Rhapsody’s 2012 Jazz Critics' Poll

Individual Ballot
From Ken Waxman

• Your name and primary affiliation(s) (no more than two, please)

Ken Waxman

Jazz Word (www.jazzword.com); The New York City Jazz Record

• Your choices for 2012's ten best new releases listed in descending order one-through-ten.

1. François Houle Genera Songlines SGL 1595-2

2. Fred Ho/Quincy Saul The Music of Cal Massey: A Tribute Mutable/Big Red Media 004

3. William Parker Centering: Unreleased Early Recordings 1976–1987 NoBusiness Records NBCD 42-47

4. Grutronic & Evan Parker Together in Zero Space psi 11.09

5. Frank Wright Blues for Albert Ayler ESP-Disk ESP-4068

6. Michel Doneda/Nils Ostendorf Cristallisation absinth Records 023

7. Josh Berman & His Gang There Now Delmark DE 2016

8. The Fish Moon Fish Clean Feed CF 254 CD

9. MMM Quartet Live at the Metz Arsenal Leo Records CD LR 631

10. Michael Bates Acrobat: Music For, and By, Dmitri Shostakovich Sunnyside SSC 1291

• Your top-three reissues, again listed in descending order

1. Graham Collier Relook: A Memorial 75th Birthday Celebration Jazz Continuum No #

2. Steve Lacy The Sun (1967-73) Emanem 5022

3. Mazette Watts & Company ESP-Disk 1044

• Your choice for the year's best vocal album


• Your choice for the year's best debut CD

1. Yoni Kretzmer Overlook OutNow Records ONR 002

• Your choice for the year’s best Latin jazz CD

1. El Ombligio Canción Psicotrópica Y Jaleo Festina Lente Discos FLD 015