2008 Jazz Poll Ballots: A-O

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

REISSUES
1. John Zorn-George Lewis-Bill Frisell News for Lulu HatOLOGY
2. Bill Evans Portrait in Jazz Riverside/Keepnews Collection

VOCAL No choice

DEBUT Rob Mosher’s Storytime The Tortoise (self-released)

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LATIN Cyro Baptista Banquet of the Spirits Tzadik



Ken Franckling (Jazziz, Hot House)

NEW RELEASES

1. Danilo Perez Across the Crystal Sea EmArcy
2. Brian Blade Season of Changes Verve
3. Roy Hargrove Earfood Groovin’ High/EmArcy
4. Stein Brothers Quixotic Jazzed Media
5. Donal Fox The Scarlatti Jazz Suite Project Leonellis Music
6. Melody Gardot Worrisome Heart Verve
7. John Santos Perspectiva Fragmentada Machete
8. Avishai Cohen Gently Disturbed RazDaz
9. Generations Band Tough Guys ICA
10. Randy Brecker Randy in Brazil” MAMA

REISSUES

1. Roy Haynes A Life In Time: The Roy Haynes Story Dreyfus
2. Nina Simone To Be Free Sony/Legacy
3. Dizzy Gillespie Showtime at the Spotlite: 52nd Street, New York City, June 1946 Uptown

VOCAL Melody Gardot Worrisome Heart Verve

DEBUT Stein Brothers Quixotic Jazzed Media

LATIN John Santos Perspectiva Fragmentada Machete



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

NEW RELEASES

1. Anthony Braxton-Milford Graves-William Parker Beyond Quantum Tzadik
2. Aaron Parks Invisible Cinema Blue Note
3. Nik Bartsch’s Ronin Holon ECM
4. Bill Dixon 17 Musicians In Search of a Sound: Darfur AUM Fidelity
5. Bill Dixon & Exploding Star Orchestra Thrill Jockey
6. Stephen Haynes & Taylor Ho Bynum The Double Trio: Live at the
Festival of New Trumpet Music Engine Studios
7. Wadada Leo Smith Tabligh Cuneiform
8. Sonny Rollins Road Shows, Vol. 1 Doxy/Emarcy
9. Jeff Gauthier House of Return Cuneiform
10. Totem Solar Forge ESP-Disk

REISSUES 1. Anthony Braxton The Complete Arista Recordings Mosaic

VOCAL No choice

DEBUT No choice

LATIN No choice




David Fricke (Rolling Stone)

NEW RELEASES

1. Steven Bernstein Diaspora Suite Tzadik
2. Mary Halvorson Trio Dragon's Head Firehouse 12
3. Lionel Loueke Karibu Blue Note
4. Scorch Trio Brolt! Rune Grammofon
5. Rudresh Mahanthappa Kinsmen Pi
6. Sonny Rollins Road Shows, Vol. 1 Doxy/Emarcy
7. William Parker Petit Oiseau AUM Fidelity
8. Jenny Schienman Crossing the Field Koch
9. William Parker Double Sunrise Over Neptune AUM Fidelity
10. Anthony Braxton Quartet (GTM) 2006 Important

REISSUES

1. Blue Notes The Ogun Collection Ogun
2. Various Artists Boogie Woogie and Blues Piano Mosaic Select
3. Curlew 1st Album + Live at CBGB (1980) DMG/ARC

VOCAL No choice

DEBUT No choice

LATIN No choice




Will Friedwald (New York Sun)

NEW RELEASES

1. Ted Nash The Mancini Project Palmetto
2. David Berger I Had the Craziest Dream: The Music of Harry Warren Such Sweet Thunder
3. Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis Two Men With the Blues Blue Note
4. Cassandra Wilson Loverly Blue Note
5. James Carter Present Tense Emarcy
6. Scott Robinson Forever Lasting Arbors
7. Microscopic Septet Lobster Leaps In Cuneiform
8. Steven Bernstein's Millennial Territory Orchestra We Are MTO Mowo
9. Joe Lovano Symphonica Blue Note
10. McCoy Tyner Guitars Half Note/McCoy Tyner Music

REISSUES

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

VOCAL Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis Two Men With the Blues Blue Note

DEBUT No choice

LATIN Conrad Herwig The 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 Edition Columbia/Legacy
2 Art Tatum Piano Starts Here: Live at the Shrine/Zenph Re-Performance Sony Classics
3 Anthony Braxton The Complete Arista Recordings Mosaic

VOCAL Kate McGarry If Less is More Palmetto

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 Reinersten Varianter av dode traer Sofa
2. Jacques Demierre & Isabelle Duthoit Avenues Unit
3. Maybe Monday Unsquare Intakt
4. Barry Guy-Marilyn Crispell-Paul Lytton Phases of the Night Intakt
5. Louis Moholo-Moholo & Marilyn Crispell Sibanye (We Are One) Intakt
6. Ivor Callin & John Bissett A Schlepp from Strathbungo 2:13
7. Spring Heel Jack Songs & Themes Thirsty Ear
8. Taylor Ho Bynum Asphalt Flowers Forking Paths hatOLOGY
9. Mary Halvorson Dragon's Head Firehouse 12
10. Marc Ribot Exercises in Futility Tzadik

REISSUES

1. Anthony Braxton The Complete Arista Recordings Mosaic
2. Matthew Shipp The Multiplication Table HatOLOGY
3. Alexander von Schlippenbach Piano Solo '77 FMP

VOCAL Diamanda Galas Guilty Guilty Guilty Mute

DEBUT Nicola Cipani The Ill-Tempered Piano Long Song


LATIN No choice




Steve Greenlee (Boston Globe)

NEW RELEASES

1. Bennie Maupin Early Reflections Cryptogramophone
2. Houston Person & Ron Carter Just Between Friends HighNote
3. Dave Liebman Negative Space Verve
4. Todd Sickafoose Tiny Resistors Cryptogramophone
5. Dave Douglas Moonshine Greenleaf
6. Donny McCaslin Recommended Tools Greenleaf
7. Adam Rudolph Dream Garden Justin Time
8. Peter Brotzmann & Peeter Uuskyla Born Broke Atavistic
9. Wadada Leo Smith Tabligh Cuneiform
10 Mario Pavone Trio Arc Playscape

REISSUES

1 Die Like a Dog The Complete FMP Recordings FMP
2 Last Exit Headfirst Into the Flames DMG
3 Sun Ra Media 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 Vanguard Planet Arts
2. Jason Lindner Live at the Jazz Gallery Anzic
3. New Jazz Composers Octet The Turning Gate Motemo
4. Guillermo Klein Filtros Sunnyside
5. Tony Malaby-William Parker-Nasheet Waits Tamarindo Clean Feed
6. Aaron Parks Invisible Cinema Blue Note
7. JD Allen I Am I Am Sunnyside
8. John Marshall Live at “Le Pirate” Organic

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