14th Annual Jazz Critics Poll: 2019

Ballot 2019

Elzy Kolb (Hot House)


  1. Michele Rosewoman's New Yor-Uba, Hallowed (Advance Dance Disques)
  2. Eri Yamamoto Trio & Choral Chameleon, Goshu Ondo Suite (AUM Fidelity)
  3. Brandee Younger, Soul Awakening (self-released)
  4. George Garzone-Peter Erskine-Alan Pasqua-Darek Oles, 3 Nights in L.A. (Fuzzy Music -3CD)
  5. Jamie Saft/Steve Swallow/Bobby Previte, You Don't Know the Life (RareNoise)
  6. Iro Haarla, Ulf Krokfors & Barry Altschul, Around Again (TUM)
  7. Johnathan Blake, Trion (Giant Step Arts)
  8. Gil Evans Orchestra, Hidden Treasures: Monday Nights Vol. 1 (Deko Music)
  9. Marta Sánchez Quintet, El Rayo De Luz (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  10. Itamar Borochov, Blue Nights (Laborie Jazz)


  1. John Coltrane, Blue World (1964, Impulse!)
  2. Paul Bley-Gary Peacock-Paul Motian, When Will the Blues Leave (1999, ECM)
  3. Joseph Daley, The Seven Deadly Virtues/The Seven Deadly Sins (2011-13, JoDaMusic)
  4. Eric Dolphy, Musical Prophet: The Expanded 1963 New York Studio Sessions (Resonance -3CD -18)




Note: Ballot specified Daley and Dolphy Historical titles as tied for 3rd, but we don't do that. Only the first three Historial records are counted.