13th Annual Jazz Critics Poll: 2018

Ballot 2018

Robert Ham (Paste, Pitchfork, Bandcamp)


  1. Ben Wendel, The Seasons (Motéma)
  2. Dan Weiss, Starebaby (Pi)
  3. Catherine Sikora & Brian Chase, Untitled: After (Chaikin)
  4. Kaja Draksler-Petter Eldh-Christian Lillinger, Punkt. Vrt. Plastik (Intakt)
  5. Yuko Fujiyama, Night Wave (Innova)
  6. Ben LaMar Gay, Downtown Castles Can Never Block the Sun (International Anthem)
  7. Ben Goldberg & Michael Coleman, Practitioner (BAG Productions)
  8. John Surman, Invisible Threads (ECM)
  9. The Nels Cline 4, Currents Constellations (Blue Note)
  10. Sarathy Korwar and Upaj Collective, My East Is Your West (Gearbox)


  1. John Coltrane, Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album (Impulse!)
  2. Eric Dolphy, Musical Prophet: The Expanded 1963 New York Studio Sessions (Resonance)
  3. Charles Mingus, Jazz in Detroit/Strata Concert Gallery/46 Selden (BBE)