'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)

NEW RELEASES (Listed alphabetically; 5.5 points each)

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)

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)

5. Ben Allison, Cowboy Justice (Palmetto)

6. Esperanza Spalding, Junju (Ayva)

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

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

9. Ornette Coleman, Sound Grammar (Sound Grammar)

10. Uri Caine,Rimmon(Tzadik)

REISSUES:

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

2. Evan Parker,The Topography of the Lungs (Psi)

3. Steve Lacy & Brion Gysin, Songs (HatHut)

VOCAL: Madeline Peyroux, Half the Perfect World(Rounder)

DEBUT: Esperanza Spalding, Junju (Ayva)


Howard Mandel (Down Beat, Signal to Noise, Jazz Journalists Association)

NEW RELEASES:

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

2. Leroy Jenkins & Driftwood, The Art of Improvisation (Mutable Music)

3. Toumani Diabate's Symmetric Orchestra, Boulevard de l'indépendence (World Circuit)

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

5. Bill Frisell-Ron Carter-Paul Motian, (Nonesuch)

6. Bobby Previte, Coalition of the Willing (Ropeadope)

7. Bennie Maupin, Penumbra (Cryptogramophone)

8. Ornette Coleman, Sound Grammar (Sound Grammar)

9. Myra Melford, The Image of Your Body(Crytogramophone)

10. Dom Minasi, The Vampire's Revenge (CDM Records)

REISSUES:

1. Red Garland Trio, At the Prelude (Prestige)

2. Kansas City Frank Melrose, Bluesiana (Delmark)

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

VOCAL: (SPOKEN WORD) Conjure, Bad Mouth (American Clavé)

DEBUT: No choice


Bill Milkowski (Jazz Times, Jazziz)

NEW RELEASES:

1. Nels Cline, New Monastery (Cryptogramophone)

2. Kenny Garrett, Beyond The Wall (Nonesuch)

3. Paul Motian, Garden of Eden (ECM)

4. Sonny Rollins, Sonny, Please (Doxy)

5. Ornette Coleman, Sound Grammar (Sound Grammar)

6. Lee Konitz, New Nonet (OmniTone)

7. Dave Douglas, Meaning and Mystery (Greenleaf)

8. Andrew Hill, Time Lines (Blue Note)

9. Trio Beyond, Saudades (ECM)

10. Branford Marsalis, Braggtown (Marsalis Music)

REISSUES:

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

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

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

VOCAL: Fay Victor, Cartwheels Through The Cosmos (ArtistShare)

DEBUT: Esperanza Spalding, Junjo (Ayva)


Tom Moon (All Things Considered)

NEW RELEASES: (listed alphabetically, 5.5 points each)

Ned Bartsch's Ronin, Stoa (ECM)

Avashai Cohen, Continuo (Sunnyside)

Ornette Coleman,Sound Grammar (Sound Grammar)

Toumani Diabate's Symmetric Orchestra, Boulevard de Independence (World Circuit)

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

Keith Jarrett, The Carnegie Hall Concert(ECM)

Branford Marsalis, Braggtown (Marsalis Music)

Pat Metheny & Brad Mehldau, (Nonesuch)

Paul Motian,On Broadway Vol. 4 (Winter & Winter)

Cassandra Wilson, Thunderbird (Blue Note)

REISSUES: (Listed alphabetically, 2 points each)

John Coltrane, Fearless Leader(Prestige)

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

Weather Report, Forecast: Tomorrow (Columbia/Legacy)

VOCAL: Cassandra Wilson, Thunderbird (Blue Note)

DEBUT: No choice


Dan Morgenstern (Annual Review of Jazz Studies)

NEW RELEASES:

l. Warren Vache & the Scottish Jazz Ensemble, Don't Look Back (Arbors Jazz)

2. Ornette Coleman, Sound Grammar (Sound Grammar)

3. Joe Temperley, A Portrait(Hep)

4. Sonny Rollins, Sonny, Please (Doxy)

5. Duduka Da Fonseca, Samba Jazz in Black & White (Zoho)

6. Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra, Port Chicago (Noir)

