Audio News for February 2, 2010

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  • 2010 Grammy Award Winners – (Of major interest to our readers)

    Best Contemporary Jazz Instrumental Album: 75 – Joe Zawinul & The Zawinul Syndicate
    Best Jazz Vocal Album: Dedicated To You: Kurt Elling Sings The Music Of Coltrane And Hartman
    Best Jazz Instrumental Solo Performance: "Dancin’ 4 Chicken" – Terence Blanchard soloist
    Best Jazz Instrumental Album: Five Peace Band — Live – Chick Corea & John McLaughlin
    Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album: Book One – New Orleans Jazz Orchestra
    Best Latin Jazz Album: Juntos Para Siempre – Bebo Valdés And Chucho Valdés
    Best Traditional World Music Album: Douga Mansa – Mamadou Diabate
    Best Contemporary World Music Album: Tales from the Acoustic Planet, Vol. 3 – Africa Sessions – Béla Fleck
    Best Compilation Soundtrack Album: Slumdog Millionaire – Various Artists
    Best Score Soundtrack Album: Up – Michael Giacchino
    Best Instrumental Composition: "Married Life" (From Up) – Michael Giacchino
    Best Instrumental Arangment Accompanying Vocalist: "Quiet Nights"
    Claus Ogerman, arranger (Diana Krall)
    Best Album Notes: The Complete Louis Armstrong Decca Sessions (1935-1946) – Dan Morgenstern, writer
    Best Surround Sound Album: Transmigration – Michael Bishop, surround mix engineer (Atlanta Sym. Orch. & Choruses)
    Best Engineered Album, Classical: Mahler: Symphony No. 8  – Peter Laenger, engineer (Michael Tilson Thomas & San Francisco Sym.)
    Producer of the Year, Classical: Steven Epstein  (Dr. Atomic Sym., Bernstein: Mass, Corigliano: Dylan Thomas Trilogy, Faure: Piano Quintets, Songs of Joy and Peace – Yo-Yo Ma)
    Best Classical Album: Mahler: Symphony No. 8; Adagio From Symphony No. 10 (SF Sym. Orch./MTT)
    Best Orchestra Performance: "Ravel: Daphnis Et Chloé" – James Levine (Boston Symphony Orchestra; Tanglewood Festival Chorus)
    Best Opera Recordimg: "Britten: Billy Budd" – Daniel Harding, cond.; Ian Bostridge, Neal Davies & others (London Symphony Orchestra; Gentlemen Of The London Sym. Chorus)
    Best Choral Performance: "Mahler: Symphony No. 8" – SF Sym. & Chorus/Michael Tilson Thomas
    Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (With Orchestra): "Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 3" – Vladimir Ashkenazy, cond.; Evgeny Kissin, p. (Philharmonia Orch.)
    Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (Without Orchestra): "Journey To The New World" – Sharon Isbin, g. (Joan Baez & Mark O’Connor)
    Best Chamber Music Performance: "Intimate Letters" – Emerson String Quartet
    Best Small Ensemble Performance: "Lang, David: The Little Match Girl Passion" – Paul Hillier, cond.; Ars Nova Copenhagen & Theatre Of Voices
    Best Classical Vocal Performance: "Verismo Arias" – Renée Fleming (Marco Armiliato; Jonas Kaufmann; Orch. Sinfonica Di Milano Giuseppi Verdi; Coro Sinfonica Di Milano Giuseppi Verdi)
    Best Classical Contemporary Composition: "Higdon, Jennifer: Percussion Concerto" – Jennifer Higdon (Marin Alsop)
    Best Classical Crossover Album: Yo-Yo Ma & Friends: Songs of Joy & Peace – Yo-Yo Ma
    Best Long Form Music Video: "The Beatles Love — All Together Now" – Various Artists – Adrian Wills, video director

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