'Voice' Jazz Poll Critics' Ballots

David R. Adler (Jazz Times, All About Jazz-New York)

NEW RELEASES:

1. Andrew Hill, Time Lines (Blue Note)

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2. Wayne HorvitzGravitas Quartet, Way Out East (Songlines)

3. Lee Konitz, New Nonet (OmniTone)

4. Bennie Maupin, Penumbra (Cryptogramophone)

5. Ornette Coleman, Sound Grammar (Sound Grammar)

6. Liberty Ellman, Ophiuchus (Butterfly Pi)

7. John Hollenbeck, Joys & Desires (Intuition)

8. Ignacio Berroa, Codes (Blue Note)

9. Francisco Mela,Melao (Ayva)

10. Michelle Rosewoman, The In Side Out (Advance Dance)

REISSUES: 1. Charles Mingus, At UCLA 1965 (CME/Sunnyside)

2. Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane, The Complete 1957 Riverside Recordings (Riverside)

3. Gil Evans, The Complete Pacific Jazz Sessions (Blue Note)

VOCAL: Nancy King, Live at Jazz Standard with Fred Hersch (Maxjazz)

DEBUT: Francisco Mela, Melao (Ayva)


Larry Blumenfeld (Village Voice, Jazziz, Entertainment Weekly)

NEW RELEASES

1. Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Solo (Blue Note)

2. Ornette Coleman, Sound Grammar (Sound Grammar)

3. Andrew Hill, Time Lines (Blue Note)

4. Sonny Rollins, Sonny, Please (Doxy)

5. Paul Motian, Garden of Eden (ECM)

6. Lee Konitz, New Nonet (Omnitone)

7. Kidd Jordan-Hamid Drake-William Parker, Palm of Soul (AUM

Fidelity)

8. Joe Lovano,Streams of Expression (Blue Note)

9. Ray Barretto, Standards Rican-ditioned (Zoho)

10. New Orleans Social Club, Sing Me Back Home (Burgundy/SONY)

REISSUES:

1. King Oliver, Off The Record: The Complete 1923 Jazz Band Recordings (Archeophone)

2. Fats Waller, If You Got To Ask, You Ain't Got It! (Bluebird/Legacy)

3. Microscopic Septet, Seven Men in Neckties/Surrealistic Swing: The History of the Micros, Vols. 1 & 2 (Cuneiform)

VOCAL: Marisa Monte, Universo ao Meu Redor (Blue Note)

DEBUT: Francisco Mela, Melao (Ayva)


Nate Chinen (New York Times, JazzTimes)

Ballot unavailable, at critic's request


Francis Davis (Village Voice, The Atlantic)

NEW RELEASES

1. Ornette Coleman, Sound Grammar (Sound Grammar)

2. Andrew Hill, Time Lines (Blue Note)

3. Theo Bleckmann & Fumio Yasuda, Las Vegas Rhapsody—The Night They Invented Champagne(Winter & Winter)

4. Odyssey the Trio, Back in Time (Pi)

5. Sonny Rollins, Sonny, Please(Doxy)

6. Steven Bernstein's Millennial Territory Orchestra, MTO Volume 1 (Sunnyside)

7. Odean Pope Saxophone Choir, Locked & Loaded—Live at the Blue Note(Half Note)

8. Andy Biskin, Early American—The Melodies of Stephen Foster (Strudelmedia)

9. Houston Person & Bill Charlap, You Taught My Heart to Sing (HighNote)

10. Steve Swallow & Robert Creeley, So There (Xtrawatt/ECM)

REISSUES:

1. Charles Mingus, At UCLA 1965 (CME/Sunnyside)

2. Microscopic Septet, Seven Men in Neckties/Surrealistic Swing: The History of the Micros, Vols. 1&2 (Cuneiform)

3. Jimmy Raney, With Bob Brookmeyer (Verve)

VOCAL: Theo Bleckmann & Fumio Yasuda, Las Vegas Rhapsody—The Night They Invented Champagne (Winter & Winter)

DEBUT: Curtis Hasselbring, The New Mellow Edwards (Skirl)


Steve Dollar (New York Sun, Time Out Chicago)

