14th Annual Jazz Critics Poll: 2019

Ballot 2019

Bret Saunders (Denver Post, KBCO-FM [Denver])


  1. Anthony Braxton, Quartet (New Haven) 2014 (Firehouse 12 -4CD)
  2. Tomeka Reid Quartet, Old New (Cuneiform)
  3. William Parker & In Order to Survive, Live/Shapeshifter (AUM Fidelity -2CD)
  4. Anna Webber, Clockwise (Pi)
  5. Dave Douglas, Engage (Greenleaf Music)
  6. James Carter Organ Trio, Live From Newport Jazz (Blue Note)
  7. Dr. Mark Lomax, II, 400: An African Epic (CFG Multimedia -12CD)
  8. Steve Lehman Trio & Craig Taborn, The People I Love (Pi)
  9. David Torn-Tim Berne-Ches Smith, Sun of Goldfinger (ECM)
  10. Nate Wooley, Columbia Icefield (Northern Spy)


  1. Nat "King" Cole, Hittin' the Ramp: The Early Years (1936-1943) (Resonance -7CD)
  2. Alice Coltrane Sextet, Live at the Berkeley Community Theater 1972 (BCT)
  3. Wes Montgomery, Back on Indiana Avenue: The Carroll DeCamp Recordings (Resonance)