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What We Liked: 2016

What We Liked: 2016
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We took our top lists, found the common recordings, added a dozen of my personal faves, and presented them here for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy, and feel free to post your 2016 favorites in the comments section below.

Wadada Leo Smith—America's National Parks
Wadada Leo Smith
America's National Parks
Cuneiform Records
Micahel Formanek Ensemble Kolossus—The Distance
Michael Formanek
The Distance
ECM Records
Frank Kimbrough—Solstice
Frank Kimbrough
Pirouet Records

Andreas Loven
District Six
Losen Records

Keith Jarrett
A Multitude of Angels
ECM Records

Wolfgang Muthspiel
Rising Grace
ECM Records

Nels Cline
Blue Note Records

Craig Taborn
Book of Angels, Vol. 27
Tzadik Records

Perfectly Out Of Place
Will Vinson

Daniel Freedman
Imagine That
Anzic Records

Henry Threadgill
Old Locks / Irregular Verbs
Pi Recordings

Alyssa Allgood
Out Of The Blue
Jerujazz Records

Cuong Vu Trio
Meets Pat Metheny
Nonesuch Records

Fred Hersch
Sunday At The Vanguard
Palmetto Records

Satoko Fujii
Libra Records

Tyshawn Sorey
The Inner Spectrum of Variables
Pi Recordings

Dr. Lonnie Smith
Blue Note Records

Factory Girl
Corey Christiansen
Origin Records

Herlin Riley
New Direction
Mack Avenue Records

Blues and Ballads
Brad Mehldau
Noneuch Records

Julian Lage
Mack Avenue Records

Bill Frisell
When You Wish Upon a Star

Wee +3
The Wee Trio
Bionic Records

Charlie Haden Liberation Music Orchestra


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