14th Annual Jazz Critics Poll: 2019

Ballot 2019

Steve Greenlee (Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, JazzTimes)


  1. Kris Davis, Diatom Ribbons (Pyroclastic)
  2. David Torn-Tim Berne-Ches Smith, Sun of Goldfinger (ECM)
  3. Branford Marsalis Quartet, The Secret Between the Shadow and the Soul (Okeh)
  4. Matt Mitchell, Phalanx Ambassadors (Pi)
  5. Hiromi, Spectrum (Telarc)
  6. James Carter Organ Trio, Live From Newport Jazz (Blue Note)
  7. Wallace Roney, Blue Dawn-Blue Nights (HighNote)
  8. The Dave Wilson Quartet, One Night at Chris' (self-released)
  9. Jim Snidero, Waves of Calm (Savant)
  10. Cat in a Bag, Cat in a Bag (Clean Feed)


  1. Paul Bley-Gary Peacock-Paul Motian, When Will the Blues Leave (1999, ECM)
  2. Allen Lowe, Jews & Roots/Radical Jewish Acculturation: An Avant Garde of Our Own: Disconnected Works 1980-2018 (Constant Sorrow/ESP-Disk)
  3. Sun Ra, Monorails & Satellites: Works for Solo Piano Vols. 1, 2, 3 (Cosmic Myth)