Chris May's Best Releases of 2011

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2011 produced a bigger than usual crop of engaging new albums and important reissues. In no special order, here are ten new releases and five reissues: la crème de la crème.

The Waitiki 7
In Hi-Fi
(Pass Out)

Dub Colossus
(Real World)

Alice Coltrane
Alice Coltrane
Alice Coltrane
1937 - 2007

Impulse! Reissues

Archie Shepp
Archie Shepp
Archie Shepp

(Archie Ball)

Fela Kuti
Fela Power Show
(Knitting Factory)

Arun Ghosh
Arun Ghosh
Arun Ghosh


Primal Odyssey

Club d'Elf
Club d'Elf
Club d'Elf


Electric Moroccoland
(Face Pelt)

Terry Branam
Aram Bajakian's Kef

Stan Getz
Stan Getz
Stan Getz
1927 - 1991
sax, tenor

Clef Studio Albums

Steven Bernstein
MTO Plays Sly
(Royal Potato Family)

Billy Jenkins
Billy Jenkins
Billy Jenkins

Jazz Gives Me The Blues

Various Artists
First Impulse

Ojos de Brujo
Corriente Vital
(Warner Music)

Dawda Jobarteh
Northern Light

Randy Weston
Randy Weston
Randy Weston

Blue Moses
(CTI Masterworks)

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