Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Grammy: and the winners are...

The 2012 Grammy Awards have been announced, and in jazz-related categories the winners are: Tony Bennett ("Body and Soul" with Amy Winehouse, pictured above, for Best Pop Duo/Group performance; "Duets II" with various artists, Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album), Pat Metheny ("What It's All About", Best New Age album), Chick Corea ("500 Miles High", Best Improvised Jazz Solo; "Forever" with Stanley Clarke & Lenny White, Best Jazz Instrumental Album), Terri Lyne Carrington ("The Mosaic Project", Best Jazz Vocal Album), Christian McBride ("The Good Feeling" with Big Band, Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album), Tedeschi Trucks Band ("Revelator", Best Blues Album), Rebirth Brass Band ("Rebirth of New Orleans", Best Regional Roots Music Album), Bela Fleck & Howard Levy ("Life in Eleven", Best Instrumental Composition), Gordon Goodwin ("Rhapsody in Blue", Best Instrumental Arrangement), Jorge Calandrelli ("Who Can I Turn To" with Tony Bennett, Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)), Adam Machado ("Hear Me Howling! Blues, Ballads & Beyond as Recorded by the San Francisco Bay by Chris Strachwitz in the 1960s", Best Album Notes).

The complete list of nominees and winners can he seen at the Grammy website. Latin jazz musicians protested outside the Staples Center to reinstate 31 Grammy categories which were eliminated by the Recording Academy in 2011.
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Category 11 - Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Winner: "Duets II" - Tony Bennett and Various Artists [Columbia Records]

Also nominated:
"The Gift" - Susan Boyle [Syco Music/Columbia Records]
"In Concert on Broadway" -Harry Connick Jr. [Columbia Records]
"Music Is Better Than Words" - Seth MacFarlane [Universal Republic]
"What Matters Most - Barbra Streisand Sings the Lyrics of Alan and Marilyn Bergman" - Barbra Streisand [Columbia Records]

Category 31 - Best Jazz Vocal Album

Winner: "The Mosaic Project" - Terri Lyne Carrington and Various Artists [Concord Jazz]

Also nominated:
"'Round Midnight" - Karrin Allyson [Concord Jazz]
"The Gate" - Kurt Elling [Concord Jazz]
"American Road" - Tierney Sutton [BFM Jazz]
"The Music of Randy Newman" -Roseanna Vitro [Motema Music]

Category 53 - Best Musical Theater Album

Winner: "The Book Of Mormon" (Original Broadway Cast)
Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells, principal soloists; Anne Garefino, Robert Lopez, Stephen Oremus, Trey Parker, Scott Rudin and Matt Stone, producers; Robert Lopez, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, composers/lyricists
[Ghostlight Records]

Also nominated:
"Anything Goes" (New Broadway Cast Recording)
Sutton Foster and Joel Grey, principal soloists; Rob Fisher, James Lowe and Joel Moss, producers (Cole Porter, composer/lyricist)
[Ghostlight Records]

"How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" (The 2011 Broadway Cast Recording)
John Larroquette and Daniel Radcliffe, principal soloists; Robert Sher, producer (Frank Loesser, composer/lyricist)

Category 59 - Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)

Winner: "Who Can I Turn To"
Jorge Calandrelli, arranger (Tony Bennett and Queen Latifah)
Track from: Duets II [RPM/Columbia Records]

Also nominated:

"Ao Mar"
Vince Mendoza, arranger (Vince Mendoza)
Track from: Nights on Earth [Horizontal]

"Moon Over Bourbon Street"
Rob Mathes, arranger (Sting and the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra)
Track from: Sting Live in Berlin [Deutsche Grammophon]

"On Broadway"
Kevin Axt, Ray Brinker, Trey Henry, Christian Jacob and Tierney Sutton, arrangers (The Tierney Sutton Band)
Track from: American Road [BFM Jazz]

"The Windmills of Your Mind"
William A. Ross, arranger (Barbra Streisand)
Track from: What Matters Most - Barbra Streisand Sings the Lyrics of Alan and Marilyn Bergman [Columbia Records]

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