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David Dalle
Thursday December 29th, 2016 with David Dalle
2016 Favourites

My favourites for 2016, in no particular order. This list includes some late 2015 releases which I was not able to include last year, and of course, there are likely scores of albums which should be on the list but I did not have the chance to hear them. - Christos Hatzis/Tanya Tagaq, Steve Wood and the Northern Cree Singers, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Tadeusz Biernacki "Going Home Star: Truth and Reconciliation" Canadian Music Centre - Kandia Kouyate "Renascence" Sterns Africa - Lubomyr Melnyk "Rivers and Streams" Erased Tapes - Chucho Valdes "Tribute to Irakere" Jazz Village - Kaoru Watanabe "Neo" Independent - Ibrahim Maalouf "Kalthoum" Impulse! - Bombino "Azel" Partisan Records/Knitting Factory Records - Henryk Gorecki/London Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrey Boreyko "Symphony No. 4" Nonesuch - Henryk Gorecki arr. Colin Stetson/Colin Stetson "Sorrow"a reimagining of Gorecki's 3rd Symphony" Colin Stetson - Debo Band "Ere Gobez" FPE Records - Siama Matuzungidi "Rivers" Independent - Fanfare Ciocarlia "Onwards to Mars!" Asphalt Tango - Wu Wei & Wang Li "Overtones" Harmonia Mundi - Ifrikya Spirit "Ifrikya Spirit" Independent - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart/Jacques Israelievitch, Christina Petrowska Quilico "Sonatas and Variations for Piano and Violin vol. 1" Fleur de Son Classics - Masabumi Kikuchi "Black Orpheus" ECM - Hawniyaz "Hawniyaz" Harmonia Mundi - Carate Urio Orchestra "Ljubljana" Clean Feed Records - Lubomyr Melnyk "Illirion" Sony Classical - Tanya Tagaq "Retribution" Six Shooter Records - Mohamed Abozekry "Karkade" Jazz Village - Marcel Khalife & the Al Mayadine Quartet "Andalusia Of Love" Nagam Records - Maria Pikoula "Variations & Inspirations" Independent - Patricia Kopatchinskaja, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra "Death and the Maiden" Alpha-Classics - Ludomir Rozycki/Jonathan Plowright, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Lkuasz Borowicz "The Romantic Piano Concerto vol. 67" Hyperion
Bombino - Azel - Partisan Records/Knitting Factory Records
Ifrikya Spirit - Ifrikya Spirit - Independent
Debo Band - Ere Gobez - FPE Records
Carate Urio Orchestra - Ljubljana - Clean Feed Records
"Bleeds" was a 2015 album from Roots Manuva but he released a deluxe version in 2016 with this fantastic song on it. Yes, hip-hop can make extremely rare appearances on my show.
On A High
Roots Manuva - Bleeds (Deluxe Version) - Big Dada
Chucho Valdes - Tribute to Irakere - Jazz Village
Tokyo Part VIII
Masabumi Kikuchi - Black Orpheus - ECM
Cloud no. 81
Lubomyr Melnyk - Illirion - Sony Classical
Dragon Dance
Wu Wei & Wang Li - Overtones - Harmonia Mundi
Kaoru Watanabe - Neo - Independent
Tanya Tagaq - Retribution - Six Shooter Records Canadian
Dawn of Love
Mahdieh Mohammadkhani & Dastan Ensemble - A Window
Malan Barkir - Berivane
Hawniyaz - Hawniyaz - Harmonia Mundi
Alf Leila Wa Leila: Movement IV
Ibrahim Maalouf - Kalthoum - Impulse!
Siama Matuzungidi - Rivers - Independent
Hora Strengarilor
Fanfare Ciocarlia - Onwards to Mars! - Asphalt Tango
Interactive CKCU
Hip-hop on the David Dalle show. Who knew? ;^) Roots Manuva piece has nice rich sound though! Me-likey.

2:28 PM, December 29th, 2016
David Dalle (host)
Happy New Year's everyone!

3:54 PM, December 29th, 2016