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December 9, 2005

48th GRAMMY Awards Nominations Announced

Written by
cindy mcleod

Nominees for the 48th Annual GRAMMY Awards were announced in New York on Thursday by The Recording Academy, reflecting a year in which multiple genres were represented in top categories. The awards will be handed out on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Jazz fans will be pleased with the show of strength, with their favourite artists populating ten different categories. See the jazz representation in the listings below:

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals

A Song For You/Herbie Hancock Featuring Christina Aguilera

Best Pop Instrumental Performance

Burt Bacharach & Chris Botti

George Duke

Herbie Hancock Featuring Trey Anastasio

Daniel Lanois

Les Paul

Best Pop Instrumental Album

At This Time/Burt Bacharach

Bloom/Eric Johnson

Naked Guitar/Earl Klugh

Belladonna/Daniel Lanois

Flipside/Jeff Lorber

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

The Art Of Romance/Tony Bennett

It’s Time/Michael Buble

Isn’t It Romantic/Johnny Mathis

Moonlight Serenade/Carly Simon

Thanks For The Memory ‘The Great American Songbook Volume IV’/Rod Stewart

Best New Age Album

Music In The Key Of Om/Jack De Johnette

Sacred Journey Of Ku-Kai, Volume 2/Kitaro

People Of Peace/R. Carlos Nakai Quartet

Montana – A Love Story/George Winston

Silver Solstice/Paul Winter Consort

Best Contemporary Jazz Album

Keystone/Dave Douglas

Soulgrass/Bill Evans

The Way Up/Pat Metheny Group

The Spirit Music Jamia: Dance Of The Infidel/Meshell Ndegeocello

Momentum/Joshua Redman Elastic Band

Best Jazz Vocal Album

J’ai Deux Amours/Dee Dee Bridgewater

Blueprint Of A Lady – Sketches Of Billie Holiday/Nnenna Freelon

Good Night, And Good Luck/Dianne Reeves

Duos II/Luciana Souza

I’m With The Band/Tierney Sutton

Best Jazz Instrumental Solo

‘Round Midnight/Alan Broadbent

Away/Ravi Coltrane

The Source/Herbie Hancock

A Love Supreme /Branford Marsalis

Why Was I Born?/Sonny Rollins

Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group

Flow/Terence Blanchard

Lyric/Billy Childs Ensemble

Live At The House Of Tribes/Wynton Marsalis

Beyond The Sound Barrier/Wayne Shorter Quartet

What Now?/Kenny Wheeler With Dave Holland, Chris Potter & John Taylor

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Overtime/Dave Holland Big Band

A Blessing/John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble

Live/The Bill Holman Band

I Am Three/Mingus Big Band, Orchestra & Dynasty

� Home Of My Heart/The Chris Walden Big Band

Best Latin Jazz Album

Time Was – Time Is/Ray Barretto

Here And Now – Live In Concert/Caribbean Jazz Project Featuring Dave Samuels

…And Sammy Walked In/Sammy Figueroa And His Latin Jazz Explosion

Listen Here!/ Eddie Palmieri

Mulatos/Omar Sosa

For complete nominee listings go to www.grammy.com

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