Thursday, December 6, 2007

NEWS in the world of JAZZ

Just after 11am this morning, the Grammy Nominees for the 50th Annual Grammy Awards were announced in California. Herbie Hancock's CD "River: The Joni Letters" is up for album of the YEAR! What do you guys think about these choices for the jazz field? Post your comments here!

Field 10 — Jazz

Category 45

Best Contemporary Jazz Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of INSTRUMENTAL tracks.)

  • Party Hats
    Will Bernard
    [Palmetto Records]

  • Downright Upright
    Brian Bromberg
    [Artistry Music]

  • Re-imagination
    [Masterworks Jazz]

  • River: The Joni Letters
    Herbie Hancock

  • He Had A Hat
    Jeff Lorber
    [Blue Note]

Category 46

Best Jazz Vocal Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

  • Avant Gershwin
    Patti Austin
    [Rendezvous Entertainment]

  • Red Earth - A Malian Journey
    Dee Dee Bridgewater

  • Music Maestro Please
    Freddy Cole
    [HighNote Records]

  • Nightmoves
    Kurt Elling
    [Concord Jazz]

  • On The Other Side
    Tierney Sutton (Band)
    [Telarc Jazz]

Category 47

Best Jazz Instrumental Solo
(For an instrumental jazz solo performance. Two equal performers on one recording may be eligible as one entry. If the soloist listed appears on a recording billed to another artist, the latter's name is in parenthesis for identification. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Levees
    Terence Blanchard, soloist
    Track from: A Tale Of God's Will (A Requiem For Katrina)
    [Blue Note]

  • Anagram
    Michael Brecker, soloist
    Track from: Pilgrimage
    [Heads Up International]

  • Both Sides Now
    Herbie Hancock, soloist
    Track from: River: The Joni Letters

  • Lullaby
    Hank Jones, soloist
    Track from: Kids: Live At Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola (Joe Lovano and Hank Jones)
    [Blue Note]

  • 1000 Kilometers
    Paul McCandless, soloist
    Track from: 1000 Kilometers (Oregon)

Category 48

Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of INSTRUMENTAL tracks.)

  • Pilgrimage
    Michael Brecker
    [Heads Up International]

  • Live At The Village Vanguard
    The Bill Charlap Trio
    [Blue Note]

  • Kids: Live At Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola
    Joe Lovano And Hank Jones
    [Blue Note]

  • Line By Line
    John Patitucci
    [Concord Jazz]

  • Back East
    Joshua Redman
    [Nonesuch Records]

Category 49

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
(For large jazz ensembles, including big band sounds. Albums must contain 51% or more INSTRUMENTAL tracks.)

  • A Tale Of God's Will (A Requiem For Katrina)
    Terence Blanchard
    [Blue Note]

  • Eternal Licks & Grooves
    The Bob Florence Limited Edition
    [MAMA Records]

  • Hommage
    The Bill Holman Band
    [Jazzed Media]

  • Sky Blue
    Maria Schneider Orchestra

  • With Love
    Charles Tolliver Big Band
    [Blue Note]

Category 50

Best Latin Jazz Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • Funk Tango
    Paquito D'Rivera Quintet?
    [Paquito Records]

  • The Magician
    Sammy Figueroa And His Latin Jazz Explosion
    [Savant Records]

  • Borrowed Time
    Steve Khan
    [Tone Center Records]

  • Refugee
    Hector Martignon

  • Big Band Urban Folktales
    Bobby Sanabria Big Band

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I was pulling for McCoy Tyner to get a nomination.

Not very surprised about Herbie. He's a sellout.