Village Voice Jazz Poll: 2008

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New Albums by Critics

The top 50 albums are listed in rank order, based on points as well as votes. Second column is number of voters. Third column lists album, title, label, and voters. Fourth column is Tom Hull's grade (U = currently ungraded; empty means I didn't get the record). After the top 50, the albums are listed alphabetically by artist. Several 2007-released records are noted as [-07].

1.29Sonny Rollins: Road Shows, Vol. 1 (Doxy/Emarcy): Larry Blumenfeld, Thomas Conrad, Francis Davis, Steve Feeney, Phil Freeman, David Fricke, Ted Gioia, Ed Hazell, Willard Jenkins, Martin Johnson, Fred Kaplan, John McDonough, Howard Mandel, Dan Morgenstern, Russ Musto, Ivana Ng, Ted Panken, Thierry Peremarti, Doug Ramsey, Joel Roberts, Gene Seymour, Zan Stewart, Jeff Stockton, W Royal Stokes, Mark Stryker, John Szwed, Neil Tesser, K Leander Williams, Ron WynnA-
2.17Rudresh Mahanthappa: Kinsmen (Pi): David R Adler, Shaun Brady, Francis Davis, David Fricke, Ted Gioia, Tad Hendrickson, Andrey Henkin, Eugene Holley Jr, Robert Iannapollo, Fred Kaplan, Jim Macnie, Howard Mandel, Peter Margasak, Thierry Peremarti, Derk Richardson, Gene Seymour, George VargaU
3.18Charles Lloyd: Rabo de Nube (ECM): David R Adler, Larry Blumenfeld, Shaun Brady, Thomas Conrad, John Corbett, Lawrence Cosentino, Laurence Donohue-Greene, James Hale, Don Heckman, Tad Hendrickson, Eugene Holley Jr, Lyn Horton, Willard Jenkins, Mike Joyce, Bill Milkowski, Gene Seymour, John Szwed, K Leander Williams**
4.11Vijay Iyer: Tragicomic (Sunnyside): Lawrence Cosentino, Steve Feeney, James Hale, Lyn Horton, Tom Hull, Martin Johnson, Peter Margasak, Ivana Ng, Derk Richardson, John Szwed, Neil TesserA
5.13Wadada Leo Smith: Tabligh (Cuneiform): Clifford Allen, Phil Freeman, Steve Greenlee, Ed Hazell, Robert Iannapollo, Ken Micallef, Thierry Peremarti, Derk Richardson, Bill Shoemaker, Hank Shteamer, Jason Weiss, K Leander Williams, Josef Woodard**
6.12Cassandra Wilson: Loverly (Blue Note): Larry Blumenfeld, Will Friedwald, Don Heckman, Geoffrey Himes, Willard Jenkins, Martin Johnson, Suzanne Lorge, Howard Mandel, Doug Ramsey, Joel Roberts, W Royal Stokes, Ron WynnA-
7.10Joe Lovano: Symphonica (Blue Note): Larry Applebaum, Will Friedwald, Ted Gioia, John McDonough, Bill Milkowski, Dan Ouellette, Thierry Peremarti, Zan Stewart, Josef Woodard, Ron Wynn**
8.9Donny McCaslin: Recommended Tools (Greenleaf): Shaun Brady, Steve Feeney, Ted Gioia, Steve Greenlee, James Hale, Andrey Henkin, Peter Margasak, Thierry Peremarti, Mark StrykerA-
9.9Bill Frisell: History, Mystery (Nonesuch): Larry Applebaum, Larry Blumenfeld, Don Heckman, Geoffrey Himes, Mike Joyce, Bill Milkowski, Ted Panken, Derk Richardson, W Royal Stokes, Jeff TamarkinA-
10.10Guillermo Klein: Filtros (Sunnyside): David R Adler, Larry Blumenfeld, Steve Dollar, Laurel Gross, Tad Hendrickson, Martin Johnson, Jim Macnie, Ted Panken, Mark Stryker, Michael J West**
11.10Martial Solal: Longitude (Cam Jazz): Laurence Donohue-Greene, Don Heckman, John McDonough, Jim Macnie, Peter Margasak, Dan Morgenstern, Jeff Tamarkin, Neil Tesser, K Leander Williams, Scott Yanow***
12.9Lionel Loueke: Karibu (Blue Note): David R Adler, Larry Applebaum, David Fricke, Don Heckman, Mike Joyce, Jim Macnie, Thierry Peremarti, Joel Roberts, Michael J West*
13.8James Moody & Hank Jones: Our Delight (IPO): George Kanzler, Dan Morgenstern, Russ Musto, Ted Panken, Zan Stewart, Mark Stryker, George Varga, Ron Wynn**
14.7David Murray & Mal Waldron: Silence (Justin Time): Steve Dollar, Geoffrey Himes, Mike Joyce, Fred Kaplan, Elzy Kolb, Jeff Stockton, Ron WynnA-
15.7Bennie Maupin: Early Reflections (Cryptogramophone): Steve Greenlee, James Hale, Willard Jenkins, Thierry Peremarti, Doug Ramsey, George Varga, Michael J WestB
16.10William Parker: Petit Oiseau (AUM Fidelity): Larry Blumenfeld, Steve Dollar, David Fricke, Ed Hazell, Tad Hendrickson, Robert Iannapollo, Derk Richardson, Slim, Jeff Stockton, Neil TesserA-
17.9Dave Holland: Pass It On (Dare2/Emarcy): Steve Feeney, Geoffrey Himes, Willard Jenkins, Ken Micallef, Russ Musto, Ivana Ng, Ted Panken, Zan Stewart, Ron Wynn*
18.9James Carter: Present Tense (Emarcy): Will Friedwald, Mike Joyce, Kevin Lynch, Howard Mandel, Joel Roberts, Gene Seymour, Jeff Tamarkin, K Leander Williams, Ron Wynn***
19.10McCoy Tyner: Guitars (Half Note/McCoy Tyner Music): Thomas Conrad, John Corbett, Lawrence Cosentino, Will Friedwald, Ted Gioia, Tad Hendrickson, Eugene Holley Jr, Dan Ouellette, W Royal Stokes, Ron Wynn*
20.8Brian Blade: Season of Changes (Verve): David R Adler, Ken Franckling, Don Heckman, Mike Joyce, Ken Micallef, Bill Milkowski, Russ Musto, Gene Seymour**
21.8Mary Halvorson: Dragon's Head (Firehouse 12): Francis Davis, Steve Dollar, Steve Feeney, David Fricke, Kurt Gottschalk, James Hale, Martin Johnson, Peter Margasak
22.7Dafnis Prieto: Taking the Soul for a Walk (Dafnison): Shaun Brady, Jim Macnie, Ken Micallef, Russ Musto, Ted Panken, Mark StrykerB
23.7Anat Cohen: Notes From the Village (Anzic): Mike Joyce, George Kanzler, Dan Morgenstern, Ivana Ng, Dan Ouellette, Jeff Tamarkin, George VargaA-
24.5Mario Pavone Trio: Arc (Playscape): David R Adler, Shaun Brady, Laurence Donohue-Greene, Steve Greenlee, Gene Seymour, Jeff Stockton
25.7Carla Bley: Appearing Nightly (WATT/ECM): Don Heckman, Fred Kaplan, Elzy Kolb, Derk Richardson, W Royal Stokes, George Varga***
