11th Annual Jazz Critics Poll: 2016

Ballot 2016

Mike Shanley (JazzTimes, Shanley on Music)


  1. JD Allen, Americana (HighNote)
  2. Don Friedman, Strength and Sanity (Newvelle)
  3. Melissa Aldana, Back Home (Wommusic)
  4. Henry Threadgill Double Up Ensemble, Old Locks and Irregular Verbs (Pi)
  5. Michael Formanek Ensemble Kolossus, The Distance (ECM)
  6. Jon Lundbom, 2016: EPs: Make the Magic Happen/Play All the Notes/Bring Their 'A' Game/Make the Changes (Hot Cup)
  7. Andrew Cyrille, The Declaration of Musical Independence (ECM)
  8. Charlie Haden/Liberation Music Orchestra, Time/Life: Song for the Whales and Other Beings (Impulse!)
  9. Greg Ward & 10 Tongues, Touch My Beloved's Thought (Greenleaf)
  10. Hearts & Minds, Hearts & Minds (Astral Spirits)


  1. Larry Young, In Paris: The ORTF Recordings (Resonance)
  2. Bill Evans, Some Other Time (Resonance)
  3. Blue Mitchell & Sonny Red, Baltimore 1966 (Uptown)