68TH ANNUAL DOWNBEAT CRITICS POLL
68th Annual DownBeat Critics Poll
We are pleased to announce that Manfred Eicher is voted ‘Producer of the Year’ and ECM ‘Record Label of the Year’ in the leading US jazz magazine’s poll. This sums up to a dozen time in recent history that ECM and its producer have topped the poll. Furthermore, Steve Swallow is again ‘Electric Bassist of the Year’, and many more ECM artists and releases can be found amongst the top ranked finalists.
Thank you, DownBeat Magazine!
Full results of the 67th International Critics Poll are published in the August issue of DownBeat. https://downbeat.com/news/detail/carrington-tops-2020-downbeat-critics-poll
DownBeat magazine published an extensive, insightful feature on Manfred Eicher and ECM last year. If you missed it, you can find it online here: https://downbeat.com/news/detail/ecm-manfred-eicher-search-for-sublime