03/17/14

The 2013 Expanded Critics' Poll

JT's critics choose their favorite musicians, books, festivals and more

For this edition of JazzTimes’ expanded critics’ poll, nearly 30 of our regular contributors participated in an online survey featuring the same categories as our yearly readers’ poll. Our writers were asked to focus on artists’ achievements during 2013 as opposed to their careers in full. Winners are bolded; runners-up are listed below in order of number of points. THE EDITORS

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Cécile McLorin Salvant
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Darcy James Argue
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Gregory Porter
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Robert Glasper Experiment

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BEST OF ALL

Artist of the Year
Wayne Shorter
Craig Taborn
Gregory Porter
Vijay Iyer

New Artist
Cécile McLorin Salvant
Julian Lage
Jaimeo Brown
Warren Wolf

BEST GROUPS

Acoustic Group/Artist
Wayne Shorter Quartet
Charles Lloyd New Quartet
The New Gary Burton Quartet
Terence Blanchard Group

Electric/Fusion/Contemporary Group/Artist
Robert Glasper Experiment
Dave Holland’s Prism
Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Gamak
Chick Corea & the Vigil

Big Band/Large Ensemble
Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society
The Gil Evans Project Directed by Ryan Truesdell
Maria Schneider Orchestra
Michele Rosewoman’s New Yor-Uba

Vocal Group
New York Voices
Tillery
Take 6
The Manhattan Transfer

Blues Group/Artist
Tedeschi Trucks Band
Gary Clark Jr.
Carolina Chocolate Drops
Dr. John

BEST OF THE JAZZ INDUSTRY

Record Label
ECM
Blue Note
Mack Avenue
Sunnyside

Festival
Montreal International Jazz Festival
Newport Jazz Festival
Winter Jazzfest (NYC)
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

Nightclub
Village Vanguard
Jazz Standard
Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola
The Stone

Syndicated Radio Program
JazzSet With Dee Dee Bridgewater
The Checkout With Josh Jackson
Jazz After Hours With Jim Wilke
Radio Deluxe With John Pizzarelli

Podcast
JazzTimes Spins & Riffs
A Noise From the Deep With Dave Douglas
The Jazz Session With Jason Crane
Jazz at Lincoln Center’s JazzStories

Books
Learning to Listen: The Jazz Journey of Gary Burton by Gary Burton (Berklee)
Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington by Terry Teachout (Gotham)
Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker by Stanley Crouch (Harper)
The Baroness: The Search for Nica, the Rebellious Rothschild by Hannah Rothschild (Knopf)

BEST MUSICIANS

Trumpet/Cornet/Flugelhorn
Terence Blanchard
Dave Douglas
Ambrose Akinmusire
Jeremy Pelt

Trombone
Robin Eubanks
Steve Turre
Roswell Rudd
Wycliffe Gordon

Tenor Saxophone
Joe Lovano
Chris Potter
Wayne Shorter
Charles Lloyd

Alto Saxophone
Rudresh Mahanthappa
Steve Coleman
Miguel Zenón
Kenny Garrett

Soprano Saxophone
Wayne Shorter
Branford Marsalis
Dave Liebman
Jane Ira Bloom

Baritone Saxophone
Gary Smulyan
James Carter
Ronnie Cuber
Josh Sinton

Clarinet
Anat Cohen
Don Byron
Ben Goldberg
Paquito D’Rivera

Flute
Nicole Mitchell
Jamie Baum
Charles Lloyd
Henry Threadgill

Violin
Regina Carter
Jenny Scheinman
Mark Feldman
Jason Kao Hwang

Piano
Craig Taborn
Jason Moran
Keith Jarrett
Danilo Pérez

Electric Keyboards
Robert Glasper
Craig Taborn
Chick Corea
John Medeski

Organ
Joey DeFrancesco
Dr. Lonnie Smith
Larry Goldings
Gary Versace

Guitar
Julian Lage
Bill Frisell
Pat Metheny
Nels Cline

Acoustic Bass
Dave Holland
Christian McBride
John Patitucci
Eric Revis

Electric Bass
Steve Swallow
Derrick Hodge
Marcus Miller
Richard Bona

Vibraphone
Gary Burton
Warren Wolf
Jason Adasiewicz
Stefon Harris

Drums
Jack DeJohnette
Brian Blade
Matt Wilson
Billy Hart

Percussion
Pedrito Martinez
Zakir Hussain
Poncho Sanchez
Bobby Sanabria

Miscellaneous Instruments
(banjo, harmonica, cello, oud, et al.)
[4 Winners]
Béla Fleck (banjo)
Erik Friedlander (cello)
Richard Galliano (accordion)
Grégoire Maret (harmonica)

Male Vocalist
Gregory Porter
Kurt Elling
Andy Bey
Theo Bleckmann

Female Vocalist
Cécile McLorin Salvant
Tierney Sutton
Gretchen Parlato
Dianne Reeves

Composer
Wayne Shorter
Terence Blanchard
Bill Frisell
Darcy James Argue

Arranger
Darcy James Argue
Maria Schneider
Wynton Marsalis
Vince Mendoza

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