11th Annual Jazz Critics Poll: 2016

Ballot 2016

Seth Colter Walls (Pitchfork, The Guardian)


  1. Amirtha Kidambi & Elder Ones, Holy Science (Northern Spy)
  2. Anthony Braxton, 3 Compositions (EEMHM) 2011 (Firehouse 12)
  3. Vijay Iyer & Wadada Leo Smith, A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke (ECM)
  4. Darcy James Argue's Secret Society, Real Enemies (New Amsterdam)
  5. Steve Lehman, Sélébéyone (Pi)
  6. Mary Halvorson, Away With You (Firehouse 12)
  7. Tyshawn Sorey, The Inner Spectrum of Variables (Pi)
  8. Jason Moran, The Armory Concert (Band Camp)
  9. Henry Threadgill Double Up Ensemble, Old Locks and Irregular Verbs (Pi)
  10. Carla Bley-Andy Sheppard-Steve Swallow, Andando el Tiempo (ECM)


  1. various, The Savory Collection, Volume 1: Body and Soul: Coleman Hawkins & Friends (Apple Music)
  2. Ray Charles, Swiss Radio Days Vol. 41: Zurich 1961 (Montreux Jazz)
  3. Circle, Circle 1: Live in Germany Concert [digital] (Concord Music Group)