Below are selected results from JazzTimes‘ 2013 Readers’ Poll. Voting was conducted via an online survey posted at JazzTimes.com. The rest of the survey results, including winners in categories such as Artist of the Year, New Artist, New Release,and several other musician categories, can be found in the Jan.-Feb. issue. See the link at bottom.
Winners are bolded; runners-up are listed below in order of number of votes. Voters were asked to focus on releases, performances and achievements that occurred between November 2012 and late November 2013.
Concord Music Group
Yoshi’s (Oakland &
Blue Note (NYC)
Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington by Terry Teachout (Gotham)
Beyond a Love Supreme: John Coltrane and the Legacy of an Album by Tony Whyton (Oxford)
Bird: The Life and Music of Charlie Parker by Chuck Haddix
(University of Illinois)
Learning to Listen: The Jazz Journey of Gary Burton by Gary Burton (Berklee)
Miscellaneous Instruments (banjo, harmonica, cello, oud, et al.)
Béla Fleck (banjo)
Howard Johnson (tuba)