9th Annual Jazz Critics Poll: 2014

Ballot 2014

Derek Taylor (Dusted in Exile)


  1. Wadada Leo Smith, The Great Lakes Suites (TUM)
  2. Jason Adasiewicz, From the Region (Delmark)
  3. Matt Bauder, Nightshades (Clean Feed)
  4. Decoy & Joe McPhee, Spontaneous Combustion (OTOroku -13)
  5. Jemeel Moondoc, The Zookeeper's House (Relative Pitch)
  6. Mark Turner, Lathe of Heaven (ECM)
  7. Aki Takase & Alexander von Schlippenbach, So Long Eric! Homage to Eric Dolphy (Intakt)
  8. Mary Halvorson-Michael Formanek-Tomas Fujiwara, Thumbscrew (Cuneiform)
  9. Kidd Jordan-Peter Kowald-Alvin Fielder, Trio & Duo in New Orleans (No Business))
  10. Peter Brendler, Outside the Line (Positone)


  1. Jimmy Giuffre, New York Concerts (Elemental)
  2. Bill Jennings, The Architect of Soul Jazz: Complete Early Recordings 1951-1957 (Fresh Sound)
  3. Steve Lacy, Complete Black Saint & Soul Note Quartet, Quintet, Sextet & Octet Recordings (CAM Jazz)