[JPL] 2007 Jazz Journalists Association Winners

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Andrew Hill (1931-2007), JJA 2007 Lifetime Achievement in Jazz Award Winner
Photo by Jimmy Katz, courtesy Boosey & Hawkes



NEW YORK ­ June 29 2007
 
Two icons of avant-garde jazz --  saxophonist-composer Ornette Coleman and
pianist-composer Andrew Hill ­ were celebrated with highest honors at the
2007 Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Awards, during a luncheon at the Jazz
Standard on June 28, attended by some 100 movers and shakers of the national
jazz scene.
 
Voting members of the JJA, a non-profit professional organization, cited
Coleman, who received a Pulitzer Prizer earlier in 2007, as Musician of the
Year, Alto Saxophonist of the Year; named Sound Grammar, his quartet release
on his own Sound Grammar label, Record of the Year and the quartet itself
Small Group of the Year. Hill, who died of lung cancer on April 20, was
voted the Jazz Award for Lifetime Achievement in Jazz, Jazz Composer of the
Year, and Pianist of the Year; he had performed in trio as recently as weeks
before his death.
 
Other top honoreees in 41 categories (detailed below) were ­ Anat Cohen, Up
and Coming Artist and Clarinest of the Year; Sonny Rollins, Tenor
Saxophonist of the Year, Charles Tolliver for leadeing the Big Band of the
Year, and Roy Haynes, Drummer of the Year. Francis Davis, columnist for the
Village Voice, contributor to the Atlantic Monthly and author of several
books on music and culture, was voted recognition for Lifetime Achievement
in Jazz Journalism.
 
Davis, Cohen, Tolliver and Haynes were among the winners and nominees in
attendance, along with representatives from sponsoring organizations BMI,
Boosey & Hawkes, Blue Note Records, Concord Records, ECM (voted Label of the
Year), Mosaic, Iridium Jazz Club, WBGO, and past-honored JJA Lifetime
Achievement in Jazz winners Gary Giddins, Dan Morgenstern, and Howard
Mandel, who presided over the event. Pianist Frank Kimbrough performed a
tribute to Andrew Hill, following a toast by BMI's Robbin Ahrold, "To
Andrew." Joanne Robinson Hill, his wife, received the Awards with
acknowledgement Andrew would have loved the Award event's buffet of the Jazz
Standard's acclaimed barbeque.
 
The following are all the winners of 2007 Jazz Awards. For further
information, visit www. Jazzhouse.org, and/or contact
<mailto:hman at jazzhouse.org> , 212 533 9495.
 
Lifetime Achievement in Jazz
Andrew Hill
 
Musician of the Year
Ornette Coleman
 
Up & Coming Musician of the Year
Anat Cohen
 
Jazz Album of the Year
Sound Grammar 
(Sound Grammar)
Ornette Coleman
 
Jazz Reissue of the Year, Single CD
Music Written for Monterey 1965 Not Heard: At UCLA 1965 
(CME-Sunnyside) 
Charles Mingus
 
Jazz Reissue of the Year, Boxed Set
The Complete 1957 Riverside Recordings 
(Riverside)
Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane
 
Jazz Record Label of the Year
ECM
 
Jazz Events Producer of the Year
Patricia Nicholson Parker
Vision Festival/Arts for Art, Inc.
 
Jazz Composer of the Year
Andrew Hill
 
Jazz Arranger of the Year
Maria Schneider
 
Male Jazz Singer of the Year
Kurt Elling
 
Female Jazz Singer of the Year
Roberta Gambarini
 
Latin Jazz Album of the Year
Simpatico
(ArtistShare) 
Brian Lynch & Eddie Palmieri
 
Small Ensemble Group of the Year
Ornette Coleman Quartet
 
Large Ensemble of the Year
Charles Tolliver Big Band
 
Trumpeter of the Year
Dave Douglas
 
Trombonist of the Year
Wycliffe Gordon
 
Player of the Year of 
Instruments Rare in Jazz
Scott Robinson, multi-reeds
 
Alto Saxophonist of the Year
Ornette Coleman
 
Tenor Saxophonist of the Year
Sonny Rollins
 
Soprano Saxophonist of the Year
Dave Liebman
 
Baritone Saxophonist of the Year
Gary Smulyan
 
Clarinetist of the Year
Anat Cohen
 
Flutist of the Year
Frank Wess
 
Pianist of the Year
Andrew Hill
 
Organ-keyboards of the Year
Joey DeFrancesco
 
Guitarist of the Year
Pat Metheny
 
Acoustic Bassist of the Year
Dave Holland
 
Electric Bassist of the Year
Steve Swallow
 
Strings Player of the Year
Regina Carter
 
Mallets Player of the Year
Bobby Hutcherson
 
Percussionist of the Year
Cyro Baptista
 
Drummer of the Year
Roy Haynes
 
Jazz Journalism Lifetime Achievement Award
Francis Davis
 
Excellence in Jazz Broadcasting
The Willis Conover-Marian McPartland Award
Bob Porter
 
Excellence in Photography
The Lona Foote­Bob Parent Award
Gene Martin
 
Excellence in Newspaper, Magazine or Online Feature or Review Writing
The Helen Dance­Robert Palmer Award
Nate Chinen
 
Best Periodical Covering Jazz
JazzTimes
 
Best Website Concentrating on Jazz
AllAboutJazz.com <http://www.allaboutjazz.com/>
 
Best Book About Jazz
The House That Trane Built: The Story Of Impulse Records 
(W. W. Norton) 
Ashley Kahn
 
Best Jazz Photo of the Year
John Abbott
 
A Team Awards (for activists, advocates, altruists, aiders and abettors of
jazz) to:
 
Leslie Johnson, publisher of the Mississippi Rag;
Bob Koester, owner of Chicago's Jazz Record Mart and Delmark Records;
Orrin Keepnews, record producer and writer;
Donald Harrison, artistic director, and Bill Taylor, executive director of
the New Orleans-based Tipitina's Foundation;
Clint Rosemond of The World Stage for inner city-outreach programs
Mark Masters of the American Jazz Institute;

Link to AP Story: 
http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/06/29/arts/NA-A-E-MUS-US-Jazz-Awards.php

Link To Frank Oteri New Music Box Story:
http://www.newmusicbox.org/article.nmbx?id=5142






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