9th Annual Jazz Critics Poll: 2014

2014 NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll

Files at NPR, by Francis Davis:

The results file at NPR stops at 50 new albums, 10 or less for the other lists. Complete results are here:

2014 Ballots by Voter

The 140 voter ballots are presented in batches of 20 ballots each:

The complete list of voting critics, with links to individual ballots, is here.



Voters were asked to submit choices for their top 10 new releases in descending order. Points were weighted by preference: 10 for 1st place, 9 for 2nd place, etc. Albums on unranked lists were awarded 5.5 points each. Voters also submitted their top three reissues/historical recordings and their lone choices for the year's best vocal, debut and Latin jazz albums.

Critics were asked to refrain from voting for any CD in which they were directly involved as performer, producer, annotator, or in any capacity whatsoever.