Legacy)
  7. Big Neighborhood: 11:11 (Origin, 2CD)
  8. David Bixler: Call It a Good Deal (Zoho)
  9. The Black Keys: Magic Potion (Nonesuch)
  10. Dave Burrell: Momentum (High Two)
  11. Regina Carter: I'll Be Seeing You: A Sentimental Journey (Verve)
  12. Mark Chesnutt: Heard It in a Love Song (CBUJ)
  13. Circus (ICP)
  14. Fay Claassen: Sings Two Portraits of Chet Baker (Jazz 'N Pulz, 2CD)
  15. François Couturier: Nostalgia: Song for Tarkovsky (ECM) *
  16. Eli Degibri: Emotionally Available (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  17. Brett Dennen: So Much More (Dualtone)
  18. Desole: A Story to Tell (Abacus) *
  19. Duo Baars-Henneman: Stof (Wig)
  20. Eminem Presents the Re-Up (Shady/Interscope)
  21. Ellery Eskelin: Quiet Music (Prime Source, 2CD)
  22. Feathermerchants: Last Man on Earth (Innocent 12th Street)
  23. The Follow: Up With the Sun () *
  24. Amanda Ford: On Fire (Alanna)
  25. Forever, for Always, for Luther: Vol. II (Rendezvous) *
  26. Mitchel Forman: Perspectives (Marsis Jazz)
  27. The Four Bags: Live at Barbès (NCM East)
  28. Mimi Fox: Perpetually Hip (Favored Nations, 2CD)
  29. Joel Futterman/Alvin Fielder/Ike Levin Trio: Live at the Blue Monk (Charles Lester Music)
  30. Eve Graham: The Mountains Welcome Me Home (Scotdisc)
  31. A Good Year (Legacy/Sony Music Soundtrack)
  32. Lou Grassi's PoBand: Infinite POtential (CIMP)
  33. Brian Groder: Torque (Latham)
  34. Scotty Hard's Radical Reconstructive Surgery (Thirsty Ear)
  35. Taylor Haskins: Metaview (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  36. The Skip Heller Trio: Mean Things Happening in This Land (Ropeadope)
  37. Joan Hickey: Between the Lines (Origin)
  38. The Hilliard Ensemble: Niocolas Gombert: Missa Media Vita in Morte Sumus (ECM)
  39. John Hollenbeck & Jazz Bigband Graz: Joys & Desires (Intuition)
  40. Incognito: Beer + Things + Flowers (Narada Jazz)
  41. Sean Jones: Roots (Mack Avenue) *
  42. Kayhan Kalhor: The Wind (ECM) *
  43. Nancy King: Live at Jazz Standard With Fred Hersch (MaxJazz)
  44. Art Lillard's Heavenly Band: Reasons to Be Thankful (Summit)
  45. Rolf Lislevand: Nuove Musiche (ECM)
  46. The Brian Lynch/Eddie Palmieri Project: Simpático (ArtistShare)
  47. Russell Malone: Live at Jazz Standard Volume One (MaxJazz)
  48. Nicolas Masson: Yellow (A Little Orange) (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  49. Ray Mason Band: Don't Mess With Our Routine (Hi-N-Dry)
  50. MB3: Jazz Hits Volume 1 (Mel Bay)
  51. Loreena McKennitt: An Ancient Muse (Verve/Quinlan Road) *
  52. Francisco Mela: Melao (AYVA)
  53. Myra Melford/Be Bread: The Image of Your Body (Cryptogramophone)
  54. Misha Mengelberg: Afijn (ICP/Data Images, DVD)
  55. The Mercenaries: Locks, Looks and Hooks (Melted Vinyl)
  56. Brian Stokes Mitchell (Playbill/Legacy)
  57. Stanton Moore: III (Telarc)
  58. New Ghost: Live Upstairs at Nick's (ESP-Disk)
  59. The Notekillers: Airport + Ants ()
  60. Mikkel Ploug Group (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  61. Roger Powell: Fossil Poets (Inner Knot)
  62. Pure Prairie League: All in Good Time (Drifter's Church)
  63. Queen Mab Trio: Thin Air (Wig)
  64. Kevin Roth: Between the Notes (Star Gazer)
  65. Roswell Rudd/Mark Dresser: Airwalkers (Clean Feed) *
  66. Dino Saluzzi Group: Juan Condori (ECM) *
  67. András Schiff: Ludwig Van Beethoven: The Piano Sonatas (ECM New Series)
  68. Shapes and Sizes (Asthmatic Kitty)
  69. Nina Simone: Remixed and Reimagined (RCA/Legacy)
  70. David Smith Quintet: Circumstance (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  71. Snapback: Purgatory (CD Baby)
  72. The Bob Sneider & Joe Locke Film Noir Project: Fallen Angel (Sons of Sound)
  73. Peter Stampfel: Antonia's 11 (Blue Navigator)
  74. Sufjan Stevens: The Avalanche: Outtakes and Extras From the Illinois Album (Asthmatic Kitty)
  75. Melissa Stylianou: Sliding Down (Festival)
  76. Steve Swallow With Robert Creeley: So There (ECM/XtraWatt) *
  77. Tammen Harth Rosen Dahlgren: Expedition (ESP-Disk)
  78. David Taylor-Steve Swell Quintet: Not Just . . . (CIMP)
  79. Ximo Tebar & Fourlights: Eclipse (Sunnyside)
  80. Bow Thayer: Maintenance for Mood Swings (Crooked Root)
  81. Third World Love: Sketch of Tel Aviv (Smalls)
  82. Tyft: Meg Nem Sa (Skirl)
  83. Andreas Vollenweider: Midnight Clear (SLG)
  84. Torben Waldorff Quartet: Brilliance: Live at 55 Bar NYC (ArtistShare)
  85. Mort Weiss: The B3 and Me (SMS Jazz)
  86. Dan Willis: Velvet Gentlemen (Omnitone)
  87. Why the Hell Not . . . The Songs of Kinky Friedman (Sustain) *

Also Noted:

Records in hand, graded B+ or below, in roughly declining order:

