13th Annual Jazz Critics Poll: 2018

Ballot 2018

Peter Hum (The Ottawa Citizen)


  1. Edward Simon, Sorrows & Triumphs (Sunnyside)
  2. Andrew Rathbun Large Ensemble, Atwood Suites (Origin)
  3. Frank Kimbrough, Monk's Dreams: The Complete Compositions of Thelonious Sphere Monk (Sunnyside)
  4. Miles Okazaki, Work: The Complete Compositions of Thelonious Monk, Vols. 1-6 (self-released)
  5. Ben Wendel, The Seasons (Motéma)
  6. Aaron Parks, Little Big (Ropeadope)
  7. Noah Preminger & Frank Carlberg, Whispers and Cries (Red Piano)
  8. Tim Berne & Matt Mitchell Duo, Angel Dusk (Screwgun)
  9. Myra Melford's Snowy Egret, The Other Side of Air (Firehouse 12)
  10. Walking Distance, Freebird by Walking Distance feat. Jason Moran (Sunnyside)


  1. Miles Davis & John Coltrane, The Final Tour: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6 (Columbia/Legacy)
  2. Keith Jarrett, La Fenice (ECM)
  3. John Coltrane, Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album (Impulse!)