2008 Jazz Poll Ballots: A-O

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

REISSUES No choices

VOCAL Kate McGarry If Less Is More Palmetto

DEBUT No choice

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James Hale (Downbeat, Signal to Noise)

NEW RELEASES

1. Mary Halvorson Dragon’s Head Firehouse 12
2. Alex Cline Continuation Cryptogramophone
3. Anthony Braxton Quartet (Moscow) 2008 Leo
4. Donny McCaslin Recommended Tools Greenleaf
5. Vijay Iyer Tragicomic Sunnyside
6. Bennie Maupin Early Reflections Cryptogramophone
7. Anthony Braxton Trio (Victoriaville) 2007 Victo
8. Manuel Mengis Gruppe 6 The Pond hatOLOGY
9. Jane Ira Bloom Mental Weather Outline
10. Charles Lloyd Quartet Rabo De Nube ECM

REISSUES1. Anthony Braxton The Complete Arista Recordings Mosaic
2. Miles Davis Kind Of Blue: 50th Anniversary Collectors Edition Columbia/Legacy
3. Keith Jarrett-Gary Peacock-Jack DeJohnette Setting Standards ECM

VOCAL Moss Moss Sunnyside

DEBUT Manuel Mengis Gruppe 6 The Pond hatOLOGY

LATIN Francisco Mela – Cirio (Half Note)



Ed Hazell (Signal to Noise, pointofdeparture.org)

NEW RELEASES

1. Sonny Rollins Road Shows, Vol. 1 Doxy/Emarcy
2. Louis Moholo-Moholo & Marilyn Crispell Sibanye (We Are One) Intakt
3. Uri Caine Othello Syndrome Winter & Winter
4. Stan Tracey & Keith Tippett Supernova ReSteamed
5. William Parker Petit Oiseau AUM Fidelity
6. Wadada Leo Smith Talbligh Cuneiform
7. Bik Bent Braam Extemen BBB
8. Taylor Ho Bynum Asphalt Flowers, Forking Paths hatology
9. Anthony Braxton & Joe Morris Four Improvisations (Duo) 2007 Clean Feed
10. Noah Preminger Dry Bridge Road NOWT

REISSUES 1. Anthony Braxton Complete Arista Recordings Mosaic
2. Blue Notes The Ogun Collection Ogun
3. Keith Jarrett Setting Standards ECM

VOCAL No choice

DEBUT Noah Preminger Dry Bridge Road Nowt

LATIN No choice




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

NEW RELEASES

1. Charles Lloyd Rabo de Nube ECM
2. Lionel Loueke Karibu Blue Note
3. Martial Solal Longitude Cam Jazz
4. Bill Frisell History, Mystery Nonesuch
5. Brian Blade Season of Changes Verve
6. Carla Bley Appearing Nightly Watt/ECM
7. Cassandra Wilson Loverly Blue Note
8. Paul Bley About Time Justin Time
9. Patricia Barber The Cole Porter Mix Blue Note
10. Esperanza Spalding Esperanza Head Up

REISSUES

1. Miles Davis Kind Of Blue: 50th Anniversary Collectors Edition Columbia. Legacy
2. Keith Jarrett-Gary Peacock-Jack DeJohnette Setting Standards ECM
3. Gary McFarland & Gabor Szabo Sketch for Summer El

VOCAL Cassandra Wilson Loverly Blue Note

DEBUT No choice

LATIN No choice




Tad Hendrickson (AOL Radio)

NEW RELEASES

1. Danilo Perez Across The Crystal Sea Decca
2. William Parker Petit Oiseau AUM Fidelity
3. Rudresh Mahanthappa Kinsman Pi
4. Charles Lloyd Rabo de Nube ECM
5. Guillermo Klein Filtros Sunnyside
6. McCoy Tyner Guitars HalfNote
7. Bebo Valdés & Javier Colina Live At The Village Vanguard Calle 54/Norté
8. Medeski Martin & Wood Radiolarians Vol. 1 Indirecto
9. Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis Two Men With the Blues Blue Note
10. Esparanza Spalding Esparanza Heads Up

REISSUES

1. Anthony Braxton The Complete Arista Recodings Mosaic
2. Miles Davis Kind Of Blue: The 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Columbia/Legacy

