16th Annual Jazz Critics Poll

Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trios, Songs From My Father (Whaling City Sound)
New Releases – Philip Booth (JazzTimes, Jazziz, Relix)
New Releases – Andrew Gilbert (San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Classical Voice, Bay Area News Group)
New Releases – Mark Holston (Jazziz, Latino)
New Releases – Yoshi Kato (San Francisco Chronicle, DownBeat)
New Releases – Suzanne Lorge (New York City Jazz Record, DownBeat, Jazziz)
New Releases – Ralph A. Miriello (Notes on Jazz)
New Releases – Rick Mitchell (Jazz in the New Millennium)
New Releases – Britt Robson (JazzTimes, Bandcamp, Minneapolis Star Tribune)
New Releases – Scott Yanow (DownBeat, Jazziz, New York City Jazz Record, Los Angeles Jazz Scene, Syncopated Times)

Jihye Lee Orchestra, Daring Mind (Motéma Music)
New Releases – Morgan Enos (GRAMMY.com, JazzTimes, Tidal, Fortune, Billboard, Discogs, Vinyl Me Please)
New Releases – Geoffrey Himes (JazzTimes, Paste, Washington Post)
New Releases – George Kanzler (Hot House, New York City Jazz Record)
New Releases – Yoshi Kato (San Francisco Chronicle, DownBeat)
New Releases – Sean J. O’Connell (Los Angeles Times, KPCC)
New Releases – Peter Quinn (Jazzwise, The Arts Desk)
New Releases – Seth Colter Walls (New York Times)
New Releases – John Szwed (The Wire, Center for Jazz Studies [Columbia University]

Ron Carter-Jack DeJohnette-Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Skyline (5 Passion)
New Releases – Larry Birnbaum (Stereophile)
New Releases – Dave Cantor (various publications)
New Releases – Ken Franckling (JazzTimes, Hot House, Jazz Notes)
New Releases – Eugene Holley, Jr. (DownBeat, Hot House, Publishers Weekly)
New Releases – Willard Jenkins (DownBeat, JazzTimes, WPFW “Jazz & Justice Radio” [Washington DC], The Independent Ear, Savage Content)
New Releases – Ralph A. Miriello (Notes on Jazz)
New Releases – Sean J. O’Connell (Los Angeles Times, KPCC)

Carlos Henriquez, The South Bronx Story (Tiger Turn)
Latin – Dan Bilawsky (All About Jazz, JazzTimes, New York City Jazz Record)
Latin – Ken Franckling (JazzTimes, Hot House, Jazz Notes)
Latin – Andrey Henkin (New York City Jazz Record)
New Releases/Latin – Mark Holston (Jazziz, Latino)
Latin – Yoshi Kato (San Francisco Chronicle, DownBeat)
Latin – Ralph A. Miriello (Notes on Jazz)
New Releases – Terry Perkins (DownBeat)
New Releases/Latin – Mark Stryker (Jazz From Detroit (University of Michigan Press))

Brian Lynch, Songbook Vol. 1: Bus Stop Serenade (Holistic MusicWorks)
New Releases – Morgan Enos (GRAMMY.com, JazzTimes, Tidal, Fortune, Billboard, Discogs, Vinyl Me Please)
New Releases – Russ Musto (New York City Jazz Record)
New Releases – Jeff Tamarkin (JazzTimes, Relix, Mojo, Best Classic Bands, Tidal)

The Baylor Project, Generations (Be a Light)
New Releases – Philip Booth (JazzTimes, Jazziz, Relix)
New Releases – Greg Bryant (WBGO Jazz After Hours and Jazz United Podcast)
New Releases – Martin Johnson (Wall Street Journal, NPR, JazzTimes, Bandcamp, Tidal)

Steven Feifke Big Band, Kinetic (Outside In Music)
New Releases –
Dan Bilawsky (All About Jazz, JazzTimes, New York City Jazz Record)
New Releases/Debut – Morgan Enos (GRAMMY.com, JazzTimes, Tidal, Fortune, Billboard, Discogs, Vinyl Me Please)
New Releases – George Kanzler (Hot House, New York City Jazz Record)

