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Nicola Negri's Best Releases Of 2016

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Here is a small selection, in no particular order, of some of this year's best releases, chosen among those reviewed at All About Jazz.

Satoko Fujii Orchestra Tokyo
Peace
Libra Records

A powerful example of Fujii's explosive creativity and masterful compositional prowess. Simply wonderful.

Wadada Leo Smith
America's National Parks
Cuneiform Records

Another work of epic proportions from Maestro Wadada Leo Smith. Essential.

Fire!
She Sleeps, She Sleeps
Rune Grammofon

An unexpected side of this powerful trio—a dark and dreamy, exquisitely crafted album.

Nuova Camerata
Chant
Improvising Beings

Spontaneous musical expression at its highest level, brilliantly merging the worlds of free improvisation and contemporary classical music.

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

A breathtaking tribute from one master to another, Threadgill pays homage to Butch Morris with uncompromising rigour and passion.

High Definition Quartet
Bukoliki
For Tune

An astonishing album from a young Polish quartet that shows once again the excellent state of today's jazz.

Tyshawn Sorey
The Inner Spectrum Of Variables
Pi Recordings

An ambitious and continually surprising view on the convergence of composition and improvisation in creative music.

Susana Santos Silva, Lotte Anker, Sten Sandell, Torbjorn Zetterberg, John Fält
Life And Other Transient Storms
Clean Feed Records

Carefully pondered and elegant collective improvisations from some of Europe's finest improvisers.

Thomas Johansson/Øyvind Storesund/Paal Nilssen-Love
Revolution Before Lunch
Tammtz Records

A perfect example of the powerful and unabashed creativity of Norwegian free jazz.

Tatsuya Nakatani
Confirmation
Taiga

The mysterious sound world of a fearless explorer of contemporary percussion's creative potential.

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