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Il Meglio del 2016 Secondo Ludovico Granvassu

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Che anno! La musica di alta qualità continua ad arrivare inarrestabile. La preparazione di questa lista è stata quasi dolorosa per la scelta crudele di limitare il numero dei CD a 12 e quello dei concerti a 10. Ma tant'è. Questi saranno CD e concerti che rimarranno per me indelebilmente legati al 2016, con una menzione d'onore particolare per le sorprese inaspettate, quale lo splendido disco di Brahja Waldman, lo spiazzante album di Koh, il sontuoso progetto di Nels Cline e l'inaspettato ritorno dei A Tribe Called Quest. Tra le esperienze dal vivo un pareggio tra il viaggio nostalgico nel progetto di Hal Willner dedicato a Nino Rota, l'esplosiva Michael Leonhart Orchestra e la scoperta, per me, della cantante Krystle Warren.

Dischi

Jane Ira Bloom
Early Americans
(Outline)

Nels Cline
Lovers
(Blue Note Records)

Daniel Freedman
Imagine That
(Anzic Records)

Charlie Hunter
Everybody Has A Plan Until They Get Punched In The Mouth
(Ground Up Music)

Koh
Seneca
(Autoprodotto)

Jon Lundbom & Big Five Chord
2016: EPs
(Hot Cup Records)

Wolfgang Muthspiel
Rising Grace
(ECM Records)

A Tribe Called Quest
We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service
(Epic/SME)

Matt Ulery's Loom/Large
Festival
(Autoprodotto)

Greg Ward
Touch My Beloved's Thoughts
(Greenleaf Music)

Matt Wilson's Big Happy Family
Beginning of a Memory
(Palmetto Records)

Brahja Waldman
Wisdomatic
(Autopdotto)
Concerti
Steve Coleman—Stone—New York—Residenza per il sessantesimo compleanno (30.08-25.09.2016)
Charlie Haden Liberation Orchestra—Jazz Standard—New York—11.06.2016
Kamikaze Ground Crew—Westbeth—New York—22.01.2016
Frank Kimbrough, Lucas Pino—Spectrum—New York—29.10.2016
Michael Leonhart Orchestra—Rockwood Music Hall—New York—Residenza (settembre/dicembre 2016)
Medeski, Martin & Cline (with Chris Lightcap, Steven Bernstein & Julian Lage)—Le Poisson Rouge—20.10.2016
Hal Willner "Amarcord Nino Rota" (35esimo anniversario della pubblicazione dell'omonimo disco)—Stone—New York—14.06.2016
Greg Ward—Jazz Gallery—New York—08.07.2016
Krystle Warren—BRIC Jazz Festival—New York—13.10.2016
John Zorn's Ultimate Bagatelles Marathon—National Sawdust—New York—22.10.2016

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