Dave Liebman Expansions, Selflessness: The Music of John Coltrane (Dot Time)
New Releases – Michael J. Agovino (The Village Voice, Pitchfork, Esquire, L.A. Review of Books)
New Releases – Phillip Lutz (DownBeat)

The Generations Quartet [Dave Liebman-Billy Test-Evan Gregor-Ian Froman], Invitation (Albert Murray/John Aveni)
New Releases – Troy Dostert (All About Jazz, Free Jazz Collective)
New Releases – Peter Hum (The Ottawa Citizen)

Sharel Cassity-Rajiv Halim-Greg Ward, Altoizm (Afar Music)
New Releases – Larry Hollis (Cadence)

Charnett Moffett, New Love (Motéma)
New Releases –
Jerome Wilson (All About Jazz, Radio Fairfax)

Adi Meyerson, I Want to Sing My Heart Out in Praise of Life (Adi Meyerson)
New Releases – Ronald Schepper (Textura)

Ulysses Owens Jr Big Band, Soul Conversations (Outside In Music)
New Releases – George Kanzler (Hot House, New York City Jazz Record)

Dara Tucker, Dreams of Waking: Music for a Better World (Green Hill)
New Releases/Vocal – Greg Bryant (WBGO Jazz After Hours and Jazz United Podcast)

Ralph Peterson, Raise Up Off Me (Onyx Music)
New Releases – Eugene Holley, Jr. (DownBeat, Hot House, Publishers Weekly)

Jalen Baker, This Is Me, This Is Us (Outside In Music)
New Releases/Debut – Ronald Schepper (Textura)

Rachel Eckroth, The Garden (Rainy Days)
New Releases – Kira Grunenberg (DownBeat, New York City Jazz Record, No Depression, NPR, American Songwriter, Throw the Dice and Play Nice)
Debut – Ralph A. Miriello (Notes on Jazz)

Andy Farber and His Orchestra, Early Blue Evening (ArtistShare)
New Releases – Sanford Josephson (Jersey Jazz Magazine)

Tomoko Omura, Branches, Vol. 2 (Outside In Music)
New Releases – Morgan Enos (GRAMMY.com, JazzTimes, Tidal, Fortune, Billboard, Discogs, Vinyl Me Please)
New Releases – Dave Sumner (Bandcamp, Bird Is the Worm)

Tim Hagans & NDR Bigband, A Conversation (Waiting Moon)
New Releases – Neil Tesser (Jazziz)

Glenn Close & Ted Nash, Transformation (Tiger Turn)
New Releases – Richard B. Kamins (Step Tempest)

Will Vinson-Gilad Hekselman-Antonio Sanchez, Trio Grande (Whirlwind -20)
New Releases – Thomas Conrad (JazzTimes, Stereophile, New York City Jazz Record)

Mariel Bildsten, Backbone (Outside In Music -20)
New Releases/Debut – Dan Bilawsky (All About Jazz, JazzTimes, New York City Jazz Record)

Lauren Henderson, Musa (Brontosaurus)
Latin – Chris Heim (KMUW-FM)
New Releases/Vocal – Rick Mitchell (Jazz in the New Millennium)

Richard D. Johnson, First Glance (Afar Music)
New Releases – Larry Hollis (Cadence)

Samara Joy, Samara Joy (Whirlwind)
Vocal – Shannon Ali (Shannon J. Effinger) (New York Times, The Washington Post, Pitchfork, NPR Music)
Debut – Philip Booth (JazzTimes, Jazziz, Relix)
New Releases/Debut – Francis Davis (Erstwhile)
Debut – Anthony Dean-Harris (KRTU San Antonio, DownBeat)
Debut – Laurence Donohue-Greene (The New York City Jazz Record)
Vocal – Morgan Enos (GRAMMY.com, JazzTimes, Tidal, Fortune, Billboard, Discogs, Vinyl Me Please)
Debut – Chris Heim (KMUW-FM)
Debut – Sanford Josephson (Jersey Jazz Magazine)
Vocal – Yoshi Kato (San Francisco Chronicle, DownBeat)
Debut – Lee Mergner (JazzTimes)
Debut – Allen Morrison (DownBeat, JazzTimes)
Debut – Russ Musto (New York City Jazz Record)
Debut – Rich Scheinin (SFJAZZ)
Vocal – Mark Stryker (Jazz From Detroit (University of Michigan Press))
Debut – Bob Weinberg (Jazziz)

