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Jane Ira Bloom: Sixteen Sunsets gets 'Best Jazz of 2013' in 35th Annual Jazz Station Poll

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MONDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2013
The results of the 35th Annual Jazz Station Poll conducted by jazz journalist, jazz historian & jazz educator Arnaldo DeSouteiro is in. and The Best Jazz of 2013 is

Ahmad Jamal (pictured below), Steve Lindeman, Ron Carter, Toots Thielemans, Gene Bertoncini, Mark Egan, Steve Gadd, Randy Brecker, Michael Pedicin, Ronnie Cuber, Jane Ira Bloom, Jamie Baum, Molly Holm and the late (and already much missed) George Duke are among the top artists of the year.  Only albums recorded or released in 2013 were eligible.

2013 Soprano Sax: 1º Jane Ira Bloom ("Sixteen Sunsets" Blu-ray Audio – Outline/Pure Audio Records); 2º Wayne Shorter ("Without A Net" – Blue Note); 3º Larry Schneider ("Permission" w/ Molly Holm – Rinny Zin Records); 4º Geof Bradfield ("Melba!" – Origin); 5º Sam Newsome ("The Art Of The Soprano" – SM); 6º Dave Liebman ("Circular Dreaming" w/ Quest – Enja); 7º Anthony Braxton ("Echo Echo Mirror House" – Victo); 8º Sergio Galvão ("Phantom Fish" – Pimenta Music); 9º Danny Markovitch ("Last Chapter of Dreaming" w/ Marbin – MoonJune); 10º Branford Marsalis("Bob, A Palindrome" – Bebob Music); 11º Chris Potter ("The Sirens" – ECM); 12º Joshua Redman ("Walking Shadows" – Nonesuch); 13º Mark Gross ("Blackside" – Jazz Legacy Prod.)