13th Annual Jazz Critics Poll: 2018

Ballot 2018

Gene Seymour (CNN, Bookforum, The Nation)


  1. Steve Coleman and Five Elements, Live at the Village Vanguard, Vol. 1 (Pi)
  2. Wayne Shorter Quartet, Emanon (Blue Note)
  3. Cécile McLorin Salvant, The Window (Mack Avenue)
  4. Charles Lloyd & the Marvels + Lucinda Williams, Vanished Gardens (Blue Note)
  5. Joshua Redman, Still Dreaming (Nonesuch)
  6. Brad Mehldau, Seymour Reads the Constitution! (Nonesuch)
  7. Christian McBride, Christian McBride's New Jawn (Mack Avenue)
  8. Ambrose Akinmusire, Origami Harvest (Blue Note)
  9. Eddie Henderson, Be Cool (Smoke Sessions)
  10. Noah Baerman Resonance Ensemble, The Rock & the Redemption (RMI)


  1. Frank Sinatra, Sings for Only the Lonely [60th Anniversary Edition] (Capitol)
  2. Charlie Haden & Brad Mehldau, Long Ago and Far Away (Impulse!)
  3. Miles Davis & John Coltrane, The Final Tour: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6 (Columbia/Legacy)