NEW RELEASES

1. Bennie Maupin, Penumbra (Cryptogramophone)

2. Matthew Shipp, One (Thirsty Ear)

3. Ornette Coleman, Sound Grammar (Sound Grammar)

4. Steven Bernstein's Millennial Territory Orchestra, MTO Volume 1 (Sunnyside)

5. Peter Evans, More Is More (Psi)

6. Von Freeman, Good Forever (Premonition)

7. Art Ensemble of Chicago,Non. Cognitive Aspects of the City—Live at Iridium (Pi)

8. Ted Reichman, My Ears Are Bent (Skirl)

9. Odean Pope Saxophone Choir, Locked & Loaded—Live at the Blue Note(Half Note)

10. Mary Halvorson & Jessica Pavone, Prairies(Lucky Kitchen)

REISSUES

1. Sonny Stitt, Stitt's Bits: The Bebop Recordings (Prestige)

2. Charles Mingus, At UCLA, 1965 (Sue Mingus/Sunnyside)

3. Perez Prado, The Hits (1949-59) (RCA/Legacy)

VOCAL: Conjure, Bad Mouth (American Clavé)

DEBUT: No choice


Laurence Donohue. Greene (AllAboutJazz—New York)

NEW RELEASES(listed alphabetically, 5.5 points each)

Muhal Richard Abrams-George Lewis-Roscoe Mitchell, Streaming (Pi)

Ornette Coleman, Sound Grammar (Sound Grammar)

Bill Frisell-Ron Carter-Paul Motian, Eponymous (Nonesuch)

Andrew Hill, Time Lines (Blue Note)

Kidd Jordan-Hamid Drake-William Parker, Palm of Soul (AUM) Fidelity

Nancy King, Live at Jazz Standard (With Fred Hersch) (MAXJAZZ)

Peter Madsen, Prevue of Tomorrow (Playscape)

Bennie Maupin, Penumbra (Cryptogramophone)

Ben Riley's Monk Legacy Septet, Memories of T (Concord)

David S. Ware, BalladWare (Thirsty Ear)

REISSUES

1. Charles Mingus, At UCLA 1965 (CME/Sunnyside)

2. Stan Tracey, (The Return of) Captain Adventure (Steam-TentoTen)

3. Andrew Hill, Pax(Blue Note)

VOCAL: Nancy King, Live at Jazz Standard with Fred Hersch (Maxjazz)

DEBUT: Francisco Mela, Melao(Ayva)


Phil Freeman (Global Rhythm, Wire, Village Voice)

NEW RELEASES

1. Ornette Coleman, Sound Grammar (Sound Grammar)

2. David S. Ware, BalladWare (Thirsty Ear)

3. Shot x Shot, (High Two)

4. Frank Wright, Unity (ESP-Disk)

5. Rudresh Mahanthappa, Codebook(Pi)

6. William Parker, Long Hidden: The Olmec Series (AUM Fidelity)

7. Nels Cline, New Monastery (Cryptogramophone)

8. Fred Anderson, Timeless(Delmark)

9. Art Ensemble of Chicago, Non. Cognitive Aspects Of The City—Live at Iridium (Pi)

10. Jason Moran, Artist in Residence(Blue Note)

REISSUES

1. Weather Report, Forecast: Tomorrow (Columbia/Legacy)

2. Sonny Stitt, Stitt's Bits: The Bebop Recordings 1949-1952 (Prestige)

3. Rufus Harley, Courage: The Atlantic Recordings (Rhino Handmade)

VOCAL: No choice

DEBUT: Shot x Shot, (High Two)


David Fricke (Rolling Stone)

NEW RELEASES

1. Andrew Hill, Time Lines (Blue Note)

2. Miles Davis, The Cellar Door Sessions 1970(Columbia/Legacy)

3. Ornette Coleman, Sound Grammar (Sound Grammar)

4. Electric Masada, At the Mountains of Madness(Tzadik)

5. Vijay Iyer & Rudresh Mahanthappa, Raw Materials (Savoy Jazz)

6. Keith Jarrett, The Carnegie Hall Concert (ECM)

7. Andrew Hill, Solo Mosaic (Select)

8. Tomasz Stanko, Lontano (ECM)

9. Avishai Cohen, Continuo (Sunnyside)

10. Bobby Previte, The Coalition of the Willing (Ropeadope)

REISSUES

1. Charles Mingus, At UCLA 1965 (CME/Sunnyside)

2. John Coltrane, Fearless Leader(Prestige)

3. Rufus Harley, Courage: The Atlantic Recordings (Rhino Handmade)

VOCAL: No choice

DEBUT: Jonathan Batiste, Live in New York: At the Rubin Museum of Art (jonathanbatiste.com)


Will Friedwald (New York Sun)

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