2007 Jazz Poll Ballots: P-Z

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

1 Miles Davis The Complete On the Corner Sessions Columbia/Legacy
2 Bennie Maupin The Jewel in the Lotus ECM
3 Charles Mingus In Paris: The Complete America Recordings Sunnyside

VOCAL

Sam Sadigursky The Words Project New Amsterdam

DEBUT

Tyshawn Sorey That/Not Firehouse 12

LATIN

No choice


Zan Stewart (Newark Star-Ledger)

NEW RELEASES

1 McCoy Tyner Quartet McCoy Tyner Music/HalfNote
2 Joel Frahm We Used to Dance Anzic
3 Tom Harrell Light On High Note
4 Tardo Hammer Look Stop & Listen: The Music of Tadd Dameron Sharp Nine
5 Joe Lovano & Hank Jones Kids: Live at Dizzy’s Blue Note
6 Mark Sherman Family First Miles High
7 Grant Stewart In the Still of the Night Sharp Nine
8 Dave Stryker & Steve Slagel Latest Outlook ZoHo
9 Charles Davis Land of Dreams Smalls
10 Sonny Fortune You and the Night and the Music 18th and Vine

REISSUES

1 John Coltrane Interplay Prestige
2 McCoy Tyner Mosaic Select
3 Tony Williams Mosaic Select

VOCAL

Amy London When I Look Into Your Eyes Motema

DEBUT

Zaid Nasser Escape From New York Smalls

LATIN

Bobby Sanabria Big Band Urban Folktales Jazzheads?


Jeff Stockton (All About Jazz—New York)

NEW RELEASES

1 William Parker Corn Meal Dance AUM Fidelity
2 David Murray Sacred Ground Justin Time
3 Powerhouse Sound Oslo/Chicago: Breaks Atavistic
4 Fred Anderson & Hamid Drake From the River to the Ocean Thrill Jockey
5 Rob Brown Sounds Clean Feed
6 Andy Bey Ain’t Necessarily So 12th St.
7 Steve Swell Swimming in a Galaxy of Goodwill and Sorrow Rogue Art
8 Alvin Fielder A Measure of Vision Clean Feed
9 Miles Davis Winter in Europe 1967 Gambit
10 Omer Avital Room to Grow Smalls

REISSUES

1 Albert Ayler Hilversum Sessions ESP-Disk
2 Andrew Hill Compulsion Blue Note

VOCAL

Andy Bey Ain’t Necessarily So 12th St.

DEBUT

No choice

LATIN

No choice


W. Royal Stokes (jazzhouse.org, wroyalstokes.com)

NEW RELEASES

1 Evan Christopher Delta Bound Arbors
2 Maria Schneider Sky Blue ArtistShare
3 Steve Lacy & Roswell Rudd Early and Late Cuneiform
4 Anat Cohen Noir Anzic
5 Gerald Wilson Monterey Moods Mack Avenue
6 Anat Fort A Long Story ECM
7 Eldar Re-imagination Masterworks Jazz/Sony BMG
8 Bill Mays Inventions Trio Palmetto
9 Pink Martini Hey Eugene! Heinz
10 Mike Markaverich Reel Time Standards Marktime

REISSUES

1 Lionel Hampton The Complete Victor Sessions, 1937-1941 Mosaic
2 Billie Holiday Lady Day: The Master Takes and Singles Columbia/Legacy
3 Jim Robinson Economy Hall Breakdown Delmark

VOCAL

Dee Dee Bridgewater Red Earth DDB/Decca

DEBUT

Sandy Asirvatham Memoir JazzGrrl Music

LATIN

Papo Vazquez From the Badlands Picaro


John Szwed (Signal to Noise, Wire)

