Look here for the results: Tonight’s Grammy Winners of Interest to Syncopated Times Readers
Maria Muldaur’s tribute to singer Blue Lu Barker was nominated for a Grammy and we ran a long story about it. A few other 2019 Grammy nominations of interest to readers of The Syncopated Times include Cécile McLorin Salvant’s The Window vying for Best Jazz Vocal Album and pianist Jon Batiste’s version of “St. James Infirmary Blues” nominated for Best American Roots Performance.
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album nominations are All About That Basie, The Count Basie Orchestra directed by Scotty Barnhart; American Dreamers: Voices of Hope, Music of Freedom by the John Daversa Big Band featuring DACA Artists; Presence, by Orrin Evans and the Captain Black Big Band; All Can Work by the John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble; and Barefoot Dances and Other Visions by Jim Mcneely & The Frankfurt Radio Big Band.
Of particular interest to our readers is that the Archeophone label, which specializes in restoring early historical recordings, has received three nominations in the Best Album Notes category: Alpine Dreaming: The Helvetia Records Story, 1920-1924 (Various Artists), notes by James P. Leary; 4 Banjo Songs, 1891-1897: Foundational Recordings Of America’s Iconic Instrument by Charles A. Asbury, notes by Richard Martin & Ted Olson; and The Product Of Our Souls: The Sound And Sway Of James Reese Europe’s Society Orchestra (Various Artists), notes by David Gilbert.