Category: grammys

Jazz Grammy Analysis Part 1 »

This year’s Grammy selections in the jazz categories surprised me. The nominees and winners are frequently predictable if you’ve paid attention to the categories in the last 20 years. This year’s omissions are perplexing. The Chick Corea Elektric Band reunited for a concept album. A concept album by a fusion era leader not recognized by […]

Grammy Report »

OK, I watched the Grammys and wasn’t as bad as I’d feared. The Foo Fighters and Chick Corea collaboration was great. I’m thinking Chick was ready for a smoke and a lay after rocking with those guys. I was surprised to see Arturo Sandoval perform with Justin Timberlake. I love the jazz and pop/rock combos, […]

Chick and the Foo Fighters »

Drunken and/or inspired Grammy telecast organizers have teamed Chick Corea and the Foo Fighters to perform on the show, to be televised on February 8. I had not planned to watch it, which would be the first time I’ve skipped it. It’s the worst set of nominations that I’ve seen and the other performers aren’t […]

2004 Grammy Nominees »

There are no real surprises in the list of jazz Grammy nominees for 2004. For Best Contemporary Jazz Album, you’ve got the usual suspects of Yellowjackets, David Sanborn, and Randy Brecker. The reunited Crusaders pick up a nomination as does Nicholas Payton’s fusion recording Sonic Trance. Another “trumpeter gone wild” this year – Roy Hargrove […]

Jazz Grammy Winners »

History holds true as the Pat Metheny Group won the Best Contemporary Jazz award at the Grammy Awards on February 23. Metheny beat out excellent releases by John Scofield, Joe Zawinul, Yellowjackets, and Larry Carlton. Metheny didn’t win every award he was nominated for tonight, though. B.B. King took home the Best Pop Instrumental Performance […]

Grammy Nominees Announced »

The nominees for the 45th Grammy Awards were announced today. It will be the most competitive year for the Best Contemporary Jazz Category. As history shows, Pat Metheny always wins. Every nomination = win. And he deserves it. However, this may be the year that that streak is broken. Look at this list: Uberjam – […]