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Taking a closer look at jazz and blues Grammy winners

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The media emphasis regarding last night’s Grammy Awards focuses, perhaps naturally enough, on the pop end of things. That is, those artists capable of moving the most product, with a sprinkling of time-honored veterans and a pair of Beatles thrown in to give the entire enterprise a patina of significance.
That said, let’s take a moment to note who in the jazz and blues community were honored by the recording academy.

Improvised Jazz Solo: “Orbits,” Wayne Shorter
Jazz Vocal Album: “Liquid Spirit,” Gregory Porter
Jazz Instrumental Album: “Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue,” Terri Lyne Carrington
Large Jazz Ensemble Album: “Night in Calisia,” Randy Brecker, Wlodek Pawlik Trio and Kalisz Philharmonic
Latin Jazz Album: “Song for Maura,” Paquito D’Rivera and Trio Corrente
Blues Album: “Get Up!,” Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite
Regional Roots Music Album: “Dockside Sessions,” Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience
Album Notes: “Afro Blue Impressions (Remastered & Expanded),” Neil Tesser (John Coltrane)

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