W. Royal Stokes

Best CDs of 2005

  • Dee Dee Bridgewater, J’ai Deux Amours (Sovereign Artists 1962-2)
  • Anthony Brown’s Orchestra, Rhapsodies (Water Baby Records WBR 1010)
  • Kenny Davern Quartet, In Concert, Albuquerque, 2004 (Arbors Jazz ARCD 19315)
  • Charlie Hunter, Chinna Smith, Ernest Ranglin, Earth Tones (Breadfruit Music Co. GSE-704)
  • Jenny Scheinman, 12 Songs (Cryptogramophone CG125)
  • Lalo Schifrin, Jazz Meets the Symphony (Aleph Records 034)
  • Carol Sudhalter, Shades of Carol (Alfa Music AFMCD 119)
  • Pyeng Threadgill, Of the Air (Random Chance RCD-26)
  • Vienna Art Orchestra, Swing & Affairs (Universal Music Austria 060249874469)
  • Cassandra Wilson, Thunderbird (Blue Note Records 724386339829)


  • Tommy Dorsey, The Sentimental Gentleman of Swing, Centennial Collection (Bluebird/Legacy 82876711672)
  • Charlie Poole and the Roots of Country Music, “You Ain’t Talkin’ to Me” (Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings C3K 92780)