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Though the jazz category did not make the main telecast, fans were able to check out pre-show action on the web. This year's winners included a number of musicians who perform regularly at the Blue Note like Kurt Elling, Terence Blanchard and Chick Corea, who will be at the Blue Note as a special guest of Roy Haynes on his 85th Birthday (March 19 - 20) and for two weeks in May in a leading role with trio members Eddie Gomez and Paul Motian in Further Explorations of Bill Evans (May 4-9 and May 11 - 16). Congrats to all the 2010 winners!

Grammy Winners 2010: Jazz

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Field 10 -- Jazz

Category 44

Best Contemporary Jazz Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of INSTRUMENTAL tracks.)

  • Urbanus
    Stefon Harris & Blackout
    [Concord Jazz]
  • Sounding Point
    Julian Lage

  • At World's Edge
    Philippe Saisse
    [E1 Music]

  • Big Neighborhood
    Mike Stern
    [Heads Up International]
  • 75
    Joe Zawinul & The Zawinul Syndicate
    [Heads Up International]

Category 45

Best Jazz Vocal Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

  • No Regrets
    Randy Crawford (& Joe Sample)
    [PRA Records]
  • Dedicated To You: Kurt Elling Sings The Music Of Coltrane And Hartman
    Kurt Elling
    [Concord Jazz]
  • So In Love
    Roberta Gambarini
    [Groovin' High/Emarcy]

  • Tide
    Luciana Souza
  • Desire
    Tierney Sutton (Band)
    [Telarc Jazz]

Category 46

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.)

  • Dancin' 4 Chicken
    Terence Blanchard, soloist
    Track from: Watts (Jeff “Tain" Watts)
    [Dark Key Music]
  • All Of You
    Gerald Clayton, soloist
    Track from: Two-Shade
  • Ms. Garvey, Ms. Garvey
    Roy Hargrove, soloist
    Track from: Emergence
    [Groovin' High/Emarcy]

  • On Green Dolphin Street
    Martial Solal, soloist
    Track from: Live At The Village Vanguard
  • Villa Palmeras
    Miguel Zenon, soloist
    Track from: Esta Plena
    [Marsalis Music]

Category 47

Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of INSTRUMENTAL tracks.)

  • Quartet Live
    Gary Burton, Pat Metheny, Steve Swallow & Antonio Sanchez
    [Concord Jazz]
  • Brother To Brother
    Clayton Brothers
  • Five Peace Band -- Live
    Chick Corea & John McLaughlin Five Peace Band
    [Concord Records]
  • Remembrance
    John Patitucci Trio
    [Concord Jazz]
  • The Bright Mississippi
    Allen Toussaint

Category 48

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
(For large jazz ensembles, including big band sounds. Albums must contain 51% or more INSTRUMENTAL tracks.)

  • Legendary
    Bob Florence Limited Edition
    [MAMA Records]
  • Eternal Interlude
    John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble
  • Fun Time
    Sammy Nestico And The SWR Big Band
    [Hnssler Classic]
  • Book One
    New Orleans Jazz Orchestra
    [World Village]
  • Lab 2009
    University Of North Texas One O'Clock Lab Band
    [North Texas Jazz]

Category 49

Best Latin Jazz Album

(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • Things I Wanted To Do
    Chembo Corniel
    [Chemboro Records]
  • urea
    Geoffrey Keezer

  • Brazilliance X 4
    Claudio Roditi
    [Resonance Records]
  • Juntos Para Siempre
    Bebo Valdes And Chucho Valdes
    [Sony Music/Calle 54]
  • Esta Plena
    Miguel Zenon
    [Marsalis Music]

Category 84

Best Instrumental Composition
(A Composer's Award for an original composition (not an adaptation) first released during the Eligibility Year. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Borat In Syracuse
    Paquito D'Rivera, composer (Paquito D'Rivera Quintet)
    Track from: Jazz-Clazz
    [Timba Records]

