The Roots Music Report's
Top Jazz Song Chart
for the Year of 2016

Rank Song Title Band/Artist Name Sub Genre
1Beautiful SoundJohn JorgensonJazz
2Don't ExplainCassandra WilsonJazz
3To Love SomebodyLizz WrightJazz
4TarovaSnarky PuppyJazz
5Just a Girl I Used to KnowJohn ScofieldJazz
6Pointless SatisfactionTwin DangerJazz
7I Love (Loving You)Twin DangerJazz
8Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky (From Now On)Madeleine PeyrouxJazz
9How Dare YouSt GermainJazz
10Just One of Those ThingsTrevor GiancolaJazz
11Too Young to Go SteadyStanley Clarke, Bireli Lagrene, Jean-Luc PontyJazz
12You Go to My HeadCassandra WilsonJazz
13What a Little Moonlight Can DoCassandra WilsonJazz
14Coldest Kind of HeartTwin DangerJazz
15My Foolish HeartMarquis HillJazz
16Masters of WarCharles Lloyd & The MarvelsJazz
17NuagesStanley Clarke, Bireli Lagrene, Jean-Luc PontyJazz
18Beautiful LoveNels ClineJazz
19Trombone Institute of TechnologyMichael DavisJazz
20You Are So Beautiful (feat. Norah Jones)Charles Lloyd & The MarvelsJazz
21Good Morning HeartacheJosé JamesJazz
22What a Little Moonlight Can DoJosé JamesJazz
23Portrait of Jennie (feat. Kurt Elling)Harold MabernJazz
24Spoken Introduction to Confessin' the BluesKenny BurrellJazz
25The Bed We MadeNels ClineJazz
26Latin for TravelersCharlie HunterJazz
27I Can Do All ThingsJeremy WarrenJazz
28CorcovadoSteve TurreJazz
29Mary Lou's BluesMike LeDonneJazz
30SlinkyJohn ScofieldJazz
31Ain't It Funky NowBrian CharetteJazz
32The CourtDavid GibsonJazz
33EquinoxWayne Wallace Latin Jazz QuintetJazz
34ImpressionsHeads Of StateJazz
35Surfin' SnoopyJim MartinezJazz
36Car Wash (Live)Christian McBrideJazz
37Bipolar Blues Blues (Live)Mack Avenue SuperBandJazz
38Grove's Groove (feat. Tim Green, Glenn Zaleski, Rodney Whitaker & Ulysses Owens)Michael Dees Jazz
39For George and TraneEric AlexanderJazz
40RememberSean Dobbins Organ QuartetJazz
41Sure Thing (Live)Larry Newcomb QuartetJazz
42So in LoveKim NazarianJazz
43Crazy He Calls MeHouston PersonJazz
44Do Your Dance!Kenny GarrettJazz
45For CurtisOne for AllJazz
46SearchlightMatt Wilson's Big Happy FamilyJazz
47Giant Steps (feat. Eddie Daniels)Damian DraghiciJazz
48A Thought That LingersJeff Denson QuartetJazz
49Oska TJohn BeasleyJazz
50A Dazzle of Zebras (feat. Thierry Fanfant, Inor Sotolongo, Gregory Louis & Janysett MC Pherson)Andy NarellJazz
51Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream (feat. Willie Nelson)Charles Lloyd & The MarvelsJazz
52Blue TrainStanley Clarke, Bireli Lagrene, Jean-Luc PontyJazz
53TelstarBill FrisellJazz
54AwakeningReginald CyntjeJazz
55Is You is or is You Ain't My BabyAdrianna MarieSwing
56Childhood MemoriesStanley Clarke, Bireli Lagrene, Jean-Luc PontyJazz
57Here You Are AgainThe Hot SardinesJazz
58Idol of the FliesReggie WatkinsJazz
59InvitationNicolas BeardeJazz
60Big Dipper (Alternative Take) [Live]Thad JonesJazz
61Crazy He Calls MeCassandra WilsonJazz
62The Way You Look TonightCassandra WilsonJazz
63Cubano ChantRoberto FonsecaJazz
64Play It Back (feat. Robert Glasper)Dr. Lonnie SmithJazz
65Take Five (Take 1)Jacky TerrassonJazz
66My Foolish HeartAndy BeyJazz
67Duke's AnthemSteve Gadd BandJazz
68The Steadfast TitanAaron DiehlJazz
69Blues for Mr. CharleyJeff "Tain" WattsJazz
70Fly, Little Bird, Fly (feat. Jeremy Pelt, Mike LeDonne, Brandi Disterheft & Joe Farnsworth)Vincent HerringJazz
71The Worst (Live at Capitol Studios / 2014)Robert GlasperJazz
72Something's ComingCécile McLorin SalvantJazz
73Big-TimeLorraine FeatherJazz
74Sleepwalk (feat. Dave Stryker)Steve JohnsJazz
75African WaveBrian Blade, Danilo Perez & John PatitucciJazz
76Changin' UpAndrea BrachfeldJazz
77All of Nothing at AllDon Aliquo with the Beegie Adair TrioJazz
78Let Me Just Follow Behind (Live Version)Randy BreckerJazz
79A Secret Place (feat. Christian McBride & Karriem Riggins)Orrin EvansJazz
80ForgivenessLionel LouekeJazz
81The Touch of Your LipsJoey DeFrancescoJazz
82El Manisero (Live)Arturo SandovalJazz
83Perpetual MotionKenny CarrJazz
84Monk's Hayride (feat. Bruce Forman, Dom Moio & Eric Schneider)Michael KocourJazz
85Noble NoblesEsperanza SpaldingJazz
86ImagineLogan RichardsonJazz
