Awright, awright! A Jazz List!

I’ve gotten three emails now that say (paraphrasing): “C’mon, turkey lips, you can keep the Top 10 secret, but at least give us some lower-down picks.”

So here, in alphabetical order, is a potential (because under-researched) Second Ten 2016:

  1. Ralph Alessi, Quiver (ECM)
  2. Beekman, Vol.02 (Ropeadope)
  3. Andrew Cyrille, The Declaration of Musical Independence (ECM)
  4. Bobby Kapp/Matthew Shipp, Cactus (Northern Spy)
  5. Steve Lehman Octet, Travail, Transformation, and Flow (Pi) (BIG winner title)
  6. Cameron Mizell, Negative Spaces (Destiny)
  7. Joshua Redman & Brad Mehldau, Nearness (Nonesuch)
  8. Ches Smith, The Bell (ECM)
  9. Wadada Leo Smith, America’s National Parks (Cuneiform)
  10. Christopher Zuar Orchestra, Musings (Sunnyside)

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