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 ArcPlayscape
2. Drew Gress The Irrational NumbersPremonition
3. Guillermo Klein FiltrosSunnyside
4. Lionel Loueke KaribuBlue Note
5. Rudresh Mahanthappa KinsmenPi
6. Angelica Sanchez Life BetweenClean Feed
7. Adam Rudolph Dream GardenJustin Time
8. Charles Lloyd Rabo de NubeECM
9. Brian Blade Fellowship Season of ChangesVerve
10. Hans Glawischnig PanoramaSunnyside

REISSUES

1. Anthony Braxton The Complete Arista RecordingsMosaic
2. Pendulum (Dave Liebman)Live at the Village VanguardMosaic Select
3. Grachan Moncur III EvolutionBlue Note

VOCAL Rosa Passos RomanceTelarc

DEBUT Ambrose Akinmusire Prelude to CoraFresh Sound New Talent

LATIN Rosa Passos RomanceTelarc



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

NEW RELEASES

1. Bill Dixon17 Musicians in Search of a Sound: DarfurAUM Fidelity
2.Bill Dixon & Exploding Star OrchestraThrill Jockey
3. Anthony Braxton & Joe MorrisFour Improvisations (Duo) 2007 Clean Feed
4.Brotherhood of BreathEclipse at DawnCuneiform
5.Globe Unity Orchestra40 YearsIntakt
6.Louis Moholo-Moholo & Marilyn Crispell Sibanye (We Are One)Intakt
7.Chris Speed-Chris Cheek-Stephen Furic LieboviciJugendstilESP Disk
8. Trio VriditasLive at the Vision Festival 2001Clean Feed
9. Joe Maneri & Peter DolgerPeace ConcertAtavistic Unheard Music Series
10. Wadada Leo SmithTablighCuneiform

REISSUES

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2.Ted DanielTapestryPorter
3.Paul RutherfordSolo in Berlin 1975Emanem

VOCAL No choice

DEBUT Ideal BreadThe Ideal BreadKMB Jazz

LATIN No choice



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

NEW RELEASES

1. Bill FrisellHistory, Mystery Nonesuch
2. Kate McGarryIf Less is More Palmetto
3. Paul MotianLive at the Village Vanguard Vol. II Winter & Winter
4. Joe LovanoSymphonica Blue Note
5. Francisco MelaCirio Half Note
6. Enrico Rava & Stefano BollaniThe Third Man ECM
7. Miguel ZenónAwake Marsalis Music
8. Hakon Kornstad & Ingebrigt FlatenElise Hemlandssanger-Compunctio
9. Lionel LouekeKaribu Blue Note
10. Norma WinstoneDistances ECM

REISSUES

1. Miles DavisBroadcast Sessions 1958-’59Acrobat
2. Anthony BraxtonThe Complete Arista RecordingsMosaic
3. Chico Hamilton/Elmer BernsteinSweet Smell of Success El

VOCAL Kate McGarryIf Less Is More Palmetto

DEBUT MossMoss Sunnyside

LATIN Conrad HerwigThe Latin Side of Wayne Shorter Half Note



Paul Blair (Hot House)

NEW RELEASES Listed alphabetically; 5.5 points each

Tom Beckham ReboundApria
Tobias Gebb & Trio West An Upper West Side StoryYummy House
Chuck MacKinnon Mactet New TransmissionKrispytone
Adam NussbaumStandardsKind of Blue
Scott Robinson Forever LastingArbors
Todd Sicafoose Tiny Resistors Cryptogramophone
Stein Brothers Quixotic Jazzed Media
Gary Versace Outside In Criss Cross
Jack Walrath BallroomSteeplechase
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 LloydRabo de Nube ECM
2. William ParkerPetit Oiseau AUM Fidelity
3. GilfemaGilfema +2Obliqsound
4. Evan ChristopherDjango a la Creole Lejazzetal
5. Sonny RollinsRoad Shows, Vol 1 Doxy/Emarcy
6. Microscopic SeptetLobster Leaps In Cuneiform Records
7. Cassandra WilsonLoverlyBlue Note
8. Guillermo KleinFiltrosSunnyside
9. Dr. Michael WhiteBlue CrescentBasin Street
10. Bill Frisell History, Mystery Nonesuch

