13th Annual Jazz Critics Poll: 2018

Ballot 2018

John Szwed (The Wire)


  1. Wayne Shorter Quartet, Emanon (Blue Note)
  2. Frank Kimbrough, Monk's Dreams: The Complete Compositions of Thelonious Sphere Monk (Sunnyside)
  3. Charles Lloyd & the Marvels + Lucinda Williams, Vanished Gardens (Blue Note)
  4. Mark Masters Ensemble, Our Métier (Capri)
  5. Myra Melford's Snowy Egret, The Other Side of Air (Firehouse 12)
  6. Wolfgang Muthspiel, Where the River Goes (ECM)
  7. Matthew Shipp Quartet, Sonic Fiction (ESP-Disk)
  8. Jacob Sacks, Fishes (Clean Feed)
  9. Mark Turner & Ethan Iverson, Temporary Kings (ECM)
  10. The Oakland Elementary School Arkestra, The Saga of Padani (Modern Harmonic)


  1. The Savory Collection 1935-1940 (Mosaic)
  2. Charles Mingus, Jazz in Detroit/Strata Concert Gallery/46 Selden (BBE)
  3. John Coltrane, Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album (Impulse!)