14th Annual Jazz Critics Poll: 2019

Ballot 2019

Philip Freeman (Stereogum, The Wire, DownBeat)


  1. Jaimie Branch, Fly or Die II: Bird Dogs of Paradise (International Anthem)
  2. Yazz Ahmed, Polyhymnia (Ropeadope)
  3. Jeremy Pelt, Jeremy Pelt, the Artist (HighNote)
  4. Theon Cross, Fyah (Gearbox)
  5. Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Ancestral Recall (Ropeadope)
  6. Victor Gould, Thoughts Become Things (Blue Room)
  7. SEED Ensemble, Driftglass (Jazz Re:freshed)
  8. JD Allen, Barracoon (Savant)
  9. Branford Marsalis Quartet, The Secret Between the Shadow and the Soul (Okeh)
  10. Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom, Glitter Wolf (The Royal Potato Family)


  1. Bill Dixon & Cecil Taylor, Duets 1992 (Triple Point)
  2. J Jazz: Deep Modern Jazz From Japan 1969-1983: Volume 2 (BBE)
  3. Derek Bailey-Han Bennink-Evan Parker, Topographie Parisienne: Dunois, April 3d, 1981 (Fou -3CD)