REISSUES

1. Anthony Braxton The Complete Arista RecordingsMosaic
2. Miles Davis Kind Of Blue: 50th Anniversary Collectors EditionColumbia/Legacy
3. Nina SimoneTo Be FreeSony/Legacy

VOCAL Cassandra WilsonLoverlyBlue Note

DEBUT Ambrose Akinmusire PreludeFresh Sound New Talent

LATIN Miguel ZenónAwakeMarsalis Music



Shaun Brady (Philadelphia Daily News, Downbeat)

NEW RELEASES

1. Mario Pavone Trio ArcPlayscape
2. Donny McCaslin Recommended ToolsGreenleaf
3. Rudresh MahanthappaKinsmenPi
4. Adam RudolphDream GardenJustin Time
5. Charles Lloyd Rabo de NubeECM
6. Kurt Rosenwinkel The RemedyArtistShare
7. Dafnis Prieto Taking the Soul for a WalkDafnison
8. Fieldwork DoorPi
9. Aaron Parks Invisible CinemaBlue Note
10. Paul Motian Trio 2000 +Two Live at the Village Vanguard Vol. II
Winter & Winter

REISSUES

1. Anthony Braxton The Complete Arista RecordingsMosaic
2. Charlie Mariano Helen 12 TreesMPS-Promising
3. Sahib Shihab and the Danish Radio Jazz GroupOktav



VOCAL Moss MossSunnyside

DEBUT Blink The Epidemic of IdeasThirsty Ear

LATIN Dafnis Prieto Taking the Soul for a WalkDafnison



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



NEW RELEASES

1. Anthony BraxtonQuartet (Moscow) 2008 Leo
2. Evan ParkerBoustrophedon ECM
3. Enrico Pieranunzi with Kenny WheelerAs Never Before CAM Jazz
4. Mostly Other People Do the KillingThis Is Our Moosic Hot Cup
5. Stephen Gauci's Stockholm ConferenceLive at Glenn Miller Café, pt. 1 & 2 Ayler
6. Brotherhood of BreathEclipse at Dawn Cuneiform
7. Angelica SanchezLife Between Clean Feed
8. TotemSolar Forge ESP
9. John ZornThe Dreamers Tzadik
10. Grosse AbfahrtEverything that Disappears Emanem

REISSUES

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

VOCAL No choice

DEBUT Noah PremingerDry Bridge Road NOWT

LATIN No choice



Thomas Conrad (Stereophile, JazzTimes)

NEW RELEASES

1. Sonny Rollins Road Shows, Vol. 1Doxy/Emarcy
2. Charles LloydRabo De NubeECM
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 StensonCantando ECM
8. Brad MehldauLiveNonesuch
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 EditionColumbia/Legacy
2. Lionel Hampton The Complete Lionel Hampton Victor Sessions 1937-1941Mosaic
3. Charlie ParkerWashington, D.C., May 23, 1948 Uptown Jazz

VOCAL Patricia Barber The Cole Porter MixBlue Note

DEBUT Mathias EickThe Door ECM

LATIN Brazilian Trio Forests Zoho



John Corbett (Downbeat, Chicago Reader)

NEW RELEASES

1. Die Enttaüschung Die EnttaüschungIntakt
2. Atomic RetrogradeJazzland
3. Charles LloydRabo de NubeECM
4. Ab Baars & Ken Vandermark Goofy June BugWIG
5. Bebo Valdés & Javier Colina Live at the Village VanguardCalle 54/Norté
6. Torbjörn Zetterberg Skildrar Kvinnans KampMoserobie
7. Joe McPhee & Paal Nilsson-Love Tomorrow Came TodaySmalltown Superjazz
8. Sonore Only the Devil Has No DreamsJazzwerkstatt
9. McCoy Tyner GuitarsHalf Note
10. Mike Reed Proliferation482 Music



REISSUES

1. Anthony Braxton The Complete Arista RecordingsMosaic
2. Sun Ra Disco 3000Art Yard
3. The Thing Now and ForeverSmalltown Superjazz



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

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



VOCAL No choice

DEBUT No choice

LATIN No choice




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

REISSUES

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

DEBUT No choice

LATIN No choice




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

LATIN No choice




Tad Hendrickson (AOL Radio)

