Jazz Awards 2001 Nominees

Jazz Awards 2001 Nominees

Based on numerical totals from ballots by 60 members of the Jazz Journalists Association; ties resulted in more or less than five nominees in some categories.

  1. Lifetime Achievement in Jazz (no repeat winners: previous honorees are Benny Carter, Ornette Coleman, Max Roach, Sonny Rollins)

    Dave Brubeck
    Lionel Hampton
    John Lewis
    Cecil Taylor
    Clark Terry

  2. Musician of the Year (achievement in sound recordings, live concert performances and overall presence, April 15, 2000 - April 15, 2001)

    Dave Douglas
    Dave Holland
    Joe Lovano
    Chucho Valdés

  3. Album of the Year (released April 15, 2000 - April 15, 2001)

    Uri Caine, Goldberg Variations (Winter & Winter)
    James Carter, Chasin' the Gypsy (Atlantic)
    John Lewis, Evolution 2 (Atlantic)
    Joe Lovano, 52nd Street Themes (Blue Note)
    Pat Metheny Trio Live (Warner Bros)
    Chico O'Farrill, Carambola (Milestone)
    Maria Schneider, Allegresse (Enja)

  4. Reissue of the Year

    Louis Armstrong, Hot 5s and 7s (Columbia Legacy)
    Miles Davis - John Coltrane 1955 - 1961 (Columbia Legacy)
    Charles Mingus Baron 1945 - 1949 (Uptown Jazz)
    Charlie Parker Complete Savoy and Dial Studio recordings (Savoy)
    Max Roach on Mercury (Mosaic)

  5. Events Producer of the Year

    John Corbett, Empty Bottle, Chicago
    Michael Dorf, Knitting Factory, New York City - Los Angeles
    Bill McFarland, International Association of Jazz Educators
    Wynton Marsalis - Rob Gibson - Laura Johnson - Jazz@Lincoln Center
    Tim Jackson, Monterey Jazz Festival
    Randall Kline, San Francisco Jazz Organization
    George Wein, Festival Productions

  6. Composer of the Year

    Bob Belden
    Dave Douglas
    Andrew Hill
    Dave Holland
    Chico O'Farrell
    Maria Schneider
    John Zorn

  7. Male Singer of the Year

    Andy Bey
    Kurt Elling
    Kevin Mahagony
    Mark Murphy
    Jimmy Scott

  8. Female Singer of the Year

    Shirely Horn
    Diana Krall
    Abbey Lincoln
    Dianne Reeves
    Cassandra Wilson

  9. Recording Debut of the Year

    Tony Malaby, Sabino (Arabesque)
    Jane Monheit, Never Neverland (N-Coded Music)
    Claudia Acuna, Wind from the South (Verve)
    David Gilmore, Ritualism

  10. Afro-Cuban Jazz Album of the Year

    Chico O'Farrill, Carambola (Milestone)
    Chucho Valdés -- Live at the Village Vanguard (Blue Note)
    Danilo Perez, Motherland (Verve)
    Poncho Sanchez, Soul of the Conga (Concord)
    Bobby Sanabria, Big Band Afrio-Cuban Dream (Arabesque)

  11. Brazilian Jazz Album of the Year

    Joao Gilberto, voz e violá (Verve)
    Bebel Gilberto, Tanto Tempo (Six Degrees)
    Eliane Elias, Everything I Love (Blue Note)
    Gilberto Gil, As Concoes de eu tu eles (XXXX)
    Joyce, Hard Bossa

  12. Small Ensemble of the Year (nonet or smaller)

    Dave Douglas' Charms of the Night Sky
    Dave Holland Quintet
    Keith Jarrett - Gary Peacock - Jack DeJohnette
    Joe Lovano Nonet
    Chick Corea Origin

  13. Large Ensemble of the Year (tentet or bigger, including big bands, jazz orchestras, contemporary symphonies, et. al.)

    Mingus Big Band
    Little Huey Orchestra
    Maria Schneider Orchestra
    Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra
    Italian Instabile Orchestra

  14. Trumpeter of the Year

    Terrence Blanchard
    Dave Douglas
    Roy Hargrove
    Nick Payton
    Wadada Leo Smith
    Clark Terry

  15. Trombonist of the Year

    Ray Anderson
    Robin Eubanks
    Wycliff Gordon
    Roswell Rudd
    Frank Lacy
    Steve Turre

  16. Brass of the Year (tuba, French horn, etc.)

    Howard Johnson
    Tom Varner
    Bob Stewart
    Vincent Chancey
    Steve Bernstein

  17. Alto Saxophonist of the Year

    Gary Bartz
    Kenny Garrett
    Lee Konitz
    Jackie McLean
    Greg Osby

  18. Tenor Saxophonist of the Year

    James Carter
    Johnny Griffin
    Joe Lovano
    Chris Potter
    Sonny Rollins

