11th Annual Jazz Critics Poll: 2016

Ballot 2016

Josef Woodard (DownBeat, Jazziz, All About Jazz, Los Angeles Times, Charles Lloyd: A Wild, Blatant Truth and Conversations With Charlie Haden)


  1. John Scofield, Country for Old Men (Impulse!)
  2. David Bowie, Black Star (ISO/Columbia)
  3. Charlie Haden/Liberation Music Orchestra, Time/Life: Song for the Whales and Other Beings (Impulse!)
  4. Steve Lehman, Sélébéyone (Pi)
  5. Kris Davis, Duopoly (Pyroclastic)
  6. Vijay Iyer & Wadada Leo Smith, A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke (ECM)
  7. Supersilent, 13 (Smalltown Supersound)
  8. Dave Holland-Chris Potter-Lionel Loueke-Eric Harland, Aziza (Dare2)
  9. Marius Neset, Snowmelt (ACT)
  10. Brad Mehldau, 10 Years Solo Live (Nonesuch -15)


  1. Albert Ayler, Bells/Prophecy (ESP Disk)
  2. Bill Evans, Some Other Time (Resonance)
  3. John Coltrane, A Love Supreme: The Complete Masters (Impulse!)