14th Annual Jazz Critics Poll: 2019

Ballot 2019

Stewart Smith (The Wire, Bandcamp Daily, The List)


  1. Art Ensemble of Chicago, We Are on the Edge: A 50th Anniversary Celebration (Pi -2CD)
  2. Angel Bat Dawid, The Oracle (International Anthem)
  3. Jaimie Branch, Fly or Die II: Bird Dogs of Paradise (International Anthem)
  4. Matana Roberts, Coin Coin Chapter Four: Memphis (Constellation)
  5. Ahmed, Super Majnoon (East Meets West) (Otoroku)
  6. Damon Locks Black Monument Ensemble, Where Future Unfolds (International Anthem)
  7. Anna Webber, Clockwise (Pi)
  8. Tyshawn Sorey & Marilyn Crispell, The Adornment of Time (Pi)
  9. Joe McPhee & John Butcher, At the Hill of James Magee (Trost)
  10. Whit Dickey Tao Quartets, Peace Planet/Box of Light (AUM Fidelity -2CD)


  1. Louis Moholo Octet, Spirits Rejoice! (1978, Otoroku)
  2. Horace Tapscott With the Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra, Live at I.U.C.C. (Soul Jazz)
  3. Sam Rivers Trio, Emanation (1971, NoBusiness)