14th Annual Jazz Critics Poll: 2019

Ballot 2019

Martin Johnson (Wall Street Journal)


  1. Tomeka Reid Quartet, Old New (Cuneiform)
  2. Steve Lehman Trio & Craig Taborn, The People I Love (Pi)
  3. Kris Davis, Diatom Ribbons (Pyroclastic)
  4. Ahmad Jamal, Ballades (Jazz Village)
  5. Chris Lightcap, SuperBigmouth (Pyroclastic)
  6. Art Ensemble of Chicago, We Are on the Edge: A 50th Anniversary Celebration (Pi -2CD)
  7. Gerald Cleaver & Violet Hour, Live at Firehouse 12 (2006, Sunnyside)
  8. Jaimie Branch, Fly or Die II: Bird Dogs of Paradise (International Anthem)
  9. Noah Preminger, Preminger Plays Preminger (Newvelle)
  10. Tomas Fujiwara, Seven Poets Trio (RogueArt)


  1. Eric Dolphy, Musical Prophet: The Expanded 1963 New York Studio Sessions (Resonance -3CD -18)
  2. John Coltrane, Blue World (1964, Impulse!)
  3. Nat "King" Cole, Hittin' the Ramp: The Early Years (1936-1943) (Resonance -7CD)




Note: Gerald Cleaver should have been considered as Historical.