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05 Dec 2019 10:54 PM | John Pietaro

 JOHN PIETARO 2019 “BEST OF”:

(Yes, it crosses boundaries judiciously)

  • 1.    MUSICIANS OF THE YEAR:

Violin:

-Sarah Bernstein

-Jason Kao Hwang

-Sana Nagano


Viola:

-Melanie Dyer


Cello:

-Tomas Ulrich

-Lester St Louis


Trumpet:

-Wallace Roney

-Wadada Leo Smith

-Thomas Heberer


Trombone:

-Steve Swell       

                        

Tuba:

-Howard Johnson

-Joseph Daley


Flute:

-Nicole Mitchell

-Robert Dick

-Cheryl Pyle


Clarinet:

-Patrick Holmes

-Ben Goldberg

-Guillermo Gregorio


Bass clarinet:

-Josh Sinton

-Michael Lytle


Soprano saxophone:

-Lee Odom

-Dave Liebman


Alto saxophone:

-Marty Ehrlich

-Kendrick Smith

-Chris Pitsiokis


Tenor saxophone:

-James Brandon Lewis

-Ras Moshe Burnett

-Evan Parker


Baritone saxophone:

-Clare Daley

-Dave Sewelson


Guitar:

-Ava Mendoza

-Marc Ribot

-Mike Baggetta

-Julian Lage

-Anthony Pirog


Vibraphone:

-Bill Ware

-Patricia Brennan

-Steve Nelson


Piano:

-Ran Blake

-Aruan Ortiz

-Mara Rosenbloom


Upright bass:

-Ken Filiano

-William Parker

-Adam Lane


Bass guitar:

-Jamaaladeen Tacuma

-Steve Swallow


Drumset:

-Ronnie Burrage

-Ches Smith

-Kenny Wollesson

-Michael TA Thompson


Percussion:

-Warren Smith

-Cyro Baptista

-Newman Taylor Baker


Harp:

-Zeena Parkins


Multi-instrumentalist (winds):

-Daniel Carter

-Scott Robinson


Vocals:

-Jay Clayton

-Christine Correa

-Shelley Hirsch

-Kyoko Kitamura


Poet/Spoken Word Artist:

-David Henderson

-Tracie Morris

-Yusef Komunyakaa

-Puma Perl


  • 2.    ENSEMBLES:

Large ensemble:

-Marshall Allen and the Sun Ra Arkestra

-Slavic Soul Party

-Go Organic Orchestra

-Hungry March Band


Duo:

-Ran Blake and Christine Correa

Sarah Bernstein and Kid Millions


Trio:

-Harriet Tubman

-William Hooker Trio with Mara Rosenbloom and Adam Lane

-Rocco John Trio with Chris Forbes and Charlie Sabatino

-Free Form Funky Freqs

-the Messthetics


Quartet:

-Zodiac Saxophone Quartet

-Todd Capp’s Mystery Train


3. LABELS OF THE YEAR:

-Truth Revolution

-ESP-Disk

-577

-Alternative Tentacles


4. CONCERTS OF THE YEAR:

-Wall to Wall Coltrane, June 9, Symphony Space, NYC

-Arts for Art Tribute to Steve Cannon, September 6, Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, NYC

-Ronnie Burrage:Tribute to Hamiet Bluiett, May 25, Sista’s Place, Brooklyn NY


5. VENUES OF THE YEAR:

-Lady Stardust (East Village)

-The Bar Next Door (West Village)

-Jazz at Kitano (mid-town)

-Union Pool (Williamsburg)

-Downtown Music Gallery (LES)


6. ALBUMS OF THE YEAR:

-David S Ware, Theatre Garone (AUM Fidelity)

-Mike Baggetta/Mike Watt/Jim Keltner, Wall of Flowers (Big Ego Records)

-Ben Goldberg, Good Day for Cloud Fishing (Pyroclastic)

-Green Dome, Thinking in Stitches (Case Study)


7. UNEARTHED GEMS:

-David S Ware, the Balance (AUM Fidelity)


8. REISSUE:

-Charles Mingus, Mingus at Antibes (Speakers Corner; originally released 1976, Atlantic)

-Thing, Thing (Cultures of Soul; originally released 1972, Innerview)


9. ALBUM ARTWORK/PACKAGING:

-Ben Goldberg, Good Day for Cloud Fishing (Pyroclastic)

-Charles Mingus, Mingus at Antibes (Speakers Corner; originally released 1976, Atlantic)


10. BIGGEST HEARTBREAK:

-Death of Steve Dalachinsky


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