  1. Trio 3 (Oliver Lake, Reggie Workman, Andrew Cyrille): Time Being (Intakt)
  2. Billy Stein Trio: Hybrids (Barking Hoop)
  3. Anders Aarum Trio: First Communion (Jazzaway)
  4. Pete McCann: Most Folks (Omnitone)
  5. BassDrumBone: The Line Up (Clean Feed)
  6. Chris Smither: Leave the Light On (Signature Sounds)
  7. Congotronics 2: Buzz'n'Rumble From the Urb'n'Jungle (Crammed Discs)
  8. Marcus Strickland: Quartets: Twi-Life (Strick Muzik, 2CD)
  9. Satoko Fujii Orchestra Nagoya: Maru (Bakamo)
  10. Andy Fairweather Low: Sweet Soulful Music (Proper)
  11. Ismaël Lo: Sénégal (Wrasse)
  12. François Carrier/Dewey Redman/Michel Donato/Ron Séguin/Michel Lambert: Open Spaces (1999, Spool/Line)
  13. Lady Sovereign: Public Warning (Def Jam)
  14. John Taylor: Angel of the Presence (CAM Jazz)
  15. Tomasz Stanko Quartet: Lontano (ECM)
  16. Von Freeman: Good Forever (Premonition)
  17. Enrico Pieranunzi/Marc Johnson/Joey Baron: Ballads (CAM Jazz)
  18. Mark Helias' Open Loose: Atomic Clock (Radio Legs Music)
  19. Batagraf: Statements (ECM)
  20. David Krakauer: Bubbemeises: Lies My Grandma Told Me (Label Bleu)
  21. Lisbon Improvisation Players: Spiritualized (Clean Feed) *
  22. Lynne Arriale Trio: Live (In+Out/Motema)
  23. Samo Salamon Quartet: Two Hours (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  24. Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Show Your Bones (Interscope) **
  25. Soft Machine Legacy: Live at the New Morning (Inakustik, 2CD)
  26. Johnnie Valentino: Stingy Brim (Omnitone)
  27. Stoll Vaughan: Love Like a Mule (Shadow Dog)
  28. Adam Lane Trio: Music Degree Zero (CIMP)
  29. Houston Person/Bill Charlap: You Taught My Heart to Sing (High Note)
  30. The Source (ECM)
  31. Dave Burrell/Billy Martin: Consequences (Amulet)
  32. Gianluca Petrella: Indigo 4 (Blue Note)
  33. Kimya Dawson: Remember That I Love You (K) *
  34. Carl Maguire: Floriculture (Between the Lines)
  35. Michael Musillami's Dialect: Fragile Forms (Playscape)
  36. Bole 2 Harlem: Volume 1 (Sounds of the Mushroom)
  37. George Lewis: Sequel (For Lester Bowie) (Intakt)
  38. Trio-X: Moods: Playing With the Elements (CIMP)
  39. Boban Markovic Orkestar: The Promise (Piranha)
  40. Ben Goldberg Quintet: The Door, the Hat, the Chair, the Fact (Cryptogramophone)
  41. Billy Hart: Quartet (High Note)
  42. David Kweksilber + Guus Janssen (Geestgronden)
  43. Wayne Horvitz Gravitas Quartet: Way Out East (Songlines)
  44. Dave Holland Quintet: Critical Mass (Dare2/Sunnyside)
  45. Helen Sung Trio: Helenistique (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  46. Michy Mano: The Cool Side of the Pillow (Enja/Justin Time)
  47. Thomas Chapin Trio: Ride (1995, Playscape)
  48. Jamie Davis: It's a Good Thing (Unity Music)
  49. Les DeMerle: Cookin' at the Corner, Vol. 1 (Origin)
  50. Andrew Hill: Time Lines (Blue Note)
  51. Big Al Anderson: After Hours (Legacy)
  52. Rhett Miller: The Believer (Verve Forecast)
  53. Ali Farka Touré: Savane (World Circuit/Nonesuch)
  54. Jerry Leake: The Turning: Percussion Expansions (Rhombus Publishing)
  55. Run the Road Volume 2 (Vice)
  56. Neil Young: Living With War (Reprise)
  57. Hamid Drake & Assif Tsahar: Live at Glenn Miller Café (Ayler)
  58. Industrial Jazz Group: Industrial Jazz a Go Go! (Evander Music)
  59. Van Morrison: Pay the Devil (Lost Highway) **
  60. Thomas Storrs and Sarpolas: Time Share (Louie)
  61. The Andy Biskin Quartet: Early American: Melodies of Stephen Foster (Strudelmedia)
  62. Shot x Shot (High Two)
  63. Avishai Cohen: Continuo (RazDaz/Sunnyside)
  64. Frank Morgan: Reflections (High Note)
  65. Bob Belden: Three Days of Rain (Original Soundtrack) (Sunnyside)
  66. Charles Gayle Trio: Live at Glenn Miller Café (Ayler)
  67. Dave Frishberg: Retromania: At the Jazz Bakery (Arbors)
  68. Brent Jensen: Trios (Origin)
  69. Jovino Santos Neto: Roda Carioca (Rio Circle) (Adventure Music)
  70. Ray Russell: Goodbye Svengali (Cuneiform)
  71. Christian McBride: Live at Tonic (Ropeadope, 3CD)
  72. Whit Dickey: Sacred Ground (Clean Feed) *
  73. Kris Davis: The Slightest Shift (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  74. Sofia Koutsovitis: Ojalá (CD Baby)
  75. The Derek Trucks Band: Songlines (Columbia)
  76. Las Rubias del Norte: Panamericana (Barbès)
  77. Randy Sandke and the Metatonal Big Band: The Subway Ballet (Evening Star)
  78. Hamilton de Holanda Quintet: Brasilianos (Adventure Music)
  79. Ismael Dueñas: Mirage (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  80. Jessica Williams: Billy's Theme: A Tribute to Dr. Billy Taylor (Origin)
  81. Ernest Dawkins' New Horizons Ensemble: The Messenger: Live at the Original Velvet Lounge (Delmark)
  82. Larry Vuckovich Trio: Street Scene (Tetrachord)
  83. Stephen Stubbs: Teatro Lirico (ECM New Series)
  84. Jimmy Amadie Trio: Let's Groove! A Tribute to Mel Tormé (TP)
  85. Billy Martin & Grant Calvin Weston: Live at Houston Hall (2002, Amulet)
  86. Theo Bleckmann/Fumio Yasuda: Las Vegas Rhapsody: The Night They Invented Champagne (Winter & Winter)
  87. Marc Mommaas with Nikolaj Hess: Balance (Sunnyside)
  88. The Roger Kellaway Trio: Heroes (IPO)
  89. Dennis González Boston Project: No Photograph Available (Clean Feed) *
  90. Ingrid Jensen: At Sea (ArtistShare)
  91. Delfeayo Marsalis: Minions Dominion (Troubadour Jass)
  92. Gian Tornatore: Blackout (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  93. Tom Zé: Estuando O Pagode (Luaka Bop)
  94. Meredith d'Ambrosio: Wishing on the Moon (Sunnyside)
  95. Fred Fried: The Wisdom of Notes (Ballet Tree)
  96. Boxhead Ensemble: Nocturnes (Atavistic)
  97. Rodrigo Amado/Kent Kessler/Paal Nilssen-Love: Teatro (European Echoes)
  98. Charles Gayle Trio: Consider the Lilies . . . (Clean Feed) *
  99. Toph-E & the Pussycats: Live in Detroit (CD Baby)
  100. Stefano Battaglia: Raccolto (ECM, 2CD)
  101. "Killer" Ray Appleton/Melvin Rhyne: Latin Dreams (Lineage)
  102. The Little Willies (Milking Bull) **
  103. Sonny Simmons: I'll See You When You Get There (Jazzaway)
  104. Mike Boone: Yeah, I Said It . . . (Dreambox Media)
  105. George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band: Tiger by the Tail (TCB)
  106. Conjure: Bad Mouth (American Clave, 2CD)
  107. Jeremy Udden: Torchsongs (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  108. Texas Tornados: Live From Austin TX (1990, New West)
  109. Buck Hill: Relax (Severn)
  110. Trio East: Best Bets (Origin)
  111. Kali Z. Fasteau/Kidd Jordan: People of the Ninth: New Orleans and the Hurricane 2005 (Flying Note)
  112. Rob Mullins: Standards & More (Planet Mullins)
  113. Scenes [John Stowell/Jeff Johnson/John Bishop]: Along the Way (Origin)
  114. Kieran Hebden and Steve Reid: The Exchange Session Vol. 2 (Domino)
  115. Thomas Strønen: Parish (ECM)
  116. RockDownBaby: Love & Sex & Rock & Roll (Life Force, EP)
  117. Irène Schweizer: First Choice: Piano Solo KKL Luzern (Intakt)
  118. Dave Liebman/Steve Swallow/Adam Nussbaum: We Three: Three for All (Challenge)
  119. Anke Helfrich Trio: Better Times Ahead (Double Moon)
  120. Florian Weber/Jeff Denson/Ziv Ravitz: Minsarah (Enja/Justin Time)
  121. Ted Nash & Still Evolved: In the Loop (Palmetto) *
  122. John Tchicai/Charlie Kohlhase/Garrison Fewell: Good Night Songs (Boxholder, 2CD)
  123. Misja Fitzgerald Michel: Encounter (No Format/Sunnyside)
  124. Jason Kao Hwang: Edge (Asian Improv)
  125. Mike Melvoin Trio: You Know (City Light)
  126. Branford Marsalis: Braggtown (Marsalis Music/Rounder)
  127. Martin Speake: Change of Heart (ECM)
  128. Ralph Sutton: At St. George Church, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England (1992, Arbors, 2CD)
  129. Michele Rosewoman & Quintessence: The In Side Out (Advance Dance Disques)
  130. Scott McLemore: Found Music (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  131. Michael Blanco: In the Morning (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  132. Oscar Peterson/Ella Fitzgerald: JATP Lausanne 1953 (Swiss Radio Days, Vol. 15) (1953, TCB)
  133. The Revenge of Blind Joe Death: The John Fahey Tribute Album (Takoma)
  134. Luis Rodríguez: U-Turn (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  135. Susanne Abbuehl: Compass (ECM)
  136. Dr. Lonnie Smith: Jungle Soul (Palmetto) *
  137. Winard Harper Sextet: Make It Happen (Piadrum)
  138. Bill Coon/Oliver Gannon: Two Much Guitar (Cellar Live)
  139. Jason Rigby: Translucent Space (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  140. Liberty Ellman: Ophiuchus Butterfly (Pi)
  141. Ollabelle: Riverside Battle Songs (Verve Forecast)
  142. Sebastian Noelle Quartet: Across the River (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  143. Cedar Walton: One Flight Down (High Note)
  144. Re-Bop: The Savoy Remixes (1945-59, Savoy Jazz)
  145. Jerry Bergonzi: Tenor of the Times (Savant)
  146. Vinny Golia Quartet: Sfumato (Clean Feed)
  147. Fattigfolket: Le Chien et la Fille (ILK)
  148. Bruce Robison: Eleven Stories (Sustain)
  149. Metta Quintet: Subway Songs (Sunnyside)
  150. Patricia Barber: Mythologies (Blue Note)
  151. Kenny Wheeler: It Takes Two! (CAM Jazz)
  152. Citay (Important)
  153. Nick Russo + 11: Ro (On the Bol)
  154. Eric Alexander: It's All in the Game (HighNote)
  155. Chuck Redd: Remembers Barney Kessel: Happy All the Time (Arbors)
  156. Tania Maria: Intimidade (Blue Note)
  157. Ari Roland: Sketches From a Bassist's Album (Smalls)
  158. David Sills: Down the Line (Origin)
  159. Dom Minasi: The Vampire's Revenge (CDM, 2CD)
  160. Hank Jones/Frank Wess: Hank and Frank (Lineage)
  161. Nels Cline: New Monastery: A View Into the Music of Andrew Hill (Cryptogramophone)
  162. Pierre Favre/Yang Jing: Two in One (Intakt)
  163. Marty Grosz and His Hot Combination (Arbors)
  164. Eri Yamamoto: Cobalt Blue (Thirsty Ear)
  165. Pierre Dørge & New Jungle Orchestra: Negra Tigra (ILK)
  166. Baby Loves Jazz (Verve) *
  167. Louis Hayes and the Cannonball Legacy Band: Maximum Firepower (Savant)
  168. Rhonda Towns: I Wanna Be Loved by You (Dawn)
  169. Alan Broadbent: Every Time I Think of You (Artistry)
  170. Free Range Rat: Nut Club (Clean Feed) *
  171. Pete Robbins: Waits & Measures (Playscape)
  172. Sonando: Tres (Origin)
  173. Denis DiBlasio: View From Pikes (Dreambox Media)
  174. William Parker: Long Hidden: The Olmec Series (AUM Fidelity)
  175. Lew Tabackin Trio: Tanuki's Night Out (CD Baby)
  176. Mold: Rotten in Rødby (ILK)
  177. Bobby Zankel & the Warriors of the Wonderful Sound: Ceremonies of Forgiveness (Dreambox Media)
  178. Linton Garner Trio: Quiet Nights (Cellar Live)
  179. Liquid Soul: One-Two Punch (Telarc)
  180. Mario Adnet: From the Heart (Adventure Music)
  181. Klemens Marktl: Ocean Avenue (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  182. Cheikh Lô: Lamp Fall (World Circuit/Nonesuch)
  183. Ab Baars Quartet: Kinda Dukish (Wig)
  184. Aaron Goldberg: Worlds (Sunnyside)
  185. Michael Bates: A Fine Balance (Between the Lines)
  186. J.A. Granelli and Mr. Lucky: Homing (Love Slave)
  187. John Ellis: By a Thread (Hyena)
  188. Bobby Previte: The Coalition of the Willing (Ropeadope)
  189. Carla White: A Voice in the Night (Bright Moon)
  190. Jamie Stewardson: Jhaptal (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  191. Oscar Castro-Neves: All One (Mack Avenue)
  192. Jay McShann: Hootie Blues (Stony Plain)
  193. Instinctual Eye: Born in Brooklyn (Barking Hoop)
  194. Jason Moran: Artist in Residence (Blue Note)
  195. The New Orleans Social Club: Sing Me Back Home (Burgundy/Honey Darling) *
  196. Jimmy Cobb: Marsalis Music Honors Jimmy Cobb (Marsalis Music/Rounder)
  197. Raúl Jaurena: Te Amo Tango (Soundbrush)
  198. Ran Blake: All That Is Tied (Tompkins Square) *
  199. Odean Pope Saxophone Choir: Locked & Loaded: Live at the Blue Note (Half Note)
  200. Gordon Grdina/Gary Peacock/Paul Motian: Think Like the Waves (Songlines)
  201. Donny McCaslin: Soar (Sunnyside)
  202. Jim Black/AlasNoAxis: Dogs of Great Indifference (Winter & Winter)
  203. Marc Cary: Focus (Motema Music)
  204. Harvie S: Funky Cha (Zoho)
  205. Satoko Fujii Quartet: Angelona (Libra)
  206. Yungchen Lhamo: Ama (Real World)
  207. Jay Geils-Gerry Beaudoin and the Kings of Strings (Arbors)
  208. Monk's Music Trio: Monk's Bones (CMB)
  209. Philip Dizack: Beyond a Dream (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  210. The Chris Byars Octet: Night Owls (Smalls)
  211. Toby Koenigsberg Trio: Sense (Origin)
  212. Rahsaan Roland Kirk: Brotherman in the Fatherland (1972, Hyena)
  213. Reuben Hoch and Time: Of Recent Time (Naim)
  214. Fred Frith/Carla Kihlstedt/Stevie Wishart: The Compass, Log, and Lead (Intakt)
  215. Virginia Mayhew: Sandan Shuffle (Renma)
  216. Paul Shapiro: It's in the Twilight (Tzadik)
  217. Terje Rypdal: Vossabrygg (ECM)
  218. John Bishop: Nothing If Not Something (Origin)
  219. Upper Left Trio: Sell Your Soul Side (Origin)
  220. Peter Madsen: Prevue of Tomorrow (Playscape)
  221. Nancy Kelly: Born to Swing (Amherst)
  222. Jeannette Lambert: Sand Underfoot (Jazz From Rant)
  223. Paul Motian Band: Garden of Eden (ECM)
  224. Marcos Amorim: Sete Capelas (Seven Chapels) (Adventure Music)
  225. Karen Blixt: Spin This (Hi-Fli)
  226. Gilbert Castellanos: Underground (Seedling)
  227. Anita O'Day: Indestructible! (Kayo Stereophonic)
  228. Vincent Herring: Ends and Means (HighNote)
  229. David "Fathead" Newman: Cityscape (HighNote)
  230. Mike Tucker: Collage (
  231. Pamela Luss: There's Something About You I Don't Know (Savant)
  232. The Dutch Jazz Orchestra: The Lady Who Swings the Band: Rediscovered Music of Mary Lou Williams (Challenge)
  233. Tempest: The Double-Cross (Magna Carta)
  234. Duduka Da Fonseca: Samba Jazz in Black and White (Zoho)
  235. Ernie Andrews: How About Me (HighNote)
  236. Chris Potter: Underground (Sunnyside)
  237. Larry Willis Trio: The Big Push (HighNote)
  238. Joe Chambers: The Outlaw (Savant)
  239. Edsel Gomez: Cubist Music (Zoho)
  240. Hiromi: Spiral (Telarc)
  241. Iro Haarla: Northbound (ECM)
  242. John McNeil: East Coast Cool (Omnitone)
  243. Trio Beyond (Jack DeJohnette, Larry Goldings, John Scofield): Saudades (ECM, 2CD)
  244. The World's Greatest Jazz Band: At Manchester's Free Trade Hall, England 1971 (1971, Arbors, 2CD)
  245. Keith Oxman: Dues in Progress (Capri)
  246. Aki Takase/Lauren Newton: Spring in Bangkok (Intakt)
  247. Jon De Lucia Group: Face No Face (Jonji Music)
  248. Geoff Farina/Luther Gray/Nate McBride: Out Trios Volume Four (Atavistic)
  249. Ben Adams Quintet: Old Thoughts for a New Day (Lunar Module)
  250. Kip Hanrahan: Every Child Is Born a Poet: The Life & Work of Piri Thomas (American Clavé)
  251. Carolina Chocolate Drops: Dona Got a Ramblin' Mind (Music Maker)
  252. Gilad Hekselman: Split Life (Smalls)
  253. Art Ensemble of Chicago: Non-Cognitive Aspects of the City: Live at Iridium (Pi, 2CD)
  254. Satoko Fujii Orchestra Tokyo: Live!! (Libra)
  255. Territory Band-5: New Horse for the White House (Okka Disk, 2 CD)
  256. Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood: Out Louder (Indirecto) *
  257. Chris Cheek: Blues Cruise (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  258. Anne McCue: Koala Motel (Messenger) *
  259. Freddy Cole: Because of You: Freddy Cole Sings Tony Bennett (High Note)
  260. Adam Unsworth: Excerpt This! (Adam Unsworth)
  261. Hot Club of Detroit (Mack Avenue)
  262. Vienna Teng: Dreaming Through the Noise (Zoë/Rounder) *
  263. Satoko Fujii Orchestra NY: Undulation (PJL)
  264. The Jeff Gauthier Goatette: One and the Same (Cryptogramophone)
  265. Roy Nathanson: Sotto Voce (AUM Fidelity)
  266. Skerik's Syncopated Taint Septet: Husky (Hyena)
  267. Jordi Berni Trio + Santi de la Rubia: Afinke (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  268. Ray Mantilla: Good Vibrations (Savant)
  269. Walter Smith III: Casually Introducing (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  270. The Klezmatics: Woody Guthrie's Happy Joyous Hanukkah (JMG)
  271. Dave Glasser: Above the Clouds (Arbors)
  272. D.D. Jackson: Serenity Song (Justin Time)
  273. Charles Mingus: At UCLA 1965 (1965, Sunnyside, 2CD)
  274. Scott Burns: Passages (Origin)
  275. Jacques Loussier Trio: Bach: The Brandenburgs (Telarc)
  276. Ron Horton: Everything in a Dream (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  277. So Percussion: Amid the Noise (Cataloupe)
  278. Marguerite Mariama: Wild Women Never Get the Blues . . . Well, Not Anymore! (PowerLight Media)
  279. Esperanza Spalding: Junjo (Ayva)
  280. Sugar Pie DeSanto: Refined Sugar (Jasman)
  281. The Bennie Maupin Ensemble: Penumbra (Cryptogramophone)
  282. Paul Lytton/Ken Vandermark/Phillip Wachsmann: CINC (Okka Disk)
  283. Barbara Fasano: Written in the Stars (Human Child)
  284. The John Cowan Band: New Tattoo (Pinecastle)
  285. Open Door: So Close So Beautiful (Hipbone/Kindred Rhythm)
  286. Stephan Crump: Rosetta (Papillon Sounds)
  287. Grismore/Scea Group: Well Behaved Fish (Accurate)
  288. George Colligan Trio: Blood Pressure (Ultimatum)
  289. Brian Owen: Unmei (OA2)
  290. Willie Nelson: Live From Austin TX (1990, New West)
  291. Elliott Sharp: Plays the Music of Thelonious Monk (Clean Feed) *
  292. The Uptown Quintet: Live in New York (Cellar Live)
  293. All Ones: Bloom (Number)
  294. Dr. John: Mercenary (Blue Note)
  295. Ladysmith Black Mambazo: Long Walk to Freedom (Heads Up)
  296. Pete Malinverni: Theme & Variations (Reservoir)
  297. Jordi Matas Quintet: Racons (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  298. Sathima Bea Benjamin: Musical Echoes (Ekapa)
  299. Múm: The Peel Sessions (2002, Fat Cat, EP) *
  300. Don Byron: Do the Boomerang: The Music of Junior Walker (Blue Note)
  301. Frequency (Thrill Jockey)
  302. Guillaume de Chassy/Daniel Yvinec: Wonderful World (Sunnyside)
  303. Satoko Fujii Orchestra Kobe: Kobe Yee!! (Crab Apple)
  304. Bridge 61: Journal (Atavistic)
  305. Joe Lovano Ensemble: Streams of Expression (Blue Note)
  306. Grant Green: Live at Club Mozambique (1971, Blue Note) **
  307. Deep Blue Organ Trio: Goin' to Town: Live at the Green Mill (Delmark)
  308. Mark Elf: Liftoff (Jen Bay)
  309. Anouar Brahem: Le Voyage de Sahar (ECM)
  310. Dave Douglas: Meaning and Mystery (Greenleaf Music)
  311. Pete Zimmer Quintet: Judgment (Tippin)
  312. Matt Duke: Winter Child (MAD Dragon)
  313. Rossano Sportiello: Heart and Soul (Arbors)
  314. Ayelet Rose Gottlieb: Mayim Rabim (Tzadik) *
  315. Mike LeDonne: On Fire (Savant)
  316. The Mary Lou Williams Collective: Zodiac Suite: Revisited (Mary)
  317. Francisco Pais: Not Afraid of Color (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  318. Robert Stillman: Horses (Mill Pond)
  319. Billy Martin: Solo Live Tonic 2002 (Amulet)
  320. Charles Gayle: Time Zones (Tompkins Square) *
  321. The Omer Avital Group: Asking No Permission (1996, Smalls)
  322. Beans (featuring William Parker and Hamid Drake): Only (Thirsty Ear)
  323. Jazzmob: Infernal Machine (Jazzaway)
  324. Daniel Santiago: On the Way (Adventure Music)
  325. The John Popper Project Featuring DJ Logic (Relix) *
  326. The Eddie Daniels Quartet: Mean What You Say (IPO)
  327. Duke Robillard: Guitar Groove-A-Rama (Stony Plain)
  328. Sex Mob: Sexotica (Thirsty Ear)
  329. The Paul Carlon Octet: Other Tongues (Deep Tone)
  330. Christian Scott: Rewind That (Concord)
  331. Don Braden: Workin' (HighNote)
  332. Arnal/Misterka/Radding/Wooley: Transit (Clean Feed)
  333. Marcus Goldhaber: The Moment After (Fallen Apple)
  334. DJ Logic: Zen of Logic (Ropeadope) *
  335. Carlos Barbosa-Lima: Carioca (Zoho)
  336. Joe Locke & Charles Rafalides: Van Gogh by Numbers (Wire Walker)
  337. Bernd Lhotzky: Piano Portrait (Arbors)
  338. Ralph Towner: Time Line (ECM)
  339. Heernt: Locked in a Basement (RazDaz/Sunnyside)
  340. Paul Bollenback: Brightness of Being (Elefant Dreams)
  341. Gebhard Ullmann/Chris Dahlgren/Jay Rosen: Cut It Out (Leo)
  342. Sarah Hommel: A Sarah Hommel Drum All (Sahara Ford)
  343. Roger Davidson: Pensando En Ti (Soundbrush)
  344. Daryl Sherman: Guess Who's in Town (Arbors)
  345. Bill Anschell: More to the Ear Than Meets the Eye (Origin)
  346. Stefon Harris: African Tarantella (Blue Note)
  347. Sergi Sirvent/Santi Careta: Anacrònics (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  348. Vicente Espí Quartet: Tras Coltrane (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  349. Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra: Sacred Music of Duke Ellington (Origin, 2CD)
  350. Bill Bruford/Tim Garland: Earthworks Underground Orchestra (Summerfold)
  351. Kevin Hays: Piano Works III: Open Range (ACT)
  352. Ken Filiano & Steve Adams: The Other Side of This (Clean Feed) *
  353. Pete Zimmer Quintet: Burnin' Live at the Jazz Standard (Tippin')
  354. John McLaughlin: Industrial Zen (Verve)
  355. Andrew Rathbun/George Colligan: Renderings: The Art of the Duo (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  356. Laszlo Gardony: Natural Instinct (Sunnyside)
  357. Rez Abbasi: Bazaar (Zoho)
  358. Colin Stranahan: Transformation (Capri)
  359. Mingus Big Band: Live in Tokyo (Sunnyside)
  360. Béla Fleck & the Flecktones: The Hidden Land (Columbia)
  361. Mike Melvoin Presents Dan Jaffe: Playing the Word (City Light)
  362. Ahleuchatistas: What You Will (Cuneiform)
  363. Matthew Shipp: One (Thirsty Ear)
  364. Mort Weiss Meets Sam Most (SMS Jazz)
  365. Ray Barretto: Standards Rican-ditioned (Zoho)
  366. Brazilian Girls: Talk to La Bomb (Verve Forecast)
  367. Andy Biskin: Trio Tragico (Strudelmedia)
  368. The Taylor/Fidyk Big Band: Live at Blues Alley (OA2)
  369. Lucian Ban & Alex Harding: Tuba Project (CIMP)
  370. Fred Wesley & the Swing'N Jazz All-Stars: It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing (Sons of Sound)
  371. Stevie Holland: More Than Words Can Say (150 Music)
  372. Shawn Glyde: Alternate Rhythm (Imuso)
  373. Dafnis Prieto: Absolute Quintet (Zoho)
  374. Madeleine Peyroux: Half the Perfect World (Rounder)
  375. McGill Manring Stevens: What We Do (Free Electric Sound, 2CD)
  376. Michael Moore Quintet: Osiris (Ramboy)
  377. Saadet Türköz: Urumchi (Intakt)
  378. Dominique Eade/Jed Wilson: Open (Jazz Project)
  379. Mike Marshall/Hamilton de Holanda: New Worlds/Novas Palavras (Adventure Music)
  380. Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man (Verve Forecast)
  381. Diego Urcola: Viva (Cam Jazz)
  382. The Miles Donahue Quintet: In the Pocket (Amerigo)
  383. Yellowjackets: Twenty Five (Heads Up)
  384. Shaynee Rainbolt: At Home (33 Jazz)
  385. The Wood Brothers: Ways Not to Lose (Blue Note)
  386. John Holloway: Johann Sebastian Bach: The Sonatas and Partitas (ECM New Series, 2CD)

