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Select Jazz, Blues and World Music Artist Nominated for Grammy’s in Other Categories Part 2

December 6, 2010

There are a number of Jazz, Blues and World Music artists nominated in non genre specific categories.

Billy Childs ensemble (also nominated in the category Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album ) is nominated for Best Instrumental Composition for the track ‘The Path Among the Trees’ from Autumn: In Moving Pictures Jazz – Chamber Music Vol. 2

There are a number of jazz related nominees in the category of ‘Best Instumental Arrangement’ including Vince Mendoza, for ‘Carlos’ arranged by John Scofield, Vince Mendoza & Metropole Orkest a track from ’54’. Monet by Ted Nash, arranged by the Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra a track from the album ‘Portrait In Seven Shades’. Skip To My Lou by Frank Macchia, a  track from ‘Folk Songs For Jazzers’ (see video below).

There are also numerous nominations from the worlds of Jazz and World music in the category ‘Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)’. Nominations include ‘Baba Yetu’ aranged by Christopher Tin and featuring the Soweto Gospel Choir & Royal
Philharmonic Orchestra from the album ‘Calling all Dawns’ (see video below)

Also nominated in this category is Roger Treece for the song ‘Baby’ arranged by Bobby McFerrin from the Album Vocabularies. Vince Mendoza (also nominated in ‘Best Instrumental Arrangement’) is nominated for Based On A Thousand True Stories arranged by Silje Nergaard & Metropole Orchestra Strings. ‘Don’t Explain’ by Geoffrey Keezer is nominated and arrange by ‘Best Vocal Jazz Nominee‘  Denise Donatelli. The final nomination in this category is for ‘Imagine’ aversion of the John Lennon song by Herbie Hancock & Larry Klein arranged by ink, Seal, Jeff Beck, India.Arie, Konono No 1 and Oumou Sangare (see video below)

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Select Jazz, Blues and World Music Artist Nominated for Grammy’s in Other Categories Part 1

December 6, 2010

There are a number of Jazz, Blues and World Music artists nominated in non genre specific categories.

2010 Wreckhouse International Jazz & Blues Festival performer  Alex Cuba follows up on his Best new artist win at the Latin Grammy’s with a nomination in the Best Latin Pop Album Category. 2010 Has become a real break out year for Alex and we feel very privileged to have seen him first hand this summer.

In the Category of ‘Best Female Pop Vocal Performance’ the multi talented Norah Jones is nominated. Nominated for the song ‘Chasing Pirates’ (see Below) Jones has been fusing her jazz influences into her music for many years.

Canadian Michael Buble is nominated in the ‘Best Male Vocal Performance’ for the song ‘Haven’t Met You Yet’ (watch below).

There are also some legends of rock and Blues nominated. Jeff Beck is nominated in numerous categories including ‘Best Pop Instrumental’,  ‘Best Rock Instumental’ and ‘Best Rock Album’. Jeff Beck is also nominated in the cataegory of ‘Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group’ for his colaboration with Joss Stone for the song ‘I put a Spell on You’ a cover of the ‘Screamin’ Jay Hawkins classic (see below).

Former band mate Eric Clapton is also nominated for ‘Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance’ for ‘Run Back to Your Side’ (see a track from the album below).

The Brian Setzer Orchestra are nominated in the ‘Best Pop Instrumental Performance’  for the track ‘Sleepwalk’ from the ‘Don’t Mess With the Big Band Live’ album.

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The Nominees for Best Traditional World Music Album at the 2011 Grammy’s With Video

December 2, 2010

The winner in this category was Ali And Toumani, Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté

Best Traditional World Music Album

Pure Sounds, Gyuto Monks Of Tibet, [New Earth Records]

I Speak Fula, Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba, [Sub Pop / Next Ambiance]

Visit  Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba Myspace page to find out more about these artists, http://www.myspace.com/bassekoukouyate

Grace, Soweto Gospel Choir, [Shanachie Entertainment]

Visit the Soweto Gospel Choir Website at http://www.sowetogospelchoir.com/

Ali And Toumani, Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté, [World Circuit-Nonesuch] WINNER!

