2008 Jazz Poll Ballots: A-O

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



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David Fricke (Rolling Stone)

NEW RELEASES

1. Steven BernsteinDiaspora Suite Tzadik
2. Mary Halvorson TrioDragon's Head Firehouse 12
3. Lionel LouekeKaribu Blue Note
4. Scorch TrioBrolt! Rune Grammofon
5. Rudresh MahanthappaKinsmen Pi
6. Sonny RollinsRoad Shows, Vol. 1 Doxy/Emarcy
7. William ParkerPetit Oiseau AUM Fidelity
8. Jenny SchienmanCrossing the Field Koch
9. William ParkerDouble Sunrise Over Neptune AUM Fidelity
10. Anthony BraxtonQuartet (GTM) 2006 Important

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1. Blue NotesThe Ogun Collection Ogun
2. Various ArtistsBoogie Woogie and Blues Piano Mosaic Select
3. Curlew1st Album + Live at CBGB (1980) DMG/ARC

VOCAL No choice

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Will Friedwald (New York Sun)

NEW RELEASES

1. Ted Nash The Mancini Project Palmetto
2. David BergerI Had the Craziest Dream: The Music of Harry WarrenSuch Sweet Thunder
3. Willie Nelson & Wynton MarsalisTwo Men With the BluesBlue Note
4. Cassandra Wilson Loverly Blue Note
5. James CarterPresent Tense Emarcy
6. Scott Robinson Forever LastingArbors
7. Microscopic Septet Lobster Leaps InCuneiform
8. Steven Bernstein's Millennial Territory Orchestra We Are MTOMowo
9. Joe Lovano Symphonica Blue Note
10. McCoy Tyner Guitars Half Note/McCoy Tyner Music

REISSUES

1. Lester YoungClassic Columbia, Okeh and Vocalion with Count Basie (1936-1940)Mosaic
2. Dizzy GillespieShowtime at the Spotlite: 52nd Street, New York City, June 1946 Uptown
3. Buddy DeFranco & Nelson RiddleCross Country Suite Universal Special Markets



VOCAL Willie Nelson & Wynton MarsalisTwo Men With the BluesBlue Note

DEBUT No choice

LATIN Conrad HerwigThe Latin Side of Wayne Shorter Half Note



Ted Gioia (jazz.com)


NEW RELEASES

1. Joe Lovano Symphonica Blue Note
2. Sonny Rollins Road Shows, Vol. 1 Doxy/Emarcy
3 Miguel Zenón Awake Marsalis Music
4. Rudresh Mahanthappa Kinsmen Pi
5. Brad Mehldau Live Nonesuch
6. Donny McCaslin Recommended Tools Greenleaf
7. Marilyn Mazur Elixir ECM
8. Vassilis Tsabropoulos Melos ECM
9. Taylor Eigsti Let It Come to You Concord
10 McCoy Tyner Guitars Half Note/McCoy Tyner Music

REISSUES1 Miles Davis Kind Of Blue: 50th Anniversary Collectors EditionColumbia/Legacy
2 Art Tatum Piano Starts Here: Live at the Shrine/Zenph Re-PerformanceSony Classics
3 Anthony Braxton The Complete Arista RecordingsMosaic



VOCAL Kate McGarry If Less is MorePalmetto

DEBUT Mathias Eick The Door ECM

LATIN Arturo O'Farrill & Claudia Acuna In These Shoes Zoho



Kurt Gottschalk (All About Jazz, Coda)

NEW RELEASES

1. Tetuzi Akiyama-Mertin Taxt-Eivind Lonning-Espen ReinerstenVarianter av dode traerSofa
2. Jacques Demierre & Isabelle DuthoitAvenuesUnit
3. Maybe MondayUnsquareIntakt
4. Barry Guy-Marilyn Crispell-Paul LyttonPhases of the NightIntakt
5. Louis Moholo-Moholo & Marilyn CrispellSibanye (We Are One)Intakt
6. Ivor Callin & John BissettA Schlepp from Strathbungo2:13
7. Spring Heel JackSongs & ThemesThirsty Ear
8. Taylor Ho BynumAsphalt Flowers Forking PathshatOLOGY
9. Mary HalvorsonDragon's HeadFirehouse 12
10. Marc RibotExercises in FutilityTzadik

REISSUES

1. Anthony BraxtonThe Complete Arista RecordingsMosaic
2. Matthew ShippThe Multiplication TableHatOLOGY
3. Alexander von SchlippenbachPiano Solo '77FMP

VOCAL Diamanda Galas Guilty Guilty GuiltyMute

DEBUT Nicola CipaniThe Ill-Tempered PianoLong Song


LATIN No choice




Steve Greenlee (Boston Globe)

