Recycled Goods:
Column Index - 2009

#69: December 2009

  1. Karrin Allyson: By Request: The Best of Karrin Allyson (1993-2007, Concord) [B+(*)]
  2. Leonard Cohen: Live at the Isle of Wight 1970 (1970, Columbia/Legacy) [B+(***)]
  3. Warne Marsh/Lee Konitz: Two Not One (1975, Storyville, 4CD) [A-]
  4. Big Jay McNeely: Nervous (1949-59, Saxophile) [B+(***)]
  5. Maria de Barros: Morabeza (2009, Sheer Group) [B+(**)]
  6. Chris Knight: Trailer II (1996, Drifter's Church) [B+(***)]
  7. Kottarashky: Opa Hey! (2009, Asphalt Tango) [B+(***)]
  8. Roscoe Mitchell: The Solo Concert (1973, AECO) [B+(*)]
  9. Panama! 2: Latin Sounds, Cumbia Tropical and Calypso Funk on the Isthmus 1967-77 (1967-77, Soundway) [A-]
  10. Leonard Cohen: Live in London (2008, Columbia, 2CD) [A+]
  11. Willie Nelson/Asleep at the Wheel: Willie and the Wheel (2009, Bismeaux) [A]
  12. Loudon Wainwright III: High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project (2009, 161, 2CD) [A]
  13. Jonatha Brooke: The Works (2008, BDR) [A]
  14. Ralph Carney: Ralph Carney's Serious Jass Project (2009, Akron Cracker) [A-]
  15. Rosanne Cash: The List (2009, Manhattan) [A-]
  16. Marianne Faithfull: Easy Come Easy Go (2009, Decca) [A-]
  17. The Hold Steady: A Positive Rage (2009, Vagrant) [A-]
  18. Nellie McKay: Normal as Blueberry Pie: A Tribute to Doris Day (2009, Verve) [A-]
  19. Van Morrison: Astral Weeks: Live at the Hollywood Bowl (2008, Listen to the Lion) [A-]
  20. Maria Muldaur: Maria Muldaur & Her Garden of Joy: Good Time Music for Hard Times (2009, Stony Plain) [A-]
  21. Tanya Tucker: My Turn (2009, Saguaro Road) [A-]

#68: November 2009

  1. Air: Air Song (1975, Why Not) [B+(***)]
  2. John Anderson: Greatest Hits (1980-84, Rhino Flashback) [A]
  3. Louis Armstrong: Fleischmann's Yeast Show & Louis' Home-Recorded Tapes (1937-70, Jazz Heritage Society, 2CD) [B+(***)]
  4. Bing Crosby/Louis Armstrong: Bing & Satchmo (1960, Capitol) [B+(**)]
  5. Ella Fitzgerald: Twelve Nights in Hollywood (1961-62, Hip-O Select/Verve, 4CD) [A-]
  6. Billie Holiday: The Complete Commodore & Decca Masters (1939-50, Hip-O Select/Verve, 3CD) [A-]
  7. Oscar Peterson: Debut: The Clef/Mercury Duo Recordings 1949-1951 (1949-52, Verve, 3CD) [B+(***)]
  8. Muhal Richard Abrams: Afrisong (1975, Why Not) [A-]
  9. Joe Bonner: Triangle (1975, Why Not) [B+(***)]
  10. George Cables: Why Not? (1975, Why Not) [B+(***)]
  11. Freddy Cannon: Boom Boom Rock 'n' Roll: The Best of Freddy Cannon (1959-81, Shout! Factory) [B+(**)]
  12. Ray Charles: The Genius Hits the Road (1957-72, Concord) [B+(*)]
  13. Bing Crosby: Bing With a Beat (1957, Bluebird) [A-]
  14. Bing Crosby/Rosemary Clooney: Fancy Meeting You Here (1958-59, Bluebird) [B+(**)]
  15. Ted Curson: Blue Piccolo (1976, Why Not) [B+(***)]
  16. Walt Dickerson: Tell Us Only the Beautiful Things (1975, Why Not) [B+(***)]
  17. Chico Freeman: Morning Prayer (1976, Why Not) [B+(**)]
  18. Lynyrd Skynyrd: Live at the Cardiff Capitol Theatre, Cardiff, Wales Nov 04 1975 [Authorized Bootleg] (1975, Geffen) [B]
  19. Lynyrd Skynyrd: Live at Winterland, San Francisco, Mar 07 1976 [Authorized Bootleg] (1976, Geffen) [B+(**)]
  20. Oscar Peterson: This Is Oscar Peterson (1945-49, Bluebird, 2CD) [B+(**)]
  21. Oscar Peterson: At the Stratford Shakespearean Festival (1956, Verve) [B+(***)]
  22. Oscar Peterson: At the Concertgebouw (1957, Verve) [A-]
  23. Oscar Peterson: With Respect to Nat (1965, Verve) [B+(**)]
  24. Frank Sinatra: Live at the Meadowlands (1986, Concord) [B+(**)]
  25. Muddy Waters: Live at the Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, Nov 04-06 1966 [Authorized Bootleg] (1966, Geffen) [B+(***)]
  26. John Lee Wilson: Shout for Trane (1976, Why Not) [B+(**)]

