Music Year 2007

This is my year-end list for records released in 2007. A copy of this file as of Jan. 24, 2008 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). These will continue to be added up to Dec. 31, 2008, at which point enough will be enough (a date that has come and gone; some records still pending as of that date may be graded later, but no more records will be added).

For records in hand, * identifies an advance copy, ** something borrowed or downloaded. % indicates an album with a 2006 release date that appeared here as new in 2007 -- these are mostly imports or self-releases and often hard to figure out, but there was no reasonable way they could have been considered in 2006.

New Records

  1. Manu Chao: La Radiolina (Nacional/Because)
  2. John Fogerty: Revival (Fantasy)
  3. Powerhouse Sound: Oslo/Chicago Breaks (Atavistic, 2CD)
  4. Gogol Bordello: Super Taranta! (Side One Dummy)
  5. Jewels and Binoculars: Ships With Tattooed Sails (Upshot)
  6. David Murray Black Saint Quartet: Sacred Ground (Justin Time)
  7. Mavis Staples: We'll Never Turn Back (Anti-)
  8. Youssou N'Dour: Rokku Mi Rokka (Nonesuch) *
  9. Mostly Other People Do the Killing: Shamokin!!! (Hot Cup)
  10. ROVA: The Juke Box Suite (Not Two)
  11. MI3: Free Advice (Clean Feed)

  12. Papa Noel: Café Noir (Tumi)
  13. M.I.A.: Kala (Interscope)
  14. Public Enemy: How You Sell Soul to a Soulless People Who Sold Their Soul??? (Slamjamz)
  15. Balkan Beat Box: Nu-Med (JDub)
  16. Albert van Veenendaal/Meinrad Kneer/Yonga Sun: Predictable Point of Impact (Evil Rabbit)
  17. Chris Byars: Photos in Black, White and Gray (Smalls)
  18. Billy Bang Quintet Featuring Frank Lowe: Above & Beyond: An Evening in Grand Rapids (Justin Time)
  19. Les Savy Fav: Let's Stay Friends (Frenchkiss) **
  20. Kahil El'Zabar's Infinity Orchestra: Transmigration (Delmark)
  21. Assif Tsahar/Cooper-Moore/Chad Taylor: Digital Primitives (Hopscotch)
  22. The Apples in Stereo: New Magnetic Wonder (Yep Roc)
  23. Matt Lavelle Trio: Spiritual Power (Silkheart)
  24. Happy Apple: Happy Apple Back on Top (Sunnyside)
  25. David Torn: Prezens (ECM)
  26. Joe Lovano & Hank Jones: Kids: Duets Live at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola (Blue Note)
  27. Arcade Fire: Neon Bible (Merge)
  28. Holy Fuck: LP (Young Turks) **
  29. Bruce Springsteen: Magic (Columbia)
  30. Konono No. 1: Live at Couleur Café (Crammed Discs) **
  31. Ted Des Plantes' Washboard Wizards: Thumpin' and Bumpin' (Stomp Off)
  32. Wolfgang Muthspiel/Brian Blade: Friendly Travelers (Material)
  33. Girl Talk: Night Ripper (Illegal Art) %
  34. David S. Ware Quartet: Renunciation (AUM Fidelity)
  35. Logan Richardson: Cerebral Flow (Fresh Sound New Talent) %
  36. Nine Inch Nails: Year Zero (Interscope)
  37. Lucinda Williams: West (Lost Highway)
  38. Buck 65: Situation (Strange Famous) **
  39. Pablo Aslan: Buenos Aires Tango Standards (Zoho)
  40. 7L & Esoteric: A New Dope (Babygrande) %
  41. Miranda Lambert: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (Sony/BMG Nashville)
  42. Wu-Tang Clan: 8 Diagrams (SRC/Universal/Motown) **
  43. Tinariwen: Aman Iman: Water Is Life (World Village)
  44. Mac Lethal: 11:11 (Rhymesayers Entertainment) **
  45. Pink Martini: Hey Eugene! (Heinz)
  46. Louis Sclavis: L'Imparfait des Langues (ECM)
  47. Rafi Malkiel: My Island (Raftone)
  48. Fay Victor Ensemble: Cartwheels Through the Cosmos (ArtistShare)
  49. Bloodcount: Seconds (1996, Screwgun, 2CD+DVD)
  50. Vijay Iyer + Mike Ladd: Still Life With Commentator (Savoy Jazz)
  51. Chris Knight: The Trailer Tapes (1996, Drifter's Church)
  52. Gretchen Wilson: One of the Boys (Sony/BMG) **
  53. Fred Anderson & Hamid Drake: From the River to the Ocean (Thrill Jockey)
  54. William Parker/Raining on the Moon: Corn Meal Dance (AUM Fidelity)
  55. Joshua Redman: Back East (Nonesuch)
  56. Imperial Teen: The Hair the TV the Baby & the Band (Merge) **
  57. Fanfare Ciocarlia: Queens and Kings (Asphalt Tango)
  58. Jostein Gulbrandsen: Twelve (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  59. Joan Stiles: Hurly-Burly (Oo-Bla-Dee)
  60. Modest Mouse: We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank (Epic)
  61. Alex Kontorovich: Deep Minor (Chamsa)
  62. Keith Jarrett/Gary Peacock/Jack DeJohnette: My Foolish Heart: Live at Montreux (ECM, 2CD)
  63. Alvin Queen: I Ain't Looking at You (Enja/Justin Time)
  64. Yerba Buena Stompers: The Yama-Yama Man (Stomp Off)
  65. Tierney Sutton: On the Other Side (Telarc)
  66. The Claudia Quintet: For (Cuneiform)
  67. John Sheridan and His Dream Band: Swing Is Still the King (Arbors)
  68. Amy LaVere: Anchors & Anvils (Archer) **
  69. Lily Allen: Alright, Still . . . (Capitol)
  70. LCD Soundsystem: Sound of Silver (DFA/Capitol) **
  71. So Called: Ghettoblaster (JDub)
  72. Matthew Shipp: Piano Vortex (Thirsty Ear)
  73. Slavic Soul Party: Teknochek Collision (Barbès)
  74. Henri Salvador: Révérence (Circular Moves)
  75. The Harry Allen-Joe Cohn Quartet: Music From Guys and Dolls (Arbors)
  76. Maria Anadon: A Jazzy Way (Arbors)
  77. Chris Potter Underground: Follow the Red Line: Live at the Village Vanguard (Sunnyside)
  78. McCoy Tyner: Quartet (McCoy Tyner Music/Half Note)
  79. The Neil Cowley Trio: Displaced (Hide Inside)
  80. Brent Jensen: One More Mile (Origin)
  81. Spoon: Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (Merge)
  82. Mike Walbridge's Chicago Footwarmers: Crazy Rhythm (Delmark)
  83. Zaid Nasser: Escape From New York (Smalls) *
  84. Koko Taylor: Old School (Alligator) **
  85. Willie Nelson/Merle Haggard/Ray Price: Last of the Breed (Lost Highway, 2CD)
  86. Hugh Masekela: Live at the Market Theatre (Times Square/4Q, 2CD)
  87. Myra Melford/Mark Dresser/Matt Wilson: Big Picture (Cryptogramophone)
  88. Larry Ochs/Sax & Drumming Core: Up From Under: Out Trios Volume Five (Atavistic)
  89. Ari Roland: And So I Lived in Old New York . . . (Smalls) *
  90. The Fall: Reformation: Post TLC (Narnack) **
  91. Colombiafrica -- The Mythic Orchestra: Voodoo Love Inna Champeta-Land (Riverboat) **
  92. Slow Poke: At Home (1998, Palmetto) *
  93. Puerto Plata: Mujer de Cabaret (IASO)
  94. Elizabeth Cook: Balls (Thirty Tigers) **
  95. Brother Reade: Rap Music (Record Collection) **
  96. Lupe Fiasco: The Cool (Atlantic) **
  97. Tyshawn Sorey: That/Not (Firehouse 12, 2CD) **
  98. Nublu Orchestra Conducted by Butch Morris (Nublu) [**]
  99. Steve Lacy-Roswell Rudd Quartet: Early and Late (1962-2002, Cuneiform, 2CD)
  100. Grupo Los Santos: Lo Que Somos Lo Que Sea (Deep Tone)
  101. Adam Lane/Ken Vandermark/Magnus Broo/Paal Nilssen-Love: 4 Corners (Clean Feed)
  102. Northern State: Can I Keep This Pen? (Ipecac) **
  103. Brian Harnetty: American Winter (Atavistic)
  104. Teddy Thompson: Upfront & Down Low (Verve Forecast) **
  105. Daft Punk: Alive 2007 (Virgin) **
  106. Joe Morris/Ken Vandermark/Luther Gray: Rebus (Clean Feed) *
  107. Todd Snider: Peace, Love and Anarchy (Rarities, B-Sides and Demos, Vol. 1) (2000-04, Oh Boy)
  108. Bucky Pizzarelli: 5 for Freddie: Bucky's Tribute to Freddie Green (Arbors)


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

  1. Black Light Burns: Cruel Melody (I Am Wolfpack) *
  2. Julie Dexter & Khari Simmons: Moon Bossa (Brash Music) *
  3. Kartet: The Bay Window (Songlines)
  4. Lil Wayne: Da Drought 3 (Mixtrap, 2CD)
  5. Lil Wayne: The Drought Is Over 2: The Carter 3 Sessions (Mixtrap)
  6. Alan Morse: Four O'Clock and Hysteria (InsideOut) *
  7. Juan Carlos Quintero: Joy to the World (Tenure)
  8. Quodia: The Arrow (Quodia, CD+DVD)
  9. Dean Schmidt: I Know Nothing (OA2)
  10. Daryl Stuermer: Go (InsideOut) *
  11. The Swimmers: Fighting Trees ( *
  12. Laura Veirs: Saltbreakers (Nonesuch) *
  13. Luis Villegas: Guitarras de Navidad (Tenure)
  14. We All Love Ella: Celebrating the First Lady of Song (Verve)

Also Noted:

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

  1. Anat Fort: A Long Story (ECM)
  2. Stephen Gauci's Basso Continuo: Nididhyasana (Clean Feed)
  3. Steve Lehman Quintet: On Meaning (Pi)
  4. Pharoahe Monch: Desire (SRC) **
  5. Von Südenfed: Tromatic Reflexxions (Domino) **
  6. Stacey Kent: Breakfast on the Morning Tram (Blue Note)
  7. Bill Easley: Business Man's Bounce (18th & Vine)
  8. Darren Johnston/Fred Frith/Larry Ochs/Devin Hoff/Ches Smith: Reasons for Moving (Not Two)
  9. Gordon Grdina's Box Cutter, Unlearn (Spool/Line) %
  10. Joel Frahm: We Used to Dance (Anzic)
  11. Ralph Alessi & This Against That: Look (Between the Lines)
  12. No Age: Weirdo Rippers (Fat Cat) **
  13. Peter Evans: The Peter Evans Quartet (Firehouse 12) **
  14. 1990s: Cookies (Rough Trade) **
  15. Talib Kweli: Eardrum (Blacksmith/Warner Brothers) **
  16. 3 Tenors of Soul: All the Way From Philadelphia (Shanachie) **
  17. Wussy: Left for Dead (Shake It)
  18. Alex Alvear: Equatorial (Colorado) %
  19. Mary J Blige: Growing Pains (Geffen) **
  20. Brother Ali: The Undisputed Truth (Rhymesayers Entertainment)
  21. Britney Spears: Blackout (Jive) **
  22. Josh Roseman: New Constellations: Live in Vienna (Accurate)
  23. Psalm One: The Death of Frequent Flyer (Rhymesayers Entertainment) % *
  24. Marcus Strickland Twi-Life Group: Open Reel Deck (Strick Muzik)
  25. Nanette Natal: I Must Be Dreaming (Benyo Music)
  26. Joachim Kühn/Majid Bekkas/Ramon Lopez: Kalimba (ACT)
  27. The Jack and Jim Show Presents: Hearing Is Believing (Boxholder)
  28. Porter Wagoner: Wagonmaster (Anti-) **
  29. Bobby Gordon: Plays Joe Marsala: Lower Register (Arbors)
  30. The Blueprint Project: People I Like (Creative Nation Music)
  31. Steve Lehman Quartet: Manifold (Clean Feed)
  32. Fountains of Wayne: Traffic and Weather (Virgin)
  33. Apparat: Maps (Shitkatapult Strike) **
  34. Amir ElSaffar: Two Rivers (Pi)
  35. Jill Scott: The Real Thing: Words and Sounds, Vol. 3 (Hidden Beach) **
  36. Common: Finding Forever (Geffen)
  37. DJ Spooky: Creation Rebel (Trojan/Sanctuary) **
  38. Chicago Tentet: American Landscapes 1 (Okkadisk)
  39. Nigel Kennedy: Blue Note Sessions (Blue Note)
  40. Babyshambles: Shotter's Nation (Astralwerks) **
  41. Kanye West: Graduation (Roc-A-Fella)
  42. Terence Blanchard: A Tale of God's Will (A Requiem for Katrina) (Blue Note)
  43. Harry Allen: Hits by Brits (Challenge)
  44. The Pierces: Thirteen Tales of Love and Revenge (Lizard King) **
  45. Bettye LaVette: The Scene of the Crime (Anti-) **
  46. Frank Morgan: A Night in the Life (High Note)
  47. Frank Carlberg: State of the Union (Fresh Sound New Talent) %
  48. Jon-Erik Kellso: Blue Roof Blues (Arbors)
  49. Ila Cantor: Mother Nebula (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  50. ZMF Trio: Circle the Path (Drip Audio)
  51. Tom Teasley: Painting Time (T&T Music)
  52. Clinic: Visitations (Domino)
  53. Ghostface Killah: The Big Doe Rehab (Def Jam) **
  54. Vidal Colmenares: . . . Otro Llano (Cacao Musica)
  55. Brakes: The Beatific Visions (Rough Trade) **
  56. Johnny Cash: The Great Lost Performance (1990, Mercury/Chronicles)
  57. Mary Gauthier: Between Darkness and Dawn (Lost Highway) **
  58. Bryan Ferry: Dylanesque (Virgin) **
  59. Dave Douglas Quintet: Live at the Jazz Standard (Greenleaf Music/Koch) **
  60. Júlio Resende: Da Alma (Clean Feed)
  61. Mat Marucci-Doug Webb Trio: Change-Up (CIMP)
  62. Billy Taylor & Gerry Mulligan: Live at MCG (1993, MCG Jazz)
  63. Joe Temperley/Harry Allen: Cocktails for Two (Sackville)
  64. Jerry Bergonzi: Tenorist (Savant)
  65. Lars Danielsson & Leszek Mozdzer: Pasodoble (ACT)
  66. Brad Leali Jazz Orchestra: Maria Juanez (TCB)
  67. Rilo Kiley: Under the Blacklight (Warner Bros.)
  68. Ticklah: Ticklah vs. Axelrod (Easy Star)
  69. Roswell Rudd & Yomo Toro: El Espíritu Jíbaro (Sunnyside)
  70. Wilco: Sky Blue Sky (Nonesuch) **
  71. The Chalets: Check In (Setanta) **
  72. Bright Eyes: Cassadaga (Saddle Creek) **
  73. Martirio: Primavera en Nueva York (Calle 54) %
  74. Burial: Untrue (Hyperdub) **
  75. Anat Cohen & the Anzic Orchestra: Noir (Anzic)
  76. Avishai Cohen: As Is . . . Live at the Blue Note (2007, Razdaz/Half Note)
  77. Sonic Openings Under Pressure: Muhheankuntuk (Clean Feed) *
  78. Sergi Sirvent & Xavi Maureta: Lines Over Rhythm (Fresh Sound New Talent) %
  79. Deerhunter: Cryptograms (Kranky) **
  80. Territory Band-6 With Fred Anderson: Collide (Okka Disk)
  81. Phil Bodner: The Clarinet Virtuosity of Phil Bodner: Once More With Feeling (60s-70s, Arbors)
  82. Tord Gustavsen Trio: Being There (ECM)
  83. Eric Friedlander: Block Ice & Propane (Skipstone)
  84. Bob French: Marsalis Music Honors Bob French (Marsalis Music/Rounder)
  85. Abbey Lincoln: Abbey Sings Abbey (Verve)
  86. Floratone (Blue Note)
  87. Wayne Escoffery: Veneration (Savant)
  88. Saco Yasuma: Another Rain (Leaf Note)
  89. Jerry Granelli/V16: The Sonic Temple: Monday and Tuesday (Songlines, 2CD)
  90. Jason Lindner: Ab Aeterno (Fresh Sound World Jazz) %
  91. Kenny Davern/Ken Peplowski: Dialogues (Arbors)
  92. Andy Palacio & the Garifuna Collective: Wátina (Cumbancha)
  93. Ethnic Heritage Ensemble: Hot 'N' Heavy (Delmark)
  94. Richie Barshay: Homework (AYVA)
  95. Steve Earle: Washington Square Serenade (New West)
  96. Alvin Fielder Trio: A Measure of Vision (Clean Feed) *
  97. Joe Cohn: Restless (Arbors)
  98. Ravish Momin's Trio Tarana: Miren (A Longing) (Clean Feed) *
  99. Paul Zauners Blue Brass: Soil (BluJazz)
  100. Maria Muldaur: Naughty Bawdy & Blue (Stony Plain)
  101. Marc Copland: New York Trio Recordings, Vol. 2: Voices (Pirouet)
  102. Frank Vignola: Vignola Plays Gershwin (Mel Bay)
  103. Arctic Monkeys: Favourite Worst Nightmare (Domino) **
  104. Oojami: Boom Shinga Ling (CIA) %
  105. Satoko Fujii/Natsuki Tamura: In Krakow in November (Not Two) %
  106. Ben Bowen King: Sidewalk Saints: Roots Gospel Guitar (Talking Taco Music)
  107. Vieux Farka Toure (World Village)
  108. Erin McKeown: Sing You Sinners (Nettwerk)
  109. Harry Connick Jr.: Oh, My Nola (Columbia)
  110. The Ray Kennedy Trio: Plays the Music of Arthur Schwartz (Arbors)
  111. Tony DeSare: Last First Kiss (Telarc)
  112. Uri Caine Ensemble: Plays Mozart (Winter & Winter)
  113. Quadro Nuevo: Tango Bitter Sweet (Justin Time)
  114. Kieran Hebden and Steve Reid: Tongues (Domino) *
  115. Steve Kuhn Trio: Live at Birdland (Blue Note)
  116. Enrico Rava: The Words and the Days (ECM)
  117. The Joe Locke Quartet: Sticks and Strings (Jazz Eyes)
  118. Nicole Mitchell/Harrison Bankhead/Hamid Drake: Indigo Trio/Live in Montreal (Paperback Series Vol. 3) (Greenleaf Music)
  119. Ira Cohen/Ralph Carney: The Stauffenberg Cycle (Paris) *
  120. Lauren Hooker: Right Where I Belong (Musical Legends)
  121. Steve Kuhn: Pastorale (Sunnyside)
  122. Charlie Haden/Antonio Forcione: Heartplay (Naim)
  123. Omer Avital Group: Room to Grow (1997, Smalls)
  124. Oscar Peterson and Friends: JATP Lausanne 1953 (1953, TCB)
  125. The Leonisa Ardizzone Quartet: Afraid of the Heights (Ardijenn Music)
  126. The Stryker/Slagle Band: Latest Outlook (Zoho)
  127. James Blood Ulmer: Bad Blood in the City: The Piety Street Sessions (Hyena)

