EOY List Aggregate: 2016 Old Music: Jazz

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Sub-Lists

Some breakdowns by genre:

Ranking

  1. Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra: All My Yesterdays (1966, Resonance, 2CD) {23}: JC_r:2; db:+++, fd:+, jcah:+, jcd:4, jcmb:+, jda:+, jdb:+, jjl:+, jkf:+, jtd:+, ph:+ -- V:678-10-1, TH:A-
  2. Larry Young: In Paris: The ORTF Recordings (1964-65, Resonance -2CD) {19}: JC_r:1; blg:+, jbs:+, jcah:+, jdt:+, jfk:+, jhm:+, jjl:+, jmc:+, jrm:+, ph:+, tn:+ -- TH:***
  3. Keith Jarrett: A Multitude of Angels (ECM) {17}: JB:3, JC_r:8, TG:86; db:+++, jgt:+, jka:+, jmr:+, jng:+, jsf:+, ph:+
  4. Bill Evans: Some Other Time: The Lost Sessions From the Black Forest (Resonance -2CD) {16}: JC_r:3, JG:+; db:+++, fd:+, jda:+, jhs:+, jjl+, jkf:+, jly:15, jrm:+, ph:+
  5. Miles Davis Quintet: Freedom Jazz Dance [The Bootleg Series Vol 5] (1966-68, Columbia/Legacy -3CD) {14}: JC_r:4; db:+++, jda:+, jdb:+, jgg:+, jhs:+, jjs:+ -- V:678-10-1, TH:*
  6. Shirley Horn: Live at the 4 Queens (1988, Resonance) {14}: JC_r:9; jcmb:+, jfk:+, jjl:+, jnb:+, jrm:+, jrs:+, ph:+ -- TH:A-
  7. Count Basie/Lester Young: Classic 1936-1947 Count Basie & Lester Young Studio Sessions (Mosaic, 8CD) {11}: JC_r:5; db:+++, jbs:+, jjl:+, jmb:+, jrs:+
  8. Don Cherry/John Tchicai/Irène Schweizer/Léon Francioli/Pierre Favre: Musical Monsters (1980, Intakt) {11}: JC_r:7; blg:+, jbs:+, jdt:+, jhm:+ -- TH:A-
  9. William Hooker: Light: The Early Years 1975-1989 (NoBusiness -4CD) {11}: CM:+, JC_r:22; blg:+, jdt:+, jjsh:+, jmsc:2 -- TH:A-
  10. Peter Kuhn: No Coming No Going: The Music of Peter Kuhn, 1978-1979 (NoBusiness, 2CD) {11}: JC_r:10; blg:+, jhs:+, jjsh:+, tn:+ -- TH:A-
  11. Albert Ayler Quartet with Don Cherry: European Radio Studio Recordings 1964 (Hatology) {8}: JC_r:30, JG:+; blg:+, jdt:+, jmc:+, jtc:+, sc:+, sc_z:+
  12. Sun Ra: Singles (Strut) {8}: Mc:+, Ph_r:8, Qt_r:47; aqd:+, jdt:+, jgg:+
  13. Erroll Garner: Ready Take One (1967-71, Legacy) {7}: JC_r:12, TG:80; db:+, jfk:+, jkf:+ -- TH:*
  14. The Great American Music Ensemble: It's All in the Game (2001, Jazzed Media) {7}: JC:+; jrs:++ -- TH:A-
  15. David S Ware and Matthew Shipp Duo: Live at Sant'Anna Arresi 2004 (AUM Fidelity) {7}: JC_r:14; blg:+, tn:+ -- TH:***
  16. Classic Savoy Be-Bop Sessions 1945-49 (Mosaic) {7}: JC_r:17; db:+++, jgg:+, jmb:+
  17. Arthur Blythe: In the Tradition/Lennox Avenue Breakdown/Illusions/Blythe Spirit (BGO) {6}: CM:+, JC_r:13; jgg:+, jjb:+, jtc:+
  18. Joe Bushkin: Live at the Embers 1952 (Dot Time) {6}: JC_r:36; jjl:+, jrs:+ -- TH:***
