2008 Jazz Poll Ballots: P-Z

1. Various Artists Miles From IndiaTimes Square
2. Nicholas Payton Into the BlueNonesuch
3. Sonny RollinsRoad Shows, Vol 1 Doxy/Emarcy
4. Miguel ZenónAwake Marsalis Music
5. Martial SolalLongitudeCamJazz
6. Taylor Eigsti Let It Come to You Concord
7. Vijay Iyer Tragicomic Sunnyside
8. Dave DouglasMoonshine Greenleaf
9. William ParkerPetit Oiseau AUM Fidelity
10. Mike Reed Proliferation482 Music


1. Ornette Coleman Town Hall 1962 ESP Disk
2. Sonny Rollins Freedom Suite Riverside/Keepnews Collection
3. Bud Powell Live at the Blue Note Café, Paris 1961 ESP Disk

VOCAL Delirium Blues Project(with Roseanna Vitro) Serve Or SufferHalf Note

DEBUT Corey Wilkes Drop ItDelmark

LATIN Guillermo KleinFiltrosSunnyside

George Varga (San Diego Union-Tribune, JazzTimes)


1. Brad Mehldau Trio Live Nonesuch
2. Bennie Maupin Early Reflections Cryptogramophone
3. Rudresh Mahanthappa Kinsmen Pi
4. James Moody & Hank Jones Our Delight IPO
5. Carla BleyAppearing Nightly ECM/Watt
6. Anat Cohen Notes From the Village Anzic
7. Todd Sickafoose Tiny Resistors Cryptogramophone
8. David SánchezCultural Survival Concord Picante
9. Henry Grimes & Rashied Ali Going to the Ritual Porter
10. Cosmologic Eyes In The Back of My Head Cuneiform


1. Anthony Braxton The Complete Arista RecordingsMosaic
2. Oscar Peterson Trio The Complete Clef/Mercury Recordings Mosaic
3. Lester YoungClassic Columbia, Okeh and Vocalion with Count Basie (1936-1940)Mosaic

VOCAL Catherine Russell Sentimental Streak World Village

DEBUT David Hurley Outer Nebula Inner Nebula Porter

LATIN Arturo O'FarrillSong For Chico Zoho

Jason Weiss (Shuffle Boil, Signal to Noise)


1. Brotherhood of Breath Eclipse at Dawn Cuneiform
2. Louis Moholo & Marilyn Crispell Sibanye (We Are One)Intakt
3. Don Cherry Live at Café Montmartre 1966, Vol. 2 ESP Disk
4. Chris Speed-Chris Cheek-Stephane Furic Leibovici Jugendstil ESP Disk
5. Misha Alperin Her First Dance ECM
6. Paul Shapiro Essen Tzadik
7. Evan Parker Boustrophedon ECM
8. Adam RudolphDream Garden Justin Time
9. Wadada Leo Smith Tabligh Cuneiform
10. Ideal BreadThe Ideal BreadKMB Jazz


1. Blue NotesThe Ogun Collection Ogun
2. John TchicaiAfrodisiaca MPS/Promising
3. Karel Velebny SHQ ESP

VOCAL No choice

DEBUT Ideal BreadThe Ideal BreadKMB Jazz

LATIN No choice

Michael J. West (JazzTimes, Washington City Paper)


1. Benny Maupin Early Reflections Cryptogramophone
2. Courtney Pine’s Jazz Warriors Afropeans Destin-E
3. Marcus ShelbyHarriet Tubman Noir
4. Guillermo Klein Filtros Sunnyside
5. Greg Osby 9 Levels Inner Circle
6. Avishai Cohen Gently Disturbed Razdaz
7. Ahmad Jamal It’s Magic Dreyfus
8. Dapp Theory Layers of Chance Obliqsound
9. Broken Arm Trio (Erik Friedlander-Mike Sarin-Trevor Dunn) Skipstone
10. Lionel Loueke Karibu Blue Note


1. Nat Adderley Work Song Riverside/Keepnews Collection
2. Grachan Moncur III Evolution Blue Note
3. Coleman Hawkins The Hawk Flies High Riverside/Keepnews Collection

