64th Annual DownBeat International Critics Poll announced this years winners!
64th Annual DownBeat International Critics Poll announced this years winners!

We are happy to announce Bill Frisell as first place winner of the 64th Annual DownBeat International Critics Poll. He is well known to DownBeat readers since he had already been awarded with first place at this years Readers Poll for his outstanding guitar play. Frisell gets honored alongside Regina Carter (violin). Another one to mention is Branford Marsalis. He achieved to win the critics for himself in a total of four categories: Historical Album, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone and Producer. Make sure you don’t miss out on their current releases and check out their playlists on okeh-records.com

Among the winners:

Historical Album # 11 Branford Marsalis Quartet (A Love Supreme Live in Amsterdam)
Soprano Saxophone # 6 Branford Marsalis
Tenor Saxophone # 13 Branford Marsalis
Keyboards # 8 John Medeski
Organ # 4 John Medeski
Guitar # 1 Bill Frisell
Bass # 2 Dave Holland
Violin # 1 Regina Carter
Male Vocalist # 2 Kurt Elling
Female Vocalist # 3 Dee Dee Brodgewater & # 15 Stacey Kent
Producer # 13 Branford Marsalis

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