  19. John Coltrane: The Atlantic Years in Mono (Atlantic) {6}: JC_r:15; db:+++, jcah:+
  20. Peter Erskine Trio/John Taylor/Palle Danielsson: As It Was (1992-97, ECM -4CD) {6}: JC_r:18; jgg:+, jka:+, jtd:+ -- TH:*
  21. Joe Lovano Quartet: Classic! Live at Newport (Blue Note) {6}: JC_r:21; jdb:+, jsf:+ -- TH:***
  22. The Savory Collection Volume 1: Body & Soul: Coleman Hawkins & Friends (NJMH) {6}: JC_r:6, TG:17; jda:+
  23. Mose Allison: I'm Not Talkin: The Soul Stylings of Mose Allison 1957-1971 (BGP) {5}: jy:14 -- RC:A-
  24. Jim Cullum Jazz Band: George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess Live (1992, Riverwalk Jazz) {5}: jjl:+, jrs:+ -- TH:***
  25. Sarah Vaughan: Live at Rosy's (Resonance) {5}: JC_r:+; db:++, jfk:+, jjl:+
  26. Albert Ayler: Bells/Prophecy [Expanded Edition] (ESP Disk) {4}: JC_r:25; db:+, jhm:+, jrs:+
  27. Cheryl Bentyne: Lost Love Songs (Summit) {4}: db:+ -- TH:***
  28. Ornette Coleman: To Whom Who Keeps a Record (Superior Viaduct) {4}: YW_r:5
  29. John Coltrane: A Love Supreme: The Complete Masters (Impulse! -15) {4}: JC_r:11; jmb:+, jjs:+
  30. Ella Fitzgerald: Jazz at the Philharmonic: The Ella Fitzgerald Set (1949-54, Verve) {4}: db:+++ -- TH:*
  31. Stan Getz: Moments in Time (Resonance) {4}: JC_r:20; jly:16, jmas:9
  32. Jimmy Giuffre 3: Bremen & Stuttgart (1961) (Emanem -2CD) {4}: JC_r:+; blg:+, jdt:+, sc_z:+
  33. Fred Hersch: Sarabande (Sunnyside) {4}: JC_r:+; db:++, jsf:+ -- [TH:A-]
  34. Howard Riley: Constant Change 1976-2016 (NoBusiness -3CD) {4}: jcg:10 -- TH:***
  35. Sissle & Blake: Sing Shuffle Along (Harbinger) {4}: YW_r:9; jda:+
  36. Cecil Taylor: Live in the Black Forest (MPS) {4}: JC_r:+; jka:+ -- TH:**
  37. Borbetomagus: The Eastcote Studios Session (Dancing Wayang) {3}: av:+, blg:+ -- V:678-10-1
  38. Anthony Braxton: Quintet (Basel) 1977 (Hatology) {3}: JC_r:+; blg:+, sc:+ -- [TH:***]
  39. Peter Brotzmann/Fred Hopkins/Rashied Ali: Songlines (Trost) {3}: CM:+, JC_r:32; jtd:+
  40. Miles Davis: The Lost Broadcast (Left Field) {3}: YW_r:12; blg:+
  41. Stan Getz/Joao Gilberto: Getz/Gilberto '76 (Resonance) {3}: JC_r:25; jkf:+ -- V:678-10-1
  42. The Headhunters: Survival of the Fittest (Arista) {3}: Qt_r:8
  43. James P Johnson: Classic James P Johnson Sessions (Mosaic -15) {3}: JC_r:15; jjs:+
  44. Jimmy Lyons: Push Pull (1978, Corbett vs Dempsey -2CD) {3}: JC_r:+; blg:+, sc:+
  45. Chris McGregor & the Castle Lager Big Band: Jazz/The African Sound (Jazzman) {3}: JC_r:32 -- TH:**
  46. Joe McPhee & Raymond Boni: Live From the Magic City (Birmingham, Alabama) (1985, Trost) {3}: PO:+ -- TH:**
