13th Annual Jazz Critics Poll: 2018

Ballot 2018

Bret Saunders (Denver Post, KBCO-FM [Denver])


  1. Steve Coleman and Five Elements, Live at the Village Vanguard, Vol. 1 (Pi)
  2. Myra Melford's Snowy Egret, The Other Side of Air (Firehouse 12)
  3. Andrew Cyrille, Lebroba (ECM)
  4. Thumbscrew, Ours/Theirs (Cuneiform)
  5. Tyshawn Sorey, Pillars (Firehouse 12)
  6. Harriet Tubman, The Terror End of Beauty (Sunnyside)
  7. Daniel Carter-William Parker-Matthew Shipp, Seraphic Light (AUM Fidelity)
  8. Henry Threadgill 14 or 15 Kestra: Agg, Dirt . . . and More Dirt (Pi)
  9. Simon Barker-Henry Kaiser-Bill Laswell-Rudresh Mahanthappa, Mudang Rock (Fractal Music)
  10. Makaya McCraven, Universal Beings (International Anthem)


  1. Slim Gaillard, Groove Juice: The Norman Granz Recordings + More (Verve)
  2. The Savory Collection 1935-1940 (Mosaic)
  3. Grant Green, Funk in France: From Paris to Antibes (1969-1970) (Resonance)