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The Top 50: Writers’ Ballots

Top 10 new and top 5 historical/reissue recordings

Henry Threadgill
Esperanza Spalding (photo by Carlos Pericás)
Esperanza Spalding (photo by Carlos Pericás)
Bill Evans

Note: The combined rankings by our writers was used to compile our overall top 50 list for 2016.

David R. Adler

New Releases
1. Esperanza Spalding Emily’s D+Evolution (Concord)
2. Mike Moreno Lotus (World Culture)
3. Dan Weiss Sixteen: Drummers Suite (Pi)
4. Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society Real Enemies (New Amsterdam)
5. Tony Moreno Quintet Short Stories (Mayimba)
6. Joshua Redman and Brad Mehldau Nearness (Nonesuch)
7. Rez Abbasi & Junction Behind the Vibration (Cuneiform)
8. Nels Cline Lovers (Blue Note)
9. Michael Formanek Ensemble Kolossus The Distance (ECM)
10. Stephan Crump Rhombal (Papillon)

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