As per the discussion now prefacing the world music index page here, I have created this general page for more recent CD additions (i.e. since July 2015).
This is a general purpose listing, in that CDs will not be broken down by culture or genre, but merely collected for reference. Discussion will be minimal to nonexistent here, although some discussion can sometimes be found in the CD files themselves, or in entries over in my jazz or improvised music series. (The latter will be interspersed with many entries concerning contemporary improvisation from the US, Europe & elsewhere.)
And so the following are also (very much) recommended recordings, but more recently produced than those found in the older listings:
The above list is in chronological order, according to when I first encountered the album. (Breaks do mark intervals of time, but are partly arbitrary as well.)
It is unclear how fast this list might or might not grow, but I intend it to maintain some contact with the "traditional" focus of this portion of the site. (Note: The CD files above will generally have links referring back to a historical summary in which they do not actually appear, as opposed to pointing back here.)
I've also come to add a handful of older recordings as well, some of which only recently appeared in print, but some of which I could have conceivably featured much earlier (but didn't):
Brief discussions within those files will hopefully provide the specific circumstances around their (belated) inclusion here.
The following were then the final two CDs added (in 2012 & 2013, respectively) to this section of the site under the old format, such that pages for their particular world cultures were also updated at the time:
The above are included to provide a bit of continuity with the earlier approach.
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To World Music front page.Todd M. McComb Last Update: 30 August 2023