Best albums discovered in 2016

TOP 36 IN ALL GENRES (alphabetic)


Ahmed Malek - Musique originale de films La ville (Algeria ‘78)
Akalé Wubé – Sost 
Alex Puddu – The Golden Age Of Danish Pornography 1&2
Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté – Ali & Toumani
Andrew Hill – Grassroots                                
Black Flower – Artifacts   
Bohren & Der Club of Gore – Black Earth 
Calvin Keys – Proceed with Caution 
Cymarshall Law & Mr. Joeker – Hiphop in the soul
Derek Gripper – One Night On Earth: Music from the Strings of Mali 
Don Sugarcane Harris – Keyzop
Eleni Karaindrou – Unpublished Recordings 
Jef Gilson – Et Malagasy 
John Coltrane – Coltrane
John Coltrane – Crescent
John Zorn & Nova Express – Andras: The Book of Angels Volume 28
Faruq Z. Bey & Northwoods Improvisers – Rwanda
Faruq Z. Bey & Northwoods Improvisers – Journey into the valley
Henri Texier, Louis Sclavis, Michel Portal - Indian's Week 
Jungle By Night - The Traveller 
Karantamba – Ndigal
Khyam Allami – Resonance dissonance (Syria)
Mats Eilertsen – Rubicon
Nils Økland Band – Kjølvatn
Nina Simone - Live In Europe 
Ólafur Arnalds & Alice Sara Ott - The Chopin Project
Phil Woods – Greek Cooking 
Steven Bernstein – Hollywood diaspora 
Sun Ra – Languidity
The Touré-Raichel Collective – The Tel Aviv Session
A Tribe Called Quest – We got it from Here
Walt Dickerson - Impressions of a Patch of Blue 
Young Holt Unlimited – Plays Superfly 
The Liberators – Power Struggle 
The Heliocentrics – From The Deep 
Volker Kriegel – With a Little Help from My Friends



The Equatics – Doin it!
Baeshi Bang – Baeshi Bang
The Awakening - Hear, Sense And Feel
The Awakening - Mirage Mirage 
The Electric Peanut Butter Company – Trans-Atlantic Psych Classics Vol.1&2
Monophonics - In Your Brain 
Karl Hector and the Malcouns – Can't Stand the Pressure 

Jazz (standard/spiritual/ethnic)

Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids
Alice Coltrane - Huntington Ashram Monastery
Dennis González & Faruq Z. Bey - Hymn for Tomasz Stanko
Faruq Z. Bey & Northwoods Improvisers – Branches/ Spinning/ Star garden…
John Zorn & Spike Orchestra – Cerberus:  The Book of Angels Volume 26
John Zorn & Flaga -Flaga: The Book of Angels Volume 27
M.Trzaska/R.Roginski/M.Moretti - Ha-Huncvot/Shofar
Cukunft – Fargangenheit/ Itstikeyt (Polish)
James Tatum - Contemporary Jazz Mass / Live at Orchestra Hall & The Paradise Theater
John Coltrane -Ballads
Justin Thurgur – No confusion
Volker Kriegel – Lost tapes
Charles Mingus – Blues and roots
Alan Lee – An Australian Jazz Anthology 
Attila Zoller – Gypsy Cry 
Bohren & der Club of Gore – Dolores 
Bohren & Der Club of Gore – Piano Nights 
Brother Ah – Move Ever Onward 
Brother Ah & The Sounds Of Awareness – Key To Nowhere 
Calvin Keys - Shawn-Neeq 
Charles Kynard – Charles Kynard 
Henri Texier Hope Quartet – At "L'improviste" 
John Tchicai, Charlie Kohlhase, Garrison Fewell, Cecil McBee, Billy Hart – Tribal Ghost
Les McCann & Eddie Harris – Swiss Movement 
Makaya McCraven – In The Moment
Mary Lou Williams - Free Spirits
Modern Jazz Quartet – The Complete Last Concert
Nina Simone – The Great Show,Live In Paris 
Nina Simone – Nina At The Village Gate 
Pastor TL Barrett & Youth For Christ Choir - Like A Ship Without A Sail 
Pat Martino - Firedance 
Philip Cohran - On The Beach
Sadnat Hajazz (Jazz Work Shop) - Mezare Israel Yekabtzenu 
Tupika – Broń Rasowego Marzenia (Polish)
Raphael Rogiński - Plays John Coltrane And Langston Hughes African Mystic Music
Sons Of Kemet – Lest We Forget What We Came Here To Do 


Blockhead - Peanuts In Your Mouth
Guts – Hip Hop After All 
KA – Honor Killed the Samurai 
Mad Professor - The Roots Of Dubstep
Protoje - Ancient Future 

The world is bigger than the West

Said Moadel - Persia To Andalusia: Themes And Melodies Of Classical Persian And Flamenco Music
Vishwa Mohan Bhatt & Simon Shaheen – Saltanah
Al Akbar Moradi - Fire Of Passion (Kurdish Tanbur Music Of Iran)
Ali Akbar Moradi – Whisper
Goro Yamaguchi et al. – Flûte & Koto du Japon 
The Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band – 21st Century Molam 
Satwa - Can I Be A Satwa 
Sabu Martinez - Afro Temple
Bateria Fantastica Da Portela – Batucada Capeoira 

All things afro

Analog Africa - Angola Soundtrack (Special Sounds From Luanda 1965-1978)
Amara Touré – Amara Touré 1973-1980 
Derek Gripper – Libraries on Fire 
Djeli Moussa Diawara & Bob Brozman – Ocean Blues 
Djessou Mory Kanté – Guitare Sèche 
Hank Jones meets Cheick-Tidiane Seck and The Mandinkas – Sarala
Mamadou Diabate, Bobby Singh & Jeff Lang – Djan Djan
The Touré-Raichel Collective - The Paris Session


Alain Kremski – Plays Gurdjieff & De Hartmann
François Couturier – Tarkovsky Quartet
Eleni Karaindrou – Elegy of the Uprooting 
Eleni Karaindrou - L'Africana 
Various artists - Piano Cloud Series (Volume One) 
Tigran Hamasyan - Atmosphères 


Aphex Twin – Drukqs
Bonobo - Live Sessions 
Build An Ark - Peace With Every Step 
Elysian Spring – Elysian Spring 
Eternal Tapestry - Beyond the 4th Door 
Pink Floyd – BBC Archives
Pink Floyd – The Complete BBC Sessions 
Rangda – Formerly Extinct 
Serge Gainsbourg - Le Cinema de Serge Gainsbourg: Musique de Films, 1959-1990
The Sign Of Four – Hammer, Anvil, Stirrup 
Warn Defever – When Flowers Covered The Earth 
Wim Mertens – Sin Embargo