13th Annual Jazz Critics Poll: 2018

Ballot 2018

Dan Buskirk (WPRB [Princeton], Fun 2 Know Podcast)


  1. Myra Melford's Snowy Egret, The Other Side of Air (Firehouse 12)
  2. Nicole Mitchell, Maroon Cloud (FPE)
  3. Thumbscrew, Ours/Theirs (Cuneiform)
  4. Sylvie Courvoisier Trio, D'Agala (Intakt)
  5. Andrew Cyrille, Lebroba (ECM)
  6. William Parker, Flower in a Stained-Glass Window & The Blinking of the Ear (Centering/AUM Fidelity)
  7. Cuong Vu 4Tet, Change in the Air (RareNoise)
  8. Mary Halvorson & Bill Frisell, The Maid With the Flaxen Hair (Tzadik)
  9. Kirk Knuffke & Steven Herring, Witness (SteepleChase)
  10. Hailu Mergia, Lala Belu (Awesome Tapes From Africa)


  1. Eric Dolphy, Musical Prophet: The Expanded 1963 New York Studio Sessions (Resonance)
  2. John Coltrane, Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album (Impulse!)
  3. Sun Ra, God Is More Than Love Can Ever Be (Cosmic Myth)




Note: Thumbscrew vote only specified Ours.