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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]


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