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Jazz Journalists Association Awards Announced

Ornette Coleman and the late Andrew Hill were the big winners at the 2007 Jazz Journalists Association (JJA) Jazz Awards, given out at the Jazz Standard in New York City on June 28.

Saxophone legend Coleman, 77, who in April won the Pulitzer Prize in music for his most recent album, Sound Grammar (the first purely improvised live album to win that esteemed honor), took home four JJA awards: Musician of the Year, Jazz Album of the Year (for Sound Grammar), Small Ensemble Group of the Year (for the Ornette Coleman Quartet) and Alto Saxophonist of the Year.

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