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The Grammy Nominees in Jazz, Blues, Gospel and World Music

December 2, 2010

The Grammy’s will be held on February 13th. Below are a list of nominees in Jazz, Blues, Gospel and World Music Categories.

Best Contemporary Jazz Album (See video of nominees)

  • The Stanley Clarke Band, The Stanley Clarke Band, [Heads Up International]
  • Never Can Say Goodbye, Joey DeFrancesco, [HighNote Records]
  • Now Is The Time, Jeff Lorber Fusion, [Heads Up International]
  • To The One, John McLaughlin, [Abstract Logix]
  • Backatown, Trombone Shorty, [Verve Forecast]

Best Jazz Vocal Album (See Video of Nominees)

  • Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie With Love From Dee Dee, Dee Dee Bridgewater, [Emarcy]
  • Freddy Cole Sings Mr. B, Freddy Cole, [HighNote Records]
  • When Lights Are Low, Denise Donatelli, [Savant Records]
  • Ages, Lorraine Feather, [Jazzed Media]
  • Water, Gregory Porter, [Motéma Music]

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

  • Solar, Alan Broadbent, soloist, Track from: Live At Giannelli Square: Volume 1, [Chilly Bin Records]
  • A Change Is Gonna Come, Herbie Hancock, soloist, Track from: The Imagine Project, [Hancock Records]
  • Body And Soul, Keith Jarrett, soloist, Track from: Jasmine, [ECM]
  • Lonely Woman, Hank Jones, soloist, Track from: Pleased To Meet You, [Justin Time Records]
  • Van Gogh, Wynton Marsalis, soloist, Track from: Portrait In Seven Shades (Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra), [Jazz At Lincoln Center]

Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group (See Video of Nominees)

  • Positootly!, John Beasley, [Resonance Records]
  • The New Song And Dance, Clayton Brothers, [ArtistShare]
  • Historicity, Vijay Iyer Trio, [ACT Music + Vision]
  • Moody 4B, James Moody, [IPO Recordings]
  • Providencia, Danilo Perez, [Mack Avenue Records]

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album (See Video of Nominees)

  • Infernal Machines, Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, [New Amsterdam Records]
  • Autumn: In Moving Pictures Jazz – Chamber Music Vol. 2, Billy Childs Ensemble Featuring The Ying String Quartet, [ArtistShare]
  • Pathways, Dave Holland Octet, [Dare2 Records]
  • 54, Metropole Orkest, John Scofield & Vince Mendoza, [Emarcy/Universal]
  • Mingus Big Band Live At Jazz Standard, Mingus Big Band, [Jazz Workshop, Inc./Jazz Standard]

Best Latin Jazz Album (See Video of Nominees)

  • Tango Grill, Pablo Aslan, [ZOHO]
  • Second Chance, Hector Martignon, [Zoho]
  • Psychedelic Blues, Poncho Sanchez, [Concord Picante]
  • Chucho’s Steps, Chucho Valdés And The Afro-Cuban Messengers, [Four Quarters Entertainment]
  • ¡Bien Bien!, Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet, [Patois Records]

Best Traditional Blues Album (See Video of Nominees)

  • Giant, James Cotton, [Alligator]
  • Memphis Blues, Cyndi Lauper, [Mercer Street Records]
  • The Well, Charlie Musselwhite, [Alligator]
  • Joined At The Hip, Pinetop Perkins & Willie ‘Big Eyes’ Smith, [Telarc]
  • Plays Blues, Ballads & Favorites,Jimmie Vaughan, [Shout! Factory]

Best Contemporary Blues Album (See Video of Nominees)

  • Nothing’s Impossible, Solomon Burke, [E1 Music]
  • Tribal, Dr. John And The Lower 911, [429 Records]
  • Living Proof, Buddy Guy, [Silvertone/Jive]
  • Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook, Bettye LaVette, [ANTI-]
  • Live! In Chicago, Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band Featuring Hubert Sumlin, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, Bryan Lee, And Buddy Flett [Roadrunner/Loud & Proud Records]

Best Traditional World Music Album (See Video of Nominees)

  • Pure Sounds, Gyuto Monks Of Tibet, [New Earth Records]
  • I Speak Fula, Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba, [Sub Pop / Next Ambiance]
  • Grace, Soweto Gospel Choir, [Shanachie Entertainment]
  • Ali And Toumani, Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté, [World Circuit-Nonesuch]
  • Tango Universal, Vayo, [Big Dream Music]

Best Contemporary World Music Album (See Video of Nominees)

  • Throw Down Your Heart , Africa Sessions Part 2: Unreleased Tracks, Béla Fleck, [Acoustic Planet Records]
  • All In One, Bebel Gilberto, [Verve]
  • ÕŸÖ, Angelique Kidjo, [Razor & Tie Entertainment]
  • Bom Tempo, Sergio Mendes, [Concord Records]
  • Om Namo Narayanaya: Soul Call, Chandrika Krishnamurthy Tandon, [Soul Chants Music]

Best Gospel Performance

  • He Wants It All, Forever Jones, Track from: Get Ready, [EMI Gospel]
  • You Hold My World, Israel Houghton, Track from: Love God. Love People. [Integrity Music]
  • Nobody Greater, VaShawn Mitchell, Track from: Triumphant, [EMI Gospel]
  • He’s Been Just That Good, Kirk Whalum & Lalah Hathaway, Track from: The Gospel According To Jazz Chapter III, [Rendezvous Music/ Mack Avenue Records]
  • Grace, BeBe & CeCe Winans, Track from: Still, [B&C/Malaco]

Best Gospel Song

  • Beautiful Things, Lisa Gungor & Michael Gungor, songwriters (Gungor), Track from: Beautiful Things, [Brash Music]
  • Better Than A Hallelujah, Sarah Hart & Chapin Hartford, songwriters (Amy Grant), Track from: Somewhere Down The Road, [Amy Grant Productions/ Sparrow Records; Publishers: River Oaks Music, spiritandsong.com Publishing, Sony/Tree Music Publishing, Michael Puryear Music]
  • It’s What I Do, Jerry Peters & Kirk Whalum, songwriters (Kirk Whalum & Lalah Hathaway), Track from: The Gospel According To Jazz Chapter III, [Rendezvous Music/ Mack Avenue Records; Publishers: Whalumusic/Jerry Peters Music]
  • Our God, Jonas Myrin, Matt Redman, Jesse Reeves & Chris Tomlin, songwriters (Chris Tomlin), Track from: Passion: Awakening [Sparrow Records / sixstepsrecords; Publishers: Thankyou Music, sixsteps Music/worshiptogether.com Songs/Said And Done Music/Vamos Publishing/Jonas Myrin/SHOUT! Publishing]
  • Return To Sender, Gordon Kennedy, songwriter (Ricky Skaggs), Track from: Mosaic, [Skaggs Family Records; Publisher: GlennJoy Music]

Best Traditional Gospel Album

  • The Experience,  Vanessa Bell Armstrong, [EMI Gospel]
  • A City Called Heaven, Shirley Caesar, [Light Records]
  • Downtown Church, Patty Griffin, [Credential Recordings]
  • Here I Am, Marvin Sapp, [Verity]
  • All In One, Karen Clark Sheard, [KaRew Records/ EMI Gospel]
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