13th Annual Jazz Critics Poll: 2018

Ballot 2018

Jason Gubbels (Cerebral Decanting, WWCC)


  1. Miles Okazaki, Work: The Complete Compositions of Thelonious Monk, Vols. 1-6 (self-released)
  2. Matthew Shipp Quartet, Sonic Fiction (ESP-Disk)
  3. Henry Threadgill 14 or 15 Kestra: Agg, Dirt . . . and More Dirt (Pi)
  4. Makaya McCraven, Universal Beings (International Anthem)
  5. Andrew Cyrille, Lebroba (ECM)
  6. Thumbscrew, Ours/Theirs (Cuneiform)
  7. Brian Marsella Trio, Outspoken: The Music of the Legendary Hasaan (Tzadik)
  8. Ingrid Laubrock, Contemporary Chaos Practices (Intakt)
  9. Jonathan Finlayson, 3 Times Round (Pi)
  10. Binker and Moses, Alive in the East? (Gearbox)


  1. The Savory Collection 1935-1940 (Mosaic)
  2. Eric Dolphy, Musical Prophet: The Expanded 1963 New York Studio Sessions (Resonance)
  3. Sun Ra, Astro Black (Modern Harmonic)




Note: Thumbscrew vote only specified Theirs.