Best Music Of 2016 A collection of our favorite albums, songs and musicians of the year.

Jazz critic Francis Davis says two 2016 projects from Wadada Leo Smith are are must-listens: his solo record, America's National Parks, and his collaboration with Vijay Iyer, A Cosmic Rhythm with Each Stroke. Scott Groller/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Byron The Aquarius, Avalon Emerson and Jayda G released some of our favorite dance tunes of the year. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Recommended Dose: Our 25 Favorite Dance Tracks Of 2016

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William Bell collaborated with producer John Leventhal on an album titled This Is Where I Live. Ginette Callaway hide caption

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Ken Tucker's Top 10 Favorite Albums Of 2016

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