NEW RELEASES 1. Danilo PerezAcross The Crystal SeaDecca
2. William ParkerPetit OiseauAUM Fidelity
3. Rudresh MahanthappaKinsmanPi
4. Charles LloydRabo de NubeECM
5. Guillermo KleinFiltrosSunnyside
6. McCoy TynerGuitarsHalfNote
7. Bebo Valdés & Javier ColinaLive At The Village VanguardCalle 54/Norté
8. Medeski Martin & WoodRadiolarians Vol. 1Indirecto
9. Willie Nelson & Wynton MarsalisTwo Men With the BluesBlue Note
10. Esparanza SpaldingEsparanzaHeads Up

REISSUES 1. Anthony BraxtonThe Complete Arista RecodingsMosaic
2. Miles DavisKind Of Blue: The 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Columbia/Legacy

VOCAL Willie Nelson & Wynton MarsalisTwo Men With the BluesBlue Note


DEBUT No choice

LATIN Bebo Valdés & Javier ColinaLive At The Village VanguardCalle 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 GoneSmalltown Superjazz
Stephen GauciNididhyasanaClean Feed
Ingebrigt Haker Flaten & Hakon KornstadElise Hemlandssåger Compunctio
Terumasa Hino & Masabumi KikuchiCounter CurrentSony (Japan)
Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky & Michael GrienerThe SalmonIntakt
Donny McCaslinRecommended ToolsGreenleaf
Rudresh MahanthappaKinsmenPi
Bobby PreviteSet the Alarm for MondayPalmetto
Jim PuglieseLive at Issue Project RoomImprovisatore Involontario
Fred Van HoveJourneypsi

REISSUES (listed alphabetically; 2 points each)
Graham CollierDown Another Road/Songs for My Father/Mosaics BGO
Ray RussellTurn CircleVocalion
John TchicaiAfrodisiacaMPS/Promising

VOCAL No choice

DEBUT Sean ConlyRe:ActionClean 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 HollandPass It On Dare2/Emarcy
4. Lafayette Gilchrist Soul ProgressinHyena
5. SFJazz Collective Live 2008 SFJazz
6 Miguel Zenón Awake Marsalis Music
7 Kate McGarry If Less is MorePalmetto
8. Francisco Mela Cirio Half Note
9. Cassandra Wilson Loverly Blue Note
10 e.s.tLeucolyteEmarcy

REISSUES 1. Art Tatum Piano Starts Here: Live at the Shrine/Zenph Re-PerformanceSony 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 MorePalmetto

DEBUT No choice


LATIN Miguel Zenón Awake Marsalis Music


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



NEW RELEASES 1. Ahmad Jamal It's MagicDreyfus
2. Marcus ShelbyHarriet TubmanNoir
3. Pat Metheny Day TripNonesuch
4. Danilo Perez Across the Crystal SeaEmarcy
5. Rudresh Mahanthappa KinsmenPi
6. Nicholas Payton Into the BlueNonesuch
7. McCoy Tyner GuitarsMcCoy Tyner Music/Half Note
8. Charles Lloyd Rabo de NubeECM
9. Esperanza Spalding EsperanzaHeads Up
10. Horace Silver Live at Newport '58Blue Note

REISSUES 1. Art Farmer Brass Shout!/The Aztec SuiteBlue Note
2. Art Tatum Piano Starts Here: Live at the Shrine/Zenph Re-PerformanceSony Classics
3. Helen Merrill The Helen Merrill Dick Katz SessionsMosaic Singles


VOCAL Nicole Henry The Very Thought of YouBanister

DEBUT Morgan Childs Time Cellar Jazz

LATIN Conrad HerwigThe Latin Side of Wayne ShorterHalf 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 MitchellBlack Unstoppable Delmark
9. Charles LloydRabo 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 NeptuneAUM Fidelity
2. Vijay Iyer TragicomicSunnyside
3. Nik Bärtsch's Ronin HolonECM
4. Rob BrownCrown Trunk Root FunkAUM Fidelity
5. Scott FieldsBitter Love SongsClean Feed
6. Mostly Other People Do the Killing This Is Our MoosicHot Cup
7. Kris Davis Rye EclipseFresh Sound New Talent
8. Ken Vandermark 5Beat ReaderAtavistic
9. Steven Bernstein's Millennial Territory Orchestra We Are MTOMowo
10. Randy Sandke Unconventional WisdomArbors

REISSUES 1. Anthony Braxton The Complete Arista RecordingsMosaic
2. Paul BleyCloserESP-Disk
3. Curlew 1st Album/Live at CBGBDMG/ARC

