11th Annual Jazz Critics Poll: 2016

Ballot 2016

Derk Richardson (The Absolute Sound, KPFA [Berkeley], Peghead Nation, Acoustic Guitar)


  1. Nels Cline, Lovers (Blue Note)
  2. Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom, Otis Was a Polar Bear (Royal Potato Family)
  3. Nik Bärtsch Mobile, Continuum (ECM)
  4. Matt Wilson's Big Happy Family, Beginning of a Memory (Palmetto)
  5. Mary Halvorson, Away With You (Firehouse 12)
  6. Henry Threadgill Double Up Ensemble, Old Locks and Irregular Verbs (Pi)
  7. Barry Guy-Marilyn Crispell-Paul Lytton, Deep Memory (Intakt)
  8. Kris Davis, Duopoly (Pyroclastic)
  9. Vijay Iyer & Wadada Leo Smith, A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke (ECM)
  10. Charles Lloyd, I Long to See You (Blue Note)


  1. Larry Young, In Paris: The ORTF Recordings (Resonance)
  2. Herbie Mann, Live at the Whisky 1969: The Unreleased Masters (Real Gone)
  3. Thad Jones & Mel Lewis, All My Yesterdays (Resonance)