14th Annual Jazz Critics Poll: 2019

2019 Totals: Debuts

  1. Joel Ross, KingMaker (Blue Note) 28
  2. Angel Bat Dawid, The Oracle (International Anthem) 8
  3. Javier Red's Imagery Converter, Ephemeral Certainties (Delmark) 5
  4. Nick Dunston, Atlantic Extraction (Out of Your Head) 4
  5. Brandon Goldberg, Let's Play! (BSG) 2
  6. Gretje Angell, In Any Key (Grevlinto) 2
  7. Johnny Mansfield, Elftet (Edition) 2
  8. Kassa Overall, Go Get Ice Cream and Listen to Jazz (self-released) 2
  9. SEED Ensemble, Driftglass (Jazz Re:freshed) 2
  10. Petter Eldh, Petter Eldh Presents Koma Saxo (We Jazz) 2
  11. Larry Grenadier, The Gleaners (ECM) 2
  12. Harish Raghavan, Calls for Action (Whirlwind) 2
  13. Quiana Lynell, A Little Love (Concord Jazz) 1
  14. Isaiah Collier and the Chosen Few, The Unapologetic Negro (self-released) 1
  15. Veronica Swift, Confessions (Mack Avenue) 1
  16. Emil Karlsen, Flux (Noumenon) 1
  17. Matthew Snow, Iridescence (self-released) 1
  18. Nérija, Blume (Domino) 1
  19. Ben Eunson, Ace (Ocean Road) 1
  20. Rajna Swaminathan, Of Agency and Abstraction (Biophilia) 1
  21. Damon Locks Black Monument Ensemble, Where Future Unfolds (International Anthem) 1
  22. Joshua White, 13 Short Stories (Fresh Sound New Talent) 1
  23. Binker Golding, Abstractions of Reality Past & Incredible Feathers (Gearbox) 1
  24. Junius Paul, Ism (International Anthem) 1
  25. Terraza Big Band, One Day Wonder (Outside In Music) 1
  26. Dor Herskovits, Flying Elephants (Endectomorph) 1
  27. Alexa Tarantino, Winds of Change (Posi-Tone) 1
  28. Resavoir, Resavoir (International Anthem) 1
  29. Meditations & Prayers, Stabat Mater (Giraffa) 1
  30. Jennifer Wharton's Bonegasm, Bonegasm (Sunnyside) 1
  31. Joshua Catania, Open to Now (Shifting Paradigm) 1
  32. Kokoroko, Kokoroko (Brownswood) 1
  33. Izumi Kimura-Barry Guy-Gerry Hemingway, Illuminated Silence (Fundacja Sluchaj) 1
  34. Lao Dan-Paul Flaherty-Randall Colbourne-Damon Smith, Live at Willimantic Records (Family Vineyard) 1
  35. Paul Nedzela, Introducing Paul Nedzela (Outside In Music) 1
  36. Leo Sherman, Tonewheel (Outside In Music) 1
  37. Tobias Wiklund, Where the Spirits Eat (Stunt) 1
  38. Javier Colina & Pepe Rivero, El Pañuelo De Pepa (Cezanne Producciones) 1
  39. John Yao's Triceratops, How We Do (See Tao) 1
  40. Jonathon Crompton, Intuit (New Lab) 1
  41. Teymur Phell, Master Volume (self-released) 1
  42. Moy Eng & Wayne Wallace, The Blue Hour (Patois) 1
  43. Remy Le Boeuf, Light as a Word (Outside In Music) 1
  44. Patricia Zárate Pérez, Violetas (Cholo Music) 1
  45. Byron Asher, Byron Asher's Skrontch Music (Sinking City) 1
  46. Lisa Maxwell's Jazz Orchestra, Shiny! (Uncle Marvin Music) 1
  47. Pureum Jin, The Real Blue (Cellar Live) 1
  48. Punk Kong, Pull Ninja (El Negocito) 1
  49. Alice Zawadzki, Within You Is a World of Spring (Whirlwind) 1
  50. Kalia Vandever, In Bloom (self-released) 1
  51. Pete Coco, Lined With a Groove (Peter Coco Music) 1
  52. Sasha Berliner, Azalea (self-released) 1
  53. Jake Leckie, The Abode (Outside In Music) 1
  54. ¿Que Vola? [Fidel Fourneyron], ¿Que Vola? (No Format) 1
  55. Simone Baron & Arco Belo, The Space Between Disguises (GenreFluid) 1
  56. Michael Wang, Bone of the Wang Volume 1 (Next Level) 1
  57. Mwenso & the Shakes, Emergence (The Process of Coming Into Being) (Ropeadope) 1
  58. Lapis Trio, The Travelers (Shifting Paradigm) 1

Critics were asked to name one album apiece, with no point system.