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    The 53rd Annual Grammy nominations

    ImageThe 53rd Annual Grammy awards were announced for Best Contemporary Jazz Album, Best Jazz Vocal Album, Best Improvised Jazz Solo, Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group, Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album and Best Latin Jazz Album....

    Best Contemporary Jazz Album

    For albums containing 51% or more playing time of INSTRUMENTAL tracks.

    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]


    Trombone Shorty
    [Verve Forecast]

    Best Jazz Vocal Album

    For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.

    Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie With Love From Dee Dee

    Dee Dee Bridgewater


    Freddy Cole Sings Mr. B

    Freddy Cole

    [HighNote Records]

    When Lights Are Low

    Denise Donatelli
    [Savant Records]


    Lorraine Feather
    [Jazzed Media]


    Gregory Porter
    [Motéma Music]

    Best Improvised Jazz 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.


    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

    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

    For albums containing 51% or more playing time of INSTRUMENTAL tracks.


    John Beasley
    [Resonance Records]

    The New Song And Dance

    Clayton Brothers


    Vijay Iyer Trio
    [ACT Music + Vision]

    Moody 4B

    James Moody
    [IPO Recordings]


    Danilo Perez
    [Mack Avenue Records]

    Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

    For large jazz ensembles, including big band sounds. Albums must contain 51% or more INSTRUMENTAL tracks.

    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


    Dave Holland Octet
    [Dare2 Records]


    Metropole Orkest, John Scofield & Vince Mendoza

    Mingus Big Band Live At Jazz Standard

    Mingus Big Band
    [Jazz Workshop, Inc./Jazz Standard]

    Best Latin Jazz Album

    Vocal or Instrumental.

    Tango Grill

    Pablo Aslan

    Second Chance

    Hector Martignon

    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]

    source: grammy.com

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