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Nils Jacobson's Best of 2005

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

Jazz


Nachito Herrera
Bembé En Mi Casa

(FS Music)

Tom Christensen
New York School

(Playscape)

Ben Monder
Oceana

(Sunnyside)


Benevento/Russo Duo
Best Reason to Buy the Sun

(Ropeadope)

Uri Caine/Bedrock
Shelf-Life

(Winter & Winter)

Tord Gustavsen Trio
The Ground

(ECM)


Reissues/Historical Releases


Bill Evans
The Complete Village Vanguard Recordings, 1961

(Riverside)

Thelonious Monk Quartet
with John Coltrane
At Carnegie Hall

(Blue Note)

Pat Metheny/Ornette Coleman
Song X

(Nonesuch)

Mali


Ali Farka Toure
Red & Green

(Nonesuch)

Boubacar Traoré
Kongo Magni

(World Village)

Amadou & Mariam
Dimanche A Bamako

(Nonesuch)

Africa (other)


Andile Yenana
Who's Got the Map?

(Sheer Sound)

Henri Dikongue
Biso Nawa

(Buda Musique)

Thione Seck
Orientation

(Stern's Africa)

Misc.


Various Artists
Cuadernos de Mexico

(Winter & Winter)

Dominic Frasca
Deviations

(Cantaloupe)

The Necks
Mosquito/See Through

(ReR Megacorp)

Late 2004


Don Pullen
Mosaic Select 13

(Mosaic)

Various Artists
Festival in the Desert

(World Village)

Khaled
Ya-Rayi

(Wrasse)

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