2008 Jazz Poll Ballots: A-O

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

David R. Adler (Philadelphia Inquirer, JazzTimes)

NEW RELEASES 1. Mario Pavone Trio Arc Playscape
2. Drew Gress The Irrational Numbers Premonition
3. Guillermo Klein Filtros Sunnyside
4. Lionel Loueke Karibu Blue Note
5. Rudresh Mahanthappa Kinsmen Pi
6. Angelica Sanchez Life Between Clean Feed
7. Adam Rudolph Dream Garden Justin Time
8. Charles Lloyd Rabo de Nube ECM
9. Brian Blade Fellowship Season of Changes Verve
10. Hans Glawischnig Panorama Sunnyside

REISSUES

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1. Anthony Braxton The Complete Arista Recordings Mosaic
2. Pendulum (Dave Liebman) Live at the Village Vanguard Mosaic Select
3. Grachan Moncur III Evolution Blue Note

VOCAL Rosa Passos Romance Telarc

DEBUT Ambrose Akinmusire Prelude to Cora Fresh Sound New Talent

LATIN Rosa Passos Romance Telarc



Clifford Allen (All About Jazz New York, bagatellen.com)

NEW RELEASES

1. Bill Dixon 17 Musicians in Search of a Sound: Darfur AUM Fidelity
2.Bill Dixon & Exploding Star Orchestra Thrill Jockey
3. Anthony Braxton & Joe Morris Four Improvisations (Duo) 2007 Clean Feed
4.Brotherhood of Breath Eclipse at Dawn Cuneiform
5.Globe Unity Orchestra 40 Years Intakt
6.Louis Moholo-Moholo & Marilyn Crispell Sibanye (We Are One) Intakt
7.Chris Speed-Chris Cheek-Stephen Furic Liebovici Jugendstil ESP Disk
8. Trio Vriditas Live at the Vision Festival 2001 Clean Feed
9. Joe Maneri & Peter Dolger Peace Concert Atavistic Unheard Music Series
10. Wadada Leo Smith Tabligh Cuneiform

REISSUES

1. Anthony Braxton The Complete Arista Recordings Mosaic
2.Ted Daniel Tapestry Porter
3.Paul Rutherford Solo in Berlin 1975 Emanem

VOCAL No choice

DEBUT Ideal Bread The Ideal Bread KMB Jazz

LATIN No choice



Larry Applebaum (JazzTimes; WPFW-FM, Washington, D.C.)

NEW RELEASES

1. Bill Frisell History, Mystery Nonesuch
2. Kate McGarry If Less is More Palmetto
3. Paul Motian Live at the Village Vanguard Vol. II Winter & Winter
4. Joe Lovano Symphonica Blue Note
5. Francisco Mela Cirio Half Note
6. Enrico Rava & Stefano Bollani The Third Man ECM
7. Miguel Zenón Awake Marsalis Music
8. Hakon Kornstad & Ingebrigt Flaten Elise Hemlandssanger-Compunctio
9. Lionel Loueke Karibu Blue Note
10. Norma Winstone Distances ECM

REISSUES

1. Miles Davis Broadcast Sessions 1958-’59 Acrobat
2. Anthony Braxton The Complete Arista Recordings Mosaic
3. Chico Hamilton/Elmer Bernstein Sweet Smell of Success El

VOCAL Kate McGarry If Less Is More Palmetto

DEBUT Moss Moss Sunnyside

LATIN Conrad Herwig The Latin Side of Wayne Shorter Half Note



Paul Blair (Hot House)

NEW RELEASES Listed alphabetically; 5.5 points each

Tom Beckham Rebound Apria
Tobias Gebb & Trio West An Upper West Side Story Yummy House
Chuck MacKinnon Mactet New Transmission Krispytone
Adam Nussbaum Standards Kind of Blue
Scott Robinson Forever Lasting Arbors
Todd Sicafoose Tiny Resistors Cryptogramophone
Stein Brothers Quixotic Jazzed Media
Gary Versace Outside In Criss Cross
Jack Walrath Ballroom Steeplechase
Eli Yamin You Can’t Buy Swing Yamin Music