VOCAL Patricia Barber The Cole Porter MixBlue Note

DEBUT Gust SpenosSwing TheorySwing Theory

LATIN Mike Ellis Bahia BandAlpha Pocket


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

NEW RELEASES 1. Rudresh MahanthappaKinsmanPi
2. Trio XFall 2006 TourCIMPol
3. Harris EisenstadtGuewelClean Feed
4. Taylor Ho BynumAsphalt Flowers Forking PathsHatOLOGY
5. Szilard Mezei EnsembleNad/ReedRed Toucan
6. Jason Kao HwangEdge—Stories Before WithinInnova
7. Michael BlakeThe World Awakes: A Tribute To Eli "Lucky" ThompsonStunt
8. William ParkerPetite OiseauAUM Fidelity
9. ICP OrchestraLive At The BimhuisICP
10. Wadada Leo SmithTablighCuneiform

REISSUES 1. Anthony BraxtonThe Complete Arista RecordingsMosaic
2. Mike OsborneAll Night LongOgun
3. Sahib ShihabAnd The Danish Radio Jazz GroupOktav

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 ShelbyHarriet Tubman Noir
6. Bennie Maupin Early ReflectionCryptogramophone
7. Mike ReedThe Speed of Change482 Music
8. Evan Christopher Django ala CreoleClassic Jazz
9. Cassandra Wilson Loverly Blue Note
10. Jose James The DreamerBrownswood

REISSUES No choices

VOCAL Rosa Passos Romance Telarc

DEBUT Eric McPherson Continuum, Smalls


LATIN Marty ShellerWhy Deny PVR


Martin Johnson (Wall Street Journal, theroot.com)

NEW RELEASES 1. Jenny ScheinmanCrossing the FieldKoch
2. Cassandra WilsonLoverlyBlue Note
3. Sonny RollinsRoad Shows, Vol. 1Doxy/Emarcy
4. Matana RobertsThe Chicago ProjectCentral Control
5. John McNeil & Bill McHenryRediscoverySunnyside
6. Guillermo KleinFiltrosSunnyside
7. Noah PremingerDry Bridge RoadNOWT
8. Vijay IyerTragicomicSunnyside
9. Mary HalvorsonDragon's HeadFirehouse 12
10. Brad MehldauLiveNonesuch

REISSUES No choice

VOCAL Cassandra WilsonLoverlyBlue Note


DEBUT Noah PremingerDry Bridge RoadNOWT

LATIN Francisco Mela Cirio: Live at the Blue NoteHalf Note


Mike Joyce (JazzTimes, Washington Post)

NEW RELEASES 1. Charles LloydRabo De Nube ECM
2. David Murray & Mal WaldronSilence Justin Time
3. Dave LiebmanNegative Space Verve
4. Brian Blade FellowshipSeason of Changes Verve
5. James CarterPresent Tense Emarcy
6. Anat CohenNotes From the Village Anzic
7. Roy HargroveEarfood Emarcy
8. Bill FrisellHistory, Mystery Nonesuch
9. Avishai CohenGently Disturbed Razdaz
10. Lionel LouekeKaribu Blue Note

REISSUES1. Charlie ParkerWashington, D.C., May 23, 1948 Uptown Jazz
2. Art Tatum Piano Starts Here: Live at the Shrine/Zenph Re-PerformanceSony Classics
3. Return to Forever The AnthologyConcord

VOCAL Patricia BarberThe Cole Porter Mix Blue Note

DEBUT No choice


LATIN David SánchezCultural Survival Concord Picante

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



NEW RELEASES 1. Randy Sandke Unconventional WisdomArbors
2. Michael Blake The World Awakes-A Tribute to Eli Lucky ThompsonStunt
3. Kenny Davern & Bob Wilber Soprano Summit in 1975 and MoreArbors
4. Aaron Weinstein & John Pizzarelli Blue TooArbors
5. Gary Smulyan High Noon: The Jazz Side of Frankie LaineReservoir
6. James Moody & Hank JonesOur DelightIPO
7. Michael Moore & Fred Hersch This We KnowPalmetto
8. Vanguard Jazz Orchestra Monday Night Live at the Village VanguardPlanet Arts
9. Anat Cohen Notes from the VillageAnzic
10. Kenny Barron The TravelerSunnyside

