The 17th Annual Francis Davis Jazz Poll:

Ballot 2022

Rob Shepherd (PostGenre Media)


  1. The Philadelphia Experiment [Uri Caine-Christian McBride-Ahmir Thompson-DJ Logic], Live at Newport Jazz 2017 (Newport Jazz)
  2. Columbia Icefield [Nate Wooley], Ancient Songs of Burlap Heroes (Pyroclastic)
  3. Jamaaladeen Tacuma & Mary Halvorson, Strings & Things (self-released)
  4. Steve Lehman & Sélébéyone, Xaybu: The Unseen (Pi)
  5. Mary Halvorson, Amaryllis (Nonesuch)
  6. Wayne Shorter-Terri Lyne Carrington-Leo Genovese-Esperanza Spalding, Live at the Detroit Jazz Festival (Candid)
  7. Steven Bernstein & the Hot 9, Manifesto of Henryisms (Community Music Vol. 3) (Royal Potato Family)
  8. Wolfert Brederode, Ruins and Remains (ECM)
  9. Ulf Ivarsson & Bill Laswell, Nammu (Ropeadope)
  10. Sam Gendel, Cicada Lite: Live in Texas (Unseen Worlds)


  1. Miles Davis, That's What Happened [The Bootleg Series, Vol. 7: 1982-1985] (Columbia/Legacy)
  2. Albert Ayler, Revelations: The Complete ORTF 1970 Fondation Maeght Recordings (Elemental Music)
  3. Cecil Taylor, The Complete, Legendary, Live Return Concert: The Town Hall, NYC November 4, 1973 (Oblivion)




Note: New Releases ballot cited both Mary Halvorson albums, Amaryllis and Belladonna. Voter published an extended list or essay here.