14th Annual Francis Davis

7th Annual NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll 2019
Ken Waxman’s ballot

•Your name and primary affiliation(s)

Ken Waxman, Jazzword.com, The Whole Note, MusicWorks

•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. Uri Caine The Passion of Octavius Catto (816 Music)

2. Mark Dresser Seven Ain’t Nothing But a Cyber Coup & You (Clean Feed)

3. Robert Dick/Joëlle Léandre/Miya Masaoka Solar Wind (NotTwo) MW 986-2

4. Anna Webber Clockwise (Pi Recording)

5. Rodrigo Amado/Chris Corsano No Place to Fall (Astral Spirits/Monfonus)

6. Simon Nabatov Readings Gileya Revisited (Leo)

7. James Brandon Lewis An UnRuly Manifesto (Relative Pitch)

8. John Dikeman/George Hadow/Dirk Serries/Martina Verhoeven/Luis Vicente Ideal Principle (Raw Tonk)

9. Jon Irabagon Invisible Horizon (Irabbagast Records) 014/015

10. Hübsch/Martel/Zoubek Otherwise (Insub Records)

•Your top-three Reissues or Historical albums, again listed in descending order

1. Le Quatuor de Jazz Libre Du Québec Musique Politique Anthologie 1971-1974 (Tour de Bras)

2. Johnny Griffin & Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis “Ow!” (Reel to Real)

3. ICP 10-tet Tetterettet (Corbett vs. Dempsey)

•Your choice for the year's best Vocal album

Phil Minton/John Butcher/Gino Robair Blasphemious Fragments (Rastascan)

•Your choice for the year's best Debut album

Lao Dan/Paul Flaherty/Randall Colbourne/Damon Smith Live At Willimantic Records (Family Vineyard)

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