11th Annual Jazz Critics Poll: 2016

Ballot 2016

Neil Tesser (Jazziz, WFMT Jazz Network)


  1. Greg Ward & 10 Tongues, Touch My Beloved's Thought (Greenleaf)
  2. Henry Threadgill Double Up Ensemble, Old Locks and Irregular Verbs (Pi)
  3. Pierre Dørge's New Jungle Orchestra, Ubi Zaa (SteepleChase)
  4. Michael Formanek Ensemble Kolossus, The Distance (ECM)
  5. Ivo Perelman & Matthew Shipp, Callas (Leo -15)
  6. Richard Poole-Marilyn Crispell-Gary Peacock, In Motion (Intakt)
  7. Darcy James Argue's Secret Society, Real Enemies (New Amsterdam)
  8. Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom, Otis Was a Polar Bear (Royal Potato Family)
  9. Denny Zeitlin, Early Wayne (Sunnyside)
  10. Nicole Mitchell-Tomeka Reid-Mike Reed, Artifacts (482 Music -15)


  1. various, Classic Savoy Be-Bop Sessions 1945-49 (Mosaic)
  2. Keith Jarrett, A Multitude of Angels (ECM)
  3. Thad Jones & Mel Lewis, All My Yesterdays (Resonance)