2008 Jazz Poll Ballots: A-O

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

David R. Adler (Philadelphia Inquirer, JazzTimes)

NEW RELEASES 1. Mario Pavone Trio ArcPlayscape
2. Drew Gress The Irrational NumbersPremonition
3. Guillermo Klein FiltrosSunnyside
4. Lionel Loueke KaribuBlue Note
5. Rudresh Mahanthappa KinsmenPi
6. Angelica Sanchez Life BetweenClean Feed
7. Adam Rudolph Dream GardenJustin Time
8. Charles Lloyd Rabo de NubeECM
9. Brian Blade Fellowship Season of ChangesVerve
10. Hans Glawischnig PanoramaSunnyside

REISSUES

1. Anthony Braxton The Complete Arista RecordingsMosaic
2. Pendulum (Dave Liebman)Live at the Village VanguardMosaic Select
3. Grachan Moncur III EvolutionBlue Note

VOCAL Rosa Passos RomanceTelarc

DEBUT Ambrose Akinmusire Prelude to CoraFresh Sound New Talent

LATIN Rosa Passos RomanceTelarc



Clifford Allen (All About Jazz New York, bagatellen.com)

NEW RELEASES

1. Bill Dixon17 Musicians in Search of a Sound: DarfurAUM Fidelity
2.Bill Dixon & Exploding Star OrchestraThrill Jockey
3. Anthony Braxton & Joe MorrisFour Improvisations (Duo) 2007 Clean Feed
4.Brotherhood of BreathEclipse at DawnCuneiform
5.Globe Unity Orchestra40 YearsIntakt
6.Louis Moholo-Moholo & Marilyn Crispell Sibanye (We Are One)Intakt
7.Chris Speed-Chris Cheek-Stephen Furic LieboviciJugendstilESP Disk
8. Trio VriditasLive at the Vision Festival 2001Clean Feed
9. Joe Maneri & Peter DolgerPeace ConcertAtavistic Unheard Music Series
10. Wadada Leo SmithTablighCuneiform

REISSUES

1. Anthony BraxtonThe Complete Arista RecordingsMosaic
2.Ted DanielTapestryPorter
3.Paul RutherfordSolo in Berlin 1975Emanem

VOCAL No choice

DEBUT Ideal BreadThe Ideal BreadKMB Jazz

LATIN No choice



Larry Applebaum (JazzTimes; WPFW-FM, Washington, D.C.)

NEW RELEASES

1. Bill FrisellHistory, Mystery Nonesuch
2. Kate McGarryIf Less is More Palmetto
3. Paul MotianLive at the Village Vanguard Vol. II Winter & Winter
4. Joe LovanoSymphonica Blue Note
5. Francisco MelaCirio Half Note
6. Enrico Rava & Stefano BollaniThe Third Man ECM
7. Miguel ZenónAwake Marsalis Music
8. Hakon Kornstad & Ingebrigt FlatenElise Hemlandssanger-Compunctio
9. Lionel LouekeKaribu Blue Note
10. Norma WinstoneDistances ECM

REISSUES

1. Miles DavisBroadcast Sessions 1958-’59Acrobat
2. Anthony BraxtonThe Complete Arista RecordingsMosaic
3. Chico Hamilton/Elmer BernsteinSweet Smell of Success El

VOCAL Kate McGarryIf Less Is More Palmetto

DEBUT MossMoss Sunnyside

LATIN Conrad HerwigThe Latin Side of Wayne Shorter Half Note



Paul Blair (Hot House)

NEW RELEASES Listed alphabetically; 5.5 points each

Tom Beckham ReboundApria
Tobias Gebb & Trio West An Upper West Side StoryYummy House
Chuck MacKinnon Mactet New TransmissionKrispytone
Adam NussbaumStandardsKind of Blue
Scott Robinson Forever LastingArbors
Todd Sicafoose Tiny Resistors Cryptogramophone
Stein Brothers Quixotic Jazzed Media
Gary Versace Outside In Criss Cross
Jack Walrath BallroomSteeplechase
Eli Yamin You Can’t Buy Swing Yamin Music



REISSUES No choices

VOCAL No choice

DEBUT Stein Brothers Quixotic Jazzed Media


LATIN No choice



Larry Blumenfeld (Jazziz, Wall Street Journal)

NEW RELEASES

1. Charles LloydRabo de Nube ECM
2. William ParkerPetit Oiseau AUM Fidelity
3. GilfemaGilfema +2Obliqsound
4. Evan ChristopherDjango a la Creole Lejazzetal
5. Sonny RollinsRoad Shows, Vol 1 Doxy/Emarcy
6. Microscopic SeptetLobster Leaps In Cuneiform Records
7. Cassandra WilsonLoverlyBlue Note
8. Guillermo KleinFiltrosSunnyside
9. Dr. Michael WhiteBlue CrescentBasin Street
10. Bill Frisell History, Mystery Nonesuch

