Music Year 2005

This is my year-end list for records released in 2005. A copy of this file as of Jan. 2, 2006 is frozen here. The freeze date represents the completion of several year-end pieces, including my Pazz & Jop Comments. For records in hand, * identifies an advance copy, ** something borrowed.

More extensive lists of released/forthcoming albums can be found here. These lists will probably replace the Hyped lists I've used previously.

New Records

  1. Amy Rigby: Little Fugitive (Signature Sounds)
  2. Kanye West: Late Registration (Roc-A-Fella)
  3. William Parker Quartet: Sound Unity (AUM Fidelity)
  4. The Perceptionists: Black Dialogue (Definitive Jux)
  5. Amadou & Mariam: Dimanche ŕ Bamako (Nonesuch)
  6. Anthony Braxton: 20 Standards (Quartet) 2003 (Leo, 4CD)
  7. Tommy Smith & Brian Kellock: Symbiosis (Spartacus)
  8. FME: Cuts (Okka Disk)
  9. Craig Harris: Souls Within the Veil (Aquastra, 2CD)
  10. Thelonious Monk Quartet With John Coltrane: At Carnegie Hall (1957, Blue Note)
  11. Paraphrase: Pre-Emptive Denial (Screwgun)

  12. Dennis González's Spirit Meridian: Idle Wild (Clean Feed)
  13. Blueprint: 1988 (Rhymesayers)
  14. Rachid Taha: Tékitoi (Wrasse)
  15. Fieldwork: Simulated Progress (Pi)
  16. Scott Hamilton: Back in New York (Concord)
  17. Gerry Hemingway Quartet: The Whimbler (Clean Feed)
  18. The Hold Steady: Separation Sunday (Frenchkiss)
  19. Jerry Granelli: Sandhills Reunion (Songlines)
  20. M.I.A.: Arular (Beggars/XL)
  21. The Go-Betweens: Oceans Apart (Yep Roc)
  22. Sirone Bang Ensemble: Configuration (Silkheart)
  23. The Vandermark 5: Alchemia (Not Two, 12CD)
  24. Public Enemy: New Whirl Odor (SlamJamz)
  25. Billy Bang: Vietnam: Reflections (Justin Time)
  26. Balkan Beat Box (JDub)
  27. Buck 65: This Right Here Is Buck 65 (VP)
  28. Ibrahim Electric: Meets Ray Anderson (Stunt)
  29. The Ponys: Celebration Castle (In the Red)
  30. Ravish Momin's Trio Tarana: Climbing the Banyan Tree (Clean Feed)
  31. Gogol Bordello: Gypsy Punks (Side One Dummy)
  32. Bobby Pinson: Man Like Me (RCA)
  33. Daby Balde: Introducing Daby Balde (World Music Network)
  34. Buck 65: Secret House Against the World (Warner Music Canada)
  35. George Russell and the Living Time Orchestra: The 80th Birthday Concert (Concept Publishing, 2CD)
  36. New Order: Waiting for the Sirens' Call (Warner Bros.)
  37. Anat Cohen: Place & Time (Anzic)
  38. Blackalicious: The Craft (Anti-)
  39. Vijay Iyer: Reimagining (Savoy Jazz)
  40. Sufjan Stevens: Illinois (Asthmatic Kitty)
  41. Marc Ribot: Spiritual Unity (Pi)
  42. The David S. Ware Quartets: Live in the World (1998-2003, Thirsty Ear, 3CD)
  43. Lyrics Born: Same !@#$ Different Day (Quannum Projects)
  44. Jenny Scheinman: 12 Songs (Cryptogramophone)
  45. Steve Lacy/Joëlle Léandre: One More Time (Leo)
  46. DJ Spooky vs Dave Lombardo: Drums of Death (Thirsty Ear)
  47. Uri Caine/Bedrock: Shelf-Life (Winter & Winter)
  48. Avishai Cohen Trio & Ensemble: At Home (RazDaz/Sunnyside)
  49. Ted Nash and Odeon: La Espada de la Noche (Palmetto) *
  50. Charlie Haden Liberation Music Orchestra: Not in Our Name (Verve)
  51. John Surman: Way Back When (1969, Cuneiform)
  52. Robbie Fulks: Georgia Hard (Yep Roc)
  53. Either/Orchestra: Éthiopiques 20: Live in Addis (Buda Musique, 2CD)
  54. Sonny Rollins: Without a Song (The 9/11 Concert) (Milestone)
  55. Hayes Carll: Little Rock (Highway 87)
  56. Fred Anderson/Hamid Drake/William Parker: Blue Winter (Eremite, 2CD)
  57. Kate Campbell: Blues and Lamentations (Large River Music)
  58. Happy Apple: The Peace Between Our Companies (Sunnyside)
  59. Roswell Rudd & the Mongolian Buryat Band: Blue Mongol (Sunnyside)
  60. Garage a Trois: Outre Mer (Telarc)
  61. John Prine: Fair & Square (Oh Boy)
  62. William Parker: Luc's Lantern (Thirsty Ear)
  63. Sheila Jordan + Cameron Brown: Celebration (High Note)
  64. One More: Music of Thad Jones (IPO)
  65. Africa Unite: In Dub (Echo Beach)
  66. James Blood Ulmer: Birthright (Hyena)
  67. Wide Right: Sleeping on the Couch (Poptop)
  68. Assif Tsahar/Cooper-Moore/Hamid Drake: Lost Brother (Hopscotch)
  69. Tom Christensen: New York School (Playscape)
  70. Fred Lonberg-Holm Trio: Other Valentines (Atavistic)
  71. Scott Amendola Band: Believe (Cryptogramophone)
  72. Henry Kaiser & Wadada Leo Smith: Yo Miles! Upriver (Cuneiform, 2CD)
  73. Four Tet: Everything Ecstatic (Domino)
  74. Sonny Simmons: The Traveller (Jazzaway)
  75. Rich Halley Trio: Mountains and Plains (Louie)
  76. Greg Osby: Channel Three (Blue Note)
  77. Joshua Redman Elastic Band: Momentum (Nonesuch)
  78. Triptych Myth: The Beautiful (AUM Fidelity)
  79. Brakes: Give Blood (Rough Trade)
  80. Fannypack: See You Next Tuesday (Tommy Boy)
  81. The Claudia Quintet: Semi-Formal (Cuneiform)
  82. Amjad Ali Khan: Moksha (RealWorld)
  83. The Mountain Goats: The Sunset Tree (4AD)
  84. Los Pleneros de la 21: Para Todos Ustedes (Smithsonian/Folkways)
  85. The Rolling Stones: A Bigger Bang (Virgin)
  86. Gerald Wilson Orchestra: In My Time (Mack Avenue)
  87. Peter Epstein/Brad Shepik/Matt Kilmer: Lingua Franca (Songlines)
  88. Ravi Coltrane: In Flux (Savoy Jazz)
  89. Run the Road (Vice)
  90. The Vandermark 5: The Color of Memory (Atavistic, 2CD)
  91. Missy Elliott: The Cookbook (Goldmind/Atlantic)
  92. Mary Stallings: Remember Love (Half Note)
  93. Benoît Delbecq Unit: Phonetics (Songlines)
  94. Rez Abbasi: Snake Charmer (Earth Sounds)
  95. Wayne Shorter Quartet: Beyond the Sound Barrier (Verve)
  96. Stevie Wonder: A Time to Love (Motown)
  97. Danger Doom: The Mouse and the Mask (Epitaph)
  98. Pernice Brothers: Discover a Lovelier You (Ashmont)
  99. Mark Whitecage & the Bi-Coastal Orchestra: BushWacked: A Spoken Opera (Acoustics)
  100. Steve Lehman: Demian as Posthuman (Pi)
  101. Linton Kwesi Johnson: Live in Paris With the Dennis Bovell Dub Band (Wrasse)
  102. Madonna: Confessions on a Dance Floor (Warner Bros.)
  103. Wayne Scott: This Weary Way (Full Light)
  104. Jimmie Dale Gilmore: Come On Back (Rounder)
  105. Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté: In the Heart of the Moon (Nonesuch)
  106. Waco Brothers: Freedom and Weep (Bloodshot)
  107. Randy Sandke and the Inside Out Band: Outside In (Evening Star)
  108. I'm Not a Gun: Our Lives on Wednesdays (City Centre Offices)
  109. Ry Cooder: Chávez Ravine (Nonesuch/Perro Verde)
  110. The White Stripes: Get Behind Me Satan (V2)
  111. Dianne Reeves: Good Night, and Good Luck (Concord)
  112. Graham Collier: Workpoints (1968-75, Cuneiform, 2CD)
  113. Ahmed Abdullah's Ebonic Tones: Tara's Song (TUM)
  114. Steve Shapiro and Pat Bergeson: Low Standards (Sons of Sound)


