Ken Dryden

My top ten list, combining new issues, reissues, boxed sets and historical discoveries (a banner year for the latter!):

Top ten of 2005 (in no particular order)

  • Denny Zeitlin: Solo Voyage (Maxjazz)
  • Dizzy Gillespie/Charlie Parker: Town Hall, New York City, June 22, 1945 (Uptown)
  • Thelonious Monk/John Coltrane: At Carnegie Hall (Blue Note)
  • Lorraine Feather: Dooji Wooji (Sanctuary)
  • Gene Bertoncini: Quiet Now (Ambient)
  • Jelly Roll Morton: The Complete Library of Congress Recordings by Alan Lomax (Rounder)
  • Dave Brubeck: London Flat, London Sharp (Telarc)
  • Mark O’Connor’s Hot Swing Trio: Live in New York (Omac)
  • Mel Torme/Gerry Mulligan/George Shearing: The Classic Concert Live (Concord)
  • Count Basie: The Complete Clef/Verve Count Basie Fifties Studio Recordings (Mosaic)