Dec 2, 2010
Let’s get beyond the Gaga this and Antebellum that and give you the list of Grammy Award nominations that were announced yesterday that concerned jazz artists in one way or another:
Pop instrumental performance "Flow," Laurie Anderson "Nessun Dorma," Jeff Beck "No Mystery," Stanley Clarke "Orchestral Intro," Gorillaz "Sleepwalk," The Brian Setzer Orchestra Pop instrumental album "Pushing the Envelope," Gerald Albright "Take Your Pick," Larry Carlton & Tak Matsumoto "Heart And Soul," Kenny G "Singularity," Robby Krieger "Everything Is Everything: The Music Of Donny Hathaway," Kirk Whalum Contemporary jazz album "The Stanley Clarke Band," The Stanley Clarke Band "Never Can Say Goodbye," Joey DeFrancesco "Now Is the Time," Jeff Lorber Fusion "To the One," John McLaughlin "Backatown," Trombone Shorty Jazz vocal album "Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie With Love From Dee Dee," Dee Dee Bridgewater "Freddy Cole Sings Mr. B," Freddy Cole "When Lights Are Low," Denise Donatelli "Ages," Lorraine Feather "Water," Gregory Porter Improvised jazz solo "Solar," Alan Broadbent, soloist "A Change Is Gonna Come," Herbie Hancock, soloist "Body And Soul," Keith Jarrett, soloist "Lonely Woman," Hank Jones, soloist "Van Gogh," Wynton Marsalis, soloist Jazz instrumental album, individual or group "Positootly!," John Beasley "The New Song And Dance," Clayton Brothers "Historicity," Vijay Iyer Trio "Moody 4B," James Moody "Providencia," Danilo Perez Large jazz ensemble album "Infernal Machines," Darcy James Argue's Secret Society "Autumn: In Moving Pictures Jazz – Chamber Music Vol. 2," Billy Childs Ensemble Featuring The Ying String Quartet "Pathways," Dave Holland Octet "54," Metropole Orkest, John Scofield & Vince Mendoza "Mingus Big Band Live At Jazz Standard," Mingus Big Band Latin jazz album "Tango Grill," Pablo Aslan "Second Chance," Hector Martignon "Psychedelic Blues," Poncho Sanchez "Chucho's Steps," Chucho Valdes And The Afro-Cuban Messengers "Bien Bien!," Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet Instrumental composition "Aurora," Patrick Williams, composer (Patrick Williams the Big Band) "Battle Circle," Gerald Clayton, composer (Clayton Brothers) "Box of Cannoli," Tim Hagans, composer (The Norrbotten Big Band) "Fourth Stream .. La Banda," Bill Cunliffe, composer (Temple University Symphony Orchestra) "The Path Among the Trees," Billy Childs, composer (Billy Childs Ensemble) Instrumental arrangement "Carlos," Vince Mendoza, arranger (John Scofield, Vince Mendoza & Metropole Orkest) "Fanfare for a New Day," Patrick Williams, arranger (Patrick Williams the Big Band) "Itsbynne Reel," Gil Goldstein, arranger (Dave Eggar) "Monet," Ted Nash, arranger (Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra) "Skip to My Lou," Frank Macchia, arranger (Frank Macchia) Instrumental arrangement accompanying vocalist(s) "Baba Yetu," Christopher Tin, arranger (Christopher Tin, Soweto Gospel Choir & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra) "Baby," Roger Treece, arranger (Bobby McFerrin) "Based on a Thousand True Stories," Vince Mendoza, arranger (Silje Nergaard & Metropole Orchestra Strings) "Don't Explain," Geoffrey Keezer, arranger (Denise Donatelli) "Imagine," Herbie Hancock & Larry Klein, arrangers (Herbie Hancock, Pink, Seal, Jeff Beck, India.Arie, Konono No 1 & Oumou Sangare).
I'm feeling pretty good about most of these nominations, in particular a few CDs mentioned prominently in the blog over the year - those by Gregory Porter, The Mingus Big Band, Danilo Perez and Stanley Clarke. Awards will be given on February 13, 2011. I suspect no jazz artists will perform nor will jazz awards be given out on air. Sigh.