Yes yes, I know yer all soooooo desperatly waiting for my albums of 2006 list, but there are troubles. But one of these troubles I have erradicated by doing a seperate Top 10 Jazz albums of 2006. This is the list that follows. I have not included reissues. I have also not included the Soweto Kinch album, as only about a third of it is actually jazz. None of you probably care about this, but it makes things easier for me.
1. Neil Cowley Trio - Displaced
2. Esbjorn Svensson Trio - Tuesday Wonderland
3. Ornette Coleman - Sound Grammar
4. Branford Marsalis Quartet - Braggtown
5. Kenny Garrett - Beyond The Wall
6. Charles Lloyd - Sangam
7. Triosk - The Headlight Serenade
8. Necks - Chemist
9. Brad Mehldau Trio - House On Hill
10. Anthony Braxton Sextet - Victoriaville 2005
My Worst Jazz album goes to the Metheny Mehldau album which is so fucking awful, that it makes me actually feel ill when I hear it. If you are ever curious to know what it sounds like, just switch over to BBC2 when they aren't showing any programmes and instead show pages from Teletext with the kind of muzak a doctor or an american mall manager would refuse to have playing in their place of business. Listen to that hideous muzak, hear its total utter hideousness. The Metheny Mehldau album is even worse and even more cheesey than that.
The only jazz album I still haven't listened to which I wanted to this year is the new Bennie Maupin Ensemble album "Penumbra".
So thats the most major problem out of the way, hopefully the list you'll be more likely to give a crap about will be up soon. I already know what my worst album of the year is going to be, and I pre-warn those of you with the initials E and S, and vice versa, that you may well disown me for my choice.
Proper blog soon humans...