The Roots Music Report's
Top Jazz Album Chart
for the Year of 2017

 
Album Title Band/Artist Name Label Sub Genre
1Parking Lot SymphonyTrombone ShortyBlue NoteContemporary Jazz
2Serenade for HoraceLouis HayesBlue NoteJazz
3Four in OneHeads Of StateSmoke SessionsJazz
4All These HandsMichael DeasePosi-ToneJazz
5MatrixThe Fred Hughes TrioShorethingJazz
6Country for Old MenJohn ScofieldImpulseJazz
7Turn Up the QuietDiana KrallVerveJazz
8Shifting BordersDave Kline BandVedaMusicFusion
9AssimilationRon Francis BlakehighspeedhornsJazz
10Come Together Dave Askren & Jeff BenedictTapestryJazz
11Ella: Accentuate the PositiveRegina CarterOkehJazz
12Project FreedomJoey DeFrancescoMack AvenueJazz
13Strunkin'Leigh PilzerSelf-ReleaseJazz
14The BeastJerome JenningsSelf-ReleaseJazz
15Post Cool: Vol 1 the Night ShiftCarol MorganSelf-ReleaseJazz
16Bringin' ItChristian McBrideMack AvenueJazz
17PrometheanTheo HillPosi-ToneJazz
18AkobenHarold LittleUniqek SoundJazz
19Strange BeautyJeff LibmanCellar LiveJazz
20Alma Matters Alma MattersTone Traveler ProductionsJazz
21Dreams and DaggersCécile McLorin SalvantMack AvenueJazz
22Second ImpressionEric AlexanderHigh NoteJazz
23Lighthouse ReverieJen SiukolaSelf-ReleaseJazz
24ColorsScott BrownRandom ChanceJazz
25With You in MindStanton MooreCool GreenJazz
26Erik Jekabson QuintetErik JekabsonWide HiveJazz
27Tales & TonesTroy RobertsSelf-ReleaseJazz
28New Jazz MusetteRichard GallianoPonderosa Music & ArtJazz
29MarseilleAhmad JamalJazz VillageJazz
30Burn NoticeDavid BandmanSelf-ReleaseJazz
31Montagnes RussesDaniel ZimmermannLabel BleuJazz
32Next LevelBrian HudsonSelf-ReleaseFusion
33Young StreetReggie YoungR G Y EntertainmentSmooth Jazz
34Diggin Up My RootsThe Greg Hatza OrganizationSelf-ReleaseJazz
35Al Nge TaaJan Galega BrönnimannCPLJazz
36ABUCRoberto Fonsecaimpulse!Jazz
37The ComedianTerence BlanchardBlue NoteJazz
38Secular HymnsMadeleine PeyrouxVerveJazz
39#JiveCultureJeremy PeltHigh NoteJazz
40Me & YouEdward Macleanr3w recordsJazz
41Infinite DistancesNoah HaiduCellar LiveJazz
42IslandsRob ClearfieldRob ClearfieldJazz
43Trinity OneRay LyonBurning BlueJazz
44Surrounded by the NightDave King Trucking CompanySunnysideJazz
45Duende LibreDuende LibreSelf-ReleaseJazz
46Central LineArt HiraharaPosi-ToneJazz
47Strykin' AheadDave StrykerStrikezoneJazz
48Something Gold, Something BlueTom HarrellHighnoteJazz
49Picture Him Happy Ben SidranUnlimited MediaJazz
50Anti-HeroKneebodyMotema MusicJazz
51The InvariantBenedikt Jahnel TrioECMJazz
52ZigzaggerTakuya KurodaConcordJazz
53MONK'estra, Vol. 2John BeasleyMack AvenueJazz
54Dances with the SunTom KohlSelf-ReleaseJazz
55TravelsRhythm Future QuartetSelf-ReleaseJazz
56Egg ToothEphemeralsJalapeno LtdJazz
57Let's Sail AwayJeff Rupert with Veronica SwiftRupe MediaJazz
58Ruler RebelChristian Scott aTunde AdjuahStretch MusicJazz
59Villes InvisiblesToufic FarroukhTFJazz
60Rising TideFrank KohlPony BoyJazz
61The Vampires Meet Lionel LouekeThe VampiresEarshift MusicJazz
62Jersey CatFreddie HendrixSunnysideJazz
63La Vie Devant SoiRenaud Garcia-FonsE-MotiveJazz
