11th Annual Jazz Critics Poll: 2016

Ballot 2016

Elzy Kolb (Hot House)


  1. Charlie Haden/Liberation Music Orchestra, Time/Life: Song for the Whales and Other Beings (Impulse!)
  2. David Murray-Geri Allen-Teri Lyn Carrington, Perfection (Motéma)
  3. Carla Bley-Andy Sheppard-Steve Swallow, Andando el Tiempo (ECM)
  4. Charles Lloyd, I Long to See You (Blue Note)
  5. JD Allen, Americana (HighNote)
  6. Lew Tabackin, Soundscapes (self-released)
  7. Vijay Iyer & Wadada Leo Smith, A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke (ECM)
  8. Matt Wilson's Big Happy Family, Beginning of a Memory (Palmetto)
  9. Tyshawn Sorey, The Inner Spectrum of Variables (Pi)
  10. Roberta Piket, One for Marian: Celebrating Marian McPartland (Thirteenth Note)


  1. Stan Getz, Moments in Time (Resonance)
  2. Jane Bunnett, Spirits of Havana/Chamalongo 25th Anniversary (Linus Entertainment)
  3. Woody Shaw & Louis Hayes, The Tour Volume One (HighNote)