Philip Booth

Best of 2005’s new jazz CDs (Top 12) ? in alphabetical order, as of
4:03 p.m., Dec. 13:

  • Dave Douglas, Keystone (Greenleaf)
  • Either/Orchestra, Ethiopiques 20: Live in Addis (Buda Musique)
  • Drew Gress, 7 Black Butterflies (Koch)
  • Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, The Sameness of Difference (Hyena)
  • Charles Lloyd, Jumping the Creek (ECM)
  • Moutin Reunion Quartet, Something Like Now (Lightyear)
  • Sonny Rollins, Without a Song: The 9/11 Concert (Milestone)
  • Kurt Rosenwinkel, Deep Song (Verve)
  • Wayne Shorter Quartet, Beyond the Sound Barrier (Verve)
  • Tierney Sutton, I’m With the Band (Telarc)
  • Bebo Valdes, Bebo de Cuba (Calle 54)
  • Robert Walter, Super Heavy Organ (Magna Carta)

Historical:

  • Thelonious Monk Quartet With John Coltrane, At Carnegie Hall (Blue Note)

Six of 2005’s best “beyond” discs — in alphabetical order, as of 4:24
p.m., Dec. 13:

  • Bettye LaVette, I’ve Got My Own Hell to Raise (Anti)
  • Paul McCartney, Chaos and Creation in the Backyard (Capitol)
  • My Morning Jacket, Z (Ato)
  • Nickel Creek, Why Should the Fire Die? (Sugarhill)
  • North Mississippi Allstars, Electric Blue Watermelon (Ato)
  • Various Artists, Our New Orleans (Nonesuch)

Philip Booth
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