  47. Blue Mitchell/Sonny Red: Baltimore 1966 (Uptown) {3}: JC_r:+; db:+, jrs:+
  48. Charlie Parker: Unheard Bird: The Unissued Takes (Verve) {3}: JC_r:+; jda:+, ps:+
  49. Woody Shaw/Louis Hayes: The Tour: Volume 1 (HighNote) {3}: JC_r:19; db:+
  50. Masayuki Takayanagi: Angry Waves Vol 1 & 2 () {3}: jch:1
  51. John Abercrombie: The First Quartet (1978-80, ECM -3CD -15) {2}: JC_r:23; db:+ -- [TH:**]
  52. Harry Bertoia: Complete Sonambient Collection (Important) {2}: d_jb:+, sc_k:+
  53. Brother Ah and the Sounds of Awareness: Key to Nowhere (Manufactured) {2}: JC_r:+ -- TH:*
  54. John Cage & Sun Ra: John Cage Meets Sun Ra: The Complete Concert June 8 1986 Coney Island NY (Modern Harmonic) {2}: JC_r:+, VF_r:24
  55. John Carter: Echoes From Rudolph's (NoBusiness -15) {2}: JC_r:+; jjsh:+ -- [TH:**]
  56. Bela Fleck: Drive (2002, Rounder -15) {2}: db:++
  57. Dizzy Gillespie & Friends: Concert of the Century: A Tribute to Charlie Parker (Justin Time) {2}: JC_r:+ -- TH:*
  58. Staffan Harde: Staffan Harde (Corbett vs Dempsey) {2}: jch:2
  59. Daunik Lazro/Joelle Leandre/George Lewis: Enfances 8 Janv 1984 (Fou) {2}: JC_r:25 -- TH:*
  60. George Lewis: The Solo Trombone Record (Delmark/Sackville -15) {2}: JC_r:+; jtc:+ -- [TH:A-]
  61. Abbey Lincoln: Love Having You Around: Live at the Keystone Korner V 2 (HighNote) {2}: JC_r:+; jmb:+
  62. Albert & Emil Mangelsdorff: Early Discoveries (SWR Jazz Haus/Naxos) {2}: JC_r:+; jdt:+
  63. Lyle Mays Quartet: The Ludwigsburg Concert (SWR Jazzhaus) {2}: JC_r:25; jkf:+
  64. Joe McPhee: Alone Together (Corbett v Dempsey) {2}: JC_r:+; db:+
  65. Sal Mosca: Too Marvelous for Words (Cadence) {2}: JC_r:+; blg:+
  66. New Black Eagle Jazz Band: Celebrating the Big 40 (self-released) {2}: JC_r:+; jrs:+
  67. Art Pepper/Warne Marsh: Unreleased Art: Volume 9: Art Pepper & Warne Marsh at Donte's April 26, 1974 (Widow's Taste) {2}: JC_r:29; jdt:+
  68. Tom Prehn Quartet: Axiom (Rune Grammofon) {2}: CM:+, JC_r:+
  69. Sonny Sharrock: Ask the Ages (1991, MOD Technologies -15) {2}: JC_r:24; db:+ -- [TH:A-]
  70. Jeri Southern: Blue Note Chicago March 1956 (Uptown Jazz) {2}: JC_r:+; jrs:+
  71. Spontaneous Music Ensemble: Withdrawal (Emanem) {2}: JC_r:36; blg:+
  72. Sun Ra: The Intergalactic Thing (Roaratorio) {2}: JC_r:+; jmc:+
  73. TEST: Always Coming From the Love Side (1999, Eremite) {2}: JC_r:+; jdt:+
  74. UMO Jazz Orchestra with Michael Brecker: Live in Helsinki 1995 (Random Act -15) {2}: db:++
  75. Weather Report: The Legendary Tapes 1978-1981 (Legacy) {2}: JC_r:+; db:+
