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Best Albums of 2006
23 Dec 2006 // 12:00 AM
At long last, the annual rite of passage, the "best of" list... Here's PopMatters picks for the best 60 records of 2006.
Best Jazz of 2006
10 Dec 2006 // 3:00 PM
Will Layman's list of the year's best jazz records, a hearty baker's dozen, includes iconoclasts, eccentrics, avant-gardists, and some downright swingers.
Jazz Triumphs of 2011 That Only a Fool Could Miss
30 Jan 2012 // 4:00 PM
Critics can be fools, particularly in their own eyes. Here are five jazz discs from 2011 that should have been on my top ten list but slipped from view, then. It's not too late to dig them.
Steven Bernstein's Millennial Territory Orchestra: We are MTO
8 Jan 2009 // 3:00 PM
The brash, fun MTO's sophomore set: plenty swing, some funk, some vocals, all a mite too sterile this time out.
Steven Bernsteins Millennial Territory Orchestra: MTO Volume 1
15 Aug 2006 // 7:00 PM
A hairy nine-piece romp from the '20s to the '90s -- living proof that great American music has no categories.