64Corban NationLarry CorbanNabrocJazz
65Big Man on CampusFlying Horse Big BandFlying Horse RecordsJazz
66Sleight of HandNew York Standards QuartetWhirlwindJazz
67LayersMichiel Stekelenburg 5ZenneZJazz
68Hybrido - from Rio to Wayne ShorterAntonio AdolfoSelf-ReleaseLatin Jazz
69TossShugo TokumaruPolyvinylJazz
70First LightAndy Adamson QuintetAndrosJazz
71Vol. IStu HarrisonOne NightstandJazz
72RylesonableAntonella ChionnaDodiciluneJazz
73KINFOLK: Postcards from EverywhereNate SmithWaterbaby MusicJazz
74Chris Thile & Brad MehldauChris ThileNonesuchJazz
75REACHChristian SandsMack AvenueJazz
76Dance of TimeEliane EliasConcordJazz
77So Cute, So BadAkiko TsurugaSelf-ReleaseJazz
78Self-IdentityOllie HowellRopeadope LLCJazz
79Meet Me at the CrossroadsSweet Lu OlutosinSelf-ReleaseJazz
80Beekman, Vol. 02BeekmanRopeadope LLCJazz
81Our Point of ViewBlue Note All-StarsBlue NoteJazz
82ShineCilantro BoomboxSelf-ReleaseJazz
83SizzleJeff RichmanNeferJazz
84OdalisqueSpike Wilner TrioCellar LiveJazz
85The ParadeYonathan AvishaiSelf-ReleaseJazz
86Mission CimbalomMarius PredaUniversal MusicJazz
87Solid GassuhThe Fat BabiesDelmarkJazz
88Alto ManhattanSteve SlagleSelf-ReleaseJazz
89IntertwinedTal Cohen & Danielle WertzSelf-ReleaseJazz
90Hidden BeautyTriosenceSonyJazz
91LifeEri Yamamoto TrioAUM FidelityJazz
92Diwan of Beauty and OddDhafer YoussefOkey RecordsJazz
93GraceLizz WrightConcordJazz
94The Rhythm MethodThe Brian Dickinson QuintetAddoJazz
95Code NoirCarmen LundyAfrasia ProductionsJazz
96SpiralGene SegalSteepleChase LookOutJazz
97Nat "King" Cole & MeGregory PorterBlue NoteJazz
98Voyage HomeChris RogersArt of LifeJazz
99New Focus on SongEuan StevensonWhirlwind RecordingsJazz
100Love to MeBob MundyKitoliscious MusicJazz
101BoomerangItamar BorochovLaborie JazzJazz
102The Musician (Live)Chick CoreaConcord JazzJazz
103Falling CrystalsEmil Brandqvist TrioSkip RecordsJazz
104Duke Robillard and His Dames of RhythmDuke RobillardM.C.Jazz
105New SpringEnrico PieranunziCam JazzJazz
106AntidoteRotem Sivan TrioAimaJazz
107Think AheadSteve DavisSmoke SessionsJazz
108Anbody's SpringSherri RobertsPacific Coast JazzJazz
109Live from Jazz at the BistroSean JonesMack AvenueJazz
110MomentumShirantha BeddageSelf-ReleaseJazz
111Northern Adventures - the Canada Sessions, Vol. 1Al MuirheadChronographJazz
112There's a Sweet, Sweet SpiritCyrus ChestnutHighNoteJazz
113East West Time LineKevin EubanksMack Avenue RecordsJazz
114Charlie Watts Meets the Danish Radio Big Band (Live at Danish Radio Concert Hall, Copenhagen / 2010)Charlie WattsImpulse!Jazz
115Family TreeGrégory PrivatACT MusicJazz
116FundamentalTrevor GiancolaSelf-ReleaseJazz
117The RememberingLuca Mannutza QuintetSchema RearwardJazz
118Give and TakeMike SternAtlantic RecordingJazz
119Secret LanguageSergej AvanesovN.C.MusicJazz
120Love SongTuomo UusitaloFresh Sound RecordsJazz
121Time for the DancersRussell MaloneHighNoteJazz
122Harlem on My MindCatherine RussellJazz VillageJazz
123AnhingaQuiet Life MotelSchulmanCreativeCrossover Jazz
124LanternOregonCam JazzJazz
12592 Years Young: Jammin' at the Gibbs' HouseTerry GibbsWhaling City SoundJazz
