11th Annual Jazz Critics Poll: 2017

Ballot 2017

Fred Kaplan (Slate, Stereophile)


  1. Cécile McLorin Salvant, Dreams and Daggers (Mack Avenue)
  2. Jason Moran, MASS {Howl, eon} ()
  3. Ornette Coleman & Various Artists, Celebrate Ornette (Song X -16)
  4. William Parker Quartets, Meditation/Resurrection (AUM Fidelity)
  5. Steve Coleman's Natal Eclipse, Morphogenesis (Pi)
  6. Jason Moran and the Bandwagon, Thanksgiving at the Vanguard (Yes)
  7. Vijay Iyer Sextet, Far From Over (ECM)
  8. Dave Douglas, Little Giant Still Life (Greenleaf)
  9. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, The Music of John Lewis (Blue Engine)
  10. Wadada Leo Smith, Solo: Reflections and Meditations on Monk (TUM)


  1. Bill Evans, Another Time: The Hilversun Concert (Resonance)
  2. Thelonious Monk, Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 (Sam/Saga)
  3. Wes Montgomery/Wynton Kelly Trio, Smokin' in Seattle: Live at the Penthouse (1966) (Resonance)