2007 Jazz Poll Ballots: A-O

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

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George Kanzler (Hot House, JazzTimes, All About Jazz—New York)

NEW RELEASES

1 Michael Brecker Pilgrimage Heads Up
2 Maria Schneider Sky Blue ArtistShare
3 Anat Cohen Noir Anzic
4 Dee Dee Bridgewater Red Earth: A Malian Journey DDB/Emarcy5 Tierney Sutton On the Other Side Telarc
6. Jack Cortner Fast Track Jazzed Media
7 Joe Lovano & Hank Jones Kids: Live at Dizzy’s Blue Note
8 Charles Tolliver With Love Blue Note
9. Charles Mingus Cornell 1964 Blue Note?10 Harry Allen & Joe Cohn Guys and Dolls Arbors

REISSUES

1 Duke Ellington The Complete 1936-1940 Variety, Vocalion & Okeh Small Group Sessions Mosaic
2 Billie Holiday: Lady Day: The Master Takes and Singles Columbia/Legacy
3 Frank Sinatra A Voice In Time (1939-1952) Columbia/Legacy

VOCAL

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

DEBUT

Hope Waits Hope Waits Radarproof

LATIN

Bobby Sanabria Big Band Urban Folktales Jazzheads


Fred Kaplan (Slate, Stereophile)

NEW RELEASES

1 Charles Mingus Cornell 1964 Blue Note
2 Maria Schneider Sky Blue ArtistShare
3 Erik Friedlander Block Ice & Propane SkipStone
4 Anat Cohen Poetica Anzic
5 Carla Bley The Lost Chords Find Paolo Fresu Watt/ECM
6 Paul Bley Mondsee Variations ECM
7 Herbie Hancock River: The Joni Letters Verve
8 Paul Motian-Bill Frisell-Joe Lovano Time and Time Again ECM
9 Joe Lovano & Hank Jones Kids: Live at Dizzy’s Blue Note
10 Kendra Shank A Spirit Free: Abbey Lincoln Songbook Challenge

REISSUES

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VOCAL

Kendra Shank A Spirit Free: Abbey Lincoln Songbook Challenge

DEBUT

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LATIN

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Suzanne Lorge (All About Jazz—New York)

NEW RELEASES

1 Abbey Lincoln Abbey Sings Abbey Verve
2 DeeDee Bridgewater Red Earth: A Malian Journey DDB/Emarcy
3 Freddie Cole Music Maestro Please HighNote
4 Andy Bey Ain't Necessarily So 12th Street
5 Tierney Sutton On The Other Side Telarc
6 Patti Austin Avant Gershwin Rendevous Entertainment
7 Kurt Elling Nightmoves Concord
8 George Mraz & Iva Bittova Moravian Gems Cube Metier
9 Com Você Candeias Nocturne
10 Ingrid Lucia & The Flying Neutrinos Don’t Stop DIY

REISSUES

1 Frank Sinatra A Voice In Time (1939-1952) Columbia/Legacy
2 Billie Holiday Lady Day: The Master Takes and Singles Columbia/Legacy
3 Johnny Mercer Mosaic Select

VOCAL

Abbey Lincoln Abbey Sings Abbey Verve

DEBUT

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

LATIN

Com Você Candeias Nocturne


John McDonough (Downbeat, Wall Street Journal)

NEW RELEASES

1 Joshua Redman Back East Nonesuch
2 Keith Jarrett-Gary Peacock-Jack DeJohnette My Foolish Heart ECM
3 Ruby Braff And the Flying Pizzarellies Arbors
4 Dave Liebman & Manhattan School of Music Orch Miles Ahead MSM
5 Bill Charlap Live at Village Vanguard Blue Note
6 Joe Lovano & Hank Jones Kids: Live at Dizzy's Blue Note
7 Oscar Peterson & Ella Fitzgerald JATP Lausanne 1953 TCB
8 Miles Davis Live at Monterey 1963 MJF/Concord
9 Maria Schneider Sky Blue ArtistShare
10 Alan Vaché With Benny in Mind Arbors

REISSUES

1 Lionel Hampton The Complete Victor Sessions, 1937-1941 Mosaic
2 Duke Ellington The Complete 1936-1940 Variety,Vocalion and Okeh Small Group Sessions Mosaic
3 John Coltrane Interplay Prestige

