Recycled Goods:
Column Index 2013

#115: December 2013

  1. Tony Bennett: The Classic Christmas Album (1968-2008, Columbia/Legacy) [B+(*)]
  2. Cleaners From Venus: Blow Away Your Troubles (1981, Captured Tracks) [B+(**)]
  3. Bob Dylan: The Bootleg Series Vol. 10: Another Self Portrait (1969-1971) (1969-71, Columbia/Legacy) [B]
  4. Lee Hazlewood: The LHI Years: Singles, Nudes and Backsides (1968-71) (1968-71, Light in the Attic) [B-]
  5. Blind Lemon Jefferson: The Rough Guide to Blues Legends: Blind Lemon Jefferson (1926-29, World Music Network, 2CD) [A-]
  6. Joseph Kabasele/Le Grand Kallé: His Life, His Music (1953-83, Sterns Africa, 2CD) [A-]
  7. Fela Kuti: The Best of the Black President 2 (1971-92, Knitting Factory, 2CD) [A-]
  8. Thelonious Monk: Paris 1969 (1969, Blue Note) [B+(**)]
  9. Wes Montgomery: So Much Guitar! [OJC Remasters] (1961, Fantasy/OJC) [B+(*)]
  10. New York Art Quartet: Call It Art (1964-65, Triple Point, 5LP) [A-]
  11. Saâda Bonaire: Saâda Bonaire (1982-85, Captured Tracks) [A-]
  12. Hank Snow: The Essential Hank Snow (1937-84, RCA/Legacy, 2CD) [B+(***)]
  13. S.O.S. [John Surman/Mike Osborne/Alan Skidmore]: Looking for the Next One (1974-75, Cuneiform, 2CD) [B+(***)]
  14. Cecil Taylor & Tony Oxley: Ailanthus/Altissima: Bilateral Dimensions of 2 Root Songs (2008, Triple Point, 2LP) [B+(***)]
  15. The Velvet Underground: White Light/White Heat [45th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] (1968, Verve, 2CD) [A-]
  16. Barney Wilen: Moshi Too: Unreleased Tapes Recorded in Africa, 1969-70 (1969-70, Sonorama) [A-]
  17. Louis Armstrong & Friends: What a Wonderful Christmas (1950-66, Hip-O) [B+(***)]
  18. Chet Baker: Plays the Best of Lerner & Loewe [OJC Remasters] (1959, Fantasy/OJC) [B+(*)]
  19. Belle and Sebastian: The Third Eye Centre (2002-10, Matador) [B]
  20. Tony Bennett: Live at the Sahara: Las Vegas, 1964 (1964, Columbia/Legacy) [B+(*)]
  21. The Best of Perception & Today Records (1969-74, BBE, 2CD) [B+(***)]
  22. Len Bright Combo: Wreckless Eric Presents the Len Bright Combo (1986, Fire, EP) [B+(**)]
  23. Alex Chilton: Electricity by Candlelight: NYC 2/3/97 (1997, Bar/None) [B+(**)]
  24. The Dentists: Some People Are on the Pitch They Think It's All Over It Is Now (1985, Trouble in Mind) [B+(*)]
  25. Bill Doggett and His Combo: Fingertips (1963, Columbia/Legacy) [B+(*)]
  26. Roky Erickson and the Aliens: The Evil One (1981, Light in the Attic) [B]
  27. Lee Fields: Let's Talk It Over (1979, Truth & Soul) [A-]
  28. Stan Getz Quartet: Live at Montreux 1972 (1972, Eagle Rock) [B]
  29. Kiki Gyan: 24 Hours in a Disco: 1978-82 (1978-82, Soundway) [B+(*)]
  30. Joe Higgs: Unity Is Power (1979, Pressure Sounds) [B+(**)]
  31. Lena Hughes: Queen of the Flat Top Guitar (1960s, Tompkins Square, EP) [B+(**)]
  32. In the Christmas Groove (1977-2009, Strut) [B+(*)]
  33. Jukebox Mambo: Rumba and Afro-Latin Accented Rhythm & Blues 1949-1960 (1949-60, Jazzman) [B+(***)]
  34. Tim Maia: World Psychedelic Classics, Vol. 4: The Existential Soul of Tim Maia: Nobody Can Live Forever (1971-78, Luaka Bop) [B+(***)]
  35. Tommy McCook: Reggae in Jazz (1976, Pressure Sounds) [A-]
  36. Hailu Mergia & His Classical Instrument: Shemonmuanaye (1985, Awesome Tapes From Africa) [A-]
  37. The Mountain Goats: All Hail West Texas (2002, Merge) [B+(***)]
  38. Mutazione: Italian Electronic & New Wave Underground 1980-1988 (1980-88, Strut, 2CD) [B+(*)]
  39. Nigerian Special: Volume 2: Modern Highlife, Afro-Sounds and Nigerian Blues 1970-6 (1970-76, Soundway) [B+(**)]
  40. William Onyeabor: World Psychedelic Classics, Vol. 5: Who Is William Onyeabor? (1977-85, Luaka Bop) [B+(**)]
  41. Orchestra Super Mazembe: Mazembe @ 45RPM Vol. 1 (1975-84, Sterns Africa) [A-]
  42. The Prestige Legacy, Vol. 1: The High Priests (1951-58, Prestige) [B+(*)]
  43. The Prestige Legacy, Vol. 2: Battle of the Saxes (1949-64, Prestige) [A-]
  44. Rodan: Fifteen Quiet Years (1992-94, Quarterstick) [A-]
  45. Rodion G.A.: The Lost Tapes (1978-84, Strut) [B+(**)]
  46. Songs: Ohia: Magnolia Electric Co. (2003, Secretly Canadian, 2CD) [B+(***)]
  47. Irma Thomas: In Between Tears (1973, Alive Naturalsound) [B+(***)]
  48. Lobi Traoré: Bamako Nights: Live at Bar Bozo, 1995 (1995, Glitterbeat) [A-]
  49. The Velvet Underground: White Light/White Heat [45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition] (1968, Verve, 3CD) [B+(**)]
  50. Frank Wess/Johnny Coles: Two at the Top (1983, Uptown) [B+(**)]
  51. Joe Williams: Jump for Joy (1963, RCA/Legacy) [B]
  52. Robert Wyatt: '68 (1968, Cuneiform) [B+(***)]
  53. Neil Young: Live at the Cellar Door (1970, Reprise) [B+(***)]

