Recycled Goods:
Column Index 2011

#92: December 2011

  1. Dave Brubeck Quartet: Last Time Out: December 26, 1967 (1967, Columbia/Legacy, 2CD) [B+(***)]
  2. Eddy Current Suppression Ring: So Many Things (2003-04, Goner) [A-]
  3. Gorillaz: The Singles Collection 2001-2011 (2001-11, Virgin) [B+(*)]
  4. Jay-Z: The Hits Collection, Volume One (1998-2009, Def Jam/Roc Nation) [B+(**)]
  5. Kate & Anna McGarrigle: Tell My Sister (1971-77, Nonesuch, 3CD) [A]
  6. John Surman: Flashpoint: NDR Workshop - April '69 (1969, Cuneiform) [B+(***)]
  7. Wussy: Funeral Dress (2005, Shake It) [A-]
  8. Jaki Byard: A Matter of Black and White: Live at the Keystone Korner, Vol. 2 (1978-79, High Note) [B+(***)]
  9. El Rego: El Rego (1966-70s, Daptone) [B+(**)]
  10. Kali Z. Fasteau: Prophecy (1990-92, Flying Note) [B]
  11. Kali Z. Fasteau/William Parker/Cindy Blackman: An Alternative Universe (Flying Note) [B+(**)]
  12. Jay-Z: Reasonable Doubt (1996, Roc-A-Fella) [A-]
  13. Jay-Z: In My Lifetime, Vol. 1 (1997, Roc-A-Fella) [B+(***)]
  14. Jay-Z: Vol. 2 . . . Hard Knock Life (1998, Roc-A-Fella) [B+(**)]
  15. Jay-Z: The Blueprint 2: The Gift and the Curse (2002, Roc-A-Fella) [B+(**)]
  16. Jay-Z: The Black Album (2003, Roc-A-Fella) [A-]
  17. Jay-Z: Kingdom Come (2006, Roc-A-Fella) [B+(**)]
  18. The Klezmatics: Possessed (1997, Xenophile) [A-]
  19. The Klezmatics: Brother Moses Smote the Water (2004, Piranha) [B]
  20. Mates of State: Team Boo (2003, Polyvinyl) [B+(*)]
  21. Mates of State: Re-Arrange Us (2008, Barsuk) [B+(**)]
  22. Wussy: Rigor Mortis (2008, Shake It, EP) [B+(**)]

#91: November 2011

  1. The Plastic People of the Universe: Magical Nights (1969-85, Munster, 2CD) [A]
  2. Heikki Sarmanto Big Band: Everything Is It (1972, Porter) [B+(*)]
  3. The Staple Singers: Freedom Highway (1965-67, Columbia/Legacy) [A-]
  4. Chet Baker: Chet Is Back! (1962, RCA) [B]
  5. George Benson: It's Uptown (1966, Columbia) [B+(***)]
  6. Art Blakey: The Jazz Messengers (1956, Columbia) [A-]
  7. Clifford Brown: The Beginning and the End (1952-56, Columbia) [B+(***)]
  8. Dave Brubeck: Jazz Goes to College (1954, Columbia) [B+(***)]
  9. Stanley Clarke: School Days (1976, Epic) [C+]
  10. Paul Desmond: Desmond Blue (1961-62, RCA) [B+(**)]
  11. Duke Ellington/Count Basie: First Time! The Count Meets the Duke (1961, Columbia/Legacy) [B+(***)]
  12. Stan Getz: The Best of Two Worlds (1975, Columbia) [B]
  13. Benny Goodman/Lionel Hampton/Teddy Wilson/Gene Krupa: Together Again! (1963, RCA) [B+(**)]
  14. Dexter Gordon: Round Midnight [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] (1986, Columbia) [B+(*)]
  15. Herbie Hancock: Thrust (1974, Columbia) [B+(**)]
  16. Helen Merrill: Parole e Musica (1960, RCA) [B+(**)]
  17. Gerry Mulligan/Chet Baker: Carnegie Hall Concert (1974, CTI) [B]
  18. Charlie Parker: Bird [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] (1945-88, Columbia) [B+(*)]
  19. Return to Forever: Romantic Warrior (1976, Columbia) [C+]
  20. Sonny Rollins: Sonny Meets Hawk! (1963, RCA) [A-]
  21. Wayne Shorter: Native Dancer (1974, Columbia/Legacy) [B-]
  22. Sarah Vaughan: In Hi-Fi (1949-53, Columbia/Legacy) [B+(*)]
  23. Weather Report: Heavy Weather (1977, Columbia) [B-]
  24. Marilyn Crispell: Pianosolo -- A Concert in Berlin (1983, FMP) [B+(**)]
  25. Marilyn Crispell/Irène Schweizer: Overlapping Hands: Eight Segments (1990, FMP) [B+(***)]
  26. Bill Dixon: Berlin Abbozzi (1999, FMP) [A-]
  27. Georg Gräwe: Pink Pong (1977, FMP) [B+(*)]
  28. Ulrich Gumpert/Günter Sommer/Manfred Herring: The Old Song (1973, FMP) [B+(***)]
  29. Ulrich Gumbert/Günter Sommer: . . . Jetzt Geht's Kloß (1978, FMP) [B+(***)]
  30. Ulrich Gumpert/Günter Sommer: Versäuminisse (1979, FMP) [B+(**)]
  31. Peter Kowald: Peter Kowald Quintet (1972, FMP) [B+(*)]
  32. Hans Reichel/Achim Knipsel: Erdmännchen (1977, FMP) [A-]

