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The Grammy Nominees in Blues, Gospel, Jazz and World Music December 2, 2010

Posted by David W. King in Uncategorized.

The Grammy’s will be held on February 13th. Below are a list of nominees in Jazz, Blues, Gospel and World Music Categories.

Best Traditional Blues Album
* Giant, James Cotton, [Alligator]
* Memphis Blues, Cyndi Lauper, [Mercer Street Records]
* The Well, Charlie Musselwhite, [Alligator]
* Joined At The Hip, Pinetop Perkins & Willie ‘Big Eyes’ Smith, [Telarc]
* Plays Blues, Ballads & Favorites,Jimmie Vaughan, [Shout! Factory]

Best Contemporary Blues Album

* Nothing’s Impossible, Solomon Burke, [E1 Music]
* Tribal, Dr. John And The Lower 911, [429 Records]
* Living Proof, Buddy Guy, [Silvertone/Jive]
* Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook, Bettye LaVette, [ANTI-]
* Live! In Chicago, Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band Featuring Hubert Sumlin, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, Bryan Lee, And Buddy Flett [Roadrunner/Loud & Proud Records]

Best Gospel Performance

* He Wants It All, Forever Jones, Track from: Get Ready, [EMI Gospel]
* You Hold My World, Israel Houghton, Track from: Love God. Love People. [Integrity Music]
* Nobody Greater, VaShawn Mitchell, Track from: Triumphant, [EMI Gospel]
* He’s Been Just That Good, Kirk Whalum & Lalah Hathaway, Track from: The Gospel According To Jazz Chapter III, [Rendezvous Music/ Mack Avenue Records]
* Grace, BeBe & CeCe Winans, Track from: Still, [B&C/Malaco]

Best Gospel Song

* Beautiful Things, Lisa Gungor & Michael Gungor, songwriters (Gungor), Track from: Beautiful Things, [Brash Music]
* Better Than A Hallelujah, Sarah Hart & Chapin Hartford, songwriters (Amy Grant), Track from: Somewhere Down The Road, [Amy Grant Productions/ Sparrow Records; Publishers: River Oaks Music, spiritandsong.com Publishing, Sony/Tree Music Publishing, Michael Puryear Music]
* It’s What I Do, Jerry Peters & Kirk Whalum, songwriters (Kirk Whalum & Lalah Hathaway), Track from: The Gospel According To Jazz Chapter III, [Rendezvous Music/ Mack Avenue Records; Publishers: Whalumusic/Jerry Peters Music]
* Our God, Jonas Myrin, Matt Redman, Jesse Reeves & Chris Tomlin, songwriters (Chris Tomlin), Track from: Passion: Awakening [Sparrow Records / sixstepsrecords; Publishers: Thankyou Music, sixsteps Music/worshiptogether.com Songs/Said And Done Music/Vamos Publishing/Jonas Myrin/SHOUT! Publishing]
* Return To Sender, Gordon Kennedy, songwriter (Ricky Skaggs), Track from: Mosaic, [Skaggs Family Records; Publisher: GlennJoy Music]

Best Traditional Gospel Album
* The Experience, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, [EMI Gospel]
* A City Called Heaven, Shirley Caesar, [Light Records]
* Downtown Church, Patty Griffin, [Credential Recordings]
* Here I Am, Marvin Sapp, [Verity]
* All In One, Karen Clark Sheard, [KaRew Records/ EMI Gospel]

Best Contemporary Jazz Album
* The Stanley Clarke Band, The Stanley Clarke Band, [Heads Up International]
* Never Can Say Goodbye, Joey DeFrancesco, [HighNote Records]
* Now Is The Time, Jeff Lorber Fusion, [Heads Up International]
* To The One, John McLaughlin, [Abstract Logix]
* Backatown, Trombone Shorty, [Verve Forecast]

Best Jazz Vocal Album
* Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie With Love From Dee Dee, Dee Dee Bridgewater, [Emarcy]
* Freddy Cole Sings Mr. B, Freddy Cole, [HighNote Records]
* When Lights Are Low, Denise Donatelli, [Savant Records]
* Ages, Lorraine Feather, [Jazzed Media]
* Water, Gregory Porter, [Motéma Music]

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

Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group
* Positootly!, John Beasley, [Resonance Records]
* The New Song And Dance, Clayton Brothers, [ArtistShare]
* Historicity, Vijay Iyer Trio, [ACT Music + Vision]
* Moody 4B, James Moody, [IPO Recordings]
* Providencia, Danilo Perez, [Mack Avenue Records]

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
* Infernal Machines, Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, [New Amsterdam Records]
* Autumn: In Moving Pictures Jazz – Chamber Music Vol. 2, Billy Childs Ensemble Featuring The Ying String Quartet, [ArtistShare]
* Pathways, Dave Holland Octet, [Dare2 Records]
* 54, Metropole Orkest, John Scofield & Vince Mendoza, [Emarcy/Universal]
* Mingus Big Band Live At Jazz Standard, Mingus Big Band, [Jazz Workshop, Inc./Jazz Standard]

Best Latin Jazz Album

* Tango Grill, Pablo Aslan, [ZOHO]
* Second Chance, Hector Martignon, [Zoho]
* Psychedelic Blues, Poncho Sanchez, [Concord Picante]
* Chucho’s Steps, Chucho Valdés And The Afro-Cuban Messengers, [Four Quarters Entertainment]
* ¡Bien Bien!, Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet, [Patois Records]

Best Traditional World Music Album

* Pure Sounds, Gyuto Monks Of Tibet, [New Earth Records]
* I Speak Fula, Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba, [Sub Pop / Next Ambiance]
* Grace, Soweto Gospel Choir, [Shanachie Entertainment]
* Ali And Toumani, Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté, [World Circuit-Nonesuch]
* Tango Universal, Vayo, [Big Dream Music]

Best Contemporary World Music Album
* Throw Down Your Heart , Africa Sessions Part 2: Unreleased Tracks, Béla Fleck, [Acoustic Planet Records]
* All In One, Bebel Gilberto, [Verve]
* ÕŸÖ, Angelique Kidjo, [Razor & Tie Entertainment]
* Bom Tempo, Sergio Mendes, [Concord Records]
* Om Namo Narayanaya: Soul Call, Chandrika Krishnamurthy Tandon, [Soul Chants Music]


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