15th Annual Jazz Critics Poll: 2020

2020 Totals: Latin

  1. Arturo O'Farrill/The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Four Questions (Zoho) 18
  2. Aruán Ortiz With Andrew Cyrille and Mauricio Herrera, Inside Rhythmic Falls (Intakt) 11
  3. Dafnis Prieto Sextet, Transparency (Dafnison Music) 6
  4. Gonzalo Rubalcaba & Aymée Nuviola, Viento Y Tiempo: Live at the Blue Note Tokyo (Top Stop Music) 6
  5. Diego Urcola Quartet Featuring Paquito D'Rivera, El Duelo (Sunnyside) 6
  6. Papo Vázquez Mighty Pirates Troubadours, Chapter 10: Breaking Cover (Picaro) 6
  7. Manuel Valera New Cuban Express Big Band, José Martí En Nueva York (Greenleaf Music) 5
  8. The John Santos Sextet, Art of the Descarga (Smithsonian Folkways) 4
  9. Poncho Sanchez, Trane's Delight (Concord Picante -19) 3
  10. Emilio Solla Tango Jazz Orchestra, Puertos: Music From International Waters (Avantango -19) 3
  11. Eddie Daniels, Night Kisses: A Tribute to Ivan Lins (Resonance) 2
  12. Conrad Herwig, The Latin Side of Horace Silver (Savant) 2
  13. Chico Pinheiro, City of Dreams (Buriti) 2
  14. Pablo Ablanedo, Chistreza (Newvelle) 1
  15. Brian Shankar Adler, Fourth Dimension (self-released -19) 1
  16. Antonio Adolfo, BruMa: Celebrating Milton Nascimento (AAM Music) 1
  17. Afro-Peruvian Jazz Orchestra, Tradiciones (MVM Music) 1
  18. Robby Ameen, Diluvio (Origin) 1
  19. Brian Andres Trio Latino, Mayan Suite (Bacalao) 1
  20. Omer Avital Qantar, New York Paradox (Jazz & People) 1
  21. Calle Loiza Jazz Project, There Will Never Be Another You (self-released) 1
  22. Carla Campopiano, Chicago/Buenos Aires Connections Vol. II (self-released) 1
  23. Tino Contreras, La Noche De Los Dioses (Brownswood) 1
  24. Dan Costa, Live in California (self-released) 1
  25. John Daversa Quintet, Cuarentena: With Family at Home (Tiger Turn) 1
  26. Dorantes, La Roda Del Viento (Flamenco Scultura) 1
  27. Roberto Fonseca, Yesun (Mack Avenue/Wagram Music -19) 1
  28. Charlie Halloran With the Tropicales, Shake the Rum (self-released) 1
  29. Harold Lopez-Nussa, Te Lo Dije (Mack Avenue) 1
  30. Ray Mantilla, Rebirth (Savant) 1
  31. Brian Marsella, Gatos Do Sul (Tzadik) 1
  32. Thiago Nassif, Mente (Gearbox) 1
  33. Aquiles Navarro & Tcheser Holmes, Heritage of the Invisible II (International Anthem) 1
  34. New Improvised Music From Buenos Aires [Compiled by Jason Weiss] (ESP-Disk -19) 1
  35. Vanderlei Pereira and Blindfold Test, Vision for Rhythm (Jazzheads) 1
  36. Mirtha Pozzi, Tzimx (Nowlands) 1
  37. Joana Queiroz, Tempo Sem Tempo (YB) 1
  38. Jose Rizo's Mongorama, Mariposas Cantan (Saungu) 1
  39. Felipe Salles Interconnections Ensemble, The New Immigrant Experience: Music Inspired by Conversations With Dreamers (Tapestry) 1
  40. Dino Saluzzi, Albores (ECM) 1
  41. Luciana Souza, Storytellers (Sunnyside) 1
  42. Spanish Harlem Orchestra, The Latin Jazz Project (ArtistShare) 1
  43. Orlando "Maraca" Valle, Esa Flauta (EGREM) 1

Critics were asked to name one album apiece, with no point system.

The following albums received votes this year but were released in 2019 and received votes in that year's poll. Rule is: we add the old votes to this year's only if the album received more votes this year. None did.