11th Annual Jazz Critics Poll: 2016

Ballot 2016

John Szwed (The Wire, JazzStudiesOnLine)


  1. Charlie Haden/Liberation Music Orchestra, Time/Life: Song for the Whales and Other Beings (Impulse!)
  2. Wadada Leo Smith, America's National Parks (Cuneiform)
  3. Tom Harrell, Something Gold, Something Blue (HighNote)
  4. Logan Richardson, Lift (Blue Note)
  5. Darcy James Argue's Secret Society, Real Enemies (New Amsterdam)
  6. Allen Lowe, In the Diaspora of the Diaspora: Man With Guitar: Where's Robert Johnson? (Constant Sorrow -15)
  7. Steve Lehman, Sélébéyone (Pi)
  8. BassDrumBone, The Long Road (Auricle)
  9. Andrew Cyrille, The Declaration of Musical Independence (ECM)
  10. Friends and Neighbors, What's Wrong (Clean Feed)


  1. Miles Davis, Freedom Jazz Dance: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 5 (Columbia Legacy)
  2. James P. Johnson, Classic James P. Johnson Sessions (Mosaic -15)
  3. John Coltrane, A Love Supreme: The Complete Masters (Impulse!)