Music Year 2006

This is my year-end list for records released in 2006. A copy of this file as of Jan. 12, 2007 is frozen here. The freeze date represents the completion of several year-end pieces, including my Year End Comments. Post-freeze changes are marked in this color (except for re-orderings). This will be continued for one year, up to Dec. 31, 2007, at which point nothing more will be added to it. 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. Wolfgang Muthspiel Trio: Bright Side (Material)
  20. Sonic Youth: Rather Ripped (Geffen)
  21. Nik Bärtsch's Ronin: Stoa (ECM)
  22. Satoko Fujii Four: When We Were There (Libra)
  23. Steve Lacy Quintet: Esteem (1975, Atavistic)
  24. Joe Morris Quartet: Beautiful Existence (Clean Feed)
  25. The Hold Steady: Boys and Girls in America (Vagrant)
  26. Tom Waits: Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards (Anti-, 3CD)
  27. The Rakes: Capture/Release (V2)
  28. Los de Abajo: LDA V The Lunatics (Real World)
  29. The Vandermark 5: A Discontinuous Line (Atavistic)
  30. The Roots: Game Theory (Def Jam) **
  31. Toumani Diabaté's Symmetric Orchestra: Boulevard de l'Indépendence (World Circuit/Nonesuch)
  32. Ben Allison: Cowboy Justice (Palmetto) *
  33. The Streets: The Hardest Way to Make an Easy Living (Vice/Atlantic)
  34. Maria Muldaur: Heart of Mine: Love Songs of Bob Dylan (Telarc)
  35. KRS-One: Life (Antagonist)
  36. Zentralquartett: 11 Songs -- Aus Teutschen Landen (Intakt)
  37. Gato Libre: Nomad (No Man's Land)
  38. OutKast: Idlewild (La Face/Zomba) **
  39. Sonny Rollins: Sonny, Please (Doxy)
  40. Fred Anderson: Timeless: Live at the Velvet Lounge (Delmark)
  41. Art Brut: Bang Bang Rock & Roll (Downtown)
  42. Madonna: I'm Going to Tell You a Secret (Warner Brothers) **
  43. Diana Krall: From This Moment On (Verve)
  44. Hank Williams III: Straight to Hell (Bruc, 2CD)
  45. Arctic Monkeys: Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not (Domino)
  46. François Carrier: Happening (Leo, 2CD)
  47. Bob Reynolds: Can't Wait for Perfect (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  48. Ramón Díaz: Diàleg (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  49. Pink: I'm Not Dead (LaFace/Zomba)
  50. Maurice El Médioni Meets Roberto Rodriguez: Descarga Oriental: The New York Sessions (Piranha)
  51. Drive-By Truckers: A Blessing and a Curse (New West)
  52. Sound in Action Trio: Gate (Atavistic)
  53. Be Your Own Pet (Ecstatic Peace)
  54. Ignacio Berroa: Codes (Blue Note)
  55. Scott Hamilton: Nocturnes & Serenades (Concord)
  56. The Rapture: Pieces of the People We Love (Universal Motown)
  57. Ulf Wakenius: Notes From the Heart (ACT)
  58. The Gothic Archies: The Tragic Treasury: Songs From a Series of Unfortunate Events (Nonesuch)
  59. Soft Machine: Grides (1971, Cuneiform)
  60. Charles Lloyd: Sangam (ECM)
  61. Erik Friedlander: Prowl (Cryptogramophone)
  62. Rabih Abou-Khalil/Joachim Kühn: Journey to the Centre of an Egg (Enja/Justin Time)
  63. Manu Katché: Neighbourhood (ECM)
  64. Jeff Healey & the Jazz Wizards: It's Tight Like That (Stony Plain)
  65. Kékélé: Kinavana (Stern's Africa)
  66. Rhymefest: Blue Collar (J/All I Do)
  67. Harry Miller's Isipingo: Which Way Now (1975, Cuneiform)
  68. Omer Avital: The Ancient Art of Giving (Smalls)
  69. Saborit: Que Linda Es Mi Cuba (Tumi Music)
  70. Clipse: Hell Hath No Fury (Re-Up Gang/Zomba)
  71. Golem: Fresh Off Boat (JDub)
  72. Club D'Elf: Now I Understand (Accurate)
  73. Rudresh Mahanthappa: Codebook (Pi)
  74. Chris Knight: Enough Rope (Drifter's Church)
  75. Les Primitifs du Futur: World Musette (1999, Sunnyside)
  76. Johnny Cash: Personal File (1973-82, Columbia/Legacy, 2CD)
  77. Frank Hewitt: Fresh From the Cooler (1996, Smalls)
  78. Rosanne Cash: Black Cadillac (Capitol) **
  79. Prince: 3121 (Universal) **
  80. Rachid Taha: Diwan 2 (Wrasse)
  81. Bill Sheffield: Journal on a Shelf (American Roots)
  82. Kidd Jordan/Hamid Drake/William Parker: Palm of Soul (AUM Fidelity)
  83. Maurice Hines: To Nat "King" Cole With Love (Arbors)
  84. Sir Douglas Quintet: Live From Austin TX (1981, New West)
  85. Paul Motian: On Broadway Vol. 4 (Winter & Winter)
  86. Ghostface Killah: More Fish (Def Jam)
  87. Lee Scratch Perry: Panic in Babylon (Narnack)
  88. Sonic Liberation Front: Change Over Time (High Two)
  89. Moncef Genoud: Aqua (Savoy Jazz)
  90. Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor (Atlantic)
  91. Kieran Hebden and Steve Reid: The Exchange Session Vol. 1 (Domino)
  92. Bill Carrothers: Shine Ball (Fresh Sound New Talent) %
  93. Carneyball Johnson (Akron Cracker)
  94. This Moment in Black History: It Takes a Nation (of Assholes to Hold Us Back) (Cold Sweat)
  95. New York Dolls: Some Day It Will Please Us to Remember Even This (Roadrunner)
  96. Teddy Bears: Soft Machine (Big Beat/Atlantic)
  97. Hat: Hi Ha (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  98. The David S. Ware Quartet: BalladWare (Thirsty Ear)
  99. The Brian Lynch/Eddie Palmieri Project: Simpático (ArtistShare)
  100. Guitar Gabriel & the Brothers in the Kitchen: Toot Blues (1991, Music Maker)
  101. Thunderbirds Are Now!: Make History (Frenchkiss)
  102. Junk Box: Fragment (Libra)
  103. Yo La Tengo: I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass (Matador) **
  104. Vittor Santos: Renewed Impressions (Adventure Music)
  105. T Bone Burnett: The True False Identity (DMZ/Columbia)
  106. Merle Haggard: Live From Austin TX (1985, New West)
  107. Thomas Strønen: Pohlitz (Rune Grammofon)
  108. Frank Wright: Unity (1974, ESP-Disk)
  109. Hazmat Modine: Bahamut (Barbès)
  110. McKay Brothers: Cold Beer & Hot Tamales (Medina River)
  111. Nas: Hip Hop Is Dead (Def Jam)
  112. Bruce Springsteen: We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions (Columbia)
  113. Mohammed "Jimmy" Mohammed: Takkabel! (Terp)
  114. Willie Nelson: You Don't Know Me: The Songs of Cindy Walker (Lost Highway)
  115. Mr. Lif: Mo' Mega (Definitive Jux)
  116. Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins: Rabbit Fur Coat (Team Love)
  117. Peter Stampfel: Antonia's 11 (Blue Navigator)


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

  1. Berkeley Guitar 2006 (Tompkins Square) *
  2. Between the Covers (Legacy)
  3. Desole: A Story to Tell (Abacus) *
  4. Eminem Presents the Re-Up (Shady/Interscope)
  5. Feathermerchants: Last Man on Earth (Innocent 12th Street)
  6. The Follow: Up With the Sun () *
  7. Forever, for Always, for Luther: Vol. II (Rendezvous) *
  8. A Good Year (Legacy/Sony Music Soundtrack)
  9. Rolf Lislevand: Nuove Musiche (ECM)
  10. Ray Mason Band: Don't Mess With Our Routine (Hi-N-Dry)
  11. Loreena McKennitt: An Ancient Muse (Verve/Quinlan Road) *
  12. Misha Mengelberg: Afijn (ICP/Data Images, DVD)
  13. The Mercenaries: Locks, Looks and Hooks (Melted Vinyl)
  14. The Notekillers: Airport + Ants ()
  15. Kevin Roth: Between the Notes (Star Gazer)
  16. András Schiff: Ludwig Van Beethoven: The Piano Sonatas (ECM New Series)
  17. Shapes and Sizes (Asthmatic Kitty)
  18. Nina Simone: Remixed and Reimagined (RCA/Legacy)
  19. Snapback: Purgatory (CD Baby)
  20. Andreas Vollenweider: Midnight Clear (SLG)