REISSUES1. Anthony BraxtonThe Complete Arista RecordingsMosaic
2. Charlie Parker Bird In Time, 1940-1947ESP Disk
3. Thelonious MonkOrchestra at Town HallRiverside/Keepnews Collection


VOCAL Patricia Barber The Cole Porter MixBlue Note

DEBUT Vitaly Golovnev To Whom It May ConcernTippin'

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

Fred Kaplan (Slate, Stereophile)

NEW RELEASES 1. Sonny Rollins Road Shows, Vol. 1Doxy/Emarcy
2. Shirley Horn Live at the 1994 Monterey Jazz Festival MJF/Concord
3.Frank Kimbrough AirPalmetto
4.Rudresh Mahanthappa KinsmenPi
5.Carla BleyAppearing NightlyECM
6.Paul Bley About TimeJustin 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 ReturnCryptogramophon

REISSUES 1. Anthony Braxton The Complete Arista RecordingsMosaic
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 JacksonJust Like This Delmark
2. Bik Bent BraamExtremen BBB
3. Jason AjemianThe Art of Dying Delmark
4. Matana RobertsThe Chicago Project Central Control
5. OrganissimoGrooveadelphia Big O Records
6. Grant StewartYoung At Heart Sharp Nine
7. Jason AdasiewiczRoll Down 482 Music
8. Horace SilverLive At Newport '58 Blue Note
9. David SherrOtherworld Music Bel Air Jazz
10. Randy SandkeUnconventional Wisdom Arbors

REISSUES 1. Roscoe MitchellNoonahNessa
2. Anthony BraxtonThe Complete Arista RecordingsMosaic
3. Dizzy GillespieShowtime at the Spotlite: 52nd Street, New York City, June 1946 Uptown

VOCAL Norma WinstoneAmoroso … Only More So Trio

DEBUT Jason AdasiewiczRoll 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 MooreEmphasis! (on Parenthesis)Telarc
Saxophone SummitSeraphic Light Telarc
Shakers n' Bakers Yearning for Zion little[i]music)
Sumi TonookaLong 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 ParkerBoustrophedonECM
2. Tiziano TononiPeace Warriors (Forgotten Children) Black Saint
3. Mike ReedProliferation482 Music
4. Alexander von Schlippenbach-Daniel D’Agaro-Tristan Honsinger Friulian Sketchespsi
5. Adam Lane-Lou Grassi-Mark Whitecage Drunk ButterflyClean Feed
6. Anthony Braxton Piano Music 1968-2000Leo
7. Orange Room Orange RoomEl Gallo Rojo
8. Vyacheslav Guyvoronsky CaprichosLeo
9. Jerry Bergonzi Tenor TalkSavant
10. Connie Crothers & Bill Payne ConversationsNew Artists

REISSUES 1. Anthony Braxton The Complete Arista RecordingsMosaic
2. Humphrey LytteltonClassic “Live” ConcertsLake
3. Stan TraceyThe Early WorksReSteamed

VOCAL No choice

DEBUT Orange Room Orange RoomEl Gallo Rojo

LATIN No choice


Suzanne Lorge (All About Jazz—New York)

NEW RELEASES 1. Cassandra Wilson LoverlyBlue Note
2. Max Raabe & Palast Orchester Heute Nacht Oder NieSPV
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 ThereEmarcy
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 SimoneTo Be FreeSony/Legacy
2. Carmen McRaeLive At The Flamingo Jazz Club, London, May 1961 Acrobat
3) Sarah Vaughan & Woody HermanOn The Radio: The 1963 'Live' Guard Sessions Acrobat

VOCAL Cassandra Wilson LoverlyBlue 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 RosenwinkelThe Remedy: Live at The Village VanguardArtistShare
2. Omar SosaAfreecanosOta
3. Otis TaylorRecapturing the BanjoTelarc Blues
4. Marc Copland-Gary Peacock-Paul MotianVoices: New York Recordings Vol. 2Pirouet
5. James Carter PresentTenseEmarcy
6. Loren StillmanBlind DatePirouet
7. Pete RobbinsDo the Hate Laugh ShimmyFresh Sound New Talent
8. Marcus ShelbyHarriet TubmanNoir
9. Martin Wasilewski JanuaryECM
10. Dafnis PrietoTaking the Soul for a WalkDafnisonMusic

REISSUES 1. Ornette ColemanTown Hall 1962ESP Disk
2. Albert AylerThe Hilversum SessionESP Disk
3. Various ArtistsWhen Blues Met RockStarbucks

