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Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Jazz Grammy Nominees 2006

Jazz Grammy Nominees 2006 (post restored from February 2006)

The nominations for Jazz Grammy awards is once again showing a strong field from micro-labels and indies. A sign that technology is helping balance the power of the majors... Remember Maria Schmeider in 2005?

JAZZ Category 45 - Best Contemporary Jazz Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of INSTRUMENTAL tracks.)

Dave Douglas
[Greenleaf Music]

Bill Evans
[BHM Productions]

The Way Up
Pat Metheny Group

The Spirit Music Jamia: Dance Of The Infidel
Meshell Ndegeocello
[Shanachie Entertainment Corp.]

Joshua Redman Elastic Band

Category 46 - Best Jazz Vocal Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

J'ai Deux Amours
Dee Dee Bridgewater
[Sovereign Artists]

Blueprint Of A Lady - Sketches Of Billie Holiday
Nnenna Freelon
[Concord Jazz]

Good Night, And Good Luck.
Dianne Reeves
[Concord Jazz]

Duos II
Luciana Souza

I'm With The Band
Tierney Sutton
[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.)

'Round Midnight
Alan Broadbent, soloist
Track from: 'Round Midnight
[Artistry Music]

Ravi Coltrane, soloist
Track from: In Flux
[Savoy Jazz]

The Source
Herbie Hancock, soloist
Track from: Flow (Terence Blanchard)
[Blue Note Records]

A Love Supreme - Acknowledgement
Branford Marsalis, soloist
Track from: Coltrane's A Love Supreme Live In Amsterdam
[Marsalis Music]

Why Was I Born?
Sonny Rollins, soloist
Track from: Without A Song - The 9/11 Concert

Category 48 - Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of INSTRUMENTAL tracks.)

Terence Blanchard
[Blue Note Records]

Billy Childs Ensemble
[Lunacy Music/Artistshare]

Live At The House Of Tribes
Wynton Marsalis
[Blue Note Records]

Beyond The Sound Barrier
Wayne Shorter Quartet

What Now?
Kenny Wheeler With Dave Holland, Chris Potter & John Taylor
[CAM Jazz]

Category 48 - Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
(For large jazz ensembles, including big band sounds. Albums must contain 51% or more INSTRUMENTAL tracks.)

Dave Holland Big Band

A Blessing
John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble

The Bill Holman Band
[Jazzed Media]

I Am Three
Mingus Big Band, Orchestra & Dynasty
[Sunnyside/Sue Mingus Music]

Home Of My Heart
The Chris Walden Big Band

Category 50 - Best Latin Jazz Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

Time Was - Time Is
Ray Barretto
[O Plus Music]

Here And Now - Live In Concert
Caribbean Jazz Project Featuring Dave Samuels
[Concord Picante]

...And Sammy Walked In
Sammy Figueroa And His Latin Jazz Explosion
[Savant Records]

Listen Here!
Eddie Palmieri
[Concord Picante]

Omar Sosa
[Otá Records]