NPR 15th Annual Jazz Critics Poll: 2020

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Ken Waxman’s Ballot

Ken Waxman (Jazz Word)

NEW RELEASES

1. Virtual Company, Virtual Company (Confront)

2. Edward "Kidd" Jordan-Joel Futterman-William Parker-Hamid Drake, A Tribute to Alvin Fielder: Live at Vision Festival XXIV (Mahakala Music)

3. Urs Blöchlinger Revisited, Harry Doesn't Mind (Leo)

4. Jason Kao Hwang, Human Rites Trio (True Sound)

5. Liquid Quintet, Bouquet (Sirulita -19)

6. ROPE [Frank Paul Schubert-Uwe Oberg-Paul Rogers-Mark Sanders], Open Ends (Trouble in the East)

7. Joe Fiedler's Big Sackbut, Live in Graz (Multiphonics Music)

8. Sabu Toyozumi-Simon Tan-Rick Countryman-Yong Yandsen, Voices of the Spirit (ChapChap)

9. Paul Flaherty-Randall Colbourne-James Chumley Hunt-Mike Roberson, Borrowed From Children (577)

10. Bertrand Denzler & Antonin Gerbal, Sbatax (Umlaut)

REISSUES/HISTORICAL

1. Peter Kowald Quintet, Peter Kowald Quintet (1972, Corbett vs Dempsey)

2. Dave Brubeck Quartet, Time OutTakes (1959, Brubeck Editions)

3. Modern Jazz Quintet Karlsruhe/Four Men Only, Complete Recordings (1968-73, NoBusiness)

VOCAL

• No choice.

DEBUT

• Webber/Morris Big Band, Both Are True (Greenleaf Music)

LATIN

• New Improvised Music From Buenos Aires [Compiled by Jason Weiss] (ESP-Disk -19)