REISSUES No choices

VOCAL No choice

DEBUT Stein Brothers Quixotic Jazzed Media


LATIN No choice



Larry Blumenfeld (Jazziz, Wall Street Journal)

NEW RELEASES

1. Charles Lloyd Rabo de Nube ECM
2. William Parker Petit Oiseau AUM Fidelity
3. Gilfema Gilfema +2 Obliqsound
4. Evan Christopher Django a la Creole Lejazzetal
5. Sonny Rollins Road Shows, Vol 1 Doxy/Emarcy
6. Microscopic Septet Lobster Leaps In Cuneiform Records
7. Cassandra Wilson Loverly Blue Note
8. Guillermo Klein Filtros Sunnyside
9. Dr. Michael White Blue Crescent Basin Street
10. Bill Frisell History, Mystery Nonesuch

REISSUES

1. Anthony Braxton The Complete Arista Recordings Mosaic
2. Miles Davis Kind Of Blue: 50th Anniversary Collectors Edition Columbia/Legacy
3. Nina Simone To Be Free Sony/Legacy

VOCAL Cassandra Wilson Loverly Blue Note

DEBUT Ambrose Akinmusire Prelude Fresh Sound New Talent

LATIN Miguel Zenón Awake Marsalis Music



Shaun Brady (Philadelphia Daily News, Downbeat)

NEW RELEASES

1. Mario Pavone Trio Arc Playscape
2. Donny McCaslin Recommended Tools Greenleaf
3. Rudresh Mahanthappa Kinsmen Pi
4. Adam Rudolph Dream Garden Justin Time
5. Charles Lloyd Rabo de Nube ECM
6. Kurt Rosenwinkel The Remedy ArtistShare
7. Dafnis Prieto Taking the Soul for a Walk Dafnison
8. Fieldwork Door Pi
9. Aaron Parks Invisible Cinema Blue Note
10. Paul Motian Trio 2000 +Two Live at the Village Vanguard Vol. II
Winter & Winter

REISSUES

1. Anthony Braxton The Complete Arista Recordings Mosaic
2. Charlie Mariano Helen 12 Trees MPS-Promising
3. Sahib Shihab and the Danish Radio Jazz Group Oktav

VOCAL Moss Moss Sunnyside

DEBUT Blink The Epidemic of Ideas Thirsty Ear

LATIN Dafnis Prieto Taking the Soul for a Walk Dafnison



Stuart Broomer (All About Jazz—New York, pointofdeparture.org)

NEW RELEASES

1. Anthony Braxton Quartet (Moscow) 2008 Leo
2. Evan Parker Boustrophedon ECM
3. Enrico Pieranunzi with Kenny Wheeler As Never Before CAM Jazz
4. Mostly Other People Do the Killing This Is Our Moosic Hot Cup
5. Stephen Gauci's Stockholm Conference Live at Glenn Miller Café, pt. 1 & 2 Ayler
6. Brotherhood of Breath Eclipse at Dawn Cuneiform
7. Angelica Sanchez Life Between Clean Feed
8. Totem Solar Forge ESP
9. John Zorn The Dreamers Tzadik
10. Grosse Abfahrt Everything that Disappears Emanem

REISSUES

1. Anthony Braxton The Complete Arista Recordings Mosaic
2. Giuseppi Logan Quartet ESP Disk
3. Grachan Moncur III Evolution Blue Note

VOCAL No choice

DEBUT Noah Preminger Dry Bridge Road NOWT

LATIN No choice



Thomas Conrad (Stereophile, JazzTimes)

NEW RELEASES

1. Sonny Rollins Road Shows, Vol. 1 Doxy/Emarcy
2. Charles Lloyd Rabo De Nube ECM
3. Carla Bley Appearing Nightly WATT/ECM
4. Horace Silver Live At Newport ‘58 Blue Note
5. McCoy Tyner Guitars Half Note/McCoy Tyner Music
6. Enrico Rava & Stefano Bollani The Third Man ECM
7. Bobo Stenson Cantando ECM
8. Brad Mehldau Live Nonesuch
9. Patricia Barber The Cole Porter Mix Blue Note
10. Enrico Pieranunzi-Marc Johnson-Joey Baron As Never Before (CAM Jazz)

