Sonny Rollins, Gretchen Parlato, Miguel Zenon Top 6th Annual Jazz Critics Poll (Rhapsody.com)

Sonny Rollins is getting lots of love from critics this year, yet again — and deservedly so. His live Road Shows, Vol.2 (Doxy/Emarcy) was just named Album of the Year in the 6th Annual Jazz Critics Poll.

The poll, formerly affiliated with the Village Voice, this year is sponsored by Rhapsody.com, where the complete results are posted. More than 120 critics (including me) participated in the poll.

The winners of the major awards:

  • Album of the Year: Sonny  Rollins, Road Shows, Vol. 2 (Doxy/Emarcy)  Runner-Up: Ambrose Akinmusire, When the Heart Emerges Glistening (Blue Note)
  •   Reissue: Miles Davis Quintet, Live in Europe 1967: Bootleg Series, Vol. 1 (Sony Legacy) Runner-Up: Julius Hemphill, Dogon A.D. (International Phonograph)
  •   Vocal: Gretchen Parlato, The Lost and Found (ObliqSound) Runner-Up: Jen Shyu & Mark Dresser, Synastry (Pi)
  •   Debut: Chris Dingman, Waking Dreams (Between Worlds)Runner-Up: Fabian Almazan Trio, Personalities (Palmetto)
  •   Latin: Miguel Zenón, Alma Adentro: The Puerto Rican Songbook (Marsalis Music) Runner-Up: David Murray Cuban Ensemble, Plays Nat Cole en Español (Motéma) 

Individual critics’ ballots are posted here.

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