Early next month the annual jazz-critics poll put together by Francis Davis will turn up on the music website Rhapsody for the second year in a row—in the five previous years the results of the poll were published by the Village Voice, which has successfully decimated just about every tie to its older, better self. Aside from listing my five favorite international albums in this week’s paper, the jazz poll has been the only formal survey I’ve participated in, and since it’s what critics usually do this time of year, I thought I’d use this week’s jazz column to run my ballot for the 2012 Rhapsody poll. In the next week or two I’ll also use this space to count down my favorite 40 albums of the year, without regard to genre.