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Jerome Wilson's Best Releases of 2016

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Any "best of the year" list is really a snapshot in time. It's impossible to listen to all the worthwhile jazz music out there so you end up making a list based on what you've heard during the year. With apologies to Kris Davis, John Scofield, Darcy James Argue's Secret Society and all the other musicians whose CDs I haven't heard yet, here is my current Best Of for 2016.

Nels Cline
Lovers
Blue Note Records

Wadada Leo Smith
America's National Parks
Cuneiform Records

The Fred Hersch Trio
Sunday Night At The Vanguard
(Palmetto)

Mark Dresser Seven
Sedimental You
Clean Feed Records

Darrell Katz and Oddsong
Jailhouse Doc With Holes In her Socks
JCA Recordings

Jeff Lederer's Brooklyn Blowhards
Brooklyn Blowhards
Little (i) Music

Jane Ira Bloom
Early Americans
Outline

Nicole Saphos
Tiptoe
Self Produced

Frank Kimbrough
Solstice
Pirouet Records

Michael Formanek's Ensemble Kolossus
The Distance
ECM Records

Henry Threadgill Ensemble Double Up
Old Locks and Irregular Verbs
Pi Recordings

Satoko Fujii / Joe Fonda
Duet
Long Song

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