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Blanchard, Corea, Wilson Among Jazz Grammy Winners

The winners of the 51st annual Grammy Awards were announced last night. The jazz-related category winners are as follows:

Best Contemporary Jazz Album

Randy In Brasil

Randy Brecker

[MAMA Records]

Best Jazz Vocal Album


Cassandra Wilson

[Blue Note]

Best Jazz Instrumental Solo


Terence Blanchard, 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]

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Monday Night Live At The Village Vanguard

The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra

[Planet Arts Recordings]

Best Latin Jazz Album

Song For Chico

Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra


Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)

Here’s That Rainy Day

Nan Schwartz, arranger (Natalie Cole)

Track from: Still Unforgettable

[DMI Records]

Best Album Notes

Kind Of Blue: 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition

Francis Davis, album notes writer (Miles Davis)

[Columbia/Legacy Recordings]

In addition, pianist Hank Jones was given a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammys.

Pictured is Cassandra Wilson.

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