Larry Appelbaum

2005 Top 10 CDs

  1. Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall (Blue Note) full disclosure: I discovered the original tapes of this concert
  2. Wayne Shorter-Beyond The Sound Barrier (Verve)
  3. Luciana Souza-Duos II (Sunnyside)
  4. Vijay Iyer-Reimagining (Savoy Jazz)
  5. Bebo Valdes-Bebo de Cuba (Calle 54)
  6. John Coltrane-One Down, One Up (Impulse)
  7. Bernardo Sassetti Trio-Ascent (Clean Feed)
  8. Dizzy Gillespie/Charlie Parker-Town Hall (Uptown)
  9. Miles Davis-The Cellar Door Sessions 1970 (Columbia)
  10. Charles Lloyd-Jumping The Creek (ECM)


  1. King Cole Trio, Transcriptions (Capitol)
  2. Various, Columbia Small Group Swing Sessions (Mosaic)
  3. Jelly Roll Morton, Complete Library of Congress Recordings (Rounder) full disclosure: I did the lacquer disc transfers for this box set
  4. Mary Lou Williams, Mary Lou’s Mass (Smithsonian Folkways)
  5. Pat Metheny/Ornette Coleman-Song X (Nonesuch)

Larry Appelbaum