2008 Jazz Poll Ballots: P-Z

Ted Panken (Downbeat, Jazziz, WKCR-FM)


1. Sonny Rollins Road Shows, Vol. 1Doxy
2. Dafnis Prieto Taking The Soul For a WalkDafnison
3. Saxophone Summit Seraphic LightTelarc
4. Bill Frisell History, MysteryNonesuch
5. Dave HollandPass It OnDare2/Emarcy
6. Greg Osby Nine LevelsInner Circle
7. David SánchezCultural Survival Concord Picante
8. Guillermo Klein FiltrosSunnyside
9. Hank Jones & James Moody Our DelightIPO
10. Anthony Braxton Quartet (Moscow) 2008Leo

REISSUES1. Anthony BraxtonComplete Arista RecordingsMosaic
2. Art Tatum Piano Starts Here: Live at the Shrine/Zenph Re-PerformanceSony Classics
3. Dizzy GillespieShowtime at the Spotlite: 52nd Street, New York City, June 1946 Uptown

VOCAL Cassandra Wilson LoverlyBlue Note

DEBUT No choice

LATIN Arturo O'FarrillSong for ChicoZoho

Thierry Peremarti (Jazzman)


1. Lionel Loueke KaribuBlue Note
2. Wadada Leo SmithTabligh Cuneiform Records
3. John McLaughlin Floating PointAbstract Logix
4. Bennie MaupinEarly Reflections Cryptogramophone
5. Joe LovanoSymphonica Blue Note
6. Rudresh Mahanthappa Kinsmen Pi
7. Donny McCaslin In Pursuit Sunnyside
8. Sonny Rollins Road Shows Vol. 1 Doxy Records
9. Adam Kolker Flag DaySunnyside Records
10. Victor WootenPalmystery Heads Up

REISSUES1. Miles Davis Kind Of Blue: 50th Anniversary Collectors EditionColumbia/Legacy
2. Anthony Braxton The Complete Arista Recordings Mosaic
3. Art TatumTatum ArtStoryville

VOCAL Natalie ColeStill UnforgettableDMI

DEBUT José James The Dreamer Brownswood

LATIN Dafnis PrietoTaking the Soul For a Walk Dafnison

Bob Porter (WBGO-FM)


1. Soprano Summit In 1975 and More Arbors
2. Warren Vaché & John Allred Live at Marion’s Room Arbors
3. Dr. Michael White Blue Crescent Basin Street
4. Harry Allen & Joe Cohn Stompin’ the Blues Arbors
5. Scott Hamilton Across the Tracks Concord
6. Lionel Hampton Basel 1953, Vol. 2 TCB
7. Joe Temperley The Sinatra Songbook Hep
8. Lars Edegren New Orleans Jazz GHB


1. Charlie ParkerWashington, D.C., May 23, 1948 Uptown Jazz
2. Lester YoungClassic Columbia, Okeh and Vocalion with Count Basie (1936-1940)Mosaic
3. John Coltrane Soultrane Prestige

VOCAL Dave Frishberg & Rebecca Kilgore Why Fight the Feeling? Arbors

DEBUT No choice

LATIN No choice

Doug Ramsey (Wall Street Journal, rifftides [dougramsey.com])


1. Vanguard Jazz Orchestra Monday Live at the Village Vanguard Planet Art
2. Chuck BerghoferThe Film Music of Ralph Rainger Fresh Sound
3. Sonny Rollins Road Shows, Vol. 1 Doxy/EmArcy
4. Roger Kellaway Live at the Jazz Standard IPO
5. Hans Glawischnig Panorama Sunnyside
6. Rebecca Kilgore & Dave Frishberg Why Fight the Feeling? Arbors
7. Benny Maupin Early Reflections Cryptogramophone
8. Norma Winstone DistancesECM
9. Cassandra Wilson Loverly Blue Note
10. Various Artists Miles From India Times Square


1. Louis Armstrong Fleishmann’s Broadcasts and Home Recordings Jazz Society
2. Ernestine Anderson Hot Cargo Fresh Sound
3. Sahib ShihabAnd the Danish Radio Jazz GroupOktav

VOCAL Rebecca Kilgore & Dave Frishberg Why Fight the Feeling? (Arbors)

DEBUT Greg Reitan Some Other Time Sunnyside

LATIN Felipe Salles South American Suite Curare

Derk Richardson (sfgate.com, The Absolute Sound)


