2016 Grammy Nominations Are In, What Do You Think of the Jazz Picks?

With 25 nominees in 5 categories, the Grammy nominations are in. Check out the list below:

Best Improvised Jazz Solo:

  • “Giant Steps,” Joey Alexander on My Favorite Things (Motema)
  • “Cherokee,” Christian McBride on Live At The Village Vanguard (Christian McBride Trio) (Mack Avenue)
  • “Arbiters of Evolution,” Donny McCaslin on The Thompson Fields (Maria Schneider Orchestra) (ArtistShare)
  • “Friend or Foe,” Joshua Redman on The Bad Plus Joshua Redman (Nonesuch)
  • “Past Present,” John Scofield on Past Present (Impulse!)

Best Jazz Vocal Album:

  • Karin Allyson, Many A New Day: Karrin Allyson Sings Rodgers & Hammerstein (Motema)
  • Denise Donatelli, Find A Heart (Savant)
  • Lorraine Feather, Flirting With Disaster (Jazzed Media)
  • Jamison Ross, Jamison (Concord Jazz)
  • Cécile McLorin Savant, For One To Love (Mack Avenue)

Best Jazz Instrumental Album:

  • Joey Alexander, My Favorite Things    (Motema)
  • Terence Blanchard Featuring The E-Collective, Breathless (Blue Note)
  • Robert Glasper & The Robert Glasper Trio, Covered: Recorded Live at Capitol Studios (Blue Note)
  • Jimmy Greene, Beautiful Life (Mack Avenue)
  • John Scofield, Past Present (Impulse!)

Best Large Jazz Ensemble:

  • Gil Evans Project, Lines Of Color (Blue Note/ArtistShare)
  • Marshall Gilkes & WDR Big Band, Köln (Alternate Side)
  • Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Cuba: The Conversation Continues (Motema)
  • Maria Schneider Orchestra, The Thompson Fields (ArtistShare)
  • Patrick Williams, Home Suite Home (BFM Jazz)

Best Latin Jazz Album:

  • Eliane Elias, Made In Brazil (Concord Jazz)
  • The Rodriguez Brothers, Impromptu (Criss Cross Jazz)
  • Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Suite Caminos (5Passion)
  • Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet, Intercambio (Patois)
  • Miguel Zenón, Identities Are Changeable (Miel Music)

via Jazz@Rochester | Gregory V. Bell