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Friday, July 21, 2017

USA: Please vote for ALLAN HOLDSWORTH and MOONJUNE in 82nd Annual DownBeat Readers Poll

PLEASE VOTE FOR
ALLAN HOLDSWORTH
and 
MOONJUNE
in 82nd Annual DownBeat Readers Poll
If this link somehow doesn't work, please go to https://www.downbeat.com
 
 
 
 
 
New York, July 18, 2017

Dear Friends in Music

This is a Friendly Invitation to vote in the 82nd Annual DownBeat Readers Poll for ALLAN HOLDSWORTH in DOWNBEAT HALL OF FAME category, and  for MOONJUNE in RECORD LABEL OF THE YEAR category. Voting is officially open now, and jazz and beyond jazz fans can vote in 34 different categories:

Hall Of Fame • Jazz Artist • Jazz Group • Big Band
Jazz Album (Released between June 1, 2016 and May 31, 2017)
Historical Album (Released between June 1, 2016 and May 31, 2017)
Trumpet • Trombone • Soprano Saxophone • Alto Saxophone
Tenor Saxophone • Baritone Saxophone • Clarinet • Flute
Piano • Keyboard • Organ • Guitar • Bass • Electric Bass • Violin
Drums • Vibraphone • Percussion • Miscellaneous Instrument
Male Vocalist • Female Vocalist • Composer • Arranger • Record Label
Blues Artist  • Blues Album  (Released between June 1, 2016 and May 31, 2017)
Beyond Artist Or Group • Beyond Album  (Released bet. June 1, 2016 and May 31, 2017)

If this link somehow doesn't work, please go to https://www.downbeat.com

Please vote at Your earliest convenience. The poll will close in the end of Summer and results will be published in the December issue of DownBeat Magazine which will hit newsstands and reach subscribers from the end of October 2017.

Last year (2016), MoonJune Records - a truly and brutally independent one-man-operated New York City based record label with focus on progressive music exploring and expanding boundaries of Jazz, Rock, Avant, Ethno, the Unknown and Anything in Between and beyond - arrived at the 7th place among much bigger and much more established record companies with larger marketing budget, and whose staff overwhelmingly outnumbers my stuff, composed solely by Me, Myself and I. MoonJune records is largely a labor of love, I do what I like, I like what I do, and all artists on my label are also my friends. We are an extended family of similarly minded people. We enjoy what we do. Besides some household jazz-rock-fusion and prog-rock names, MoonJune Records promotes many talented musicians that probably You have not heard of before, or have heard but haven't tasted their music, extraordinary artists from Indonesia, Spain, Serbia, Italy, Belgium, Israel, UK, Uruguay, Brazil, Canada, Japan, Germany, USA. This year, I humbly invite You again to vote for MoonJune Records at the 82nd annual DownBeat Readers Poll 2017. And of course You can vote for any other great jazz and beyond album, artist and more, or other label. Your vote counts.

But this time I also have a very special request. Earlier this year, on April 15, my long time friend with whom I had a more than special personal and professional relation for over 15 years, the legendary Allan Holdsworth, passed away at his home in Vista, CA. There is no greater measure of a life well lived than the amount of people he had impacted, and by that measure the artist Allan Holdsworth lived a very good life. This man took a plank of wood, a few strings, and some wires and transformed people's lives in a way that few others have. The ultimate genius of the rarest kind. One of THE greatest musicians ever lived. Allan Holdsworth is above all, the ultimate Jazz musician. My very special request is to vote for ALLAN HOLDSWORTH in the HALL OF FAME category at the 82nd Annual DownBeat Readers Poll. For whatever unknown reasons, his name wasn't listed by DownBeat stuff among so many great jazz and beyond jazz artists, but at the end of the list, there is a little box where Youc an make Your own choice, and I am kindly asking You, to include the great name of ALLAN HOLDSWORTH in that box. He truly deserves this.

If this link somehow doesn't work, please go to https://www.downbeat.com

Besides voting for ALLAN HOLDSWORTH in the HALL OF FAME category and MOONJUNE in the RECORD LABEL OF THE YEAR category, I suggest the following MoonJune Records & MoonJune Music (booking/management) albums and artists (plus special guests appearing on MoonJune related releases) whose albums were released between June 1, 2016 and May 31, 2017.

