The 38th Annual Jazz Station Awards / The Best Jazz of 2016

The 38th Annual Jazz Station Awards / The Best Jazz of 2016

The Best Jazz of 2016! – Os melhores do jazz em 2016

2016 Drums: 1. Zé Eduardo Nazario (“Uma Lenda Ao Vivo” w/ Grupo Um – Selo Sesc); 2. Steve Gadd (“Way Back Home – Live From Rochester, NY” – BFM Jazz); 3. Billy Hart (“The Broader Picture” – Enja); 4. Mauricio Zottarelli (“Chromatic Dialogues” w/ Gustavo Assis-Brasil – Anamria Records); 5. Drori Mondlak (“Of Mystery And Beauty” w/ Karolina Strassmayer – Lilypad Music); 6. Bobby Previte (“Early Americans” w/ Jane Ira Bloom – Outline); 7. Karl Latham (“Living Standards” – Dropzone Jazz Records); 8. Brian Andres (“This Could Be That” – Bacalo Records); 9. Joey Baron (“At This Time” w/Steve Kuhn – Sunnyside); 10. Jack DeJohnette (“In Movement” – ECM); 11. Peter Erskine (“All L.A. Band” w/ Bob Mintzer – Fuzzy Music); 12. Reggie Quinerly (“Avid Admirer – The Jimmy Knepper Project” w/ Reggie Watkins – Bynk Records); 13. Nate Smith (“Randy Pop!” w/ Randy Brecker – Piloo Records); 14. Jerome Jennings (“The Beast” – Iola Records); 15. Eric Harland (“1954” w/ Ricardo Grilli – Tone Rogue Records); 16. Bill Stewart (“Country For Old Men” w/ John Scofield – Impulse!)

The Best 25 Instrumental Jazz CDs

Randy Brecker: “Randy Pop!” (Piloo Records)

Dave Liebman & Richie Beirach: “Balladscapes” (Intuition)

Shunzo Ohno: “ReNew” (Pulsebeats Records)

Karolina Strassmayer & Drori Mondlak – Klaro: “Of Mystery And Beauty” (Lilypad Music)

Francisco Fattoruso: “Khronos” (Agadu/Cíclope)
Karl Latham w/ Mark Egan & Vic Juris: “Living Standards” (Dropzone Jazz Records)

Grupo Um: “Uma Lenda Ao Vivo” (Selo Sesc)

Wadada Leo Smith: “America’s National Parks” (Cuneiform Records)

Jane Ira Bloom: “Early Americans” (Outline)

Reggie Watkins: “Avid Admirer – The Jimmy Knepper Project” (Bynk Records)
Lupa Dantiago 4teto + Ed Neumeister: “Ubuntu” (Soundfinger)
Carlos Franzetti: “Argentum” (Sunnyside)

The Brecker Brothers Band Reunion: “The Heavy Metal Bebop Tour ’14 In Japan” – Ward Records)

Brian Andres And The Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel: “This Could Be That” (Bacalo Records)

Peggy Stern: “Z Octet” (Estrellas)

Andrea Brachfeld: “Lotus Blossom” (Jazzheads)

Gustavo Assis-Brasil: “Chromatic Dialogues” (Anamaria Records)

Russ Nolan: “Sanctuary From The Ordinary – Live at Firehouse 12” (Rhinoceruss Music)

Roberta Piket: “One For Marian – Celebrating Marian McPartland” (Thirteenth Note Records)

Mark Little & Joe Caploe: “The Shed” (Windmill Valley Recording)

Alphawellenreiter: “Evolution” (Phonector)

Richie Cole: “Plays Ballads & Love Songs” (RCP)

Jerome Jennings: “The Beast” (Iola Records)

Ricardo Grilli: “1954” (Tone Rogue Records)

Jarrett Cherner Trio: “Expanding Heart” (Bald Hill Records)

2016 Electric Bass: 1. Mark Egan (“Living Standards” w/ Karl Latham – Dropzone Jazz Records); 2. Neil Jason (“The Heavy Metal Bebop Tour ’14 In Japan” w/ The Brecker Brothers Band Reunion – Ward Records); 3. Steve Swallow (“Andando El Tiempo” w/ Carla Bley – ECM); 4. Francisco Fattoruso (“Khronos” – Agadu/Cíclope); 5. John Patitucci (“Randy Pop!” w/ Randy Brecker – Pillo Records); 6. Aaron Germain (“This Could Be That” w/ Brian Anders And The Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel – Bacalo Records); 7. Anthony Jackson (“Spark” w/ Hiromi – Telarc); 8. Matthew Garrison (“In Movement” w/ Jack DeJohnette – ECM); 9. Jimmy Johnson (“Way Back Home – Live From Rochester, NY” w/ Steve Gadd Band – BFM Jazz); 10. Dezron Douglas (“Wax & Wane” w/ Brandee Younger – Revive Music); 11. Tony Grey (“Chromatic Dialogues” w/ Gustavo Assis-Brasil – Anamaria Records)

2016 Electric Guitar: 1. Barry Finnerty (“The Heavy Metal Bebop Tour ’14 In Japan” w/ The Brecker Brothers Band Reunion – Ward Records); 2. Vic Juris (“Living Standards” w/ Karl Latham – Dropzone Jazz Records); 3. Pat Metheny (“The Unity Sessions” – Nonesuch); 4. Ricardo Grilli (“1954” – Tone Rogue Records); 5. Lupa Santiago (“Ubuntu” – Soundfinger); 6. Gustavo Assis-Brasil (“Chromatic Dialogues” – Anamaria Records); 7. Dirk Bell (“Evolution” w/ Alphawellenreiter – Phonector); 8. Peter Bernstein (“Let Loose” – Smoke Sessions); 9. John Scofield (“Country For Old Men” – Impulse!); 10. Eric Susoeff (“Plays Ballads & Love Songs” w/ Richie Cole – RCP); 11. Fabrizio Sotti (“Forty” – Sotti Entertainment)