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

  • Arild Andersen: Electra (ECM)
  • Tatsu Aoki: Basser Live II (Asian Improv)
  • The Bad Plus: Suspicious Activity? (Columbia)
  • Juan Pablo Balcazar Quartet: The Heckler: Heckler City (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  • Kenny Barron Trio: The Perfect Set: Live at Bradley's II (1996, Sunnyside)
  • The Benevento Russo Duo: Best Reason to Buy the Sun (Ropeadope) *
  • Bingo: Songs for Children in English With Brazilian and Caribbean Rhythms (Soundbrush)
  • Cole Broderick: In a Dream (Cole Broderick)
  • Brokeback Mountain (Verve Forecast)
  • The Campbell Brothers: Can You Feel It? (Ropeadope) *
  • James Carter/Cyrus Chestnut/Ali Jackson/Reginald Veal: Gold Sounds (Brown Brothers)
  • George Colligan: Past-Present-Future (Criss Cross)
  • Cooper-Moore: Outtakes 1978 (Hopscotch)
  • Crimetime Orchestra: Life Is a Beautiful Monster (Jazzaway)
  • The Crimson Jazz Trio: The King Crimson Songbook Volume One (Voiceprint)
  • Steve Dalachinsky/Matthew Shipp: Phenomena of Interference (Hopscotch)
  • Dave's True Story: Simple Twist of Fate: DTS Does Dylan (BePop)
  • Dave Douglas: Keystone (Greenleaf Music)
  • Mark Dresser: Unveil (Clean Feed)
  • Marty Ehrlich: News on the Rail (Palmetto) *
  • Exploding Customer: Live at Tampere Jazz Happening (Ayler)
  • Fall Out Boy (Island) *
  • Agustí Fernandez/Peter Kowald: Sea of Lead (Hopscotch)
  • Joe Fielder Trio: Plays the Music of Albert Mangelsdorff (Clean Feed)
  • Jean-Marc Foltz/Bruno Chevillon: Cette Opacité (Clean Feed)
  • Satoko Fujii Four: Live in Japan 2004 (P.J.L)
  • Joe Giardullo: No Work Today: Nine for Steve Lacy (Drimala)
  • Jim Hall/Geoffrey Keezer: Free Association (ArtistShare)
  • Hard Cell (Berne+Taborn+Rainey): Feign (Screwgun)
  • Jason Kao Hwang: Graphic Evidence (Asian Improv)
  • I Believe to My Soul (Rhino/Work Song/Hear Music)
  • Jamie Oldaker's Mad Dogs & Okies (Concord)
  • Marc Johnson: Shades of Jade (ECM)
  • Arthur Kell Quartet: Traveller (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  • Gidon Kremer: J.S. Bach: The Sonatas and Partitas (ECM New Series, 2CD)
  • Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra: Don't Be Afraid . . . The Music of Charles Mingus (Palmetto) *
  • Mat Maneri: Pentagon (Thirsty Ear)
  • David Murray 4tet & Strings: Waltz Again (Justin Time)
  • Nia Quintet: End of Time (BluJazz)
  • Paal Nilssen-Love: Townorchestrahouse (Clean Feed)
  • Hilary Noble & Rebecca Cline: Enclave (Zoho)
  • Luis Mario Ochoa & Friends: Cimarrón (Cuban Music Productions)
  • Evan Parker Electro-Acoustic Ensemble: The Eleventh Hour (ECM)
  • Positive Knowledge: First Ones (Charles Lester Music)
  • Baden Powell: Live ŕ Bruxelles (1999, Sunnyside)
  • Matt Renzi: The Cave (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  • Bernardo Sassetti Trio˛: Ascent (Clean Feed)
  • Maria Schneider Orchestra: Days of Wine and Roses: Live at the Jazz Standard (2000, ArtistShare)
  • Spire: Live in Geneva Cathedral/Saint Pierre (Touch, 2CD)
  • String Trio of New York With Oliver Lake: Frozen Ropes (Barking Hoop)
  • Julius Tolentino: Just the Beginning (Sharp Nine)
  • Tone Collector (Jazzaway)
  • Assif Tsahar: Solitude (Hopscotch)
  • Turning Point: Matador (Native Language) *
  • Vision Volume 3 (Arts for Art)
  • The White Stripes: Get Behind Me Satan (V2) **
  • Anthony Wonsey: The Thang (Sharp Nine)
  • Zu: Ardecore (Il Manifesto)
  • Zu: The Way of the Animal Powers (Xeng)
  • Zu/Mats Gustafsson: How to Raise an Ox (Atavistic)