Jazz Artist category suggestions:
DWIKI DHARMAWAN
DEWA BUDJANA
NICOLAS MEIER

• Jazz Group category suggestions:
WINGFIELD REUTER STAVI SIRKIS
TOHPATI ETHNOMISSION

• Jazz Album (Released bet. June 1, 2016 and May 31, 2017) category suggestions:
DWIKI DHARMAWAN, Pasar Klewer (MoonJune)
DEWA BUDJANA, Zentuary (Favored Nations)
NICOLAS MEIER, Infinity (Favored Nations)
TOHPATI ETHNOMISSION, Mata Hati (MoonJune)
 
Soprano Saxophone category:
GILAD ATZMON (plays on Dwiki Dharmawan's Pasar Klewer album)
DANNY MARKOVITCH (plays on Dewa Budjana's Zentuary album)

Tenor Saxophone category:
TIM GARLAND (plays on Dewa Budjana's Zentuary album)

Clarinet category:
GILAD ATZMON (plays on Dwiki Dharmawan's Pasar Klewer album)

Flute category:
SAAT SYAH (plays on Dewa Budjana's Zentuary album)
DIKI SUWARJIKI (plays on Tohpati Ethnomission's Mata Hati album)

Piano category:
DWIKI DHARMAWAN (Pasar Klewer album)
GARY HUSBAND (plays on Dewa Budjana's Zentuary album)

Keyboard category:
GARY HUSBAND (plays on Dewa Budjana's Zentuary album)

Guitar category:
MARK WINGFIELD (plays on Dwiki Dharmawan's Pasar Klewer album, and Wingfield Reuter Stavi Sirkis' The Stone House album)
DEWA BUDJANA (Zentuary album)
TOHPATI (Mata Hati album)
NICOLAS MEIER (plays on Dwiki Dharmawan's Pasar Klewer album; and Infinity album)

Bass category:
TONY LEVIN (plays upright bass on Dewa Budjana's Zentuary album)
YARON STAVI (plays on Dwiki Dharmawan's Pasar Klewer album)

Electric Bass category:
YARON STAVI (plays on Wingfield Reuter Stavi Sirkis' The Stone House album)
JIMMY HASLIP (plays on Nicolas Meier's Infinity album)
INDRO HARDJODIKORO (plays on Tohpati Ethynomission's Mata hati album)

Violin category:
DAVID CROSS (plays of Stick Men's Midori album)
ARIS DARYONO (plays on Dwiki Dharmawan's Pasar Klewer album)
RICHARD JONES (plays on Nicolas Meier's Infinity album)

Drums category:
ASAF SIRKIS (plays on Dwiki Dharmawan's Pasar Klewer album, and Wingfield Reuter Stavi Sirkis' The Stone House album)
GARY HUSBAND (plays on Dewa Budjana's Zentuary album)
JACK DEJOHNETTE (plays on Dewa Budjana's Zentuary album)
VINNIE COLAIUTA (plays on Nicolas Meier's Infinity album)
DEMAS NARAWANGSA (plays on Tohpati Ethnomission's Mata Hati album)
PAT MASTELOTTO (plays on Stick Men's Midori and Prog Noir albums)

• Percussion category:
ARIS DARYONO (plays on Dwiki Dharmawan's Pasar Klewer album)

• Miscellaneous Instruments category:
MARKUS REUTER (touch guitar) (plays on Stick Men's Midori and Prog Noir albums and Wingfield Reuter Stavi Sirkis' The Stone House album)

Male Vocalist category:
BORIS SAVOLDELLI (sings on Dwiki Dharmawan's Pasar Klewer album)
TONY LEVIN (sings on Stick Men's Midori and Prog Noir albums)

• Female Vocalist category:
UBIET (sings on Dewa Budjana's Zentuary album)
RISA SARASWATI (sings on Dewa Budjana's Zentuary album)
PENI CANDRA RINI (sings on Dwiki Dharmawan's Pasar Klewer album)

• Composer category:
DEWA BUDJANA
DWIKI DHARMAWAN
MARKUS REUTER
NICOLAS MEIER
TOHPATI
TONY LEVIN

• Arranger category:
DEWA BUDJANA
DWIKI DHARMAWAN
MARKUS REUTER
NICOLAS MEIER
TOHPATI

• Record Label category;
MOONJUNE

• Beyond Artist Or Group category:
WINGFIELD REUTER STAVI SIRKIS
DEWA BUDJANA
STICK MEN
TOHPATI ETHNOMISSION

• Beyond Album (Released bet. June 1, 2016 and May 31, 2017) category:
WINGFIELD REUTER STAVI SIRKIS, The Stone House (MoonJune)
STICK MEN, Prog Noir (Iapetus/MoonJune)
STICK MEN, Midori (Iapetus/MoonJune)
DEWA BUDJANA, Zentuary (Favored Nations)
TOHPATI ETHNOMISSION, Mata Hati (MoonJune)

If this link somehow doesn't work, please go to https://www.downbeat.com