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Hrayr Attarian's Best Releases of 2016

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Many other writers have submitted superb Best of/End of year lists, so another similar one would be redundant. As women instrumentalists in jazz have been historically underrepresented to great degree and remain a minority even today, below is a list with a feminist bent. These 12 exquisite albums are either by women or prominently feature women. An example of the latter is cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum's Enter the Plustet that showcases, among other masterful improvisers, guitarist Mary Halvorson, cellist Tomeka Reid, trumpeter Stephanie Richards and saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock.


Joelle Leandre
Can You Hear Me?
(Ayler Records)

Satoko Fujii
Peace
(Libra)

Mary Halvorson
Away With You
(Firehouse 12)

Taylor Ho Bynum
Enter the Plustet
(Firehouse 12)

Eve Risser
Les Deux Versants Se Regardent
(Clean Feed)

Carol Liebowitz
First Set
(Line Art Records)

Ingrid Laubrock
Serpentines
(Intakt)

Julie Kjaer
Dobbeltgaeenger
(Clean Feed)

Catherine Sikora
Jersey
(Relative Pitch Records)

Jane Ira Bloom
Early Americans
(Outline)

Christine Corvisier
First Takes
(Unit Records)

Michala Oestergaard-Nielsen
More Stories From the Village
(Boogie Post)

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