Ken Waxman’s Top 10 CDs of 2005 (in alphabetical order)

for Tremazul (Portugal)

1.Braxton/Szabados/Tarasov Trio Tone (Leo)

2.François Carrier Travelling Lights (Justin Time)

3.Exploding Customer Live at the Tampere Jazz Happening (Ayler)

4.Vinny Golia Sfumato (Clean Feed)

5.Barry Guy New Orchestra Oort – Entropy (Intakt)

6.Joëlle Léandre & Akosh S.Györ (Reqords)

7.Urs Leimgruber/Jacques Demierre/Barre Phillips ldp – cologne (psi)

8.Revolutionary Ensemble And Now (Pi Recordings)

9.Rova: Orkestrova Electric Ascension (Atavistic)

10.Steve Swell Slammin’ the Infinite (Cadence Jazz Records)

Ken Waxman is a Toronto-based writer. His commentary on jazz and improvised music is found on Jazz Word,