VOCAL Luciana SouzaThe New Bossa NovaVerve

DEBUT Tim WhalenMagnusWay Hay

LATIN Conrad HerwigThe Latin Side of Wayne ShorterHalf Note


John McDonough (Downbeat, Wall Street Journal)

NEW RELEASES 1. Sonny Rollins Road Shows Vol. 1Doxy/Emarcy
2. Horace Silver Live at Newport 1958Blue Note
3. Martial SolalLongitudeCam Jazz
4. Buddy DeFranco Charlie Cat 2Arbors
5. Chick Corea & Gary Burton Crystal SilenceConcord
6. Aaron Weinstein & John Pizzarelli Blue Too Arbors
7. Joe Lovano SymphonicaBlue Note
8. Dick Hyman Thinking About BixHyman
9. Bireli Lagrene Just the Way You AreDreyfus
10. Bob Wilber & Nick Payton Swinging the ChangesArbors

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

VOCAL Lorraine Feather LanguageJazzed Media

DEBUT No choice

LATIN No choice


Jim Macnie (Downbeat, Village Voice)

NEW RELEASES 1. Dafnis PrietoTaking The Soul Out For a WalkDafnison
2. Jane Ira BloomMental WeatherArtist Share
3. Lionel LouekeKaribu Blue Note
4. Guillermo KleinFiltrosSunnyside
5. Rudresh MahanthappaKinsmen Pi
6. Adam KolkerFlag Day Sunnyside
7. Francisco MelaCirio HalfNote
8. Bill CarrothersHome Row
9. Martial SolalLongitude CamJazz
10. Ben AllisonLittle Things Run the WorldPalmetto
RESISSUES
1. Anthony BraxtonThe Complete Arista RecordingsMosaic
2. Muhal Richard Abrams & Malachi FavorsSightSong Black Saint (digital)
3. John CarterDauwhe Black Saint (digital)




VOCAL Kate McGarryIf Less Is MorePalmetto

DEBUT Mathias EickThe Door ECM

LATIN Pete RodriguezEl Alquimista Condé


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

NEW RELEASES 1. James CarterPresent Tense Emarcy
2.Cassandra WilsonLoverly Blue Note
3. Rudresh MahanthappaKinsmenPi
4. Lafayette GilchristSoul Progressin'Hyena
5. Free Form Funky FreqsUrban Mythology Volume 1Thirsty Ear
6. Lee Konitz & MinsarahDeep LeeEnja
7.Sonny RollinsRoad Shows: Vol. 1Doxy/Emarcy
8. Saxophone SummitSeraphic LightTelarc
9. Mostly Other People Do the KillingThis Is Our MoosicHot Cup
10. Nicole MitchellBlack UnstoppableDelmark

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

VOCAL Cassandra WilsonLoverly Blue Note

DEBUT No choice

LATIN Arturo O'FarrillSong for ChicoZoho

Peter Margasak (Chicago Reader, Downbeat)

NEW RELEASES 1. Atomic RetrogradeJazzland
2. Donny McCaslinRecommended ToolsGreenleaf
3. Mike ReedProliferation482 Music
4. Martial SolalLongitudeCamJazz
5. Mary HalvorsonDragon’s HeadFirehouse 12
6. Vijay Iyer TragicomicSunnyside
7. John McNeil & Bill McHenry RediscoverySunnyside
8. Rudresh Mahanthappa KinsmenPi
9. Lafayette Gilchrist Soul Progressin’Hyena
10. Andrew Hill & Chico Hamilton Dreams Come TrueJoyous Shout

REISSUES 1. Anthony Braxton The Complete Arista RecordingsMosaic
2. Chris McGregor Very UrgentFledgling
3. Roscoe Mitchell NonaahNessa

VOCAL Cassandra Wilson LoverlyBlue Note

DEBUT Ambrose Akinmusire PreludeFresh Sound New Talent

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


Ken Micallef (Downbeat, Modern Drummer)

NEW RELEASES 1. Jeff BabkoMondo Trio Abstract Logix
2.Dafnis PrietoTaking the Soul for a Walk Dafnison
3. Alan PasquaStandards Fuzzy Music
4.Pat MethenyDay Trip Nonesuch
5.Brian BladeSeason of Changes Verve
6.Cindy BlackmanMusic for the New MillenniumSynth Sound
7. Marcin WasilewskiJanuaryECM
8. Wadada Leo Smith Tabligh Cuneiform
9. Dave HollandPass It On Dare 2/Emarcy
10. Arturo O’Farrill Song for Chico Zoho