126Liberetto IIILars DanielssonACTJazz
127Sea of TranquilityMarcos AmorimAdventure MusicJazz
128Now Hear This!Ken FowserPosi-ToneJazz
129Jigsaw PuzzlesVolker EngelberthSelf-ReleaseContemporary Jazz
130Old SoulJacob Damelin GroupJacob DamelinJazz
131B3tles: a Soulful Tribute to the Fab FourOrganissimoBig OJazz
132DiceAdam RogersAdrajJazz
133Forgive and ForgetTerell StaffordHerb Harris MusicJazz
134BeginningsBruce HarrisPosi-ToneJazz
135The SmileBacha MdzinarashviliSelf-ReleaseJazz
136Root StructureMike DownesAddoJazz
137The Twilight FallChelsea McBride's Socialist Night SchoolBrontasaurasJazz
138CirklarTingvall TrioSkipJazz
139That Feelin'Mike LeDonneSavantJazz
140Walk of FireBehn GillecePosi-ToneJazz
141DreamsvilleCory WeedsCellar LiveJazz
142Uptown DowntownBill Charlap TrioImpulseJazz
143Kindred SpiritsPaul YonemuraGirodJazz
144Everybody Has a Plan Until They Get Punched in the MouthCharlie HunterSelf-ReleaseJazz
145Paseo a DosRenaud Garcia-FonsE-MotiveJazz
146SpiritsZem AuduOriginFusion
147Blue, Vol. 2Jeff "Tain" WattsDark Key MusicJazz
148Historical MisappropriationScott Bradlee's Postmodern JukeboxSelf-ReleaseJazz
149Tributary TalesGerald ClaytonMotemaJazz
150ConvergenceWarren WolfMack AvenueJazz
151Hard Times Vincent HerringSmoke SessionsJazz
152Talk to Your DaughterRobben FordWarner BrosJazz
153OttervilleAndrew DowningSelf-ReleaseJazz
154CubafoníaDayme ArocenaSelf-ReleaseJazz
155Leslie Odom Jr.Leslie Odom, Jr.BMGJazz
156Imagination (Live)Rupert & DrexlerRupe MediaJazz
157Diving for Pearls – Jazz Interpretations of the Pearlfishers SongbookColin Steele QuartetMarinaJazz
158Evolution Dr. Lonnie SmithBlue NoteJazz
159Sound Rhythm & FormHypnotic Brass EnsemblePheelco EntertainmentJazz
160Bel HommagePatti LaBelleGPEJazz
161RebirthBilly ChildsMack AvenueJazz
162To Love and Be LovedHarold MabernSmoke SessionsJazz
163Is That All There isMisses SatchmoProductions BrosJazz
164Let's Groove: the Music of Earth Wind & FireCory WeedsCellar LiveJazz
165Taylor StreetCarol RobbinsSelf-ReleaseJazz
166Love LettersLyambikoSonyJazz
167I'm Still LearningBarbra LicaJustin TimeJazz
168Wood & StringsJohn Stein & Dave ZinnoWhaling City SoundJazz
169SuperconductorSeamus Blake5PassionJazz
170Color TonesJohn SteinWhaling City SoundJazz
171Swimming in PlaceStockton HelbingSelf-ReleaseJazz
172Picasso ZoneModus FactorSelf-ReleaseJazz
173TestimonyHoward JohnsonSelf-ReleaseJazz
174ConversationsJoris Teepe & Don BradenIndielabelJazz
175Green Moss Black SandSigurdur Flosason & Lars Jansson TrioStoryvilleJazz
176JerseyMark Guiliana Jazz QuartetMotemaJazz
177Bonzo SquadCorbin AndrickSelf-ReleaseJazz
178BacklogSteve KhanShrapnel Label GroupJazz
179Queen City BluesPhil DeGreg TrioSelf-ReleaseJazz
180Gin & MoonlightJoe Smith & The Spicy PicklesCuttin'Swing
181Heart of the CitySteve Smith and Vital Information NYC EditionBFMJazz
182The Lock & the KeyChaise LoungeModern SongbookJazz
183No FilterMichael KaeshammerSelf-ReleaseSmooth Jazz
184Bethany ProjectIlios SteryannisIlios SteryannisJazz
185Lab 2017One O'Clock Lab BandNorth Texas JazzJazz
