El Intruso 14th Annual International Critics Poll Results

Source: El Intruso. As in previous years, I was proud to be asked to participate.

MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR: WADADA LEO SMITH

NEWCOMER MUSICIAN: LINDA FREDRIKSSON

GROUP OF THE YEAR: IRREVERSIBLE ENTANGLEMENTS

NEWCOMER GROUP: PEDRO MELO ALVES’ OMNIAE LARGE ENSEMBLE

ALBUM: ANTHONY BRAXTON – 12 COMP (ZIM) 2017 (Firehouse 12 Records)

COMPOSER: WADADA LEO SMITH

DRUMS: TYSHAWN SOREY

DOUBLE BASS: WILLIAM PARKER

ELECTRIC BASS: BILL LASWELL

GUITAR: MARY HALVORSON

PIANO: SATOKO FUJII

KEYBOARDS: CRAIG TABORN

TENOR SAXOPHONE: JAMES BRANDON LEWIS

ALTO SAXOPHONE: TIM BERNE

BARITONE SAXOPHONE: MATS GUSTAFSSON

SOPRANO SAXOPHONE: EVAN PARKER

TRUMPET – CORNET: WADADA LEO SMITH

CLARINET – BASS CLARINET: BEN GOLDBERG

FLUTE: NICOLE MITCHELL

VIOLÍN / VIOLA: MARK FELDMAN

CELLO: TOMEKA REID

VIBRAPHONE: PATRICIA BRENNAN

ELECTRONICS: IKUE MORI

OTHER INSTRUMENTS: SARA SCHOENBECK (bassoon)

FEMALE VOCALS: SARA SERPA

MALE VOCALS: KURT ELLING

RECORD LABEL: INTAKT RECORDS