DownBeat Announces Winners of 2019 Critics Poll

Source: DownBeat. Highlights include:

Historical Album: John Coltrane, Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album (Impulse!)

Flute: Nicole Mitchell

Guitar: Mary Halvorson

Electric Bass: Steve Swallow

Drums: Brian Blade

Percussion: Hamid Drake

Miscellaneous Instrument: Tomeka Reid (cello)

Record Label: ECM

Rising Star–Alto Saxophone: Darius Jones

Rising Star–Drums: Allison Miller

Rising Star–Female Vocalist: Sara Serpa

Rising Star–Composer: Kamasi Washington

Rising Star–Arranger: Kamasi Washington

Rising Star–Producer: Ambrose Akinmusire