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#1 | Posted: 12/19/2012 19:05 | Post subject: The DownBeat Critics Polls Reply with quote
1965 DownBeat Critics Poll
    Jazz Album of the Year: John Coltrane, A Love Supreme

1966 DownBeat Critics Poll
    Jazz Album of the Year: Ornette Coleman Trio, At the Golden Circle, Vol. 1
    Reissue of the Year: Billie Holiday, Golden Years, Vol. II

1967 DownBeat Critics Poll
    Jazz Album of the Year: Duke Ellington, The Popular Duke Ellington
    Reissue of the Year: Ellington Groups (Hodges-Stewart), Things Ain’t What They Used To Be

1968 DownBeat Critics Poll
    Jazz Album of the Year: Duke Ellington, Far East Suite
    Reissue Of The Year: Johnny Hodges, Hodge Podge

1969 DownBeat Critics Poll
    Jazz Album of the Year: Duke Ellington, >And His Mother Called Him Bill
    Reissue Of The Year: Louis Armstrong, V.S.O.P. Vol. 1

1970 DownBeat Critics Poll
    Jazz Album of the Year: Miles Davis, Bitches Brew
    Reissue Of The Year: Various Artists, Blue Note's Three Decades Of Jazz. Vol. 1

1971 DownBeat Critics Poll
    Jazz Album of the Year: Duke Ellington, New Orleans Suite
    Reissue of the Year: Bessie Smith, The World’s Greatest Jazz Singer

1972 DownBeat Critics Poll
    Jazz Album of the Year: Jimmy Rushing, The You And Me That Used To Be
    Reissue Of The Year: Genius Of Louis Armstrong, Vol. 1

1973 DownBeat Critics Poll
    Jazz Album of the Year: McCoy Tyner, Sahara; Sonny Stitt, Constellation
    Reissue Of The Year: Art Tatum, God Is In The House

1974 DownBeat Critics Poll
    Jazz Album of the Year: Keith Jarrett, Solo Concerts
    Reissue of the Year: Thelonious Monk/John Coltrane, Monk/Trane

1975 DownBeat Critics Poll
    Jazz Album of the Year: Cecil Taylor, Silent Tongues
    Reissue Of The Year: Charlie Parker, First Recordings; Art Tatum, Solo Masterpieces

1976 DownBeat Critics Poll
    Jazz Album of the Year: Oscar Peterson/Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson & Dizzy Gillespie (Pablo)
    Reissue of the Year: Herbie Nichols, The Third World (Blue Note)

1977 DownBeat Critics Poll
    Jazz Album of the Year: Anthony Braxton, Creative Orchestra Music 1976 (Arista)
    Reissue Of The Year: Lester Young, Lester Young Story, Vol. 1 (Columbia)

1978 DownBeat Critics Poll
    Jazz Album of the Year (Tie): Akiyoshi/Tabackin, Insights (RCA)
    Jazz Album of the Year (Tie): Ornette Coleman, Dancing In Your Head (Horizon)
    Jazz Album of the Year (Tie): Dexter Gordon, Sophisticated Giant (Columbia)
    Jazz Album of the Year (Tie): Dexter Gordon, Homecoming (Columbia)
    Jazz Album of the Year (Tie): Roscoe Mitchell, Nonaah (Nessa)
    Reissue Of The Year: Lester Young, The Lester Young Story Vol. II and III (Columbia)

1979 DownBeat Critics Poll
    Jazz Album of the Year: Charles Mingus, Cumbia And Jazz Fusion (Atlantic)
    Reissue Of The Year: Charlie Parker, The Savoy Sessions (Arista/Savoy)

1980 DownBeat Critics Poll
    Jazz Album of the Year: Air, Air Lore (Arista/Novus)
    Reissue of the Year: Charles Mingus, Mingus At Antibes (Atlantic)

1981 DownBeat Critics Poll
    Jazz Album of the Year: Art Ensemble Of Chicago, Full Force (ECM)
    Reissue Of The Year: Lennie Tristano, Requiem (Atlantic)

