11th Annual Jazz Critics Poll: 2016

Ballot 2016

John Litweiler (Point of Departure, Encyclopedia Britannica, WHPK-FM [Chicago])


  1. Josh Berman, A Dance and a Hop (Delmark -15)
  2. Mary Halvorson, Away With You (Firehouse 12)
  3. Barry Guy, The Blue Shroud (Intakt)
  4. Simon Nabatov, Monk and More (Leo)
  5. I.P.A., I Just Did Say Something (Cuneiform)
  6. Keefe Jackson & Jason Adasiewicz, Rows and Rows (Delmark)
  7. Henry Threadgill Double Up Ensemble, Old Locks and Irregular Verbs (Pi)
  8. George Freeman & Chico Freeman, All in the Family (Southport)
  9. Wadada Leo Smith, America's National Parks (Cuneiform)
  10. Tomeka Reid, Quartet (Thirsty Ear -15)


  1. James P. Johnson, Classic James P. Johnson Sessions (Mosaic -15)
  2. Art Pepper & Warne Marsh, Unreleased Art: Volume 9: Art Pepper & Warne Marsh at Donte's April 26, 1974 (Widow's Taste)
  3. Anthony Braxton-Derek Bailey, First Duo Concert (London 1974) (Emanem)