January/February 2005

The Year '04 in Review: Readers Poll

(First place winners in bold, honorable mentions are unbolded and listed in order of number of votes)

Best of All

Artist of the Year

Wynton Marsalis
Wayne Shorter
Dave Holland
Dave Douglas

New Release

Diana Krall
The Girl in the Other Room (Verve)

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Maria Schneider
By Lourdes Delgado
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Wynton Marsalis
By Keith Major
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Wynton Marsalis
By Keith Major
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Jamie Cullum
By Simon Fowler
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Manhattan Transfer
By Nicole Weinga
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Branford Marsalis
By Richard Mallory Allnutt
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Poncho Sanchez
By Norman Seeff
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Dave Holland
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Maria Schneider
By Lourdes Delgado
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Don Byron
By Cori Wells Braun

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Dave Douglas
Strange Liberation (Bluebird)

Maria Schneider
Concert in the Garden (ArtistShare)

Wynton Marsalis
The Magic Hour (Blue Note)

Reissue

Miles Davis
Seven Steps: The Complete Columbia Recordings of Miles Davis 1963-1964 (Columbia/Legacy)

Bob Brookmeyer
Mosaic Select (Mosaic)

Roy Eldridge
The Complete Verve Roy Eldridge Sessions (Mosaic)

James Brown
Soul on Top (Verve)

New Artist

Jamie Cullum

Peter Cincotti

Nellie McKay

Marcus Strickland

JazzTimes Hall of Fame (4 winners)

Dave Brubeck

Johnny Hodges

Illinois Jacquet

Mel Torme

Best Groups

Acoustic Group

Dave Holland Quintet

Keith Jarrett Trio

Wayne Shorter Quartet

Phil Woods

Contemporary/Electric Group

Pat Metheny Group

John Scofield

Roy Hargrove's RH Factor

Chick Corea Elektric Band

Big Band

Dave Holland Big Band

Clayton Hamilton Jazz Orchestra

Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra

Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra

Vocal Group

Manhattan Transfer

Four Freshmen

Jon Hendricks & Co.

New York Voices

Blues Group

B.B. King

Dr. John

Etta James & The Roots Band

Duke Robillard

Best of the Jazz Industry

Record Label

Blue Note

Concord

ECM

Verve

Syndicated Radio

Piano Jazz with Marian McPartland

Jazz Profiles with Nancy Wilson

JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater

Jazz After Hours with Jim Wilke

Festival

JVC Jazz Festival - Newport

Montreal Jazz Festival

JVC Jazz Festival - New York

Monterey Jazz Festival

Nightclub

Village Vanguard (NYC)

Yoshi's (Oakland, Calif.)

Birdland (NYC)

Blue Note (NYC)

Best Artists

Trumpet

Clark Terry

Roy Hargrove

Dave Douglas

Tom Harrell

Trombone

Steve Turre

Robin Eubanks

Wycliffe Gordon

Bob Brookmeyer

Clarinet

Don Byron

Ken Peplowski

Eddie Daniels

Buddy DeFranco

Tenor Saxophone

Sonny Rollins

Joe Lovano

Michael Brecker

Wayne Shorter

Alto Saxophone

Phil Woods

Kenny Garrett

Greg Osby

Gary Bartz

Soprano Saxophone

Branford Marsalis

Wayne Shorter

Dave Liebman

Jane Bunnett

Baritone Saxophone

James Carter

Gary Smulyan

John Surman

Ronnie Cuber

Flute

James Moody

Dave Valentin

Frank Wess

Jane Bunnett

Violin

Regina Carter

Johnny Frigo

Jean Luc Ponty

Billy Bang

Piano

McCoy Tyner

Keith Jarrett

Herbie Hancock

Kenny Barron

Electric Keyboards

Joe Zawinul

Chick Corea

Herbie Hancock

Uri Caine

Organ

Joey DeFrancesco

Jimmy Smith

Dr. Lonnie Smith

Larry Goldings

Guitar

Kenny Burrell

Russell Malone

Pat Metheny

John Scofield

Acoustic Bass

Dave Holland

Ron Carter

Christian McBride

Charlie Haden

Electric Bass

Steve Swallow

Marcus Miller

Victor Wooten

Stanley Clarke

Vibes

Stefon Harris

Gary Burton

Bobby Hutcherson

Joe Locke

Drums

Roy Haynes

Brian Blade

Jack DeJohnette

Elvin Jones

Percussion

Poncho Sanchez

Giovanni Hidalgo

Airto Moreira

Bill Summers

Male Vocalist

Kurt Elling

Tony Bennett

Andy Bey

Kevin Mahogany

Female Vocalist

Cassandra Wilson

Diana Krall

Dianne Reeves

Shirley Horn

Miscellaneous Instruments

(3 winners)

Toots Thielemans (harmonica)

Steve Turre (conch shells)

Bela Fleck (banjo)

Arranger

Maria Schneider

Bill Holman

Dave Holland

Jon Faddis

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