Best Jazz Releases of 2005: It was another banner year for mainstream jazz, with albums by old masters being matched by the stellar work of younger acts. 1. Green Chimneys – Wynton Marsalis 2. Autumn In New York – Joe Lovano 3. O Rio Para Tras – Celso Fonseca 4. Why Was I Born? – Sonny Rollins 5. Knives Out – Brad Mehldau 6. The Source – Terence Blanchard 7. Last Minute Man – Dave Holland Big Band 8. Modinha – Luciana Souza 9. As Far As The Eye Can See – Wayne Shorter 10. Who Cares – Bill Charlap 11. Midnight Special – Joey DeFrancesco and Jimmy Smith 12. Please Stand By – Greg Osby 13. Peace – SF Jazz Collective 14. You Don't Know What love Is – Kenny Barron 15. La Dolce Vita – Tommaso-Rava Quartet 16. Welcome Road – The Benevento Russo Duo 17. The Lover Mourns – Kenny Wheeler 18. Leaving Avignon – Ravi Coltrane 19. A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall – Bill Frisell 20. I Remember – Robert Glasper