  128. Dennis González NY Quartet: At Tonic: Dance of the Soothsayer's Tongue (Clean Feed)
  129. Michael Brecker: Pilgrimage (Heads Up)
  130. Carl Allen & Rodney Whitaker: Get Ready (Mack Avenue)
  131. The Pete McGuinness Jazz Orchestra: First Flight (Summit)
  132. Bernardo Sassetti: Unreal: Sidewalk Cartoon (Clean Feed) *
  133. Dave Mullen and Butta: Mahoney's Way (Roberts Music Group)
  134. Charlie Hunter Trio: Mistico (Fantasy)
  135. Michael Bisio Quartet: CIMP 360: Circle This (CIMP)
  136. Michel Portal: Birdwatcher (Sunnyside)
  137. Linda Thompson: Versatile Heart (Rounder) **
  138. Evan Christopher: Delta Bound (Arbors)
  139. Felipe Salles: South American Suite (Curare)
  140. Dizzee Rascal: Maths + English (XL) **
  141. Wallace Roney: Jazz (High Note)
  142. The Willie Williams Trio: Comet Ride (Miles High)
  143. Barbara Rosene and Her New Yorkers: It Was Only a Sun Shower (Stomp Off)
  144. Gary Foster/Putter Smith: Perfect Circularity (AJI)
  145. Chris Barber: Can't Stop Now (European Tour 2007) (MVD Audio)
  146. Chuck D & the Slamjamz Artist Revue: Tribb to JB (Slamjamz) **
  147. Sage Francis: Human the Death Dance (Epitaph) **
  148. Busdriver: Road Kill Overcoat (Epitaph) **
  149. Mário Laginha Trio: Espaço (Clean Feed)
  150. Paul Motian Trio 2000 + Two: Live at the Village Vanguard, Vol. 1 (Winter & Winter)
  151. Against Me!: New Wave (Sire) **
  152. Taylor Ho Bynum Sextet: The Middle Picture (Firehouse 12) **
  153. Gerald Wilson Orchestra: Monterey Moods (Mack Avenue)
  154. Sa-Ra: The Hollywood Recordings (Babygrande) **
  155. Greg Duncan Quintet: Unveiled (OA2)
  156. Andrew Bird: Armchair Apocrypha (Fat Possum) **
  157. Goin' Home: A Tribute to Fats Domino (Vanguard) **
  158. Irving Fields Trio: My Yiddishe Mama's Favorites (Tzadik) **
  159. Jose Luis "Changuito" Quintana: Telegrafía Sin Hilo (Cacao Musica)
  160. The Engines (Okka Disk)
  161. Nellie McKay: Obligatory Villagers (Hungry Mouse) **
  162. Joe Fiedler Trio: The Crab (Clean Feed)
  163. Robert Creeley/Ralph Carney: Really!! (Paris) *
  164. Bondo do Rolê: With Lasers (Domino) **
  165. David Buchbinder: Odessa/Havana (Tzadik) *
  166. Barney McClure Trio: Spot (OA2)
  167. Daniel Barry: Walk All Ways (OA2)
  168. Björk: Volta (Atlantic) **
  169. Art Brut: It's a Bit Complicated (Downtown) **
  170. Kassaba: Dark Eye (CDBaby)
  171. Raymond MacDonald/Günter Baby Sommer: Delphinius & Lyra (Clean Feed) *
  172. Luther Allison: Underground (1958, Ruf)
  173. Peloton: Selected Recordings (Parallel)
  174. Tony Malaby: Tamarindo (Clean Feed)
  175. Michael Hurley: Ancestral Swamp (Gnomonsong) **
  176. Metheny Mehldau Quartet (Nonesuch)
  177. John Chin: Blackout Conception (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  178. Antonio Sanchez: Migration (CAM Jazz)
  179. Steve Nelson: Sound Effect (High Note)
  180. Manhattan New Music Project: Performs Paul Nash: Jazz Cycles (MNNP)
  181. Thurston Moore: Trees Outside the Academy (Ecstatic Peace) **
  182. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: Baby 81 (Red Ink) **
  183. Los Campesinos: Sticking Fingers Into Sockets (Arts & Crafts, EP) **
  184. Paul Bley: Solo in Mondsee (ECM)
  185. Carla Bley: The Lost Chords Find Paolo Fresu (Watt)
  186. The Nels Cline Singers: Draw Breath (Cryptogramophone)
  187. Prince: Planet Earth (NPG/Columbia) **
  188. Richard Galliano Quartet: If You Love Me (CAM Jazz)
  189. Robert Wyatt: Comicopera (Domino)
  190. Broken Land: Audio Postcard (Broken Land) %
  191. Lee Konitz-Ohad Talmor Big Band: Portology (Omnitone) *
  192. Ken Vandermark: Ideas (Not Two) **
  193. Norman Howard & Joe Phillips: Burn Baby Burn (1968, ESP-Disk)
  194. Charles Gatschet: Step Lightly (Barnstorm)
  195. Dwight Yoakam: Dwight Sings Buck (New West) **
  196. Greg Ruggiero: Balance (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  197. Ruby Braff and the Flying Pizzarellis: C'est Magnifique! (Arbors)
  198. Alessandro D'Episcopo Trio: Meraviglioso (Altrisuoni)
  199. Giulia Valle Group: Danza Imprevista (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  200. Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez: Italuba II (Cacao Musica)
  201. Abram Wilson: Ride! Ferris Wheel to the Modern Day Delta (Dune)
  202. Kevin Drew: Spirit If . . . (Arts & Crafts) **
  203. Neil Young: Chrome Dreams II (Reprise)
  204. Amy Winehouse: Back to Black (Universal) **
  205. Soulja Boy: Tellem.Com (ColliPark Music/Interscope)
  206. Pam Tillis: Rhinestoned (Stellar Cat) **
  207. Levon Helm: Dirt Farmer (Vanguard) **
  208. Térez Montcalm: Voodoo (Marquis) %
  209. Mushroom With Eddie Gale: Joint Happening (Hyena)
  210. Mekons: Natural (Quarterstick) **
  211. Frank Rosolino/Carl Fontana: Trombone Heaven (1978, Uptown)
  212. Alison Faith Levy & Mushroom: Yesterday, I Saw You Kissing Tiny Flowers (4Zero)
  213. The Stooges: The Weirdness (Virgin)
  214. Mike Dillon's Go-Go Jungle: Battery Milk (Hyena)
  215. Free Fall: The Point in a Line (Smalltown Superjazz) **
  216. Doug Beavers Rovira Jazz Orchestra: Jazz, Baby! (Origin)
  217. Kenge Kenge: Introducing Kenge Kenge (Riverboat) **
  218. Rob Brown Trio: Sounds (Clean Feed)
  219. Chicago Underground Trio: Chronicle (Delmark)
  220. Nicki Parrott/Rossano Sportiello: People Will Say We're in Love (Arbors)
  221. Anthony Braxton: Solo Willisau (Intakt)
  222. Bill McHenry: Roses (Sunnyside)
  223. Marty Ehrlich & Myra Melford: Spark! (Palmetto) *
  224. The Rocco John Group: Don't Wait Too Long (COCA Productions)
  225. Jim Snidero: Tippin' (Savant)
  226. Freddy Cole: Music Maestro Please (High Note)
  227. Oliver Mtukudzi: Tsoka Itsimba (Heads Up)
  228. Play Station 6: #1 (Evil Rabbit)
  229. Jacques Coursil: Clameurs (Sunnyside)
  230. Jason Kao Hwang/Sang Won Park: Local Lingo (Euonymus)
  231. The Jimmy Amadie Trio: The Philadelphia Story: The Gospel as We Know It (TP)
  232. El-P: I'll Sleep When You're Dead (Definitive Jux)
  233. Houston Person: Thinking of You (High Note)
  234. Ricardo Silveira: Outro Rio (Another River) (Adventure Music)
  235. Alan Ferber Nonet: The Compass (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  236. Jose Alberto Medina/JAM Trio: In My Mind (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  237. The Go! Team: Proof of Youth (Sub Pop) **
  238. Carla Kihlstedt/Satoko Fujii: Minamo (Henceforth)
  239. Gianluigi Trovesi: Vaghissimo Ritratto (ECM)
  240. João Lencastre's Communion: One! (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  241. Devin the Dude: Waitin' to Inhale (Rap-A-Lot) **
  242. Jacques Schwarz-Bart: Soné Ka-La (Emarcy) **
  243. Steve Allee Trio: Colors (Owl Studios)
  244. Habib Koité & Bamada: Afriki (Cumbancha)
  245. Bobby Sanabria: Big Band Urban Folktales (Jazzheads)
  246. Josh Ritter: The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter (RCA Victor) **
  247. Luigi Bonafede/Pietro Tonolo: Peace (ObliqSound) *
  248. Club D'Elf: Perhapsody: Live 10.12.06 (Kufala, 2CD)
  249. Patti Smith: Twelve (Columbia) **
  250. David Witham: Spinning the Circle (Cryptogramophone)
  251. Dick De Graaf Quartet: Moving Target (Soundroots)
  252. The Harlem Experiment (Ropeadope) *
  253. Daniel Lee Martin: On My Way to You (Chin Music)
  254. Maria Guida: Soul Eyes (Larknote)
  255. François Carrier/Michel Lambert: Kathmandu (FMR)
  256. The Sadies: New Seasons (Yep Roc) **
  257. Enders Room: Hotel Alba (Tuition)
  258. Ellen Johnson: These Days (Vocal Visions) %
  259. Marcos Ariel: 4 Friends (Tenure)
  260. Iron & Wine: The Shepherd's Dog (Sub Pop) **
  261. Carlos Barretto: Radio Song (Clean Feed) *
  262. Albert van Veenendaal/Fabrizio Puglisi: Duets for Prepared, Unprepared and Toy Pianos (Evil Rabbit)
  263. Evan Parker: A Glancing Blow (Clean Feed) *
  264. The Phil Woods Quintet: American Songbook II (Kind of Blue)
  265. Allen Lowe: Jews in Hell: Radical Jewish Acculturation (Spaceout, 2CD)
  266. François Ingold Trio: Song Garden (Altrisuoni)
  267. Todd Isler: Soul Drums (Takadimi Tunes)
  268. Roscoe Mitchell/The Transatlantic Art Ensemble: Composition/Improvisation Nos. 1, 2, and 3 (ECM)
  269. Blonde Redhead: 23 (4AD) **
  270. Alicia Keys: As I Am (J) **
  271. Sten Sandell Trio + John Butcher: Strokes (Clean Feed) *
  272. Samo Salamon NYC Quintet: Government Cheese (Fresh Sound New Talent) %
  273. Omer Klein/Haggai Cohen Milo: Duet (Fresh Sound New Talent) %
  274. The Bad Plus: Prog (Heads Up)
  275. Lucky 7s: Farragut (Lakefront Digital) %
  276. Niño Josele: Paz (Calle 54) %
  277. Leslie Pintchik: Quartets (Ambient)
  278. Helen Sung: Sungbird (Sunnyside)
  279. Andy Bey: Ain't Necessarily So (12th Street)
  280. Joe Ely: Happy Songs From Rattlesnake Gulch (Rack 'Em) **
  281. Robin Eubanks + EB3: Live Vol. 1 (RKM)
  282. Bucky & John Pizzarelli: Generations (Arbors)
  283. Chicago Tentet: American Landscapes 2 (Okkadisk)
  284. Jefferson Airplane: Sweeping Up the Spotlight: Live at the Fillmore East 1969 (RCA/Legacy)
  285. Bob DeVos: Playing for Keeps (Savant)
  286. Satoko Fujii Min-Yoh Ensemble: Fujin Raijin (Victo)
  287. Tomas Janzon: Coast to Coast to Coast (Changes Music) %
  288. William Parker & Hamid Drake: Summer Snow (AUM Fidelity)
  289. Bennie Wallace: Disorder at the Border: The Music of Coleman Hawkins (Enja/Justin Time)
  290. Charles Mingus Sextet With Eric Dolphy: Cornell 1964 (1964, Blue Note, 2CD)
  291. Kim Richmond Ensemble: Live at Café Metropol (Origin)
  292. Amy London: When I Look in Your Eyes (Motéma)
  293. Donny McCaslin: In Pursuit (Sunnyside)
  294. Bruce Eskovitz Jazz Orchestra: Invitation (Pacific Coast Jazz)
  295. Ibrahim Ferrer: Mi Sueño (World Circuit/Nonesuch)
  296. Stefano Bollani: Piano Solo (ECM)
  297. John Lindberg/Karl Berger: Duets 1 (Between the Lines)
  298. Ben Paterson Trio: Breathing Space (OA2)
  299. Amanda Carr: Soon (OMS)
  300. Alvin Batiste: Marsalis Music Honors Alvin Batiste (Marsalis Music/Rounder)
  301. Muddy Waters, Johnny Winter & James Cotton: Breakin' It Up, Breakin' It Down (1977, Epic/Legacy)
  302. Jim McNeely/Kelly Sill/Joel Spencer: Boneyard (Origin)
  303. Nordic Connect: Flurry (ArtistShare)
  304. Harry Connick Jr.: Chanson du Vieux Carré (Marsalis Music/Rounder)
  305. Claire Ritter: Waltzing the Splendor (Zoning)
  306. Carol Sloane: Dearest Duke (Arbors)
  307. Towner Galaher: Panorama (Towner Gallaher Music)
  308. Joseph Jarman: As If It Were the Seasons (1968, Delmark)
  309. Lura: M'Bem di Fora (Times Square)
  310. Hendrik Meurkens: New York Samba Jazz Quintet (Zoho)
  311. Miles Okazaki: Mirror ( %
  312. Enrico Pieranunzi/Marc Johnson/Joey Baron: Live in Japan (CAM Jazz, 2CD)
  313. Russ Spiegel: Chimera (2007, Steeplechase)
  314. The Unseen Guest: Out There (Tuition)
  315. Steve Herberman Trio: Action:Reaction (Reach Music) %
  316. Zoot Sims: Zoot Suite (1973, High Note)
  317. Antonio Adolfo e Carol Saboya: Ao Vivo/Live (Points South)
  318. Bill Charlap Trio: Live at the Village Vanguard (Blue Note)
  319. Los Angeles Jazz Ensemble: Expectation (Kind of Blue)
  320. Judy Niemack: Blue Nights (BluJazz)
  321. The Jazz O'Maniacs: Sunset Cafe Stomp (Delmark)
  322. Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen/Ulf Wakenius/Jonas Johansen: The Unforgettable NHØP Trio Live (ACT)
  323. Larry Willis: Blue Fable (High Note)
  324. Jerome Sabbagh: Pogo (Sunnyside)
  325. Geoff Stradling: Les Is Mo' (Origin)
  326. Vusi Mahlasela: Guiding Star (ATO) *
  327. Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown and Milt Jackson: What's Up? The Very Tall Band (1998, Telarc)
  328. Matt Wilson's Arts & Crafts: The Scenic Route (Palmetto)
  329. Hal Galper/Jeff Johnson/John Bishop: Furious Rubato (Origin)
  330. Jeff Newell's New-Trad Octet: Brownstone (BluJazz)
  331. Tegan and Sara: The Con (Vapor) **
  332. Pierre Favre Ensemble: Fleuve (ECM)
  333. Muhal Richard Abrams: Vision Toward Essence (1998, Pi)
  334. Misha Piatigorsky: Aya (Misha Music)
  335. Jimmy Ponder: Somebody's Child (High Note)
  336. Michel Camilo: Spirit of the Moment (Telarc)
  337. Billy Martin/John Medeski: Mago (Amulet) *
  338. Ethan Winogrand: Tangled Tango (Clean Feed) *
  339. Oregon: 1000 Kilometers (CAM Jazz)
  340. Bobby Hutcherson: For Sentimental Reasons (Kind of Blue)
  341. Chie Imaizumi: Unfailing Kindness (Capri) %
  342. Bruce Eisenbeil Sextet: Inner Constallation: Volume One (Nemu)
  343. Duke Robillard's World Full of Blues (Stony Plain, 2CD)
  344. Charles Davis: Land of Dreams (Smalls) *
  345. Wayne Wallace: The Reckless Search for Beauty (Patois)
  346. Funkadelic: By Way of the Drum (1989, Hip-O Select)
  347. Ron Carter: Dear Miles, (Blue Note)
  348. Miguel Fdez-Vallejo Meets Miguel Villar: El Perro (Fresh Sound New Talent) %
  349. Gil Coggins: Better Late Than Never (Smalls) *
  350. Gipsy Kings: Pasajero (Nonesuch)
  351. KCP 5: Many Ways (Challenge)
  352. Owen Howard: Time Cycles (Fresh Sound New Talent) %
  353. One More: The Summary: Music of Thad Jones, Vol. 2 (IPO)
  354. Jonathan Poretz: A Lot of Livin' to Do (Pacific Coast Jazz)

