2008 Jazz Poll Ballots: A-O

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

VOCAL Patricia Barber The Cole Porter Mix Blue Note

DEBUT Mathias Eick The Door ECM

LATIN Brazilian Trio Forests Zoho



John Corbett (Downbeat, Chicago Reader)

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NEW RELEASES

1. Die Enttaüschung Die Enttaüschung Intakt
2. Atomic Retrograde Jazzland
3. Charles Lloyd Rabo de Nube ECM
4. Ab Baars & Ken Vandermark Goofy June Bug WIG
5. Bebo Valdés & Javier Colina Live at the Village Vanguard Calle 54/Norté
6. Torbjörn Zetterberg Skildrar Kvinnans Kamp Moserobie
7. Joe McPhee & Paal Nilsson-Love Tomorrow Came Today Smalltown Superjazz
8. Sonore Only the Devil Has No Dreams Jazzwerkstatt
9. McCoy Tyner Guitars Half Note
10. Mike Reed Proliferation 482 Music

REISSUES

1. Anthony Braxton The Complete Arista Recordings Mosaic
2. Sun Ra Disco 3000 Art Yard
3. The Thing Now and Forever Smalltown Superjazz

VOCAL Sam Phillips Don't Do Anything Nonesuch

DEBUT Jason Adasiewicz Rolldown 482 Music

LATIN Bebo Valdés & Javier Colina Live at the Village Vanguard Calle 54/Norté




Lawrence Cosentino (Lansing City Pulse, Signal to Noise)

NEW RELEASES

1. J.D. Allen I Am, I Am Sunnyside
2. McCoy Tyner Guitars McCoy Tyner Music/Half Note
3. Eri Yamamoto Duologue AUM Fidelity
4. Charles Lloyd Rabo de Nube ECM
5. Jeffrey Hayden Shurdut The Digital Box Ayler
6. William Parker Double Sunrise Over Neptune AUM Fidelity
7. Francisco Mela Cirio Half Note
8. Saxophone Summit Seraphic Light Telarc
9. Vijay Iyer Tragicomic Sunnyside
10. Avery Sharpe Legends and Mentors JKNM

REISSUES

1. Wayne Shorter The Soothsayer Blue Note
2. Thelonious Monk Brilliant Corners Riverside/Keepnews Collection
3. Thelonious Monk Orchestra at Town Hall Riverside/Keepnews Collection

VOCAL Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings 100 Days, 100 Nights Daptone

DEBUT Noah Preminger Dry Bridge Road NOWT

LATIN Gabriel Alegria Neuva Mundo Saponegro




Francis Davis (Village Voice, The Atlantic)

NEW RELEASES

1. Sonny Rollins Road Shows, Vol. 1 Doxy/Emarcy
2. Fieldwork Door Pi
3. Tony Malaby Warblepeck Songlines
4. Rudresh Mahanthappa Kinsmen Pi
5. Bill Dixon 17 Musicians In Search of a Sound: Darfur AUM Fidelity
6. Microscopic Septet Lobster Leaps In Cuneiform
7. Mary Halvorson Dragon's Head Firehouse 12
8. Paul Bley About Time Justin Time
9. Charlie Haden Rambling Boy Decca
10. Nicholas Payton Into the Blue Nonesuch

REISSUES

1. Art Tatum Piano Starts Here: Live at the Shrine/Zenph Re-Performance Sony Classics
2. Anthony Braxton The Complete Arista Recordings Mosaic
3. Dizzy Gillespie Showtime at the Spotlite: 52nd Street, New York City, June 1946 Uptown

VOCAL Catherine Russell Sentimental Streak World Village

DEBUT Ideal Bread The Ideal Bread KMB Jazz

LATIN Bebo Valdés & Javier Colina Live at the Village Vanguard Calle 54-Norté




Steve Dollar (New York Sun, Time Out New York)

NEW RELEASES

1. Eri Yamamoto Duologue AUM Fidelity
2. Terry Riley The Last Camel in Paris Elision Fields
3. Mary Halvorson Dragon's Head Firehouse 12
4. Charlie Haden Rambling Boy Decca
5. William Parker Petit Oseau AUM Fidelity
6. David Murray & Mal Waldron Silence Justin Time
7. Joe Morris High Definition hatOLOGY
8. Lafayette Gilchrist Soul Progressin' Hyena
9. Guillermo Klein Filtros Sunnyside
10. Matthew Herbert There's Me and There's You IK7

