13th Annual Jazz Critics Poll: 2018

Ballot 2018

Thomas Conrad (JazzTimes, Stereophile, New York City Jazz Record)


  1. Francesco Cafiso, We Play for Tips (EFLAT)
  2. Ambrose Akinmusire, Origami Harvest (Blue Note)
  3. Wolfgang Muthspiel, Where the River Goes (ECM)
  4. Kamasi Washington, Heaven and Earth (Young Turks)
  5. Kenny Barron Quintet, Concentric Circles (Blue Note)
  6. Bobo Stenson Trio, Contra La Indecisión (ECM)
  7. Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas Sound Prints, Scandal (Greenleaf Music)
  8. Noah Preminger & Frank Carlberg, Whispers and Cries (Red Piano)
  9. Tord Gustavsen Trio, The Other Side (ECM)
  10. Christian McBride, Christian McBride's New Jawn (Mack Avenue)


  1. John Coltrane, Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album (Impulse!)
  2. Miles Davis & John Coltrane, The Final Tour: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6 (Columbia/Legacy)
  3. Wes Montgomery, In Paris: The Definitive ORTF Recording (Resonance)