REISSUES 1. Charlie ParkerWashington, D.C., May 23, 1948 Uptown Jazz
2. Cal TjaderLive at the Monterey Jazz Festival 1958-1980 MJF/Concord
3. Return to Forever The AnthologyConcord

VOCAL Eliane EliasBossa 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 PlaygroundDreyfus
3. Bill Frisell History, MysteryNonesuch
4. Brian BladeSeason of ChangesVerve
5. Saxophone Summit Seraphic LightTelarc
6. Charles Lloyd Rabe De Nube ECM
7. Chick Corea & Gary Burton New Crystal Silence Concord
8. Kurt Rosenwinkel The RemedyArtistShare
9. Various Artists Miles From India 4 Quarters/Times Square
10. Steven Bernstein’s Millennial Territory Orchestra We Are MTOMowo


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

VOCAL Sheila Jordan Winter SunshineJustin Time

DEBUT Noah PremingerDry Bridge Road NOWT

LATIN David SánchezCultural 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 LastingArbors
4. Bob Mover It Amazes Me Zoho
5. Martial Solal Longitude CamJazz
6. Joe Temperley The Sinatra Songbook Hep
7. Mark MastersFarewell Walter Dewey RedmanCapri
8. Sonny Rollins Road Shows, Vol. l Doxy/EmArcy
9. Ehud Asherie Swing Set Positone
10. Avishai Cohen Flood Anzic

REISSUES l. Lester YoungClassic Columbia, Okeh and Vocalion with Count Basie (1936-1940)Mosaic
2. Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabakin Big Band Mosaic Select
3. Anthony BraxtonThe Complete Arista RecordingsMosaic

VOCAL Daryl Sherman New O'leans Jazzology

DEBUT Theo Crocker In the Tradition Arbors


LATIN Conrad HerwigThe Latin Side of Wayne Shorter Half Note


Russ Musto (All About Jazz—New York)

NEW RELEASES 1. Sonny RollinsRoad Shows, Vol. 1 Doxy/Emarcy
2. Dave Holland SextetPass It On Dare2/Emarcy
3. Kurt RosenwinkleThe Remedy ArtistShare
4. Brian BladeSeason of Changes Verve
5. Brad MehldauLive Nonesuch
6. James Moody & Hank JonesOur Delight IPO
7. Ted NashThe Mancini Project Palmetto
8. Saxophone Summit Seraphic Light Telarc
9. Dafnis PrietoTaking The Soul For A Walk Dafnison
10. Francisco MelaCirio HalfNote

REISSUES 1. Ornette ColemanTown Hall 1962 ESP Disk
2. Wayne ShorterThe Soothsayer Blue Note
3. Lester YoungClassic Columbia, Okeh and Vocalion with Count Basie (1936-1940)Mosaic

VOCAL Rebecca MartinThe Growing Season Sunnyside

DEBUT Ambrose AkinmusirePrelude to Coda Fresh Sound New Talent

LATIN Bebo Valdés & Javier ColinaLive 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 ArtStoryville
2. Charlie Parker Bird in Time 1940-1947 ESP Disk
3. New York Eye and Ear ControlESP Disk

VOCAL Cassandra Wilson LoverlyBlue Note

DEBUT This MusicianshipYuganautESP Disk

LATIN No choice

Dan Ouellette (Downbeat, napster.com)

NEW RELEASES 1. Jenny Scheinman Crossing the FieldKoch
2. Bobby PreviteSet the Alarm for MondayPalmetto
3. Erik Friedlander-Mike Serin-Trevor DunnBroken Arm TrioSkipstone
4. Joe Lovano SymphonicaBlue Note
5. Marco Benevento Invisible Baby Hyena
6. McCoy Tyner GuitarsHalf Note
7. Ben Allison Little Things Run the World Palmetto
8. Ahmad Jamal It’s MagicDreyfus
9. Anat Cohen Notes From the Village Anzic
10. Chick Corea & Gary Burton The New Crystal Silence Concord

REISSUES No choices

VOCAL Cassandra Wilson LoverlyBlue Note

DEBUT No choice

LATIN No choice
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