David French

Best New Releases 2006

  • Steven Bernstein’s Millenial Territory Orchestra, MTO Vol. 1, Sunnyside
  • Jason Moran, Artist in Residence, Blue Note
  • Andrew Hill, Timelines, Blue Note
  • Ben Riley’s Monk Legacy Septet, Memories of T, Concord Jazz
  • Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Up From the Skies, Planet Arts
  • Skerik’s Syncopated Taint Septet, Husky, Hyena
  • Ornette Coleman,  Sound Grammar, Sound Grammar
  • Omer Avital, Asking No Permission
  • Sex Mob, Sexotica, Thirsty Ear
  • Kidd Jordan, Hamid Drake, William Parker, Palm of Soul, Aum Fidelity

Best Reissues 2006

  • Bob Wills, The Legends of Country Music, Sony
  • Duke Ellington, Duke Ellington: 1936-40 Small Group Session, Mosaic
  • Microscopic Septet, Seven Men in Neckties, Vol. 1, Cuneiform