11th Annual Jazz Critics Poll: 2017

Ballot 2017

Alex Henderson (Salon, New York City Jazz Record, AlterNet, The Raw Story, The National Memo, XBIZ, SHE Magazine)


  1. Richie Cole, Latin Lover (RCP)
  2. Vanessa Racci, Italiana Fresca (self-released)
  3. Johnny O'Neal, In the Moment (Smoke Sessions)
  4. Ahmad Jamal, Marseille (Jazz Village/PIAS)
  5. Judy Niemack & Dan Tepfer, Listening to You (Sunnyside)
  6. Nicole Mitchell, Mandorla Awakening II: Emerging Worlds (FPE)
  7. Harold Mabern, To Love and Be Loved (Smoke Sessions)
  8. Cécile McLorin Salvant, Dreams and Daggers (Mack Avenue)
  9. Black Gardenia, Lucky Star (Vintage Jazz)
  10. Eric Alexander, Song of No Regrets (HighNote)


  1. Allan Holdsworth, Eidolon: The Allan Holdsworth Collection (Manifesto)
  2. Roscoe Mitchell, Duets With Anthony Braxton (Sackville/Delmark)
  3. Alphonse Mouzon, In Search of a Dream (MPS)