The 18th Annual
Francis Davis Jazz Critics Poll:

Ballot 2023

Andrew Gilbert (freelance: San Francisco Chronicle, Bay Area News Group, KQED Arts)


  1. Johnathan Blake, Passage (Blue Note)
  2. James Brandon Lewis Red Lily Quintet, For Mahalia, With Love (Tao Forms)
  3. Chris Potter, Got the Keys to the Kingdom: Live at the Village Vanguard (Edition)
  4. Myra Melford's Fire and Water Quintet, Hear the Light Singing (RogueArt)
  5. Rudy Royston Flatbed Buggy, Day (Greenleaf Music)
  6. Joe Chambers, Dance Kobina (Blue Note)
  7. George Coleman, Live at Smalls Jazz Club (Cellar)
  8. Noah Garabedian, Consider the Stars Beneath Us (Outside In Music)
  9. Allison Miller, Rivers in Our Veins (Royal Potato Family)
  10. Ben Rosenblum Nebula Project, A Thousand Pebbles (One Trick Dog)


  1. Art Pepper, The Complete Maiden Voyage Recordings (1981, Omnivore)
  2. Wes Montgomery & Wynton Kelly Trio, Maximum Swing: The Unissued 1965 Half Note Recordings (Resonance)
  3. Luis Russell, At the Swing Cats Ball: Newly Discovered Recordings From the Closet, Volume 1 1938-1940 (Dot Time Legends)