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Grammy Award Winners Announced

The Grammy Awards were held last night, and while U2 may have dominated most of the categories, the jazz fields were open to a wide array of winners. A full list of awardees is available at the Recording Academy’s website, but here are the jazz winners:

Best Contemporary Jazz Album
The Way Up Pat Metheny Group [Nonesuch]

Best Jazz Vocal Album
Good Night, And Good Luck. Dianne Reeves [Concord Jazz]

Best Jazz Instrumental Solo

“Why Was I Born?” from Without A Song – The 9/11 Concert [Milestone] Sonny Rollins, soloist

Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group
Beyond The Sound Barrier Wayne Shorter Quartet [Verve]

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
Overtime Dave Holland Big Band (pictured) [Sunnyside/Dare2]

Best Latin Jazz Album
Listen Here! Eddie Palmieri [Concord Picante]

Best Traditional Tropical Latin Album
Bebo De Cuba Bebo Valdés [Calle 54 Records]

Best Instrumental Composition

“Into The Light” from Lyric Billy Childs, composer, for Billy Childs Ensemble

[Lunacy Music/Artistshare]

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)
What Are You Doing For The Rest Of Your Life? Chris Botti & Sting: Billy Childs, Gil Goldstein and Heitor Pereira, arrangers [Columbia Records]

Best Album Notes
The Complete Library of Congress Recordings by Alan Lomax John Szwed, album notes writer [Rounder Records]

Best Historical Album
The Complete Library of Congress Recordings by Alan Lomax Jeffrey Greenberg & Anna Lomax Wood, compilation producers; Adam Ayan & Steve Rosenthal, mastering engineers

[Rounder Records]

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