14th Annual Jazz Critics Poll: 2019

Ballot 2019

Mark Stryker (Jazz From Detroit (University of Michigan Press))


  1. Branford Marsalis Quartet, The Secret Between the Shadow and the Soul (Okeh)
  2. Kris Davis, Diatom Ribbons (Pyroclastic)
  3. Chick Corea Trio, Trilogy 2 (Concord -2CD)
  4. Crosscurrents Trio [Dave Holland/Zakir Hussain/Chris Potter], Good Hope (Edition)
  5. Linda May Han Oh, Aventurine (Biophilia)
  6. Nicholas Payton, Relaxin' With Nick (Smoke Sessions -2CD)
  7. Johnathan Blake, Trion (Giant Step Arts)
  8. Terri Lyne Carrington + Social Science, Waiting Game (Motema)
  9. Pasquale Grasso, Solo Standards, Vol. 1 (Sony Masterworks)
  10. Art Ensemble of Chicago, We Are on the Edge: A 50th Anniversary Celebration (Pi -2CD)


  1. Nat "King" Cole, Hittin' the Ramp: The Early Years (1936-1943) (Resonance -7CD)
  2. Johnny Griffin & Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Ow! Live at the Penthouse (1962, Reel to Reel)
  3. Miles Davis, The Lost Quintet (1969, Sleepy Night)




Note: Pasquale Grasso vote also cited Solo Monk and Solo Ballads, Vol. 1 (both Sony Masterworks), separate albums.