VOCAL

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Jim Macnie (Village Voice, Downbeat, VH1.com)

NEW RELEASES

1 Joe Lovano & Hank Jones Kids: Live at Dizzy’s Blue Note
2 Maria Schneider Sky Blue ArtistShare
3 Abbey Lincoln Abbey Sings Abbey Verve
4 Jewels and Binoculars Ships With Tattooed Sails Upshot
5 David Torn Prezens ECM
6 Miles Davis Live At the 1963 Monterey Jazz Festival MJF/Concord
7 Anat Fort A Long Story ECM
8 Bill McHenry Roses Sunnyside
9 Eric Friedlander Block Ice & Propane SkipStone
10 Joe Fiedler The Crab Clean Feed

REISSUES

1 Miles Davis The Complete On the Corner Sessions Columbia/Legacy
2 John Coltrane Interplay Prestige
3 Fred Katz Folk Songs for Far Out Folk Reboot

VOCAL

Abbey Lincoln Abbey Sings Abbey Verve

DEBUT

Amir ElSaffar Two Rivers Pi

LATIN

Bobby Sanabria Big Band Urban Folktales Jazzheads


Howard Mandel (Wire, Downbeat, Signal to Noise)

NEW RELEASES

1 Herbie Hancock River: The Joni Letters Verve
2 Maria Schneider Sky Blue ArtistShare
3 Indigo Trio Live in Montreal Greenleaf
4 Taylor Ho Bynum & Tomas Fujiwara True Events 482 Music
5 Nublu Orchestra Coinducted by Butch Morris Nublu
6 Consider the Source Esperanto (s/r)
7 Trio M Big Picture Cryptogramophone
8 Ned Rothenberg Inner Diaspora Tzadik
9 Bobby Hebb That’s All I Wanna Know Intuition
10 John McLaughlin-Jaco Pastorius-Tony Williams Trio of Doom Columbia/Legacy

REISSUES

1 Miles Davis The Complete On The Corner Sessions Columbia/Legacy
2 Miles Davis Evolution of the Groove Sony
3 Smorgasbord Vorspien ESP Disk

VOCAL

Bobby Hebb That’s All I Wanna Know Intuition

DEBUT

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LATIN

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John Matouk (jazz.about.com)

NEW RELEASES

1 Kenny Burrell 75th Birthday Bash Live! Blue Note
2 Dee Dee Bridgewater Red Earth (A Malian Journey) DDB/Emarcy
3 Maria Schneider Sky Blue ArtistShare
4 Terence Blanchard A Tale of God's Will (A Requiem for Katrina) Blue Note
5 Herbie Hancock River: The Joni Letters Verve
6 Billy Taylor & Gerry Mulligan Live at MCG MCG
7 Charles Tolliver With Love Blue Note/Mosaic
8 Gerald Wilson Monterey Moods Mack Avenue
9 Michael Brecker Pilgrimage Heads Up
10 Abbey Lincoln Abbey Sings Abbey Verve

REISSUES

1 Charles Mingus Tijuana Moods BMG
2 Miles Davis Evolution of the Groove Sony
3 Clark Terry Serenade to a Bus Seat Riverside/Keepnews Collection

VOCAL

Dee Dee Bridgewater Red Earth (A Malian Journey) DDB/Emarcy

DEBUT

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LATIN

Muiza Adnet Sings Moacir Santos Adventure Music


Bill Milkowski (JazzTimes, Jazziz)

NEW RELEASES

1 Maria Schneider Sky Blue ArtistShare
2 Chris Potter Song For Anyone Sunnyside
3 Michael Brecker Pilgrimage Heads Up
4 Joe Zawinul Brown Street Heads Up
5 McCoy Tyner Quartet McCoy Tyner Muisc/Half Note
6 Terence Blanchard A Tale Of God's Will (A Requiem for Katrina Blue Note
7 Joshua Redman Back East Nonesuch
8 Herbie Hancock River: The Joni Letters Verve
9 Paul Motian Time And Time Again ECM
10 John Abercrombie The Third Quartet ECM

REISSUES

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