2007 Jazz Poll Ballots: P-Z

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

Thierry Peremarti (Jazzman)

NEW RELEASES

1 Maria Schneider Sky Blue ArtistShare
2 Steve Lehman On Meaning Pi
3 Chris Potter Follow the Red Line: Live at the Village Vanguard Sunnyside
4 Jean-Michel Pilc New Dreams Dreyfus
5 Martial Solal Solitude Cam Jazz
6 The Bad Plus Prog Heads Up
7 Manu Codjia Songlines Beejazz
8 Michael Brecker Pilgrimage Heads Up
9 Muhal Richard Abrams Vision Towards Essence Pi
10 Bill McHenry Roses Sunnyside

REISSUES

1 Miles Davis The Complete On The Corner Sessions Columbia/Legacy
2 Fred Katz Folk Songs For Far Out Folk Reboot
3 Peter Brötzmann The Complete Machine Gun Sessions Atavistic/Unheard Music

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DEBUT

Tyshawn Sorey That/Not Firehouse 12

LATIN

Paquito D’Rivera Funk Tango Sunnyside


Bob Porter (WBGO-FM)

NEW RELEASES

1 Harry Allen Hits by Brits Challenge
2 Evan Christopher Delta Bound Arbors
3 Harry Allen & Joe Cohn Music from Guys and Dolls Arbors
4 Jimmy Cobb Cobb’s Corner Chesky
5 Jon-Erik Kellso Blue Roof Blues Arbors
6 Kenny Burrell 75th Birthday Bash Blue Note
7 Bob French Marsalis Music Honors Marsalis Music
8 Jazz at the Philharmonic Hamburg 2/29/56 Fresh Sound
9 Harry Connick, Jr Chanson du Vieux Carre Marsalis Music
10 Bill Easley Businessman’s Bounce 18th & Vine

REISSUES

1 Chu Berry Classic Columbia & Victor Sessions Mosaic
2 Cat Anderson Cat’s In The Alley Fresh Sound
3 Dave McKenna Piano Solo Fresh Sound

VOCAL

Deborah Cox Destination Moon Decca

DEBUT

No choice

LATIN

No choice


Doug Ramsey (JazzTimes, www.artsjournal.com/rifftides)

NEW RELEASES

1 Maria Schneider Sky Blue Artist Share
2 Bill Holman Hommage Jazzed Media
3 Keith Jarrett-Gary Peacock-Jack DeJohnette: My Foolish Heart ECM
4 Bill Charlap Live at the Village Vanguard Blue Note
5 John Gross-Dave Frishberg-Charlie Doggett Strange Feeling Diatic
6 Larry Willis Blue Fable HighNote
7 Charles Mingus Cornell 1964 Blue Note
8 Pinky Winters Speak Low Cellar Door
9 Jan Lundgren A Swinging Rendezvous Marshmallow
10 Gerald Wilson Monterey Moods Mack Avenue

REISSUES

1 Zoot Sims Plays Tenor & 4 Altos Fresh Sound
2 Carmen McRae Live at Sugar Hill Time
3 Clifford Jordan Glass Bead Games Harvest Song

VOCAL

Pinky Winters Speak Low Cellar Door

DEBUT

Antonio Sanchez Migration Camjazz

LATIN

Hector Martnignon Refugee Zoho


Derk Richardson (The Absolute Sound, sfgate.com)

NEW RELEASES

1 Nels Cline Singers Draw Breath Cryptogramophone
2 Charles Mingus Cornell 1964 Blue Note)
3 Muhal Richard Abrams Vision Towards Essence Pi
4 Alan Pasqua The Antisocial Club Cryptogramophone
5 Satoko Fujii Bacchus Muzak
6 Carla Bley The Lost Chords Find Paolo Fresu ECM
7 Trio M Big Picture Cryptogramophone
8 David S. Ware Renunciation AUM Fidelity
9 David Torn Prezens ECM
10 David Murray Sacred Ground Justin Time

REISSUES

1 Miles Davis The Complete On the Corner Sessions Columbia Legacy
2 Chu Berry Classic Columbia and Victor Sessions Mosaic
3 Andrew Hill Compulsion Blue Note

VOCAL

George Mraz & Iva Bittova Moravian Gems CubeMetier

DEBUT

Exploding Star Orchestra We Are All From Somewhere Else Thrill Jockey

LATIN

John Santos Papa Mambo Machete


Bob Rusch (Cadence)

