The real experts on the best in the previous year in jazz..
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Among those receiving recognition are Gary Clark Jr. and ECM records. Clark Jr. landed a spot among the top blues artists for 2012, and ECM received recognition for a spot in the top record label category. I'm glad to see both receive valid recognition as Gary Clark Jr. reintroduces blues to new generations, and ECM proves that simple graphics can still be compelling in a world where sensory overload seems familiar.
Well done, Jazz Times readers, well done.
- jazz enthusiast