NEW RELEASES

1. Bennie MaupinEarly Reflections Cryptogramophone
2. Houston Person & Ron CarterJust Between Friends HighNote
3. Dave LiebmanNegative Space Verve
4. Todd SickafooseTiny Resistors Cryptogramophone
5. Dave DouglasMoonshine Greenleaf
6. Donny McCaslinRecommended Tools Greenleaf
7. Adam RudolphDream Garden Justin Time
8. Peter Brotzmann & Peeter UuskylaBorn Broke Atavistic
9. Wadada Leo SmithTabligh Cuneiform
10 Mario PavoneTrio Arc Playscape

REISSUES

1 Die Like a DogThe Complete FMP Recordings FMP
2 Last ExitHeadfirst Into the Flames DMG
3 Sun RaMedia Dreams Art Yard

VOCAL Cassandra Wilson Loverly Blue Note

DEBUT The Wee Trio Capitol Diner, Vol. 1 Bionic

LATIN Gonzalo Rubalcaba Avatar Blue Note




Laurel Gross (JazzTimes, All About Jazz—New York)

NEW RELEASES

1. Vanguard Jazz Orchestra Monday Night at the Village VanguardPlanet Arts
2. Jason LindnerLive at the Jazz GalleryAnzic
3. New Jazz Composers Octet The Turning GateMotemo
4. Guillermo KleinFiltrosSunnyside
5. Tony Malaby-William Parker-Nasheet WaitsTamarindo Clean Feed
6. Aaron Parks Invisible CinemaBlue Note
7. JD AllenI Am I AmSunnyside
8. John Marshall Live at “Le Pirate”Organic

REISSUES No choices

VOCAL Kate McGarry If Less Is MorePalmetto

DEBUT No choice

LATIN No choice




James Hale (Downbeat, Signal to Noise)

NEW RELEASES

1. Mary Halvorson Dragon’s Head Firehouse 12
2. Alex ClineContinuationCryptogramophone
3. Anthony BraxtonQuartet (Moscow) 2008Leo
4. Donny McCaslinRecommended ToolsGreenleaf
5. Vijay IyerTragicomicSunnyside
6. Bennie MaupinEarly ReflectionsCryptogramophone
7. Anthony BraxtonTrio (Victoriaville) 2007Victo
8. Manuel Mengis Gruppe 6The PondhatOLOGY
9. Jane Ira BloomMental WeatherOutline
10. Charles Lloyd QuartetRabo De NubeECM

REISSUES1. Anthony BraxtonThe Complete Arista RecordingsMosaic
2. Miles DavisKind Of Blue: 50th Anniversary Collectors EditionColumbia/Legacy
3. Keith Jarrett-Gary Peacock-Jack DeJohnetteSetting StandardsECM


VOCAL MossMossSunnyside


DEBUT Manuel Mengis Gruppe 6The PondhatOLOGY

LATIN Francisco MelaCirio (Half Note)



Ed Hazell (Signal to Noise, pointofdeparture.org)

NEW RELEASES

1. Sonny Rollins Road Shows, Vol. 1Doxy/Emarcy
2. Louis Moholo-Moholo & Marilyn Crispell Sibanye (We Are One) Intakt
3. Uri CaineOthello SyndromeWinter & Winter
4. Stan Tracey & Keith Tippett SupernovaReSteamed
5. William ParkerPetit Oiseau AUM Fidelity
6. Wadada Leo SmithTalblighCuneiform
7. Bik Bent Braam ExtemenBBB
8. Taylor Ho BynumAsphalt Flowers, Forking Pathshatology
9. Anthony Braxton & Joe Morris Four Improvisations (Duo) 2007Clean Feed
10. Noah Preminger Dry Bridge RoadNOWT

REISSUES 1. Anthony Braxton Complete Arista RecordingsMosaic
2. Blue Notes The Ogun CollectionOgun
3. Keith JarrettSetting StandardsECM

VOCAL No choice

DEBUT Noah Preminger Dry Bridge RoadNowt

LATIN No choice




Don Heckman (Los Angeles Times, International Review of Music)



NEW RELEASES

1. Charles LloydRabo de Nube ECM
2. Lionel LouekeKaribu Blue Note
3. Martial SolalLongitude Cam Jazz
4. Bill FrisellHistory, Mystery Nonesuch
5. Brian BladeSeason of Changes Verve
6. Carla BleyAppearing Nightly Watt/ECM
7. Cassandra WilsonLoverly Blue Note
8. Paul BleyAbout Time Justin Time
9. Patricia BarberThe Cole Porter Mix Blue Note
10. Esperanza SpaldingEsperanza Head Up



REISSUES

1. Miles Davis Kind Of Blue: 50th Anniversary Collectors EditionColumbia. Legacy
2. Keith Jarrett-Gary Peacock-Jack DeJohnetteSetting Standards ECM
3. Gary McFarland & Gabor SzaboSketch for Summer El

VOCAL Cassandra WilsonLoverly Blue Note

DEBUT No choice

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