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. John Ettinger: Kissinger in Space (Ettinger Music)
  6. BassDrumBone: The Line Up (Clean Feed)
  7. Mark Chesnutt: Heard It in a Love Song (CBUJ)
  8. Chris Smither: Leave the Light On (Signature Sounds)
  9. Congotronics 2: Buzz'n'Rumble From the Urb'n'Jungle (Crammed Discs)
  10. Ani DiFranco: Reprieve (Righteous Babe) **
  11. John Hollenbeck & Jazz Bigband Graz: Joys & Desires (Intuition)
  12. Ellery Eskelin: Quiet Music (Prime Source, 2CD)
  13. David Smith Quintet: Circumstance (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  14. Regina Carter: I'll Be Seeing You: A Sentimental Journey (Verve)
  15. Marcus Strickland: Quartets: Twi-Life (Strick Muzik, 2CD)
  16. Satoko Fujii Orchestra Nagoya: Maru (Bakamo)
  17. Bob Seger: Face the Promise (Capitol) **
  18. Dan Willis: Velvet Gentlemen (Omnitone)
  19. Andy Fairweather Low: Sweet Soulful Music (Proper)
  20. Ismaël Lo: Sénégal (Wrasse)
  21. François Carrier/Dewey Redman/Michel Donato/Ron Séguin/Michel Lambert: Open Spaces (1999, Spool/Line)
  22. Lady Sovereign: Public Warning (Def Jam)
  23. John Taylor: Angel of the Presence (CAM Jazz)
  24. Tomasz Stanko Quartet: Lontano (ECM)
  25. Von Freeman: Good Forever (Premonition)
  26. Enrico Pieranunzi/Marc Johnson/Joey Baron: Ballads (CAM Jazz)
  27. Mark Helias' Open Loose: Atomic Clock (Radio Legs Music)
  28. Dave Burrell: Momentum (High Two)
  29. Torben Waldorff Quartet: Brilliance: Live at 55 Bar NYC (ArtistShare)
  30. Batagraf: Statements (ECM)
  31. David Krakauer: Bubbemeises: Lies My Grandma Told Me (Label Bleu)
  32. Lisbon Improvisation Players: Spiritualized (Clean Feed) *
  33. Lynne Arriale Trio: Live (In+Out/Motema)
  34. Samo Salamon Quartet: Two Hours (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  35. Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Show Your Bones (Interscope) **
  36. Soft Machine Legacy: Live at the New Morning (Inakustik, 2CD)
  37. Johnnie Valentino: Stingy Brim (Omnitone)
  38. Stoll Vaughan: Love Like a Mule (Shadow Dog)
  39. Adam Lane Trio: Music Degree Zero (CIMP)
  40. Houston Person/Bill Charlap: You Taught My Heart to Sing (High Note)
  41. The Source (ECM)
  42. Gnarls Barkley: St. Elsewhere (Downtown/Atlantic)
  43. Dave Burrell/Billy Martin: Consequences (Amulet)
  44. Gianluca Petrella: Indigo 4 (Blue Note)
  45. Kimya Dawson: Remember That I Love You (K) *
  46. Carl Maguire: Floriculture (Between the Lines)
  47. Michael Musillami's Dialect: Fragile Forms (Playscape)
  48. Bole 2 Harlem: Volume 1 (Sounds of the Mushroom)
  49. George Lewis: Sequel (For Lester Bowie) (Intakt)
  50. Sufjan Stevens: The Avalanche: Outtakes and Extras From the Illinois Album (Asthmatic Kitty)
  51. Francisco Mela: Melao (AYVA)
  52. Trio-X: Moods: Playing With the Elements (CIMP)
  53. Boban Markovic Orkestar: The Promise (Piranha)
  54. Ben Goldberg Quintet: The Door, the Hat, the Chair, the Fact (Cryptogramophone)
  55. Billy Hart: Quartet (High Note)
  56. Justin Timberlake: Futuresex/Lovesounds (Jive/Zomba) **
  57. David Kweksilber + Guus Janssen (Geestgronden)
  58. Wayne Horvitz Gravitas Quartet: Way Out East (Songlines)
  59. Steve Swallow With Robert Creeley: So There (ECM/XtraWatt) *
  60. Dave Holland Quintet: Critical Mass (Dare2/Sunnyside)
  61. Russell Malone: Live at Jazz Standard: Volume One (MaxJazz)
  62. Helen Sung Trio: Helenistique (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  63. Michy Mano: The Cool Side of the Pillow (Enja/Justin Time)
  64. Thomas Chapin Trio: Ride (1995, Playscape)
  65. Jamie Davis: It's a Good Thing (Unity Music)
  66. Les DeMerle: Cookin' at the Corner, Vol. 1 (Origin)
  67. Basement Jaxx: Crazy Itch Radio (XL) **
  68. Andrew Hill: Time Lines (Blue Note)
  69. Big Al Anderson: After Hours (Legacy)
  70. Rhett Miller: The Believer (Verve Forecast)
  71. Ali Farka Touré: Savane (World Circuit/Nonesuch)
  72. Jerry Leake: The Turning: Percussion Expansions (Rhombus Publishing)
  73. Run the Road Volume 2 (Vice)
  74. Neil Young: Living With War (Reprise)
  75. Hamid Drake & Assif Tsahar: Live at Glenn Miller Café (Ayler)
  76. Industrial Jazz Group: Industrial Jazz a Go Go! (Evander Music)
  77. Van Morrison: Pay the Devil (Lost Highway) **
  78. Thomas Storrs and Sarpolas: Time Share (Louie)
  79. The Andy Biskin Quartet: Early American: Melodies of Stephen Foster (Strudelmedia)
  80. Shot x Shot (High Two)
  81. Avishai Cohen: Continuo (RazDaz/Sunnyside)
  82. Frank Morgan: Reflections (High Note)
  83. Bob Belden: Three Days of Rain (Original Soundtrack) (Sunnyside)
  84. Charles Gayle Trio: Live at Glenn Miller Café (Ayler)
  85. Dave Frishberg: Retromania: At the Jazz Bakery (Arbors)
  86. UB40: Who You Fighting For? (Rhino)
  87. Brent Jensen: Trios (Origin)
  88. Jovino Santos Neto: Roda Carioca (Rio Circle) (Adventure Music)
  89. Ray Russell: Goodbye Svengali (Cuneiform)
  90. Christian McBride: Live at Tonic (Ropeadope, 3CD)
  91. Whit Dickey: Sacred Ground (Clean Feed) *
  92. Kris Davis: The Slightest Shift (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  93. Sofia Koutsovitis: Ojalá (CD Baby)
  94. The Derek Trucks Band: Songlines (Columbia)
  95. Las Rubias del Norte: Panamericana (Barbès)
  96. Randy Sandke and the Metatonal Big Band: The Subway Ballet (Evening Star)
  97. Hamilton de Holanda Quintet: Brasilianos (Adventure Music)
  98. Ismael Dueñas: Mirage (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  99. Jessica Williams: Billy's Theme: A Tribute to Dr. Billy Taylor (Origin)
  100. Brett Dennen: So Much More (Dualtone)
  101. Ernest Dawkins' New Horizons Ensemble: The Messenger: Live at the Original Velvet Lounge (Delmark)
  102. Larry Vuckovich Trio: Street Scene (Tetrachord)
  103. Stephen Stubbs: Teatro Lirico (ECM New Series)
  104. Jimmy Amadie Trio: Let's Groove! A Tribute to Mel Tormé (TP)
  105. Billy Martin & Grant Calvin Weston: Live at Houston Hall (2002, Amulet)
  106. Theo Bleckmann/Fumio Yasuda: Las Vegas Rhapsody: The Night They Invented Champagne (Winter & Winter)
  107. Marc Mommaas with Nikolaj Hess: Balance (Sunnyside)
  108. The Roger Kellaway Trio: Heroes (IPO)
  109. Joan Hickey: Between the Lines (Origin)
  110. Dennis González Boston Project: No Photograph Available (Clean Feed) *
  111. Juan Carlos Quintero: Las Cumbias . . . Las Guitarras (1997-2006, Inner Knot)
  112. Bow Thayer: Maintenance for Mood Swings (Crooked Root)
  113. Ingrid Jensen: At Sea (ArtistShare)
  114. Delfeayo Marsalis: Minions Dominion (Troubadour Jass)
  115. TV on the Radio: Return to Cookie Mountain (Interscope)
  116. Roger Powell: Fossil Poets (Inner Knot)
  117. The Oohlas: Best Stop Pop (Stolen Transmission) **
  118. Gian Tornatore: Blackout (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  119. Tom Zé: Estuando O Pagode (Luaka Bop)
  120. Thom Yorke: The Eraser (XL) **
  121. Meredith d'Ambrosio: Wishing on the Moon (Sunnyside)
  122. John Hicks: Sweet Love of Mine (High Note)
  123. Hot Chip: The Warning (Astralwerks)
  124. Fred Fried: The Wisdom of Notes (Ballet Tree)
  125. Boxhead Ensemble: Nocturnes (Atavistic)
  126. Rodrigo Amado/Kent Kessler/Paal Nilssen-Love: Teatro (European Echoes)
  127. Florian Ross Trio: Big Fish & Small Pond (Intuition)
  128. Charles Gayle Trio: Consider the Lilies . . . (Clean Feed) *
  129. Toph-E & the Pussycats: Live in Detroit (CD Baby)
  130. Stefano Battaglia: Raccolto (ECM, 2CD)
  131. Taylor Haskins: Metaview (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  132. "Killer" Ray Appleton/Melvin Rhyne: Latin Dreams (Lineage)
  133. The Little Willies (Milking Bull) **
  134. Sonny Simmons: I'll See You When You Get There (Jazzaway)
  135. Myra Melford/Be Bread: The Image of Your Body (Cryptogramophone)
  136. Tyft: Meg Nem Sa (Skirl)
  137. Mike Boone: Yeah, I Said It . . . (Dreambox Media)
  138. Golda Solomon: Word Riffs (JazzJaunts)
  139. Queen Mab Trio: Thin Air (Wig)
  140. Tammen Harth Rosen Dahlgren: Expedition (ESP-Disk)
  141. Mort Weiss: The B3 and Me (SMS Jazz)
  142. The Decemberists: The Crane Wife (Capitol) **
  143. George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band: Tiger by the Tail (TCB)
  144. Conjure: Bad Mouth (American Clave, 2CD)
  145. Juan Carlos Quintero: Las Cumbias . . . Las Guitarras (1997-2006, Inner Knot)
  146. Jeremy Udden: Torchsongs (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  147. Texas Tornados: Live From Austin TX (1990, New West)
  148. Buck Hill: Relax (Severn)
  149. Trio East: Best Bets (Origin)
  150. Kali Z. Fasteau/Kidd Jordan: People of the Ninth: New Orleans and the Hurricane 2005 (Flying Note)
  151. Rob Mullins: Standards & More (Planet Mullins)
  152. Scenes [John Stowell/Jeff Johnson/John Bishop]: Along the Way (Origin)
  153. Kieran Hebden and Steve Reid: The Exchange Session Vol. 2 (Domino)
  154. Thomas Strønen: Parish (ECM)
  155. RockDownBaby: Love & Sex & Rock & Roll (Life Force, EP)
  156. Mikkel Ploug Group (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  157. Scotty Hard's Radical Reconstructive Surgery (Thirsty Ear)
  158. Irène Schweizer: First Choice: Piano Solo KKL Luzern (Intakt)
  159. Dave Liebman/Steve Swallow/Adam Nussbaum: We Three: Three for All (Challenge)
  160. Anke Helfrich Trio: Better Times Ahead (Double Moon)
  161. Florian Weber/Jeff Denson/Ziv Ravitz: Minsarah (Enja/Justin Time)
  162. Ted Nash & Still Evolved: In the Loop (Palmetto) *
  163. Third World Love: Sketch of Tel Aviv (Smalls)
  164. John Tchicai/Charlie Kohlhase/Garrison Fewell: Good Night Songs (Boxholder, 2CD)
  165. Misja Fitzgerald Michel: Encounter (No Format/Sunnyside)
  166. Jason Kao Hwang: Edge (Asian Improv)
  167. Mike Melvoin Trio: You Know (City Light)
  168. Mimi Fox: Perpetually Hip (Favored Nations, 2CD)
  169. Branford Marsalis: Braggtown (Marsalis Music/Rounder)
  170. Martin Speake: Change of Heart (ECM)
  171. Ralph Sutton: At St. George Church, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England (1992, Arbors, 2CD)
  172. Michele Rosewoman & Quintessence: The In Side Out (Advance Dance Disques)
  173. Scott McLemore: Found Music (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  174. Steve Turre: Keep Searchin' (High Note)
  175. Brian Groder: Torque (Latham)
  176. Belle and Sebastian: The Life Pursuit (Matador) **
  177. Art Lillard's Heavenly Band: Reasons to Be Thankful (Summit)
  178. Michael Blanco: In the Morning (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  179. Oscar Peterson/Ella Fitzgerald: JATP Lausanne 1953 (Swiss Radio Days, Vol. 15) (1953, TCB)
  180. The Revenge of Blind Joe Death: The John Fahey Tribute Album (Takoma)
  181. Luis Rodríguez: U-Turn (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  182. Susanne Abbuehl: Compass (ECM)
  183. Dr. Lonnie Smith: Jungle Soul (Palmetto) *
  184. Winard Harper Sextet: Make It Happen (Piadrum)
  185. Bill Coon/Oliver Gannon: Two Much Guitar (Cellar Live)
  186. Jason Rigby: Translucent Space (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  187. Liberty Ellman: Ophiuchus Butterfly (Pi)
  188. Ollabelle: Riverside Battle Songs (Verve Forecast)
  189. Sebastian Noelle Quartet: Across the River (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  190. Cedar Walton: One Flight Down (High Note)
  191. Re-Bop: The Savoy Remixes (1945-59, Savoy Jazz)
  192. Jerry Bergonzi: Tenor of the Times (Savant)
  193. Vinny Golia Quartet: Sfumato (Clean Feed)
  194. Fattigfolket: Le Chien et la Fille (ILK)
  195. Bruce Robison: Eleven Stories (Sustain)
  196. Metta Quintet: Subway Songs (Sunnyside)
  197. Patricia Barber: Mythologies (Blue Note)
  198. Kenny Wheeler: It Takes Two! (CAM Jazz)
  199. Citay (Important)
  200. Nick Russo + 11: Ro (On the Bol)
  201. Eric Alexander: It's All in the Game (HighNote)
  202. Chuck Redd: Remembers Barney Kessel: Happy All the Time (Arbors)
  203. Tania Maria: Intimidade (Blue Note)
  204. Ari Roland: Sketches From a Bassist's Album (Smalls)
  205. David Sills: Down the Line (Origin)
  206. Dom Minasi: The Vampire's Revenge (CDM, 2CD)
  207. Hank Jones/Frank Wess: Hank and Frank (Lineage)
  208. Nels Cline: New Monastery: A View Into the Music of Andrew Hill (Cryptogramophone)
  209. Pierre Favre/Yang Jing: Two in One (Intakt)
  210. Marty Grosz and His Hot Combination (Arbors)
  211. Eri Yamamoto: Cobalt Blue (Thirsty Ear)
  212. Joel Futterman/Alvin Fielder/Ike Levin Trio: Live at the Blue Monk (Charles Lester Music)
  213. Pierre Dørge & New Jungle Orchestra: Negra Tigra (ILK)
  214. Baby Loves Jazz (Verve) *
  215. Louis Hayes and the Cannonball Legacy Band: Maximum Firepower (Savant)
  216. Rhonda Towns: I Wanna Be Loved by You (Dawn)
  217. Alan Broadbent: Every Time I Think of You (Artistry)
  218. Free Range Rat: Nut Club (Clean Feed) *
  219. Pete Robbins: Waits & Measures (Playscape)
  220. Sonando: Tres (Origin)
  221. Denis DiBlasio: View From Pikes (Dreambox Media)
  222. William Parker: Long Hidden: The Olmec Series (AUM Fidelity)
  223. Lew Tabackin Trio: Tanuki's Night Out (CD Baby)
  224. Mold: Rotten in Rødby (ILK)
  225. Bobby Zankel & the Warriors of the Wonderful Sound: Ceremonies of Forgiveness (Dreambox Media)
  226. Linton Garner Trio: Quiet Nights (Cellar Live)
  227. Liquid Soul: One-Two Punch (Telarc)
  228. Mario Adnet: From the Heart (Adventure Music)
