13th Annual Jazz Critics Poll: 2018

Ballot 2018

T.R. Johnson (WWOZ 98.7 FM [New Orleans])


  1. Makaya McCraven, Universal Beings (International Anthem)
  2. Cécile McLorin Salvant, The Window (Mack Avenue)
  3. Christian Sands, Facing Dragons (Mack Avenue)
  4. James Brandon Lewis & Chad Taylor, Radiant Imprints (OFF)
  5. Steve Coleman and Five Elements, Live at the Village Vanguard, Vol. 1 (Pi)
  6. Kat Edmonson, Old Fashioned Gal (Spinnerette)
  7. Walter Wolfman Washington, My Future Is My Past (Anti-)
  8. Joshua Redman, Still Dreaming (Nonesuch)
  9. The Nels Cline 4, Currents Constellations (Blue Note)
  10. The Chick Corea + Steve Gadd Band, Chinese Butterfly (Stretch/Concord)


  1. Donald Byrd, Fancy Free (Blue Note -17)
  2. Miles Davis & John Coltrane, The Final Tour: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6 (Columbia/Legacy)
  3. Dexter Gordon, Live at the Playboy Jazz Festival (Run Out Groove)