11th Annual Jazz Critics Poll: 2016

Ballot 2016

Aidan Levy (JazzTimes, Village Voice)


  1. Sonny Rollins, Holding the Stage: Road Shows Vol. 4 (Doxy/OKeh)
  2. JD Allen, Americana (HighNote)
  3. Henry Threadgill Double Up Ensemble, Old Locks and Irregular Verbs (Pi)
  4. Charlie Haden/Liberation Music Orchestra, Time/Life: Song for the Whales and Other Beings (Impulse!)
  5. Vijay Iyer & Wadada Leo Smith, A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke (ECM)
  6. Tyshawn Sorey, The Inner Spectrum of Variables (Pi)
  7. Darcy James Argue's Secret Society, Real Enemies (New Amsterdam)
  8. Andrew Cyrille, The Declaration of Musical Independence (ECM)
  9. Melissa Aldana, Back Home (Wommusic)
  10. John Zorn [Craig Taborn-Christian McBride-Tyshawn Sorey], Flaga: The Book of Angels, Volume 27 (Tzadik)


  1. Larry Young, In Paris: The ORTF Recordings (Resonance)
  2. John Coltrane, A Love Supreme: The Complete Masters (Impulse!)
  3. John Cage & Sun Ra, John Cage Meets Sun Ra: The Complete Concert June 8, 1986 Coney Island, NY (Modern Harmonic)