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

  1. Jeff Parker: The Relatives (Thrill Jockey)
  2. David Hazeltine: Modern Standards (Sharp Nine)
  3. Randy Reinhart: At the Mill Hill Playhouse: As Long As I Live (Arbors)
  4. MI3: We Will Make a Home for You (Clean Feed)
  5. Dave Holland Big Band: Overtime (Dare2/Sunnyside)
  6. Mike Ladd: Negrophilia [The Album] (Thirsty Ear)
  7. Will Calhoun: Native Lands (Half Note)
  8. Bayashi: Rock (Jazzaway)
  9. John Ellis: One Foot in the Swamp (Hyena)
  10. Enrico Rava: Full of Life (CAM Jazz)
  11. Ten in Texas (Icehouse Music)
  12. Billy Jenkins: When the Crowds Have Gone (Babel)
  13. Antonio Arnedo: Colombia (Adventure Music)
  14. Dominic Frasca: Deviations (Cantaloupe/Serious Music)
  15. Marc Copland/John Abercrombie/Kenny Wheeler: Brand New (Challenge)
  16. The Onus: Triphony (Hipnotic)
  17. Lars-Göran Ulander Trio: Live at the Glenn Miller Café (Ayler)
  18. Erik Truffaz: Saloua (Blue Note)
  19. Unexpected: Plays the Blues in Need (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  20. Neal Caine: Backstabber's Ball (Smalls)
  21. James Finn Trio: Plaza de Toros (Clean Feed)
  22. Chemical Brothers: Push the Button (Astralwerks)
  23. Trygve Seim: Sangam (ECM)
  24. Paul Motian/Bill Frisell/Joe Lovano: I Have the Room Above Her (ECM)
  25. George Colligan's Mad Science: Realization (Sirocco Music)
  26. The Willowz: Talk in Circles (Sympathy for the Record Industry)
  27. Hank Jones: For My Father (Justin Time)
  28. Ray Barretto: Time Was - Time Is (O+ Music)
  29. The Gift: Live at Sangha: Nov 6, 2004 (Bmadish)
  30. Jabbo Ware/The Me We & Them Orchestra + Strings & Horns: Vignettes in the Spirit of Ellington (Y'all of New York)
  31. Nils Wogram & Simon Nabatov: The Move (Between the Lines)
  32. John Coltrane: One Down, One Up: Live at the Half Note (1965, Impulse, 2CD)
  33. Aaron Weinstein: A Handful of Stars (Arbors)
  34. Dizzy Gillespie/Charlie Parker: Town Hall, New York City, June 22, 1945 (1945, Uptown)
  35. Ernest Dawkins' Chicago 12: Misconceptions of a Delusion Shades of a Charade (Dawk) *
  36. Brian Lynch: 24/7 (Nagel Heyer)
  37. John Sheridan's Dream Band: Easy as It Gets (Arbors)
  38. Mark Weinstein: Algo Más (Jazzheads)
  39. The Fonda/Stevens Group: Forever Real (482 Music)
  40. Eugene Chadbourne: The Hills Have Jazz (Boxholder)
  41. Groundtruther: Longitude (Thirsty Ear)
  42. Sherman Irby: Faith (Black Warrior)
  43. Roundtrip: Two Way Street (Jazzaway)
  44. Red Rodney/Herman Schoonderwalt Quintet: Scrapple From the Apple (1975, Blue Jack Jazz)
  45. Sonido Isleńo: Vive Jazz! (Tresero)
  46. Thunderbirds Are Now!: Justamustache (Frenchkiss)
  47. Gianluigi Trovesi/Gianni Coscia: Round About Weill (ECM)
  48. Duo Nueva Finlandia: Short Stories (TUM)
  49. The Frank Hewitt Quintet: Four Hundred Saturdays (1999, Smalls)
  50. Steve Heckman Quartet: Live at Yoshi's (World City)
  51. Tommaso-Rava Quartet: La Dolce Vita (CAM Jazz)
  52. Keely Smith: Vegas '58-Today (Concord)
  53. Eivind Opsvik: Overseas II (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  54. John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble: A Blessing (Omnitone)
  55. Joe Lovano: Joyous Encounter (Blue Note)
  56. Sergi Sirvent: Free Quartet (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  57. The Dave Brubeck Quartet: London Flat London Sharp (Telarc)
  58. The Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet: Be Music, Night (Okka Disk)
  59. Gerry Hemingway Quintet: Double Blues Crossing (Between the Lines)
  60. KTU: 8 Armed Monkey (Thirsty Ear)
  61. The Alon Farber Hagiga Quintet: Exposure (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  62. Michael Blake Trio: Right Before Your Very Ears (Clean Feed)
  63. Bobo Stenson/Anders Jormin/Paul Motian: Goodbye (ECM)
  64. Michaël Attias: Renku (Playscape)
  65. Lee Konitz: Jonquil (Blue Jack Jazz)
  66. Jacob Garchik: Abstracts (Yestereve)
  67. Michaël Attias: Credo (1999, Clean Feed)
  68. Gato Libre: Strange Village (Onoff)
  69. Herb Geller/Rein de Graaf: Delightful Duets Volume 2 (Blue Jack Jazz)
  70. Richard Thompson: Front Parlour Ballads (Cooking Vinyl) *
  71. Cedar Walton: Underground Memoirs (High Note)
  72. Brad Paisley: Time Well Wasted (Arista Nashville) **
  73. Slide Hampton Meets Two Tenor Case: Callitwhatchawana (Blue Jack Jazz)
  74. Bill Mays Trio: Live at Jazz Standard (Palmetto)
  75. Louise Hoffsten: From Linköping to Memphis (Memphis International)
  76. Kenny White: Symphony in 16 Bars (Wildflower)
  77. Sunny Murray: Perles Noires Vol. I (Eremite)
  78. Kahil El'Zabar's Ritual Trio: Live at the River East Art Center (Delmark)
  79. Petra Haden and Bill Frisell (Sovereign Artists) **
  80. Eddie Palmieri: Listen Here! (Concord)
  81. Mario Adnet & Zé Nogueira Present Moacir Santos: Choros & Alegria (Adventure Music)
  82. Myron Walden: This Way (Fresh Sount New Talent)
  83. Kerry Politzer Quartet: Labyrinth (Polisonic)
  84. Sunny Murray: Perles Noires Vol. II (Eremite)
  85. Rodney Crowell: The Outsider (Columbia) *
  86. Delirium: Eclexistence (TUM)
  87. Enrico Rava: Tati (ECM)
  88. Hugh Masekela: Revival (Heads Up)
  89. Herb Robertson NY Downtown Allstars: Elaboration (Clean Feed)
  90. Jason Moran: Same Mother (Blue Note)
  91. Dick Hyman and Randy Sandke: Now and Again (Arbors)
  92. Susie Arioli Band Featuring Jordan Officer: Learn to Smile Again (Justin Time)
  93. Russ Johnson: Save Big (Omnitone)
  94. John Lindberg Quartet: Winter Birds (Between the Lines)
  95. X: Live in Los Angeles (Shout! Factory)
  96. Bud Shank Quartet w/Phil Woods: Bouncing With Bud & Phil: Live at Yoshi's (Capri)
  97. Loren Stillman: It Could Be Anything (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  98. Gregg August: Late August (Iacuessa)
  99. Modern Traditions Ensemble: New Old Music (Adventure Music)
  100. Kenny Wheeler: What Now? (Cam Jazz)
  101. The Dan Cray Trio: Save Us! (BluJazz)
  102. Subtitle: Young Dangerous Heart (Gold Standard Laboratories)
  103. James Carter Organ Trio: Out of Nowhere (Half Note)
  104. Rosenberg/Baker/Hatwich/Daisy: New Folk, New Blues (482 Music)
  105. Shakira: Fijación Oral, Vol. 1 (Epic)
  106. Robert Walter: Super Heavy Organ (Magnatude)
  107. Alexander Schimmeroth Trio: Arrival (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  108. Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey: The Sameness of Difference (Hyena)
  109. Ozomatli: Live at the Fillmore (Concord)
  110. Wynton Marsalis: Amongst the People: Live at the House of Tribes (Blue Note)
  111. Mark Dresser/Denman Maroney: Time Changes (Cryptogramophone)
  112. Billy Martin and Socket: January 14 & 15, 2005 (Amulet)
  113. David "Fathead" Newman: I Remember Brother Ray (HighNote)
  114. Will Bernard Trio: Directions to My House (Direct to Disk)
  115. Dylan van der Schyff: The Definition of a Toy (Songlines)
  116. Graham Parker: Songs of No Consequence (Bloodshot)
  117. Eric Comstock: No One Knows (Harbinger)
  118. Charles Gayle: Shout! (Clean Feed)
  119. In the Country: This Was the Pace of My Heartbeat (Rune Grammofon) *
  120. Meat Beat Manifesto: At the Center (Thirsty Ear)
  121. Luis Perdomo: Focus Point (RKM)
  122. John O'Gallagher's Axiom: Line of Sight (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  123. Roni Ben-Hur: Signature (Reservoir)
  124. Rutherford/Vandermark/Müller/van der Schyff: Hoxha (Spool/Line)
  125. Ruby Braff: You Brought a New Kind of Love (Arbors)
  126. Tord Gustavsen Trio: The Ground (ECM)
  127. Tony DeSare: Want You (Telarc)
  128. Darrell Scott, Danny Thompson & Kenny Malone: Live in NC (Full Light)
  129. Dub Syndicate: Pure Thrill Seekers (Shanachie)
  130. Marcin Wasilewski, Slawomir Kurkiewicz, Michal Miskiewicz: Trio (ECM)
  131. Sarah Morrow: American All Stars in Paris (O+ Music)
  132. Aram Shelton: Arrive (482 Music)
  133. Eric Felten: Meets the Dek-Tette (VSOP)
  134. Dave Peck: Good Road (Let's Play Stella)
  135. The Kenny Davern Quartet: In Concert, Albuquerque, 2004 (Arbors)
  136. Ray Marchica: In the Ring (Sons of Sound)
  137. Marshall Gilkes Quartet: Edenderry (Alternate Side)
  138. Mark Masters Ensemble: Porgy & Bess Redefined! (Capri)
  139. Trio East: Stop-Start (Sons of Sound)
  140. Andrew Lamb & Warren Smith: The Dogon Duo (Engine)
  141. Trio da Paz: Somewhere (Blue Toucan)
  142. Aesop Rock: Fast Cars, Danger, Fire and Knives (Definitive Jux)
  143. Avram Fefer/Bobby Few: Kindred Spirits (Boxholder)
  144. The Ken Walker Sextet: Terra Firma (Synergy Music)
  145. Louise Rogers/Rick Strong: Bass-ically Speaking (Rilo)
  146. Ernest Ranglin: Surfin' (Tropic/Telarc)
  147. Alexander McCabe: The Round (Wamco)
  148. Vince Seneri: Street Talk (SenFul)
  149. Tamura + Sharp + Kato + Fujii: In the Tank (Libra)
  150. Greg Burk Trio: Nothing, Knowing (482 Music)
  151. Joan Crowe: Bird on the Wire (Evensongmusic)
  152. Mark Sherman: One Step Closer (CAP)
  153. Kathy Kosins: Vintage (Mahogany Jazz/Lightyear)
  154. Dena DeRose: A Walk in the Park (MaxJazz)
  155. The Cars Are the Stars: Fragments (Chez Moi)
  156. Henry Grimes Trio: Live at the Kerava Jazz Festival (Ayler)
  157. Broadway Project: The Vessel (Doubling Cube)
  158. Archie Shepp & Mal Waldron: Left Alone Revisited . . . a Tribute to Billie Holiday (Synergy Music)
  159. Kenny Wheeler & John Taylor: Where Do We Go From Here? (CAM Jazz)
  160. Guillermo Klein y los Guachos: Live in Barcelona (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  161. Ron Blake: Sonic Tonic (Mack Avenue)
  162. Tim Ries: The Rolling Stones Project (Concord)
  163. Charlie Peacock: Love Press Ex-Curio (Runway)
  164. John Tchicai/Garrison Fewell/Tino Tracanna/Paolino Dalla Porta/Massimo Manzi: Big Chief Dreaming (Soul Note)
  165. Meshell Ndegeocello: The Spirit Music Jamia: Dance of the Infidel (Shanachie)
  166. Yves François: Blues for Hawk (1981-82, Delmark)
  167. Ezra Weiss: Perseophone (Umoja)
  168. Curtis Fuller: Keep It Simple (Savant)
  169. The Stryker/Slagle Band: Live at the Jazz Standard (Zoho)
  170. Joe Locke: Rev-elation (Sharp Nine)
  171. Amina Figarova: September Suite (Munich)
  172. Tiempo Libre: Arroz Con Mango (Shanachie)
  173. Kjeril Mřster/Per Zanussi/Kjell Nordeson: MZN3 (Jazzaway)
  174. Zé Eduardo/Jack Walrath Quartet: Bad Guys (Clean Feed)
  175. John Scofield: That's What I Say: Plays the Music of Ray Charles (Verve)
  176. Kammerflimmer Kollektief: Absencen (Staubgold)
  177. Mick Rossi: One Block From Planet Earth (Omnitone)
  178. Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives: Souls' Chapel (Superlatone) *
  179. Mingus Big Band/Orchestra/Dynasty: I Am Three (Sue Mingus Music/Sunnyside)
  180. Harris Eisenstadt: The Soul and Gone (482 Music)
  181. Nanci Griffith: Hearts in Mind (New Door/Universal) **
  182. Sarah DeLeo: The Nearness of You (Sweet Sassy Music)
  183. Down to the Bone: Spread Love Like Wildfire (Narada Jazz)
  184. Jumala Quintet: Turtle Crossing (Clean Feed)
  185. Bryn Roberts: Ludlow (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  186. Ben Monder: Oceana (Sunnyside)
  187. David Sanborn: Closer (Verve)
  188. Martin Taylor: The Valley (The Guitar Label)
  189. Fred Hess Quartet: Crossed Paths (Tapestry)
  190. Keith Jarrett: Radiance (ECM, 2CD)
  191. Charles Lloyd: Jumping the Creek (ECM)
  192. The Randy Sandke Quartet: Trumpet After Dark (Evening Star)
  193. Whit Dickey: In a Heartbeat (Clean Feed)
  194. Afro-Celt Sound System: Anatomic (RealWorld)
  195. Dave's True Story: Nature (BePop)
  196. Sherrie Maricle & the DIVA Jazz Orchestra: TNT: A Tommy Newsom Tribute (Lightyear)
  197. Fred Frith: Eleventh Hour (Winter & Winter, 2CD)
  198. Patricia Vonne: Guitars & Castanets (CoraZong)
  199. Swing Out Sister: Live (Shanachie)
  200. The Earl May Quartet: Swinging the Blues (Arbors)
  201. Poncho Sanchez: Do It! (Concord Picante)
  202. Mozayik: Haitian Creole Jazz (Zoho)
  203. Fast 'N' Bulbous: Pork Chop Blue Around the Rind (Cuneiform)
  204. Keiko Matsui: Walls of Akendora (Narada Jazz)
  205. Jim Cifelli: Groove Station (Short Notice Music)
  206. Pat Metheny Group: The Way Up (Nonesuch)
  207. Enrico Pieranunzi: Special Encounter (CAM Jazz)
  208. Luciana Souza: Duos II (Sunnyside)
  209. Madredeus: Faluas Do Tejo (Metro Blue)
  210. The Deborah Weisz Quintet: Grace (For Will) (Va Wah)
  211. Bill Cole/William Parker: Two Masters: Live at the Prism (Boxholder)
  212. The Jim Seeley/Arturo O'Farrill Quintet (Zoho)
  213. Dave Douglas: Mountain Passages (Greenleaf Music/Koch)
  214. Lea Delaria: Double Standards (Telarc)
  215. Red Mitchell/George Cables: Live at Port Townsend (1992, Challenge)
  216. Oz Noy: Ha! (Magnatude) *
  217. Terry Gibbs: Feelin' Good (Mack Avenue)
  218. Bill Charlap: Plays George Gershwin: The American Soul (Blue Note)
  219. Zach Brock and the Coffee Achievers: Chemistry (Secret Fort)
  220. Iconoclast: The Dreadful Dance (Fang)
  221. Bucky Pizzarelli & Frank Vignola: Moonglow (Hyena)
  222. Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee: Borrowed Time (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  223. Moutin Reunion Quartet: Something Like Now (Nocturne)
  224. XXL (Xiu Xiu-Larsen): ˇCiaütstico! (Important)
  225. Savina Yannatou & Primavera en Salonico: Sumiglia (ECM)
  226. Maria de Barros: Dança Ma Mi (Narada)
  227. Stefano Di Battista: Parker's Mood (Blue Note)
  228. Salvatore Bonafede: Journey to Donnafugata (CAM Jazz)
  229. Bull Fonda Duo: Cup of Joe, No Bull (Corn Hill Indie)
  230. Adam Rogers: Apparitions (Criss Cross)
  231. SF Jazz Collective (Nonesuch)
  232. Alpha Blondy: Elohim (1999, Shanachie)
  233. Moby: Hotel (V2, 2CD)
  234. The Fareed Haque Group: Cosmic Hug (Magnatude) *
  235. Randy Johnston: Is It You? (HighNote)
  236. Joe Williams: Havin' a Good Time (1965, Hyena)
  237. Joey DeFrancesco With Jimmy Smith: Legacy (Concord)
  238. Randy Sandke and the Metatonal Band: The Mystic Trumpeter (Evening Star)
  239. Stich Wynston's Modern Surfaces: Transparent Horizons (TCB)
  240. Peter Kenagy: Little Machines (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  241. Guillermo Klein: Una Nave (Sunnyside)
  242. Cinzia Spata: 93-03 (Azzurra Music)
  243. Kurt Rosenwinkel: Deep Song (Verve)
  244. Henri Dikongué: Biso Nawa (Buda Musique)
  245. Simone Kopmajer: Romance (Zoho)
  246. Mats Gustafsson & David Stackenĺs: Blues (Atavistic)
  247. Denny Zeitlin: Solo Voyage (MaxJazz)
  248. Common Ground: High Voltage (Delmark)
  249. Jeff Black: Tin Lily (Dualtone)
  250. Hanna Richardson and Phil Flanigan: Simply . . . With Spirit! (Arbors)
  251. Tim Coffman: Crossroads (BluJazz)
  252. Two Siberians: Out of Nowhere (WA/Heads Up)
  253. Tommy Newsom and His Octo-Pussycats (Arbors)
  254. Soweto Gospel Choir: Blessed (Shanachie)
  255. Larsen: Play (Important)
  256. Avery Sharpe Trio: Dragon Fly (JKNM)

