14th Annual Jazz Critics Poll: 2019

Ballot 2019

Jordannah Elizabeth (New York Amsterdam News, DownBeat, CapitalBop)


  1. Angel Bat Dawid, The Oracle (International Anthem)
  2. Jaimie Branch, Fly or Die II: Bird Dogs of Paradise (International Anthem)
  3. Jazzmeia Horn, Love and Liberation (Concord)
  4. Elder Ones [Amirtha Kidambi], From Untruth (Northern Spy)
  5. Wadada Leo Smith, Rosa Parks: Pure Love: An Oratorio of Seven Songs (TUM)
  6. Todd Marcus, Trio+ (Stricker Street)
  7. Tom Rainey Trio With Mary Halvorson and Ingrid Laubrock, Combobulated (Intakt)
  8. Esperanza Spalding, 12 Little Spells (Concord -18)
  9. Joshua Redman Quartet, Come What May (Nonesuch)
  10. Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Ancestral Recall (Ropeadope)


  1. Miles Davis, The Complete Birth of the Cool (1948-50, Capitol)
  2. John Coltrane, Blue World (1964, Impulse!)
  3. Rupa, Disco Jazz (1982, The Numero Group)