13th Annual Jazz Critics Poll: 2018

Ballot 2018

Geoffrey Himes (Washington Post, JazzTimes, DownBeat, Paste)


  1. Charles Lloyd & the Marvels + Lucinda Williams, Vanished Gardens (Blue Note)
  2. Henry Threadgill, Double Up, Plays Double Up Plus (Pi)
  3. Steve Coleman and Five Elements, Live at the Village Vanguard, Vol. 1 (Pi)
  4. Todd Marcus, On These Streets (A Baltimore Story) (Stricker Street)
  5. Wayne Shorter Quartet, Emanon (Blue Note)
  6. Orrin Evans and the Captain Black Big Band, Presence (Smoke Sessions)
  7. Jason Moran and the Bandwagon, Looks of a Lot (Yes)
  8. SFJAZZ Collective, Live: SFJAZZ Center 2017 (SFJAZZ)
  9. Allison Miller & Carmen Staaf, Science Fair (Sunnyside)
  10. Bill Frisell, Music IS (Okeh)


  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. Woody Shaw, Tokyo '81 (Elemental)