2016: The Last Word In Jazz

The critic's have spoken, and here's The 2016 NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll : The Record : NPR.

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Keepin' It Real

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

Every Vote, Counted

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