The 17th Annual Francis Davis Jazz Poll:

Ballot 2022

Troy Dostert (All About Jazz, Free Jazz Collective)


  1. Tyshawn Sorey Trio + 1 With Greg Osby, The Off-Off Broadway Guide to Synergism (Pi)
  2. Tomas Fujiwara's Triple Double, March (Firehouse 12)
  3. James Brandon Lewis Quartet, MSM Molecular Systematic Music Live (Intakt)
  4. Eve Risser Red Desert Orchestra, Eurythmia (Clean Feed)
  5. Steve Lehman & Sélébéyone, Xaybu: The Unseen (Pi)
  6. Pat Thomas & XT (Seymour Wright-Paul Abbott-Will Holder), Akisakila/Attitudes of Preparation (Mountains, Oceans, Trees) (Edition Gamut)
  7. Ches Smith, Interpret It Well (Pyroclastic)
  8. Zoh Amba, Bhakti (Mahakala Music)
  9. Myra Melford's Fire and Water Quintet, For the Love of Fire and Water (RogueArt)
  10. The Attic [Rodrigo Amado-Gonçalo Almeida-Onno Govaert], Love Ghosts (NoBusiness)


  1. Cecil Taylor, The Complete, Legendary, Live Return Concert: The Town Hall, NYC November 4, 1973 (Oblivion)
  2. Peter Brötzmann-Fred van Hove-Han Bennink, Jazz in Der Kammer Nr. 71: Deutsches Theater/Berlin/GDR/04/11/1974 (Trost)
  3. Pepper Adams With the Tommy Banks Trio, Live at Room at the Top (1972, Reel to Real)




Note: Voter published an extended list or essay here.