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What I'm Listening to This Week

Playlist

by JEFFREY ST. CLAIR

1. Wayne Shorter ­ Beyond the Sound Barrier (Verve/2005)

2. David Vest — Serve Me Right to Shuffle (Trillium Records/2005)

3. Kinky Friedman & Billy Joe Shaver — Live from Down Under (Sphincter Records / 2002)

4. Ornette Coleman & Pat Methany — Song X: Remastered (Nonesuch/2005)

5. Kathleen Edwards — Back to Me (Zoe Records/2005)

6. Otis Taylor — Below the Fold (Telarc/2005)

7. Charlie Haden & the Liberation Music Orchestra — Not in Our Name (Verve/2005)

8. Dixie Cups — Complete Red Bird Recordings (Varese Records / 2002)

9. Professor Longhair — Crawfish Fiesta (Alligator / 1990)

10. Charlie Poole — You Ain’t Talkin’ to Me (Sony / 2005)