Saturday, April 08, 2017

2017 Downbeat Magazine Critic's Poll Ballot









Hall of Fame: Sam Rivers, Thomas Chapin, John Zorn
Jazz Artist: Ivo Perelman, Ken Vandermark, John Zorn
Rising Star Jazz Artist: Kris Davis, Mary Halvorson, Jon Irabagon
Album of the Year: Cortex - Live in New York (Clean Feed), DKV/Thing Trio - Collider (NotTwo Records), Jon Lundbom and Big Five Chord - 2016:EPs (Hot Cup, 2016)
Historical Album of the Year: Peter Kuhn - No Coming, No Going: The Music of Peter Kuhn 1978-1979 (No Business), David S. Ware and Matthew Shipp Duo - Live in Sant'Anna Arresi 2004 (AUM Fidelity); Sun Ra, Singles: The Definitive 45s Collection Vol. 1, 1952–1961 (Strut)
Jazz Group: Mostly Other People Do the Killing, The Bad Plus, The Thing
Rising Star Jazz Group: LUME, Cortex, Made to Break
Big Band: Paal Nilssen-Love Large Unit, Angles 9, Matt Lavelle's 12 Houses
Rising Star Big Band: Mary Halvorson Octet, Audio One, Oliver Lake Big Band
Trumpet: Rob Mazurek, Charles Tolliver, Wadada Leo Smith
Rising Star Trumpet: Ron Horton, Ralph Alessi, Jonathan Finlayson
Trombone: Steve Swell, Jeb Bishop, Grachan Moncour III
Rising Star Trombone: Michael Vlatkovich, Jose Davila, Jeff Albert
Soprano Saxophone: Sam Newsome, Vinny Golia, Branford Marsalis
Rising Star Soprano Saxophone: Phillip Johnston, Nat Birchall, Jon Irabagon
Alto Saxophone: Rudresh Mahanthappa, Steve Lehman, Oliver Lake
Rising Star Alto Saxophone: Anna Hogberg, Andrew D’Angelo, John O’Gallagher
Tenor Saxophone: Ivo Perelman, Jon Irabagon, Branford Marsalis
Rising Star Tenor Saxophone: Brian Patneaude; Nat Birchall, Keefe Jackson
Baritone Saxophone: Mats Gustaffson, James Carter; Gary Smulyan
Rising Star Baritone Saxophone: Dave Rempis; Gebhard Ullman, Michael Attias
Clarinet: Ken Vandermark, Anat Cohen
Rising Star Clarinet: Peter Kuhn, Josh Stinton, Aram Shelton
Flute: Henry Threadgill, Nicole Nitchell, James Spaulding
Rising Star Flute: Kali Z. Fasteau, Andrew Lamb, Sabir Mateen
Piano: Matthew Shipp, Vijay Iyer, David Virelles
Rising Star Piano: Kris Davis, Matt Mitchell, Craig Taborn
Keyboard: Jamie Saft, Craig Taborn, Rob Mazurek
Rising Star Keyboard: Jason Linder, Thollem McDonas, David Virelles
Organ: John Medeski, Brian Charette, Gary Versace
Rising Star Organ: Larry Goldings, Jared Gold, Mike LeDonne
Guitar: Jon Lundbom, Rez Abbasi, Mary Halvorson
Rising Star Guitar: Matt Hollenberg, David Gilmore, Tom Hasslan
Bass: William Parker, Michael Bisio, Jon Hebert
Rising Star Bass: Moppa Eliott, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, Lisa Mezzacappa
Electric Bass: Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Massimo Pupillo, Trevor Dunn
Rising Star Electric Bass: Bill Laswell: 5; Jasper Stadhouders: 3; Linda Oh
Violin: Jenny Scheinman, Mat Maneri, Mark Feldman
Rising Star Violin: Jeff Gautheir, Jessica Pavone, Rob Thomas
Drums: Hamid Drake, Paal Nilssen-Love, Tomas Fujiwara
Rising Star Drums: Ches Smith, Kevin Shea, Kenny Grohowski
Percussion: Cyro Baptista, Kahil El’Zabar, Susie Ibarra
Rising Star Percussion: Harris Eisenstadt, Chris Corsano, Michael Zerang
Vibraphone: Jason Adasiewicz, Kenny Wollesen, Matt Moran
Rising Star Vibraphone: Chris Dingman, Stefon Harris, Kevin Norton
Misc. Instrument: David Murray (bass clarinet), Ken Vandermark (bass clarinet),
Rising Star Misc. Instrument: Fred Lonberg-Holm (cello), Colin Stetson (bass saxophone), Ben Wendel (bassoon)
Female Jazz Singer: Leena Conquest, Linda Sharrock
Rising Star Female Jazz Singer: Jen Shyu
Male Jazz Singer: Mose Allison (RIP), Theo Bleckmann, James Blood Ulmer
Rising Star Male Jazz Singer: n/a
Composer: Henry Threadgill, John Zorn, Rob Mazurek
Rising Star Compser: Brian Patneaude, Florian Weber, Moppa Elliott
Arranger: Ken Vandermark, John Zorn, Ryan Truesdell
Rising Star Arranger: Ben Allison, Moppa Eliott, Harris Eisenstadt
Record Label: Clean Feed, AUM Fidelity, No Business
Producer: Dave Douglas, Jeff Gauthier, John Zorn
Rising Star Producer: Leo Feigin, John Corbett, Ben Wendel
Blues Artist: Joe Louis Walker, Garr Clark Jr., James Blood Ulmer
Blues Album: Rolling Stones - Blue & Lonesome (forgive me)
Beyond Artist: Sleater-Kinney, Jack White, Tortoise
Beyond Album: Sleater-Kinney - Live in Paris, Sleaford Mods - English Tapas, Various Artists - The Musical Mojo of Dr. John: Celebrating Mac & His Music

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