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John Kelman's Best of 2005

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Selected picks representing the top recorded events in jazz and beyond for 2005....

Jazz New Releases

Tim Garland
If the Sea Replied


Marc Johnson
Shades of Jade


The Vandermark 5
The Color of Memory


Cuong Vu
It's Mostly Residual


John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble
A Blessing


Ulf Wakenius
Notes from the Heart


Trygve Seim


David Binney
Bastion of Sanity

(Criss Cross)

Marc Copland
Time Within Time


Pat Metheny Group
The Way Up


Bill Carrothers
Shine Ball

(Fresh Sound New Talent)

Drew Gress
7 Black Butterflies


Jazz Reissues/Historical Releases

Pat Metheny
Song X: Twentieth Anniversary


John Coltrane
One Down, One Up: Live at the Half Note


Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane
At Carnegie Hall

(Blue Note)

Steve Kuhn


Soft Machine & Heavy Friends
BBC In Concert 1971


Bill Bruford
Earthworks Mark I Reissues



Robert Fripp
Love Cannot Bear

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The Claudia Quintet


Hatfield and the North
Hatwise Choice: Archive Recordings Volume 1


Dominic Frasca


Steve Reich
You Are (Variations)


King Crimson
The 21st Century Guide to King Crimson Volume Two

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New Discoveries

Mark Lockheart
Moving Air

(Basho Records)

Jeff Baumeister Quartet
Useful Music

(Wahbo Records)

In the Country
This Was the Pace of My Heartbeat

(Rune Grammofon)

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