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Downbeat (USA) - 68th Critics' Poll

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Last month Downbeat released their annual Critics' Poll. Normally they put copies of the magazine pages on their website the month after, but they haven't done it yet. So I looked for the full results elsewhere and I found this Hungarian website:

https://magyarjazz.hu/component/k2/614- ... azolistaja

All the results are there except for the second half of "Jazz Album" which should also have 15 entries. If Downbeat releases this at a later point, I will add the remaining albums. For now, here's everything from the source above (the first three categories should be eligible, the rest not so much; the numbers behind the titles are the points received in the poll):

Jazz Album of the Year

1 | Terri Lyne Carrington & Social Science | Waiting Game | 96
2 | Kris Davis | Diatom Ribbons | 91
3 | Carla Bley/Andy Sheppard/Steve Swallow | Life Goes On | 76
4 | Chick Corea | Trilogy 2 | 59
5 | Jazzmeia Horn | Love and Liberation | 57
6 | Pat Metheny | From This Place | 46
7 | Anat Cohen Tentet | Triple Helix | 45

Blues Album

1 | Robert Cray | That‘s What I Heard | 86
2 | Keb‘ Mo‘ | Oklahoma | 68
3 | Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters | Beyond the Blue Door | 65
4 | Bobby Rush | Sitting on Top of the Blues | 56
5 | Billy Branch & The Sons of Blues | Roots & Branches (The Songs of Little Walter) | 53
6 | North Mississippi Allstars | Up and Rolling | 41
7 | Lucky Peterson | Just Warming Up! | 39
8 | Allman Betts Band | Down to the River | 38
9 | Samantha Fish | Kill or Be Kind | 36
9 | Jimmy Johnson | Every Day of Your Life | 36
11 | Black Pumas | Black Pumas | 31
12 | Peter Frampton Band | All Blues | 26
13 | Coco Montoya | Coming In Hot | 24
14 | Dave Specter | Blues from the Inside Out | 23
15 | Robert Randolph & The Family Band | Brighter Days | 20

Beyond Album

1 | Bill Frisell | Harmony | 104
2 | Rhiannon Giddens | There Is No Other | 77
3 | Santana | Africa Speaks | 63
4 | George Benson | Walking to New Orleans | 46
5 | Angélique Kidjo | Celia | 45
6 | Van Morrison | Three Chords and the Truth | 44
7 | Damon Locks | Where Future Unfolds | 41
8 | Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds | Ghosteen | 36
8 | Go: Organic Orchestra & Brooklyn Raga Massive | Ragmala: A Garland of Ragas | 36
10 | Lana Del Rey | Norman Fucking Rockwell! | 33
10 | Lizzo | Cuz I Love You | 33
12 | Mavis Staples | We Get By | 31
13 | Michael Kiwanuka | Kiwanuka | 30
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Historical Album

1 | John Coltrane | Blue World | 233
2 | Nat „King“ Cole | Hittin‘ the Ramp: The Early Years (1936-1943) | 116
3 | Hank Mobley | The Complete Hank Mobley Blue Note Sessions, 1963-1970 | 83
4 | Bill Evans | Evans in England | 72
5 | Paul Bley/Gary Peacock/Paul Motian | When Will the Blues Leave | 60
6 | Mal Waldron Trio | Free at Last | 53
7 | Stan Getz | Getz at the Gate: Live at the Village Gate – Nov. 26, 1961 | 52
8 | Johnny Griffin/Eddie „Lockjaw“ Davis | Ow! Live at the Penthouse | 50
9 | Louis Armstrong | Live in Europe | 46
9 | Charles Lloyd Quartet | Montreux Jazz Festival 1967 | 46
11 | Kenny Barron & Mulgrew Miller | The Art of Piano Duo – Live | 45
12 | Miles Davis | Rubberband | 43
13 | The Beatles | Abbey Road: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition | 41
14 | Don Cherry | Brown Rice | 40
14 | Jimi Hendrix | Songs for Groovy Children: The Fillmore East Concerts | 40

