Jazz Notes

DownBeat Critics Poll Notes: I started making notes on DownBeat's Critics Poll results in 2003, as they offered a quick check on my coverage of current jazz.

DownBeat Critics Poll Ballot Notes: I got an invitation to vote in DownBeat's Critics Poll in 2011, so this and subsequent files are structured around my actual ballots. Because it takes a long time to fill out their ballot, these have gotten shorter and more cryptic over the years. Some years also take note of the Readers Poll ballot and/or results.