BlueNote/ArtistShare Submits Its First Albums For Consideration In The 57th Grammy Awards


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New records from Blue Note/ArtistShare artists Fabian Almazan and Jon Cowherd, as well as ArtistShare artist Steve Wiest to be considered for Grammy Awards

This year ArtistShare has submitted the first recordings from the new BlueNote/ArtistShare label, a partnership forged by ArtistShare Founder and CEO Brian Camelio, Bruce Lundvall, and Don Was, President of Blue Note Records. Blue Note/ArtistShare is the first collaboration between a crowdfunding model and a major label. Bruce Lundvall (Chairman Emeritus of Blue Note) refers to the collaboration as “key component in the future of the music business”.

BlueNote/ArtistShare has submitted the following records for consideration:

Rhizome – Fabian Almazan

Submitted for the following:
Record of the Year

Album of the Year

Improvised Jazz Solo (Fabian Almazan – “Hacie el Aire")
Latin Jazz Album

Instrumental Composition ("Rhizome")
Arrangement, instrumental or A Cappella (The Elders) 

Engineered Album, Non-Classical

Fabian Alamazan’s Rhizome is the first record to be featured on the new BlueNote/ArtistShare record label. Rhizome features Almazan’s Spanish lyrics and music inspired by his native Cuba.

Mercy – Jon Cowherd, Bill Frisell, Brian Blade and John Patitucci
 Submitted for the following:
Best New Artist

Improvised Jazz Solo (Bill Frisell on “Mercy Suite (Part One)")
Jazz Instrumental Album
Instrumental Composition ("Four Rivers")

Jon Cowherd's Mercy, also part of the new BlueNote/ArtistShare label, features his original compositions and one-of-a-kind musicians Brian Blade, drums; Bill Frisell, guitar; and John Patitucci, bass. The album showcases the unique lessons Jon has learned from working with different ensembles over the years.

ArtistShare has submitted the following records for consideration:

Concerto For Folded Space – Steve Wiest featuring Bob Mintzer

Submitted for the following:
Improvised Jazz Solo (Bob Mintzer – “EBE Bop")
Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Instrumental Composition ("The Neither Zone")
Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals ("Step Aside")

Steve Wiest’s Concerto for Folded Space features an eclectic combination of trombones, flutes, and guitars with a tasteful blend of hard-hitting, classic orchestration and driving funk-rock grooves gives this 80’s style fusion an attitude of its own. The band features guests including Bob Mintzer, James Pankow and Arlington Jones.

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