  76. Jazz Haunts & Magic Vaults: the New Lost Classics of Resonance Records Vol 1 (Resonance) {2}: JC_r:+ -- V:1389-5-1
  77. Making Rooms (Weekertoft) {2}: jdme:3
  78. Cannonball Adderley: The Price You Got to Pay to Be Free (Real Gone) {1}: JC_r:+
  79. American Jazz Quintet [Ellis Marsalis/Harold Battiste/Alvin Batiste/Ed Blackwell/et al]: Gulf Coast Jazz: Wade in the Water (VSOP) {1}: blg:+
  80. AMM: AMMMusic (Black Truffle) {1}: d_jb:+
  81. David Angel: Camshafts and Butterflies (VSOP) {1}: db:+
  82. Angry Waves [Takyanagi/Ino/Yamazaki]: Angry Waves Vol 1 (Jinya Disc) {1}: sc:+
  83. Angry Waves [Takyanagi/Ino/Yamazaki]: Angry Waves Vol 2 (Jinya Disc) {1}: sc:+
  84. Svend Asmussen: The Incomparable Fiddler: 100 Years (Storyville) {1}: JC_r:+
  85. Duck Baker: Outside (1977-83) (Emanem) {1}: sc_k:+
  86. Etta Baker: Railroad Bill (Music Maker) {1}: db:+
  87. Gato Barbieri: Fiesta Caliente Live 76 (Hi Hat) {1}: jmb:+
  88. Count Basie: Netherlands On Kurhaus Concert 1954 (Doctor Jazz) {1}: db:+
  89. Alessandro Bosetti: Stille Post Radio Works: 2003-2011 (Monotype/Bolt -4CD) {1}: sc_k:+
  90. Anthony Braxton: Quartet (Santa Cruz) 1993 1st Set (Hatology) {1}: sc:+ -- [TH:A-]
  91. Anthony Braxton: Quartet (Santa Cruz) 1993 2nd Set (Hatology) {1}: sc:+ -- [TH:A-]
  92. Anthony Braxton/Derek Bailey: First Duo Concert (London 1974) (Emanem) {1}: JC_r:+
  93. The Peter Brotzmann Sextet/Quartet: Nipples (1969, Cien Fuegos) {1}: blg:+
  94. Jane Bunnett: Spirits of Havana/Chamalongo [25th Anniversary] (Linus Entertainment) {1}: JC_r:+
  95. Frank Butler: The Stepper (Xanadu) {1}: jdt:+
  96. Cadentia Nova Danica: August 1966 Jazzhus Montmartre (Storyville) {1}: JC_r:+
  97. Hadley Caliman: Projecting & Celebration: The Catalyst Years (Fresh Sound) {1}: jdt:+
  98. Hoagy Carmichael: Mr Music Master (Coral -70) {1}: jy:78
  99. Ray Charles: Swiss Radio Days Vol 41: Zurich 1961 (Montreux Jazz) {1}: JC_r:+
  100. Don Cherry: Complete Communion: Live in Stuttgart at Liederhalle May 12 1966 () {1}: JC_r:+
  101. Circle: Circle 1: Live in Germany Concert (Concord) {1}: JC_r:+
  102. Miles Davis: Paul's Mall Boston September 1972 (Hi Hat) {1}: blg:+
  103. Miles Davis: Tokyo 1973 (Iconography) {1}: blg:+
  104. Christy Doran: In the Corner of the Eye (1989-91, Hatology) {1}: sc:+
  105. Arthur Doyle: First House (Amish) {1}: JC_r:+
  106. Duke Ellington: Far East Suite (RCA Victor/Legacy) {1}: JC_r:32 -- [TH:A+]
  107. The Ex: The Ex At Bimhuis (1991-2015) (Ex -15) {1}: blg:+ -- [TH:***]
  108. Maynard Ferguson: Live From San Francisco (Omnivore) {1}: db:+