  229. Klemens Marktl: Ocean Avenue (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  230. Cheikh Lô: Lamp Fall (World Circuit/Nonesuch)
  231. Ab Baars Quartet: Kinda Dukish (Wig)
  232. Aaron Goldberg: Worlds (Sunnyside)
  233. Michael Bates: A Fine Balance (Between the Lines)
  234. J.A. Granelli and Mr. Lucky: Homing (Love Slave)
  235. John Ellis: By a Thread (Hyena)
  236. Bobby Previte: The Coalition of the Willing (Ropeadope)
  237. Carla White: A Voice in the Night (Bright Moon)
  238. Jamie Stewardson: Jhaptal (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  239. Oscar Castro-Neves: All One (Mack Avenue)
  240. Jay McShann: Hootie Blues (Stony Plain)
  241. Instinctual Eye: Born in Brooklyn (Barking Hoop)
  242. Jason Moran: Artist in Residence (Blue Note)
  243. The New Orleans Social Club: Sing Me Back Home (Burgundy/Honey Darling) *
  244. Jimmy Cobb: Marsalis Music Honors Jimmy Cobb (Marsalis Music/Rounder)
  245. Raúl Jaurena: Te Amo Tango (Soundbrush)
  246. Ran Blake: All That Is Tied (Tompkins Square) *
  247. Odean Pope Saxophone Choir: Locked & Loaded: Live at the Blue Note (Half Note)
  248. Gordon Grdina/Gary Peacock/Paul Motian: Think Like the Waves (Songlines)
  249. Donny McCaslin: Soar (Sunnyside)
  250. Jim Black/AlasNoAxis: Dogs of Great Indifference (Winter & Winter)
  251. Marc Cary: Focus (Motema Music)
  252. Harvie S: Funky Cha (Zoho)
  253. Satoko Fujii Quartet: Angelona (Libra)
  254. Yungchen Lhamo: Ama (Real World)
  255. Jay Geils-Gerry Beaudoin and the Kings of Strings (Arbors)
  256. Monk's Music Trio: Monk's Bones (CMB)
  257. Philip Dizack: Beyond a Dream (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  258. The Chris Byars Octet: Night Owls (Smalls)
  259. Toby Koenigsberg Trio: Sense (Origin)
  260. Rahsaan Roland Kirk: Brotherman in the Fatherland (1972, Hyena)
  261. Reuben Hoch and Time: Of Recent Time (Naim)
  262. Fred Frith/Carla Kihlstedt/Stevie Wishart: The Compass, Log, and Lead (Intakt)
  263. Virginia Mayhew: Sandan Shuffle (Renma)
  264. Paul Shapiro: It's in the Twilight (Tzadik)
  265. Terje Rypdal: Vossabrygg (ECM)
  266. John Bishop: Nothing If Not Something (Origin)
  267. Upper Left Trio: Sell Your Soul Side (Origin)
  268. Peter Madsen: Prevue of Tomorrow (Playscape)
  269. Roswell Rudd/Mark Dresser: Airwalkers (Clean Feed) *
  270. Nancy Kelly: Born to Swing (Amherst)
  271. Jeannette Lambert: Sand Underfoot (Jazz From Rant)
  272. Paul Motian Band: Garden of Eden (ECM)
  273. Marcos Amorim: Sete Capelas (Seven Chapels) (Adventure Music)
  274. Karen Blixt: Spin This (Hi-Fli)
  275. Gilbert Castellanos: Underground (Seedling)
  276. Anita O'Day: Indestructible! (Kayo Stereophonic)
  277. Vincent Herring: Ends and Means (HighNote)
  278. David "Fathead" Newman: Cityscape (HighNote)
  279. Mike Tucker: Collage (
  280. Pamela Luss: There's Something About You I Don't Know (Savant)
  281. The Dutch Jazz Orchestra: The Lady Who Swings the Band: Rediscovered Music of Mary Lou Williams (Challenge)
  282. Tempest: The Double-Cross (Magna Carta)
  283. Duduka Da Fonseca: Samba Jazz in Black and White (Zoho)
  284. Ernie Andrews: How About Me (HighNote)
  285. Chris Potter: Underground (Sunnyside)
  286. Larry Willis Trio: The Big Push (HighNote)
  287. Joe Chambers: The Outlaw (Savant)
  288. Edsel Gomez: Cubist Music (Zoho)
  289. Hiromi: Spiral (Telarc)
  290. Iro Haarla: Northbound (ECM)
  291. John McNeil: East Coast Cool (Omnitone)
  292. Trio Beyond (Jack DeJohnette, Larry Goldings, John Scofield): Saudades (ECM, 2CD)
  293. The World's Greatest Jazz Band: At Manchester's Free Trade Hall, England 1971 (1971, Arbors, 2CD)
  294. Keith Oxman: Dues in Progress (Capri)
  295. Pure Prairie League: All in Good Time (Drifter's Church)
  296. Aki Takase/Lauren Newton: Spring in Bangkok (Intakt)
  297. Jon De Lucia Group: Face No Face (Jonji Music)
  298. Geoff Farina/Luther Gray/Nate McBride: Out Trios Volume Four (Atavistic)
  299. Why the Hell Not . . . The Songs of Kinky Friedman (Sustain) *
  300. Ben Adams Quintet: Old Thoughts for a New Day (Lunar Module)
  301. Kip Hanrahan: Every Child Is Born a Poet: The Life & Work of Piri Thomas (American Clavé)
  302. Muhal Richard Abrams/George Lewis/Roscoe Mitchell: Streaming (Pi)
  303. Carolina Chocolate Drops: Dona Got a Ramblin' Mind (Music Maker)
  304. Gilad Hekselman: Split Life (Smalls)
  305. Art Ensemble of Chicago: Non-Cognitive Aspects of the City: Live at Iridium (Pi, 2CD)
  306. New Ghost: Live Upstairs at Nick's (1998, ESP-Disk)
  307. Nicolas Masson: Yellow (A Little Orange) (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  308. Satoko Fujii Orchestra Tokyo: Live!! (Libra)
  309. Territory Band-5: New Horse for the White House (Okka Disk, 2 CD)
  310. Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood: Out Louder (Indirecto) *
  311. Stanton Moore: III (Telarc)
  312. Chris Cheek: Blues Cruise (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  313. Anne McCue: Koala Motel (Messenger) *
  314. Freddy Cole: Because of You: Freddy Cole Sings Tony Bennett (High Note)
  315. Lou Grassi's PoBand: Infinite POtential (CIMP)
  316. David Bixler: Call It a Good Deal (Zoho)
  317. Adam Unsworth: Excerpt This! (Adam Unsworth)
  318. Hot Club of Detroit (Mack Avenue)
  319. Dino Saluzzi Group: Juan Condori (ECM) *
  320. Vienna Teng: Dreaming Through the Noise (Zoë/Rounder) *
  321. Satoko Fujii Orchestra NY: Undulation (PJL)
  322. The Jeff Gauthier Goatette: One and the Same (Cryptogramophone)
  323. Roy Nathanson: Sotto Voce (AUM Fidelity)
  324. Skerik's Syncopated Taint Septet: Husky (Hyena)
  325. Kayhan Kalhor/Erdal Erzincan: The Wind (ECM) *
  326. Jordi Berni Trio + Santi de la Rubia: Afinke (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  327. Ray Mantilla: Good Vibrations (Savant)
  328. The Bob Sneider & Joe Locke Film Noir Project: Fallen Angel (Sons of Sound)
  329. Walter Smith III: Casually Introducing (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  330. The Klezmatics: Woody Guthrie's Happy Joyous Hanukkah (JMG)
  331. Fay Claassen: Sings Two Portraits of Chet Baker (Jazz 'N Pulz, 2CD)
  332. Dave Glasser: Above the Clouds (Arbors)
  333. D.D. Jackson: Serenity Song (Justin Time)
  334. Charles Mingus: At UCLA 1965 (1965, Sunnyside, 2CD)
  335. Ray Charles/The Count Basie Orchestra: Ray Sings, Basie Swings (Concord/Hear Music)
  336. Scott Burns: Passages (Origin)
  337. Nancy King: Live at Jazz Standard With Fred Hersch (MaxJazz)
  338. Jacques Loussier Trio: Bach: The Brandenburgs (Telarc)
  339. Ron Horton: Everything in a Dream (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  340. So Percussion: Amid the Noise (Cataloupe)
  341. Marguerite Mariama: Wild Women Never Get the Blues . . . Well, Not Anymore! (PowerLight Media)
  342. Esperanza Spalding: Junjo (Ayva)
  343. Sugar Pie DeSanto: Refined Sugar (Jasman)
  344. The Bennie Maupin Ensemble: Penumbra (Cryptogramophone)
  345. François Couturier: Nostalgia: Song for Tarkovsky (ECM) *
  346. Paul Lytton/Ken Vandermark/Phillip Wachsmann: CINC (Okka Disk)
  347. Barbara Fasano: Written in the Stars (Human Child)
  348. The John Cowan Band: New Tattoo (Pinecastle)
  349. Open Door: So Close So Beautiful (Hipbone/Kindred Rhythm)
  350. Stephan Crump: Rosetta (Papillon Sounds)
  351. Grismore/Scea Group: Well Behaved Fish (Accurate)
  352. George Colligan Trio: Blood Pressure (Ultimatum)
  353. Brian Owen: Unmei (OA2)
  354. Willie Nelson: Live From Austin TX (1990, New West)
  355. Elliott Sharp: Plays the Music of Thelonious Monk (Clean Feed) *
  356. The Uptown Quintet: Live in New York (Cellar Live)
  357. All Ones: Bloom (Number)
  358. Dr. John: Mercenary (Blue Note)
  359. Ladysmith Black Mambazo: Long Walk to Freedom (Heads Up)
  360. Pete Malinverni: Theme & Variations (Reservoir)
  361. Jordi Matas Quintet: Racons (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  362. Sathima Bea Benjamin: Musical Echoes (Ekapa)
  363. Múm: The Peel Sessions (2002, Fat Cat, EP) *
  364. Don Byron: Do the Boomerang: The Music of Junior Walker (Blue Note)
  365. Frequency (Thrill Jockey)
  366. Guillaume de Chassy/Daniel Yvinec: Wonderful World (Sunnyside)
  367. Satoko Fujii Orchestra Kobe: Kobe Yee!! (Crab Apple)
  368. Bridge 61: Journal (Atavistic)
  369. Joe Lovano Ensemble: Streams of Expression (Blue Note)
  370. Mitchel Forman: Perspectives (Marsis Jazz)
  371. Grant Green: Live at Club Mozambique (1971, Blue Note) **
  372. Deep Blue Organ Trio: Goin' to Town: Live at the Green Mill (Delmark)
  373. Mark Elf: Liftoff (Jen Bay)
  374. Anouar Brahem: Le Voyage de Sahar (ECM)
  375. Dave Douglas: Meaning and Mystery (Greenleaf Music)
  376. Pete Zimmer Quintet: Judgment (Tippin)
  377. Matt Duke: Winter Child (MAD Dragon)
  378. Rossano Sportiello: Heart and Soul (Arbors)
  379. Ayelet Rose Gottlieb: Mayim Rabim (Tzadik) *
  380. Gonzalo Rubalcaba: Solo (Blue Note)
  381. Mike LeDonne: On Fire (Savant)
  382. The Mary Lou Williams Collective: Zodiac Suite: Revisited (Mary)
  383. Francisco Pais: Not Afraid of Color (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  384. Robert Stillman: Horses (Mill Pond)
  385. Billy Martin: Solo Live Tonic 2002 (Amulet)
  386. Charles Gayle: Time Zones (Tompkins Square) *
  387. The Omer Avital Group: Asking No Permission (1996, Smalls)
  388. Beans (featuring William Parker and Hamid Drake): Only (Thirsty Ear)
  389. Jazzmob: Infernal Machine (Jazzaway)
  390. Daniel Santiago: On the Way (Adventure Music)
  391. The John Popper Project Featuring DJ Logic (Relix) *
  392. The Eddie Daniels Quartet: Mean What You Say (IPO)
  393. Duke Robillard: Guitar Groove-A-Rama (Stony Plain)
  394. Sex Mob: Sexotica (Thirsty Ear)
  395. The Paul Carlon Octet: Other Tongues (Deep Tone)
  396. Christian Scott: Rewind That (Concord)
  397. Ximo Tebar & Fourlights: Eclipse (Sunnyside)
  398. Don Braden: Workin' (HighNote)
  399. Arnal/Misterka/Radding/Wooley: Transit (Clean Feed)
  400. Marcus Goldhaber: The Moment After (Fallen Apple)
  401. DJ Logic: Zen of Logic (Ropeadope) *
  402. Carlos Barbosa-Lima: Carioca (Zoho)
  403. Joe Locke & Charles Rafalides: Van Gogh by Numbers (Wire Walker)
  404. Bernd Lhotzky: Piano Portrait (Arbors)
  405. Ralph Towner: Time Line (ECM)
  406. Heernt: Locked in a Basement (RazDaz/Sunnyside)
  407. Paul Bollenback: Brightness of Being (Elefant Dreams)
  408. Gebhard Ullmann/Chris Dahlgren/Jay Rosen: Cut It Out (Leo)
  409. Sarah Hommel: A Sarah Hommel Drum All (Sahara Ford)
  410. Roger Davidson: Pensando En Ti (Soundbrush)
  411. Daryl Sherman: Guess Who's in Town (Arbors)
  412. Bill Anschell: More to the Ear Than Meets the Eye (Origin)
  413. Stefon Harris: African Tarantella (Blue Note)
  414. Sergi Sirvent/Santi Careta: Anacrònics (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  415. Vicente Espí Quartet: Tras Coltrane (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  416. Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra: Sacred Music of Duke Ellington (Origin, 2CD)
  417. Bill Bruford/Tim Garland: Earthworks Underground Orchestra (Summerfold)
  418. Kevin Hays: Piano Works III: Open Range (ACT)
  419. Ken Filiano & Steve Adams: The Other Side of This (Clean Feed) *
  420. Pete Zimmer Quintet: Burnin' Live at the Jazz Standard (Tippin')
  421. John McLaughlin: Industrial Zen (Verve)
  422. Andrew Rathbun/George Colligan: Renderings: The Art of the Duo (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  423. Laszlo Gardony: Natural Instinct (Sunnyside)
  424. Rez Abbasi: Bazaar (Zoho)
  425. Colin Stranahan: Transformation (Capri)
  426. Mingus Big Band: Live in Tokyo (Sunnyside)
  427. Béla Fleck & the Flecktones: The Hidden Land (Columbia)
  428. Mike Melvoin Presents Dan Jaffe: Playing the Word (City Light)
  429. Ahleuchatistas: What You Will (Cuneiform)
  430. Matthew Shipp: One (Thirsty Ear)
  431. Mort Weiss Meets Sam Most (SMS Jazz)
  432. Ray Barretto: Standards Rican-ditioned (Zoho)
  433. Brazilian Girls: Talk to La Bomb (Verve Forecast)
  434. Andy Biskin: Trio Tragico (Strudelmedia)
  435. The Taylor/Fidyk Big Band: Live at Blues Alley (OA2)
  436. Lucian Ban & Alex Harding: Tuba Project (CIMP)
  437. Fred Wesley & the Swing'N Jazz All-Stars: It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing (Sons of Sound)
  438. Stevie Holland: More Than Words Can Say (150 Music)
  439. Shawn Glyde: Alternate Rhythm (Imuso)
  440. Dafnis Prieto: Absolute Quintet (Zoho)
  441. Madeleine Peyroux: Half the Perfect World (Rounder)
  442. McGill Manring Stevens: What We Do (Free Electric Sound, 2CD)
  443. Michael Moore Quintet: Osiris (Ramboy)
  444. MB3: Jazz Hits Volume 1 (Mel Bay)
  445. Saadet Türköz: Urumchi (Intakt)
  446. Dominique Eade/Jed Wilson: Open (Jazz Project)
  447. Mike Marshall/Hamilton de Holanda: New Worlds/Novas Palavras (Adventure Music)
  448. Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man (Verve Forecast)
  449. Duo Baars-Henneman: Stof (Wig)
  450. Diego Urcola: Viva (Cam Jazz)
  451. The Miles Donahue Quintet: In the Pocket (Amerigo)
  452. Yellowjackets: Twenty Five (Heads Up)
  453. Shaynee Rainbolt: At Home (33 Jazz)
  454. The Wood Brothers: Ways Not to Lose (Blue Note)
  455. John Holloway: Johann Sebastian Bach: The Sonatas and Partitas (ECM New Series, 2CD)

