13th Annual Jazz Critics Poll: 2018

Ballot 2018

Richard B. Kamins (Step Tempest)


  1. Felipe Salles and Interconnections Ensemble, The Lullalby Project and Other Works for Large Ensemble (Tapestry)
  2. Rudy Royston, Flatbed Buggy (Greenleaf Music)
  3. Jim McNeely & The Frankfurt Radio Big Band, Barefoot Dances and Other Visions (Planet Arts)
  4. Kate McGarry, The Subject Tonight Is Love (Binxtown)
  5. Dafnis Prieto Big Band, Back to the Sunset (Dafnison)
  6. Henry Conerway III, With Pride for Dignity (self-released)
  7. Cécile McLorin Salvant, The Window (Mack Avenue)
  8. Ambrose Akinmusire, Origami Harvest (Blue Note)
  9. Benjamin Boone & Philip Levine, The Poetry of Jazz (Origin)
  10. Miles Okazaki, Work: The Complete Compositions of Thelonious Monk, Vols. 1-6 (self-released)


  1. John Coltrane, Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album (Impulse!)
  2. Wes Montgomery, In Paris: The Definitive ORTF Recording (Resonance)
  3. Fred Hersch Trio, Heartsongs (Sunnyside)