11th Annual Jazz Critics Poll: 2016

Ballot 2016

Bill Beuttler (Emerson College, Boston Globe, JazzTimes, DownBeat, Esquire)


  1. Henry Threadgill Double Up Ensemble, Old Locks and Irregular Verbs (Pi)
  2. Vijay Iyer & Wadada Leo Smith, A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke (ECM)
  3. Jason Moran, The Armory Concert (Band Camp)
  4. John Zorn [Craig Taborn-Christian McBride-Tyshawn Sorey], Flaga: The Book of Angels, Volume 27 (Tzadik)
  5. Tyshawn Sorey, The Inner Spectrum of Variables (Pi)
  6. Darcy James Argue's Secret Society, Real Enemies (New Amsterdam)
  7. Julian Lage, Arclight (Mack Avenue)
  8. Avishai Cohen, Into the Silence (ECM)
  9. Mary Halvorson, Away With You (Firehouse 12)
  10. Dave Holland-Chris Potter-Lionel Loueke-Eric Harland, Aziza (Dare2)


  1. Larry Young, In Paris: The ORTF Recordings (Resonance)
  2. Thad Jones & Mel Lewis, All My Yesterdays (Resonance)
  3. Bill Evans, Some Other Time (Resonance)