14th Annual Jazz Critics Poll: 2019

Ballot 2019

Gene Seymour (CNN, Bookforum, The Nation)


  1. Etienne Charles, Carnival: The Sound of a People Vol. 1 (Culture Shock Music)
  2. James Carter Organ Trio, Live From Newport Jazz (Blue Note)
  3. Branford Marsalis Quartet, The Secret Between the Shadow and the Soul (Okeh)
  4. Abdullah Ibrahim, The Balance (Gearbox)
  5. Joey DeFrancesco, In the Key of the Universe (Mack Avenue)
  6. Miguel Zenón, Sonero: The Music of Ismael Rivera (Miel Music)
  7. Steve Lehman Trio & Craig Taborn, The People I Love (Pi)
  8. Nicholas Payton, Relaxin' With Nick (Smoke Sessions -2CD)
  9. Wadada Leo Smith, Rosa Parks: Pure Love: An Oratorio of Seven Songs (TUM)
  10. Paolo Fresu-Richard Galliano-Jan Lundgren, Mare Nostrum III (ACT)


  1. Eric Dolphy, Musical Prophet: The Expanded 1963 New York Studio Sessions (Resonance -3CD -18)
  2. Stan Getz, Getz at the Gate: The Stan Getz Quartet Live at the Village Gate Nov 26 1961 (Verve)
  3. Gerald Cleaver & Violet Hour, Live at Firehouse 12 (2006, Sunnyside)