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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

(Sirocco)

Marc Johnson
Shades of Jade

(ECM)

The Vandermark 5
The Color of Memory

(Atavistic)



Cuong Vu
It's Mostly Residual

(ArtistShare)

John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble
A Blessing

(OmniTone)

Ulf Wakenius
Notes from the Heart

(ACT)



Trygve Seim
Sangam

(ECM)

David Binney
Bastion of Sanity

(Criss Cross)

Marc Copland
Time Within Time

(Hatology)



Pat Metheny Group
The Way Up

(Nonesuch)

Bill Carrothers
Shine Ball

(Fresh Sound New Talent)

Drew Gress
7 Black Butterflies

(Premonition)


Jazz Reissues/Historical Releases


Pat Metheny
Song X: Twentieth Anniversary

(Nonesuch)

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

(Verve)

Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane
At Carnegie Hall

(Blue Note)



Steve Kuhn
Trance

(ECM)

Soft Machine & Heavy Friends
BBC In Concert 1971

(Hux)

Bill Bruford
Earthworks Mark I Reissues

(Summerfold)


Progressive/Other


Robert Fripp
Love Cannot Bear

(Discipline Global Mobile)

The Claudia Quintet
Semi-Formal

(Cuneiform)

Hatfield and the North
Hatwise Choice: Archive Recordings Volume 1

(Independent)



Dominic Frasca
Deviations

(Cantaloupe)

Steve Reich
You Are (Variations)

(Nonesuch)

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

(Discipline Global Mobile)


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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