Jazz RIP 2011

Welcome to Rhapsody's first-annual Jazz Critics' Poll, wherein 100+ national writers voted on their favorite albums of the year in a tradition we're taking on from the Village Voice. Full results are here, explained via essays from poll gurus Francis Davis and Tom Hull. In addition, we'd like to pay tribute to the artists we lost this past year.

Alan Adams, Eugenio "Totico" Arango, Milton Babbitt, Butch Ballard, Billy Bang, Ross Barbour, Bill Bardin, John Barry, Gordon Beck, Gil Bernal, Paul Blair, Bess Bonnier, Bob Brookmeyer, Odell Brown, Ray Bryant, François Cahen, Jean-Charles Capon, Jeanne Carroll, Clarence Clemons, Carlton "King" Coleman, Graham Collier, Reggie Curry, Beryl Davis ...Expand »

Welcome to Rhapsody's first-annual Jazz Critics' Poll, wherein 100+ national writers voted on their favorite albums of the year in a tradition we're taking on from the Village Voice. Full results are here, explained via essays from poll gurus Francis Davis and Tom Hull. In addition, we'd like to pay tribute to the artists we lost this past year.

Alan Adams, Eugenio "Totico" Arango, Milton Babbitt, Butch Ballard, Billy Bang, Ross Barbour, Bill Bardin, John Barry, Gordon Beck, Gil Bernal, Paul Blair, Bess Bonnier, Bob Brookmeyer, Odell Brown, Ray Bryant, François Cahen, Jean-Charles Capon, Jeanne Carroll, Clarence Clemons, Carlton "King" Coleman, Graham Collier, Reggie Curry, Beryl Davis, Vinnie Dean, Eric Delaney, Daniela D'Ercole, Clem DeRosa, Frank Driggs, Cornell Dupree, Honeyboy Edwards, Charles Fambrough, Don Ferrara, Bob Flanigan, Frank Foster, Russ Garcia, Donald Gardner, Michael Garrick, Tom Garvin, Lacy Gibson, John Glasel, Charles Graham, Lil Greenwood, Freddie Gruber, Barry Lee Hall, Jr., Lenny Hambro, Mary Cleere Haran, Art Hillery, André Hodeir, Morty Jacobs, Bert Jansch, Big Jack Johnson, Eddie Kirkland, Norikatsu Koreyasu, Myrna Lake, Fran Landesman, Wolfgang Lauth, Barbara Lea, Christine Legrand, Jerry Leiber, Jack Lemaire, Tony Levin, Jack Lewis, Gene McDaniels, Ralph MacDonald, Dave McMurdo, Eddie Marshall, Hugh Martin, Curtis Mitchell, Horst Mohlbradt, Joe Mogotsi, Eddie Mordue, Joe Morello, Ernest Mothle, Paul Motian, Ted Nash (Sr.), Zim Ngqawana, Piet Noordijk, Walter Norris, Nancy Overton, Papa Bue (Arne Jensen), Mel Parker, Pinetop Perkins, Boris Petrovic, Lucy Ann Polk, Andrzej Przybielski, Johnny Raducanu, Hans Reichel, Ron Reynolds, Bruce Ricker, Michael Ridley, Sam Rivers, Edmundo Ros, Alan Rubin, Pete Rugolo, Brian Rust, Tony Schilder, Hawe Schneider, Gil Scott-Heron, Marvin Sease, Dave Shapiro, George Shearing, Allen Smith, Betty Smith, Willie (Big Eyes) Smith, Phoebe Snow, Melvin Sparks, Benny Spellman, Alex Stirnweiss, Hubert Sumlin, Monty Sunshine, Howard Tate, Dr. Billy Taylor, Dan Terry, Jack Towers, Jack Tracy, Bill Triglia, Orrin Tucker, Al Vega, Margaret Whiting, Joe Lee Wilson, Jens Winther, Randy Wood, Snooky Young.

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