13th Annual Jazz Critics Poll: 2018

Ballot 2018

Mike Shanley (JazzTimes, Pittsburgh Current, Shanley on Music)


  1. Hearts & Minds, Electroradiance (Astral Spriits)
  2. Steve Coleman and Five Elements, Live at the Village Vanguard, Vol. 1 (Pi)
  3. Jon Irabagon Quartet, Dr. Quixotic's Traveling Exotics (Irabbagast)
  4. Jonathan Finlayson, 3 Times Round (Pi)
  5. Tyshawn Sorey, Pillars (Firehouse 12)
  6. Adam O'Farrill's Stranger Days, El Maquech (Biophilia)
  7. Cuong Vu 4Tet, Change in the Air (RareNoise)
  8. Jason Stein's Locksmith Isidore, After Caroline (Northern Spy)
  9. VWCR [Ken Vandermark-Nate Wooley-Sylvie Courvoisier-Tom Rainey], Noise of Our Time (Intakt)
  10. Myra Melford's Snowy Egret, The Other Side of Air (Firehouse 12)


  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. Anthony Braxton, Sextet (Parker) 1993 (New Braxton House)