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The 11th Annual Director's Cuts Gift Guide

So far, 2009 has been the year of Taylor Swift, Beyonce, T-Pain, Lady Gaga and Black Eyed Peas. But if you're looking for music gift ideas beyond the blockbusters, here are a few hidden gems for fans of jazz, world music, classical and rock.

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Corrected: December 8, 2009 at 12:00 AM EST
We referred to Dave Brubeck's "Take Five," giving the impression that Brubeck composed the music. The composer was Paul Desmond.
Ned Wharton is a senior producer and music director for Weekend Edition.