Saturday, July 21, 2018

Downbeat Readers Poll 2018

Downbeat Magazine finally had the good sense to stop inviting me to take part in its Critics' Poll, so I'll make do with the proletariat, in the Readers' Poll. Voting is open to anyone, subscriber or not: here.

Hall of Fame - Sam Rivers
Jazz Artist - Henry Threadgill
Jazz Group - Cortex (Write-In)
Big Band - Rob Mazurek Exploding Star Orchestra
Jazz Album - Daniel Carter / William Parker / Matthew Shipp - Seraphic Light Live At Tufts University (Write-In)
Historical Album - Miles Davis & John Coltrane, The Final Tour: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6
Trumpet - Wadada Leo Smith
Trombone - Steve Swell
Alto Saxophone - Francois Carrier
Tenor Saxophone - Chris Potter
Baritone Saxophone - Mats Gustafsson
Clarinet - Anat Cohen
Flute - Nicole Mitchell
Piano - Matthew Shipp
Keyboard - Matt Mitchell (Write-In)
Organ - Greg Lewis
Guitar - Mary Halvorson
Bass - Michael Formanek
Electric Bass - Linda May Han Oh
Violin - Mark Feldman
Drums - Gard Nilssen (Write-In)
Vibes - Jason Adasiewicz
Percussion - Hamid Drake
Misc. Instrument - Fred Lonberg-Holm (cello)
Male Vocalist - n/a
Female Vocalist - Amirtha Kidambi (Write-In)
Composer: John Zorn
Arranger: n/a
Record Label - Clean Feed
Blues Artist/Group - Joe Louis Walker
Blues Album - Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite – No Mercy in This Land
Beyond Artist or Group - Richard Thompson
Beyond Album: Angelique Kidjo - Remain in Light

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