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Winner and Nominees from Jazz, Blues and World Music Grammy Categories.

February 2, 2010

Best Contemporary Jazz Album

75

Joe Zawinul & The Zawinul Syndicate

[Heads Up International]

Nominees:

  • Urbanus by Stefon Harris & Blackout [Concord Jazz]
  • Sounding Point by Julian Lage [Emarcy/Decca]
  • At World’s Edge by Philippe Saisse [E1 Music]
  • Big Neighborhood by Mike Stern [Heads Up International]

Best Jazz Vocal Album

Dedicated To You: Kurt Elling Sings The Music Of Coltrane And Hartman

Kurt Elling

[Concord Jazz]

Nominees:

  • No Regrets by Randy Crawford (& Joe Sample) [PRA Records]
  • So In Love by Roberta Gambarini [Groovin’ High/Emarcy]
  • Tide by Luciana Souza [Verve]
  • Desire by Tierney Sutton (Band) [Telarc Jazz]

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

Dancin’ 4 Chicken

Terence Blanchard, soloist

Track from: Watts (Jeff “Tain” Watts)

[Dark Key Music]

Nominees:

  • All Of You by Gerald Clayton, soloist, Track from: Two-Shade [ArtistShare]
  • Ms. Garvey, Ms. Garvey by Roy Hargrove, soloist, Track from: Emergence [Groovin’ High/Emarcy]
  • On Green Dolphin Street by Martial Solal, soloist, Track from: Live At The Village Vanguard [CamJazz]
  • Villa Palmeras by Miguel Zenón, soloist, Track from: Esta Plena [Marsalis Music]

Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual Or Group

Five Peace Band – Live

Chick Corea & John McLaughlin Five Peace Band

[Concord Records]

Nominees:

  • Quartet Live by Gary Burton, Pat Metheny, Steve Swallow & Antonio Sanchez [Concord Jazz]
  • Brother To Brother by Clayton Brothers [ArtistShare]
  • Remembrance by John Patitucci Trio [Concord Jazz]
  • The Bright Mississippi by Allen Toussaint [Nonesuch]

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Book One

New Orleans Jazz Orchestra

[World Village]

Nominees:

  • Legendary by Bob Florence Limited Edition [MAMA Records]
  • Eternal Interlude by John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble [Sunnyside]
  • Fun Time by Sammy Nestico And The SWR Big Band [Hänssler Classic]
  • Lab 2009 by University Of North Texas One O’Clock Lab Band [North Texas Jazz]

Best Latin Jazz Album

Juntos Para Siempre

Bebo Valdés And Chucho Valdés

[Sony Music/Calle 54]

Nominees:

  • Things I Wanted To Do by Chembo Corniel [Chemboro Records]
  • Áurea by Geoffrey Keezer [ArtistShare]
  • Brazilliance X 4 by Claudio Roditi [Resonance Records]
  • Esta Plena by Miguel Zenón [Marsalis Music]

Best Traditional Blues Album

A Stranger Here

Ramblin’ Jack Elliott

[ANTI]

Nominees:

  • Blue Again by The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band Featuring Rick Vito [429 Records]
  • Rough & Tough by John Hammond [Chesky Records]
  • Stomp! The Blues Tonight by Duke Robillard [Stony Plain Records]
  • Chicago Blues: A Living History by Billy Boy Arnold, Lurrie Bell, Billy Branch & John Primer, Larry Skoller, producer [Raisin’ Music]

Best Contemporary Blues Album

Already Free

The Derek Trucks Band

[Victor Records]

Nominees:

  • is Time by The Robert Cray Band [Nozzle Records/Vanguard]
  • The Truth According To Ruthie Foster by Ruthie Foster [Blue Corn Music]
  • Live: Hope At The Hideout by Mavis Staples [ANTI]
  • Back To The River by Susan Tedeschi [Verve Forecast]

Best Traditional World Music Album

Douga Mansa

Mamadou Diabate

[World Village]

Nominees:

  • Ancient Sounds by Rahim Alhaj And Amjad Ali Khan [UR Music]
  • Double Play by Liz Carroll & John Doyle [Compass Records]
  • La Guerra No by John Santos Y El Coro Folklórico Kindembo [Machete Records]
  • Drum Music Land by Ten Drum Art Percussion Group [Wind Music]

Best Contemporary World Music Album

Throw Down Your Heart: Tales From The Acoustic Planet, Vol. 3 – Africa Sessions

Béla Fleck

[Rounder]

Nominees:

  • Welcome To Mali by Amadou & Mariam [Nonesuch]
  • Day By Day by Femi Kuti [Mercer Street Records]
  • Seya by Oumou Sangare [Nonesuch]
  • Across The Divide: A Tale Of Rhythm & Ancestry by Omar Sosa [Half Note Records]
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