NEWS: Jazz and jazz-related nominees announced in the 2017 (59th) Grammys

The cover of David Bowie’s Blackstar

The FULL LIST of nominees for the 2017 has been published. The most-nominated jazz-related album is David Bowie’s Blackstar, nominated in two rock and one alternative categories, and for engineering and packaging. 

Here are the other jazz and jazz-related categories. Congratulations on two nominations to London’s own JACOB COLLIER, and to our good friends at Motema, with four. 

11.Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

Human Nature
Herb Alpert
Label: Herb Alpert Presents

When You Wish Upon A Star
Bill Frisell
Label: Okeh Records

Way Back Home: Live From Rochester, NY
Steve Gadd Band
Label: BFM Jazz

Chuck Loeb
Label: Shanachie Entertainment

Culcha Vulcha
Snarky Puppy
Label: Ground Up Music

31.Best Improvised Jazz Solo

Joey Alexander, soloist
Track from: Countdown
Label: Motema Music

In Movement
Ravi Coltrane, soloist
Track from: In Movement (Jack DeJohnette, Ravi Coltrane & Matthew Garrison)
Label: ECM

We See
Fred Hersch, soloist
Track from: Sunday Night At The Vanguard (The Fred Hersch Trio) Label: Palmetto Records

I Concentrate On You
Brad Mehldau, soloist
Track from: Blues And Ballads (Brad Mehldau Trio) Label: Nonesuch

I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry
John Scofield, soloist
Track from: Country For Old Men Label: Impulse!

32.Best Jazz Vocal Album

Sound Of Red
René Marie
Label: Motema Music

Upward Spiral
Branford Marsalis Quartet With Special Guest Kurt Elling
Label: Okeh

Take Me To The Alley
Gregory Porter
Label: Blue Note

Harlem On My Mind
Catherine Russell
Label: Jazz Village

The Sting Variations
The Tierney Sutton Band
Label: BFM Jazz

33.Best Jazz Instrumental Album

Book Of Intuition
Kenny Barron Trio
Label: Impulse!

Dr. Um
Peter Erskine
Label: Fuzzy Music

Sunday Night At The Vanguard
The Fred Hersch Trio
Label: Palmetto Records

Joshua Redman & Brad Mehldau Label: Nonesuch

Country For Old Men
John Scofield
Label: Impulse!

34.Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Real Enemies
Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society
Label: New Amsterdam Records (REVIEW)

MONK’estra, Vol. 1
John Beasley
Label: Mack Avenue Records

Kaleidoscope Eyes: Music Of The Beatles
John Daversa
Label: BFM Jazz

All L.A. Band
Bob Mintzer
Label: Fuzzy Music

Presidential Suite: Eight Variations On Freedom
Ted Nash Big Band
Label: Motema Music

35.Best Latin Jazz Album

Entre Colegas
Andy González
Label: Truth Revolution Records

Madera Latino: A Latin Jazz Perspective On The Music Of Woody Shaw
Brian Lynch & Various Artists
Label: Hollistic Musicworks

Canto América
Michael Spiro/Wayne Wallace La Orquesta Sinfonietta
Label: Patois Records

Trio Da Paz
Label: Zoho

Tribute To Irakere: Live In Marciac
Chucho Valdés
Label: Jazz Village

62.Best Instrumental Composition

Bridge Of Spies (End Title)
Thomas Newman, composer (Thomas Newman)
Track from: Bridge Of Spies Label: Hollywood Records

The Expensive Train Set (An Epic Sarahnade For Double Big Band)
Tim Davies, composer (Tim Davies Big Band)
Track from: The Expensive Trainset Label: Origin Records

Alan Ferber, composer (Alan Ferber Nonet)
Track from: Roots & Transitions Label: Sunnyside Communications, Inc.

L’Ultima Diligenza Di Red Rock – Versione Integrale
Ennio Morricone, composer (Ennio Morricone)
Track from: Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight Label: Decca Records

Spoken At Midnight
Ted Nash, composer (Ted Nash Big Band)
Track from: Presidential Suite: Eight Variations On Freedom Label: Motema Music

63.Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella

Ask Me Now
John Beasley, arranger (John Beasley)
Track from: MONK’estra, Vol. 1 Label: Mack Avenue Records

Good “Swing” Wenceslas
Sammy Nestico, arranger (The Count Basie Orchestra)
Track from: A Very Swingin’ Basie Christmas! Label: Concord Jazz

Linus & Lucy
Christian Jacob, arranger (The Phil Norman Tentet)
Track from: Then & Now: Classic Sounds & Variations Of 12 Jazz Legends Label: Mama Records

Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
John Daversa, arranger (John Daversa)
Track from: Kaleidoscope Eyes: Music Of The Beatles Label: BFM Jazz

We Three Kings
Ted Nash, arranger (Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis)
Track from: Big Band Holidays Label: Blue Engine Records

You And I
Jacob Collier, arranger (Jacob Collier)
Track from: In My Room Label: Membran

64.Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals

Do You Hear What I Hear?
Gordon Goodwin, arranger (Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band Featuring Take 6)
Track from: A Big Phat Christmas – Wrap This! Label: Music Of Content

Do You Want To Know A Secret
John Daversa, arranger (John Daversa Featuring Renee Olstead)
Track from: Kaleidoscope Eyes: Music Of The Beatles Label: BFM Jazz

Jacob Collier, arranger (Jacob Collier)
Track from: In My Room Label: Membran

I’m A Fool To Want You
Alan Broadbent, arranger (Kristin Chenoweth)
Track from: The Art Of Elegance Label: Concord Records

Somewhere (Dirty Blvd) (Extended Version)
Billy Childs & Larry Klein, arrangers (Lang Lang Featuring Lisa Fischer & Jeffrey Wright)
Track from: New York Rhapsody Label: Sony Classical

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