  355. Gorka Benítez: Bilbao (Fresh Sound New Talent) %
  356. Grant Stewart: In the Still of the Night (Sharp Nine)
  357. Joel Harrison: Harbor (High Note)
  358. The Chip Stephens Trio: Holding On to What Counts (Capri)
  359. Chris Gestrin: After the City Has Gone: Quiet (Songlines, 2CD)
  360. Wishful Thinking (Clean Feed)
  361. Frederic Borey Group: Maria (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  362. Dave Liebman, Anthony Jackson, Mike Stern, Tony Marino, Marko Marcinko, Vic Juris: Back on the Corner (Tone Center)
  363. Charmaine Clamor: Flippin' Out (FreeHam)
  364. Roger Mas 5tet: Mason (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  365. Porter-Di Castri-Sferra Trio: Italian Encounter (Altrisuoni)
  366. José Conde y Ola Fresca: (R)evolucion (Mr. Bongo)
  367. John Pisano's Guitar Night (1997-2006, Mel Bay, 2CD)
  368. David Sills: Green (Origin)
  369. Amy Winehouse: Frank (2003, Universal) **
  370. Michael Blake Sextet: Amor de Cosmos (Songlines)
  371. Andy Milne + Grégoire Maret: Scenarios (Obliqsound) *
  372. Chrisette Michele: I Am (Def Jam) **
  373. Tardo Hammer: Look Stop & Listen: The Music of Tadd Dameron (Sharp Nine)
  374. Mark O'Leary: On the Shore (Clean Feed)
  375. Larry Ochs/ROVA Special Sextet/Orkestrova: The Mirror World (Metalanguage, 2CD)
  376. Dave Allen: Real and Imagined (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  377. Marco Benevento: Live at Tonic (Ropeadope, 3CD)
  378. Stuart Rosh & the Geniuses: American Vernacular (Winged Flight)
  379. Electrelane: No Shouts No Calls (Too Pure) **
  380. Westchester Jazz Orchestra: All In (WJO)
  381. Machan: Motion of Love (Nu Groove)
  382. Eberhard Weber: Stages of a Long Journey (ECM) *
  383. Jesús Santandreu: Out of the Cage (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  384. Yeasayer: All Hour Cymbals (We Are Free) **
  385. Alípio C Neto Quartet: The Perfume Comes Before the Flower (Clean Feed)
  386. David Liebman/Roberto Tarenzi/Paolo Benedettini/Tony Arco: Dream of Nite (EmArcy) *
  387. Ned Goold: March of the Malcontents (Smalls)
  388. Allan Vaché: With Benny in Mind (Arbors)
  389. Derek Bailey: Standards (Tzadik) **
  390. Jonathan Kreisberg: The South of Everywhere (Mel Bay)
  391. Anat Cohen: Poetica (Anzic)
  392. Wiley: Playtime Is Over (Big Dada) **
  393. Merle Haggard: The Bluegrass Sessions (McCoury) **
  394. Shantel: Disko Partizani (2007, Crammed Disc) **
  395. Alan Pasqua: The Antisocial Club (Cryptogramophone)
  396. Josh Nelson: Let It Go (Native Language)
  397. Upper Left Trio: Three (Origin)
  398. Exploding Star Orchestra: We Are All From Somewhere Else (Thrill Jockey)
  399. Fond of Tigers: Release the Saviours (Drip Audio)
  400. Lifesavas: Gutterfly (Quannum Projects) **
  401. Yoko Miwa Trio: Canopy of Stars (P.J.L)
  402. Double Duo: Crossword Puzzle (Libra)
  403. John Surman: The Space in Between (ECM)
  404. Manu Katché: Playground (ECM)
  405. Bobby Few: Lights and Shadows (Boxholder)
  406. Black Lips: Good Bad Not Evil (Vice) **
  407. Dee Dee Bridgewater: Red Earth (Emarcy) **
  408. Dälek: Abandoned Language (Ipecac) **
  409. Scott Fields Ensemble: Dénoument (Clean Feed)
  410. Sonny Fortune: You and the Night and the Music (18th & Vine)
  411. Guy Klucevsek/Alan Bern: Notefalls (Winter & Winter)
  412. Graham Collier: Hoarded Dreams (1983, Cuneiform)
  413. Jaki Byard: Sunshine of My Soul (1978, High Note)
  414. Peter Van Huffel Quintet: Silvester Battlefield (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  415. Jimmy Bruno: Maplewood Avenue (Affiliated Artists)
  416. Christian Wallumrod Ensemble: The Zoo Is Far (ECM) *
  417. Fred Lonberg-Holm Trio: Terminal Valentine (Atavistic)
  418. Justice: Cross (Vice/Ed Banger) **
  419. Robert Plant/Alison Krauss: Raising Sand (Rounder) **
  420. Nando Michelin Trio: Duende (Fresh Sound New Talent) %
  421. Scott Tinkler: Backwards (Extreme)
  422. The Gang Font feat. Interloper (Thirsty Ear) *
  423. Don Cherry: Live at Cafe Montmartre 1966 (1966, ESP-Disk)
  424. Jay-Z: American Gangster (Roc-A-Fella) **
  425. Darrell Grant: Truth and Reconciliation (Origin, 2CD)
  426. Chris Kelsey Quartet: The Crookedest Straight Line Vol. 1 (CIMP)
  427. Sacha Perry: Not Brand X (Smalls) *
  428. Grinderman (Anti-) **
  429. Dion: Son of Skip James (Verve Forecast)
  430. John Anderson: Easy Money (Warner Brothers) **
  431. Free Form Funky Freqs: Urban Mythology: Volume One (Thirsty Ear)
  432. Mörglbl: Grötesk (The Laser's Edge)
  433. James Carney Group: Green-Wood (Songlines)
  434. Fabio Morgera: Need for Peace (Smalls) *
  435. Lalo Schifrin & Friends (Aleph)
  436. Joni Mitchell: Shine (Hear Music) **
  437. The Pizzarelli Boys: Sunday at Pete's (Challenge)
  438. Bruce Hornsby/Christian McBride/Jack DeJohnette: Camp Meeting (Legacy)
  439. John McLaughlin/Jaco Pastorius/Tony Williams: Trio of Doom (1979, Columbia/Legacy)
  440. Akiko Tsuruga: Sweet and Funky (18th & Vine)
  441. Jon Larsen: Strange News From Mars (Zonic Entertainment)
  442. Dept. of Good and Evil Feat. Rachel Z (Savoy Jazz)
  443. Dave Tofani Quartet: Nights at the Inn (SoloWinds)
  444. Marlon Simon and the Nagual Spirits: In Case You Missed It (Jazzheads)
  445. Norah Jones: Not Too Late (Blue Note)
  446. Brad Goode: Nature Boy (Delmark)
  447. Robert MacGregor: Refraction of Light (Black Tri)
  448. Russ Lossing/Mat Maneri/Mark Dresser: Metal Rat (Clean Feed) *
  449. Matthew Dear: Asa Breed (Ghostly International) **
  450. Joe Friedman: Cup O' Joe (NAS Music) %
  451. Kiran Ahluwalia: Wanderlust (Times Square)
  452. Robert Glasper: In My Element (Blue Note)
  453. Jamie Fox: When I Get Home (Rare Cat)
  454. Mark Sherman: Family First (MHP/City Hall)
  455. Peter Bjorn and John: Writer's Block (Almost Gold) **
  456. The Pretty Things: Balboa Island (Zoho Roots)
  457. Susan Pereira and Sabor Brasil: Tudo Azul (Riony)
  458. Curtis Stigers: Real Emotional (Concord)
  459. 17 Hippies: Heimlich (Hipster)
  460. John Vance: Dreamsville (Erawan)
  461. Martin Speicher/Georg Wolf/Lou Grassi: Shapes and Shadows (Clean Feed) *
  462. Kelly Eisenhour: Seek and Find (BluJazz)
  463. Baker Hunt Sandstrom Williams: Extraordinary Popular Delusions (Okka Disk)
  464. Air: Pocket Symphony (Astralwerks) **
  465. Mary Halvorsen & Jessica Pavone: On and Off (Skirl) **
  466. Russell Gunn: Plays Miles (High Note)
  467. Todd Herbert: The Path to Infinity (Metropolitan)
  468. The White Stripes: Icky Thump (Warner Brothers) **
  469. Pete Levin: Deacon Blues (Motema)
  470. Diane Hubka: Goes to the Movies (18th & Vine)
  471. Kreepa: Inside-A-Sekt (Monium)
  472. Mark Soskin: One Hopeful Day (Kind of Blue)
  473. The Puppini Sisters: Betcha Bottom Dollar (Verve) *
  474. The Twilight Sad: Fourteen Autumns & Fifteen Winters (Fat Cat) **
  475. Havana Carbo: Through a Window . . . Like a Dream (MODL Music)
  476. Robin Williamson: The Iron Stone (ECM)
  477. Contemporary America: Another Center (Adventure Music)
  478. Kenny Werner: Lawn Chair Society (Blue Note)
  479. The National: Boxer (Beggars Banquet) **
  480. Pablo Ziegler-Quique Sinesi: Buenos Aires Report (Zoho)
  481. Keefe Jackson's Project Project: Just Like This (Delmark)
  482. The John Brown Quintet featuring Ray Codrington: Merry Christmas, Baby (House of Swing)
  483. Mark Solborg 4: 1+1+1+1 (ILK) *
  484. Cyrus Chestnut: Cyrus Plays Elvis (Koch)
  485. Shoup/Burns/Radding/Campbell: The Levitation Shuffle (Clean Feed) *
  486. Joe Beck/Santi Debriano/Thierry Arpino: Trio 7 (Whaling City Sound)
  487. Andy Milne: Dreams and False Alarms (Songlines)
  488. Sean Noonan: Brewed by Noon: Stories to Tell (Songlines)
  489. Hector Martignon: Refugee (Zoho)
  490. 3 Cohens: Braid (Anzic) *
  491. Bob Mintzer Quartet: In the Moment (Art of Life)
  492. John Prine & Mac Wiseman: Standard Songs for Average People (Oh Boy)
  493. Michael Felberbaum: Sweetsalt (Fresh Sound New Talent) %
  494. Paquito D'Rivera Quintet: Funk Tango (Paquito)
  495. George Gee and the Jump, Jivin' Wailers Swing Orchestra: If Dreams Come True (GJazz)
  496. Tia Fuller: Healing Space (Mack Avenue)
  497. Hope Waits (Radarproof)
  498. Billy Fox: The Uncle Wiggly Suite (Clean Feed) *
  499. Coyote Poets of the Universe: Unmistakable Evidence! (Square SHaped) %
  500. Harry Whitaker: Thoughts (Past and Present) (Smalls) *
  501. Taylor Swift (Big Machine) % **
  502. Quartet San Francisco: Whirled Chamber Music (Violin Jazz)
  503. Janice Friedman Trio: Swingin' for the Ride (Janika Music) %
  504. Mario Adnet: Jobim Jazz (Adventure Music)
  505. Stan Bock Ensemble: Your Check's in the Mail (OA2)
  506. Jason Isbell: Sirens of the Ditch (New West) **
  507. Scott Colley: Architect of the Silent Moment (CAM Jazz)
  508. Nick Moran Trio: The Messenger (CAP) %
  509. David Lackner: Chapter One (Dreambox Media) %
  510. Jan Shapiro: Back to Basics (CD Baby) *
  511. Joe Zawinul: Brown Street (Heads Up, 2CD)
  512. Will Bernard: Party Hats (Palmetto)
  513. James Luther Dickinson: Killers From Space (Memphis International) **
  514. Antsy McClain and the Trailer Park Troubadours: Trailercana (DPR) **
  515. Eldar: Re-Imagination (Sony BMG Masterworks)
  516. Bebel Gilberto: Momento (Ziriguiboom/Six Degrees)
  517. Puttanesca (Catasonic) %
  518. Hamilton de Holanda: Íntimo (Adventure Music)
  519. Eye Contact: War Rug (KMB Jazz)
  520. Gebhard Ullman: New Basement Research (Soul Note)
  521. The Jon Hemmersam/Don Minasi Quartet (CDM)
  522. David Haney & Julian Priester: Ota Benga of the Batwa (CIMP)
  523. Animal Collective: Strawberry Jam **
  524. Sam Yahel Trio: Truth and Beauty (Origin)
  525. Nguyên Lê Duos: Homescape (ACT) %
  526. Joélle Leandre/Pascal Contet: Freeway (Clean Feed) *
  527. The Dynamic Les Demerle Band: Cookin' at the Corner, Vol. 2 (Origin)
  528. Choro Ensemble: Nosso Tempo (Anzic) *
  529. Honolulu Jazz Quartet: Tenacity (HJQ)
  530. The Spiritualaires of Hurtsboro, Alabama: Singing Songs of Praise (CaseQuarter)
  531. Etta Jones/Houston Person: Don't Misunderstand: Live in New York (1980, High Note)
  532. Tineke Postma: A Journey That Matters (Foreign Media Jazz)
  533. Anjani: Blue Alert (Columbia) %
  534. Harry Manx/Kevin Breit: In Good We Trust (Stony Plain)
  535. Pharoah's Daughter: Haran (Oy! Hoo)
  536. Rodrigo Amado/Carlos Zíngaro/Tomas Ulrich/Ken Filiano: Surface: For Alto, Baritone and Strings (European Echoes)
  537. Jentsch Group Large: Brooklyn Suite (Fleur de Son)
  538. Champian Fulton with David Berger & the Sultans of Swing: Champian (Such Sweet Thunder)
  539. Band of Horses: Cease to Begin (Sub Pop) **
  540. David Rogers Sextet: The World Is Not Your Home (Jumbie)
  541. Tomas Ulrich/Elliott Sharp/Carlos Zingaro/Ken Filiano: T.E.C.K. String Quaret (Clean Feed)
  542. Nacho Arimany World-Flamenco Septet: Silence-Light (Fresh Sound World Jazz) %
  543. Sinikka Langeland: Starflowers (ECM) *
  544. Richard Thompson: Sweet Warrior (Shout! Factory) **
  545. The Jason Lindner Big Band: Live at the Jazz Gallery (Anzic, 2CD)
  546. Dave Brubeck: Indian Summer (Telarc)
  547. Meinrad Kneer/Albert van Veenendaal: The Munderkingen Sessions: Part 1 (Evil Rabbit)
  548. Jimmy Hall & the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Collective: Build Your Own Fire (Zoho)
  549. Judi Silvano: Women's Work: Live at Sweet Rhythm NYC (JSL)
  550. The John Brown Quintet: Terms of Art (House of Swing)
  551. Kings of Leon: Because of the Times (RCA) **
  552. Roni Ben-Hur: Keepin' It Open (Motéma Music)
  553. Stefano Battaglia: Re: Pasolini (ECM)
  554. Tony Wilson/Peggy Lee/Jon Bentley: Escondido Dreams (Drip Audio)
  555. Pietro Tonolo/Gil Goldstein/Steve Swallow/Paul Motian: Your Songs: The Music of Elton John (ObliqSound) *
  556. Arturo O'Farrill: Wonderful Discovery (MEII)
  557. Sones de México Ensemble: Esta Tierra Es Tuya (Sones de México)
  558. Sean Bergin's Song Mob: Fat Fish (Data)
  559. Kendra Shank: A Spirit Free: Abbey Lincoln Songbook (Challenge)

