2013 Jazz Grammy Nominees

Okay Jazz Family here are the 2013 Grammy Nominees in the Jazz categories:

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

Cross Roads
Ravi Coltrane, soloist
Track from: Spirit Fiction
[Blue Note]

Hot House

Gary Burton & Chick Corea, soloists
Track from: Hot House
[Concord Jazz]

Alice In Wonderland

Chick Corea, soloist
Track from: Further Explorations (Chick Corea, Eddie Gomez & Paul Motian)
[Concord Jazz]

J. Mac

Kenny Garrett, soloist
Track from: Seeds From The Underground
[Mack Avenue Records]


Brad Mehldau, soloist
Track from: Ode (Brad Mehldau Trio)

Best Jazz Vocal Album

Soul Shadows
Denise Donatelli
[Savant Records]

1619 Broadway: The Brill Building Project

Kurt Elling
[Concord Jazz]


Al Jarreau (And The Metropole Orkest)

The Book Of Chet

Luciana Souza
[Sunnyside Records]

Radio Music Society

Esperanza Spalding
[Heads Up International

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

Further Explorations
Chick Corea, Eddie Gomez & Paul Motian
[Concord Jazz]

Hot House

Chick Corea & Gary Burton
[Concord Jazz]

Seeds From The Underground

Kenny Garrett
[Mack Avenue Records]

Blue Moon

Ahmad Jamal
[Jazz Village]

Unity Band

Pat Metheny Unity Band

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Centennial: Newly Discovered Works Of Gil Evans
Gil Evans Project

For The Moment

Bob Mintzer Big Band
[MCG Jazz]

Dear Diz (Every Day I Think Of You)

Arturo Sandoval
[Concord Jazz]

Best Latin Jazz Album

Flamenco Sketches
Chano Domínguez
[Blue Note]


The Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band
[Clare Fischer Productions/Clavo Records]


Bobby Sanabria Big Band

Duos III

Luciana Souza
[Sunnyside Records]

New Cuban Express

Manuel Valera New Cuban Express
[Mavo Records]
And in addition to those listed above:
  • Robert Glasper’s genre busting album Black Radio (Blue Note) received two nominations in the R & B categories – R & B Album of the Year and “Best R & B Performance (It’s Gonna Be Alright (F.T.B.) – featuring Ledisi
  • Gregory Porter was nominated for Best Traditional R & B performance for “Real Good Hands” from his Be Good album (Motema)
Congratulations to all who were nominated. More info and opinions on the nominees later. By the way, it’s good to see the Latin Jazz award back where it belongs.

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