NEW RELEASES

1 Mark Murphy Love Is What Stays Verve
2 Benjamin Koppel Babop Cowbell
3 Brooklyn Repertory Ensemble Pragmatic Optimism 360
4 Rodrigo Amado Surface European Echoes
5 Sam Newsome Monk Abstractions Sam Newsome
6 Steve Lacy & Roswell Rudd Early and Late Cuneiform
7 Alan Barnes & Scott Hamilton Zootcase Woodville
8 Hanna Richardson Live at the Fleece Lala
9 Joe Fonda & Ramon Lopez Silent Cascade Konnex
10 Irene Schweizer-Hamid Drake-Fred Anderson Willisau & Taktlos Intak

REISSUES

No choices

VOCAL

Mark Murphy Love Is What Stays Verve

DEBUT

Rodrigo Amado Surface European Echoes

LATIN

No choices


Gene Seymour (Newsday)

NEW RELEASES

1 Charles Mingus Cornell 1964 Blue Note
2 Anat Cohen Poetica Anzic
3 Terence Blanchard A Tale of God’s Will (A Requiem for Katrina Blue Note
4 Joe Lovano & Hank Jones Kids: Live at Dizzy’s Blue Note
5 Herbie Hancock River: The Joni Letters Verve
6 Sam Yahel Truth and Beauty Origin
7 Carla Bley The Lost Chords Find Paolo Fresu Watt/ECM
8 John Abercrombie The Third Quartet ECM
9 McCoy Tyner Quartet McCoy Tyner Music/HalfNote
10 Maria Schneider Sky Blue Artist Share)

REISSUES

No choices

VOCAL

Kendra Shank A Spirit Free: Abbey Lincoln Songbook Challenge

DEBUT

No choice

LATIN

No choice


Bill Shoemaker (pointofdeparture.org)

NEW RELEASES

1 William Parker Corn Meal Dance AUM Fidelity
2 Roscoe Mitchell Composition/Improvisation Nos. 1, 2 & 3 ECM
3 Uri Caine Plays Mozart Winter & Winter
4 Muhal Richard Abrams Vision Towards Essence Pi
5 McCoy Tyner McCoy Tyner Quartet McCoy Tyner Music/HalfNote
6 Ned Rothenberg Inner Diaspora Tzadik
7 Fred Anderson & Harrison Bankhead The Great Vision Concert Ayler
8 Connie Crothers Music is a Place New Artists
9 Stan Tracey Orchestra At the Appleby Jazz Festival ReSteamed
10 Harris Eisenstadt The All Seeing Eye + Octet Poo-Bah

REISSUES

1 Philip Cohran And the Artistic Heritage Ensemble Kelan-Zulu/Katalyst
2 Dewey Redman The Struggle Continues ECM
3 John Stevens & Evan Parker: Corner to Corner & The Longest Night Ogun

VOCAL

Dominique Eade & Jed Wilson Open Jazz Project

DEBUT

Amir ElSaffar Two Rivers Pi

LATIN

Bobby Sanabria Big Band Urban Folktales Jazzheads


Slim (Cadence)

NEW RELEASES

1 Mal Waldron & David Frisesen Remembering Mal Soul Note
2 Ramon Lopez-Joe Fonda-Bruno Angelini Silent Cascade Konnex
3 Antfarm Quartet Dialogues Part 2 Dreambox
4 Leo Smith & Gunter Baby Sommer Wisdom in Time Intakt
5 Aki Takase & Silke Eberhard Ornette Coleman Anthology Intakt

REISSUES

No choices

VOCAL

Mark Murphy Love Is What Stays Verve

DEBUT

No choice

LATIN

No choice


Steve Smith (Time Out New York, nightafternight.blogs.com)

NEW RELEASES

1 Tyshawn Sorey That/Not Firehouse 12
2 Robert Glasper In My Element Blue Note
3 Muhal Richard Abrams Vision Towards Essence Pi
4 Exploding Star Orchestra We Are All from Somewhere Else Thrill Jockey
5 Sam Sadigursky The Words Project New Amsterdam
6 Tim Berne's Bloodcount Seconds Screwgun
7 The Bad Plus Prog Do the Math/Heads Up
8 Brad Shepik Places You Go Songlines
9 Myra Melford & Tanya Kalmanovitch Heart Mountain Perspicacity
10 Amir ElSaffar Two Rivers Pi

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