2007 Jazz Poll Ballots: A-O

New releases, reissues, debuts, and more—each critic's picks

David R. Adler (Philadelphia Inquirer, JazzTimes)

NEW RELEASES

1 Michael Brecker Pilgrimage Heads Up
2 Joe Lovano & Hank Jones Kids: Live at Dizzy’s Blue Note
3 Bill McHenry Roses Sunnyside
4 Maria Schneider Sky Blue ArtistShare
5 Jason Lindner Big Band Live at the Jazz Gallery Anzic
6 Joshua Redman Back East Nonesuch
7 Enrico Pieranunzi Live In Japan CAM Jazz
8 David Murray Sacred Ground Justin Time
9 Michael Blake Amor de Cosmos Songlines
10 Human Feel Galore Skirl

REISSUES

1 Bob Mintzer & Gil Goldstein Longing Owl/Sunnyside
2 Bennie Maupin The Jewel in the Lotus ECM
3 Charles Mingus In Paris: The Complete America SessionSunnyside

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DEBUT

Tyshawn Sorey That/Not Firehouse 12

LATIN

Marlon Simon & the Nagual Spirits In Case You Missed It Jazzheads


Larry Applebaum (JazzTimes; WPFW-FM, Washington, D.C.)

NEW RELEASES

1 Anat Cohen Poetica Anzic
2 Paul Motian Time and Time Again ECM
3 Michael Brecker Pilgrimage Heads Up
4 McCoy Tyner Quartet High Note/McCoy Tyner Music
5 Helen Sung Sungbird Sunnyside
6 Herbie Hancock River: The Joni Letters Verve
7 Trio M Big Picture Cryptogramophone
8 Joe Lovano & Hank Jones Kids Blue Note
9 Nicole Mitchell Black Unstoppable Delmark
10 Howard Wiley Angola Project Howard Wiley

REISSUES

1 Roy Haynes A Life In Time: The Roy Haynes Story Dreyfus
2 Miles Davis The Complete On The Corner Sessions Columbia/Legacy
3 King Oliver Off The Record: The Complete 1923 Jazz Band Recordings Off the Record

VOCAL

Jackie Ryan You and the Night and the Music Open Art

DEBUT

Tyshawn Sorey That/Not Firehouse 12

LATIN

Bobby Sanabria Big Band Urban Folktales Jazzheads


Paul Blair (Hot House)

NEW RELEASES (listed alphabetically, 5.5 points each)

Gregg August One Peace Iacuessa Music
Ruby Braff C’est Magnifique Arbors
Claudia Quintet For Cuneiform
Alan Ferber The Compass Fresh Sound New Talent
Flat Earth Society Psychoscout Crammed Disc
Conrad Herwig A Jones For Bones Tones Criss Cross
Chris Jentsch Brooklyn Suite Fleur De Son
Marvin Stamm Alone Together Jazzed Media
Gary Versace Reminiscence Steeplechase
Craig Yaremko Sync Jazz Excursion

REISSUES

No choices

VOCAL

No choice

DEBUT

Chris Jentsch Brooklyn Suite Fleur De Son?

LATIN

No choice


Larry Blumenfeld (Jazziz, Wall Street Journal, Village Voice)

NEW RELEASES

1 Charles Mingus Cornell, 1964 Blue Note
2 Herbie Hancock River: The Joni Letters Verve
3 Terence Blanchard A Tale of God's Will (A Requiem for Katrina) Blue Note
4 Thelonious Monk Live at the 1964 Monterey Jazz Festival MJF/Concord
5 Paul Motian Time and Time Again ECM
6 Abbey Lincoln Abbey Sings Abbey Verve
7 Maria Schneider Sky Blue ArtistShare
8 Marty Ehrlich & Myra Melford Spark! Palmetto
9 Alvin Batiste Marsalis Music Honors Marsalis Music
10 Fred Anderson & Hamid Drake From the River to the Ocean Thrill Jockey