  257. Pablo Menéndez: Havana Blues Mambo (Zoho)
  258. Donald Harrison/Ron Carter/Billy Cobham: New York Cool: Live at the Blue Note (Half Note)
  259. Diana Krall: Christmas Songs (Verve)
  260. Robert Glasper: Canvas (Blue Note)
  261. Rick Germanson: You Tell Me (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  262. Make a Rising: Rip Through the Hawk Black Night (High Two)
  263. Organissimo: This Is the Place (Big "O")
  264. Deanna Witkowski: Length of Days (ArtistShare)
  265. Yusa: Breathe (Tumi)
  266. Björn Wennĺs: Static (Beartones)
  267. Ruby Braff: Controlled Nonchalance at the Regattabar, Volume 2 (1993, Arbors)
  268. Lena Horne: Seasons of a Life (1994-2000, Blue Note) *
  269. Sean Jones: Gemini (Mack Avenue)
  270. Avram Fefer/Bobby Few: Heavenly Places (Boxholder)
  271. Gush: Norrköping (Atavistic)
  272. Michael Pagán Big Band: Pag's Groove (Capri)
  273. Eric Alexander & Vincent Herring: The Battle: Live at Smoke (High Note)
  274. Steve Kuhn Trio: Quiéreme Mucho (Sunnyside)
  275. Marian McPartland/Steely Dan: Piano Jazz (2002, Jazz Alliance)
  276. Carl Weingarten: Local Journeys (Multiphase)
  277. Alex Bugnon: Free (Narada)
  278. Ramsey Lewis: With One Voice (Narada Jazz)
  279. Andrea Wolper: The Small Hours (Varis One Jazz)
  280. Nicola Stilo/Toninho Horta: Duets (Adventure Music)
  281. Arturo Sandoval: Live at the Blue Note (Half Note)
  282. Monty Alexander: Live at the Iridium (Telarc)
  283. Daria: Feel the Rhythm (Jazz 'm Up)
  284. Rova/Orkestrova: Electric Ascension 2003 (Atavistic)
  285. Billy Childs Ensemble: Lyric: Jazz-Chamber Music Vol. 1 (Lunacy Music)
  286. Mitchell Froom: A Thousand Days (Inner Knot)
  287. Mike Marshall: Brazil Duets (Adventure Music)
  288. Lizz Wright: Dreaming Wide Awaye (Verve Forecast)
  289. Lisa Gerrard/Jeff Rona: A Thousand Roads (Wide Blue Sky)
  290. Barbara Montgomery: Trinity (Mr. Bean and Bumpy)
  291. Danilo Perez: Live at the Jazz Showcase (ArtistShare)
  292. Iro Haarla/Ulf Krokfors/Loco Motife: Penguin Beguine (TUM)
  293. Harry Connick Jr.: Occasion: Connick on Piano 2 (Marsalis Music)
  294. Dave Weckl Band: Multiplicity (Stretch)
  295. Anthony Braxton/Matt Bauder: 2 + 2 Compositions (482 Music)
  296. Dino Saluzzi/Jon Christensen: Senderos (ECM)
  297. Gini Wilson: The San Francisco ChamberJazz Quartet (Music Wizards)
  298. Full House: Champagne Taste (Nagel Heyer)
  299. Jackie Coon: The Joys of New Orleans (Arbors)
  300. Jeff Golub: Temptation (Narada Jazz)
  301. Willie Nelson: Countryman (Lost Highway) **
  302. Richie Hart: Greasy Street (Zoho)
  303. Sakésho: We Want You to Say . . . (Heads Up)
  304. Cheryl Bentyne: Let Me Off Uptown: The Music of Anita O'Day (Telarc)
  305. Billy Butterfield Joins Andy Bartha: Take Me to the Land of Jazz (1969, Delmark)
  306. Scanner + Dessy: Play Along (Sub Rosa)
  307. Grachan Moncur III Octet: Exploration (Capri)
  308. Patrick Zimmerli: Phoenix (Songlines)
  309. Arturo O'Farrill: Live in Brooklyn (Zoho)
  310. John Pizzarelli: Knowing You (Telarc)
  311. Julie Hardy: A Moment's Glance (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  312. Nils Řkland: Bris (Rune Grammofon)
  313. Natto Quartet: Thousand Oaks (482 Music)
  314. Terence Blanchard: Flow (Blue Note)
  315. Toto Bona Lokua (Sunnyside)
  316. Dave Liebman & Phil Markowitz: Manhattan Dialogues (Zoho)
  317. Dominic Miller: Third World (Alula)
  318. Thievery Corporation: The Cosmic Game (ESL Music)
  319. Marian McPartland & Friends: 85 Candles -- Live in New York (Concord, 2CD)
  320. Kate McGarry: Mercy Streets (Palmetto) *
  321. Michel Camilo: Solo (Telarc)
  322. Eldar (Sony Classical)
  323. The Reverend Al Green: Everything's OK (Blue Note)
  324. André Bush: Start From Silence (Old Culture)
  325. The Frank and Joe Show: 66 2/3 (Hyena)
  326. Hendrik Meurkens: Amazon River (Blue Toucan)
  327. Rosco Gordon: No Dark in America (Dualtone)
  328. Altan: Local Ground (Narada)
  329. Brooklyn Sax Quartet: Far Side of Here (Omnitone)
  330. Marian McPartland/Elvis Costello: Piano Jazz (Jazz Alliance)
  331. BeatleJazz: With a Little Help From Our Friends (Lightyear)
  332. Dr. John: Sippiana Hericane (Blue Note)
  333. Ron Levy's Wild Kingdom: Voodoo Boogaloo (Levtronic)
  334. Tierney Sutton: I'm With the Band (Telarc)
  335. Soweto Gospel Choir: Voices From Heaven (Shanachie) **
  336. Beequeen: The Bodyshop (Important)
  337. Amina Figarova: Come Escape With Me (Munich)
  338. Rita Coolidge: And So Is Love (Concord)
  339. Renée Fleming: Haunted Heart (Decca)
  340. Slammin: All-Body Band (Crosspulse)
  341. Flora Purim: Flora's Song (Narada Jazz)
  342. Sara Caswell: But Beautiful (Arbors)
  343. Jazz at Lincoln Center's Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra With Arturo O'Farrill: Noche Inolvidable (Palmetto)
  344. Chris McNulty: Dance Delicioso (Elefant Dreams)
  345. Bradley Leighton: Just Doin' Our Thang (Pacific Coast Jazz)
  346. Jeff Lorber: Flipside (Narada Jazz)

