Best of 2016: Tim Stenhouse

1. James Hunter Six ‘Hold On’ (Daptone) Review here

2. Anat Fort Trio ‘Birdwatching’ (ECM) Review here

3. Michael Kiwanuka ‘Love & Hate’ (Polydor) Review here

4. Keith Jarrett ‘A Multitude of Angels’ (ECM) Review here

5. Branford Marsalis and Kurt Elling ‘Upward Spiral’ (Sony Music) Review here

6. David Murray, Geri Allen & Terri Lyne Carrington ‘Perfection’ (Motéma) Review here

7. Aziza Brahim ‘Abbar el Hamada’ (Glitterbeat) Review here

8. Charles Lloyd and The Marvels ‘I Long to See You’ (Blue Note) Review here

9. Renee Rosnes ‘Written in the Rocks’ (Smoke Sessions) Review here

10. Grégory Privat ‘Family Tree’ (ACT) Review here

11. Roberto Fonseca ‘ABUC’ (Impulse!) Review here

12. Benjamin Biolay ‘Palermo, Hollywood’ (Blue Wrasse/Riviera) Review here

13. Santiago Leon ‘Flamenco tribute to Pat Metheny’ (Warner Spain)

14. Michel Benita / Ethics ‘River Silver’ (ECM) Review here

15. Bill Charlap ‘Notes from New York’ (Impulse) Review here

16. Renaud ‘Renaud’ (Parlophone/Warner France) Review here

17. Kenny Barron Trio ‘Book of Intuition’ (Impulse) Review here

18. Stan Sulzmann and Nikki Iles ‘Stardust’ (Jellymould) Review here

19. Warren Wolf ‘Convergence’ (Mack Avenue) Review here

20. Mammal Hands ‘Floa’ (Gondwana) Review here

Top Ten Compilation/Anthology

1. Various ‘Chris Sullivan presents Wag: Iconic tunes from the Wag Club 1983-1987 (Harmless) Review here

2. Sun Ra ‘Singles – The Definitive 45s Collection: 1952-1961’ (Strut) Review here

3. Various ‘Soho Scene ’62. Jazz Goes Mod’ (R&B) Review here

4. Various ‘Feeling Good – Funk, Soul and Deep Jazz Gems: The superior sound of Bob Shad’ (Wewantsounds) Review here

5. Professor Longhair ‘Mardi Gras in New Orleans: Complete Recordings 1949-1962′ (Jasmine) Review here

6. Various ‘Alligator Records 45th Anniversary’ (Alligator) Review here

7. Various ‘DJ Amir presents. Buena musica y cultura’ (BBE)

8. Various ‘Glitterbox. For your disco pleasure’ (Defected)

9. Various ‘Svensk Jazz History volume 10. Swedish Jazz 1965-1969’ (Caprice) Review here

10.Various ‘Space Echo – The Mystery Behind the Cosmic Sound of Cabo Verde Finally Revealed’ (Analog Africa) Review here