1982 DownBeat Critics Poll
    Jazz Album of the Year: Old and New Dreams, Playing (ECM)
    Reissue of the Year: Steve Lacy, Evidence (Prestige)

1983 DownBeat Critics Poll
    Jazz Album of the Year: Muhal Richard Abrams, Blue Forever (Black Saint)
    Reissue Of The Year: Pee Wee Russell, Pied Piper Of Jazz (Columbia/Commodore)

1984 DownBeat Critics Poll
    Jazz Album of the Year: Charlie Haden, The Ballad Of The Fallen (ECM)
    Reissue of the Year: Thelonious Monk, The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Thelonious Monk (Mosaic)

1985 DownBeat Critics Poll
    Jazz Album of the Year: Various Artists, That's The Way I Feel Now (A Tribute To Thelonious Monk) (A&M)
    Reissue Of The Year: Clifford Brown, The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings (Mosaic)

1986 DownBeat Critics Poll
    Jazz Album of the Year: James Newton, The African Flower (Blue Note)
    Reissue Of The Year: Charles Mingus, The Complete Candid Recordings (Mosaic); Complete Ben Webster On EmArcy (EmArcy/Polygram)

1987 DownBeat Critics Poll
    Jazz Album of the Year: Pat Metheny/Ornette Coleman, Song X (Geffen)
    Reissue of the Year: Duke Ellington, The Blanton/Webster Years (RCA/Bluebird); and Thelonious Monk, The Complete Riverside Recordings (Riverside) (tie)

1988 DownBeat Critics Poll
    Jazz Album of the Year: Ornette Coleman, In All Languages (Caravan Of Dreams)
    Reissue Of The Year: Herbie Nichols, The Complete Blue Note Recordings (Mosaic)

1989 DownBeat Critics Poll
    Jazz Album of the Year: Jack DeJohnette, Audio Visualscapes (Impulse)
    Reissue of the Year: Charlie Parker, The Complete Charlie Parker On Verve (Verve)

1990 DownBeat Critics Poll
    Jazz Album of the Year: Cecil Taylor, In Berlin (FMP)
    Reissue of the Year: Clifford Brown, Brownie: The Complete Emarcy Recordings (Emarcy)
    Blues Album of the Year: John Lee Hooker, The Healer (Chameleon)
    R&B/Soul Album of the Year: Neville Brothers, Yellow Moon (A&M)
    World Beat Album of the Year: Peter Gabriel, Passion (Geffen)
    Rock Album of the Year: Pixies, Doolittle (Elektra)
    Rap Album of the Year: Public Enemy, Fear Of A Black Planet (Def Jam)

1991 DownBeat Critics Poll
    Jazz Album of the Year: Charlie Haden, Liberation Music Orchestra, Dream Keeper (Blue Note)
    Blues Album of the Year: Charles Brown, All My Life (Bullseye/ Rounder)
    Beyond Album of the Year: Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Ragged Glory (Reprise)
    Reissue Of The Year: Robert Johnson, The Complete Recordings (Columbia/Legacy)

1992 DownBeat Critics Poll
    Jazz Album of the Year: Joe Henderson, Lush Life (Verve)
    Blues Album of the Year: Buddy Guy, Damn Right (Silvertone)
    Beyond Album of the Year: Neil Young, Arc/Weld (Reprise)
    Reissue Of The Year: Nat King Cole, The Complete Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio (Mosaic)

1993 DownBeat Critics Poll
    Jazz Album of the Year: Joe Henderson, So Near, So Far (Musings For Miles) (Verve)
    Reissue of the Year: Billie Holiday, The Complete Billie Holiday On Verve (Verve)
    Blues Album of the Year: John Lee Hooker, Boom Boom (Pointblank/Virgin)
    Beyond Album of the Year: Mario Bauza, Tanga (Messidor); and Sting, 10 Summoner’s Tales (A&M) (tie)

1994 DownBeat Critics Poll
    Jazz Album of the Year: Charlie Haden, Always Say Goodbye (Verve)
    Reissue of the Year: Ornette Coleman, Beauty Is A Rare Thing: The Complete Atlantic Recordings (Rhino/Atlantic)
    Blues Album of the Year: B.B. King, Blues Summit (MCA)
    Beyond Album of the Year: A.F. Toure/Ry Cooder, Talking Timbuktu (Hannibal)

