11th Annual Jazz Critics Poll: 2016

Ballot 2016

George Grella (The Brooklyn Rail, The Big City Blog)


  1. Kris Davis, Duopoly (Pyroclastic)
  2. James Brandon Lewis, No Filter (BNS Sessions)
  3. Brian Charette, Once & Future (Posi-Tone)
  4. Mary Halvorson, Away With You (Firehouse 12)
  5. Ches Smith, The Bell (ECM)
  6. Eric Revis, Crowded Solitudes (Clean Feed)
  7. Henry Threadgill Double Up Ensemble, Old Locks and Irregular Verbs (Pi)
  8. Ross Hammond & Sameer Gupta, Upward (Big Weezus)
  9. Robin Eubanks Mass Line Big Band, More Than Meets the Ear (ArtistShare -15)
  10. Jaimeo Brown Transcendence, Work Songs (Motéma)


  1. Miles Davis, Freedom Jazz Dance: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 5 (Columbia Legacy)
  2. Peter Erskine, As It Was (ECM)
  3. Arthur Blythe, Lennox Avenue Breakdown/In the Tradition/Bush Baby/Blythe Spirit (BGO)