ASMAC Grammy Nominations 2010

December 14, 2009

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.

All Of You

Gerald Clayton, soloist

Track from: Two-Shade



Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual Or Group

For albums containing 51% or more playing time of INSTRUMENTAL tracks.

Brother To Brother

Clayton Brothers


Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

For large jazz ensembles, including big band sounds. Albums must contain 51% or more INSTRUMENTAL tracks.


Bob Florence Limited Edition
[MAMA Records] Producers: Kim Richmond and Phil Norman

Fun Time

Sammy Nestico And The SWR Big Band
[Hänssler Classic]


Best Score Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media

Award to Composer(s) for an original score created specifically for, or as a companion to, a current legitimate motion picture, television show or series or other visual media.

Star Trek

Michael Giacchino, composer
[Varèse Sarabande]


Michael Giacchino, composer
[Walt Disney Records] ——-

Best Instrumental Composition

A Composer’s Award for an original composition (not an adaptation) first released during the Eligibility Year. Singles or Tracks only.

Bob Florence, composer (Bob Florence Limited Edition)
Track from: Legendary
[MAMA Records] Married Life (From Up)

Michael Giacchino, composer (Michael Giacchino)
Track from: Up – Soundtrack
[Walt Disney Records] ——-

Best Instrumental Arrangement

An Arranger’s Award. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.


Jeremy Lubbock, arranger (Chris Botti & Lucia Micarelli)
Track from: In Boston


Vince Mendoza, arranger (Jim Beard With Vince Mendoza & The Metropole Orchestra)
Track from: Revolutions
[Sunny Side Records]

Slings And Arrows

Vince Mendoza, arranger (Chuck Owen & The Jazz Surge)
Track from: The Comet’s Tail: Performing The
Compositions Of Michael Brecker
[MAMA Records]

Up With End Credits (From Up)

Michael Giacchino & Tim Simonec, arrangers (Michael Giacchino)
Track from: Up – Soundtrack
[Walt Disney Records] West Side Story Medley

Bill Cunliffe, arranger (Resonance Big Band)
Track from: Resonance Big Band Plays Tribute To Oscar Peterson
[Resonance Records]


Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)

An Arranger’s Award. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.

In The Still Of The Night

Vince Mendoza, arranger (Melody Gardot)
Track from: My One And Only Thrill
[Verve] Quiet Nights

Claus Ogerman, arranger (Diana Krall)
Track from: Quiet Nights


Best Classical Crossover Album

Award to the Artist(s) and/or to the Conductor.
Yo-Yo Ma & Friends: Songs Of Joy And Peace

Yo-Yo Ma
(Odair Assad, Sergio Assad, Chris Botti, Dave Brubeck, Matt Brubeck, John Clayton, Paquito d’Rivera, Renée Fleming, Diana Krall, Alison Krauss, Natalie McMaster, Edgar Meyer, Cristina Pato, Joshua Redman, Jake Shimabukuro, Silk Road Ensemble, James Taylor, Chris Thile, Wu Tong, Alon Yavnai & Amelia Zirin-Brown)
[Sony Classical]