Top Ten Consensus

Top Ten Consensus

Compiled by Greg Masters
copyright © 2002 Greg Masters

For what it's worth, I've unofficially concatenated the various Top 10 lists (I, II, Oteri, Mandel) published on the JJA site and offer here those CDs which appeared on multiple lists. (That is, Jason Moran's and Dave Douglas' CDs appeared on 13 lists, Dave Holland's and Keith Jarrett's appeared on 9 lists, etc.)

The top:

Dave Douglas: Witness (Bluebird/RCA) (13)
Jason Moran: Black Stars (Blue Note) (13)

Dave Holland: Not For Nothin (ECM) (9)
Keith Jarrett: Inside Out (ECM) (9)

Charles Lloyd: Hyperion With Higgins - ECM (8)
Marilyn Crispell: Amaryllis (ECM) (6)
Don Byron, You Are #6, Blue Note (5)
Miles Davis: 1970 - Miles Davis at Fillmore East (Columbia/Legacy) (5)
Orlando "Cachaito" Lopez: Cachaito (Nonesuch) (5)

And the rest:

Andy Bey: Tuesdays In Chinatown, N-Coded (3)
Avishai Cohen & The International Vamp Band: Unity (Stretch) (3)
Ben Allison: Riding The Nuclear Tiger (Palmetto) (3)
Bob Belden: Black Dahlia (Blue Note) (4)
Charlie Haden: "Nocturne" (Verve) (4)
Cyrus Chestnut: Soul Food, (Atlantic) (3)
Henry Threadgill & Make A Move: Everybody's Mouth's A Book (Pi) (4)
Henry Threadgill: "Up Popped the Two Lips" (Pi) (4)
Jane Ira Bloom: Sometimes The Magic (Arabesque) (3)
Karrin Allyson: Ballads: Remembering John Coltrane - (Concord Jazz 4950) (4)
Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette: Whisper Not (ECM) (3)
Kenny Barron/Regina Carter: Freefall (Verve) (4)
Kurt Elling: Flirting With Twilight (Blue Note) (3)
Los Hombres: Calientes Volume 3 (Basin Street) (3)
Matt Wilson: Arts and Crafts (Palmetto) (3)
Matthew Shipp: New Orbit (Thirsty Ear) (4)
Michael Blake: Drift (Intuition) (4)
Miles Davis: The Complete In a Silent Way Sessions (Columbia/Legacy) (3)
Shirley Horn: You're My Thrill (Verve) (3)
Ted Nash: Sidewalk Meeting (Arabesque) (3)
The Word (John Medeski, The North Mississippi Allstars): The Word (Ropeadope) (4)
William Parker: O'Neal's Porch (Centering) (4)

Greg Masters is a JJA member, aficionado of electric Miles, poet and gentleman.

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