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Dan Ouellette: Top 10 jazz (+12) Top 10 pop

December 22nd 2009

Jazz Journalists Association Poll 2009
Jazz & pop

Submitted by Dan Ouellette (DownBeat, Stereophile, Billboard,

Web site re: biography: “Ron Carter: Finding the Right Notes”—

As I have in past years, I’m including two lists…one for jazz and one for pop, which I also cover…

Top 10 jazz albums for 2009…

1. Anouar Brahem: The Astounding Eyes of Rita (ECM)
2. Ben Allison: Think Free (Palmetto)
3. Joe Lovano Us Five: Folk Art (Blue Note)
4. Henry Threadgill Zooid: This Brings Us To, Volume 1 (Pi Recordings)
5. Dave Douglas & Brass Ecstasy: Spirit Moves (Greenleaf Music)
6. KD Allen: Shine! (Sunnyside)
7. Nels Cline: Coward (Cryptogramophone)
8. Medeski Martin & Wood: Radiolarians II (Indirecto)
9. The Bad Plus: For All I Care (Heads Up)
10. Jon Balke: SIWAN (ECM)

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