REISSUES

1. Anthony Braxton The Complete Arista RecordingsMosaic
2. Miles Davis Kind Of Blue: 50th Anniversary Collectors EditionColumbia/Legacy
3. Nina SimoneTo Be FreeSony/Legacy

VOCAL Cassandra WilsonLoverlyBlue Note

DEBUT Ambrose Akinmusire PreludeFresh Sound New Talent

LATIN Miguel ZenónAwakeMarsalis Music



Shaun Brady (Philadelphia Daily News, Downbeat)

NEW RELEASES

1. Mario Pavone Trio ArcPlayscape
2. Donny McCaslin Recommended ToolsGreenleaf
3. Rudresh MahanthappaKinsmenPi
4. Adam RudolphDream GardenJustin Time
5. Charles Lloyd Rabo de NubeECM
6. Kurt Rosenwinkel The RemedyArtistShare
7. Dafnis Prieto Taking the Soul for a WalkDafnison
8. Fieldwork DoorPi
9. Aaron Parks Invisible CinemaBlue Note
10. Paul Motian Trio 2000 +Two Live at the Village Vanguard Vol. II
Winter & Winter

REISSUES

1. Anthony Braxton The Complete Arista RecordingsMosaic
2. Charlie Mariano Helen 12 TreesMPS-Promising
3. Sahib Shihab and the Danish Radio Jazz GroupOktav



VOCAL Moss MossSunnyside

DEBUT Blink The Epidemic of IdeasThirsty Ear

LATIN Dafnis Prieto Taking the Soul for a WalkDafnison



Stuart Broomer (All About Jazz—New York, pointofdeparture.org)



NEW RELEASES

1. Anthony BraxtonQuartet (Moscow) 2008 Leo
2. Evan ParkerBoustrophedon ECM
3. Enrico Pieranunzi with Kenny WheelerAs Never Before CAM Jazz
4. Mostly Other People Do the KillingThis Is Our Moosic Hot Cup
5. Stephen Gauci's Stockholm ConferenceLive at Glenn Miller Café, pt. 1 & 2 Ayler
6. Brotherhood of BreathEclipse at Dawn Cuneiform
7. Angelica SanchezLife Between Clean Feed
8. TotemSolar Forge ESP
9. John ZornThe Dreamers Tzadik
10. Grosse AbfahrtEverything that Disappears Emanem

REISSUES

1. Anthony BraxtonThe Complete Arista Recordings Mosaic
2. Giuseppi Logan Quartet ESP Disk
3. Grachan Moncur III Evolution Blue Note

VOCAL No choice

DEBUT Noah PremingerDry Bridge Road NOWT

LATIN No choice



Thomas Conrad (Stereophile, JazzTimes)

NEW RELEASES

1. Sonny Rollins Road Shows, Vol. 1Doxy/Emarcy
2. Charles LloydRabo De NubeECM
3. Carla Bley Appearing Nightly WATT/ECM
4. Horace Silver Live At Newport ‘58 Blue Note
5. McCoy Tyner Guitars Half Note/McCoy Tyner Music
6. Enrico Rava & Stefano Bollani The Third Man ECM
7. Bobo StensonCantando ECM
8. Brad MehldauLiveNonesuch
9. Patricia Barber The Cole Porter Mix Blue Note
10. Enrico Pieranunzi-Marc Johnson-Joey Baron As Never Before (CAM Jazz)

REISSUES

1. Miles Davis Kind Of Blue: 50th Anniversary Collectors EditionColumbia/Legacy
2. Lionel Hampton The Complete Lionel Hampton Victor Sessions 1937-1941Mosaic
3. Charlie ParkerWashington, D.C., May 23, 1948 Uptown Jazz

VOCAL Patricia Barber The Cole Porter MixBlue Note

DEBUT Mathias EickThe Door ECM

LATIN Brazilian Trio Forests Zoho



John Corbett (Downbeat, Chicago Reader)

NEW RELEASES

1. Die Enttaüschung Die EnttaüschungIntakt
2. Atomic RetrogradeJazzland
3. Charles LloydRabo de NubeECM
4. Ab Baars & Ken Vandermark Goofy June BugWIG
5. Bebo Valdés & Javier Colina Live at the Village VanguardCalle 54/Norté
6. Torbjörn Zetterberg Skildrar Kvinnans KampMoserobie
7. Joe McPhee & Paal Nilsson-Love Tomorrow Came TodaySmalltown Superjazz
8. Sonore Only the Devil Has No DreamsJazzwerkstatt
9. McCoy Tyner GuitarsHalf Note
10. Mike Reed Proliferation482 Music



REISSUES

1. Anthony Braxton The Complete Arista RecordingsMosaic
2. Sun Ra Disco 3000Art Yard
3. The Thing Now and ForeverSmalltown Superjazz

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