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Corea, Garrett, Gil Evans Recieve Multiple Grammy Nominations

Dec 6, 2012

The 55th Annual Grammy Award nominations were released this morning. As is our custom at Straight No Chaser, here is the list of all jazz-related categories and the nominees. We are especially please to note that during the past year, we have had podcast interviews with many nominees or provided review information about these talented musicians. Stick with us for the scoop, baby!

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

Cross Roads - Ravi Coltrane, soloist, Track from: Spirit Fiction [Blue Note]

Hot House- Gary Burton & Chick Corea, soloists, Track from: Hot House [Concord Jazz]

Alice In Wonderland - Chick Corea, soloist, Track from: Further Explorations (Chick Corea, Eddie Gomez & Paul Motian) [Concord Jazz]

J. Mac - Kenny Garrett, soloist, Track from: Seeds From The Underground [Mack Avenue Records]

Ode - Brad Mehldau, soloist; Track from: Ode (Brad Mehldau Trio) [Nonesuch]

Best Jazz Vocal Album

Soul Shadows - Denise Donatelli [Savant Records]

1619 Broadway: The Brill Building Project - Kurt Elling [Concord Jazz]

Live - Al Jarreau (And The Metropole Orkest) [Concord]

The Book Of Chet - Luciana Souza [Sunnyside Records]

Radio Music Society - Esperanza Spalding [Heads Up International]

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

Further Explorations - Chick Corea, Eddie Gomez & Paul Motian [Concord Jazz]

Hot House - Chick Corea & Gary Burton [Concord Jazz]

Seeds From The Underground - Kenny Garrett [Mack Avenue Records]

Blue Moon - Ahmad Jamal [Jazz Village]

Unity Band- Pat Metheny Unity Band [Nonesuch]

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Centennial: Newly Discovered Works Of Gil Evans - Gil Evans Project [ArtistShare]

For The Moment - Bob Mintzer Big Band [MCG Jazz]

Dear Diz (Every Day I Think Of You) - Arturo Sandoval [Concord Jazz]

Best Latin Jazz Album

Flamenco Sketches - Chano Domínguez [Blue Note]

¡Ritmo! - The Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band [Clare Fischer Productions/Clavo Records]

Multiverse - Bobby Sanabria Big Band [Jazzheads]

Duos III - Luciana Souza [Sunnyside Records]

New Cuban Express - Manuel Valera New Cuban Express [Mavo Records]

Other non-jazz categories in which jazz artists scored nominations include Best Pop instrumental (Gerald Albright & Norman Brown, Chris Botti. Larry Carlton, and Dave Koz); Best Traditional R&B Performance (Anita Baker, Gregory Porter); Best R&B Album (Robert Glasper); Best Children’s Album (JumpinJazz Kids - A Swinging Jungle Tale - Featuring Al Jarreau, Hubert Laws And Dee Dee Bridgewater); Best Instrumental Composition (Chuck Loeb, Chick Corea,  Chris Brubeck & Dave Brubeck); Best Instrumental Arrangement (Michael Philip Mossman, Gil Evans, Bob Mintzer, Wally Minko, Gordon Goodwin); Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalists (Thara Memory & Esperanza Spalding, Gil Evans, Shelly Berg, Vince Mendoza); best Engineered Album (Moogie Canazio & Al Schmitt for Melody Gardot); Best Surround Sound Album (Jim Anderson for Patricia Barber); and Best Album Notes (Fernando Gonzales for Piazzolla In Brooklyn).