Saturday, August 16, 2008
56th Annual Critics Poll
Music and competitions is a strange combination I guess, but hell It´s nice for the people who win. Down Beat´s "56th Annual Critics Poll" is published in the August issue , and a lot of the good old artists are on the top of the lists as usual. We pick and choose as we like, and shout out loud that Paal Nilssen-Love is on the list called "Rising Star Drums". And (hurrah!) Robert Wyatt is remembered too, coming in third on the list "Beyond Artist/Group" and fourth on the list "Beyond Album" with "Comic Opera". Richard Thompson is 7 in "Beyond Artist", but his "Sweet Warrior" didn´t make it to the list.
In the same issue they have half a page with Christian Wallumrød, and Scorch Trio´s "Brolt" is given a great review.