9th Annual Jazz Critics Poll: 2014

Ballot 2014

Francis Davis (Poll Master)


  1. Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Over Time: The Music of Bob Brookmeyer (Planet Arts)
  2. David Virelles, Mbókò (ECM)
  3. Wadada Leo Smith, The Great Lakes Suites (TUM)
  4. Sonny Rollins, Roadshows Volume 3 (Doxy/Okeh)
  5. Dave Douglas & Uri Caine, Present Joys (Greenleaf)
  6. Ambrose Akinmusire, The Imagined Savior Is Far Easier to Paint (Blue Note)
  7. Allen Lowe, Mulatto Radio: Field Recordings 1-4 (Or: A Jew at Large in the Minstrel Diaspora (Constant Sorrow)
  8. Steve Lehman, Mise en Abime (Pi)
  9. Westerlies, Wish the Children Would Come on Home (Songlines)
  10. James Brandon Lewis, Divine Travels (Okeh)


  1. John Coltrane, Offering: Live at Temple University (Impulse/Resonance)
  2. Lennie Tristano, Chicago April 1951 (Uptown)
  3. Jimmy Giuffre, New York Concerts (Elemental)