#90: October 2011

  1. Billy Bang's Survival Ensemble: Black Man's Blues/New York Collage (1977-78, NoBusiness, 2CD) [A-]
  2. Miles Davis Quintet: Live Europe 1967 [The Bootleg Series Vol. 1] (1967, Columbia/Legacy, 3CD+DVD) [A-]
  3. The Go-Betweens: Before Hollywood (1983, Beggars Banquet) [B+(***)]
  4. McKinley Mitchell: The Complete Malaco Collection (1977-81, Waldoxy) [B+(***)]
  5. Sun Ra: Disco 3000: Complete Milan Concert 1978 (1978, Art Yard, 2CD) [A-]
  6. Red Hot + Rio 2 (2001, E1 Music, 2CD) [B+(*)]
  7. The Residents: Duck Stab!/Buster & Glen (1978, Ralph) [B+(**)]
  8. Randy Weston: Blue Moses (1972, CTI/Masterworks Jazz) [A-]
  9. Albert Ayler: Love Cry/The Last Album (1967-69, Impulse) [B]
  10. Art Blakey: Jazz Messengers!!!!!/A Jazz Message (1961-63, Impulse) [A-]
  11. Alice Coltrane: Universal Consciousness/Lord of Lords (1971-72, Impulse) [B-]
  12. Duke Ellington: Meets Coleman Hawkins/And John Coltrane (1962, Impulse) [A]
  13. Curtis Fuller: Soul Trombone/Cabin in the Sky (1961-62, Impulse) [B-]
  14. Coleman Hawkins: Today and Now/Desafinado (1963, Impulse) [B+(***)]
  15. Milt Jackson: Statements/Jazz 'n' Samba (1962-64, Impulse) [B+(**)]
  16. Ahmad Jamal: Poinciana Revisited/Freeflight (1969-71, Impulse) [B+(***)]
  17. Elvin Jones: Illuminations/Dear John C. (1963-65, Impulse) [B+(*)]
  18. Sonny Rollins: On Impulse!/There Will Never Be Another You (1965, Impulse) [A-]
  19. Pharoah Sanders: Village of the Pharoahs/Wisdom Through Music (1971-73, Impulse) [B+(***)]
  20. Shirley Scott: For Members Only/Great Scott!! (1963-64, Impulse) [B]
  21. Archie Shepp: For Losers/Kwanza (1968-69, Impulse) [A-]
  22. Gabor Szabo: The Sorcerer/More Scorcery (1967, Impulse) [B+(**)]
  23. McCoy Tyner: Inception/Reaching Fourth (1962-63, Impulse) [B+(**)]
  24. Airto: Fingers (1973, CTI/Masterworks Jazz) [B-]
  25. Jackie Cain & Roy Kral: A Wilder Alias (1973, CTI/Masterworks Jazz) [C-]
  26. Glen Campbell: Big Bluegrass Special (1962, Capitol) [B+(*)]
  27. Rodney Crowell: Ain't Living Long Like This (1978, Warner Brothers) [B+(***)]
  28. Group Doueh: Zayna Jumma (2011, Sublime Frequencies) [A-]
  29. Joe Farrell: Outback (1970, CTI/Masterworks) [B+(*)]
  30. Willis Jackson/Von Freeman: Lockin' Horns (1978, 32 Jazz) [B+(*)]
  31. Keith Jarrett: Bop-Be (1976, Impulse) [A-]
  32. Cheryl Lynn: Cheryl Lynn (1978, Reel Music) [B+(**)]
  33. Stephin Merritt: Obscurities (1992-99, Merge) [B+(**)]
  34. Son Seals: Live and Burning (1978, Alligator) [B+(**)]

