jazz amuck’s 20 not-to-miss albums of 2016

Jazz lovers, take note – the one & only John B, host of CKUT’s famed Jazz Amuck, has put together a real doozy of a list recapping the heaviest hitters of 2016. Whether your tastes veer towards the freest of sounds or you dig more traditional styles, we’ve got you covered. Check out the full list below and tune into Jazz Amuck every Friday from 9-11am on CKUT.


ingrid laubrock – serpentines – intakt
henry threadgill & ensemble double up – old locks and irregular verbs – pi
tyshawn sorey – the inner spectrum of variables – pi
mary halvorson octet – away with you – firehouse 12
anna webber’s simple trio – binary – skirl CC
wadada leo smith golden quintet – america’s national parks – cuneiform
michael formanek ensemble kolossus – the distance – ecm
bobby kapp & matthew shipp – cactus – northern spy
taylor ho bynum – plustet – firehouse 12
mark dresser seven – sedimental you – clean feed
nick fraser quartet – starer -self-released CC
steve lehman & sélébéyone – sélébéyone – pi
sao paulo underground – cantos invisiveis – cuneiform
ingrid laubrock + tom rainey – buoyancy – relative pitch
dan weiss – sixteen: drumers suite – pi recordings
nicolas caloia – les bonnes histoires – ambiances magnétiques CC
vijay iyer / wadada leo smith – a cosmic rhythm with each stroke – ecm
greg ward – touch my beloved’s thought – greenleaf
quinsin nachoff – flux – mythology CC
atlantis jazz ensemble – oceanic suite – marlow CC

One thought on “jazz amuck’s 20 not-to-miss albums of 2016

  1. Bobby Kapp

    Bobby Kapp/Matthew Shipp Duo

    Dear Writer ,

    I just saw your review, thank you for your appreciation of our musical art form and the time you invested on writing about the album.
    Also for your support in helping us reach our goal of getting the music out to the people…It is a pleasure to be part of your reviews programs As this was a great accomplishment for the music.

    Also mentioning,that the duo offers new projects and how nice if we can connect to the appropriate person/people who may be interested in being a part of our project ,in different areas,promoting/ booking a performance in your area.

    Thanks again for your words and wishing you the best and happy holidays. Looking forward hearing from you.

    Warm Regards,

    Bobby Kapp

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