2010 Grammy Nominees – Jazz

December 3, 2010 / No Comments / Tags: 2010 Grammy Awards, Grammy Awards, nominees

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]
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
Freddy Cole Sings Mr. B
Freddy Cole
[HighNote Records]
When Lights Are Low
Denise Donatelli
[Savant Records]
Lorraine Feather
[Jazzed Media]
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.
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.
John Beasley
[Resonance Records]
The New Song And Dance
Clayton Brothers
Vijay Iyer Trio
[ACT Music + Vision]
Moody 4B
James Moody
[IPO Recordings]
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
Dave Holland Octet
[Dare2 Records]
54Metropole Orkest, John Scofield & Vince Mendoza
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
Second Chance
Hector Martignon
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]