#89: September 2011

  1. Mahmoud Ahmed & Imperial Bodyguard Band: Éthiopiques, Vol. 26: 1972-74 (1972-74, Buda Musique) [B+(***)]
  2. Cartagena! Curro Fuentes & the Big Band Cumbia and Descarga Sound of Colombia 1962-72 (1962-72, Soundway) [A]
  3. The Jayhawks: Tomorrow the Green Grass [Legacy Edition] (1995, American/Legacy, 2CD) [B]
  4. Boban & Marko Markovic Orchestra Versus Fanfare Ciocárlia: Balkan Brass Battle (2011, Asphalt Tango) [B+(***)]
  5. Ebo Taylor: Life Stories: Highlife & Afrobeat Classics 1973-1980 (1973-80, Strut, 2CD) [B+(***)]
  6. Lobi Traoré: Bwati Kono "In the Club" (2007-08, Kanaga System Krush) [A]
  7. Grin: The Very Best of Grin Featuring Nils Lofgren (1969-73, Spindizzy/Epic Associated/Legacy) [A-]
  8. Kambar Kalendarov/Kutman Sultanbekov: Jaw (2011, Cantaloupe Music) [B]
  9. Mamani Keita: Yelema (2005, No Format) [A-]
  10. Ocote Soul Sounds: Taurus (2011, ESL Music) [B+(**)]
  11. A Tribute to JJ Cale, Volume 1: The Vocal Sessions (2010, Zoho Roots) [B-]
  12. True Soul: Deep Sounds From the Left of Stax (1960s-70s, Now-Again) [B+(***)]
  13. True Soul: Deep Sounds From the Left of Stax, Volume 2 (1960s-70s, Now-Again) [B+(**)]

#88: August 2011

  1. Sorry Bamba: Volume One 1970-1979 (1970-79, Thrill Jockey) [A-]
  2. Robert Johnson: The Complete Recordings [The Centennial Collection] (1936-37, Columbia/Legacy, 2CD) [A-]
  3. Paul McCartney: McCartney (1970, Hear Music, 2CD) [B+(*)]
  4. Roy Orbison: The Monument Singles: A-Sides (1960-1964) (1960-64, Monument/Legacy) [A]
  5. Rave On: Buddy Holly (2011, Hear Music) [B-]
  6. Neil Young: International Harvesters: A Treasure (1984-85, Reprise) [A-]
  7. Chet Baker: She Was Too Good to Me (1974, CTI/Masterworks Jazz) [B+(*)]
  8. George Benson: White Rabbit (1971, CTI/Masterworks Jazz) [B]
  9. George Benson: Beyond the Blue Horizon (1971, CTI/Masterworks Jazz) [B+(*)]
  10. George Benson: Body Talk (1973, CTI/Masterworks Jazz) [B]
  11. Kenny Burrell: God Bless the Child (1971, CTI/Masterworks Jazz) [B+(*)]
  12. California Concert: The Hollywood Palladium (1971, CTI/Masterworks Jazz, 2CD) [B+(**)]
  13. Ron Carter: All Blues (1973, CTI/Masterworks Jazz) [B]
  14. Deodato: Prelude (1972, CTI/Masterworks Jazz) [B+(**)]
  15. Paul Desmond: Pure Desmond (1974, CTI/Masterworks Jazz) [B]
  16. Jim Hall: Concierto (1975, CTI/Masterworks Jazz) [B+(***)]
  17. Freddie Hubbard: Red Clay (1970, CTI/Masterworks Jazz) [A-]
  18. Freddie Hubbard: Straight Life (1970, CTI/Masterworks Jazz) [B+(***)]
  19. Freddie Hubbard: First Light (1971, CTI/Masterworks Jazz) [B+(*)]
  20. Milt Jackson: Sunflower (1972, CTI/Masterworks Jazz) [B]
  21. Antonio Carlos Jobim: Stone Flower (1970, CTI/Masterworks Jazz) [B]
  22. Hubert Laws: Morning Star (1972, CTI/Masterworks Jazz) [B-]
  23. Hubert Laws: In the Beginning (1974, CTI/Masterworks Jazz) [B]
  24. Don Sebesky: Giant Box (1973, CTI/Masterworks Jazz) [B]
  25. Stanley Turrentine: Sugar (1970, CTI/Masterworks Jazz) [A-]
  26. Stanley Turrentine: Salt Song (1971, CTI/Masterworks Jazz) [B+(**)]
  27. Stanley Turrentine: Don't Mess With Mister T. (1973, CTI/Masterworks Jazz) [B+(**)]
  28. Paul Gonsalves/Earl Hines: Paul Gonsalves Meets Earl Hines (1970-72, Black Lion) [B+(*)]
  29. Johnny Griffin: You Leave Me Breathless (1967, Black Lion) [B+(*)]
  30. Freddie Hubbard/Ilhan Mimaroglu: Sing Me a Song of Songmy (1971, Atlantic) [B+(*)]
  31. Freddie Hubbard: Pinnacle: Live & Unreleased From the Keystone Korner (1980, Resonance) [B+(*)]
  32. Paul McCartney: McCartney II (1979, Hear Music, 2CD) [C+]
  33. Warren Smith: Dragon Dave Meets Prince Black Knight From the Darkside of the Moon (1988, Porter) [B+(*)]
  34. Sunny Voices (1981-2008, Sunnyside) [B-]

