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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)


The Nominees for Best Contemporary Jazz Album with Video

December 2, 2010

The Winner in this category was The Stanley Clarke Band

Best Contemporary Jazz Album

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

The Stanley Clarke Band, The Stanley Clarke Band, [Heads Up International]  WINNER!

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Never Can Say Goodbye, Joey DeFrancesco, [HighNote Records]

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Now Is The Time, Jeff Lorber Fusion, [Heads Up International]

Jeff Lorber’s website can be found at

To The One, John McLaughlin, [Abstract Logix]

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Backatown, Trombone Shorty, [Verve Forecast]

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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, 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/ 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]

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

February 2, 2010

Best Contemporary Jazz Album


Joe Zawinul & The Zawinul Syndicate

[Heads Up International]


  • 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]


  • 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]


  • 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]


  • 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]


  • 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]


  • 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



  • 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]


  • 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]


  • 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



  • 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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