Lots of good music had gongs awarded last night. Here are the relevant winners with links to thejazzbreakfast reviews of them where appropriate:
Best Improvised Jazz Solo
Cherokee – Christian McBride, soloist, from Live At The Village Vanguard by the Christian McBride Trio (Mack Avenue Records) – review here.
Best Jazz Vocal Album
For One To Love by Cécile McLorin Salvant (Mack Avenue Records) – review here.
Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Past Present by John Scofield (Impulse!) – review here.
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
The Thompson Fields by the Maria Schneider Orchestra (ArtistShare) – review here.
Best Latin Jazz Album
Made In Brazil by Eliane Elias (Concord Jazz) – review here.
Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
Sylva by Snarky Puppy & Metropole Orkest (Impulse!) – review here.
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
The Silver Lining: The Songs Of Jerome Kern by Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap (RPM/Columbia Records).
Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media
Birdman, Antonio Sanchez, composer (Milan Records).
Best Instrumental Composition
The Afro Latin Jazz Suite, Arturo O’Farrill, composer, from Cuba: The Conversation Continues (Motema Music).
Best Arrangement, Instruments And Vocals
Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime), Maria Schneider, arranger (David Bowie) from Nothing Has Changed (Legacy/Columbia).