14th Annual Jazz Critics Poll: 2019

Ballot 2019

Christian Broecking (Berliner Zeitung, Jazz Thing)


  1. Steve Lehman Trio & Craig Taborn, The People I Love (Pi)
  2. Aki Takase, Hokusai: Piano Solo (Intakt)
  3. Joachim Kühn, Melodic Ornette Coleman: Piano Works XIII (ACT)
  4. Michael Formanek Very Practical Trio, Even Better (Intakt)
  5. Wadada Leo Smith, Rosa Parks: Pure Love: An Oratorio of Seven Songs (TUM)
  6. Oliver Hafke Ahmad, Future Blues (Urban Grooves Berlin)
  7. Art Ensemble of Chicago, We Are on the Edge: A 50th Anniversary Celebration (Pi -2CD)
  8. Christian Lillinger, Open Form for Society (Plaist Music)
  9. Joey DeFrancesco, In the Key of the Universe (Mack Avenue)


  1. Paul Bley-Gary Peacock-Paul Motian, When Will the Blues Leave (1999, ECM)




Note: Vote for Paul Bley moved from New (number 6) to Historical.