14th Annual Jazz Critics Poll: 2019

Ballot 2019

Michael J. West (JazzTimes, DownBeat, Washington Post)


  1. Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Ancestral Recall (Ropeadope)
  2. Angel Bat Dawid, The Oracle (International Anthem)
  3. Matana Roberts, Coin Coin Chapter Four: Memphis (Constellation)
  4. Miho Hazama, Dancer in Nowhere (Sunnyside)
  5. Marilyn Mazur, Marilyn Mazur's Shamania (RareNoise)
  6. Matthew Shipp Trio Invites Nicole Mitchell, All Things Are (RogueArt)
  7. Joel Ross, KingMaker (Blue Note)
  8. Jaimie Branch, Fly or Die II: Bird Dogs of Paradise (International Anthem)
  9. Ben Monder, Day After Day (Sunnyside)
  10. James Brandon Lewis, An UnRuly Manifesto (Relative Pitch)


  1. Nat "King" Cole, Hittin' the Ramp: The Early Years (1936-1943) (Resonance -7CD)
  2. Woody Herman, The Complete Woody Herman Decca, Mars, MGM Sessions (1943-1954) (Mosaic -7CD)
  3. John Coltrane, Blue World (1964, Impulse!)