Select list of 2023 Grammy nominees: aka I’ve met your brother and your mother, but someday I’d like to see your grammy….
- Molly Tuttle, best new artist —one of ten finalists —
- Molly Tuttle, best bluegrass album—Molly Tuttle band played an Earthwise show at The Mitch, November, 2019, same weekend as the Gryphon 40th anniversary party.
- Pascal LeBoeuf, something jazz Snapshots
Pascal Le Boeuf, composer (Tasha Warren & Dave Eggar) composer arranger
- Remy LeBoeuf, something jazz —Have never worked with these guys but have been following them since they were in high school, in nearby Santa Cruz.
- Spoon, best rock something Lucifer On The Sofa— played my Cubberley Sessions their first time out here, on tour.
- Charlie Musselwhite, blues something (not by Kid A)— played Earthwise show at the JCC December, 2019 but I also met Charlie when he toured with Henry Butler, my then-client, 2002.
- Danilo Perez, Latin jazz
- Danilo Perez: Fronteras (Borders) Suite: Al-Musafir Blues
Danilo Pérez, composer (Danilo Pérez Featuring The Global Messengers) — played The Cub in fall, 2000 and did an amazing workshop for middle-schoolers in Redwood City.
- Christopher Tin, instrumental or video game something; grew up in Palo Alto.
- Greg Kurstin with an asterisk I don’t even know how to read this but it mentions Greg three times:
Shawn Everett, Ludwig Göransson, Inflo, Tobias Jesso, Jr., Greg Kurstin, Max Martin, Joey Pecoraro & Shellback, producers; Julian Burg, Steve Churchyard, Tom Elmhirst, Shawn Everett, Serban Ghenea, Sam Holland, Michael Ilbert, Inflo, Greg Kurstin, Riley Mackin & Lasse Mårtén, engineers/mixers; Adele Adkins, Ludwig Göransson, Dean Josiah Cover, Tobias Jesso, Jr., Greg Kurstin, Max Martin & Shellback, songwriters; Randy Merrill, mastering engineer (Beyonce’s song lists 123 people in the credits— only that an early bandmate and mentor was Tommy Jordan, Paly ‘81)
- Steve Lacy with an asterisk —only that it reminds me of the soprano sax player with the same name;
- Samara Joy with an asterisk— bought a ticket to her show at the Freight, but missed the show;
- Norah Jones —#7 — old story— saw her before it was common knowledge that she was Ravi Shankar’s daughter.
- Robert Glasper best r and b Black Radio III — met him, in NYC in 2003 winter.
31. Best New Age, Ambient, or Chant Album
For albums containing greater than 50% playing time of new vocal or instrumental new age recordings.
- Positano Songs
Will Ackerman— see also, The New Varsity, circa 1985.
- 14. 32. 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.)
- Rounds (Live)
Ambrose Akinmusire, soloist
#35 best large jazz ensemble:
Architecture Of Storms
Remy Le Boeuf’s Assembly Of Shadows
Best Latin jazz:
Danilo Pérez Featuring The Global Messengers
Blind Boys and Black Violin The Message
Best music for a video game Christopher Tin: Old World
70. Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals
An Arranger’s Award. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.
- Never Gonna Be Alone
Jacob Collier, arranger (Jacob Collier Featuring Lizzy McAlpine & John Mayer)
Best historical album:
Life’s Work: A Retrospective
Scott Billington, Ted Olson & Mason Williams, compilation producers; Paul Blakemore, mastering engineer (Doc Watson)
88 best classical compendium:
88. Best Classical Compendium
Award to the Artist(s) and to the Album Producer(s) and Engineer(s) of over 50% playing time of the album, and to the Composer and Librettist (if applicable) with over 50% playing time of a world premiere recording only.
- The Lost Birds
Voces8; Barnaby Smith & Christopher Tin, conductors; Sean Patrick Flahaven & Christopher Tin, producers
Note: I also sent a note to the agent for Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas, plus the manager of Blind Boys of Alabama.
Maybe I will award these people the first Eartie-Artie-Hearty — an amalgam of “earthwise” — you can spell “heart” or “art” or “ear” or “hear” with “earth”.