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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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