2007 Jazz Poll Ballots: A-O

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

1 Miles Davis The Complete On the Corner Sessions Columbia/Legacy
2 Michael Garrick Moonscape Trunk
3 Sun Ra The Night of the Purple Moon Atavistic/Unheard Music

VOCAL

No choice

DEBUT

No choice

LATIN

No choice


Will Friedwald (New York Sun)

NEW RELEASES

1 Harry Allen & Joe Cohn Music from Guys & Dolls Arbors
2 Charles Mingus Cornell 1964 Blue Note(ditto)
3 Anat Cohen Noir Anzic
4 Sue Raney A Tribute to Doris Day: Heart’s Desire Fresh Sound
5 Bill Charlap Live at the Village Vanguard Blue Note
6 Joe Lovano & Hank Jones Kids: Live at Dizzy’s Blue Note
7 Terence Blanchard A Tale of God’s Will (A Requiem for Katrina) Blue Note
8 Carol Sloane Dearest Duke Arbors
9 Herbie Hancock River: The Joni Letters Verve
10 Steve Lacy & Roswell Rudd Early and Late Cuneiform

REISSUES

1 King Oliver Off the Record: The Complete 1923 Jazz Band Recordings Off the Record
2 Lionel Hampton The Complete Victor Sessions, 1937-1941 Mosaic
3 Art Pepper Unreleased Art, Vol. 1 – The Complete Abashiri Concert, November, 22, 1981 Widow’s Taste

VOCAL

Sue Raney A Tribute to Doris Day: Heart’s Desire Fresh Sound

DEBUT

Champian Fulton With David Berger and The Sultans of Swing: Champian Such Sweet Thunder

LATIN

Bobby Sanabria Big Band Urban Folktales Jazzheads


Kurt Gottschalk (All About Jazz, Signal to Noise)

NEW RELEASES

1 Sylvie Courvoisier Lonelyville Intakt
2 John Coxon & Wadada Leo Smith Brooklyn Duos Treader
3 Mostly Other People Do The Killing Shamokin!!! Hot Cup
4 John Butcher The Geometry of Sentiment Emanem
5 Jorrit Dijkstra & John Hollenbeck Sequence Trytone
6 Sainkho Namchylak & Roy Carroll Tuva-Irish Live Music Project Leo
7 Swami LatePlate (Bobby Previte & Jamie Saft) Doom Jazz Veal
8 Fred Anderson & Hamid Drake From the River to the Ocean Thrill Jockey
9 Aki Takase & Silke Eberhard Ornette Coleman Anthology Intakt
10 Territory Band-6 with Fred Anderson – Collide Okka

REISSUES

No choices

VOCAL

No choice

DEBUT

Tyshawn Sorey That/Not Firehouse 12

LATIN

No choice


Tom Greenland (All About Jazz—New York)

NEW RELEASES

1 Dee Dee Bridgewater Red Earth: A Malian Journey DDB/Emarcy
2 Maria Schneider Sky Blue ArtistShare
3 The Claudia Quintet For Cuneiform
4 Omer Avital Room to Grow Smalls
5 John Blum Astrogeny Quartet Eremite

REISSUES

No choices

VOCAL

Dee Dee Bridgewater Red Earth: A Malian Journey DDB/Emarcy

DEBUT

No choice

LATIN

No choice


David Hajdu (The New Republic)

NEW RELEASES

1 Terence Blanchard A Tale of God's Will Blue Note
2 Joe Lovano & Hank Jones Kids: Live at Dizzy's Blue Note
3 Miles Davis Live at the 1963 Monterey Jazz Festival MJF/Concord
4 Mark Murphy Love Is What Stays Verve
5 Bill Charlap Trio Live at the Village Vanguard Blue Note
6 Abbey Lincoln Abbey Sings Abbey Verve
7. Bill Holman Hommage Jazzed Media
8 Chris Potter Follow the Red Line: Live at the Village Vanguard Sunnyside
9 Maria Schneider Sky Blue Artist Share
10 Dave Douglas Moonshine Greenleaf

REISSUES

1 Onzy Matthews Mosaic Select
2 Duke Ellington Newport 1958 Mosaic Records
3 Lee Wiley East of the Sun Mosaic Records

VOCAL

Mark Murphy Love Is What Stays Verve

DEBUT

Tyshawn Sorey That/Not Firehouse 12

LATIN

Michel Camilo Spirit of the Moment Telarc


James Hale (Coda, Downbeat)

NEW RELEASES

1 Maria Schneider Sky Blue ArtistShare
2 Dino Saluzzi & Anja Lechner Ojos Negros ECM
3 Fred Anderson & Hamid Drake From The River To The Ocean Thrill Jockey
4 Dave Douglas Live At The Jazz Standard Greenleaf
5 John Abercrombie The Third Quartet ECM
6 Paul Motian Time And Time Again ECM
7 Trio M Big Picture Cryptogramophone
8 Michael Brecker Pilgrimage Heads Up
9 Michael Musillami Trio w/Mark Feldman The Treatment Playscape
10 Brad Shepik Places You Go Songlines

REISSUES

1 Miles Davis The Complete On The Corner Sessions Columbia/Legacy
2 Dewey Redman The Struggle Continues ECM
3 Fred Katz Folk Songs For Far Out Folk Reboot Stereophonic

VOCAL

Laura Crema Spring Is Here Maximum Jazz

DEBUT

Tyshawn Sorey That/Not Firehouse 12

LATIN

Conrad Herwig Sketches Of Spain Y Mas: The Latin Side Of Miles Davis HalfNote


Ed Hazell (Signal to Noise, Jazziz)

NEW RELEASES

1 Charles Mingus Cornell 1964 Blue Note
2 Steve Lacy & Roswell Rudd Early and LateCuneiform
3 Paul Bley Solo in Mondsee ECM
4 Roscoe Mitchell Composition/Improvisation Nos. 1, 2 & 3 ECM
5 William Parker Corn Meal Dance AUM Fidelity
6 Peter Evans Quartet! Firehouse 12
7 Wadada Leo Smith & Gunter “Baby" Sommer Wisdom in TimeIntakt
8 The Blueprint Project & Han Bennink People I Like Creative Nation
9 Uri Caine Plays Mozart Winter & Winter
10 Pablo Aslan Buenos Aires Tango Standards Zoho

REISSUES

1 Miles Davis The Complete On the Corner Sessions Columbia/Legacy
2 Horace Tapscott Dial B for Barbara Nimbus West
3 Dewey Redman The Struggle Continues ECM

VOCAL

No choice

DEBUT

No choice

LATIN

Pablo Aslan Buenos Aires Tango Standards Zoho


Don Heckman (Los Angeles Times, JazzTimes)

NEW RELEASES

1 Michael Brecker Pilgrimage Heads Up
2 Joshua Redman Back East Nonesuch
3 Maria Schneider Sky Blue ArtistShare
4 Chick Corea & Bela Fleck The Enchantment Concord
5 Joe Zawinul Brown Street Heads Up
6 Ron Carter Dear Miles Blue Note
7 Stefano Battaglia Pasolini ECM
8 Jackie Ryan You and the Night and the Music Open Art
9 Gerald Wilson Monterey Moods Mack Avenue
10 Robert Glasper In My Element Blue Note

REISSUES

1 John Coltrane Interplay Prestige
2 Billie Holiday Rare Live Recordings 1934 – 1959 ESP-Disk
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

No choice

LATIN

No choice


Tad Hendrickson (Global Rhythm, AOL)

NEW RELEASES

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