  456. George Cotsirilos: On the Rebop (OA2)
  457. Anton Schwartz: Radiant Blue (Anton Jazz)
  458. Spady: The Long Way Around and Other Short Stories (Post Script)
  459. Mike Holober: Wish List (Sons of Sound)
  460. Don Aliquo: Jazz Folk (Young Warrior)
  461. The Four Bags: Live at Barbès (NCM East)
  462. Brian Stokes Mitchell (Playbill/Legacy)
  463. Melissa Stylianou: Sliding Down (Festival)
  464. John Bunch: At the Nola Penthouse: Salutes Jimmy Van Heusen (Arbors)
  465. David Taylor-Steve Swell Quintet: Not Just . . . (CIMP)
  466. Phil Kelly & the SW Santa Ana Winds: My Museum (Origin)
  467. Janice Borla: From Every Angle (Blujazz)
  468. IMI Kollektief: Snug as a Gun (Clean Feed) *
  469. Circus (ICP)
  470. The Black Keys: Magic Potion (Nonesuch)
  471. Archie Bronson Outfit: Derdang Derdang (Domino)
  472. Big Neighborhood: 11:11 (Origin, 2CD)
  473. Nelly Furtado: Loose (Geffen) **
  474. Harry Connick Jr.: Harry on Broadway: Act 1 (Columbia, 2CD) **
  475. Neko Case: Fox Confessor Brings the Flood (Anti) **
  476. Amanda Ford: On Fire (Alanna)
  477. Oscar Peñas Group: The Return of Astronautus (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  478. Martirio & Chano Domínguez: Acoplados (Sunnyside)
  479. Gypsy Schaeffer: Portamental (PeaceTime)
  480. Kenny Garrett: Beyond the Wall (Nonesuch) **
  481. Maria Kalaniemi: Bellow Poetry (Alula)
  482. Kid Rock & the Twisted Brown Trucker Band: 'Live' Trucker (Atlantic) **
  483. Chico Hamilton: 6th Avenue Romp (Joyous Shout) *
  484. Azam Ali: Elysium for the Brave (Six Degrees)
  485. The Baldwin Brothers: Return of the Golden Rhodes (TVT)
  486. The Diplomats: We Are Not Obstinate Islands (Clean Feed) *
  487. Sonya Kitchell: Words Came Back to Me (Velour)
  488. Edward Simon: Unicity (CAM Jazz) Scritti Politti: White Bread Black Beer (Nonesuch/Rough Trade) **
  489. Eli Degibri: Emotionally Available (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  490. Dave Stryker: The Chaser (Mel Bay)
  491. Mark Feldman: What Exit (ECM)
  492. John Butcher/Paal Nilssen-Love: Concentric (Clean Feed) *
  493. Philippe Baden Powell: Estrada de Terra/Dirt Road (Adventure Music)
  494. Jay Lawrence Trio: Thermal Strut (OA2)
  495. Chet Doxas Quartet: Sidewalk Etiquette (Justin Time)
  496. Bang on a Can/Don Byron: A Ballad for Many (Cantaloupe)
  497. Nanny Assis: Double Rainbow (Blue Toucan)
  498. Sam Moore: Overnight Sensation (Rhino)
  499. Tom Wurth (Aspirion)
  500. Dave Liebman & Bobby Avey: Vienna Dialogues (Zoho)
  501. Jackie Greene: American Myth (Verve Forecast)
  502. Mike Frost Project: Comin' Straight At Ya' (Blujazz)
  503. One for All: The Lineup (Sharp Nine)
  504. The Frankenstein Consort: Classical A-Go-Go (Sfz)
  505. Santi Careta Group: Obertura (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  506. Keith Jarrett: The Carnegie Hall Concert (ECM, 2CD)
  507. Dixie Chicks: Taking the Long Way (Open Wide/Columbia)
  508. Papa John DeFrancesco: Desert Heat (Savant)
  509. Chico Hamilton: Believe (Joyous Shout)
  510. Mujician: There's No Going Back Now (Cuneiform)
  511. Tom Cohen: The Guitar Trio Project (Dreambox Media)
  512. Sam Bardfeld: Periodic Trespasses (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  513. Daniel Smith: Bebop Bassoon (Zah Zah)
  514. Ludacris: Release Therapy (Disturbing Tha Peace)
  515. Kat Parra: Birds in Flight (JazzMa)
  516. Al Di Meola: Consequence of Chaos (Telarc)
  517. Elvis Costello Live With the Metropole Orkest: My Flame Burns Blue (Deutsche Grammophon, 2CD)
  518. John Pizzarelli/The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra: Dear Mr. Sinatra (Telarc)
  519. Charlie Musselwhite: Delta Hardware (RealWorld)
  520. Vijay Iyer & Rudresh Mahanthappa: Raw Materials (Savoy Jazz)
  521. Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint: The River in Reverse (Verve Forecast)
  522. Will Holshouser Trio: Singing to a Bee (Clean Feed) *
  523. The Bob Gallo Quintet: Wake-Up Call (CD Baby)
  524. Anne Ducros: Piano, Piano (Dreyfus)
  525. Chicago Underground Duo: In Praise of Shadows (Thrill Jockey)
  526. Dave Chappelle's Block Party (Geffen) **
  527. Lulendo: Angola (Buda Musique)
  528. Chick Corea: The Ultimate Adventure (Stretch)
  529. Tresa Jordan (South River Road)
  530. David Berger & the Sultans of Swing: Hindustan (Such Sweet Thunder)
  531. Toots Thielemans: One for the Road (Verve)
  532. Michael Carvin: Marsalis Music Honors Michael Carvin (Marsalis Music/Rounder)
  533. Planet Jazz: In Orbit (Sharp Nine)
  534. Angá: Echu Mingua (World Circuit/Nonesuch)
  535. Jeff Barnhart: In My Solitude (Arbors Piano Series, Volume 16) (Arbors)
  536. Frank Kimbrough: Play (Palmetto) *
  537. The Skip Heller Trio: Mean Things Happening in This Land (Ropeadope)
  538. The RH Factor: Distractions (Verve)
  539. World Drummers Ensemble: A Coat of Many Colors (Summerfold)
  540. The Skip Heller Trio: Liberal Dose (Skyeways)
  541. Pat Martino: Remember: A Tribute to Wes Montgomery (Blue Note)
  542. Matisyahu: Youth (JDub/Epic)
  543. Monsieur Dubois: Ruff (Challenge)
  544. Gutbucket: Sludge Test (Cantaloupe)
  545. Norm Kubrin: I Thought About You (Arbors)
  546. Mindi Abair: Life Less Ordinary (GRP) *
  547. Nancy Wilson: Turned to Blue (MCG Jazz)
  548. Michael O'Neill: Ontophony (Songlines)
  549. Manuel Valera: Melancolía (Mavo)
  550. Brad Goode: Hypnotic Suggestion (Delmark)
  551. Aaron Irwin Group: Into the Light (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  552. Cassandra Wilson: Thunderbird (Blue Note)
  553. Ugetsu: Live at the Cellar (Cellar Live)
  554. Janis Siegel: A Thousand Beautiful Things (Telarc)
  555. Andrey Dergatchev: The Return (ECM) *
  556. Fred Hersch: In Amsterdam: Live at the Bimhuis (Palmetto) *
  557. Monty Alexander: Concrete Jungle: The Music of Bob Marley (Telarc)
  558. Cecil Brooks III: Double Exposure (Savant)
  559. Dr. John: Right Place, Right Time (1989, Skinji Brim/Hyena)
  560. Billy Martin: Starlings (Tzadik)
  561. Roseanna Vitro: Live at the Kennedy Center (Challenge)
  562. Incognito: Eleven (Narada Jazz)
  563. Eric Darius: Just Getting Started (Narada Jazz) *
  564. Nick Colionne: Keepin' It Cool (Narada Jazz) *
  565. Jaco Pastorius Big Band: The Word Is Out (Heads Up)
  566. Nils Landgren & Joe Sample: Creole Love Call (ACT)
  567. Darrell Scott: The Invisible Man (Full Light)
  568. Bob Sneider & Paul Hofmann: Escapade (Sons of Sound)
  569. John Moulder: Trinity (Origin)
  570. Gnappy: Unloaded (Bean Pie)
  571. Bonnie Bramlett and Mr. Groove Band: Roots, Blues & Jazz (Zoho Roots)
  572. Sean Jones: Roots (Mack Avenue) *
  573. John Rich: Underneath the Same Moon (BNA/Legacy)
  574. Erin Boheme: What Love Is (Concord)
  575. Jerry Vivino: Walkin'; With the Wazmo (Zoho)
  576. Mary Foster Conklin: Blues for Breakfast (Rhombus)
  577. Carl Hancock Rux: Good Bread Alley (Thirsty Ear) *
  578. Elliott Caine Quintet: Blues From Mars (EJC Music)
  579. Wesla Whitfield: Livin' on Love (High Note)
  580. Tony Bennett: Duets: An American Classic (RPM/Columbia) **
  581. Bruce Arkin Quartet: Wake Up! (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  582. Otomo Yoshihide's New Jazz Quintet: ONJQ Live in Lisbon (Clean Feed) *
  583. Pete Malinverni: Joyful! (ArtistShare)
  584. Miles Donahue: Bounce (Amerigo)
  585. Cyrus Chestnut: Genuine Chestnut (Telarc)
  586. Quinsin Nachoff: Magic Numbers (Songlines)
  587. The Hilliard Ensemble: Nicolas Gombert: Missa Media Vita in Morte Sumus (ECM)
  588. Roy Hargrove: Nothing Serious (Verve)
  589. Deadstring Brothers: Starving Winter Report (Bloodshot)