  387. George Cotsirilos: On the Rebop (OA2)
  388. Anton Schwartz: Radiant Blue (Anton Jazz)
  389. Spady: The Long Way Around and Other Short Stories (Post Script)
  390. Mike Holober: Wish List (Sons of Sound)
  391. John Bunch: At the Nola Penthouse: Salutes Jimmy Van Heusen (Arbors)
  392. Phil Kelly & the SW Santa Ana Winds: My Museum (Origin)
  393. Janice Borla: From Every Angle (Blujazz)
  394. IMI Kollektief: Snug as a Gun (Clean Feed) *
  395. Archie Bronson Outfit: Derdang Derdang (Domino)
  396. Nelly Furtado: Loose (Geffen) **
  397. Harry Connick Jr.: Harry on Broadway: Act 1 (Columbia, 2CD) **
  398. Oscar Peñas Group: The Return of Astronautus (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  399. Martirio & Chano Domínguez: Acoplados (Sunnyside)
  400. Gypsy Schaeffer: Portamental (PeaceTime)
  401. Maria Kalaniemi: Bellow Poetry (Alula)
  402. Kid Rock & the Twisted Brown Trucker Band: 'Live' Trucker (Atlantic) **
  403. Chico Hamilton: 6th Avenue Romp (Joyous Shout) *
  404. The Baldwin Brothers: Return of the Golden Rhodes (TVT)
  405. The Diplomats: We Are Not Obstinate Islands (Clean Feed) *
  406. Sonya Kitchell: Words Came Back to Me (Velour)
  407. Edward Simon: Unicity (CAM Jazz)
  408. Dave Stryker: The Chaser (Mel Bay)
  409. Mark Feldman: What Exit (ECM)
  410. John Butcher/Paal Nilssen-Love: Concentric (Clean Feed) *
  411. Philippe Baden Powell: Estrada de Terra/Dirt Road (Adventure Music)
  412. Jay Lawrence Trio: Thermal Strut (OA2)
  413. Chet Doxas Quartet: Sidewalk Etiquette (Justin Time)
  414. Bang on a Can/Don Byron: A Ballad for Many (Cantaloupe)
  415. Sam Moore: Overnight Sensation (Rhino)
  416. Tom Wurth (Aspirion)
  417. Dave Liebman & Bobby Avey: Vienna Dialogues (Zoho)
  418. Jackie Greene: American Myth (Verve Forecast)
  419. Mike Frost Project: Comin' Straight At Ya' (Blujazz)
  420. One for All: The Lineup (Sharp Nine)
  421. The Frankenstein Consort: Classical A-Go-Go (Sfz)
  422. Santi Careta Group: Obertura (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  423. Keith Jarrett: The Carnegie Hall Concert (ECM, 2CD)
  424. Dixie Chicks: Taking the Long Way (Open Wide/Columbia)
  425. Papa John DeFrancesco: Desert Heat (Savant)
  426. Chico Hamilton: Believe (Joyous Shout)
  427. Mujician: There's No Going Back Now (Cuneiform)
  428. Tom Cohen: The Guitar Trio Project (Dreambox Media)
  429. Sam Bardfeld: Periodic Trespasses (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  430. Daniel Smith: Bebop Bassoon (Zah Zah)
  431. Ludacris: Release Therapy (Disturbing Tha Peace)
  432. Kat Parra: Birds in Flight (JazzMa)
  433. Al Di Meola: Consequence of Chaos (Telarc)
  434. Elvis Costello Live With the Metropole Orkest: My Flame Burns Blue (Deutsche Grammophon, 2CD)
  435. John Pizzarelli/The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra: Dear Mr. Sinatra (Telarc)
  436. Charlie Musselwhite: Delta Hardware (RealWorld)
  437. Vijay Iyer & Rudresh Mahanthappa: Raw Materials (Savoy Jazz)
  438. Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint: The River in Reverse (Verve Forecast)
  439. Will Holshouser Trio: Singing to a Bee (Clean Feed) *
  440. The Bob Gallo Quintet: Wake-Up Call (CD Baby)
  441. Anne Ducros: Piano, Piano (Dreyfus)
  442. Chicago Underground Duo: In Praise of Shadows (Thrill Jockey)
  443. Dave Chappelle's Block Party (Geffen) **
  444. Lulendo: Angola (Buda Musique)
  445. Chick Corea: The Ultimate Adventure (Stretch)
  446. Tresa Jordan (South River Road)
  447. David Berger & the Sultans of Swing: Hindustan (Such Sweet Thunder)
  448. Toots Thielemans: One for the Road (Verve)
  449. Michael Carvin: Marsalis Music Honors Michael Carvin (Marsalis Music/Rounder)
  450. Planet Jazz: In Orbit (Sharp Nine)
  451. Angá: Echu Mingua (World Circuit/Nonesuch)
  452. Jeff Barnhart: In My Solitude (Arbors Piano Series, Volume 16) (Arbors)
  453. Frank Kimbrough: Play (Palmetto) *
  454. The RH Factor: Distractions (Verve)
  455. World Drummers Ensemble: A Coat of Many Colors (Summerfold)
  456. The Skip Heller Trio: Liberal Dose (Skyeways)
  457. Pat Martino: Remember: A Tribute to Wes Montgomery (Blue Note)
  458. Monsieur Dubois: Ruff (Challenge)
  459. Gutbucket: Sludge Test (Cantaloupe)
  460. Norm Kubrin: I Thought About You (Arbors)
  461. Mindi Abair: Life Less Ordinary (GRP) *
  462. Nancy Wilson: Turned to Blue (MCG Jazz)
  463. Michael O'Neill: Ontophony (Songlines)
  464. Manuel Valera: Melancolía (Mavo)
  465. Brad Goode: Hypnotic Suggestion (Delmark)
  466. Aaron Irwin Group: Into the Light (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  467. Cassandra Wilson: Thunderbird (Blue Note)
  468. Ugetsu: Live at the Cellar (Cellar Live)
  469. Janis Siegel: A Thousand Beautiful Things (Telarc)
  470. Andrey Dergatchev: The Return (ECM) *
  471. Fred Hersch: In Amsterdam: Live at the Bimhuis (Palmetto) *
  472. Monty Alexander: Concrete Jungle: The Music of Bob Marley (Telarc)
  473. Cecil Brooks III: Double Exposure (Savant)
  474. Dr. John: Right Place, Right Time (1989, Skinji Brim/Hyena)
  475. Billy Martin: Starlings (Tzadik)
  476. Roseanna Vitro: Live at the Kennedy Center (Challenge)
  477. Incognito: Eleven (Narada Jazz)
  478. Eric Darius: Just Getting Started (Narada Jazz) *
  479. Nick Colionne: Keepin' It Cool (Narada Jazz) *
  480. Jaco Pastorius Big Band: The Word Is Out (Heads Up)
  481. Nils Landgren & Joe Sample: Creole Love Call (ACT)
  482. Darrell Scott: The Invisible Man (Full Light)
  483. Bob Sneider & Paul Hofmann: Escapade (Sons of Sound)
  484. John Moulder: Trinity (Origin)
  485. Gnappy: Unloaded (Bean Pie)
  486. Bonnie Bramlett and Mr. Groove Band: Roots, Blues & Jazz (Zoho Roots)
  487. John Rich: Underneath the Same Moon (BNA/Legacy)
  488. Erin Boheme: What Love Is (Concord)
  489. Jerry Vivino: Walkin'; With the Wazmo (Zoho)
  490. Mary Foster Conklin: Blues for Breakfast (Rhombus)
  491. Carl Hancock Rux: Good Bread Alley (Thirsty Ear) *
  492. Elliott Caine Quintet: Blues From Mars (EJC Music)
  493. Wesla Whitfield: Livin' on Love (High Note)
  494. Bruce Arkin Quartet: Wake Up! (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  495. Otomo Yoshihide's New Jazz Quintet: ONJQ Live in Lisbon (Clean Feed) *
  496. Pete Malinverni: Joyful! (ArtistShare)
  497. Miles Donahue: Bounce (Amerigo)
  498. Cyrus Chestnut: Genuine Chestnut (Telarc)
  499. Quinsin Nachoff: Magic Numbers (Songlines)
  500. Roy Hargrove: Nothing Serious (Verve)
  501. Deadstring Brothers: Starving Winter Report (Bloodshot)