#114: November 2013

  1. The Funk Brothers: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Funk Brothers (1960-72, Motown) [B]
  2. Marvin Gaye: What's Going On (1971, Tamla) [A-]
  3. Art Pepper: Unreleased Art Vol. VIII: Live at the Winery September 6, 1976 (1976, Widow's Taste) [A-]
  4. Louis Armstrong: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Louis Armstrong (1949-67, MCA) [A]
  5. Joan Baez: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Joan Baez (1971-75, A&M) [C+]
  6. Brook Benton: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Brook Benton (1959-70, Mercury) [A-]
  7. Bobby Bland: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Bobby Bland (1961-74, MCA) [A-]
  8. Pat Boone: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Pat Boone (1955-62, MCA) [B-]
  9. Carpenters: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: Carpenters (1970-78, A&M) [C+]
  10. Johnny Cash: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Johnny Cash (1985-89, Mercury Nashville) [B-]
  11. Johnny Cash: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Johnny Cash Volume 2 (1985-90, Mercury Nashville) [B+(*)]
  12. Cher: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Cher (1971-79, MCA) [B+(*)]
  13. Cher: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Cher Volume 2 (1987-98, Hip-O) [B-]
  14. The Commodores: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Commodores (1974-84, Motown) [B]
  15. Billy Ray Cyrus: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Billy Ray Cyrus (1992-98, Mercury Nashville) [B]
  16. Sammy Davis Jr.: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Sammy Davis Jr. (1972-74, Polydor) [B-]
  17. DeBarge: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of DeBarge (1982-86, Motown) [B+(*)]
  18. The Del Vikings: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Del Vikings (1956-58, Hip-O) [B+(**)]
  19. Freddy Fender: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Freddy Fender (1974-77, MCA Nashville) [B+(***)]
  20. Four Tops: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Four Tops (1964-73, Motown) [A-]
  21. Four Tops: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Four Tops Volume 2 (1972-83, Hip-O) [B+(*)]
  22. Marvin Gaye: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Marvin Gaye Volume 1: The '60s (1962-69, Motown) [A]
  23. Marvin Gaye: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Marvin Gaye Volume 2: The '70s (1971-77, Motown) [A-]
  24. Marvin Gaye/Tammi Terrell: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell (1967-69, Motown) [B+(***)]
  25. Tom T. Hall: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Tom T. Hall (1969-84, MCA Nashville) [B+(*)]
  26. Michael Jackson: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Michael Jackson (1971-75, Motown) [B-]
  27. The Jackson 5: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Jackson 5 (1969-74, Motown) [A-]
  28. Tom Jones: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Tom Jones (1965-71, Polydor) [B+(**)]
  29. Eddie Kendricks: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Eddie Kendricks (1973-85, Motown) [B+(**)]
  30. Gladys Knight & the Pips: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Gladys Knight & the Pips (1967-73, Motown) [A-]
  31. Patti LaBelle: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Patti LaBelle (1984-97, Geffen) [B]
  32. Curtis Mayfield & the Impressions: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Curtis Mayfield & the Impressions (1961-72, Geffen/MCA) [A]
  33. Roger Miller: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Roger Miller (1964-66, MCA) [A]
  34. The Mills Brothers: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Mills Brothers (1941-67, MCA) [B+(***)]
  35. Patti Page: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Patti Page (1950-57, Mercury) [B+(*)]
  36. The Platters: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Platters (1955-61, Mercury) [A-]
  37. Lloyd Price: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Lloyd Price (1956-60, MCA) [A-]
  38. Rare Earth: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Rare Earth (1969-73, Motown) [B+(***)]
  39. Martha Reeves & the Vandellas: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Martha Reeves & the Vandellas (1963-67, Motown) [A-]
  40. Smokey Robinson: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Smokey Robinson (1973-87, Motown) [B+(**)]
  41. Smokey Robinson & the Miracles: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Smokey Robinson & the Miracles (1960-87, Motown) [A-]
  42. Diana Ross: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Diana Ross (1970-81, Motown) [B+(***)]
  43. Diana Ross & the Supremes: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Diana Ross & the Supremes (1964-69, Motown) [A]
  44. Diana Ross & the Supremes: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Diana Ross & the Supremes Volume 2 (1965-71, Motown) [A-]
  45. David Ruffin: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of David Ruffin (1969-85, Motown) [A-]
  46. The Shangri-Las: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Shangri-Las (1964-67, Mercury) [B+(***)]
  47. Edwin Starr: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Edwin Starr (1965-78, Motown) [B]
  48. Barrett Strong: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Barrett Strong (1959-61, Motown) [B]
  49. The Temptations: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Temptations Volume 2: The '70s, '80s, '90s (1970-98, Motown) [A-]
  50. Three Dog Night: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Three Dog Night (1969-74, MCA) [B+(**)]
  51. The Velvet Underground: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Velvet Underground (1967-69, Mercury/Polydor) [A]
  52. Jr. Walker & the All Stars: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Jr. Walker & the All Stars (1965-72, Motown) [A-]
  53. Dinah Washington: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Dinah Washington (1949-61, Hip-O) [B+(**)]
  54. Stevie Wonder: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Stevie Wonder (1963-71, Motown) [A]
  55. Hoyt Axton: The Balladeer: Recorded Live at the Troubadour (1962, Horizon) [B+(*)]
  56. Tina Brooks: The Waiting Game (1961, Blue Note) [A-]
  57. Bob Dylan: Self Portrait (1970, Columbia) [C]
  58. Bob Dylan: New Morning (1970, Columbia) [B+(**)]
  59. Freddy Fender: Before the Next Teardrop Falls (1974-75, MCA) [B+(***)]
  60. Marvin Gaye: Trouble Man (1972, Tamla) [B]
  61. Marvin Gaye: Let's Get It On (1973, Tamla) [B+(***)]
  62. Marvin Gaye: Live! (1974, Tamla) [B]
  63. Marvin Gaye: I Want You (1976, Tamla) [B-]
  64. Marvin Gaye: In Our Lifetime (1981, Tamla) [B+(***)]
  65. Michael Jackson: Forever, Michael (1975, Motown) [B+(*)]
  66. Art Pepper: Gettin' Together (1960, Contemporary/OJC) [B+(***)]
  67. Art Pepper: Art Pepper Today (1978, Galaxy/OJC) [B+(***)]
  68. Diana Ross/Marvin Gaye: Diana & Marvin (1973, Motown) [B+(**)]
  69. The Supremes: Meet the Supremes (1962, Motown) [B+(**)]
  70. The Supremes: Where Did Our Love Go (1964, Motown) [B+(***)]
  71. Three Dog Night: "One" (1968, Dunhill) [B-]
  72. Three Dog Night: Suitable for Framing (1969, Dunhill) [C+]
  73. Three Dog Night: It Ain't Easy (1970, Dunhill) [B-]
  74. Three Dog Night: Naturally (1970, Dunhill) [B]
  75. Three Dog Night: Harmony (1971, Dunhill) [B]
  76. Three Dog Night: Seven Separate Fools (1972, Dunhill) [C+]
  77. The Turtles: It Ain't Me Babe (1965, White Whale) [B+(*)]
  78. The Turtles: You Baby/Let Me Be (1966, White Whale) [B]
  79. The Turtles: Happy Together (1967, White Whale) [C-]
  80. The Turtles: The Turtles Present the Battle of the Bands (1968, White Whale) [B-]
  81. The Turtles: Turtle Soup (1969, White Whale) [B]
  82. Little Stevie Wonder: The Jazz Soul of Little Stevie (1962, Tamla) [B]
  83. Little Stevie Wonder: Tribute to Uncle Ray (1962, Tamla) [B]
  84. Little Stevie Wonder: The 12 Year Old Genius: Recorded Live (1963, Tamla) [B+(**)]
  85. Stevie Wonder: With a Song in My Heart (1963, Tamla) [C-]
  86. Stevie Wonder: Stevie at the Beach (1964, Tamla) [B-]
  87. Stevie Wonder: Greatest Hits Vol. 2 (1968-71, Motown) [A-]

