Sunday, February 08, 2009

Jazz Grammys

After last year's stunning upset by Herbie Hancock it was inevitable that jazz would return to its usual position as poor cousin at this year's Grammy awards, but we had our year in the sun.

This year's winners include:

Francis Davis for best liner notes for his contribution to the Kind Of Blue anniversary package.

Randy Brecker for his Brazilian recording.

Cassandra Wilson for Loverly, which I thought was far from her best work.

Gary Burton and Chick Corea for reprising Crystal Silence.

The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra for their live recording.

Arturo O'Farrill and his orchestra for his tribute to his father.

Terence Blanchard for his solo on "Be-Bop"

Jack DeJohnette won the Best New Age Recording category for his record Peace Time.

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