#67: October 2009

  1. Gary Burton/Chick Corea: Crystal Silence: The ECM Recordings 1972-79 (1972-79, ECM, 4CD) [B+(*)]
  2. Elvis Costello: Live at the Mocambo (1978, Hip-O) [A-]
  3. Ersatzmusika: Songs Unrecantable (2009, Asphalt Tango) [A-]
  4. The Fugs: Greatest Hits 1984-2004 (1984-2004, Fugs) [B+(***)]
  5. Joyce/Nana Vasconcelos/Mauricio Maestro: Visions of Dawn (1976, Far Out) [A-]
  6. Roy Ayers: Ubiquity (1971, Verve) [B-]
  7. Roy Ayers: He's Coming (1971, Verve) [B]
  8. Roy Ayers: Virgo Red (1973, Verve) [B-]
  9. Roy Ayers: Change Up the Groove (1974, Verve) [B]
  10. Roy Ayers: A Tear to a Smile (1975, Verve) [C+]
  11. Roy Ayers: Vibrations (1976, Verve) [C]
  12. Roy Ayers: Lifeline (1977, Verve) [C+]
  13. Roy Ayers: You Send Me (1978, Verve) [C]
  14. Gato Barbieri: Chapter One: Latin America (1973, Impulse) [A-]
  15. Gato Barbieri: Chapter Two: Hasta Siempre (1973, Impulse) [A-]
  16. Gato Barbieri: Ruby, Ruby (1978, A&M) [B+]
  17. Gato Barbieri: Tropico (1978, A&M) [B]
  18. Walter Beasley: Beasley (1987, Verve) [B-]
  19. Walter Beasley: Just Kickin' It (1989, Verve) [C]
  20. Walter Beasley: Intimacy (1992, Verve) [C+]
  21. The Brecker Brothers: Return of the Brecker Brothers (1992, Verve) [B]
  22. Norman Brown: Just Between Us (1992, Verve) [B]
  23. Terry Callier: Occasional Rain (1972, Verve) [B]
  24. Terry Callier: What Color Is Love (1973, Verve) [B]
  25. John Coltrane: Africa/Brass (1961, Impulse) [A-]
  26. John Coltrane: At the Village Vanguard (1961, Impulse) [A-]
  27. John Coltrane: Impressions (1961-63, Impulse) [B+(**)]
  28. John Coltrane/Archie Shepp: New Thing at Newport (1965, Impulse) [B+(*)]
  29. The Crusaders: Pass the Plate (1971, Verve) [B-]
  30. The Crusaders: Images (1978, Blue Thumb) [B]
  31. Will Downing: Come Together as One (1989, Verve) [B]
  32. Will Downing: A Dream Fulfilled (1991, Verve) [B+(*)]
  33. Dr. John: City Lights (1978, Verve) [B+(**)]
  34. George Duke: Faces in Reflection (1974, Verve) [B]
  35. George Duke: Feel (1974, Verve) [B-]
  36. George Duke: I Love the Blues, She Heard My Cry (1974, Verve) [B]
  37. Keith Jarrett: Treasure Island (1974, Impulse) [A-]
  38. The Jazz Crusaders: Old Socks, New Shoes . . . New Socks, Old Shoes (1970, Verve) [B]
  39. Quincy Jones: The Quintessence (1961, Impulse) [B+(**)]
  40. Quincy Jones: Explores the Music of Henry Mancini (1964, Verve) [B+(***)]
  41. Quincy Jones: Smackwater Jack (1971, A&M) [B]
  42. Quincy Jones: You've Got It Bad Girl (1973, Verve) [B-]
  43. B.B. King: Live at the Apollo (1990, Verve) [B]
  44. John Klemmer: Barefoot Ballet (1976, Verve) [B+(*)]
  45. John Klemmer: Arabesque (1977, Verve) [B]
  46. Ramsey Lewis: At the Bohemian Caverns (1964, Verve) [B+(*)]
  47. Ramsey Lewis: The In Crowd (1965, Argo) [B+(**)]
  48. Ramsey Lewis: Goin' Latin (1966, Verve) [B+(*)]
  49. Wes Montgomery: Goin' Out of My Head (1965, Verve) [B]
  50. Wes Montgomery: Down Here on the Ground (1967-68, Verve) [B-]
  51. Ramp: Come Into Knowledge (1977, Blue Thumb) [B-]
  52. Joe Sample/David T. Walker: Swing Street Café (1978, Verve) [B+(*)]
  53. McCoy Tyner: Today and Tomorrow (1963-64, Impulse) [B+(**)]
  54. Grover Washington Jr.: Inner City Blues (1971, Verve) [B+(*)]
  55. Grover Washington Jr.: All the Kings Horses (1972, Verve) [B]
  56. Grover Washington Jr.: Soul Box (1973, Verve) [A-]
  57. Grover Washington Jr.: Feels So Good (1975, Verve) [B+(**)]
  58. Grover Washington Jr.: A Secret Place (1976, Verve) [B]
  59. Grover Washington Jr.: Reed Seed (1977, Verve) [B]
  60. Mario Adnet/Philippe Baden Powell: Afro Samba Jazz: The Music of Baden Powell (2009, Adventure Music) [B+(*)]
  61. Chuck & Albert: Énergie (chuckandalbert.com) [B+(**)]
  62. Paolo Conte: Psiche (2009, Platinum/Universal) [B+(*)]
  63. The Duke of Elegant: Gems From the Duke Ellington Songbook [The Composer Collection Volume 3] (1959-2007, High Note) [B]
  64. Ersatzmusika: Voice Letter (2007, Asphalt Tango) [A-]
  65. The Jazz Crusaders: At the Lighthouse/Pacific Jazz Records (1962, Blue Note) [B+]
  66. Kind of Blue Revisited: The Miles Davis Songbook [The Compser Collection Volume 4] (1990-2006, High Note) [B+(**)]
  67. Ithamara Koorax/Juarez Moreira: Bim Bom: The Complete João Gilberto Songbook (2008, Motema) [B+(*)]
  68. Mahala Rai Banda: Ghetto Blasters (2009, Asphalt Tango) [B+(***)]
  69. Revolutionary Ensemble: Vietnam (1972, ESP-Disk) [B+(**)]
  70. Lucky Thompson: New York City, 1964-65 (1964-65, Uptown Jazz, 2CD) [B+(**)]
  71. Tribecastan: Strange Cousin (2008, Evergreene Music) [B+(**)]
  72. Terry Waldo's Gutbucket Syncopators: The Ohio Theatre Concert (1974, Delmark) [B+(**)]

