LJC Picks: Top Ten Latin Jazz Albums Of 2016

by chipboaz on December 30, 2016

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Since we’re approaching the end of the end of the year, it’s time to look back at some of the best Latin Jazz from 2016. It was a good year for Latin Jazz, and there was plenty of great music produced. I’ve picked ten albums that I’ve found outstanding – check them out, I think that you’ll enjoy them. Don’t stop there though – think of this as a launching point for Latin Jazz from 2016 and keep listening!

If you want to hear a little bit more about each of these releases and the reasons why I picked them, check out Episode #5 of the LJC Podcast – I talk about each one in detail!

#1. Madera Latino: A Latin Jazz Perspective On The Music Of Woody Shaw, Brian Lynch

#2. Entre Colegas, Andy Gonzalez

#3. Music in Me, Little Johnny Rivero

#4. Tribute to Irakere: Live in Marciac, Chucho Valdés

#5. Syzygy, The Curtis Brothers Quartet

#6. Tropical Infinito, Antonio Adolfo

#7. El Viaje, Harold López-Nussa

#8. Songbook of the Américas, Kat Parra

#9. Oddara, Jane Bunnett & Maqueque

#10. Tributango, Emilio Solla

Anything missing from the list? Was there a recording released in 2016 that you think deserves a mention? Do you have something additional to say about one of the albums on the list? Leave a comment below and let your voice be heard!

Recent LJC Posts:
Latin Jazz Corner 004: Little Johnny Rivero Interview (Part 2), Curtis Brothers, 2017 Latin Jazz Grammy Award
Latin Jazz Corner 003: Little Johnny Rivero Interview (Part 1), Rachel Therrien, Greg Diamond
Latin Jazz Corner Podcast 002: Brian Andres (Part 2), Will Jarvis, Mario Bauza
Latin Jazz Corner Podcast 001: Brian Andres (Part 1), Bill O’Connell, Chocolate

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