Thursday, December 2, 2010

Jazz nominees for the 53rd Grammy Awards

(Denise Donatelli)

2010 - 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards
For recordings released during the eligibility year September 1, 2009 through September 30, 2010.

44. Best Contemporary Jazz Album
For albums containing 51% or more playing time of INSTRUMENTAL tracks.
"The Stanley Clarke Band" - The Stanley Clarke Band [Heads Up International]
"Never Can Say Goodbye" -Joey DeFrancesco [HighNote Records]
"Now Is The Time" - Jeff Lorber Fusion [Heads Up International]
"To The One" - John McLaughlin [Abstract Logix]
"Backatown" - Trombone Shorty [Verve Forecast]

45. Best Jazz Vocal Album
For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.
"Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie With Love From Dee Dee" - Dee Dee Bridgewater[Emarcy].
"Freddy Cole Sings Mr. B" - Freddy Cole [HighNote Records]
"When Lights Are Low" - Denise Donatelli [Savant Records]
"Ages" - Lorraine Feather [Jazzed Media]
"Water" - Gregory Porter [Motéma Music]

46. Best Improvised Jazz Solo
For an instrumental jazz solo performance. Two equal performers on one recording may be eligible as one entry. If the soloist listed appears on a recording billed to another artist, the latter's name is in parenthesis for identification. Singles or Tracks only.
"Solar" -Alan Broadbent, soloist
Track from: Live At Giannelli Square: Volume 1 [Chilly Bin Records]
"A Change Is Gonna Come" - Herbie Hancock, soloist
Track from: The Imagine Project [Hancock Records]
"Body And Soul" - Keith Jarrett, soloist
Track from: Jasmine [ECM]
"Lonely Woman" -Hank Jones, soloist
Track from: Pleased To Meet You [Justin Time Records]
"Van Gogh" - Wynton Marsalis, soloist
Track from: Portrait In Seven Shades (Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra)
[Jazz At Lincoln Center]

47. Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group
For albums containing 51% or more playing time of INSTRUMENTAL tracks.
"Positootly!" - John Beasley [Resonance Records]
"The New Song And Dance" - Clayton Brothers [ArtistShare]
"Historicity" - Vijay Iyer Trio [ACT Music + Vision]
"Moody 4B" - James Moody [IPO Recordings]
"Providencia" - Danilo Perez [Mack Avenue Records]

48. Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
For large jazz ensembles, including big band sounds. Albums must contain 51% or more INSTRUMENTAL tracks.
"Infernal Machines" - Darcy James Argue's Secret Society [New Amsterdam Records]
"Autumn: In Moving Pictures Jazz - Chamber Music Vol. 2" - Billy Childs Ensemble Featuring The Ying String Quartet [ArtistShare]
"Pathways" - Dave Holland Octet [Dare2 Records]
"54" - Metropole Orkest, John Scofield & Vince Mendoza [Emarcy/Universal]
"Mingus Big Band Live At Jazz Standard" - Mingus Big Band [Jazz Workshop, Inc./Jazz Standard]

49. Best Latin Jazz Album
Vocal or Instrumental.
"Tango Grill" - Pablo Aslan [ZOHO]
"Second Chance" - Hector Martignon [Zoho]
"Psychedelic Blues" - Poncho Sanchez [Concord Picante]
"Chucho's Steps" - Chucho Valdés And The Afro-Cuban Messengers [Four Quarters Entertainment]
"¡Bien Bien!" - Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet [Patois Records].

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