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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Ears Award 2014

Well, on behalf of all reviewers of the Free Jazz Collective, we wish you a very happy and very creative 2015, full of fantastic listening experiences.

The winner of the 2014 Happy New Ears award are Hughues Vincent and Yasumune Morishige with "Fragments" - a dark masterpiece - as the result of a shortlist and then voting contest which proved to be very intense in the last couple of days.

HAPPY NEW EARS AWARD 2014 : "FRAGMENTS" BY HUGUES VINCENT & YASUMUNE MORISHIGE 


The fierce voting contest of the last days brought "Zerfallby Bogan Ghost (Anthea Caddy and Liz Albee) on the second place, and Marc Ducret's "Tower-Bridge" on a good third spot.

The top-10 list is as follows

1.     Hugues Vincent & Yasumune Morishige - Fragment - 35%
2.     Bogan Ghost - Zerfall - 22% 
3.     Marc Ducret - Tower-Bridge - 10% 
4.     Ken Vandermark - Nine Ways to Build a Bridge - 6% 
5.     Wadada Leo Smith - Great Lakes Suite - 6% 
6.     Steve Lehman Octet - Mise en Abime - 4% 
7.     Akira Sakata - Arashi - 2% 
8.     Jeremiah Cymerman - Pale Horse - 2%
9.     Farmers by Nature - Love and Ghosts - 2% 
10.   Lotte Anker & Jakob Riis - Squid Police - 1% 


Congratulations to the winners with their prestigious award. We look forward to the new listening experiences of 2015! 





2 comments:

baba said...

congrats... but i think there're some "outer forces" leading to this result!

IB said...

Heartfelt thanks to all for LISTENING (that rare thing).
What we're dealing with behind the scenes I have given up on understanding, what makes it works or not, but it sure is "out there"...