#66: September 2009

  1. Inner Circle: State of Da World (2009, Shanachie) [B+]
  2. Art Pepper: The Art History Project (1950-82, Widow's Taste, 3CD) [A-]
  3. Sun Ra: Strange Strings (1966-67, Atavistic) [B+]
  4. Johnny Winter: The Johnny Winter Anthology (1967-2004, Shout! Factory, 2CD) [B]
  5. Louis Armstrong: Satchmo at Pasadena (1951, Verve) [A-]
  6. Louis Armstrong: New Orleans Nights (1950-54, Verve) [A-]
  7. Count Basie: On My Way & Shoutin' Again (1962, Verve) [B+]
  8. Count Basie: Basie Land (1963, Verve) [A-]
  9. George Benson: Shape of Things to Come (1968, Verve) [B+]
  10. George Benson: Tell It Like It Is (1969, Verve) [B]
  11. George Benson: I Got a Woman and Some Blues (1969, Verve) [C]
  12. Art Blakey: Soul Finger (1965, Verve) [B+]
  13. Willie Bobo: Bobo Motion (1967, Verve) [B-]
  14. Luiz Bonfa: Composer of Black Orpheus Plays and Sings Bossa Nova (1962, Verve) [B+]
  15. Luiz Bonfa: The Brazilian Scene (1965, Verve) [B-]
  16. Luiz Bonfa/Maria Toledo: Braziliana (1965, Verve) [B+]
  17. Kenny Burrell: A Night at the Village Vanguard With the Kenny Burrell Trio (1959, Verve) [B+]
  18. Paul Desmond: Bridge Over Troubled Water (1969, Verve) [C-]
  19. Bill Evans: The V.I.P.s Theme (1963, Verve) [B]
  20. Maynard Ferguson: Octet (1955, Verve) [A-]
  21. Ella Fitzgerald/Louis Armstrong: Porgy and Bess (1957, Verve) [B]
  22. Ella Fitzgerald: Ella in Hollywood (1961, Verve) [A-]
  23. Ella Fitzgerald: Ella in Hamburg (1965, Verve) [B+]
  24. Stan Getz: Stan Getz in Stockholm (1955, Verve) [B+]
  25. Stan Getz/Gerry Mulligan/Harry Edison/Louis Bellson/Oscar Peterson: Jazz Giants '58 (1953-57) [B+]
  26. Stan Getz: Big Band Bossa Nova (1962, Verve) [B+]
  27. Stan Getz/Luiz Bonfa: Jazz Samba Encore! (1963, Verve) [A-]
  28. Stan Getz/Laurindo Almeida: With Guest Artist Laurindo Almeida (1963, Verve) [A-]
  29. Stan Getz/Joao Gilberto: Getz/Gilberto #2 (1964, Verve) [B]
  30. Stan Getz/Astrud Gilberto: Getz Au Go Go (1964, Verve) [B+]
  31. Stan Getz: Dynasty (1971, Verve, 2CD) [A-]
  32. Stan Getz: Apasionado (1989, Verve) [B+]
  33. Terry Gibbs: Swing Is Here!! (1960, Verve) [B+]
  34. Astrud Gilberto: The Astrud Gilberto Album (1965, Verve) [B]
  35. Astrud Gilberto: Look to the Rainbow (1965-66, Verve) [B-]
  36. Astrud Gilberto/Walter Wanderley: A Certain Smile, a Certain Sadness (1966, Verve) [B]
  37. Dizzy Gillespie: Dizzy on the French Riviera (1962, Verve) [B+]