1995 DownBeat Critics Poll
    Jazz Album of the Year: Joe Lovano & Gunther Schuller, Rush Hour (Verve)
    Blues Album of the Year: Buddy Guy, Slippin' In (Silvertone)
    Beyond Album of the Year: Maleem Mahmoud Ghania & Pharoah Sanders, The Tranca Of Seven Colors (Axiom)
    Reissue Of The Year: Bud Powell, The Complete Bud Powell On Verve (Verve)

1996 DownBeat Critics Poll
    Jazz Album of the Year: Keith Jarret Standards Trio, Keith Jarrett At The Blue Note (ECM)
    Reissue of the Year: Miles Davis, Complete Live At The Plugged Nickel (Columbia)
    Blues Album of the Year: Ronnie Earl, Grateful Heart (Bullseye Blues)
    Beyond Album of the Year: Cachao, Master Sessions Volume II (Crescent Moon/Epic); and Los Lobos, Colossal Head (Warner Bros.) (tie)

1997 DownBeat Critics Poll
    Jazz Album of the Year: Ornette Coleman Quartet, Sound Museum Hidden Man (Harmolodic/Verve)
    Reissue of the Year: Miles Davis & Gil Evans The Complete Colmbia Studio Recordings (Columbia Legacy/Mosaic)
    Blues Album of the Year: James Cotton, Deep In The Blues (Verve)
    Beyond Album of the Year: Meshell Ndegeocello, Peace Beyond Passion (Warner Bros.)

1998 DownBeat Critics Poll
    Jazz Album of the Year: Bill Frisell, Nashville (Nonesuch)
    Blues Album of the Year: Pinetop Perkins, Born In The Delta (Telarc)
    Beyond Album of the Year: Buena Vista Social Club, Buena Vista Social Club (World Circuit/Nonesuch)
    Reissue Of The Year: Miles Davis Quintet, 1965-'68: The Complete Studio Recordings (Columbia/Legacy)

1999 DownBeat Critics Poll
    Jazz Album of the Year: Herbie Hancock, Gershwin's World (Verve)
    Blues Album of the Year: Alvin Youngblood Hart, Territory (Hannibal)
    Beyond Album of the Year: Lauryn Hill, Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (RuffHouse); Lucinda Williams, Car Wheels On Gravel Road
    Reissue Of The Year: Miles Davis, The Complete Bitches Brew Sessions (Columbia/Legacy)

2000 DownBeat Critics Poll
    Jazz Album of the Year: Dave Douglas, Soul On Soul (RCA)
    Blues Album of the Year: Luther Allison, Live In Chicago (Alligator)
    Beyond Album of the Year: Caetano Veloso, Livro (Nonesuch)
    Reissue Of The Year: Duke Ellington, The Duke Ellington Centennial Edition: The Complete RCA Victor Recordings (RCA Victor)

2001 DownBeat Critics Poll
    Jazz Album of the Year: Andrew Hill, Dusk (Palmetto)
    Blues Album of the Year: B.B. King/Eric Clapton, Riding with the King (Reprise)
    Beyond Album of the Year: Steely Dan, Two Against Nature (Giant)
    Reissue Of The Year: Duke Ellington, The Duke Ellington Centennial Edition: The Complete RCA Victor Recordings (RCA Victor)

2002 DownBeat Critics Poll
    Jazz Album of the Year: Dave Holland, Not For Nothin’ (ECM)
    Blues Album of the Year: Buddy Guy, Sweet Tea (Silvertone)
    Beyond Album of the Year: Björk, Vespertine (Elektra)
    Reissue Of The Year: Billie Holiday, Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday On Columbia, 1933–1944 (Columbia/Legacy)

2003 DownBeat Critics Poll
    Jazz Album of the Year: Wayne Shorter Quartet, Footprints Live! (Verve)
    Blues Album of the Year: Solomon Burke, Don’t Give Up On Me (Fat Posum)
    Beyond Album of the Year: Ry Cooder/Manuel Galban, Mambo Sinuendo (Nonesuch)
    Reissue of the Year: John Coltrane, A Love Supreme (Deluxe Edition) (Impulse!)

