Jazz Journalists Association Recognizes Its Musicians Of The Year
The awards, annually nominated and voted upon by members of the Jazz Journalists Association, recognize individual musicians, ensembles and recordings of the calendar year 2013. (I did not vote this year.) Hancock's prize was the exception: The pianist and composer received the Lifetime Achievement in Jazz Award. Shorter, the saxophonist and composer who turned 80 last year, was named Musician of the Year; his live album Without A Net was also named Record of the Year, and his quartet was the Midsize Ensemble of the Year. A complete list of winners is available online.