26.7Vanguard Jazz Orchestra: Monday Night Live at the Village Vanguard (Planet Arts): Ken Dryden, Laurel Gross, George Kanzler, Doug Ramsey, Zan Stewart, Mark Stryker
27.5William Parker: Double Sunrise Over Neptune (AUM Fidelity): Lawrence Cosentino, David Fricke, Tom Hull, Bill Shoemaker, Jeff StocktonA
28.6[various artists]: Miles From India (Four Quarters/Times Square): Bill Milkowski, Doug Ramsey, John Szwed, Jeff Tamarkin, Neil Tesser, Scott Yanow**
29.5Bill Dixon: 17 Musicians in Search of a Sound: Darfur (AUM Fidelity): Clifford Allen, Francis Davis, Phil Freeman, Hank Shteamer, Slim***
30.5Miguel Zenon: Awake (Marsalis Music): Larry Applebaum, Ted Gioia, Geoffrey Himes, Neil Tesser, Scott Yanow
31.4Jenny Scheinman: Crossing the Field (Koch): Sean Fitzell, David Fricke, Martin Johnson, Dan OuelletteU
32.5Steven Bernstein: Diaspora Suite (Tzadik): Sean Fitzell, David Fricke, Fred Kaplan, Derk Richardson, K Leander WilliamsA-
33.4Danilo Perez: Across the Crystal Sea (Emarcy): Ken Franckling, Tad Hendrickson, Eugene Holley Jr, Joel Roberts*
34.5Mostly Other People Do the Killing: This Is Our Moosic (Hot Cup): Stuart Broomer, Tom Hull, Howard Mandel, Ivana Ng, John SzwedA-
35.4Louis Moholo-Moholo & Marilyn Crispell: Sibanye (We Are One) (Intakt): Clifford Allen, Kurt Gottschalk, Ed Hazell, Jason Weiss
36.6Saxophone Summit: Seraphic Light (Telarc): Lawrence Cosentino, Elzy Kolb, Howard Mandel, Bill Milkowski, Russ Musto, Ted PankenB
37.6Brad Mehldau: Live (Nonesuch): Thomas Conrad, Ted Gioia, Martin Johnson, Russ Musto, George Varga, Josef Woodard***
38.4Pat Metheny: Day Trip (Nonesuch): Eugene Holley Jr, Ken Micallef, Gene Seymour, Scott Yanow**
38.4Kurt Rosenwinkel: The Remedy (ArtistShare): Shaun Brady, Kevin Lynch, Bill Milkowski, Russ Musto
38.4Marcus Shelby: Harriet Tubman (Noir): Eugene Holley Jr, Willard Jenkins, Kevin Lynch, Michael J WestU
41.4Roberta Gambarini & Hank Jones: You Are There (Emarcy): Laurence Donohue-Greene, Ken Dryden, Suzanne Lorge, Scott Yanow***
41.4Evan Parker: Boustrophedon (ECM): Stuart Broomer, Art Lange, Bill Shoemaker, Jason Weiss***
43.4Bobby Previte: Set the Alarm for Monday (Palmetto): Sean Fitzell, Andrey Henkin, Dan Ouellette, K Leander Williams***
43.4Scott Robinson: Forever Lasting (Arbors): Paul Blair, Ken Dryden, Will Friedwald, Dan MorgensternB
45.5Mike Reed: Proliferation (482 Music): John Corbett, Art Lange, Peter Margasak, Bill Shoemaker, Neil TesserA-
46.3JD Allen: I Am I Am (Sunnyside): Lawrence Cosentino, Laurel Gross, K Leander Williams***
46.3Brotherhood of Breath: Eclipse at Dawn (Cuneiform): Clifford Allen, Stuart Broomer, Jason Weiss*
46.3Ted Nash: The Mancini Project (Palmetto): Will Friedwald, Russ Musto, Gene Seymour
49.4Todd Sickafoose: Tiny Resistors (Cryptogramophone): Paul Blair, Sean Fitzell, Steve Greenlee, Jeff Tamarkin, George Varga*
50.4Matana Roberts: The Chicago Project (Central Control): Martin Johnson, Larry Kart, Jeff Stockton, [unnamed vote from 2007]B
5Francisco Mela: Cirio (Half Note): Larry Applebaum, Lawrence Cosentino, Geoffrey Himes, Jim Macnie, Russ MustoU
4Steven Bernstein's Millennial Territory Orchestra: We Are MTO (Mowo): Will Friedwald, Tom Hull, Bill Milkowski, Jeff TamarkinA
4Taylor Ho Bynum: Asphalt Flowers Forking Paths (Hatology): Laurence Donohue-Greene, Kurt Gottschalk, Ed Hazell, Robert Iannapollo
4Dave Douglas: Moonshine (Greenleaf): Steve Greenlee, Derk Richardson, Neil Tesser, Josef WoodardA-
4Lafayette Gilchrist: Soul Progressin' (Hyena): Steve Dollar, Geoffrey Himes, Howard Mandel, Peter Margasak***
4John McNeil/Bill McHenry: Rediscovery (Sunnyside): Steve Feeney, Martin Johnson, Peter Margasak, Mark Stryker**
4Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis: Two Men With the Blues (Blue Note): Will Friedwald, Tad Hendrickson, Fred Kaplan, Ron Wynn***
4Nicholas Payton: Into the Blue (Nonesuch): Francis Davis, Eugene Holley Jr, Zan Stewart, Neil TesserB
4Adam Rudolph's Moving Pictures: Dream Garden (Justin Time): David R Adler, Shaun Brady, Steve Greenlee, Jason Weiss
4Horace Silver: Live at Newport '58 (Blue Note): Thomas Conrad, Eugene Holley Jr, Larry Kart, John McDonoughA-
3Ben Allison: Little Things Run the World (Palmetto): Sean Fitzell, Jim Macnie, Dan OuelletteA-
3Paul Bley: About Time (Justin Time): Francis Davis, Don Heckman, Fred Kaplan*
3Jane Ira Bloom: Mental Weather (Outline): James Hale, Lyn Horton, Jim Macnie**
3Anthony Braxton: Quartet (Moscow) 2008 (Leo): Stuart Broomer, James Hale, Ted Panken
3Uri Caine: Othello Syndrome (Winter & Winter): Ed Hazell, Bill Shoemaker, John Szwed
3Evan Christopher: Django a la Creole (Lejazzetal): Larry Blumenfeld, Willard Jenkins, W Royal Stokes
3Avishai Cohen: Gently Disturbed (RazDaz): Ken Franckling, Mike Joyce, Michael J West
3Chick Corea/Gary Burton: Crystal Silence (Concord): John McDonough, Bill Milkowski, Dan Ouellette
3Kenny Davern/Bob Wilber: Soprano Summit in 1975 and More (Arbors): George Kanzler, Bob Porter, Scott YanowA-
3Fieldwork: Door (Pi): Shaun Brady, Francis Davis, Hank ShteamerA-
3Erik Friedlander/Mike Sarin/Trevor Dunn: Broken Arm Trio (Skipstone): Dan Ouellette, John Szwed, Michael J WestU
3Drew Gress: The Irrational Numbers (Premonition): David R Adler, Sean Fitzell, Mark Stryker*
3Chico Hamilton/Andrew Hill: Dreams Come True (Joyous Shout): Lyn Horton, Peter Margasak, Hank Shteamer
