Talk:River: The Joni Letters
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Last jazz album to win Grammy for Best Album of the Year
Wouldn't that be 1991's Back on the Block and not Getz/Gilberto? Did Hancock specifically mention Getz/Gilberto in his acceptance speech? Hakob (talk) 08:45, 15 February 2008 (UTC) Wouldn't that be 1995's MTV Unplugged: Tony Bennett? Methinks Mr Hancock is confused. Gareth E Kegg (talk) 11:25, 15 February 2008 (UTC)
- Hancock said, ""It's been 43 years since the first and only time that a jazz artist got an album of the year award." Multiple news sources filled in the blanks, "referring to 1964's "Getz/Gilberto." (which won the award in 1965). Various music critics agreed. According to The New York Times, Back on the Block is a compilation album of fusion music, "from jazz to soul to funk to rap". Quincy Jones produced the album. I'm not clear who received the award, but it was not given to a jazz artist for a particular jazz album in that case. MTV Unplugged: Tony Bennett is classified by the Grammys as "Pop Album" and "Pop Vocal Performance". —Viriditas | Talk 06:18, 18 February 2008 (UTC)
- It's an IP edit from a university. I'll check the liner notes right now... Viriditas (talk) 09:32, 27 February 2014 (UTC)