'Voice' Jazz Poll Critics' Ballots

2. Eric Dolphy Quintet, Outward Bound (Prestige)

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

VOCAL: Patricia Barber, Mythologies (Blue Note)


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High Bias: The James Brown special

Voicebox: Tracks from the music section

DEBUT:No Choice

Gene Seymour (Newsday)


1. Ornette Coleman, Sound Grammar (Sound Grammar)

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

3. Stefon Harris, African Tarantella (Blue Note)

4. Paul Motian, Garden of Eden (ECM)

5. Sonny Rollins, Sonny, Please (Doxy)

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

7. Dave Holland, Critical Mass (Dare2/Sunnyside)

8. Frank Kimbrough, Play (Palmetto)

9. Jon Faddis, Teranga (Koch)

10. Winard Harper Sextet, Make it Happen (Piadrum)


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

2. Charles Lloyd, Of Course, of Course (Mosaic)

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

VOCAL: No choice

DEBUT:No choice

Bill Shoemaker (Point of Departure.org)


1. Nels Cline, New Monastery (Cryptogramophone)

2. Otomo Yoshihide's New Jazz Quartet, Live in Lisbon (Clean Feed)

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

4. Aki Takase Piano Quartet, Tarantella (Psi)

5. Andrew Hill, Time Lines (Blue Note)

6. Ornette Coleman, Sound Grammar (Sound Grammar)

7. Iro Haarla, Northbound (ECM)

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

9. Ab Baars, Kinda Dukish (Wig)

10. Harry Miller's Isipingo, Which Way Now (Cuneiform)


1. Evan Parker, The Togography of the Lungs (Psi)

2. Stan Tracey, The Return of Captain Adventure (Steam/Tentoten)

3. Jackie McLean, Demon's Dance (Blue Note)

VOCAL: Sathima Bea Benjamin, Musical Echoes (Ekapa)

DEBUT: Syntopia Quartet, Mars (Nemu)

Zan Stewart (Newark Star. Ledger)


1. Sonny Rollins, Sonny, Please (Doxy)

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

3. Grant Stewart, Estate (Video Arts)

4. Bob De Vos, Shifting Sands (Savant)

5. Joe Magnarelli, Hoop Dreams (Criss Cross)

6. Dave Holland, Critical Mass (Dare2/Sunnyside)

7. Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Up From The Skies — Music Of Jim McNeely (Planet Arts Recordings)

8. Dave Stryker, The Chaser (MelBay)

9. Chris Byars Octet, Night Owls (Smalls)

10. Joe Lovano, Shades of Expression (Blue Note)


1. Miles Davis Quintet Featuring John Coltrane, The Legendary Prestige Quintet Sessions (Prestige)

2. Sonny Rollins, Saxophone Colossus (Prestige/RVG)

3. Red Garland, Red Garland's Piano (Prestige/RVG)

VOCAL: Roberta Gambarini, Easy To Love (Grrovin' High/Kindred Rhythm)

DEBUT: Neil Miner, The Evening Sounds (Smalls)

John F. Szwed (Village Voice, Wire)


1. Ornette Coleman, Sound Grammar (Sound Grammar)

2. Atomic, The Bikini Tapes (Jazzland)

3. Terje Rypdal, Vossabrygg (ECM)

4. Dave Burrell, Momentum (High Two)

5. Rudresh Mahanthappa, Codebook (Pi)

6. Andrew Hill, Time Lines (Blue Note)

7. Bobby Matos, Acknowledgement (Lifeforcejazz)

8. Ran Blake, All That Is Tied (Tompkins Square)

9. In the Country, This Was the Place of My Heartbeat (Rune Grammofone)

10. Rabih Abou Kahalil. Joachin Kuhn. Jarrod Cagwin, Journey to the Center of an Egg (Enja)


1. I Like Be I Like Bop: Odds & Svends of Early Bebop Violin & Contemporary Violin Curiosities (AB Fable)

2. Roswell Rudd, Blown Bone (Emanem)

3. Jon Appleton & Don Cherry, Human Music (Water)

VOCAL (SPOKEN WORD): Roy Nathanson, Sotto Voce (AUM Fidelity)

DEBUT:Shot x Shot, (High Two)

K. Leander Williams (Time Out New York)


1. Billy Hart, Quartet (HighNote)

2. Ornette Coleman, Sound Grammar (Sound Grammar)

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

4. John McNeil, East Coast Cool (OmniTone)

5. Our New Orleans 2005: A Benefit Album, (Nonesuch)

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

7. Frank London's Klezmer Brass Allstars, Carnival Conspiracy (Piranha)

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

9. Nels Cline, New Monastery (Cryptogramophone)

10. Jon Faddis, Teranga (Koch)


1. Lucky Thompson, Meets Oscar Pettiford (Fresh Sound)

2. Miles Davis Quintet Featuring John Coltrane, The Legendary Prestige Quintet Sessions 1956 (Prestige)

3. Fats Waller, If You've Got To Ask, You Ain't Got it! (Bluebird/Legacy)

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

DEBUT: Francisco Mela, Melao (Ayva)

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