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    Grammy Nominations announced

    Tuesday, 06 December 2016 11:50

    Written by JAZZ.FM91

    The 2017 Grammy nominations have been announced.

    Among those getting a nod for the 59th annual event include, Joey Alexander for "Countdown,", Brad Mehldau for "Blues and Ballads," Gregory Porter for his album Take Me to the Alley, and Branford Marsalis Quartet With Special Guest Kurt Elling for Upward Spiral.

    Canadians in the mix include, jazz composer and bandleader Darcy James Argue who has been nominated in large ensemble jazz category. Argue is Canadian, and has spoken with JAZZ.FM91 at the Toronto Jazz Festival.

    Drummer, producer and clinician Larnell Lewis is also up for a nod with Snarky Puppy. The ensemble has received a nomination for Culcha Vulcha under Best Contemporary Instrumental Album.

    Read the full jazz categories below:

    Best Improvised Jazz Solo

    Countdown
    Joey Alexander, soloist
    Track from: Countdown

    Label: Motema Music
    In Movement
    Ravi Coltrane, soloist
    Track from: In Movement (Jack DeJohnette, Ravi Coltrane & Matthew Garrison)
    Label: ECM

    We See
    Fred Hersch, soloist
    Track from: Sunday Night At The Vanguard (The Fred Hersch Trio)
    Label: Palmetto Records

    I Concentrate On You
    Brad Mehldau, soloist
    Track from: Blues And Ballads (Brad Mehldau Trio)
    Label: Nonesuch

    I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry
    John Scofield, soloist
    Track from: Country For Old Men
    Label: Impulse!

    Best Jazz Vocal Album

    Sound Of Red
    René Marie
    Label: Motema Music

    Upward Spiral
    Branford Marsalis Quartet With Special Guest Kurt Elling
    Label: Okeh

    Take Me To The Alley
    Gregory Porter
    Label: Blue Note

    Harlem On My Mind
    Catherine Russell
    Label: Jazz Village

    The Sting Variations
    The Tierney Sutton Band
    Label: BFM Jazz

    Best Jazz Instrumental Album

    Book Of Intuition
    Kenny Barron Trio
    Label: Impulse!

    Dr. Um
    Peter Erskine
    Label: Fuzzy Music

    Sunday Night At The Vanguard
    The Fred Hersch Trio
    Label: Palmetto Records

    Nearness
    Joshua Redman & Brad Mehldau
    Label: Nonesuch

    Country For Old Men
    John Scofield
    Label: Impulse!

    Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

    Real Enemies
    Darcy James Argue's Secret Society
    Label: New Amsterdam Records

    Presents Monk'estra, Vol. 1
    John Beasley
    Label: Mack Avenue Records

    Kaleidoscope Eyes: Music Of The Beatles
    John Daversa
    Label: BFM Jazz

    All L.A. Band
    Bob Mintzer
    Label: Fuzzy Music

    Presidential Suite: Eight Variations On Freedom
    Ted Nash Big Band
    Label: Motema Music

    Best Latin Jazz Album

    Entre Colegas
    Andy González
    Label: Truth Revolution Records

    Madera Latino: A Latin Jazz Perspective On The Music Of Woody Shaw
    Brian Lynch & Various Artists
    Label: Hollistic Musicworks

    Canto América
    Michael Spiro/Wayne Wallace La Orquesta Sinfonietta
    Label: Patois Records

    30
    Trio Da Paz
    Label: Zoho

    Tribute To Irakere: Live In Marciac
    Chucho Valdés
    Label: Jazz Village

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