Sharpen your pencils, voting Recording Academy members. Nominations for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards were announced today.
In the category of “Best Contemporary Classical Composition,” nods were given to John Luther Adams (Become Ocean), Anna Clyne (Prince of Clouds), George Crumb (Voices from the Heartland), Stephen Paulus (Concerto for Two Trumpets and Band), and Roberto Sierra (Sinfonía No. 4).
John Adams’s City Noir (St. Louis Symphony, David Robertson, conductor) picked up a nomination in the “Best Orchestral Performance” category. In 27 Pieces – The Hilary Hahn Encores and Dreams & Prayers
(David Krakauer and A Far Cry) were nominated in the “Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance” category, as was Partch: Plectra & Percussion Dances (Bridge Records, Inc.) which was also nominated in the “Best Classical Compendium” category.
Kenny Barron, Chick Corea, Fred Hersch, Joe Lovano, and Brad Mehldau were each recognized in the “Best Improvised Jazz Solo” category. Landmarks (Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band), Trilogy (Chick Corea Trio), Floating (Fred Hersch Trio), Enjoy The View (Bobby Hutcherson, David Sanborn, Joey DeFrancesco featuring Billy Hart), and All Rise: A Joyful Elegy For Fats Waller (Jason Moran) were nominated for “Best Jazz Instrumental Album.” The L.A. Treasures Project (The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra), Life In The Bubble (Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band), Quiet Pride: The Elizabeth Catlett Project (Rufus Reid), Live: I Hear The Sound (Archie Shepp Attica Blues Orchestra), and OverTime: Music Of Bob Brookmeyer (The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra) were nominated in the “Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album” category.
More on these and all the nominated recordings is available here. The 57th annual Grammy Awards will air February 8, 2015, on CBS.