  38. Dizzy Gillespie: Dizzy Goes Hollywood (1963, Verve) [B+]
  39. Dizzy Gillespie: The Cool World (1964, Verve) [B+]
  40. Billie Holiday: Lady Sings the Blues (1955-56, Verve) [B+]
  41. Milt Jackson: At the Museum of Modern Art (1965, Verve) [B+]
  42. Antonio Carlos Jobim/Elis Regina: Elis & Tom (1974, Verve) [A-]
  43. Antonio Carlos Jobim/Gal Costa: Rio Revisited (1987, Verve) [B+]
  44. Hugh Masekela: Home Is Where the Music Is (1972, Verve) [A-]
  45. Gerry Mulligan/Paul Desmond: Blues in Time (1957, Verve) [A-]
  46. Oliver Nelson: Fantabulous (1964, Verve) [B+]
  47. Oliver Nelson: The Kennedy Dream (1967, Verve) [B]
  48. Oscar Peterson: Plays the Jerome Kern Songbook (1952-53, Verve) [B+]
  49. Oscar Peterson: Plays Count Basie (1955, Verve) [B+]
  50. Oscar Peterson: In a Romantic Mood (1955, Verve) [C]
  51. Oscar Peterson/Nelson Riddle: Oscar Peterson & Nelson Riddle (1963, Verve) [C+]
  52. Bud Powell: Blues in the Closet (1956, Verve) [B+]
  53. Max Roach: Quiet as It's Kept (1960, Verve) [B]
  54. Lalo Schifrin: Piano, Strings and Bossa Nova (1962, Verve) [B]
  55. Little Jimmy Scott: Everybody's Somebody's Fool (1950-52, Verve) [B-]
  56. Jimmy Smith: Hobo Flats (1963, Verve) [B+]
  57. Jimmy Smith: Live at the Village Gate (1963, Verve) [B-]
  58. Jimmy Smith: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf (1964, Verve) [B+]
  59. Cal Tjader: Plays the Contemporary Music of Mexico and Brazil (1962, Verve) [C+]
  60. Sarah Vaughan: At Mister Kelly's (1957, Verve) [B]
  61. Chick Corea: Tones for Joan's Bones (1966, Rhino/Atlantic) [B+]
  62. Ella Fitzgerald: Live at Mistery Kelly's (1958, Verve, 2CD) [A-]
  63. Connie Francis: The Best of Connie Francis (20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection) (1957-62, Polydor) [A-]
  64. Inner Circle: The Best of Inner Circle: The Capitol Years (1976-77, The Right Stuff) [B+]
  65. Isotope: Golden Section (1974-75, Cuneiform) [A-]
  66. Budd Johnson: Ya! Ya! [The Definitive Black & Blue Sessions] (1970, Black & Blue) [B+]
  67. Joe Maneri/Peter Dolger: Peace Concert (1964, Atavistic) [B]
  68. Sun Ra: Secrets of the Sun (1962, Atavistic) [B+]
  69. Jimmy Smith: At Club Baby Grand, Vol. 1 (1956, Blue Note) [B+]
  70. Jimmy Smith: At Club Baby Grand, Vol. 2 (1956, Blue Note) [B+]
  71. Jimmy Smith: Plays Fats Waller (1962, Blue Note) [B]
  72. Delroy Wilson: Dub Plate Style (1978, Pressure Sounds) [B+]
  73. Tom Zé: Danç-Êh-Sá (2006, Tratore) [A-]

