and in the Jazz/Instrumental Music categories …

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

All Or Nothing At All
Randy Brecker, soloist
Track from: The Jazz Ballad Song Book (Randy Brecker With DR Big Band)
[Half Note]

You Are My Sunshine
Ron Carter, soloist
Track from: This Is Jazz (Donald Harrison, Ron Carter & Billy Cobham)
[Half Note]

500 Miles High
Chick Corea, soloist
Track from: Forever (Corea, Clarke & White)
[Concord Records]

Fred Hersch, soloist
Track from: Alone At The Vanguard
[Palmetto Records]

Sonnymoon For Two
Sonny Rollins, soloist
Track from: Road Shows Vol. 2

Best Jazz Vocal Album

‘Round Midnight, Karrin Allyson [Concord Jazz]
The Mosaic Project, Terri Lyne Carrington & Various Artists [Concord Jazz]
The Gate, Kurt Elling [Concord Jazz]
American Road, Tierney Sutton (Band) [BFM Jazz]
The Music Of Randy Newman, Roseanna Vitro [Motéma Music]

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

Bond: The Paris Sessions, Gerald Clayton [Emarcy/Decca]
Forever, Corea, Clarke & White [Concord Records]
Alone At The Vanguard, Fred Hersch [Palmetto Records]
Bird Songs, Joe Lovano/Us Five [Blue Note]
Road Shows Vol. 2, Sonny Rollins [Doxy/Emarcy/Decca]
Timeline, Yellowjackets [Mack Avenue Records]

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

The Jazz Ballad Song Book, Randy Brecker With DR Big Band [Half Note]
The Good Feeling, Christian McBride Big Band [Mack Avenue Records]
40 Acres And A Burro, Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra [Zoho]
Legacy, Gerald Wilson Orchestra [Mack Avenue Records]
Alma Adentro: The Puerto Rican Songbook, Miguel Zenon [Marsalis Music]

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Best Instrumental Composition

Falling Men
John Hollenbeck
, composer (John Hollenbeck, Daniel Yvinec & Orchestre National de Jazz (ONJ))
Track from: Shut Up And Dance
[BEE JAZZ / Abeille Musique]

Hunting Wabbits 3 (Get Off My Lawn)
Gordon Goodwin
, composer (Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band)
Track from: That’s How We Roll
[Telarc International]

I Talk To The Trees
Randy Brecker
, composer (Randy Brecker With DR Big Band)
Track from: The Jazz Ballad Song Book
[Half Note]

Life In Eleven
Béla Fleck & Howard Levy
, composers (Béla Fleck & The Flecktones)
Track from: Rocket Science
[eOne Music]

Russell Ferrante
, composer (Yellowjackets)
Track from: Timeline
[Mack Avenue Records]

Best Instrumental Arrangement

All Or Nothing At All
Peter Jensen
, arranger (Randy Brecker With DR Big Band)
Track from: The Jazz Ballad Song Book
[Half Note]

In The Beginning
Clare Fischer
, arranger (The Clare Fischer Big Band)
Track from: Continuum
[Clare Fischer Productions/Clavo Records]

Nasty Dance
Bob Brookmeyer
, arranger (The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra)
Track from: Forever Lasting – Live In Tokyo
[Planet Arts Recordings]

Rhapsody In Blue
Gordon Goodwin
, arranger (Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band)
Track from: That’s How We Roll
[Telarc International]

Song Without Words
Carlos Franzetti
, arranger (Carlos Franzetti & Allison Brewster Franzetti)
Track from: Alborada
[Amapola Records]

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)

Ao Mar
Vince Mendoza
, arranger (Vince Mendoza)
Track from: Nights On Earth

Moon Over Bourbon Street
Rob Mathes
, arranger (Sting & The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra)
Track from: Sting Live In Berlin
[Deutsche Grammophon]

On Broadway
Kevin Axt, Ray Brinker, Trey Henry, Christian Jacob & Tierney Sutton
, arrangers (The Tierney Sutton Band)
Track from: American Road
[BFM Jazz]

Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)
Jorge Calandrelli
, arranger (Tony Bennett & Queen Latifah)
Track from: Duets II
[RPM/Columbia Records]

The Windmills Of Your Mind
William A. Ross
, arranger (Barbra Streisand)
Track from: What Matters Most – Barbra Streisand Sings The Lyrics Of Alan And Marilyn Bergman
[Columbia Records]

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