REISSUES

1. Miles Davis Kind Of Blue: 50th Anniversary Collectors Edition Columbia/Legacy
2. Lionel Hampton The Complete Lionel Hampton Victor Sessions 1937-1941 Mosaic
3. Charlie Parker Washington, D.C., May 23, 1948 Uptown Jazz

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)

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

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)

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

REISSUES No choices

VOCAL Kate McGarry If Less Is More Palmetto

DEBUT No choice

LATIN No choice




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

REISSUES

1. Paul Bley Closer ESP Disk
2. Clifford Thornton Freedom & Unity Atavistic

VOCAL Pete M Wyer Stories From the City At Night Thirsty Ear

DEBUT Pete M Wyer Stories From the City At Night Thirsty Ear

LATIN No choice



Tom Hull (Village Voice, tomhull.com)

NEW RELEASES

1 William Parker Double Sunrise Over Neptune AUM Fidelity
2. Vijay Iyer Tragicomic Sunnyside
3. Nik Bärtsch's Ronin Holon ECM
4. Rob Brown Crown Trunk Root Funk AUM Fidelity
5. Scott Fields Bitter Love Songs Clean Feed
6. Mostly Other People Do the Killing This Is Our Moosic Hot Cup
7. Kris Davis Rye Eclipse Fresh Sound New Talent
8. Ken Vandermark 5 Beat Reader Atavistic
9. Steven Bernstein's Millennial Territory Orchestra We Are MTO Mowo
10. Randy Sandke Unconventional Wisdom Arbors

REISSUES

1. Anthony Braxton The Complete Arista Recordings Mosaic
2. Paul Bley Closer ESP-Disk
3. Curlew 1st Album/Live at CBGB DMG/ARC

VOCAL Patricia Barber The Cole Porter Mix Blue Note

DEBUT Gust Spenos Swing Theory Swing Theory

LATIN Mike Ellis Bahia Band Alpha Pocket



Robert Iannapollo (Cadence, All About Jazz—New York)

NEW RELEASES

1. Rudresh Mahanthappa Kinsman Pi
2. Trio X Fall 2006 Tour CIMPol
3. Harris Eisenstadt Guewel Clean Feed
4. Taylor Ho Bynum Asphalt Flowers Forking Paths HatOLOGY
5. Szilard Mezei Ensemble Nad/Reed Red Toucan
6. Jason Kao Hwang Edge—Stories Before Within Innova
7. Michael Blake The World Awakes: A Tribute To Eli "Lucky" Thompson Stunt
8. William Parker Petite Oiseau AUM Fidelity
9. ICP Orchestra Live At The Bimhuis ICP
10. Wadada Leo Smith Tabligh Cuneiform

REISSUES

1. Anthony Braxton The Complete Arista Recordings Mosaic
2. Mike Osborne All Night Long Ogun
3. Sahib Shihab And The Danish Radio Jazz Group Oktav

VOCAL No choice

DEBUT No choice

LATIN No choice



Willard Jenkins (Downbeat, JazzTimes)

NEW RELEASES

1. Charles Lloyd Rabo De Nube ECM
2. Rosa Passos Romance, Telarc
3. Sonny Rollins Road Shows Doxy/Emarcy
4. Dave Holland Pass It On, Dare 2/Emarcy
5. Marcus Shelby Harriet Tubman Noir
6. Bennie Maupin Early Reflection Cryptogramophone
7. Mike Reed The Speed of Change 482 Music
8. Evan Christopher Django ala Creole Classic Jazz
9. Cassandra Wilson Loverly Blue Note
10. Jose James The Dreamer Brownswood

REISSUES No choices

VOCAL Rosa Passos Romance Telarc

DEBUT Eric McPherson Continuum, Smalls

LATIN Marty Sheller Why Deny PVR



Martin Johnson (Wall Street Journal, theroot.com)

