13th Annual Jazz Critics Poll: 2018

Ballot 2018

Michael J. Agovino (The Village Voice)


  1. Henry Threadgill 14 or 15 Kestra: Agg, Dirt . . . and More Dirt (Pi)
  2. Makaya McCraven, Universal Beings (International Anthem)
  3. Dave Liebman-Tatsuya Nakatani-Adam Rudolph, The Unknowable (RareNoise)
  4. Satoko Fujii Orchestra Berlin, Ninety-Nine Years (Libra)
  5. Harriet Tubman, The Terror End of Beauty (Sunnyside)
  6. Kris Davis & Craig Taborn, Octopus (Pyroclastic)
  7. Don Byron & Aruán Ortiz, Random Dances and (A)tonalities (Intakt)
  8. Now Vs Now, The Buffering Cocoon (Jazzland)
  9. Sylvie Courvoisier Trio, D'Agala (Intakt)
  10. Marcus Strickland Twi-Life, People of the Sun (Blue Note/Revive Music)


  1. Anthony Braxton, Sextet (Parker) 1993 (New Braxton House)
  2. Charles Mingus, Live in Montreux 1975 (Eagle Rock Entertainment)
  3. Grant Green, Funk in France: From Paris to Antibes (1969-1970) (Resonance)