#113: October 2013

  1. Jackson C. Frank: Jackson C. Frank (1965, EMI Columbia) [B+(**)]
  2. Sonny & Cher: Look at Us (1965, Atco) [A-]
  3. The Association: And Then . . . Along Comes the Association (1966, Valiant) [B-]
  4. The Beach Boys: Surfin' Safari (1962, Capitol) [B+(**)]
  5. The Beach Boys: Surfin' U.S.A. (1963, Capitol) [B-]
  6. The Beach Boys: Surfer Girl (1963, Capitol) [B+(***)]
  7. The Beach Boys: Little Deuce Coupe (1962-63, Capitol) [B+(**)]
  8. The Beach Boys: Shut Down Volume 2 (1964, Capitol) [B+(*)]
  9. The Beach Boys: All Summer Long (1964, Capitol) [B+(***)]
  10. The Beach Boys: The Beach Boys Today! (1965, Capitol) [B+(***)]
  11. The Beach Boys: Summer Days (and Summer Nights!!) (1965, Capitol) [A-]
  12. The Beach Boys: Beach Boys' Party (1965, Capitol) [A-]
  13. Paul Bley Quintet: Barrage (1964, ESP-Disk) [B+(**)]
  14. The Ornette Coleman Quartet: This Is Our Music (1960, Atlantic) [A-]
  15. Ornette Coleman: Ornette on Tenor (1961, Atlantic) [B+(***)]
  16. Ornette Coleman: Love Call (1968, Blue Note) [B+(**)]
  17. Sam Cooke: Hits of the 50's (1960, RCA) [B-]
  18. Sam Cooke: My Kind of Blues (1961, RCA) [B+(*)]
  19. Sam Cooke: Twistin' the Night Away (1962, RCA) [A-]
  20. Sam Cooke: Night Beat (1963, RCA) [A-]
  21. Sam Cooke: Ain't That Good News (1964, RCA) [A-]
  22. Bo Diddley: Bo Diddley Is a Gunslinger (1960, Checker) [B+(**)]
  23. Fairport Convention: Fairport Convention (1968, Polydor) [B+(***)]
  24. Four Tops: On Top (1966, Motown) [B]
  25. Marvin Gaye: The Soulful Moods of Marvin Gaye (1961, Tamla) [C]
  26. Marvin Gaye: That Stubborn Kinda Fellow (1962, Tamla) [B+(***)]
  27. Marvin Gaye: Hello Broadway (1964, Tamla) [C-]
  28. Marvin Gaye: How Sweet It Is to Be Loved by You (1965, Tamla) [B+(***)]
  29. Marvin Gaye: A Tribute to the Great Nat King Cole (1965, Tamla) [C+]
  30. Marvin Gaye: Moods of Marvin Gaye (1966, Tamla) [B+(**)]
  31. Marvin Gaye/Kim Weston: Take Two (1964-66, Tamla) [B+(***)]
  32. Marvin Gaye/Tammi Terrell: United (1967, Tamla) [B+(*)]
  33. Marvin Gaye: In the Groove (1968, Tamla) [B+(***)]
  34. Marvin Gaye: M.P.G. (1969, Tamla) [B+(***)]
  35. Etta James: At Last! (1961, Argo) [B+(***)]
  36. Etta James: The Second Time Around (1961, Argo) [A-]
  37. Etta James: Etta James Rocks the House (1963, Argo) [A-]
  38. Jan & Dean: Jan & Dean's Golden Hits (1959-62, Liberty) [C+]
  39. Jan & Dean: Jan & Dean Take Linda Surfin' (1962, Liberty) [B+(*)]
  40. Jan & Dean: Surf City and Other Swingin' Cities (1963, Liberty) [B-]
  41. Jan & Dean: Drag City (1963, Liberty) [A-]
  42. Jan & Dean: Dead Man's Curve/The New Girl in School (1964, Liberty) [B]
  43. Jan & Dean: The Little Old Lady From Pasadena (1964, Liberty) [A-]
  44. Jan & Dean: Ride the Wild Surf (1964, Liberty) [B]
  45. Jan & Dean: Jan & Dean's Pop Symphony No. 1 (1966, Liberty) [B-]
  46. Jan & Dean: Folk 'n Roll (1966, Liberty) [C-]
  47. Jan & Dean: Filet of Soul (1966, Liberty) [B-]
  48. The Kinks: Kinks (1964, Pye) [A-]
  49. The Kinks: Kinda Kinks (1965, Pye) [B+(**)]
  50. The Kinks: The Kink Kontroversy (1965, Pye) [B+(**)]
  51. The Left Banke: Walk Away Renée/Pretty Ballerina (1967, Smash) [B+(***)]
  52. The Left Banke: The Left Banke Too (1968, Smash) [B+(*)]
  53. Love: Love (1966, Elektra) [A-]
  54. The Miracles: Cookin' With the Miracles (1961, Tamla) [B+(***)]
  55. Joni Mitchell: Song to a Seagull (1968, Reprise) [A-]
  56. Joni Mitchell: Clouds (1969, Reprise) [B+(**)]
  57. Van Morrison: Blowin' Your Mind (1967, Bang) [A]
  58. Laura Nyro: Eli and the Thirteenth Confession (1968, Columbia) [B]
  59. Laura Nyro: New York Tendaberry (1969, Columbia) [C+]
  60. Smokey Robinson and the Miracles: Going to a Go-Go (1965, Tamla) [A-]
  61. Sonny Rollins: What's New (1962, RCA) [A-]
  62. Sonny Rollins: Our Man in Jazz (1962, RCA) [A-]
  63. Sonny Rollins: Now's the Time (1964, RCA) [B+(***)]
  64. Sonny Rollins: The Standard Sonny Rollins (1964, RCA) [B+(**)]
  65. The Ronettes: Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes Featuring Veronica (1964, Philles) [B+(***)]
  66. The Shangri-Las: The Leader of the Pack (1965, Red Bird) [B+(***)]
  67. Simon & Garfunkel: Wednesday Morning, 3AM (1964, Columbia) [B]
  68. Simon & Garfunkel: Sounds of Silence (1966, Columbia) [B]
  69. Simon & Garfunkel: Bookends (1968, Columbia) [C+]
  70. Sonny & Cher: The Wondrous World of Sonny & Cher (1966, Atco) [B+(**)]
  71. Sonny & Cher: In Case You're in Love (1967, Atco) [B+(*)]
  72. Booker T. & the M.G.s: Green Onions (1962, Stax) [B+(***)]
  73. Traffic: Mr. Fantasy (1967, Island) [B]
  74. Traffic: Last Exit (1969, Island) [B]
  75. The Yardbirds: Five Live Yardbirds (1964, Columbia) [B+(***)]
  76. The Yardbirds: For Your Love (1965, Epic) [B+(**)]
  77. The Yardbirds: Yardbirds/Roger the Engineer (1966, Columbia) [B+(*)]
  78. The Yardbirds: Little Games (1967, Epic) [B+(*)]
  79. Neil Young: Neil Young (1968, Reprise) [B+(**)]
  80. The Young Rascals: The Young Rascals (1966, Warner Brothers) [B+(*)]
  81. The Young Rascals: Collections (1967, Warner Brothers) [B+(**)]
  82. The Young Rascals: Groovin' (1967, Warner Brothers) [A-]

