Best of 2016: Mike Gates

1. Kenneth Dahl Knudsen Orchestra – We’ll Meet in the Rain (Two Rivers) Review here

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

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

4. Avishai Cohen – Into The Silence (ECM) Review here

5. Myele Manzanza – OnePointOne [Live at The Blue Whale] (First Word)

6. Yusef Lateef – Live at Ronnie Scott’s, 15th January 1966 (Gearbox) Review here

7. Hans Koller – Retrospection (Stoney Lane) Review here

8. Robert Stillman – Rainbow (Orinda) Review here

9. Aleif Hamdan – Emblem (Private Press) Review here

10. Keith Jarrett – A Multitude of Angels (ECM) Review here

11. Alchemy Sound Project – Further Explorations (Artists Recording Collective)

12. Empirical – Connection (Cuneiform) Review here

13. Arnan Raz – Second to the Left (Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit) Review here

14. Sarathy Korwar – Day to Day (Ninja Tune / Steve Reid Foundation) Review here

15. Shabaka and the Ancestors – Wisdom of Elders (Brownswood) Review here

16. Benjamin Faugloire Project – Birth (Jazz Family) Review here

17. Frekvens Frekvens – Vandborg (Jaeger Community Music) Review here

18. Charlie Haden’s Liberation Music Orchestra – Time/Life (Impulse!)

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

20. Leandro Kalén – Mecánica Celeste (PAI)