  19. Soprano Saxophonist of the Year

    Jane Ira Bloom
    Jane Bunnett
    Steve Lacy
    Dave Liebman
    Evan Parker
    Wayne Shorter

  20. Baritone Saxophonist of the Year

    Hamiet Bluiett
    James Carter
    Gary Smulyan
    Ronnie Cuber
    Joe Temperly
    Nick Brignola

  21. Winds and Reeds of the Year

    James Moody, flute, clarinets
    Don Byron, clarinets, baritone sax
    Marty Ehrlich, saxophones, clarinets, flutes
    Paquito D'Rivera, saxophones, clarinet
    Ken Peplowski, saxophones, clarinets

  22. Pianist of the Year

    Danilo Perez
    Keith Jarrett
    Cecil Taylor
    Kenny Barron
    Chucho Valdés

  23. Organ-keyboards of the Year

    Joey DeFrancesco
    Larry Goldings
    Jimmy Smith
    John Medeski

  24. Guitarist of the Year

    Bill Frisell
    Jim Hall
    Russell Malone
    Pat Metheny
    John Scofield

  25. Acoustic Bassist of the Year

    Ray Brown
    Ron Carter
    Dave Holland
    Christian McBride
    George Mraz
    William Parker

  26. Electric Bassist of the Year

    Richard Bona
    Bob Cranshaw
    Christian McBride
    Steve Swallow

  27. Strings Player of the Year

    Mat Maneri, violin
    Regina Carter, violin
    Erik Friedlander, cello
    Mark Feldman, violin

  28. Mallets Player of the Year

    Bobby Hutcherson, vibes, marimba
    Stefon Harris, vibes, marimba
    Joe Locke, vibes
    Gary Burton, vibes
    Steve Nelson, vibes

  29. Percussionist of the Year

    Giovanni Hidalgo, congas
    Trilok Gurtu, tabla, drums, cymbals, gongs
    Ray Barretto, congas
    Poncho Sanchez, congas

  30. Drummer of the Year

    Joey Baron
    Jack DeJohnette
    Elvin Jones
    Roy Haynes
    Billy Higgins


  1. Jazz Journalism Lifetime Achievement Award
    (no repeat winners: previous honorees are Whitney Balliet, Nat Hentoff, Stanley Dance)

    Gary Giddins
    Ira Gitler
    Dan Morgenstern

  2. Excellence in Photography/the Lona Foote-Bob Parent Award
    (previous honorees are William Claxton, William Gottlieb, Herman Leonard)

    Lauren Deutsch
    Enid Farber
    Jimmy Katz
    Chuck Stewart
    Lee Tanner

  3. Excellence in Newspaper, Magazine or Online Feature or Review Writing/the Helen Dance-Robert Palmer Award
    (previous honorees are Howard Mandel, Gary Giddins)

    Bob Blumenthal
    Francis Davis
    Gary Giddins
    Howard Mandel
    Ben Ratliff

  4. Excellence in Jazz Broadcasting/the Willis Conover-Marian McPartland Award
    (previous honorees are Neil Tesser, Dr. Billy Taylor, Marian McPartland, Phil Schaap)

    Michael Bourne, WBGO-FM, Newark and www.wbgo
    Branford Marsalis host, Becca Pulliam producer - Jazz Set, National Public Radio
    Ted Panken, WKCR-FM, NYC
    Rhonda Hamilton, WBGO-FM

  5. Best Film/Video Regarding Jazz of the Year

    Ken Burns' "Jazz"
    Callé 54
    The Tic Code

  6. Best Periodical Covering Jazz

    Down Beat
    Jazz Times

  7. Best Jazz Liner Note/Program Note of the Year

    Will Friedwald, Mildred Bailey (Mosaic)
    Peter Keepnews, Thelonious Monk (Prestige)
    Howard Mandel, Bob Brookmeyer, Teddy Charles, Bill Crow, David X. Young, Juan Osaka McFelsnir, David X. Young's Jazz Loft (JazzMagnet)
    Robert E. Sunenblick, Andrew Homzy, Charles 'Baron' Mingus (Uptown)
    John Corbett, various titles (Atavistic)

  8. Best Jazz Website of the Year


  9. Best Book on Jazz of the Year

    Myself When I Am Real, Gene Santoro (Oxford University Press)
    Living the Jazz Life, W. Royal Stokes (Oxford University Press)
    Swing Shift, Sherry Tucker (Duke University Press)
    Kind of Blue, Ashley Kahn (Da Capo Press)
    Oxford Companion to Jazz, Bill Kirchner, ed. (Oxford University Press)

Discretionary Recognitions, conferred by the Jazz Journalists Association Awards Committee:

Dr. Billy Taylor, pianist, composer, educator, jazz advocate
Herb Storfer, founder, Jazz Foundation of America
Dr. Frank Forte, Englewood Hospital

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