  590. Thirsty Ear Presents: Nu Jazz Today (Thirsty Ear) *
  591. Melvin Sparks: Groove On Up (Savant)
  592. Tomasz Stanko: Chameleon (TC Music)
  593. Bruno Hubert Trio/B3 Kings: A Cellar Live Christmas (Cellar Live)
  594. Oleta Adams: Christmas Time With Oleta (Koch)
  595. Chico Hamilton: Heritage (Joyous Shout)
  596. Jazz Yule Love II (Mack Avenue)
  597. Ann Hampton Callaway: Blues in the Night (Telarc)
  598. JC and the Jazz Hoppers: Chillin' at Home (Jazz-Hop)
  599. Joe Locke-Geoffrey Keezer Group: Live in Seattle (Origin)
  600. HR-Bigband: Once in a Lifetime (TCB)
  601. Warren Vaché and the Scottish Ensemble: Don't Look Back (Arbors)
  602. Benevento/Russo Duo: Play Pause Stop (Butter Problems/Reincarnate Music) *
  603. Hironobu Saito: The Sea (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  604. Chico Hamilton: Juniflip (Joyous Shout)
  605. Mike Stern: Who Let the Cats Out? (Heads Up)
  606. Fred Lonberg-Holm Quartet: Bridges Freeze Before Roads (Longbox)
  607. Taylor Eigsti: Lucky to Be Me (Concord)
  608. Chris Gestrin/Ben Monder/Dylan van der Schyff: The Distance (Songlines)
  609. Larry Goldings: Quartet (Palmetto) *
  610. Harri Stojka: A Tribute to Gypsy Swing (Zoho)
  611. Geri Allen: Timeless Portraits and Dreams (Telarc)
  612. Liam Sillery With the David Sills Quartet: On the Fly (OA2)
  613. Eve Graham: The Mountains Welcome Me Home (Scotdisc)
  614. Jim Brickman: Escape (SLG)
  615. Wayne Horvitz: Whispers, Hymns and a Murmur: Music for a String Quartet (Tzadik) *
  616. Diane Delin: Offerings for a Peaceable Season (Blujazz)
  617. The Robert Cray Band: Live From Across the Pond (Nozzle/Vanguard, 2CD)
  618. Dave Valentin: Come Fly With Me (High Note)
  619. Yma Sumac: Recital (1961, ESP-Disk)
  620. Joyce Cooling: Revolving Door (Narada Jazz) *
  621. Jason Miles: What's Going On? (Narada Jazz) *