#87: July 2011

  1. Chris Barber: Memories of My Trip (1958-2010, Proper, 2CD) [B+(**)]
  2. Johnny Hodges: Blues-A-Plenty (1958, Verve) [A-]
  3. Lena Horne: The Essential Lena Horne (1941-75, Masterworks/Legacy) [A-]
  4. Eartha Kitt: The Essential Eartha Kitt (1952-57, RCA/Legacy, 2CD) [B+(***)]
  5. NYC Salsa: The Incendiary Sound of Latin New York (1970-79, Fania, 2CD) [B+(**)]
  6. The NYFA Collection: 25 Years of New York New Music (1988-2010, Innova, 5CD) [B+(**)]
  7. The Reatards: Teenage Hate/Fuck Elvis Here's the Reatards (1998, Goner) [B+(***)]
  8. Django Reinhardt: The Essential Django Reinhardt (1949-50, RCA/Legacy, 2CD) [B+(**)]
  9. Wire: 14 Sept 2002, Metro, Chicago [Legal Bootleg Series] (2000 [2010], Pinkflag) [A-]
  10. Till Brönner: Chattin' With Chet (2000, Verve) [B]
  11. Kate & Anna McGarrigle: Odditties (1973-90, Querbeservice) [A-]
  12. Leo Smith: Human Rights (1982-85, Kabell) [B+(*)]
  13. Wire: 25 Oct 1978 Bradford University [Legal Bootleg Series] (1978, Pinkflag) [A-]
  14. Wire: 21 July 1988 Astoria, London [Legal Bootleg Series] (1988, Pinkflag) [B+(*)]
  15. Wire: 08 Dec 2000 Queen\s Hall, Edinburgh [Legal Bootleg Series] (2000, Pinkflag) [B+(***)]
  16. Neil Young/International Harvesters: A Treasure (1984-85, Reprise) [B+(***)]