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


DEBUT No choice

LATIN Bebo Valdés & Javier Colina Live At The Village Vanguard Calle 54/Norté



Andrey Henkin (All About Jazz—New York)

NEW RELEASES (listed alphabetically; 5.5 points each)

Peter Brøtzmann-Paal Nilssen-Mats Gustafsson The Fat Is Gone Smalltown Superjazz
Stephen Gauci Nididhyasana Clean Feed
Ingebrigt Haker Flaten & Hakon Kornstad Elise Hemlandssåger Compunctio
Terumasa Hino & Masabumi Kikuchi Counter Current Sony (Japan)
Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky & Michael Griener The Salmon Intakt
Donny McCaslin Recommended Tools Greenleaf
Rudresh Mahanthappa Kinsmen Pi
Bobby Previte Set the Alarm for Monday Palmetto
Jim Pugliese Live at Issue Project Room Improvisatore Involontario
Fred Van Hove Journey psi

REISSUES (listed alphabetically; 2 points each)

Graham Collier Down Another Road/Songs for My Father/Mosaics BGO
Ray Russell Turn Circle Vocalion
John Tchicai Afrodisiaca MPS/Promising

VOCAL No choice

DEBUT Sean Conly Re:Action Clean Feed

LATIN No choice



Geoffrey Himes (Washington Post, JazzTimes)

NEW RELEASES

1. David Murray & Mal Waldron Silence Justin Time
2. Bill Frisell History, Mystery Nonesuch
3. Dave Holland Pass It On Dare2/Emarcy
4. Lafayette Gilchrist Soul Progressin Hyena
5. SFJazz Collective Live 2008 SFJazz
6 Miguel Zenón Awake Marsalis Music
7 Kate McGarry If Less is More Palmetto
8. Francisco Mela Cirio Half Note
9. Cassandra Wilson Loverly Blue Note
10 e.s.t Leucolyte Emarcy

REISSUES

1. Art Tatum Piano Starts Here: Live at the Shrine/Zenph Re-Performance Sony Classics
2 Augustus Pablo The Mystic World of Augustus Pablo Shanachie
3 Thelonious Monk Brilliant Corners Keepnews Collection/Concord

VOCAL Kate McGarry If Less is More Palmetto

DEBUT No choice

LATIN Miguel Zenón Awake Marsalis Music




Eugene Holley, Jr. (Village Voice, Batanga/Latin University)

NEW RELEASES

1. Ahmad Jamal It's Magic Dreyfus
2. Marcus Shelby Harriet Tubman Noir
3. Pat Metheny Day Trip Nonesuch
4. Danilo Perez Across the Crystal Sea Emarcy
5. Rudresh Mahanthappa Kinsmen Pi
6. Nicholas Payton Into the Blue Nonesuch
7. McCoy Tyner Guitars McCoy Tyner Music/Half Note
8. Charles Lloyd Rabo de Nube ECM
9. Esperanza Spalding Esperanza Heads Up
10. Horace Silver Live at Newport '58 Blue Note

REISSUES

1. Art Farmer Brass Shout!/The Aztec Suite Blue Note
2. Art Tatum Piano Starts Here: Live at the Shrine/Zenph Re-Performance Sony Classics
3. Helen Merrill The Helen Merrill Dick Katz Sessions Mosaic Singles

VOCAL Nicole Henry The Very Thought of You Banister

DEBUT Morgan Childs Time Cellar Jazz

LATIN Conrad Herwig The Latin Side of Wayne Shorter Half Note



Lyn Horton (Downbeat, allaboutjazz.com)

NEW RELEASES

1. Vijay Iyer Tragicomic Sunnyside
2. Eri Yamamoto Redwoods AUM Fidelity
3. Matthew Shipp Un Piano Rogue Art
4. Klez-Edge Ancestors, Mindreles, NaGila Monsters Tzadik
5. Joe McPhee & John Heward, Voices-10 Improvisations Mode
6. Chico Hamilton & Andrew Hill Dreams Come True Joyous Shout
7. Jane Ira Bloom Mental Weather Outline
8. Nicole Mitchell Black Unstoppable Delmark
9. Charles Lloyd Rabo de Nube ECM
10. This Musicship Yuganaut ESP Disk

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