  109. Ella Fitzgerald: Live at Chautauqua Vol 1 (Dot Time Legends) {1}: db:+
  110. Gaillard-Slim: Searching for You: The Lost Singles of McVouty (1956-1974) (Sunset Blvd) {1}: jgg:+
  111. Charlie Haden/Gonzalo Rubalcaba: Tokyo Adagio (2005, Impulse -15) {1}: JC_r:+ -- [TH:*]
  112. Keiji Haino: 1973 Live: Milky Way (Black Truffle) {1}: blg:+
  113. Jim Hall & Red Mitchell: Valse Hot: Sweet Basil 1978 (ArtistsShare) {1}:
  114. Tristan Honsinger: Picnic (CvsD/Data) {1}: blg:+
  115. Freddie Hubbard: The Hub of Hubbard (MPS) {1}: JC_r:+
  116. Chuck Israels National Jazz Ensemble: Featuring Gerry Mulligan (Dot Time) {1}: jjl:+
  117. Sheila Jordan: Better Than Anything: Live (1991, There -15) {1}: db:+ -- [TH:***]
  118. Lee Konitz & Charlie Haden: Sweet & Lovely (King) {1}: jdt:+
  119. Lee Konitz & Kenny Wheeler: Olden Times (Double Moon) {1}: jdt:+
  120. Diana Krall: Christmas Songs (Verve) {1}: db:+
  121. Steve Lacy Four: Morning Joy . . . Paris Live (Hatology) {1}: sc:+ -- [TH:A]
  122. Yusef Lateef: Live at Ronnie Scott's (Gearbox) {1}: JC_r:+
  123. Joelle Leandre: No Comment (1994-95, Fou) {1}: JC_r:+ -- TH:B
  124. Jackie McLean: The Complete Albums Collection 1955-1958 (Enlightenment) {1}: YW_r:28
  125. Joe McPhee & Andre Jaume: Nuclear Family (Corbett vs Dempsey) {1}: jdt:+
  126. Joe McPhee: Zurich (1979) (Astral Spirits) {1}: JC_r:+
  127. Charles McPherson: Beautiful! (Xanadu) {1}: jdt:+ -- [TH:A]
  128. Brad Mehldau: 10 Years Solo Live (Nonesuch) {1}: db:+
  129. Butch Miles: Miles and Miles of Swing (GHB) {1}: JC_r:+
  130. Harry Miller: Different Times Different Places Volume 2 (Ogun) {1}: blg:+
  131. Wes Montgomery: One Night in Indy (Resonance) {1}: JC_r:+
  132. Tete Montoliu: Piano for Nuria (MPS) {1}: db:+
  133. Dewan Motihar Trio/Irene Schweizer Trio/Manfred Schoof/Barney Wilen: Jazz Meets India (MPS) {1}: db:+
  134. Sonny Murray: Sonny's Time Now (Skokiaan) {1}: blg:+
  135. National Jazz Ensemble: Featuring Gerry Mulligan (Dot Time) {1}: db:+
  136. Charlie Parker: Complete Savoy Sessions (Essential Jazz Classics) {1}: JC_r:+
  137. Art Pepper: Live at Fat Tuesday's (Elemental) {1}: JC_r:+
  138. Oscar Pettiford & Jan Johansson: In Denmark 1959-1960 (Stunt) {1}: jdt:+
  139. Picnic: Picnic (Corbett vs Dempsey) {1}: JC_r:32
  140. Jimmy Raney: Live in Tokyo (Xanadu) {1}: jdt:+
  141. Sam Rivers: Fuchsia Swing Song (Blue Note) {1}: JC_r:+ -- [TH:A]
  142. Sonny Rollins/Horace Silver: Zurich 1959 (TCB) {1}: JC_r:+
  143. The Seraph Choir: Christmas in Africa (Northstar) {1}: db:+
  144. Woody Shaw: Field Recordings of a Jazz Master (ITG -12) {1}: JC_r:+
