11th Annual Jazz Critics Poll: 2016

Ballot 2016

Mark Corroto (All About Jazz)


  1. Matt Wilson's Big Happy Family, Beginning of a Memory (Palmetto)
  2. Nels Cline, Lovers (Blue Note)
  3. Jeff Lederer, Brooklyn Blowhards (Little (i) Music)
  4. Matt Parker, Present Time (BYNK)
  5. Cortex, Live in New York (Clean Feed)
  6. Steve Lehman, Sélébéyone (Pi)
  7. Noah Preminger, Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground (self-released)
  8. Fred Hersch, Sunday Night at the Vanguard (Palmetto)
  9. Jon Lundbom, 2016: EPs: Make the Magic Happen/Play All the Notes/Bring Their 'A' Game/Make the Changes (Hot Cup)
  10. Franklin Kiermyer, Closer to the Sun (Mobility)


  1. Larry Young, In Paris: The ORTF Recordings (Resonance)
  2. Sun Ra, The Intergalactic Thing (Roaratorio)
  3. Albert Ayler, European Radio Studio Recordings 1964 (Hatology)