Year End Jazz Chart: 2016

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1Gregory PorterTake Me To The AlleyBlue Note1275377
2Russell MaloneAll About MelodyHighNote1264764
3Warren WolfConvergenceMack Avenue2274581
4Kenny GarrettDo Your DanceMack Avenue1264371
5One For AllThe Third DecadeSmoke Sessions2264336
6Joey AlexanderCountdownMotema1164116
7René MarieSound Of RedMotema Music2254098
8Jim RotondiDark BlueSmoke Sessions1274032
9Willie Jones IIIGroundworkWJ33263876
10Cyrus ChestnutNatural EssenceHighNote2263855
11Steve TurreColors For The MastersSmoke Sessions1203836
12Branford Marsalis & Kurt EllingThe Upward SpiralOKeh2243814
13Herlin RileyNew DirectionMack Avenue2273812
14George ColemanA Master SpeaksSmoke Sessions2263757
15Etienne CharlesSan Jose SuiteCulture Shock Music2253753
16YellowjacketsCohearenceMack Avenue2253683
17Renee RosnesWritten In The RocksSmoke Sessions1273661
18Dr. Lonnie SmithEvolutionBlue Note1253559
19Ken FowserStanding TallPosi-Tone1263505
20Dave StrykerEight Track IIStrikezone2163498
21Jae SinnettZero To 60J-Nett Music1253442
22John BeasleyPresents MONK'estra Vol. 1Mack Avenue3213360
23Peter BernsteinLet LooseSmoke Sessions4263291
24Brian BrombergFull CircleArtistry Music6263239
25Benny GolsonHorizon AheadHighNote5263235
26Cyrille AiméeLet's Get LostMack Avenue1273200
27Jeremy Pelt#JIVECULTUREHighNote2263178
28Eric Hargett w/ Joey D and Gerry GibbsSteppin' UpWhaling City Sound6203173
29Houston Person & Ron CarterChemistryHighNote3233158
30Michael DeaseFather FigurePosi-Tone7243143
31Freddy ColeHe Was The KingHighNote4263127
32Theo CrokerEscape VelocityOkeh11233114
33Power QuintetHigh ArtHighNote8253098
34Catherine RussellHarlem On My MindJazz Village3153094
35Freddie HendrixJersey CatSunnyside13273075
36Allen ToussaintAmerican TunesNonesuch8253068
37Clayton BrothersSoul BrothersArtistShare6243025
38Joe ChambersLandscapesSavant6263024
39Bill EvansSome Other Time: The Lost Sessions from the Black ForestResonance6273016
40Eric AlexanderSecond ImpressionHighNote1123009
41Kandace SpringsSoul EyesBlue Note11242970
42Marquis HillThe Way We PlayConcord7252961
43Antonio AdolfoTropical InfinitoAAM Music7252951
44Dominick FarinacciShort StoriesMack Avenue9262942
45Ed CherrySoul TreePosi-Tone7252938
46Chico Freeman 4-TetSpoken Into ExistenceJive Music15252856
47Brad Mehldau TrioBlues And BalladsNonesuch11262772
48Ed Calle360Mojito8232769
49Fred Hersch TrioSunday Night At The VanguardPalmetto5192748
50Jerry BergonziSpotlight On StandardsSavant7202745
51Snarky PuppyCulcha VulchaGround Up / Universal14252735
52Organik Vibe TrioThings We Did Last SummerCellar Live14252726
53Mack Avenue SuperbandLive From Detroit Jazz Festival 2015Mack Avenue1232723
54Leslie Odom JrLeslie Odom JrS-Curve12242706
55Jane MonheitThe Songbook Sessions: Ella FitzgeraldEmerald City Sessions14242675
56Bill O'Connell & The Latin Jazz All-StarsHeart BeatSavant6262655
57Hendrik MeurkensHarmonicus RexHeight Advantage6252613
58Stryker / Slagle Band ExpandedRoutesStrikezone2232606
59Sarah VaughanLive At Rosy'sResonance10262587
60Kevin MahoganyThe Vienna AffairMahogany Jazz13242582
61Ken PeplowskiEnraptureCapri10232568
62The CookersThe Call Of The Wild And Peaceful HeartSmoke Sessions5152564
63Will CalhounCelebrating Elvin JonesMotema10182497
64Norah JonesDay BreaksBlue Note1112491
65Tierney Sutton BandThe Sting VariationsBFM Jazz4142490
66Verve Jazz EnsemblePerimeterThe Verve Jazz Ensemble23242481
67Laurence Hobgood TrioHonor Thy FathersCircumstantial12242474
68Charles Lloyd & The MarvelsI Long To See YouBlue Note5272463
69Monika HerzigThe Whole World In Her HandsWhaling City Sound20212452
70Dena DeRoseUnitedHighNote12252450
71Danny Green TrioAltered NarrativesOA227242423
72Roxy CossRestless IdealismOrigin7242419
73Oscar, with LoveOscar, with LoveTwo Lions14252415
74Cory Weeds & The Jeff Hamilton TrioThis Happy MadnessCellar Live1252400
75Peter ErskineDr. UmFuzzy Music7242389
76Wayne BergeronFull CircleScholz Productions23252383
77Brian CharetteOnce & FuturePosi-Tone17252357
78Bob MintzerBob Mintzer All L.A. BandFuzzy Music17172321
79HiromiSparkHeads Up19252273
80Thad Jones - Mel Lewis OrchestraAll My YesterdaysResonance9252268
81Joe Lovano QuartetClassic! Live At NewportBlue Note12212262
8214 Jazz OrchestraNothing Hard Is Ever EasyDabon Music9262250
83Murray Allen & CarringtonPerfectionMotema18232209
84Jon DavisChanges Over TimePosi-Tone14262197
85Doug WebbBright SidePosi-Tone15222184
86Kenny Barron TrioBook Of IntuitionImpulse15252180
87Michael DavisHip-Bone Big BandHip-Bonemusic17192177
88Greg MurphySummer BreezeWhaling City Sound24212163
89Bria SkonbergBriaOKEH6122162
90Til BronnerThe Good LifeOKEH13152157
91Pat MethenyThe Unity SessionsNonesuch18242156
92Charlie HunterEveryone Has A Plan Until They Get Punched In The MouthGround Up / Universal19212138
93Nicolas BeardeInvitationRight Groove16252106
94Sonny RollinsHolding The Stage - Road Shows, Vol. 4Sony / Okeh20252104
95JD AllenAmericana Musings On The BluesSavant20252082
96Grace KellyTrying To Figure It OutPazz Productions25242075
97Adrienne FenemorMo' Puddin'Self Produced27212063
98Allan HarrisNobody's Gonna Love You BetterLove Productions7132052
99Tom HarrellSomething Gold, Something BlueHighNote6122044
100Oleg Kireyev & Keith JavorsThe MeetingInarhyme25212021