Esperanza Spalding and Chick Corea are richer for two Grammys each since last night. Pat Metheny Unity Band, Arturo Sandoval, Gary Burton, and Robert Glasper were also among winners of the prestigious award at 55th awarding ceremony in Los Angeles.
The Best Jazz Vocal Album of last year is Radio Music Society by Esperanza Spalding, and she got her second tonight’s Grammy together with Thara Memory in the category Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) for the City of Roses.
Winners in the category Best Improvised Jazz Solo were Gary Burton and Chick Corea for the composition Hot House from their album of the same title. Chick Corea won a Grammy for Best Instrumental Composition as well for Mozart Goes Dancing, also from the album Hot House. Corea was nominated for 59 Grammys so far, and he won 20 so far including this year’s awards.
Pat Metheny, whose ensemble Unity Band has a Best Jazz Instumental Album according to the American Music Academy, also won his 20th Grammy.
Arturo Sandoval‘s album Dear Diz (Every Day I Think of You) won the Grammy for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album. This is Sandoval’s 10th Grammy award.
American jazz pianist Robert Glasper won the Grammy for Best R&B Album for Black Radio, released by Blue Note.
A day earlier, on 9 February, at a special ceremony, a Grammy for Lifetime Achievement was awarded to Charlie Haden.
Listen to the composition City of Roses for whose arrangement American female bassist Esperanza Spalding won third Grammy in her career.