Jazz Artist

1 | Terri Lyne Carrington | 102
2 | Kris Davis | 91
3 | Chick Corea | 73
4 | Fred Hersch | 62
5 | Christian McBride | 60
6 | Cécile McLorin Salvant | 56
7 | Charles Lloyd | 52
8 | Roscoe Mitchell | 43
9 | Nicole Mitchell | 40
10 | Kenny Barron | 37
11 | Mary Halvorson | 34
11 | Esperanza Spalding | 34
13 | Pat Metheny | 33
13 | Allison Miller | 33
13 | Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah | 33

Jazz Group

1 | Terri Lyne Carrington & Social Science | 117
2 | Branford Marsalis Quartet | 83
3 | Chick Corea Trio | 81
4 | Charles Lloyd & The Marvels | 56
4 | Allison Miller‘s Boom Tic Boom | 56
6 | Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah Quintet | 52
7 | Jane Bunnett & Maqueque | 50
8 | Dave Holland/Zakir Hussain/Chris Potter (aka Crosscurrents Trio) | 49
9 | Miguel Zenón Quartet | 45
10 | Fred Hersch Trio | 44
11 | Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas‘ Sound Prints Quintet | 42
12 | Ahmad Jamal Trio | 41
13 | The Necks | 38
14 | Pat Metheny Group | 37
15 | Nicole Mitchell‘s Black Earth Ensemble | 35

Big Band

1 | Maria Schneider Orchestra | 137
2 | Darcy James Argue‘s Secret Society | 91
2 | Sun Ra Arkestra | 91
4 | Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra | 85
5 | Anat Cohen Tentet | 83
6 | Orrin Evans‘ Captain Black Big Band | 81
7 | Christian McBride Big Band | 73
8 | John Beasley‘s MONK‘estra | 58
8 | Sakoto Fujii Orchestra | 58
10 | DIVA Jazz Orchestra | 51
11 | Steven Bernstein Millennial Territory Orchestra | 41
11 | Arturo O‘Farrill & The Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra | 41
13 | Carla Bley with Charlie Haden‘s Liberation Music Orchestra | 39
13 | Jimmy Heath Big Band | 39
15 | WDR Big Band | 35

Female Vocalist

1 | Cécile McLorin Salvant | 268
2 | Jazzmeia Horn | 122
3 | Dee Dee Bridgewater | 77
4 | Cyrille Aimée | 62
5 | Catherine Russell | 57
6 | Luciana Souza | 56
7 | Esperanza Spalding | 54
8 | Dianne Reeves | 49
8 | Sara Serpa | 49
8 | Fay Victor | 49
11 | Lizz Wright | 45
12 | Sheila Jordan | 41
13 | Kate McGarry | 40
13 | Cassandra Wilson | 40
15 | Diana Krall | 36
15 | Norma Winstone | 36

Male Vocalist

1 | Gregory Porter | 265
2 | Kurt Elling | 249
3 | Theo Bleckmann | 97
4 | Tony Benntt | 79
5 | Bobby McFerrin | 78
6 | Giacomo Gates | 60
7 | José James | 53
8 | Andy Bey | 48
9 | Dwight Trible | 43
10 | Jamison Ross | 37
11 | Johnny O‘Neal | 33
11 | Kenny Washington | 33
13 | Jacob Collier | 31
13 | Phil Minton | 31

Piano

1 | Kenny Barron | 137
1 | Kris Davis | 137
3 | Chick Corea | 102
3 | Fred Hersch | 102
5 | McCoy Tyner | 86
6 | Ahmad Jamal | 63
7 | Brad Mehldau | 52
8 | Gerald Clayton | 48
9 | Matthew Shipp | 48
10 | Herbie Hancock | 44
11 | Orrin Evans | 41
11 | Sullivan Fortner | 41
11 | Jason Moran | 41
14 | Myra Melford | 37
15 | Vijay Iyer | 35

