Friday, November 29, 2019

NPR / Francis Davis Jazz Poll Ballot

I was invited by jazz writer Francis Davis to participate in his end of year poll, hosted by NPR music. We still have a month to go before the end of the year, but the deadline for ballots was December eighth and he was asking for ballots to be returned sooner than later. The final results of the poll will be posted on the NPR Music around new years.

•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. Dave Rempis / Brandon Lopez / Ryan Packard - The Early Bird Gets (Aerophonic Records, 2019)
2. Gerald Cleaver / Nels Cline / Larry Ochs - What Is To Be Done (Clean Feed, 2019)
3. David Torn / Tim Berne / Ches Smith - Sun Of Goldfinger (ECM, 2019)
4. Paul Dunmall Sun Ship Quartet - John Coltrane 50th Memorial Concert At Cafe Oto (Confront, 2019)
5. Brötzmann / Schlippenbach / Bennink - Fifty Years After... (Trost, 2019)
6. Made to Break - F4 Fake (Trost Records, 2019)
7. Matthew Shipp Trio - Signature (ESP-Disk, 2019)
8. Boneshaker - Fake Music (Soul What Records, 2019)
9. CP Unit - Riding Photon Time (Eleatic Records, 2019)
10. Teodross Avery - After the Rain: A Night for Coltrane (Tompkins Square, 2019)
(11). Ivo Perelman and Matthew Shipp - Efflorescence Vol. 1 (Leo Records, 2019)

•Your top-three Reissues or Historical albums, again listed in descending order

1. Sam Rivers Trio - Emanation (NoBusiness, 2019)
2. Eric Dolphy - Musical Prophet: The Expanded 1963 New York Studio Sessions (Resonance, 2019)
3. Albert Ayler - Quartets 1964: Spirits To Ghosts Revisited (ezz-thetics, 2019)

•Your choice for the year's best Vocal album
Heroes Are Gang Leaders - The Amiri Baraka Sessions (Flat Langston's Arkeyes, 2019)

•Your choice for the year's best Latin album:
1. Poncho Sanchez - Trane's Delight (not reviewed)

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