3Roy Hargrove: Earfood (Groovin' High/Emarcy): Ken Franckling, Mike Joyce, Ron Wynn
3Ahmad Jamal: It's Magic (Dreyfus): Eugene Holley Jr, Dan Ouellette, Michael J WestU
3Adam Kolker: Flag Day (Sunnyside): Jim Macnie, Thierry Peremarti, Jeff Stockton***
3Microscopic Septet: Lobster Leaps In (Cuneiform): Larry Blumenfeld, Francis Davis, Will Friedwald, W Royal StokesA-
3Paul Motian: Live at the Village Vanguard Vol. II (Winter & Winter): Larry Applebaum, Shaun Brady, Steve Feeney**
3Aaron Parks: Invisible Cinema (Blue Note): Shaun Brady, Phil Freeman, Laurel Gross**
3Angelica Sanchez: Life Between (Clean Feed): David R Adler, Stuart Broomer, John Szwed**
3David Sánchez: Cultural Survival (Concord Picante): Steve Feeney, Ted Panken, George Varga***
3Randy Sandke: Unconventional Wisdom (Arbors): Tom Hull, George Kanzler, Larry KartA-
3Esperanza Spalding: Esperanza (Heads Up): Don Heckman, Tad Hendrickson, Eugene Holley Jr*
3Marcin Wasilewski: January (ECM): Kevin Lynch, Ken Micallef, Josef Woodard***
3Dr Michael White: Blue Crescent (Basin Street): Larry Blumenfeld, Bob Porter, Scott Yanow
3Norma Winstone: Distances (ECM): Larry Applebaum, Suzanne Lorge, Doug Ramsey**
2Atomic: Retrograde (Jazzland): John Corbett, Peter Margasak
2Patricia Barber: The Cole Porter Mix (Blue Note): Thomas Conrad, Don HeckmanA-
2Nik Bärtsch's Ronin: Holon (ECM): Phil Freeman, Tom HullA-
2David Berger: I Had the Craziest Dream: The Music of Harry Warren (Such Sweet Thunder): Will Friedwald, K Leander Williams**
2Bik Bent Braam: Extemen (BBB): Ed Hazell, Larry KartU
2Michael Blake: The World Awakes: A Tribute To Eli "Lucky" Thompson (Stunt): Robert Iannapollo, George Kanzler
2Anthony Braxton: Trio (Victoriaville) 2007 (Victo): James Hale, Bill Shoemaker
2Anthony Braxton/Milford Graves/Wiliam Parker: Beyond Quantum (Tzadik): Laurence Donohue-Greene, Phil FreemanA-
2Anthony Braxton/Joe Morris: Four Improvisations (Duo) 2007 (Clean Feed): Clifford Allen, Ed Hazell
2Rob Brown: Crown Trunk Root Funk (AUM Fidelity): Tom Hull, SlimA-
2Don Cherry: Live at Cafe Montmartre 1966, Vol. 2 (ESP Disk): Hank Shteamer, Jason WeissB
2Connie Crothers/Bill Payne: Conversations (New Artists): Art Lange, Bill Shoemaker
2Bill Dixon: With Exploding Star Orchestra (Thrill Jockey): Clifford Allen, Phil Freeman**
2Taylor Eigsti: Let It Come to You (Concord): Ted Gioia, Neil TesserB
2Harris Eisenstadt: Guewel (Clean Feed): Robert Iannapollo, Hank Shteamer**
2Eliane Elias: Something For You (Blue Note): Ken Dryden, Elzy Kolb***
2Jeff Gauthier: House of Return (Cryptogramophone): Phil Freeman, Fred Kaplan*
2Gilfema: Gilfema+2 (Obliqsound): Larry Blumenfeld, Jeff Tamarkin**
2Hans Glawischnig: Panorama (Sunnyside): David R Adler, Doug Ramsey**
2Barry Guy/Marilyn Crispell/Paul Lytton: Phases of the Night (Intakt): Laurence Donohue-Greene, Kurt Gottschalk
2Charlie Haden: Rambling Boy (Decca): Francis Davis, Steve Dollar**
2Ari Hoenig: Bert's Playground (Dreyfus): Bill Milkowski, Hank Shteamer
2Shirley Horn: Live at the 1994 Monterey Jazz Festival (MJF/Concord): Fred Kaplan, Elzy Kolb***
2Dick Hyman: Thinking About Bix (Hyman): John McDonough, Michael Steinman
2Ideal Bread: The Ideal Bread (KMB Jazz): Hank Shteamer, Jason Weiss
2Rebecca Kilgore/Dave Frishberg: Why Fight the Feeling? (Arbors): Bob Porter, Doug Ramsey**
2Hakon Kornstad/Ingebrigt Flaten: Elise (Hemlandssanger-Compunctio): Larry Applebaum, Andrey Henkin
2Dave Liebman/Roberto Tarenzi/Paolo Benedettini/Tony Arco: Negative Space (Verve): Steve Greenlee, Mike Joyce**
2Kate McGarry: If Less Is More . . . Nothing Is Everything (Palmetto): Larry Applebaum, Geoffrey HimesC
2Joe McPhee/John Heward: Voices-10 Improvisations (Mode): Lyn Horton, Ivana Ng
2Nicole Mitchell: Black Unstoppable (Delmark [-07]): Lyn Horton, Howard MandelB-
2Michael Moore/Fred Hersch: This We Know (Palmetto): George Kanzler, Gene Seymour
2Greg Osby: Nine Levels (Inner Circle): Ted Panken, Michael J West
2Enrico Pieranunzi/Kenny Wheeler: As Never Before (CAM Jazz): Stuart Broomer, Thomas Conrad**
2Enrico Rava/Stefano Bollani: The Third Man (ECM): Larry Applebaum, Thomas ConradB
2SFJazz Collective: Live 2008 (SFJazz): Geoffrey Himes, Josef Woodard
2Chris Speed/Chris Cheek/Stephane Furic: Liebovici Jugendstil (ESP Disk): Clifford Allen, Jason Weiss
2Stein Brothers: Quixotic (Jazzed Media): Paul Blair, Ken Franckling*
2Bobo Stenson: Cantando (ECM): Thomas Conrad, Josef Woodard***
2Grant Stewart: Young at Heart (Sharp Nine): Larry Kart, Michael Steinman
2Joe Temperley: The Sinatra Songbook (Hep): Dan Morgenstern, Bob Porter
2Totem: Solar Forge (ESP): Stuart Broomer, Phil Freeman
2Bebo Valdés & Javier Colina: Live at the Village Vanguard (Calle 54/Norté): John Corbett, Tad Hendrickson***
2Vandermark 5: Beat Reader (Atavistic): Tom Hull, Jeff StocktonA-
2Aaron Weinstein/John Pizzarelli: Blue Too (Arbors): George Kanzler, John McDonough**
2Eri Yamamoto: Duologue (AUM Fidelity): Lawrence Cosentino, Steve Dollar**
1Jason Adasiewicz: Rolldown (482 Music): Larry Kart
1Jason Ajemian: The Art of Dying (Delmark): Larry Kart*
1Tetuzi Akiyama/Mertin Taxt/Eivind Lonning/Espen Reinersten: Varianter av dode traer (Sofa): Kurt Gottschalk
1Harry Allen/Joe Cohn: Stompin' the Blues (Arbors): Bob Porter**
1Karrin Allyson: Imagina (Concord): Suzanne LorgeB-
1Misha Alperin: Her First Dance (ECM): Jason Weiss**
1Paolo Angeli/Evan Parker/Ned Rothenberg: Free Zone Appleby 2007 (Psi): Sean Fitzell
