13th Annual Jazz Critics Poll: 2018

Ballot 2018

Christian Broecking (Berliner Zeitung, Jazz Thing)


  1. Charlie Haden & Brad Mehldau, Long Ago and Far Away (Impulse!)
  2. Angelika Niescier Trio, The Berlin Concert (Intakt)
  3. Marc Ribot, Songs of Resistance 1942-2018 (Epitaph)
  4. Charles Lloyd & the Marvels + Lucinda Williams, Vanished Gardens (Blue Note)
  5. Joshua Redman, Still Dreaming (Nonesuch)
  6. Ambrose Akinmusire, Origami Harvest (Blue Note)
  7. Brad Mehldau, Seymour Reads the Constitution! (Nonesuch)
  8. Rolf Kühn, Yellow + Blue (MPS)
  9. David Murray Feat. Saul Williams, Blues for Memo (Motéma)
  10. Kukuruz Quartet, Julius Eastman Piano Interpretations (Intakt)


  1. John Coltrane, Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album (Impulse!)
  2. Charles Mingus, Jazz in Detroit/Strata Concert Gallery/46 Selden (BBE)
  3. Cecil Taylor, The Complete Nat Hentoff Sessions (Black Satin)




Note: No Vocal specified. Vote added from new list.