#112: September 2013

  1. Ornette Coleman: Friends and Neighbors: Live at Prince Street (1970, BGP) [A-]
  2. The Cosmosamatics: Reeds & Birds (2004, Not Two) [B+(***)]
  3. The Ganelin Trio: Poco-A-Poco (1978, Leo) [B+(***)]
  4. Joe McPhee: Nation Time (1970, Atavistic) [A]
  5. Szilárd Mezei Ensemble: Bot (1998-2004, Not Two, 2CD) [A-]
  6. The Resonance Ensemble: 2011, Kafka in Flight (2011, Not Two) [A-]
  7. Basement Research: Live in Münster (1999, Not Two) [B+(***)]
  8. Michael Bisio Quartet: Live at Vision Fest. XII (2008, Not Two) [B+(**)]
  9. Anthony Braxton/Sonny Simmons/Brandon Evans/Andre Vida/Mike Pride/Shanir Blumenkranz: Parallactic 54 (Sextet) 2003 (2003, Parallactic/Thought Authority) [B+(***)]
  10. Anthony Braxton/Chris Dahlgren: ABCD (2003, Not Two) [B+(**)]
  11. The Alan Broadbent Trio: Pacific Standard Time (1995, Concord) [B+(***)]
  12. Peter Brötzmann/Johannes Bauer/Mikolaj Trzaska: Goosetalks (2008, Kilogram) [B+(*)]
  13. John Butcher: Thirteen Friendly Numbers (1991, Unsounds) [B+(*)]
  14. Taylor Ho Bynum and Tomas Fujiwara: Stepwise (2009, Not Two) [B+(***)]
  15. Daniel Carter/Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz/Kevin Zubek: Chinatown (2003, Not Two) [B+(***)]
  16. Daniel Carter/Alberto Fiori/Tom Abbs/Federico Ughi: Perfect Blues (2008, Not Two) [B+(**)]
  17. Ornette Coleman: Tomorrow Is the Question! (1959, Contemporary) [B+(**)]
  18. Construction Party: Instruments of Change (2012, Not Two) [B+(***)]
  19. The Cosmosamatics: Zetrons (2005, Not Two) [A-]
  20. The Cosmosamatics: Free Within the Law (2008, Not Two) [B+(*)]
  21. Whit Dickey Trio: Emergence (2009, Not Two) [B+(***)]
  22. Dominic Duval: Songs for Krakow (2007, Not Two) [B(*)]
  23. Marco Eneidi/Peter Kowald/Damon Smith/Spirit: Ghetto Calypso (2000, Not Two) [B+(***)]
  24. James Finn: Great Spirit (2005, Not Two) [B+(**)]
  25. The Ganelin Trio: Strictly for Our Friends (1978, Leo) [B+(***)]
  26. The Ganelin Trio: Encores (1978-81, Leo) [B+(**)]
  27. The Ganelin Trio: Old Bottles (1982-83, Leo) [B+(***)]
  28. The Ganelin Trio: Con Affetto (1983, Leo) [B+(**)]
  29. The Ganelin Trio: Ttango . . . in Nickehlson (1985, Leo) [A-]
  30. The Ganelin Trio: Opuses (1989, Leo) [B-]
  31. Ganelin Trio Priority: Live in Lugano (2006, Not Two) [B+(**)]
  32. Joe Giardullo: Weather (2004, Not Two) [B]
  33. Hasidic New Wave: Live in Cracow (1998, Not Two) [B+(**)]
  34. Interzone: Crossing Atlas 45° (1998, Not Two) [B+(*)]
  35. Interzone: Interzone Plays With Adam Pieronczyk (2000, Not Two) [B+(***)]
  36. Leszek Kulakowski: Katharsis (1999, Not Two) [B+(**)]
  37. Los Angeles Jazz Quartet: Family Song (1998, Not Two) [B+(**)]
  38. Michael Marcus: The Magic Door (2006, Not Two) [B+(***)]
  39. Michael Marcus: Lotus Symphony (2008, Not Two) [B+(***)]
  40. Michael Marcus: For Yes! (2010, Not Two) [B+(**)]
  41. Marian McPartland: Timeless (1952-53, Savoy) [B+(**)]
  42. Joe McPhee/Mikolaj Trzaska/Jay Rosen: Intimate Conversations (2008, Not Two) [B+(**)]
  43. Joe McPhee/Peter Brötzmann/Kent Kessler/Michael Zerang: The Damage Is Done (Not Two, 2CD) [B+(**)]
  44. Szilárd Mezei Trio: Bármikor, Most/Anytime, Now (2006, Not Two) [B+(***)]
  45. Szilárd Mezei Vocal Ensemble: Fújj, Szél, Zenta, Visszhangozz Szél (2012, Not Two) [B+(*)]
  46. Joe Moffett: Ad Faunum (2012, Not Two) [B+(**)]
  47. Ravish Momin's Trio Tarana: Five Nights (2006, Not Two) [B+(***)]
  48. Joe Morris: Fine Objects (2008, Not Two) [B+(***)]
  49. MusiConspiracy: Do I the In? (2008, Not Two) [B+(*)]
  50. Lucas Niggli/Peter Conradin Zumthor: Profos (2009, Not Two) [B+(*)]
  51. The Nu Band: The Dope and the Ghost (2005, Not Two) [B+(*)]
  52. Bartlomiej Brat Oles: Free Drum Suite (2004, Not Two) [B+(**)]
  53. Marcin Oles: Ornette on Bass (2003, Not Two) [B+(*)]
  54. Marcin Oles/Theo Jörgensmann/Bartlomiej Brat Oles: Miniatures (2003, Not Two) [A-]
  55. Marcin Oles/Adam Pieronczyk/Bartlomiej Brat Oles: Gray Days (2001, Not Two) [B+(**)]
  56. Orange Trane: My Personal Friend (1998, Not Two) [B+(*)]
  57. Adam Pieronczyk/Ed Schuller/Jacek Kochan: Plastinated Black Sheep (1999, Not Two) [B+(***)]
  58. Mike Pride: Scrambler (2005, Not Two) [B+(**)]
  59. Andrzej Przybielski/Marcin Oles/Bartlomiej Brat Oles: Abstract (2005, Not Two) [B+(*)]
  60. The Resonance Ensemble: What Country Is This? (2012, Not Two) [A-]
  61. Revolutionary Ensemble: The Psyche (1975, Mutable Music) [A-]
  62. Pete Robbins's Unnamed Quartet: Live in Brooklyn (2009, Not Two) [B+(**)]
  63. Herb Robertson Trio + Marcin Oles & Bartlomiej Brat Oles: Live at Alchemia (2007, Not Two) [B+(**)]
  64. Rosa Luxembourg New Quintet: Night Asylum (2008, Not Two) [B+(***)]
  65. Matthew Shipp/Sabir Mateen: Sama (2009, Not Two) [B+(***)]
  66. Simple Acoustic Trio: Habanera (2000, Not Two) [A-]
  67. Simple Acoustic Trio: Lullaby for Rosemary (2001, Not Two) [B+(***)]
  68. Harvey Sorgen/Steve Rust/Michael Jefry Stevens: Decade (2005, Not Two) [B+(***)]
  69. Steve Swell's Slamin' the Infinite: Live @ the Vision Festival (2006, Not Two) [B+(***)]
  70. Steve Swell Presents Rivers of Sound Ensemble: News From the Mystic Auricle (2007, Not Two) [B+(***)]
  71. Oluyemi Thomas/Kenn Thomas/Eugene Wilson IV/Howard Byrdsong: Nigeria (2006, Now Two) [B+(*)]
  72. Oluyemi Thomas/Henry Grimes: The Power of Light (2007, Not Two) [B+(**)]
  73. Oluyemi Thomas/Igeoma Thomas/Michael Bisio/Kenn Thomas [Positive Knowledge]: Edgefest Edition (2010, Not Two) [B+(**)]
  74. 3D [Christopher Dell/Chris Dahlgren/Maurice DeMartin]: Actually It's Better Like This . . . (2004, Not Two) [B+(**)]
  75. 3D [Christopher Dell/Chris Dahlgren/Maurice DeMartin]: Not 3 (2008, Not Two, 2CD) [B+(*)]
  76. Gebhard Ullmann: Basement Research (1993, Soul Note) [B+(***)]
  77. The Wall-London Band: Birth & Rebirth (1999, Not Two) [B+(*)]
  78. The Kris Wanders Outfit: In Remembrance of the Human Race (2009, Not Two) [B+(**)]
  79. Kris Wanders/Mani Neumeier Quintet: Taken by Surprise (2011, Not Two) [B+(*)]
  80. Yuriy Yaremchuk/Mark Tokar/Klaus Kugel: Yatoku (2007, Not Two) [B+(**)]

