2007 Jazz Poll Ballots: A-O

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

1 Thelonious Monk Plays Ellington Riverside/Keepnews Collection
2 George Russell Ezz-thetics Riverside
3 Red Garland Soul Junction Prestige

VOCAL

Fay Victor Cartwheels Through the Cosmos Artist Share

DEBUT

Antonio Sanchez Migration CamJazz

LATIN

Bobby Sanabria Big Band Urban Folk Tales Jazzheads


Dan Morgenstern (Annual Review of Jazz Studies, WBGO-FM)

NEW RELEASES

1 Joe Lovano/Hank Jones Kids: Live at Dizzy’s Blue Note
2 Bill Holman Hommage Jazzed Media
3 Charles Mingus Cornell 1964 Blue Note
4 The Benny Carter Centennial Project Evening Star
5 Bennie Wallace Disorder at the Border Justin Time
6 Anat Cohen Poetica Anzic
7 Joe Cohn Restless Arbors
8 Dave Brubeck Indian Summer Telarc
9 Jason Lindner Live at the Jazz Gallery Anzic
10 Joshua Redman Back East Nonesuch

REISSUES

l Chu Berry Classic Columbia and Victor Sessions Mosaic
2 Duke Ellington The Complete 1936-1940 Variety,Vocalion and Okeh Small Group Sessions Mosaic
3 Al Cohn/Joe Newman/Freddie Green Mosaic Select

VOCAL

Patti Austin Avant-Gershwin Rendezvous Entertainment

DEBUT

No choice

LATIN

Paquito D’Rivera Funk Tango Sunnyside


Russ Musto (All About Jazz—New York)

NEW RELEASES

1 Dee Dee Bridgewater Red Earth DDB/Emarcy
2 McCoy Tyner Quartet McCoy Tyner Music/HalfNote
3 Wallace Roney Jazz HighNote
4 Robert Glasper In My Element Blue Note
5 Maria Schneider Sky Blue ArtistShare?6 Insight A Genesis (s/r) Miles High
7 Anat Cohen Poetica Anzic
8 Willie Williams Comet Ride
9 Jeff “Tain” Watts & the Ebonix Folk’s Music Black Keys
10 David Murray Sacred Ground Justin Time

REISSUES

1 Roy Haynes A Life In Time: The Roy Haynes Story Dreyfus
2 Ray Barretto The Essential Ray Barretto: A Man His Music
3 Dewey Redman The Struggle Continues ECM

VOCAL

Dee Dee Bridgewater Red Earth DDB/Emarcy

DEBUT

Insight A Genesis (s/r) Miles High

LATIN

Logan Richardson Cerebral Flow Fresh Sound New Talent


Dan Ouellette (Billboard, Downbeat, napster.com)

NEW RELEASES

1 Herbie Hancock River: The Joni Letters Verve
2 Terence Blanchard A Tale of God’s Will (A Requiem for Katrina) Blue Note
3 Michael Brecker Pilgrimage Heads Up
4 Dee Dee Bridgewater Red Earth EmArcy
5 Joe Zawinul Brown Street Heads Up
6 Charlie Hunter Mistico Fantasy/Concord
7 Floratone Blue Note
8 Slow Poke At Home Palmetto
9 Joshua Redman Back East Nonesuch
10 David Murray Sacred Ground Justin Time

REISSUES

1 Miles Davis The Complete On the Corner Sessions Columbia/Legacy
2 George Russell Ezz-thetics (Riverside/Keepnews Collection
3 Joe Henderson Power to the People Milestone/Keepnews Collection

VOCAL

Dee Dee Bridgewater Red Earth EmArcy

DEBUT

Waverly Seven Yo! Bobby Anzic

LATIN

Bobby Sanabria Big Band Urban Folk Tales Jazzheads


Ted Panken (Downbeat, Jazziz, WKCR-FM)

NEW RELEASES (listed alphabetically, 5.5 points each)

The Bad Plus Prog Heads Up
Anthony Braxton 9 Compositions, Iridium, 2006 Firehouse 12
Michael Brecker Pilgrimage Heads Up
Wynton Marsalis & JALC Orchestra Congo Square-Love, Libation, Liberation JALC
Charles Mingus Cornell, 1964 Blue Note
Steve Nelson Sound Effect HighNote
Chris Potter Follow the Red Line-Live at the Village Vanguard Sunnyside
Maria Schneider Sky Blue Artist Share
Kendrick Scott (Oracle) The Source World Culture
Jeff “Tain” Watts & the Ebonix Folk’s Music Black Keys

REISSUES (listed alphabetically, 2 points each)

Duke Ellington The Complete 1936-1940 Variety, Vocalion & Okeh Small Group Sessions Mosaic
Billie Holiday Rare Recordings 1934-1959 ESP-Disk
Ben Webster Dig Ben Storyville

VOCAL

Kurt Elling Night Moves Concord

DEBUT

Kendrick Scott (Oracle) The Source World Culture

LATIN

No choice

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