Grammy Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

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Grammy Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
Awarded forquality large jazz ensemble albums
CountryUnited States
Presented byNational Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
First awarded1961
Currently held byChristian McBride Big BandFor Jimmy, Wes and Oliver (2022)
Websitegrammy.com

The Grammy Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album has been presented since 1961. From 1962 to 1971 and 1979 to 1991 the award title specified instrumental performances. Years reflect the year in which the Grammy Awards were presented, for works released in the previous year.

Name changes[edit]

The name of the award has been changed several times.

  • 1961: Best Jazz Performance Large Group
  • 1962–1963: Best Jazz Performance – Large Group (Instrumental)
  • 1964: Best Instrumental Jazz Performance – Large Group
  • 1965–1971: Best Instrumental Jazz Performance – Large Group or Soloist with Large Group
  • 1972–1978: Best Jazz Performance by a Big Band
  • 1979–1991: Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Big Band
  • 1992–2000: Best Large Jazz Ensemble Performance
  • 2001–present: Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Recipients[edit]

1961 winner Henry Mancini.
Two-time winner Stan Kenton (left).
1965 winner Laurindo Almeida.
Seven-time winner Duke Ellington.
Two-time winner Quincy Jones.
Three-time winner Miles Davis.
Three-time winner Woody Herman.
1976 award-winner Michel Legrand.
1976 award-winner Phil Woods.
Five-time winner Count Basie.
1982 winner Gerry Mulligan.
1987 winner Doc Severinsen.
1992 winner Dizzy Gillespie.
Two-time winner McCoy Tyner.
Two-time winner Dave Holland.
Three-time winner Maria Schneider.
Two-time winner Michael Brecker.
Two-time winner Randy Brecker.
Year[I] Performing artist(s) Work Nominees Ref.
1961 Henry Mancini The Blues and the Beat
1962 Stan Kenton Kenton's West Side Story
1963 Adventures in Jazz
1964 Woody Herman Encore: Woody Herman, 1963
1965 Laurindo Almeida Guitar from Ipanema
1966 Duke Ellington Ellington '66
1967 Not awarded
1968 Duke Ellington The Far East Suite
1969 Duke Ellington ...And His Mother Called Him Bill
1970 Quincy Jones Walking in Space
1971 Miles Davis Bitches Brew
1972 Duke Ellington New Orleans Suite
1973 Togo Brava Suite
1974 Woody Herman Giant Steps
1975 Thundering Herd
1976 Michel Legrand & Phil Woods Images
1977 Duke Ellington The Ellington Suites
1978 Count Basie Prime Time
1979 The Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra Live in Munich
1980 Duke Ellington Duke Ellington at Fargo, 1940 Live
1981 Count Basie On the Road
1982 Gerry Mulligan Walk on the Water
1983 Count Basie Warm Breeze
1984 Rob McConnell All in Good Time
1985 Count Basie 88 Basie Street
1986 Bob Wilber & John Barry The Cotton Club
1987 Doc Severinsen The Tonight Show Band with Doc Severinsen
1988 Mercer Ellington Digital Duke
1989 Gil Evans Bud and Bird
1990 Miles Davis Aura
1991 Frank Foster "Basie's Bag"
1992 Dizzy Gillespie Live at the Royal Festival Hall
1993 McCoy Tyner The Turning Point
1994 Miles Davis & Quincy Jones Miles & Quincy Live at Montreux
1995 McCoy Tyner Journey
1996 Tom Scott, GRP All-Star Big Band All Blues
1997 Grover Mitchell Live at Manchester Craftsmen's Guild
1998 Joe Henderson Big Band
1999 Grover Mitchell, Count Basie Orchestra Count Plays Duke
2000 Bob Florence Serendipity 18 [1]
2001 Joe Lovano 52nd Street Themes
[2]
2002 Bob Mintzer Big Band Homage to Count Basie
[3]
2003 Dave Holland What Goes Around
[4]
2004 Michael Brecker Wide Angles [5]
2005 Maria Schneider Concert in the Garden
2006 Dave Holland Overtime
[6]
2007 Randy Brecker with Michael Brecker, Jim Beard, Will Lee, Peter Erskine, Marcio Doctor & Vince Mendoza conducting The WDR Big Band Köln Some Skunk Funk
[7]
2008 Terence Blanchard A Tale of God's Will (A Requiem for Katrina)
[8]
2009 Vanguard Jazz Orchestra Monday Night Live at the Village Vanguard
[9]
2010 New Orleans Jazz Orchestra Book One
2011 Mingus Big Band Mingus Big Band Live at Jazz Standard
2012 Christian McBride Big Band The Good Feeling
2013 Arturo Sandoval Dear Diz (Every Day I Think of You)
2014 Randy Brecker, Włodek Pawlik Trio, Kalisz Philharmonic Night in Calisia
[10]
2015 Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band Life in the Bubble
[11]
2016 Maria Schneider Orchestra The Thompson Fields
[12]
2017 Ted Nash Big Band Presidential Suite: Eight Variations on Freedom [13]
2018 Christian McBride Big Band Bringin' It
  • John BeasleyMonk'estra Vol. 2
  • Alan Ferber Big Band – Jigsaw
  • Vince Mendoza & the WDR Big Band Cologne – Homecoming
  • Chuck Owen & the Jazz Surge – Whispers on the Wind
[14]
2019 John Daversa Big Band featuring DACA Artists American Dreamers: Voices of Hope, Music of Freedom [15]
2020 Brian Lynch Big Band The Omni-American Book Club
[16]
2021 Maria Schneider Orchestra Data Lords
[17]
2022 Christian McBride Big Band For Jimmy, Wes and Oliver
[18]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "43rd Annual Grammy Awards Nominations Coverage". Digital Hit. Retrieved March 1, 2013.
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  4. ^ "Grammys 2003: complete list". FoxNews. January 3, 2003. Retrieved March 1, 2013.
  5. ^ "46th Annual GRAMMY Awards Final Nominations List" (PDF). www.dolanart.com. 2004. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 25, 2012. Retrieved March 1, 2013.
  6. ^ "Complete list of Grammy Award nominations". USA Today. Gannett Company. December 8, 2005. Retrieved March 1, 2013.
  7. ^ "Grammys 2007: clist (part 1)". Variety. February 7, 2007. Retrieved March 1, 2013.
  8. ^ Variety Staff (6 December 2007). "50th annual Grammy Awards nominations". variety.com. Retrieved 1 March 2013.
  9. ^ "Grammys 2009 - Nominees and Winners". Music Lovers Group. February 9, 2009. Retrieved March 1, 2013.
  10. ^ "Grammy Awards 2014: Full Nominations List". Billboard.com. 7 December 2013. Retrieved 28 August 2015.
  11. ^ "57th Grammy Nominees". Los Angeles Times. 9 February 2015. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  12. ^ "58th Grammy Nominees". Grammy. Archived from the original on February 1, 2012. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  13. ^ "59th Grammy Nominees". Grammy. Archived from the original on February 1, 2012. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  14. ^ Grammy.com, 28 November 2017
  15. ^ Grammy.com, 7 December 2018
  16. ^ http://www.grammy.com/grammys/awards/62nd-annual-grammy-awards-2019
  17. ^ 2021 Nominations List
  18. ^ Grammy.com, 23 November 2021

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