  502. Thirsty Ear Presents: Nu Jazz Today (Thirsty Ear) *
  503. Melvin Sparks: Groove On Up (Savant)
  504. Tomasz Stanko: Chameleon (TC Music)
  505. Bruno Hubert Trio/B3 Kings: A Cellar Live Christmas (Cellar Live)
  506. Oleta Adams: Christmas Time With Oleta (Koch)
  507. Chico Hamilton: Heritage (Joyous Shout)
  508. Jazz Yule Love II (Mack Avenue)
  509. Ann Hampton Callaway: Blues in the Night (Telarc)
  510. JC and the Jazz Hoppers: Chillin' at Home (Jazz-Hop)
  511. Joe Locke-Geoffrey Keezer Group: Live in Seattle (Origin)
  512. HR-Bigband: Once in a Lifetime (TCB)
  513. Warren Vaché and the Scottish Ensemble: Don't Look Back (Arbors)
  514. Benevento/Russo Duo: Play Pause Stop (Butter Problems/Reincarnate Music) *
  515. Hironobu Saito: The Sea (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  516. Chico Hamilton: Juniflip (Joyous Shout)
  517. Mike Stern: Who Let the Cats Out? (Heads Up)
  518. Fred Lonberg-Holm Quartet: Bridges Freeze Before Roads (Longbox)
  519. Taylor Eigsti: Lucky to Be Me (Concord)
  520. Chris Gestrin/Ben Monder/Dylan van der Schyff: The Distance (Songlines)
  521. Larry Goldings: Quartet (Palmetto) *
  522. Harri Stojka: A Tribute to Gypsy Swing (Zoho)
  523. Geri Allen: Timeless Portraits and Dreams (Telarc)
  524. Liam Sillery With the David Sills Quartet: On the Fly (OA2)
  525. Jim Brickman: Escape (SLG)
  526. Wayne Horvitz: Whispers, Hymns and a Murmur: Music for a String Quartet (Tzadik) *
  527. Diane Delin: Offerings for a Peaceable Season (Blujazz)
  528. The Robert Cray Band: Live From Across the Pond (Nozzle/Vanguard, 2CD)
  529. Joyce Cooling: Revolving Door (Narada Jazz) *
  530. Jason Miles: What's Going On? (Narada Jazz) *

