13th Annual Jazz Critics Poll: 2018

Ballot 2018

Donald Elfman (New York City Jazz Record)


  1. Myriad 3, Vera (ALMA)
  2. Frank Kimbrough, Monk's Dreams: The Complete Compositions of Thelonious Sphere Monk (Sunnyside)
  3. Leslie Pintchik, You Eat My Food, You Drink My Wine, You Steal My Girl! (Pintch Hard)
  4. Don Byron & Aruán Ortiz, Random Dances and (A)tonalities (Intakt)
  5. John Bailey, In Real Time (Summit)
  6. Dead Composers Club [Noah Preminger & Rob Garcia], Chopin Project (Connection Works)
  7. Juan Andres Ospina Big Band, Tramontana (self-released)
  8. Felipe Salles and Interconnections Ensemble, The Lullalby Project and Other Works for Large Ensemble (Tapestry)
  9. Stephane Spira, New Playground (Jazzmax)
  10. Danny Fox Trio, The Great Nostalgist (Hot Cup)


  1. The Savory Collection 1935-1940 (Mosaic)
  2. John Coltrane, Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album (Impulse!)
  3. Miles Davis & John Coltrane, The Final Tour: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6 (Columbia/Legacy)




Note: Original debut pick -- Dan Pugach Nonet, Plus One (Unit) -- changed due to ballot priority.