01/26/14

Jazz Grammy Winners Announced

Carrington, Shorter, Brecker, Porter among the winners

In a pre-show ceremony, the 2014 Grammys in the jazz categories were announced Jan. 26. The jazz-related winners are:

Best Pop Instrumental Album: Herb Alpert Steppin’ Out

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Michael Bublé To Be Loved

Best Instrumental Composition: Clare Fischer “Pensamientos For Solo Alto Saxophone And Chamber Orchestra”

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Randy Brecker
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Gordon Goodwin
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Wayne Shorter, International Jazz Day, NYC, 4-12
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Gregory Porter in performance at the 2013 Mid Atlantic Jazz Festival in Rockville, Maryland
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Maria Schneider and Dawn Upshaw
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Best Instrumental Arrangement: Gordon Goodwin “On Green Dolphin Street” (Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band)

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s): Gil Goldstein “Swing Low” (Bobby McFerrin & Esperanza Spalding)

Best Album Notes: Neil Tesser Afro Blue Impressions (Remastered & Expanded) (John Coltrane)

Best Jazz Instrumental Album: Terri Lyne Carrington Money Jungle: Provocative In Blue

(Note: Carrington is the first woman ever to win in this category.)

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album: Randy Brecker, Wlodek Pawlik Trio & Kalisz Philharmonic Night In Calisia

Best Improvised Jazz Solo: Wayne Shorter, soloist “Orbits”

Best Jazz Vocal Album: Gregory Porter Liquid Spirit

Best Latin Jazz Album: Paquito D’Rivera and Trio Corrente Song For Maura

Best R&B Performance: Snarky Puppy with Lalah Hathaway "Something" (Track from: Family Dinner Volume One)

Best Classical Vocal Solo: Dawn Upshaw (Maria Schneider; Jay Anderson, Frank Kimbrough & Scott Robinson; Australian Chamber Orchestra & St. Paul Chamber Orchestra) Winter Morning Walks

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