02/01/10

Beyond Beyonce & Swift: Jazz Artists Take Home Grammies Too

Big names dominate jazz categories, as awards to to Chick Corea & John McLaughlin, Joe Zawinul, Kurt Elling, Bela Fleck and other notables

Here is a complete list of Grammy awards in jazz-related categories:

Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual Or Group
For albums containing 51% or more playing time of INSTRUMENTAL tracks.

Five Peace Band - Live
Chick Corea & John McLaughlin Five Peace Band
[Concord Records]

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Joe Zawinul
By Garault/Dalle
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John McLaughlin and Chick Corea
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Jeff “Tain” Watts
By Oliver Link/Sonor Drums
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Kurt Elling with Jason Mraz at 2010 Grammy Awards

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Best Contemporary Jazz Album
For albums containing 51% or more playing time of INSTRUMENTAL tracks.

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Joe Zawinul & The Zawinul Syndicate
[Heads Up International]

Best Jazz Vocal Album
For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.

Dedicated To You: Kurt Elling Sings The Music Of Coltrane And Hartman
Kurt Elling
[Concord Jazz]

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
For large jazz ensembles, including big band sounds. Albums must contain 51% or more INSTRUMENTAL tracks.

Book One
New Orleans Jazz Orchestra
[World Village]

Best Latin Jazz Album
Vocal or Instrumental.

Juntos Para Siempre
Bebo Valdés And Chucho Valdés
[Sony Music/Calle 54]

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.

Dancin' 4 Chicken
Terence Blanchard, soloist
Track from: Watts (Jeff "Tain" Watts)
[Dark Key Music]

Best Instrumental Arrangement
An Arranger's Award. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.

West Side Story Medley
Bill Cunliffe, arranger (Resonance Big Band)
Track from: Resonance Big Band Plays Tribute To Oscar Peterson
[Resonance Records]

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)
An Arranger's Award. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.

Quiet Nights
Claus Ogerman, arranger (Diana Krall)
Track from: Quiet Nights
[Verve]

Best Pop Instrumental Album
For albums containing 51% or more playing time of INSTRUMENTAL tracks.

Potato Hole
Booker T. Jones
[Anti]

Best Pop Instrumental Performance
For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, without vocals. Singles or Tracks only.

Throw Down Your Heart
Béla Fleck
Track from: Throw Down Your Heart: Tales From The Acoustic Planet, Vol. 3 - Africa Sessions
[Rounder

Best Contemporary World Music Album
Vocal or Instrumental.

Throw Down Your Heart: Tales From The Acoustic Planet, Vol. 3 - Africa Sessions
Béla Fleck
[Rounder]

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.

Michael Bublé Meets Madison Square Garden
Michael Bublé
[143/Reprise

Best Rock Instrumental Performance
For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, without vocals. Includes Rock, Hard Rock and Metal. Singles or Tracks only.

A Day In The Life
Jeff Beck
Track from: Performing This Week...Live At Ronnie Scott's
[Eagle Records]

Best Album Notes

The Complete Louis Armstrong Decca Sessions (1935-1946)
Dan Morgenstern, album notes writer (Louis Armstrong)
[Mosaic Records]

Best Historical Album

The Complete Chess Masters (1950-1967)
Andy McKaie, compilation producer; Erick Labson, mastering engineer (Little Walter)
[Hip-O Select/Geffen Records]

Best Classical Crossover Album
Award to the Artist(s) and/or to the Conductor.

Yo-Yo Ma & Friends: Songs Of Joy And Peace
Yo-Yo Ma
(Odair Assad, Sergio Assad, Chris Botti, Dave Brubeck, Matt Brubeck, John Clayton, Paquito d'Rivera, Renée Fleming, Diana Krall, Alison Krauss, Natalie McMaster, Edgar Meyer, Cristina Pato, Joshua Redman, Jake Shimabukuro, Silk Road Ensemble, James Taylor, Chris Thile, Wu Tong, Alon Yavnai & Amelia Zirin-Brown)
[Sony Classical]

1 Comment

  • Feb 01, 2010 at 10:16AM sad ao

    70% bull. There are soooo many "jazz"albums out there that are way better than this crap!

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