NEW RELEASES

1. Jenny Scheinman Crossing the Field Koch
2. Cassandra Wilson Loverly Blue Note
3. Sonny Rollins Road Shows, Vol. 1 Doxy/Emarcy
4. Matana Roberts The Chicago Project Central Control
5. John McNeil & Bill McHenry Rediscovery Sunnyside
6. Guillermo Klein Filtros Sunnyside
7. Noah Preminger Dry Bridge Road NOWT
8. Vijay Iyer Tragicomic Sunnyside
9. Mary Halvorson Dragon's Head Firehouse 12
10. Brad Mehldau Live Nonesuch

REISSUES No choice

VOCAL Cassandra Wilson Loverly Blue Note


DEBUT Noah Preminger Dry Bridge Road NOWT

LATIN Francisco Mela Cirio: Live at the Blue Note Half Note




Mike Joyce (JazzTimes, Washington Post)

NEW RELEASES

1. Charles Lloyd Rabo De Nube ECM
2. David Murray & Mal Waldron Silence Justin Time
3. Dave Liebman Negative Space Verve
4. Brian Blade Fellowship Season of Changes Verve
5. James Carter Present Tense Emarcy
6. Anat Cohen Notes From the Village Anzic
7. Roy Hargrove Earfood Emarcy
8. Bill Frisell History, Mystery Nonesuch
9. Avishai Cohen Gently Disturbed Razdaz
10. Lionel Loueke Karibu Blue Note

REISSUES1. Charlie Parker Washington, D.C., May 23, 1948 Uptown Jazz
2. Art Tatum Piano Starts Here: Live at the Shrine/Zenph Re-Performance Sony Classics
3. Return to Forever The Anthology Concord

VOCAL Patricia Barber The Cole Porter Mix Blue Note

DEBUT No choice

LATIN David Sánchez Cultural Survival Concord Picante



George Kanzler (Hot House, JazzTimes, All About Jazz—New York)

NEW RELEASES

1. Randy Sandke Unconventional Wisdom Arbors
2. Michael Blake The World Awakes-A Tribute to Eli Lucky Thompson Stunt
3. Kenny Davern & Bob Wilber Soprano Summit in 1975 and More Arbors
4. Aaron Weinstein & John Pizzarelli Blue Too Arbors
5. Gary Smulyan High Noon: The Jazz Side of Frankie Laine Reservoir
6. James Moody & Hank Jones Our Delight IPO
7. Michael Moore & Fred Hersch This We Know Palmetto
8. Vanguard Jazz Orchestra Monday Night Live at the Village Vanguard Planet Arts
9. Anat Cohen Notes from the Village Anzic
10. Kenny Barron The Traveler Sunnyside

REISSUES1. Anthony Braxton The Complete Arista Recordings Mosaic
2. Charlie Parker Bird In Time, 1940-1947 ESP Disk
3. Thelonious Monk Orchestra at Town Hall Riverside/Keepnews Collection

VOCAL Patricia Barber The Cole Porter Mix Blue Note

DEBUT Vitaly Golovnev To Whom It May Concern Tippin'

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



Fred Kaplan (Slate, Stereophile)

NEW RELEASES

1. Sonny Rollins Road Shows, Vol. 1 Doxy/Emarcy
2. Shirley Horn Live at the 1994 Monterey Jazz Festival MJF/Concord
3.Frank Kimbrough Air Palmetto
4.Rudresh Mahanthappa Kinsmen Pi
5.Carla Bley Appearing Nightly ECM
6.Paul Bley About Time Justin Time
7.David Murray & Mal Waldron Silence Justin Time
8.Wynton Marsalis & Willie Nelson Two Men with the Blues Blue Note
9.Steven Bernstein Diaspora Suite Tzadik
10. Jeff Gauthier House of Return Cryptogramophon

REISSUES

1. Anthony Braxton The Complete Arista Recordings Mosaic
2. Nina Simone To Be Free Sony/Legacy
3. Maria Schneider Coming About [remastered] ArtistShare