  145. Wadada Leo Smith: Red Chrysanthemums/Solos 1977 (CvsD) {1}: blg:+
  146. Wadada Leo Smith: Reflectativity (Tzadik) {1}: JC_r:40
  147. Martial Solal: Trio (Vogue Legacy) {1}: JC_r:+
  148. Tyshawn Sorey: Koan+ (482 Music) {1}: JC_r:36
  149. Spirit: Live at the Ash Grove 1967 Volume 1 (Flashback) {1}: blg:+
  150. Spontaneous Music Orchestra: Search & Reflect (1973-81) (Emanem) {1}: JC_r:36
  151. Sun Ra & His Solar Arkestra: I Roam The Cosmos (Art Yard) {1}: blg:+
  152. Sun Ra: In Some Far Place: Roma '77 (Strut/Art Yard) {1}: JC_r:+
  153. Sun Ra: The Space Age Is Here to Stay (Modern Harmonic) {1}: JC_r:+
  154. John Surman: Morning Glory (Fledg'ling) {1}: blg:+
  155. Cecil Taylor: Garden 2nd Set (Hatology) {1}: sc:+
  156. John Taylor: 2061 (CAM Jazz) {1}: db:+
  157. Bobby Timmons: Holiday Soul (Prestige) {1}: db:+
  158. Lennie Tristano: Chicago April 1951 (Uptown -14) {1}: JC_r:+ -- [TH:A-]
  159. Finn Von Eyben: Plays Finn Von Eyben: Finn Von Eyben Workshop & Radiojazzgruppen 1966-1967 (Storyville) {1}: JC_r:+
  160. David S Ware/Apogee: Birth of a Being (AUM Fidelity -15) {1}: JC_r:+ -- [TH:***]
  161. Trevor Watts String Ensemble: Cynosure [3 Bonus Tracks] (Hi 4Head) {1}: blg:+
  162. Randy Weston: The Complete Recordings 1955-1957 (Enlightenment) {1}: JC_r:+
  163. Kenny Wheeler/John Taylor: On the Way to Two (CAM Jazz) {1}: db:+
  164. Kenny Wheeler: The Complete Remastered Recordings on Black Saint & Soul Note (CAM Jazz) {1}: JC_r:+
  165. Barney Wilen: Auto Jazz (Tragic Destiny of Lorenzo Bandini) (MPS) {1}: JC_r:+
  166. Phillip Wilson: Esoteric (Corbett vs Dempsey) {1}: db:+
  167. A Night in the Country: The Quietened Bunker () {1}: av:+
  168. A Year in the Country: Audiological Transmissions Artifact #1 () {1}: av:+
  169. Celestial Blues: Cosmic Political and Spiritual Jazz 1970 To 1974 (BGP) {1}: jjb:+
  170. Cifu Entre Amigos (Youkali) {1}: jma:+
  171. Creative Music Studio Archive Selections Volume 2 (Planet Arts) {1}: JC_r:+
  172. Detroit Jazz City (Blue Note) {1}: db:+
  173. Jaco [Original Soundtrack] (Columbia/Legacy) {1}: db:+
  174. Joyful Jazz: Christmas With Verve Vol 1: The Vocalists (Verve) {1}: db:+
  175. Oscar With Love (Two Lions) {1}: JC:+
  176. The ESP-Disk Story Vol 1 + Vol 2 (Contempo) {1}: JC_r:+
  177. The Rough Guide to Brazilian Jazz (World Music Network) {1}: db:+
  178. The Savory Collection, Volume 2: Jumpin' at the Woodside: The Count Basie Orchestra Featuring Lester Young (Apple Music) {1}: JC_r:+

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