Best of 2016: Andy Hazell

1. Nduduzo Makhathini – Icilongo [The African Peace Suite] (Gundu) Review here

2. Clarice & Sérgio Assad – Relíquia (Adventure Music) Review here

3. Nat Birchall – Creation (Sound Soul and Spirit) Review here

4. Nduduzo Makhathini with Umgidi Trio & One Voice Vocal Ensemble – Inner Dimensions (Gundu) Review here

5. Bänz Oester & The Rainmakers – Ukuzinikela [Live in Willisau] (Enja Yellowbird) Review here

6. Mimi – Your Love (Makotopong Sound Studios)

7. Ed Motta – Perpetual Gateways (MustHave Jazz) Review here

8. Siya Makuzeni Sextet – Out of This World (Private Press) Review here

9. Sibusiso Mkhize – Sound, Love, Peace and Honesty (Wasembo)

10. Myele Manzanza – OnePointOne [Live at the Blue Whale, Los Angeles] (First Word)

11. Franklin Kiermyer – Closer to the Sun (Private Press)

12. Sarathy Korwar – Day to Day (Ninja Tune) Review here

13. Spare Parts – Warehaus West Sessions Vol. 1 (Ropeadope) Review here

14. Resolution 88 – Afterglow (Splash Blue) Review here

15. Shabaka and The Ancestors – Wisdom of Elders (Brownwood) Review here

16. Atlantis Jazz Ensemble – Oceanic Suite (Marlow)

17. Florian Pellissier Quintet – Cap de Bonne Esperance (Heavenly Sweetness) Review here

18. Gabi Motuba & Tumi Mogorosi – Sanctum Sanctorium (Makotopong Sound Studios)

19. Carlos Niño & Friends – Flutes, Echoes, It’s All Happening! (Leaving)

20. Yussef Kamaal – Black Focus (Brownswood) Review here