VOCAL Esperanza Spalding Esperanza Heads Up

DEBUT Noah PremingerDry Bridge Road NOWT

LATIN Guillermo Klein Filtros Sunnyside

K. Leander Williams (Time Out New York, JazzTimes)


1. Wadada Leo SmithTablighCuneiform
2. Martial SolalLongitudeCamJazz
3. JD Allen I Am I AmSunnyside
4. Toumani Diabate The Mandé Variations Nonesuch
5. Steven BernsteinDiaspora SuiteTzadik
6. Bobby PreviteSet the Alarm for MondayPalmetto
7. Sonny RollinsRoad Shows, Vol. 1Doxy/Emarcy
8. James Carter Present TenseEmarcy
9. Charles LloydRabo de NubeECM
10. David BergerI Had the Craziest Dream: The Music of Harry WarrenSuch Sweet Thunder

REISSUES1. Grachan Moncur IIIEvolutionBlue Note
2. Bill EvansPortrait In JazzRiverside
3. Ornette ColemanTown Hall 1962ESP Disk

VOCAL Mayra AndradeNavegaStern's

DEBUT No choice

LATIN Fernando OteroPagina de Buenos AiresNonesuch

Josef Woodard (Downbeat, JazzTimes)


1. SFJazz Collective Live 2008 SFJazz
2. Bobo Stenson Cantanda ECM
3. Vince Mendoza Blauklang ACT
4.Wadada Leo SmithTabligh Cuneiform
5.Anthony Braxton 12+ 1tet (Victoriaville) Victo
6.Django Bates Spring Is Here (Shall We Dance?) Lost Marbles
7.Marcin Wasilewski Trio January ECM
8.Dave Douglas Moonshine Greenleaf
9.Joe Lovano Symphonica Blue Note
10. Brad Mehldau Trio Live Nonesuch


1. Ornette Coleman Town Hall 1962ESP Disk
2. Miles Davis Kind of Blue: 50th Anniversary Collector’s EditionColumbia/Legacy
3. Grachan Moncur III Evolution Blue Note

VOCAL Cassandra Wilson Loverly Blue Note

DEBUT No choice

LATIN David SánchezCultural Survival Concord Picante

Ron Wynn (Nashville City Paper, JazzTimes)


1. Dave Murray & Mal WaldronSilenceJustin Time
2. James Moody & Hank JonesOur DelightIPO
3. McCoy TynerGuitarsMcCoy Tyner Music/Half Note
4 Joe LovanoSymphonicaBlue Note
5. Wynton Marsalis & Willie NelsonTwo Men With the BluesBlue Note
6. Roy HargroveEarfoodEmarcy
7. Cassandra WilsonLoverlyBlue Note
8. Dave HollandPass It OnDare 2/Emarcy
9. James CarterPast TenseEmarcy
10. Sonny RollinsRoad Shows, Vol. 1Doxy/Emarcy

REISSUES 1. Willie "The Lion" Smith & Don EwellStride Piano "DuetsDelmark
2.John ColtraneThe Impulse Albums, Vol. 2Impulse/Universal

VOCAL Wynton Marsalis & Willie NelsonTwo Men With the BluesBlue Note

DEBUT Corey WilkesDrop ItDelmark

LATIN Buena Vista Social ClubLive At Carnegie HallNonesuch/World Circuit

Scott Yanow (The Jazz Singers, Jazz on Film)


1. Various ArtistsMiles From IndiaTimes Square
2. Miguel ZenónAwakeMarsalis Music
3. Pat MethenyDay TripNonesuch
4. HiromiBeyond StandardTelarc
5. Dr. Michael WhiteBlue CrescentBasin Street
6. Phil Norman10Summit
7. Roberta Gambarini & Hank JonesYou Are ThereEmarcy
8. Louis MazetierTributes, Portraits And Other StoriesArbors
9. Martial SolalLongtitudeCamJazz
10. Soprano Summit1975Arbors


1. Oscar PetersonThe Complete Trio Studio Recordings 1951-1953Mosaic
2. Anthony BraxtonThe Complete Arista RecordingsMosaic
3. John ColtraneFirst Giant StepsRare Live

VOCAL Roberta Gambarini & Hank JonesYou Are ThereEmarcy

DEBUT No choice

LATIN Bebo Valdés & Javier ColinaLive At The Village VanguardCalle 54/Norté
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