VOCAL Shirley Horn Live at the 1994 Monterey Jazz Festival MJF/Concord

DEBUT Noah Preminger Dry Bridge Road NOWT

LATIN No choice




Larry Kart (Jazz in Search of Itself)

NEW RELEASES

1. Keefe Jackson Just Like This Delmark
2. Bik Bent Braam Extremen BBB
3. Jason Ajemian The Art of Dying Delmark
4. Matana Roberts The Chicago Project Central Control
5. Organissimo Grooveadelphia Big O Records
6. Grant Stewart Young At Heart Sharp Nine
7. Jason Adasiewicz Roll Down 482 Music
8. Horace Silver Live At Newport '58 Blue Note
9. David Sherr Otherworld Music Bel Air Jazz
10. Randy Sandke Unconventional Wisdom Arbors

REISSUES

1. Roscoe Mitchell Noonah Nessa
2. Anthony Braxton The Complete Arista Recordings Mosaic
3. Dizzy Gillespie Showtime at the Spotlite: 52nd Street, New York City, June 1946 Uptown

VOCAL Norma Winstone Amoroso … Only More So Trio

DEBUT Jason Adasiewicz Roll Down 482 Music

LATIN Luis Bonilla's Trombonilla Terminal Clarity Now Jazz Consortium



Elzy Kolb (Hot House, Westchester Journal News)

NEW RELEASES (listed alphabetically; 5.5 points each)

Carla Bley Appearing Nightly Watt/ECM
Andrea Brachfeld Into the World: A Musical Offering Shaneye
Eliane Elias Something for You: Eliane Sings & Plays Bill Evans Blue Note
Shirley Horn Live at the 1994 Monterey Jazz Festival MJF/Concord
Virginia Mayhew A Simple Thank You Renma
David Murray & Mal Waldron Silence Justin Time
Stanton Moore Emphasis! (on Parenthesis) Telarc
Saxophone Summit Seraphic Light Telarc
Shakers n' Bakers Yearning for Zion little[i]music)
Sumi Tonooka Long Ago Today ARC

REISSUES No choices

VOCAL Shirley Horn Live at the 1994 Monterey Jazz Festival MJF/Concord

LATIN No choice




Art Lange (Fanfare, pointofdeparture.org)

NEW RELEASES

1. Evan Parker Boustrophedon ECM
2. Tiziano Tononi Peace Warriors (Forgotten Children) Black Saint
3. Mike Reed Proliferation 482 Music
4. Alexander von Schlippenbach-Daniel D’Agaro-Tristan Honsinger Friulian Sketches psi
5. Adam Lane-Lou Grassi-Mark Whitecage Drunk Butterfly Clean Feed
6. Anthony Braxton Piano Music 1968-2000 Leo
7. Orange Room Orange Room El Gallo Rojo
8. Vyacheslav Guyvoronsky Caprichos Leo
9. Jerry Bergonzi Tenor Talk Savant
10. Connie Crothers & Bill Payne Conversations New Artists

REISSUES

1. Anthony Braxton The Complete Arista Recordings Mosaic
2. Humphrey Lyttelton Classic “Live” Concerts Lake
3. Stan Tracey The Early Works ReSteamed

VOCAL No choice

DEBUT Orange Room Orange Room El Gallo Rojo

LATIN No choice




Suzanne Lorge (All About Jazz—New York)

NEW RELEASES

1. Cassandra Wilson Loverly Blue Note
2. Max Raabe & Palast Orchester Heute Nacht Oder Nie SPV
3. Norma Winstone Distances ECM
4. Matt Turner/Peg & Bill Carothers, The Voices That Are Gone: The Music of Stephen Foster Illusions
5. Robin McKelle Modern Antique Cheap Lullabye
6. Roberta Gambarini & Hank Jones You Are There Emarcy
7. Dianne Reeves When You Know Blue Note
8. Karrin Allyson Imagina Concord
9. Stacey Kent Breakfast On The Morning Tram Blue Note
10. Yoon Sun Choi & Jacob Sacks Imagination Yeah-Yeah