  347. Bill Frisell: Richter 858 (Songlines)
  348. Shining: In the Kingdom of Kitsch You Will Be a Monster (Rune Grammofon)
  349. Jamie O'Neal: Brave (Capitol)
  350. Anita Baker: Christmas Fantasy (Blue Note)
  351. Susan Tedeschi: Hope and Desire (Verve Forecast)
  352. The Greencards: Weather and Water (Dualtone) *
  353. Marian McPartland/Bruce Hornsby: Piano Jazz (2003, Jazz Alliance)
  354. Rebecca Shrimpton and Eric Hofbauer: Madman's Moon (CNM)
  355. Sonny Landreth: Grant Street (Sugar Hill) **
  356. Doug Wamble: Bluestate (Marsalis Music/Rounder)
  357. A Skaggs Family Christmas: Volume One (Skaggs Family)
  358. Nnenna Freelon: Blueprint of a Lady: Sketches of Billie Holiday (Concord)
  359. Peter Apfelbaum & the New York Hieroglyphics: It Is Written (ACT)
  360. Niacin: Organik (Magna Carta)
  361. Symphonic Jobim (Adventure Music, 2CD)
  362. Jim Self With Strings: Inner Play (Basset Hound)
  363. Raynald Colom: My Fifty One Minutes (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  364. Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra: A Love Supreme (Palmetto) *
  365. Miriodor: Parade + Live at Nearfest 2002 (Cuneiform, 2CD)
  366. Warren Hill: Pop Jazz (Native Language)
  367. Debby Boone: Reflections of Rosemary (Concord)
  368. Euge Groove: Just Feels Right (Narada Jazz)
  369. Jason Miles: Miles to Miles: In the Spirit of Miles Davis (Narada)
  370. Pamela Williams: Sweet Saxations (Shanachie)
  371. Abram Wilson: Jazz Warrior (Dune)
  372. The Blind Boys of Alabama: Atom Bomb (RealWorld)
  373. Simply Red: Simplified (Verve Forecast)
  374. Bill Charlap/Sandy Stewart: Love Is Here to Stay (Blue Note)
  375. Jazzanova: Blue Note Trip (1949-75, Blue Note, 2CD)
  376. Katie Bull: Love Spook (Corn Hill Indie)
  377. Dafnis Prieto: About the Monks (Zoho)
  378. Ilona Knopfler: Live the Life (Mack Avenue)
  379. Ladysmith Black Mambazo: No Boundaries (Gallo/Heads Up)
  380. Fred Hersch Ensemble: Leaves of Grass (Palmetto) *

  381. Soulive: Break Out (Concord)
  382. Javon Jackson: Have You Heard (Palmetto) *
  383. Steve Cole: Spin (Narada Jazz)
  384. Jazz at Lincoln Center Presents: Higher Ground: Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert (Blue Note)
  385. Jamie Cullum: Catching Tales (Verve Forecast)
  386. Third World: Black, Green & Gold (Shanachie)
  387. Craig Chaquico: Holiday (Higher Octave)
  388. Nels Cline/Wally Shoup/Chris Corsano: Immolation/Immersion (Strange Attractors)
  389. Paul Anka: Rock Swings (Verve) *
  390. Acoustic Alchemy: American/English (Higher Octave Music)

  391. Herbie Hancock: Possibilities (Hear Music)
  392. Yellowjackets: Altered State (Heads Up)
  393. Urban Knights: Urban Knights VI (Narada Jazz)

  394. Zbigniew Karkowski: One and Many (Sub Rosa)
  395. Jimmy Webb: Twilight of the Renegades (Sanctuary)

  396. Simon Keep: Interview With the Eggs (Sub Rosa)

Compilations/Vault Music:

