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Jazz Grammy Nominees (2011) for 53rd Annual Grammy Awards


Its here...Jazz nominees list for The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards (2011) on JAZZzology!
Well...its the eve of February 13, 2011 and its time once again for the Grammy Awards. Most of the hype goes to the rock scene contenders but at least they still give awards to what they call at The Grammys, the "Jazz Field".
Last year Chicagoan Kurt Elling finally won in 2010 after being snubbed nine times over the years as a Grammy Nominee.
What follows is the list of this year's (2011) Jazz Grammy Official Nominees for the 53rd Annual session.
Included here is an interview with last year's Jazz Grammy 2010 Award winner Kurt Elling discussing his music and the jazz idiom known as Vocalese:

JAZZ nominees list for The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards (2011) on JAZZzology!:

JAZZ FIELD - Official Grammy Awards Nominees for 2011

Best Contemporary Jazz Album

The Stanley Clarke Band -- The Stanley Clarke Band
Never Can Say Goodbye -- Joey DeFrancesco
Now Is The Time -- Jeff Lorber Fusion
To The One -- John McLaughlin
Backatown -- Trombone Shorty

Best Jazz Vocal Album
Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie With Love From Dee Dee -- Dee Dee Bridgewater
Freddy Cole Sings Mr. B -- Freddy Cole
When Lights Are Low -- Denise Donatelli
Ages -- Lorraine Feather
Water -- Gregory Porter

Best Improvised Jazz Solo
"Solar" -- Alan Broadbent, soloist (Track from: Live At Giannelli Square: Volume 1)
"A Change Is Gonna Come" - Herbie Hancock, soloist (Track from: The Imagine Project)
"Body And Soul" -- Keith Jarrett, soloist (Track from: Jasmine)
"Lonely Woman" -- Hank Jones, soloist (Track from: Pleased To Meet You)
"Van Gogh" -- Wynton Marsalis, soloist (Track from: Portrait In Seven Shades (Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra) )

Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group
Positootly! -- John Beasley
The New Song And Dance -- Clayton Brothers
Historicity -- Vijay Iyer Trio
Moody 4B -- James Moody
Providencia -- Danilo Perez

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
Infernal Machines -- Darcy James Argue's Secret Society
Autumn: In Moving Pictures Jazz - Chamber Music Vol. 2 -- Billy Childs Ensemble Featuring The Ying String Quartet
Pathways -- Dave Holland Octet
54 -- Metropole Orkest, John Scofield & Vince Mendoza
Mingus Big Band Live At Jazz Standard -- Mingus Big Band

Best Latin Jazz Album
Tango Grill -- Pablo Aslan
Second Chance -- Hector Martignon
Psychedelic Blues -- Poncho Sanchez
Chucho's Steps -- Chucho Vald├ęs And The Afro-Cuban Messengers
¡Bien Bien! -- Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet
(source: Grammy.com, YouTube.com)

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