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Best of jazz – year 2016

2016 summarized in 20 amazing jazz tracks and albums. No rank, no order, you can enjoy the playlist as it is or shuffle it.

Find links to the artists’ websites just under the art covers and discover more of their works, past and to come.

Best Jazz 2016

GoGo Penguin

Best Jazz 2016 - GoGo Penguin - Man Made Object

GoGo Penguin
“Smarra” ‎
from Man Made Object ‎
(Blue Note)

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Julie Kjær 3

Best Jazz 2016 - Julie Kjær 3 - Dobbeltgænger

Julie Kjær 3 ‎‎
“Out Of Sight” ‎
from Dobbeltgænger ‎
(Clean Feed)

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Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom

Best Jazz 2016 - Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom - Otis Was A Polar Bear

Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom ‎‎
“High T” ‎
from Otis Was A Polar Bear ‎
(The Royal Potato Family)

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Shabaka And The Ancestors

Best Jazz 2016 - Shabaka And The Ancestors - Wisdom Of Elders

Shabaka And The Ancestors ‎
‎”Mzwandile” ‎
from Wisdom Of Elders ‎
(Brownswood Recordings)

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Yussef Kamaal

Best Jazz 2016 - Yussef Kamaal - Black Focus

Yussef Kamaal
‎”Remembrance” ‎
from Black Focus ‎
(Brownswood Recordings)

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Jonathan Greenstein

Best Jazz 2016 - Jonathan Greenstein - Vol. I

Jonathan Greenstein, Gilad Hekselman, Or Bareket, Mark Whtfield Jr.
“Mechanics” ‎
from Vol. I ‎
()

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Tonbruket

Tonbruket - Forevergreens

Tonbruket
“Mano Sinistra” ‎
from Forevergreens ‎
(ACT)

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Orchestre National De Jazz, Olivier Benoit

Orchestre National De Jazz - Europa Rome

Orchestre National De Jazz, Olivier Benoit
‎”Esuberanza 1″ ‎
from Europa Rome ‎
(ONJ Records)

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Arnan Raz

Arnan Raz - Second To The Left

Arnan Raz
“Mykonos” ‎
from Second To The Left ‎
(Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit Records)

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Aziza

Aziza - Aziza

Aziza
“Aziza Dance” ‎
from Aziza ‎
(Dare2 Records)

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Mary Halvorson, Noël Akchoté

Mary Halvorson, Noël Akchoté

Mary Halvorson, Noël Akchoté
“Flowers (For Mary)” ‎
from Mary Halvorson & Noël Akchoté ‎
(Noël Akchoté Downloads)

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Esbjörn Svensson Trio e.s.t

Esbjörn Svensson Trio e.s.t. - E.S.T. Symphony

Esbjörn Svensson Trio e.s.t.
“Dodge The Dodo” ‎
from E.S.T. Symphony ‎
(ACT)

Website

The Comet Is Coming

The Comet Is Coming - Death To The Planet

The Comet Is Coming ‎‎
“Final Eclipse (Full Version)” ‎
from Death To The Planet ‎
(Leaf)

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Vijay Iyer, Wadada Leo Smith ‎‎

Vijay Iyer, Wadada Leo Smith - A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke

Vijay Iyer, Wadada Leo Smith ‎‎
“A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke (For Nasreen Mohamedi)” ‎
from A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke ‎
(ECM)

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Brandee Younger

Brandee Younger - Wax & Wane

Brandee Younger
‎”Soul Vibrations” ‎
from Wax & Wane ‎
(Disk Union)

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Lisa Ullén Quartet

Lisa Ullén Quartet - Borderlands

Lisa Ullén Quartet
‎”Sisters, Brothers, Here’s Another” ‎
from Borderlands ‎
(Disorder)

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BadBadNotGood

BadBadNotGood - IV

BadBadNotGood ‎‎
“Confessions Pt. II” ‎
from IV ‎
(Innovative Leisure Records)

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Black Bombaim & Peter Brötzmann

Black Bombaim & Peter Brötzmann

Black Bombaim & Peter Brötzmann
‎”Part II” ‎
from Black Bombaim & Peter Brötzmann ‎
(Lovers & Lollypops)

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Mast

Mast - Love and War

Mast
“The Rendezvous” ‎
from Love and War ‎
(Alpha Pup Records)

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Jack DeJohnette, Ravi Coltrane, Matthew Garrison

Jack DeJohnette, Ravi Coltrane, Matthew Garrison - In Movement
Jack DeJohnette, Ravi Coltrane, Matthew Garrison
“Alabama” ‎
from In Movement ‎
(ECM)

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Best Jazz 2016 Playlist

Best Jazz 2016 Albums’ List

  • GoGo Penguin – Man Made Object
  • Julie Kjær 3 – Dobbeltgænger
  • Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom – Otis Was A Polar Bear
  • Shabaka And The Ancestors – Wisdom Of Elders
  • Yussef Kamaal – Black Focus
  • Jonathan Greenstein, Gilad Hekselman, Or Bareket, Mark Whtfield Jr. – Vol. I
  • Tonbruket – Forevergreens
  • Orchestre National De Jazz, Olivier Benoit – Europa Rome
  • Arnan Raz – Second To The Left
  • Aziza – Aziza
  • Mary Halvorson, Noël Akchoté – Mary Halvorson & Noël Akchoté
  • Esbjörn Svensson Trio e.s.t. – E.S.T. Symphony
  • The Comet Is Coming – Death To The Planet
  • Vijay Iyer, Wadada Leo Smith – A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke
  • Brandee Younger – Wax & Wane
  • Lisa Ullén Quartet – Borderlands
  • BadBadNotGood – IV
  • Black Bombaim & Peter Brötzmann – Black Bombaim & Peter Brötzmann
  • Mast – Love and War
  • Jack DeJohnette, Ravi Coltrane, Matthew Garrison – In Movement

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