Best Jazz Albums of 2014

The results of NPR’s Jazz Critic’s Poll have been published. Steve Lehman FTW!

Here’s my ballot. Annotation and 10 favorite pop albums coming by 12/31.

TOP Jazz 10 ALBUMS 2014

1. Steve Lehman – “Mise en Abîme” (Pi)
2. Charlie Haden – Jim Hall (Impulse!)
3. Tom Rainey – Obbligato (Intakt)
3. Mark Turner – Lathe Of Heaven (ECM)
4. Hush Point – Blues And Reds (Sunnyside)
5. Sonny Rollins – Road Shows, Volume 3 (OKeh)
6. Scott Wendholt – Adam Kolker Qt. – Andthem (Fresh Sound)
7. Michael Blake – Tiddy Boom (Sunnyside)
8. Steffano Bollani – Joy In Spite Of Everything (ECM)
9. Ideal Bread – Beating The Teens (Cuneiform)
10. Fred Hersch – Floating (MRI)

HISTORICAL

The Jimmy Giuffre 3 & 4 – New York Concerts (Elemental)
John Coltrane – Offering: Live at Temple University (Resonance)
Miles At The Fillmore – Miles Davis 1970: The Bootleg Series, Vol 3 (Legacy)

VOCAL

Kate McGarry and Keith Ganz – Genevieve & Ferdinand (Sunnyside)

DEBUT

Anthony Pirog – Palo Colorado Dream (Cuneiform)

LATIN

Arturo O’Farrill & the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra – The Offense of the Drum (Motemo)

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