#86: June 2011

  1. Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers: The Sesjun Radio Shows (1978-83, T2 Entertainment, 2CD) [B+(**)]
  2. Johnny Cash: Bootleg Vol I: Personal File (1973-83, Columbia/Legacy, 2CD) [A-]
  3. Miles Davis: Bitches Brew Live (1969-70, Columbia/Legacy) [B+(***)]
  4. Lajos Dudas: 50 Years of Jazz Clarinet: The Best of Lajos Dudas (1976-2007, Jazz Sick, 2CD) [B+(**)]
  5. Blaze Foley: Duct Tape Messiah [Soundtrack From the Documentary Film] (1975-89, Lost Art) [B+(**)]
  6. Wall of Sound: The Very Best of Phil Spector 1961-1966 (1961-66, Phil Spector/Legacy) [A]
  7. The Cars: Greatest Hits (1978-85, Elektra) [B+(**)]
  8. Johnny Cash: Bootleg Vol. II: From Memphis to Hollywood (1955-69, Columbia/Legacy, 2CD) [B+(**)]
  9. The Crystals: Da Doo Ron Ron: The Very Best of the Crystals (1961-63, Phil Spector/Legacy) [B+(**)]
  10. Tubby Hayes: Late Spot at Scott's (1962, Verve) [B+(**)]
  11. Isolée: We Are Monster (2005, Pampa) [A-]
  12. Femi Kuti: Africa for Africa (2010, Knitting Factory) [B+(**)]
  13. Ladytron: Best of 00-10 (2000-10, Emperor Norton) [B+(*)]
  14. Vesa-Matti Loiri: 4+20 (1971, Porter) [B+(*)]
  15. Darlene Love: The Sound of Love: The Very Best of Darlene Love (1962-75, Phil Spector/Legacy) [B+(**)]
  16. Elvis Presley: An Afternoon in the Garden (1972, RCA) [B]
  17. Don Pullen: Plays Monk (1984, Why Not?) [B]
  18. The Ronettes: Be My Baby: The Very Best of the Ronettes (1963-66, Phil Spector/Legacy) [B+(***)]
  19. The Sway Machinery: The House of Friendly Ghosts Vol. 1 (2010, JDub) [B+(*)]
  20. Max Wild: Tamba (2008, ObliqSound) [B+(**)]

#85: May 2011

  1. Neil Diamond: The Bang Years 1966-1968 (1966-68, Legacy) [B+(*)]
  2. Bob Dylan: The Bootleg Series Vol. 9: The Witmark Demos: 1962-1964 (1962-64, Columbia/Legacy, 2CD) [A-]
  3. I, Brute Force: Confections of Love (1966-67, Bar/None) [D+]
  4. La Cherga: Revolve (2011, Asphalt Tango) [A-]
  5. David Murray: Live at the Lower Manhattan Ocean Club (1977, Jazzwerkstatt) [B+(**)]
  6. Phoebe Snow: The Very Best of Phoebe Snow (1974-91, Columbia/Legacy) [B+(**)]
  7. X-Ray Spex: Live @ the Roundhouse London 2008 (2008, Year Zero) [A-]
  8. Billy Bang: The Fire From Within (1984, Soul Note) [A-]
  9. Marilyn Crispell: Live in Berlin (1982, Black Saint) [B+(**)]
  10. Bob Dylan: In Concert: Brandeis University 1963 (1963, Columbia/Legacy) [B+(**)]
  11. The Flying Burrito Brothers: Authorized Bootleg: Fillmore East, New York, N.Y.: Late Show, November 7, 1970 (1970, Hip-O Select) [B]
  12. Clarence "Jelly" Johnson: Low Down Papa (1920s, Delmark) [B+(**)]
  13. David Murray: Children (1984, Black Saint) [B+(**)]
  14. David Murray: Recording NYC 1986 (1986, DIW) [B+(**)]
  15. David Murray/Jack DeJohnette: In Our Style (1986, DIW) [A-]
  16. David Murray: Lovers (1988, DIW) [A-]
  17. David Murray: Remembrances (1990, DIW) [B+(***)]
  18. David Murray: Death of a Sideman (1991, DIW) [A-]
  19. David Murray: Picasso (1992, DIW) [B+(**)]
  20. David Murray: Love and Sorrow (1993, DIW) [A-]
  21. David Murray: Circles: Live in Cracow (2003, Not Two) [B+(***)]
  22. Ruth Olay: Olay! O.K.! (1963, Essential Media Group) [B+(*)]
  23. Phoebe Snow: Live (2008, Verve Forecast) [B+(**)]
  24. String Trio of New York: Area Code 212 (1980, Black Saint) [B+(*)]
  25. String Trio of New York: Common Goal (1981, Black Saint) [B+(***)]
  26. String Trio of New York: Rebirth of a Feeling (1983, Black Saint) [B+(**)]
  27. String Trio of New York: Natural Balance (1986, Black Saint) [B+(*)]

