Shocker in Yesterday’s Grammy Announcements…NO PAT METHENY!

Grammy Awards Nominations were announced on Wednesday and there was a glowing omission this year, the name of multiple award winner, jazz guitarist Pat Metheny.

His most recent album, “Orchestrion” was eligible for awards in numerous Jazz categories, without receiving a knod. Which begs the question, is the music industry tiring of Pat?

The answer is no. In recent years, the awards have changed its eligibility standards to give more artists better chances to receive nominations. They’ve also eliminated categories (i.e. Polka in 2009) to move into a more modern era.

It only means that Metheny has more competition in recent years. Last year’s loss was only a sign of the times. Metheny’s music hasn’t lost a step, there are just more musical voices out there.

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Here is a complete rundown of artists who were nominated in categories that our Internet radio station plays frequently.

Best Pop Instrumental Album
For albums containing 51% or more playing time of INSTRUMENTAL tracks.

Pushing The Envelope
Gerald Albright
[Heads Up International].

Take Your Pick
Larry Carlton & Tak Matsumoto
[335 Records, Inc.].


Heart And Soul
Kenny G
[Concord Records].

Singularity
Robby Krieger
[Oglio Records].

Everything Is Everything: The Music Of Donny Hathaway
Kirk Whalum
[Rendezvous Music/Mack Avenue].

Best New Age Album
Vocal or Instrumental.

Ocean
Michael Brant DeMaria
[Ontos Music].

Sacred Journey Of Ku-Kai, Volume 4
Kitaro
[Domo Records].

Dancing Into Silence
R. Carlos Nakai, William Eaton & Will Clipman
[Canyon Records].

Miho: Journey To The Mountain
Paul Winter Consort
[Living Music].

Instrumental Oasis, Vol. 4
Zamora
[Z-Records].

Best Contemporary Jazz Album
For albums containing 51% or more playing time of INSTRUMENTAL tracks.

The Stanley Clarke Band
The Stanley Clarke Band
[Heads Up International].

Never Can Say Goodbye
Joey DeFrancesco
[HighNote Records].


Now Is The Time
Jeff Lorber Fusion
[Heads Up International].

To The One
John McLaughlin
[Abstract Logix].

Backatown
Trombone Shorty
[Verve Forecast].

Best Jazz Vocal Album
For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.

Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie With Love From Dee Dee
Dee Dee Bridgewater
[Emarcy].

Freddy Cole Sings Mr. B
Freddy Cole
[HighNote Records].

When Lights Are Low
Denise Donatelli
[Savant Records].

Ages
Lorraine Feather
[Jazzed Media].

Water
Gregory Porter
[Motéma Music]

Best Improvised Jazz Solo
For an instrumental jazz solo performance. Two equal performers on one recording may be eligible as one entry. If the soloist listed appears on a recording billed to another artist, the latter’s name is in parenthesis for identification. Singles or Tracks only.

Solar
Alan Broadbent, soloist
Track from: Live At Giannelli Square: Volume 1
[Chilly Bin Records].


A Change Is Gonna Come
Herbie Hancock, soloist
Track from: The Imagine Project
[Hancock Records].

Body And Soul
Keith Jarrett, soloist
Track from: Jasmine
[ECM].

Lonely Woman
Hank Jones, soloist
Track from: Pleased To Meet You
[Justin Time Records].

Van Gogh
Wynton Marsalis, soloist
Track from: Portrait In Seven Shades (Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra)
[Jazz At Lincoln Center]

Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group
For albums containing 51% or more playing time of INSTRUMENTAL tracks.

Positootly!
John Beasley
[Resonance Records].

The New Song And Dance
Clayton Brothers
[ArtistShare].

Historicity
Vijay Iyer Trio
[ACT Music + Vision].

Moody 4B
James Moody
[IPO Recordings].

Providencia
Danilo Perez
[Mack Avenue Records].

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
For large jazz ensembles, including big band sounds. Albums must contain 51% or more INSTRUMENTAL tracks.

Infernal Machines
Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society
[New Amsterdam Records].

Autumn: In Moving Pictures Jazz – Chamber Music Vol. 2
Billy Childs Ensemble Featuring The Ying String Quartet
[ArtistShare].

Pathways
Dave Holland Octet
[Dare2 Records].

54
Metropole Orkest, John Scofield & Vince Mendoza
[Emarcy/Universal].

Mingus Big Band Live At Jazz Standard
Mingus Big Band
[Jazz Workshop, Inc./Jazz Standard].

Best Latin Jazz Album
Vocal or Instrumental.

Tango Grill
Pablo Aslan
[ZOHO].

Second Chance
Hector Martignon
[Zoho].

Psychedelic Blues
Poncho Sanchez
[Concord Picante].

Chucho’s Steps
Chucho Valdés And The Afro-Cuban Messengers
[Four Quarters Entertainment].

¡Bien Bien!
Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet
[Patois Records].

Other notables

Best New Artist

Esperanza Spalding

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.

Chasing Pirates
Norah Jones
Track from: The Fall
[Blue Note Records]

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.

Haven’t Met You Yet
Michael Bublé
Track from: Crazy Love
[143/Reprise]

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
For established duos or groups, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.


Babyfather
Sade
Track from: Soldier Of Love
[Epic]

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
For a collaborative performance, with vocals, by artists who do not normally perform together. Singles or Tracks only.

Imagine
Herbie Hancock, Pink, India.Arie, Seal, Konono No 1, Jeff Beck & Oumou Sangare
Track from: The Imagine Project
[Hancock Records]

Best Pop Instrumental Performance
For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, without vocals. Singles or Tracks only.

Nessun Dorma
Jeff Beck
Track from: Emotion & Commotion
[Rhino]

No Mystery
Stanley Clarke
Track from: The Stanley Clarke Band
[Heads Up International].

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.


Crazy Love
Michael Bublé
[143/Reprise].

Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance
For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.

Run Back To Your Side
Eric Clapton
Track from: Clapton
[Duck/Reprise].

Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
For duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.

I Put A Spell On You
Jeff Beck & Joss Stone
Track from: Emotion & Commotion
[Rhino/ATCO]

Best Rock Instrumental Performance
For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, without vocals. Includes Rock, Hard Rock and Metal. Singles or Tracks only.

Hammerhead
Jeff Beck
Track from: Emotion & Commotion
[Rhino].

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.

Why Would You Stay
Kem
[Universal Motown].

We’re Still Friends
(Kirk Whalum &) Musiq Soulchild
Track from: Everything Is Everything
[Rendezvous Music/Mack Avenue].

Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
For duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.

Soldier Of Love
Sade
Track from: Soldier Of Love
[Epic/Sony Music]

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