  • Counting To Infinity
    Tim Davies, composer (Tim Davies Big Band)
    Track from: Dialmentia
    [Origin Records]
  • Fluffy
    Bob Florence, composer (Bob Florence Limited Edition)
    Track from: Legendary
    [MAMA Records]
  • Ice-Nine
    Steve Wiest, composer (University Of North Texas One O'Clock Lab Band)
    Track from: Lab 2009
    [North Texas Jazz]
  • Married Life (From Up)
    Michael Giacchino, composer (Michael Giacchino)
    Track from: Up Soundtrack
    [Walt Disney Records]

Category 85

Best Instrumental Arrangement
(An Arranger's Award. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Emmanuel
    Jeremy Lubbock, arranger (Chris Botti & Lucia Micarelli)
    Track from: In Boston
  • Hope
    Vince Mendoza, arranger (Jim Beard With Vince Mendoza & The Metropole Orchestra)
    Track from: Revolutions
    [Sunny Side Records]

  • Slings And Arrows
    Vince Mendoza, arranger (Chuck Owen & The Jazz Surge)
    Track from: The Comet's Tail: Performing The Compositions Of Michael Brecker
    [MAMA Records]
  • Up With End Credits (From Up)
    Michael Giacchino, arranger (Michael Giacchino)
    Track from: Up Soundtrack
    [Walt Disney Records]
  • West Side Story Medley
    Bill Cunliffe, arranger (Resonance Big Band)
    Track from: Resonance Big Band Plays Tribute To Oscar Peterson
    [Resonance Records]

Category 86

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)
(An Arranger's Award. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

  • A Change Is Gonna Come
    David Foster & Jerry Hey, arrangers (Seal)
    Track from: Soul
    [143/Warner Bros.]
  • Dedicated To You
    Laurence Hobgood, arranger (Kurt Elling)
    Track from: Dedicated To You: Kurt Elling Sings The Music Of Coltrane And Hartman
    [Concord Jazz]
  • In The Still Of The Night
    Thomas Zink, arranger (Anne Walsh)
    Track from: Pretty World
    [AtoZink Music]
  • My One And Only Thrill
    Vince Mendoza, arranger (Melody Gardot)
    Track from: My One And Only Thrill
  • Quiet Nights
    Claus Ogerman, arranger (Diana Krall)
    Track from: Quiet Nights

Field 23 Album Notes

Category 89

Best Album Notes

  • The Complete Louis Armstrong Decca Sessions (1935-1946)
    Dan Morgenstern, album notes writer (Louis Armstrong)
    [Mosaic Records]
  • Dance-O-Mania: Harry Yerkes And The Dawn Of The Jazz Age, 19191923
    Mark Berresford, album notes writer (The Happy Six)
    [Rivermont Records]
  • Gonzo: The Life And Work Of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson Music From The Film
    Douglas Brinkley & Johnny Depp, album notes writers (Various Artists)
    [Legacy Recordings]

  • My Dusty Road
    Ed Cray & Bill Nowlin, album notes writers (Woody Guthrie)
  • Origins Of The Red Hot Mama, 19101922
    Lloyd Ecker & Susan Ecker, album notes writers (Sophie Tucker)
    [Archeophone Records]

Category 109

Best Long Form Music Video
(For video album packages consisting of more than one song or track. Award to the Artist and to the Video Director/Producer of at least 51% of the total playing time.)

  • In Boston
    Chris Botti
    Jim Gable, video director; Bobby Colomby, video producer
  • Johnny Cash's America
    (Johnny Cash)
    Robert Gordon & Morgan Neville, video directors; Robert Gordon & Morgan Neville, video producers
  • Anita O'Day The Life Of A Jazz Singer
    (Anita O'Day)
    Robbie Cavolina & Ian McCrudden, video directors; Robbie Cavolina, Melissa Davis & Ian McCrudden, video producers
    [AOD Productions]
  • Love, Pain & The Whole Crazy World Tour Live
    Keith Urban
    Chris Hicky, video director; Blake Morrison, video producer
    [Capitol Nashville]
  • The Beatles Love All Together Now
    (Various Artists)
    Adrian Wills, video director; Martin Bolduc & Jonathan Clyde, video producers

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