  531. Susi Hyldgaard: Blush (Enja/Justin Time)
  532. Albert Kuvezin and Yat-Kha: Re-Covers (World Village)
  533. Janet Jackson: 20 Years Old (Virgin) **
  534. Michael Bolton: Bolton Swings Sinatra (Concord)
  535. Winds of Brazil (Um Sopro de Brasil) (Adventure Music)
  536. The Matt Savage Trio: Quantum Leap (Savage)
  537. Erich Kunzel/Cincinnati Pops Orchestra: Christmastime Is Here (Telarc)
  538. The Catz in the Hatz: Resilience (Rhombus)
  539. The Chris Walden Big Band: No Bounds (Origin)

  540. Javon Jackson: Now (Palmetto) *
  541. Peter Eldridge: Decorum (
  542. Steve Oliver: Snowfall (Koch)
  543. Randy Brecker w/Michael Brecker: Some Skunk Funk (Telarc)
  544. Tom Lellis: Avenue of the Americas (Beamtide)
  545. Chris Walden Big Band: Winter Games (Origin, EP)

  546. Cheryl Bentyne: The Book of Love (Telarc)
  547. Michel Camilo: Rhapsody in Blue (Telarc)
  548. Lisa B: What's New Pussycat? Tunes & Tales About Cool Cats (Piece of Pie)
  549. Chicago: XXX (Rhino) **
  550. The Ed Palermo Big Band: Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance (Cuneiform)

Compilations/Vault Music:

  1. Chuck Berry: The Definitive Collection (1955-72, Geffen/Chess/Chronicles)
  2. Night in Tunisia: The Very Best of Dizzy Gillespie (1946-49, Bluebird/Legacy)
  3. Wilson Pickett: The Definitive Collection (1961-71, Atlantic/Rhino, 2CD)
  4. The Essential George Jones (1954-99, Epic/Legacy, 2CD)
  5. Fats Waller: If You Got to Ask, You Ain't Got It (1926-43, Bluebird/Legacy, 3CD)
  6. Muddy Waters: The Definitive Collection (1948-76, Geffen/Chess/Chronicles)
  7. Buddy Holly: The Definitive Collection (1956-58, Geffen/Decca/Chronicles)
  8. Sonny Rollins: Milestone Profiles (1972-2001, Milestone)
  9. God Bless the Child: The Very Best of Billie Holiday (1935-42, Columbia/Legacy)
  10. Irène Schweizer: Portrait (1984-2004, Intakt)
  11. Ska Bonanza: The Studio One "Ska" Years (1961-65, Heartbeat, 2CD)
  12. Etta James: The Definitive Collection (1954-2004, Geffen/Chronicles)
  13. Bob Wills: Legends of Country Music (1932-73, Columbia/Legacy, 4CD)
  14. New Order: Singles (1981-2005, Rhino, 2CD)
  15. Pérez Prado: The Hits (1949-59, RCA/Legacy)
  16. Ernest Tubb: The Definitive Collection (1941-67, MCA Nashville/Chronicles)
  17. One O'Clock Jump: The Very Best of Count Basie (1936-42, Columbia/Legacy)

