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Obligatory Grammy jazz nominations post ... The envelope pulleeeze!

Grammy logoA bit late due to aforementioned issues with time, etc., but the 51st Grammy Award nominations are out. I felt compelled to put up a "here are the Grammy nominations" post. Don't always agree with their choices, but there are a few good ones in there.  and here are the nominations for jazz (that would be Field 10, Categories 45 for your Grammy novices):

Best Contemporary Jazz Album

Best Jazz Vocal Album

Best Jazz Instrumental Solo

  • Be-Bop—Terence Blanchard, soloist (Track from: Live At The 2007 Monterey Jazz Festival--Monterey Jazz Festival 50th Anniversary All-Stars) (Monterey Jazz Festival Records)
  • Seven Steps To Heaven--Till Brönner, soloist (Track from: The Standard, Heads Up International)
  • Waltz For Debby—Gary Burton & Chick Corea, soloists (Track from: The New Crystal Silence, Concord Records)
  • Son of Thirteen—Pat Metheny, soloist (Track from: Day Trip--Nonesuch Records)
  • Be-Bop--James Moody, soloist (Track from: Live At The 2007 Monterey Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival 50th Anniversary All-Stars) (Monterey Jazz Festival Records)

 Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group

  • The New Crystal Silence—Chick Corea & Gary Burton (Concord Records)
  • History, Mystery—Bill Frisell (Nonesuch Records)
  • Live—Brad Mehldau Trio (Nonesuch Records)
  • Day Trip—Pat Metheny with Christian McBride & Antonio Sanchez (Nonesuch Records)
  • Standards—Alan Pasqua, Dave Carpenter & Peter Erskine Trio (Fuzzy Music)

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Best Latin Jazz Album

Well, there they are.  Click on the links to be taken to buy them on Amazon.  I will try to give some of these a listen and may post later and may also find and link to some posts from other jazz writers and bloggers about the nominees.  Let me know what you think in the comments.

This post was originally published on JazzRochester.


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