Concord Music Group News

NEWS 06 Dec 2007

Concord Music Group Garners 28 Grammy Nominations!

Beverly Hills, CA - This morning, one of the world's largest independent record companies Concord Music Group and its family of labels including Concord, Hear Music, Concord Jazz, Fantasy, Stax, Telarc, Heads Up International and Peak, among many others, received 28 Grammy nominations. The recognition spans an amazing array of genres including jazz, rock, classical, pop, urban, blues, reggae and R&B.

"The scope of Concord Music Group's Grammy nominations represents our strength in and our commitment to our extremely talented roster of artists and the staff that support them" stated Gene Rumsey, Concord Music Group general manager. "We couldn't be more proud."

Here is the complete list of nominations for the Concord Music Group:

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance: Paul McCartney "Dance Tonight" - Track from Memory Almost Full (MPL/Hear Music)

Best Pop Instrumental Performance: Joni Mitchell "One Week Last Summer" - Track from Shine (Hear Music), Spyro Gyra "Simple Pleasures" - Track from Good to Go-Go (Heads Up International)

Best Pop Instrumental Album: Spyro Gyra "Good to Go-Go" (Heads Up International)

Best Pop Vocal Album: Paul McCartney "Memory Almost Full" (MPL/Hear Music)

Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance: Paul McCartney "Only Mama Knows" - Track from Memory Almost Full (MPL/Hear Music)

Best Rock Album: John Fogerty "Revival" (Fantasy)

Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals: Angie Stone featuring Betty Wright "Baby" - Track from The Art of Love and War (Stax)

Best Urban/Alternative Performance: Dwele "That's the Way of the World" - Track from Interpretations: Celebrating The Music Of Earth, Wind & Fire (Stax), Meshell Ndegeocello "Fantasy" - Track from Interpretations: Celebrating The Music Of Earth, Wind & Fire (Stax)

Best Jazz Vocal Album: Kurt Elling "Nightmoves" (Concord Jazz), Tierney Sutton (Band) "On The Other Side" (Telarc Jazz)

Best Jazz Instrumental Solo: Michael Brecker, soloist "Anagram" - Track from Pilgrimage (Heads Up International)

Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group: Michael Brecker "Pilgrimage" (Heads Up International), John Patitucci "Line By Line" (Concord Jazz)

Best Contemporary Blues Album: Robben Ford "Truth" (Concord Records)

Best Reggae Album: Toots & The Maytals "Light Your Light" (Fantasy)

Best Score Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media: Babel, Gustavo Santaolalla, composer (Concord Records)

Best Instrumental Composition: Béla Fleck, composer (Chick Corea & Béla Fleck) "Spectacle" - Track from The Enchantment (Concord Records)

Best Instrumental Arrangement: Vince Mendoza, arranger (Joe Zawinul) "In A Silent Way" - Track from Brown Street (Heads Up International)

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s): Jorge Calandrelli, arranger (Ella Fitzgerald & Jorge Calandrelli) "Cry Me A River" - Track from Love Letters From Ella (Concord Jazz/Starbucks Entertainment), Jay Ashby, Darmon Meader & Kim Nazarian, arrangers (New York Voices) "In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning" - Track from A Day Like This (MCG Jazz)

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical: Ozomatli "Don't Mess With The Dragon" Robert Carranza, Serban Ghenea, John Hanes & KC Porter, engineers (Concord Records)

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical: Joe Chiccarelli - "Nightmoves" Kurt Elling (Concord Jazz)

Best Surround Sound Album: Michael Bishop, surround mix engineer; Michael Bishop, surround mastering engineer; Elaine Martone, surround producer (Robert Spano & Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chamber Chorus) - "Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 5; Fantasia On A Theme By Thomas Tallis; Serenade To Music" (Telarc)

Best Orchestral Performance: Robert Spano, conductor (Atlanta Symphony Orchestra) "Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 5, Fantasia On A Theme By Thomas Tallis, Serenade To Music" (Telarc)

Best Chamber Music Performance: James Dunham & Paul Katz "Tchaikovsky: Three String Quartets, Souvenir De Florence Ying Quartet" - (Telarc)

Best Classical Crossover Album: Turtle Island Quartet "A Love Supreme: The Legacy Of John Coltrane" (Telarc)


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