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  Top 5 Listings  
  by Dustin Garlitz  
     
 

       February 2005:

Blue Note Records:

1. Jackie Mclean: Jackieís Bag (1960)

2. Lou Donaldson: Blues Walk (1958)

3. Herbie Hancock: Takiní Off (1962)

4. Horace Silver: Blowiní the Blues Away (1959)

5. Blue Mitchell: The Thing To Do (1964)

 

Impulse! Records:

1. Archie Shepp: Mama Too Tight (1966)

2. Sonny Rollins: Alfie (1966)

3. Pharoah Sanders: Karma (1969)

4. McCoy Tyner: Inception (1962)

5. John Coltrane: Transition (1965)

 

Prestige Records:

1. Cookiní With The Mile Davis Quintet (1956)

2. Steaminí With the Miles Davis Quintet (1956)

3. Donald Byrd & Kenny Burrell: All Night Long (1956)

4. John Coltrane: Lush Life (1957)

5. Sonny Rollins: Saxophone Colossus (1956)

 

Columbia Records:

1. Bud Powell: A Portrait of Thelonious (1961)

2. Miles Davis: Porgy and Bess (1958)

3. Thelonius Monk: Standards (1964)

4. Charles Mingus: Mingus Ah Um (1959)

5. Dave Brubeck: Time Out (1955)

 

Atlantic Records:

1. John Coltrane: Coltrane Plays the Blues (1960)

2. Charles Mingus: Blues & Roots (1960)

3. Ornette Coleman: Free Jazz (1960)

4. John Coltrane: Giant Steps (1959)

5. Ornette Coleman: The Shape of Jazz To Come (1959)

 

Assorted Contemporary Releases:

1. Cecil Taylor: Olu Iwa (Soul Note, 1986)

2. Hasidic New Wave: Psycho Semitic (Knitting Factory, 1998)

3. James Carter: The Real Quietstorm (Atlantic, 1994)

4. Joshua Redman: Freedom in the Groove (Warner Brothers, 1996)

5. David Slusser: Delight at the End of the Tunnel (Tzadik, 1997)

 

DVDs:

1. Robert Altmanís Kansas City (1996)

2. Ken Burnís Jazz (2001)

3. The Story Of Jazz (1991)

4. Sarah Vaughn: The Divine One (1993)

5. Ella Fitzgerald: Something To Live For (1999)

 

Books:

1. Footprints: Michelle Mercer (Tarcher, 2004)

2. Weather Bird: Gary Giddens (Oxford University Press, 2004)

3. American Music Is: Nat Hentoff (Da Capo Press, 2004)

4. Jazz and Its Discontents: Francis Davis (Da Capo Press, 2004)

5. Myself Among Others: George Wein (Da Capo Press, 2003)