REISSUES

1. Nina Simone To Be Free Sony/Legacy
2. Carmen McRae Live At The Flamingo Jazz Club, London, May 1961 Acrobat
3) Sarah Vaughan & Woody Herman On The Radio: The 1963 'Live' Guard Sessions Acrobat

VOCAL Cassandra Wilson Loverly Blue Note

DEBUT Dee Casella I'm Here Now (s/r)

LATIN Karrin Allyson Imagina Concord



Kevin Lynch (Capitol Times [Madison], Downbeat)

NEW RELEASES

1. Kurt Rosenwinkel The Remedy: Live at The Village Vanguard ArtistShare
2. Omar Sosa Afreecanos Ota
3. Otis Taylor Recapturing the Banjo Telarc Blues
4. Marc Copland-Gary Peacock-Paul Motian Voices: New York Recordings Vol. 2 Pirouet
5. James Carter PresentTense Emarcy
6. Loren Stillman Blind Date Pirouet
7. Pete Robbins Do the Hate Laugh Shimmy Fresh Sound New Talent
8. Marcus Shelby Harriet Tubman Noir
9. Martin Wasilewski January ECM
10. Dafnis Prieto Taking the Soul for a Walk DafnisonMusic

REISSUES

1. Ornette Coleman Town Hall 1962 ESP Disk
2. Albert Ayler The Hilversum Session ESP Disk
3. Various Artists When Blues Met Rock Starbucks

VOCAL Luciana Souza The New Bossa Nova Verve

DEBUT Tim Whalen Magnus Way Hay

LATIN Conrad Herwig The Latin Side of Wayne Shorter Half Note




John McDonough (Downbeat, Wall Street Journal)

NEW RELEASES

1. Sonny Rollins Road Shows Vol. 1 Doxy/Emarcy
2. Horace Silver Live at Newport 1958 Blue Note
3. Martial Solal Longitude Cam Jazz
4. Buddy DeFranco Charlie Cat 2 Arbors
5. Chick Corea & Gary Burton Crystal Silence Concord
6. Aaron Weinstein & John Pizzarelli Blue Too Arbors
7. Joe Lovano Symphonica Blue Note
8. Dick Hyman Thinking About Bix Hyman
9. Bireli Lagrene Just the Way You Are Dreyfus
10. Bob Wilber & Nick Payton Swinging the Changes Arbors

REISSUES

1. Lester Young Classic Columbia, Okeh and Vocalion with Count Basie (1936-1940) Mosaic
2. Benny Goodman Columbia and Okeh Sessions Mosaic
3. Miles Davis Broadcast Sessions 1958-59 Acrobat

VOCAL Lorraine Feather Language Jazzed Media

DEBUT No choice

LATIN No choice




Jim Macnie (Downbeat, Village Voice)

NEW RELEASES

1. Dafnis Prieto Taking The Soul Out For a Walk Dafnison
2. Jane Ira Bloom Mental Weather Artist Share
3. Lionel Loueke Karibu Blue Note
4. Guillermo Klein Filtros Sunnyside
5. Rudresh Mahanthappa Kinsmen Pi
6. Adam Kolker Flag Day Sunnyside
7. Francisco Mela Cirio HalfNote
8. Bill Carrothers Home Row
9. Martial Solal Longitude CamJazz
10. Ben Allison Little Things Run the World Palmetto

RESISSUES
1. Anthony Braxton The Complete Arista Recordings Mosaic
2. Muhal Richard Abrams & Malachi Favors SightSong Black Saint (digital)
3. John Carter Dauwhe Black Saint (digital)

VOCAL Kate McGarry If Less Is More Palmetto

DEBUT Mathias Eick The Door ECM

LATIN Pete Rodriguez El Alquimista Condé




Howard Mandel (Miles, Ornette, Cecil: Jazz Beyond Jazz)

