Wednesday, November 30, 2016

11th Annual Francis Davis/4th Annual NPR Jazz Critics Poll Ballot

Hello, sorry that blogging has been rather sparse lately, I have been under the weather, but hope to mount a comeback soon and finish the year strong. In the meantime, with the deadline looming, I submitted my choices to Francis Davis for his year end poll:

•Your choices for this year’s 10 best New Releases (albums released between last Thanksgiving and this, give or take) listed in descending order one-through-ten.
1. Cortex - Live in New York (Clean Feed, 2016)
2. The DKV Thing Trio - Collider (NotTwo Records, 2016)
3. Jon Lundbom and Big Five Chord - 2016:EPs (Hot Cup, 2016)
4. LUME - Xabregas 10 (Clean Feed, 2016)
5. Henry Threadgill Ensemble Double Up - Old Locks and Irregular Verbs (Pi Recordings, 2016)
6. John Zorn - Flaga: The Book of Angels Volume 27 (Tzadik, 2016)
7. Made to Break - Before the Code: Live (Audiographic Records, 2016)
8. Abbey Rader Quartet With Kidd Jordan - Reunion (ABRAY Productions, 2016)
9. Black Bombaim and Peter Brotzmann (Shhpuma, 2016)
10. Mostly Other People Do the Killing - Live (For Tune Records, 2016)

•Your top-three Reissues or Historical albums, again listed in descending order
1. Peter Kuhn - No Coming, No Going: The Music of Peter Kuhn 1978-1979 (NoBusiness Records, 2016)
2. David S. Ware and Matthew Shipp Duo - Live in Sant'Anna Arresi 2004 (AUM Fidelity, 2016)
3. Larry Young - In Paris: The ORTF Recordings (Resonance Records, 2016)

•Your choice for the year's best Vocal album


•Your choice for the year's best Debut album
1. Damana - Cornua Copiae (Clean Feed, 2016)

•Your choice for the year’s best Latin jazz album
1. Anat Cohen and Trio Brasileiro - Alegria da Casa (Anzic Records, 2016) Can this be considered Latin? If not, then n/a.

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