Keyboard

1 | Herbie Hancock | 156
2 | Chick Corea | 135
3 | Craig Taborn | 134
4 | Robert Glasper | 129
5 | Jamie Saft | 82
6 | John Medeski | 70
7 | Nik Bärtsch | 62
7 | Marc Cary | 62
9 | Larry Goldings | 58
10 | Hiromi | 53
11 | Uri Caine | 41
11 | Jason Lindner | 41
12 | Kit Downes | 38
13 | Gary Versace | 35
14 | Jim Baker | 34
14 | Wayne Horvitz | 34

Organ

1 | Joey DeFrancesco | 239
2 | Lonnie Smith | 174
3 | Larry Goldings | 140
4 | John Medeski | 86
5 | Craig Taborn | 73
6 | Jamie Saft | 72
7 | Brian Charette | 71
8 | Booker T. Jones | 61
9 | Carla Bley | 60
10 | Amina Claudine Myers | 55
10 | Gary Versace | 55
12 | Mike LeDonne | 49
13 | Kit Downes | 40
14 | Pat Bianchi | 38
15 | Brian Auger | 32

Soprano Saxophone

1 | Jane Ira Bloom | 182
2 | Dave Liebman | 153
3 | Jane Bunnett | 104
4 | Ravi Coltrane | 102
5 | Branford Marsalis | 99
6 | Chris Potter | 66
7 | Joshua Redman | 65
8 | Roscoe Mitchell | 64
8 | Evan Parker | 64
10 | James Carter | 61
11 | Steve Wilson | 56
12 | Kenny Garrett | 49
13 | Ingrid Laubrock | 47
14 | Sam Newsome | 46
15 | Joe Lovano | 45

Alto Saxophone

1 | Rudresh Mahanthappa | 123
2 | Miguel Zenón | 118
3 | Kenny Garrett | 110
4 | Steve Lehman | 101
5 | Gary Bartz | 85
6 | Lee Konitz | 72
7 | Anthony Braxton | 71
7 | Steve Coleman | 71
9 | Tim Berne | 61
10 | Matana Roberts | 58
11 | Paquito D‘Rivera | 48
11 | Tia Fuller | 48
13 | Bobby Watson | 43
14 | Jon Irabagon | 42
15 | Darius Jones | 39
15 | Henry Threadgill | 39

Tenor Saxophone

1 | Charles Lloyd | 140
2 | Joe Lovano | 117
2 | Chris Potter | 117
4 | Branford Marsalis | 94
5 | Melissa Aldana | 87
5 | Kamasi Washington | 87
7 | JD Allen | 65
8 | James Carter | 61
8 | Joshua Redman | 61
10 | Pharoah Sanders | 60
11 | Jimmy Heath | 59
12 | Noah Preminger | 54
13 | Ingrid Laubrock | 52
14 | Mark Turner | 45
15 | Peter Brötzmann | 44

Baritone Saxophone

1 | James Carter | 208
2 | Gary Smulyan | 166
3 | Ronnie Cuber | 118
4 | Scott Robinson | 92
5 | Claire Daly | 79
6 | Mats Gustafsson | 75
7 | Ken Vandermark | 64
8 | John Surman | 54
9 | Lisa Parrott | 44
10 | Colin Stetson | 43
11 | Tim Berne | 42
11 | Dave Rempis | 42
13 | Alex Harding | 41
14 | Brian Landrus | 33
15 | Vinny Golia | 32

Trumpet

1 | Ambrose Akinmusire | 145
2 | Tom Harrell | 112
3 | Wallace Roney | 92
4 | Dave Douglas | 91
5 | Wadada Leo Smith | 80
6 | Ingrid Jensen | 72
7 | Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah | 68
8 | Randy Brecker | 65
9 | Jeremy Pelt | 62
10 | Jonathan Finlayson | 61
11 | Avishai Cohen | 58
12 | Wynton Marsalis | 53
12 | Nicholas Payton | 53
14 | Terence Blanchard | 51
15 | Brian Lynch | 47

