Friday, January 11, 2013

Rhapsody's Jazz Critics Poll 2012

Well, I just ran across what will probably be AJS’s last foray into 2012 “best of” lists.  These are the results of Rhapsody’s Jazz Critics Poll for 2012.  Apparently they polled 119 jazz critics for their best jazz recordings of 2012 picks, and they compiled the results, which I've provided on the list below.  So if you slept through 2012, you can use this list to catch up on what’s been going on in jazz.  And get this: Rhapsody also published the top 10 picks of each critic!  All 119 of them!  So if you feel the need for more opinions on the top jazz recordings of 2012, click here and go wild. 

Rhapsody Jazz Critics' Poll 2012 results

1) Vijay Iyer Trio, Accelerando (ACT) 338.5 points (on 47 ballots)
2) Sam Rivers / Dave Holland / Barry Altschul, Reunion: Live in New York (Pi) 300.5 (44)
3) Wadada Leo Smith, Ten Freedom Summers (Cuneiform) 279 (37)
4) Ryan Truesdell, Centennial: Newly Discovered Works of Gil Evans (ArtistShare) 172 (23)
5) Ravi Coltrane, Spirit Fiction (Blue Note) 132 (26)
6) Henry Threadgill Zooid, Tomorrow Sunny/The Revelry, Spp (Pi) 128.5 (23)
7) Branford Marsalis Quartet, Four MFs Playin' Tunes (Marsalis Music) 121 (20)
8) Tim Berne, Snakeoil (ECM) 110 (17)
9) Steve Lehman Trio, Dialect Fluorescent (Pi) 100 (14)
10) Billy Hart, All Our Reasons (ECM) 89.5 (17)
11) Brad Mehldau Trio, Ode (Nonesuch) 88.5 (15)
12) Fred Hersch Trio, Alive at the Vanguard (Palmetto) 83 (13)
13) Ahmad Jamal, Blue Moon (JazzVillage) 79 (13)
14) Keith Jarrett / Jan Garbarek / Palle Danielsson / Jon Christensen, Sleeper: Tokyo, April 16, 1979 (ECM) 74.5 (10)
15) Anat Cohen, Claroscuro (Anzic) 69.5 (11)
16) Gregory Porter, Be Good (Motéma) 59 (10)
17) William Parker Orchestra, Essence of Ellington (AUM Fidelity) 50.5 (8)
18) Chick Corea & Gary Burton, Hot House (Concord) 50 (8)
19) (tie) Jacob Garchik, The Heavens: The Athiest Gospel Trombone Album (Yestereve) 49.5 (9)
19) (tie) Lee Konitz / Bill Frisell / Gary Peacock / Joey Baron, Enfants Terribles (Half Note) 49.5 (9)
21) David Virelles, Continuum (Pi) 49.5 (8)
22) Dave Douglas Quintet, Be Still (Greenleaf) 49 (12)
23) Hafez Modirzadeh, Post-Chromodal Out! (Pi) 47 (10)
24) Bill Evans, Live at Art D’Lugoff’s Top of the Gate (Resonance) 48 (6)
25) Darius Jones Quartet, Book of Mae’Bul: Another Kind of Sunrise (AUM Fidelity) 47.5 (7)
26) Mary Halvorson Quintet, Bending Bridges (Firehouse) 12 46.5 (8)
27) Pat Metheny, Unity Band (Nonesuch) 46 (8)
28) John Abercrombie Quartet, Within a Song (ECM) 45 (11)
29) Robert Glasper Experiment, Black Radio (Blue Note) 45 (8)
30) Neneh Cherry & The Thing, The Cherry Thing (Smalltown Superjazz) 44.5 (7)
31) Kenny Garrett, Seeds from the Underground (Mack Avenue) 43.5 (8)
32) Living by Lanterns, New Myth/Old Science (Cuneiform) 43 (6)
33) Brad Mehldau, Where Do You Start (Nonesuch) 42.5 (10)
34) Matt Wilson’s Arts & Crafts, An Attitude for Gratitude (Palmetto) 42 (7)
35) Kurt Rosenwinkel, Star of Jupiter (Wommusic) 41 (6)
36) Omer Avital, Suite of the East (Anzic) 40 (6)
37) Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin, Live (ECM) 38.5 (7)
38) Ron Miles, Quiver (Enja/Yellowbird) 38 (8)
39) Jenny Scheinman, Mischief & Mayhem (Jenny Scheinman Music) 37 (6)
40) Jon Irabagon, Outright! Unhinged (Irabagast) 36.5 (7)
41) Hank Mobley, Newark 1953 (Uptown) 35 (4)
42) William Parker, Centering: Unreleased Early Recordings 1976-1987 (No Business) 34 (5)
43) Tom Harrell, Number Five (HighNote) 34 (4)
44) The Bad Plus, Made Possible (Entertainment One) 33 (9)
45) Chick Corea / Eddie Gomez / Paul Motian, Further Explorations (Concord Jazz) 33 (7)
46) Miguel Zenón & Laurent Coq, Rayuela (Sunnyside) 32.5 (7)
47) Jason Kao Hwang, Burning Bridge (Innova) 32.5 (4)
48) Matthew Shipp Trio, Elastic Aspects (Thirsty Ear) 32 (7)
49) Linda Oh, Initial Here (Greenleaf) 30.5 (7)
50) (tie) Josh Berman & His Gang, There Now (Delmark) 29 (7)
50) (tie) Orrin Evans, Flip the Script (Posi-Tone) 29 (7)

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