  18. Thomas Mapfumo: Spirits to Bite Our Ears: The Singles Collection 1977-1986 (DBK)
  19. The Miles Davis Quintet: The Legendary Prestige Quintet Sessions (1955-58, Prestige, 4CD)
  20. Allen Ginsberg: First Blues (1971-81, Water, 2CD)
  21. Ion Petre Stoican: Sounds From a Bygone Age Vol. 1 (1966-77, Asphalt Tango) %
  22. The Best of Delroy Wilson: Original Eighteen Deluxe Edition (1964-70, Heartbeat)
  23. Hallelujah Chicken Run Band: Take One (1974-79, Alula)
  24. Otis Redding: Stax Profiles (1966-68, Stax)
  25. Crunk Hits Vol. 2 (2004-05, TVT)
  26. Journey Into Paradise: The Larry Levan Story (1978-86, Rhino, 2CD)
  27. Archie Shepp: The Impulse Story (1964-72, Impulse)
  28. Joe Henderson: Milestone Profiles (1967-75, Milestone)
  29. Downbeat the Ruler: Killer Instrumentals From Studio One (1966-74, Heartbeat)
  30. Everybody's Talkin': The Very Best of Harry Nilsson (1967-77, RCA/Legacy)
  31. The Best of Studio One (1967-80, Heartbeat)
  32. John Coltrane: The Impulse Story (1961-67, Impulse)
  33. '70s Soul: Gold (1970-79, Hip-O, 2CD)
  34. Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou: Éthiopiques 21: Ethiopia Song (1963-96, Buda Musique)
  35. Sonny Rollins: The Impulse Story (1965-66, Impulse)
  36. Rufus Thomas: Stax Profiles (1967-75, Stax)
  37. The Essential Charley Pride (1966-84, RCA Nashville/Legacy, 2CD) *
  38. Thelonious Monk With John Coltrane: The Complete 1957 Riverside Recordings (1957, Riverside, 2CD)
  39. Earl King: The Sonet Blues Story (1977, Verve)
  40. Best of Luna (1992-2004, Elektra/Rhino)
  41. The Rough Guide to Bhangra Dance (1998-2005, World Music Network)
  42. Buddy Guy: Can't Quit the Blues (1957-2005, Silvertone/Legacy, 3CD)
  43. Jerry Lee Lewis: The Definitive Collection (1957-81, Hip-O/Chronicles)
  44. Do You Love Him Like You Say: The Very Best of Terence Trent D'Arby (The Hits) (1987-95, Columbia/Legacy)
  45. The Staple Singers: Stax Profiles (1969-73, Stax)
  46. Fatboy Slim: The Greatest Hits: Why Try Harder (1996-2006, Astralwerks) **
  47. Big Joe Williams: The Sonet Blues Story (1972, Verve)
  48. Romica Puceanu & the Gore Brothers: Sounds From a Bygone Age, Vol. 2 (1964-73, Asphalt Tango)
  49. Champion Jack Dupree: The Sonet Blues Story (1971, Verve)
  50. Buck Owens: 21 #1 Hits: The Ultimate Collection (1963-88, Rhino)
  51. Nils Petter Molvaer: An American Compilation (2001-06, Thirsty Ear)
  52. Tom T. Hall: The Definitive Collection (1968-84, Hip-O)
  53. Waylon Jennings: Nashville Rebel (1958-95, RCA Nashville/Legacy, 4CD)
  54. Steve Earle: The Definitive Collection (1983-97, Hip-O)
  55. The Green Arrows: 4-Track Recording Session (1974-79, Alula)
  56. Conway Twitty: Gold (1958-91, MCA Nashville, 2CD)
  57. Pharoah Sanders: The Impulse Story (1966-73, Impulse)
  58. The House That Trane Built: The Best of Impulse Records (1961-76, Impulse)


  1. Cannonball Adderley: Riverside Profiles (1958-62, Riverside)
  2. Chet Baker: Riverside Profiles (1958-59, Riverside)
  3. The Beatles: Love (1963-70, Capitol)
  4. Mary J Blige: Reflections (A Retrospective) (Geffen)
  5. The Essential Michael Bolton (1987-99, Columbia/Legacy, 2CD)
  6. Eric Burdon: Wild & Wicked (AIM)
  7. Stella Chiweshe: Double Check (1987-2005, Piranha, 2CD)
  8. Corbett Vs. Dempsey: Eye & Ear (1943-2004, Atavistic)
  9. DJ Quik: Born and Raised in Compton: The Greatest Hits (Arista/Profile/Legacy)
  10. Earth, Wind & Fire: Beautiful Ballads (1973-79, Columbia/Legacy)
  11. Edition Pierre Verger: Africa: From Dakar to Johannesburg (Playa Sound)
  12. Edition Pierre Verger: Japan: From Kyoto to Tokyo (Playa Sound)
  13. The Essential Gloria Estefan (1984-2003, Epic/Legacy, 2CD)
  14. Bill Evans: Riverside Profiles (1958-63, Riverside)
  15. Good God! A Gospel Funk Hymnal (The Numero Group)
  16. John Lee Hooker: Hooker (Shout! Factory, 4CD)
  17. The Isley Brothers: Beautiful Ballads, Volume 2 (1972-85, Epic/Legacy)
  18. Ricky Jay Plays Poker (Octone/Legacy)
  19. Gladys Knight & the Pips: Beautiful Ballads (RCA/Legacy) *
  20. Patty LaBelle: Beautiful Ballads (1976-86, Epic/Legacy)
  21. The Microscopic Septet: Seven Men in Neckties: History of the Micros Volume One (1982-90, Cuneiform, 2CD)
  22. The Microscopic Septet: Surrealistic Swing: History of the Micros Volume Two (1981-90, Cuneiform, 2CD)
  23. Life of the Infamous: The Best of Mobb Deep (1993-2004, Loud/Legacy)
  24. Thelonious Monk: Riverside Profiles (1955-59, Riverside)
  25. Wes Montgomery: Riverside Profiles (1959-63, Riverside)
  26. The O'Jays: Beautiful Ballads (1969-93, Epic/Legacy)
  27. Panama! Latin, Calypso and Funk on the Isthmus 1965-75 (Soundway) *
  28. Putumayo Presents: Blues Around the World (Putumayo World Music)
  29. Putumayo Presents: One World, Many Cultures (Putumayo World Music)
  30. Putumayo Presents: Radio Latino (Putumayo World Music)
  31. Don't You Know Who I Think I Was? The Best of the Replacements (1981-2006, Sire/Reprise/Rhino)
  32. Savoy Brown: Blues, Balls & Boogie (AIM)
  33. Frankie Lee Sims: Walking With Frankie (1960, AIM)
  34. Stereolab: Serene Velocity: A Stereolab Anthology (1993-2003, Rhino/Elektra)
  35. The Tommy Boy Story Vol. 1 (Rhino, 2CD)
  36. The U.S. vs. John Lennon (Capitol)

Also Noted:

  1. Gil Evans: The Complete Pacific Jazz Sessions (1958-59, Blue Note)
  2. Brenda Lee: The Definitive Collection (1957-79, MCA Nashville/Chronicles)
  3. J.D. Short: The Sonet Blues Story (1961-62, Verve)
  4. Snooks Eaglin & Friends: The Sonet Blues Story (1977, Verve)
  5. Sathima Bea Benjamin: Song Spirit (1963-2002, Ekapa)
  6. Dona Dumitru Siminica: Sounds From a Bygone Age, Vol. 3 (1960, Asphalt Tango)
  7. Snooks Eaglin: The Sonet Blues Story (1971, Verve)
  8. John Holt: I Can't Get You Off My Mind: 18 Greatest Hits (1968-72, Heartbeat)
  9. Smokey Robinson & the Miracles: Gold (1959-2005, Motown/Chronicles, 2CD)
  10. Little Milton: Stax Profiles (1971-74, Stax)
  11. Version Dread: 18 Dub Hits From Studio One (1966-82, Heartbeat)
  12. Full Up: More Hits From Studio One (1967-82, Heartbeat)
  13. Keith Jarrett: The Impulse Story (1973-76, Impulse)
  14. Gato Barbieri: The Impulse Story (1973-75, Impulse)
  15. The Clash: The Singles (1977-85, Epic/Legacy, 19CD)
  16. Mighty Joe Young: The Sonet Blues Story (1972, Verve)
  17. Come On-a My House: The Very Best of Rosemary Clooney (1951-60, Bluebird/Legacy)
  18. Zanzibara 2: L'Âge d'Or du Taraab de Mombasa (1965-75, Buda Musique)
  19. Lou Blackburn: The Complete Imperial Sessions (1963, Blue Note)
  20. A Flock of Seagulls: We Are the '80s (1981-86, Jive/Legacy)
  21. The Very Best of DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince (1986-93, Jive/Legacy)
  22. Sugar Minott: The Roots Lover (1978-83, Moll-Selekta, 2CD)
  23. Zanzibara 1: Ikhwani Safaa Musical Club (2004-05, Buda Musique)
  24. Closet Freak: The Best of Cee-Lo Green the Soul Machine (1995-2004, Arista/Legacy)
  25. Albert King: Stax Profiles (1968-83, Stax)
  26. The Essential Chieftains (1977-2002, RCA/Legacy, 2CD)
  27. Etta James: Love Songs (1960-2001, RCA/Legacy)
  28. The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of (1926-32, Yazoo, 2CD)
  29. The Guess Who: The Best of the Guess Who (The Hits) (1968-71, RCA/Legacy)
  30. Lightnin' Hopkins: The Sonet Blues Story (1974, Verve)
  31. Sonny Stitt: Stitt's Bits: The Bebop Recordings (1949-52 [2006], Prestige, 3CD)
  32. The Gap Band: Gold (1979-92, Hip-O/Mercury, 2CD)
  33. Johnnie Taylor: Stax Profiles (1956-73, Stax)
  34. Bukka White: The Sonet Blues Story (1963, Verve)
  35. The Best of Los Jardineros (1929-32, Shanachie)
  36. Otis Rush: The Sonet Blues Story (1974, Verve)
  37. Tony Bennett's Greatest Hits of the '60s (1960-69, RPM/Columbia/Legacy)
  38. Candy Licker: The Sex & Soul of Marvin Sease (1994-2005, Jive/Legacy)
  39. Juke Boy Bonner: The Sonet Blues Story (1971, Verve)
  40. Thirsty Ear Blue Series Sampler (2002-06, Thirsty Ear)
  41. T Bone Burnett: 20/20: The Essential T Bone Burnett (1976-2003, Columbia/DMZ/Legacy, 2CD)
  42. Herbie Hancock: Jazz to Funk (1966-69, Aim, 2CD)
  43. Bob Marley and the Wailers: One Love: At Studio One 1964-1966 (Heartbeat, 2CD)
  44. Allen Ginsberg: Kaddish (1964, Water)
  45. Funky Beat: The Best of Whodini (1983-96, Jive/Legacy)
  46. Explorations: Classic Picante Regrooved, Vol. 1 (Concord Picante)
  47. British Invasion: Gold (1961-67, Hip-O, 2CD)
  48. Weather Report: Forecast: Tomorrow (1969-85, Columbia/Legacy, 3CD+DVD)
  49. Original Irish Tenors: The Legendary Voices of Celtic Songs (1921-53, Columbia/Legacy)
  50. Eddie Boyd: The Sonet Blues Story (1974, Verve)
  51. Albert Ayler: The Impulse Story (1965-69, Impulse)
  52. Jefferson Airplane: The Worst of Jefferson Airplane (1965-69, RCA/Legacy)
  53. The Essential Herbie Hancock (1962-98, Columbia/Legacy, 2CD)
  54. Stan Getz: More Getz for Lovers (1952-91, Verve)
  55. The Essential Roy Orbison (1956-88, Monument/Legacy, 2CD)
  56. Kathy Mattea: The Definitive Collection (1983-97, Mercury/Chronicles)
  57. Rance Allen: Stax Profiles (1971-78, Stax)
  58. Dolly Parton: Love Songs (1974-85, RLG/Legacy)
  59. Eddie Floyd: Stax Profiles (1966-74, Stax)
  60. Come Get It: The Very Best of Aaron Carter (2000-03, Jive/Legacy)
  61. Robert Pete Williams: The Sonet Blues Story (1973, Verve)
  62. Putumayo Kids Presents: Reggae Playground (1973-2005, Putumayo World Music)
  63. The Rough Guide to the Music of Israel (1995-2005, World Music Network) **
  64. Putumayo Presents: Turkish Groove (1999-2005, Putumayo World Music)
  65. Putumayo Presents: Brazilian Lounge (2000-05, Putumayo World Music)
  66. Alice Coltrane: The Impulse Story (1968-2000, Impulse)
  67. Jimmy Smith: Milestone Profiles (1981-93, Milestone)
  68. Miles Davis: Cool & Collected (1956-84, Columbia/Legacy)
  69. Eccentric Soul: The Deep City Label (1964-67, Numero Group)
  70. Putumayo Kids Presents: New Orleans Playground (1956-2003, Putumayo World Music)
  71. David J: On Glass: The Singles (1983-85, Plain)
  72. Jimmy Scott: Milestone Profiles (2000-01, Milestone)
  73. Putumayo Presents: Paris (1995-2005, Putumayo World Music)
  74. The Essential Jim Reeves (1953-68, RCA Nashville/Legacy, 2CD) *
  75. McCoy Tyner: The Impulse Story (1962-64, Impulse)
  76. McCoy Tyner: Milestone Profiles (1972-80, Milestone)
  77. Frankie Ruiz: Gold (1990-98, Hip-O, 2CD) **
  78. The Byrds: There Is a Season (1964-90, Columbia/Legacy, 4CD)
  79. Gospel Music (1937-77, Hyena)

  80. Sunnyland Slim: The Sonet Blues Story (1974, Verve)
  81. Boz Scaggs: Hits! (1972-85, Columbia/Legacy)
  82. Daryl Hall & John Oates: Rock 'n Soul Part 1 (The Hits) (1976-83, RCA/Legacy)
  83. Putumayo Presents: New Orleans Christmas (1995-2006, Putumayo World Music)
  84. Delbert McClinton: The Definitive Collection (1961-97, Hip-O)
  85. Memphis Slim: The Sonet Blues Story (1967, Verve)
  86. Bill Anderson: The Definitive Collection (1960-78, MCA Nashville/Chronicles)
  87. Putumayo Presents: Acoustic Africa (1994-2006, Putumayo World Music)
  88. Bow Wow Wow: We Are the '80s (1980-82, RCA/Legacy)
  89. Stanley Turrentine: Flipped Out on Love (1971-72, Aim)
  90. Tony Bennett's Greatest Hits of the '50s (1950-59, RPM/Columbia/Legacy)
  91. Bruce Hornsby: Intersections 1985-2005 (1989-2005, RCA/Legacy, 4CD)
  92. Christmas Break: Relaxing Jazz for the Holidays (Telarc)
  93. Candi Staton: The Ultimate Gospel Hits (1955-2002, Shanachie, 2CD)
  94. Sneakin' Up Behind You: The Very Best of the Brecker Brothers (1975-81, Arista/Legacy)
  95. Carla Thomas: Stax Profiles (1961-71, Stax)
  96. Bangles: We Are the '80s (1984-88, Columbia/Legacy)
  97. Willie Bobo: Lost & Found (Concord Picante)
  98. Re-Bop: The Savoy Originals (1945-59, Savoy Jazz)
  99. Judy Garland: Great Day! Rare Recordings from the Judy Garland Show (1963-64, Savoy Jazz)
  100. Wayfaring Strangers: Ladies of the Canyon (Numero Group)
  101. The Best of Martin Taylor (1978-2004, The Guitar Label, 2CD)
  102. Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash: 16 Biggest Hits (The Hits) (1964-83, Columbia/Legacy)
  103. Henri Pousseur: Musique Mixte 1966-1970 (Sub Rosa)
  104. Putumayo Presents: ¡Baila! A Latin Dance Party (Putumayo World Music)
  105. The Idan Raichel Project (2002-05, Cumbancha)
  106. Gershon Kingsley: God Is a Moog (1968-74, Reboot Stereophonic, 2CD)
  107. The Essential George Duke (1977-90, Epic/Legacy, 2CD)
  108. Alabama: Livin' Lovin' Rockin' Rollin': The 25th Anniversary Collection (1980-2000, RCA/Legacy, 3CD)
  109. Carmen McRae: For Lovers (1955-59, Verve)
  110. Nina Simone: Forever Young, Gifted & Black: Songs of Freedom and Spirit (1967-69, RCA/Legacy)
  111. Putumayo Presents: Music From the Wine Lands (1991-2005, Putumayo World Music)
  112. Rick Springfield: We Are the '80s (1981-88, RCA/Legacy)
  113. The Essential George Benson (1963-80, Columbia/Legacy, 2CD)
  114. Everything Is Possible: The Very Best of Living Colour (1988-2003, Epic/Legacy)
  115. Keep on Truckin': The Very Best of Hot Tuna (1969-78, RCA/Legacy)

  116. The Essential Ronnie Milsap (1973-88, RCA Nashville/Legacy, 2CD)
  117. Whiskey in the Jar: Essential Irish Drinking Songs & Sing Alongs (1962-2003, Legacy, 2CD)
  118. Send in the Clowns: The Very Best of Sarah Vaughan (1949-87, Columbia/Legacy)
  119. Loverboy: We Are the '80s (1980-86, Columbia/Legacy)
  120. Charles Mingus: The Impulse Story (1963, Impulse)
  121. Regina Belle: Love Songs (1989-95, Columbia/Legacy)
  122. Johnny Maestro: The Best of Johnny Maestro (1958-85, Shout! Factory)
  123. Johnny Mathis: Gold: A 50th Anniversary Collection (1956-2006, Columbia/Legacy)
  124. Booker T & the MGs: Stax Profiles (1963-71, Stax)

  125. Eddie Money: We Are the '80s (1980-89, Columbia/Legacy)
  126. The Essential Alice in Chains (1990-99, Columbia/Legacy, 2CD)
  127. Johnny Mathis: Gold: A 50th Anniversary Christmas Collection (1958-2006, Columbia/Legacy)
  128. Heart: Love Songs (1977-2005, Epic/Legacy)

  129. Scandal: We Are the '80s (1982-84, Columbia/Legacy)
  130. Phyllis Hyman: Love Songs (1977-91, Arista/Legacy)
  131. Journey: Greatest Hits (1978-96, Columbia/Legacy)
  132. The Essential Kenny G (1986-2004, Arista/Legacy, 2CD)

  133. John Denver: Love Songs (1969-95, RCA/Legacy)

  134. Steve Perry: Greaest Hits (1977-98, Columbia/Legacy)


Reissues are new releases of old records: records that have been previously released under the same name (although we're also on the lookout for trivial rename jobs). They may have extra bonus cuts, maybe even a whole extra disc of cuts; "twofers" are also included here.

