The best jazz albums of 2016


My Sunday Times choices. Full details here [£].

1 JOHN BEASLEY: Presents Monk’estra, Vol 1 (Mack Avenue)

2 CHARLIE HUNTER: Everybody Has a Plan Until They Get Punched in the Mouth (GroundUp)

3 MADELEINE PEYROUX: Secular Hymns (Impulse!)

4 THAD JONES/MEL LEWIS ORCHESTRA: All My Yesterdays (Resonance)

5 ALLAN HARRIS: Nobody’s Gonna Love You Better (Membran)

6 STU BROWN: Twisted Toons Vol 2: The Music of Carl Stalling, Scott Bradley & More (Cadiz Music)

7 JOHN ETHERIDGE & VIMALA ROWE: Out of the Sky (Dyad)

8 NORAH JONES: Day Breaks (Blue Note/Virgin EMI)

9 THE HOT SARDINES: French Fries & Champagne (Decca)

10 ALLEN TOUSSAINT: American Tunes (Nonesuch)

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