Trombone

1 | Wycliffe Gordon | 106
2 | Ryan Keberle | 98
3 | Michael Dease | 96
4 | Steve Turre | 95
5 | Trombone Shorty | 93
6 | Delfeayo Marsalis | 82
7 | Robin Eubanks | 66
8 | Steve Davis | 63
9 | Wayne Wallace | 52
10 | Steve Swell | 49
11 | Curtis Fowlkes | 46
12 | Curtis Fuller | 44
13 | Ku-umba Frank Lacy | 42
14 | Joe Fielder | 41
15 | Jacob Garchik | 37

Clarinet

1 | Anat Cohen | 305
2 | Ken Peplowski | 122
3 | Paquito D‘Rivera | 95
4 | Don Byron | 82
5 | Ben Goldberg | 67
6 | Eddie Daniels | 66
7 | Evan Christopher | 53
7 | Marty Ehrlich | 53
9 | Victor Goines | 47
9 | Shabaka Hutchings | 47
11 | Louis Sclavis | 41
12 | Matana Roberts | 39
13 | Chris Speed | 30
14 | Jeff Lederer | 28
15 | Beth Custer | 27

Flute

1 | Nicole Mitchell | 251
2 | Jane Bunnett | 123
3 | Jamie Baum | 118
4 | Charles Lloyd | 111
5 | Henry Threadgill | 72
6 | Hubert Laws | 71
7 | Roscoe Mitchell | 66
8 | Tia Fuller | 52
9 | James Newton | 49
10 | Elena Pinderhughes | 47
11 | Dave Liebman | 44
11 | Ted Nash | 44
13 | Holly Hofmann | 38
14 | T.K. Blue | 34

Guitar

1 | Mary Halvorson | 163
2 | Bill Frisell | 162
3 | Julian Lage | 97
4 | Nels Cline | 88
5 | Pat Metheny | 83
6 | John Scofield | 71
7 | Lionel Loueke | 59
8 | Rez Abbasi | 58
9 | Kurt Rosenwinkel | 53
10 | Jeff Parker | 48
11 | Gilad Hekselman | 44
11 | Russell Malone | 44
13 | Liberty Ellman | 38
14 | Marc Ribot | 34
15 | Vic Juris | 32

Violin

1 | Regina Carter | 320
2 | Jenny Scheinman | 184
3 | Mark Feldman | 113
4 | Jason Kao Hwang | 80
5 | Jean-Luc Ponty | 65
6 | Zach Brock | 61
7 | Christian Howes | 45
8 | Mark O‘Connor | 41

Bass

1 | Christian McBride | 165
2 | Ron Carter | 152
3 | Linda May Han Oh | 150
4 | Dave Holland | 116
5 | Esperanza Spalding | 82
6 | John Patitucci | 63
7 | Larry Grenadier | 60
8 | Thomas Morgan | 54
9 | Stanley Clarke | 49
10 | Michael Formanek | 43
10 | William Parker | 43
12 | Scott Colley | 42
12 | Stephan Crump | 42
14 | Avishai Cohen | 37
15 | Reggie Workman | 34

Electric Bass

1 | Steve Swallow | 154
2 | Stanley Clarke | 115
3 | Thundercat | 108
4 | Christian McBride | 92
5 | Marcus Miller | 89
6 | Esperanza Spalding | 85
7 | Richard Bona | 73
7 | Linda May Han Oh | 73
9 | Jamaaladeen Tacuma | 60
10 | Matthew Garrison | 58
10 | Melvin Gibbs | 58
12 | John Patitucci | 54
13 | Derrick Hodge | 47
14 | Meshell Ndgeocello | 45
15 | James Genus | 43
16 | Victor Wooten | 34