NEW RELEASES

1 Steve Harris & Zaum I Hope You Never Love Anything as Much as I Love You Amazon
2 Anthony Braxton 9 Compositions (Iridium) 2006. Firehouse 12
3 Joe Lovano & Hank Jones Kids: Live at Dizzy’s Blue Note
4 Antoine Herve Road Movie Nocturne
5 Harris Eisenstadt The All-Seeing Eye + Octets Poo-Bah
6 Tim Berne’s Blood Count Seconds Screwgun
7 Keith Jarrett-Gary Peacock-Jack DeJohnette My Foolish Heart ECM
8 Michael Bisio-Raymond Boni-Dominic Duval-Joe McPhee Port of Saints Cadence Jazz
9 Donny McCaslin In Pursuit Sunnyside
10 Steve Lacy & Roswell Rudd Early and Late Cuneiform

REISSUES

1 Miles Davis The Complete On the Corner Sessions Columbia/Legacy
2 Chu Berry The Classic Columbia and Victor Sessions Mosaic
3 Don Byas Amoureusement Votre Polydor

VOCAL

Kurt Elling Nightmoves Concord

DEBUT

Tyshawn Sorey That/Not Firehouse 12?

LATIN

Antonio Sanchez Migration Camden Jazz


Neil Tesser (Chicago Reader, Listen Here)

NEW RELEASES

1 Michael Brecker Pilgrimage Heads Up
2 Exploding Star Orchestra We Are All from Somewhere Else Thrill Jockey
3 Terence Blanchard A Tale of God’s Will Blue Note
4 Kurt Elling Nightmoves Concord
5 Bobby Sanabria Big Band Urban Folktales Jazzheads
6 Eldar Djangorov Re-Imaginination Sony
7 Tineke Postima A Journey That Matters Foreign Media Group
8 Dee Dee Bridgewater Red Earth DDB/Emarcy
9 Matt Wilson The Scenic Route Palmetto
10 John McLean Better Angels Blujazz

REISSUES

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

VOCAL

Kurt Elling Nightmoves Concord

DEBUT

Miles Okazaki Mirror Miles Okazawi

LATIN

Bobby Sanabria Big Band Urban Folktales Jazzheads


George Varga (San Diego Union-Tribune, JazzTimes)

NEW RELEASES

1 Michael Brecker Pilgrimage Heads Up
2 Trio M Big Picture Cryptogramophone
3 Anat Cohen Poetica Anzic?4 Kenny Werner Lawn Chair Society Blue Note
5 Carla Bley The Lost Chords Find Paolo Fresu ECM
6 Joshua Redman Back East Nonesuch
7 Terence Blanchard A Tale of God's Will (A Requiem for Katrina) Blue Note
8 Vijay Iyer & Mike Ladd Still Life with Commentator Savoy Jazz
9 Maria Schneider Sky Blue ArtistShare
10 Holly Hofmann & Mike Wofford Live at Athenaeum Jazz, Vol. 2 Capri?

REISSUES

1 Miles Davis The Complete On The Corner Sessions Columbia/Legacy
2 Bennie Maupin The Jewel in the Lotus ECM
3 John Coltrane Interplay Prestige

VOCAL

Abbey Lincoln Abbey Sings Abbey Verve

DEBUT

Antonio Sanchez Migration Camjazz/Sunnyside

LATIN

Roswell Rudd & Yomo Toro El Espiritu Jibaro Sunnyside


Josef Woodard (Downbeat, JazzTimes)

NEW RELEASES

1 Joe Zawinul Brown Street Heads Up
2 Keith Jarrett-Gary Peacock-Jack DeJohnette My Foolish Heart ECM
3 The Bad Plus Prog Heads Up
4 Herbie Hancock The River: The Joni Letters Verve
5 Frode Haltli Passing Images ECM
6 Tierney Sutton On the Other Side Telarc
7 Chris Potter Song for Anyone Sunnyside
8 Terence Blanchard A Tale of God’s Will (A Requiem for Katrina) Blue Note
9 Pat Metheny & Brad Mehldau Quartet Nonesuch
10 Charles Mingus Cornell 1964 Blue Note

REISSUES

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