'Voice' Jazz Poll Critics' Ballots

Ray Barretto, Standards Rican-ditioned (Zoho)

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

Freddy Cole, Because Of You: Freddie Cole Sings Tony Bennett (HighNote)

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Stefon Harris, African Tarantella (Blue Note)

Andrew Hill, Time Lines (Blue Note)

Joe Lovano, Streams of Expression (Blue Note)

Jason Moran, Artist in Residence (Blue Note)

Houston Person & Bill Charlap, You Taught My Heart To Sing (HighNote)

Sonny Rollins, Sonny, Please(Doxy)

Bennie Wallace, Disorder at the Border (Enja)

REISSUES (Listed alphabetically; 2 points each)

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

Oliver Nelson, The Argo, Verve, and Impulse Big Band Studio Sessions (Mosaic)

Sonny Stitt, Stitts's Bits: The Bebop Recordings, 1949-1953 (Prestige)

VOCAL: Freddy Cole, Because Of You: Freddie Cole Sings Tony Bennett (HighNote)

DEBUT:Catherine Russell, Cat (World Village)


David Hajdu (The New Republic)

NEW RELEASES:

1. Sonny Rollins, Sonny, Please (Doxy)

2. Jack DeJohnette & Bill Frisell,The Elephant Sleeps But Still Remembers (Kindred Rhythm)

3. Dave Douglas, Meaning and Mystery (Greenleaf)

4. Ornette Coleman, Sound Grammar (Sound Grammar)

5. Randy Sandke and the Metatonal Big Band, Subway Ballet (Evening Star)

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

7. Bob Brookmeyer & the New Art Orchestra, Spirit Music ArtistShare

8. Andrew Hill, Time Lines (Blue Note)

9. Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Up from the Skies—Music of Jim McNeely (Planet Arts)

10. Frank Sinatra, Vegas (Reprise)

REISSUES:

1. Ornette Coleman, Love Revolution—Complete 1968 Italian Tour (Gambit)

2. Duke Ellington, The Complete 1936-1940 Variety, Vocalian and Okeh Small Group Sessions (Mosaic)

3. John Coltrane, Fearless Leader (Prestige)

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

DEBUT: No choice


Andrey Henkin (AllAboutJazz-New York)

NEW RELEASES

1. Ned Rothenberg. Tony Buch. Stomu Takeishi. David Tronzo, The Fell Clutch (Animul)

2. Otomo Yoshihide New Jazz Orchestra, Plays Eric Dolphy's Out to Lunch (Doubt)

3. Henry Miller's Isipingo, Which Way Now (Cuneiform)

4. Curtis Hasselbring, The New Mellow Edwards (Skirl)

5. Alexander von Schlippenbach, Twelve Tone Tales Vol. 1 & 2 (Intakt)

6. Andrew Hill, Time Lines (Blue Note)

7. Evan Parker, Time Lapse (Tzadik)

8. Bennie Maupin, Penumbra (Cryptogramophone)

9. Lew Tabackin, Tanuki's Night Out (Tokuma)

10. Irene Schweizer,First Choice: Piano Solo KKL Luzern(Intakt)

REISSUES

1. Ted Daniel, Sextet (Ujamaa Music)

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

3. Andrew Hill, Pax (Blue Note)

VOCALS: No choice

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


Tom Hull (Village Voice, Static Multimedia, F5)

NEW RELEASES:

1. Ornette Coleman, Sound Grammar (Sound Grammar)

2. Jon Faddis, Teranga (Koch)

3. World Saxophone Quartet, Political Blues (Justin Time)

4. Adam Lane's Full Throttle Orchestra, New Magical Kingdom (Clean Feed)

5. Mario Pavone, Deez to Blues (Playscape)

6. Harry Allen & Joe Cohn, Hey, Look Me Over (Arbors Jazz)

7. Odyssey the Band, Back in Time (Pi)

8. Adam Lane, Zero Degree Music (CIMP)

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

10. Nik Bärtsch's Ronin, Stoa (ECM)

REISSUES:

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

2. Iréne Schweizer, Portrait(Intakt)

3. Andrew Hill, Pax (Blue Note)

VOCAL: Diana Krall, From This Moment On (Verve)

DEBUT: Bob Reynolds, Can't Wait for Perfect (Fresh Sound New Talent)


Willard Jenkins (Down Beat, Independent Ear)

NEW RELEASES:

1. Randy Weston, Zep Tepi (Random Chance)

2. Anga, Echu Mingua(World Circuit)

3. Trio Beyond, Saudades (ECM)

4. Sonny Rollins, Sonny Please (Doxy)

5. SF Jazz Collective, Live 2005: 2nd Annual Concert Tour (SF Jazz)

6. Jimmy Heath Big Band, Turn Up the Heath (Planet Arts)

7. Dr. Lonnie Smith, Jungle Soul (Palmetto)

8. Brian Lynch & Eddie Palmieri, Simpatico (ArtistShare)

9. Zim Ngqawana, Vadzimu (Sheer)

10. Orchestre National de Jazz, Close to Heaven (Le Chant Du Monde)

REISSUES:

1. Andrew Hill, Judgment (Blue Note)

2. Bheki Mseleku, The Best of(Sheer)

3. Sonny Fortune, Trilogy (Sonny Fortune)

VOCAL: Carmen Lundy, Live at the Madrid(Afrasia)

DEBUT: Gianluca Petrella, Indigo 4 (Blue Note)


Martin Johnson (Wall Street Journal, New York)

NEW RELEASES::

1. Ornette Coleman, Sound Grammar (Sound Grammar)

2. Fay Claassen, Two Portraits of Chet Baker (Jazz'n Pulz)

3. John McNeil, East Coast Cool(Omnitone)

4. Chris Byars, Night Owls (Smalls)

5. Mark Murphy, Once to Every Heart (Verve)

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

7. Patricia Barber, Mythologies (Premonition)

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

9. Regina Carter, I'll Be Seeing You (Verve)

10. Frank Kimbrough, Play (Palmetto)

REISSUES:

1. Air,80 Degrees Below 82 (CD-R)

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

3. Miles Davis, The Legendary Prestige Quintet Sessions (Prestige)

VOCAL: Fay Claassen,Two Portraits of Chet Baker (Jazz'n Pulz)

DEBUT: Lincoln Briney, Foreign Affair (XQ/AM)


Fred Kaplan (Slate, The Absolute Sound, New York Observer)

NEW RELEASES:

1. Ornette Coleman, Sound Grammar (Sound Grammar)

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

3. Fred Hersch, In Amsterdam—Live at the Binhus(Palmetto)

4. Sonny Rollins, Sonny, Please (Doxy)

5. Omer Avital, Asking No Permission (Smalls)

6. Bill Frisell-Ron Carter-Paul Motian (Nonesuch)

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

8. Hank Jones-Christian McBride-Jimmy Cobb, West of 5th (Chesky)

9. Fred Anderson, Timeless—Live at the Velvet Lounge (Delmark)

10. Mario Pavone, Deez to Blues (Playscape)

REISSUES:

1. Andrew Hill, Solo (Mosaic)

2. Dizzy Gilllespie, The Complete Verve/Phillips Small Group Sessions (Mosaic)

VOCAL: No Choice

DEBUT: No Choice


Chris Kelsey (JazzTimes)

Ballot unavailable, at critic's request


Jim Macnie (Village Voice, Down Beat, VH1.com)

NEW RELEASES:

1. Andrew Hill, Time Lines (Blue Note)

2. Trio Beyond, Saudades (ECM)

3. Luis Perdomo, Awareness (RKM)

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

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