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Straight No Chaser - A Jazz Show

Straight No Chaser is the place for jazz lovers (and those who will soon be jazz lovers) to enjoy podcasts with their favorite music and artists. Winner of the 2017 JazzTimes Readers' Poll for Best Podcast, your host Jeffrey Siegel will take you inside the world of jazz, from the new releases to the best festiva;s to remembrances of jazz legends.

2018 Grammy Nominees Announced

Nov 29, 2017

Hearty congratulations go out to those who were honored with Grammy Award nominations today. In the Jazz categories, the nominees are:
Best Improvised Jazz Solo
• “Can't Remember Why” - Sara Caswell, soloist
• “Dance Of Shiva” - Billy Childs, soloist
• “Whisper Not” - Fred Hersch, soloist
• “Miles Beyond” - John McLaughlin, soloist
• “Ilimba” - Chris Potter, soloist
Best Jazz Vocal Album
The Journey - The Baylor Project
A Social Call - Jazzmeia Horn
Bad Ass And Blind - Raul Midón
Porter Plays Porter - Randy Porter Trio With Nancy King
Dreams And Daggers - Cécile McLorin Salvant
Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Uptown, Downtown - Bill Charlap Trio
Rebirth - Billy Childs
Project Freedom - Joey DeFrancesco & The People
Open Book - Fred Hersch
The Dreamer Is The Dream - Chris Potter
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
MONK'estra Vol. 2 - John Beasley
Jigsaw - Alan Ferber Big Band
Bringin' It - Christian McBride Big Band
Homecoming - Vince Mendoza & WDR Big Band Cologne
Whispers On The Wind - Chuck Owen And The Jazz Surge
Best Latin Jazz Album
Hybrido - From Rio To Wayne Shorter - Antonio Adolfo
Oddara - Jane Bunnett & Maqueque
Outra Coisa - The Music Of Moacir Santos - Anat Cohen & Marcello Gonçalves
Típico - Miguel Zenón
Jazz Tango - Pablo Ziegler Trio
Jazz-related nominations in other categories included nods for Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge, Jeff Lorber Fusion and Antonio Sanchez in Best Contemporary Instrumental Album; Chuck Owen, John Beasley, Nate Smith and Chris Walden in Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella; and Jorge Calandrelli, Joel McNeely, and the team of Shelly Berg, Gregg Field, Gordon Goodwin & Clint Holmes in Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals. Jim Anderson, Darcy Proper and Jane Ira Bloom grabbed a nomination for Surround Sound Album for Early Americans, and Anat Cohen picked up a second nomination for World Music for "Rosa Dos
Ventos" from her collaboration with Trio Brasileiro,