13th Annual Jazz Critics Poll: 2018

Ballot 2018

Bob Blumenthal (freelance)


  1. Henry Threadgill 14 or 15 Kestra: Agg, Dirt . . . and More Dirt (Pi)
  2. Bobo Stenson Trio, Contra La Indecisión (ECM)
  3. Andrew Cyrille, Lebroba (ECM)
  4. Larry Goldings-Peter Bernstein-Bill Stewart, Toy Tunes (Pirouet)
  5. Sylvie Courvoisier Trio, D'Agala (Intakt)
  6. Orrin Evans and the Captain Black Big Band, Presence (Smoke Sessions)
  7. Myra Melford's Snowy Egret, The Other Side of Air (Firehouse 12)
  8. Steve Coleman and Five Elements, Live at the Village Vanguard, Vol. 1 (Pi)
  9. Thumbscrew, Ours/Theirs (Cuneiform)
  10. Kenny Barron Quintet, Concentric Circles (Blue Note)


  1. The Art Ensemble of Chicago and Associated Ensembles (ECM)
  2. The Savory Collection 1935-1940 (Mosaic)
  3. Wes Montgomery, In Paris: The Definitive ORTF Recording (Resonance)




Note: Thumbscrew vote only specified Ours.