  560. Thomas Marriott: Both Sides of the Fence (Origin)
  561. Marc Broussard: S.O.S.: Save Our Soul (Vanguard)
  562. Dmitri Kolesnik: Five Corners (Challenge)
  563. Stanley Clarke: The Toys of Men (Heads Up)
  564. Tom Harrell: Light On (High Note)
  565. Feist: The Reminder (Cherry Tree/Interscope) **
  566. The Inhabitants: The Furniture Moves Underneath (Drip Audio)
  567. Tuxedomoon: Vapour Trails (Crammed Discs)
  568. Ed Reed: Sings Love Stories (Blue Shorts)
  569. Dan Deacon: Spiderman of the Rings (Carpark) **
  570. Eddie Daniels: Homecoming: Live at the Iridium (IPO, 2CD)
  571. Chris Potter 10: Song for Anyone (Sunnyside)
  572. Bloc Party: A Weekend in the City (2007, Vice/Atlantic) **
  573. Deep Blue Organ Trio: Folk Music (Origin)
  574. Rihanna: Good Girl Gone Bad (Def Jam) **
  575. Okkervil River: The Stage Names (Jagjaguwar) **
  576. Tuner: Pole (Unsung)
  577. Saltman Knowles Quintet: It's About the Melody (Blue Canoe)
  578. Richard Cole: Shade (Origin)
  579. Akron/Family: Love Is Simple (Young God) **
  580. Brad Paisley: 5th Gear (Arista Nashville) **
  581. At War With Self: Acts of God (Sluggo's Goon Music)
  582. Yoko Ono: Yes, I'm a Witch (Astralwerks) **
  583. The Good, the Bad, & the Queen (Honest Jons/Virgin) **
  584. Cique (Capri)
  585. João Paulo: Memórias de Quem (Clean Feed)
  586. The Shins: Wincing the Night Away (Sub Pop) **
  587. Frode Haltli: Passing Images (ECM)
  588. Musiq Soulchild: Luvanmusiq (Atlantic) **
  589. Vince Norman/Joe McCarthy Big Band: Words Cannot Express (OA2)
  590. Dobet Gnahoré: Na Afriki (Cumbancha)
  591. Dino Saluzzi/Anja Lechner: Ojos Negros (ECM)
  592. Tony Wilson 6Tet: Pearls Before Swine (Drip Audio)
  593. New Pornographers: Challengers (Matador) **
  594. Ella Fitzgerald: Love Letters From Ella (1973-83, Concord) *
  595. Solar Fire Trio: Rise Up (Foreign Frequency)
  596. Zu & Nobukazu Takemura: Identification With the Enemy: A Key to the Underworld (Atavistic) **
  597. John McLean: Better Angels (Origin)
  598. The Adam Shulman Quartet: On Second Thought (Kabocha)
  599. Deborah Harry: Necessary Evil (Eleven Seven) **
  600. Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters: Hope Radio (Stony Plain)
  601. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings: 100 Days, 100 Nights (Daptone) **
  602. Santos Viejos: Pop Aut (2007, Cacao Musica)
  603. Andre Previn: Alone (Emarcy)
  604. Gloria Lynne: From My Heart to Yours (High Note)
  605. Kendrick Scott Oracle: The Source (World Culture)
  606. Stephen Gauci Trio: Substratum (CIMP)
  607. Rob Lockart: Parallel Lives (Origin)
  608. Ian Hunter: Shrunken Heads (Yep Roc) **
  609. Tied + Tickled Trio: Aelita (Morr Music) *
  610. His Name Is Alive: Sweet Earth Flower: A Tribute to Marion Brown (High Two)
  611. Normal Love: 2007 (High Two)
  612. Aesop Rock: None Shall Pass (Definitive Jux) **
  613. Ari Brown: Live at the Green Mill (Delmark)
  614. Matt Lavelle: Cuica in the Third House (KMB Jazz)
  615. Suphala: Blueprint (Suphala)
  616. The Pipettes: We Are the Pipettes (Interscope) **
  617. Waverly Seven: Yo! Bobby (Anzic, 2CD)
  618. Caribou: Andorra (Merge) **
  619. Paul Scea: Contemporary Residents (BluJazz)
  620. Tim Collins: Valcour (Arabesque)
  621. Arjun: Pieces (Pheromone)
  622. Joey Calderazzo: Amanecer (Marsalis Music/Rounder)
  623. Bob James: Angels of Shanghai (Koch)
  624. Paul Motian/Bill Frisell/Joe Lovano: Time and Time Again (ECM)
  625. André Ceccarelli: Golden Land (CAM Jazz)
  626. Michael Marcus/Ted Daniel: Duology (Boxholder)
  627. Brian Bromberg: Downright Upright (Artistry)
  628. Tony Adamo: Straight Up Deal (Urban Zone)
  629. Maria Schneider Orchestra: Sky Blue (ArtistShare)
  630. Steve Khan: Borrowed Time (Tone Center)
  631. Stephan Micus: On the Wing (ECM)
  632. Juliette Greco: Le Temps D'Une Chanson (Sunnyside)
  633. Ezra Weiss: Get Happy (Roark)
  634. Paul Bollenback: Invocation (Elefant Dreams)
  635. Robert Irving III: New Momentum (Sonic Portals)
  636. Turbo Tabla: The Belly and the Beat (CIA) %
  637. The Leaders: Spirits Alike (Challenge)
  638. Frank London: A Night in the Old Marketplace (Soundbrush)
  639. Onaje Allan Gumbs: Sack Full of Dreams (18th & Vine)
  640. Cyminology: Bemun (Challenge)
  641. The Fred Hersch Trio: Night and the Music (Palmetto) *
  642. Theo Bleckmann/Ben Monder: At Night (Songlines)
  643. Low: Drums and Guns (Sub Pop) **
  644. Sammy Figueroa & His Latin Jazz Explosion: The Magician (Savant)
  645. Jane Stuart: Beginning to See the Light (Jane Stuart Music)
  646. Wynton Marsalis: From the Plantation to the Penitentiary (Blue Note)
  647. Daniel Bernard Roumain: Etudes 4 Violin & Electronix (Thirsty Ear) *
  648. Alexa Weber Morales: Vagabundeo/Wanderings (Patois)
  649. Ryan Cohan: One Sky (Motéma)
  650. Herb Robertson NY Downtown Allstars: Real Aberration (Clean Feed, 2CD)
  651. Noisettes: What's the Time Mr Wolf? (Cherry/Universal Motown)
  652. Danny Weis: Sweet Spot (Marshmellow)
  653. Mariza: Concerto em Lisboa (Times Square)
  654. Beatle Jazz: All You Need (Lightyear)
  655. The Free Zen Society (Thirsty Ear)
  656. Wayne Wallace: Dedication (Patois)
  657. The Beastie Boys: The Mix Up (Capitol) **
  658. Alain Pérez: En El Aire (AYVA)
  659. Jeff Baker: Shopping for Your Heart (OA2)
  660. New York Electric Piano: Blues in Full Moon (Buffalo Puppy)
  661. Brad Shepik Trio: Places You Go (Songlines)
  662. Matt Shulman: So It Goes (Jaggo)
  663. Tad Britton: Black Hills (Origin)
  664. Tin Hat: The Sad Machinery of Spring (Hannibal)
  665. Bobby Hebb: That's All I Wanna Know (Tuition)
  666. Lafayette Gilchrist: Three (Hyena)
  667. Among 3 (Fresh Sound New Talent) %
  668. Bobby Broom: Song and Dance (Origin)
  669. Gilad Barkan: Live Sessions (New Step, 2CD)
  670. Wendy Fopeano: Raining on the Roses (Outside Shore)
  671. Poncho Sanchez: Raise Your Hand (Concord Picante)
  672. Elin: Lazy Afternoon (Blue Toucan) %
  673. T-Pain: Epiphany (Jive) **
  674. The Rodriguez Brothers: Conversations (Savant)
  675. John Abercrombie: The Third Quartet (ECM)
  676. Helena: Bang! Dillinger Girl and "Baby Face" Nelson (Sunnyside)
  677. Michael Fein: Four Flights Up (Dreambox Media) %
  678. Lafayette Harris Jr.: In the Middle of the Night (Airmen)
  679. Monk's Music Trio: Monk on Mondays (CMB)
  680. Mark Knox: Places (Dreambox Media) %
  681. Loren Stillman: Blind Date (Pirouet)
  682. Erol Josué: Régléman (MI5)
  683. Charles Tolliver Big Band: With Love (Blue Note/Mosaic)
  684. Arturo Sandoval: Rumba Palace (Telarc)
  685. John Fedchock New York Big Band: Up & Running (Reservoir)
  686. The Soul & Jazz of Timo Lassy (Ricky Tick)
  687. Tad Robinson: A New Point of View (Severn)
  688. Bruford: Rock Goes to College (1979, Winterfold)
  689. Bernie Kenerson: Just You & Me (Bernup)
  690. David Hazeltine: The Inspiration Suite (Sharp Nine)
  691. PJ Harvey: White Chalk (Island) **
  692. Muiza Adnet: Sings Moacir Santos (Adventure Music)
  693. Los Angeles Guitar Quartet: LAGQ Brazil (Telarc): Sept. 25
  694. Charlie Hunter and Bobby Previte as Groundtruther: Altitude (Thirsty Ear, 2CD)
  695. Shahram Nazeri and Hafez Nazeri: The Passion of Rumi (QuarterTone)
  696. Trio Nuevo: Jazz Meets Tango (Soundroots)
  697. The Ponys: Turn the Lights Out (Matador) **
  698. Jens Lekman: Night Falls Over Kortedala (Secretly Canadian) **
  699. Senti Toy: How Many Stories Do You Read on My Face (Circular Moves)
  700. Marnie Stern: In Advance of the Broken Arm (Kill Rock Stars) **
  701. Gino Sitson: Bamisphere (18th & Vine)
  702. Katie Bull: The Story, So Far (Corn Hill Indie)
  703. Andy Narell: Tatoom (Heads Up)
  704. Ponytail: Kamehameha (Creative Capitalism) **
  705. Mark Weinstein: Con Alma (Jazzheads)
  706. Howard Wiley: The Angola Project (HNIC Music)
  707. Zap Mama: Supermoon (Heads Up)
  708. Jacky Terrasson: Mirror (Blue Note)
  709. Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra: Meeting of the Waters (OA2)
  710. Frank Foster: Well Water (1977, Piadrum)