  1. Horace Silver: The Very Best (1954-66, Blue Note)
  2. Bud Powell: The Very Best (1949-58, Blue Note)
  3. Power to the People and the Beats: Public Enemy's Greatest Hits (1987-98, Def Jam)
  4. The World of Nat King Cole (1943-91, Capitol)
  5. Thelonious Monk: The Very Best (1947-52, Blue Note)
  6. You Ain't Talkin' to Me: Charlie Poole and the Roots of Country Music (1902-40, Columbia/Legacy, 3CD)
  7. Dizzy Gillespie: Career 1937-1992 (Shout! Factory, 2CD)
  8. Art Pepper: Mosaic Select (1956-57, Mosaic, 3CD)
  9. Art Pepper: Omega Sessions: The Complete Master Takes (1957, Fresh Sound)
  10. Billy Crystal Presents the Milt Gabler Story (1938-64, Verve)
  11. Johnny Cash: The Legend (1955-2002, Columbia/Legacy, 4CD)
  12. The Rough Guide to Astor Piazzolla (1957-88, World Music Network)
  13. John Fogerty: The Long Road Home (1969-2005, Fantasy)
  14. Louis Armstrong: Jazz Moods: Hot (1926-29, Columbia/Legacy)
  15. The Essential Sonny Rollins: The RCA Years (1962-64, RCA/Legacy, 2CD)

  16. Ben Webster: For Lovers (1954-64, Verve)
  17. The Essential Duke Ellington (1927-60, Columbia/Legacy, 2CD)
  18. The Essential Artie Shaw (1938-45, Bluebird/Legacy, 2CD) *
  19. Loretta Lynn: The Definitive Collection (1964-78, MCA Nashville/Chronicles)
  20. World Psychedelic Classics 3: Love's a Real Thing (1972-78, Luaka Bop)
  21. The Ultimate Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan: The Early Years, Vol. 2 (1983-84, Narada, 2CD)
  22. Duke Ellington: Mrs Clinkscales to the Cotton Club: Volume 1 (1926-29, JSP, 4CD)
  23. Flatt & Scruggs: Foggy Mountain Gospel (1951-66, Columbia/Legacy, 2CD)
  24. The Essential Pete Seeger (1941-66, Columbia/Legacy)
  25. Ralph Sutton and Dick Cary: Rendezvous at Sunnie's 1969 (1969, Arbors)
  26. Billy Crystal Remembers Billie Holiday (1939-50, Verve)
  27. 20 #1 Hits of the '20s (1920-29, Collectors' Choice)
  28. The Best of Seven Steps: The Complete Columbia Recordings of Miles Davis 1963-1964 (Columbia/Legacy)
  29. The Essential O'Jays (1972-78, Epic/Legacy)
  30. Breaking Out of New Orleans (1922-29, JSP, 4CD)
  31. Jimmy Smith: The Very Best (1956-86, Blue Note)
  32. Lee Morgan: The Very Best (1957-65, Blue Note)
  33. The Essential Tito Puente (1949-63, RCA/Legacy, 2CD)
  34. Ike Quebec: The Complete Blue Note 45 Sessions (1959-62, Blue Note, 2CD)
  35. Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn: The Definitive Collection (1970-88, MCA Nashville/Chronicles) *
  36. Choubi Choubi! Folk & Pop Sounds From Iraq (Sublime Frequencies)
  37. The Very Best of Rosanne Cash (1979-2003, Columbia/Legacy)
  38. Todd Snider: That Was Me (1994-99, Hip-O)
  39. The Swinging Side of Bobby Darin (1962-65, Capitol Jazz)
  40. Budd Johnson: The Stanley Dance Sessions (1958-67, Lone Hill Jazz)
  41. Flatt & Scruggs: Foggy Mountain Jamboree (1951-57, Columbia/Legacy)
  42. Jazz in Paris: Saint-Germain-Des-Prés 1946-1956 (1947-56, Verve, 3CD)
  43. Carter Sisters and Mother Maybelle With Chet Atkins (1950, Country Routes)
  44. The Bunny Lee Rocksteady Years (1967-68, Moll-Selekta)
  45. The Essential Taj Mahal (1967-99, Columbia/Legacy, 2CD)
  46. All Over the World: The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra (1973-2001, Epic/Legacy)
  47. Chet Baker: Career 1952-1988 (Shout! Factory, 2CD)
  48. Mahmoud Ahmed: Éthiopiques, Vol. 19: Alčmyé (1974, Buda Musique)
  49. 30 #1 Hits of the '30s (1930-39, Collectors' Choice, 2CD)
  50. Chet Baker: The Very Best (1954-56, Pacific Jazz)


  • American Primitive Vol. II (1897-1939, Revenant, 2CD)
  • Harry Belafonte: The Essential Harry Belafonte (1952-70, RCA/Legacy, 2CD)
  • Johnny Cash: The Legend of Johnny Cash (1955-2003, Island)
  • Concord Picante: 25th Anniversary Sampler (Concord)
  • Miles Davis: The Cellar Door Sessions 1970 (Columbia/Legacy, 6CD) *
  • Dead Can Dance: Momento (Rhino/4AD)
  • Digable Planets: Beyond the Spectrum: The Creamy Spy Chronicles (1993-94, Blue Note)
  • Try for the Sun: The Journey of Donovan (Epic/Legacy, 3CD)
  • Tommy Dorsey: The Sentimental Gentleman of Swing: Centennial Collection (1925-56, Bluebird/Legacy, 3CD)
  • A Dream Come True: The Best of Trudy Desmond (1988-98, Just a Memory)
  • Eminem: Curtain Call: The Hits (1999-2005, Aftermath, 2CD)
  • Bill Evans: The Complete Village Vanguard Recordings, 1961 (1961, Riverside, 3CD)
  • Go Contrary, Go Sing (Brooklyn Towne)
  • Ham Hocks & Cornbread (1945-52, JSP, 4CD)
  • Ultimate Isaac Hayes: Can You Dig It? (1968-77, Stax, 2CD+DVD)
  • Billy Joel: My Lives (Columbia/Legacy, 4CD) *
  • Lio: 25 Years in Pop: Pop Songs & Ballades (1980-2005, ZE, 2CD)
  • Bob Marley: Africa Unite: The Singles Collection (1970-80, Island/Chronicles)
  • Maximum Joy: Unlimited (1979-1983) (Crippled Dick Hot Wax)
  • New York for Lovers (1953-95, Verve)
  • Paris for Lovers (1950-92, Verve)
  • Les Paul With Mary Ford: The Best of the Capitol Masters: 90th Birthday Edition (Capitol)
  • Iggy Pop: A Million in Prizes: The Anthology (1969-2003, Virgin, 2CD)
  • Louis Prima & Keely Smith: Live From Las Vegas (Capitol)
  • Putumayo Kids Presents: French Playground (Putumayo World Music) *
  • Putumayo Kids Presents: One World, One Kid (Putumayo World Music)
  • A Quiet Revolution: 30 Years of Windham Hill (Windham Hill/Legacy, 4CD)
  • The Righteous Brothers: Retrospective 1963-1974 (Abkco)
  • The Roots: Home Grown! The Beginners Guide to Understanding the Roots Volume One (Geffen)
  • The Rough Guide to the Music of the Sahara (World Music Network)
  • Nina Simone: The Soul of Nina Simone (1963-69, RCA/Legacy)
  • The Essential Frank Sinatra With the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra (1940-42, RCA/Legacy, 2CD)
  • Western Swing and Country Jazz: An Expertly Selected Package (1935-40, JSP, 4CD)
  • Turn Back the Years: The Essential Hank Williams Collection (1947-52, Mercury/Chronicles, 3CD)


