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Karl Ackermann

07 Dec 2017 2:55 PM | Karl Ackermann

Musician of the year: Wadada Leo Smith, Aruán Ortiz, Tyshawn Sorey

Newcomer Musician: Bjorn Meyer, Stefano Travaglini, Sean Ali

Group of the year: Angles 9, Matthew Shipp Trio, Vijay Iyer Sextet

Newcomer group: AVA Trio, Brian McCarthy Nonet, DUMItRIO

Album of the year: Oded Tzur: Translator's Note (ENJA – Yellowbird), Angles 9: Disappeared Behind the Sun (Clean Feed Records), Abdul Moimême: Exosphere (Creative Sources Recordings)

Composer: Satoko Fujii, Tyshawn Sorey, Adam Berenson

Drums: Dan Weiss, Harris Eisenstadt, Tyshawn Sorey

Acoustic Bass: Ingebrigt Håker Flaten; Gary Peacock; Moppa Elliott

Guitar: Björn Meyer, Abdul Moimême, David Torn

Piano: Matthew Shipp, Aruán Ortiz, Matt Mitchell

Keyboards/Synthesizer/Organ: Adam Berenson

Tenor Saxophone: Oded Tzur, David Bindman, Jon Irabagon

Alto Saxophone: Maciej Obara, Steve Coleman, Steve Lehman

Baritone Saxophone: Jonah Parzen-Johnson, Dave Sewelson, Giuseppe Doronzo

Soprano Saxophone: Sam Newsome

Trumpet/Cornet: Rob Mazurek, Wadada Leo Smith, Nate Wooley

Clarinet/bass clarinet: Oscar Noriega, Oğuz Büyükberber

Trombone: Steve Swell, Yasuko Kaneko, Reut Regev

Flute: Anna Webber, Nicole Mitchell

Violin/Viola: Jason Kao Hwang

Electronics: Rob Mazurek, Guilherme Granado, Ikue Mori

Others instruments: Àine O'Dwyer (Harp), Dana Jessen (Bassoon), Satoko Fujii (Accordion), Ahmad Al Khatib (Oud), Thomas Rohrer (Rabeca)

Best Live Band: Club D’Elf

Record Label: Clean Feed, ECM, Pi Recordings

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