1Antripodean Collective: Funcall (Extreme): Laurence Donohue-Greene
1Ehud Asherie: Swing Set (Positone): Dan Morgenstern
1Ab Baars & Ken Vandermark: Goofy June Bug (WIG): John Corbett**
1Jeff Babko: Mondo Trio (Abstract Logix): Ken Micallef
1Cyro Baptista: Banquet of the Spirits (Tzadik): Sean FitzellB-
1Bar Kokhba [John Zorn]: Lucifer: Book of Angels Volume 10 (Tzadik): Sean Fitzell
1Kenny Barron: The Traveler (Sunnyside): George Kanzler**
1Django Bates: Spring Is Here (Shall We Dance?) (Lost Marbles): Josef Woodard
1Jamie Baum: Solace (Sunnyside): Ken Dryden*
1Tom Beckham: Rebound (Apria): Paul Blair
1BED: Four + 1 (Blue Swing): Michael Steinman
1Marco Benevento: Invisible Baby (Hyena): Dan OuelletteB
1Chuck Berghofer: The Film Music of Ralph Rainger (Fresh Sound): Doug Ramsey
1Jerry Bergonzi: Tenor Talk (Savant): Art LangeA-
1Cindy Blackman: Music for the New Millennium (Synth Sound): Ken Micallef**
1Raoul Bjorkenheim/William Parker/Hamid Drake: DMG @ The Stone, Vol.2 (DMG/Arc): Laurence Donohue-GreeneA-
1Andrea Brachfeld: Into the World: A Musical Offering (Shaneye): Elzy Kolb
1Anthony Braxton: Piano Music 1968-2000 (Leo): Art Lange
1Anthony Braxton: Quartet (GTM) 2006 (Important): David Fricke
1Anthony Braxton: 12+ 1tet (Victoriaville) (Victo): Josef Woodard
1Randy Brecker: Randy in Brasil (MAMA): Ken FrancklingB-
1Peter Brötzmann/Han Bennink: Amherst 2006 (Eremite): Ivana Ng
1Peter Brötzmann/Peeter Uuskyla: Born Broke (Atavistic): Steve Greenlee***
1Peter Brötzmann/Paal Nilssen-Love/Mats Gustafsson: The Fat Is Gone (Smalltown Superjazz): Andrey Henkin
1Donald Brown: The Classic Introvert (Spacetime): Slim
1John Bunch: Plays Irving Berlin (Arbors): Michael SteinmanU
1Jimmy Burns: Live at BLUES (Delmark): Slim
1Ivor Callin/John Bissett: A Schlepp From Strathbungo (2:13): Kurt Gottschalk
1Roy Campbell: Akhenaten Suite (AUM Fidelity): Jeff StocktonA-
1Bill Carrothers: Home Row (Pirouet): Jim Macnie*
1Yoon Sun Choi/Jacob Sacks: Imagination (Yeah-Yeah): Suzanne LorgeB-
1Alex Cline: Continuation (Cryptogramophone): John Hale
1Avishai Cohen: Flood (Anzic): Dan Morgenstern
1Marc Copland/Gary Peacock/Paul Motian: Voices: New York Recordings Vol. 2 (Pirouet [-07]): Kevin Lynch***
1Cosmologic: Eyes in the Back of My Head (Cuneiform): George Varga**
1Marilyn Crispell: Vignettes (ECM): Derk Richardson**
1Andrew D'Angelo: Skadra Degis (Skirl): John Szwed
1Dapp Theory: Layers of Chance (Obliqsound): Michael J West
1Kris Davis: Rye Eclipse (Fresh Sound New Talent): Tom HullA-
1Buddy DeFranco: Charlie Cat 2 (Arbors [-07]): John McDonough**
1Jacques Demierre/Isabelle Duthoit: Avenues (Unit): Kurt Gottschalk
1Toumani Diabate: The Mandé Variations (Nonesuch): K Leander Williams**
1Echoes of Swing: Four Jokers in the Pack (EOS): Michael Steinman*
1Lars Edegren: New Orleans Jazz (GHB): Bob Porter
1John Ellis: Dance Like There's No Tomorrow (Hyena): Joel Roberts**
1Lisle Ellis: Sucker Punch Requiem (Henceforth): Bill Shoemaker*
1Die Enttaüschung: Die Enttaüschung (Intakt): John Corbett
1EST: Leucolyte (Emarcy): Geoffrey Himes
1Ethnic Heritage Ensemble: Hot n Heavy: Live at the Ascension Loft (Delmark): Slim
1Scott Fields: Bitter Love Songs (Clean Feed): Tom HullA-
1Al Foster: Love, Peace & Jazz! (JazzEyes): Joel Roberts**
1Donal Fox: The Scarlatti Jazz Suite Project (Leonellis Music): Ken Franckling
1Free Form Funky Freqs: Urban Mythology Volume 1 (Thirsty Ear [-07]): Howard Mandel*
1Paolo Fresu/Richard Galliano/Jan Lundgren: Mare Nostrum (ACT): Gene Seymour**
1Satoko Fujii: Trace a River (Libra): SlimA-
1Satoko Fujii: Summer Suite (Libra): Derk RichardsonA-
1Melody Gardot: Worrisome Heart (Verve): Steve Feeney, Ken Franckling*
1Stephen Gauci: Nididhyasana (Clean Feed [-07]): Andrey Henkin***
1Stephen Gauci's Stockholm Conference: Live at Glenn Miller Café (Ayler): Stuart Broomer**
1Tobias Gebb & Trio West: An Upper West Side Story (Yummy House): Paul Blair***
1Generations Band: Tough Guys (ICA): Ken Franckling
1Gerold Genssler/Uli Jennessen/Henrik Walsdorff: LAX Live (Jazzwerkstatt): Slim
1Globe Unity Orchestra: 40 Years (Intakt): Clifford Allen
1Dennis González: At Tonic: Dance of the Soothsayer's Tongue (Clean Feed [-07]): Slim**
1Henry Grimes/Rashied Ali: Going to the Ritual (Porter): George Varga
1Danny Grissett: Encounters (Criss Cross): Mark Stryker
1Grosse Abfahrt: Everything That Disappears (Emanem): Stuart Broomer
1Marty Grosz/Mike Peters: Acoustic Heat (Sackville): Michael Steinman
1Vyacheslav Guyvoronsky: Caprichos (Leo): Art Lange
1Jeff Hamilton: If Dreams Come True (Jeff Hamilton Jazz): Michael Steinman
1Scott Hamilton: Across the Tracks (Concord): Bob Porter**
1Tardo Hammer: Dial B for Beauty (Sharp Nine): Michael Steinman
1Lionel Hampton: Basel 1953, Vol. 2 (TCB): Bob Porter*
1Jeffrey Hayden: Shurdut: The Digital Box (Ayler): Lawrence Cosentio
1Stephen Haynes/Taylor Ho Bynum: The Double Trio: Live at the Festival of New Trumpet Music (Engine Studios): Phil Freeman
1Matthew Herbert: There's Me and There's You (!K7): Steve DollarB
1Conrad Herwig: The Latin Side of Wayne Shorter (Half Note): Zan Stewart**
1Terumasa Hino/Masabumi Kikuchi: Counter Current (Sony [Japan]): Andrey Henkin
1Hiromi: Beyond Standard (Telarc): Scott YanowU
1Jason Kao Hwang/Edge: Stories Before Within (Innova): Robert Iannapollo***
1ICP Orchestra: Live at the Bimhuis (ICP): Robert Iannapollo
1Mikko Innanen: Paa-Da-Pap (Tum): Slim
