13th Annual Jazz Critics Poll: 2018

Ballot 2018

Ted Gioia (The History of Jazz)


  1. Kamasi Washington, Heaven and Earth (Young Turks)
  2. Cécile McLorin Salvant, The Window (Mack Avenue)
  3. Wayne Shorter Quartet, Emanon (Blue Note)
  4. Fred Hersch Trio, Live in Europe (Palmetto)
  5. Sons of Kemet, Your Queen Is a Reptile (Impulse!)
  6. Miles Okazaki, Work: The Complete Compositions of Thelonious Monk, Vols. 1-6 (self-released)
  7. Dan Tepfer, Natural Machines (self-released)
  8. Julian Lage, Modern Lore (Mack Avenue)
  9. Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas Sound Prints, Scandal (Greenleaf Music)
  10. Denny Zeitlin, Wishing on the Moon (Sunnyside)


  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. Erroll Garner, Nightconcert (Mack Avenue)