2014 Jazz Grammy Nomination List

grammy2Okay Jazz Peeps, here they are; the nominees in the Jazz Categories for the 56th Grammy Awards, which will be presented on January 26, 2014. As usual, I will follow-up early in 2014 with further commentary and unreliable predictions. Congrats to all of the nominees!

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

Don’t Run

 Terence Blanchard, soloist
Track from: Magnetic
Label: Blue Note Records

Song For Maura

 Paquito D’Rivera, soloist
Track from: Song For Maura (Paquito D’Rivera And Trio Corrente)
Label: Sunnyside Records/Paquito Records

Song Without Words #4: Duet

 Fred Hersch, soloist
Track from: Free Flying (Fred Hersch And Julian Lage)
Label: Palmetto Records

Stadium Jazz

 Donny McCaslin, soloist
Track from: Casting For Gravity
Label: Greenleaf Music


 Wayne Shorter, soloist
Track from: Without A Net (The Wayne Shorter Quartet)
Label: Blue Note Records
Best Jazz Vocal Album

The World According To Andy Bey

Andy Bey

Label: HighNote Records


Lorraine Feather

Label: Jazzed Media

Liquid Spirit

Gregory Porter

Label: Blue Note Records


Cécile McLorin Salvant

Label: Mack Avenue Records

After Blue

Tierney Sutton

Label: BFM Jazz
Best Jazz Instrumental Album

Guided Tour

The New Gary Burton Quartet

Label: Mack Avenue Records

Money Jungle: Provocative In Blue

Terri Lyne Carrington

Label: Concord Jazz

Life Forum

Gerald Clayton

Label: Concord Jazz

Pushing The World Away

Kenny Garrett

Label: Mack Avenue Records

Out Here

Christian McBride Trio

Label: Mack Avenue Records
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Brooklyn Babylon

Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society

Label: New Amsterdam Records

Night In Calisia

Randy Brecker, W_odek Pawlik Trio & Kalisz Philharmonic

Label: Summit Records

Wild Beauty

Brussels Jazz Orchestra Featuring Joe Lovano

Label: Half Note

March Sublime

Alan Ferber

Label: Sunnyside Records


Dave Slonaker Big Band

Label: Origin Records
Best Latin Jazz Album

La Noche Más Larga


Label: Warner Music Spain S.L.

Song For Maura

Paquito D’Rivera And Trio Corrente

Label: Sunnyside Records/Paquito Records


Roberto Fonseca

Label: Concord Jazz


Omar Sosa

Label: Otá Records

Latin Jazz-Jazz Latin

Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet


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