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2008 Grammy Nominees Announced

The National Recording Academy has announced the nominees for the 2008 Grammy Awards. The nominees in the various jazz categories are as follows:

Best Contemporary Jazz Album

Randy In Brasil

Randy Brecker

[MAMA Records]

Floating Point

John McLaughlin

[Abstract Logix]

Cannon Re-Loaded: All-Star Celebration Of Cannonball Adderley

(Various Artists)

Gregg Field & Tom Scott, producers

[Concord Jazz]

Miles From India

(Various Artists)

Bob Belden, producer

[4Q/Times Square Records]

Lifecycle

Yellowjackets Featuring Mike Stern

[Heads Up International]

Best Jazz Vocal Album

Imagina: Songs Of Brasil

Karrin Allyson

[Concord Jazz]

Breakfast On The Morning Tram

Stacey Kent

[Blue Note]

If Less Is More…Nothing Is Everything

Kate McGarry

[Palmetto Records]

Loverly

Cassandra Wilson

[Blue Note]

Distances

Norma Winstone (Glauco Venier & Klaus Gesing)

[ECM]

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 (Take 6)

[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]

Brad Mehldau Trio: 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

Appearing Nightly

Carla Bley And Her Remarkable Big Band

[WATT]

Act Your Age

Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band

[Immergent]

Symphonica

Joe Lovano With WDR Big Band & Rundfunk Orchestra

[Blue Note]

Blauklang

Vince Mendoza

[Act Music and Vision (AMV)]

Monday Night Live At The Village Vanguard

The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra

[Planet Arts Recordings]

Best Latin Jazz Album

(Vocal or Instrumental)

Afro Bop Alliance

Caribbean Jazz Project

[Heads Up International]

The Latin Side Of Wayne Shorter

Conrad Herwig & The Latin Side Band

[Half Note Records]

Song For Chico

Arturo O’Farrill & the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra

[Zoho]

Nouveau Latino

Nestor Torres

[Diamond Light Records]

Marooned/Aislado

Papo Vázquez The Mighty Pirates

[Picaro Records]

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