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James Nadal's Best Releases of 2016

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Having had the honor and pleasure to review over eighty records in 2016, choosing a dozen is a difficult task. There are featured blues and soul vocalists, which are maintaining the significance of these genres alive with the authentic talent and dedication required. Included are stimulating offerings from innovative fusion and experimental artists, as well as diverse instrumental and vocal performances from Africa and the Caribbean. My sincere appreciation to all the musicians, producers, promoters, publicists and friends who send music; and to Michael Ricci our publisher and editor-in-chief for his invaluable technical assistance.


William Bell
This Is Where I Live
(Stax Records)

Pauline Jean
Nwayo
(Self Produced)

Aireene Espiritu
Back Where I Belong
(Little Village Foundation)

Michael Spiro/Wayne Wallace
Canto America
(Patois Records)

Leon Foster Thomas
Metamorphosis
(Ropeadope)

Shez Raja
Gurutopia
(Dot Time Records)

Shabaka And The Ancestors
Wisdom Of Elders
(Brownswood Recordings)

Mark Fox Quartet
Three Octaves Above The Sun
(Cherry Sound Records)

Kat Riggins
Blues Revival
(Bluzpik Media Group)

Taeko Kunishima
Iridescent Clouds
(33 Jazz)

Fidel Morales
Omío
(Omío Music World)

Cafêzz
Sol Boricua
(Talismusic Records)

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