13th Annual Jazz Critics Poll: 2018

Ballot 2018

Larry Blumenfeld (Wall Street Journal, Daily Beast, Jazziz)


  1. Henry Threadgill 14 or 15 Kestra: Agg, Dirt . . . and More Dirt (Pi)
  2. Steve Coleman and Five Elements, Live at the Village Vanguard, Vol. 1 (Pi)
  3. Bill Frisell, Music IS (Okeh)
  4. Daniel Carter-William Parker-Matthew Shipp, Seraphic Light (AUM Fidelity)
  5. David Virelles, Igbó Alákorin (The Singer's Grove), Vol. I & II (Pi)
  6. Nicole Mitchell, Maroon Cloud (FPE)
  7. Tyshawn Sorey, Pillars (Firehouse 12)
  8. Chucho Valdés, Jazz Batá 2 (Mack Avenue)
  9. Dafnis Prieto Big Band, Back to the Sunset (Dafnison)
  10. Marc Ribot, Songs of Resistance 1942-2018 (Epitaph)


  1. John Coltrane, Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album (Impulse!)
  2. The Art Ensemble of Chicago and Associated Ensembles (ECM)
  3. The Complete Cuban Jam Sessions (Craft)