Rhapsody’s 2011 Jazz Critics’ Poll

Here is the inaugural edition of our Jazz Critics’ Poll, in which they survey 120+ national critics on their favorite albums of the year, a tradition they’re taking on from the Village Voice. Herein they’ve got a comprehensive look at the victors (from 60 overall picks to the voters’ favorites in the Best Reissue, Best Latin, Best Vocal and Best Debut categories), along with in-depth essays and personal Top 10s from poll gurus Francis Davis and Tom Hull. Finally, they take a look back at the jazz luminaries we lost in the last 12 months.

View the poll here