186Happy SongAnat Cohen TentetAnzicJazz
187Compassion - the Music of John ColtraneDave Liebman & Joe LovanoResonanceJazz
188LoversNels ClineBlue NoteJazz
189Second OpinionPeter Erskine and the Dr. Um BandFuzzyJazz
190Doni DoniErik Truffaz QuartetWarner Music FranceJazz
191Combination'sGerald CannonSelf-ReleaseJazz
192I Long to See YouCharles Lloyd & The MarvelsBlue NoteJazz
193Legacy: a Coltrane TributeSteve HeckmanJazzed MediaJazz
194UnknownWes MontgomeryUnknownJazz
195Blue CanvasBrandi DisterheftJustin TimeJazz
196The RocDaniel HerskedalEditionJazz
197Walk Against WindLinda May Han OhBiophiliaJazz
198Blues and BalladsBrad MehldauNonesuchJazz
199ArticulationRodney JonesTimelessJazz
200Live at the SpeakezOrganissimoSelf-ReleaseJazz
201P.S. Mr. ColeJohn PizzarelliBMGJazz
202Latin TouchEnrique CoriaAcoustic DiscJazz
203You & IAla.NiMissing PieceJazz
204Tako TsuboParis ComboDRGJazz
205Handful of KeysJazz At Lincoln Center OrchestraJazz at Lincoln CenterJazz
206Only the BeginningThe Chris Thomas BandSelf-ReleaseJazz
207A Salute to StrayhornPlanet D NonetDetroit Music FactoryJazz
208In Praise of ShadowsPeter ErskineFuzzy MusicJazz
209Breath of FireAndrew DurkinPJCEJazz
210What NowCarl Filipiak and the Jimi Jazz BandGeometricFusion
211Weather or NotGerry Gibbs & Thrasher PeopleWhaling City SoundJazz
212There It isUptown Jazz TentetIrabbagastJazz
213Been Up So Long It Looks Down Up to Me: the Micros Play the BluesThe Microscopic SeptetCuneiformeJazz
214Day and NightTom RizzoOriginJazz
215One Way UpDave Young & The Terry Promane OctetModica MusicJazz
216SpeechlessChampian FultonPosi-ToneJazz
217Live from Stern Grove San FranciscoPacific Mambo OrchestraSelf-ReleaseJazz
218Altered NarrativesDanny Green TrioDanny GreenJazz
219Harmony of DifferenceKamasi WashingtonYoung TurksJazz
220Common GroundB.J. JansenSelf-ReleaseJazz
221Indo Latin Jazz Live in ConcertMariah ParkerAncient FutureJazz
222Who Saw You Then, Who Sees You NowEnsemble NovoSelf-ReleaseJazz
223TumblerMiramode OrchestraAgogo RecordsJazz
224Abutbul MusicOmer AvitalJazz VillageJazz
225NightshadeAndrea ClaburnLot 49 LabsJazz
226ClockworkVictor GouldUnknownJazz
227Just SmileExtra LargeSelf-ReleaseCrossover Jazz
228She Moves onYoun Sun NahACT Music + Vision GmbH & Ko KGJazz
229The Songbook Sessions: Ella FitzgeraldJane MonheitJane MonheitJazz
230Loving You- Celebrating Shirley HornPeter CampbellUnknownJazz
231Sexsmith Swinghammer SongsLori CullenHigh Romance Music Inc. Marketed by True North Records.Jazz
232Play Lee MorganVinnie Sperrazza, Jacob Sacks & Masa KamaguchiFresh Sound RecordsJazz
233Jazz Poetry: the Music of Paul RossyPaul RossySunset Hill MusicJazz
234Brothers Under the SunSteve NelsonHighNoteJazz
235Vein Plays RavelVeinChallengeJazz
236No Matter Where NoirBrent LaidlerSelf-ReleaseJazz
237InspirationsDwight TribleGondwanaJazz
238ParallaxPhronesisEdition LtdJazz
239Notes from New YorkBill Charlap TrioImpulseJazz
240True NorthLeslie PintchikPinch HardJazz
241O' Neal is Back (feat. Luke Sellick & Charles Goold)Johnny O'Neal trioAbeatJazz