7. Roberta Gambarini, Easy to Love (Grrovin' High/Kindred Rhythm)

8. Bob Brookmeyer, Spirit Music (ArtistShare)

9. Roy Haynes, Whereas (Dreyfus Jazz)

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

REISSUES:

1. Dizzy Gillespie, The Verve/Phillips Small Group Sessions (Mosaic)

2. Eddie South, The Cheloni Broadcast Transciptions (Jazz Oracle)

3. Andrew Hill, Solo (Mosaic Select)

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

DEBUT: Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra, Port Chicago (Noir)


Russ Musto (All About Jazz—New York)

NEW RELEASES: (Listed alphabetically, 5.5 points each)

Kenny Garrett, Beyond The Wall (Nonesuch)

David Gilmore, Unified Presence (RKM)

Dave Holland, Critical Mass (Dare 2/Sunnyside)

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

Brian Lynch & Eddie Palmieri, Simpàtico (ArtistShare)

Branford Marsalis, Braggtown (Marsalis Music)

Francisco Mela, Melao (Ayva)

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

Marcus Strickland, Twi-Life (Strick Music)

World Saxophone Quartet, Political Blues (Justin Time)

REISSUES: (Listed alphabetically, 2 points each)

John Coltrane, Fearless Leader(Prestige)

Andrew Hill, Pax (Blue Note)

Charles Mingus, At UCLA 1965 (CME/Sunnyside)

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

DEBUT: Francisco Mela, Melao (Ayva)


Dan Ouellette (Billboard, Down Beat)

NEW RELEASES:

1. Paul Motian, Garden of Eden (ECM)

2. Cassandra Wilson, Thunderbird (Blue Note)

3. Dave Burrell, Momentum (High Two)

4. Skerik's Syncopated Taint Septet, Husky (Hyena)

5. Ornette Coleman, Sound Grammar (Sound Grammar)

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

7. Nels Cline, New Monastery (Cryptogramophone)

8. Bill Frisell-Ron Carter-Paul Motian, (Nonesuch)

9. Gianluca Petrella, Indigo 4 (Blue Note)

10. Diana Krall, From This Moment On (Verve)

REISSUE:

1. Serge Chaloff, Boston Blow Up (Capitol/Blue Note)

2. Nina Simone, Forever Young, Gifted & Black: Songs of Freedom and Spirit (RCA/Legacy)

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

VOCAL: Cassandra Wilson, Thunderbird (Blue Note)

DEBUT: Gianluca Petrella, Indigo 4 (Blue Note)


Ted Panken (Down Beat, Jazziz, WKCR)

Ballot unavailable, at critic's request.


Derk Richardson (The Absolute Sound, SF Gate.com)

NEW RELEASES:

1. Ornette Coleman, Sound Grammar (Sound Grammar)

2. Nels Cline, New Monastery (Cryptogramophone)

3. Evan Parker, Time Lapse (Tzadik)

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

5. Ben Goldberg, The Door, The Hat, The Chair The Fact. (Cryptogramophone)

6. Matthew Shipp, One (Thirsty Ear)

7. Patricia Barber, Mythologies (Blue Note)

8. Rudresh Mahanthappa, Codebook (Pi Recordings)

9. Satoko Fujii, When We Were There (PJL)

10. Kenny Garrett, Beyond the Wall (Nonesuch)

REISSUES:

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

2. Eric Dolphy Quintet, Outward Bound (Prestige)

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

VOCAL: Patricia Barber, Mythologies (Blue Note)

DEBUT:No Choice


Gene Seymour (Newsday)

NEW RELEASES:

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)

REISSUES:

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)

NEW RELEASES:

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)

REISSUES::

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)

NEW RELEASES:

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)

REISSUES:

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)

NEW RELEASES:

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)

REISSUES:

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)

NEW RELEASES:

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)

REISSUES:

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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