2008 Jazz Poll Ballots: A-O

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



VOCAL Sam Phillips Don't Do AnythingNonesuch

DEBUT Jason Adasiewicz Rolldown482 Music

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




Lawrence Cosentino (Lansing City Pulse, Signal to Noise)

NEW RELEASES

1. J.D. AllenI Am, I Am Sunnyside
2. McCoy TynerGuitars McCoy Tyner Music/Half Note
3. Eri YamamotoDuologue AUM Fidelity
4. Charles LloydRabo de Nube ECM
5. Jeffrey Hayden ShurdutThe Digital Box Ayler
6. William ParkerDouble Sunrise Over Neptune AUM Fidelity
7. Francisco MelaCirio Half Note
8. Saxophone SummitSeraphic Light Telarc
9. Vijay IyerTragicomic Sunnyside
10. Avery SharpeLegends and Mentors JKNM

REISSUES

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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-Kings100 Days, 100 Nights Daptone

DEBUT Noah PremingerDry Bridge Road NOWT

LATIN Gabriel AlegriaNeuva Mundo Saponegro




Francis Davis (Village Voice, The Atlantic)

NEW RELEASES

1. Sonny Rollins Road Shows, Vol. 1 Doxy/Emarcy
2. FieldworkDoorPi
3. Tony Malaby Warblepeck Songlines
4. Rudresh MahanthappaKinsmen Pi
5. Bill Dixon17 Musicians In Search of a Sound: DarfurAUM Fidelity
6. Microscopic Septet Lobster Leaps InCuneiform
7. Mary HalvorsonDragon's HeadFirehouse 12
8. Paul BleyAbout Time Justin Time
9. Charlie Haden Rambling Boy Decca
10. Nicholas Payton Into the BlueNonesuch

REISSUES

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

VOCAL Catherine Russell Sentimental Streak World Village

DEBUT Ideal BreadThe Ideal BreadKMB Jazz

LATIN Bebo Valdés & Javier ColinaLive at the Village VanguardCalle 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 HalvorsonDragon's HeadFirehouse 12
4. Charlie Haden Rambling Boy Decca
5. William ParkerPetit 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 KleinFiltros Sunnyside
10. Matthew HerbertThere'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 KleinFiltros Sunnyside



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





NEW RELEASES

1. Anthony Braxton-Milford Graves-Wiliam Parker- Beyond QuantumTzadik
2. Mario PavoneTrio ArcPlayscape
3. Charles LloydRabo De NubeECM
4. Roberta Gambarini & Hank JonesYou Are ThereEmarcy
5. Taylor Ho BynumAsphalt Flowers Forking PathshatOLOGY
6. Mauger (Rudresh Mahanthappa-Mark Dresser-Gerry Hemingway)The Beautiful EnablerClean Feed
7. Martial SolalLongitudeCamjazz
8. Raoul Bjorkenheim-William Parker-Hamid DrakeDMG @The Stone, Vol.2DMG-Arc
9. Barry Guy-Marilyn Crispell-Paul LyttonPhases of the NightIntakt
10. Antripodean CollectiveFuncallExtreme

REISSUES

1. Sahib ShihabAnd the Danish Radio Jazz GroupOKTAV Music
2. Jeremy SteigHowlin' For Judy (Legwork/Wayfaring Stranger)Blue Note
3. Ray RussellTurn CircleVocalion

VOCAL Roberta Gambarini/Hank JonesYou Are ThereEmarcy

DEBUT John EscreetConsequences Positone



LATIN Bebo Valdés & Javier ColinaLive at the Village VanguardCalle 54-Norté



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

NEW RELEASES

1. Kenny WernerWith a Song in My HeartVenus
2. Marian McPartlandTwilight WorldConcord
3. Roberta Gambarini & Hank JonesYou Are ThereEmArcy
4. Eliane EliasSomething For YouBlue Note
5. Martin TaylorDouble StandardsP3 Music
6. Judy WexlerDreams & ShadowsJazzed Media
7. Scott RobinsonForever LastingArbors
8. Vanguard Jazz OrchestraMonday Night Live at the Village VanguardPlanet Arts
9. Joe LockeForce of FourOrigin
10. Jamie BaumSolaceSunnyside

