Saturday, December 22, 2018

El Intruso Critics Poll 2018 Ballot

El Intruso is a website in Spanish founded in 2005, which focuses on creative music, jazz and beyond, free improvisation, art-rock and all kind of experimental music.This is their 11th annual critics poll, asking writers to nominate up to three musicians in the following categories:

Musician of the year: Henry Threadgill, Daniel Carter, Mary Halvorson
Newcomer Musician: Adam Hopkins, Kevin Sun
Group of the year: Full Blast, Mia Dyberg Trio, Angles 3
Newcomer group: Mary Halvorson’s Code Girl
Album of the year: Assif Tsahar/William Parker/Hamid Drake - In Between The Tumbling A Stillness (Hopscotch); Andrew Cyrille/Wadada Leo Smith/Bill Frisell - Lebroba (ECM); Full Blast - Rio (Trost)
Composer: Henry Threadgill, John Zorn
Drums: Paal Nilssen-Love, Hamid Drake, Rudy Royston
Acoustic Bass: William Parker, Michael Formanek, Ingebrigt Haker Flaten
Electric Bass: Marino Pliakas, Tim Dahl, Trevor Dunn
Guitar: Mary Halvorson, Michael Musillami, Ross Hammond
Piano: Kris Davis, Sylvie Courvoisier, Mathew Shipp
Keyboards/Synthesizer/Organ: Jamie Saft, Craig Taborn, Matt Mitchell
Tenor Saxophone: Jon Irabagon, Rich Halley, Chris Potter
Alto Saxophone: Akira Sakata, Francois Carrier, Mia Dyberg
Baritone Saxophone: Mats Gustafsson, Dave Rempis, Gary Smulyan
Soprano Saxophone: Martin Kuchen, Sam Newsome, Daniel Carter
Trumpet/Cornet: Jonathan Finlayson, Ron Miles, Josh Berman
Clarinet/bass clarinet: Jason Stein, Peter Kuhn, Marty Ehrlich
Trombone: Steve Swell, Michael Dease, Mats Aleklint
Flute: Nicole Mitchell, Henry Threadgill, Vinny Golia
Violin/Viola: Mark Feldman, Jason Kao Hwang, Mat Maneri
Cello: Fred Lonberg-Holm, Tomeka Reid, Christopher Hoffman
Vibraphone: Jason Adasiewicz, Steve Nelson, Kenny Wollesen
Electronics: Ikue Mori, Christof Kurzmann, Rob Mazurek
Others instruments: n/a
Female Vocals: Leena Conquest, Amirtha Kidambi, Jen Shyu
Male Vocals: n/a
Best Live Band: King Crimson
Record Label: Clean Feed, Trost, AUM Fidelity

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