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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....


Nachito Herrera
Bembé En Mi Casa

(FS Music)

Tom Christensen
New York School


Ben Monder


Benevento/Russo Duo
Best Reason to Buy the Sun


Uri Caine/Bedrock

(Winter & Winter)

Tord Gustavsen Trio
The Ground


Reissues/Historical Releases

Bill Evans
The Complete Village Vanguard Recordings, 1961


Thelonious Monk Quartet
with John Coltrane
At Carnegie Hall

(Blue Note)

Pat Metheny/Ornette Coleman
Song X



Ali Farka Toure
Red & Green


Boubacar Traoré
Kongo Magni

(World Village)

Amadou & Mariam
Dimanche A Bamako


Africa (other)

Andile Yenana
Who's Got the Map?

(Sheer Sound)

Henri Dikongue
Biso Nawa

(Buda Musique)

Thione Seck

(Stern's Africa)


Various Artists
Cuadernos de Mexico

(Winter & Winter)

Dominic Frasca


The Necks
Mosquito/See Through

(ReR Megacorp)

Late 2004

Don Pullen
Mosaic Select 13


Various Artists
Festival in the Desert

(World Village)



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