Gustavo Cortiñas, Desafío Candente (Woolgathering)
New Releases/Latin – Aaron Cohen (Chicago Reader, DownBeat)
Latin – Hrayr Attarian (Jazziz, All About Jazz)

Gabriel Zucker, Leftover Beats From the Edges of Time (ESP Disk)
New Releases – Mike Borella (Avant Music News)

Louis Armstrong, The Complete Louis Armstrong Columbia & RCA Victor Studio Sessions 1946-66 (Mosaic)
Reissues/Archival – Bill Beuttler (Emerson College, Boston Globe)
Reissues/Archival – Aaron Cohen (Chicago Reader, DownBeat)
Reissues/Archival – Raul da Gama (JazzDaGama, The WholeNote Magazine, Hot House Jazz, LatinJazzNet, World Music Report, That Canadian Magazine)
Reissues/Archival – Troy Dostert (All About Jazz, Free Jazz Collective)
Reissues/Archival – Mike Greenblatt (Goldmine, The Aquarian, Jersey Sound)
Reissues/Archival – Sanford Josephson (Jersey Jazz Magazine)
Reissues/Archival – George Kanzler (Hot House, New York City Jazz Record)
Reissues/Archival – David Kunian (WWOZ-FM New Orleans, Offbeat, New Orleans Jazz Museum)
Reissues/Archival – John Szwed (The Wire, Center for Jazz Studies [Columbia University]
Reissues/Archival – Michael Ullman (Fanfare, ArtsFuse)
Reissues/Archival – Scott Yanow (DownBeat, Jazziz, New York City Jazz Record, Los Angeles Jazz Scene, Syncopated Times)

Dave Brubeck Quartet, Time OutTakes (1959, Brubeck Editions -20)
Reissues/Archival – Yoshi Kato (San Francisco Chronicle, DownBeat)

Wolfgang Lackerschmid & Chet Baker, Quintet Sessions 1979 (Dot Time -20)
Reissues/Archival – Ralph A. Miriello (Notes on Jazz)

Ben Tiberio, Rare Peace (Outside In Music)
Debut – Peter Hum (The Ottawa Citizen)
Debut – Michael G. Nastos (Hot House, WCBN 88.3 [Ann Arbor], Paradiso Dei Musicisti, Facebook)

Horizons Quartet, Horizons Quartet (PM)
Debut – Mike Greenblatt (Goldmine, The Aquarian, Jersey Sound)

Lauren Lee, The Queen of Cups (Ears & Eyes)
Debut – Jordannah Elizabeth (New York City Jazz Record, New York Amsterdam News

Papo Vázquez Mighty Pirates Troubadours, Chapter 10: Breaking Cover (Picaro)
Latin – Russ Musto (New York City Jazz Record)
Latin – Howard Mandel (Downbeat, ArtsJournal/JazzBeyondJazz, The Wire, Jazz Journalists Association, NPR)

Henry Cole & Villa Locura, Buscando La Vida (La Música Artesanal)
Latin – Phillip Lutz (DownBeat)

Alex Conde, Descarga for Bud (Sedajazz)
Latin – Troy Dostert (All About Jazz, Free Jazz Collective)

Berta Moreno Afro-Jazz Soul Project, Tumaini (Tiger Turn)
Latin – Greg Bryant (WBGO Jazz After Hours and Jazz United Podcast)

Champian Fulton, Live From Lockdown (Champian)
Vocal – Larry Hollis (Cadence)

Allan Harris, Kate’s Soulfood (Love Productions)
Vocal – Willard Jenkins (DownBeat, JazzTimes, WPFW “Jazz & Justice Radio” [Washington DC], The Independent Ear, Savage Content)

Lucy Yeghiazaryan & Vanisha Gould, In Her Words (La Reserve)
Vocal – John Frederick Moore (Jazziz)

Deanna Witkowski, Force of Nature: The Music of Mary Lou Williams (MCG Jazz)
New Releases – Marcela Breton (JJA)

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