#65: August 2009

  1. Dave Brubeck: Time Out [Legacy Edition] (1959-64, Columbia/Legacy, 2CD+DVD) [A-]
  2. Miles Davis: Sketches of Spain [Legacy Edition] (1959-60, Columbia/Legacy, 2CD) [B]
  3. Freddie Hubbard: Without a Song: Live in Europe 1969 (1969, Blue Note) [B+]
  4. Charles Mingus: Mingus Ah Um [Legacy Edition] (1959, Columbia/Legacy, 2CD) [A]
  5. Olatunji: Drums of Passion [Legacy Edition] (1959-66, Columbia/Legacy, 2CD) [A-]
  6. Tito Puente: Dance Mania [Legacy Edition] (1956-60, RCA/Legacy, 2CD) [A-]

  7. Amadou & Mariam: Welcome to Mali (2009, Because Music/Nonesuch) [A-]
  8. Mulatu Astatke: Éthiopiques, Vol. 4: Ethio Jazz and Musique Instrumentale (1969-74, Buda Musique) [A-]
  9. Mulatu Astatke/The Heliocentrics: Inspired Information Vol. 3 (2009, Strut) [A-]
  10. Naftule Brandwein: King of the Klezmer Clarinet (1922-41, Rounder) [A-]
  11. Kenny Burrell: Prime Kenny Burrell: Live at the Downtown Room (1976-2006, High Note) [B+]
  12. Béla Fleck: Throw Down Your Heart: Tales From the Acoustic Planet Vol. 3: Africa Sessions (2009, Rounder) [A-]
  13. Andrea Fultz: The German Projekt: German Songs from the Twenties & Thirties (2009, no label) [B+]
  14. Bobby Hutcherson: Head On (1971, Blue Note) [B+]
  15. Jimmy Rushing: The Scene: Live in New York (1965, High Note) [A-]
  16. Oumou Sangare: Seya (2009, World Circuit/Nonesuch) [A]
  17. Wayne Shorter: The Soothsayer (1965, Blue Note) [B+]
  18. Ramana Vieira: Lágrimas de Rainha / Tears of a Queen (2008, Pacific Coast Jazz) [B+]

#64: April 2009

  1. Don Cherry/Nana Vasconcelos/Collin Walcott: The Codona Trilogy (1978-82, ECM, 3CD) [B+]
  2. Peter Delano: For Dewey (1996, Sunnyside) [B+]
  3. Buddy Guy: The Definitive Buddy Guy (1958-2001, Shout! Factory) [A-]
  4. Steve Kuhn: Life's Backward Glances: Solo and Quartet (1974-79, ECM, 3CD) [B+]
  5. The Best of AR Rahman (1997-2006, Legacy) [A-]
  6. Simon & Garfunkel: Live 1969 (1969, Columbia/Legacy) [B-]
  7. The Thing: Now and Forever (2000-05, Smalltown Superjazz, 3CD+DVD) [B+]