  711. Amy Cervini Quartet: Famous Blue (Orange Grove Jazz)
  712. Soweto Kinch: A Life in the Day of B19: Tales of the Tower Block (Dune)
  713. Bill Mays/The Inventions Trio: Fantasy (Palmetto) *
  714. Herbie Hancock: River -- The Joni Letters (Verve)
  715. Sabertooth: Dr. Midnight: Live at the Green Mill (Delmark)
  716. Bill Medley: Damn Near Righteous (Westlake)
  717. The Paislies (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  718. Eric Alexander: Temple of Olympic Zeus (High Note)
  719. Miles Davis: Evolution of the Groove (1959-72, Columbia/Legacy, EP)
  720. Patti Griffin: Children Running Through (ATO) **
  721. Boots Randolph: A Whole New Ballgame (Zoho)
  722. Wendy Luck: See You in Rio (Wendy Luck Music) %
  723. Liars (Mute) **
  724. Alfredo Naranjo: Y El Guajeo (Cacao Musica)
  725. Jane Monheit: Surrender (Concord) *
  726. JJ Cale: Rewind: Unreleased Recordings (1973-83, Time Life) *
  727. Nick Lowe: At My Age (Yep Roc) **
  728. Gregg August Sextet: One Peace (Iacuessa)
  729. Jay Azzolina: Local Dialect (Garagista)
  730. Somi: Red Soil in My Eyes (World Village)
  731. Michael Camacho: Just for You (New Found)
  732. The Cool Season: An Origin Records Holiday Collection, Vol. 2 (Origin)
  733. Lisa Hilton: The New York Sessions (Ruby Slippers)
  734. Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Ensemble: Black Unstoppable (Delmark)
  735. The Brooklyn Repertory Ensemble: Pragmatic Optimism (360 Degree) %
  736. Miroslav Vitous: Universal Syncopations II (ECM) *
  737. The Birdhouse Project: Free Bird (Dreambox Media)
  738. Abra Moore: On the Way (Sarathan)
  739. Ron di Salvio: Essence of Green: A Tribute to Kind of Blue (Origin)
  740. Peter Primamore: Grancia (Blue Apples Music)
  741. Hiromi's Sonicboom: Time Control (Telarc)
  742. The Karl Denson Trio: Lunar Orbit (Bobby Ace)
  743. Rob Garcia's Sangha: Heart's Fire (Connection Works)
  744. Holly Hofmann/Mike Wofford: Live at Athenaeum Jazz, Voume 2 (Capri)
  745. Kathie Baillie: Love's Funny That Way (Aspirion)
  746. Frankie Cicala: Frankie Plays! (3B's) %
  747. Daniel Smith: The Swingin' Bassoon (Zah Zah)
  748. Mr. Groove: Little Things (DiamonDisc)
  749. Omer Avital: Arrival (Fresh Sound World Jazz)
  750. Christian Scott: Anthem (Concord)
  751. Lauren White: At Last (Groove Note)
  752. Kate McGarry: The Target (Palmetto) *
  753. Alan Bergman: Lyrically, Alan Bergman (Verve)
  754. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah: Some Loud Thunder ( **
  755. Jeremy Pelt & Wired: Shock Value: Live at Smoke (MaxJazz) **
  756. Kitka: The Rusalka Cycle: Songs Between the Worlds (Diaphonica)
  757. Trisha Yearwood: Heaven, Heartache, and the Power of Love (Big Machine) **
  758. Julie Hardy: The Wish (World Culture Music)
  759. Darby Dizard: Down for You (One Soul)

  760. Mel Davis: It's About Time (TomTom)
  761. Kenny Burrell: 75th Birthday Bash Live! (Blue Note)
  762. David 'Fathead' Newman: Life (High Note)
  763. Of Montreal: Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer? (Polyvinyl) **
  764. Kurt Elling: Nightmoves (Concord)
  765. The Fiery Furnaces: Widow City (Thrill Jockey) **
  766. Judith Owen: Happy This Way (Couragette)
  767. Orquestra Jazz de Matosinhos: Invites Chris Cheek (Fresh Sound New Talent) %
  768. Satoko Fujii Quartet: Bacchus (Onoff)
  769. Chick Corea and Bela Fleck: The Enchantment (Concord) *
  770. Sean Jones: Kaleidoscope (Mack Avenue) *
  771. Ryan Adams: Easy Tiger (Lost Highway) **
  772. Marsha Heydt: One Night (Blue Toucan)
  773. Deerhoof: Friend Opportunity (Kill Rock Stars) **
  774. Boca Do Rio (Vagabundo)
  775. Tyrone Birkett: In the Fullness of Time (Convergence)

  776. Carrie Underwood: Carnival Ride (Arista Nashville) **
  777. Turtle Island String Quartet: A Love Supreme: The Legacy of John Coltrane (Telarc)
  778. The Avett Brothers: Emotionalism (Ramseur) **

  779. Black Bonzo: Sound of the Apocalypse (The Laser's Edge)
  780. Paul McCartney: Memory Almost Full (Hear Music) **
  781. New York Voices: A Day Like This (MCG Jazz)
  782. Ed Johnson & Novo Tempo: The Other Road (Cumulus)

  783. Mark Murphy: Love Is What Stays (Verve)

  784. Family Pet (Foreign Frequency, EP)

Compilations/Vault Music:

  1. Billie Holiday: Lady Day: The Master Takes and Singles (1935-42, Columbia/Legacy, 4CD)
  2. Howlin' Wolf: The Definitive Collection (1951-64, Geffen/Chess)
  3. Van Morrison: Still on Top: The Greatest Hits (1964-2005, Hip-O)

