13th Annual Jazz Critics Poll: 2018

Ballot 2018

George Grella (Brooklyn Rail, The Wire, New York City Jazz Record)


  1. Ambrose Akinmusire, Origami Harvest (Blue Note)
  2. Kris Davis-Matt Mitchell-Aruán Ortiz-Matthew Shipp, New American Songbooks, Volume 2 (Sound American)
  3. Miles Okazaki, Work: The Complete Compositions of Thelonious Monk, Vols. 1-6 (self-released)
  4. Harriet Tubman, The Terror End of Beauty (Sunnyside)
  5. Noah Preminger & Frank Carlberg, Whispers and Cries (Red Piano)
  6. Thollem-DuRoche-Stjames Trio, Live in Our Time (ESP-Disk)
  7. Jamie Saft, Solo a Genova (RareNoise)
  8. Jason Moran and the Bandwagon, Looks of a Lot (Yes)
  9. Theo Hill, Interstellar Adventures (Posi-Tone)
  10. Bobo Stenson Trio, Contra La Indecisión (ECM)


  1. The Art Ensemble of Chicago and Associated Ensembles (ECM)
  2. Fred Hersch Trio, '97 @ The Village Vanguard (Palmetto)
  3. Woody Shaw, Live in Bremen 1983 (Elemental Music)