  1. Big Youth: Screaming Target (1973, Trojan/Sanctuary)
  2. Mott the Hoople: Mott (1973, Columbia/Legacy)

  3. Augustus Pablo: King David's Melody (1975-82, Shanachie)
  4. Freddie McGregor: Bobby Babylon (1980, Heartbeat)
  5. Andrew Hill: Pax (1965, Blue Note)
  6. African Head Charge: Off the Beaten Track (1986, Anthology) *
  7. Mott the Hoople: All the Young Dudes (1972, Columbia/Legacy)
  8. Serge Chaloff: Boston Blow-Up! (1955, Capitol Jazz)
  9. Pärson Sound (1966-68, Anthology, 2CD) *
  10. Fred Neil (1967, Water)
  11. Andrew Hill: Smoke Stack (1963, Blue Note)
  12. Marlo Thomas: Free to Be . . . You and Me (1972, Arista/Legacy)
  13. Brian Eno/David Byrne: My Life in the Bush of Ghosts (1979-80, Nonesuch)


  1. Jeff Beck: Truth (1968, Epic/Legacy)
  2. The Jeff Beck Group: Beck-Ola (1969, Epic/Legacy)
  3. Peter Brötzmann Group: Alarm (1981, Atavistic)
  4. Lattimore Brown: Little Box of Tricks (AIM)
  5. Billy Cobham's Glassmenagerie: Stratus (1981, Inak)
  6. Sarah McLachlan: Mirrorball: The Complete Concert (1999, Columbia/Legacy, 2CD)
  7. John Phillips: John the Wolfking of L.A. (1970, Varèse Sarabande) *
  8. Bobby Powell: Louisiana Soul (1979, AIM)
  9. Moody Scott: Bustin' Out of the Ghetto (AIM)
  10. Secret Oyster: Sea Son (1974, The Laser's Edge)
  11. Yma Sumac: Recital (1961, ESP-Disk)
  12. Frank Wright: Unity (1974, ESP-Disk)

Also Noted:

  1. Jackie McLean: It's Time (1964, Blue Note)
  2. Liza Minnelli: Liza With a "Z" (1972, Columbia/Legacy)
  3. Luis Bacalov: Il Postino (1994-2000, CAM Jazz)
  4. Roy Orbison: In Dreams (1963, Monument/Legacy)
  5. Christoph Gallio/Urs Voerkel/Peter K Frey: Tiegel (1981, Atavistic)
  6. Johnny Cash: At San Quentin (Legacy Edition) (1969, Columbia/Legacy, 2CD+DVD)
  7. Solomon Ilori: African High Life (1963-64, Blue Note)
  8. Electric Light Orchestra: A New World Record (1976, Epic/Legacy)
  9. Robin Williams: A Night at the Met (1986, Columbia/Legacy)
  10. Cluster: Cluster 71 (1971, Water)
  11. Dexter Gordon: Gettin' Around (1965, Blue Note)
  12. Tony Bennett: I Left My Heart in San Francisco (1957-62, RPM/Columbia/Legacy)
  13. Delaney & Bonnie: Home (1969, Stax)
  14. Peter Brötzmann/Albert Mangelsdorff/Günter Sommer: Pica Pica (1982, Atavistic)
  15. Santana: Santana III (Legacy Edition) (1971, Columbia/Legacy, 2CD)
  16. Sainte Anthony's Fyre (Anthology) *
  17. Ben Monder Trio: Dust (1996, Sunnyside)
  18. Hank Mobley: Dippin' (1965, Blue Note)
  19. Freddie King: Live at the Electric Ballroom, 1974 (1974, Shout! Factory)
  20. Jeff Healey: Among Friends (2002, Stony Plain)
  21. Mylo: Destroy Rock & Roll (2004, RCA/Breast Fed)
  22. Harry Nilsson: Son of Schmilsson (1972-73, RCA/Legacy)
  23. Lee Morgan: The Gigolo (1965, Blue Note)
  24. Robert Fripp: Exposure (1977-79, DGM, 2CD)
  25. Art Blakey: Holiday for Skins (1958, Blue Note)

  26. Roy Orbison: Crying (1962, Monument/Legacy)
  27. Horace Silver: Silver's Serenade (1963, Blue Note)
  28. Lou Reed: Coney Island Baby (1976, RCA/Legacy)
  29. Roy Orbison: Lonely and Blue (1960, Monument/Legacy)
  30. Electric Light Orchestra: On the Third Day (1973, Epic/Legacy)
  31. Sebadoh: Sebadoh III (1991, Domino, 2CD)
  32. Charles Mingus: Thrice Upon a Theme (1954-57, Aim, 2CD)
  33. My Solid Ground (1971, Anthology) *
  34. Whistler, Chaucer, Detroit and Greenhill: The Unwritten Works of Geoffrey, Etc. (1968, Fallout)
  35. The Suicide Commandos: The Commandos Commit Suicide Dance Concert (1978, Anthology) *
  36. Tony Bennett: MTV Unplugged (1994, RPM/Columbia/Legacy)
  37. Johnny Cash: The Johnny Cash Children's Album (1971-73, Columbia/Legacy)
  38. David J: Crocodile Tears and the Velvet Cosh (1985, Plain)
  39. Lee Morgan: Tom Cat (1964, Blue Note)
  40. Jimmy Smith: Softly as a Summer Breeze (1958, Blue Note)
  41. Nina Simone: Sings the Blues (1966-69, RCA/Legacy)
  42. Eddie Murphy: Comedian (1983, Columbia/Legacy)
  43. Ben Monder: Excavation (1999, Sunnyside)
  44. Tony Bennett: Perfectly Frank (1992, RPM/Columbia/Legacy)
  45. The Electric Light Orchestra: ELO II (1972, Epic/Legacy)

  46. Boston (1976, Epic/Legacy)
  47. Electric Light Orchestra: Face the Music (1975, Epic/Legacy)
  48. China Shop: 21 Puffs on the Cassette (1979-91, Anthology) *
  49. The Electric Light Orchestra: No Answer (1970-71, Epic/Legacy)
  50. Julio Iglesias: 1100 Bel Air Place (1984, Columbia/Legacy)
  51. Moondog: Demos (1990, Anthology) *
  52. Barry Manilow: This One's for You (1976, Arista/Legacy)
  53. Cheap Trick: Dream Police (1979, Epic/Legacy)
  54. Loverboy: Get Lucky (1982, Columbia/Legacy)
  55. Rick Springfield: Working Class Dog (1981, RCA/Legacy)

  56. Boston: Don't Look Back (1978, Epic/Legacy)
  57. Barry Manilow: Barry Manilow II (1974, Arista/Legacy)
  58. Journey: Frontiers (1983, Columbia/Legacy)
  59. Julio Iglesias: Tango (1990, Columbia/Legacy)
  60. Journey: Infinity (1978, Columbia/Legacy)
  61. Rocky IV: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1985, Volcano/Legacy)
  62. Cheap Trick: All Shook Up (1980, Epic/Legacy)

  63. Barry Manilow: Barry Manilow I (1972, Arista/Legacy)
  64. Nina Simone: Silk & Soul (1967-69, RCA/Legacy)
  65. Ghostbusters: Original Soundtrack (1984, Arista/Legacy)
  66. Harry Nilsson: A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night (1973, RCA/Legacy)

  67. Journey: Escape (1981, Columbia/Legacy)
  68. Barry Manilow: Tryin' to Get the Feeling (1975, Arista/Legacy)
  69. Journey: Departure (1980, Columbia/Legacy)
  70. Steve Perry: For the Love of Strange Medicine (1994, Columbia/Legacy)

  71. Journey: Trial by Fire (1996, Columbia/Legacy)
  72. Barry Manilow: Even Now (1978, Arista/Legacy)
  73. Journey: Captured (1981, Columbia/Legacy)

  74. Journey: Raised on Radio (1986, Columbia/Legacy)
  75. Steve Perry: Street Talk (1984, Columbia/Legacy)
  76. Journey: Evolution (1979, Columbia/Legacy)
  77. Barry Manilow: Live (Legacy Edition) (1976, Arista/Legacy, 2CD)

  78. Journey: Live in Houston 1981 Escape Tour (1981, Columbia/Legacy)
  79. Barry Manilow: One Voice (1979, Arista/Legacy)


I've never bothered to flag songs before, so I've always come up empty at year-end poll time. So I thought I'd start here.

  1. Tom Waits: "Road to Peace" (Orphans)
  2. Bill Sheffield: "I Don't Hate Nobody" (Journal on a Shelf)
  3. Club D'Elf: "Just Kiddin'" (Now I Understand)
  4. Chris Knight: "Dirt" (Enough Rope)
  5. Hank Williams III: "Dick in Dixie" (Straight to Hell)
  6. Ben Allison: "Tricky Dick" (Cowboy Justice)
  7. Daddy Yankee, "Gasolina DJ Buddha Remix" (Crunk Hits Vol. 2)
  8. Neil Young: "Let's Impeach the President" (Living With War)
  9. Chris Smither: "Origin of Species" (Leave the Light On)
  10. T Bone Burnett: "Blinded by the Darkness" (The True False Identity)
  11. The Coup: "Head (of State)" (Pick a Bigger Weapon)
  12. Lady Sovereign: "Love Me or Hate Me" (Public Warning)