NEW RELEASES

1. James Carter Present Tense Emarcy
2.Cassandra Wilson Loverly Blue Note
3. Rudresh Mahanthappa Kinsmen Pi
4. Lafayette Gilchrist Soul Progressin' Hyena
5. Free Form Funky Freqs Urban Mythology Volume 1 Thirsty Ear
6. Lee Konitz & Minsarah Deep Lee Enja
7.Sonny Rollins Road Shows: Vol. 1 Doxy/Emarcy
8. Saxophone Summit Seraphic Light Telarc
9. Mostly Other People Do the Killing This Is Our Moosic Hot Cup
10. Nicole Mitchell Black Unstoppable Delmark

REISSUES 1. Charlie Parker Bird in Time 1940–1947 ESP Disk
2. Giuseppi Logan Quartet ESP Disk
3. Art Tatum Piano Starts Here: Live at the Shrine/Zenph Re-Performance Sony Classics

VOCAL Cassandra Wilson Loverly Blue Note

DEBUT No choice

LATIN Arturo O'Farrill Song for Chico Zoho



Peter Margasak (Chicago Reader, Downbeat)

NEW RELEASES

1. Atomic Retrograde Jazzland
2. Donny McCaslin Recommended Tools Greenleaf
3. Mike Reed Proliferation 482 Music
4. Martial Solal Longitude CamJazz
5. Mary Halvorson Dragon’s Head Firehouse 12
6. Vijay Iyer Tragicomic Sunnyside
7. John McNeil & Bill McHenry Rediscovery Sunnyside
8. Rudresh Mahanthappa Kinsmen Pi
9. Lafayette Gilchrist Soul Progressin’ Hyena
10. Andrew Hill & Chico Hamilton Dreams Come True Joyous Shout

REISSUES

1. Anthony Braxton The Complete Arista Recordings Mosaic
2. Chris McGregor Very Urgent Fledgling
3. Roscoe Mitchell Nonaah Nessa

VOCAL Cassandra Wilson Loverly Blue Note

DEBUT Ambrose Akinmusire Prelude Fresh Sound New Talent

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




Ken Micallef (Downbeat, Modern Drummer)

NEW RELEASES

1. Jeff Babko Mondo Trio Abstract Logix
2.Dafnis Prieto Taking the Soul for a Walk Dafnison
3. Alan Pasqua Standards Fuzzy Music
4.Pat Metheny Day Trip Nonesuch
5.Brian Blade Season of Changes Verve
6.Cindy Blackman Music for the New Millennium Synth Sound
7. Marcin Wasilewski January ECM
8. Wadada Leo Smith Tabligh Cuneiform
9. Dave Holland Pass It On Dare 2/Emarcy
10. Arturo O’Farrill Song for Chico Zoho

REISSUES 1. Charlie Parker Washington, D.C., May 23, 1948 Uptown Jazz
2. Cal Tjader Live at the Monterey Jazz Festival 1958-1980 MJF/Concord
3. Return to Forever The Anthology Concord

VOCAL Eliane Elias Bossa Nova Stories Blue Note

DEBUT No choice

LATIN Arturo O’Farrill Song for Chico Zoho



Bill Milkowski (JazzTimes, The Absolute Sound)

NEW RELEASES

1. Joe Lovano Symphonica Blue Note
2. Ari Hoenig Bert’s Playground Dreyfus
3. Bill Frisell History, Mystery Nonesuch
4. Brian Blade Season of Changes Verve
5. Saxophone Summit Seraphic Light Telarc
6. Charles Lloyd Rabe De Nube ECM
7. Chick Corea & Gary Burton New Crystal Silence Concord
8. Kurt Rosenwinkel The Remedy ArtistShare
9. Various Artists Miles From India 4 Quarters/Times Square
10. Steven Bernstein’s Millennial Territory Orchestra We Are MTO Mowo

REISSUES 1. Miles Davis Kind Of Blue: 50th Anniversary Collectors Edition Columbia/Legacy
2. Eric Dolphy At the Five Spot Prestige
3. Return To Forever The Anthology Concord

