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Grammys: Jazz Nominees Look To New Voices

Published: 2013-12-07
Chick Corea In a bit of an upset, Chick Corea
Chick Corea
Chick Corea
b.1941
piano
will not be going home with another award this year.

A winner of 20 Grammys, including two last year, Corea, with his latest album “The Vigil,” was shut out Friday night in this year's list of nominees, which again offered a welcome blend of relative newcomers and familiar faces.

The jazz vocal category is led by 24-year-old phenom Cecile McLorin Salvant, whose ebullient “WomanChild" was nominated along with Gregory Porter
Gregory Porter
Gregory Porter
b.1971
vocalist
's “Liquid Spirit," which was the big-voiced singer's Blue Note Records debut. The pair compete against Tierney Sutton
Tierney Sutton
Tierney Sutton
b.1963
vocalist
, Lorraine Feather
Lorraine Feather
Lorraine Feather
b.1948
lyricist
and Andy Bey
Andy Bey
Andy Bey
b.1939
piano
, who at 73 released the spry “The World According to Andy Bey."

A Grammy winner in 2012, drummer Terri Lyne Carrington
Terri Lyne Carrington
Terri Lyne Carrington
b.1965
drums
earned a nod for “Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue," a homage to the 1963 album by Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus and Max Roach. Also nominated for instrumental album were young pianist Gerald Clayton along with records by Christian McBride
Christian McBride
Christian McBride
b.1972
bass
, Kenny Garrett
Kenny Garrett
Kenny Garrett
b.1960
sax, alto
and the New Gary Burton Quartet.

Wayne Shorter, 80, was shut out for his live album “Without a Net," but received a nod for improvised solo along with Donny McCaslin, Terence Blanchard, Fred Hersch and Paquito D'Rivera, who was also nominated in the Latin Jazz category. The bandleader joins a field that includes vocalist Buika, Roberto Fonseca, Omar Sosa and the Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet.

Darcy James Argue and his “steampunk big band" were nominated in the large ensemble category for his ambitious second recording, “Brooklyn Babylon," which goes up against albums by the Kalisz Philharmonic with Randy Brecker, Brussels Jazz Orchestra with Joe Lovano, the Dave Slonaker Big Band and trombonist Alan Ferber.


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