The critic's have spoken, and here's The 2016 NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll : The Record : NPR.
These 2016 jazz releases occupied my mind and body. That's my highest level of response.
It’s not exceptional to write that 2013 was an excellent year for jazz records, since there are so many creatively restless contemporary jazz musicians driven to play and record dispute the enormous economic hardship of the jazz life. There are also more than ten best albums of the year, but this list comes via the … Continue reading Best Jazz Albums 2013
Links and Lists: You've read my Jazz Critics Poll ballot, now find the final, tabulated results here, results in all categorieshere, the list of individual ballotshere, and the top 10 essay from Francis Davis, the head mofo in charge. Daniel Barenboim's new recording of the Beethoven symphonies with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra was one of … Continue reading Keepin' It Real
Once again Rhapsody is going to be hosting the annual poll of jazz critics that Francis Davis has been organizing for the previous six years, and I have voted in it for the third year running (results will be published January). Here's the ballot I gave him, plus more. The nature of the list is … Continue reading Jazz of the Year 2012
Francis Davis has tabulated the jazz critics poll for the Village Voice (my ballot is here), and the results are in. I have no complaints about Jason Moran being on top, nor of the top ten in general, which completely avoids music that keeps jazz pinned under glass, like a dead butterfly, and instead spans … Continue reading Every Vote, Counted