14th Annual Jazz Critics Poll: 2019

Ballot 2019

Sean J. O'Connell (DownBeat, Los Angeles Times)


  1. Joel Ross, KingMaker (Blue Note)
  2. Abdullah Ibrahim, The Balance (Gearbox)
  3. Ryan Porter, Force for Good (World Galaxy)
  4. Cochemea, All My Relations (Daptone)
  5. Brandee Younger, Soul Awakening (self-released)
  6. Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom, Glitter Wolf (The Royal Potato Family)
  7. Dwight Trible, Mothership (Gearbox)
  8. Jamael Dean, Black Space Tapes (Stones Throw)
  9. Dexter Story, Bahir (Soundway)
  10. Louis Cole, Live Sesh & Xtra Songs (Brainfeeder)


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




Note: Voted for Sara Gazarek, Thirsty Ghost for Vocal, but Brandee Younger higher on new music ballot. Voted for Jamael Dean, Space Tapes for Debut, but Joel Ross higher on new music ballot.