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McCoy Tyner, Nancy Wilson, Herbie Hancock Win Jazz Grammys

By Ben Mattison
13 Feb 2005

Pianist McCoy Tyner, vocalist Nancy Wilson, and pianist Herbie Hancock were among the jazz musicians winning Grammy Awards today.

The jazz awards were presented at a ceremony this afternoon at the Los Angles Convention Center.

The legendary Tyner, a onetime John Coltrane sideman, won his fifth Grammy, in the Best Instrumental Album, Individual or Group category, for Illuminations. The all-star album also features saxophonist Gary Bartz, trumpeter Terence Blanchard, bassist Christian McBride, and drummer Lewis Nash.

Wilson won the award for Best Jazz Vocal Album for R.S.V.P (Rare Songs, Very Personal). The singer won for the first time since 1964, when she was honored in the rhythm and blues category.

Hancock brought home his tenth Grammy, winning the Best Jazz Instrumental Solo category for "Speak Like a Child," a track from his album With All My Heart.

Other winners included guitarist Bill Frisell, for Best Contemporary Jazz Album, and bassist Charlie Haden, for Best Latin Jazz Album. Maria Schneider won for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album for Concert in the Garden, a CD sold only over the Internet.

A complete list of jazz nominees is below. Winners are in bold.

Best Contemporary Jazz Album

Journey
Fourplay
[Bluebird]

Unspeakable
Bill Frisell
[Nonesuch Records]

In Praise Of Dreams
Jan Garbarek
[ECM]

The Hang
Don Grusin
[Sovereign Artists]

Strength
Roy Hargrove (The RH Factor)
[Verve]

Best Jazz Vocal Album

American Song
Andy Bey
[Savoy Jazz]

Twentysomething
Jamie Cullum
[Verve/Universal]

Accentuate The Positive
Al Jarreau
[Verve Records]

The Dana Owens Album
Queen Latifah
[Vector Records]

R.S.V.P. (Rare Songs, Very Personal)
Nancy Wilson
[MCG Jazz]


Best Jazz Instrumental Solo

What's New
Alan Broadbent, soloist
Track from: You And The Night And The Music
[A440 Music Group]

I Want To Be Happy
Don Byron, soloist
Track from: Ivey-Divey
[Blue Note Records]

Speak Like A Child
Herbie Hancock, soloist
Track from: With All My Heart (Harvey Mason)
[Bluebird]

Bulería, Soleá y Rumba
Donny McCaslin, soloist
Track from: Concert In The Garden (Maria Schneider Orchestra)
[ArtistShare]

Wee
John Scofield, soloist
Track from: EnRoute
[Verve]

Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group

Somewhere
Bill Charlap Trio
[Blue Note]

Fountain Of Youth
Roy Haynes
[Dreyfus Jazz]

The Out-Of -Towners
Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock & Jack DeJohnette Trio
[ECM]

Eternal
Branford Marsalis Quartet
[Marsalis Music/Rounder]

Illuminations
McCoy Tyner With Gary Bartz, Terence Blanchard, Christian McBride & Lewis Nash
[Telarc Jazz]


Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Get Well Soon
Bob Brookmeyer New Art Orchestra
[Challenge Records]

On The Wild Side
John La Barbera Big Band
[Jazz Compass]

Coral
David Sánchez
[Columbia]

Concert In The Garden
Maria Schneider Orchestra
[ArtistShare]

The Way: Music Of Slide Hampton
The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra
[Planet Arts Recordings]

Best Latin Jazz Album

Bebop Timba
Raphael Cruz
[RC Music]

Jerry Gonzalez y Los Piratas Del Flamenco
Jerry González y Los Piratas Del Flamenco
[Sunnyside Records]

Land Of The Sun
Charlie Haden
[Verve International]

Another Kind Of Blue: The Latin Side Of Miles Davis
Conrad Herwig Nonet
[Half Note Records]

Soundances
Diego Urcola
[Sunnyside Records]




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