The nominees of the Grammy Awards 2013, which will be held on Sunday Febraury 10th, are officially out. Here is the list of jazz musicians that could win one on the most important music prizes.
During the night the nominees of the 55th edition of the Grammy Awards, the Academy Awards of the music industry, were announced. These are the name of the artists competing in the five Grammy categories concerning jazz.
- Best Improvised Solo: Ravi Coltrane in Cross Roads (track from Spirit Fiction), Gary Burton & Chick Corea in Hot House (track from Hot House), Chick Corea in Alice in Wonderland (track from Further Explorations), Kenny Garrett in J. Mac (track from Seeds from the Underground), Brad Mehldau in Ode (track from Ode)
- Best Jazz Vocal Album: Soul Shadows by Denise Donatelli [Savant Records], 1619 Broadway: The Brill Building Project by Kurt Elling [Concord Jazz], Live by Al Jarreau (and the Metropole Orkest) [Concord], The Book of Chet by Luciana Souza [Sunnyside Records], Radio Music Society by Esperanza Spalding [Heads Up International]
- Best Jazz Instrumental Album: Further Expectations by Chick Corea, Eddie Gomez & Paul Motian [Concord Jazz], Hot House by Chick Corea & Gary Burton [Concord Jazz], Seeds from the Underground by Kenny Garrett [Mack Avenue Records], Blue Moon by Ahmad Jamal [Jazz Village], Unity Band by Pat Metheny Unity Band [Nonesuch]
- Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album: Centennial: Newly Discovered Works of Gil Evans by Gil Evans Project [ArtistShare], For The Moment by Bob Mintzer Big Band [MGC Jazz], Dear Diz (Every Day I Think of You) by Arturo Sandoval [Concord Jazz]
- Best Latin Jazz Album: Flamenco Sketches by Chano Domínguez [Blue Note], ¡Ritmo! by The Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band [Clare Fischer Productions/Clavo Records], Multiverse by Bobby Sanabria Big Band [Jazzheads], Duos III by Luciana Souza [Sunnyside Records], New Cuban Express by Manuel Valera New Cuban Express [Mavo Records]
This are the nominees in the jazz categories of the Grammy Awards 2013. Definitely a list worth listening to, for all those who are looking for new jazzy tunes and artists.