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2005 Grammy Award Round-Up

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Jazz, and all music, once again had a good year at the Grammy Awards with the late Ray Charles weighing in several awards. Many of the recordings that won Awards at this year's ceremonies were featured in All About Jazz. Here is a smattering of those features:

Contemporary Jazz Album
Unspeakable
Bill Frisell

Jazz Vocal Album
R.S.V.P.
Nancy Wilson

Jazz Instrumental Solo
"Speak Like a Child"
Herbie Hancock

Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group
Illuminations
McCoy Tyner with Gary Bartz, Terence Blanchard, Christian McBride and Lewis Nash

Large Jazz Ensemble Album
Concert in the Garden
Maria Schneider Orchestra

Latin Jazz Album
Land of the Sun
Charlie Haden

Instrumental Arrangement
Past Present and Future
Slide Hampton, arranger (The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra)
From "The Way — Music of Slide Hampton"

Album of the Year
Genius Loves Company
Ray Charles and various artists.

Record of the Year
"Here We Go Again," Ray Charles and Norah Jones
Genius Loves Company

Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)
"Over the Rainbow," Victor Vanacore, arranger (Ray Charles & Johnny Mathis)
From Genius Loves Company

Best Engineered Album, non-classical
Genius Loves Company

Best Surround Sound Album
Genius Loves Company

Pop Vocal Album
Genius Loves Company
Ray Charles and Various Artists

Traditional World Music Album
Raise Your Spirit Higher
Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Engineered Album, Classical
Higdon City Scape Concerto for Orchestra
Jack Renner, engineer (Robert Spano)

Producer of the Year, Classical
David Frost
For the Naxos Milken Archive of American Jewish Music

Choral Performance
Berlioz: Requiem
Robert Spano, conductor; Norman Mackenzie, choir director (Frank Lopardo, tenor; Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus; Atlanta Symphony Orchestra)

Classical Crossover Album
LAGQ's Guitar Heros
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

Album Notes
The Complete Columbia Recordings of Woody Herman and His Orchestra and Woodchoppers (1945-1947)
Loren Schoenberg
Album notes writer (Woody Herman and His Orchestra)


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