  4. African Pearls 1: Congo: Rumba on the River (1954-69, Syllart, 2CD) %
  5. Hag: The Best of Merle Haggard (1966-2005, Capitol)
  6. Stevie Wonder: Number 1's (1963-2005, Motown)
  7. Bo Diddley: The Definitive Collection (1955-66, Geffen/Chess)
  8. Tabu Ley Rochereau: The Voice of Lightness: Congo Classics 1961-1977 (Stern's Africa, 2CD)
  9. Jimmy Reed: The Best of the Vee-Jay Years (1953-63, Shout! Factory)
  10. Van Morrison: The Best of Van Morrison: Volume 3 (1992-2005, Exile/Manhattan, 2CD) **
  11. That Devilin' Tune: A Jazz History: Volume 3 (1934-45, WHRA, 9CD)
  12. Authenticité: The Syliphone Years (1965-80, Sterns, 2CD)
  13. Bob Dylan: Dylan (1963-2006, Columbia/Legacy) **

  14. James Brown: The Singles, Volume Two: 1960-1963 (Hip-O Select, 2CD)
  15. Roots of Rumba Rock: Congo Classics 1953-1955 (Crammed Discs, 2CD) %
  16. Urban Africa Club: Hip Hop Dancehall and Kwaito (Out Here)
  17. Bob Dylan: Dylan (1962-2006, Columbia/Legacy, 3CD)
  18. Golden Afrique Vol. 3 (1939-88, Network, 2CD) %
  19. King Sunny Ade: Gems From the Classic Years (1967-74, Shanachie)
  20. Cachao: Descargas: The Havana Sessions (1957-61, Yemaya, 2CD)
  21. Dennis Brown: The Best of the Joe Gibbs Years (1972-83, Shanachie)
  22. The Essential Benny Goodman (1934-46, Columbia/Bluebird/Legacy, 2CD)
  23. Bo Diddley: I'm a Man: The Chess Masters, 1955-1958 (Hip-O Select, 2CD) **
  24. The Essential John McLaughlin (1963-2006, Columbia/Legacy, 2CD)
  25. The Essential Charlie Rich (1959-91, Epic/Legacy, 2CD)
  26. The Roots of Chicha: Psychedelic Cumbias From Peru (Barbès)
  27. That Devilin' Tune: A Jazz History: Volume 2 (1927-34, WHRA, 9CD)
  28. Miles Davis: The Complete On the Corner Sessions (1972-75, Columbia/Legacy, 6CD)
  29. Bokoor Beats: Vintage Afro-Beat, Afro-Rock & Electric Highlife From Ghana (1971-79, Otrabanda)
  30. Jewface (1905-22, Reboot Stereophonic) %
  31. Jerry Butler: The Best of the Vee-Jay Years (1958-65, Shout! Factory)
  32. Sun Ra: Some Blues but Not the Kind That's Blue (1973-77, Atavistic)
  33. Thelonious Monk: Live at the 1964 Monterey Jazz Festival (1964, MJF) **
  34. Love Finds Its Own Way: The Best of Gladys Knight and the Pips (1961-83, Buddah/Legacy)
  35. Ani DiFranco: Canon (1993-2007, Righteous Babe, 2CD)
  36. That Devilin' Tune: A Jazz History: Volume 1 (1895-1927, WHRA, 9CD)
  37. The Best of Elvis Costello: The First 10 Years (1977-86, Hip-O) **
  38. Nigeria Special: Modern Highlife, Afro-Sounds & Nigerian Blues 1970-6 (1970-76, Soundway, 2CD) **
  39. Alan Jackson: 16 Biggest Hits (1989-2002, Arista Nashville/Legacy)
  40. The Best of Von Freeman on Premonition (1996-2006, Premonition, 2CD+DVD)
  41. That Devilin' Tune: A Jazz History: Volume 4 (1945-51, WHRA, 9CD)
  42. Garbage: Absolute Garbage (1995-2005, Almo) **
  43. The War (A Ken Burns Film): I'm Beginning to See the Light (1937-44, Legacy) **
  44. Alison Krauss: A Hundred Miles or More: A Collection (1996-2007, Rounder) **
  45. Johnny Cash: Ultimate Gospel (1957-81, Columbia/Legacy)


  1. The Essential Fred Hammond (1991-2004, Verity/Legacy, 2CD)
  2. The Essential Jars of Clay (1995-2006, Essential/Legacy, 2CD)
  3. The Essential John P. Kee (1991-2000, Verity/Legacy, 2CD)
  4. The Essential Donnie McClurkin (2000-05, Verity/Legacy, 2CD)
  5. The Essential Teddy Pendergrass (1972-84, Philadelphia International/Legacy, 2CD) *
  6. The Essential Lou Rawls (1963-81, Philadelphia International/Legacy, 2CD) *
  7. Holla: The Best of Trin-I-Tee 5:7 (1998-2002, Gospo Centric/Legacy)
  8. The Very Best of Praise & Worship Volume 2 (1996-2006, Verity/Legacy)
  9. The Essential Hezekiah Walker (1992-2005, Verity/Legacy, 2CD)

Also Noted:

  1. Jimmy Blythe: Messin' Around Blues (Delmark)
  2. Sun Ra: The Night of the Purple Moon (1964-70, Atavistic)
  3. The Inspiring New Sounds of Rio de Janeiro (Verge)
  4. The HighTone Anthology: Rockin' From the Roots (1976-2006, Time Life, 2CD) *
  5. Garbage: Absolute Garbage (Deluxe Edition) (1995-2007, Almo, 2CD)
  6. Patricia Barber: The Premonition Years 1994-2002 (1994-2002, Premonition, 3CD)
  7. True West: Hollywood Holiday Revisited (1983-84, Atavistic)
  8. Putumayo Presents: A New Groove (2003-06, Putumayo Grooves)
  9. The Police (1977-83, A&M, 2CD) **
  10. The War (A Ken Burns Film): Sentimental Journey (1930-45, Legacy) **

  11. The Very Best of Diana Krall (1995-2006, Verve)
  12. Louis Armstrong: Live at the 1958 Monterey Jazz Festival (1958, MJF) **
  13. Toni Iordache: Sounds From a Bygone Age, Vol. 4 (1964-80, Asphalt Tango)
  14. Miles Davis Quintet: Live at the 1963 Monterey Jazz Festival (1963, MJF) **
  15. Bachata Roja: Acoustic Bachata From the Cabaret Era (1962-90, IASO)
  16. Alèmayèhu Eshèté: Éthiopiques 22: More Vintage! (1972-74, Buda Musique)
  17. The Peter Brötzmann Octet: The Complete Machine Gun Sessions (1968, Atavistic)
  18. Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten (1944-2002, Epic/Legacy)
  19. The Dells: The Best of the Vee-Jay Years (1955-65, Shout! Factory)

  20. Fripp & Eno: Beyond Even (1992-2006) (DGM, 2CD)
  21. Dizzy Gillespie: Live at the 1965 Monterey Jazz Festival (1971, MJF)
  22. Funky Pieces of Silver: The Horace Silver Songbook (The Composer Collection Volume 1) (1997-2005, High Note)
  23. Putumayo Presents: Tango Around the World (2001-07, Putumayo World Music)
  24. Charlie Haden: The Best of Quartet West (1986-96, Verve) **
  25. Putumayo Presents: Latin Jazz (1973-2006, Putumayo World Music)
  26. Putumayo Presents: World Hits (1963-89, Putumayo World Music) *
  27. Frank Sinatra: A Voice in Time (1939-1952) (Columbia/RCA Victor/Legacy, 4CD)
  28. The Essential Ray Price (1950-80, Columbia/Legacy, 2CD)
  29. World Circuit Presents . . . (1950s-2005, World Circuit, 2CD)
  30. Éthiopiques 23: Orchestra Ethiopia (1963-80, Buda Musique)
  31. An Introduction to Texas Blues (1948-92, Fuel 2000) **
  32. Nino Rota: Fellini & Rota (1952-2003, CAM Jazz)

  33. Listen My Friends: The Best of Moby Grape (1967-69, Columbia/Legacy)
  34. Sarah Vaughan: Live at the 1971 Monterey Jazz Festival (1971, MJF) **
  35. Movement Soul: Volume 2 (ESP-Disk)
  36. Tony Bennett: Sings the Ultimate American Songbook Vol. 1 (1958-97, RPM/Columbia/Legacy)
  37. The War: A Ken Burns Film (Deluxe Edition) (1939-2005, Legacy, 4CD)
  38. The Staple Singers: The Best of the Vee-Jay Years (1956-61, Shout! Factory)
  39. Luther Vandross: Love, Luther (1980-2005, Epic/J Records/Legacy, 4CD)
  40. The Isley Brothers: The Definitive Collection (1959-2005, Hip-O) **
  41. Stevie Ray Vaughan & Friends: Solos, Sessions & Encores (1978-88, Epic/Legacy)
  42. Sly & the Family Stone: The Collection (1967-75, Epic/Legacy, 7CD)
  43. Van Morrison: At the Movies: Soundtrack Hits (1964-95, Exile) **
  44. The War (A Ken Burns Film): The Soundtrack (1939-2005, Legacy)
  45. Putumayo Presents: Americana (2002-05, Putumayo World Music)
  46. Putumayo World Party (1975-2007, Putumayo World Music)
  47. Just Like a Woman: Nina Simone Sings Classic Songs of the '60s (1967-78, RCA/Legacy)
  48. New Wonderland: The Best of Jeri Brown (1991-2006, Justin Time)
  49. Desert Roses Vol. IV (2002-06, CIA) %
  50. Putumayo Presents: New Orleans Brass (1989-2006, Putumayo World Music)
  51. Matthew Herbert: Score (1997-2006, !K7)
  52. Celebrate! Songs of Worship (1994-2006, Columbia/Legacy)
  53. Funky Organ: B3 Jazz Grooves (1997-2006, High Note)
  54. Elvis Costello: Rock and Roll Music (1976-86, Hip-O) **
  55. Celebrate! Songs of Praise (1994-2006, Columbia/Legacy)
  56. The Essential Toni Braxton (1992-2006, LaFace/Legacy, 2CD)
  57. Putumayo Presents: Israel (1982-2006, Putumayo World Music)

  58. The Essential Jaco Pastorius (1976-81, Epic/Legacy, 2CD)
  59. The Essential Maynard Ferguson (1954-96, Columbia/Legacy, 2CD)
  60. Judee Sill: Live in London: The BBC Recordings 1972-1973 (1972-73, Water)
  61. Catch and Release (Music From the Motion Picture) (1992-2006, Legacy/Sony Music Soundtrax)
  62. Jeff Buckley: So Real: Songs From Jeff Buckley (1993-97, Columbia/Legacy)
  63. Putumayo Presents: Women of the World Acoustic (1994-2006, Putumayo World Music)
  64. Vashti Bunyan: Some Things Just Stick in Your Mind (1964-67, Fat Cat) *
  65. Jazz After Midnight (1998-2006, High Note)

  66. Light My Fire: The Very Best of José Feliciano (1967-74, RCA/Legacy)

  67. Hot Rod (Music From the Motion Picture) (1984-2007, Legacy)

  68. The Best of Air Supply: Ones That You Love (1976-86, Arista/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. Sly & the Family Stone: Greatest Hits (1967-69, Epic/Legacy)
  2. Culture: Two Sevens Clash (30th Anniversary Edition) (1977, Shanachie)

