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Hrayr Attarian's Best Releases of 2011

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Jazz is a distinctly American art form with a universal appeal. Rooted in African-American culture, its various branches cover almost every country on earth. For this year end list I have chosen nine albums by international jazz musicians that were released in 2011. Here they are, in alphabetical order.


Amina Alaoui
Arco Iris
(ECM)

Tineke Postma
The Dawn Of Light
(Challenge Records)

Ibrahim Maalouf
Diagnostic
(Harmonia Mundi)



Katya Sourikova
Ivan's Dream
(Weave Records)

Etienne Charles
Kaiso
(Culture Shock Music)

Ingrid Laubrock
The Madness of Crowds
(Intakt Records)



Cyminology
Saburi
(ECM)

Enrico Rava
Tribe
(ECM)

Satoko Fujii
Watershed
(Libra Records)

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