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BEST OF 2005

by Dr. Bill
1/1/2006

DR. BILL'S PICKS FOR 2005

BEST OF YEAR FROM WRUW LIBRARY

Anthony Brown/Rhapsodies/Water Baby

Drew Gress/7 black butterflies/Premonition

Mingus Big Band/I am three/S.Mingus

Grachan Moncur III/Exploration/Capri

Greg Osby/Channel three/Blue Note

Marc Ribot/Spiritual unity/Pi

Sam Rivers/Vista/Meta

Kenny Wheeler/What now/Camjazz

ALSO WORTH A LISTEN

Kenny Barron/Perfect Set/Sunnyside

Ravi Coltrane/In flux/Savoy Jazz

Dave Douglas/Mountain passages/Koch

Marty Ehrlich/News on the rail/Palmetto

Either/Orchestra/Live in Addis/Buda

Bill Frisell/East west/Nonesuch

Henry Grimes/Live at Kerava/Ayler

Charlie Haden/Not in Our name/Verve

Donald Harrison/New York Cool/HalfNote

Dave Holland/Overtime/ECM

Marc Johnson/Shades of Jade/ECM

Hank Jones/For my father/JustinTime

Joe Lovano/Joyous encounters/Blue Note

Bill Mays/Live at Jazz Standard/Palmetto

Jason Moran/Same mother/Blue Note

Ted Nash/La espada/Palmetto

NOJO/City of neighbors/True North

William Parker/Sound unity/AUM

Hugh Ragin/Revelation/JustinTime

Enrico Rava/Tati/ECM

Sonny Rollins/Without a song/Milestone

Woody Shaw/Live 4/HighNote

Up Ensemble

Jessica Williams/Live at Yoshi's 2/MaxJazz

Gerald Wilson/In my time/Mack Ave

WSQ/Experience/JustinTime

BEST OF YEAR BUT NOT IN WRUW LIBRARY

Pierre Dorge/Dancing Cheek to cheek/Stunt

Frank Gratkowski/Loft exile v/Leo

Julius Hemphill/The hard blues/Clean Feed

Andrew Hill/Day the world stood still/Stunt

Steve Lacy/One more time/Leo

Paul Motian/I have the room above her/ECM

Vandermark 5/Color of memory/Atavistic

Vandermark/Territory Band/Company switch/OkkaDisk

Mal Waldron/One more time/Sketch

BEST REISSUES (including unreleased older recordings)

John Coltrane/One down one up/Impulse!

Dirty Dozen Brass Band/Collection/Shout Factory

Dizzy Gillespie/Charlie Parker/Town Hall 1945/Uptown

Andrew Hill/Mosaic select 16/Mosaic

Abdullah Ibrahim/A celebration/ENJA

Steve Lacy/The gap/ and rest of America series/Verve

Pat Metheny/Song x/Nonesuch

Thelonious Monk/John Coltrane/At Carnegie Hall/Blue Note

Happy Birthday Newport/Columbia

BEST LIVE JAZZ IN CLEVELAND 2005

Peter Brotzmann/Nasheet Waits/Beachland Ballroom

Mats Gustaffson/Joe McPhee/Beachland Ballroom

Ted Nash/Matt Wilson/CCC JazzFest

CJO plays Hendrix/CCC JazzFest

CJO plays Kenny Wheeler/Fairmont Temple

 
 

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