NEWS: 2015 Jazz Grammy Winners



The winners in the five jazz categories in the 57th Grammy Awards have just been announced. We also include jazz-related wins, notably four for Sam Smith - winner of four Grammys out of six nominations - whose pianist is REUBEN JAMES

BEST IMPROVISED JAZZ SOLO

WINNER:  Fingerprints
Chick Corea, soloist
Track from: Trilogy (Chick Corea Trio)
Label: Concord Jazz


OTHER NOMINEES

The Eye Of The Hurricane
Kenny Barron,
Track from: Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio (Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio)
Label: Whaling City Sound

You & The Night & The Music
Fred Hersch, soloist
Track from: Floating (Fred Hersch Trio)
Label: Palmetto Records

Recorda Me
Joe Lovano, soloist
Track from: The Latin Side Of Joe Henderson (Conrad Herwig Featuring Joe Lovano)
Label: Half Note

Sleeping Giant
Brad Mehldau, soloist
Track from: Mehliana: Taming The Dragon (Brad Mehldau & Mark Guiliana)
Label: Nonesuch

BEST JAZZ VOCAL ALBUM

WINNER: Beautiful Life
Dianne Reeves
Label: Concord Records



OTHER NOMINEES
Map To The Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro
(Billy Childs &) Various Artists
Label: Masterworks

I Wanna Be Evil
René Marie
Label: Motema Music

Live In NYC
Gretchen Parlato
Label: Obliqsound

Paris Sessions
Tierney Sutton
Label: BFM Jazz

BEST JAZZ INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM

WINNER: Trilogy
Chick Corea Trio
Label: Concord Jazz


OTHER NOMINEES

Landmarks
Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band
Label: Blue Note Records

Floating
Fred Hersch Trio
Label: Palmetto Records

Enjoy The View
Bobby Hutcherson, David Sanborn, Joey DeFrancesco Featuring Billy Hart
Label: Blue Note Records

All Rise: A Joyful Elegy For Fats Waller
Jason Moran
Label: Blue Note Records

BEST LARGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE ALBUM

WINNER:  Life In The Bubble
Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band
Label: Telarc International



OTHER NOMINEES

The L.A. Treasures Project
The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra
Label: Capri Records, Ltd.

Quiet Pride: The Elizabeth Catlett Project
Rufus Reid
Label: Motema Music

Live: I Hear The Sound
Archie Shepp Attica Blues Orchestra
Label: ArchieBall

OverTime: Music Of Bob Brookmeyer
The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra
Label: Planet Arts Recordings

BEST LATIN JAZZ ALBUM

WINNER:  The Offense Of The Drum
Arturo O'Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
Label: Motema



OTHER NOMINEES

The Latin Side Of Joe Henderson
Conrad Herwig Featuring Joe Lovano
Label: Half Note

The Pedrito Martinez Group
The Pedrito Martinez Group
Label: Motema Music

Second Half
Emilio Solla Y La Inestable De Brooklyn
Label: Emilio Solla Music

New Throned King
Yosvany Terry
Label: 5Passion

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JAZZ-RELATED WINNERS

Sam Smith, with REUBEN JAMES at the piano won: Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best New Artist and Best Pop Vocal Album

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album 


WINNER: Bass & Mandolin
Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer

Best Traditional R&B Performance

WINNER: “Jesus Children”
Robert Glasper Experiment Featuring Lalah Hathaway & Malcolm Jamal Warner

Best Latin Pop Album

WINNER: Tangos
Rubén Blades

Best World Music Album

WINNER: Eve
Angelique Kidjo

Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals
WINNER: “New York Tendaberry”
Billy Childs, arranger (Billy Childs Featuring Renée Fleming & Yo-Yo Ma)
Track from: Map To The Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro


Best Album Notes

WINNER: Offering: Live At Temple University
 Ashley Kahn, album notes writer (John Coltrane)

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