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)

Reissues

  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)

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