Matt Merewitz

My Top 10 Jazz Albums of 2006 (in order)

  1. Chris Potter - Underground (Universal France/Sunnyside)
  2. Edward Simon - Unicity (CamJazz/Sunnyside)
  3. Bennie Maupin - Penumbra (Cryptogramaphone)
  4. Kenny Garrett - Beyond the Wall (Nonesuch)
  5. Charles Lloyd - Sangam (ECM)
  6. World Saxophone Quartet - Political Blues (Justin Time)
  7. Andrew Hill - Timelines (Blue Note)
  8. Avishai Cohen - Continuo (RazDaz/Sunnyside)
  9. Branford Marsalis - Braggtown (Marsalis Music)
  10. Keith Jarrett - The Carnegie Hall Concert (ECM)


Honorable Mention (not in order)

  • Donny McCaslin - Soar (Sunnyside)
  • Kenny Werner - Democracy (Half Note)
  • Walter Smith III - Introducing Walter Smith III (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  • Roberta Gambarini - Easy to Love (Groovin’ High/Kindred Rhythm)
  • Stefon Harris - African Tarantella (Blue Note)
  • Dizzy Gillespie Alumni Big Band - Dizzy’s Business (MCG Jazz/Telarc)
  • Yosvany Terry - Metamorphosis (ewe/Kindred Rhythm)
  • Craig McIver - Reflections Passing (Dreambox Media)
  • Brian Lynch/Eddie Palmieri Project - Simpatico (ArtistShare)
  • Bill Frisell/Ron Carter/Paul Motian - s/t (Nonesuch)

Reissues

  • Lee Morgan - The Gigolo (Blue Note)
  • Hank Mobley - Dippin’ (Blue Note)
  • Charles Mingus - At UCLA 1965 (Sue Mingus Music/Sunnyside)

Box Sets

  • Sonny Stitt - Stitt’s Bits: The Legendary Bebop Recordings 1949-1952 (Fantasy/Concord)
  • Weather Report - Forecast: Tomorrow (Columbia Legacy)

Matt Merewitz
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