1Keefe Jackson: Just Like This (Delmark [-07]): Larry Kart*
1José James: The Dreamer (Brownswood): Willard Jenkins
1Roger Kellaway: Live at the Jazz Standard (IPO): Doug RamseyB
1Grace Kelly/Lee Konitz: Gracefullee (Pazz): W Royal Stokes***
1Stacey Kent: Breakfast on the Morning Tram (Blue Note): Suzanne Lorge***
1Frank Kimbrough: Air (Palmetto): Fred KaplanB
1Klez-Edge: Ancestors, Mindreles, NaGila Monsters (Tzadik): Lyn Horton
1Lee Konitz/Minsarah: Deep Lee (Enja): Howard Mandel**
1Bireli Lagrene: Just the Way You Are (Dreyfus): John McDonough
1Adam Lane/Lou Grassi/Mark Whitecage: Drunk Butterfly (Clean Feed): Art LangeA-
1Dave Liebman: Further Conversations - Live (True Azul): Mark Stryker
1Jason Lindner: Live at the Jazz Gallery (Anzic): Laurel Gross
1Joe Locke: Force of Four (Origin): Ken Dryden*
1Chuck MacKinnon Mactet: New Transmission (Krispytone): Paul Blair
1Joe Magnarelli: Persistence (Reservoir): Zan Stewart
1Tony Malaby/William Parker/Nasheet Waits: Tamarindo (Clean Feed [-07]): Laurel Gross**
1Tony Malaby: Warblepeck (Songlines): Francis Davis*
1Joe Maneri & Peter Dolger: Peace Concert (Atavistic Unheard Music Series): Clifford Allen
1Manhattan Ragtime Orchestra: At the Jazz Band Ball (Stomp Off): Michael Steinman
1Sherrie Maricle/Five Play: What the World Needs Now is Love (Arbors): W Royal Stokes*
1John Marshall: Live at "Le Pirate" (Organic): Laurel Gross
1Mark Masters: Farewell Walter Dewey Redman (Capri): Dan MorgensternU
1Mauger [Rudresh Mahanthappa/Mark Dresser/Gerry Hemingway]: The Beautiful Enabler (Clean Feed): Laurence Donohue-Greene***
1Maybe Monday: Unsquare (Intakt): Kurt GottschalkU
1Virginia Mayhew: A Simple Thank You (Renma): Elzy Kolb**
1Louis Mazetier: Tributes, Portraits And Other Stories (Arbors): Scott Yanow**
1Marilyn Mazur: Elixir (ECM): Ted Gioia***
1Robin McKelle: Modern Antique (Cheap Lullabye): Suzanne LorgeB-
1John McLaughlin: Floating Point (Abstract Logix): Thierry Peremarti**
1Marian McPartland: Twilight World (Concord): Ken Dryden**
1Joe McPhee/Paal Nilsson-Love: Tomorrow Came Today (Smalltown Superjazz): John CorbettU
1Medeski Martin & Wood: Radiolarians Vol. 1 (Indirecto): Tad Hendrickson
1Vince Mendoza: Blauklang (ACT): Josef WoodardB-
1Manuel Mengis Gruppe 6: The Pond (Hatology): James Hale
1Nicole Mitchell: Xenogenesis Suite: A Tribute to Octavia Butler (Firehouse 12): Bill Shoemaker
1Stanton Moore: Emphasis! (on Parenthesis) (Telarc): Elzy KolbB-
1Joe Morris: High Definition (Hatology): Steve Dollar
1Bob Mover: It Amazes Me (Zoho): Dan Morgenstern***
1New Jazz Composers Octet: The Turning Gate (Motemo): Laurel Gross
1Phil Norman: Totally Live at the Catalina Jazz Club (MAMA): Scott Yanow**
1Adam Nussbaum: Standards (Kind of Blue): Paul Blair
1Arturo O'Farrill: Song for Chico (Zoho): Ken Micallef**
1Eivind Opsvik: Overseas III (Loyal Label): Hank Shteamer
1Orange Room: Orange Room (El Gallo Rojo): Art Lange
1Organissimo: Grooveadelphia (Big O): Larry Kart
1Alan Pasqua: Standards (Fuzzy Music): Ken Micallef**
1Rosa Passos: Romance (Telarc): Willard Jenkins***
1Nik Payton/Bob Wilber: Swinging the Changes (Arbors): John McDonough*
1Houston Person/Ron Carter: Just Between Friends (High Note): Steve Greenlee***
1Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky/Michael Griener: The Salmon (Intakt): Andrey Henkin
1Courtney Pine's Jazz Warriors: Afropeans (Destin-E): Michael J West
1Noah Preminger: Dry Bridge Road (NOWT): Ed Hazell, Martin Johnson**
1Jim Pugliese: Live at Issue Project Room (Improvisatore Involontario): Andrey Henkin
1Max Raabe & Palast Orchester: Heute Nacht Oder Nie (SPV): Suzanne Lorge
1Mike Reed: The Speed of Change (482 Music): Willard Jenkins***
1Dianne Reeves: When You Know (Blue Note): Suzanne LorgeB-
1Revolutionary Snake Ensemble: Forked Tongue (Cuneiform): Joel Roberts
1Marc Ribot: Exercises in Futility (Tzadik): Kurt Gottschalk
1Terry Riley: The Last Camel in Paris (Elision Fields): Steve Dollar
1Pete Robbins: Do the Hate Laugh Shimmy (Fresh Sound New Talent): Kevin LynchB
1Frank Roberscheuten: Three Wise Men (TFR): Michael Steinman
1Pete Rodriguez: El Alquimista (The Alchemist) (Condé): Steve Feeney*
1ROVA: The Juke Box Suite (Not Two [-07]): Bill ShoemakerU
1George Russell Sextet: Live in Bremen and Paris 1964 (Gambit): John Szwed
1John Santos: Perspectiva Fragmentada (Machete): Ken Franckling
1Boz Scaggs: Speak Low (Decca): Jeff TamarkinB
1Alexander von Schlippenbach/Daniel D'Agaro/Tristan Honsinger: Friulian Sketches (Psi): Art Lange
1Scorch Trio: Brolt! (Rune Grammofon): David Fricke
1Shakers n' Bakers: Yearning for Zion (Little I Music): Elzy Kolb**
1Paul Shapiro: Essen (Tzadik): Jason WeissA-
1Avery Sharpe: Legends and Mentors (JKNM): Lawrence Cosentino**
1David Sherr: Otherworld Music (Bel Air Jazz): Larry Kart
1Matthew Shipp: Un Piano (Rogue Art): Lyn Horton
1Sonny Simmons: Introducing Black Jack Pleasanton (Hello World): Jeff Stockton
1Sonny Simmons/Bobby Few: True Wind (Hello World!): Hank Shteamer
1Gary Smulyan: High Noon: The Jazz Side of Frankie Laine (Reservoir): George Kanzler
1Sonore: Only the Devil Has No Dreams (Jazzwerkstatt): John Corbett
1Omar Sosa: Afreecanos (Ota): Kevin Lynch
1Spring Heel Jack: Songs & Themes (Thirsty Ear): Kurt Gottschalk*
1Loren Stillman: Blind Date (Pirouet): Kevin Lynch
1Dave Stryker-Steve Slagle Band: The Scene (Zoho): Zan Stewart*
1Szilard Mezei Ensemble: Nad/Reed (Red Toucan): Robert Iannapollo
