RECORD EXCHANGE 2016 STAFF PICKS: MICHAEL

michaelTis the season for year-end best-of lists, and The Record Exchange is pleased to bring you our 2016 Staff Picks!

Here’s Michael’s picks:

LEONARD COHEN
You Want It Darker
HAYES CARLL
Lovers & Leavers
DAVID BOWIE
Blackstar
PARQUET COURTS
Human Performance
ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO
Burn Something Beautiful
PAUL SIMON
Stranger To Stranger
ROKIA TRAORE
Ne So
JOSHUA REDMAN & BRAD MEHLDAU
Nearness
BLACK MOUNTAIN
IV
JACK DEJOHNETTE, MATTHEW GARRISON & RAVI COLTRANE
In Movement