  • Washington Phillips: The Key to the Kingdom (1927-29, Yazoo)
  • Putumayo Presents: North African Groove (1996-2004, Putumayo World Music)
  • Putumayo Presents: Swing Around the World (1964-2004, Putumayo World Music)
  • Sonny Rollins: The Vest Best (1956-57, Blue Note)
  • Jazz in Paris: Montmartre 1924-1939 (1933-62, Verve, 3CD)
  • The Definitive Ol' Dirty Bastard Story (1995-99, Elektra/Rhino)
  • The Very Best of Canned Heat (1967-73, Capitol)
  • Progressions: 100 Years of Jazz Guitar (1906-2001, Columbia/Legacy, 4CD)
  • Cameo Parkway 1957-1967 (1956-67, Abkco, 4CD)
  • ZE Records Presents: Undercover (1979-2004, ZE)
  • High Rollers! From Las Vegas (Capitol)
  • Radio Pyongyang: Commie Funk and Agit Pop From the Hermit Kingdom (1995-2005, Sublime Frequencies)
  • Bob Dylan: The Bootleg Series Vol. 7: No Direction Home: The Soundtrack (1959-66, Columbia/Legacy, 2CD)
  • I Have Always Been Here Before: The Roky Erickson Anthology (1965-95, Shout! Factory, 2CD)
  • New Thing! (1956-84, Soul Jazz, 2CD)
  • Esther Phillips: Jazz Moods: Hot (1972-75, Epic/Legacy)
  • Jazz in Paris: Champs Elysees 1917-1949 (1927-75, Verve, 3CD)
  • Big Guns: The Very Best of Rory Gallagher (1970-90, Capo, 2CD)
  • Patty Loveless: The Definitive Collection (1985-96, MCA Nashville/Chronicles)
  • Andrew Hill: Mosaic Select (1967-70, Mosaic, 3CD)
  • Jazz in Paris: Rive Gauche, Rive Droite 1956-1959 (1955-73, Verve, 3CD)
  • The Ultimate Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan: The Early Years, Vol. 1 (1978-82, Narada, 2CD)
  • The Best of Frank Stokes (Yazoo)
  • The Red Garland Quintets Featuring John Coltrane: Prestige Profiles (1957-61, Prestige)
  • Lightnin' Hopkins: Prestige Profiles (1960-64, Prestige)
  • Tyrone Davis: Give It Up (Turn It Loose): The Very Best of the Columbia Years (1976-81, Columbia/Legacy)
  • The Essential Jefferson Airplane (1966-72, RCA/Legacy, 2CD)
  • Mixed Media Series: Basquiat Salutes Jazz (1948-74, Prestige)
  • The Essential Dolly Parton (1967-2000, RCA/Legacy, 2CD)
  • Putumayo Presents New Orleans (1956-2004, Putumayo World Music)
  • Mutant Disco #3: Garage Sale (1979-92, ZE)
  • Charley Patton: Primeval Blues, Rags, and Gospel Songs (1929-34, Yazoo)
  • The Essential Dion (1961-68, Columbia/Legacy)
  • The Sound of Dub: Rare and Soundful Pearls From South Africa in Dub (Echo Beach)
  • Dizzy Gillespie: Dizzy: The Music of John Birks Gillespie (1950-63, Verve)
  • Putumayo Presents: Kermit Ruffins (1992-2002, Putumayo World Music)
  • The Essential Glenn Miller (1939-44, Bluebird/Legacy, 2CD)
  • Artie Shaw: Jazz Moods: Hot (1938-45, Bluebird/Legacy)
  • Now That Sounds Kosher! (1955-2004, Shout! Factory)
  • June Carter Cash: Keep on the Sunny Side: Her Life in Music (Columbia/Legacy, 2CD)
  • Dr. John: The Best of the Parlophone Years (1998-2004, Blue Note)
  • Pearls Before Swine: The Complete ESP-Disk' Recordings (1967-68, ESP-Disk)
  • Chet Baker: Jazz Moods: Cool (1974-75, Columbia/Legacy)
  • Glenn Miller: Jazz Moods: Hot (1939-42, Bluebird/Legacy)
  • Grant Green: The Original Jam Master, Volume One: Ain't It Funky Now (1969-72, Blue Note)
  • Studio One Women (1966-81, Soul Jazz)
  • Tease! The Beat of Burlesque (1952-61, Verve)
  • Putumayo Presents: Italian Café (1958-2004, Putumayo World Music)
  • Marion Williams: Remember Me (1968-92, Shanachie)
  • Tony Bennett: Jazz Moods: Cool (1957-67, Columbia/Legacy)
  • Lama Gyurme & Jean-Philippe Rykiel: The Lama's Chants: Songs of Awakening / Roads of Blessings (1994-2001, Narada, 2CD)
  • Grant Green: The Original Jam Master, Volume Two: For the Funk of It (1969-72, Blue Note)
  • Kenny Burrell: Prestige Profiles (1957-63, Prestige)
  • The Best of Tito Puente (20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection) (1991-99, Hip-O)
  • The Essential Yo-Yo Ma (1981-2003, Sony Classical/Legacy, 2CD)
  • Hi-Flyers (1937-41, Krazy Kat)
  • Miles Davis: The Very Best: The Early Years (1949-58, Blue Note)

  • Trojan Dub Massive: Chapter One (Trojan/Sanctuary)
  • Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong: For Lovers (1956-57, Verve)
  • ZE Xmas Record Reloaded 2004 (1981-2004, ZE)
  • Come On Get Happy! The Very Best of the Partridge Family (1970-72, Arista/Legacy)
  • Năo Wave: Brazil Post Punk (1982-88, Man)
  • Putumayo Presents: Latin Lounge (2000-04, Putumao World Music)
  • The Appalachians (1927-2003, Dualtone) **
  • Grant Green: The Original Jam Master, Volume Three: Mellow Madness (1969-72, Blue Note)
  • The Best of Poi Dog Pondering (The Austin Years) (1989-91, Columbia/Legacy)
  • Screaming Trees: Ocean of Confusion (1990-96, Epic/Legacy)
  • Aretha Franklin: Jazz Moods: 'Round Midnight (1961-69, Columbia/Legacy)
  • Earl Scruggs With Special Guests: I Saw the Light With Some Help From My Friends (1971, Columbia/Legacy)
  • Johnny "Guitar" Watson: The Funk Anthology (1976-94, Shout! Factory, 2CD)
  • Bobby Darin: Live From Las Vegas (1963, Capitol)
  • The Best of Brandy (1994-2004, Atlantic) **
  • John Coltrane: More John Coltrane for Lovers (1959-65, Verve)
  • George Shearing: The Very Best (1955-69, Capitol Jazz)
  • Putumayo Presents: Mali (Putumayo World Music)
  • The Dirty Dozen Brass Band: Jazz Moods: Hot (1987-92, Columbia/Legacy)
  • Putumayo Presents: Acoustic Brazil (1979-2004, Putumayo World Music)
  • The Best of Shel Silverstein: His Words His Songs His Friends (1967-85, Columbia/Legacy)
  • Everybody Plays the Fool: The Best of the Main Ingredient (1973-75, RCA/Legacy)
  • Putumayo Presents: Asian Lounge (1978-2005, Putumayo World Music)
  • Loggins & Messina: The Best: Sittin' In Again (1972-74, Columbia/Legacy)

  • Nancy Wilson: Live From Las Vegas (Capitol)
  • The Essential Marty Robbins (1952-82, Columbia/Legacy, 2CD)
  • The Edge: David Axelrod at Capitol Records (1966-70, Capitol Jazz)
  • Dexter Gordon: Jazz Moods: 'Round Midnight (1976-85, Columbia/Legacy)
  • Lou Rawls: The Very Best (1966-92, Blue Note)
  • The Essential Poco (1969-89, Epic/Legacy)
  • The Essential Gene Autry (Columbia/Legacy, 2CD)

  • Mizell: The Mizell Brothers at Blue Note (1972-77, Blue Note)
  • John Denver's Greatest Hits (1969-73, RCA/Legacy)
  • The Essential Barry Manilow (1974-97, Arista/Legacy, 2CD)
  • Rick Springfield: Written in Rock: Anthology (1970-2004, RCA/Legacy, 2CD)

  • Putumayo Presents: Celtic Crossroads (1998-2005, Putumayo World Music)
  • Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass: Lost Treasures: Rare & Unreleased (1963-74, Shout! Factory)

  • Nina Simone: For Lovers (1964-87, Verve)
  • Zucchero: Zucchero & Co. (1988-2003, Concord)


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. Elvis Presley (1956, RCA) **
  2. Art Pepper: Winter Moon (1980, Galaxy)
  3. Miles Davis: A Tribute to Jack Johnson (1970, Columbia/Legacy)
  4. Gerry Mulligan: Jeru (1962, Columbia/Legacy)
  5. Pat Metheny/Ornette Coleman: Song X: Twentieth Anniversary (1985, Nonesuch)
  6. Rosanne Cash: Interiors (1990, Columbia/Legacy)
  7. Rank and File: Long Gone Dead (1984, Collectors' Choice)

