11th Annual Jazz Critics Poll: 2017

Ballot 2017

Shannon J. Effinger (DownBeat, Pitchfork)


  1. Nicholas Payton, Afro-Caribbean Mixtape (Paytone)
  2. Ambrose Akinmusire, A Rift In Decorum: Live at the Village Vanguard (Blue Note)
  3. Kamasi Washington, Harmony of Difference (Young Turks)
  4. Dayna Stephens, Gratitude (Contagious)
  5. Sean Jones, Live From Jazz at the Bistro (Mack Avenue)
  6. Tony Allen, The Source (Blue Note)
  7. Cécile McLorin Salvant, Dreams and Daggers (Mack Avenue)
  8. Antonio Sánchez, Bad Hombre (CAM Jazz)
  9. Linda May Han Oh, Walk Against Wind (Biophilia)
  10. Thundercat, Drunk (Brainfeeder)


  1. Alice Coltrane, World Spirituality Classics 1: The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda (Luaka Bop)
  2. Thelonious Monk With John Coltrane, Complete 1957 Riverside Recordings (Craft)
  3. various, Blue Note Review Volume One: Peace, Love & Fishing (Blue Note)