#84: April 2011

  1. Eero Koivistoinen & Co.: 3rd Version (1973, Porter) [A-]
  2. Carmen McRae: Carmen Sings Monk (1988, RCA Bluebird) [A-]
  3. Carmen McRae: Sarah: Dedicated to You (1990, RCA Bluebird) [B+(***)]
  4. Misha Mengelberg/Steve Lacy/George Lewis/Harjen Gorten/Han Bennink: Change of Season (Music of Herbie Nichols) (1984, Soul Note) [B+(***)]
  5. Willem Breuker Kollektief: Live in Berlin (1975, FMP) [A-]
  6. Peter Brötzmann/Fred Van Hove/Han Bennink/Albert Mangelsdorff: Live in Berlin '71 (1971, FMP, 2CD) [B+(**)]
  7. Peter Brötzmann/Misha Mengelberg/Han Bennink: 3 Points and a Mountain . . . Plus (1979, FMP, 2CD) [B+(***)]
  8. Peter Brötzmann: 14 Love Poems (Plus 10 More) (1984, FMP) [B+(*)]
  9. Rüdiger Carl: Zwei Quintette (1987, FMP) [B+(**)]
  10. Andrew Cyrille/Peter Brötzmann: Andrew Cyrille Meets Brötzmann in Berlin (1982, FMP) [B+(***)]
  11. Globe Unity Orchestra: Rumbling (1975, FMP) [B+(***)]
  12. The Noah Howard Quartet: Schizophrenic Blues (1977, FMP) [A-]
  13. Noah Howard Group: Berlin Concert (1975, FMP) [B+(***)]
  14. ICP-Tentet: In Berlin (1977, FMP) [B+(**)]
  15. Peter Kowald/Wadada Leo Smith/Günter Sommer: Touch the Earth - Break the Shells (1979-81, FMP) [A-]
  16. Steve Lacy & Evan Parker: Chirps (1985, FMP) [B+(**)]
  17. Misha Mengelberg/Han Bennink: Eine Partie Tischtennis (1974, FMP) [B+(*)]
  18. Sam Rivers: Portrait (1995, FMP) [B+(*)]
  19. Schlippenbach Trio: Elf Bagatellen (1990, FMP) [B+(**)]
  20. Cecil Taylor/William Parker/Tony Oxley: The Feel Trio: Celebrated Blazons (1990, FMP) [A-]
  21. Keith Tippett: Mujician I & II (1981-86, FMP) [B+(*)]
  22. Chris Connor: Chris Connor (1956, Atlantic) [B+(*)]
  23. Chris Connor: He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not (1956, Atlantic) [B+(**)]
  24. Chris Connor: I Miss You So (1956-57, Atlantic) [B+(**)]
  25. Chris Connor: A Jazz Date With Chris Connor (1956, Atlantic) [B+(**)]
  26. Chris Connor: Chris Craft (1958, Atlantic) [B+(***)]
  27. Chris Connor: Sings Ballads of the Sad Cafe (1959, Atlantic) [B+(*)]
  28. Chris Connor: Witchcraft (1959, Atlantic) [B+(***)]
  29. Noah Howard: Noah Howard Quartet (1966, ESP-Disk) [B+(*)]
  30. Misha Mengelberg/Steve Lacy/George Lewis/Ernst Reijseger/Han Bennink: Dutch Masters (1987, Soul Note) [B+(***)]
  31. Heikki Sarmanto: A Boston Date (1970, Porter) [A-]
  32. Heikki Sarmanto Quintet: Counterbalance (1971, Porter) [B+(*)]
  33. Schlippenbach Quartet: Hunting the Snake (1975, Atavistic) [B+(*)]

#83: March 2011

  1. The Lou Grassi Po Band with Marshall Allen: Live at the Knitting Factory Volume 1 (2000, Porter) [B+(**)]
  2. George Jones: The Great Lost Hits (1965-72, Time Life, 2CD) [B+(**)]
  3. Tabu Ley Rochereau: The Voice of Lightness Vol. 2: Congo Classics 1977-1993 (1977-93, Sterns, 2CD) [A]
  4. The Sound of Siam: Leftfield Luk Thung, Jazz & Molam in Thailand 1964-1975 (1964-75, Soundway) [B+(**)]
  5. Natalia Bernal/Mike Eckroth/Jason Ennis: La Voz de Tres (2010, Jota Sete) [B+(*)]
  6. Alpha Blondy & the Solar System: Grand Bassam Zion Rock (1996, VP) [B+(*)]
  7. Dadi: Bem Aqui (2009, Sunnyside) [A-]
  8. Kenny Dorham: The Flamboyan, Queens, NY, 1963 (1963, Uptown) [B+(***)]
  9. D.O. Misiani and Shirati Jazz: The King of History (1973-79, Sterns) [A]
  10. Palenque Palenque! Champeta Criolla & Afro Roots in Colombia 1975-91 (1975-91, Soundway) [A-]
  11. Charanjit Singh: Ten Ragas to a Disco Beat (1982, Bombay Connection) [B+(***)]
  12. Joan Soriano: El Duque de la Bachata (2010, IASO) [B+(***)]
  13. Sidi Touré & Friends: Sahel Folk (2009, Thrill Jockey) [B+(***)]
  14. Vagrants: I Can't Make a Friend 1965-1968 (1965-68, Light in the Attic) [B]