242Tone TwisterRob SchneidermanHollistic MusicworksJazz
243WisdomaticBrahja WaldmanBrahja WaldmanJazz
244PlaygroundLaura MischLaura MischJazz
245The Truth of What I Am > the NarcissistGeorge BurtonInner Circle MusicJazz
246Dirt in the GroundAaron Shragge's Innocent When You DreamAaron ShraggeJazz
247Presents MONK'estra, Vol. 1John BeasleyMack AvenueJazz
248Soul Jazz FridaysChris Hazelton's Boogaloo 7Sunflower SoulJazz
249SoulmationGreg SkaffZohoJazz
250Petite AfriqueSomiOKehJazz
251CirclesMEM3MEM3Jazz
252Bright Side Doug WebbUnknownJazz
253Made in AmericaBobby WatsonSmoke SessionsJazz
254Truth, Liberty & Soul (Live in NYC: the Complete 1982 NPR Jazz Alive! Recording)Jaco PastoriusResonanceJazz
255Portraits in TimeMichiru MondayAdventure MusicJazz
256Nobody's Gonna Love You BetterAllan HarrisUnknownJazz
257VignetteMaeve GilchristAdventure MusicJazz
258Rev Ernesto Cervini's TurbopropAnzicJazz
259Bluezzin T'il DawnNatalia M. KingChallengeJazz
260Ice Age ParadiseSienna DahlenSienna DahlenJazz
261WithinMoe ClarkMoe ClarkJazz
262EntêtéCerbèreCerbèreJazz
263BridgeShawn Maxwell's AllianceChicago SessionsJazz
264Trio Live [Disc 1]Pat MethenyUnknownJazz
265Latin LoverRichie ColeRCPJazz
266OddaraJane BunnettJane Bunnett & MaquequeJazz
267PadreIsis Giraldo Poetry ProjectIsis Giraldo Poetry ProjectJazz
268The Best of Grant Green, Vol. 1Grant GreenBlue NoteJazz
269UnknownGrant GreenUnknownJazz
270Musical Journey Through TimeThe New Vision Sax EnsembleMelton MustafaJazz
271Pink Flamingo RoomEucalyptusEucalyptusJazz
272BlueflyCyro BaptistaTzadikJazz
273StabilimentoRoberto OcchipintiRoberto OcchipintiJazz
274Look AheadPaul Novotny & Robi BotosThe Audio Producers Inc.Jazz
275Living TributeLarry Newcomb QuartetEssential MessengerContemporary Jazz
276As We AreNomadBlue Rock RecordsJazz
277Blue VerdunQuinn Bachand's BrishenQuinn BachandJazz
278Sugar RushAlexis Baro & Pueblo Nuevo Jazz ProjectAlexis BaroJazz
279Mr. EP - a Tribute to Eddie PalmieriCharlie SepulvedaHigh NoteJazz
280Living in TwilightAriel PocockJustin TimeJazz
281The Time VersesDavid BinneyCriss CrossJazz
282Bob Ferral's Jazztopian DreamBob FerrelBFM ProductionsJazz
283Smokin' in Seattle: Live at the PenthouseWynton KellyResonanceJazz
284Jazz JukeboxJordan YoungPosi-ToneJazz
285Meet Me at the Cross-RoadsSweet Lu OlutosinUnknownJazz
286Hear & NowNick FinzerOutside In Music Jazz
287Outside the Comfort ZoneFree RadicalsSelf-ReleaseJazz
288It's Easy to RememberCory WeedsCellar LiveJazz
289Eight Track IIDave StrykerSelf-ReleaseJazz
290LazosIntaktoJustin TimeJazz
291Hollow TreesHutchinson Andrew TrioChronographJazz
292Music from Our SoulCharnett MoffettMotemaJazz
293I Go Back HomeJimmy ScottUnknownJazz
294New HelsinkiOlli HirvonenEdition Records LtdJazz
295The Orange ChallengeQuatuor André LachanceAndré LachanceJazz
296Feeling the Jazz Donna SingerPalmettoJazz
297EscapeeDaniel CasimirJazz Re:freshedJazz
298Happy Juice Jon DavisPosi-ToneJazz
299ContumbaoHilario DuranALMALatin Jazz
300Suite Tres RiosDan CostaSelf-ReleaseJazz
 

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