2004 DownBeat Critics Poll
    Jazz Album Of The Year: Dave Holland Quintet, Extended Play—Live At Birdland (ECM)
    Blues Album Of The Year: Otis Taylor, Truth Is Not Fiction (Telarc)
    Reissue Of The Year: Miles Davis, The Complete Jack Johnson Sessions (Columbia/Legacy)

2005 DownBeat Critics Poll
    Jazz Album Of The Year: Maria Schneider Orchestra, Concert In The Garden (ArtistShare)
    Blues Album: Otis Taylor, Double V (Telarc)
    Beyond Album: Brian Wilson, SMiLE (Nonesuch)
    Reissue Of The Year: Miles Davis, Seven Steps: The Complete Columbia Recordings Of Miles Davis 1963–1964 (Columbia/Legacy)

2006 DownBeat Critics Poll
    Jazz Album Of The Year: Andrew Hill, Time Lines (Blue Note)
    Beyond Album Of The Year: Ry Cooder, Chavez Ravine (Nonesuch)
    Historical Album: Thelonious Monk Quartet With John Coltrane, At Carnegie Hall (Blue Note)

2007 DownBeat Critics Poll
    Jazz Album Of The Year: Ornette Coleman, Sound Grammar (Sound Grammar)
    Blues Album Of The Year: Otis Taylor, Definition Of A Circle (Telarc)
    Beyond Album Of The Year: Toumani Diabate’s Symmetric Orchestra, Boulevard De L’Independance (World Circuit/Nonesuch)
    Historical Album: Miles Davis, The Legendary Prestige Sessions (Concord)

2008 DownBeat Critics Poll
    Jazz Album Of The Year: Maria Schneider, Sky Blue (ArtistShare)
    Blues Album Of The Year: Otis Taylor, Recapturing The Banjo (Telarc)
    Beyond Album Of The Year: Radiohead, In Rainbows (ATO)
    Historical Album: Charles Mingus, Cornell 1964 (Blue Note)

2009 DownBeat Critics Poll
    Jazz Album Of The Year: Sonny Rollins, Road Shows, Vol. 1 (Doxy/Emarcy)
    Blues Album Of The Year: B.B. King, One Kind Favor (Geffen)
    Historical Release: Anthony Braxton, The Complete Arista Recordings (Mosaic)

2010 DownBeat Critics Poll
    Jazz Album Of The Year: Vijay Iyer, Historicity (ACT)
    Historical Release: Ella Fitzgerald, Twelve Nights In Hollywood (Hip-O Select)
    Blues Album Of The Year: Eric Bibb, Booker’s Guitar (Telarc)
    Beyond Album Of The Year: Béla Fleck, Throw Down Your Heart (Rounder); Caetano Veloso, Zii E Zie (Nonesuch)

2011 DownBeat Critics Poll
    Jazz Album Of The Year: Jason Moran, 10 (Blue Note)
    Historical Release: Duke Ellington, The Complete 1932-1940 Brunswick, Columbia And Master Recordings Of Duke Ellington And His Famous Orchestra (Mosaic)
    Blues Album Of The Year: Pinetop Perkins/Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, Joined At The Hip (Telarc)
    Beyond Album Of The Year: Lizz Wright, Fellowship (Verve Forecast)

2012 DownBeat Critics Poll
    Jazz Album: Vijay Iyer Trio, Accelerando (ACT)
    Historical Album: Miles Davis Quintet, Live In Europe 1967: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 1 (Columbia/Legacy)
    Blues Album: Otis Taylor, Otis Taylor’s Contraband (Telarc)
    Beyond Album: Robert Glasper Experiment, Black Radio (Blue Note)

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#2 | Posted: 12/19/2012 19:57 | Post subject: Reply with quote
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Have no clue what we're supposed to discuss here, but this list at least gives a lot of albums to check out, so... I guess, thank you
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