Friday, August 12, 2011

Downbeat Readers Poll 2011

Downbeat Magazine is inviting fans to participate in its annual Reader's Poll. Here were my choices:

Hall of Fame: Sam Rivers
Jazz Artist: Matthew Shipp
Jazz Group: Vandermark 5
Big Band: Orrin Evans’ Captain Black Big Band
Jazz Album: Mary Halvorson Quintet - Saturn Sings
Historical Album: John Carter & Bobby Bradford – Mosaic Select
Trumpet: Peter Evans
Trombone: Steve Swell
Soprano Saxophone: Chris Potter
Alto Saxophone: Rudresh Mahanthappa
Tenor Saxophone: David S. Ware
Baritone Saxophone: Hamiet Bluiett
Clarinet: Anat Cohen
Flute: Henry Threadgill
Piano: Matthew Shipp
Electric Keyboard: John Medeski
Organ: Chris Foreman
Guitar: Nels Cline
Bass: William Parker
Electric Bass: Jamaaladeen Tacuma
Violin: Jenny Scheinman
Drums: Hamid Drake
Vibes: Jason Adasiewicz
Percussion: Giovanni Hidalgo
Misc. Instrument: David Murray (bass clarinet)
Male Vocalist: Mose Allison
Female Vocalist: Leena Conquest
Composer: John Hollenbeck
Arranger: Darcy James Argue
Record Label: Hot Cup
Blues Artist: Joe Louis Walker
Blues Album: Junior Wells & The Aces – Live in Boston, 1966
Beyond Artist/Group – The Black Keys
Beyond Album: The Black Keys – Brothers

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