13th Annual Jazz Critics Poll: 2018

Ballot 2018

Mirian Arbalejo (It Don't Mean a Thing, Cuepoint)


  1. Bill Frisell, Music IS (Okeh)
  2. Jessica Lurie, Long Haul (Chant -17)
  3. Miles Okazaki, Work: The Complete Compositions of Thelonious Monk, Vols. 1-6 (self-released)
  4. Brad Mehldau, Seymour Reads the Constitution! (Nonesuch)
  5. Nigel Kennedy, Kennedy Meets Gershwin (Warner Classics)
  6. Mark Turner & Ethan Iverson, Temporary Kings (ECM)
  7. Sara Serpa, Close Up (Clean Feed)
  8. Elliot Galvin, The Influencing Machine (Edition)
  9. Mary Halvorson, Code Girl (Firehouse 12)
  10. Gonzalo Del Val With David Liebman & Ronan Guilfoyle, Standards in Dublin (Quadrant)


  1. John Coltrane, Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album (Impulse!)
  2. Woody Shaw, Tokyo '81 (Elemental)
  3. The Art Ensemble of Chicago and Associated Ensembles (ECM)




Note: Original vocal pick -- CÚcile McLorin Salvant, The Window (Mack Avenue) -- changed due to ballot priority. [FD wants to restore Salvant but award extra point to Serpa.]