11th Annual Jazz Critics Poll: 2016

Ballot 2016

Thomas Conrad (JazzTimes, Stereophile, New York City Jazz Record, All About Jazz)


  1. Wolfgang Muthspiel, Rising Grace (ECM)
  2. Charlie Haden/Liberation Music Orchestra, Time/Life: Song for the Whales and Other Beings (Impulse!)
  3. Avishai Cohen, Into the Silence (ECM)
  4. Charles Lloyd, I Long to See You (Blue Note)
  5. Sonny Rollins, Holding the Stage: Road Shows Vol. 4 (Doxy/OKeh)
  6. Brad Mehldau, Blues and Ballads (Nonesuch)
  7. Henry Threadgill Double Up Ensemble, Old Locks and Irregular Verbs (Pi)
  8. Frank Kimbrough, Solstice (Pirouet)
  9. Branford Marsalis, Upward Spiral (OKeh)
  10. Francesco Diodati, Yellow Squeeds: Flow, Home (Auand)


  1. Bill Evans, Some Other Time (Resonance)
  2. Woody Shaw & Louis Hayes, The Tour Volume One (HighNote)
  3. Thad Jones & Mel Lewis, All My Yesterdays (Resonance)