Drums

1 | Brian Blade | 152
2 | Terri Lyne Carrington | 147
3 | Jack DeJohnette | 121
4 | Allison Miller | 85
5 | Andrew Cyrille | 80
6 | Tyshawn Sorey | 70
7 | Joey Baron | 63
8 | Rudy Royston | 58
9 | Cindy Blackman Santana | 45
10 | Billy Hart | 43
11 | Ralph Peterson | 40
12 | Matt Wilson | 38
13 | Roy Haynes | 37
14 | Johnathan Blake | 36
15 | Jeff „Tain“ Watts | 35

Percussion

1 | Zakir Hussain | 164
2 | Hamid Drake | 129
3 | Cyro Baptista | 88
4 | Kahlil El‘Zabar | 73
4 | Pedrito Martinez | 73
6 | Poncho Sanchez | 71
7 | Sheila E | 70
8 | Han Bennink | 56
9 | Adam Rudolph | 55
10 | Ches Smith | 54
11 | Susie Ibarra | 51
12 | Mino Cinelu | 42
13 | Bobby Sanabria | 41
14 | Giovanni Hidalgo | 32
15 | Sammy Figueroa | 31

Vibraphone

1 | Stefon Harris | 230
2 | Joel Ross | 170
3 | Warren Wolf | 162
4 | Steve Nelson | 110
5 | Joe Locke | 101
6 | Jason Marsalis | 78
7 | Jason Adasiewicz | 70
8 | Chris Dingman | 58
9 | Mulatu Astatke | 40
10 | Karl Berger | 39
11 | Warren Smith | 37
12 | Mike Mainieri | 35
13 | Christopher Dell | 32
13 | Celia Smith | 32

Miscellaneous Instrument

1 | Tomeka Reid (cello) | 137
2 | Grégoire Maret (harmonica) | 90
3 | Béla Fleck (banjo) | 87
4 | Edmar Castaneda (Colombian harp) | 82
5 | Theon Cross (tuba) | 72
6 | Anouar Brahem (oud) | 69
7 | James Carter (bass saxophone) | 57
8 | Jon Batiste (melodica/harmonaboard) | 56
8 | Gary Versace (accordion) | 56
10 | Akua Dixon (cello) | 46
11 | Erik Friedlander (cello) | 41
12 | Toumani Diabaté (kora) | 36
12 | Ben Goldberg (contra alto clarinet) | 36
12 | Scott Robinson (bass saxophone) | 36

Composer

1 | Maria Schneider | 134
2 | Carla Bley | 131
3 | Kris Davis | 68
4 | Tyshawn Sorey | 60
5 | Kamasi Washington | 55
6 | Chick Corea | 52
6 | Jimmy Heath | 52
6 | Wadada Leo Smith | 52
9 | Pat Metheny | 51
10 | Darcy James Argue | 48
11 | Terence Blanchard | 45
12 | Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah | 35
13 | Anthony Braxton | 32
14 | Tim Berne | 30
14 | Bill Frisell | 30
14 | Guillermo Klein | 30

Arranger

1 | Maria Schneider | 153
2 | Terri Lyne Carrington | 98
3 | Carla Bley | 86
4 | Darcy James Argue | 74
5 | John Clayton | 47
6 | Miguel Zenón | 40
7 | Guillermo Klein | 39
8 | Django Bates | 38
9 | John Beasley | 38
10 | Steven Bernstein | 37
11 | Robert Glasper | 35
12 | Billy Childs | 32
12 | Wynton Marsalis | 32
12 | Christian McBride | 32
15 | Gordon Goodwin | 27

Blues Artist or Group

1 | Gary Clark Jr. | 121
2 | Buddy Guy | 80
3 | Taj Mahal | 61
4 | James Blood Ulmer | 58
5 | Robert Cray | 52
6 | Shemekia Copeland | 51
7 | Fantastic Negrito | 38
8 | Joe Bonamassa | 33
9 | Billy Branch | 32
9 | Keb‘ Mo‘ | 32
11 | Otis Taylor | 30
12 | North Mississippi Allstars | 29
13 | Marcia Ball | 28
13 | Bobby Rush | 28
15 | Larkin Poe | 25