REISSUES

1 John Coltrane Interplay Prestige
2 Miles Davis The Complete on the Corner Sessions SONY/Legacy
3 Roy Haynes A Life in Time: The Roy Haynes Story Dreyfus

VOCAL

Abbey Lincoln Abbey Sings Abbey Verve

DEBUT

Tyshawn Sorey That/Not Firehouse 12

LATIN

Orestes Valido Kimbombó Envida


Stuart Broomer (Signal to Noise, pointofdeparture.org)

NEW RELEASES

1 Anthony Braxton 9 Compositions (Iridium) 2006 Firehouse 12
2 Derek Bailey Standards Tzadik
3 Evan Parker-Barry Guy-Paul Lytton Zafiro Maya
4 Connie Crothers Music Is a Place New Artists
5 Steve Lehman On Meaning Pi
6 His Name Is Alive Sweet Earth Flower: A Tribute to Marion Brown?High Two
7 Roscoe Mitchell Composition/Improvisation Nos. 1, 2, & 3 ECM
8 Bruce Eisenbeil Inner Constellation Nemu
9 Charles Mingus Cornell 1964 Blue Note
10 SteveLacy & Roswell Rudd Early and Late Cuneiform

REISSUES

1 Andrew Hill Compulsion Blue Note
2 Fred Katz Folk Songs for Far Out Folk Reboot
3 Norman Howard Burn Baby Burn ESP Disk

VOCAL

Phil Minton Slur Emanem

DEBUT

Alipio C Neto The Perfume Comes Before the Flower Clean Feed

LATIN

David Binney & Edward Simon Océanos Criss Cross


Nate Chinen (New York Times, JazzTimes)

NEW RELEASES

1 Michael Brecker Pilgrimage Heads Up
2 Charles Mingus Cornell 1964 Blue Note
3 Paul Motian-Bill Frisell-Joe Lovano Time and Time Again ECM
4 Mike Moreno Between the Lines World Culture Music
5 Bill McHenry Roses Sunnyside
6 Maria Schneider Sky Blue ArtistShare
7 Joshua Redman Back East Nonesuch
8 Pat Metheny & Brad Mehldau Quartet Nonesuch
9 Exploding Star Orchestra We Are All From Somewhere Else Thrill Jockey
10 Herbie Hancock River: The Joni Letters Verve

REISSUES

1 Dewey Redman The Struggle Continues ECM
2 Kenny Cox Introducing Kenny Cox And The Contemporary Jazz Quintet Blue Note
3 Miles Davis The Complete On the Corner Sessions Columbia/Legacy

VOCAL

Abbey Lincoln Abbey Sings Abbey Verve

DEBUT

Mike Moreno Between the Lines World Culture Music

LATIN

Spanish Harlem Orchestra United We Swing Six Degrees


Thomas Conrad (JazzTimes, Stereophile)

NEW RELEASES

1 Miles Davis Live At The 1963 Monterey Jazz Festival Concord/Monterey Jazz Festival
2 Maria Schneider Sky Blue ArtistShare
3 Stefano Battaglia Re: Pasolini ECM
4 Carla Bley The Lost Chords Find Paolo Fresu ECM/Watt
5 John Abercrombie The Third Quartet ECM
6 Keith Jarrett-Gary Peacock-Jack DeJohnette My Foolish Heart ECM
7 McCoy Tyner Quartet McCoy Tyner Music
8 Joshua Redman Back East Nonesuch
9 Tardo Hammer Stop Look & Listen: The Music Of Tadd Dameron Sharp Nine
10 Tierney Sutton On The Other Side Telarc

REISSUES

1 Patricia Barber The Premonition Years: 1994-2002 Premonition
2 John Coltrane Interplay Prestige
3 The Best Of Von Freeman On Premonition Premonition

VOCAL

Tierney Sutton On The Other Side Telarc

DEBUT

Zaid Nasser Escape From New York Smalls

LATIN

Eugene Marlow Wonderful Discovery (MEII)


Francis Davis (Village Voice, The Atlantic)

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