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Grammy Winners 2017 - Jazz List

Grammy Winners 2017 - Jazz List

And the winners of the 59th Annual Grammy Awards are... JAZZ Best Contemporary Instrumental Album: Culcha Vulcha
Snarky Puppy (Ground Up Music) Human Nature — Herb Alpert (Herb Alpert Presents)
When You Wish Upon A Star — Bill Frisell (Okeh Records)
Way Back Home: Live From Rochester, NY— Steve Gadd (BFM Jazz)
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Trombonist Wayne Wallace racking up Grammy nods with distinctive record label

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Usually when a musician starts a record label, it's with no intent beyond releasing his own music. Not so with San Francisco-based trombonist Wayne Wallace. Since forming Patois Records (Motto: “Promoting improvisation") more than a decade ago, Wallace has used the label as a vehicle to promote both his own Latin jazz work and music of ...

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James Nadal's Best Releases of 2016

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Having had the honor and pleasure to review over eighty records in 2016, choosing a dozen is a difficult task. There are featured blues and soul vocalists, which are maintaining the significance of these genres alive with the authentic talent and dedication required. Included are stimulating offerings from innovative fusion and experimental artists, as well as ...

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Grammy Nominees 2017 Named - Jazz List

Grammy Nominees 2017 Named - Jazz List

The 59th Annual Grammys will air live from the Staples Center in LA on Feb. 12th at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.  Here is the full list of nominees for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards: JAZZ Best Improvised Jazz Solo: “Countdown” — Joey Alexander
“In Movement” — Ravi Coltrane
“We See” — Fred Hersch
“I Concentrate ...

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Michael Spiro, Wayne Wallace, La Orquesta Sinfonietta: Canto América

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Impegnati da decenni nella valorizzazione del jazz di matrice afro-cubana, Michael Spiro e Wayne Wallace operano qui una fusione tra ritmi del folklore caraibico, motivi del tipico latin jazz e orchestrazioni classiche per archi. Un progetto ambizioso che può sembrare nuovo ma rinnova un incontro lontano. “La musica latina della tradizione ha sempre avuto saldi legami ...

Michael Spiro/Wayne Wallace: Canto América

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The historical evolution of the Caribbean Basin and specifically the Greater Antilles, has been over five hundred years in the making. The triangular connections between Europe, Africa, and the New World with its ensuing social and economic constraints, established the conditions for an innovative culture in the region. The enculturation process led to the creolization of ...

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Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet: Intercambio

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Trombonista, bandleader e produttore, Wayne Wallace è una delle figure eminenti del Latin Jazz, termine ovviamente riduttivo che non coglie la ricchezza della fusione tra ritmi caraibici e jazz moderno. Per comodità, l'etichetta è comunque in uso e in questa categoria Intercambio ha ottenuto una nomination al Grammy Awards del febbraio 2016 (premio poi andato a ...

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Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet: Intercambio

Read "Intercambio" reviewed by James Nadal

The music that commenced as accompaniment to ancestral rituals and gained its popularity in dancehalls and ballrooms, has come of age. Latin infused jazz, has been steadily evolving since the African drums came to the Caribbean, and melded with European musical influences. Trombonist, composer, arranger, and producer Wayne Wallace is aptly tuned into this evolutionary process ...

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Grammy Winners 2016 - The Jazz List

Grammy Winners 2016 - The Jazz List

The 58th Annual Grammy Awards have named their jazz list of 2016 Grammy winners. Improvised Jazz Solo WINNER: “Cherokee," Christian McBride "Giant Steps," Joey Alexander
"Arbiters if Evolution," Donny McCaslin
"Friend or Foe," Joshua Redman
"Past Present," John Scofield Jazz Vocal Album WINNER: For One to Love, Cécile McLorin Salvant Many a New Day: Karrin ...

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Grammy Nominees 2016 - The Jazz List

Grammy Nominees 2016 - The Jazz List

The 58th Annual Grammy Awards have named their jazz list of 2016 Grammy nominees.  And the nominees are... Improvised Jazz Solo "Giant Steps," Joey Alexander
"Cherokee," Christian McBride
"Arbiters if Evolution," Donny McCaslin
"Friend or Foe," Joshua Redman
"Past Present," John Scofield Jazz Vocal Album Many a New Day: Karrin Allyson Sings Rodgers ...