05/17/1982 at 01:00 AM EDT
>•BACH: THE WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER, BOOK I—João Carlos Martin. A Brazilian, lately a bank VP, interprets Bach brilliantly.
•BLACK ON BLACK—Waylon Jennings. Country music's outlaw of dark moods strikes again.
•THE BLASTERS. A new L.A.-based group creates a raucous, rock 'n' rolling good time.
•THE CONCERT IN CENTRAL PARK—Simon and Garfunkel. The old minstrels prove their music is still magic after all these years.
•GREAT WHITE NORTH—Bob and Doug McKenzie. SCTV's mentally snow-blind brothers answer the humor-album question, eh?
•FAREWELL SONG-Janis Joplin. Previously unreleased tracks by the late blues-rock queen are a fitting remembrance.
•WYNTON MARSALIS. At 20, the jazz trumpeter blows hot and cool, magnificently.
•DE7 (formerly called ME AND THE BOYS)—Dave Edmunds.The English rockabilly veteran hasn't lost his verve.
•MICHEAL SMOTHERMAN. A literate, inventive new pop composer debuts with an album you can dance, and smile, to.