Wayne Shorter, Pat Metheny Among Winners of Jazz Grammy Awards

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Saxophonist Wayne Shorter and guitarist Pat Metheny took home the top jazz awards at the 48th Grammy Awards today.

The jazz awards were presented this afternoon, prior to the main televised ceremony.

Shorter and his quartet won in the jazz instrumental category, for Beyond the Sound Barrier. The award for best contemporary jazz album went to the Pat Metheny Group for The Way Up.

Legendary saxophonist Sonny Rollins won his second-ever Grammy, in the instrumental solo category, for "Why Was I Born?," a track on Without A Song: The 9/11 Concert. The award for best vocal album went to Dianne Reeves for the soundtrack to the film Good Night, and Good Luck.

The Dave Holland Big Band won in the large ensemble category for the second time, for Overtime. The Latin jazz award went to Eddie Palmieri's Listen Here.

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

Best Contemporary Jazz Album

Dave Douglas
[Greenleaf Music]

Bill Evans
[BHM Productions]

The Way Up
Pat Metheny Group

The Spirit Music Jamia: Dance Of The Infidel
Meshell Ndegeocello
[Shanachie Entertainment Corp.]

Joshua Redman Elastic Band

Best Jazz Vocal Album

J'ai Deux Amours
Dee Dee Bridgewater
[Sovereign Artists]

Blueprint Of A Lady - Sketches Of Billie Holiday
Nnenna Freelon
[Concord Jazz]

Good Night, And Good Luck.
Dianne Reeves
[Concord Jazz]

Duos II
Luciana Souza

I'm With The Band
Tierney Sutton
[Telarc Jazz]

Best Jazz Instrumental Solo

'Round Midnight
Alan Broadbent, soloist
Track from: 'Round Midnight
[Artistry Music]

Ravi Coltrane, soloist
Track from: In Flux
[Savoy Jazz]

The Source
Herbie Hancock, soloist
Track from: Flow (Terence Blanchard)
[Blue Note Records]

A Love Supreme - Acknowledgement
Branford Marsalis, soloist
Track from: Coltrane's A Love Supreme Live In Amsterdam
[Marsalis Music]

Why Was I Born?
Sonny Rollins, soloist
Track from: Without A Song - The 9/11 Concert

Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group

Terence Blanchard
[Blue Note Records]

Billy Childs Ensemble
[Lunacy Music/Artistshare]

Live At The House Of Tribes
Wynton Marsalis
[Blue Note Records]

Beyond The Sound Barrier
Wayne Shorter Quartet

What Now?
Kenny Wheeler With Dave Holland, Chris Potter & John Taylor
[CAM Jazz]

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Dave Holland Big Band

A Blessing
John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble

The Bill Holman Band
[Jazzed Media]

I Am Three
Mingus Big Band, Orchestra & Dynasty
[Sunnyside/Sue Mingus Music]

Home Of My Heart
The Chris Walden Big Band

Best Latin Jazz Album

Time Was - Time Is
Ray Barretto
[O Plus Music]

Here And Now - Live In Concert
Caribbean Jazz Project Featuring Dave Samuels
[Concord Picante]

...And Sammy Walked In
Sammy Figueroa And His Latin Jazz Explosion
[Savant Records]

Listen Here!
Eddie Palmieri
[Concord Picante]

Omar Sosa
[Otš Records]

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