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Norah Jones Ruled Grammy Night

Norah Jones (pictured) won big at last night’s Grammy Awards ceremony held in New York City, claiming five trophies, including those for Record of the Year (for “Don’t Know Why”), Album of the Year (for Come Away With Me) and Best New Artist. Jones also beat Britney Spears, Sheryl Crow, Pink and Avril Lavigne to win Best Female Pop Vocal Performance (again for “Don’t Know Why”), and the LP received another award for Best Pop Vocal Album. Songwriter Jesse Harris, who wrote “Don’t Know Why,” won for Song of the Year. The album also garnered an award for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical and its producer, Arif Mardin, won for Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical. The folks at Blue Note Records (Jones’ label) are likely still partying as you read this.

But you probably came here to find out who won in the jazz categories. We’ve listed the results below.
Best Contemporary Jazz Album
Speaking Of Now

Pat Metheny Group

[Warner Bros. Records]

Best Jazz Vocal Album
Live In Paris

Diana Krall

[Verve Records]

Best Jazz Instrumental Solo

“My Ship”

Herbie Hancock, soloist

Track from: Directions In Music (Herbie Hancock, Michael Brecker & Roy Hargrove)

[Verve Music Group]

Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group
Directions In Music

Herbie Hancock, Michael Brecker & Roy Hargrove

[Verve Music Group]

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
What Goes Around

Dave Holland Big Band


Best Latin Jazz Album
The Gathering

Caribbean Jazz Project

[Concord Picante]

For what it’s worth, below is a list of albums featuring jazz players that won in categories outside of Grammy’s specific jazz field. Also, we’re happy to see that Revenant Records’ Screamin’ And Hollerin’ The Blues: The Worlds Of Charley Patton, not jazz, but a favorite in the JazzTimes editorial offices, won three awards last night.
Best Traditional Tropical Latin Album
El Arte Del Sabor

Bebo Valdés Trio With Israel López “Cachao” & Carlos “Patato” Valdés

[Blue Note Records]
Best Pop Instrumental Album
Just Chillin’

Norman Brown

[Warner Brothers Records]
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Playin’ With My Friends: Bennett Sings The Blues

Tony Bennett

[Columbia/RPM Records]
Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package
Screamin’ And Hollerin’ The Blues: The Worlds Of Charley Patton

Susan Archie, art director (Charley Patton)

[Revenant Records]

Best Album Notes
Screamin’ And Hollerin’ The Blues: The Worlds Of Charley Patton

David Evans, album notes writer (Charley Patton)

[Revenant Records]

Best Historical Album
Screamin’ And Hollerin’ The Blues: The Worlds Of Charley Patton

Dean Blackwood, compilation producer; David Glasser, Christopher King & Matt Sandoski, mastering engineers (Charley Patton)

[Revenant Records]

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