14th Annual Jazz Critics Poll: 2019

Ballot 2019

Jon Solomon (Westword)


  1. Enrico Rava & Joe Lovano, Roma (ECM)
  2. Kendrick Scott Oracle, A Wall Becomes a Bridge (Blue Note)
  3. Ethan Iverson Quartet With Tom Harrell, Common Practice (ECM)
  4. Joel Ross, KingMaker (Blue Note)
  5. Linda May Han Oh, Aventurine (Biophilia)
  6. Bill Frisell & Thomas Morgan, Epistrophy (ECM)
  7. Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Ancestral Recall (Ropeadope)
  8. Johnathan Blake, Trion (Giant Step Arts)
  9. Melissa Aldana, Visions (Motema)
  10. Kneebody, Chapters (Edition)


  1. John Coltrane, Blue World (1964, Impulse!)
  2. Eric Dolphy, Musical Prophet: The Expanded 1963 New York Studio Sessions (Resonance -3CD -18)
  3. Betty Carter, The Music Never Stops (Blue Engine)




Note: Voted for Billy Mohler, Focus! for Debut, but Joel Ross higher on new music ballot.