Hank Shteamer

Top 10 new releases:

  1. Ornette Coleman - Sound Grammar (Sound Grammar)
  2. Nels Cline - New Monastery (Cryptogramophone)
  3. Carnival Skin - s/t (Nemu)
  4. Dave Burrell - Momentum (High Two)
  5. Andrew Hill - Time Lines (Blue Note)
  6. Elliott Sharp - Sharp? Monk? Sharp! Monk! (Clean Feed)
  7. Shot x Shot - s/t (High Two)
  8. Ted Reichman - My Ears Are Bent (Skirl)
  9. Peter Evans - More Is More (psi)
  10. Chris Gestrin, Dylan van der Schyff, Ben Monder - The Distance (Songlines)

Some jazz/improv concerts I really enjoyed in ‘06:

  1. Evan Parker - The Stone - 10/15
  2. Cecil Taylor - Merkin Hall - 10/12
  3. Cosmos (Ami Yoshida and Sachiko M) - ErstQuake @ Tonic - 9/30
  4. Roscoe Mitchell Quartet + Joe Morris/Barre Phillips - Vision Festival @ Angel Orensanz- 6/17
  5. Sam Rivers Lifetime Achievement (Trio and Rivbea Orchestra) - Vision Festival @ Angel Orensanz - 6/l4
  6. Anthony Braxton - Iridium - 3/16-3/19