REISSUES

1. Oscar PetersonClef/Mercury Studio Recordings(1951-1953) Mosaic
2. Art Tatum Tatum ArtStoryville
3. Lester YoungClassic Columbia, Okeh and Vocalion with Count Basie (1936-1940)Mosaic

VOCAL Roberta Gambarini & Hank JonesYou Are ThereEmArcy

DEBUT Alison RubleThis is a BirdOrigin

LATIN Gonzalo Rubalcaba AvatarBlue Note



Steve Feeney (Portland Press Herald, Maine Sunday Telegram)



NEW RELEASES

1. Donny McCaslinRecommended Tools Greenleaf
2. John McNeil & Bill McHenry Rediscovery Sunnyside
3. Paul MotianLive at the Village Vanguard Vol. II Winter & Winter
4. Sonny Rollins Road Shows, Vol. 1 Doxy/Emarcy
5. Dave HollandPass It On Dare2/Emarcy
6. Melody Gardot Worrisome Heart Verve
7. Vijay Iyer Tragicomic Sunnyside
8. Mary HalvorsonDragon's Head Firehouse 12
9. Pete Rodriguez El Alquimista (The Alchemist) Condé
10. David SánchezCultural 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 BaptistaBanquet of the Spirits Tzadik
3. Steven BernsteinDiaspora Suite Tzadik
4. Ben AllisonLittle Things Run the World Palmetto
5. Cuong VuVu-tet Artist Share
6. (John Zorn) Bar KokhbaLucifer: Book of Angels Volume 10 Tzadik
7. Todd SickafooseTiny Resistors Cryptogramophone
8. Bobby Previte & The New BumpSet the Alarm for Monday Palmetto
9. Drew GressThe Irrational Numbers Premonition
10. Paolo Angeli-Evan Parker-Ned RothenbergFree Zone Appleby 2007 psi

REISSUES
1. John Zorn-George Lewis-Bill FrisellNews for Lulu HatOLOGY
2. Bill EvansPortrait in JazzRiverside/Keepnews Collection

VOCAL No choice

DEBUT Rob Mosher’s StorytimeThe Tortoise (self-released)



LATIN Cyro BaptistaBanquet of the Spirits Tzadik



Ken Franckling (Jazziz, Hot House)

NEW RELEASES

1. Danilo PerezAcross the Crystal Sea EmArcy
2. Brian BladeSeason of Changes Verve
3. Roy HargroveEarfoodGroovin’ High/EmArcy
4. Stein BrothersQuixotic Jazzed Media
5. Donal FoxThe Scarlatti Jazz Suite Project Leonellis Music
6. Melody GardotWorrisome Heart Verve
7. John SantosPerspectiva Fragmentada Machete
8. Avishai CohenGently Disturbed RazDaz
9. Generations Band Tough Guys ICA
10. Randy BreckerRandy in Brazil”MAMA

REISSUES

1. Roy HaynesA Life In Time: The Roy Haynes Story Dreyfus
2. Nina SimoneTo Be FreeSony/Legacy
3. Dizzy GillespieShowtime at the Spotlite: 52nd Street, New York City, June 1946 Uptown

VOCAL Melody GardotWorrisome Heart Verve

DEBUT Stein BrothersQuixotic Jazzed Media



LATIN John SantosPerspectiva Fragmentada Machete



Phil Freeman (Metal Edge, The Wire, Village Voice)

NEW RELEASES

1. Anthony Braxton-Milford Graves-William ParkerBeyond QuantumTzadik
2. Aaron ParksInvisible CinemaBlue Note
3. Nik Bartsch’s RoninHolonECM
4. Bill Dixon17 Musicians In Search of a Sound: DarfurAUM Fidelity
5. Bill Dixon & Exploding Star OrchestraThrill Jockey
6. Stephen Haynes & Taylor Ho BynumThe Double Trio: Live at the
Festival of New Trumpet MusicEngine Studios
7. Wadada Leo SmithTablighCuneiform
8. Sonny RollinsRoad Shows, Vol. 1Doxy/Emarcy
9. Jeff GauthierHouse of ReturnCuneiform
10. TotemSolar ForgeESP-Disk

REISSUES 1. Anthony Braxton The Complete Arista RecordingsMosaic

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