Beyond Artist or Group

1 | Dr. John | 79
2 | Rhiannon Giddens | 67
3 | Tedeschi Trucks Band | 50
4 | Angélique Kidjo | 47
5 | David Byrne | 43
6 | Erykah Badu | 42
7 | Lizzo | 36
7 | Richard Thompson | 36
9 | Billie Eilish | 34
10 | Bob Dylan | 30
11 | Jeff Beck | 27
12 | Robert Glasper Experiment | 26
12 | Brittany Howard | 26
14 | D‘Angelo | 25
15 | Nick Cave | 24
15 | Kendrick Lamar | 24

Producer

1 | Manfred Eicher | 210
2 | Terri Lyne Carrington | 145
3 | Zev Feldman | 120
4 | Don Was | 118
5 | Michael Cuscuna | 99
6 | Dave Douglas | 79
7 | Robert Glasper | 65
8 | Christian McBride | 58
9 | John Zorn | 48
10 | Flying Lotus | 44
11 | Larry Klein | 37
12 | Brian Bacchus | 31
12 | Al Pryor | 31
14 | Marc Free | 28
15 | John Beasley | 26

Record Label

1 | ECM | 211
2 | Blue Note | 136
3 | Pi Recordings | 92
4 | Mack Avenue | 77
5 | International Anthem | 68
6 | HighNote | 51
7 | Intakt | 48
8 | Sunnyside | 47
9 | Resonance | 45
10 | Clean Feed | 41
11 | ACT | 36
11 | Concord | 36
13 | Smoke Sessions Records | 34
14 | Impulse! | 31
14 | Mosaic | 31
16 | Posi-Tone | 30
17 | Motéma | 28
18 | Columbia Legacy | 27
19 | Ropeadope | 26

Hall of Fame

1 | Jimmy Heath | 121
2 | Anthony Braxton | 115
3 | Charles Lloyd | 98
4 | Kenny Barron | 90
5 | Pharoah Sanders | 70
6 | John McLaughlin | 63
7 | Paul Bley | 59
7 | Oliver Nelson | 59
9 | Jaki Byard | 55
9 | Shirley Horn | 55
11 | Roy Hargrove | 54
12 | Jack DeJohnette | 49
13 | Melba Liston | 47
14 | Bob Brookmeyer | 44
15 | Yusef Lateef | 42

Hall of Fame | Veterans Committee Voting

1 | Carmen McRae | 78%
2 | Mildred Bailey | 66%
3 | Mario Bauza | 63%
4 | Machito | 53%
4 | Les Paul | 53%
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Re: Downbeat (USA) - 68th Critics' Poll

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Great but post it in EOY 2020 Forum, Please
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lagire wrote: Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:42 pm Great but post it in EOY 2020 Forum, Please
I wanted to, but there isn't one yet.
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Schüttelbirne wrote: Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:54 pm
lagire wrote: Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:42 pm Great but post it in EOY 2020 Forum, Please
I wanted to, but there isn't one yet.
Sorry, i want to say EOY 2019
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If I'm not mistaken, the previous poll was included in last year's EOY list. So this should be eligible for EOY 2020? Can someone move it there if this is the case?
They release their results in the middle of the year and include both entries from 2019 and 2020.
That's actually not a bad idea, because they never miss any interesting albums because they couldn't wait for the end of the year to release their list. They just miss them because the critics are rather conservative about jazz.
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Schüttelbirne wrote: Thu Dec 17, 2020 8:59 pm If I'm not mistaken, the previous poll was included in last year's EOY list. So this should be eligible for EOY 2020? Can someone move it there if this is the case?
They release their results in the middle of the year and include both entries from 2019 and 2020.
That's actually not a bad idea, because they never miss any interesting albums because they couldn't wait for the end of the year to release their list. They just miss them because the critics are rather conservative about jazz.
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