Audio News for February 12, 2008

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2008 Grammy Awards WinnersHere are the Grammy winners from Sunday night which might most interest our readers:

Album of the Year/Best Contemporary Jazz Album – Herbie Hancock – River: The Joni Letters (Verve)
Best Rock Instrumental Performance/Best Rock Song – Bruce Springsteen – One Upon a Time in the West (Columbia)
Best New Age Album – Paul Winter Consort – Crestone (Living Music)
Best Jazz Vocal Album – Patti Austin – Avant Gershwin (Rendezvous)
Best Jazz Instrumental Solo/Best Jazz Instrumental Album – Michael Brecker – Anagram from “Pilgrimage” (Heads Up)
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album – Terence Blanchard – A Tale of God’s Will (Blue Note)
Best Latin Jazz Album – Paquito D’Rivera Quintet – Funk Tango (Paquito Records)
Best Contemporary Blues Album – JJ Cale & Eric Clapton – The Road to Escondido (Reprise)
Best Musical Show Album – Spring Awakening (Decca Broadway)
Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture or Other Visual Media/Best Surround Sound Album – The Beatles/Remix by the Martins – Love (Apple/Capitol Records)
Best Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Pictures etc. – Michael Giacchino: Ratatouille (Disney Records)
Best Instrumental Composition – Maria Schneider: Cerulean Skies (ArtistShare)
Best Instrumental Arrangement – Vince Mendoza’s arr. of Joe Zawinul’s In a Silent Way (Heads Up)
Best Historical Album – The Live Wire – Woody Guthrie in Performance 1949 (Woody Guthrie Publications)
Best Engineered Album, Classical – Grechaninov: Passion Week (Chandos)
Producer of the Year, Classical – Judith Sherman (for CDs by Rachel Barton Pine, Paragon Ragtime Orchestra, Eighth Blackbird, Kronos Quartet & Ying Quartet)
Best Classical Album/Best Orchestral Performance/Best Classical Contemporary Composition – Joan Tower: Made in America (Naxos)
Best Opera Recording – Humperdinck: Hansel & Gretel – cond. by Sir Charles Mackerras (Chandos Opera in English)
Best Choral Performance – Brahms: German Requiem – cond. by Simon Rattle (EMI Classics)
Best Instrumental Soloist Performance with Orchestra – Violin Concertos by Barber/Korngold & Walton – James Ehnes, v./Bramwell Tovey cond. (CBC Records)
Best Instrumental Soloist Performance without Orchestra – Beethoven Sonatas Vol. 3 – Garrick Ohlsson (Bridge)
Best Chamber Music Performance – Strange Imaginary Animals – Eighth Blackbird (Cedille)
Best Small Ensemble Performance – Stravinsky & Prokofiev works – Yui Bashmet, cond. (Onyx)
Best Classical Vocal Performance – Lorraine Hunt Lieberson Sings Peter Lieberson (Nonesuch)
Best Classical Crossover Album – Turtle Island Quartet – A Love Supreme: The Legacy of John Coltrane (Telarc)


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