Jazz nominations at the Grammys are announced

The nominations for the 2024 Grammy Awards were announced earlier today ahead of the ceremony to take place in February. New categories this year include Best Alternative Jazz Album. Nominees include: Best Alternative Jazz Album Arooj Aftab, Vijay …

Published: 10 Nov 2023. Updated: 5 months.

The nominations for the 2024 Grammy Awards were announced earlier today ahead of the ceremony to take place in February. New categories this year include Best Alternative Jazz Album.

Nominees include:

Best Alternative Jazz Album

Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer (above), Shahzad Ismaily - Love in Exile

Cory Henry - Live at the Piano

Kurt Elling, Charlie Hunter, SuperBlue - SuperBlue: The Iridescent Spree

Louis Cole - Quality Over Opinion

Meshell Ndegeocello - The Omnichord Real Book

Best Jazz Performance

Jon Batiste - Movement 18’ (Heroes)

Lakecia Benjamin - Basquiat

Adam Blackstone ft. the Baylor Project & Russell Ferranté - Vulnerable (Live)

Fred Hersch & Esperanza Spalding - But Not For Me

Samara Joy - Tight

Best Jazz Vocal Album

Patti Austin Featuring Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band - For Ella 2

Fred Hersch & Esperanza Spalding - Alive at the Village Vanguard

Gretchen Parlato & Lionel Loueke - Lean In

Cécile McLorin Salvant - Mélusine

Nicole Zuraitis - How Love Begins

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

Kenny Barron - The Source

Lakecia Benjamin - Phoenix

Adam Blackstone - Legacy: The Instrumental Jawn

Billy Childs - The Winds of Change

Pat Metheny - Dream Box

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

ADDA Simfònica, Josep Vicent, Emilio Solla - The Chick Corea Symphony Tribute - Ritmo

Darcy James Argue's Secret Society - Dynamic Maximum Tension

The Count Basie Orchestra Directed By Scotty Barnhart - Basie Swings The Blues

Vince Mendoza & Metropole Orkest - Olympians

Mingus Big Band - The Charles Mingus Centennial Sessions

Best Latin Jazz Album

Eliane Elias - Quietude

Ivan Lins with the Tblisi Symphony Orchestra - My Heart Speaks

Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band - Vox Humana

Luciana Souza & Trio Corrente - Cometa

Miguel Zenón & Luis Perdomo - El Arte Del Bolero Vol. 2

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain, Edgar Meyer ft. Rakesh Chaurasia - As We Speak

House of Waters - On Becoming

Bob James - Jazz Hands

Julian Lage - The Layers

Ben Wendel - All One

Best Global Music Performance

Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer & Shahzad Ismaily - Shadow Forces

Burna Boy - Alone

Davido - Feel

Silvana Estrada - Milagro Y Disastre

Falu & Gaurav Shah (ft. PM Narendra Modi) - Abundance In Millets

Béla Fleck, Edgar Meyer & Zakir Hussain ft. Rakesh Chaurasia - Pashto

Ibrahim Maalouf ft. Cimafunk & Tank and the Bangas - Todo Colores

Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals

Cécile McLorin Salvant - Fenestra

Maria Mendes ft. John Beasley & Metropole Orkest - Com Que Voz (Live)

Patti Austin ft. Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band - April in Paris

Säje ft. Jacob Collier - In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning

Samara Joy - Lush Life

Also nominated:

  • Jon Batiste is among the nominees for record of the year, song of the year and album of the year
  • Robert Glasper ft. SiR & Alex Isley is nominated in the best R&B song category
  • Terrace Martin and James Fauntleroy get nominated in the progressive R&B category
  • Béla Fleck, Edgar Meyer & Zakir Hussain Featuring Rakesh Chaurasia in the Best Instrumental Composition category are nominated for 'Motion' as are Lakecia Benjamin and the Gordon Goodwin Big Phat Band among the nominees
  • In the opera category Terence Blanchard's Champion is among the nominees
  • Also in classical in the best classical solo vocal album category Reginald Mobley and Baptiste Trotignon are nominated for Because.

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Empirical to release their first album in 8 years

Welcome news this week that UK hard bop-and-beyond band Empirical will have a new album out in 2024, their first since 2016. Switching to the Whirlwind label guests on the album are pianist Jason Rebello and saxophonist Alex Hitchcock. Entitled …

Published: 10 Nov 2023. Updated: 5 months.

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Welcome news this week that UK hard bop-and-beyond band Empirical will have a new album out in 2024, their first since 2016. Switching to the Whirlwind label guests on the album are pianist Jason Rebello and saxophonist Alex Hitchcock. Entitled Wonder is the Beginning the mid-March release will be issued on vinyl and CD as well as on digital formats. Empirical - Nathaniel Facey (alto sax), Tom Farmer (double bass), Lewis Wright (vibraphone) and Shaney Forbes (drums) - have always set high standards and it will be fascinating to hear what their next chapter after all this time away has in store. The band say: ''It’s been a special journey creating this music and we can’t wait for you all to hear it.''