87Central Park WestEd CherryJazz
88GaffeSteve FidykJazz
89Cobalt BluesLittle CharlieJazz
90Tilly's WaltzKevin MahoganyJazz
91Saturday Night in the VillageBrian BrombergJazz
92Ain't Misbehavin'The Great American Music EnsembleJazz
93BoliviaJimmy O'ConnellJazz
94Something BeautifulTrombone ShortyContemporary Jazz
95No Diggity (feat. Ariana Savalas)Scott Bradlee's Postmodern JukeboxJazz
96Tall and Lanky (feat. Tyler Webb and Branford Marsalis)Jeff CoffinSwing
97New DirectionHerlin RileyJazz
98I Want a ManCatherine RussellJazz
99Camera EyesBehn GilleceJazz
100I Can't Get Next to YouDave StrykerJazz
101On Your Way DownTrombone ShortyJazz
102On the Real SideRussell MaloneJazz
103Head StartKen FowserJazz
104If You Went Away (Preciso Aprender a Ser Só) [Live]Sarah VaughanJazz
105Taking Flight (feat. Tony Lustig, Ben Williams, Michael Dease, Samora Pinderhughes & Ulysses Owens)Tony Lustig QuintetJazz
106Synchronicity ITierney SuttonJazz
107Forkball (For Ornette)Gene EssJazz
108Soul Eyes (feat. Mike Richmond, Lisle Atkinson & Andy Watson)Joshua BreakstoneJazz
109Let Loose (feat. Gerald Clayton, Doug Weiss & Bill Stewart)Peter BernsteinJazz
110Destination Unknown (feat. Alina Bzhezhinska & the Glasgow String Quartet)Euan StevensonJazz
111RefugeTom TallitschJazz
112It Ain't Necessarily SoProfessor Cunningham And His Old SchoolJazz
113All's Well (feat. Anthony Jackson & Simon Phillips)HiromiJazz
114Eight Counts for RitaJordan YoungJazz
115SugarFrank Catalano & Jimmy ChamberlinJazz
116Le CrestJim RotondiJazz
117Faded LoveJohn ScofieldJazz
118Red River ValleyJohn ScofieldJazz
119The PromiseSteve HeckmanJazz
120In a Sentimental MoodBill EvansJazz
121BlackbirdAlison LewisJazz
122AbuyoyoAvichai OrnoyJazz
123AlfieRichie ColeJazz
124Ambition and PrideGeorge BurtonJazz
125The Mystic ChordMichael BlancoJazz
126Tiny's TempoBill Charlap TrioJazz
127Sweet Papa LouMike LeDonneJazz
128White Trash GirlCandye KaneSwing
129Sweet Grace (feat. Joel Parisien)Michael KaeshammerSmooth Jazz
130That Old Black MagicJackie GageJazz
131Eddie's in the HouseYellowjacketsJazz
132Soul SisterWarren WolfJazz
133Step by StepJeff NarellJazz
134Aged and MellowCatherine RussellJazz
135Song PatrolJane Ira BloomJazz
136Sugar Rum CherryPlanet D NonetJazz
137And I Love HerJeff LibmanJazz
138Bossa for All (feat. David Hazeltine)Cory WeedsJazz
139Afro Blue (Live) [feat. Sharon Renold & Rit Xu]The Swiss Youth Jazz OrchestraJazz
140Harvest for the WorldDave StrykerJazz
141Afrodesia (feat. Joe Lovano)Dr. Lonnie SmithJazz
142PeaceAlyssa AllgoodJazz
143Letter from the RoadMichael KaeshammerSmooth Jazz
144India BlueGeorge and Chico FreemanJazz
145On a Misty NightOrganik Vibe TrioJazz
146MantecaStu HarrisonJazz
147MantecaOrbert Davis' Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Chamber EnsembleJazz
148Romance in the DarkCatherine RussellJazz
149I'll Be Seeing YouCassandra WilsonJazz
150Toe JamBig Picture HolidayJazz
151West of the WestChristian Scott aTunde AdjuahJazz
152Tuna TownFrank Catalano & Jimmy ChamberlinJazz
153El MédicoMichael Spiro, Wayne Wallace & La Orquestra SinfoniettaJazz
154Mellow MoodBrian CharetteJazz
155And That, Too.BADBADNOTGOODJazz
156What More Could One Man Want?David WiseJazz
157AnticipationJeff Denson QuartetJazz
158Gone by NowKitt LylesJazz
159Still I RiseModus FactorJazz
160The Soulful Mr. WilliamsScott Reeves Jazz OrchestraJazz
161Here's That Rainy DayDavid WiseJazz
162After the Lights Go Down LowCatherine RussellJazz
163Under the Spell of the BluesCatherine RussellJazz
164Everybody Loves My BabyCatherine RussellJazz
165Dear Old SouthlandDr. JohnJazz
166Big Chief (feat. Dr. John)Dee Dee BridgewaterJazz
167I Have DreamedKarrin AllysonJazz
168Only Trust Your HeartStacey KentJazz
169Maiden VoyageNicolas BeardeJazz
170The CrossbarHerlin RileyJazz
171Shake off the DustHerlin RileyJazz
172Tutti MaHerlin RileyJazz
173PharaohFreekbassJazz
174Waters of MarchBill O'ConnellJazz
175Let the Music Take Your MindEd CherryJazz
176A New BlueEd CherryJazz
177Stardust (El Encanto)Michael Spiro, Wayne Wallace & La Orquestra SinfoniettaJazz
178People TalkChristian TamburrJazz
 

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