Chick Corea Posthumously Wins Two Grammys


Triology 2 received the Grammy for Best Jazz Instrumental Album.

(Photo: Courtesy Concord Records)

Chick Corea, who passed away on Feb. 9, was awarded two Grammy Awards yesterday during the 63rd annual evening honoring the best in music. Corea received Grammys for Best Improvised Jazz Solo and Best Instrumental Jazz Album. Below highlights the evening’s jazz and blues winners as well as nominees.

Best Improvised Jazz Solo
“All Blues,” Chick Corea, soloist, from the album Trilogy 2 (Concord Jazz)

“Guinnevere,” Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, soloist, from the album Axiom (Ropeadope)
“Pachamama,” Regina Carter, soloist, from the album Ona (self release) by Thana Alexa
“Celia,” Gerald Clayton, soloist, from the album Live At The Village Vanguard (Blue Note)
“Moe Hunk,” Joshua Redman, soloist, from the album RoundAgain (Redman, Mehldau, McBride, Blade) (Nonesuch)

Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Trilogy 2, Chick Corea, Christian McBride & Brian Blade (Concord Jazz)

On The Tender Spot of Every Calloused Moment, Ambrose Akinmusire (Blue Note)
Waiting Game, Terri Lyne Carrington + Social Science (Mótema)
Happening: Live At the Village Vanguard, Gerald Clayton (Blue Note)
RoundAgain, Redman, Mehldau, McBride, Blade (Nonesuch)

Best Jazz Vocal Album
Secrets Are The Best Stories, Kurt Elling Featuring Danilo Pérez (Edition)

Ona, Thana Alexa (Self Released)
Modern Ancestors, Carmen Lundy (Afrasia Productions)
Holy Room: Live At Alte Oper, Somi With Frankfurt Radio Big Band, Conducted By John Beasley (Salon Africana)
What’s The Hurry, Kenny Washington (Lower 9th Records)

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
Data Lords, Maria Schneider Orchestra (ArtistShare)

Dialogues On Race, Gregg August (lacuessa)
Monk’estra Plays John Beasley, John Beasley’s MONK’estra (Mack Avenue)
The Intangible Between, Orrin Evans and the Captain Black Big Band (Smoke Sessions)
Songs You Like A lot, John Hollenbeck With Theo Bleckmann, Kate McGarry, Gary Versace and the Frankfurt Radio Big Band (Flexatonic)

Best Latin Jazz Album
Four Questions, Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra (Zoho)

Tradiciones, Afro-Peruvian Jazz Orchestra (MVM Music)
City Dreams, Chico Pinheiro (Buriti)
Viento Y Tiempo—Live At Blue Note Tokyo, Gonzalo Rubalcaba & Aymée Nuviola (Top Stop Music)
Trane’s Delight, Poncho Sanchez (Concord Picante)

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
Live At The Royal Albert Hall, Snarky Puppy (GroundUP Music)

Axiom, Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah (Ropeadope)
Chronology of a Dream: Live at The Village Vanguard, Jon Batiste (Verve)
Take The Stairs, Black Violin (Di Versitile)
Americana, Grégoire Maret, Romain Collin & Bill Frisell (Act)

Best Instrumental Composition
“Sputnik,” Maria Schneider from the album Data Lords (ArtistShare)

“Baby Jack,” Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, from the album Four Questions (Zoho)
“Be Water II,” Christian Sands, from the album Be Water (Mack Avenue)
“Plumfield,” Alexandre Desplat, from the album Little Women (Sony)
“Strata,” Remy Le Boeuf’s Assembly Of Shadows featuring Anna Webber & Eric Miller, from the album Assembly Of Shadows (Soundspore)

Best Traditional Blues Album
Rawer Than Raw, Bobby Rush (Deep Rush)

All My Dues Are Paid, Frank Bey (NOLA Blue)
You Make Me Feel, Don Bryant (hi)
That’s What I Heard, Robert Cray Band (Nozzle)
Cypress Grove, Jimmy “Duck” Holmes (Easy Eye Sound)

Best Contemporary Blues Album
Have You Lost Your Mind Yet?, Fantastic Negrito (Cooking Vinyl Limited)

Live At The Paramount, Ruthie Foster Big Band (Blue Corn Music)
The Juice, G. Love & Special Sauce (Philidelphonic)
Blackbirds, Bettye LaVette (Verve)
Up And Rolling, North Mississippi Allstars (New West)

For a list of all the evening’s honorees, go to

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