  622. Susi Hyldgaard: Blush (Enja/Justin Time)
  623. Albert Kuvezin and Yat-Kha: Re-Covers (World Village)
  624. Janet Jackson: 20 Years Old (Virgin) **
  625. Michael Bolton: Bolton Swings Sinatra (Concord)
  626. Winds of Brazil (Um Sopro de Brasil) (Adventure Music)
  627. Incognito: Beer + Things + Flowers (Narada Jazz)
  628. The Matt Savage Trio: Quantum Leap (Savage)
  629. Erich Kunzel/Cincinnati Pops Orchestra: Christmastime Is Here (Telarc)
  630. Christina Aguilera: Back to Basics (RCA) **
  631. The Catz in the Hatz: Resilience (Rhombus)
  632. The Chris Walden Big Band: No Bounds (Origin)

  633. Javon Jackson: Now (Palmetto) *
  634. Peter Eldridge: Decorum (
  635. Steve Oliver: Snowfall (Koch)
  636. Randy Brecker w/Michael Brecker: Some Skunk Funk (Telarc)
  637. Tom Lellis: Avenue of the Americas (Beamtide)
  638. Chris Walden Big Band: Winter Games (Origin, EP)

  639. Cheryl Bentyne: The Book of Love (Telarc)
  640. Michel Camilo: Rhapsody in Blue (Telarc)
  641. Lisa B: What's New Pussycat? Tunes & Tales About Cool Cats (Piece of Pie)
  642. Chicago: XXX (Rhino) **
  643. 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. The U.S. vs. John Lennon (Music From the Motion Picture) (1969-80, Capitol)
  16. Pérez Prado: The Hits (1949-59, RCA/Legacy)
  17. Frankie Valli & the 4 Seasons: The Definitive Pop Collection (1962-78, Rhino, 2CD)
  18. Ernest Tubb: The Definitive Collection (1941-67, MCA Nashville/Chronicles)
  19. Bill Evans: Riverside Profiles (1958-63, Riverside)
  20. Best of Luna (1992-2004, Elektra/Rhino)
  21. The Vandermark 5: Free Jazz Classics Vols. 3 & 4 (Atavistic, 2CD)
  22. One O'Clock Jump: The Very Best of Count Basie (1936-42, Columbia/Legacy)
  23. John Lee Hooker: Hooker (1949-98, Shout! Factory, 4CD)

  24. Thomas Mapfumo: Spirits to Bite Our Ears: The Singles Collection 1977-1986 (DBK)
  25. The Miles Davis Quintet: The Legendary Prestige Quintet Sessions (1955-58, Prestige, 4CD)
  26. Allen Ginsberg: First Blues (1971-81, Water, 2CD)
  27. Ion Petre Stoican: Sounds From a Bygone Age Vol. 1 (1966-77, Asphalt Tango) %
  28. The Best of Delroy Wilson: Original Eighteen Deluxe Edition (1964-70, Heartbeat)
  29. Hallelujah Chicken Run Band: Take One (1974-79, Alula)
  30. Otis Redding: Stax Profiles (1966-68, Stax)
  31. Crunk Hits Vol. 2 (2004-05, TVT)
  32. Journey Into Paradise: The Larry Levan Story (1978-86, Rhino, 2CD)
  33. Archie Shepp: The Impulse Story (1964-72, Impulse)
  34. Joe Henderson: Milestone Profiles (1967-75, Milestone)
  35. Downbeat the Ruler: Killer Instrumentals From Studio One (1966-74, Heartbeat)
  36. Everybody's Talkin': The Very Best of Harry Nilsson (1967-77, RCA/Legacy)
  37. The Best of Studio One (1967-80, Heartbeat)
  38. John Coltrane: The Impulse Story (1961-67, Impulse)
  39. '70s Soul: Gold (1970-79, Hip-O, 2CD)
  40. Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou: Éthiopiques 21: Ethiopia Song (1963-96, Buda Musique)
  41. Sonny Rollins: The Impulse Story (1965-66, Impulse)
  42. Rufus Thomas: Stax Profiles (1967-75, Stax)
  43. The Essential Charley Pride (1966-84, RCA Nashville/Legacy, 2CD) *
  44. Thelonious Monk With John Coltrane: The Complete 1957 Riverside Recordings (1957, Riverside, 2CD)
  45. Earl King: The Sonet Blues Story (1977, Verve)
  46. The Rough Guide to Bhangra Dance (1998-2005, World Music Network)
  47. Buddy Guy: Can't Quit the Blues (1957-2005, Silvertone/Legacy, 3CD)
  48. Thelonious Monk: Riverside Profiles (1955-59, Riverside)
  49. Jerry Lee Lewis: The Definitive Collection (1957-81, Hip-O/Chronicles)
  50. Do You Love Him Like You Say: The Very Best of Terence Trent D'Arby (The Hits) (1987-95, Columbia/Legacy)
  51. The Staple Singers: Stax Profiles (1969-73, Stax)
  52. Fatboy Slim: The Greatest Hits: Why Try Harder (1996-2006, Astralwerks) **
  53. Big Joe Williams: The Sonet Blues Story (1972, Verve)
  54. Romica Puceanu & the Gore Brothers: Sounds From a Bygone Age, Vol. 2 (1964-73, Asphalt Tango)
  55. Champion Jack Dupree: The Sonet Blues Story (1971, Verve)
  56. Buck Owens: 21 #1 Hits: The Ultimate Collection (1963-88, Rhino)
  57. Nils Petter Molvaer: An American Compilation (2001-06, Thirsty Ear)
  58. Tom T. Hall: The Definitive Collection (1968-84, Hip-O)
  59. Waylon Jennings: Nashville Rebel (1958-95, RCA Nashville/Legacy, 4CD)
  60. Steve Earle: The Definitive Collection (1983-97, Hip-O)
  61. John Coltrane: Fearless Leader (1956-58, Prestige, 6CD)
  62. Chet Baker: Riverside Profiles (1958-59, Riverside)
  63. The Green Arrows: 4-Track Recording Session (1974-79, Alula)
  64. Conway Twitty: Gold (1958-91, MCA Nashville, 2CD)
  65. Pharoah Sanders: The Impulse Story (1966-73, Impulse)
  66. Tropicália (1968-73, Soul Jazz) **
  67. The House That Trane Built: The Best of Impulse Records (1961-76, Impulse)


