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2010 Grammy Nominees – Jazz

Best Contemporary Jazz Album

For albums containing 51% or more playing time of INSTRUMENTAL tracks.
 
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

For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.
 
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

For an instrumental jazz solo performance. Two equal performers on one recording may be eligible as one entry. If the soloist listed appears on a recording billed to another artist, the latter’s name is in parenthesis for identification. Singles or Tracks only.
 
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

For albums containing 51% or more playing time of INSTRUMENTAL tracks.
 
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

For large jazz ensembles, including big band sounds. Albums must contain 51% or more INSTRUMENTAL tracks.
 
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]
 
54Metropole 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

Vocal or Instrumental.

 
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]

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