The following CDs were culled from the 100+ releases that were designated as publishers picks throughout the past year. Though I thoroughly enjoyed them all, these fifteen represent the finest and most exciting releases of the bunch. They also spent the most time in my CD player!
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African Jazz Ambient / New Age Beyond Jazz Big Band Brazilian Electronica Fringes of Jazz Funk / Groove Fusion / Progressive Rock Jam Band Latin Lounge / Exotica Modern Jazz Reggae / Ska Straight-ahead (Bop, Hard bop, Cool) Vocal