Ken Dryden

Top Ten List for 2006:

  • Jimmy Heath Big Band: Turn Up the Heath (Planet Arts)
  • Bob Brookmeyer: Spirit Music (ArtistShare)
  • Joe Locke & Christos Rafalides: Van Gogh by Numbers (Wire Walker)
  • Dominique Eade & Jed Wilson: Open (Jazz Project)
  • Peter Madsen: Prevue of Tomorrow (Playscape)
  • Gene Bertoncini & Frank Vignola: This is the Way We Play (
  • Fred Hersch: In Amsterdam: Live at the Bimhuis (Palmetto)
  • Phil Woods & the Los Angeles Jazz Orchestra: Unheard Herd (Jazzed Media)
  • Randy Weston & His African Rhythm Trio: Zep Tepi ((Random Chance)
  • David Liebman & Bobby Avey: Vienna Dialogues (Zoho Music)

Top Five Reissues/Box Sets/Historical Releases:

  • Duke Ellington’s Spacemen: The Cosmic Scene (Mosaic Singles)
  • James Williams-Bobby Watson Duo: Soulful Serendipity (We Always Swing Jazz Series)
  • Microscopic Septet: Seven Men in Neckties + Surrealistic Swing (Cuneiform) [two separate double CD sets]
  • Stuff Smith: Tenor Sax Septets 1937-1942 (AB Fable)
  • Dizzy Gillespie: The Verve/Phillips Dizzy Gillespie Small Group Sessions (Mosaic)