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Jazz 2005: Kevin Whitehead's Top 10

For lovers of jazz music, the year 2005 brought a wealth of reissues by critical artists from Jelly Roll Morton to John Coltrane.

The music, some of it the result of exhaustive archival and restoration work, adds new details to one of America's richest musical traditions. Whitehead's recommendations:

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Kevin Whitehead
Kevin Whitehead is the jazz critic for NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross. Currently he reviews for The Audio Beat and Point of Departure.