NEWS: 2016 Jazz Grammy nominees announced


The jazz nominees for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards – to take place on 2nd February 2016 at the Staples Centre, Los Angeles – have been announced:


BEST IMPROVISED JAZZ SOLO

Giant Steps
Soloist: Joey Alexander
Track from: My Favorite Things
Label: Motema Music

Cherokee
Soloist: Christian McBride
Track from: Live At The Village Vanguard (Christian McBride Trio)
Label: Mack Avenue Records

Arbiters of Evolution
Soloist: Donny McCaslin
Track from: The Thompson Fields (Maria Schneider Orchestra)
Label: ArtistShare

Friend or Foe
Soloist: Joshua Redman
Track from: The Bad Plus Joshua Redman (The Bad Plus Joshua Redman)
Label: Nonesuch

Past Present
Soloist: John Scofield
Track from: Past Present
Label: Impulse!


BEST JAZZ VOCAL ALBUM

Many a New Day: Karrin Allyson Sings Rodgers & Hammerstein
Karrin Allyson
Label: Motema Music

Find a Heart
Denise Donatelli
Label: Savant Records

Flirting with Disaster
Lorraine Feather
Label: Jazzed Media

Jamison
Jamison Ross
Label: Concord Jazz

For One to Love
Cécile McLorin Salvant
Label: Mack Avenue Records


BEST JAZZ INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM

My Favorite Things
Joey Alexander
Label: Motema Music

Breathless
Terence Blanchard Featuring The E-Collective
Label: Blue Note Records

Covered: Recorded Live at Capitol Studios
Robert Glasper & The Robert Glasper Trio
Label: Blue Note Records

Beautiful Life
Jimmy Greene
Label: Mack Avenue Records

Past Present
John Scofield
Label: Impulse!


BEST LARGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE ALBUM

Lines of Color
Gil Evans Project
Label: Blue Note/ArtistShare

Köln
Marshall Gilkes & WDR Big Band
Label: Alternate Side Records

Cuba: The Conversation Continues
Arturo O'Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
Label: Motema Music

The Thompson Fields
Maria Schneider Orchestra
Label: ArtistShare

Home Suite Home
Patrick Williams
Label: BFM Jazz


BEST LATIN JAZZ ALBUM

Made In Brazil
Eliane Elias
Label: Concord Jazz

Impromptu
The Rodriguez Brothers
Label: Criss Cross Jazz

Suite Caminos
Gonzalo Rubalcaba
Label: 5Passion

Intercambio
Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet
Label: Patois Records

Identities Are Changeable
Miguel Zenón
Label: Miel Music


BEST ARRANGEMENT, INSTRUMENTS AND VOCALS

Maria Schneider Orchestra
Album: Blackstar – David Bowie
Track: Sue (Or in a Season Crime)


BEST CONTEMPORARY INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM

Guitar in the Space Age!
Bill Frisell
Label: OKeh Records

The Gospel According to Jazz, Chapter IV
Kirk Whalum
Label: Rendezvous Records

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