#111: August 2013

  1. Bill Dixon: November 1981 (1981, Soul Note) [A-]
  2. Melodic Art-Tet: Melodic Art-Tet (1974, No Business) [A-]
  3. George Russell Sextet: Trip to Prillarguri (1970, Soul Note) [A]
  4. George Russell: Othello Ballet Suite/Electronic Organ Sonata No. 1 (1967-68, Soul Note) [A-]
  5. Ray Anderson Pocket Jazz Band: Where Home Is (1998, Enja) [A-]
  6. Lurrie Bell: Young Man's Blues: The Best of the JSP Sessions (1989-90, JSP) [B+(***)]
  7. Bobby Bland: Two Steps From the Blues (1956-60, Duke/MCA) [A-]
  8. John Carter-Bobby Bradford Quartet: Seeking (1969, Hatology) [B+(***)]
  9. Bill Dixon: Thoughts (1985, Soul Note) [B-]
  10. Bill Dixon: Son of Sisyphus (1988, Soul Note) [B]
  11. Bill Dixon/Tony Oxley: Papyrus: Volume I (1998, Soul Note) [B+(**)]
  12. Bill Dixon/Tony Oxley: Papyrus: Volume II (1998, Soul Note) [B+(**)]
  13. Ellery Eskelin: Ten (2004, Hatology) [A-]
  14. Georg Graewe/Ernst Reijseger/Gerry Hemingway: Sonic Fiction (1989, Hatology) [B+(***)]
  15. Art Hodes: I Remember Bessie (1976, Delmark) [B+(***)]
  16. Theo Jörgensmann: Fellowship (1998, Hatology) [B+(**)]
  17. Franz Koglmann: L'Heure Bleue (1991, Hatology) [B+(***)]
  18. Jeffrey Lewis: The Last Time I Did Acid I Went Insane and Other Favorites (2002, Rough Trade) [B+(*)]
  19. Jeffrey Lewis: It's the Ones Who've Cracked That the Light Shines Through (2003, Rough Trade) [B+(***)]
  20. Joe McPhee: Survival Unit II With Clifford Thornton N.Y. N.Y. 1971 (1971, Hatology) [B+(***)]
  21. Joe McPhee/Lisle Ellis/Paul Plimley: Sweet Freedom -- Now What? (1994, Hatology) [B+(**)]
  22. Manuel Mengis Gruppe 6: Into the Barn (2004, Hatology) [A-]
  23. Roscoe Mitchell Quartet: Live at "A Space" 1975 (1975, Sackville/Delmark) [B+(**)]
  24. David Murray Trio: 3D Family (1978, Hatology) [A-]
  25. George Russell Sextet: In K.C. (1961, Decca) [B+(**)]
  26. George Russell Septet: The Stratus Seekers (1962, Riverside/OJC) [A-]
  27. George Russell: The Outer View (1962, Riverside/OJC) [B+(***)]
  28. George Russell: The Essence of George Russell (1966-67, Soul Note) [A-]
  29. George Russell: Listen to the Silence (1971, Soul Note) [B]
  30. George Russell: Vertical Form VI (1977, Soul Note) [B+(**)]
  31. George Russell: New York Big Band (1977-78, Soul Note) [B+(***)]
  32. John Scofield: Still Warm (1985, Gramavision) [B]
  33. Zoot Sims: Compatability (1955, Delmark) [B+(*)]
  34. Sun Ra: The Sun Ra Arkestra Meets Salah Ragab in Egypt (1971-84, Leo) [B+(**)]
  35. The Sun Ra Arkestra: Live at Praxis '84 (1984, Leo Golden Years of New Jazz, 2CD) [B+(***)]
  36. Sun Ra & His Intergalactic Arkestra: Second Star to the Right (Salute to Walt Disney) (1989, Leo) [B+(***)]
  37. Sun Ra & His Cosmo Discipline Arkestra: A Night in East Berlin/My Brothers the Wind & Sun No. 9 (1986-90, Leo) [B+(*)]
  38. Sun Ra and the Year 2000 Myth Science Arkestra: Live at the Hackney Empire (1990, Leo, 2CD) [B+(***)]
  39. Sylvester: Mighty Real: Greatest Dance Hits (1977-81, Fantasy) [A-]
  40. Stevie Wonder: Signed, Sealed and Delivered (1970, Tamla) [B+(**)]
  41. Stevie Wonder: Where I'm Coming From (1971, Tamla) [B+(***)]

