14th Annual Jazz Critics Poll: 2019

Ballot 2019

John Chacona (Erie [PA] Times-News, Let's Call This)


  1. Kris Davis, Diatom Ribbons (Pyroclastic)
  2. Tomeka Reid Quartet, Old New (Cuneiform)
  3. Tyshawn Sorey & Marilyn Crispell, The Adornment of Time (Pi)
  4. Jaimie Branch, Fly or Die II: Bird Dogs of Paradise (International Anthem)
  5. Anthony Braxton, Quartet (New Haven) 2014 (Firehouse 12 -4CD)
  6. Art Ensemble of Chicago, We Are on the Edge: A 50th Anniversary Celebration (Pi -2CD)
  7. Greg Ward Presents Rogue Parade, Stomping Off From Greenwood (Greenleaf Music)
  8. Mark Dresser Seven, Ain't Nothing but a Cyber Coup & You (Clean Feed)
  9. Moppa Elliott, Jazz Band/Rock Band/Dance Band (Hot Cup -2CD)
  10. Dr. Mark Lomax, II, 400: An African Epic (CFG Multimedia -12CD)


  1. The Art Ensemble of Chicago and Associated Ensembles (1979-2017, ECM -21CD -18)
  2. Nat "King" Cole, Hittin' the Ramp: The Early Years (1936-1943) (Resonance -7CD)
  3. Allen Lowe, Jews & Roots/Radical Jewish Acculturation: An Avant Garde of Our Own: Disconnected Works 1980-2018 (Constant Sorrow/ESP-Disk)