1Martin Taylor: Double Standards (P3 Music): Ken Dryden**
1Otis Taylor: Recapturing the Banjo (Telarc): Kevin Lynch
1Third World Love: New Blues (Anzic): Joel Roberts***
1Tiziano Tononi: Peace Warriors (Forgotten Children) (Black Saint): Art Lange
1Sumi Tonooka: Long Ago Today (ARC): Elzy Kolb***
1Stan Tracey/Keith Tippett: Supernova (ReSteamed): Ed Hazell
1Trio Vriditas: Live at the Vision Festival 2001 (Clean Feed): Clifford AllenU
1Trio X: Fall 2006 Tour (CIMPol): Robert Iannapollo
1Vassilis Tsabropoulos: Melos (ECM): Ted GioiaU
1Matt Turner/Peg & Bill Carrothers: The Voices That Are Gone: The Music of Stephen Foster (Illusions): Suzanne Lorge
1Steve Turre: Rainbow People (High Note): Joel Roberts**
1Warren Vaché/John Allred: Live at Marion's Room (Arbors): Bob Porter**
1Fred Van Hove: Journey (Psi): Andrey Henkin
1Gary Versace: Outside In (Criss Cross): Paul Blair
1Cuong Vu: Vu-Tet (ArtistShare): Sean FitzellB
1Jack Walrath: Ballroom (Steeplechase): Paul Blair
1Cedar Walton: Seasoned Wood (High Note): Zan Stewart
1Kenny Werner: With a Song in My Heart (Venus): Ken Dryden
1Judy Wexler: Dreams & Shadows (Jazzed Media): Ken Dryden
1Harry Whitaker: One Who Sees All Things (Smalls): W Royal StokesU
1Victor Wooten: Palmystery (Heads Up): Thierry Peremarti
1Eri Yamamoto: Redwoods (AUM Fidelity): Lyn Horton**
1Eli Yamin: You Can't Buy Swing (Yamin Music): Paul BlairU
1Yuganaut: This Musicship (ESP Disk): Lyn Horton**
1Torbjörn Zetterberg: Skildrar Kvinnans Kamp (Moserobie): John Corbett
1John Zorn: The Dreamers (Tzadik): Stuart Broomer***

Total number of records: 329. Total number that I have rated: 196 (59%).

Reissues

1.33Anthony Braxton: The Complete Arista Recordings of Anthony Braxton (Mosaic): David R Adler, Clifford Allen, Larry Applebaum, Larry Blumenfeld, Shaun Brady, Stuart Broomer, John Corbett, Francis Davis, Steve Dollar, Phil Freeman, Ted Gioia, Kurt Gottschalk, James Hale, Ed Hazell, Tad Hendrickson, Tom Hull, Robert Iannapollo, George Kanzler, Fred Kaplan, Larry Kart, Art Lange, Jim Macnie, Peter Margasak, Dan Morgenstern, Ted Panken, Thierry Peremarti, Derk Richardson, Bill Shoemaker, Hank Shteamer, Mark Stryker, John Szwed, George Varga, Scott YanowA-
2.10Miles Davis: Kind of Blue: 50th Anniversary Collectors Edition (Columbia/Legacy): Larry Blumenfeld, Thomas Conrad, Ted Gioia, James Hale, Don Heckman, Tad Hendrickson, Bill Milkowski, Thierry Peremarti, Jeff Tamarkin, Josef Woodard
3.10Art Tatum: Piano Starts Here: Live at the Shrine/The Zenph Re-Performance (Sony Classical): Francis Davis, Ted Gioia, Geoffrey Himes, Eugene Holley Jr, Mike Joyce, Howard Mandel, Ted Panken, Thierry Peremarti, Joel Roberts, John Szwed, Jeff Tamarkin
3.10Lester Young: Classic Columbia, Okeh and Vocalion with Count Basie (1936-1940) (Mosaic): Ken Dryden, Will Friedwald, John McDonough, Dan Morgenstern, Russ Musto, Bob Porter, Michael Steinman, Zan Stewart, W Royal Stokes, George Varga
5.6Nina Simone: To Be Free: The Nina Simone Story (BMG/Legacy): Larry Blumenfeld, Ken Franckling, Fred Kaplan, Suzanne Lorge, Joel Roberts, W Royal Stokes**
6.6Ornette Coleman: Town Hall 1962 (ESP Disk): Kevin Lynch, Russ Musto, Neil Tesser, K Leander Williams, Josef Woodard***
7.4Blue Notes: The Ogun Collection (Ogun): David Fricke, Ed Hazell, Bill Shoemaker, Jason Weiss
8.4Charlie Parker: Washington, D.C., May 23, 1948 (Uptown Jazz): Thomas Conrad, Mike Joyce, Ken Micallef, Bob Porter*
9.6Dizzy Gillespie: Showtime at the Spotlite: 52nd Street, New York City, June 1946 (Uptown): Francis Davis, Ken Franckling, Will Friedwald, Larry Kart, Ted Panken, Zan StewartB
10.5Grachan Moncur III: Evolution (Blue Note): David R Adler, Stuart Broomer, Michael J West, K Leander Williams, Josef Woodard
4Return to Forever: The Anthology (Concord): Mike Joyce, Ken Micallef, Bill Milkowski, Jeff Tamarkin
4Sahib Shihab: And the Danish Radio Jazz Group (Oktav): Shaun Brady, Laurence Donohue-Greene, Robert Iannapollo, Doug Ramsey
3Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabakin Big Band: Mosaic Select (Mosaic Select): Dan Morgenstern, Zan Stewart, Mark Stryker
3Keith Jarrett/Gary Peacock/Jack DeJohnette: Setting Standards (ECM): James Hale, Ed Hazell, Don Heckman**
3Roscoe Mitchell: Noonah (Nessa): Larry Kart, Peter Margasak, Derk Richardson
3Charlie Parker: Bird In Time, 1940-1947 (ESP Disk): George Kanzler, Howard Mandel, Ivana Ng
3Oscar Peterson: The Complete Clef/Mercury Studio Recordings (1951-1953) (Mosaic): Ken Dryden, George Varga, Scott Yanow
3Wayne Shorter: The Soothsayer (Blue Note): Lawrence Cosentino, Russ Musto, Joel Roberts
2Louis Armstrong: Fleishmann's Broadcasts and Home Recordings (Jazz Society): Doug Ramsey, Michael Steinman
2Paul Bley: Closer (ESP Disk): Lyn Horton, Tom HullA-
2Curlew: 1st Album + Live at CBGB (1980) (DMG/ARC): David Fricke, Tom Hull
2Miles Davis: Broadcast Sessions 1958-59 (Acrobat): Larry Applebaum, John McDonough**
2Bill Evans: Portrait in Jazz (Riverside/Keepnews Collection): Sean Fitzell, K Leander WilliamsA-
2Giuseppi Logan: Quartet (ESP Disk): Stuart Broomer, Howard Mandel
2Thelonious Monk: Brilliant Corners (Riverside/Keepnews Collection): Lawrence Cosentino, Geoffrey HimesA
2Thelonious Monk Orchestra: At Town Hall (Riverside/Keepnews Collection): Lawrence Cosentino, George Kanzler
2Ray Russell: Turn Circle (Vocalion): Laurence Donohue-Greene, Andrey Henkin
