Thursday, July 20, 2006

It's Downbeat Readers Poll time again, make sure to cast you ballot... here's mine:

Hall of Fame - Jimmy Smith
Musician of the Year - Andrew Hill
Album of the Year - Andrew Hill - Time Lines
Historical Album of the Year - Miles Davis: The Cellar Door Sesions, 1970
Record Label - Blue Note
Jazz Combo - The Bad Plus
Jazz Big Band - Sam Rivers Riv-Bea Orchestra
Blues Musician - Joe Louis Walker
Blues Album - Otis Rush - All Your Love I Miss Loving
Composer - Dave Douglas
Trumpet - Ron Horton
Trombone - Robin Eubanks
Soprano Saxophone - Wayne Shorter
Alto Saxophone - Arthur Blythe
Tenor Saxophone - Chris Potter
Baritone Saaxophone - Alex Harding
Flute - Sam Rivers
Clarinet - Chris Speed
Electronic Keyboard - Uri Caine
Acoustic Piano - Chick Corea
Organ - Alice Coltrane
Guirtar - Ben Monder
Bass - Mario Pavone
Drums - Hamid Drake
Percussion - Susie Ibarra
Vibes - Steve Nelson
Misc. Instrument - David Murray, Bass Clarinet
Male Singer - Mose Allison
Female Singer - Luciana Souza

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