14th Annual Jazz Critics Poll: 2019

Ballot 2019

Peter Quinn (Jazzwise, The Arts Desk)


  1. Branford Marsalis Quartet, The Secret Between the Shadow and the Soul (Okeh)
  2. Fred Hersch & the WDR Big Band, Begin Again (Palmetto)
  3. Gwilym Simcock, Near and Now (ACT)
  4. Brian Lynch Big Band, The Omni-American Book Club: My Journey Through Literature in Music (Holistic MusicWorks)
  5. SEED Ensemble, Driftglass (Jazz Re:freshed)
  6. Ralph Peterson & the Messenger Legacy, Legacy Alive: Volume 6 at the Sidedoor (Onyx Productions)
  7. Nérija, Blume (Domino)
  8. Abdullah Ibrahim, The Balance (Gearbox)
  9. Michael Janisch, Worlds Collide (Whirlwind)
  10. Brandee Younger, Soul Awakening (self-released)


  1. John Coltrane, Blue World (1964, Impulse!)
  2. Thelonious Monk, Monk's Music (Jazz Images)
  3. Bennie Maupin, The Jewel in the Lotus (1974, ECM)