Yesterday I posted about the results of the annual Jazz Critics Poll and included my individual ballot. My number three selection in the reissue category was Dogon A.D., a stone-cold classic by alto saxophonist Julius Hemphill. The album was cut in 1972 and originally released on the reedist’s own Mbari label, though it got an early reissue (with international distribution) by Arista/Freedom in 1975. It’s been in and out of print since then, but it got the deluxe treatment in 2011 thanks to Chicago’s own International Phonograph label. The reissue doesn’t include any additional material, but as with the label’s reissue of Bill Dixon’s Intents and Purposes (my number two jazz reissue of 2011), it beautifully re-creates the original look of the vinyl release with a glossy cardboard gatefold (there’s also an insert with art from the original Mbari edition). And of course the music is brilliant.