13th Annual Jazz Critics Poll: 2018

Ballot 2018

Suzanne Lorge (DownBeat, New York City Jazz Record, Five Music Minutes (FMM))


  1. The Chick Corea + Steve Gadd Band, Chinese Butterfly (Stretch/Concord)
  2. Cécile McLorin Salvant, The Window (Mack Avenue)
  3. Bill Frisell, Music IS (Okeh)
  4. Elio Villafranca, Cinque (ArtistShare)
  5. Kamasi Washington, Heaven and Earth (Young Turks)
  6. Tia Fuller, Diamond Cut (Mack Avenue)
  7. Brad Mehldau, Seymour Reads the Constitution! (Nonesuch)
  8. The Stanley Clarke Band, The Message (Mack Avenue)
  9. New England Jazz Ensemble, Peter and the Wolf (NEJE)
  10. Corcoran Holt, The Mecca (Holthouse Music)


  1. Ella Fitzgerald, Ella at Zardi's (Verve -17)
  2. Miles Davis & John Coltrane, The Final Tour: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6 (Columbia/Legacy)
  3. Barbara Dane, Hot Jazz, Cool Blues & Hard-Hitting Songs (Smithsonian Folkways)