2Art Tatum: Tatum Art (Storyville): Ken Dryden, Ivana Ng
2John Tchicai: Afrodisiaca (MPS/Promising): Andrey Henkin, John Szwed, Jason Weiss
2Stan Tracey: The Early Works (ReSteamed): Art Lange, Bill Shoemaker
1Muhal Richard Abrams/Malachi Favors: SightSong (Black Saint): Jim Macnie
1Nat Adderley: Work Song (Riverside/Keepnews Collection): Michael J WestA-
1Ernestine Anderson: Hot Cargo (Fresh Sound): Doug Ramsey
1Albert Ayler: The Hilversum Session (ESP Disk [-07]): Kevin LynchA-
1Albert Ayler: New York Eye and Ear Control (ESP Disk): Ivana Ng*
1John Carter: Dauwhe (Black Saint): Jim Macnie
1Dick Cary: The Wonderful World of Hoagy Carmichael (Kenneth): Michael Steinman
1Graham Collier: Down Another Road/Songs for My Father/Mosaics (BGO): Andrey Henkin
1John Coltrane: First Giant Steps (Rare Live): Scott Yanow
1John Coltrane: The Impulse Albums, Vol. 2 (Impulse/Universal): Ron Wynn
1John Coltrane: Soultrane (Prestige): Bob Porter
1Ted Daniel: Tapestry (Porter): Clifford Allen
1Nathan Davis: Peace Treaty (SFP): Slim
1Buddy DeFranco/Nelson Riddle: Cross Country Suite (Universal Special Markets): Will Friedwald
1Die Like a Dog: The Complete FMP Recordings (FMP): Steve Greenlee
1Eric Dolphy: At the Five Spot (Prestige): Bill Milkowski
1Art Farmer: Brass Shout!/The Aztec Suite (Blue Note): Eugene Holley Jr
1Benny Goodman: Columbia and Okeh Sessions (Mosaic): John McDonough
1Chico Hamilton/Elmer Bernstein: Sweet Smell of Success (El): Larry Applebaum
1Lionel Hampton: The Complete Lionel Hampton Victor Sessions 1937-1941 (Mosaic [-07]): Thomas Conrad
1Coleman Hawkins: The Hawk Flies High (Riverside/Keepnews Collection): Michael J WestA-
1Roy Haynes: A Life in Time: The Roy Haynes Story (Dreyfus): Ken Franckling
1Woody Herman: Thundering Herd, 1960s (Mosaic Select): W Royal Stokes
1Hank Jones: Piano Solo (Fresh Sound): Mark Stryker
1Steve Lacy: The Forest and the Zoo (ESP Disk): Derk RichardsonA-
1Dave Liebman: Pendulum: Live at the Village Vanguard (Mosaic Select): David R Adler
1Last Exit: Headfirst Into the Flames (DMG): Steve Greenlee
1Humphrey Lyttelton: Classic "Live" Concerts (Lake): Art Lange
1Charlie Mariano: Helen 12 Trees (MPS-Promising): Shaun Brady
1Gary McFarland/Gabor Szabo: Sketch for Summer (El): Don Heckman
1Chris McGregor: Very Urgent (Fledgling): Peter Margasak
1Carmen McRae: Live at the Flamingo Jazz Club, London, May 1961 (Acrobat): Suzanne Lorge*
1Helen Merrill: The Helen Merrill Dick Katz Sessions (Mosaic): Eugene Holley Jr
1Mike Osborne: All Night Long (Ogun): Robert Iannapollo
1Augustus Pablo: The Mystic World of Augustus Pablo (Shanachie): Geoffrey Himes
1Eddie Palmieri: Harlem River Drive (EMI): Slim
1Bud Powell: Live at the Blue Note Café, Paris 1961 (ESP Disk): Neil Tesser
1Sun Ra: Disco 3000 (Art Yard): John Corbett
1Sun Ra: Media Dreams (Art Yard): Steve Greenlee
1Sonny Rollins: Freedom Suite (Riverside/Keepnews Collection): Neil Tesser***
1Paul Rutherford: Solo in Berlin 1975 (Emanem): Clifford Allen
1Alexander von Schlippenbach: Piano Solo '77 (FMP): Kurt Gottschalk
1Maria Schneider: Coming About (ArtistShare): Fred Kaplan
1Johnny Shines: Too Wet to Plow (Labor): Slim
1Matthew Shipp: The Multiplication Table (Hatology): Kurt Gottschalk
1Willie "The Lion" Smith/Don Ewell: Stride Piano Duets (Delmark): Ron Wynn**
1Jeremy Steig: Howlin' For Judy (Legwork/Wayfaring Stranger) (Blue Note): Laurence Donohue-Greene
1The Thing: Now and Forever (Smalltown Superjazz): John CorbettU
1Clifford Thornton: Freedom & Unity (Atavistic): Lyn Horton
1Cal Tjader: The Best of Cal Tjader: Live at the Monterey Jazz Festival 1958-1980 (MJF/Concord): Ken Micallef**
1Sarah Vaughan/Woody Herman: On The Radio: The 1963 "Live" Guard Sessions (Acrobat): Suzanne Lorge
1Karel Velebny: SHQ (ESP): Jason Weiss
1Kenny Wheeler: Gnu High (ECM): Steve Feeney
1John Zorn/George Lewis/Bill Frisell: News for Lulu (Hatology): Sean Fitzell
1[various artists]: Boogie Woogie and Blues Piano (Mosaic Select): David Fricke
1[various artists]: When Blues Met Rock (Starbucks): Kevin Lynch

Vocal

1.14Cassandra Wilson: Loverly (Blue Note): Larry Blumenfeld, Steve Greenlee, Don Heckman, Martin Johnson, Suzanne Lorge, Howard Mandel, Peter Margasak, Ivana Ng, Dan Ouellette, Ted Panken, Joel Roberts, W Royal Stokes, John Szwed, Jeff Tamarkin, Josef WoodardA-
2.5Kate McGarry: If Less Is More . . . Nothing Is Everything (Palmetto): Larry Applebaum, Ted Gioia, Laurel Gross, Geoffrey Himes, Jim MacnieC
3.4Patricia Barber: The Cole Porter Mix (Blue Note): Thomas Conrad, Tom Hull, Mike Joyce, George KanzlerA-
3.4Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis: Two Men With the Blues (Blue Note): Will Friedwald, Tad Hendrickson, Gene Seymour, Ron Wynn***
5.3Roberta Gambarini & Hank Jones: You Are There (Emarcy): Laurence Donohue-Greene, Ken Dryden, Scott Yanow***
1Karrin Allyson: Imagina (Concord): Zan StewartB-
1Mayra Andrade: Navega (Stern's): K Leander Williams
1BED: Four + 1 (Blue Swing): Michael Steinman
1Liane Carrol: Slow Down (Splasch Point): Slim
1Natalie Cole: Still Unforgettable (DMI): Thierry Peremarti
1Delirium Blues Project (with Roseanna Vitro): Serve or Suffer (Half Note): Neil TesserB
1Eliane Elias: Bossa Nova Stories (Blue Note [-09]): Ken MicallefU
1Lorraine Feather: Language (Jazzed Media): John McDonough
1Champian Fulton: Sometimes I'm Happy (Venus): Mark Stryker
1Diamanda Galas: Guilty Guilty Guilty (Mute): Kurt Gottschalk
