13th Annual Jazz Critics Poll: 2018

Ballot 2018

Jordannah Elizabeth (DownBeat, New York Amsterdam News, Jazz Right Now)


  1. Irreversible Entanglements, Irreversible Entanglements (International Anthem/Don Giovanni -17)
  2. Makaya McCraven, Universal Beings (International Anthem)
  3. Andrew Bernstein, An Exploded View of Time (Hausu Mountain)
  4. Black Spirituals, Black Access/Black Axes (Sige)
  5. Sara Serpa, Close Up (Clean Feed)
  6. Ben LaMar Gay, Downtown Castles Can Never Block the Sun (International Anthem)
  7. Kamasi Washington, Heaven and Earth (Young Turks)
  8. Quin Kirchner, The Other Side of Time (Astral Spirits)
  9. Georgia Anne Muldrow, Overload (Brainfeeder)
  10. Andrew Cyrille, Lebroba (ECM)


  1. Betty Davis, The Columbia Years 1968-1969 (Light in the Attic -16)
  2. John Coltrane, Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album (Impulse!)
  3. Alice Coltrane, World Spirituality Classics 1: The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda (Luaka Bop -17)




Note: Original debut pick -- Stephanie Richards, Fullmoon (Unit) -- changed due to ballot priority.