you can visit Ali Farka Touré’s Myspace page at http://www.myspace.com/alifarkatoureofficial and Toumani Diabaté’s at  http://www.myspace.com/toumanidiabate

Tango Universal, Vayo, [Big Dream Music]

Find out more about Vayo at http://www.vayoraimondo.com/index.php

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The Nominations for Best Latin Jazz Album at the 2011 Grammy’s With Video

December 2, 2010

The winner in this category was Chucho’s Steps, Chucho Valdés And The Afro-Cuban Messengers

Best Latin Jazz Album

Tango Grill, Pablo Aslan, [ZOHO]

Find out more about Pablo Aslan on his Myspace page at http://www.myspace.com/avantango

Second Chance, Hector Martignon, [Zoho]

Visit  Hector Martignon’s website at http://www.foreignaffair.com/

Psychedelic Blues, Poncho Sanchez, [Concord Picante]

Learn more about Poncho Sanchez at http://www.ponchosanchez.com/unflashed.html

Chucho’s Steps, Chucho Valdés And The Afro-Cuban Messengers, [Four Quarters Entertainment] WINNER!

Find out more about Chucho Valdés at http://www.valdeschucho.com/

¡Bien Bien!, Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet, [Patois Records]

Visit Wayne Wallace’s website at http://www.walacomusic.com/

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The Nominees for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album at the 2011 Grammy Awards With Video

December 2, 2010

The winner in this category was Mingus Big Band Live At Jazz Standard, Mingus Big Band

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Infernal Machines, Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, [New Amsterdam Records]

Find out more about Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society at  http://secretsociety.typepad.com/

Autumn: In Moving Pictures Jazz – Chamber Music Vol. 2, Billy Childs Ensemble Featuring The Ying String Quartet,[ArtistShare]

Visit Billy Childs website at http://www.billychilds.com/

Pathways, Dave Holland Octet, [Dare2 Records]

Find more of the work of Dave Holland http://www.daveholland.com/

54, Metropole Orkest, John Scofield & Vince Mendoza, [Emarcy/Universal]

Find out more about this album at http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=36597

Mingus Big Band Live At Jazz Standard, Mingus Big Band, [Jazz Workshop, Inc./Jazz Standard] WINNER!

Find out more about the Mingus Big Band at http://www.mingusmingusmingus.com/MingusBands/BigBand.html

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The Nominees for Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group at the 2011 Grammy’s With Video

December 2, 2010

The winner in this category was Moody 4B, James Moody

Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group

Positootly!, John Beasley, [Resonance Records]

Find out more about  John Beasley’s at his Myspace page at http://www.myspace.com/johnbeasleymusic

The New Song And Dance, Clayton Brothers, [ArtistShare]

Find out more about the Clayton Brothers at http://www.johnclaytonjazz.com/

Historicity, Vijay Iyer Trio, [ACT Music + Vision]

Visit Vija Iyer’s website at http://www.vijay-iyer.com/

Moody 4B, James Moody, [IPO Recordings] WINNER!

Read more about James Moody at http://www.jamesmoody.com/

Providencia, Danilo Perez, [Mack Avenue Records]

visit Danilo Perez’s website at http://www.daniloperez.com/

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The Grammy Nominations for Best Jazz Vocal Album With Video

December 2, 2010

The Winner in this category was Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie With Love From Dee Dee, Dee Dee Bridgewater

Best Jazz Vocal Album

Below are the nominees for the ‘Best Jazz Vocal Album’ at the 2011 Grammy’s.

Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie With Love From Dee Dee, Dee Dee Bridgewater, [Emarcy] WINNER!

Find out more about Dee Dee Bridgewater at http://www.deedeebridgewater.com/

Freddy Cole Sings Mr. B, Freddy Cole, [HighNote Records]

Visit Freddy coles Website at http://www.freddycole.com/

When Lights Are Low, Denise Donatelli, [Savant Records]

Learn more about Denise Donatelli at http://denisedonatelli.com/

Ages, Lorraine Feather, [Jazzed Media]

Loraine Feather’s website is located at http://www.lorrainefeather.com/

Water, Gregory Porter, [Motéma Music]

Find out more about Gregory Porter on his Myspace profile at http://www.myspace.com/thevoiceofgregoryporter

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