2016 - 60 Jazz Tracks
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2016 – 60 Jazz Tracks

Here is the 2016 list of all the monthly selections. You will get all the 60 Jazz tracks (5 per month time 12) that made our year and we hope also your! The playlist is on Spotify: “60 Jazz Song 2016” (6 hours 16 minutes!).

Curious about 2016, here is our Best of Jazz – Year 2016 selection with the best 10 albums and 10 tracks of the year.

January

  • Arnan Raz « Mykonos » – from Second to the Left
  • Esperanza Spalding « Good Lava » – from Emily’s D+Evolution
  • Tortoise « Hot Coffee » – from The Catastrophist
  • Erik Truffaz Quartet « Kudu » – from Doni Doni
  • Sainkho Namtchylak « Erge Chokka To » – from Like a Bird or Spirit, Not a Face

February

  • Charles Lloyd & The Marvels « Of Course, Of Course » – from I Long to See You
  • Frank Woeste « Terlingua » – from Pocket Rhapsody
  • Brandee Younger « Soul Vibration » – from Wax & Wane
  • Heliocentrics « Night and Day » – from From the Deep
  • Gogo Penguin « Smarra » – from Man Made Object

March

  • Ingrid Racine « Breathe In, Breathe Out » – from Concentric Circles
  • Omer Avital « Afrik » – from Abutbul Music
  • Joachim Kühn « Machineria » – from Beauty & Truth
  • Benjamin Faugloire Project « Beautiful Day for a Birth » – from Birth
  • Tonbruket « Mano Sinistra » – from Forevergreens

April

  • Shez Raja « Maharaja » – from Gurutopia
  • Jesper Lodval « Carlos » – from Very Well, Vol.1
  • Marcus Strickland’s Twi-Life « The Chant » – from Nihil Novi
  • Allison Miller « High T » – from Otis Was a Polar Bear
  • Aaron Parks « Alcubierre’s Law » – from Groovements

May

  • Gerardo Núñez & Ulf Wakenius « Logos » – from Logos
  • Mop Mop « Adhara » – from Luna Love
  • Jane Ira Bloom « Hips & Sticks » – from Early Americans
  • Thomas Rusiak « Derringers » – form Derringers
  • Airelle Besson « Radio One » – from Radio One

June

  • Mark Ernestus’ Ndagga Rhythm Force « Ndiguel Groove » – from Walo Walo
  • Mocke « Gardons-nous de critiquer Jean Autrui » – from St-Homard
  • Samo Salamon, Stefano Battaglia « Hammer » – from Winds
  • Billy Cobham & Frankfurt Radio Big Band « Red Baron » – from the album Broad Horizon
  • Nicholas Payton « Soft » – from Textures

July

  • Mulatu Astatke « Wubit » – from Cradle of Humanity
  • Elliot Galvin Trio « Hurdy-Gurdy » – from Punch
  • BadBadNotGood « Confessions Pt. II » – from IV
  • Roji « Inner Roji » – from The Hundred Headed Women
  • Toshi Tsuchitori / Seymour Wright / Ute Kanngeisser – from Toshi Tsuchitori / Seymour Wright / Ute Kanngeisser

August

  • David Helbock Trio « The Soul » – from Into the Mystic
  • Mugwisa International Xylophone Group « Jinja Pearls » – from Santuri’s Embaire Umeme
  • Derrick Hodge « Underground Rhapsody » – from The Second
  • Mary Halvorson & Noël Akchoté « Flowers – For Mary » – from Mary Halvorson & Noël Akchoté
  • Bly de Blyant « Forty » – from The Third Bly de Blyant

September

  • Ross Hammond & Vinny Golia « Learning to Live the Questions » – from Ross Hammond and Vinny Golia
  • Scott Tixier « 100,000 Hours » From Cosmic Adventure
  • Black Bombaim & Peter Brotzmann « Black Bombaim & Peter Brotzmann, Pt. 3 » – from Black Bombaim & Peter Brotzmann
  • Shabaka and the Ancestors « Mzwandile » – from Wisdom of Elders
  • Nils Petter Molvaer « Jackson Reef » – from Buoyancy

October

  • Stefan Aeby Trio « Knabautsch » – from To The Light
  • Nicholas Payton « The Egyptian Second Line » – from The Egyptian Second Line
  • Matt Ulery’s Loom/Large « The Peacocks » – from Festival
  • DKV Trio The Thing « Cards » – from Collider
  • Orchestre National de Jazz « Ezuberanza 1 » – from Europa Rome

November

  • Oren Ambarchi « Hubris, Pt. 3 » – from Hubris
  • Shai Maestro Trio « From One Soul to Another » – from The Stone Skipper
  • E.S.T. Symphony « Dodge the Dodo » – from E.S.T. Symphony
  • The Comet is Coming « Final Eclipse » – from Final Eclipse
  • Yussef Kamaal « Remembrance » – from Black Focus

December

  • J Dilla « 1070 » – from Jay Dee’s Ma Dukes Collection
  • Bror Gunnar Jansson « Spiritual » – from And The Great Unknown Part I & Part II
  • Hot 8 Brass Band « Keepin it Funky » – from Working Together / Keepin’ It Funky
  • Fox Capture Plan « Turning Point » – from Color & Monochrome 2
  • Tigran Hamasyan « Fides Tua » – from An Ancient Observer

+4 extra tracks

As 4 songs originally selected are not listed in Spotify, we replaced them by 4 songs we loved and that should be anyway part of that list:

Pierre Bastien – “Tin Unit” // The Comet is Coming – “Space Carnival” // Anthony Joseph – “Neckbone” // Domherrarna – “Molotov”.

The 4 missing tracks are: Nicholas Payton – “Soft ” // Mulatu Astatke – “Wubit” // Toshi Tsuchitori, Seymour Wright, Ute Kanngeisser // Scott Tixier – “100,000 Hours”.

Playlist – 60 Jazz Tracks 2016

Play the entire playlist on Spotify

Post “2016 – 60 Jazz Tracks” originally from Archaicpop.com

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