Saturday, November 24, 2012

7th Annual Jazz Critics Poll

I was very excited to be invited by Francis Davis to take part in the year end poll that he is conducting in collaboration with rhapsody.com. These were my entries in the poll:

2012's Ten Best New Releases
 1. Paul Dunmall and Tony Bianco - Thank You to John Coltrane
2. Matthew Shipp et. al. - Black Music Disaster
3. Vijay Iyer - Accelerando
4. Sam Rivers et. al. - Live in New York
5. Neneh Cherry and The Thing - The Cherry Thing
6. Steve Lehman - Dialect Fluorescent
7. Matthew Shipp - Elastic Aspects
8. Charles Gayle - Streets
9. Donny McCaslin - Casting for Gravity
10. Jon Irabagon With Mike Pride And Mick Barr – I Don't Hear Nothin' But The Blues Volume 2: Appalachian Haze

Top Three Reissues
1. Charles Mingus - Jazz Workshop Concerts 1964-1965
2. World Saxophone Quartet - Complete Remastered Recordings on Black Saint and Soul Note
3. Don Pullen - Complete Remastered Recordings on Black Saint and Soul Note

Year's Best Vocal Album
Neneh Cherry and The Thing - The Cherry Thing

Year's Best Debut Album
Carmen Intorre Jr. - For the Soul

Year’s Best Latin Jazz Album
David Virelles - Continuum

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