National Top Ten Lists
TOP TEN 2006
- Sean Jones, "Roots" Mack Avenue Records
- Dr. Lonnie Smith, "Jungle Soul" Palmetto Records
- Joe Gilman Trio, "View So Tender: Wonder Revisited"
- Joe Locke/Geoff Keezer Group, "Live At The Ballard Jazz Festival"
- Kenny Garrett, "Beyond The Wall" Nonesuch Records
- Stefon Harris, "African Tarantella" Blue Note
- Christian Scott, "Rewind That" Concord Jazz
- Danny Grissett, "Promise" Criss Cross Jazz
- The Jimmy Heath Big Band, "Turn Up" The Heath Planet
- Steve Turre, "Keep Searchin'" High Note
TOP TEN 2006
- Sean Jones, "Roots" Mack Avenue
- John Patitucci, "Line By Line" Concord
- Yellowjackets, "Twenty Five" Heads Up
- Randy Brecker, "Some Skunk Funk" Telarc
- Mark Master's Ensemble, "Wish Me Well" Capri
- Phil Kelly & The Santa Ana Winds, "My Museum" Origin
- The Joe Gilman Trio, "View So Tender: Wonder Revisited"
Jazz musicians have always enjoyed Stevie Wonders music. His early writing....or
his girlfriends...(70's....remember she sued saying she wrote most of
it?)....produced some of the most endearing pop/soul compositions we'll
ever hear. Joe Gilman's arrangements reshape Wonder's music in ways
I've never heard. Like the crazy 9/8 "Sir Duke." Who would
have thunk it? I laughed out loud when I heard this one. Amazingly deep
and the only disappointing thing for me here is that I have to wait
for volume II.
- Jay Lawrence Trio, "Thermal Strut" OA2
- Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band, "The Phat Pack" Immergent.com
- Bill Anschell, "More To The Ear Than Meets The Eye" Origin
BOPNDICK'S BEST OF 2006
The Voice, 88.7FM
Sean Jones, "Roots" Mack Ave Records
David Murray/Doc Cheatham, "Mental Strain at Dawn: A Modern Portrait
of Louis Armstrong"
Random Chance Records
Don Byron, "Do the Boomerang: Music of Junior Walker" Blue
"Ray Sings, Basie Swings: Ray Charles + Count Basie Orchestra =
Genius Squared" Concord Records
The Joe Gilman Trio, "View So Tender: Wonder Revisited"
One of America's best jazz pianists and professor of music at American
River College in Sacramento. Meaning we're so lucky to have one so prominent,
here where Mark Twain made his bones, too. In retrospect, there's nothing
endangered about Joe Gilman and his interpretation of Stevie Wonder's
music as rich and furtive for jazz musicians as this Cd.
Larry Vuckovich, "Trio Street Scene" Tetrachord Records
Dr. Lonnie Smith, "Jungle Soul" Palmetto Records
Bill Anschell, "More to the Ear Than Meets the Eye" Origin
David Kikoski Group, "Limits" Criss Cross Records
Erin McDougald, "Meeting Place" Flapper Girl Productions
"Marsalis Music Honors Michael Carvin" Rounder Records
Michael Wolff, "Love and Destruction" Wrong Records