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Contributor Picks for 2002

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Each year we conduct a poll of All About Jazz contributors to come up with a consensus list of outstanding jazz recordings. The top vote-getters for the 2002 All About Jazz Editor's choice are...





1 - Footprints - Live!

Wayne Shorter

( Verve )

Reviews: 1 - 2

Interviews: 1 - 2


3 - A Beautiful Day

Andrew Hill

( Palmetto )

Reviews: 1 - 2 - 3


5 - Belly of the Sun

Cassandra Wilson

( Blue Note )

Review


7 - Come Away With Me

Norah Jones

( Blue Note )

Reviews: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4

Profile


9 - Soul of Things

Tomasz Stanko

( ECM )

Review

Profile






2 - What Goes Around

Dave Holland

( ECM )

Reviews: 1 - 2

Interview - Article


4 - The Infinite

Dave Douglas

( Bluebird/RCA )

Reviews: 1 - 2 - 3

Interview


6 - Raining on the Moon

William Parker

( Thirsty Ear )

Review


8 - Lift Every Voice

Charles Lloyd

( ECM )

Reviews: 1 - 2


10 - Verse

Patricia Barber

( Blue Note )

Reviews: 1 - 2

Interview






Honorable Mentions...





Optometry

DJ Spooky

( Thirsty Ear )

Reviews: 1 - 2


Peace Pipe

Ben Allison

( Palmetto )

Reviews: 1 - 2 - 3

Interview


Footsteps of Our Fathers

Branford Marsalis

( Marsalis Music )

Reviews: 1 - 2

Interview






Vietnam: The Aftermath

Billy Bang

( Justin Time )

Reviews: 1 - 2 - 3


The Improvisor

Von Freeman

( Premonition )

Reviews

Interview


Freedom Suite

David S. Ware

( AUM Fidelity )

Review

Interview



Genre Pick: Latin Jazz



Looking Forward

Miguel Zen?n

( Fresh Sound )

Reviews: 1 - 2



Genre Pick: Free Jazz



Age of Everything

Joe Morris

( Riti Records )

Review



Genre Pick: Big Band



Conundrum

McGill Jazz Orchestra

(McGill Records)

Review



Best Reissue of the Year...



A Love Supreme (Deluxe Edition)

John Coltrane

( Verve/Impulse! )

Review

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