14th Annual Jazz Critics Poll: 2019

Ballot 2019

Karl Ackerman (All About Jazz)


  1. Dr. Mark Lomax, II, 400: An African Epic (CFG Multimedia -12CD)
  2. Tyshawn Sorey & Marilyn Crispell, The Adornment of Time (Pi)
  3. Kris Davis, Diatom Ribbons (Pyroclastic)
  4. Rob Mazurek, Desert Encrypts Vol. 1 (Astral Spirits)
  5. Satoko Fujii & Ramon Lopez, Confluence (Libra)
  6. Adam Berenson & Scott Barnum, Stringent and Sempiternal (Dream Play)
  7. Paul Bley-Gary Peacock-Paul Motian, When Will the Blues Leave (1999, ECM)
  8. Matthew Shipp Trio, Signature (ESP-Disk)
  9. Patrick Brennan & Abdul Moimême, Terraphonia (Creative Sources)
  10. Club D'Elf, Night Sparkles (Live) (Face Pelt)


  1. Horace Tapscott With the Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra, Live at I.U.C.C. (Soul Jazz)
  2. Eric Dolphy, Musical Prophet: The Expanded 1963 New York Studio Sessions (Resonance -3CD -18)
  3. David S. Ware New Quartet, Théâtre Garonne, 2008 (AUM Fidelity)




Note: Paul Bley record is old music (1999); awarded 3 points in Historical.