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 (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)
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)
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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