A roll call of some of the notable musicians who passed away lat year.
There exists a worldwide community of journalists and critics who depend on each other to keep tabs on the ever-expanding universe of jazz and it’s more-or-less-affiliated fringes and fusions, and this poll is one of our most effective — and most anticipated — resources.
This is the 17th annual edition of the Francis Davis Jazz Poll, finally named for its founder and guiding light. The Poll collates top-ten lists from 151 jazz critics and journalists, and as such provides a wealth of insight into and data about this past year in jazz.
Roll calls of some of the notable musicians who passed away this year.
Imperfect as it is, the 16th Annual Jazz Critics Poll offers a wealth of expert information unmatched anywhere else.