14th Annual Jazz Critics Poll: 2019

Ballot 2019

Michael Ullman (Fanfare, Arts Fuse)


  1. Kris Davis, Diatom Ribbons (Pyroclastic)
  2. Miguel Zenón, Sonero: The Music of Ismael Rivera (Miel Music)
  3. Mark Dresser Seven, Ain't Nothing but a Cyber Coup & You (Clean Feed)
  4. Noah Preminger Group, Zigsaw: Music of Steve Lampert (self-released)
  5. Tomeka Reid Quartet, Old New (Cuneiform)
  6. Ben Goldberg, Good Day for Cloud Fishing (Pyroclastic)
  7. Ingrid Jensen & Steve Treseler, Invisible Sounds: For Kenny Wheeler (Whirlwind -18)
  8. Mark Turner & Gary Foster, Mark Turner Meets Gary Foster (2003, Capri -2CD)
  9. Matthew Shipp Trio, Signature (ESP-Disk)
  10. Dave Douglas, Engage (Greenleaf Music)


  1. Nat "King" Cole, Hittin' the Ramp: The Early Years (1936-1943) (Resonance -7CD)
  2. Eric Dolphy, Musical Prophet: The Expanded 1963 New York Studio Sessions (Resonance -3CD -18)
  3. Mal Waldron, Free at Last [Extended Edition] (1969, ECM)
  4. Louis Armstrong, Live in Europe (1948-52, Dot Time)
  5. Johnny Griffin & Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Ow! Live at the Penthouse (1962, Reel to Reel)




Note: Mark Turner Meets Gary Foster should have been considered as Historical. Only the top three Historical votes counted.