Otis Taylor's Contraband is Best Blues Album in DownBeat Critics Poll

Otis Taylor's Contraband was awarded Best Blues Album in the 60th Annual DownBeat International Critics Poll. “For our 2012 poll, 186 critics from around the globe voted, making this the largest voting turnout in the poll’s illustrious history,” [Downbeat publisher Frank] Alkyer said. “The DownBeat Critics Poll is the most comprehensive poll in the jazz world." In addition to Jazz categories, the poll also includes Blues and Beyond categories. The complete results are in the August issue of DownBeat.