  8. Bill Bruford: The Winterfold Collection 1978-1986 (1977-85, Winterfold) [B-]
  9. Bill Bruford: The Summerfold Collection 1987-2008 (1986-2007, Summerfold, 2CD) [B]
  10. Ira Cohen/Music by Ralph Carney: The Stauffenberg Cycle (2007, Paris) [B+]
  11. Robert Creeley/Music by Ralph Carney: Really!! (2007, Paris) [B+]
  12. Roger Davidson & Raúl Jaurena: Pasión por la Vida (2008, Soundbrush) [B+]
  13. Eliane Elias: Bossa Nova Stories (2008, Blue Note) [B+]
  14. Gaucho: Deep Night (2008, Gaucho) [B+]
  15. Frank Hewitt: Out of the Clear Black Sky (2000, Smalls) [B+]
  16. Keith Jarrett/Gary Peacock/Jack DeJohnette: Yesterdays (2001, ECM) [B+]
  17. K'naan: Troubadour (2008, A&M/Octone) [A-]
  18. Milton Nascimento and Jobim Trio: Novas Bossas (2007, Blue Note) [C+]
  19. Dolly Parton: 9 to 5 and Odd Jobs (1980, RCA Nashville/Legacy) [B+]
  20. Pirouet Jazz Compilation, Vol. I: The Best Is Yet to Come (1992-2008 [2009], Pirouet) [B+]
  21. Michael Jefry Stevens Trio: For Andrew (1996, Konnex) [B+]
  22. Bebo Valdés & Javier Colina: Live at the Village Vanguard (2005, Calle 54/Norte) [B+]

  23. Fats Waller: Volume 6 of the Complete Recorded Works (1940-42, JSP, 4CD)
  24. Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys: The Tiffany Transcriptions (1946-47, Collectors Choice, 10CD)

#63: March 2009

  1. Miles Davis: Kind of Blue (Legacy Edition) (1958-60, Columbia/Legacy, 2CD) [A-]
  2. Deena: Somewhere in Blue (2008, Verbena Music) [B+]
  3. Houston Person: The Art and Soul of Houston Person (1996-2008, High Note, 3CD) [A]
  4. The Rough Guide to Colombian Street Party (2005-08, World Music Network) [A-]
  5. Hank Williams: The Unreleased Recordings (1951, Time Life, 3CD) [A-]

  6. Garvin Bushell and Friends: One Steady Roll (1982, Delmark) [B+]
  7. Early Trane: The John Coltrane Songbook [The Composer Collection Volume 2] (1999-2006, High Note) [B+]
  8. Fareed Haque + the Flat Earth Ensemble: Flat Planet (2009, Owl Studios) [B+]
  9. Israel: Naranjas Sobre la Nieve (2007, Sunnyside) C+
  10. Kal: Radio Romanista (2008, Asphalt Tango) [B+]
  11. Joe Zawinul & the Zawinul Syndicate: 75 (2007, Heads Up, 2CD) [B+]
  12. Zoé: Reptilectric (2009, EMI/Noiselab) [B]

#62: February 2009

  1. Franco & Le TPOK Jazz: Francophonic: A Retrospective, Vol. 1: 1953-1980 (Sterns Africa, 2CD) [A+]
  2. Les Amazones de Guinée: Wamato (2008, Sterns Africa) [A]
  3. Rich Man's War: New Blues & Roots Songs of Peace and Protest (2008, Ruf) [B+]
  4. Titan! It's All Pop! (1978-81, Numero Group, 2CD) [B-]

  5. Count Basie: Mustermesse Basel 1956 Part 1 [Swiss Radio Days, Jazz Series, Vol. 19] (1956, TCB) [A-]
  6. Ruby Braff: For the Last Time (2002, Arbors) [B+]
  7. El Guincho: Alegranza (2008, XL) [A-]
  8. Franco: The Very Best of the Rumba Giant of Zaire (1956-87, Manteca) [A+]
  9. Franco: The Rough Guide to Franco (1956-87, World Music Network) [A]
  10. Yoshie Fruchter: Pitom (2008, Tzadik) [B-]
  11. Rokia Traoré: Tchamantché (2008, Nonesuch) [B+]

#61: January 2009

  1. Delmark: 55 Years of Jazz (1944-2007, Delmark, CD+DVD) [B+]
  2. Then and Now: The Definitive Herbie Hancock (1964-2008, Verve) [B]
  3. Sonny Rollins: Road Shows Vol. 1 (1980-2007, Doxy/Emarcy) [A-]
  4. Teenage Jesus & the Jerks: Beirut Slump (1978-79, Atavistic) [B+]
  5. Sir Victor Uwaifo: Guitar-Boy Superstar 1970-76 (1970-76, Soundway) [A-]

  6. Ablaye Cissoko/Volker Goetze: Sira (2007, ObliqSound) [B+]
  7. Gilfema: Gilfema + 2 (2008, ObliqSound) [B+]
  8. The Klez Dispensers: Say You'll Understand (2008, TKD) [B+]
  9. Samba Meets Boogie Woogie (2008, Adventure Music) [B+]
  10. Harry Whitaker: One Who Sees All Things (1981-82, Smalls) [B+]