13th Annual Jazz Critics Poll: 2018

Ballot 2018

Devin Leonard (Bloomberg Businessweek)


  1. Steve Coleman and Five Elements, Live at the Village Vanguard, Vol. 1 (Pi)
  2. David Binney, Here & Now (Mythology)
  3. Brad Mehldau, Seymour Reads the Constitution! (Nonesuch)
  4. Wolfgang Muthspiel, Where the River Goes (ECM)
  5. Eric Harland, 13th Floor (13th Floor)
  6. Mark Turner & Ethan Iverson, Temporary Kings (ECM)
  7. Henry Threadgill 14 or 15 Kestra: Agg, Dirt . . . and More Dirt (Pi)
  8. Henry Threadgill, Double Up, Plays Double Up Plus (Pi)
  9. Wayne Shorter Quartet, Emanon (Blue Note)
  10. John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble, All Can Work (New Amsterdam)


  1. John Coltrane, Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album (Impulse!)
  2. Keith Jarrett, La Fenice (ECM)
  3. Teddy Wilson, Classic Brunswick & Columbia Teddy Wilson Sessions 1934-42 (Mosaic)




Note: Original new releases tried to combine both Threadgill releases, leaving room for Sam Harris, Harmony (self-released) -- since dropped.