  3. Sly & the Family Stone: There's a Riot Goin' On (1971, Epic/Legacy)
  4. Sly & the Family Stone: Stand! (1969, Epic/Legacy)
  5. Anne Briggs: The Time Has Come (1971, Water)
  6. Leonard Cohen: Songs of Leonard Cohen (1968, Columbia/Legacy)
  7. Charlie Mingus: Tijuana Moods (1957, RCA Victor/Legacy)
  8. Sonic Youth: Daydream Nation (Deluxe Edition) (1988-89, Geffen, 2CD)
  9. Thelonious Monk Trio (1952-54, Prestige)

  10. Art Pepper: Unreleased Art, Vol. 1: The Complete Abashiri Concert (1981, Widow's Taste, 2CD)
  11. Andrew Hill: Compulsion (1965, Blue Note)
  12. Ornette Coleman: To Whom Who Keeps a Record (1959-60, Water)
  13. Art Pepper: Unreleased Art, Vol. 2: The Last Concert (1982, Widow's Taste)
  14. William Parker & Hamid Drake: First Communion + Piercing the Veil (2000, AUM Fidelity, 2CD)
  15. Albert Ayler: The Hilversum Session (1964, ESP-Disk)
  16. Sly & the Family Stone: Fresh (1973, Epic/Legacy)
  17. Steamin' With the Miles Davis Quintet (1956, Prestige)
  18. David Byrne: The Knee Plays (1985, Nonesuch)
  19. Frank Foster: Manhattan Fever (1968-69, Blue Note)
  20. Jackie McLean: New and Old Gospel (1967, Blue Note)
  21. Leonard Cohen: Songs of Love and Hate (1970, Columbia/Legacy)
  22. Laurie Anderson: Big Science (1982, Nonesuch)
  23. Jimmy Heath: Really Big! (1960, Riverside)
  24. The Wild Magnolias/They Call Us Wild (1974-75, Sunnyside, 2CD)
  25. Jimi Hendrix Experience: Live at Monterey (1967, Experience Hendrix/Geffen/UMe)
  26. Nils Lofgren (1975, Hip-O Select) **
  27. Booker Ervin: The Freedom Book (1963, Prestige)
  28. Thad Jones: The Magnificent Thad Jones (1956, Blue Note)
  29. Andrew Hill: Change (1966, Blue Note)
  30. Lee Morgan: Candy (1957, Blue Note)
  31. The Clash: The Singles (1977-85, Epic/Legacy)
  32. Lou Donaldson: Gravy Train (1961, Blue Note)
  33. Memphis Slim: Boogie Woogie (1971, Sunnyside)
  34. Dolly Parton: My Tennessee Mountain Home (1972, RCA Nashville/Legacy)
  35. Count Basie: Basie at Birdland (1961, Roulette Jazz)
  36. Dolly Parton: Coat of Many Colors (1971, RCA Nashville/Legacy)
  37. John Lee Hooker: The Best of Friends (1987-98, Shout! Factory)


Also Noted:

  1. Stanley Turrentine: A Bluish Bag (1967, Blue Note)
  2. Dexter Gordon: Clubhouse (1965, Blue Note)
  3. Baby Face Willette: Face to Face (1961, Blue Note)
  4. Jimmy Smith: Straight Life (1961, Blue Note)
  5. Bill Evans: Everybody Digs Bill Evans (1958, Riverside)
  6. Introducing Kenny Cox and the Contemporary Jazz Quintet (1968-69, Blue Note)
  7. The New Percussion Group of Amsterdam: Go Between (1986, Summerfold)
  8. Anthony Braxton/Joe Fonda: Duets 1995 (1995, Clean Feed)
  9. Roland Kirk/Jack McDuff: Kirk's Work (1961, Prestige)
  10. Lee Morgan: Indeed! (1956, Blue Note)
  11. Electric Light Orchestra: Out of the Blue (1977, Epic/Legacy)
  12. Thad Jones: Detroit-New York Junction (1956, Blue Note)
  13. Lee Morgan: Volume 2: Sextet (1956, Blue Note)
  14. Bud Powell: Live at the Blue Note Café, Paris 1961 (1961, ESP-Disk)
  15. John Stein: Green Street (1996-98, Whaling City Sound)
  16. Lee Morgan: Volume 3 (1957, Blue Note)
  17. Ike Quebec: Bossa Nova Soul Samba (1962, Blue Note)
  18. Celine Dion: These Are Special Times (1998, Columbia/CMV/Legacy, CD+DVD)
  19. Linda Sharrock/Eric Watson: Listen to the Night (1994, Owl/Sunnyside)
  20. The Foo Fighters: The Colour and the Shape (1997, Roswell/RCA/Legacy)
  21. Todd Dameron/John Coltrane: Mating Call (1956, Prestige)
  22. Elvis Costello: My Aim Is True (Deluxe Edition) (1976-77, Hip-O, 2CD)
  23. Roy Haynes/Phineas Newborn/Paul Chambers: We Three (1958, Prestige/New Jazz)
  24. Leonard Cohen: Songs From a Room (1968-69, Columbia/Legacy)
  25. Red Garland: Soul Junction (1957, Prestige)
  26. The Remains (1965-66, Epic/Legacy)
  27. Art Taylor: A.T.'s Delight (1960, Blue Note)
  28. Charles Mingus: In Paris: The Complete America Session (1970, Sunnyside, 2CD)
  29. Sly & the Family Stone: Life (1968, Epic/Legacy)
  30. Steve Miller/Lol Coxhill: The Story So Far . . . Oh Really? (1971-74, Cuneiform, 2CD)
  31. Sean Malone: Cortlandt (1996, Free Electric Sound)
  32. Scott Fields Ensemble: Beckett (1997, Clean Feed) *
  33. Steve Kuhn/Steve Swallow: Two by Two (1995, Owl/Sunnyside)
  34. Memphis Slim & Roosevelt Sykes: Double-Barreled Boogie (1970, Sunnyside)
  35. Chet Baker: Chet (1958-59, Riverside)
  36. Dewey Redman Quartet: The Struggle Continues (1982, ECM)
  37. John Lee Hooker: Boom Boom (1992, Shout! Factory) *
  38. Trans Formers: The Movie (20th Anniversary Edition) (1985-86, Volcano/Legacy)
  39. Hugh Hopper: Hopper Tunity Box (1976, Cuneiform)
  40. Secret Oyster (1973, The Laser's Edge)
  41. John Coltrane: Stardust (1958, Prestige)
  42. Fred Katz: Folk Songs for Far Out Folk (1958, Reboot Stereophonic)
  43. Sathima Bea Benjamin: A Morning in Paris (1963, Ekapa)

  44. Art Farmer: Farmer's Market (1956, Prestige)
  45. Paul Chambers: Bass on Top (1957, Blue Note)
  46. Grant Green: The Latin Bit (1961, Blue Note)
  47. John Phillips: Jack of Diamonds (1970-73, Varèse Sarabande)
  48. Walter Davis Jr.: Davis Cup (1959, Blue Note)
  49. Bennie Maupin: The Jewel and the Lotus (1974, ECM)
  50. Dolly Parton: Jolene (1973, RCA Nashville/Legacy)
  51. Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers: Caravan (1962, Riverside)
  52. Secret Oyster: Straight to the Krankenhaus (1976, The Laser's Edge)
  53. Andy and the Bey Sisters: 'Round Midnight (1965, Prestige)
  54. Sunny Murray (1966, ESP-Disk)
  55. Prefab Sprout: Steve McQueen (Legacy Edition) (1985-2006, Legacy, 2CD)
  56. Barb Jungr: Bare Again (1999, ZC)
  57. Blue Oyster Cult: Some Enchanted Evening (Legacy Edition) (1978, Columbia/Legacy, CD+DVD)
  58. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Executive Version) (1975, Arista/Legacy)
  59. Monty Python's Contractual Obligation Album (1980, Arista/Legacy)
  60. Sly & the Family Stone: Dance to the Music (1968, Epic/Legacy)
  61. The Monty Python Matching Tie and Handkerchief (1973, Arista/Legacy)
  62. Flora Purim: Butterfly Dreams (1973, Milestone)
  63. Dirty Dancing (Legacy Edition) (1956-87, RCA/Legacy, CD+DVD)
  64. John Lee Hooker: Chill Out (1995, Shout! Factory) *
  65. Donald Byrd: Cat Walk (1961, Blue Note)

  66. Joe Satriani: Surfing With the Alien (1986, Epic/Legacy, CD+DVD)
  67. Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown: Bogaloosa Boogie Man (1975, Sunnyside)
  68. Colin Blunstone: One Year (1971, Water)
  69. Sly & the Family Stone: Small Talk (1974, Epic/Legacy)
  70. Snowfall: The Tony Bennett Christmas Album (1968, RPM/Columbia/Legacy)
  71. Blue Oyster Cult: Spectres (1977, Columbia/Legacy)

  72. Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes: The Jukes (1979, Hip-0 Select) **
  73. Sly & the Family Stone: A Whole New Thing (1967, Epic/Legacy)
  74. Eddy Mitchell: Jambalaya (2006, Sunnyside)


I don't review DVDs. I don't watch DVDs. I don't record them in my database -- well, almost never, anyhow. Part of this is that I don't have the time, the eyes, or at the moment even the equipment. I never request DVDs. Still, some publicists insist on sending them anyway. Here's a list. They're all pending, and will probably remain that way until hell freezes over.

  1. Ari Brown: Live at the Green Mill (Delmark)
  2. Dave Brubeck: Live in '64 & '66 (Naxos/Jazz Icons)
  3. The Best of the Johnny Cash TV Show (1969-71, Columbia/Legacy, 2DVD)
  4. Chicago Underground Trio: Chronicle (Delmark)
  5. Night School: An Evening With Stanley Clarke & Friends (Heads Up)
  6. John Coltrane: Live in '60, '61 & '65 (Naxos/Jazz Icons)
  7. Alex de Grassi: In Concert (Mel Bay)
  8. Bob Dylan: The Other Side of the Mirror: Live at the Newport Folk Festival (1963-65, Columbia/Legacy)
  9. Duke Ellington: Live in '58 (Naxons/Jazz Icons)
  10. Bill Evans Trio: The Oslo Concerts (Shanachie)
  11. Best of the Flatt & Scruggs TV Show, Vol. 1 (Shanachie)
  12. Best of the Flatt & Scruggs TV Show, Vol. 2 (Shanachie)
  13. Dexter Gordon: Live in '63 & '64 (Naxos/Jazz Icons)
  14. The Jazz O'Maniacs: Sunset Cafe Stomp (Delmark)
  15. Charles Mingus: Live in '64 (Naxos/Jazz Icons)
  16. Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Ensemble: Black Unstoppable: Live at the Velvet Lounge (Delmark)
  17. Wes Montgomery: Live in '65 (Naxos/Jazz Icons)
  18. Jaco Pastorius: Live and Outrageous (Shanachie)
  19. TLC: Now & Forever: The Video Hits (LaFace/Legacy)
  20. Sarah Vaughan: Live in '58 & '64 (Naxos/Jazz Icons)
  21. Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: Pride and Joy (Epic/Legacy)
  22. We Love Ella! A Tribute to the First Lady of Song (Verve)


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.