  8. Tina Brooks: True Blue (1960, Blue Note)
  9. Miles Davis: Miles in Tokyo (1964, Columbia/Legacy)
  10. Sonny Stitt: It's Magic (1969, Delmark)
  11. Billy Bang: Sweet Space/Untitled Gift (1979-82, 8th Harmonic Breakdown, 2CD)
  12. Miles Davis: Miles in Berlin (1964, Columbia/Legacy)
  13. Miles Davis: My Funny Valentine (1964, Columbia/Legacy)
  14. Don Cherry: Where Is Brooklyn (1964, Blue Note)
  15. Wes Montgomery: Smokin' at the Half Note (1965, Verve)
  16. Manic Street Preachers: The Holy Bible: 10th Anniversary Edition (1994, Epic/Legacy, 2CD+DVD)
  17. The Insect Trust: Hoboken Saturday Night (1970, Collectors Choice)
  18. Miles Davis: "Four" and More (1964, Columbia/Legacy)
  19. Ahmad Jamal: The Legendary Okeh & Epic Recordings (1951-55, Epic/Legacy)
  20. DJ Shadow: Endrotroducing (Deluxe Edition) (1996-97, Island/Chronicles, 2CD)
  21. Rosanne Cash: King's Record Shop (1987, Columbia/Legacy)
  22. The Fugs: Virgin Fugs (1967, ESP-Disk)
  23. John Surman/John Warren: Tales of the Algonquin (1971, Vocalion)
  24. Andrew Hill: Andrew!!! (1964, Blue Note)
  25. Julian Priester Pepo Mtoto: Love, Love (1974, ECM)
  26. Dave Burrell: After Love (1970, Free America/Verve)
  27. Janis Joplin: Pearl (Legacy Edition) (1970, Columbia/Legacy, 2CD)
  28. Art Ensemble of Chicago: Phase One (1971, Free America/Verve)
  29. Blue Mitchell: Down With It! (1965, Blue Note)
  30. Dexter Gordon: Daddy Plays the Horn (1955, Shout! Factory)
  31. Thad Jones & Mel Lewis: Live at the Village Vanguard (1967, Blue Note)
  32. Rank and File: Sundown (1982, Collectors' Choice)


  • Luiz Bonfá: Solo in Rio 1959 (Smithsonian/Folkways)
  • Brötzmann/Bennink: Schwarzwaldfahrt (1977, Atavistic)
  • Joe Cocker: Mad Dogs and Englishmen (1970, A&M, 2CD)
  • Eurythmics: Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) (1983, RCA/Legacy)
  • Eurythmics: Be Yourself Tonight (1985, RCA/Legacy)
  • Fra Lippo Lippi: Songs (1985, Rune Arkiv)
  • Dave Holland/Barre Phillips: Music From Two Basses (1971, ECM)
  • Joe McPhee/John Snyder: Pieces of Light (1974, Atavistic)
  • Run-DMC: Run-DMC (1984, Arista/Legacy)
  • Run-DMC: King of Rock (1985, Arista/Legacy)
  • Run-DMC: Raising Hell (1986, Arista/Legacy)
  • Run-DMC: Tougher Than leather (1988, Arista/Legacy)
  • Dieter Scherf Trio: Inside-Outside Reflections (1974, Atavistic)
  • Jeff Wayne: War of the Worlds (Columbia/Legacy, 2CD)
  • Bill Withers: Just As I Am (1971, Columbia/Legacy)


  • Johnny Winter: The Progressive Blues Experiment (1969, Capitol)
  • Dexter Gordon: Manhattan Symphonie (1978, Columbia/Legacy)
  • Elmo Hope: Trio and Quartet (1953-57, Blue Note)
  • Booker Ervin: Tex Book Tenor (1968, Blue Note)
  • Bill Evans Trio: At Shelly's Manne Hole (1963, Riverside)
  • Oliver Nelson's Big Band: Live From Los Angeles (1967, Impulse)
  • Kenny Drew Trio (1956, Riverside)
  • Rosanne Cash: Seven Year Ache (1981, Columbia/Legacy)
  • Johnny Coles: Little Johnny C (1963, Blue Note)
  • Shrimp Boat: Speckly (1989, Aum Fidelity)
  • Stanley Turrentine: That's Where It's At (1962, Blue Note)
  • The Everly Brothers: Sing Great Country Hits (1963, Collectors' Choice)
  • Anthony Braxton: Donna Lee (1972, Free America/Verve)
  • Stanley Turrentine: Jazz Moods: Cool (1971-75, Epic/Legacy)
  • Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers: Drum Suite (1956-57, Columbia/Legacy)
  • The Everly Brothers: A Date With the Everly Brothers (1961, Collectors' Choice)
  • Miles Davis: 'Round About Midnight (Legacy Edition) (1955-57, Columbia/Legacy, 2CD)
  • Frank Wright: Uhuru Na Umoja (1970, Free America/Verve)
  • Miles Davis: Miles Davis in Europe (1963, Columbia/Legacy)
  • June Christy: Ballads for Night People (1959-61, Capitol Jazz)
  • Steve Kuhn: Trance (1974, ECM)
  • Bob Brookmeyer: Bob Brookmeyer & Friends (1964, Columbia/Legacy)
  • Bill Bruford's Earthworks: Dig? (1989, Summerfold)
  • Art Ensemble of Chicago With Fontella Bass (1970, Free America/Verve)
  • The Contemporary Jazz Quintet: Actions (1966-67, Atavistic)
  • Roswell Rudd (1965, Free America/Verve)
  • Anthony Braxton: Saxophone Improvisations Series F (1972, Free America/Verve, 2CD)
  • Ike Quebec: Heavy Soul (1961, Blue Note)
  • Clifford Thornton: The Panther and the Lash (1970, Free America/Verve)
  • Gabor Szabo: Spellbinder (1966, Impulse)
  • Alan Skidmore Quintet: Once Upon a Time (1970, Vocalion)
  • The Everly Brothers: It's Everly Time! (1960, Collectors' Choice)
  • Gato Barbieri: Chapter Four: Alive in New York (1975, Impulse)
  • Bill Bruford's Earthworks (1986, Summerfold)
  • Albert Ayler: New Grass (1968, Impulse)
  • Paul Bley: Improvisie (1971, Free America/Verve)
  • Hank Mobley: High Voltage (1967, Blue Note)
  • Michael White: The Land of Spirit and Light (1973, Impulse)
  • Marian McPartland/Teddy Wilson: Piano Jazz (1978, Jazz Alliance)
  • Deniece Williams: This Is Niecy (1976, Columbia/Legacy)
  • Jackie McLean: Consequence (1965, Blue Note)
  • Emergency: Homage to Peace (1970, Free America/Verve)
  • Ella Fitzgerald: Sings the Jerome Kern Songbook (1963, Verve)

  • Miles Davis: Seven Steps to Heaven (1963, Columbia/Legacy)
  • David Allan Coe: Penitentiary Blues (1968, Hacktone)
  • Horace Silver: Silver's Blue (1956, Epic/Legacy)
  • Al Green: Back Up Train (1967-68, Arista/Legacy)
  • Bill Bruford: Feels Good to Me (1977, Winterfold)
  • Jefferson Starship: Red Octopus (1975, RCA/Legacy)
  • Yusef Lateef: Psychicemotus (1965, Impulse)
  • George Jones: My Very Special Guests (Legacy Edition) (1977-97, Epic/Legacy, 2CD)
  • Woody Shaw: Stepping Stones: Live at the Village Vanguard (1978-79, Columbia/Legacy)
  • Archie Shepp: Black Gipsy (1969, Free America/Verve)
  • Mal Waldron & Steve Lacy: Mal Waldron With the Steve Lacy Quintet (1972, Free America/Verve)
  • Steve Lacy: The Gap (1972, Free America/Verve)
  • Art Ensemble of Chicago: Certain Blacks (1970, Free America/Verve)
  • Mary Lou Williams: Mary Lou's Mass (1969-72, Smithsonian/Folkways)
  • Hank Mobley: Reach Out! (1968, Blue Note)
  • James Brown: Gettin' Down to It (1968-69, Verve)
  • Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass: Whipped Cream & Other Delights (1965, Shout! Factory)
  • The Everly Brothers: Roots (1968, Collectors' Choice)

  • Bill Bruford: One of a Kind (1979, Winterfold)
  • Pharoah Sanders: Elevation (1973, Impulse)
  • Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass: Sounds Like (1967, Shout! Factory) *
  • John Denver: Back Home Again (1974, RCA/Legacy)
  • Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass: South of the Border (1964, Shout! Factory)

  • Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass: Herb Alpert's Ninth (1967, Shout! Factory) *
  • Ray Charles: Friendship (1984-86, Columbia/Legacy)
  • Teena Marie: Robbery (1983, Epic/Legacy)
  • Alan Shorter: Tes Esat (1970, Free America/Verve)
  • Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass: The Lonely Bull (1962, Shout! Factory)

  • John Denver: Rhymes & Reasons (1969, RCA/Legacy)

  • Paul Kantner/Jefferson Starship: Blows Against the Empire (1970, RCA/Legacy)
  • Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass: The Beat of the Brass (1968, Shout! Factory) *