Monday, December 21, 2020

El Intruso Critics Poll 2020 Ballot

I was invited to take part in the 13th Annual International Critics Poll of the web journal El Intruso, and these were my selections:

Musician of the year: Tim Berne, Matt Lavelle, Dave Rempis
Newcomer Musician: Immanuel Wilkins
Group of the year: Irreversible Entanglements, Broken Shadows, Ballister
Newcomer group: A Love Supreme Electric, Threadbare
Album of the year: Anna Hogberg Attack - Lena (Omlott, 2020)

Composer: John Zorn, Brian Marsella
Drums: Paal Nilssen-Love, Chad Taylor, Chris Corsano, Ches Smith,
Acoustic Bass: Eric Revis, William Parker, Brandon Lopez    
Electric Bass: Steve Swallow, Jasper Stadhouders,
Guitar: Henry Kaiser, Ava Mendoza, Hedvig Mollestad
Piano: Matthew Shipp, Matt Mitchell, Kris Davis,
Keyboards/Synthesizer/Organ: Craig Taborn, Jamie Saft,
Tenor Saxophone: Chris Potter, Sabir Mateen, James Brandon Lewis,
Alto Saxophone: Anna Hogberg, Tim Berne, Francois Carrier,
Baritone Saxophone: Gary Smulyan, Dave Sewelson
Soprano Saxophone: Sam Newsome
Trumpet/Cornet: Jamie Branch, Nate Wooley
Clarinet/bass clarinet: Anat Cohen, Oscar Noriega, David Murray
Trombone: Steve Swell, Jeb Bishop
Flute: Nicole Mitchell
Violin/Viola: Mark Feldman, Regina Carter, Mat Maneri
Cello: Fred Lonberg-Holm, Tomeka Reid
Vibraphone: Joel Ross, Jason Adasiewicz, Patricia Brennan
Electronics: Craig Raborn, Jamie Saft, Rob Mazurek
Other instruments: Brandee Younger, harp; Cooper-Moore, diddley bow
Female Vocals: Moor Mother, Angel Bat Dawid
Male Vocals: Theo Bleckman, Dwight Trible
Record Label: Intakt, Pi Recordings, Tao Forms

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