Wayne Shorter Tops 2013 NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll

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The Wayne Shorter Quartet’s  “Without a Net” topped this year’s NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll, which drew the participation of 136 writers (including me) from around the world.

Releases from the Craig Taborn Trio, Charles Lloyd & Jason Moran, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Steve Coleman & Five Elements, and Tim Berne’s Snakeoil rounded ou tthe Top 5 vote getters.

Interesting to see that three from my own Top 10 — Shorter’s CD, the Dave Douglas Quintet’s “Time Travel,” and Terence Blanchard’s “Magnetic” — were among the Top 10 in the NPR poll.

Full results are here, Francis Davis’s analysis of the results is here, and the individual ballots are here.


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