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. Mary J Blige: Reflections (A Retrospective) (1992-2006, Geffen)
  4. Don't You Know Who I Think I Was? The Best of the Replacements (1981-2006, Sire/Reprise/Rhino)
  5. Stella Chiweshe: Double Check (1987-2005, Piranha, 2CD)
  6. The Beatles: Love (1963-70, Capitol)
  7. Frankie Lee Sims: Walking With Frankie (1960, AIM)
  8. Wes Montgomery: Riverside Profiles (1959-63, Riverside)
  9. J.D. Short: The Sonet Blues Story (1961-62, Verve)
  10. Snooks Eaglin & Friends: The Sonet Blues Story (1977, Verve)
  11. Panama! Latin, Calypso and Funk on the Isthmus 1965-75 (Soundway) *
  12. Sathima Bea Benjamin: Song Spirit (1963-2002, Ekapa)
  13. Dona Dumitru Siminica: Sounds From a Bygone Age, Vol. 3 (1960, Asphalt Tango)
  14. Snooks Eaglin: The Sonet Blues Story (1971, Verve)
  15. John Holt: I Can't Get You Off My Mind: 18 Greatest Hits (1968-72, Heartbeat)
  16. Smokey Robinson & the Miracles: Gold (1959-2005, Motown/Chronicles, 2CD)
  17. Little Milton: Stax Profiles (1971-74, Stax)
  18. Version Dread: 18 Dub Hits From Studio One (1966-82, Heartbeat)
  19. Full Up: More Hits From Studio One (1967-82, Heartbeat)
  20. Keith Jarrett: The Impulse Story (1973-76, Impulse)
  21. Gato Barbieri: The Impulse Story (1973-75, Impulse)
  22. The Clash: The Singles (1977-85, Epic/Legacy, 19CD)
  23. Mighty Joe Young: The Sonet Blues Story (1972, Verve)
  24. Come On-a My House: The Very Best of Rosemary Clooney (1951-60, Bluebird/Legacy)
  25. Zanzibara 2: L'Âge d'Or du Taraab de Mombasa (1965-75, Buda Musique)
  26. Lou Blackburn: The Complete Imperial Sessions (1963, Blue Note)
  27. A Flock of Seagulls: We Are the '80s (1981-86, Jive/Legacy)
  28. The Very Best of DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince (1986-93, Jive/Legacy)
  29. Sugar Minott: The Roots Lover (1978-83, Moll-Selekta, 2CD)
  30. Zanzibara 1: Ikhwani Safaa Musical Club (2004-05, Buda Musique)
  31. Closet Freak: The Best of Cee-Lo Green the Soul Machine (1995-2004, Arista/Legacy)
  32. Albert King: Stax Profiles (1968-83, Stax)
  33. The Essential Chieftains (1977-2002, RCA/Legacy, 2CD)
  34. Etta James: Love Songs (1960-2001, RCA/Legacy)
  35. The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of (1926-32, Yazoo, 2CD)
  36. The Guess Who: The Best of the Guess Who (The Hits) (1968-71, RCA/Legacy)
  37. Johnny Cash: The Legend of Johnny Cash Vol. II (1956-2003, Island) **
  38. Stereolab: Serene Velocity: A Stereolab Anthology (1993-2003, Rhino/Elektra)
  39. The Microscopic Septet: Surrealistic Swing: History of the Micros Volume Two (1981-90, Cuneiform, 2CD)
  40. The Tommy Boy Story Vol. 1: Tommy Boy Twelve-Inch: It's Workin! (1981-93, Rhino, 2CD)
  41. Lightnin' Hopkins: The Sonet Blues Story (1974, Verve)
  42. Sonny Stitt: Stitt's Bits: The Bebop Recordings (1949-52 [2006], Prestige, 3CD)
  43. Ricky Jay Plays Poker (1914-2001, Octone/Legacy)
  44. Cannonball Adderley: Riverside Profiles (1958-62, Riverside)e
  45. The Gap Band: Gold (1979-92, Hip-O/Mercury, 2CD)
  46. Johnnie Taylor: Stax Profiles (1956-73, Stax)
  47. The Isley Brothers: Beautiful Ballads, Volume 2 (1972-85, Epic/Legacy)
  48. Good God! A Gospel Funk Hymnal (1968-81, The Numero Group)
  49. Bukka White: The Sonet Blues Story (1963, Verve)
  50. The Best of Los Jardineros (1929-32, Shanachie)
  51. Otis Rush: The Sonet Blues Story (1974, Verve)
  52. Tony Bennett's Greatest Hits of the '60s (1960-69, RPM/Columbia/Legacy)
  53. Candy Licker: The Sex & Soul of Marvin Sease (1994-2005, Jive/Legacy)
  54. Juke Boy Bonner: The Sonet Blues Story (1971, Verve)
  55. Thirsty Ear Blue Series Sampler (2002-06, Thirsty Ear)
  56. T Bone Burnett: 20/20: The Essential T Bone Burnett (1976-2003, Columbia/DMZ/Legacy, 2CD)
  57. Herbie Hancock: Jazz to Funk (1966-69, Aim, 2CD)
  58. Bob Marley and the Wailers: One Love: At Studio One 1964-1966 (Heartbeat, 2CD)
  59. Allen Ginsberg: Kaddish (1964, Water)
  60. Funky Beat: The Best of Whodini (1983-96, Jive/Legacy)
  61. Explorations: Classic Picante Regrooved, Vol. 1 (Concord Picante)
  62. British Invasion: Gold (1961-67, Hip-O, 2CD)
  63. Weather Report: Forecast: Tomorrow (1969-85, Columbia/Legacy, 3CD+DVD)
  64. Original Irish Tenors: The Legendary Voices of Celtic Songs (1921-53, Columbia/Legacy)
  65. Eddie Boyd: The Sonet Blues Story (1974, Verve)
  66. Albert Ayler: The Impulse Story (1965-69, Impulse)
  67. Jefferson Airplane: The Worst of Jefferson Airplane (1965-69, RCA/Legacy)
  68. The Essential Herbie Hancock (1962-98, Columbia/Legacy, 2CD)
  69. Stan Getz: More Getz for Lovers (1952-91, Verve)
  70. The Essential Roy Orbison (1956-88, Monument/Legacy, 2CD)
  71. Kathy Mattea: The Definitive Collection (1983-97, Mercury/Chronicles)
  72. Rance Allen: Stax Profiles (1971-78, Stax)
  73. Dolly Parton: Love Songs (1974-85, RLG/Legacy)
  74. Eddie Floyd: Stax Profiles (1966-74, Stax)
  75. Come Get It: The Very Best of Aaron Carter (2000-03, Jive/Legacy)
  76. Robert Pete Williams: The Sonet Blues Story (1973, Verve)
  77. Putumayo Kids Presents: Reggae Playground (1973-2005, Putumayo World Music)
  78. The Rough Guide to the Music of Israel (1995-2005, World Music Network) **
  79. The Microscopic Septet: Seven Men in Neckties: History of the Micros Volume One (1982-90, Cuneiform, 2CD)
  80. Putumayo Presents: Turkish Groove (1999-2005, Putumayo World Music)
  81. Putumayo Presents: Brazilian Lounge (2000-05, Putumayo World Music)
  82. Alice Coltrane: The Impulse Story (1968-2000, Impulse)
  83. Jimmy Smith: Milestone Profiles (1981-93, Milestone)
  84. Miles Davis: Cool & Collected (1956-84, Columbia/Legacy)
  85. Eccentric Soul: The Deep City Label (1964-67, Numero Group)
  86. Putumayo Kids Presents: New Orleans Playground (1956-2003, Putumayo World Music)
  87. David J: On Glass: The Singles (1983-85, Plain)
  88. Jimmy Scott: Milestone Profiles (2000-01, Milestone)
  89. Putumayo Presents: Paris (1995-2005, Putumayo World Music)
  90. The Essential Jim Reeves (1953-68, RCA Nashville/Legacy, 2CD) *
  91. McCoy Tyner: The Impulse Story (1962-64, Impulse)
  92. McCoy Tyner: Milestone Profiles (1972-80, Milestone)
  93. Frankie Ruiz: Gold (1990-98, Hip-O, 2CD) **
  94. The Byrds: There Is a Season (1964-90, Columbia/Legacy, 4CD)
  95. Gospel Music (1937-77, Hyena)

  96. Sunnyland Slim: The Sonet Blues Story (1974, Verve)
  97. Life of the Infamous: The Best of Mobb Deep (1993-2004, Loud/Legacy)
  98. Boz Scaggs: Hits! (1972-85, Columbia/Legacy)
  99. Earth, Wind & Fire: Beautiful Ballads (1973-79, Columbia/Legacy)
  100. DJ Quik: Born and Raised in Compton: The Greatest Hits (1991-2000, Arista/Profile/Legacy)
  101. Edition Pierre Verger: Africa: From Dakar to Johannesburg (Playa Sound)
  102. Daryl Hall & John Oates: Rock 'n Soul Part 1 (The Hits) (1976-83, RCA/Legacy)
  103. Corbett Vs. Dempsey: Eye & Ear (1943-2004, Atavistic)
  104. Putumayo Presents: New Orleans Christmas (1995-2006, Putumayo World Music)
  105. Edition Pierre Verger: Japan: From Kyoto to Tokyo (Playa Sound)
  106. Delbert McClinton: The Definitive Collection (1961-97, Hip-O)
  107. Memphis Slim: The Sonet Blues Story (1967, Verve)
  108. The Essential Gloria Estefan (1984-2003, Epic/Legacy, 2CD)
  109. Bill Anderson: The Definitive Collection (1960-78, MCA Nashville/Chronicles)
  110. Putumayo Presents: Acoustic Africa (1994-2006, Putumayo World Music)
  111. Bow Wow Wow: We Are the '80s (1980-82, RCA/Legacy)
  112. Stanley Turrentine: Flipped Out on Love (1971-72, Aim)
  113. Tony Bennett's Greatest Hits of the '50s (1950-59, RPM/Columbia/Legacy)
  114. Gladys Knight & the Pips: Beautiful Ballads (1971-83, Buddha/RCA/Legacy)
  115. Bruce Hornsby: Intersections 1985-2005 (1989-2005, RCA/Legacy, 4CD)
  116. Putumayo Presents: Radio Latino (2001-06, Putumayo World Music)
  117. Christmas Break: Relaxing Jazz for the Holidays (Telarc)
  118. Candi Staton: The Ultimate Gospel Hits (1955-2002, Shanachie, 2CD)
  119. Putumayo Presents: One World, Many Cultures (1998-2006, Putumayo World Music)
  120. Sneakin' Up Behind You: The Very Best of the Brecker Brothers (1975-81, Arista/Legacy)
  121. Carla Thomas: Stax Profiles (1961-71, Stax)
  122. Bangles: We Are the '80s (1984-88, Columbia/Legacy)
  123. Willie Bobo: Lost & Found (Concord Picante)
  124. Re-Bop: The Savoy Originals (1945-59, Savoy Jazz)
  125. Judy Garland: Great Day! Rare Recordings from the Judy Garland Show (1963-64, Savoy Jazz)
  126. Wayfaring Strangers: Ladies of the Canyon (Numero Group)
  127. The Best of Martin Taylor (1978-2004, The Guitar Label, 2CD)
  128. Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash: 16 Biggest Hits (The Hits) (1964-83, Columbia/Legacy)
  129. Henri Pousseur: Musique Mixte 1966-1970 (Sub Rosa)
  130. Putumayo Presents: ¡Baila! A Latin Dance Party (Putumayo World Music)
  131. The Idan Raichel Project (2002-05, Cumbancha)
  132. Gershon Kingsley: God Is a Moog (1968-74, Reboot Stereophonic, 2CD)
  133. The Essential George Duke (1977-90, Epic/Legacy, 2CD)
  134. Alabama: Livin' Lovin' Rockin' Rollin': The 25th Anniversary Collection (1980-2000, RCA/Legacy, 3CD)
  135. Carmen McRae: For Lovers (1955-59, Verve)
  136. Nina Simone: Forever Young, Gifted & Black: Songs of Freedom and Spirit (1967-69, RCA/Legacy)
  137. Putumayo Presents: Music From the Wine Lands (1991-2005, Putumayo World Music)
  138. Rick Springfield: We Are the '80s (1981-88, RCA/Legacy)
  139. The Essential George Benson (1963-80, Columbia/Legacy, 2CD)
  140. Everything Is Possible: The Very Best of Living Colour (1988-2003, Epic/Legacy)
  141. Keep on Truckin': The Very Best of Hot Tuna (1969-78, RCA/Legacy)

