Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
|Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album|
|Awarded for||quality instrumental albums in the pop music genre|
|Presented by||National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences|
The Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album (previously: Best Pop Instrumental Album) is an award presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards, to recording artists for quality instrumental albums in the pop music genre. Honors in several categories are presented at the ceremony annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to "honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position".
The award was first presented to Joe Jackson in 2001. According to the category description guide for the 52nd Grammy Awards, the award is presented to albums containing "at least 51% playing time of newly recorded pop instrumental tracks". Award recipients often include the producers, engineers, and/or mixers associated with the nominated work in addition to the recording artists. In 2005, the producer of a compilation album was the only award recipient. As of 2015, Larry Carlton and Booker T. Jones are the only musicians to receive the award more than once. Gerald Albright received the most nominations with six.
In 2015, the category was renamed Best Contemporary Instrumental Album and moved from the Pop category field to the Contemporary category field. The category description did not change.
|2001||Jackson, JoeJoe Jackson||Symphony No. 1|||
|2002||Carlton, LarryLarry Carlton and Steve Lukather||No Substitutions: Live in Osaka|||
|2003||Brown, NormanNorman Brown||Just Chillin'|||
|2004||Cooder, RyRy Cooder and Manuel Galban||Mambo Sinuendo|||
|2005||Various artists[II]||Henry Mancini: Pink Guitar|||
|2006||Bacharach, BurtBurt Bacharach||At This Time|||
|2007||Frampton, PeterPeter Frampton||Fingerprints|||
|2008||Beastie Boys||The Mix-Up|||
|2009||Béla Fleck and the Flecktones||Jingle All the Way|||
|2010||Jones, Booker T.Booker T. Jones||Potato Hole|||
|2011||Carlton, LarryLarry Carlton and Tak Matsumoto||Take Your Pick|||
|2012||Booker T. Jones||The Road from Memphis|||
|2014||Herb Alpert||Steppin' Out|||
|2015||Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer||Bass & Mandolin|||
|2016||Snarky Puppy and Metropole Orkest||Sylva|||
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