1. Vijay Iyer TragicomicSunnyside
2. Rudresh Mahanthappa Kinsmen Pi
3. Marilyn Crispell Vignettes ECM
4. Wadada Leo SmithTabligh Cuneiform
5. Steven Bernstein Diaspora Suite Tzadik
6. Satoko FujiiSummer Suite Libra
7. Bill Frisell History, Mystery Nonesuch
8. William Parker Petit Oiseau AUM Fidelity
9. Dave DouglasMoonshine Greenleaf
10. Carla Bley Appearing Nightly ECM


1. Roscoe Mitchell Nonaah Nessa
2. Steve Lacy The Forest and the Zoo ESP Disk
3. Anthony Braxton The Complete Arista Recordings Mosaic

VOCAL Ed Reed The Song Is You Blue Shorts

DEBUT No choice

LATIN John Santos Perspectiva Fragmentada

Joel Roberts (All About Jazz—New York)


1. Sonny Rollins Road Shows, Vol. 1Doxy/Emarcy
2. Revolutionary Snake Ensemble Forked TongueCuneiform
3. Lionel Loueke KaribuBlue Note
4. Third World Love New BluesAnzic
5. John EllisDance Like There's No TomorrowHyena
6. Danilo Perez Across the Crystal SeaEmarcy
7. Steve Turre Rainbow PeopleHighNote
8. James Carter Present TenseEmarcy
9. Cassandra Wilson LoverlyBlue Note
10. Al FosterLove, Peace & Jazz!JazzEyes


1. Nina SimoneTo Be FreeSony/Legacy
2. Art Tatum Piano Starts Here: Live at the Shrine/Zenph Re-PerformanceSony Classics
3. Wayne Shorter The SoothsayerBlue Note

VOCAL Cassandra Wilson LoverlyBlue Note

DEBUT No choice

LATIN Conrad Herwig The Latin Side of Wayne ShorterHalf Note

Gene Seymour (Newsday, The Nation)


1. Sonny Rollins Road Shows, Vol. 1 Doxy/Emarcy
2. Rudresh Mahanthappa Kinsmen Pi
3. Ted Nash The Mancini Project Palmetto
4. Mario Pavone Trio Arc Playscape
5. James Carter Present Tense Emarcy
6. Paolo Fresu-Richard Galliano-Jan Lundgren Mare Nostrum ACT
7. Charles Lloyd Quartet Rabo de Nube ECM
8. Pat MethenyDay Trip Nonesuch
9. Michael Moore & Fred Hersch This We Know Palmetto
10. Brian BladeSeason of Changes Verve

REISSUES No choices

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

DEBUT Noah PremingerDry Bridge Road NOWT

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

Bill Shoemaker (pointofdeparture.org, Downbeat)


1. Uri Caine The Othello Syndrome Winter & Winter
2. William Parker Double Sunrise Over Neptune AUM Fidelity
3. Wadada Leo SmithTabligh Cuneiform
4. Connie Crothers & Bill Payne Conversations New Artists
5. Rova The Juke Box Suite Not Two
6. Anthony Braxton Trio (Victoriaville) 2007 Victo
7. Mike ReedProliferation 482 Music
8. Lisle Ellis Sucker Punch Requiem Henceforth
9. Nicole MitchellXenogenesis Suite: A Tribute to Octavia Butler Firehouse 12
10. Evan ParkerBoustrophedon ECM


1. Blue Notes The Blue Notes Collection Ogun
2. Anthony BraxtonThe Complete Arista RecordingsMosaic
3. Stan TraceyThe Early Works ReSteamed

VOCAL Norma WinstoneDistances ECM

DEBUT Ideal BreadThe Ideal BreadKMB Jazz

LATIN Omar SosaAfreecanosOta

Hank Shteamer (Time Out New York, darkforcesswing.blogspot.com)


1. Chico Hamilton & Andrew HillDreams Come TrueJoyous Shout
2. Harris EisenstadtGuewelClean Feed
3 Wadada Leo SmithTablighCuneiform
4. Ideal BreadThe Ideal Bread KMB Jazz
5 Eivind OpsvikOverseas IIILoyal Label
6. Bill Dixon17 Musicians in Search of a Sound: DarfurAUM Fidelity
7. Ari HoenigBert's PlaygroundDreyfus
8. FieldworkDoorPi
9. Sonny Simmons & Bobby FewTrue WindHello World!
10. Don CherryLive at Cafe Montmartre 1966, Vol. 2ESP Disk

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