Daniel Lanois – Belladonna
Haunting ambient recording. Brilliant.

Toumani Diabate – Kaira
Solo kora music. I found this album in the early nineties. Saw Toumani perform in a place called the Speakeasy in L.A. He sat on a table in the restaurant and played that exquisite Kora music. Most people didn’t seem to know who he was, but I was mesmerized. I recently came across the album again and have been listening almost daily.