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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
Addis
(Real World)

Alice Coltrane
Impulse! Reissues
(Impulse!)

Archie Shepp
Wo!man
(Archie Ball)

Fela Kuti
Fela Power Show
(Knitting Factory)

Arun Ghosh
Primal Odyssey
(Camoci)

Club d'Elf
Electric Moroccoland
(Face Pelt)

Terry Branam
Aram Bajakian's Kef
(Tzadik)

Stan Getz
Clef Studio Albums
(Verve)

Steven Bernstein
MTO Plays Sly
(Royal Potato Family)

Billy Jenkins
Jazz Gives Me The Blues
(VTOP)

Various Artists
First Impulse
(Impulse!)

Ojos de Brujo
Corriente Vital
(Warner Music)

Dawda Jobarteh
Northern Light
(Sterns)

Randy Weston
Blue Moses
(CTI Masterworks)

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