2Melody Gardot: Worrisome Heart (Verve): Steve Feeney, Ken Franckling*
1Charlie Hayden: Rambling Boy (Decca): Steve Dollar**
1Nicole Henry: The Very Thought of You (Banister): Eugene Holley Jr*
2Shirley Horn: Live at the 1994 Monterey Jazz Festival (MJF/Concord): Fred Kaplan, Elzy Kolb***
1Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings: 100 Days, 100 Nights (Daptone [-07]): Lawrence CosentinoB
1Sheila Jordan: Winter Sunshine (Justin Time): Bill Milkowski**
1Rebecca Kilgore/Dave Frishberg: Why Fight the Feeling? (Arbors): Doug Ramsey**
1Rebecca Martin: The Growing Season (Sunnyside): Russ MustoB
2Moss: Moss (Sunnyside): Shaun Brady, James HaleC+
2Rosa Passos: Romance (Telarc): David R Adler, Willard Jenkins***
1Sam Phillips: Don't Do Anything (Nonesuch): John Corbett
1Ed Reed: The Song Is You (Blue Shorts): Derk Richardson**
2Catherine Russell: Sentimental Streak (World Village): Francis Davis, George Varga
1Boz Scaggs: Speak Low (Decca): Jeff TamarkinB
1Daryl Sherman: New O'leans (Jazzology): Dan Morgenstern
1Luciana Souza: The New Bossa Nova (Verve): Kevin Lynch
1Esperanza Spalding: Esperanza (Heads Up): Michael J West*
1Pete M Wyer: Stories From the City at Night (Thirsty Ear): Lyn Horton
1Norma Winstone: Amoroso . . . Only More So (Trio): Larry Kart
1Norma Winstone: Distances (ECM): Bill Shoemaker**

Debut

1.8Noah Preminger: Dry Bridge Road (NOWT): Stuart Broomer, Lawrence Cosentino, Ed Hazell, Martin Johnson, Fred Kaplan, Bill Milkowski, Gene Seymour, Michael J West**
2.5Ideal Bread: The Ideal Bread (KMB Jazz): Clifford Allen, Francis Davis, Bill Shoemaker, Hank Shteamer, Jason Weiss
3.4Ambrose Akinmusire: Prelude (Fresh Sound New Talent): David R Adler, Larry Blumenfeld, Peter Margasak, Russ Musto, Mark Stryker*
4.3Mathias Eick: The Door (ECM): Thomas Conrad, Ted Gioia, Jim Macnie**
2John Escreet: Consequences (Positone): Laurence Donohue-Greene, John Szwed*
2Moss: Moss (Sunnyside): Larry ApplebaumC+
2Corey Wilkes: Drop It (Delmark): Neil Tesser, Ron Wynn***
1Stephen D Anderson: Forget Not (Summit): W Royal Stokes**
1Blink: The Epidemic of Ideas (Thirsty Ear): Shaun BradyU
1Dee Casella: I'm Here Now (s/r): Suzanne Lorge
1Morgan Childs: Time (Cellar Jazz): Eugene Holley Jr
1Nicola Cipani: The Ill-Tempered Piano (Long Song): Kurt Gottschalk
1Sean Conly: Re:Action (Clean Feed): Andrey Henkin
1Theo Crocker: In the Tradition (Arbors): Dan Morgenstern
1Vitaly Golovnev: To Whom It May Concern (Tippin'): George Kanzler
1David Hurley: Outer Nebula Inner Nebula (Porter): George Varga
1José James: The Dreamer (Brownswood): Thierry Peremarti
1Eric McPherson: Continuum (Smalls): Willard Jenkins***
1Manuel Mengis Gruppe 6: The Pond (Hatology): James Hale
1Rob Mosher's Storytime: The Tortoise (Old Mill): B-
1Orange Room: Orange Room (El Gallo Rojo): Art Lange
1Greg Reitan: Some Other Time (Sunnyside): Doug RamseyU
1Alison Ruble: This Is a Bird (Origin): Ken DrydenB
1Gust Spenos: Swing Theory (Swing Theory): Tom HullA-
1Stein Brothers: Quixotic (Jazzed Media): Ken Franckling*
1Teraesa Vinson: Next to You (Amplified): Slim
1Jonathan Voltzok: More to Come (Kol Yo): Zan StewartU
1The Wee Trio: Capitol Diner, Vol. 1 (Bionic): Steve Greenlee***
1Tim Whalen: Magnus (Way Hay): Kevin Lynch
1Pete M Wyer: Stories From the City at Night (Thirsty Ear): Lyn Horton
1Yuganaut: This Musicship (ESP Disk): Ivana Ng**

Latin

1.9Bebo Valdés/Javier Colina: Live at the Village Vanguard (Calle 54/Norté): John Corbett, Francis Davis, Laurence Donohue-Greene, Tad Hendrickson, George Kanzler, Peter Margasak, Russ Musto, Gene Seymour, Scott Yanow***
2.8Conrad Herwig: The Latin Side of Wayne Shorter (Half Note): Larry Applebaum, Will Friedwald, Eugene Holley Jr, Kevin Lynch, Dan Morgenstern, Joel Roberts, Zan Stewart, Jeff Stockton**
3.4Arturo O'Farrill: Song for Chico (Zoho): Howard Mandel, Ken Micallef, Ted Panken, George Varga**
4.4Dafnis Prieto: Taking the Soul for a Walk (Dafnison): Shaun Brady, Kevin Lynch, Thierry Peremarti, Mark Stryker, John SzwedB
3Guillermo Klein: Filtros (Sunnyside): Steve Dollar, Neil Tesser, Michael J West**
3Francisco Mela: Cirio (Half Note): James Hale, Martin Johnson, Jeff TamarkinU
3David Sánchez: Cultural Survival (Concord Picante): Mike Joyce, Bill Milkowski, Josef Woodard***
2Pete Rodriguez: El Alquimista (The Alchemist) (Condé): Steve Feeney, Jim Macnie*
2Gonzalo Rubalcaba: Avatar (Blue Note): Ken Dryden, Steve Greenlee**
2John Santos: Perspectiva Fragmentada (Machete): Ken Franckling, Derk Richardson
2Miguel Zenón: Awake (Marsalis Music): Larry Blumenfeld, Geoffrey Himes
1Gabriel Alegria: Neuva Mundo (Saponegro): Lawrence Cosentino
1Karrin Allyson: Imagina (Concord): Suzanne LorgeB-
1Cyro Baptista: Banquet of the Spirits (Tzadik): Sean FitzellB-
1Luis Bonilla's Trombonilla Terminal: Clarity Now (Jazz Consortium): Larry Kart
1Brazilian Trio: Forests (Zoho): Thomas ConradU
1Buena Vista Social Club: Live at Carnegie Hall (Nonesuch/World Circuit): Ron Wynn***
1Mike Ellis: Bahia Band (Alpha Pocket): Tom HullA-
1Arturo O'Farrill/Claudia Acuna: In These Shoes (Zoho): Ted Gioia*
1Fernando Otero: Pagina de Buenos Aires (Nonesuch): K Leander Williams
1Rosa Passos: Romance (Telarc): David R Adler***
1Felipe Salles: South American Suite (Curare): Doug Ramsey***
1Marty Sheller: Why Deny (PVR): Willard Jenkins*
1Omar Sosa: Afreecanos (Ota): Bill Shoemaker
1Papo Vazquez & the Mighty Pirates: Marooned/Aislado (Picaro): W Royal Stokes