  142. Putumayo Presents: Blues Around the World (1965-2005, Putumayo World Music)
  143. The Essential Ronnie Milsap (1973-88, RCA Nashville/Legacy, 2CD)
  144. Whiskey in the Jar: Essential Irish Drinking Songs & Sing Alongs (1962-2003, Legacy, 2CD)
  145. Send in the Clowns: The Very Best of Sarah Vaughan (1949-87, Columbia/Legacy)
  146. Best of Chris Isaak (1998-2006, Wicked Game/Reprise) **
  147. Loverboy: We Are the '80s (1980-86, Columbia/Legacy)
  148. Charles Mingus: The Impulse Story (1963, Impulse)
  149. Regina Belle: Love Songs (1989-95, Columbia/Legacy)
  150. Savoy Brown: Blues, Balls & Boogie (AIM)
  151. The Essential Michael Bolton (1987-99, Columbia/Legacy, 2CD)
  152. Johnny Maestro: The Best of Johnny Maestro (1958-85, Shout! Factory)
  153. Johnny Mathis: Gold: A 50th Anniversary Collection (1956-2006, Columbia/Legacy)
  154. Booker T & the MGs: Stax Profiles (1963-71, Stax)

  155. Eric Burdon: Wild & Wicked (1976-82, AIM)
  156. Patty LaBelle: Beautiful Ballads (1976-86, Epic/Legacy)Tim McGraw: Greatest Hits Vol. 2 (1994-2006, Curb) **
  157. The O'Jays: Beautiful Ballads (1969-93, Epic/Legacy)
  158. Eddie Money: We Are the '80s (1980-89, Columbia/Legacy)
  159. The Essential Alice in Chains (1990-99, Columbia/Legacy, 2CD)
  160. Johnny Mathis: Gold: A 50th Anniversary Christmas Collection (1958-2006, Columbia/Legacy)
  161. Heart: Love Songs (1977-2005, Epic/Legacy)

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

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

  167. Steve Perry: Greatest 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. Nils Petter Molvaer: ER (2005, Thirsty Ear)

  4. Augustus Pablo: King David's Melody (1975-82, Shanachie)
  5. Bud Freeman: Chicago/Austin High School Jazz in Hi-Fi (1957, Mosaic)
  6. Freddie McGregor: Bobby Babylon (1980, Heartbeat)
  7. Andrew Hill: Pax (1965, Blue Note)
  8. Charles Lloyd: Of Course, Of Course (1964-65, Mosaic)
  9. Ike Quebec: It Might as Well Be Spring (1961, Blue Note)
  10. African Head Charge: Off the Beaten Track (1986, Anthology) *
  11. Mott the Hoople: All the Young Dudes (1972, Columbia/Legacy)
  12. Serge Chaloff: Boston Blow-Up! (1955, Capitol Jazz)
  13. Pärson Sound (1966-68, Anthology, 2CD) *
  14. Fred Neil (1967, Water)
  15. Bobby Hutcherson: Happenings (1966, Blue Note)
  16. Andrew Hill: Smoke Stack (1963, Blue Note)
  17. Johnny Griffin: The Congregation (1957, Blue Note)
  18. Nils Petter Molvaer: Live: Streamer (2002, Thirsty Ear)
  19. Marlo Thomas: Free to Be . . . You and Me (1972, Arista/Legacy)
  20. Brian Eno/David Byrne: My Life in the Bush of Ghosts (1979-80, Nonesuch)


Also Noted:

  1. Peter Brötzmann Group: Alarm (1981, Atavistic)
  2. Sonic Youth (1981-82, Geffen) **
  3. Freddie Hubbard: Here to Stay (1962, Blue Note)
  4. Jackie McLean: Demon's Dance (1967, Blue Note)
  5. Jackie McLean: It's Time (1964, Blue Note)
  6. Liza Minnelli: Liza With a "Z" (1972, Columbia/Legacy)
  7. Lattimore Brown: Little Box of Tricks (AIM)
  8. Karen Dalton: In My Own Time (1971, Light in the Attic)
  9. Luis Bacalov: Il Postino (1994-2000, CAM Jazz)
  10. Roy Orbison: In Dreams (1963, Monument/Legacy)
  11. Christoph Gallio/Urs Voerkel/Peter K Frey: Tiegel (1981, Atavistic)
  12. Johnny Cash: At San Quentin (Legacy Edition) (1969, Columbia/Legacy, 2CD+DVD)
  13. Lee Morgan: The Cooker (1957, Blue Note)
  14. Solomon Ilori: African High Life (1963-64, Blue Note)
  15. Electric Light Orchestra: A New World Record (1976, Epic/Legacy)
  16. John Phillips (John the Wolfking of L.A.) (1969, Varèse Sarabande) *
  17. Robin Williams: A Night at the Met (1986, Columbia/Legacy)
  18. Cluster: Cluster 71 (1971, Water)
  19. Dexter Gordon: Gettin' Around (1965, Blue Note)
  20. Tony Bennett: I Left My Heart in San Francisco (1957-62, RPM/Columbia/Legacy)
  21. Delaney & Bonnie: Home (1969, Stax)
  22. Kenny Dorham: Trompeta Toccata (1964, Blue Note)
  23. Peter Brötzmann/Albert Mangelsdorff/Günter Sommer: Pica Pica (1982, Atavistic)
  24. Moody Scott: Bustin' Out of the Ghetto (1968, AIM)
  25. Santana: Santana III (Legacy Edition) (1971, Columbia/Legacy, 2CD)
  26. Secret Oyster: Sea Son (1974, The Laser's Edge)
  27. Sainte Anthony's Fyre (Anthology) *
  28. Ben Monder Trio: Dust (1996, Sunnyside)
  29. Hank Mobley: Dippin' (1965, Blue Note)
  30. Freddie King: Live at the Electric Ballroom, 1974 (1974, Shout! Factory)
  31. Jeff Healey: Among Friends (2002, Stony Plain)
  32. Mylo: Destroy Rock & Roll (2004, RCA/Breast Fed)
  33. Harry Nilsson: Son of Schmilsson (1972-73, RCA/Legacy)
  34. Lee Morgan: The Gigolo (1965, Blue Note)
  35. Robert Fripp: Exposure (1977-79, DGM, 2CD)
  36. Art Blakey: Holiday for Skins (1958, Blue Note)

  37. Roy Orbison: Crying (1962, Monument/Legacy)
  38. Jeff Beck: Truth (1968, Epic/Legacy)
  39. Billy Cobham's Glassmenagerie: Stratus (1981, Inak)
  40. Horace Silver: Silver's Serenade (1963, Blue Note)
  41. Lou Reed: Coney Island Baby (1976, RCA/Legacy)
  42. Roy Orbison: Lonely and Blue (1960, Monument/Legacy)
  43. Bobby Powell: Louisiana Soul (1979, AIM)
  44. Electric Light Orchestra: On the Third Day (1973, Epic/Legacy)
  45. Sebadoh: Sebadoh III (1991, Domino, 2CD)
  46. Charles Mingus: Thrice Upon a Theme (1954-57, Aim, 2CD)
  47. My Solid Ground (1971, Anthology) *
  48. Whistler, Chaucer, Detroit and Greenhill: The Unwritten Works of Geoffrey, Etc. (1968, Fallout)
  49. The Suicide Commandos: The Commandos Commit Suicide Dance Concert (1978, Anthology) *
  50. Tony Bennett: MTV Unplugged (1994, RPM/Columbia/Legacy)
  51. Johnny Cash: The Johnny Cash Children's Album (1971-73, Columbia/Legacy)
  52. David J: Crocodile Tears and the Velvet Cosh (1985, Plain)
  53. Lee Morgan: Tom Cat (1964, Blue Note)
  54. Jimmy Smith: Softly as a Summer Breeze (1958, Blue Note)
  55. Nina Simone: Sings the Blues (1966-69, RCA/Legacy)
  56. Eddie Murphy: Comedian (1983, Columbia/Legacy)
  57. Ben Monder: Excavation (1999, Sunnyside)
  58. Tony Bennett: Perfectly Frank (1992, RPM/Columbia/Legacy)
  59. Ciccone Youth: The Whitey Album (Geffen) **
  60. The Electric Light Orchestra: ELO II (1972, Epic/Legacy)

  61. Boston (1976, Epic/Legacy)
  62. Electric Light Orchestra: Face the Music (1975, Epic/Legacy)
  63. China Shop: 21 Puffs on the Cassette (1979-91, Anthology) *
  64. The Electric Light Orchestra: No Answer (1970-71, Epic/Legacy)
  65. Julio Iglesias: 1100 Bel Air Place (1984, Columbia/Legacy)
  66. Moondog: Demos (1990, Anthology) *
  67. Barry Manilow: This One's for You (1976, Arista/Legacy)
  68. Cheap Trick: Dream Police (1979, Epic/Legacy)
  69. Loverboy: Get Lucky (1982, Columbia/Legacy)
  70. Rick Springfield: Working Class Dog (1981, RCA/Legacy)

  71. Sarah McLachlan: Mirrorball: The Complete Concert (1999, Columbia/Legacy, 2CD)
  72. Boston: Don't Look Back (1978, Epic/Legacy)
  73. The Jeff Beck Group: Beck-Ola (1969, Epic/Legacy)
  74. Barry Manilow: Barry Manilow II (1974, Arista/Legacy)
  75. Journey: Frontiers (1983, Columbia/Legacy)
  76. Julio Iglesias: Tango (1990, Columbia/Legacy)
  77. Journey: Infinity (1978, Columbia/Legacy)
  78. Rocky IV: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1985, Volcano/Legacy)
  79. Cheap Trick: All Shook Up (1980, Epic/Legacy)

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

  84. Journey: Escape (1981, Columbia/Legacy)
  85. Barry Manilow: Tryin' to Get the Feeling (1975, Arista/Legacy)
  86. Journey: Departure (1980, Columbia/Legacy)
  87. Steve Perry: For the Love of Strange Medicine (1994, Columbia/Legacy)

  88. Journey: Trial by Fire (1996, Columbia/Legacy)
  89. Barry Manilow: Even Now (1978, Arista/Legacy)
  90. Journey: Captured (1981, Columbia/Legacy)

  91. Journey: Raised on Radio (1986, Columbia/Legacy)
  92. Steve Perry: Street Talk (1984, Columbia/Legacy)
  93. Journey: Evolution (1979, Columbia/Legacy)
  94. Barry Manilow: Live (Legacy Edition) (1976, Arista/Legacy, 2CD)

  95. Journey: Live in Houston 1981 Escape Tour (1981, Columbia/Legacy)
  96. 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)