14th Annual Jazz Critics Poll: 2019

Ballot 2019

Eugene Holley, Jr. (DownBeat, Hot House, Chamber Music, Playbill)


  1. Ahmad Jamal, Ballades (Jazz Village)
  2. Nicholas Payton, Relaxin' With Nick (Smoke Sessions -2CD)
  3. Godwin Louis, Global (Blue Room Music)
  4. Herlin Riley, Perpetual Optimism (Mack Avenue)
  5. Matthew Shipp Trio, Signature (ESP-Disk)
  6. Brandee Younger, Soul Awakening (self-released)
  7. Etienne Charles, Carnival: The Sound of a People Vol. 1 (Culture Shock Music)
  8. Brian Lynch Big Band, The Omni-American Book Club: My Journey Through Literature in Music (Holistic MusicWorks)
  9. Chick Corea Trio, Trilogy 2 (Concord -2CD)
  10. ELEW, ELEW Plays Rosenwinkel: Cubism (Heartcore)


  1. John Coltrane, Blue World (1964, Impulse!)
  2. Nat "King" Cole, Hittin' the Ramp: The Early Years (1936-1943) (Resonance -7CD)
  3. Miles Davis, The Complete Birth of the Cool (1948-50, Capitol)