14th Annual Jazz Critics Poll: 2019

Ballot 2019

J.D. Considine (DownBeat, JazzTimes)


  1. Camila Meza & the Nectar Orchestra, Ambar (Sony Masterworks)
  2. Tomeka Reid Quartet, Old New (Cuneiform)
  3. JD Allen, Barracoon (Savant)
  4. Crosscurrents Trio [Dave Holland/Zakir Hussain/Chris Potter], Good Hope (Edition)
  5. Ryan Keberle & Catharsis, The Hope I Hold (Greenleaf Music)
  6. Kurt Rosenwinkel Bandit 65, Searching the Continuum (Heartcore)
  7. Linda May Han Oh, Aventurine (Biophilia)
  8. Steve Lehman Trio & Craig Taborn, The People I Love (Pi)
  9. Brian Krock, Liddle (Outside In Music)
  10. Michael Formanek Very Practical Trio, Even Better (Intakt)


  1. John Coltrane, Blue World (1964, Impulse!)
  2. Fred Hersch, Fred Hersch Trio '97 @ The Village Vanguard (Palmetto -18)
  3. Johnny Griffin & Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Ow! Live at the Penthouse (1962, Reel to Reel)
  4. Eric Dolphy, Musical Prophet: The Expanded 1963 New York Studio Sessions (Resonance -3CD -18)
  5. Esbjörn Svensson Trio, EST Live in Gothenburg (2001, ACT -2CD)




Note: Only the top three Historial votes were counted.