11th Annual Jazz Critics Poll: 2016

Ballot 2016

Dan Ouellette (DownBeat, ZEALnyc.com)


  1. Vijay Iyer & Wadada Leo Smith, A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke (ECM)
  2. Marc Ribot & the Young Philadelphians, Live in Tokyo (Yellowbird)
  3. Charlie Hunter, Everybody Has a Plan Until They Get Punched in the Mouth (Ground Up)
  4. Go Go Penguin, Man Made Object (Blue Note)
  5. Project Grand Slam, The Queen's Carnival (Cakewalk)
  6. Tigran Hamasyan/Arve Henriksen/Eivind Aarset/Jan Bang, Atmosphères (ECM)
  7. Mary Halvorson, Away With You (Firehouse 12)
  8. Nels Cline, Lovers (Blue Note)
  9. Tyshawn Sorey, The Inner Spectrum of Variables (Pi)
  10. Terry Adams, Talk Thelonious (Clang!)


  1. Dizzy Gillespie, Concert of the Century: A Tribute to Charlie Parker (Justin Time)
  2. Keith Jarrett, A Multitude of Angels (ECM)