ANNUAL STATISTICS : Our 20 most-read pieces of 2016

Bill Kyle (1946-2016)
Tom Bancroft’s tribute to him was our most read article

Sebastian writes:

We will be publishing our main year-end lists, in which writers – and friends of the site from all over the world –  choose their moments and make their wishes on 27th December. 

In the meantime here’s a look back at the most-read pieces on the site this year. These – in order –  are the top 20 most-read of over 800 pieces posted this year. 

This is an opportunity to thank everyone who has contributed to the site this year, and helped us portray the energy, goodwill, variety, authenticity and coruscating life of the scene. A thank you to our many loyal readers too – without whom these statistics wouldn’t, couldn’t exist.


1 Tom Bancroft’s tribute to Bill Kyle (1946-2016)

2) Geoff Winston’s review of the David Bowie Prom

3) The news of the passing of Bobby Wellins 
We also published Remembering Bobby Wellins – tributes

4) RIP Pinise Saul 
We also had some memories, previewing the London celebration of her life, from Adam Glasser

5) CD Review of John Scofield’s Country for Old Men by Patrick Hadfield

6) Live review of George Benson and Polly Gibbons by Mark McKergow

7) News and report by Jon Turney of the BBC Young Jazz Musician winner Alexandra Ridout 

8) Review of Pat Metheny at Ronnie Scott’s by Geoff Winston 

9) Sebastian’s LJF review of Wayne Shorter plus Eve Risser’s White Desert

10) Our news story of Londoner Deelee Dube winning the Sarah Vaughan Jazz Vocal Competition 
Laura Thorne also interviewed her 

11) Patrick Hadfield’s CD revew of Kenny Garrett’s Do Your Dance  

12) An interview by Alison Bentley with Aubrey Logan of Postmodern Jukebox

13) Jon Carvell interviewing conductor John Wilson about Music from the Movies 

14)  A report by Ralf Dombrowski from the award to Iiro Rantala of JTI Trier Jazz Musician of the Year  (Ralf gave the citation/ “Laudatio”)

15) John L Walters’ CD review of Weather Report- The Legendary Live Tapes 1978–1981

16)  RIP Louis Stewart (1944-2016)
we also had a personal tribute from Stephen Keogh

17) Geoff Winston’s review of the Jack DeJohnette  solo piano album Return

18) Alison Bentley’s interview with Dhafer Youssef
Zosia Jagodzinska also reviewed the concer previewed in the interview

19) Our news piece with the announcement of the 2016 jazz Proms

20) Rob Adams’ preview of Nigel Price’s record- and (back-)breaking tour

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