VOCAL Sheila Jordan Winter Sunshine Justin Time

DEBUT Noah Preminger Dry Bridge Road NOWT

LATIN David Sánchez Cultural Survival Concord Picante



Dan Morgenstern (Annual Review of Jazz Studies, Jersey Jazz)

NEW RELEASES

l. James Moody & Hank Jones Our Delight IPO
2 Anat Cohen Notes from the Village Anzic
3. Scott Robinson Forever Lasting Arbors
4. Bob Mover It Amazes Me Zoho
5. Martial Solal Longitude CamJazz
6. Joe Temperley The Sinatra Songbook Hep
7. Mark Masters Farewell Walter Dewey Redman Capri
8. Sonny Rollins Road Shows, Vol. l Doxy/EmArcy
9. Ehud Asherie Swing Set Positone
10. Avishai Cohen Flood Anzic

REISSUES

l. Lester Young Classic Columbia, Okeh and Vocalion with Count Basie (1936-1940) Mosaic
2. Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabakin Big Band Mosaic Select
3. Anthony Braxton The Complete Arista Recordings Mosaic

VOCAL Daryl Sherman New O'leans Jazzology

DEBUT Theo Crocker In the Tradition Arbors

LATIN Conrad Herwig The Latin Side of Wayne Shorter Half Note



Russ Musto (All About Jazz—New York)

NEW RELEASES

1. Sonny Rollins Road Shows, Vol. 1 Doxy/Emarcy
2. Dave Holland Sextet Pass It On Dare2/Emarcy
3. Kurt Rosenwinkle The Remedy ArtistShare
4. Brian Blade Season of Changes Verve
5. Brad Mehldau Live Nonesuch
6. James Moody & Hank Jones Our Delight IPO
7. Ted Nash The Mancini Project Palmetto
8. Saxophone Summit Seraphic Light Telarc
9. Dafnis Prieto Taking The Soul For A Walk Dafnison
10. Francisco Mela Cirio HalfNote

REISSUES

1. Ornette Coleman Town Hall 1962 ESP Disk
2. Wayne Shorter The Soothsayer Blue Note
3. Lester Young Classic Columbia, Okeh and Vocalion with Count Basie (1936-1940) Mosaic

VOCAL Rebecca Martin The Growing Season Sunnyside

DEBUT Ambrose Akinmusire Prelude to Coda Fresh Sound New Talent

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



Ivana Ng (All About Jazz—New York)


NEW RELEASES

1. Anat Cohen Notes from the Village Anzic
2. Mostly Other People Do the Killing This Is Our Moosic Hot Cup
3. Joe McPhee & John Heward Voices: 10 Improvisations Mode
4. Vijay Iyer Tragicomic Sunnyside
5. Peter Brötzmann & Han Bennink Amherst 2006 Eremite
6. Sonny Rollins Road Shows, Vol. 1 Doxy/Emarcy
7. Dave Holland Pass It On Dare2/Emarcy

REISSUES

1. Art Tatum Tatum Art Storyville
2. Charlie Parker Bird in Time 1940-1947 ESP Disk
3. New York Eye and Ear Control ESP Disk

VOCAL Cassandra Wilson Loverly Blue Note

DEBUT This Musicianship Yuganaut ESP Disk

LATIN No choice



Dan Ouellette (Downbeat, napster.com)

NEW RELEASES

1. Jenny Scheinman Crossing the Field Koch
2. Bobby Previte Set the Alarm for Monday Palmetto
3. Erik Friedlander-Mike Serin-Trevor Dunn Broken Arm Trio Skipstone
4. Joe Lovano Symphonica Blue Note
5. Marco Benevento Invisible Baby Hyena
6. McCoy Tyner Guitars Half Note
7. Ben Allison Little Things Run the World Palmetto
8. Ahmad Jamal It’s Magic Dreyfus
9. Anat Cohen Notes From the Village Anzic
10. Chick Corea & Gary Burton The New Crystal Silence Concord

REISSUES No choices

VOCAL Cassandra Wilson Loverly Blue Note

DEBUT No choice

LATIN No choice

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