#82: February 2011

  1. Dave Brubeck: Legacy of a Legend (1954-70, Columbia/Legacy, 2CD) [B+(***)]
  2. Frank Fairfield's Pawn Records Presents: Unheard Ofs & Forgotten Abouts (1916-64, Tompkins Square) [B+(**)]
  3. Alan Jackson: 34 Number Ones (1989-2008, Arista, 2CD) [B+(***)]
  4. Lloyd Miller: A Lifetime in Oriental Jazz (1960s-80s, Jazzman) [B+(**)]
  5. Roots of OK Jazz: Congo Classics 1955-56 (1955-56, Crammed Discs) [A]
  6. Todd Snider: Live: The Storyteller (2010, Thirty Tigers/Aimless, 2CD) [A-]
  7. Chubby Checker: The Best of Chubby Checker: 1959-1963 [Cameo Parkway] (1959-63, ABKCO) [A-]
  8. The Dovells: The Best of the Dovells: 1961-1965 [Cameo Parkway] (1961-63, ABKCO) [B+(**)]
  9. Charlie Gracie: The Best of Charlie Gracie: 1956-1958 [Cameo Parkway] (ABKCO) [A-]
  10. The Orlons: The Best of the Orlons: 1961-1966 [Cameo Parkway] (ABKCO) [A-]
  11. ? and the Mysterians: The Best of ? and the Mysterians: 1966-1967 [Cameo Parkway] (ABKCO) [B+(***)]
  12. Bobby Rydell: The Best of Bobby Rydell: 1959-1964 [Cameo Parkway] (ABKCO) [B+(**)]
  13. Dee Dee Sharp: The Best of Dee Dee Sharp: 1962-1966 [Cameo Parkway] (ABKCO) [B+(***)]
  14. The Tymes: The Best of the Tymes: 1963-1964 [Cameo Parkway] (ABKCO) [B+(***)]
  15. Cameo Parkway: 1957-1967 (1956-67, ABKCO, 4CD) [B+(**)]
  16. Cameo Parkway: The Greatest Hits (1956-66, ABKCO) [A]
  17. Henry Brun and the Latin Playerz: 20th Anniversary (1992-2010, Richport) [B+(**)]
  18. Norah Jones: . . . Featuring Norah Jones (2001-10, Blue Note) [B]
  19. Mike Marshall: An Adventure 1999-2009 (1996-2009, Adventure Music) [B+(**)]
  20. Spiritual Jazz: Esoteric, Modal and Deep Jazz From the Underground 1968-77 (1968-77, Jazzman) [B+(**)]

#81: January 2011

  1. Afrocubism: Afrocubism (2010, World Circuit/Nonesuch) [B+(***)]
  2. Miles Davis: Bitches Brew: 40th Anniversary Collector's Edition (1969-70, Columbia/Legacy, 3CD+DVD) [A-]
  3. Bollywood Remembers: Laxmikrant Pyarelli: Best of the EMI Years (1963-91, Times Square, 2CD) [B+(***)]
  4. John Prine: In Person & On Stage (2010, Oh Boy) [B+(**)]
  5. Septeto Nacional Ignacio Piñeiro: ¡Sin Rumba No Hay Son! (2010, World Village) [B+(**)]
  6. Fucked Up: Couple Tracks (2002-09, Matador, 2CD) [B+(**)]
  7. Klezwoods: Oy Yeah! (2010, Accurate) [B+(**)]
  8. Shangaan Electro: New Wave Dance Music From South Africa (2006-09, Honest Jon's) [A-]