Audio News for February 9, 2006

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2006 Grammy Winners (selected)
– Record of the Year: Green Day – Boulevard of Broken Dreams; Album of the Year & Best Rock Album: U2 – How to Dismantle An Atomic Bomb; Best Female Pop Vocal & Best Pop Vocal Album: Kelly Clarkson – Since U Been Gone, from Breakway; Best Male Pop Vocal: Stevie Wonder – From the Bottom of my Heart; Best Pop Instrumental: Les Paul – Caravan; Best Pop Instrumental Album: Burt Bacharach – At This Time; Best Dance Recording: The Chemical Brothers – Galvanize; Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Tony Bennett – The Art of Romance; Best Solo Rock Vocal: Bruce Springsteen – Devils & Dust; Best Hard Rock: B.Y.O.B. – System of a Down; Best Rock Instrumental: Les Paul & Friends – 69 Freedom Special; Best Rock Song: U2 – City of Blinding Lights; Best Alternative Music Album: The White Stripes – Get Behind Me Satan; Best Female R&B Vocal: Mariah Carey – We Belong Together; Best Male R&B Vocal: John Legend – Ordinary People; Best R&B by a Duo or Group with Vocals: Beyoncé & Stevie Wonder – So Amazing; Best Traditional R&B Vocal: Aretha Franklin – A House Is Not a Home; Best R&B Album: John Legend – Get Lifted; Best Contemporary R&B Album: Mariah Carey – The Emancipation of Mimi; Best New Age Album: Paul Winter Consort – Silver Solstice
Best Contemporary Jazz Album: Pat Metheny Group – The Way Up; Best Jazz Vocal Album: Dianne Reeves – Good Night and Good Luck; Best Jazz Instrumental Solo: Sonny Rollins – Why Was I Born? (from Without A Song); Best Jazz Instrumental Album, solo or group: Wayne Shorter Quartet – Beyond the Sound Barrier; Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album: Dave Holland Big Band – Overtime; Best Latin Jazz Album: Eddie Palmieri – Listen Here!; Best Traditional Blues Album: B.B. King & Friends – 80; Best Contemporary Blues Album: Delbert McClinton – Cost of Living
Best Traditional Folk Album: Tim O’Brien – Fiddler’s Green; Best Traditional World Music Album: Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté – In the Heart of the Moon; Best Contemporary World Music Album: Gilberto Gil – Eletracustico; Best Musical Show Album: Monty Python’s Spamalot; Best Compilation Soundtrack Album: Ray; Best Score Soundtrack Album: Ray (Craig Armstrong, composer); Best Song Written for Visual Media: Believe (from Polar Express); Best Instrumental Composition: Into the Light (from Lyric – Billy Childs, composer); Best Instrumental Arrangement: The Incredits (from The Incredibles – Gordon Goodwin, arranger); Best Instrumental Arr. Accompany Vocalists: Billy Childs/Gil Goldstein/Heitor Pereira – What Are You Doing for the Rest of Your Life?; Best Historical Album & Best Album Notes: The Library of Congress Recordings of Jelly Roll Morton (notes by John Szwed);  Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical: Back Home (Eric Clapton); Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Steve Lillywhite (U2 & Jason Mraz albums); Best Surround Sound Album: Brothers In Arms 20th Anniversary Edition (Warner Bros.)
Best Engineered Album, Classical & Best Chamber Music Performance: MENDELSSOHN: Complete String Quartets – Emerson Q. (DGG); Producer of the Year, Classical: Tim Handley (for the Marin Alsop CDs on Naxos, also Wm. Bolcom’s Songs of Innocence); Best Classical Album & Best Choral Performance & Best Classical Contemporary Composition: WM. BOLCOM: Songs of Innocence and of Experience (Naxos DVD-A); Best Orchestral: SHOSTAKOVICH: Sym. No. 13 – Bavarian Radio Sym./Mariss Jansons (EMI); Best Opera: VERDI: Falstaff – cond. by Sir Colin Davis (LSO Live); Best Instrumental Soloist(s) with Orchestra: Martha Argerich in BEETHOVEN: Piano Cons. 2 & 3 – Mahler Ch. Orch./Claudio Abbado (DGG); Best Instrumental Soloist without Orch.: Evgeny Kissin, p. in SCRIABIN, MEDTNER, STRAVINSKY Recital (RCA); Best Small Ens. Performance: BOULEZ: Le Marteau sans Maitre – Ens. Intercontemporain/Pierre Boulez (DGG); Best Classical Vocal Performance: BACH: Cantatas – Thomas Quasthoff/Members RIAS Ch.Choir/Berlin Baroque Soloists (DGG); Best Classical Crossover Album: 4 + Four – Turtle Island & Ying Quartets (Telarc).
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