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Sonny Rollins is triple winner at Jazz Awards

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NEW YORK— Tenor sax legend Sonny Rollins was a triple winner Wednesday at the annual Jazz Awards, garnering musician of the year honors for the second straight year.

Rollins also repeated as the top tenor saxophonist. His latest CD, “Road Shows, Vol. 2,” consisting of live recordings from concerts in Japan and his September 2010 80th birthday concert in New York highlighted by a first-ever public performance with free jazz visionary and alto saxophonist Ornette Coleman, was chosen the year’s best jazz recording.

“I was born with some talent for which I am grateful,” Rollins said in a statement read from the stage at the Blue Note jazz club by emcee Josh Jackson, host of WBGO’s jazz music magazine “The Checkout.”

“I copied and learned from my predecessors and I’m grateful to them, and I gratefully accept this award,” said Rollins, who could not attend the ceremony because he was moving to a new home in upstate New York.

Saxophonist Joe Lovano’s Us Five, featuring Grammy-winner Esperanza Spalding on bass and James Weidman on piano, was chosen the best small ensemble for the third consecutive year. The large ensemble honors went to the Mingus Big Band, dedicated to playing the compositions of the late bassist Charles Mingus.

Israeli-born Anat Cohen was a double winner as top clarinetist and multi-reeds player. Cohen said, “It’s an immense pleasure and a never-ending journey to be making music with some of the most adventurous, creative, passionate people we call jazz musicians.”

Two Indian-American musicians also took home awards in their instrumental categories — pianist Vijay Iyer and alto saxophonist Rudresh Manhanthappa.

Bassist Ben Williams, who released his debut album “State of Art” last year after winning the 2009 Thelonious Monk International Competition, was honored as the top up-and-coming artist.

Hard bop pianist-composer Horace Silver, known for creating such standards as “The Preacher,” ”Sister Sadie,” and “Song For My Father,” received the award for lifetime achievement in jazz. Poet and political activist Amiri Baraka was recognized with the award for lifetime achievement in jazz journalism.

Other winners, chosen in voting by members of the Jazz Journalists Association, included Ambrose Akinmusire (trumpet), Wycliffe Gordon (trombone), Bill Frisell (guitar), Regina Carter (violin), Christian McBride (bass), Gretchen Parlato (female singer), Kurt Elling (male singer), Roy Haynes (drums), Maria Schneider (composer/arranger), Gary Smulyan (baritone saxophone) and Jane Ira Bloom (soprano saxophone).


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  • http://whywontgodhealamputees.com/ Lucky Luciano

    Bakit “Sonny Rollins is triple winner at Jazz Awards” ang title ng article?

    Pero if it’s a local artist:

    “FILIPINO musician Antonio Molina triple winner”

    Parang nagugulat kung Pinoy ang makakapasok sa international scene, at baka walang maniwala, kaya kailangan ilagay yung FILIPINO.



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