11th Annual Jazz Critics Poll: 2016

Ballot 2016

Willard Jenkins (The Independent Ear, WPFW "Jazz & Justice Radio" [Washington DC], JazzTimes, DownBeat)


  1. Randy Weston, The African Nubian Suite (African Rhythms)
  2. Jack DeJohnette-Matt Garrison-Ravi Coltrane, In Movement (ECM)
  3. Jaimeo Brown Transcendence, Work Songs (Motéma)
  4. Logan Richardson, Lift (Blue Note)
  5. Herlin Riley, New Directions (Mack Avenue)
  6. Sonny Rollins, Holding the Stage: Road Shows Vol. 4 (Doxy/OKeh)
  7. John Beasley, MONK'estra, Vol. 1 (Mack Avenue)
  8. Little Johnny Rivero, Music in Me (Truth Revolution)
  9. Ted Nash, Presidential Suite: Eight Variations on Freedom (Motéma)
  10. Lori Williams, Behind the Smiles (Pacific Coast Jazz)


  1. Miles Davis, Freedom Jazz Dance: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 5 (Columbia Legacy)
  2. Woody Shaw, Field Recordings of a Jazz Master (ITG -12)
  3. Shirley Horn, Live at the Four Queens Live (Resonance)