13th Annual Jazz Critics Poll: 2018

Ballot 2018

Richard Williams (The Blue Moment)


  1. Ambrose Akinmusire, Origami Harvest (Blue Note)
  2. Moses Boyd Exodus, Displaced Diaspora (Exodus)
  3. Arve Henriksen, The Height of the Reeds (Rune Grammofon)
  4. Tyshawn Sorey, Pillars (Firehouse 12)
  5. Marc Ribot, Songs of Resistance 1942-2018 (Epitaph)
  6. Louis Moholo-Moholo's Five Blokes, Uplift the People (Ogun)
  7. The Necks, Body (Northern Spy)
  8. The Nels Cline 4, Currents Constellations (Blue Note)
  9. Barre Phillips, End to End (ECM)
  10. Mike Westbrook, Starcross Bridge (Hatology)


  1. Charles Mingus, Jazz in Detroit/Strata Concert Gallery/46 Selden (BBE)
  2. André Hodeir, "Essais": Complete Paris & New York Sessions (Fresh Sound -17)
  3. Don Cherry Trio, Studio 105, Paris 1967 (Hi Hat)




Note: In Memory of Lou Gare recorded 2010-14, should count as new release. Gare died in 2017.