#110: July 2013

  1. The Lovin' Spoonful: Greatest Hits (1965-70, Buddha) [A-]
  2. SSgt Barry Sadler: Ballads of the Green Berets (1966, Collectors' Choice) [D]
  3. The Temptations: Meet the Temptations (1964, Gordy) [A-]
  4. The Beau Brummels: Introducing the Beau Brummels (1965, Autumn) [B+(**)]
  5. James Brown: Papa's Got a Brand New Bag (1965, King) [B+(***)]
  6. James Brown: Say It Loud I'm Black and I'm Proud (1969, King) [A-]
  7. Buffalo Springfield: Last Time Around (1968, Atco) [B]
  8. The Byrds: Dr. Byrds and Mr. Hyde (1969, Columbia) [B]
  9. The Byrds: The Ballad of Easy Rider (1969, Columbia) [B-]
  10. The Cleanliness & Godliness Skiffle Band: Greatest Hits (1968, Vanguard) [B+(***)]
  11. John Coltrane: Dear Old Stockholm (1963-65, Impulse) [B+(***)]
  12. John Coltrane: Living Space (1965, Impulse) [A-]
  13. John Coltrane: Interstellar Space (1967, Impulse) [A-]
  14. John Coltrane: Expression (1967, Impulse) [B+(**)]
  15. Country Joe & the Fish: Electric Music for the Mind and Body (1967, Vanguard) [B+(*)]
  16. Country Joe & the Fish: I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die (1967, Vanguard) [B+(*)]
  17. Cream: Fresh Cream (1966, Polydor) [B+(**)]
  18. Cream: Wheels of Fire (1968, Polydor) [B+(*)]
  19. Cream: Goodbye (1968, Polydor) [B+(*)]
  20. The Doors: Waiting for the Sun (1968, Elektra) [B]
  21. The Doors: The Soft Parade (1969, Elektra) [B-]
  22. Grateful Dead: Grateful Dead (1967, Warner Brothers) [A-]
  23. Grateful Dead: Anthem of the Sun (1968, Warner Brothers) [B]
  24. Grateful Dead: Aoxomoxoa (1969, Warner Brothers) [B+(***)]
  25. Isaac Hayes: Hot Buttered Soul (1969, Stax) [B]
  26. The Hollies: Here I Go Again (1964, Imperial) [B]
  27. The Hollies: Hear! Here! (1965, Imperial) [B+(*)]
  28. The Hollies: Bus Stop (1966, Imperial) [B+(*)]
  29. The Hollies: Evolution (1967, Epic) [A-]
  30. Jefferson Airplane: Takes Off (1966, RCA) [A-]
  31. Jefferson Airplane: After Bathing at Baxter's (1967, RCA) [B+(**)]
  32. Jefferson Airplane: Crown of Creation (1968, RCA) [B+(*)]
  33. Jefferson Airplane: Bless Its Pointed Little Head (1968, RCA) [B+(**)]
  34. Albert King: Born Under a Bad Sign (1966-67, Stax) [A-]
  35. The Lovin' Spoonful: Do You Believe in Magic (1965, Buddha) [A-]
  36. The Lovin' Spoonful: Daydream (1966, Buddha) [B+(**)]
  37. The Lovin' Spoonful: Hums of the Lovin' Spoonful (1966, Buddha) [B+(**)]
  38. The Mamas and the Papas: If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears (1966, Dunhill) [B+(*)]
  39. Wilson Pickett: In the Midnight Hour (1965, Atlantic) [A-]
  40. Wilson Pickett: The Exciting Wilson Pickett (1966, Atlantic) [A]
  41. Wilson Pickett: The Wicked Pickett (1966, Atlantic) [B+(**)]
  42. Wilson Pickett: The Sound of Wilson Pickett (1967, Atlantic) [B+(***)]
  43. Wilson Pickett: I'm in Love (1968, Atlantic) [B+(***)]
  44. Wilson Pickett: The Midnight Mover (1968, Atlantic) [A-]
  45. Wilson Pickett: Hey Jude (1969, Atlantic) [A-]
  46. Procol Harum: A Salty Dog (1969, A&M) [B+(**)]
  47. Otis Redding: Pain in My Heart (1964, Atco) [A]
  48. Otis Redding: The Soul Album (1966, Atco) [A-]
  49. Otis Redding/Carla Thomas: King & Queen (1967, Atco) [A-]
  50. Sun Ra: Outer Spaceways Incorporated (1968, Black Lion) [B+(**)]
  51. The Temptations: The Temptations Sing Smokey (1965, Gordy) [B+(***)]
  52. The Temptations: With a Lot o' Soul (1967, Gordy) [B+(***)]
  53. The Temptations: Wish It Would Rain (1968, Gordy) [B+(*)]
  54. The Temptations: Cloud Nine (1969, Gordy) [A-]
  55. Junior Wells' Chicago Blues Band: Hoodoo Man Blues (1965, Delmark) [A-]
  56. The Who: The Who Sings My Generation (1965, MCA) [B+(**)]
  57. The Who: A Quick One (Happy Jack) (1966, Polydor) [B+(***)]
  58. Stevie Wonder: Up-Tight (1966, Tamla) [B]
  59. Stevie Wonder: Down to Earth (1966, Tamla) [B-]
  60. Stevie Wonder: For Once in My Life (1968, Tamla) [B+(**)]
  61. Stevie Wonder: My Cherie Amour (1969, Tamla) [B+(***)]

#109: June 2013

  1. Tony Bennett/Dave Brubeck: The White House Sessions, Live 1962 (1962, Columbia/Legacy) [B+(**)]
  2. Dieuf-Dieul de Thiès: Aw Sa Yone Vol. 1 (1981, Teranga Beat) [A-]
  3. Harafin So: Bollywood Inspired Film Music From Hausa Nigeria (Sahel Sounds) [B+(**)]
  4. Kenya Special: Selected East African Recordings From the 1970s & 1980s (1970s-80s, Soundway, 2CD) [A-]
  5. Sedayeh Del: Funk, Psychedelia and Pop From the Iranian Pre-Revolution Generation (1959-77, Pharaway Sounds) [B+(***)]
  6. The Rough Guide to Acoustic Africa (2000-12, World Music Network, 2CD) [B+(**)]
  7. The Rough Guide to African Disco (1976-2010, World Music Network, 2CD) [B+(*)]
  8. Wussy: Funeral Dress II (2011, Shake It) [A-]
  9. The Beautiful South: Golddiggas: Headnodders & Pholk Songs (2004, Sony Music UK) [A-]
  10. The Beautiful South: Superbi (2006, Sony/BMG UK) [A-]
  11. The Beautiful South: BBC Sessions (1989-98, UMVD, 2CD) [B+(**)]
  12. Bola: Volume 7 (2009, Awesome Tapes From Africa) [B+(***)]
  13. Colomach: Colomach (1974, Soundway) [B+(*)]
  14. Tommy Flanagan/Jaki Byard: The Magic of 2: Live at Keystone Korner (1982, Resonance) [B+(*)]
  15. The Funkees: Dancing Time: The Best of Eastern Nigeria's Afro Rock Exponents 1973-77 (1973-77, Soundway) [B+(**)]
  16. Oliver Lake: NTU: Point From Which Creation Begins (1976, Universal Sound) [A-]
  17. Rilo Kiley: Take Offs and Landings (2001, Barsuk) [B+(***)]
  18. Rilo Kiley: The Execution of All Things (2002, Saddle Creek) [A-]
  19. Wussy: Buckeye (2005-11, Damnably) [A]

