11th Annual Jazz Critics Poll: 2017

Ballot 2017

Richard B. Kamins (Step Tempest)


  1. Matt Wilson, Matt Wilson's Honey and Salt (Palmetto)
  2. Fabian Almazan & Rhizome, Alcanza (Biophilia)
  3. Frank Carlberg Large Ensemble, Monk Dreams, Hallucinations, and Nightmares (Red Piano)
  4. Vijay Iyer Sextet, Far From Over (ECM)
  5. Wadada Leo Smith, Solo: Reflections and Meditations on Monk (TUM)
  6. Tal Cohen, Gentle Giants (Inner Circle)
  7. Ken Schaphorst Big Band, How to Say Goodbye (JCA -16)
  8. Kenny Warren Quartet, Thank You For Coming to Life (Whirlwind)
  9. Amir ElSaffar & Rivers of Sound, Not Two (New Amsterdam)
  10. Jane Ira Bloom, Wild Lines: Improvising Emily Dickinson (Outline)


  1. David Liebman & Joe Lovano, Compassion: The Music of John Coltrane (Resonance)
  2. Bill Evans, Another Time: The Hilversun Concert (Resonance)
  3. Thelonious Monk, Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 (Sam/Saga)