REISSUES

1. Anthony Braxton The Complete Arista Recordings Mosaic

VOCAL Charlie Haden (various singers) Rambling Boy Decca

DEBUT No choice

LATIN Guillermo Klein Filtros Sunnyside



Laurence Donohue-Greene (All About Jazz—New York)

NEW RELEASES

1. Anthony Braxton-Milford Graves-Wiliam Parker - Beyond Quantum Tzadik
2. Mario Pavone Trio Arc Playscape
3. Charles Lloyd Rabo De Nube ECM
4. Roberta Gambarini & Hank Jones You Are There Emarcy
5. Taylor Ho Bynum Asphalt Flowers Forking Paths hatOLOGY
6. Mauger (Rudresh Mahanthappa-Mark Dresser-Gerry Hemingway) The Beautiful Enabler Clean Feed
7. Martial Solal Longitude Camjazz
8. Raoul Bjorkenheim-William Parker-Hamid Drake DMG @The Stone, Vol.2 DMG-Arc
9. Barry Guy-Marilyn Crispell-Paul Lytton Phases of the Night Intakt
10. Antripodean Collective Funcall Extreme

REISSUES

1. Sahib Shihab And the Danish Radio Jazz Group OKTAV Music
2. Jeremy Steig Howlin' For Judy (Legwork/Wayfaring Stranger) Blue Note
3. Ray Russell Turn Circle Vocalion

VOCAL Roberta Gambarini/Hank Jones You Are There Emarcy

DEBUT John Escreet Consequences Positone

LATIN Bebo Valdés & Javier Colina Live at the Village Vanguard Calle 54-Norté



Ken Dryden (Coda, All About Jazz—New York)

NEW RELEASES

1. Kenny Werner With a Song in My Heart Venus
2. Marian McPartland Twilight World Concord
3. Roberta Gambarini & Hank Jones You Are There EmArcy
4. Eliane Elias Something For You Blue Note
5. Martin Taylor Double Standards P3 Music
6. Judy Wexler Dreams & Shadows Jazzed Media
7. Scott Robinson Forever Lasting Arbors
8. Vanguard Jazz Orchestra Monday Night Live at the Village Vanguard Planet Arts
9. Joe Locke Force of Four Origin
10. Jamie Baum Solace Sunnyside

REISSUES

1. Oscar Peterson Clef/Mercury Studio Recordings (1951-1953) Mosaic
2. Art Tatum Tatum Art Storyville
3. Lester Young Classic Columbia, Okeh and Vocalion with Count Basie (1936-1940) Mosaic

VOCAL Roberta Gambarini & Hank Jones You Are There EmArcy

DEBUT Alison Ruble This is a Bird Origin

LATIN Gonzalo Rubalcaba Avatar Blue Note



Steve Feeney (Portland Press Herald, Maine Sunday Telegram)

NEW RELEASES

1. Donny McCaslin Recommended Tools Greenleaf
2. John McNeil & Bill McHenry Rediscovery Sunnyside
3. Paul Motian Live at the Village Vanguard Vol. II Winter & Winter
4. Sonny Rollins Road Shows, Vol. 1 Doxy/Emarcy
5. Dave Holland Pass It On Dare2/Emarcy
6. Melody Gardot Worrisome Heart Verve
7. Vijay Iyer Tragicomic Sunnyside
8. Mary Halvorson Dragon's Head Firehouse 12
9. Pete Rodriguez El Alquimista (The Alchemist) Condé
10. David Sánchez Cultural Survival Concord Picante

REISSUES 1. Kenny Wheeler Gnu High ECM

VOCAL Melody Gardot Worrisome Heart Verve

DEBUT No choice

LATIN Pete Rodriguez El Alquimista (The Alchemist)




Sean Fitzell (All About Jazz—New York)

NEW RELEASES

1. Jenny Scheinman Crossing The Field Koch
2. Cyro Baptista Banquet of the Spirits Tzadik
3. Steven Bernstein Diaspora Suite Tzadik
4. Ben Allison Little Things Run the World Palmetto
5. Cuong Vu Vu-tet Artist Share
6. (John Zorn) Bar Kokhba Lucifer: Book of Angels Volume 10 Tzadik
7. Todd Sickafoose Tiny Resistors Cryptogramophone
8. Bobby Previte & The New Bump Set the Alarm for Monday Palmetto
9. Drew Gress The Irrational Numbers Premonition
10. Paolo Angeli-Evan Parker-Ned Rothenberg Free Zone Appleby 2007 psi

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