#108: May 2013

  1. The Balinese Gamelan: Music From the Morning of the World (1966, Nonesuch) [A-]
  2. Can: Monster Movie (1969, Mute) [A-]
  3. Karen Dalton: It's So Hard to Tell Who's Going to Love You the Best (1969, Capitol) [B-]
  4. Love: Forever Changes (1967, Elektra/Rhino) [A-]
  5. Conlon Nancarrow: Studies for Player Piano (1969, Columbia Masterworks) [A-]
  6. Tropicália: Ou Panis Et Circensis (1968, Philips) [A]
  7. Amon Düül II: Phallus Dei (1969, Inside Out/Revisited) [B+(***)]
  8. David Axelrod: Songs of Experience (1969, Capitol) [B]
  9. Ray Barretto: Acid (1968, Fania) [A-]
  10. Blue Cheer: Vincebus Eruptum (1968, Philips) [B+(*)]
  11. Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band: Gorilla (1967, Liberty) [B+(*)]
  12. The Joe Cuba Sextet: Wanted Dead or Alive (Bang! Bang! Push, Push, Push) (1967, Fania) [A-]
  13. Tod Dockstader: Eight Electronic Pieces (Folkways) [B+(*)]
  14. The Electric Prunes: I Had Too Much to Dream (Last Night) (1967, Reprise) [B+(**)]
  15. The Electric Prunes: Release of an Oath (1968, Reprise) [B]
  16. John Fahey: The Dance of Death & Other Plantation Favorites (1964, Takoma) [A-]
  17. Brigitte Fontaine: Comme à la Radio (1969, Saravah) [B+(***)]
  18. Kim Fowley: Outrageous (1968, Imperial) [C-]
  19. The Godz: Contact High With the Godz (1966, ESP-Disk) [B+(***)]
  20. Françoise Hardy: Françoise Hardy (1963, Disques Vogue) [B+(*)]
  21. Pierre Henry: Messe Pour le Temps Présent (1967, Philips) [B+(***)]
  22. The Meters: The Meters (1969, Josie) [B+(**)]
  23. The Monkees: Head (1968, Colgems) [B+(**)]
  24. The Monks: Black Monk Time (1965, Light in the Attic) [B+(*)]
  25. Nico: The Marble Index (1969, Elektra) [B+(**)]
  26. Pauline Oliveros: Four Electronic Pieces, 1959-1966 (1956-66, Sub Rosa) [B+(**)]
  27. Van Dyke Parks: Song Cycle (1968, Warner Brothers) [C+]
  28. Pearls Before Swine: One Nation Underground (1967, ESP-Disk) [B]
  29. The Pentangle: Basket of Light (1969, Transatlantic) [B+(**)]
  30. Perrey-Kingsley: The In Sound From Way Out! (1966, Vanguard) [B+(**)]
  31. The Red Crayola: The Parable of Arable Land (1967, Collectables) [A-]
  32. The Red Crayola: The Parable of Arable Land (1967, Sonic Boom, 2CD) [B+(***)]
  33. Rotary Connection: Rotary Connection (1968, Cadet Concept) [B]
  34. Pharoah Sanders: Tauhid (1966, Impulse) [A-]
  35. Pharoah Sanders: Jewels of Thought (1969, Impulse) [B+(***)]
  36. The Seeds: The Seeds (1966, GNP/Crescendo) [A-]
  37. The Sonics: Introducing the Sonics (1967, Jerden) [B+(**)]
  38. Alexander Spence: Oar (1969, Columbia) [B+(*)]
  39. Morton Subotnick: Silver Apples of the Moon (1967, Nonesuch) [A-]
  40. Morton Subotnick: The Wild Bull (1968, Nonesuch) [B+(***)]
  41. Morton Subotnick: Silver Apples of the Moon/The Wild Bull (1967-68, Wergo) [A-]
  42. Sun Ra: The Futuristic Sounds of Sun Ra (1961, Savoy) [A-]
  43. The 13th Floor Elevators: The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators (1966, Collectables) [A-]
  44. The 13th Floor Elevators: Easter Everywhere (1967, Collectables) [A-]
  45. The 13th Floor Elevators: Bull of the Woods (1968, Collectables) [B+(**)]
  46. The Clifford Thornton New Art Ensemble: Freedom & Unity (1967, Atavistic) [A-]
  47. Townes Van Zandt: For the Sake of the Song (1968, Poppy) [B]
  48. Caetano Veloso: Caetano Veloso (1969, Philips) [A-]
  49. Scott Walker: Scott (1967, Smash) [B-]
  50. Scott Walker: Scott 2 (1968, Smash) [C+]

#107: April 2013

  1. Machito and His Afro-Cubans: Ritmo Caliente (1941-51, Proper, 4CD) [B+(**)]
  2. Leon Thomas: The Creator 1969-1973: The Best of the Flying Dutchman Masters (1969-73, BGP) [B+(*)]
  3. Bettie Serveert: Palomine (1992, Matador) [B+(**)]
  4. Samuel Blaser Quartet: Boundless (2010, Hatology) [B+(*)]
  5. Dur-Dur Band: Volume 5 (1987, Awesome Tapes From Africa) [B+(***)]
  6. Mac Gollehon: La Fama (1980-96, self-released) [B+(**)]
  7. Scott Healy-Glenn Alexander Quartet: Northern Light (1991, Hudson City) [B]
  8. Moreno and L'Orch First Moja-One: Sister Pili + 2 (1977-83, Sterns Africa) [A-]
  9. New Order: Lost Sirens (2003-04, Rhino) [B+(**)]
  10. Orchestra Baobab: La Belle Epoque (1971-77, Syllart, 2CD) [A-]
  11. Orchestra Baobab: La Belle Epoque Volume 2 (1973-76, Syllart, 2CD) [A-]
  12. The World Needs Changing: Street Funk & Jazz Grooves 1967-1976 (1967-76, BGP) [B+(*)]

#106: March 2013

  1. Art Ensemble of Chicago: A Jackson in Your House/Message to Our Folks/Reese and the Smooth Ones (1969, Snapper, 2CD) [B+(***)]
  2. Miles Davis: Live in Europe 1969 [The Bootleg Series Vol. 2] (1969, Columbia/Legacy, 3CD+DVD) [A-]
  3. Jerry Lee Lewis: The Killer Live (1964-1970) (1964-70, Hip-O Select, 3CD) [A-]
  4. Art Ensemble of Chicago: Tutankhamum (1969, Black Lion) [B+(*)]
  5. Borah Bergman/Andrew Cyrille: The Human Factor (1992, Soul Note) [B+(***)]
  6. Borah Bergman/Hamid Drake: Reflections on Ornette Coleman and the Stone House (1995, Soul Note) [B+(*)]
  7. Marion Brown: Porto Novo (1967-70, Black Lion) [B+(***)]
  8. Barry Guy: Fizzles (1991, Maya) [B+(**)]
  9. Barry Guy and the Now Orchestra: Study/Witch Gong Game 11/10 (1994, Maya) [B+(*)]
  10. Barry Guy: Symmetries (2001, Maya) [B+(***)]
  11. Charlie Haden: The Golden Number (1976, A&M) [B+(***)]
  12. Keith Jarrett: Hymns/Spheres (1976, ECM, 2CD) [B+(*)]
  13. Evan Parker/Barry Guy/Paul Lytton/Marilyn Crispell: After Appleby (1999, Leo, 2CD) [B+(***)]
  14. Irène Schweizer/Louis Moholo: Irène Schweizer/Louis Moholo (1986, Intakt) [B+(**)]
  15. Irène Schweizer/Günter Sommer: Irène Schweizer/Günter Sommer (1987, Intakt) [A-]
  16. Irène Schweizer/Andrew Cyrille: Irène Schweizer/Andrew Cyrille (1988, Intakt) [A-]
  17. Irène Schweizer/Pierre Favre: Irène Schweizer/Pierre Favre (1990, Intakt) [A]
  18. Irène Schweizer/Han Bennink: Irène Schweizer/Han Bennink (1995, Intakt) [A]
  19. Irène Schweizer: Chicago Piano Solo (2000, Intakt) [B+(***)]
  20. Irène Schweizer/Pierre Favre: Ulrichsberg (2003, Intakt) [A-]
  21. Irène Schweizer/Omri Ziegele: Where's Africa (2004, Intakt) [A-]

