1940
January
Waymon Reed Ronald Shannon Jackson Eberhard Weber
February
March
Lew Tabackin Ralph Towner Al Jarreau Lonnie Hillyer Astrud Gilberto
April
Herbie Hancock Freddie Waits George Adams Pierre Courbois
May
Lew Tabackin Arthur Blythe
June
July
August
Roscoe Mitchell Bennie Maupin Wilton Felder Sonny Sharrock
September
Roy Ayers Hamiet Bluiett Gary Bartz Dave Burrell
October
Larry Young Pharoah Sanders Eddie Henderson Steve Swallow
November
Billy Hart Chuck Mangione Janet Lawson
December
Lonnie Liston Smith Jerry Granelli