El Intruso’s

12th Annual International Critics Poll
Ken Waxman’s 2019 ballot

Musician of the year: Joe McPhee

Newcomer Musician: Timothée Quost, Gaspard Beck

Group of the year: Roots Magic, Tonus, Joe McPhee Trio

Newcomer group: MétamOrphée

Album of the year: Quatuor de Jazz Libre Du Québec, Musique Politique Anthologie 1971-1974 (Tour de Bras) Uri Caine, The Passion of Octavius Catto (816 Music)

Composer: Roscoe Mitchell, Uri Caine, Harris Eisenstad

Drums; Gerald Cleaver, Steve Noble, Tim Daisy

Acoustic Bass Joëlle Léandre, Barry Guy, Barre Phillips

Electric Bass: Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, Éric Normand, Jasper Stadhouders

Guitar: Dirk Serries, Samo Šalamon, Olaf Rupp

Piano: Agustí Fernández, Eve Risser, Cooper-Moore

Keyboards/Synthesizer/Organ: Chris Abrahams, Thomas Lehn, Christof Kurzmann

Tenor Saxophone: Evan Parker, Peter Brötzmann, Kidd Jordan

Alto Saxophone: François Carrier, Akira Sakata, Julie Kjær

Baritone Saxophone: Peter Van Huffel, Jan Klare, Mats Gustafsson

Soprano Saxophone: John Butcher Harri Sjöström Urs Leimgruber

Trumpet/Cornet: Rob Mazurek Nicolas Souchal Axel Dörner

Clarinet/bass clarinet: Jason Stein, Waclaw Zimpel, François Houle

Trombone: Mats Äleklint, Steve Swell, Samuel Blaser

Flute: Robert Dick, Anna Webber, Jim Denley

Violin/Viola: Angharad Davies, Irene Kepl, Jason Kao Hwang

Cello:, Frances-Marie Uitti, Noid (Arnold Haberl). Hannah Marshall

Vibraphone: Mattias Ståhl, Christopher Dell, Emilio Gordoa

Electronics: Dieb13, Tommi Keránen, Thomas Ankersmit

Others instruments: Rafal Mazur (acoustic bass guitar), Rhodri Davies (harp), Marco Scarassatti (hammered dulcimer/double bell trumpet tube)

Female Vocals: Elaine Mitchener, Shelley Hirsch

Male Vocals: Phil Minton

Best Live Band: Roots Magic, Rodrigo Amado’s This is Our Language, Cactus Truck

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Ken Waxman is a Canadian journalist who is the editor of www.jazword.com. Over many years he has written for most of the major periodicals in Canada and internationally and also provided commentary about music on radio programs.