#105: February 2013

  1. Matthew Shipp: Greatest Hits (2000-12, Thirsty Ear) [A-]
  2. Anthony Braxton/Marilyn Crispell: Duets: Vancouver 1989 (1989, Music & Arts) [B+(***)]
  3. Marilyn Crispell: Selected Works: 1983-1986: Solo Duo Quartet (1983-86, Leo, 2CD) [A-]
  4. Marilyn Crispell/Reggie Workman/Doug James: Gaia (1987, Leo) [A-]
  5. Marilyn Crispell Trio: Live in Zürich (1989, Leo) [A-]
  6. Marilyn Crispell: Live in San Francisco (1989, Music & Arts) [B+(**)]
  7. Marilyn Crispell/Georg Graewe: Piano Duets (1991, Leo, 2CD) [A-]
  8. Marilyn Crispell: Highlights From the 1992 American Tour (1992, Music & Arts) [B+(***)]
  9. Marilyn Crispell: Stellar Pulsations/Three Composers (1992, Leo) [B]
  10. Marilyn Crispell/Tim Berne: Inference (1992, Music & Arts) [B+(*)]
  11. Marilyn Crispell/Anders Jormin/Raymond Strid: Spring Tour (1994, Alice) [B+(**)]
  12. Marilyn Crispell: Live at Mills College, 1995 (1995, Music & Arts) [B+(***)]
  13. Marilyn Crispell: The Woodstock Concert (1995, Music & Arts) [A]
  14. Marilyn Crispell/Stefano Maltese: Red (1999, Black Saint) [B+(*)]
  15. Barry Guy/Mats Gustafsson/Raymond Strid Trio with Marilyn Crispell: Gryffgryffgryffs (1996, Music & Arts) [B+(**)]
  16. Joseph Jarman/Marilyn Crispell: Connecting Spirits (1996, Music & Arts) [B+(**)]
  17. Ivo Perelman/Marilyn Crispell/Gerry Hemingway/William Parker: En Adir: Traditional Jewish Songs (1996, Music & Arts) [A-]
  18. Reggie Workman Ensemble: Images (1989, Music & Arts) [B]
  19. Reggie Workman Ensemble: Altered Spaces (1992, Leo) [B]

#104: January 2013

  1. The Group: Live (1986, NoBusiness) [A]
  2. Charlie Parker: Now's the Time (1952-53, Verve) [A-]
  3. Charlie Parker: Charlie Parker (1947-53, Verve) [A-]
  4. The Quintet: Jazz at Massey Hall (1953, Debut/OJC) [B+(*)]
  5. Charlie Parker: Complete Jazz at Massey Hall (1953, Jazz Factory) [B+(***)]
  6. Laurie Spiegel: The Expanding Universe (1974-80, Unseen Worlds, 2CD) [A-]
  7. The Paul Winter Sextet: Count Me In (1962-63, Living Music, 2CD) [B]
  8. The Complete Stanley Dance Felsted "Mainstream Jazz" Recordings 1958-1959 (1958-59, Fresh Sound, 9CD) [B+(***)]
  9. Rex Stewart: Rendezvous With Rex (1958, Felsted) [B+(**)]
  10. Earl Hines/Cozy Cole: Earl's Backroom and Cozy's Caravan (1958, Felsted) [B+(*)]
  11. Buster Bailey: All About Memphis (1958, Felsted) [B+(***)]
  12. Buddy Tate: Swinging Like . . . Tate (1958, Felsted) [B+(**)]
  13. Coleman Hawkins: The High and Mighty Hawk (1958, Felsted) [A-]
  14. Dicky Wells: Bones for the King (1958, Felsted) [B+(**)]
  15. Budd Johnson: Blues a la Mode (1958, Felsted) [A-]
  16. Billy Strayhorn: Cue for Saxophone (1959, Felsted) [A-]
  17. Dicky Wells: Trombone Four in Hand (1959, Felsted) [B+(*)]
  18. Louis Armstrong and the All Stars: Satchmo at Symphony Hall [65th Anniversary]: The Complete Performances (1947, Hip-O Select, 2CD) [A-]
  19. Can: The Lost Tapes (1968-77, Mute, 3CD) [A-]
  20. Don Cherry: Organic Music Society (1971-72, Caprice) [B+(*)]
  21. Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis & Johnny Griffin Quintet: Live at Minton's Playhouse in New York City: Complete Recordings (1961, Fresh Sound, 2CD) [A-]
  22. Bill Evans: Live at Art D'Lugoff's Top of the Gate (1968, Resonance, 2CD) [A-]
  23. Bill Evans: Momentum (1972, Limetree, 2CD) [B+(**)]
  24. Coleman Hawkins: Moodsville (1960, Fresh Sound) [B+(**)]
  25. Little Richard: Here's Little Richard (1955-57, Specialty) [B+(**)]
  26. Hank Mobley: Newark 1953 (1953, Uptown, 2CD) [B+(***)]
  27. Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie: Diz 'n Bird at Carnegie Hall (1947, Blue Note) [B]
  28. Charlie Parker: Charlie Parker With Strings: The Master Takes (1949-50, Verve) [B-]
  29. Charlie Parker: South of the Border (1948-52, Verve) [B+(***)]
  30. Charlie Parker: Big Band (1950-53, Verve) [B-]
  31. Charlie Parker: At Storyville (1953, Blue Note) [B]
  32. Bud Powell: Jazz at Massey Hall: Volume Two (1953, Debut/OJC) [B]
  33. Pete Seeger: The Complete Bowdoin College Concert 1960 (1960, Smithsonian/Folkways, 2CD) [A-]
  34. Jack Teagarden: Texas Trombone (1958, Black Lion Vault) [B+(*)]
  35. Mal Waldron: Quiet Temple (1964, Black Lion Vault) [A-]
  36. Mal Waldron: The Search (1970s, Black Lion Vault) [B+(**)]
  37. Ben Webster/Johnny Hodges Sextet: The Complete 1960 Jazz Cellar Session (1960, Solar) [A-]