Sunday, November 26, 2017

5th Annual NPR / Francis Davis Jazz Critics Poll Ballot

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. Vijay Iyer Sextet - Far From Over (ECM, 2017)
2. Cortex - Avant-Garde Party Music (Clean Feed, 2017)
3. CP Unit - Before the Heat Death (Clean Feed Records, 2017)
4. Barry Altschul 3dom Factor - Live in Krakow (NotTwo, 2017)
5. Angles 9 - Disappeared Behind the Sun (Clean Feed Records, 2017)
6. Rodrigo Amado / Goncalo Almeida / Marco Franco - The Attic (NoBusiness Records, 2017)
7. Ken Vandermark / Klaus Kugel / Mark Tokar - Escalator (NotTwo, 2017)
8. Ivo Perelman - The Art of Perelman - Shipp Volume 4: Hyperion (Leo Records, 2017)
9. Bobby Zankel and the Wonderful Sound 6 - Celebrating William Parker at 65 (NotTwo, 2017)
10. Francois Carrier / Rafal Mazur / Michel Lambert - Oneness (FMR Records, 2017)

Your top-three Reissues or Historical albums, again listed in descending order.
1. David S. Ware Trio - Live in New York, 2010 (AUM Fidelity, 2017)
2. Thelonious Monk ‎– Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 (Sam Records, 2017)
3. Jaco Pastorius - Truth, Liberty and Soul (Resonance Records, 2017)

Your choice for the year's best Vocal album
Jen Shyu - Song of Silver Geese (Pi Recordings, 2017)

Your choice for the year's best Debut album
Jamie Branch - Fly Or Die (International Anthem, 2017)

Your choice for the year’s best Latin jazz album
Richie Cole - Latin Lover (Richie Cole Presents, 2017)

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