The 17th Annual Francis Davis Jazz Poll:

Ballot 2022

Stuart Broomer (Free Jazz Collective, Musicworks, New York City Jazz Record, Point of Departure, The Whole Note)


  1. Columbia Icefield [Nate Wooley], Ancient Songs of Burlap Heroes (Pyroclastic)
  2. Pat Thomas & XT (Seymour Wright-Paul Abbott-Will Holder), Akisakila/Attitudes of Preparation (Mountains, Oceans, Trees) (Edition Gamut)
  3. James Brandon Lewis Quartet, MSM Molecular Systematic Music Live (Intakt)
  4. Jeff Parker ETA IVtet, Mondays at the Enfield Tennis Academy (Eremite)
  5. Eve Risser Red Desert Orchestra, Eurythmia (Clean Feed)
  6. Hyper.Object, Inter.Independence (Phonogram Unit)
  7. Ches Smith, Interpret It Well (Pyroclastic)
  8. Noël Akchoté, Music for the Film Loving Highsmith (Ayler)
  9. Tyshawn Sorey Trio + 1 With Greg Osby, The Off-Off Broadway Guide to Synergism (Pi)
  10. Pandelis Karayorgis Trio, The Hasaan, Hope & Monk Project (Driff)


  1. Cecil Taylor, The Complete, Legendary, Live Return Concert: The Town Hall, NYC November 4, 1973 (Oblivion)
  2. Peter Brötzmann-Milford Graves-William Parker, Historic Music Past Tense Future (2002, Black Editions)
  3. Derek Bailey, Domestic Jungle (1990s, Scatter)